[Image above: Salma Yaqoob, possibly when she was instigating the Birmingham Muslim Riot of September 2009. Not long after her rant, in which she repeatedly said, 'Whose streets? Our Streets! Whose streets? Our streets!...", Muslims rampaged through the city-center streets of Birmingham attacking any non-Muslim they could find.]
This is what it says on the Wikipedia tin about Salma Yaqoob:
“Salma Yaqoob (born 1971) is the former leader, and former vice-chair of the Respect Party and a former Birmingham City Councillor. She is also the head of the Birmingham Stop the War Coalition and a spokesperson for Birmingham Central Mosque.... In 2006, Yaqoob received the Lloyds TSB Asian Jewel Award for Public Service Excellence while Harper's Bazaar magazine named her in the top thirty list of British women... In 2008, she was voted to eleventh place in the Birmingham Post's Power 50 list of the most influential people in the city.... she was also included in The Daily Telegraph's annual list of 'Top 100 left wingers'.... According to The Gaurdian newspaper, Yaqoob is 'the most prominent Muslim woman in British public'....”
The information which follows is in marked contrast to the sycophancy portrayed above. It seems that to many of the positive/inverted racists of the Left, if someone hits the prize of being both brown (or a Muslim) and a woman at the same time, then she can effectively say and do just about anything she likes without fear of reprimand and or even mild scrutiny.
The real Salma Yaqoob
[A meeting of the Respect Party. Apparently, Respect isn't "communalist".]*) Salma Yaqoob was once the leader of the UK's Respect Party. This party, early in its career, quickly came under the influence of the revolutionary Trotskyist group, the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). It was also strongly endorsed and supported by two Muslim Brotherhood organisations: the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and the Muslim Association of Britain (the latter, particularly, is strongly connected to Hamas).
Respect has been called a 'communalist’ (i.e., Muslim) party by some commentators; and the “UK branch of [Pakistan's] Jamaat-e-Islami” by others.
*) Salma Yaqoob seems to have begun her political career, in 1998, as spokeswoman for the ‘Justice for the Yemen Seven’ campaign to free seven men from Birmingham who had been convicted of terrorist activities in Yemen. This was three years before Yaqoob was ‘spat at’ in 2001. Yaqoob said that the spitting was in response to the 9/11 attacks. Yaqoob also said that this spitting incident (if it happened) “politicised” her; even though she'd been an activist for Muslim/Islamic causes – as just stated - since at least 1998.
Some of the terrorists she campaigned for were related to both Abu Hamza (the notorious Muslim cleric) and Salma Yaqoob herself.
*) Since 1998, Salma Yaqoob has talked about the “hype around terror alerts” (2011) and said that Israel's “days are numbered”.
*) In 2011, Salma Yaqoob refused to take part in a standing ovation for Afghanistan veteran Lance Corporal Matt Croucher.
According to Yaqoob herself, the “ovation was just a big public show, it was false patriotism”.
In response, Liberal Democrat councillor Martin Mullaney accused Yaqoob of wanting to see Britain become an Islamic republic. Mullaney said:
“If Coun Yaqoob had her way, she would be implementing Hadood Law, with hands cut off and stonings.”
“I can only assume that if one of the failed 21/7 London suicide bombers had been in the council chamber, Coun Yaqoob would have been demanding the council applaud the failed suicide bomber for their past heroic actions.”
Mullaney also provided a link to an article written by Coun Yaqoob entitled 'The Islamic Republic of Great Britain'. Yaqoob has claimed that this piece is ironic. It is ironic. In fact it's a piece that conveniently allowed her to express her many kuffarphobic and Islamist views under the guise of irony.
[What happened after Salma Yaqoob's speech in Birmingham.]
*) On the 5th of September, 2009, Yaqoob addressed a crowd made up of mainly Muslims, SWP students and SWP lecturers at Birmingham's Bullring. She is on video shouting: ‘Whose streets? Our streets! Whose streets? Our streets!...’ (As can be seen on this video.) Not long after that, hundreds of Muslims rampaged through the streets of Birmingham city center attacking random shoppers and anyone else who was non-Muslim. (Douglas Murray's report on this Muslim riot can be read here.)
[Image above: Salma Yaqoob's "reprisal attack" in London.]
*) Salma Yaqoob's very latest political role is as the leader of the Hands Off Birmingham's School campaign. This time, rather than defending right of Islamic terrorists to carry what Yaqoob called “reprisal attacks” in the UK, now she's defending the right of Islamists to take over state schools. Incredibly, according to Yaqoob there's not a shred of evidence that there were any Islamist plots to take over British schools. Instead, it's all a question of the “political motives” of both the critics and investigators of the schools as well as Michael Gove deliberately attempting to increase “fear and suspicion between Muslim and non-Muslims in the city [of Birmingham]”.
