I thought Saudi astronomers were saying this year Ramadan is 30 days so it ends on Tuesday and Eid is on Wednesday. However, sadly perhaps our inability to unite over a simple task of sighting a white round object in the Sky is indicative of our overall decline politically, militarily and scientifically.
Now that you have acquired majority interest in QPR finally we can begin to focus on the pitch rather than off the pitch as stability appears to be the watch word.
However, while stability is clearly the paramount requirement and from a footballing perspective the need to strengthen the squad as you are doing one word which traditionally gets overlooked at QPR and is always the elephant in the room as far as LM is concerned is Diversity.
On match days all you need to do is stand on South Africa Road or Uxbridge Road and note how an invasion of largely white male QPR supporters arrive from tube stations at Shepherds Bush and White City. However, while there is nothing wrong with supporters who presumably have their roots in the area coming back to support a club what you will not see in similar numbers is Black or Brown faces from surrounding streets or Estates also walk along to Loftus Road and support QPR.
QPR now have fantastic talent and diversity off and on the pitch in you, Amit along with Kamarudin and Rubin as well as the likes of Adel, DJ and hopefully new signings like SWP and Muslim Armand Traroe. However, sadly the diversity that I mention is not replicated on the terraces as QPR's support base is not coming from the huge Muslim community in West London. The two wards that surround Loftus Road in White City and Shepherds Bush are 30% and 20% Muslim yet the local Muslim community is not supporting QPR in the numbers they should be considering its our local team and has outstanding Muslim players like Adel Taarabt.
Traditionally QPR has been run as a bit of a White man's club with the local community ignored leading to perhaps one of the smallest number of fans in the Premiership not helped by neighbours like Chelsea and Fulham.
Having outlined the problem, LM suggests that a radical overhaul is required from the Community Team led by Andy Evans. Just as Neil Warnock discovered that the admin team need to brush up on Premiership regulations following the late submitting of Luke Young's transfer similarly the Club need to radically alter its thinking in terms of community engagement. With Eid on Tuesday or Wednesday officially QPR will do nothing and not join the local Muslim community celebrations which has been noted over the years.
You expressed an interest in building the foundations of a strong sustainable and viable Club however, that cannot and will not be done by ignoring the local diverse Muslim community of West London. Indirect Discrimination can take many forms and in QPR's case it has been unintentional but nevertheless going on for years with a tick box approach to local community engagement in favour of a small vociferous but out of date and dwindling white support base.
The comments which were originally posted via a video on the DFID website have had to be withdrawn following the intervention from a host of Israelites including the British Board of Deputies for Jews, The Israeli Embassy and of course my old mates at the Jewish Chronicle. Duncan is a bit of an old school Tory like Nick Soames and Chris Patten etc who have considerable sympathy with the Palestinian cause for human rights and justice in the face of Israelite oppression.
The incident is similar to when David Mellor back in the 80s and then a Foreign Office Minister attacked Israel's "brutal occupation" of the Gaza Strip and publicly attacked an Israeli soldier arresting Palestinian children when he visited a concentration camp for Palestinians run by Israel. Mellor was then rebuked by the Witch Thatcher mindful of the Israelites in her Finchley constituency.
LM has always been amused with the view that the Foreign Office is run by Arabists a lie that the Israelites have often attempted to perpetuate which given the role FCO officials had in attacking Duncan and his Department DFID shows if anything how Israelites have hijacked British Foreign Policy.
LM congratulates Duncan for accurately describing the Wall as a land grab along with the theft of Palestinian Water. However, the reality is those who support the Psychopathic mentality of a racist terrorist state that occupies illegally the land of others are the people who should really hold their head in shame.
The reality is the Israelites are flexing their muscle and power in advance of a UN vote on recognising Palestine and this hysterical reaction is simply a shot across the bows of the Coalition Govt ensuring they reign back from considering any possible support by the British Govt recognising Palestine.
Naturally the Daily Mail's Richard Kay could not contain his Islamophobic credentials with a nasty approach to reporting the story by implying Tarrant must be so humiliated by his daughter becoming a Muslim this would be one question not being asked on Who Wants to be a Millioniaire.
