Last drinks in Lakemba: Tim Blair visits Sydney's occupied territories

Last drinks in Lakemba: Tim Blair takes a look inside Sydney’s Muslim Land

The last remnants of Anglo civilisation are being replaced by Mohammedanism.

Tim Blair

Across the road from the hotel is the Islamic Bookstore, which bills itself as “your superstore of Islamic knowledge”. Three books caught my eye. Here’s an extract from Muhammad bin Jamil Zino’s “What a Muslim Should Believe”, a handy Q & A guide to the Koran’s instructions:

“Question 43: Is it allowed to support and love disbelievers? “Answer: No, it is not allowed.”

It gets better, or worse, depending on your Weltanschauung:

Well, that might explain a few things. “The History of the Jews” seems a bland enough title, but the back cover quotes lines from Martin Luther that were used by the Nazis: “The sun never did shine on a more bloodthirsty and revengeful people as they.”

The book offers this view, on page 16: “No one can deny the fact that the Jews are the worst kind of barbarian killers the world has ever known!!! The decent great Adolf Hitler of Germany never killed in the manner of the Jews!!! Surely only mad people or those who love killing infants, pregnant women and the infirm will think differently.”

The Lakemba Hotel in Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam TaylorThe Lakemba Hotel in Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam Taylor Source: News Corp Australia
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THE Lakemba Hotel is one of the last Anglo holdouts in Sydney’s otherwise Middle-Eastern south-western suburb. Frankly, the old joint — it opened in 1928 — isn’t putting up much resistance. Most nights the bar is closed by 8.30pm or so, because by then what few customers it attracts are insufficient to cover running costs.

Still, it’s friendly and hospitable. Staffer Poppy helpfully showed me to my $50-a-night room, which is the only option in Lakemba for anyone seeking short-term rented accommodation.

There are no other hotels or motels. In fact, there are no other rooms besides number 15 in the hotel’s residential wing. All the others are taken by boarders, one of whom has been here for 20 years.

It isn’t exactly luxurious. The room has a sink, which is nice, but nothing else by way of amenities. There isn’t even a Gideon’s Bible. Instead, reflecting certain demographic changes in the area, there is a Ramadan eating schedule.

Lakemba may be only 30 minutes from the centre of Sydney, yet it is remarkably distinct from the rest of the city. You can walk the length of crowded Haldon St and not hear a single phrase in English. On this main shopping strip the ethnic mix seems similar to what you’d find in any Arabic city. Australia may be multicultural, but Haldon St is a monoculture.

This does have its advantages. If you’re ever in need of groceries at 3am, head to Lakemba, where shopkeepers keep unusual hours, particularly during Ramadan.

The food is delicious, of course. I recommend La Roche and Al Aseel, but all restaurants in Haldon St are good. If you’re unfamiliar with Lebanese food, just go for anything with the word “mixed”.

A book on display in the window of a Lakemba bookstore / Picture: Adam Taylor

A book on display in the window of a Lakemba bookstore / Picture: Adam Taylor Source: Supplied

A store dummy crudely ‘Islamified’ / Picture: Adam TaylorA store dummy crudely ‘Islamified’ / Picture: Adam TaylorSource: News Corp Australia

And then there are the downsides.

A few weeks ago a large crowd of mostly young men assembled outside the Lakemba Hotel. Waving black flags, the men chanted: “Palestine is Muslim land. The solution is jihad.”

I asked a non-Islamic local about that night. “You should see them when they really go off,” she said. “That was nothing.” Another non-Islamic woman said young men sometimes shouted “sharmuta” at her from their cars. She looked up the word online and discovered it was an Arabic term for prostitute.

Across the road from the hotel is the Islamic Bookstore, which bills itself as “your superstore of Islamic knowledge”. Three books caught my eye. Here’s an extract from Muhammad bin Jamil Zino’s “What a Muslim Should Believe”, a handy Q & A guide to the Koran’s instructions:

“Question 43: Is it allowed to support and love disbelievers? “Answer: No, it is not allowed.”

The Islamic Bookstore in Haldon Street, Lakemba / Picture: Adam Taylor

The Islamic Bookstore in Haldon Street, Lakemba / Picture: Adam Taylor Source: News Corp Australia

Well, that might explain a few things. “The History of the Jews” seems a bland enough title, but the back cover quotes lines from Martin Luther that were used by the Nazis: “The sun never did shine on a more bloodthirsty and revengeful people as they.”

The book offers this view, on page 16: “No one can deny the fact that the Jews are the worst kind of barbarian killers the world has ever known!!! The decent great Adolf Hitler of Germany never killed in the manner of the Jews!!! Surely only mad people or those who love killing infants, pregnant women and the infirm will think differently.”

A shopfront sign in Haldon St Lakemba showing Islamic clothing for women / Picture: Adam

A shopfront sign in Haldon St Lakemba showing Islamic clothing for women / Picture: Adam Taylor Source:Supplied

A sign in Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam TaylorA sign in Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam TaylorSource: News Corp Australia

It goes on and on. Another extract: “Humor and jokes are strictly forbidden by the Jewish religion.” This will come as a surprise to just about every Jew on earth.

