The recent ‘disturbances’ in Windsor have been reported by the mainstream media as unprovoked attacks on a local Dairy owned and run by Muslims. This makes little sense and some searching of the news sources on Google leads one to a better appreciation of the reasons for the recent violence. The national newspapers give little space to the underlying problems in this area, the most egregious example being this report from the Guardian:
A Muslim-owned dairy has been targeted by youths over three nights in a campaign of harassment culminating in a petrol bombing, a worker said.
The Medina in Windsor, Berkshire, has suffered at the hands of local youths who have been targeting staff for the past three nights, the unnamed worker claimed.
He said the youths would gather in gangs of up to 30 and throw stones and hurl abuse at staff working at the dairy late at night.
Police have been patrolling the area since Monday when the attacks started, he said.
But on Wednesday night an attacker riding a motorbike threw a home-made petrol bomb at the dairy’s perimeter wall.
So that’s it then, the unwritten theme being one of nasty, racist locals inflicting violence on hard-working Muslims just going about their daily business. Except, of course, it isn’t.
From icBerkshire, however, we can gain a somewhat fuller understanding of the situation. From Pitchforks and a bomb — Windsor’s week of violence the violence started five days ago as follows:
The woman, a secretary from Dedworth who did not want to be named, had gone to check on her 15-year-old son after he had been involved in a previous altercation with men at the dairy.
She said: “Before I had chance to think, there were 20 men coming from the Islamic centre, charging at me and my daughter with pitchforks, baseball bats, lead pipes and blow-torches. One of them hit me on the back of the legs with a lead pipe.
“I told my daughter ‘we have to get out of here otherwise we are going to die’.”
Then the gang allegedly turned on a car now known to belong to the daughter and used pitchforks and other weapons, including a grease gun she later handed to the Express, to smash the car window and body-work.
From this original incident the violence escalated. However, this is not the end of the story as tensions have been present for some time, as clear from the article:
There are accusations that members of staff from Medina Dairy have been intimidating people as they cut through Shirley Avenue from the recreation ground next to St Edward’s Royal Free Ecumenical Middle School.
Lorna Habgood, a mother of two, from Dedworth said: “The security guards from the dairy are aggressive and abusive to mums collecting their kids from school. They won’t let anyone down Shirley avenue because they say it’s their land.”
But why would a Muslim consider public roads — Shirley Avenue and Vale Road — ‘their land’? This passage from the article gives us a clue:
Further anger has erupted over Medina Dairy’s application for an ‘Islamic education and community centre’ in one of their buildings in Shirley Avenue.
Now it seems outrage has hit boiling point with the property already being used as a prayer room without hearing the outcome of the application to use it as one.
One of the principles if Islam is that Islamic law stipulates that Muslims possess by right any land that forms part of the House of Islam and thus we can see the probable motive: the growing Islamisation of the local area leading to increasing confidence in the ‘security guards’ to impose their local version of Islamic control. While I condemn all the violence unreservedly this is what happens when Muslims who, in all liklihood, respect sharia law more than the Law of this land and are allowed to usurp planning laws and local customs.
This seems like a local, unfortunate incident except when viewed in the wider context provided by Patrick Sookhdeo in the Sunday Telegraph article, The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state:
‘Islamic clerics do not believe in a society in which Islam is one religion among others in a society ruled by basically non-religious laws. They believe it must be the dominant religion – and it is their aim to achieve this.
“That is why they do not believe in integration. In 1980, the Islamic Council of Europe laid out their strategy for the future – and the fundamental rule was never dilute your presence. That is to say, do not integrate.
“Rather, concentrate Muslim presence in a particular area until you are a majority in that area, so that the institutions of the local community come to reflect Islamic structures. The education system will be Islamic, the shops will serve only halal food, there will be no advertisements showing naked or semi-naked women, and so on.”
That plan, says Dr Sookhdeo, is being followed in Britain. “That is why you are seeing areas which are now almost totally Muslim. The next step will be pushing the Government to recognise sharia law for Muslim communities – which will be backed up by the claim that it is “racist” or “Islamophobic” or “violating the rights of Muslims” to deny them sharia law.
The Windsor riots, along with the Pc Basha affair ealier this week and the call for sharia law to Ruth Kelly earlier this year, are part of a very disturbing but stealthy campaign.