Sikhs are mobilizing to defend their temples, shops and community. I have to say that this is an admirable effort. BBC News - London riots: residents cautioned over 'vigilantism' Purely defensive op; Community leaders speaking clearly, rationally and with dignity; Nobody getting boozed up and going on the warpath. There is a lot of criticism on this forum of "multiculturalism" but here we see an ethnic minority doing (IMHO) the right thing. I suspect that the communities of Middle England are far weaker, and far less able to mobilize in this kind of circumstance. (Though I would be happy to be proven wrong.) Police response (on same page) is predictable drivel. I suggest the good constable would be better employed policing the capital, rather than making knee jerk comments about "vigilantism." If Plod was actually doing his job with even a minimum level of competence, community self-defense would be unnecessary. But this is so obvious, it barely requires mention.