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Sodelpa Does’t Need Friends Like This

September 11
11:27 2014

A posting on the Facebook group Fiji Economic Forum by someone calling himself Rahul Singh (probably not his real name or ethnicity) is much more than bad taste; it is an incitement to violence against an Indo-Fijian young woman, and a punishable offence in any country. If he really lived in Suva, I hope the police reveal his true identity and bring him to justice.

It is one thing to use the social media to express an opinion and differ with another’s opinion (and even to get excited about doing so); but it is quite a different matter to write that a person is “the source of all evil, racism and hatred in Fiji” and urge those reading your comment to  “spit at her, beat her up, mutilate her and burn her house down.”

He goes on to talk about the “jihadi terrorists” who run Fiji but he is the one speaking the language of terrorists. The rest of what he writes is an incoherent rambling about foreigners who have taken control of Fiji, intent on wiping out the “ proud Fijian civilization (that has) been in existence for over 3000 years.”  “Today,” he says, “they ridicule you, steal from you…tomorrow these criminals will kills you,.”

Unfortunately, many readers whose comments supported “Rahul” also supported SODELPA which surely does not need the assistance of deranged minds like this. Its supporters should heed the advice of Ro Teimumu who earlier called on her supporters not to act in this manner.

Who, she might now ask, needs enemies when she has friends like this?   .

Footnote. You have to apply to join Fiji Economic Forum and its publisher can remove comments if he sees them as undesirable. Once one of the better sites for discussion, it is now by far the worst.




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