Buck was a busy one today…….
Denmark’s Flemming Rose is to be speaking on the mohamed cartoons ten years later, with other free speech debates scheduled during the 3 hr event. Here’s to hoping I make it inside.
The pictures were taken by myself en route to my hotel room after a good dinner in the city’s center. Lots of Iraqis walking around now, lots of them.
NOTE: Posting will be light as I am partaking in the event, as well as driving back home, scheduled posts will pop up from time to time.
to ‘Ashley converted Muslim’ who ‘studie Quran’ first “study” not “studie”, maybe you should go back to school and study primer/abc-book instead of quran
you see I read it and all this book calls to jihad, and jihad is political war with infidels in 97% ( http://www.politicalislam.com/the-study-of-political-islam/ ) statistically (doubt you know what that means)
And you talk how “good” “religion” is islam. It simply means you are dualist ( http://www.politicalislam.com/the-study-of-political-islam/) and use taqiyya (http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/quran/011-taqiyya.htm) to lie to us, foolish, nice europeans.
congratulations, you are a winner.
Ashley the convert to islam replies in a way that’s highly characteristic of muslims, irate babble:
thats cool i do know what jihad means but im not hear to argue islam is the fastest growing religion in the worls 2.5 billion muslims all the middle east half of the phillapines, 17% of europe 10% of the USA, all of western china most of mongolia even though there shias…lol 5% of canada and 3% of south america and many more countries so who cares what you think i hate racest pieses of shit like you. may allah forgive me i live in bisbee, Az. i doubt you would express your veaws in front of a real muslim inshallah if you feel the need try…lol your fucking ignorent you and your american red neck punks.
The whole bunch of them were settlers, not asylum seekers.
One of their Arabic translators admitted to the fact that fake passports were being used!
As I walked up to the main doors, many were outside busy talking on their cell phones (most likely trying to get elsewhere). I was greeted at the door by one who used his iPhone as a translator machine, he got upset when I asked him why he didn’t stay to fight the jihadis.
I reminded him (and the operator of the asylum freak show) that Finnish men of all ages stayed to fight the Soviets during WWII, and didn’t run away. The group listening to the exchange (translated by one of their group) were basically, speechless, having nothing to offer other than that “they want to be in Finland”, “What a great country”.
One of the Finnish Red Cross managers of the farce (all of them from Helsinki) was extremely upset by my questioning, and refused to engage in any conversation whatsoever.
One point worth noting, none of the so called asylum seekers wanted to remain in the small town, unlike some of the Bosnian refugees Finland received some 20 years ago (1992-1995), who were actually thankful to find refuge in whatever place they were directed to stay, and remained in these same small towns, with their families, until things calmed down in their home country.
While they say that they “love Finland”, these Iraqis are not thankful for squat, and are nothing more than opportunists looking for the good life (Muslim settlers), or, Islamic State operatives (jihadis) waiting for the right time to get active.
The other day Eric Allen Bell responded to a comment by Larry Estavan at the Tundra Tabloids that inadvertently got through, and it shouldn’t have been. Every once in awhile something like this happens, all I can say in my defense is that it’s just part of being blogger, it’s bound to happen.
Thankfully Eric took the time to debunk this guy, and after a couple exchanges with Eric, we decided to leave the comments up, and now I’m making this a front page item, no one can use my site to promote half cocked, and outright loony claims of someone, especially if that someone is an active member of a movement dedicated in countering dangerous islam 101’ers.
Here is the exchanges in full at the TT’s post of Bell in a video talking about the info age being the death of islam, including our discussion.
SIDE NOTE: FM: Eric Bell: Thanks for that. I prefer to keep my response up, if that’s okay. At first I was not responding to what he was saying, but to my surprise a lot of people were believing him. So, I decided it was best to occasionally respond to Mr. Larry Estavan. This guy has been posting this stuff regularly for 3 years now.
Thanks for the idea Andy!
Child sexual abuse ring in Halifax: 25 men charged – police reaction
Twenty five men have been charged with child sex offences against two girls in Calderdale following a major police operation.
In what police say is the largest child sexual exploitation (CSE) investigation in the country – bigger than high profile cases in Rochdale and Rotherham – the men face a combined total of 59 charges, including rape, sexual activity with a child under 16 and trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation. More here.
