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Archive for December 18th, 2015

No Light This Christmas in Luton, England

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on December 18, 2015


The Islamization of England: Bury Park. “The location is England, the buildings are English, but the culture is all very alien, hostile and unwilling to assimilate.”


I first visited Luton nearly 25 years ago when Luton Town Football Club were in Division One, the top flight of English football. Luton were an established first division team back then and had won their first and only major honour, the League Cup in 1988. In the quarter of a century since then, Luton have had a few ups but mainly downs, and nowadays they play in League Two – the fourth tier of the English game.

Luton Town FC’s downturn in fortunes in some ways echoes the fall of grace of the surrounding Bury Park area, that their Kenilworth Road ground is situated.

Bury Park is a five minute walk from Luton town centre and within, it certainly feels as though this is a parallel community. Decades of uncontrolled and needless Muslim immigration from the Indian subcontinent has transformed a once modest, proud tight knit community, beyond all recognition.

After several visits to Bury Park over the years I have noticed the area becoming gradually more and more Muslim dominated and self-segregated from the mainstream community found elsewhere in Luton. Indeed “Multiculturalism in Bury Park now seems to mean a Muslim from Pakistan living side-by-side with a Muslim from Bangladesh, not white living next to black and brown.

About one-fifth of Luton’s population is now Muslim and in Bury Park, ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims has occurred due to intimidation. For example, in an 18-month period “30 non-Muslim homes in the area have also been attacked. One white couple in their 80s had bricks – and, on one occasion, a lump of concrete – hurled through their front window. A West Indian woman in her 70s was watching television when a metal beer keg crashed through her bay window.

Bury Park and Luton in general has gone beyond a place where Muslims hold conservative values and has become synonymous with Islamic radicalisation and terrorism. Even Luton Central Mosque’s president admits Luton has become a ‘Hotbed of Extremism’ and in the eye-opening ‘My hometown fanatics’ documentary, reporter Stacey Dooley did an excellent job investigating why her hometown of Luton is known as ‘the extremist capital of Britain’.

Protests by Muslim groups have included pelting the unelected female Muslim politician Baroness Warsi with eggs while she was walking around Bury Park for ‘not being Muslim enough’ and ‘not representing Islam’ (see here). Or when thousands of grateful locals turned out in Luton town centre for a homecoming parade by British soldiers and were left shocked and dismayed when Muslims became abusive.

Beyond the childish tantrums however, there are numerous hate preachers, terrorism and suicide bombing links to Luton. The 7/7 London bombers met up in the town before their suicide missions and caught the train from Luton to London.

Things have gotten so bad for the non-Muslim population that the ‘United People of Luton’ (see video of their first demo here) movement was formed and that would quickly evolve into the nationwide ‘English Defence League’.

Therefore I was a little apprehensive about entering Bury Park for the purpose of taking photos and notes. I had initially decided to take some photos of just the buildings; however I did throw some caution to the wind and managed to get a few people in some of the pictures.

The first Islamic building I saw was the ‘Bury Park Jamie Masjid’ on Bury Park Road (pictured at the top), with elderly men dressed as though they were in downtown Islamabad entering the mosque.

However the Bury Park URC Church which was a stone’s throw away aptly had plastic protecting its windows, to prevent any damage if real stones got thrown.

On the junction of Bury Park Road and Cromwell Road was the scene below. A burqa-clad woman (presumably a female is in there?), a ‘Mo Ansar doppelgänger’ with his children, school kids on the way to a madrasa for Islamic doctrination and a halal delivery lorry. The location is England, the buildings are English, but the culture is all very alien, hostile and unwilling to assimilate.

I cannot recall seeing any Muslim women or indeed Muslim schoolgirls in Bury Park that were not wearing a hijab. I did not see any hijabs when I first visited Luton but like many other English towns and cities it has become the norm, like an act of defiance.

Pictured below is a woman wearing a niqab, a garment that was a common sight in Bury Park. Maybe an advert for niqabs could have the slogan; ‘Get the Bury Park look’? She may have been born and raised in England but it is clear what culture she favours and she doesn’t want to integrate with other cultures.

It is somewhat of a surprise that Christian places of worship still exist in Bury Park. Pictured below is a small church with the intimidating dome and minaret of Luton Central Mosque looming in the background.

On the exterior of the Luton Central Mosque pictured below is the Muslim ‘Shahada’; “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.” A chilling message of conquest and superiority on a building that looks intimidating.

Bury Park really is a parallel community in every sense that has shops not just for ‘Asian’ culture but specifically for anything and everything relating to Islamic culture. Everything is halal here, all shops and businesses cater for this market.

An unexpected surprise was this public weapons disposal bin on Dunstable Road, Bury Park. Is this is Islamic culture or not? Well to be honest this is the first time I have ever seen one and its presence speaks volumes for the area.

I had finished my brief tour of Bury Park and continued my walk further up Dunstable Road where a woman with a baby in a pushchair stopped me and asked with an African accent: “I have just moved here from London. What number do I ring if I have to contact the police?” I was taken aback that of all the people she could have asked it was me, bearing in mind the purpose of me being there! I informed her to dial 999 for an emergency and 101 for a non-emergency – just like anywhere in the country. After visiting nearby Dunstable and returned through Bury Park in the dark, I thought of that lady again, and whether she was showing common sense or considerable foresight? Either way she was certainly braver than me living there.

I live in an area that has a large Pakistani Muslim population but Bury Park definitely felt as though it was a ‘Muslim area’, so far removed from the mainstream that it now could not return even if it wanted to. All this has happened in less than 50 years. It didn’t take long, did it?

There are many areas of English towns and cities that are on the way to becoming like Bury Park and there is seemingly not much we can do about it. A lost battle thanks to failed multiculturalism policies, political correctness and sheer demographics due to massimmigration and sky high birth rates.

Like Luton Town Football Club’s periods of relative success, its Bury Park neighbourhood would have once been a safe, peaceful haven for its residents. Now it is an unwelcoming, self-segregated Pakistani/Bangladeshi ghetto where Islamic extremism is rampant. Who wins? Not the people who welcomed them into their community, that’s for sure.



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