I had blogged about the Lebanese-Australian relations down under previously, and if you haven’t recently heard, Indians living in Australia have been experiencing what seemed to be racial violence towards them, but it appears that our fellow Lebanese have also decided to get in on the action:

About 200 Indian students on Monday night protested against perceived police apathy after two Indian men were attacked by ethnic Lebanese in the western Sydney suburb of Harris Park.

Wait a minute! Weren’t the Lebanese in the exact same position as the Indians a number of months back? And instead of sympathizing with their plight, we’ve finally decided to ‘integrate’ (I use the term ever so loosely) into Australian society and beat the crap out of them?!?

Protests in India against these acts may change in character, from burning an effigy of the Australian Prime Minister to possibly burning one of Saad Hariri.

Activists of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, burn an effigy of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in New Delhi during a protest against the recent attacks on Indian students in Australia. Photo: Reuters

Activists of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, burn an effigy of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in New Delhi during a protest against the recent attacks on Indian students in Australia. Photo: Reuters