LONDON--Victims say that officers in the borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored or downplayed outbreaks of hate crime, and suppressed evidence implicating Muslims in them, because they fear being accused of racism.
The claims come as four Tower Hamlets Muslims were jailed for at least 19 years for attacking a local white teacher who gave religious studies lessons to Muslim girls.
The Sunday Telegraph has uncovered more than a dozen other cases in Tower Hamlets where both Muslims and non-Muslims have been threatened or beaten for behaviour deemed to breach fundamentalist “Islamic norms.”
One victim, Mohammed Monzur Rahman, said he was left partially blind and with a dislocated shoulder after being attacked by a mob in Cannon Street Road, Shadwell, for smoking during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan last year.
“Two guys stopped me in the street and asked me why I was smoking,” he said. “I just carried on, and before I knew another dozen guys came and jumped me. The next thing I knew, I was waking up in hospital.”
“He reported it to the police and they just said they couldn’t track anyone down and there were no witnesses,” said Ansar Ahmed Ullah, a local anti-extremism campaigner who has advised Mr Rahman. “But there is CCTV in that street and it is lined with shops and people.”
Teachers in several local schools have told The Sunday Telegraph that they feel “under pressure” from local Muslim extremists, who have mounted campaigns through both parents and pupils – and, in one case, through another teacher - to enforce the compulsory wearing of the veil for Muslim girls. “It was totally orchestrated,” said one teacher. “The atmosphere became extremely unpleasant for a while, with constant verbal aggression from both the children and some parents against the head over this issue.”
One teacher at the Bigland Green primary school, Nicholas Kafouris, last year took the council to an employment tribunal, saying he was forced out of his job for complaining that Muslim pupils were engaging in racist and anti-Semitic bullying and saying they supported terrorism. Mr Kafouris lost his case, though the school did admit that insufficient action had been taken against the behaviour of some pupils. The number of assaults on teachers in Tower Hamlets resulting in exclusions has more than doubled from 190 in 2007/8 to 383 in 2008/9, the latest available year, though not all are necessarily race-related.
Tower Hamlets’ gay community has become a particular target of extremists. Homophobic crimes in the borough have risen by 80 per cent since 2007/8, and by 21 per cent over the last year, a period when there was a slight drop in London as a whole. (Source)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
London Police Covering Up Campaign of Threats and Violence Meant to Islamize the UK
Police would be racist, bigoted, and Islamophobic for arresting Muslims who break the law, just as it's racist, bigoted, and Islamophobic for people to post this news. The only tolerant, balanced, and rational thing to do is bow to Islam.
Posted by David Wood at 11:21 AM
David, shame on your for posting news such as this! Don't you know that only bigoted hateful men think Muslims can do any bad? ;)
It's scarey when you read something like this when you live in the UK. Could be some town in Pakistan.
I have been following the political Islamist machinations in Tower Hamlets ( and elsewhere ) for a couple of years now. Harry's Place blog has a real handle on all the the comings and goings of extremists and their affiliates in the UK, and despite being a lefty blog, recognises political Islam for the threat it is. I recommend it to the Brits on this site.
The British media are showing some signs of beginning to wake up to the problems caused by some ostensibly respectable Islamic organisations ( and by 'wake up' I mean 'speak out' and by 'speak out' I mean 'tell the truth' ). At the very least, the knee-jerk charges of racism or bigotry at the very mention of certain subjects to do with Islam has lost much of its purchase, I believe. When several groups of Muslim men have been convicted of grooming vulnerable young British girls for years with the police pretending that there is no problem, then people are going to be a bit peeved to be labelled as Islamophobic for mentioning it. And you can partly thank Anjem Choudhary & Co for helping to change the climate of discourse somewhat by demonstrating what REAL bigotry looks like. Which is why 'soft' Islamists like the MCB detest him so much. Thank you Anjem !!
The BBC, unfortunately, is a lost cause.
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