pennine:What greater “Hate Crime” can there be than mowing innocent people down on a London bridge, then partake in a frenzied attack upon everyone you can get your hands on in a market square with knives. Following this horrific incident by three men (all of foreign extract-one i believe was from Italy, but maybe not fully Italian native as such) within days an innocent Non-Muslim woman on her way to her job at a nursery is set upon by three women in dark clothing, she is beaten & knifed & her life spared only by a man who was passing by. While the three women were attacking their victim they are chanting from the koran & invoking their deity known as Allah. BBC whilst reporting of the attack, strangely omitted to mention the koran utterances & that Allah was mentioned. Seems “hate crime” only exists, if it’s a Muslim suffering it -or thought to be suffering it.
Courtesy of Mr Vincent van der Born & The Old Continent
London: Unable to track Jihadists but police arrests 25 people for “Islamophobic hate crimes”
Two days before the U.K. general elections, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan went on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. In a heated debate with host Piers Morgan, he was grilled over not keeping tabs on jihadists returning from war zones. In response, he blamed cuts to the Metropolitan Police’s budget, which according to Sadiq Khan made it impossible for him to keep track of those returning home. He stated:
“I can’t follow 400 people (…) the Met Police budget, roughly 15-20 percent is funded by me, the Mayor. The rest is funded by central government. If the Met Police budget is being shrunk and reduced, they’ve got to prioritise and use their resources in a sensible, savvy way.“
So what is the sensible, savvy way to spend those ‘dwindling’ resources according to Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Metropolitan Police? In the space of a week, homegrown terrorists kill innocents in Birmingham and London, another two attacks in a long series of steadily worsening, Islamic-inspired, terrorist attacks. How do you respond to that? Mayor Khan’s response is clear: complaining on Facebook and Twitter about
“a significant spike in incidents of hate crime and Islamaphobic incidents.”
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police is using its, according to the mayor, insufficient resources, to increase:
“the number of officers on the streets and in communities to reassure local people that they are able to go about their daily lives in peace and without fear of harassment or intimidation.“
There is no money to follow 400 foreign fighters, but there is money for “dedicated ward officers” to make contact with “local places of worship to encourage them to report hate crimes and to reassure those who congregate there that the police will take these crimes seriously.” The Metropolitan Police even boasts about having made 25 arrests for hate crime offences since Saturday.
The Metropolitan Police’s response to terrorist attacks, meanwhile?
“Following the terrorist incidents in Europe in recent years, we have anticipated that similar incidents in the UK may lead to a greater need to support those communities that are more vulnerable to becoming victims of hate crime, and we have taken action accordingly. All hate crimes are reviewed by a Detective Inspector and the MPS has also increased specialist investigators within the 32 London borough community safety units by 30 per cent, with more than 900 specialist members of staff dedicated to investigating all hate crime and domestic abuse crimes.“
No wonder that “year on year [the Metropolitan Police] are seeing an increase in all areas of hate crime.” This is the ‘prioritisation’ Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for: investing in the ability to catch people in the act of ‘hate crimes’ after a large terrorist attack. Complaining about budget cuts is an election scam. It is the priorities that are crooked.
Met Police – 25 hate crime arrests have been made since the terror attacks in London on Saturday night.