France prepares to tackle jihadi recruitment in prisons
The Charlie Hebdo killings have drawn attention to the fact that many radical Islamists are recruited in prison. The French government has pledged to tackle the problem … but the task could be complicated, the experts say. More here
‘Basement imams’ spreading radical Islamism, Muslim prison chaplain warns
In the wake of last month’s Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French government is trying to tackle Islamist radicalisation in prisons. More than half of France’s 70,000 prisoners are Muslim, served by 182 chaplains, leading to a promise to recruit 60 more. But one chaplain, Mohammed Boina M’Koubou, is not sure that will be enough. More here.
Iraq to launch major ground offensive against IS group
A top US official announced Sunday that Iraqi troops will launch a ground offensive within weeks to take back swathes of the country seized by Islamic State group, while a suicide attack killed at least 12 in Baghdad on Monday.
“There will be a major counter offensive on the ground in Iraq,” John Allen, the chief envoy for the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group, said in an interview with Jordan’s official Petra news agency.
“In the weeks ahead, when the Iraqi forces begin the ground campaign to take back Iraq, the coalition will provide major firepower associated with that,” he added, stressing that the Iraqis would lead the offensive. More here.
Shots fired at French police in housing project outside Marseille
Hooded gunmen reportedly fired on French police in the northern suburbs of the Mediterranean port city of Marseille Monday ahead of a visit by the country’s Prime Minister.
There were no immediate reports on possible casualties. Reuters reported that elite troops were being sent to the scene. The French newspaper Le Figaro reported that the shooting involved two small gangs using Kalashnikov AK-47s. More here
Poll: ‘Islam does not belong in Austria’
A new survey on how Islam is viewed in Austria suggests that anti-Muslim sentiment has risen sharply in the wake of the Paris shootings, with 69 percent of those polled saying they did not believe that Islam belongs in Austria. More here
Immigration in Denmark at an all-time high
2014 was a record year for immigration in Denmark thanks in large part to Syrians and a rapidly-growing number of Western immigrants.
New figures from Statistics Denmark show that nearly 65,000 foreigners moved to Denmark in 2014, an all-time record for the highest number of immigrants in a single year. The 64,874 foreign nationals who came to Denmark last year represented a 15 percent increase over 2013, which held the previous record. More here.
Silvana Imam voted “Homo of the year”
Abba star Anni-Frid Lyngstad Reuss and Eurovision winner Loreen were among the guests as the annual Gay gala was held in Stockholm Monday night.
“Homo of the year” was hip-hop artist Silvana Imam, while the “Hetero of the year” award was given to the chairman of Kiruna Ice Hockey Club, Johan Köhler. The team changed their strip last season to include the rainbow flag, to fight against homophobia in the sporting world, in what they call ” the most laddish sport in the most laddish city in Sweden”. They also won the “Keep up the good work” award. More here.
Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls
The Nigerian terror group reflects the general Islamist hatred of women’s rights. When will the West wake up?
Since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria last month, the meaning of Boko Haram—the name used by the terrorist group that seized the girls—has become more widely known. The translation from the Hausa language is usually given in English-language media as “Western Education Is Forbidden,” though “Non-Muslim Teaching Is Forbidden” might be more accurate.
But little attention has been paid to the group’s formal Arabic name: Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-da’wa wal-Jihad. That roughly translates as “The Fellowship of the People of the Tradition for Preaching and Holy War.” That’s a lot less catchy than Boko Haram but significantly more revealing about the group and its mission. Far from being an aberration among Islamist terror groups, as some observers suggest, Boko Haram in its goals and methods is in fact all too representative.
‘Child sex ring’ accused of smuggling girls as young as 12 into the country as 22 migrants are arrested in police operation
- Migrants questioned on suspicion of running child prostitution ring
- 22 accused of smuggling girls as young as 12 into the country
- Officers investigate suspected rape, drug dealing and firearms offences
- Police swooped on addresses in Kent, West Yorkshire and the Midlands
More than 20 men were being questioned last night on suspicion of running a sprawling nationwide child prostitution ring.
The leaders of the network are accused of smuggling girls as young as 12 into the country before selling them for sex.
Police are investigating suspected rape, violence, people trafficking, drug dealing and firearms offences.
A man is led away from a bedsit near the Dover seafront. He is one of a number of Slovakian, Czech and Roma men arrested on suspicion of child exploitation
The gang was held as hundreds of officers swooped on addresses in Kent, the Midlands and West Yorkshire in one of the biggest operations of its kind.
According to police, all of the 16 victims identified so far and 22 suspects are Roma immigrants originally from Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Many have been under investigation for more than six months as police worked to identify the true scale of the vile racket.
