Parts of London are so radicalized that police are afraid for their own lives. Donald Trump's campaign trail claims were derided by Londoners. British Muslims especially met his victory with a sense of foreboding. Some 37% of this area is Muslim and that is the highest proportion of anywhere in the UK.
I'm Reuters' reporter, Lucy Field here in Tower Hamlets, which is presumably the kind of no-go area that Donald Trump was talking about. Friday prayers at the nearby Eastland mosque, one of Europe's largest. Worshipers here staged small protests when Trump made his comments, which could be a foretaste of what's to come.
>> I think there'll be protests if he decided to visit London, but if he wants to come to London, and particularly to this part of London, to learn from our communities how we get on with each other then he can come and take note.>> Racist attacks in Britain spiked after it voted to leave the EU.
Many feared Trump's election could boost xenophobic and intolerant views.>> It gonna go worse, of course it gonna go worse. The way he talks, the way he acts, things gonna get worse, of course.>> Trump made his London comments when he proposed a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
That doesn't go down too well here either.>> I don't think someone should sort of ban anyone from going where they like. So yeah, I'm a bit upset about that.>> Jessie McGuire, a recent convert, feels kindness and unity is the best response to Trump's election.>> I think it's quite upsetting and disappointing, but I also think that the way people reacted wasn't the best.
I think that there's a lot of anger and a lot of hate.>> Many Londoners are proud of their city's diversity and are hoping Trump embraces that before his first visit as US President.