This are just some of the stories from Birmingham’s recent Islamic history.
Terror in Birmingham
*) In a report a few years ago, MI5 said that there were 80 known terror cells and 35 suspect Islamic groups in the West Midlands region - more than twice as many as London.
*) In 2006 there was a plot to behead a British solider, it led to arrests in the city. The Muslim responsible plotted to behead the British soldier "like a pig" and film the killing in a lock-up garage. Parviz Khan then planned to broadcast footage of "the ghastly death" in an attempt to spread panic among the armed forces and the public.
*) The ‘Tipton Taliban’ (an area in Birmingham) were imprisoned after being captured in Afghanistan.
*) In 2011, a group of 12 Muslims were held in police custody on attempts to commit “mass murder”. The plot was to kill at least 2,000 non-Muslims with nail-bombs and other devices. Seven of the group confessed and were charged and the remaining are still facing trial. Two of the Islamic terrorists were from Salma Yaqoob's Sparkbrook and Sparkhill.
*) Five Muslims from Birmingham (one from Sparkhill) admitted to a plot to bomb an EDL demo in 2012.
*) Wounded soldiers in Selly Oak were harangued by Muslims in 2010.
The “Spy Camera” Affair
As a result of the above, West Midlands Police decided to install CCTVS (or what Muslims and their Trotskyist enablers called ‘spy cameras’) in various Muslim areas of Birmingham, such as Sparkbrook and Washwood Heath.
Not long after this, there was a campaign against the CCTVS by various Muslims, Islamists and radical Leftists. This culminated in a public debate at Sparkbrook (6.7.2010) in which the police promised to remove the CCTVs.
In that debate Lord Nazir Ahmed threatened ‘civil unrest’ (this can be seen here) if the cameras weren’t immediately taken down. (Lord Ahmed has been suspended twice from the Labour Party: once for placing a bounty on George W. Bush's head and the other time for talking about Jewish conspiracies. He also once threatened to "bring a force of 10,000 Muslims to lay siege to the Lords if the campaigning anti-Islamist Dutch MP Geert Wilders was allowed to speak" at a broadcast of the film Fitna.)
At the same meeting Salma Yaqoob also said:
“If the police do not remove them, will you join me this Summer to take every single one down?”
This too is on video.
Only a short while after West Midlands Police promised to take them down, West Midlands Police told the Birmingham Mail (31.10.2010) that it was expecting a “Mumbai-style attack on the city [Birmingham]”.
Just a few weeks later, West Midlands Police did begin to take the CCTVs down.
Birmingham Schools (Before the Trojan Horse Affair Became News)
*) In November 2010, the Education Secretary Michael Gove warned that schools in Birmingham have been targeted by Islamic extremists trying to infiltrate the education system. (This was four years before what Salma Yaqoob started talking about “hype” and “witch-hunts” regarding Birmingham's schools.) He told MPs there were “genuine dangers” due to extremist influence in state schools.
*) The Daily Mail published a feature on a Birmingham Islamic schools. Darul Islamic High School School, Small Heath (Birmingham), was also featured. As a result of this, the Daily Mail (14th Feb, 2011) said that Muslim teachers had “met with police chiefs”.
*) A Channel 4 ‘Undercover Mosque’ program (2007) revealed the widespread preaching of jihadist doctrine in Birmingham. (See also 'Undercover Mosque: The Return'.)
*) In early 2011, Channel 4‘s Dispatches programme (‘Lessons in Hatred and Violence’) broadcast a feature on Birmingham’s mosques and Islamic schools. It showed, with a hidden film, that such mosques were rife with Islamic extremism. A preacher/teacher is on film saying “the disbelievers are the worst creatures”.
Another film showing a preacher/teacher talking about Hindus:
“The Hindus do, they drink piss... Do they have any intellect? No.”
Birmingham Lib-Dem MP, John Hemming (Yardley) defended Green Lane mosque by saying:
“If Channel 4 thinks this is a school where racism and intolerance is accepted in any way, they have got their facts seriously wrong.”
On the 20th January, 2011, The Telegraph published a feature on Birmingham. In it there's a quote from a Belgium Muslim who had moved to Birmingham. He was quoted (by the Telegraph’s Ed West) as saying:
“Everybody knows. Birmingham - best place in Europe to be a pure Muslim.”
The same article stated that “a large Taliban flag fluttered daily on a house near St Andrew’s football stadium ]Birmingham City] for some months”.