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UK: Muslim occupied areas push out locals: ‘I feel like an alien in my home town’


Note: ‘Asian’ is English p.c. term for Muslim.

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‘I feel like an alien in my home town’

Oak Lane, Bradford, a predominantly Asian area

Oak Lane, Bradford, a predominantly Asian area

By Olga Craig

Do ‘no-go’ zones for non-Muslims exist in Britain, as the Bishop of Rochester claims? Olga Craig reports from some of Yorkshire’s Asian-dominated areas

It has been more than 40 years since Tim Carbin walked the length of Oak Lane, the Bradford backstreet of his boyhood. Then, when he lived with his grandmother Florence Pawson, a matriarch within the community, his task after school was to run errands.

Down to Foster’s, the baker’s, for a loaf of bread and a pound of bacon from Donald Gilbank the butcher. “And mind it isn’t too fatty,” Florence would tell him.

Mr Carbin, then 13, knew all the local storekeepers by name, just as he knew the families in the surrounding terraces.

Yesterday, outside number 95A, his grandmother’s former home, Mr Carbin gazed in bewilderment as he scanned his old haunt.

Not surprisingly, the stores of his youth had gone: such has been the change in our shopping habits over the decades that they have given way to supermarkets and fast-food outlets.

But that was not all that had changed irrevocably in Oak Lane. Among the new stores, the clothes shops sell Muslim dress, the butcher stocks halal meat and even the local takeaway advertises halal pizza.

“I feel like an alien, like I’m on a street in Karachi,” Mr Carbin says, awkwardly.

“I don’t feel I have anything in common with this area. It’s like I’ve never been here before. I knew it would be different but I knew, too, that I would feel uncomfortably like I don’t belong.”

He now lives just 10 miles away, in the north of Bradford. He hasn’t returned because Oak Lane, like so many similar areas of so many northern cities, is now an almost exclusive Asian Muslim community.

Mr Carbin is far from a racist, however. Well educated and widely travelled in Muslim countries, he has the utmost respect for the Islamic religion. What is worrying him is that Britain’s increasing espousal of multiculturalism has led not to an integrated society but, instead, to ghettoisation, with white-only and Asian-only communities existing cheek by jowl but with little or no common ground. And that, he believes, could have an ominous outcome.

He is, clearly, one of those about whom Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester (Britain’s only Asian-born bishop), wrote in The Sunday Telegraph last week: the increasing number of native white Britons who believe many of their streets have now become “no-go” areas.

The Bishop believes that one of the results of the resurgence of Islamic extremism has been to alienate young Muslims from this country and to view adherence to this ideology as a mark of acceptance.

This, he says, means many Christians and those of other faiths find it difficult to live or work here because they feel there is hostility towards them.

Britain’s “novel philosophy” of multiculturalism, he believes, has caused Muslims to lead separate lives, in separate areas, speaking their native languages.

His views have angered many in Muslim communities but, equally, they have struck a chord with many like Mr Corbin.

“This isn’t, as the Government would like us to believe, a multicultural society,” he says.

“This is pure racial segregation. And it’s like this because the Muslim community simply refuses to integrate. So people like me feel like outcasts in our own country.”

As Mr Corbin trudges farther along Oak Lane, he passes the tumble-down Anglican church where many of his former neighbours worshipped. Amid the mound of bricks, Sunday school hymn books are strewn.

Across town, in another Asian enclave, one local shopkeeper is preparing to sell up after 30 years running a family firm.

“I am retiring,” he says. “But yes, it’s true, a lot of people feel uncomfortable in Muslim areas. It’s fine for me, I’ve stayed and I know everyone, but many are fearful of venturing into the area.

“It’s not so much fear of violence, rather that they feel a sense of not being welcome, of having nothing in common with the community here, and a feeling that no one would appreciate the interest should they show it.

“I wish the Muslim community had integrated more, but they didn’t. I haven’t even been able to get them to join Neighbourhood Watch.”

In the surrounding streets, the few white residents willing to talk speak of isolation rather than intimidation. One said he had had several members of the Asian community knocking on his door, asking if he wanted to sell his home.

“At face value, that seems innocuous,” he says. “But others believe it was a message saying I should get out.”