LM suggests one question Tarrant could ask on his show, "What idiot of a Journalist at the Daily Mail does not like Muslims". With Melanie Phillips et al that might not be an easy answer so perhaps all one's lifelines including asking a friend like LM might be required.
When she covered up the TV host and actress who previously modelled short skirts and showed considerable parts of her body as part of western culture has shown the world how you can continue to maintain your beauty without the need to show your cleavage something Shana Bukhari might want to consider in her quest to becomethe first Muslim Miss Universe.
My regular readers will know my real passion in life is supporting QPR so it goes without saying that I have a tremendous sense of humour.
As a long suffering supporter the recent developments on and off the pitch look to be finally providing stability in terms of our promotion to the Premiership and now the acquisition of the club by Air Asia's Malaysian tycoon Tony Fernandes who used to live on the Uxbridge Road. In addition, as I've regularly said Malaysians are my favourite people so I'm hoping this deal provides a whole new fan base from Malaysia and regular new visitors to Loftus Road.
A brief potted history about why LM supported QPR rather than Chelsea is because as a born and bred West Londoner I remember vivid recollections of family and friends recalling the vile racist abuse they or anyone else including Chelsea players from an ethnic minority background got when going or playing at Stamford Bridge. Alternatively a trip to Loftus Road would always be far more comfortable and welcoming for supporters with Black or Brown faces.
With two non white individuals in Tony Fernandes and Amit Bhatia installed as majority shareholders and Kamarudin Bin Meranun appointed to the Board LM hopes that not only will funding be made available to compete in the Premiership but crucially QPR once again returns to the family club atmosphere that led me to supporting them. Specifically one particular concern I have is sadly on match days despite the amazing diversity of Shepherds Bush and White City all you can see is white people in QPR replica shirts who no longer live in the area but did have their roots in West London walking down the Uxbridge Road or South Africa Road from the tube stations but very few Black or Muslim locals going to the match.
QPR on the Pitch are an amazing diverse and talented bunch of players with the likes of Muslim Adel Taarabt, DJ Campbell, Jay Boothryd and a reported imminent signing of Arsenal's Muslim Armand Traore which has now been complemented with a diverse boardroom in Tony Fernandes and Amit Bhattia. What QPR require now is for the Board to provide Andy Evans who is CEO of QPR's Community Trust the appropriate support with the appointment of Ishan Saksena to go into the local schools and Estates and provide the community outreach required to make Rangers a sustainable competitor to the scum at Chelsea and see some more non white faces on the terraces.
Adel Taarabt has been shown tremendous respect by QPR and Neil Warnock over his Ramadan requirements however, it is time QPR's Chief Executive Phil Beard started earning his keep by listening to the local diverse community rather than the dwindling yet vociferous ageing supporters who have moved out of the area. Perhaps he make a start by also employing an Imam rather than just having evangelical Bob Mayo as QPR chaplain.
LM was struck by how the riots highlighted the important role Black and Asian Labour politicians played in comparison to VIP White politicians in first condemning criminality while also simultaneously expressing a voice for an often overlooked, frustrated, angry and poor constituency.
The daily diet we are often served up by Murdoch's media is the usual establishment view from White politicians along with their friends in Think Tanks and "Terror experts". However, the difficulty Murdoch's Sky News encountered was white VIP politicians were sunning themselves on holiday leaving the media with little option but to interview Black and Asian politicians. Frankly even if she was in her Constituency Harriet Harman would probably never have gone on the streets like Diane Abbott given her fear of her own constituents and decision to previously wear a stab proof vest.
The net result of the political white flight was the likes of David Lammy, Diane Abbott, Chuka Umana and Shabana Mahmood made some impressive powerful and emotional interventions while Harriet Harman and Meg Hillier remained silent on holiday. Interestingly, the moment Harman and Hillier returned and were belatedly thrust in front of the cameras for a joint interview with other affected Labour politicians the black politicians were sidelined and the likes of Umana were manoeuvred towards the back and out of sight for the camera lens. The cover up and silence surrounding absent white London Labour Politicians has been disgraceful.
