Do they get aggro ? I always thought most folks lived peacefully in Deepdale.True, figures are a bit out of date but in 2011 Muslims outnumbered Hindus 5 to 1 in Preston. However, in Deepdale, a "multicultural area" it was 300 - 1. However, Indians outnumbered Asians 5 - 1; the vast majority of Muslims in Deepdale are Indian - the same ethnic make up as East Leicester.
If anything Deepdale possibly has fewer Hindus now than a decade ago - certainly a Hindu family I knew living there worked every hour they could to afford to move away.
So the Muslims are brainwashed and cannot think for themselves and cannot see through groups like that? Or is it just the young amongst those groups?No, we are not in agreement. What has happened in the past month or so is different to petty disagreements Muslims & Hindus have all the time. This RSS group, or whatever name they go by, will cause thousands of Muslims to riot in Leicester if they're allowed to continue their antics.
So people want to come here, but they want to maintain the culture they had in their homeland? They need to,This is an interesting insight from back in 2010. I was in the city, teaching in an inner city school about a decade before.
It confirms most of what I observed from time spent with the kids and speaking to parents.
Most of the established community, Muslim and Hindu had arrived via east Africa. Mostly Gujrati with a common language, more racial similarities than differences.
There was no sign of violence or even conflict, some comments lead me to believe that some of the hindu kids looked down slightly on some Muslim kids but that was it.
The whole city was pretty much as harmonious as you could imagine. A completely different feel to it than a northern town like Blackburn or Bradford from a race relations perspective.
I think the religious demographic has changed a bit since my time there.
The hypothesis that these tensions have been 'imported' have a lot of credence in my view
Depends what you mean by aggro. It seems the Hindu family I knew in Deepdale were the last Hindu family on their street - off at George's road. They certainly felt very uncomfortable. However, they were born in India and spoke little English and Hindi whereas the majority of their neighbours were born in Preston but spoke Gujarati at home. Only one example and could be argued that neighbours don't always get along with each other in any street.Do they get aggro ? I always thought most folks lived peacefully in Deepdale.
When I was living on Brookfield if there was word going round that a group from another part of town was coming round to cause issues I'd have ran and hid in the attic - a few of my neighbours might have got tooled up and gone and "defended" the area but I would have definitely not been there and not caused any issues 😉So the Muslims are brainwashed and cannot think for themselves and cannot see through groups like that? Or is it just the young amongst those groups?
Unfortunately we'll see more of these "protests" now. This isn't going to be good for either the Hindu or Muslim communities as it's always going to be subjective as to who a "controversial" preacher is.https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/plea-peace-after-protest-durga-25069593
Leaders of all faiths in Sandwell today pledged solidarity and unity following a protest gathering outside a Hindu centre . Around 200 men gathered outside the Durga Bhawan Hindu temple and community centre in Spon Lane, Smethwick, last night, despite appeals from local faith leaders and police to stay away.
At one point some in the group attempted to climb the fence into the venue, triggering intervention by police in riot gear, who then formed a protective line to hold back the crowd. Some protestors, many in balaclavas, gestured aggressively and shouted slogans, while fireworks and missiles were thrown towards officers. There was one arrest.
The protest was planned after news emerged that the venue had booked a controversial Hindi preacher to give a sermon. The invite to Indian activist Sadhvi Rithambara was seen as particularly provocative in the aftermath of recent tensions in Leicester.
Unfortunately we'll see more of these "protests" now. This isn't going to be good for either the Hindu or Muslim communities as it's always going to be subjective as to who a "controversial" preacher is.
There was a rumour doing the rounds last weekend that things started when a group from India came into the country on Portuguese passports. Not heard this come again since but heard things about the Tories doing deals with Modi.Most, if not, all were born here.