I remember when we Irish were the scapegoats because of those IRA bombs cited, I can remember cartoons calling us pigs and barbarians. Now admittedly we have a long history of seeing such simplistic reflections of the Irish conflict in British papers so we tend to laugh at them but that’s what I see again, attempts to find bogeymen under the beds. IRA men made up a miniscule element of the Irish community and so do those fanatica enough to become sucide bombers in the Muslim community. Both communities had (and still have) political gripes with the British but most people in either community are aware that blowing up people in the name of political ideologies is rather pointless. You’ll always find hotheads who think with their fists or prejudices in any community though who can be relied upon to keep the hotpot of hate boiling away.
And due to their been around at last count 55,000 thousand or so muslims in the Republic of Ireland we’ve started getting this stuff back home now - the BNP has set up shop there for example now as well in Dublin.
No-one is boiling like a frog - it’s apocaplytic nonsense. And your attempts to drag in crime figures are foolish, if I go to an area with Carribean or Asian people quite obviously most of the crime will be committed by people from those backgrounds. The only conclusion you can draw from that is that since they make up the majority of people in that area so criminals are most likely to come from those backgrounds in that area.
Britain asked the fathers and grandfathers of many of the Pakistani and Asian people here now to enter the country for reconstruction after WW2 (as well as many of the West Indian and Carribean people’s antecedents) so therefore playing sour grapes at this stage of the game seems odd to me.