Nov 20 2011
Bradford City Council was accused of inciting racial hatred by publishing leaflets that showed rubbish-strewn pavements – and appeared to place the blame on Muslims.
UK DAILY MAIL (H/T TROP) A Labour council was at the centre of a race row last night after printing a leaflet targeted at Muslims that invoked the name of Allah in urging them to stop littering the streets. The pamphlet, titled ‘Be proud of your environment’, used the Quran to lecture them about breaking the law and making a ‘horrible’ mess of the city. It said: ‘We should respect Allah’s creations and the environments they live in. We should not act with ungratefulness by treating our surroundings with disrespect and throwing litter.’
It was aimed at an area of the city boasting a high concentration of Muslims and which the council says has a problem with messy streets. ‘The pamphlet said: ‘Muslims are able to pray anywhere in the world . . . we always have to keep our place of prayer clean – so why not start with the streets and neighbourhoods that we live in?’
LOOK AT THE MUSLIM FILTH IN THIS LONDON STREET:
Conservative councillor John Robertshaw said he was ‘mortified’ to discover 16,000 of the ‘full-colour, glossy’ leaflets. ‘If these had gone out, the council could have been charged with inciting racial hatred, suggesting that litter dropping is exclusive to, or more prevalent among, Muslims,’ he said. (But Muslims ARE pigs. Have you ever been in their countries?)
‘A leaflet encouraging people not to drop litter, specifically targeting believers in Islam, is so outrageous that I still find it hard to believe that this has happened. Last night, Ian Greenwood, the Labour leader of the council, admitted the idea had been insensitive and said that the leaflets had been withdrawn. (That’s a mistake. If you make Muslims angry enough, hopefully they will want to leave)