HUFFPO WRITER ADMITS VANDALISING UKIP POSTER
A writer for the Huffington Post has admitted vandalising a UKIP poster in Birmingham. In an article published today, Bill Drummond, who describes himself as an artist, proudly posted photos of himself defacing the poster and justified his actions by comparing the UKIP billboard to Nazi propaganda.
In the article, Mr Drummond said that he was looking for a large billboard to deface when he chanced upon the UKIP poster, which he says “offended me in so many ways.” The poster in question features an out-of-work labourer on a street, with the tagline “EU policy at work. British workers are hit hard by unlimited cheap labour.”
Muslim extremist hate-preacher on trial in New York tells court he once managed a strip club to ‘make money and enjoy myself’
- Mustafa Kamel Mustafa faces 11 terror-related charges for alleged crimes that pre-date 9/11
- Authorities say Mustafa had been in the planning stages of setting up a terrorist training camp in Oregon prior to his 2004 arrest in London
- If convicted, Mustafa faces a sentence of life in prison
British hate preacher Abu Hamza told his US terror trial Wednesday how he once jointly managed a London strip club in his quest to live a Western, movie-style life.
Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 56, better known in Britain as Abu Hamza al-Masri, has pleaded not guilty to 11 kidnapping and terror counts that pre-date the 9/11 attacks.
Blind in one eye and with both hands blown off in an explosion in Afghanistan, he faces life in prison in a maximum security US prison if convicted by jury at the New York court.
Terror: Islamic radical Mustafa Kamel Mustafa faces 11 terror-related charges for crimes that pre-date 9/11
Revealed: Hillary Clinton’s State Department refused over and over to brand Al Qaeda group that kidnapped 300 girls in Nigeria as ‘terrorists’
Former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton offered tepid condemnation of Boko Haram on Wednesday night, hours before it emerged that her State Department refused to designate the group as terrorists
- CIA, FBI, DOJ and more than a dozen members of Congress begged her to add the group to State’s official list of designated terror organizations
- A suddenly alarmed Clinton is now looking hypocritical, voicing her anger at Boko Haram after it kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian girls
- John Kerry, the secretary of state who followed Clinton, did designate Boko Haram as a terror group, but Clinton fought it all the way
- Members of Congress describe the al-Qaeda-linked group with words like ‘vicious,’ ‘evil,’ ‘gutless’ and ‘barbaric’
Under then-Secretary Hillary Clinton, the U.S. State Department repeatedly refused to add the Nigerian al-Qaeda affiliate group Boko Haram – the organization responsible for the recent kidnapping of more than 300 young girls – to its official list of terrorist organizations.
In November 2013, current Secretary John Kerry did what Clinton wouldn’t.
Boko Haram is the group that has claimed responsibility for kidnapping hundreds of girls in Nigeria, promising to sell them into slavery.
The Daily Beast reported Thursday that in 2011, after the group’s mass-murderers bombed the United Nations building in Abuja, Nigeria, Obama administration agencies and more than a dozen members of Congress begged Clinton to add it to its official list of designated terror organizations – but the State Department fought it and did nothing.
UKIP FORCED TO CANCEL FREEPOST ADDRESS AFTER BEING SENT EXCREMENT AND BLOOD
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has been forced to cancel its Freepost address after far-left activists sent human waste, blood and various bulky items at a cost to the eurosceptic party. The address, which does not require a stamp, was set up so that voters could send the party queries without having to pay postage.
However, the arrangement means that the party picks up the tab for any mail it receives, leading to opponents sending it bulky, heavy items, forcing it to pay the high postage costs. Last week, a bomb disposal team was called in to deal with two suspicious packages that contained human faeces.
Some opponents also decided to use the address to return the party’s literature, with another sending eight litres of water (271 fl oz).
Most of the packages were intercepted by mail staff before they arrived at the party. Bexley UKIP tweeted a photo of a Royal Mail receipt which said they were cancelling the service. The receipt said: “You may be aware that there have been incidents of inappropriate mail items being sent to a UKIP Freepost address.
“This includes items which are prohibited [such as blood/human faces] and present a health and safety risk both to you and our Royal Mail Colleagues.”
I’ll be back tomorrow.
(EDL Buck: Had to share this, it cracked me up)
Meet Mr Poo, UNICEF’s new anti-public defecation mascot whose mission is to encourage children to use the loo
On the run: A man is chased by a giant stool called Mr Poo in UNICEF’s bizarre anti-defecation advert
This may be one of the most bizarre public service adverts ever screened – and it is funded by the UNICEF.
Starring a giant stool called Mr Poo that chases people to the toilets, the ad is designed to encourage children to use the loo in India.
