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Aussie radio jockey reprimanded for racial comments

July 03, 2009 01:02 IST

An Australian radio jockey, who allegedly made racial slurs against the Indian students in the country, has been rebuked after it was revealed that she was an administrator of several racist and anti-immigration groups on Facebook, a popular social networking website.

Terrie-Anne Verney, a presenter and sales representative for Griffith FM radio station 2MIA, was the administrator of the group "F--- Off, We're Full" and had also joined several Facebook groups including "Stop the Islamisation of Australia while we still can", "Australian Conservative United Party", the "Australian Protectionist Party" and "Australians against Multiculturalism", Sydney Morning Herald reported.

She was reported to have written extremely rude comments about the recently attacked Indian students in Australia,  saying that they were "playing the victim card and the shit around their head must do something to their brain".

"Maybe a gun to their head might help them get the hint that they are not wanted here!!," Verney reportedly commented.In her posts on the website, she attacked immigrants with poor English skills and claimed Islamic faith was destroying the Australian way of life and apart from writing against Indian students asking them to go back home to study.

When Verney was approached for comment over her Facebook posts, she said it was "unfortunate" patriotism was now regarded as racism, the paper said. "As a proud Aussie, I welcome new Australians in the hope and belief that they too, become proud Aussies," she said. "This country is beautiful the way it is, and like most average citizens, I do not want our society to change to suit others' needs." But after 2MIA was asked for a comment on Wednesday, Verney began removing some of her Facebook group affiliations and posts.

Natasha Chaku in Melbourne
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