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    ruserious ruserious is offline
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    Australian Government Minister in Racist Rant against the Irish.

    https://m.independent.ie/world-news/...-36276594.html

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    Australian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Marlene Kairouz, has sparked outrage amongst the Irish community down under following a warning to Australians stating:

    "If anybody knocks on your door that has an Irish accent, automatically ask them to leave"
    The warning follows an increase in the number of home improvement scams on the elderly.

    Of course, this is unacceptable and racist language. I just hope that we make an appropriate response to this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    https://m.independent.ie/world-news/...-36276594.html

    Video in link.

    Australian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Marlene Kairouz, has sparked outrage amongst the Irish community down under following a warning to Australians stating:



    The warning follows an increase in the number of home improvement scams on the elderly.

    Of course, this is unacceptable and racist language. I just hope that we make an appropriate response to this.
    She is not wrong though even if her choice of words was poor.
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    Never knew they travelled that far.
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    Jesus, if this is what is getting people's backs up.
    I would just ignore something like that.
    More fool those for taking the bait
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    Racism, no.

    Xenophobic stereotyping, yes.
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    Like abortion we export the things we are unwilling to deal with at home
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    Morgellons Morgellons is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by the secretary View Post
    Jesus, if this is what is getting people's backs up.
    I would just ignore something like that.
    More fool those for taking the bait
    But.. but.. the offence, the racism...the hurt...
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    Not Really Racism when its Good advice our name is being dragged through the mud in Australia at the moment. Any one involved in this behavouir should be deported back here.
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    If anybody knocks on my dublin door i tell them to eff off
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    Racism, no.

    Xenophobic stereotyping, yes.
    Chuckle....read her wikipedia entry.

    Marlene Kairouz (born 2 March 1975) is a racist Australian politician
    I see she is a Lebanese Christian - can we say she is a terrorist, I mean she does come from Lebanon....
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