Nun Takes Down ISIS Flag in London After Anti-Semitic Abuse

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If things go on as they are, there will come a day when those flags can no longer be taken down.

First Ted Jeory, a non-Jewish Express reporter married to a Muslim woman, described what happened when he came to take photos of a Jihadist flag that some believed to be ISIS in Tower Hamlets.

I asked them to explain the black flag. They said it represented their Muslim faith.

Then they asked for £5. “It’s our flag, we charge people for taking pictures,” they said.

I tried to keep it light-hearted: I joked I was a good photographer; they should be paying me £5.

A few more youths, all of them mid-late teens, a couple a little older, joined the group.

Then one stared at me.

“Are you a Jew?” he asked.

I’m not. I have a large nose; I fitted his stereotype.

I glared back at him. “What if I were? Would that be a problem for you?” I asked.

“Yeah,” he said. “F*** off Jew, you’re not welcome here.”

Then another (white) man appeared. He had a professional camera and took a few photos of the flag.

The youths surrounded him; they demanded his camera.

They wanted to delete his photos.

The photographer was from The Guardian. Their reporter, Rajeev Syal, appeared next to me. We know each other.

The youths asked who he was. He told them he was a journalist.

“Ah,” they said, pointing at me. “So you are a journalist.”

Then one voice, then several: “F*** off Jews. We don’t want Jews here, f***k off Jews.”

The Guardian then describes how it was finally taken down.

It fell to a middle-aged Roman Catholic nun to take down the controversial black Islamist flag that had flown for several days in the shadow of Canary Wharf.

Sister Christine reasoned that it was just too much like the flags flown by the Isis group which has beheaded non-believers on its mission to create a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. It risked destabilising community cohesion, she thought.

The flag had intimidated Christian residents… Many other residents in the area – which has a large Bangladeshi Muslim population – said the black flag was simply a emblem of solidarity with the people of Gaza and represented cross border unity between Muslims.

So had the standard of the most violent, intolerant and terrifying interpretation of Islam been raised for the first time in the capital, just a half a mile from the skyscrapers of the city’s principal financial district?

One Christian resident of the area, who asked not to be named, told the Guardian that he found the flag “very intimidating given what Isis are doing in Iraq to Christians and others”. Anyway, he said, “an entry to a housing estate shouldn’t have the creed of Islam hanging on it”.

Christine Frost is obviously well on the left and sympathetic to the Islamists. The Guardian does its best to wipe away any implications that the flag has anything to do with Jihad. And yet Ted’s story makes it quite clear what the flag really represented.

  • Edgar Davidson

    Daniel said: “…and yet Ted’s story makes it
    quite clear what the flag really represented.” Yes, but none of the reporters thought it at all strange (let alone wrong) that flags supporting Hamas terrorists (as opposed to ISIS terrorists) were hanging prominently in London.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Why isn’t the jihad flag “Hate Speech”???

      Wasn’t the beheading of Lee Rigby enough to wake up the people to the sham of “the religion of peace?”

      • Arf

        Re the beheading of Lee Rigby: the Brits don’t care and besides what could they do about it if they did?

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          How about Outlaw “radical” fascist Islam?

          How about the police do some crowd control – with mace, tear gas, pig blood?

    • Dheeraj K

      Leave ‘Abrahmic’ Religions of Violence and accept the ‘Brahmic’ Religions (e.g Hinduism, Buddhsim, Jainism, Sikhism ) of Non-Violence in Indian Sub-continent………….

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    These overt expressions of Imperialist Islamofascism are great news.

    Arrogant Islamofascists will trigger a backlash to Islam that will make the “Nakba” and shame of Islamists being defeated by Jews look like a firecracker.

  • Ttime25

    They obviously have thinner skin today than they did three years ago:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023984/London-riots-2011-Where-police-Shopkeepers-mystified-theyre-left-defenceless.html

    Jews today, Christians tomorrow. The only way European countries, individually, starting with Britain, can draw a clear line on this “youth” movement is to affirm total solidarity by outlawing incitement and anti-semitism. If they already have such laws, they will soon realize that appeasement is surrender.