Another tells of how his father, an electrician, parked his van in the area only to have it rocked and thumped by a group of Asian youths telling him: “This is our area now. You are not welcome here.”

It surprises no one, he says, knowingly, that a recently built massive police station, complete with a 30ft wall and a communications tower, now dominates upper Oak Lane.

In the nearby town of Dewsbury, which was once, like Bradford, a thriving mill area, similar enclaves exist. Local people were outraged recently to read that busy nurses at their local hospital had to allocate time to turning the beds of Muslim patients towards Mecca five times a day so that they could pray.

And last year, the discovery of an al-Qaeda propaganda DVD, which was handed out at the local mosque, increased tensions and further encouraged segregation among the communities. That, in turn, was capitalised on by the British National Party, which gained its highest numbers of voters in the city.

Aware that the majority of its schools are exclusively white or Muslim, community leaders held a public meeting last month mooting ideas for community events to encourage more unity among its inhabitants. But while initiatives were discussed, the notion of integrated societies was not.

“The Bishop of Rochester is right to say there is segregation and ghettoisation,” concedes Bary Malik, a local imam. “But we all share the blame for that, not one individual community. The Bishop of Rochester supposedly understands both cultures, so he should be trying to foster better relations between these communities, not aggravating them.”

But, as Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, points out, the notion of space and territory is vital to Muslims.

During the 1979 European Islamic Conference, a policy of integrating as communities, not as individuals, was advocated.

“Once those communities become the majority,” he says, “they can control education, the economy and so on. And that is what has happened.”

Another problem, he believes, is that, in the name of multiculturalism, the Labour Government has allowed a dual system of law to exist.

“Sharia law now exists in almost all Islamic communities in the UK,” he says. “Not at a penal level, but at a family level. It rules among the Muslim community in marriage and divorce, often at the expense of the vulnerable. To solve this, the Government must say no to Sharia law being practised. There should be no separate legal system in this country.”

His concern over the results of multiculturalism is not shared by the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Rev David James. He has worked hard to engender integration among the faiths in the city.

After the al-Qaeda bombing in Madrid, when Sir Ian Blair, the Metropolitan police commissioner, suggested that it was a matter of when the terrorist organisation would bomb London, not if, he – along with cross-community leaders – held a series of meetings about how they should react should that happen.

Their aim was to ensure that there was not a repeat of the 2001 race riots if al-Qaeda bombed Britain. It is to their credit that, after the 7/7 London bomb, Bradford remained peaceful.

He remains adamant that no-go areas do not exist in Bradford. “I have no experience or any knowledge of no-go areas here,” he says. “I don’t know where the Bishop of Rochester was talking about. No one does.”

There has, however, been one positive outcome of the continuing debate about the extent of the Islamic community in Bradford, he believes.

“It has put faith on the map. Awoken Christians to be better Christians and to have public faith. Here we openly celebrate Christmas, not some bewildering Winterfest.”

28 thoughts on “UK: Muslim occupied areas push out locals: ‘I feel like an alien in my home town’

  1. In the nearby town of Dewsbury, which was once, like Bradford, a thriving mill area, similar enclaves exist. Local people were outraged recently to read that busy nurses at their local hospital had to allocate time to turning the beds of Muslim patients towards Mecca five times a day so that they could pray.

    How do they have the cheek to demand this in their country they are lucky if they get a meal a day or a roof over their heads unbelievable!!!! Talk about taking the pi** say no to beds moved poor nurses have enough to do what the hell are the govenment thinking allowing this????? Grrrrrr

    But we are still apeasing I am ashamed to be an indigenious of the UK it this a one great nation?
    When are they goinbg to get it they do not want intergration this is not in the Qu’ran they keep on trying they must be having a real good laugh all the while Islamification has pointed on here with this comment continues.

    Once those communities become the majority,” he says, “they can control education, the economy and so on. And that is what has happened.”

    It is just a matter of time Ban Sharia Law is a start!!!!!!

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  2. you Brits had better wake up before it is to late like the AMERICANS had better wake up and get ob out of our white house. he says it is his white house his name is not on the deed if it is he better prove it. but he has lied about every thing so far he may just come up with a fake deed before it is over I hope when he is gone they will fumigate the place after having those nasty muslims in it I had better shut up before I really get wound up.

