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London ‘Gay-Free Zone’ Now Threatening Women Who Show Hair

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Gay-free zone? (Re: Jackasses only)

We warned you in February about the “Gay-Free Zone” stickers that began appearing in East London, threatening England’s homosexuals to stay the F out. The stickers adorning lampposts and telephone poles read, “Arise and Warn. Gay free zone. Verily Allah is severe in punishment.” At the same time, five muslim extremists were arrested for handing out anti-gay pamphlets calling for homosexuality to be met with the death penalty. Sounds like a lovely neighborhood, right?

Rather than push back against this alarming wave of homophobia, the city chose to run from it. Last month, East London’s Pride Parade was cancelled amid fears of anti-gay violence. Today, the disturbing barometer goes up a few notches more.

East London women who fail to wear headscarves, or hajib, are being threatened with death, according to new reports. has the story:

Islamic extremists bent on imposing Sharia law have threatened women and told them to cover up their heads, it has been claimed. One woman was told she faced death if she failed to don the hijab, or headscarf, in east London’s Tower Hamlets.

Signs warning the area is a “gay-free zone” have also been seen while posters at bus shelters featuring models and a Bollywood film have been defaced with black paint. Incidents involving posters have also happened in Birmingham.

An Asian Whitechapel shopkeeper, who is not a practising Muslim and who dresses in western clothes, said she was told to cover up last month or face a boycott of her pharmacy. When she went to the press a man came to the shop, she said, telling her, “If you keep doing these things we will kill you”. She spoke to police last week.

The news comes after Iraqi Mohamed Al Hakim, 30, was spared jail for threatening to kill his cousin if she didn’t cover her head. He claimed Alya Al Safar, 21, had branded her family as “bitches and whores”. But firebrand Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary insisted the Muslims were only giving “advice”.

Um, can we please get some police foot traffic in this neighborhood? And can we rip down those ridiculous “Gay-Free Zone” signs? What on earth are British authorities, let alone residents, tolerating this insanity for? Take back your neighborhood, boys and girls.

Why is this misogyny and homophobia being tolerated in one of the gayest cities in the world?

  • They’re definitely entitled to their opinions and beliefs, but once it starts crossing into making others fear for their lives then I think it’s gone too far.

  • Honestly, people are probably afraid they’re going to get blown up.

  • City leaders need to take back their city. I don’t see how its legal for Islamic extremists there to make the laws and rules for themselves.

  • Just plain bad news that they do this! Not right at all!

  • Drew Hoffman

    I’m all for religious tolerance– people are free to believe any crazy sh*t they please but these Islamic extremists are endangering others. If they don’t want to live in a free society, they should move to one of the oppressed countries that are run by religious zealots and leave everyone else alone!

  • Adam Kuglin

    Far be it from me to want to disinclude anyone who’d like to participate in the opportunities living in the west provides, but that means adapting to the cultural norms we have here, or at least accepting that we have different cultural norms and that we’re not beholden to yours. It’s a tradeoff, and if you can’t make that tradeoff, stay where you are instead of bringing your vile behavior to our countries.

  • do not forget about the Republicans!

  • Seems to me the municipal government in London needs to grow a big hairy pair and stop this silliness. A group’s right to practice their faith and attempt to convert others to it ends when they attempt to force or legislate that faith.

  • Maяk Яichдяd Mдиlєy

    this sounds about right for muslim extremists, being british ive always been brough up to tolorate others and accept others for who there are, but i dont accept when other cultures ram there ideals and tell me how to live my life and others on there ideals and values, so again religion and its brain washing affects our community, i just thank the lord that my goverment will stamp out this behavour, and the police, which is not mentioned is the london gay police force which works in partnership there, however this is disgraceful and will not be tolorated

  • This article makes no mention of concerns of the march being hijacked by the English Defence League in the decision making. I understood this is why we were concerned about damaging our relationship with the Muslim community. Jon, London

  • Buddy Englett

    Hatred and bigotry are everywhere and if left unchecked they are powerful forces. The officials in London should take this seriously and take action, lest it get worse.

  • Anonymous

    people should be tolerant of each other.. in this case if muslims, who are not culturally native brits, don’t like whatever it is british society is serving then the mulsim individual should return to his native repressive country. See if he can live his life as he sees fit there w/o repression.

  • David Pekovic

    As disturbing as these instances are, their importance are being exaggerated. The main reason why the East End Pride was cancelled was because it was discovered that a member of the organising committee had a background in a far-right nationalist organisation. The organisers did not want to be associated with that and also didn’t want to stir up community tension. Don’t forget that this is one of the poorest and most deprived areas in the country and social injustice creates social problems, including violence and intolerance.

  • ShowMeGuy

    Why is this happening? Because these right-wing Muslim nuts killl their own Muslim brothers and sisters if they receive objections to their ignorant ways.  You can’t use logic to fight a war against insanity.   This is why true Muslim people don’t stand up to their freak-right camp…easier to move to the next *new* place.
    And yes, Christians have the same problem within their own community but the wing-nuts don’t make a habit of killing people.

    The only thing which stops these right-wing nut Muslim fascists is their own death.

  • ShowMeGuy

    That’s how the right-wing-nut Muslims work their magic.  They move to where you live, then inform you that you will now live as they say or you will be killed.  You either convert, die, or pack up and move.
    Since the liberal left-wing Muslims have been conditioned to not fight back… is up to ALL other citizens to destroy the fascist right-wing Muslim zombies.

  • Elizabeth Mills

    They need Lady Gaga to stop by and lead an army of fabulous gays in the world’s most outlandish Gay Pride parade–with police protection for good measure!! 🙂