"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 31 August 2009

I'm Confused

Just over a week ago I posted about Luton's 3-month banning order  on groups protesting against Islamic protests against the troops.  Yesterday riot police broke up a mob of 200 Asian 'youngsters' after they threw fireworks at officers. (Youngsters??)

I'm confused because it's unclear from the BBC reporting whether the banned marches went ahead after all and this was a reaction or whether all the firework-throwing came from the pictured group protesting about something the police aren't aware of.
"There has been extensive public consultation and work behind the scenes to ensure Luton was not the chosen venue for any kind of march or protest but it would seem that for no apparent reason disorder has broken out in Bury Park."
Here's how  Luton Today is reporting it.  There were no other marches taking place on the day so it was just this 'small, unrepresentative group' of 'Asians'.  Despite the best efforts of the press & police to somehow blame right-wing marchers for the violence when they weren't even there now I'm not so confused.

According to the Daily Mail, this man, Sayful Islam,
'used to be' a moderate Muslim from Luton.  I wonder what he is now?

UPDATE:  Apparently he's been ...a prominent hardline activist in Luton for more than 5 years & living off job seeker's allowance.  Islam said: "They have killed, maimed and raped thousands of innocent people. They can't come here and parade where there is such a Muslim community."  He was talking about soldiers of the Anglian Regiment - he doesn't sound 'moderate' to me.

One of his equally moderate friends said: "I am outraged that these soldiers paraded through the streets. They are nothing more than hired mercenaries, war criminals, terrorists.  I was simply voicing my anger, in a lawful, peaceful way, against the Nazi British Army and the war. I do not regret that."
 It's a pity they're British-born scum and can't be deported.  We need a government with balls - one that can 'think the unthinkable'.

H/t: Old Holborn

5 comments:

  1. This must be our police forces new uniform?

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  2. Banning peaceful protest? I am sorry to hear you don't have rights to free speech.

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  3. From all the green banners in evidence these must be environmentalists protesting climate change?

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  4. Aye, scunnert. And the climate will be changing in Scotland, next.

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  5. Now now all you need to do is to follow my political philosophy which I have been advertising for a about a year now:

    When New Labour are voted out of power the Conservatives will take their place. When in 5 years time the next GE takes place people will have noticed that the Tories were as shit as Labour. This is were Representative Democracy in Britain will take a turn down an unknown path. People will not vote New Labour for they still remember their inadequacy and neither the Tories for they squandered their chance as well. Question is who will they vote for? My bet is the BNP/UKIP and Greens if a majority is had for a the first one it will be a sad day indeed for the UK.

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