The two most important details in this story are these:
1. “I was alarmed at first but you come to expect things like that, it’s become common place [sic] in east London.”
Commonplace in east London. And just imagine what east London will be like in five years, or ten.
2. “The Met Police said they were unaware of the incident.”
Probably they were too busy tracking the latest incidence of “Islamophobia.”
Then there is the Daily Mail, the worst newspaper in the Western world, shamelessly pandering:
“Allahu Akbar translates from Arabic as ‘God is the greatest.’ The phrase has earned an unfortunate association with terrorism because extremists have been heard shouting it during recent attacks.”
Yes, the cry of “Allahu akbar” was pure as the driven snow until it “earned an unfortunate association with terrorism because extremists have been heard shouting it during recent attacks.”
In reality, Islamic tradition notes that Muhammad screamed “Allahu akbar” as he launched his surprise jihad attack on the unsuspecting Jews of the Khaybar oasis. This cry has been a feature of jihad attacks since the beginning of Islam. But the Daily Mail is the worst paper in the Western world precisely because it reports well about jihad activity but indefatigably covers up the ideological origins of that activity, and vilifies everyone who calls attention to the motivating ideology behind jihad attacks.
Then there is this telling little detail, indicating the Daily Mail’s determination to police “Islamophobia” more thoroughly than the Met Police track jihad activity:
“The comments below have been moderated in advance.”
Only in a photo caption do we get the information that this was done outside a church: “A crowd of men wearing Islamic dress gathered outside a church in east London yesterday evening, shouting Allahu Akbar while playing gunshot noises on a speaker. A woman and a child walked past the scene which was described as ‘alarming.’”
“Dramatic video shows ‘Islamic protesters’ shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ and playing the sound of EXPLOSIONS at full volume in east London street,” by Liz Dunphy, Mailonline, September 27, 2017:
An unsettling video has emerged of protesters playing the sound of explosions while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ to rouse crowds in east London on Tuesday night.
Witnesses said that men wearing Islamic dress gathered in Seven Kings near Ilford at 7.45pm.
Two men repeatedly shouted Allahu Akbar into a microphone while playing gunshot sounds at volume on a speaker.
A witness, who asked not to be named said: ‘I was alarmed, I didn’t know what was going on. When someone shouts Allahu Akbar while playing gunshot sounds on a speaker it is deliberately trying to alarm.
‘There was a lot of commotion with a big group shouting and cheering whenever the men got closer with the speaker.’
Allahu Akbar translates from Arabic as ‘God is the greatest.’ The phrase has earned an unfortunate association with terrorism because extremists have been heard shouting it during recent attacks.
‘I have no idea what they were doing, but it was clearly some kind of protest,’ the witness said.
A bus driver stopped and asked them to move but the crowd refused and turned the speaker up to drown out the bus driver’s requests, the witness said.
‘I was alarmed at first but you come to expect things like that, it’s become common place [sic] in east London….
The Met Police said they were unaware of the incident.
Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer