Originally posted by NumberCruncher
Before we even get started on the rest of your response, could you please list the people " In this Thread" whom are Americans please ?
And to help us familarise ourselfs with your worldly expertise, have you yourself been to the US or outside the UK ?
Thanks in advance.
Peoples locations tend to be in their avatars, but if you want me to be more specific than that then NumberCruncher - you advise us to get a decent
government in the UK, Djohnsto is in Manhattan (admittledly he has posted nothing controversial at all) Xphilesplan is American by attitude.
Stu I have no problem with. Speaks his mind and says it. What I detest is sterotyping of anykind, which is what I was alluding to in my post. I
dislike Americans trying to make out that my country has some kind of problem, when it doesn't. I wouldn't even think of trying to advise an
American on their countries internal politics because I know so little about the political system over there.
And yes, I have been across Europe, and to the states. Not that its relevant to the thread.
And yeah, I got the %age wrong. My bad. I actually misread a figure - shoot me. Its 3% not 1%, as you quoted. If you like I can quote the rest of the
Wiki list that you apparently got your stat about Tower Hamlets from
And to be honest, your statement about "birds of a feather" just struck me as being a little OTT, but to some extents I agree with you. There are
Chinese, Eastern European, India, Pakistani, Afro Caribbean communities in Bradford, where I work (16.1% of the population is Muslim in Bradford btw)
there is a quarter called Little Germany. Are there not ethnic communities in large cities in the US then?
As for me, I'm a just a normal English guy who seems to manage to get on with every nationality/religion around me. I don't feel scared and I don't
feel oppressed. All the real idiots I come across tend to be binge drinking 14-25 year old white youths/young men with attitudes, usually armed with
knives and bottles.
Having worked in Bradford and lived in Huddersfield (just down the road) for the past 6 years I can honestly say no one has ever tried to convert me,
I have never felt threatened, and the most radical religious people I "experience" are right wing Christian Americans on ATS.
Which is kinda odd.
Anyway - your point was?