As a rule of thumb, cities take pride in being ‘the first’ to introduce a new practice, but in the case of Bradford, the particular practice being pioneered this month is no cause for celebration: the provision of minders for poppy sellers.
The Telegraph and Argus reports that this follows an incident last year in which young members of the Army Cadet Force were abused whilst selling poppies in Girlington, a predominantly Pakistani Muslim area of Bradford where it was last week announced that the Girlington Muslim Welfare Association is to demolish its current mosque and build a much larger one, as usage ‘has quadrupled in recent years’. One of the victims of the abuse – 13-year-old Bethany Holmes – was with a group of three poppy sellers who were approached by ‘a group of youths’ who ‘began giving the sellers “abuse”’. The paper states:
Her mum Christine said one of them took a poppy from the box, spat on it and tried to give it to her daughter, before spitting at her three times, twice on her jacket and once on her cheek.
“It’s just awful,” said Mrs Holmes, “especially when it touches your skin. She just said to me ‘I need to go home, it feels awful, I feel dirty’.
“They are disgusting, it’s just the lowest of the low.”
According to The Sun, the 'youths' in question were 'Asian' hoodies about 12 years of age. Sadly, this was not an isolated incident, with other vendors being abused in the city centre, two of them being ‘set upon’ and one having her collection tin stolen. Such behaviour with respect to the Poppy Appeal would have been unthinkable a few years’ ago, but clearly there are elements within the resident Muslim population that hate what it stands for and by extension the values of the country in which they currently live.
Donations to the appeal have risen in recent years, largely as a response to the needs of veterans recently injured and maimed in the wars sanctioned by the Blair administration. Some who are here evidently perceive themselves to be on the other side, a fact amply attested to by the Muslim volunteers fighting with the Taliban and engaging in terror-related activities connected to Al-Qaeda inspired units in different parts of the world. It is such attitudes that are the root cause of the abuse suffered by the poppy vendors.
Protection for the cadet collectors will this year be offered by members of the local Royal British Legion’s Riders (RBLR) branch whose representative Rod Walker stated:
“We are doing this as I was reminded of what happened last year and thought our job is to support the branches, so who would not turn up and do exactly that?”
The RBLR deserve to be congratulated for their offer of assistance, but at the same time, it is sad that such a situation should have arisen.
Spitting is assault, or do the police now only abide by sharia law??ReplyDelete
It doesn't seem that there were any police around at the time of the incident in question Juniper.Delete
Well, first, these thugs are not ASIANS. They are muslims from east asia, I assume. When will people in the former Great Britain stand up and say this is enough?ReplyDelete
All muslims should be rounded up and returned, postage paid,to their original hellhole.
I am aware that Japan, Korea and China are in East Asia, but Pakistan? Southwest Asia is the region you're looking for.Delete
At the first sign of trouble the muslims behind this must be arrested and charged with assault at the very least.ReplyDelete
I would also like background checks to be carried out and see if any of them or their families are here illegally, and to see if they travelled to participate in 'jihad' tourism, where they fight against British troops in Afghanistan etc.
Hopefully the minders will also carry video cameras to record such incidents so there is no way it can be disputed with the police/authorities.
What a disgusting place this country is becoming though when children collecting money for ex and serving soldiers can be treated like this! Utterly appalling.
As the incidents in question took place in the autumn of 2011, any charges would have been brought by now. However, I am not aware of anything having happened on this score.Delete
The campaigners against the mega-mosque in Girlington might find useful the legal advice and help of Gavin Boby's Law and Freedom Foundation aka Mosquebusters. They rarely fail to block the building of these hellholes:ReplyDelete
Somehow Santiago, I don't think that you'll find any residents of Girlington objecting to the building of the mosque given the demographic character of that particular area.Delete
Pakistani Muslims....call a spade a spade FFS!ReplyDelete
Laurie, we cannot all be blessed with your concise, incisive eloquence.Delete
The Libards in our world today might as well convert. Their silence is their sanction of the inbreed savage's Sharia Law. They will all bring their Libtard sickness to further pollute our mostly peaceful societies. Then they will rant everytime we, who know the truths within pisslam, try to stop their immigration. A Libtard is just a rancid as a follower of the PedoMO.ReplyDelete