sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

August 11, 2011

Multiculturalism Is Grand! Theft Is Ownership!

Filed under: society — Tags: — edge of the sandbox @ 1:39 pm

So, a “racially mixed” but probably largely black mob sets Brixton on fire.  The mob is beaten back by Kurds and Turks.  I’m sure the indigenous population can provide the soundtrack.  It’s so exiting, I’m on the edge of my seat.  Not that race riots never happen stateside, but we don’t have the same unique mix of cultures.  This particular Turks/blacks amalgam is intriguing.  Not that the black/Muslim thing has never been tried before, but it hasn’t been tried in the UK specifically.

Then there are the Jews.  Jerusalem Post reports:

One Jewish-owned store in Tottenham, north London, was targeted on Sunday. Hardware store H. Glickman Ltd, a family business set up in 1932, was smashed into and ransacked.

Meanwhile media monitoring organization Comment is Free Watch (CiFW), has condemned the Guardian newspaper for a story on the riots in which it found it “pertinent” to note that some Hasidic Jews had allegedly jeered police without mentioning the ethnicity of the rioters.

The paragraph in question, published in the Guardian on Monday, stated: “The make-up of the rioters was racially mixed. Most were men or boys, some apparently as young as 10….But families and other local residents, including some from Tottenham’s Hasidic Jewish community, also gathered to watch and jeer at police.”

“A 1,800 Guardian report doesn’t mention the race, ethnicity, or religion of the rioters, somehow found it pertinent to note that some of those who gathered to jeer police were, allegedly, Hasidic Jews,” CiFW said on Tuesday.

“Jeer at police”, huh?  I didn’t know Hasidic-police realations in London were so tense.  Maybe the Jews were “jeering” “Where have you been all day?”  It almost makes sense.  Part of me wants to suggest that those Hasidim go Kurdish, but I can see how they don’t want to jeopardize anything.  Maybe they should just make aliya, and actually serve  in the IDF.

Anywhoo, this is Crass asking “Do They Owe Us a Living?” and we already know the answer.  NSFW.



  1. Is this just mob psychology spreading across England or has it become more orchestrated? Just wondering…

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — August 11, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    • Good question. It certainly looks like it was spontaneous, at least initially. On the other hand, I wouldn’t be surprised if radical groups are trying to insert themselves into this.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — August 11, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

  2. Have you heard that here in the United States there is supposed to be a day of rage targeting Wall Street on September 17? See THIS. Nothing spontaneous about it!

    Comment by Always On Watch — August 12, 2011 @ 11:07 am

  3. Oh the glory of multiculturalism. I can’t wait for the movie. Starring George Clooney of course.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — August 12, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

  4. NSFW. I had to look that one up. I suppose it is a good thing I don’t surf that much at work.

    Comment by Citizen Tom — August 12, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

  5. It’s nice to know that as Liberalism is helping contribute toward a society failing that they have time to be anti semitic.

    Comment by Harrison — August 12, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

  6. The Guardian sadly can always be counted on for some Jew bashing. I’d bet good money they were “jeering” ‘Where have you been?!’ just like every other law abiding Brit.

    Comment by AHLondon — August 13, 2011 @ 8:50 am

  7. What AHLondon said. The British police are doing nothing, and are a joke. They deserve to be jeered at.

    Comment by Karen Howes — August 13, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

  8. […] Multiculturalism Is Grand! Theft Is Ownership! […]

    Pingback by Sunday Links: Now with Extra Reagan » Conservative Hideout 2.0 — August 14, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

  9. Always on Watch,
    Thanks for the link.

    Can’t wait to see it. 😉

    Citizen Tom,
    I suppose it’s a convention of the genre, unfortunately. I hesitated to put the “NSFW” there, but I know that other parents read this, so I did.

    Well, if the society fails, you’d need to blame somebody.

    AHLondon, Karen,
    On the other hand, I feel sad for British law enforcement. There is not much that they can do.

    Comment by edge of the sandbox — August 15, 2011 @ 2:16 pm

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