ST GEORGE PARADE CANCELLED DUE TO FEAR OF BRITISH MUSLIMS RIOTING
The parade which ironically celebrates St George's defeat of a dragon and England's cultural heritage was expected to traverse through Bradford which is home to a large Pakistani muslim community. The parade was due to attract more than 10,000 people.
From Dailymail: "The Rev Tony Tooby, chairman of governors at St Philips primary school, which was due to take part, said: "We wanted the route to include where some of the riots had taken place to educate our young people.
"The police and council just kept telling us that the reason for their objection was 'health and safety'. They proposed another route which was ridiculously short. The march would have been over before it began.
"Unfortunately, there's a fear that someone may have used it to cause violence.
Local Tory MP Philip Davies said: "This was a prime opportunity to promote integration in a celebration of being British. "The police and council, whether it's through political correctness or whatever, have failed miserably. It's frankly pathetic."
The Bradford riots occurred in 2001 just a few months prior to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center --and prior to the Western world's realization that it was the target of Islamic jihad.
The riots were sparked by the stabbing of a local "Asian youth" by National Front supporters. They ended with more than 300 police injured and 297 people arrested. The riot was estimated to have involved 1000 muslim youths who attacked businesses cars, shops and property.
A notable point of the rioting was the firebombing of Manningham Labour Club, which was a recreational centre. A 48-year-old muslim man barricaded the doors of the club, then petrol-bombed it while more than twenty elderly members were inside. Thereafter between 60 and 100 muslims of Pakistani ethnicity smashed windows and threw Molotov cocktails into the club, forcing the club members to flee upstairs until the attackers were dispersed by riot police. Exits were blocked by burning cars so they could not flee the building.
The most expensive act of the riot was the arson attack of a BMW dealership, which had previously been attacked in a 1995 disturbance. It was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished entirely. Several public houses and a Sky Newsfilm crew were also attacked and their equipment thrown onto flaming barricades.