posted on Nov, 11 2012 @ 07:30 AM
Was at a service this morning in the town I grew up in and home to the British Legion organisation that my grandfather was actively part of. Unlike
the town I live in now, there's a very, very small Asian population. Yet there was a massive police presence complete with mobile camera unit. No
threat from disgruntled Muslims as there's no Muslims to be disgruntled. Compare this to the town I live in which has predominantly Muslim areas, at
their service, there was next to no police and the regional cop shop is actually based there.
Regarding chaperones and security for poppy sellers, over the last few years there's been an increase in charity-related thefts. Scrotes stealing
charity collection tins from shop counters seem to be on the rise, I know from my better-half (ex manager of charity shop and still in touch with
other managers) that shoplifting from charity shops is also on the rise. I know that low level street crime (muggings &c) is also on the rise through
my friends who work in local courts who see the trials and general facts and figures before they're submitted for 'manipulation' by the government.
To put another perspective to this, here's a Daily Mail story (and you can't get more xenophobic than the Mail) about an incident last year. Young
white female cadet (not in uniform) was spat on and had some poppies stolen by some 11 and 12 year old Muslim boys. However, farther down the story,
they report that some female Muslim cadets also got grief when collecting during another incident..
Daily Mail story
So what do we learn from this? Muslims on both side of the fence. Some support the role of the British armed forces to the extent they are cadets and
actively help the remembrance of the sacrifice of fallen soldiers. Whereas others are vehemently against the British armed forces and, typically,
British foreign policies.
Conclusion: logic and comprehension shows it's not a 'Muslim' issue by any means. The problem is a dickhead subgroup within the general Muslim
edit on 11-11-2012 by Merriman Weir because: .