|FURY AS COPS STOP|
BRITS THROWING RAW
BACON ON OUR PROUD LADS
by ROSS KUMP and JON GUNT
Police in Luton yesterday outraged millions of Stelemail readers by preventing law-abiding Caucasians, who had climbed onto rooftops in the centre of Luton, from pelting the general public with uncooked swine products.
Tabloids which are sold openly in confectioners proudly printed anonymous threats about lynching Muslims. One man, believed to be a veteran of the Boer War, fashioned a working sling from a copy of the Daily Mail, and was seen to employ it to rain down link sausages on bewildered locals from a position astride a statue.
The spectacle almost turned to farce at one point, as what appeared to be a chunk of gammon landed on the point of a soldier's bayonet, and uniformed police stampeded one another in their desperate attempts to reach it.
DO YOU know anybody who wants to send our brave lads into the path of a rocket, protected only by a flimsy Reliant Robin shell? Call THE SCUM.
|Police said neither of those arrested yesterday was connected to the anti-war protest. One, an 18-year-old man from Luton, was charged with racially aggravated harassment and will appear at Luton magistrates court on 18 March. The other, a man in his 40s, was released after being issued with a fixed penalty notice of £80.|
|From The Times|
March 12, 2009
How al-Qaeda stoked our Massereene fury
So let us be honest. When we saw the TV footage of Muslim demonstrators in Luton greeting the returning soldiers as butchers and rapists and cowards, didn't we feel a sudden wash of anger? Didn't we, inside ourselves, hear a voice we recognised as our own cry: “You bastards!”
|There was, for a few minutes, the remarkable sight of the spirit of peaceful, respectable middle-Britain, in its M&S anorak and its sensible shoes, provoked into physical violence.|
|The Northern Irish situation was, for four decades, like being forced to live with a problem family down the street: a violent, abusive set-up that Britain could neither solve nor ignore.|
There is nothing more tedious than being involved in other people's domestic arguments. After years of this grinding, murderous quarrel; after billions of pounds of taxpayers' money pumped into the place; after countless murders of soldiers, policemen and civilians, ruined lives and blighted careers, a political solution was found. Long ago the British public may have become terminally exasperated with Northern Ireland's tribal contingent, but to its credit it remained grudgingly supportive of the efforts of successive governments to deal with the trouble.
|What closed the conflict emotionally, as surely as Sinn Féin's acceptance of the ministerial Mondeo, was the emergence of the suicide bomber and a global conflict that made the Battle of the Boyne [2000 dead] look like small beer indeed.|
|One worker, who had given up his lynch break as an opinion columnist in Wapping to hurl tins of Spam at members of the St. John Ambulance, said: "It was almost a luncheon party out there. I wouldn't have blamed the boys if they had come at me with a scalpel."|
|Norfolk man's lone Luton protest|
Mike Crowther, from Norfolk, protests in George Street, Luton
20 March 2009 15:34
A Norfolk man staged a lone protest today in the same town where Muslim demonstrators marred a homecoming parade for soldiers returning from Iraq.
Mike Crowther, 66, travelled 100 miles specially to stand in Luton's George Street with placards denouncing the protesters.
His one-man stand follows last week's scenes in the town, where a group of Muslim demonstrators waved signs saying: “Anglian Soldiers: Butchers of Basra” and “Anglian Soldiers: cowards, killers, extremists” at a homecoming parade for the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, known as The Poachers.
Two white men were arrested after the incident last Tuesday. One was given a fixed penalty notice and 18-year-old Nathan Draper was charged with racist abuse but the case was discontinued by the CPS.
Today Mr Crowther stood in the town's busy shopping street with his own placards including: “Hate Britain? Then get out now”, “British Taliban Go To Hell” and “Bearded Bombers are the Real Butchers” attracting a crowd of shoppers.
The father-of-four said who staged the one-hour protest over lunchtime: “This is about the protest, it's about the way in which our troops were abused. It's not about Muslims or Islam, it's about the extremists.
“I was very angry when I saw what happened, I was angry that they weren't arrested. They could have been arrested for breach of the peace or incitement of violence.”
His appearance attracted several police community support officers but he said he had been treated with “great respect”.
He added: “We have become too frightened in this country of speaking out against extremists and it's because we are scared of being branded racists.
“I am not racist. I acknowledge there are people from ethnic minorities who contribute enormously to our society but they don't despise our culture, they don't reject our culture.
“But the extremists want to turn this country into an Islamic state governed by Sharia law.
“We need to stop sleepwalking. We are sleepwalking into disaster.”
Mr Crowther said his signs deliberately reflected the language used by protesters at last week's parade and said he was not saying anything more inflammatory than they were.
Homecoming parades in Watford, Lincoln, Derby, Leicester and Northampton have since passed peacefully but there has been widespread criticism over the protesters in Luton.
|Page last updated at 15:25 GMT, Wednesday, 2 September 2009 16:25 UK|
Man jailed for sectarian remarks
Armed forces parade
The Armed Forces Day parade was marred by sectarian clashes
A man who made sectarian remarks to a crowd of republican protesters at an Armed Forces Day parade in Glasgow has been jailed for a year.
David Bates, from the city's Dalmarnock area, was detained after CCTV footage of the incident on Cathedral Street in June this year was reviewed by police.
At Glasgow Sheriff Court the 24-year-old admitted breaching the peace by forming part of a disorderly crowd.
He swore and made sectarian remarks aggravated by religious prejudice.
The court heard that the parade and other events, which were taking place as part of a UK-wide celebration of the armed forces, were interrupted by a group of about 40 republican protesters.
Prosecutor Linda McCafferty told the court how hundreds of people were in the city's George Square when the RAF conducted a fly past at midday.
Such behaviour just doesn't wash in a modern, civilised society and you will have to pay the penalty for that
Sheriff Lindsay Wood
She said: "At that time there were approximately 300 people of loyalist persuasion and a small crowd of around 40 republican protesters all within the square.
"As the fly past took place it was booed by the republican protesters and some of them needed to be held back by police officers as they tried to charge the larger group of loyalist supporters.
"A short time later a group of around 70 loyalists, including the accused, began to make their way up Cathedral Street where they were met with a group of the republicans.
"Police officers were instructed to attend and they observed a large group blocking off traffic. The accused was part of this group."
Ms McCafferty said Bates was heard shouting "scum" and made abusive comments about the Pope.
She added: "He was not arrested at this time due to the large numbers officers had to deal with but was later detained after CCTV footage was recovered."
Passing sentence Sheriff Lindsay Wood told Bates: "Such behaviour just doesn't wash in a modern, civilised society and you will have to pay the penalty for that.
"You have three previous convictions for religiously aggravated criminal acts. You clearly have bigoted views and the public needs protection from that."
In September 2005, Bates shouted sectarian abuse at a priest and punched him in the face.
Father Stephen Dunn, then 43, of the Sacred Heart Church, took refuge in a bar following the unprovoked attack in London Road, Glasgow.
Bates was again caught after he appeared on CCTV footage.
|Daily Record, Glasgow, 25 May 2006|
Give Neds a good flogging - Priest
By Janice Burns
A PRIEST at the centre of a sectarian hate campaign last night called for a return of public flogging.
Father Stephen Dunn, 44, hit out after thugs scrawled sick graffiti on the door of his chapel house.
The priest said: "I would have birching in George Square on alternate Saturdays at 6am.
"If these thugs thought they were going to be publicly flogged, by God you can bet they wouldn't do it again."