My point, well as I previously mentioned the vital role Muslims played in helping to restore stability how lucky we are to live in a multicultural society where Black and Asian Politicians feel no need to sun themselves in Tuscany during the worst ever riots in Mainland Britain.
Ignoring knee jerk posturing of politicians who desperately scramble for soundbites from Super Cops through to the return of National Service what you wont find either Center Left or Center Right doing is highlighting the positive contribution of Muslims in defending society and avoiding vengeance despite enormous provocation from the Murder of 3 Birmingham Muslims to the thuggery towards a Malaysian Student who was attacked but still praised this country and vowed to continue his studies here.
Muslims who currently are observing Ramadan have like the Sikh community exemplified the benefits of living amongst people of faith or whisper it quietly to racist David Cameron, Multiculturalism. While Norway and England have endured violence and mass murder in both respective countries Muslims behaved nobly a word that is often underused but accurately describes our collective integrity and decency when all around us black and white culture is descending into the abyss.
David Starkey may want to focus on Black gangster culture in our inner cities however, I'd like to think it took a riot for some of my white neighbours to begin to tacitly if reluctantly acknowledge the positive role Muslim culture and faith played in helping restore stability where chaos reigned. What on earth a Tudor historian understands about inner city violence is beyond me but it vividly illustrates the perenial problem of those white right wing folk whose grand historical ambitions for this country sadly outstrip our current potential.
What our right wing media elite and establishment have kept quiet about is the number of London Borough Police Commanders who were invited to address Muslim congregations in Mosques to thank the community for our positive role we played. I was at Harrow Mosque to hear the Chief Super convey his thanks and in Hammersmith Commander Lucy D'Orsi also addressed the community during Friday prayers.
In addition, have you also noticed for the first time how the white media establishment are suddenly allowing black faces on TV, Current Affairs programmes and Paper Reviews. Previously, lazy broadcast editors and researchers would automatically revert to their usual mixture of Neo Con's and right wing think thanks to give us their millitaristic view of the New World Order before realising these buffoons have no understanding of the issues in large part we the mainstram face on a day to basis.
Thanks to the likes of Murdoch, Richard Desmond and fellow Israelites Muslims have been at the receiving end of vilification on an industrial scale that Goebels himself would have struggled to surpass. However, while we Muslims were fasting and defending Societies cohesiveness the violence was being perpetrated in large part by White and Black Cultural Terrorists. That's right it sounds strange but have you also noticed how because Muslims were not involved in violence but were victims the word terrorist which should be used to simply define violent acts intended to create fear (terror) has never been used by any mainstream white right wing broadcast or non Broadcast establishment outfit.
Lets be clear this so called Green and Pleasant land has offered immingrant communities sanctuary freedom and a lifestyle we could not hope to attain "back home". However perhaps it has taken a riot for UK society to finally begin to acknowledge that we Muslims have and will increaingly continue to play a vital role in restoring the Great back into Great Britain.
LM sends my own friendly warning to Birmingham Muslim brothers which I know is easier said than done in the current climate of growing hatred but please do not engage in a downward spiral of vengeance and violence, allow the Police who have arrested a man the time to do their job as Chief Constable Chris Sims requests.
At this stage speculating on who carried out the grisly murders is pointless and simply feeds into a ferile atmosphere of suspicion. Let us reflect on the brave inspiring words of the father of Haroon Jahan who said when appealing for calm "I don't blame nobody, it was his destiny and his fate, and now he's gone".
Let us remember our brothers peacefully who died as marytrs and pure Muslims killed after Tarwih and during Ramadan protecting all communities in the neighbourhood and may Allah (swt) grant them Jannah inshallah Ameen.
Last night in perhaps the most shocking incident to have occurred during the UK riots three Muslim men from Birmingham were killed via a deliberate hit and run incident while defending their city from the mindless criminality. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ)
The three men Shahzad Ali, Abdul Musavir and Harron Jahan had just left their local Mosque following Tarwih (Ramadan prayers) to protect their community before what one of their friends described to the BBC as "cold blooded murder" took place.
