That was caused in part by the lebanese gangs on sydney beaches hassling girls to cover up and calling them whores etc. They then beat up two life guards on the beach who tried to intervene.Ragnar wrote: 5) Local rag heads being "offended" by "Mini skirts" or bikinis, was ONE of the reasons for the Sydney riots, I believe?
Having said that though, most of the acutal violence and trouble started when the local white boys staged a beered-up protest in favour of "australian values" and then started beating the piss out of anyone who wasn't white. Not very clever, but all in all a difficult situation.
I do agree that the fluffy bunny approach of "oh, no, there's no trouble here at all, we all get along perfectly" is a bloody stupid way to go about solving difficulties. And, as you said, it only fuels further hatred and division, even encouraging neo nazi -tards (I now love that emoticon) to start trouble.
People need to recognise the differences and the problems, and set the same standards across the board for all parties. And make it clear that there can never be sharia law in place for certain sections of the population, while the rest of us follow our own laws. Human rights must be protected.