In a country where only half of the population uses toilets, the United Nations Children’s Fund want to tackle public health head on.
Tensions between Australian Defence League and Muslim community reach violent new heights
Police and ASIO are scrambling to defuse serious tensions between Australian far-right groups and Islamist extremists, which have reached unprecedented heights in recent weeks with death threats and an apparent attempted murder.
In the most serious case, up to eight gunshots were fired into the Sydney home of a former leader of an anti-Islamic hate group earlier this month.
The former western Sydney president of the Australian Defence League (ADL), Nathan Abela, claims he commando-rolled through his living room to avoid being hit by up to eight bullets fired into his Greystanes home late on April 3.
Iranian rape victim to be hanged unless she apologizes for sex assault claims
An Iranian rape victim is set to be hanged unless she agrees to apologize to her attacker’s family for making the claim of sexual assault.
Interior designer Reyhaneh Jabbari killed Moreteza Abdolai Sarbandi after he lured her to a flat on the pretense of work, but then attacked her.
Sarbandi, an Iranian intelligence agent, had apparently offered to hire Jabbari to redesign his office and took her to an apartment where he abused her, reports The Telegraph.
Jabbari, 26, claims the killing was an act of self-defense.
Young Rolls Royce tycoon ambushed and held at gunpoint by boyhood pal and gang
A young dad has spoken for the first time about the terrifying moment a gang swooped to snatch his brand new Rolls-Royce – and held two guns to his head.
Zahid Khan says he was kidnapped by the thugs who stole his £250,000 car and demanded a cash ransom.
Now the four men, including one of Mr Khan’s best friends, have been jailed atBirmingham Crown Court for a total of 41 years for blackmail and firearm offences, although they were cleared of kidnap.
Will the agony ever end for MH370 families? Now search teams think they may be looking in the wrong place for debris amid fresh rumour it may have LANDED
Looking in the wrong place? Sources from the investigation team have told the New Straits Times that if they do not find debris in the ocean soon they may have to search elsewhere
The fruitless search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet might have to start all over again from scratch if no clues to its fate are found in coming days, it was claimed today.
The international team searching the Indian Ocean for the Boeing 777 are now considering the seemingly impossible scenario of the aircraft having ‘landed’ somewhere, instead of crashing in the southern Indian Ocean.
‘We may have to regroup soon to look into this possibility if no positive results come back in the next few days,’ sources within the International Investigation Team were quoted as telling the New Straits Times today.
‘We are hostages’: Saudi princesses who say they are kept locked in palace as punishment for advocating women’s rights make another plea for help
One of the Saudi princesses who claims she and her sisters are being held captive by their father has managed to make contact with the outside world.
Sahar, the eldest daughter of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, said the women were being starved and beaten on the orders of her father.
The 42-year-old princess, who had lived a life of luxury before the past 13 years of captivity, made her claims during a clandestine phone call to the New York Post.
New York cabbie who hit British tourist and severed her leg is back behind the wheel of his taxi
A New York City cab driver who ran over a British tourist in midtown Manhattan last year – causing her to lose one of her legs – is back on the road.
Following the incident that left Leicester beauty queen Sian Green without a leg, cabbie Mohammed Faysal Himon told reporters that the incident was so horrified by the incident that he didn’t want to be a cab driver anymore.
However, he reportedly has been back behind the wheel for months.
‘May the eyes of cowards never sleep’: British schoolboy, 16, posts picture on Facebook of dead brother, 18, who died fighting in Syria in chilling tribute
A British schoolboy fighting in Syria has paid tribute to his dead brother by posting a photo of his body on Facebook.
Jaffar Deghayes, 16, has been battling ‘jihad’ in the war-torn country with his siblings Amer, 20, and Abdullah, 18, since January.
But the trio, from Brighton, were split up when Abdullah died during a fierce gunfight earlier this month.
Tribute: Jaffar Deghayes (left), 16, has paid tribute to his brother Abdullah (right), 18, by posting a photo of his body on Facebook. The brothers had been battling ‘jihad’ in Syria with their sibling Amer, 20, since January
(EDL Buck: I’ve been holding back on sending this one, but now it seems there is more to this than meets the eye)
Man accused of throwing cleaning fluid over woman, 19, in a doorstep attack leaving her with ‘life changing’ injuries has appeared in court charged with the attack
Aleena Rafiq, 19, formerly known as Vikki Horsman, attacked on doorstep
A man has appeared in court charged with throwing cleaning fluid over a woman which left the 19-year-old with ‘life changing injuries’
Matthew Wood, 27, from Smethwick, West Midlands, is accused of causing grievous bodily harm to Aleena Rafiq, formerly known as Vikki Horsman.
