The Islamization of London: A Photo Tour

Ned May is the co-proprietor (along with his wife) of the Gates of Vienna blog, which focuses on Islam and the Great Jihad, particularly in Europe. Before taking up blogging he was a mathematician, a computer programmer and a landscape artist. In the last few years he has devoted his attention to assisting the development of counter-jihad networks in Europe. When he is not blogging, writing for Big Peace, or being an activist with the International Civil Liberties Alliance, he works as a book editor.


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The Finsbury Park Mosque in North London was once the hangout of the notorious and picturesque Abu “Hooky” Hamza al-Masri, who is now in prison for terrorism offenses:

As Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan once famously said, “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.” Allah’s faithful soldiers march up and down the streets of London every day. Their bayonets pierce the skyline, proclaiming to the city that Islam has come, Islam has seen, and Islam will conquer.

Yet the mosques are not the most striking evidence of the Islamization of London. Great Britain is metamorphosing into a formerly Christian nation. The grim truth really begins to sink in when contemplating, for example, what used to be St. Mary’s Priory on St Ann’s Road in Tottenham. At first glance the façade looks familiar enough — the cross on the gable, the Gothic Revival windows, the niche in the wall with a statue of the Virgin:

The inscription below the niche reads Sancta Maria Mater Dolorosa Ora Pro Nobis — “Saint Mary, Mother of Sorrows, Pray for Us”:

But the building is no longer a priory, and St. Mary is no longer the proprietress of the establishment. Take a look at the main entrance of the building:

St. Mary’s Priory is now a madrassa. We love you ya Mohammed Rasulullah.

For the past two years, resistance to the Islamization of England has coalesced around a group known as the English Defence League, a grassroots working-class volunteer organization. On the tenth anniversary of 9-11, in response to a Muslims Against Crusades demonstration in front of the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square, the EDL mounted a counter-demonstration. Members of the EDL planned to show solidarity with the USA and respect for the victims of the terrorist attacks by laying wreaths in front of the embassy. When the day arrived, Anjem Choudary and his fellow radicals were allowed to declaim their invective against the United States and rant about the coming Caliphate through their bullhorns, while the peaceful demonstrators of the English Defence League were forcibly hauled away from the area by the police.

Such is the state of Modern Multicultural Britain.

Later that evening a large crowd of EDL people gathered in a pub on Edgware Road, not far from Grosvenor Square. A group of Muslims came into the place and attacked two men from the EDL with knives, sending them to the hospital with serious stab wounds.

When I visited the same pub two weeks later, there was no sign of any trouble. It was a peaceful, friendly place with ordinary English people sitting around talking, eating, and drinking beer. But a reminder of what had happened was posted on the window glass next to the main entrance:

Any witness who chose to come forward might want to consider this poster, however:

The police officer who talked to the witness and took down the report could well be a member of the Association of Muslim Police, recruited for the force under one of the many diversity outreach initiatives. Police procedures mandate that Muslim officers be included on the scene in cases where Islamic “sensitivities” might be an issue.

So a witness might have to talk to a Muslim cop under those circumstances. If you were an EDL supporter, would you step forward?

This is what London has come to. Halal food in all schools. No eating in front of your Muslim colleagues during Ramadan. Special accommodations for Muslims in public buildings. Officially sanctioned Sharia courts.

And above all, no “racist” speech. Muslims may gather and scream “Death to those who insult Islam!” with impunity. But a non-Muslim who objects to the spread of Sharia may be arrested, charged, convicted, fined, and slapped with an Anti-Social Behavior Order (ASBO) forbidding him from taking part in any activist events for several years.

This is the reality of 21st century Britain. This is not creeping Sharia, it is galloping Sharia.

Many thanks to Henrik Ræder Clausen of Europe News and Aeneas of the International Civil Liberties Alliance for allowing the use of their photographs in this article.

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  • Yuppie

    Portugal is practically muslim free

  • http://www.jihadwatch.org London Jim

    A thoroughly troubling article. .infact, deeply disturbing. No wonder I’m loring sleep over this and developing a siege mentality. .it really is a shockingly bad state of affairs which must needs be corrected before all hell breaks loose. Get ready folks, this is D Day.

    • Ros

      At least "forewarned is forearmed" as the saying goes,but if we choose to bury our collective heads in the sand over this we have no hope.Being aware that there is a problem is a step in the right direction……..but what next?It is very worrying.

    • ayrshireman

      1—There is halal food in most schools because many major cities in the UK will have some Muslim pupils. That dosent mean everyone has to eat it, even the Muslim kids.
      2- It is perfectly fine to eat with Muslim colleagues. There have been a couple of instances where Muslims have asked people not eat pork near them, but these were ignored, and there is no law or any sort banning it.
      3—There are five civil Sharia courts in England. None in Scotland, Wales or NI, and there are no plans to introduce more. The courts are bound by English law.
      4—Muslims cannot spread hate with impunity. It is ignored in the US that Muslim protestors who shout hate equally get arrested. There seems to be a myth that they dont.

  • http://notguity.blogspot.com/ Pym

    Let us put an end to this.

  • mumin

    its funny how most of you think the immorality the muslims are against drinking/prostitution/gambling and everything else on the sign are things you are 'losing'. Like its your culture and tradition thats being lost. "rape,pillage and plunder" is that the ways of old you still yearn? As for this being a 'punishment' for 'abandoning christ'…are you serious? so jesus was for this corrupted lifestyle?

  • Ros

    Our culture and tradition are being lost,there's no two ways about it. we are not sorry to see excessive drinking,prostitution,gambling(the examples you give) stopped,that's not our culture.Unfortunately,Christianity takes a back seat in this country and as such,so have morals been lost.Jesus was not for this corrupted lifestyle but not many people care anymore and if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything.

