The digital currency revolution – #Focus (France 24)
EDL Buck (Interesting bit around 2.15 re the impending Euro collapse)
French students take to streets over deportation of foreign pupils – Media
Hate preacher Anjem Choudary being used in Al-Shabaab recruiting video as terror groups target British Muslims who question radical Islam
Militant preacher Anjem Choudary has been identified as a leading British influence for the Al Qaeda-linked terrorists who carried out the Kenya shopping mall atrocity, it emerged yesterday.
London-based Choudary, who has been linked to dozens of terrorist suspects, is highlighted in a video issued by East African group Al-Shabaab.
The video also says 11 Britons have died waging jihad in Somalia.
One of the leading figures in Al-Shabaab – blamed for last month’s Nairobi attack which left 67 dead – is ‘white widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite. The whereabouts of Lewthwaite, former wife of 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay, remains a mystery.
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Hate-preacher Anjem Choudary makes an appearance in the video.
Muslim convert who wanted to impose Sharia Law on East End of London threatened to kill non-Muslim passers-by for drinking beer
An enforcer for hate preacher Anjem Choudary yesterday admitted joining a ‘Muslim Patrol’ which threatened to enforce sharia law.
Jordan Horner, 19, was a leading member of a vigilante mob that roamed London’s East End attacking non-Muslims in a campaign against Western culture.
The gang threatened to ‘kill non-believers’ and ‘shank’ or stab them and uploaded videos to YouTube criticising people’s appearance.
Is the party over for the EDL?
Boy, 12, sought over Manchester campus sex attacks
A boy aged as young as 12 may have carried out several sex attacks around a university campus, police said.
Greater Manchester Police is linking three assaults that have taken place in the past month near the University of Manchester.
A computerised image showing how young the offender was made the incidents “even more shocking”, police said.
The first two attacks took place within 15 minutes of each other on 21 September.
A 27-year-old was approached from behind and grabbed in Lloyd Street North at 18:15 BST before she screamed and the offender ran off.
The next incident followed in Oxford Road when a 21-year-old woman was approached by a boy who made lewd comments as she left John Rylands library.
She carried on walking on Moss Lane East and was sexually assaulted by her assailant who was described as a young boy aged 12 who wore green jeans and glasses.
‘You only have to sneeze now for someone to find it offensive. I’ve asked a solicitor who says I’m not doing anything wrong.
Taxi driver told to remove St George’s flag sticker by council ‘because it puts those who aren’t English at a disadvantage’
A Newton Abbot taxi driver has been caught up in a row with the council after being banned from having a St George’s Cross sticker in her cab.
Denise Said, 56, has three English flag signs stuck on the doors and boot of her vehicle and has been asked to remove them because they could be interpreted to discriminate against foreigners.
Denise has been displaying the St George’s Crosses for a year without a single complaint
After receiving one complaint she received a letter from the council accusing her of breaching equality laws.
Teignbridge Council in Devon said the stickers, which reads ‘local driver’, would leave anyone who is not English at a ‘disadvantage in their day to day life’.
The local authority says it will refuse to renew Denise’s license in February unless she removes the stickers.
The veteran driver has vowed to keep flying the flag and says there’s nothing offensive about them.
Adding that when she rang Teignbridge Council to remonstrate about the ban she says she was told the stickers were denigrating and offensive to foreigners.
She said: ‘I think it’s pathetic. I believe the council is implying that I am racist but nothing could be further from the truth.
‘I’ve had a few foreign people in my cab and I’ve asked them if they find it offensive and they don’t in the slightest. In fact, one told me “your country has gone mad”.
The Growing Terror Threat From Radical Women Converts
by Abigail R. Esman
Special to IPT News
October 17, 2013
In a photograph, the girl looks back with casual curiosity, her face scrubbed, her hair pulled a bit untidily behind her ears, her collar crisp, her tie askew, a charming and timeless portrait of the young Catholic schoolgirl in her teens.
Barely more than a decade later, she is called the world’s most dangerous woman, the Muslim terrorist known as the “white widow,” thought to have helpedmastermind last month’s terrorist attacks in Nairobi in which 72 people, including several children, were massacred in a popular shopping mall. Some reports placed her at the scene, commanding others as they gunned down dozens off non-Muslims over a three-day period. (For more on Lewthwaite, click here.)
Rochdale child sex ring: Appeal against sentences refused
Nine men who were part of a child sex ring in Rochdale have been refused leave to appeal against their convictions and jail sentences.
The men from Rochdale and Oldham were jailed for between four and 19 years for offences including rape and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child in May last year.
Their lawyers claimed a breach in jury confidentiality gave a right to appeal.
However, the Criminal Appeal Office said permission had been refused.
At trial, Judge Gerald Clifton said the men treated the girls, some who were as young as 13, “as though they were worthless and beyond respect”.
“We will kill you Shi’a men and rape your women,” they shouted, according to the source.
Wahhabis Remark at Hajj: ‘We will Kill You Shia Men and Rape Your Women’
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Mina is a town near Mecca, where pilgrims sleep in tents and stone three pillars, representing the satan, with seven pebbles, on the last day of Hajj. The Saudi government has built thousand of air-conditioned tents to accommodate pilgrims, during this ritual.
A known female community leader said that when the local group entered Tent Section 40, an area designated for American, European and Australian Muslims, a pilgrim in the group was asked about his sect, by a member of another group.
“When he said he was Shi’a, they called him Kafir (infidel) and attacked him,” said the woman, who did not want her name to be revealed, for safety concerns, until she leaves Saudi Arabia next week.
The attackers, who are Australians of Lebanese descent, then hit three other men in the group and dragged one into a tent, while choking and kicking him.
Camel milk in your tea… one hump or two? Corner shop starts selling frozen desert dairy for £6 a pint
- Shopkeeper Lyaket Hassan imports milk from camel farm in Netherlands
- Shop in Moss Side, Manchester, now has regular camel milk customers
- Traditional Middle Eastern drink has become increasingly popular
By WILLIAM TURVILL
PUBLISHED: 10:41 GMT, 18 October 2013 | UPDATED: 23:33 GMT, 18 October 2013
The nearest connection Manchester might have with a desert is probably the pop group Oasis.
But a shop in the city’s Moss Side area has started selling camel milk – and its customers cannot get enough of its healthy properties.
It is believed to be the most similar animal milk to the human breast variety and is rich in insulin.
Selling for £6 a pint, the milk – which comes in one-pint containers – is imported from a camel farm in Holland by shopkeeper Lyaket Hassan. He began stocking the drink after a regular customer came in asking for it.
And since he started importing it to his Jumbo Express shop in Moss Side, Manchester, he has seen the drink’s popularity soar.
He now has a core group of customers who come to buy the rare milk, which is sold frozen, from him every week.