Aleena suffered serious facial burns when a mystery liquid, thought to be a harmful high-strength cleaning product, was thrown in her face as she answered a knock at the door at a property in Tividale, West Midlands.
Aleena Rafiq, 19, sustained life-changing injuries after the attack. Matthew Wood, 27, appeared in court charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the teenager, formerly known as Vikki Horsman (right)
(EDL Buck: I have no words to describe this genetic waste)
Shameless ‘model’ who vowed to have an abortion so she could appear on Big Brother reveals the bump of the child who will never be born due to her quest for fame
The aspiring model said she wants to terminate her pregnancy in a bid to star on the next series of Big Brother
Dutchman ‘who drove Canadian girl, 15, to suicide by spreading topless photos of her on Facebook’ is arrested
Police have confirmed that a Dutch/Turkish national has been arrested in the case of a Canadian teenage who was blackmailed to expose herself
An arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed to expose herself in front of a webcam, Canadian police confirmed on Thursday.
The 15-year-old girl, Amanda Todd, later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Insp. Paulette Freill said a suspect has been arrested in the Netherlands and charged with extortion, luring and criminal harassment and possession of child pornography for the purpose of distribution.
Police did not release the name of the 35-year-old man and declined to release specifics of the case but said there were other victims in Canada and internationally.
Dutch prosecutors said the man is suspected of blackmailing girls in the U.S., Britain and the Netherlands. Canadian police said they would seek extradition.
Amanda Todd brought the problem of cyber bullying to mainstream attention in Canada after she posted a video on YouTube in which she told her story with handwritten signs, describing how she was lured by a stranger to expose her breasts on a webcam.
British teenager killed ‘while fighting in Syria’
Abdullah Deghayes, 18, is understood to have died within a few weeks of arriving in the war-torn country from his Brighton home
LEBANESE MAN ADMITS TO THAI TERROR PLOT TO BOMB ISRAELIS
A Lebanese man arrested in Thailand earlier this week on suspicion of ties to terror group Hezbollah admitted to plotting a bomb attack on Israeli tourists in Bangkok, the Bangkok Post reported Friday.
On Tuesday, Lebanese-French citizen Daud Farhat and Lebanese-Philippine citizen Yousef Ayyad, both of whom have been on the Thai immigration watchlist for possible Hezbollah ties, were detained for questioning.
According to police, Ayyad confessed that he and at least two others entered Thailand to carry out a bombing against Israeli tourists in Bangkok as well as other Israeli groups on Khao San Road over Passover and the Thai New Year — Songkran — which coincided this week. The third suspect remains at large.
Thai authorities said the men were arrested at different locations in Bangkok after Thai police received intelligence from Israel about a planned attack on Israeli tourists during the Jewish holiday of Passover.
LABOUR COUNCILLOR: PATRIOTIC, £4 FLAGS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE BECAUSE ‘BUDGETS ARE STRETCHED’
LABOUR COUNCILLOR: PATRIOTIC, £4 FLAGS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE BECAUSE ‘BUDGETS ARE STRETCHED’
A Labour councillor has expressed his concerns about schoolchildren singing the national anthem and raising the Union Flag because of the “cost” of the proposed moves.
A Conservative councillor in Bolton, Mudasir Dean, proposed the moves in order to encourage patriotism. Dean’s grandfather was the town’s first Indian immigrant, reportsthe Mail.
But despite the backing of the local Labour-run council, Cllr Chris Peacock opposed the plans, insisting that the patriotic moves would cost too much. He said: “Who will pay for these new flag poles and flags? Schools’ budgets are already stretched. Raising the Union flag won’t raise standards – that should be our priority.”
A large Union Flag with eyelets runs at about £3.99 on eBay, while flagpoles can be bought for less than £60 online.
Councillor Dean said: “If we were more patriotic – if we sang our national anthem and flew our flag – and instilled it in our younger generations, [immigrants] would do [too]”.
Bolton council is now set to write to schools in the area and ask them to consider flying the flag and incorporating a performance of God Save the Queen into the school day.
Chinese blogger jailed for three YEARS for rumour mongering in bid ‘to turn himself into internet star’
Jailed: Qin Zhijun is led into court today in Beijing. He did not make a defence, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. China adopted draconian measures to crack down on online ‘rumours’ last year
A Chinese blogger who was accused of spreading rumours about the government and celebrities has been jailed for three years for ‘rumour mongering’.
