What have the Muslims ever done for us?

At an EDL meeting, in a darkened pub room with a very conspiratorial atmosphere. Greg and Stan are seated at a table at one end of the room. Frank, dressed in activist gear — a signature EDL hoody — is standing by a plan on the wall. He is addressing an audience of about eight ski masked…Read more What have the Muslims ever done for us?

Who Asks: R u a Jew?

Received a message in the inbox of my Facebook page on Friday which asked, "R u a Jew?". Seriously, who asks that? Anyone who knows me or has been monitoring my activities, would know of my faith, my work and have some idea about what I believe, but that is by the by. I must…Read more Who Asks: R u a Jew?

The EDL demonstration, terrorism and reduction in crime

Former CC Dave Thompson

Last week was unquestionably one of the most challenging weeks I have seen in my police career, and ultimately one of the most rewarding.

The force faced the combined threat of a person allegedly engaged in serial terror attacks on the Muslim community and a major EDL demonstration. The force needed to catch the offender, prevent further attacks, work with communities and manage their concerns and police a major public order threat.

With the appearance in court of Pavlo Lapshyn, charged with murder and other terrorism matters, and the great skill in which the EDL event was managed the results so far have been outstanding. It happened because of great action at so many different levels. A fantastic investigation by the CTU; the rapid mobilisation of community and protective security operations by local teams; great work from all the support departments. There has been fantastic leadership by Golds, Silvers, SIOs…

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VoxAfrica Hotseat: Is Islam Synonymous with Terrorism?

VoxAfrica Hotseat: 25.05.2012 Guests, listed anticlockwise from front-left of studio: Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Co-Director, The Association of British Muslims (AOBM) Carlos Cortiglia, Press Officer, British National Party (BNP) Tommy Robinson, Leader of the English Defence League (EDL) Abdullah Al Andalusi, Co-Founder, Muslim Debate Initiative (MDI)

Confused EDL

Confused EDL supporter voices his patriotism, while his mates have no problem desecrating our Churches, something devout Muslims would never do, nor are they permitted to by their religion!

The Priceless Value of Youth

By Imam Abdassamad Clarke Ihsan Mosque, Norwich If one, even if only for a moment, refuses to see the patternings that media and its pundits tell us are there, one begins to see others, and when one sees them, one can never again not see them. It was while watching demonstrations – three in all…Read more The Priceless Value of Youth