This morning I was watching Sky News Australia and saw that some Hindu extremists in New Delhi had decided to burn an effigy of Australia’s Prime Minister Kevin Rudd because… um, I don’t know why they are doing it. They say it’s to protest about Australia’s racism against Indians in the wake of the recent spate of violent attacks in Melbourne, but this makes no sense. What do they expect Kevin Rudd to do; don a pair of tights and a cape and singlehandedly fight this crime himself?

Then again it seems that in Delhi they burn effigies of world leaders on every other day, so this is no big deal. Perhaps we should have burnt effigies of the Indian Prime Minister last year when Indian cricket spectators racially made monkey chants at Australian cricketer Andrew Symmonds?

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