August 10, 2011

IMPORTING THE TRADITIONAL CULTURE:

Immigrants love this country more than we do (Cristina Odone, 10 Aug 2011, The Telegraph)

In Southall, west London, a crowd of turbaned Sikh men stood guard outside their temples last Tuesday night. Some held swords, others hockey sticks as they defied the looters to approach. None dared.

Over in Whitechapel, rioters were held back by 1,500 Muslim men - mostly Bengali, but also Somalis - emerging from the mosque after evening prayers. In Ealing, Monika Gnoinska, a Pole who came here 20 years ago, and her daughter Agneska, 27, decided that they couldn't stand by and "watch these gangs wreck the country". Armed with brooms and dust-pans, they joined their eastern European neighbours in a collective clean-up operation: "The street was full," Monika said, "and everyone was saying, 'We work hard, and we're grateful to Britain for what it's done for us. We won't allow any more nonsense.' " Turks in Dalston, Poles in Ealing, and Kurds in Haringey stood up to the thieving thugs at night, then spent the day helping repair the damage.

Across the country, ethnic communities have emerged as the heroes of the week's riots - and, in the case of the three Muslim youths who were killed as they defended their neighbourhood in Birmingham, its martyrs. They have shown themselves to be not just as law-abiding as the Anglo-Saxons, but far more inspiring.


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