Imagine hundreds of Muslims marching with placards through the Auckland Viaduct area protesting at the sale of alcohol in the up-market bars and restaurants that populate the area. Then seeing the same demonstration happening in Wellington’s Courtney Place, or in front of Christchurch’s Merivale restaurants.
It could never happen here, I hear you say.
No doubt the residents of East London thought the same thing, until today when Muslim organizers have announced just such a protest march.
Abu Rumaysah, spokesman for the Waltham Forest-based Shariah Project, claimed that groups of Muslims would come from as far away as the Midlands to take part in the demonstration.
Rumaysah, 30, told IBTimes UK: "We've had an overwhelming response from people supporting us from all over the country. Lots of them say they are coming and we will have groups from Luton, Birmingham, Derby and Leicester. There's also a big Muslim community in Tower Hamlets, so there should be a good turnout."
Shariah (Islamic Law) the solution
"It's not fair to say this will cause division," said Rumaysah. "The most damaging thing is the alcohol. If you go in to the hospitals you can see the damage it does. This is a rally which is happening because we see the shariah in the UK as the solution for many of the fundamental problems the community faces.
Tower Hamlets council is working with police on a response to the march. A spokesman told IBTimes UK: "We are in conversation with the police to preserve community cohesion. We support community cohesion and would not want the actions of a small group to impact on this."
Wanting to preserve ‘community cohesion’ is an admirable goal, but how do you accomplish that when members of the same ‘community’ have such radically different views, and differing expectations about what products and services should be available in their area?
The fires of Western civilization have been reduced to embers in East London. The followers of a seventh century War-lord have arrived in numbers, and are intent upon imposing their culture, their law, their dominance over the indigenous British population whom they are replacing.
This has taken place quietly without a shot being fired, or war being declared. Before too many years are out, East London will be an alcohol free zone, dominated by bearded men and discretely clothed women. Then it’s just a matter of time before immigration and demographics deliver the same result throughout the majority of London and other large cities in the UK.
Now might be the time to sell your shares in Scottish & Newcastle, Inbev UK, Coors UK, Carlsberg UK, and anything else that looks like a brewery listing in Britain. I’m forecasting declining revenues over the next decade and beyond.