Marketing employee Qin Zhihui, 30, is believed to be the first person to be jailed since China’s authorities announced a crackdown on online writers last August.
Authorities claimed a false post he wrote about a foreign victim of a 2011 train crash receiving £24million in compensation was reposted more than 11,000 times and commented on more than 3,000 times, inciting anger against the government.
Qin, from Hunan province, was also found guilty of spreading rumors about several celebrities including popular television hostess Yang Lan, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
Chaoyang District People’s Court heard the rumours were spread in 2012 and 2013 through Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter.
1.) ‘This will be the worst since ’87’: Man who predicted 1987 stock market crash and the Great Recession claims another crash is months away
2.) Support group for families of radicalized
3.) MEMRI TV Weekly Highlights: April 5-11, 2014
4.) Michael Coren & Robert Spencer – Jihad Watch – Apr 10, 2014
5.) Paul Weston at Kent University 9 April 2014
(EDL Buck: Oh dear)
6.) Former Army trainee ‘loses hand in explosion’ at parents’ home. Jordan Smith is said to have not made it through Army training and has anti-Muslim images on his Facebook site
7.) ACTIVISTS WANT ISRAELI JUSTICE MINISTER BANNED FROM BRITAIN
8.) Suspected takeaway ‘crack house’ shut down
9.) Video:£180m money laundering scam smashed after officers filmed bags of cash being exchanged in Birmingham
10.) Walsall man who murdered wife and incinerated her body jailed for 21 years asvir Ram Ginday killed his 24-year-old bride Varkha six months after they had married because he feared she would expose his homosexuality.
11.) The palace tax evasion built – fraudster hid true wealth in Birmingham as he developed £2.3m estate in Pakistan
12.) Girl is victim of assault on Allerton footpath by masked attacker
13.) I had parents’ blessing’: Rainforest kidnapper
1.) Islam critic and feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali hits back at Brandeis University after they withdraw planned honorary degree
2.) Star Trek star says she was duped into narrating film that claims the sun rotates around the earth
Kate Mulgrew has made a statement on her Facebook profile
She says she was tricked into working on the documentary and doesn’t believe in its principles
‘I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at that’, the actress wrote
3.) More than 4,000 migrants arrive in Europe by boat in just TWO DAYS as Italy says half a million are preparing to set sail from Africa
EDL Buck: (Did obummer say this troglodite was his son?)
4.) ‘White man tried to tussle with me so I shot him’: First picture of boy, 16, charged with murdering newlywed Nathan Trapuzzano after ‘confessing to friend’
(Latest Pat Condell)
5.) A cure for Islamophobia
6.) Internet users told to change ALL passwords in security alert over ‘catastrophic’ Heartbleed bug
7.) Russians ‘refused to share’ what they knew about Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev with the FBI before he launched his deadly attack
8.) Muslim academy investigated over ‘infiltration by extremists’ is victim of a witch-hunt, says governor
9.) UK: Jihadists as “Charity Workers
10.) Freedom of Speech | Michelle Bachmann
11.) Copenhagen police: (Muslim) youth rob still more, their preferred victims are non-Muslims
12.) How Arabic Stifles Individualism and Freedom — on The Glazov Gang
White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite vows new wave of ‘attacks’ on westerners to avenge the murder of her terrorist teacher as he walked to a mosque in Kenya
- Abubakar Shariff Ahmed killed by unidentified gunmen in Mombasa
- Ahmed was linked to fugitive Samantha Lewthwaite, aka the White Widow
- Security sources in Kenya now fear retaliation over his death
- Preacher helped more than 100 Britons join terror group al-Shabaab
- Group counts Lewthwaite as a member and was behind shopping mall attack
- WARNING, ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
By LUCY CROSSLEY and SARA MALM
PUBLISHED: 10:11 GMT, 4 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:22 GMT, 4 April 2014
The ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite could be planning a retaliation attack after her ‘terrorist teacher’ was shot dead this week.
Al-Qaeda leader Abubakar Shariff Ahmed was killed by unidentified gunmen as he and a friend were walking from a court in Mombasa, Kenya to a nearby mosque.
Ahmed, also known as Makaburi – meaning graveyard, is said to be the person who recruited Samantha Lewthwaite, 29, to al-Shabaab, an African-centered phalanx of Al-Qaeda.
Link: Ahmed had been linked to fugitive terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, dubbed the White Widow, as he helped more than 100 Britons to join Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab, which counts her as a member
Lewthwaite, a mother-of-four dubbed ‘Britain’s most wanted woman’, is just one of hundreds of Britons, including Lee Rigby’s killer Michael Adebolajo, allegedly recruited by Ahmed.