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  3. Islam is not an alien entity, ”Islam is a part of the history of Europe, it is a part of its current time and will be a part of its future. Islam does not support killing of innocent people, it is a big sin.

    Qur’an says Allah has created diversity and we must accept diversity as divine gift. The Norway killer was angry at multi-culturalism and many Europeans are not so enthusiastic about immigration and multi-culturalism. This creates narrowness and anger and explodes in violent form through some individuals or groups. The only remedy is to accept diversity and multi-culturalism as part of divine creation and as divine gift. Also let us change our idea of finality of truth.

    How can we convince critics of immigration, multiculturalism and/or Islam that a multicultural society is the best kind of society to live in.English speaking Muslim youths are angry, frustrated and extremist, thanks to English language. English and French speaking Muslim youths are angry, frustrated and extremist, thanks to such languages.I’m not sure how learning French and English will help stop extremism either, many of those who have carried out/plotted atrocities have been highly educated. Speaking English does not promote integration into British society, and broaden opportunities.

    We live in a shrunken world and millions of people are on the move; one of our biggest challenges is how we learn to live in proximity to difference – different skin colours, different beliefs and different way of life. According to a study by COMPAS, Muslims born and educated were given the impression of outsiders. The perception among Muslims is that they are unwelcome in Britain is undermining efforts to help them integrate into wider society. Most of them say that they have experienced race discrimination and religious prejudice. Muslims and Islam is promoted a fundamentalist and separatist by the western elite, which have negative impact on community and social cohesion. The number of racist incidents occurring in London Borough of Redbridge’s schools have reached their highest levels since record begin. Racism is the biggest type of bullying at schools in Bradford accounting for 75 per cent of incidents during the last academic year, it has been revealed.
    IA
    http://www.londonschoolofislamics.org.uk

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    • This idiot often pops up with demands that muslims be given state funded mulsim schools where only muslims are allowed to teach and to study.

      “English and French speaking Muslim youths are angry, frustrated and extremist, thanks to such languages”

      If you live in England, you speak English. If you want to speak urdu or some other language there are countries where they are spoken, move there.

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    • Who started the first world war ?
      Muslims ?

      Who started the second world war ?
      Muslims ?

      Who killed about 20 millions of
      Aborigines in Australia ?
      Muslims??

      Who sent the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima
      and Nakazaki ?
      Muslims??

      Who killed more than 100 millions of
      Indians in North America ?
      Muslims ??

      Who killed more than 50 millions of
      Indians in south America ??
      Muslims ??

      Who took about 180 millions of African
      people as slaves and 88% of them died
      and was thrown in Atlantic ocean ?
      Muslims ??

      Who killed 6 million Jews in Germany?
      Muslims??

      No, Not at all, They weren’t Muslims …… So gets your facts right!!!

      Dont spread what u here just go in history then you will get who is Terrorists…

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      • Who killed billions and still rising non Muslims in Asia and predominantly Southern Europe and Africa? Christians?

        Who endorses peadophile cause their false prophet practised it? Christians?

        Who riots and murders people when their false prophet is exposed? Christians?

        Who persecutes other faiths in Sunni Islamic states unopposed by Government? Christians?

        Youre beating is typical of Islam invading modern day countries refusing to integrate and instead demands is the countries population who should be doing the integrating or you’ll stamp your feet and jump up and down till you get your own way.

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      • No not Muslim, but Muslim did far worse duting the period of 1100, 1900 and all over Europe, Middle East and the West Asian region.
        And they are doing at again.
        Right now.

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      • His statement is a copy and paste from Muslim trolls, posted all over the internet.

        Muslims indeed initiated WW1. Research history. Bosnian nationalists and their Muslim allies created the events that lead to WW1.

        And who propped up Hitler and encouraged a holocaust of an entire people? That idea did not come from Hitler. It was nagged on him by Haj Amin al Hussaini, who offered free Muslim soldiers to his service to help commit the genocide of the Jews – in emulation of the genocide Muslims committed against millions of Christians decades earlier. It is Muslims who are responsible for the holocaust.

        Muslims have a finger in almost every conflict of ours since the time of Mohammed. They are war mongers and mass murderers. They cannot live in peace with anyone, let alone themselves.

