Three London gay bar patrons turned violent after being asked to leave, turning on bar staff and causing serious bodily harm.
One employee suffered a skull fracture and another a fractured foot.
The trio of unruly drinkers consisted of two men, 42 and 30, and one woman, 20, who were asked to leave the smoking patio at Eagle London.
That’s when they began shouting homophobic slurs at the staff, who promptly 86’ed them from the venue.
Rather than leave, they turned violent, according to the Evening Standard.
“This was a particularly vicious attack which stemmed from a minor incident and involved the use of homophobic language,” said Investigating officer, Detective Constable Phill Govett.
He added: “Hate crime in any form will not be tolerated by police and we will take all possible action to bring perpetrators of these offences to justice.”
Note that what isn’t being reported here is the fact that this was another anti-gay attack by Muslims. The issue here wasn’t just homophobia but religious intolerance. The media often obfuscates things in their efforts to be diplomatic, or maybe to not incite reactionary violence. Sometimes in their efforts they end up creating more fear and further terrorizing us. I don’t think a bunch of us are going to go out and terrorize Muslims in retaliation, if that is what in fact their concern was that led to them not reporting this fact. Remember though, although Muslims across the world have been attacking gays, as with any religious group, including Muslims, some members hate us but most do not.
The article doesn’t mention the nationality or religion of the perpetrators. I’m not going to comment on facts not presented in the basic article or comments on same… RobtheElder
I’ve checked online and still do not see any mention of the religious affiliation of the attackers. @DHT, can you point a link about this? I’m not saying you’re wrong, but you also posted this same allegation on Towleroad. Is this fact only be reported in the UK? On private message boards? Even the UK papers so far are not mentioning the religious affiliation of the attackers. This Pink News report says that the Muslim mayor of London has actively worked to increase the number of gay venues in the city after a period when they were on the decline.
Also booze is forbidden in Islam so if they are sat there getting tanked, not exactly displaying their faith
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