Saturday, February 26, 2011
Protesters Chant, "British Troops, Burn in Hell"
Two British Muslims have gone on trial near London for desecrating last November's 2-minute moment of silence on Armistice Day. These two also burned simulated poppies during the commemoration. (The poppy has symbolic meaning for the British war dead). The defendant's supporters (above) came out once again to chant hatred against British soldiers and British society. Below is a report from the Daily Mail.
Here is an article from the Daily Mail describing the events last November as Britons commemorated the end of WW I with a 2-minute moment of silence.
What an outrage. How can anyone articulate in words just how horrific this is? It is easy to say, "Deport the bastards!" Most all of them, however, are British citizens-even British-born.
If I were a Brit and witnessed this insult to our war dead and our country, I don't know how I would respond. Most of these punks are of Pakistani or Indian descent. Yet, there is an Arabic word I learned once while in DEA. One night in Los Angeles, we arrested a group of Lebanese and Syrian heroin smugglers at a hotel in the airport area. My partner was an agent who had been stationed in the Middle East with DEA (Turkey and Lebanon). He had actually been kidnapped by the PLO in Lebanon back in the 1970s. They thought he was a CIA agent. After a week of beatings, they finally decided he was telling the truth-that he was DEA-not CIA. They let him go.
As we were putting the guys up against the wall, one of them put up some resistance with my partner who "firmly planted him back on the wall". As he did so, he called him a name in Arabic.
Later, I asked him what the term meant, and he told me. I apologize for the extensive digression, but I think the only thing I could say if I were there in Britain would be.....
"Sharmota!" ("Ibn sharmota" might be more accurate. I'll let you look it up.)
I'm sure they would understand it.