LONDON: Religious fanaticism. A powder keg set to explode

By alansimons
September 13, 2011

"By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show." -Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 - I have just watched four short videos that vividly describe London, as seen today by many people living outside of the country. It is a city where religious fanatical groups can openly demonstrate for the annihilation of a country, demand British military veterans burn in hell, encourage jihad against Christians, propose war against Israel and scream for freedom/human rights be curtailed.

I wonder how long it will be before ordinary Londoners react and take firm issue against this wholly new form of religious fanaticism that is against the British democratic way of life that we have all learned to respect and value.

This is not the London many of us know, or now want to be part of. It is no longer the city where, on Sunday afternoons, I visited Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park, to hear and heckle speakers on subjects as diverse as supporting World Federal Government, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Pacifism, Socialism, Teetotalism, and a plethora of 'isms' one cannot recollect, other than remember them with a smile on one's face.

Samuel Johnson's affection for London has now taken on a completely new meaning. And I don't like it!

The four videos I describe above, can be seen at


Nigel Blumenthal

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:09

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Alan, what can one say ? - on this site, on this blog, you're preaching to the choir. The people who really need to see this material don't log on to the JC site or see the media that we see - they are the Guardian or Independent readers, and the consumers of the BBC's so-called "news". There are people who can see what's happening, and unfortunately the right-wing political parties have a field day attracting them. They are no more friends of the Jews than are the muslim extremists who preach their own brand of hate. We need to make hate speech and action totally unacceptable in this society; only then will we be able to clean up the racist scum, whether from the left or the right, whose actions are destroying the country we all hold dear.


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