I go away for one weekend…


by Sunny
24th October, 2005 at 1:17 am    

…and look what happens. Sheesh! There isn’t a lot to say on the riots in Birmingham that hasn’t been said already said. As for the racist comments, well shame on some of you. I’ve just spent the last hour deleting over 200 comments from that thread and it is now closed. Yes, I need to sort out more admins. But the point is, I will not tolerate any racism towards the Afro-Carribbean, Asian or any other community. If you still spot any objectionable comments, email me.

Since you ask, I’ve been at a conference in Paris looking at the development of ‘minority ethnic’ (aka specialist / targetted / community / alternative) media that caters for Europe’s smaller communities. Not focused on alternative media, such as Indymedia, as much as reaching out to the new immigrants and how they can get themselves heard and work with each other. Will write about this more later. Really loved Paris.


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  1. Kulvinder — on 24th October, 2005 at 1:45 am  

    yeah, i would have deleted those sooner, except i have no idea what im doing. You put rohin incharge i swear.

  2. Inspirational — on 24th October, 2005 at 1:55 am  

    14 year old girl caught possibly stealing a weave from a beauty shop. She asked shop-keeper not to shop her to the police, as her immigration status was questionable.

    Guy at shop had other ideas. Kept her back – overnight. Had friends, brothers, cousins, family round to “have a go” and by the next day she had been gang-raped by 19 men.

    This happened on tuesday and there has been tension in Birmingham ever since. One black man was stabbed to death last night – in the head, another 4 injured. Houses and shops looted and cars burnt down.

    But to be quite frank, not sure what all the fuss is about. Youths from Alum Rock, Spark Hill and Spark Brook have been systematically gang-raping under-aged white and Asian girls for years. They seem to have a predilection for Sikh and Hindu girls especially, which as a Muslim myself I find disgusting. But then what is the point preaching to the perverted.

    They can’t call themselves Muslims, they’re inhuman. It sickens me the fact that this seems to be a recurring occurence in our community. Something’s not right, something needs to be done. It (the riots) were going to happen sooner or later, I guess this was the flash-point that was about to spark any day.

    This happens to so many Asian girls, but they are often too scared to speak out. The people that carried this out need to hang their heads in shame, and we as a community need to decide how not to simply brush this under the carpet.

  3. and im a christian — on 24th October, 2005 at 3:06 am  

    The person above me obviously is not muslim nor asian.

    He is black trying to divide the asian community on basis of religion. The allegations made by the Blacks are basless and as the police have stated in their press conference. Their is no shred of evidence to that crime in that shop.

    The 5 people arrested were those who were arrested for public order offences during the protest by the blacks.

    It seems the blacks have been played for fools in their community by vile racist people who have immense hatered for asians to cause a riot as an excuse. An oppertunity to loot, attack shops, cars, muslim and sikh places of worship and innocent asians.

    Blacks need to find out who started the rumours and apologise to Asian community before things get out of hand and retaliation takes places from the asians gangs.

  4. Rohin — on 24th October, 2005 at 9:25 am  

    “You put rohin incharge i swear.”

    Kulvinder you cheeky monkey. I wasn’t put in charge! I was just ineffectively trying to calm those f*ckwits down.

    “Since you ask, I’ve been at a conference in Paris”

    Since you ask? We didn’t ask, stop showing off!

  5. leon — on 24th October, 2005 at 9:47 am  

    Welcome back Sunny, the conference sounds interesting, look forward to hearing more about it.

  6. j0nz — on 24th October, 2005 at 10:47 am  

    Quite frankly anyone who keeps saying ‘the blacks’ or ‘the asians’ has probably got their own issues with race. For one it just sounds crass.

    I know you may argue it’s semantics but it just doesn’t sound right IMO.

  7. Siddharth — on 24th October, 2005 at 11:14 am  

    Sunny
    I think you are completely to blame. Every time you post a story that links enthnicity with sexual assault, we either get the BNP marching or we get this.
    You have a lot to answer for you, you, you, you…
    Welcome back! ;-)

  8. Sunny — on 24th October, 2005 at 1:14 pm  

    Haha! Rohin I’m sure someone asked at one point ‘where is Sunny the bastard and why hasn’t he deleted all these offensive comments yet’? So, just responding.
    Siddartha, I know! I’m worried that I’m being too widely read :(

  9. pecan — on 24th October, 2005 at 6:52 pm  

    SUNNYYYYYY…Boy are we glad to see you!!! next time hand me the power to read and delete. i would have loved to get rid of some of the stuff that was said!Least its done now, cheers.

  10. shihab — on 24th October, 2005 at 8:24 pm  

    It’s great that all the racist crap has been taken off, but why is And I’m a Christian allowed to make such sweeping generalisations about black people?

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