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Bingham: Muslim Family Forced to Move From Home After Anti-Muslim Attacks

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Islamophobes are celebrating, their strategy of intimidation worked–this time.

Family quits Bingham after anti-Muslim attacks

by Catrin Nye (BBC)

A Muslim family say they have been forced to move from their home after offensive graffiti and a cross wrapped in ham were left outside their house. Murad Alam, 39, said his wife and two sons, aged eight and 10, had moved out of their home in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, to a “safe” place.

Mr Alam said he had found his son plotting escape routes on his computer after the “horrific” attacks last year. “My wife and children also had names called at them in the street,” he said. “The first incident was when the big, wooden cross, wrapped in ham, fell into the house after a knock at the door,” said Mr Alam.

He said they had names such as “Paki” and “tramp” shouted at them in the street. “The kids have been abused a number of times; the eldest had smoke blown in his face by an elderly local gentleman.” Offensive graffiti was also painted on the path outside the family home.

“It really annoys me that they should use a cross and try and turn this into a religious argument,” said Mr Alam. “My family were terrified from the very first incident; my wife had never experienced racism, neither had my kids.

“In fact I had to explain to my children what racism even was, because they’re so young they didn’t understand the concept that someone could dislike you because of your skin colour or religion.”

The family has now moved to West Bridgford where they say they feel safe.

Mr Alam said Bingham was generally a nice area with a good reputation and it was a shame it had been tarred by their experiences.

“The week before we moved there, Bingham was named the eighth best place to live in the UK – but that’s if you’re white – there are not many Asian or black faces there. It is a nice, generally middle-class village and I’m sure most of the people there are great, it’s just these choice few.”

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  • mindy1

    No he does not

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    but your cousin does not define him or herself primeraly as a yourcousinwithguns does he/she?
    Sir David

  • Talking_fish_head

    and some movies based on Pigs or pigs as main characters for example: Miss Piggy is my favorite muppet

  • mindy1

    What is your evidence? Fundalmentalists of all stripes are hateful-I wanna start a planet for fundamentalists, so us the normal people can be left ALONE

  • mindy1

    No, my cousin is a gun owner but not hateful

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    I agree. Pigs are adorable. They are highly intelligent, social animals. Quite frankly, I like pigs more than I like some people.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    Which is why an Asian Muslim family was driven out of the suburbs by a bunch of hateful white trash types? I’d say you guys seem to be much bigger on hate than any Muslim I’ve ever known.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    That’s because they hate us no matter what.

    When we concentrate in urban areas, we’re accused of ‘ghettoizing.’ When we move to the suburbs, we get ‘white flight.’

    When we build new mosques, we’re ‘implementing shariah.’ When we crowd to old mosques, we’re ‘creating safety hazards.’

    When we marry fellow Muslims, we are accused of ‘not assimilating.’ When we marry non-Muslims, we are accused of ‘stealing white women.’

    When we send out kids to madrassahs, we are accused of indoctrinating them. When we send out kids to public schools, we are accused of infiltrating Euro-American Christian culture…

    Like I said, we just can’t win. Despite the protests of the ‘anti-Jihad’ crowd, it IS about Islam. They don’t want to allow us the freedom to practice Islam in any way, shape or form.

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    You have guns and you talk hate.
    Anyone else see a conection?

    Sir David

  • Americanwithguns

    This is wonderful. I’m glad Europe is beginning to wake up to how much Islam hates everything not Islamic.

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    Unfortunatly if Mr Alum could get a gun then the nutters could too . Or are you suggesting shooting those who paint grafitti?
    I prefer it this way Guns are difficult to get and if you are seen with one outside a gun club or hunting area. Everyone should ring 999
    Last year there were less than 400 gun related deaths in the UK population 60 million ish
    That is less than New York City never mind other major areas in the USA

    Sir David

  • Jon Diamond

    Lately, in the United States, the gun control issue has come to the forefront in the media.

    This story is a perfect example of why I am against gun control. Had people in England had guns, would racists be as bold in their actions against this man and his family. He had to move. How could he defend himself? Was he going to protect his family with a kitchen knife? The problem was that Mr. Alam was an easy target that these cowards could feast on.

  • Leftwing_Muslim_Alliance

    Loons complain that muslims live in close knit communities or ghettos then when folks move somewhere where they are no muslims they are harrassed !
    Muslims cannot win .
    Sir David

  • Talking_fish_head

    bunch of barbarians, harassing an innocent family with young kids who are probably scared for life

  • mindy1

    Aww so wrong :(

  • Reynardine

    Me too.

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    I agree.

  • Tanveer Khan

    Such a shame…

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