I hate them. All the time, just causing a nuisance. You want to walk to university, they randomly appear "please change" or they have that cardboard thing. I walk past them and ignore them- but it is so hard.
Just cos I have a brown face - does not mean I am nice or kind or willing to part with my money. If anything, I add to the stereotype of being uptight.
I remember giving them 30p once, they were asking for more- the ungrateful swines. They wear the headscarves and it is so obvious that they are not distinctly muslim.
Just ignore them/tell them to piss off. If you give them the slightest bit of money they just come chasing you round the streets.
Outside the subway next to Piccadilly station my mate gave this old guy 30p then told him to **** off and get his next fix of drugs. He called us all pricks.
Headscarves have little to do with being Muslim. They are very common in Romania, amongst the gypsies. Who coincidentally are the most prolific beggars in many European countries.
Most of them are in Rusholme; have you seen the guy that takes his leg off to shock people? And the women who pops kids out of every single hidden bit of clothing? I was given a note once (in very poor English), something about how the Police had destroyed her life and how the money was needed to feed her dying grandparents... must've given her a pound? She went straight into a shop and bought some Marlboro, clearly she'd amassed a bob or two from some other gullible sods
Oh and they're not Muslims; many Roma women wear them
Tell them all to sign up to the military