Paki-bashing


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Paki-bashing

n
slang Brit the activity of making vicious and unprovoked physical assaults upon Pakistani immigrants or people of Pakistani descent
ˈPaki-ˌbasher n
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The main plank of the Leave campaign was originally about sovereignty but when that was shown to be bogus -- most important laws emanating from the EU would have been passed by the UK anyway -- they now resort to migrant bashing faute de mieux, a bit like skinheads resorted to Paki-bashing last century.
In the 1970s people used to talk about 'Paki-bashing'."
On Mr McKenzie's letter, however, it is worth pointing out that this newspaper does think there is a huge difference between the likes of 'Scot' and 'Paki', because the latter has been wrongly used in the past as an aggressive term of abuse, eg: 'Paki-bashing'.
But scratch the surface and their leaders and organisers are often thugs and criminals who would prefer, to use their disgusting phrase, to "go Paki-bashing" if they could get away with it.
Citing the incursion of Pakistan-backed religious militants into Kashmir (Kargil) in 1999, the authors portray the Taliban as "a main threat to Indian security." The options for India, they say, might require efforts to "break this nexus between mercenaries in the guise of Mujahedin and Pakistani regular armed forces." The authors claim that they have gone entirely by "facts" to indulge in what some critics of their manuscript have called "Paki-bashing" and making the "Taliban synonymous with Pakistan." Clearly, instead of an objective, scholarly quest for credible evidence, the authors have picked the "facts" selectively to support a particular political agenda.
He readily admits to going out 'Paki-bashing' and has spent time behind bars for his brutal activities.
A certain amount of Paki-bashing is inevitable, but Kureishi stands even that conflict on its head.
But they are young men who are pumped full of propaganda about the wicked West, and they are only one generation away from the phenomenon of "Paki-bashing".
But scratch the surface and their leaders are often thugs and criminals who would prefer, to use their disgusting phrase, to "go Paki-bashing" if they could get away with it.
I had a friend who was a skinhead and because we got on so well he couldn't go out Paki-bashing any more - he couldn't do it.
As an Asian East Ender, I have put up with years of criticism from my friends about supporting a club like West Ham, who hardly had the best community relations image back in the Seventies in the era of Paki-bashing.