In this, Odone said:
“In Southall, west London, a crowd of turbaned Sikh men stood guard outside their temples last Tuesday night. Some held swords, others hockey sticks as they defied the looters to approach. None dared.It’s almost as though immigrants never rioted, isn’t it? Almost as though they never commit any crime. It's almost as though the Muslim never plays the paedophile with our little girls, the Poles haven’t nicked all the work and every bloody foreigner under the sun haven’t gobbled up our council housing and corner shops.
Over in Whitechapel, rioters were held back by 1,500 Muslim men, mostly Bengali, but also Somalis, emerging from the mosque after evening prayers.
In Ealing, Monika Gnoinska, a Pole who came here 20 years ago, and her daughter Agneska, 27, decided that they couldn’t stand by and ‘watch these gangs wreck the country.’ Armed with brooms and dust-pans, they joined their eastern European neighbours in a collective clean-up operation...
Turks in Dalston, Poles in Ealing, and Kurds in Haringey stood up to the thieving thugs at night, then spent the day helping repair the damage.
ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ETHNIC COMMUNITIES HAVE EMERGED AS THE HEROES OF THE WEEK’S RIOTS... THEY HAVE SHOWN THEMSELVES TO BE NOT JUST AS LAW-ABIDING AS THE ANGLO-SAXONS, BUT FAR MORE INSPIRING.
For many Britons, who have long looked down on the newcomers, or mocked them for their Borat values, this will come as a surprise – probably an uncomfortable one. The burgeoning immigrant community has been caricatured as anti-gay, anti-women, and dangerously intolerant.
The sight of Polish Catholics, Punjabi Sikhs or Muslim Turks has filled liberal hearts with fears of social polarisation, and of religion intruding into the public square. Traditionalists suspect that the Muslim influx, in particular, threatens to destroy the already fragile hold of our Judaeo-Christian traditions: George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has warned the Government against taking in groups who fail to ‘understand our Christian heritage.’
The response to the riots should humble these sceptics. As a cluster of youths stood guard outside the mosque in Whitechapel, Josie Ensor, a Daily Telegraph reporter, asked if they had been moved to defend their own people. They shook their head: they wanted to protect THEIR COUNTRY, not just their community. THEIR PATRIOTISM, which echoes that of the Poles in Ealing, is striking, especially in an area where the BNP and English Defence League boast a growing presence…
Coverage of the riots has repeatedly focused on the damage to the ‘community’. This is ironic, given the total disregard for neighbours and local businesses that the mob has shown: THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS COMMUNITY FOR THE OWNER OF THE DELI IN DALSTON WHO HAS WITNESSED THE DESTRUCTION OF HER FAMILY-RUN SHOP AND THE TERRORISING OF HER ELDERLY FATHER. SOCIAL TIES OF DUTY, RESPECT, TRUST – IF THEY STILL EXISTED – HAVE GONE UP IN SMOKE...
Yet in the tight-knit enclaves peopled by Kurds, Sikhs, Poles and others, a strong sense of community does survive. Everyone knows each other and what they’re up to; and everyone shares a clear belief system. It is an environment that can prove distinctly uncomfortable for non-conformists: passing judgment is as much part of this existence as halal butchery or carp at Christmas.
But it also provides an invaluable safety net that makes the state’s assistance redundant. It is mutual obligations, not government incentives or punishments, that motivates members of such communities. Dependence on the state is largely seen as unacceptable.
Equally importantly, THE ALTERNATIVES TO THE FAMILY SO CHERISHED BY LIBERALS have never taken root: marriage is the model they live by and aspire to. Divorce is almost nil, single motherhood ditto; extended families living together are routine.
Strong immigrant families support their children, but also supply them with a lifelong moral compass. Many of those young people probably recognised, among the masked figures setting cars on fire and smashing shops, their schoolmates and neighbours. Perhaps they attend the same clubs or cinemas as the hooded boys and girls running riot. They may even have the same failing grades, and struggle under the same burden of illiteracy.
