Skip to comments.UK : Hundreds clash in street battle
Posted on 10/02/2006 1:03:08 PM PDT by Republicain
A teenager was stabbed when hundreds of people became involved in a battle on the streets of Preston. Trouble centred on the Jamea Masjid mosque in Clarendon Street, Avenham, for more than four hours last night (Sunday) and led to a massive policing operation.
Preston's police chief said the problems were triggered by local youths throwing stones at cars belonging to people attending the mosque.
This sparked a response from around 200 people inside the mosque who came out to defend those under attack.
It resulted in one 16-year-old Asian youth being stabbed in the arm, but ambulance crews were turned back as the police felt it was too dangerous for them to enter the scene.
Fighting continued into the early hours and led to police requiring back-up from officers as far away as Lancaster and Burnley.
Chief Supt Mike Barton, divisional commander for the area, said more than 100 officers were deployed and he was treating the incident as race-related.
He said: "Some people I spoke to at the mosque insisted it wasn't racial but I think some people at the mosque believe it was.
"Until we actually find the offenders and speak to them, and because some people believe it to be racial, then that's how we'll treat it."
Insp Simon Hayes, force incident manager for Lancashire Police, described the incident as "community tension" with youths on the streets in a "confrontational mood".
He said: "As a result of that, there was a high-level policing operation to reassure the public and disperse these groups.
"There was no major disorder or serious incident."
Ilyas Desail, of the Jamea mosque on Clarendon Street, said: "It is not a mosque issue, it is a community issue.
"It is the month of Ramadan and that is the only reason the mosque has been brought into this.
"We are all upset by this, everyone is upset. No one is going to be happy with the tarnishing of such great efforts we have made in Preston in the past 40 years."
A mother-of-three, 33, from Clarendon Street, said: "It's getting ridiculous and for the past two nights there's been fighting."
Its a quagmire! The Brits need to pull out of Lancaster now!
"Triggered by" -- actually, People who have had it with Islam and the ROP and a bunch of baloney that's been coming down for the last 20 years.
I think the chickens are coming home to roost. First the guys in Australia who stood up to the gangs roaming the beaches. Then the Pope and the Prime Minister of Australia. Now this. People are not buying the CAIR diversity baloney. (Not to lump the Pope with street gangs ....)
Something in it is SO RIGHT.
Just the beginning, I bet.
Be interesting to see if this spreads tonite.
This may be off-point but I just returned from London. On the way to the airport, there were at least three huge billboards on the highway (M4?) that read, "Has anything good ever come from America?". There was no credit on the billboard. I came very close to tears although the cab driver didn't notice.
I guess Great Britain has chosen sides on the war with Fascism.
I thought it was a political ideology like Marxism and Nazism.
So did I.
Like besides British ass? It's that bad over there?
This is a strange article. 200 people poured out (one stabbed) and there is no description of the perps throwing rocks (and presumably armed with a knife).
Was this 1, 10, 50 youths? Male, female, mixed? What race?
I recall reading recently of brawls between blacks, primarily of Caribbean descent, and "Asians" (often Brit press code for people of Pakistani extraction) in another English city. I wonder if that's what this is.
Joh 1:45-46 GNB
(45) Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one whom Moses wrote about in the book of the Law and whom the prophets also wrote about. He is Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth."
(46) "Can anything good come from Nazareth?" Nathanael asked. "Come and see," answered Philip.
What needs to be done, is that we need a British John Howard who will basically say, either accept our values or get the hell out.
""Asians" (often Brit press code for people of Pakistani extraction)""
Pakistani, Indian or Bangladeshi normally. It's not 'press code' though, it's common usage.
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