• Title: Evil in the Suburbs
  • Author: Cindy Wockner Michael Porta
  • ISBN: 9781863253963
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • Evil in the Suburbs In August a gang of rapists lured victims from train stations and via the internet in a series of planned attacks One year old was staked to the ground by a dozen men and raped repeatedly A
    In August 2000 a gang of rapists lured 12 victims from train stations and via the internet in a series of planned attacks One 16 year old was staked to the ground by a dozen men and raped repeatedly Another young teenager was assaulted by 14 men up to 25 times at three different locations In 2002 the ringleader of the rapists was sentenced to 55 years for his part in thIn August 2000 a gang of rapists lured 12 victims from train stations and via the internet in a series of planned attacks One 16 year old was staked to the ground by a dozen men and raped repeatedly Another young teenager was assaulted by 14 men up to 25 times at three different locations In 2002 the ringleader of the rapists was sentenced to 55 years for his part in the gang rapes, making headlines across Australia and internationally After appealing the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal reduced Skaf s 55 year sentence to a maximum of 38 years, with parole available after 32 years Apart from the acts of violence, the rape cases caused volatile debate about race and religion in Australia The rapists were Lebanese Muslims and, in several cases the men used racial slurs, calling their victims Aussie bushpigs and telling them they should try it Leb style The cases focused attention on the whole idea of multiculturalism and what it means to be Australian and they split the Muslim Christian communities of western Sydney This book will tell the full story of each of the cases beginning with the first rape which occurred just as Sydney was dressing up for the 2000 Olympics It will cover the police investigations, the crucial role of an Arabic speaking, Muslim police officer who first discovered a link between the attacks, the stories of the women and their vindication after the massive jail sentences delivered in court, and the thinking of men and women in the Muslim community so wounded by the actions of its 14 sons.

    One Reply to “Evil in the Suburbs”

    1. This is a very disturbing book. A group of young Muslim boys, the oldest only 18 were eventually apprehended and jailed for a series of horrific gang rapes in Sydney in 2000. Most of them were juveniles and their values and attitudes toward their victims were shocking. The whole matter opened up great division in the Australian community around race and religion. The trials with all the consequent publicity occurred in the years just after 9/11. The writing can be quite clunky, but I found I cou [...]

    2. A dark tale of Australia's justice system. Evil in the Suburbs is not an easy read, particularly because the events re-told are true, and as such has been written in as realist a prose as possible, creating at times a jumbled mess of events; times, places, and interactions that stifle the pace of the book. A strong book that comments on how the justice system fails the victims, this is by no means a new tale. Many books have told the same story for many years, most with the same conclusion; the [...]

    3. This wasn't a well written book. Yes, the crimes committed were horrendous and yes, the perpetrators were a pack of vile human beings before, during and after the crimes. But did the reader really need to read them being described as such, and so often? Some very sensationalist language was used, when none needed to be. Describing their actions, their behaviours, the attitudes and quoting them was all that was needed to show their natures. Constant name calling and the author expressing disgust [...]

    4. This is a very disturbing book. A group of young Muslim boys, the oldest only 18 were eventually apprehended and jailed for a series of horrific gang rapes in Sydney in 2000. Most of them were juveniles and their values and attitudes toward their victims were shocking. The whole matter opened up great division in the Australian community around race and religion. The trials with all the consequent publicity occurred in the years just after 9/11. The writing can be quite clunky, but I found I cou [...]

    5. This is a very disturbing book. A group of young Muslim boys, the oldest only 18 were eventually apprehended and jailed for a series of horrific gang rapes in Sydney in 2000. Most of them were juveniles and their values and attitudes toward their victims were shocking. The whole matter opened up great division in the Australian community around race and religion. The trials with all the consequent publicity occurred in the years just after 9/11. The writing can be quite clunky, but I found I cou [...]

    6. Very easy read. Started to drag on a bit towards the end. Came across this book in the library and thought I'll give it a go because I remember the cases in the media. It was interesting reading. What those guys got up to was very disturbing.

    7. Found it hard to put this book down. I remember hearing about this story on the news when it first happened and when I saw the book I had to have a read. It's quite disturbing that people would behave like this, especially in Australia in the 21st century.

    8. Trying everywhere to obtain a second hand copy of this book - if anyone can help me out please get in contact. Thanks

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