Yet these children are not morally illiterate. They know that looting is wrong. They also know that crime is punished: not necessarily by the police, but by parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins and neighbours. In the familiar surroundings of Ealing, Southall, and Birmingham, social stigma turns rule-breakers into pariahs.
OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES HAVE CHALLENGED THE BRITISH WAY OF LIFE. THEY HAVE DARED THEIR HOSTS TO REVIVE THEIR OWN MORIBUND COMMUNITIES, TO REBUILD BROKEN FAMILIES, AND TO ADHERE TO A MORAL CODE. CAN THE NATIVES MEASURE UP?”
'Dependence on the state is largely seen as unacceptable.' Oh really? So if state benefits were stopped tomorrow, the hardy, self-reliant immigrant communities wouldn't bat an eyelid? Remind me again, Cristina, weren't the cuts blamed by many for the rioters' behaviour?
'In the familiar surroundings of Ealing, Southall, and Birmingham, social stigma turns rule-breakers into pariahs.' I see. That'd be why the police are so successful at finding out who the 'rule-breakers' are within the immigrant communities, would it? Because their relations are always so keen on handing them in to the police? Jesus, Christina, what were you on when you wrote this crap?
'Immigrants love this country more than we do!' she says, without a trace of irony. Hey, Cristina! Who's this WE? You're an immigrant yourself, for goodness sake!
'The Poles, Turks and Somalis have shown up the natives during the riots.' As if we hadn't had enough of the pathologically ungrateful immigrant over the course of the last few days, along comes a foreign correspondent to top it all off.
Let me tell you something you already know, Cristina. Neighbourhood saviours of the native variety turned out en-masse in Enfield and Eltham and were demonised by the mainstream press as far-right vigilantes attempting to 'hijack' the riots for doing so. In such majority white enclaves as these, the police clamped down on Whitey for demonstrating his communal spirit and dispersed the assembled bravehearts.
The Sikhs, the Muslims and the Poles did not suffer such treatment. I mean, can you really not imagine what modern 'Britsh justice' would do to a white, British street defender if the cops caught him wielding a Sikh sword? There's one law for us in this country and there's another for the immigrant. Such law is exercised by the mainstream media every bit as much as it is by the politician.
By the way, Cristina, there is, at this moment an elderly gentleman who lies at death's door for doing his bit to disperse a posse of firestarting rioters. (Richard Mannington Bowes has since died) He's white. Would he be one of those who had failed to 'measure up'?
Always remember, folks, according to this immigrant journalist, we are a 'moribund' lot who 'adhere' to no 'moral code.' On the other hand, the immigrants are 'heroes' and 'martyrs' whose 'patriotism... is striking.' And there we were thinking that most of the arsonists, most of the looters and most of those out and about having a riotously good time at the expense of the English peoples were of immigrant origin. Oh, what fools are we, eh?
Your article, Cristina, manages to be nauseatingly PC and Brit-loathingly racist at the same time. Disgusting to the power of n, I say. Perhaps it's time you looked for a job at The Guardian, the BBC or The Mirror?
P.S. Odone would, of course, be right in one way. The PC crowd, the global elite, the media darlings, the multinational corporation owners, the banksters and their bought politicians have made made life hell for many's the indigenous Brit in recent times. The third-world immigrant, on the other hand, has had his botty buttered right royally by the same ghastly crew.
But is is our land. We made it.Those who came here against our will did not. Our ancestors are buried here, not theirs. We love this land. It will be ours forever. It will never belong to anyone but us. The over-rewarded, over-hyped media migrant who casts us as the despised untouchable in their foul, one world melodrama may wish this was not so.
But it is.
Odone was born in Nairobi, Kenya, to an Italian father, Augusto Odone, and a Swedish mother. Augusto Odone was a World Bank official.
A globalist pedigree to die for then.