UK: Whites scared, white-owned businesses stoned in a racially divided Bradford ‘heading for disaster

by Liam Deacon

Areas of Bradford, England, are No Go Zones for certain ethnic groups and the city is “heading toward disaster,” councilors have warned, citing attacks on a synagogue and white businesses in ‘Asian’ areas.

Bradford Council’s Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee chairman Arshad Hussain slammed ethnic segregation and failed integration, and blamed political correctness for making the situation worse.

Too many people are “scared to speak up in case they caused offense,” he warned, adding there are “many areas of this city” where people were afraid to go depending on their ethnicity — i.e. No Go Zones.

Another councilor, Vanda Greenwood, added that young women did not feel safe in parts of the town because of gangs of young ‘Asian’ men, the Telegraph and Argus reports.

The shocking comments — Hussain branded the situation a “horrible state of affairs” — came as the Scrutiny Committee discussed a new report addressing integration in the city, in response to the Government’s Casey Review, which highlighted divisions.

The Casey Review, published a year ago, called on communities to integrate, slamming “regressive religious and cultural ideologies,” and highlighting self-censorship out of fear of being “labeled racist”.

Just last month, Dame Louise Casey, the author, spoke out again, saying integration had failed and claiming political correctness has aided Muslim extremists.

Councilor Hussain argued that divisions were getting worse in Bradford, describing shocking attacks on white-owned businesses.

“Community relations in this city were a lot better 25 years ago. Are we really achieving what we are supposed to be achieving? I don’t think so. Last month on Bonfire Night in my ward, three pubs were stoned by Asian youths,” he said.

The Red Lion and Round Thorn pubs, in the West of the city, were among those targeted on the 5th of November, according to the Telegraph and Argus.

“These were the only white businesses in the area. No Asian businesses were attacked. They were targeted because they were white,” he added.

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