Security services now fear that Lewthwaite is planning revenge over the death of the al-Shaabab head, and will attack Western-affiliated targets in Africa as she blames the Kenyan government for the death of Ahmed.
‘Intelligence suggests Makaburi introduced Samantha Lewthwaite to many influential figures within the al-Shabaab network – he guided her path to Jihad,’ a senior security source told the Mirror.
‘This will be seen as yet another act of war and could spectacularly backfire on the Kenyan government if they are found to be responsible for his death.
‘Lewthwaite and her associates will want revenge.’
Gang jailed for total of 82 years after masterminding a £125million heroin and cocaine plot from drugs factory hidden in leafy Yorkshire suburb
- Five men operated drugs factory in a Sheffield suburb for five months
- They cut heroin and cocaine and produced crack worth about £12million
- Police swooped after neighbours reported their suspicions about the men
- But key witnesses only felt able to testify after moving away from the UK
By DAMIEN GAYLE
PUBLISHED: 21:17 GMT, 3 April 2014 | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 4 April 2014
Ringleader: Mohammed Zulficar, 33, was jailed for 24 years for his leading role in a plot to distribute crack, cocaine and heroin from a Sheffield flat
A gang of five men were jailed today for their parts in a plot to cut and distribute heroin, cocaine and crack worth a stunning £125million in Yorkshire.
Ringleader Mohammed Zulficar, 33, a previously convicted heroin dealer, was sentenced to 24 years after a court heard he had begun the operation while still in prison.
His associates Adnan Lal, 27, Mohammed Ishaq, 39, Mohammed Faizan, 26, and Haidar Ali, 25, were jailed for 18 years, 16 years, 12 years and 12 years respectively.
Such was the fear they inspired, key witnesses would only testify in the trial after emigrating away from the UK.
Sheffield Crown Court heard that the men set up their operation in a rented flat in a leafy suburb of that city, where they cut heroin and cocaine and produced crack cocaine on an industrial scale.
When officers raided the property, they found ‘leftover’ kilos of cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of about £300,000, as well as cutting agents and equipment to support a drugs preparation factory.
Investigations revealed the men had begun working in April 2010 and, over five months, would have produced class A drugs with a street value of a staggering £125million.
As he handed down the punitive sentences, with police officers flanking the courtroom for security, Judge Peter Kelson QC called the plot a ‘professional operation’ that produced drugs on a ‘massive scale’.
‘This was class A drugs supply on a massive scale and bigger than most cases I have seen come through South Yorkshire,’ the judge said.
Police probe into fraud allegations against Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman
By MATT CHORLEY, MAILONLINE POLITICAL EDITOR
PUBLISHED: 12:55 GMT, 4 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:58 GMT, 4 April 2014
Lutfur Rahman is alleged to have more than doubled funding recommended by officers for Bengali-run charities in an attempt to buy influence
The police have been called to investigate allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement against an elected mayor in London.
The activities of Lutfur Rahman, the Tower Hamlets mayor, will also be probed by inspectors after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles ordered an investigation.
The Bangladeshi mayor is alleged to have more than doubled funding recommended by officers for Bengali-run charities in an attempt to buy influence.
Mr Rahman has denied the accusations, which were made in a BBC Panorama documentary.
The former Labour councillor was elected as independent mayor in October 2010.
Mr Pickles said serious concerns had been raised and PricewaterhouseCoopers is now on site to carry out an inspection of the council. A file is being passed on to the Metropolitan Police today.
He said: ‘It is a matter of public record that I have long been concerned about a worrying pattern of divisive community politics and alleged mismanagement of public money by the mayoral administration in Tower Hamlets.
‘Following the receipt of a number of documents, I am now taking legal steps, in the public interest, to appoint inspectors to look into the allegations in respect of Tower Hamlets.
‘I hope this sends a strong signal that robust processes are in place to investigate allegations of failures in financial management and governance in local government, under the new regime introduced by the Local Audit and Accountability Act which replaces the Audit Commission.
‘This central action is not undertaken lightly, but localism requires local transparency, scrutiny and accountability, and these vital checks and balances must be upheld.’
Mr Rahman was accused by Panorama of increasing public funding to Bangladeshi and Somali groups from £1.5 million to £3.6 million in the face of officer recommendations.