    • Surak1

      Ah, a muscular response. Outlaw incitement and anti-Semitism. If they violate the laws, well, “So sue me!” How about something a bit more robust – end Muslim immigration, and bomb IS forward into the Stone Age?

      • pete-unlinked

        how about pulling those F n lefty A holz that initiated all this crap in the first place AND holding their feet to the peoples FIRE – including chief big ears who gave them real estate on Oxford Uni, not so many years ago?

    • stripes2

      Quite frankly, Jews have always been the canaries of racial intolerance. Different groups have targeted Jews throughout history. But that rarely ends with Jews – soon others find themselves on the same list. Does anyone wonder why there appear to be no churches in Gaza? When Isis can’t find Jews, they go after everyone else. Looking at bodies of beheaded 2 year olds, or the heads of Christians that are on display, should send the whole world rallying to Israel. Instead, Hamas’ human shields make the world ignore the real problem. It appears Abe Lincoln was wrong – you CAN fool all of the people all of the time.

      • Dheeraj K

        Only “Hindu India” have the guts to F**ck these Islamic Virus.

      • Dheeraj K

        Leave ‘Abrahmic’ Religions of Violence and accept the ‘Brahmic’ Religions (e.g Hinduism, Buddhsim, Jainism, Sikhism ) of Non-Violence in Indian Sub-continent…

        • Samir Halabi

          What have the Jews done to you? why should I convert to any of the Brahmic faiths? many Jews have lived harmoniously in India for hundreds of years, Jews never caused any trouble in India, to the contrary, they always contributed to the welfare of India, as they did to all the other countries that accepted them.

          • Dheeraj K

            Indians always consider Jews the part of ‘Brahmic’ Religions so Indians always are in support of Jews.

    • RoxanneRoxanadana

      In fact, calls to kill a group of people violate British law (they do not violate American law), so all that needs to be done is to enforce the law. The real restrictions should be on the size of protests. No one has the right to gather as many people as he or she wants to protest anything. It is within the right of government everywhere to restrict protests to, say 5,000 persons for any reason. That would pretty much solve most of the problems. What happens with the larger rallies is the violently disposed gather & plan riot, as has occurred in France several times.

      • Dheeraj K

        Only “Hindu India” have the guts to F**ck these Islamic Virus..

    • Dheeraj K

      Leave ‘Abrahmic’ Religions of Violence and accept the ‘Brahmic’ Religions (e.g Hinduism, Buddhsim, Jainism, Sikhism ) of Non-Violence in Indian Sub-continent.

  • Texas Patriot

    Heads up, Daniel. President Obama’s decision to target ISIS with limited airstrikes in order to protect American diplomats and prevent an imminent genocide of non-Muslim religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq represents a turning of the tide, and will someday be regarded as the beginning of the end of modern-day fundamentalist Islamic jihad.

    • Surak1

      Haha! Very funny! 0bama, the enabler of the Muslim Brotherhood, as the savior of the West! ROFLMAO!

      • Texas Patriot

        While the rest of the world did nothing to stop an ongoing genocide of 40,000 civilians on desolate Iraqi mountainside, Barack Obama became the first Western Leader to take a stand against the Isalmic State. As a result, all of those lives may now be saved, and the blitzkrieg of the Islamic State towards Irbil has been brought to a standstill. The fact that it was Obama who made the decision and gave the order without the approval of Congress is an historical fact.

        • Drakken

          If you believe that, I have some swampland in Florida to sell you. You will believe almost anything that this moron in chief tries to sell you. There truly is a sucker born every minute, and you bought the Obummer line.

          • Texas Patriot

            Hey Drak. What about that is not true? What other Western government ordered airstrikes against ISIS before Obama? None, I think, even now. While the whole world stood still, silently mesmerized by the unmitigated horror being perpetrated by ISIS, Obama pulled the trigger and saved Irbil and saved the Yazidis. Like him or not, it’s hard to dispute the fact that he came through in the clutch.