        The “180 million slaves” is MUSLIM slavery of Africa, not European or American slavery. The Spanish inquisition was created solely due to Muslim jihad. The Crusaders were formed due to Muslim jihad and mass murders to protect Christian countries from slaughters, rape and forced conversions. Muslims have destroyed people’s history and cultures more than any creed on earth.

        But Muslims never study or research anything to take an objective look at their own conduct, lies and endless plots. They seek to always divide people. The only thing they convince themselves are that they are “victims” when they are the core and main aggressor in the world for wars and conflicts.

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    • And yet, the ideal outcome is that Islam is totally expelled from Europe and the rest of civilisation.
      Let the third world enjoy all the “fruits” of Islam.

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  4. Iftikhar Ahmad tell us this where in the Qu’ran does it say that Islam should embrace divercity? Can you post the chapter and verse? Is there 2 Qu’rans and what rules of the Qu’ran does the moderate Muslims follow? Why are Muslims telling people to get out of their town which is not their town because no one owns towns in the UK what right have you to go to any westen country and colonise it? Why does it say that the world has to be Muslim and you are not allowed to choose your own faith and we are all born Muslims and apostates if we are not practising and have to be killed or convert? Does it say in the Qu’ran that you should mutilate female children interfering with gods creation how he made us if they was ment to have this part taken away why are they born with it? Why can men enjoy sexual contact and yet women can not?

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  5. What a shame. Muslims bring nothing of value to the table and ruin everything they come in contact with. It’s a shame England won’t round them up and toss them out.

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    • Really:
      Who started the first world war ?
      Muslims ?

      Who started the second world war ?
      Muslims ?

      Who killed about 20 millions of
      Aborigines in Australia ?
      Muslims??

      Who sent the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima
      and Nakazaki ?
      Muslims??

      Who killed more than 100 millions of
      Indians in North America ?
      Muslims ??

      Who killed more than 50 millions of
      Indians in south America ??
      Muslims ??

      Who took about 180 millions of African
      people as slaves and 88% of them died
      and was thrown in Atlantic ocean ?
      Muslims ??

      Who killed 6 million Jews in Germany?
      Muslims??

      No, Not at all, They weren’t Muslims …… So gets your facts right!!!

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  6. Escape to Poland, we don’t allow that terrorist rubbish here, I’ve been here 4 years and never even seen a muslim :) it’s like paradise.

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  7. captain rex is thta reaaly true that there are none in poland? Do you mean there is some where left the PC govenment does not bend to the EU and is forced to let them in. Prasie the lord maybe there will be some where to escape becausethe none Muslim majority are doing nothing! There is only a few in the scheme of things that are trying to do something, yet I believe that there are 7million saying they may stand by the EDL even if only in thought for now read it some where this wk.

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  9. Islam has not contributed anything of value and has spread violence around the globe. Islam means submission. Not only are they constantly fighting amongst themselves, muslims are burning churches and killing christians, all over the globe. Their religion (I would not actually call it a religion, as it is a totalitarian theocracy), does not allow any kind of innovation. They have no idea of civilisation, and treat women worse than farm animals. That is saying something as they treat animals in the worst possible way, cutting the throats of beasts whilst they are still conscious and letting them bleed to death in absolute terror. They have no respect for any life. They would even let their own children die as suicide bombers and be proud of this. I have no time for them at all.

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  10. dont where no western atire in the west, and don’t have ghettos for a certain community type, sometimes the muslim world seems like the successor to the nazi’s they dont like anyone apart from their own view of the world cannot debate anything just belive all that is in a book that is hundreds if not thosand years out of date, i could say that about the bible or other religions also but most if not all are more tolerant than the 4th reich faith.

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  12. Cant help but think of the film “Children of Men” and all the chaos and anarchy that had overtaken UK and the civilised world, and there are chilling parallels evident today to the scenes of that film, set only in 2018.
    Sure those problems are sprung from female sterility, but the creep of Sharia and growing resistance to Islam and the possible global Islamic Jihad of retaliation that could very well decend on he UK, Western Europe and any other place that finally says enough is enough and takes steps to limit or to totally outlaw Islam, which seems may be the necessary eventual outcome.
    Either way, conflict seems likely, sooner rather than later.

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