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  • Poppy-burning extremist’s dad served 14 years in the Navy

    by Sunny
    14th March, 2011 at 9:40 am    

    Kudos to the Daily Mail for actually showing the other side of the extremist caricature it frequently perpetuates:

    The father of a Muslim extremist who burned poppies on Remembrance Day served in the Royal Navy as a police officer for 14 years, relatives have claimed. Mohammed Gouse Miah, 85, is said to be devastated by the actions of his estranged son Emdadur Choudhury, who was fined a paltry £50 by a judge for setting light to poppies and yelling ‘British soldiers burn in hell’ during the two-minute silence on November 11 last year.

    When he came to England, he worked for London Underground and later for British Rail as a ticket collector. Mr Miah, who is now retired, lives with his wife Hamida in a council flat in Bethnal Green,East London.

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    1. sunny hundal

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    1. Hermes — on 14th March, 2011 at 2:30 pm  

      That’s the big difference between first generation immigrants and their sprogs. Mohammed Miah came to the UK to improve his living conditions by working hard and contributing what he could to the ‘host country’. And I bet he didn’t have a big, unruly beard either because that would have marked him out as a ‘weirdo’

      I am prepared to bet that he was a religious man and obeserved his devotion through kindness and friendship at home and wherever he went.

      His offspring have never known hardship. They live in one of the world’s safest democracies, in peace and underpinned by a social security system and a National Health Service. But they choose to abuse dead soldiers who gave their lives so they could live in peace.

      Shame of these bastards! They are a disgrace to their parents, to other muslims and to Islam as a whole.

    2. Shamit — on 14th March, 2011 at 2:55 pm  

      Good post Sunny. Well done.

      I feel sorry for the old man - Mohammed Gouse Miah, 85.

      What a disgrace his son has turned out to be,

    3. douglas clark — on 14th March, 2011 at 3:47 pm  


      Completely off topic but yesterday I couldn’t access this site and today Liberal Conspiracy appears to be down.

      Are you aware of this?

    4. fug — on 14th March, 2011 at 5:38 pm  

      Did you just see what you did by calling him a bastard?

    5. Awakening Tempest — on 14th March, 2011 at 10:13 pm  

      I fail to understand the relationship between his fathers past career and the burning of the poppy?

      Nevertheless, one point I can make see is that this is an example of two Muslims on either end of the scale.

    6. Hermes — on 15th March, 2011 at 9:26 am  


      Two Muslims on either end of the scale? No, no no…one of them is a Muslim and the other a piece of slime. I will let you guess which is which.

    7. Awakening Tempest — on 15th March, 2011 at 10:04 am  

      Hermes - I guess I could have worded my comment a little more clear - what you have said is what I meant. But both believe in the same religion.

    8. Frankie K — on 15th March, 2011 at 4:55 pm  

      I asked a simple question why you had not equivalently defended the free speech of the Gateshead Koran-burners, Sunny. I didn’t use any abusive language. If you can’t address that it usggests this is not really about the principle of freedom to be offensive at all.

    9. jamal — on 15th March, 2011 at 7:01 pm  

      obviously burning a poppy isn’t the brightest thing to do.

      If people disagree with the war in afghanistan how are they to be heard?

      We never hear about the civilians killed in places like afghanistan or iraq they are all labeled militants its like they don’t matter.

    10. Optimist — on 18th March, 2011 at 11:17 am  

      While I disagree with burning poppies as was done to gain publicity by those involved - I think Hermes is getting rather over exited about this person. I bet Hermes never attended any of those marches against the illegal and immoral wars launched based on complete lies and have resulted in the deaths of over a million innocent civilians in Iraq alone. But many millions of people did march in this country and they feel betrayed the politicians who put the British soldiers’ lives also in danger.

      Also anyone who watched the excellent 4 part drama ‘Promise’ on Channel 4 would know how the Israeli fascist and racist regime is treating the Palestinians daily in the same way the Nazis treated the Jews before the war. Unless we support the Palestinians against the daily oppression from the occupation forces, we have no right to tell the Muslim youth not to burn a few poppies – even though that is a very stupid that act.

    11. pedro — on 26th March, 2011 at 11:21 am  

      “Also anyone who watched the excellent 4 part drama ‘Promise’ on Channel 4 would know…”

      You have to laugh really.

      Bangladeshi-Brits (Brits), Palestinians… all the same really.

      “The group claimed they were protesting against the presence of British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

      So Israel/Palestine comes into this how?

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