The below article describes another example of muslims expecting & demanding preferential treatment when it comes to local or national laws. Swindon UK traffic wardens admittedly have "turned a blind eye" to muslims illegally parking during mosque-time but recently have (gasp) been treating muslims like non-muslims - and ticketing the mosque-goers.
Furious mosque representative, Muhammed Ali, (assumedly not the world famous former boxer) arrogantly proffers that parking "spaces are empty during Islamic prayer time, as residents are at work anyway" - how does he know this?? Clearly a resident can't park in their space if muslims are already occupying it.
Mansoor Khan, secretary of Thanesdown Islamic Assoc., acts like a spoiled child and whines: "“We are getting sick and tired of it. People don’t have time to go to a car park and walk, as they are on their lunch break from work.” Apparently non-muslims have plenty of time to scout for parking spaces and walk extra distance to their homes, appointments, etc.
Expect that Muhammed and Mansoor will soon be claiming they are victims of (the Myth of) Islamophobia.
BUT-- nothing like giving prefential parking status to one group ---so muslims can occupy RESIDENT'S parking spaces and spend hours inside the nearby mosques--- whilst the remaining townspeople have to be inconvenienced and/or ante up payment or fines - to get the locals to unite in opposition to muslim preferential treatment. (please read the article's comments section).
One can speculate that resident's outrage & subsequent complaints regarding muslims illegitimately occupying these parking spaces is behind the new policy of (gasp again) "One rule for all".
Perhaps we should add ---being treated like non-muslims--- to our ever growing list of 'Things that offend muslims'.
If only the Swindon residents would direct their anger & outrage towards the muslim colonization & Islamisation of their community-- and Britain in general - maybe - just maybe - this is a start......
MUSLIMS are appealing for traffic wardens to spare them parking tickets while they pray for an hour on Fridays.
Members of the mosques in Manchester Road and Broad Street want Swindon Council to turn a blind eye to worshippers who park in residents’ spaces.
In the past, there was an unwritten rule that wardens largely ignored illegally parked cars during their sermons.
But in recent months, traffic wardens have been ticketing without restraint.
Coun Derique Montaut (Lab, Central): “At one stage traffic wardens took a softly softly approach.
“But we are now saying everyone should be treated the same. There should be no privileges.”
“We are getting sick and tired of it. People don’t have time to go to a car park and walk, as they are on their lunch break from work.”
Muhammad Ali, a representative of the Marat Shahjalal mosque in Manchester Road, said spaces are empty during Islamic prayer time, as residents are at work anyway.
“A lot of prayer goers are getting tickets every week,” he said.
“It is causing unnecessary arguments. I don’t think it is too much to ask for us to be allowed to park in empty resident parking spaces for one hour.
“People should be facilitated for religious purposes.”
Since the parking attendants started cracking down about three months ago, Mr Ali describes the mood as disheartened.
“We are just looking for harmony,” he said.
He added that he felt the Muslim community was often blamed for illegal parking outside the Mirchi Cash and Carry in Manchester Road, but he puts it down to shoppers.
Coun Junab Ali (Lab, Central) is trying to find a solution to the problem, which may involve securing spaces in a car park nearby.
But any suggestions would need to be agreed by Broadgreen residents, he added.
“At the end of the day we live in one community and we want better inclusion and cohesion,” he said.
“There is one rule for everybody. The law is for all of us.”