New Labour policing at its best. This is London, soi-disant capital of England, 2006. Click on photo to enlarge.
"Butcher Those Who Insult Islam"
"Behead Those Who Mock Islam"
"Europe, You Will Pay, Demolition Is On Its Way"
"Exterminate Those Who Slander Islam"
"You Dug Your Grave, Lie In It !" - masked 'protestors' outside the French Embassy.
Police look the other way, while placards say "Kill Those Who Insult Islam".
How about this one - "Be Prepared For The Real Holocaust"
Another policeman walks behind the poster "Europe you will pay, your 9/11 is on its way"
"Europe you will pay, Bin Laden Is Way" ??
"Europe. Take some lessons from 9/11"
"Newsnight Go To Hell !" (I didn't say they were all bad.)
They have every right to protest, as Christians have protested about Jerry Springer. But this is plain and simple incitement to murder. And the police, so quick to spot hate speech on some occasions, are ignoring it. No doubt they have their orders. Don't want to upset this guy's constituents.
UPDATE - Times report.
Police refused to act on complaints from passers-by to order the demonstrators to take down banners praising the British-born terror bombers as the “Fantastic Four”, saying that their job yesterday was to ensure that the protest by 500 Muslims passed off peacefully.
There were sporadic clashes with passer-by over chants praising the four suicide bombers who killed 52 people last July 7.
People who tried to snatch away what they regarded as offending placards were held back by police. Several members of the public tackled senior police officers guarding the protesters, demanding to know why they allowed banners that praised the “Magnificent 19” — the terrorists who hijacked the aircrafts used on September 11, 2001 — and others threatening further attacks on London.
These were only a few hundred people out of over a million UK muslims - a tiny percentage. If the police can't act in this case, it's hard to imagine what they will act against.
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