This piece from the magazine New English Review is worth reading it shows just how much Islam now dominates the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
It is written from the point of view of someone who’s family had supported the idea of religious freedom and protested in support of those freedoms but has found that Islam has not only taken advantage of those freedoms but has to be quite frank, taken the piss.
Waltham Forest is also the home of the inveterate Jihadist Anjem Choudhury of the now banned group Muslims Against Crusades.
The writer states that the problems with Waltham Forest and Walthamstow go far beyond the attempts by Choudhury to impose Sharah Law on the people of Waltham Forest.
The article says:
”It is about much more than Anjem Choudary and his acolytes and the various groups they have formed over the years. But I will start with them. But where exactly do I start? The beginning is a good place but where and when did it begin? For me it was the summer of 1976 when the National Front held a demonstration against the plans to turn a former carpet and textile factory in Lea Bridge Road into a mosque. My mother joined the counter demonstration, believing that everybody has a right to worship God and that a mosque would be no different to the Catholic churches of the Irish and Italian immigrants, the Gospel churches of the West Indians and the Synagogues of the Jews. I was so proud of her. That became the Jamia Mosque. Little did I know that less than 10 years later that this mosque would hang a banner on its front wall saying ‘God is only one, HE HAS NO SON’ which I found so offensive, and was the beginning of a realisation that Islam was not a religion willing to live and let live. The mosque has not, so far as I know, been the centre of any terrorist plots. It has been the subject of a power struggle in recent years and produced a sadistic Imam and teacher, Gulam Hussein who was jailed two years ago for beating the children sent to him for religious teaching. “
The Borough has become a hotbed of Islamic extremism and to a large extent has become a hostile ghetto.
The writer of the article continues:
“No one who was there will forget the 11th November 2010 when the Muslims Against Crusades defiled Remembrance Day by burning poppies. That took place in Kensington but it was planned and conceived in Waltham Forest by men who live and worship there.”
“Advertising posters of women modelling non-Islamic swimwear were defaced at Walthamstow Central earlier this summer.”
The influence of Islam in Walthamstow is very strong, possibly too strong.
The Muslims in Great Britain website lists 18 mosques in Waltham Forest. Another mosque is the Masjid-al-Tawhid further up Leyton High Road. This mosque was mentioned in the Channel Four Dispatches documentary Undercover Mosque.
Suhaib Hasan, the senior imam was heard encouraging violence against women, homosexuals and non-Muslims, and recommending “The chopping of the hands of the thieves, the flogging of the adulterers. . .Then jihad against the non-Muslims”
It is shocking just how short a time it has taken to turn a racially and culturally mixed area into an Islamic ghetto where those whose home it used to be now feel like aliens.
Maybe those who pander to Islam or protect it from criticism and campaign for its insertion into towns and cities that are currently mostly free of it should be careful of what you wish for. Islam is different from all other religions it is not as the writer of the article says ‘a religion that is willing to live and let live’ and therefore needs to be treated with a high degree of suspicion by anybody who believes in freedom.