Who couldn't have seen this coming? No go areas in Yorkshire are devisive and not helpful to community race relationships.
"A COUNCIL in West Yorkshire council has warned community and race relations in the region show an "extremely worrying downward trend", two years after residents raised concerns over "no-go" areas...Fewer than half of those questioned in Dewsbury, Mirfield and Heckmondwike thought people within different ethnic groups were getting on...The most pessimistic outlook was in Heckmondwike (42 per cent), followed by Mirfield on 43 per cent."
Now what possible 'ethnic group' could be at the crux of this growing "race" problem........could it be muslims???
Bradford = "In 2006, it was estimated that ...Nearly half of all Asians living in Yorkshire and the Humber live in Bradford, with one district, Frizinghall, having the highest concentration of Pakistanis in England and Wales, making up 73% of the local population. Accordingly, the city has a large Islamic population, with 16.08% of the population identifying themselves as Muslim in the 2001 census.
The crime rate in Bradford is significantly higher than the national average.... The city was shown to have the highest level of gun crime in the country, and was amongst the top 5 for incidents of burglary, rape, assault and vehicle crime."[38 SOURCE
What might cause the indigenous people of Yorkshire to take issue with the opprobrious muslim population in their midst? - Here are a few - but far from all - of the possible reasons:
Dhimmi classes set for Kirklees police officers
Clearly much of the muslim population is not a group that wants to assimilate into Britain but rather a group that loudly, obnoxiously and violently wants to convert Britain into an Islamic nation.
Also causing deep resentment among not just the Yorkshire people but majority of all British people is the incessant use of the word "racist" to annihilate anyone who wants to express concern with anti-social/assimilation muslim behaviours or points out problems with rampant muslim immigration. All this occurs even though muslims are not a race - a fact the mainstream media occasionally trots out - when it suits their purposes. How many times have we read or heard someone preface a comment or statement of clear fact regarding muslims or any minority group with "I'm not a racist, but......"?
Incredulous as it sounds the majority of the British culture and indigenous people are deemed "racist" by their virtual being. Yes, the British people en masse -living their lives in the land of their ancient ancestors - are now marginalised and condemned. Parts of Yorkshire are now so Islamicised that many white British people feel like an alien in their own home town.
Add to that the myriad of British/Western customs, laws, mores, etc that are now denounced as offending muslims (aka Islamophobia) - by muslims living in Britain and their Western-hating-multiculturalist dhimmis - and you can understand why the British people fear the decline of Britain. as the Country marches down the one-way street of Islam.
The harsh reality is the political ideology called Islam is THE block to muslim integration - thus to expect lasting community cohesiveness in any area with a burgeoning muslim population is an illusion at best.
Article in full:
by Andrew Robinson
Fewer than half of those questioned in Dewsbury, Mirfield and Heckmondwike thought people within different ethnic groups were getting on.
The most pessimistic outlook was in Heckmondwike (42 per cent), followed by Mirfield on 43 per cent.
Kirklees Council leader, Labour councillor Mehboob Khan, said community cohesion is "showing an extremely worrying downward trend" in places such as Mirfield.
"The findings are a concern, but we have identified this issue at an early stage," he said. "The survey data we collect has allowed us to tailor our follow-up work to the needs of each area. We are being proactive in understanding and tackling perceptions in Mirfield and other areas before it becomes a bigger problem.
"It is important to stress that Mirfield is far from being alone, in Kirklees, regionally or nationally, in showing these perceptions. This isn't an unusual trend
"The survey figures, although worrying, do not indicate any particular tensions, but we are working with our partners and with the community to find out more and help improve things."
Coun Khan spoke to the Yorkshire Post following a political row about the council paying consultants £14,000 to carry out further research on community relations across Kirklees – including Mirfield – including giving £25 shopping vouchers to those attending meetings.
Mirfield Tory councillor Vivien Lees described the £25 payments as a waste of money and a bribe.
"I was appalled to hear that the council are actually paying people to attend such meetings. This is nothing more than a bribe.
"There are eight such meetings, six of which are in North Kirklees (Dewsbury area), and payment to those attending will amount to £2,000.
"A total budget of £14,000 has been allocated for these forums and a private firm has been employed to oversee this project.
"Even allowing for room hire for these forums there will be a handsome profit for the company involved. It is money for old rope and a scandal to be using council taxpayers' money in this way when there is a recession on and council employees are in fear of losing their jobs."
Coun Khan hit back, saying: "The Tories began the incentives payments when they were in control; we have continued them as they are common practice in consultations where groups are asked to help shape future strategy."
He added: "It's a matter of a few hundred pounds in shopping vouchers and this work helps us to find out the reasons for poor community cohesion.
"The only effective way of doing this is to invite a cross-section of the community. They then receive a thank you for giving up several hours of their time, but this is standard best practice in the public and private sector."
The concerns about community relations in Kirklees were raised in a 2007 report in which white and ethnic minority residents claimed there were "no go" areas for different races.
The report said that schools were "highly segregated" and that "white flight" was a factor in the segregation of schools along ethnic lines.
It warned that confusion and doubt were hampering progress and leaders were not doing enough to challenge misconceptions.