On the 5th January 2012 this story appeared in the Newcastle Herald.
There were many theories as to who committed the violence – some theories have pointed to local ratbag youths, some have blamed interstate hoods – an unlikely theory given the area’s poor public transport. Racist thickheads who cannot even find their own arses with both hands and a torch wouldn’t be too inclined to travel to Newcastle and journey to a quiet out-of-the-way suburb way off the railway line just to vandalise a mosque when there are juicier pickings for the dedicated xenophobe in Sydney or Melbourne.
NEWCASTLE’S MOST UNWANTED
Predictably Xenophobe-in-Chief Darrin Hodges, eager for any media attention as his Facebook group micro-party subsides into irrelevancy, pipes up with his unwanted opinion right here
Australian Protectionist Party spokesman Darrin Hodges said yesterday he believed many people were ‘‘concerned about what goes on inside’’ mosques, but the attackers ‘‘could just be local drunks’’..
‘‘I’m a bit suspicious about all that,’’ Mr Hodges said.
‘‘It doesn’t mean they’re doing it because it’s a mosque.’’
The party’s Sydney-based organiser, Nick Folkes, said debate about a mosque proposal at Elermore Vale had created interest in the party.
‘‘We definitely had a lot of people wanting to know what we were about,’’ he said.
So this apparently explains the huge turnout at the APP’s anti-Muslim demo at Civic Park in 2010.
Don’t worry we have plenty of links showing exactly what the APP is all about.
So Nicky, where’s your disavowal of hate politics? Where’s your concern for the scared women and kids who were inside the building?
And where’s Nathan Smith? We thought he was your main mosque man in Newcastle.
And by the way, you really don’t have to worry about info getting out about your party either. It’s already out there. By the bucketload.
and all the links therein.