Afghanistan? Iraq? No, this is happening in Britain. British soldiers have now been advised to travel around in groups and not to display their recognisable military daysacks when in civilian clothing.
The Telegraph reports that there have been a spate of attacks on soldiers who are on duty providing additional security during the Olympic Games and Paralympics in London. There are currently 4,500 soldiers on duty for the Paralympics.
Naval personnel were subjected to abuse and extremist leafleting around HMS Ocean at Greenwich Pier, south London.
On Monday, 6 August, one soldier was left with two black eyes after allegedly being attacked by four ‘Asian’ men, all aged between 18-20 years old. No one has been arrested.
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets where the attack took place has a significant Muslim population. According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2006 population estimates, reported by Tower Hamlets Council, in the 0-15 age group, only 30% of the population are white British. As previously reported by Digital Journal there is strong opposition to mass immigration in the UK.