Anger over Alan Jones comments

by newintstudents

A few days ago there was a blast in Boston. It killed 3 people and injured 176 others. It occurred at the Boston Marathon.

On morning Sunrise last week Alan Jones a commentator suggested it was the left wing students who were responsible for the blast, but US authorities haven’t arrested anyone yet. They have however found the cause of the bombs though.

These quotes were taken from the Meld website which has a similar story on this.
“We’re very keen to have foreign students pay the way of universities in this country without a lot of discernment about who comes in,” Jones said on Sunrise.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a conspiracy amongst students … and I think we have to think also very seriously here about our own student numbers,” he said.

The team when they heard these comments along with AFIS and the Department of Immigration when they heard these comments were outraged and shocked.  We think that these comments are racist and are damaging to Australia’s reputation to the world. We also think that some of these comments might result in more racist attacks against students.

Some of our international student friends say that what Mr Jones said is not true. “We the International students do contribute to society in Australia by volunteering our time and paying lots of money for tuition. We also share our cultures with the local Australians and we learn more for ourselves each day to take back home. In a way coming to Australia we broaden our horizons as well as contribute to the country. We are doing the country service”, said one student.

“If no International students come to Australia it will do the universities and the economies disservice” said Katherine.

Well hopefully we’ll hear more from Alan Jones and 2GB station where he works.

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