          • yoelk

            Too early to say. It was tactical ( to get political support for …I wonder who?) and not strategic.How many have been displaced? died of thirst? sold into slavery? murdered this week. Looks quite bad for your legacy (remember Clinton’s pass on Rawanda-with a UN force in place ,at that). But, what? a few cars and an anti-aircraft piece destroyed, that does not do squat strategically. Lets the heads continue to roll, with no acrimonious shout outs, especially if they are people who nobody cares about like Yazidis, Kurds, or Christians (imagine?!, or hard to imagine actually-but, there ain’t no more Jews there, so its now the Sunday’s people that get the shaft). Save them, and continue to support them ( the good guys), and I will it take all back, and apologize. But, not before the crazies are stopped.

          • Texas Patriot

            I think you are missing the point completely. The Islamic State represents the first modern incarnate of the global Islamic Caliphate as envisioned by Muhammad and his followers for many hundreds of years. As such, it is likely to be an irresistible attraction for purist jihadis around the world. From my perspective, letting Khalifa Ibrahim run things his way for those who want to submit to all aspects of classical Islam might be a very good laboratory example of what the rest of the world can look forward to in the event the forces of Islamic jihad are successful in their quest for global conquest and subjugation of non-Muslims.

            What Obama did by ordering the airstrikes against the ISIS advance on Irbil and the humanitarian aid to the 40,000 ethnic minorities who had been marked for death by starvation and dehydration is to say, “No. If that’s who you are, America is against you.”

            No other Western leader has acted with such clarity and precision against the forces of Islamic jihad since Thomas Jefferson.

          • Yehuda Levi

            Oh please. Obama, as usual, waited months to make a decision while people were starving and being murdered. He then framed the whole issue as purely a humanitarian mission, not a military mission.

            That is “clarity and precision?” Only to the blind.

            And there is no way this ‘mission’ could ever be interpreted as “America is against you.” If America was against ISIS, they would go in with full force, including ground troops, and re-take Iraq. ISIS is where it is because of Obama’s fecklessness, not his “clarity and precision.” Thousands have died needlessly on his ‘watch.’

          • Texas Patriot

            YL: Oh please. Obama, as usual, waited months to make a decision while people were starving and being murdered. He then framed the whole issue as purely a humanitarian mission, not a military mission.

            Yet, he was still the first.

            YL: And there is no way this ‘mission’ could ever be interpreted as “America is against you.” If America was against ISIS, they would go in with full force, including ground troops, and re-take Iraq. ISIS is where it is because of Obama’s fecklessness, not his “clarity and precision.” Thousands have died needlessly on his ‘watch.’

            No one else lifted a finger to help the Iraqis, and if Obama had not acted when he did, thousands more would have died.

            YL:That is “clarity and precision?” Only to the blind.

            Or to the ones who see.

          • PatnTrucks

            I’ve been reading this discourse here and say as much as I’m overall pretty disgusted with President Obama’s pro-support of all-things-islam, he finally did act – slow – but it is a start. i see on CNN – or Commie News Network – that there are more air-strikes going on. So this is good. And arm sales to the Kurds is great. I think any one over the age of 16-80, man or woman over there needs to grab those guns we provide and fight to the death against ISIS. Get back that big dam also. I am a veteran, I have no children and I would be pushing to fight back rather than waiting for that train ticket on the cattle car – or be lead to the freshly dug ditch and told to lay down. Why make it easy for the barbarians?

          • Mrs Vet

            Then Obama gets who the enemy is, right? Here we all thought it was Obama. As the threats of these crazies and Putin come closer to home for Obama maybe he will stop reading speeches and know what to say as the hateful violence of these murderers is so shocking to all of us. American people will protect our freedom. In the true GOD we trust.

          • Texas Patriot

            Mrs. Vet: Then Obama gets who the enemy is, right? Here we all thought it was Obama.

            Yes, what a surprise that Barack Obama was the first Western leader to attack the Islamic State and halt their genocide.

          • Da Dz

            Why nobody else do anything but US though, if this si a world crisis? Why the world have to depend on US to “police” the Middle East? Since ISIS is not going to stop after taking down Iraq. Im sure all the other neighbor countries on the area know that ISIS will eventually invade them if not stopped.

