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22 December 2008

Teenage girl's warning after gang attack

bosniamuslimarmymarch.jpgA TEENAGE girl has spoken of her terror after a vicious attack left her needing hospital treatment.

The 15-year-old was walking to her friend's home along Thursby Road at 6-40 p.m. on Sunday, when a gang of up to 20 young men started shouting abuse at her.

When she tried to walk away, two of the group ran after her and, as they grabbed her, one punched her twice in the ribs. The other stamped on her foot before she was able to get away and run home.

"It was really scary," said the girl, who did not want to be named. "They were on the other side of the road by the bus stop smoking when they saw me and that's when they started shouting. I had absolutely no idea who they were. I tried to ignore them but two of them came over to me and that's when one of them hit me and the other stamped on me. It really hurt and the pain is only starting to ease off now."

She was later taken to hospital where she was found to have bad bruising to her ribs.

The girl's mum said: "Something like this is extremely intimidating. It has really shaken her up. Luckily, the injuries were not as severe as they could have been. If it had been an elderly lady they had attacked she may not have been able to get away."

The youths, of Asian origin, are aged between 10 and 20 and Sgt Phil Carter, of Burnley police, said: "This appears to be a completely unprovoked attack on a young girl. We are urging anybody who may have seen this group of lads to come forward and help us with our investigation."

Anybody with any information can ring Burnley police on 01282 425001 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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just your typical average muslims doing what muslims do...why do we pretend to be surprised after allowing stone age barbarians to live amongst us?

Posted by: Merry | 22 December 2008

The debate over the trajectory of the western sociopolitical system and its strained relations with Islam is the most pivotal of our time. Muslims are in one of the most difficult phases of their history when malicious attacks including allegation of terrorism are being made on Islam and Muslims all over the world. The malicious campaign against Muslims is politically motivated. The world is obsessed by Islam. Anti-terror measures are ruining lives of Muslim youths. If you go around arresting young Muslims, you are going to find that you are going to ostracise this community. Young Muslims don’t need to be ostracized, they need to be engaged. According to the Arch Bishop, Rowan Williams, acceptance of some facets of Sharia not only “seems unavoidable”, but could actually improve social cohesion. Muslims should be able to choose to have marital or financial matters dealt with in a Sharia Court. Such courts should therefore be incorporated into the British legal system as a constructive accommodation with Islam. Schools are being asked to help “win hearts and minds” in the battle against violent extremists on both sides. British born Imams should go into schools to supplement the teaching of RE, PSHE and Citizenship so that all pupils can learn about the Holy Quran and Islam in the context of a multicultural society. OFSTED must make sure that their services should be fully utilised by the schools, otherwise, it will be waste of public money.

The British Establishment is wrong to assert that Imams and Masajid have been radicalising Muslim youths. The roots of extremism are in the British society and schools where institutional racism is at its peak. The racism within schools has got little media coverage. The school attended by 7/7 bombers in a part of Leeds known for its history of racial tension between British Asians and native Brits. Leeds council was so worried about the violence that it had to call in Foundation for Peace, a government funded peacekeepers who were used to keep Catholics and Protestants from killing one another in Northern Ireland. True message of Islam should be promoted because British media and society have always portrayed Islam in a negative way since Crusades and the siege of Vienna in 1683. School Curriculum should be used to convey a deeper understanding of Islamic faith, history and culture. Prison is not the answer of those who are vulnerable to, or are being drawn into violent extremism unless they have clearly committed an offence.

The greatest challenge to humanity is learning to live in a crowded and interconnected world that is creating unprecedented pressures on human society. The rector of Oxford’s largest Anglican Churches has called a Muslim call to prayers from the main Masjid “un-English”. This is a clear case of intolerance. Gibraltar is a British colony. Five Pound currency note has a queen image on one side and on the other side there is an image of the Muslim Conqueror with a sword in his hand. There is more hatred of Muslims seduced by the Western media, education system and church leaders like Bishop Nazir Ali. Catholic nuns have worn veils for centuries, with no public controversies arising. There is no reason why any girl’s school uniform can not now be modified to include a veil. Wearing a veil to school or to work must be a matter of choice for all.
Iftikhar Ahmad

Posted by: Iftikhar | 22 December 2008

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