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Saturday, 14 March 2009

The Joys of Diversity & Cultural Enrichment (III)

Back to the traditional format. This time, we have Belgium and the United Kingdom competing for the title of 'most beneficial immigration policy'.

1) United Kingdom

A bus driver in Croydon ploughed into a newsagents shop as two knife-wielding youths tried to rob him - as the vehicle was in motion.

From the Croydon Guardian:

'About 27 people are believed to have been on board the 250 bus travelling down Parchmore Road towards Thornton Heath last night at 10pm.

Two youths, described as black males aged about 18, threatened the bus driver with a knife and also threw a fruit drink over his cab.

It is believed that they were trying to get his cash box.

This caused him to crash the double decker vehicle through the window of Yogi News, which is on the corner of Parchmore Road and Beulah Road.

Miraculously, no one was hurt in the incident.'

Miraculous indeed. What's more miraculous to me is that some local officials were more concerned about the inclusion of the word 'black' in the article than the incident itself.

2) Belgium

Hat tip: Gates of Vienna.

A man in western Flanders was pulled out of his car and set on fire by men who appeared to be North Africans, it was reported on Tuesday.

From Tuesday’s La Dernière Heure, full credit to GoV's Baron Bodissey for the translation:

Man assaulted and set on fire in Tielt
He was pulled from his car, and after stealing his wallet, three men doused him with gasoline and set him on fire

TIELT — A 39-year-old man from Tielt (West Flanders) was admitted to University Hospital (UZ) in Ghent with serious injuries after a bizarre attack that occurred at dawn Tuesday on the Ieperstraat in Tielt. The man was attacked and set on fire, the Bruges prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.

The Tielt resident’s occupation involved driving people to and from the airport. While on his way to pick up a client at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, his way was blocked on the Ieperstraat in Tielt by a car with three people in it. They emerged from their vehicle and dragged the man out of his car. After stealing his wallet, the three men doused him with gasoline and set him on fire.

They then fled.

A witness was able to call for help. Before the man lost consciousness, he was able to indicate that the three attackers were French-speakers of North African appearance. He also said they were driving a gray BMW.

The man was taken to UZ Ghent and is in critical condition. His life is still in danger. It is unknown whether the attackers knew their victim. The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Judicial Police.

Sounds like things are more tickety boo in Belgium than they are here! Wake me up when common sense prevails, please.


Dr.D said...

In the Croydon incident, I must admit, I was immediately amazed at the mention that the attackers were BLACK. It is so FACTUAL! So to the point, without beating around the bush! How can that be allowed in modern PC Britain?

With information like that, it will be increasingly difficult to deny where the problems come from.

Will it occur to any one that if there were no French speaking North Africans (Algerians?) in Flanders, the likelihood of this second incident would be just about nil? Can you, even in your wildest imagination, re-write that to say, "French speaking Walloons" and then go on to describe the same action? I don't think so. Europeans do not set each other on fire; this is an African thing.

I wounder what the solution to that problem could be? Maybe no Africans?

mksviews said...

Ah multiculturalism, when will people in the west get it. Perhaps when it's just too late.

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Dr. D:

The papers here are always very quick to mention when a suspect is white these days, so it's become a sort of informal code; if it says white, they're white, if it's omitted, they're not.

I largely agree with you here - I don't think African culture and societies are such that importing them seems a good idea.

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...


That's what I fear, yes.