  • jocelyn

    Religion is all fiction and invented by humans alone!!
    A LOT OF CRAPP!!

  • raj

    if anyone is thinking , y to invite trouble fighting with a muslim.. they are wrong.. you are already in trouble.. So either way you are in trouble .. So y not fight like a brave one.. Throw these scumbags out of planet earth..

  • John S.

    What is going on in Britian is very sad. I do pray to God — The true Loving God of the Bible — to reverse all of this anti-British, Mulitcultral nonsense in all of His power and to have Britian, The US and the rest of the Western World to throw over the Islamist threat as Communism was over thrown in Eastern Europe in 1989. Muslims may have the right to worship whatever religion and god they want but they have no right to treat non-muslims like animals nor have the right to force non-muslims in Shiaria laws nor anti-Western viewpoints against their free will (violently or nonviolently.) we can only tolerate Islam if Muslims would tolerate our way of life. But so far Muslims have failed to hold forward their end of the bargin, doing what amonts to tyranny not tolerance, And shame to these British politians and bobbies who would rather chum up to the Islamists and act like Stepford Wives instead of doing their job of protecting their people and culture, while ensuring a true equal scoiety for Muslims and non-muslims alike. Thoughts from an American.

  • bhagavaan daas

    muslims must be deported to islaamic countries ——

  • Bandup

    In this era called KALIYUGA as per hindu calendar if you are peaceful, soft, honest and patient then they are not considered as virtues. they are the vices of the period and you are called weak. If you are arrogant, and proclaim your intentions through violence means then your voice is heard and you get all benefits and concessions. There are frantic and hardened Christians, Hindus, Jews, Chinese, Budhists and some other religions. But they are out numbered by the Hardened Islamists. Another wonderful point is if you are adamant (if i can say so)guy in the first mentioned religions then you will be snubbed by your own fellow brothers. where as if there are any modern( who give respect to other religious people) among Islam they don’t raise or dare raise their voices against the hard core among their religion. Otherwise they tacitly approve of their actions or they are more disciplined soldiers. For politicians of all hues they are vote banks. So they will win at any cost.

  • Mel Banks

    This is an interesting tour for you. I actually plan to head to Luton and I'm trying to find a hotel near Luton airport so that I would be able to wisely manage my time and take pictures that really matter. I am into interesting events and even controversial ones. Thanks for this post.

  • davarino

    I'm not feeling so multicultural any more. Its time for those who do not want to assimilate, to go home

  • Daniel Fagan

    Yes, first withdraw from NATO, Europe is already lost and would not fight for it's self, why waste resources? Withdraw from the UN, it is only a facilitator of the Calapat's rise to power. Kick out every Muslim legally possible from this country and place the rest under close scrutiny as Islam is more a political ideology than a religion. Allow NO Muslim to immigrate into this country for any reason. Target the city s of Mecca, Medina, Qum and any other significant Islamic center with city-killers (devices with a yield greater than 50 megatons) and make it no secret an attack on US will result in a terrible retribution. One can not reason with or trust these savages but you can make these monsters of Mohammad think twice. Perhaps realizing that the price is too high.

  • GuyMacher

    Will we use it wisely? Sadly, there is no indication we will.

  • Free4500

    Real Christian cultures aren't drowning in drugs, alcohol, gambling, porn, prostitution and hedonistic "concerts", either. Once Judeo / Christian culture was destroyed by Marxist Cultural infiltrators in the educational and media systems, then the fall of the west was inevitable. Yes, it's the "Death of the West". Islams effectiveness in invading the west can only be because the West has already collapsed from within. It's hollow and sick, spiritually. Ripe for invasion and conquest. It's the law of Nature and of God.

  • 77patriot

    Have you heard of the book, HOW CIVILIZATIONS DIE (and why Islam is dying too), by David Goldman? He asserts that even though the birthrate in Europe is below replacement levels, the birthrate in ISLAMIC countries is even lower—so much so that it is imploding.

  • ziontruth

    Agreed on the whole, except for that term "race hatred," which is appropriate only when racial, biological, genetic, inherited, inborn, immutable (you get the gist) characteristics are brought into the discussion. To use the terms "race" and "racism" for other than that is the numero uno Marxist evasion tactic.

    I'll add that exterminationism must be shunned and expulsionism should be embraced instead. For example, I don't want all the Islamic imperialists on my land killed, I just want them off my land.

  • S.Ducain

    You forget the the US is like an animal with a serious disease and cannot think or function properly. The US is a modern version of the Holy Roman Empire,
    so far ahead militarily that it has no challengers, but it is controlled by a powerful minority of unpatriotic Jews who are leading it into more and more wars. It's a very dangerous situation for the US and the World.

  • ziontruth

    "I've been called a racist on more than one occasion because of my beliefs and I find the charge deeply offensive."

    It's an ad hominem attack that's meant to offend, and that's the reason why the Marxists keep making it. The best course of action is to be through with being offended.

  • aquila

    I couldn't agree more. 99% of what people call "racism" is actually "valueism" or "culturalism" if one wants to put a tag on it.

    It's about having different values – that is what the fight is about. Different cultures can coexist only as long as their fundamental values don't clash. The most fundamental value of the western culture is freedom with responsibility. In Islam it is submission to the Koran – freedom is anathema.

    As a result these two culture will never be able to coexist (just as communism and naziism couldn't coexist with western culture). The islamists understand this very well, and that is why they boldly proclaim and advocate the destruction of our culture. We (collectively) on the other hand refuse to accept this simple reality. At some point we may finally get it – but will it be to late then?