Arab gangsters hitting hard

Last week, Melbourne newspaper readers were greeted by the news that a group of Arab youths had formed a gang called, of all things, Arabian Soldiers Arab Defenders and were squabbling with their rivals on the other side of the city. The story was accompanied by three gangsters of supposedly Middle Eastern appearance with their faces concealed:

“Give it tomorrow, give it a year. We will hit back 10 times harder,” said Ronni, leader of northern gang ASAD or Arabian Soldiers Arab Defenders.

Let’s face it, nothing says “tough guy” quite like a paisley handkerchief wrapped cowboy-style around one’s face. And Ronni is one of the most menacing monickers for a gang leader since Tookie burst on to the scene.

But, in an Austrolabe exclusive, we can reveal for the first time the other members of the feared Arab Soldiers Arab Defenders:



#1 Brother on 02.29.08 at 6:47 am

I think there should be an award for the best gangster hand gesture… :)

There are some unique ones displayed above. It seems as though gangsters have moved away from the traditional West Side hand gesture and put some creative touches and refined the look of the hand gesture/pose.

Take pic 3 for example this hand gesture is called the “Talking Duck” and pic 9 named “The nipple twister”.

Art at its best people.

#2 abs on 02.29.08 at 7:01 am

The first picture explodes the myth that all gangstas are homophobic or exclusively heterosexual.

As for the name “Ronni”, then it conjures up images of hardened tough guys like Fonzie in Happy Days.

Brother, Ronni and ASAD are more West Side Story than West Side Gangstas or anything else. Ronni is more likely to Michael Buble or Harry Connick Jr warbling in his car than Tupac. If you look closely, you’ll see his shoulder width is roughly that of a 10 year old child so it wouldn’t surrpise me if him and his crew get around Melbourne in a peddle-powered noddy car.

#3 No Laughing Matter on 02.29.08 at 8:10 am

Never mind the crap name, A.S.A.D. are deadly serious. Here is what appears to be a recruiting video, featuring Ronni.

#4 TTZ on 02.29.08 at 9:25 am

haha nice gang im lovin it craiizi

#5 TZNU on 03.02.08 at 2:20 am

Arab Gang wots new? heapz of dem around, nice name for a gang A.S.A.D meaning in arabic Lion,or as ud say Arabian Soldiers Arab Defenders. yeh really mean hand gestures :P
God Bless U all…

#6 moses on 06.30.08 at 10:32 am

you guy give arab gangsters a bad name,if it wasent hard already. U & your dum hand signals, whats the point of that is it a gang of mutes. And i dont even wana mention the name, your probably a bunch of kuwati or sawdiz internet wanaby gangsters i have no respect 4 xou, il even ask to come after me, cos i know you lot cant mess with lets face it the ‘real men’ arabs from e.g: Iraq, lebanon,phalistine,egypt,syria so on i think you get the piont ‘Ronni’. Hey a new a girl called ronni but im sure there is no connection

#7 ????? on 09.25.08 at 4:04 pm

To all u who left Comments Esp Moses, This group is a Lebanese group, n Ronni is lebanese & by the way Ronni isnt his real name its Mujahid. The word ASAD means in old arabic terms Lion, thats why they are called ASAD. The picture u c has nothing to do with the group ASAD. All this is a lie, the media like to make things up dnt u ppl know this allreadi.

#8 Abdul Rahman on 09.26.08 at 2:48 am

Attention, you have been flagged by the grammar and spelling police for crimes against communication.

#9 Eudaemonion on 09.29.08 at 4:12 am

Such flagrant abuse of the language should not be tolerated.

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