The police cars kept coming. The cops were totally confused, because they didn’t know how to proceed and the protesters kept insisting that they had a right to free speech and they didn’t attack or offend anybody. In the end the police found the simplest solution – they told everybody to get out of there. Nobody got arrested.
A series of dramatic arrests in London may have averted a large-scale Islamic terror attack similar to Westgate Mall massacre in Nairobi. Armed police – part of a
counter-terrorism unit – arrested four men in what was reported as "pre-planned, intelligence-led” raids.
Evening Standard 15 October 2013
By Lindsay Watling
An award-winning film about a south London honour killing is being used to train police.
Banaz: A Love Story, a low-budget film by former pop star Deeyah Khan, picked up the Emmy for best international documentary earlier this month.
It is the account of the murder of Banaz Mahmod, who was killed in 2006 by her Iraqi-Kurd family. They accused her of dishonouring them by leaving her abusive husband and later falling for another man.
Video: BELGIUM: Violence and riots break out when police enter a Muslim ‘NO GO’ zone in Flanders to make an arrest
On Friday afternoon, when police went to arrest a Muslim man, they were met by fierce resistance from the family and friends of the suspect, which spilled out into the street, and as a result the suspect was able to escape. That night, police returned with 80 officers, and were pelted with rocks. Five Muslims were arrested along with the suspect.
After Islamic gunmen attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the collective reaction from the US media was to speculate whether such terror could happen here, as if a jihadist assault on a mall inside America had never before been tried.