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Sheffield, England ... an Islamist colony in the making?

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Submitted by Bryony Quibell (United States), Dec 6, 2004 at 17:43

I live in Sheffield, England, and I share the concerns of all the writers from Denmark. I am troubled to hear that in Copenhagen, Odense and other Danish cities your native population is having to live with a seemingly hostile and ever growing Islamic community.

I am not against immigration as such - it can bring many benefits - but people who enter a new country must do so to work, to earn a living, be law abiding and willing to integrate with and respect the host community.

The concerns you have in Denmark are very much shared in England. Cities such as Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Leicester, Coventry, Nottingham, Southampton, Bristol and of course London are becomingly more and more Islamic and our English culture, traditions and values are under threat.

English people feel scared to question or criticise Islam for fear of being branded as racists or cultural bigots. Others fear the loss of a job or career could result from daring to speak out.

Sheffield has changed irrevocably since Tony Blair and the Labour Party came to power in 1997. Socialist policies have allowed a significant increase in immigration from Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Albania, Iraq, and Iran. Native Sheffield people feel 'swamped' by all this immigration as we can see our city changing before our very eyes. It's like a domino effect - one district becomes 'globalised' and another neighbourhood soon follows. And there seems to be nothing we can do to stop it as the Government insists we are all one multi-cultural and diverse happy family. Yeah right!

Sheffield is also experiencing worrying incidents of violent crime, gun crime, drug problems and sexual assaults. These are not all due to immigration, but it is reasonable to say that the entire fabric of society seems to be breaking down. And on top of all this we have a profound and disturbing social change looming over us - that of militant Islam gaining more ground and influence across Europe. No wonder English people in general want to pack their bags and move to Australia and New Zealand for a new life!

If something is rotten in Denmark it certainly is here. Sheffield was built by the steel industry .... but its future may be just another globalised Islamist colony.

Long live Denmark! Long live Sheffield!
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