          • Lef_Elliot

            You seem to like History, I’ll tell you the true History of why obama FINALLY ordered the air strikes:
            ISIS were on their way to take IRBIL where there is a US Consulate and US personnel. They had started packing and were preparing to run. Obama understood if the rebels took the IRBIL US Consulate – after the US personnel would run away abandoning their mission there – it would prove a HUGE HUMILIATION for the US.
            This is the ONLY reason the strikes were carried out: to stop the ISIS column on the road to IRBIL. This also explains why obama said “strikes if necessary”.
            I hate to spoil your undue admiration for obama, I trust you will at least have learned some TRUE HISTORY of the facts.

          • Texas Patriot

            I don’t disagree with the general thrust of what you are saying here, but I think there is more to it. Obama intervened to prevent the loss of American lives at the hands of the Islamic State which was rapidly advancing on Irbil. Could the Americans have been evacuated? Probably. Would it have been embarrassing? Not really. Most Western governments have abandoned Iraq long ago.

            What Obama basically said to the Islamic State is this: “That’s enough. We’re not abandoning Irbil, and we’re not abandoning the 40,000 innocent civilians you’ve doomed to a horrible death on Mount Sinjar. If you come another inch toward Irbil, we’ll blow you off the road. If you lift your hand to harm the refugees on Sinjar, you’ll be sorry.” If you want to believe that it’s all politics, that’s fine Maybe you’re right, but I don’t think so. Personally, I don’t think Obama wanted to do what he did, and I think it was extremely difficult for him, especially in light of how disastrous everything else we’ve done in Iraq has been.

            But from my perspective, I think Obama the man and Obama the human being was pushed to his personal limit and forced to act as a matter of conscience. Basically, I just think he didn’t want to see the Kurds, who are the last credible fighting force in the theater, overrun and wiped out on his watch, and I don’t think he wanted to see 40,000 innocent Yazidis die on a barren mountaintop with no one in the entire world answering their desperate calls for help. So he acted, and the world is a different, and much better, place today as result.

        • Erudite Mavin

          Obama, several months after the fact and thousands of deaths later.
          If your house is on fire, do you want the fire dept. to
          put out the fire ASAP or wait until the house is 90% burned down with loss of life and then the fire dept. shows up as Obama did in this ISIS Terrorism

          • Texas Patriot

            EM: Obama, several months after the fact and thousands of deaths later. If your house is on fire, do you want the fire dept. to put out the fire ASAP or wait until the house is 90% burned down with loss of life and then the fire dept. shows up as Obama did in this ISIS Terrorism

            Anyone who imagines that America is still volunteering as global “policeman” or “fireman” probably needs to reexamine and rethink their view of the world. America acted in this case to prevent the imminent genocide of 40,000 human beings who had been left to die on a barren mountainside and to protect our troops and diplomats in Irbil. Before Obama acted, the rest of the world did nothing. It was a courageous and historic act by an American president.

          • PatnTrucks

            This is what we as Americans must do. The Saudis are silent in all of this. No surprise there. I’m surprised to hear the word “CHRISTIAN” on all the news channels – to save the Yidzi and the Christians. What??? Save CHRISTIANS? THat is a new direction. It is a good thing that ISIS was attacked.I don’t know who convinced the President of such, especially based on his pro-Prophet, pro-islam statements that I am just disgusted about.
            Obama gave the orders to have bin Laden killed. It IS disappointing that the orders to help the Christians and Yidzis didn’t come in earlier. I agree that we can’t put American soldiers on the ground – they become a target for every nut-mussie within 500 miles.

          • Erudite Mavin

            Enjoy your stay at the rainbow unicorn ranch

          • Texas Patriot

            Hahaha Thanks.

          • Dheeraj K

            Leave ‘Abrahmic’ Religions of Violence and accept the ‘Brahmic’ Religions (e.g Hinduism, Buddhsim, Jainism, Sikhism ) of Non-Violence in Indian Sub-continent…………………………..

    • Chris Gait

      Peace in our time! That’s what it is! A tepid response from the best friend our enemies ever had and it’s “beginning of the end of modern-day fundamentalist Islamic jihad”? Please tell me you are joking and not a complete joke yourself for believing such a preposterous thing. Obama is no more capable of fighting world terror than any of the other PC weaklings of the west. All that is needed is a diplomatic note and two B-52s in range of Mecca. One with pigs. One with H bombs. the note will explain what acts of jihad get which airplane dispatched.