Another must-read is Mansoor Abdul Hakim’s charming 2009 text, “Women Who Deserve to go to Hell.” Turns out there are quite a lot of them.

“Some people keep asking about the denizens of Hell and the reason why women will go to hell in large numbers,” writes Hakim in the book’s foreword before listing various types of hell-bound females, including the grumbler, the quarrelsome woman, women with tattoos and women who refuse to have sex during menstruation.

Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam TaylorHaldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam Taylor Source: News Corp Australia

“Men’s perfection is because of various reasons: intelligence, religion, etc,” Hakim explains. “At most, four women have this perfection.”

Mix this level of ignorance and loathing with the Islamic community’s high rate of unemployment, and conflict is inevitable. The Islamic riots of 2012 ended up in central Sydney but began here in Lakemba and surrounding suburbs, where seething young Muslims formed their plans, including printing signs reading “Behead all those who insult the prophet”.

Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam TaylorHaldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam Taylor Source: News Corp Australia

One of the men arrested in those riots was Ahmed Elomar, who was subsequently convicted for bashing a police officer with a flagpole. His lawyer claimed that Elomar was “overcome with the occasion”. The occasion continues. Lately, Elomar’s brother Mohamed has posed with severed heads in Iraq, where he is fighting alongside fundamentalist Islamic State extremists.

Boxer Ahmed Elomar.Boxer Ahmed Elomar. Source: News Corp Australia
Mohamed Elomar with a severed head / Picture: SuppliedMohamed Elomar with a severed head / Picture: SuppliedSource: DailyTelegraph

Back at the pub, a staffer mentions rare moments of cultural overlap. “Sometimes the young blokes will come in here to buy Scotch,” she says. “They try to hide themselves under hoodies.”

But when the staffer sees them later in the street, they don’t return her greeting. The hotel is haram — sinful and forbidden. Those early closing hours will eventually become permanent.

Books for sale along Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam Taylor

Books for sale along Haldon St, Lakemba / Picture: Adam Taylor Source: News Corp Australia

 

9 thoughts on “Last drinks in Lakemba: Tim Blair visits Sydney's occupied territories”

  1. And ….
    Tim Blair gets it ….
    (That the islam World Curse and Plague (a brain-mind-soul infection/virus) IS carried by ALL (male/female/child) Muhammadans.

    Australia’s Politicians and Politicals … continue … being Dhimmis.
    This is really difficult for Australia’s non-muhammadan Politicians and Politicials as they have to make it appear to non-muhammadan Australian’s that Australia is not a Country (in the planning to be) “stealth conquered” by islam.

    Australia’s Politicians and Politicials are Criminals(Assistors/Enablers of islam and Traitors/Seditionists to Australia’s non-Muhammadan Citizens and FREE Australia).

    Incarcerate Australia’s Criminal Politicians and Politicals and Expel or “Expel” ALL Muhammadans from Australia.

  2. What Trend Prophet – “Pay them to leave” !
    – SURE – BUT by you Trend Prophet – out of YOUR personal funds !

    Australians are already paying Muhammadans to immigrate here and then paying The Muhammadans Welfare Benefits to live here.
    STOP THIS STUPID CRIMINAL VALIDATION OF A MURDEROUS ISLAM

    Get rid of the acursed plague of ALL -(male/female/child)- Muhammadans.
    PLUS – assets and all benefits previously received by Muhammadans are repaid to Australia when Muhammadans are Expelled or “Expelled”.

  3. I can’t wait for the day that a Western nation passes a law banning Muslim immigration, a moratorium for 50 years. That will be a great day.

  4. Thanks a lot to Keating, Krudd, Gizzard and the other morons from the ALP and the greens who allowed these miserable muslims parasites onto our shores, thus destroying part of Sydney.

  5. The only people these Lebanese are scared of is the Vietnamese. You will notice there is no “Middle Eastern appearance” crime problem in Cabramatta or Marrickville and this is because the Vietnamese gangs gave them a hiding when they tried to take over the drug business. Encourage Vietnamese to settle into areas like this here and soon things will change for the better.

  6. Much wider publication of Halal Certified foods is desperately needed so we can avoid supporting the fund raising for jihad, madrassa schools, mosques, etc., etc.

    Anyone care to comment on the Prime Minister’s meeting yesterday with reps of the Muslim “community” regarding the proposed new anti terrorist laws?

  7. Well two brands i can can confirm as part of the halal racket are Mrs Macs Pies and Ayam Foods ( noodles etc) You will need to look very closely as the halal symbol is often placed inconspicuously on the packaging .

  8. 2 Banana Bender August 18, 2014 at 10:58 pm
    & Domo August 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    halal Certification – The Crime ….
    • http://islammonitor.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4361:the-halal-rort-on-australians-paying-an-islamic-religious-food-tax-without-knowing-part-1&catid=180&Itemid=18
    • http://www.religionfreefood.org/ (boycott ANY Firm that has ANY halal Certifeid Product – Period!)

    non-Muhammadan Operated halal Lists ….
    • http://www.halalchoices.com.au/index.html
    • https://www.facebook.com/BH.Australia

    Muhammadan Operated halal Lists ….
    • http://www.halalsquare.com.au/groceries/index.php/

    Expel or “Expel” ALL Muhammadans from Australia and The World!

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