The EDL have long targeted large densely populated Muslim areas and have been smarting ever since they were run out of town in Harrow. As a result and presumably following advice from their paymasters in Israel they have been advised foolishly to try and engage a large Muslim community during Ramadhan in the hope that this might provide their only opportunity to take on a weakend Muslim population. How wrong they are because as any student of Islamic history will tell you some of the greatest battles Muslims have fought have been during Ramadan most notably the Battle of Badr.
LM therefore urges our racist PM and his Govt now that they have all cut short their holidays to do the right thing for a change and ban the EDL from Tower Hamlets. Sadly should we continue to see the passive encouragement and support of the EDL by the Police and Tory Politicians then we may end up seeing disturbances in Tower Hamlets that make the current riots appear like a picnic or walk in the park while the blame will lie squarely with Politicians and of the course the Nasty Nazi EDL.
Turkish Muslims in Dalston Road Hackney defending London
LM urges all London's huge one million Muslims to come out and defend the property and businesses of Muslims and our neighbours as the Police appear unable to control the current anarchy on our streets.
Let me be clear I am not calling for a lynch mob, what I am requesting is Muslims within the law defend their property and that of our Non Muslim neighbours as well as where appropriate make citizens arrests to help the Police who clearly are overstretched and cannot maintain order on the streets.
Last night Muslim Turks in Hackney chased off looters and Muslims in Whitechappel were defending the Islamic Bank of Britain. Muslims in London have done this before in Harrow when we organised and coordinated in huge numbers to see off the EDL vermin and we should do it again for the benefit of all Londoners in this great city of ours.
LM urges all Mosques in London who are offering Tarawih services to organise jointly with the Police and other communities in order to use the old English maxim of self defence where one can act to prevent injury to oneself or others in order to prevent crime because enough is enough.
I have no time for the mindless violent criminality currently engulfing London and condemn it unreservedly however, unlike most white scribblers I lay the blame entirely at the door of an out of control institutionally bent and racist police force.
LM has made my position about the Met unequivocally clear on numerous occasions here, here and here yet what white folk have failed to address is the root cause of the problem that I have regularly highlighted, ie a Police Force that is not fit for purpose. When voice mails are hacked there is understandably a strong public reaction but when Met Police kill, murder and attack black and brown Londoners why the relative silence?
What is quite extraordinary is the hysterical reaction amongst white scribblers when largely black youth demand initially and peacefully justice for Mark Duggan only to be ignored.
LA erupted after the Rodney King beating but we in London have had to put up with executions from Jean Charles De Menzies through to Mark Duggan in the knowledge that rather than officers facing the full force of the law and being sent to jail they get promoted like Cressinda Dick. Oh, and lets not forget if you happen to be white murderers of black teenager Stephen Lawrence coincidentally you also are allowed to walk the streets free although somehow that luxury is unlikely to be granted to any black youth arrested over the London disturbances.
My message to those raging criminals gangs destroying this great city for a plasma screen or new pair of trainers is get off the streets you idiots and don't destroy the name of Mark Duggan along with London. My message to the white establishment and elite in Politics the Media and Met Police force is Justice often precedes Peace.
Sorry for the lack of posts recently as I've been travelling and am now in Cairo Egypt.
Trust me to chose my timing well as its all a bit tense with Mubarak and his cronies facing the noose. Surprisingly having spoken to a few locals the place is absolutely bereft of tourists post the revolution so if your keen to get away from English Chavs and see a beautiful Muslim country whose civilisation goes back thousands of years when Europeans were still in bear skins then come over.
LM might travel on to Sharm el Sheikh but with Ramadan its all a bit of a struggle so will do the Pyramids and try and explore the amazing city of Cairo. Net connections a bit dodgy so hope all is well "back home" and the nasty EDL racist chavs are not spoiling your Ramadan.
London Muslim with a left of center political agenda but dont let that put you off.
I write about issues the mainstream Murdoch agenda ignores and more than happy to also take on the tiny minority of vociferous fruitcakes in my own community.
In addition I'm a long suffering supporter of QPR. So, a Muslim with a sense of humour