PM promises swift action to deal with ‘terror school’ plot: Hardline views ‘taught in assembly’, say teachers
- Government is believed to be investigating 12 schools in Birmingham
- There are claims male and female pupils were being segregated
- ‘Plot’ said to plan Muslim takeover, though its authenticity is questioned
- Cameron: ‘It’s not acceptable, we can’t have that happening in our country’
By LUCY OSBORNE
PUBLISHED: 22:47 GMT, 3 April 2014 | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 3 April 2014
David Cameron has spoken for the first time about an alleged plot by Islamic extremists to take over schools in Birmingham, promising ‘swift action’ to ensure they are not being used to spread the ideology of terrorists.
The Department for Education is believed to be investigating 12 schools in the city after claims that non-Muslim members of staff were being isolated, male and female pupils segregated and assemblies used to promote the teachings of Al Qaeda.
Yesterday the Prime Minister said: ‘We will not accept any school being run by extremists or promoting extremist views.
‘It’s not acceptable, we can’t have that happening in our country and Ofsted have all the powers they need to intervene. They are able to get in there and inspect to see where things have gone wrong.’
Allegations of the so-called ‘Trojan Horse’ plot to allow hardline Muslims to take over a handful of schools were revealed last month in a leaked letter – supposedly written from one extremist to another.
It detailed a five-step plan designed to take over the running of several Birmingham state schools, and listed examples of the non-Muslim staff members who they had successfully ‘forced out’.
What a scandal no one’s been held to account for such a futile waste of British lives in Afghanistan
By STEPHEN GLOVER
PUBLISHED: 00:47 GMT, 3 April 2014 | UPDATED: 07:40 GMT, 3 April 2014
The most extraordinary thing about our involvement in Afghanistan — which officially ended on Tuesday when our troops in Helmand province handed over control to the Americans — is that neither the political class nor the general public are noticeably worked up about it.
There is a widespread and justified consensus that we were finagled into a war in Iraq by Tony Blair which cost this country many lives and a lot of money. There have been several official inquiries, of which the last, chaired by former mandarin Sir John Chilcot, has yet to report.
The war in Afghanistan was by most measures an even bigger enterprise, and, I would argue, an even more indefensible one. According to the Government, it has cost us £20 billion, though some observers believe it may be £40 billion.
The lives of 448 British servicemen and women have been lost in the fighting. That’s two and a half times the number of fatalities in the Iraq War (179), and getting on for twice the number killed in the Falklands (258).
Yet, despite all this, Afghanistan has stirred far less debate and controversy than Iraq. The end of our involvement there is greeted with a mixture of silence and boredom.
Children at secondary school ‘infiltrated by Muslim extremists’ listened to assembly praising Al-Qaeda leader, say teachers
- Staff at Park View Academy accused colleagues of sympathy for Al-Qaeda
- Claimed former terror leader Anwar al-Awlaki was praised in an assembly
- Political views sympathetic to Al-Qaeda also said to have been promoted
- Park View believed to be subject a Department of Education investigation
- Probe relates to claims hard-line Muslims are running Birmingham schools
- Park View denies all allegations, claiming they are fueled by Islamophobia
By JOHN HALL
PUBLISHED: 09:44 GMT, 3 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:40 GMT, 3 April 2014
A secondary school in Birmingham has been accused of praising senior Al-Qaeda figure Anwar al-Awlaki during assemblies.
Two members of staff at Park View Academy claimed a senior colleague had endorsed the teachings of the now dead American-born leader of Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula, and that a viewpoint politically sympathetic to the terrorist group had been promoted in an assembly.
The Department of Education confirmed that several schools in the area – thought to include Park View – are under investigation amid claims hard-line Muslims are trying to indoctrinate pupils.
Park View Academy denies the allegations, which were made by anonymous members of staff who were speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme
Investigation: Park View School is one of a dozen believed to be subject to an official probe
The two anonymous members of Park View staff reportedly insisted there was truth in the allegations that hardline Muslims had infiltrated the school.
They added that non-Muslim members of staff were being isolated, male and female pupils were being segregated, and that nepotism was apparent in the hiring of new recruits.
Allegations of radical Islamist infiltration of several schools in Birmingham, apparently including Park View, first came to light last month when a letter referring to a ‘Trojan Horse’ plot was sent to the local council, then leaked to the media.
The source and authenticity of the letter remains unclear, but it has led to the Department of Education investigating financial records and interviewing staff members at ‘more than 12 schools’ in the area.
Education Secretary Michael Gove is believed to have taken a personal interest in the investigation, which includes both faith schools and secular establishments.
Claims that Park View Academy employed members of staff sympathetic to Al-Qaeda were raised during the first visit by a journalist to the school since the ‘Trojan Horse’ allegations were made.