      • Texas Patriot

        Thanks for the feedback. We’ve been misreading the global threat of Islamic jihad and misjudging how best to respond to it since the attack on the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972, now more than forty years ago. I’m always interested to learn how everyone sees things.

        • Yehuda Levi

          And you are completely misreading Obama.

          What does that tell us?

          • Texas Patriot

            YL: And you are completely misreading Obama.

            Perhaps you are the one misreading Obama.

            YL: What does that tell us?

            Perhaps what it should tell you is to reexamine your views.

        • PatnTrucks

          Until we have a total news special conducted by Robert Spencer on prime time channels on “READING THE KORAN” just as it is, then islam will continue in its jihad threats. A special program by Robert Spencer on the main stream channels in the USA would be a great start, then with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, David Wood of ACTS17Apolegetics.
          I know Pat Robertson’s 700 Club gives footage to what islam is – hatred and murder of Christians, Jews, non-believers, gay folk, apostates, mockers of islam, dogs, pictures, music, singing, alcohol and anything FUN. Only islam can make the crime of rape a sin for the woman, hence stoning her to death. Seems the mussies missed that statement from Jesus – who they claim is a prophet, but not as good at Mohaha – the one about ‘you without sin, cast the first stone.” You would think from the stoning in the mid-east, no mussies ever sinned, unless you’re a woman that is.
          Anyway, back on subject – that is one tall fence the nun had to climb up to pull down that flag. I wonder why no newise journalist go a photo of that? Hmmm?

          • Texas Patriot

            PT: Anyway, back on subject – that is one tall fence the nun had to climb up to pull down that flag. I wonder why no newise journalist go a photo of that? Hmmm?

            No kidding. Super-brave nun. I’m surprised the local ISIS supporters didn’t start throwing rocks at her.

      • PatnTrucks

        Got to agree with you there! Leave Gaza a smoking hole with the left-over bombs, after leaving ISIS areas a smoking hole. Then anyone coming back into Western countries on passports from those areas gets a rush-plane ride to GITMO! Museelmas included.

  • I want my country back

    Bully for the Nun in taking down the Islamist’s rag. Jesus is the truth, the way and the life. He is also a Jew. I don’ t understand how an Arab that came 500 years after Christ can nullify God’s Covenants with the Jews. The fact that many Jews rejected Christ as their Messiah is irrelevant, given that the 12 Apostles were also Jews. In any event, there’s no disputing that Jews and Christians believe in the same God and must adhere to the laws given to Moses by God Himself. Among them, thou shall not kill and thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. These two alone are encouraged by the Islamists against the so-called infidels to undermine or subjugate them. Islam is a blood cult and has no place amongst the great religions.

    • Dheeraj K

      Leave ‘Abrahmic’ Religions of Violence and accept the ‘Brahmic’ Religions of Non-Violence of Indian Sub-continent.

  • Hank Rearden

    Why is the symbol of a pagan moon-god who represents slavery and darkness to Britons up there in the first place?

    • PatnTrucks

      I think some mussie youth morons stuck it up there and phoned the news to come out and photograph it. I’m wondering why no one took a photo of the nun removing the flag. Unless everyone left, the smug mussie youth all full of themselves – then the nun comes out and yanks the dang thing down. Good for her!

    • Dheeraj K

      Leave ‘Abrahmic’ Religions of Violence and accept the ‘Brahmic’ Religions (e.g Hinduism, Buddhsim, Jainism, Sikhism ) of Non-Violence in Indian Sub-continent……………………

  • drygoldfeld

    I hope the ISIS Caliphate hordes get the European anti-Semites !

    • PatnTrucks

      Only if we air-drop the European anti-Semites without parachutes into ISIS held areas.

  • marcia

    Where R Yr Guns PPL?

    • Cheryle Herman-Perez

      Brits aren’t allowed to have guns. They have several levels of police, the first responders don’t even have guns. When those two Muslims ran over that soldier and cut his head off, it was in the middle of the day in front of a number of people. None of them had any guns to stop it.

  • mackykam

    How about killing 50 muslims for every Christian murdered in Iraq. Or isn’t that a ‘proportionate’ response?

  • SRN99

    ISIS are animals that deserves to be hunted and killed.