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  • The towns where exploiting children 'is the new normal': New police report reveals scale of sex

    10/30/2014 7:39:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2014 | Jaya Narain and James Tozer
    Child sexual exploitation has become the ‘social norm’ in some towns, a report warns today. Schoolgirls are routinely being approached by much older men who ply them with alcohol, drugs and gifts as a way of grooming them for sex, says the study commissioned by police. Figures in the report suggested almost 650 children reported missing in towns across Greater Manchester in 2014 were at risk of child sexual exploitation or serious harm. But despite almost 13,000 reports of child sex abuse in the past six years, only 1,078 people were convicted, figures from Greater Manchester Police revealed. The report’s...
  • Pensioner Charged with Racism After Saying 'I'm not a Muslim' at Airport Security

    10/27/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 27, 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A British pensioner who quipped "I'm not a Muslim" when asked to remove his shoes at airport security spent more than six months with a criminal charge of racism hanging over him, before the Crown Prosecution Service dropped the case just one day before it was due in court. Paul Griffith, who was flying from Stansted Airport in Essex, has described the experience as "incredibly stressful", the Daily Mail has reported. Griffith, 75, was on his way to Malaga, Spain, for a week’s holiday when he set off the scanners on his way through security at Stansted Airport earlier this...
  • Britain to Crack Down on Muslim Brotherhood

    10/24/2014 5:20:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 24, 2014 | P. David Hornik
    Britain to Crack Down on Muslim BrotherhoodPosted By P. David Hornik On October 24, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments Britain’s The Telegraph reports that Britain is aiming to take serious measures against the Muslim Brotherhood. The situation contrasts notably with the one in the U.S., where—among much else—the Obama administration has cut back ties with the current, geopolitically moderate Egyptian government because—backed by the most massive popular protest in world history—it came to power by overthrowing a Muslim Brotherhood regime that the administration favored.As The Telegraph describes it: Downing Street is to order a crackdown...
  • PHUKET: Medical officials investigate death of possible Ebola victim (Thailand)

    10/25/2014 1:42:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Class Act Media's The Phuket News ^ | October 25, 2014 | Nattha Thepbamrung
    Phuket's Provincial Public Health Office sent agents to the condo to collect samples to test for the Ebola virus after discovering the victim, Martin John Roberts Clark, 68, had recently returned from Nigeria. Phuket Governor, Nisit Jansomwong, explained that the result of the autopsy would be announced today (October 25). Dr Kajornsak Kaewjarat, chief of Phuket Provincial Public Health Office said that the agents at the scene were collecting blood and mucus samples as well as other belongings from the room. Dr Kajornsak said, “The samples and belongings will be sent to the Regional Medical Sciences Centre in Phuket. “He...
  • Scotland Yard: Minimum of Five Britons Join ISIS Every Week

    10/21/2014 5:49:24 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-21-14 | Ari Yashar
    Britain's most senior police officer revealed shocking statistics on Tuesday, according to which five UK citizens are leaving each and every week to join the brutal Islamic State (IS or ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was quoted by the Huffington Post saying: "the advance of IS across Iraq and Syria...are not just the horrors of distant lands. We know that over 500 British nationals traveled to join the conflict. Many have returned and many will wish to do so in the coming months and perhaps in future years." "We still have an...
  • Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

    10/20/2014 12:07:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | October 19, 2014
    People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "This is a law to combat cruelty -- and marks our determination to take a stand against a baying cyber-mob." There has been increasing concern in Britain about the growing scourge of Internet "trolls" who post hate-filled messages on social media, often threatening their targets. The parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann are among the...
  • Social media is now influencing credit scores in the UK

    10/13/2014 7:10:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10-13-2014 | Tommy Wyher
    It might be time to whittle down your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter. Not just because they continually post “news” articles from The Daily Mash or because they upload twelve pictures of their newborn baby every day, but because they could be negatively affecting your credit scores and credit worthiness. In a society where online data is abundant and easy to obtain, creditors are starting to use this information to their advantage. Lenddo, a ‘trust-based lender,’ is very open regarding their policy of using social media data as a factor in loan applications. In an article by Fortune...
  • David Cameron mustn't take extra wives. Britain isn't ready for a polygamous PM

    10/18/2014 2:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | October 18, 2014 | Nigel Nelson
    Any man eager to acquire more than one wife faces seven years behind bars to deter him. But where’s there’s a will, guys, there’s a way. Just get married in one of 48 countries which allow a chap to collect spouses like stamps and then bring your harem home. That’s because bigamy is illegal in the UK, but polygamy isn’t if weddings took place where it’s recognised. Afghanistan, say, or Iran, Iraq, Libya, and the Yemen. You can even bag an extra wife or three in less disagreeable haunts like the Maldives, Morocco or Malaysia. Your wives will also be...
  • Earthquake 4.0: UKIP Wins First Westminster Seat with Landslide Carswell Victory

    10/09/2014 8:33:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 9, 2014 | Raheem Kassam
    CLACTON-UPON-SEA, United Kingdom -- The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) tonight took its first elected seat in the House of Commons following Douglas Carswell's stunning defection and by-election in the Essex seat of Clacton-Upon-Sea. Shortly after the Heywood and Middleton by election result - a vote hosted on the same day in the north of England - UKIP cruised to victory with a total of 60 percent against the Conservative Party's 25 percent. For Prime Minister David Cameron and his party the result is a hammer blow, though not an unexpected one. On today, the PM's birthday, the Tories got...
  • Video purports to show ISIS beheading British hostage

    10/03/2014 3:35:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/3/2014
    An Internet video released Friday purports to show a fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheading British hostage Alan Henning and threatening yet another American captive, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes. The video mirrored other beheading videos shot by ISIS, which now holds territory along the border of Syria and Iraq. It ended with an Islamic State fighter threatening a man they identified as an American named Peter Kassig. "Obama, you have started your aerial bombardment of Shams (Syria), which keeps on striking our people, so...
  • Hard Left Tries to Assault Farage

    09/30/2014 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    They don't assault - unless prevented by the police - only the English Defence League (EDL) now. The extreme Leftists have been attacking even the moderate UKIP, showing that nothing short of Leninism satisfies them. Two days ago, UKIP leader Nigel Farage was in Rochester, Kent, with the new candidate for UKIP in the upcoming by-election in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Mark Reckless - who defected from the Conservatives to Farage's party on the last day of UKIP's conference - for a day of campaigning in the constituency. Reckless will resign his Rochester seat as a Tory...
  • £50,000 Wind Turbine Taking 7 Centuries to Pay for Itself

    09/29/2014 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Subtitle: the umpteenth confirmation that governments shouldn't be entrusted with our money. This was reported last July, but I've only learned about it now. It's got to be covered, it's too absurd to miss. On 10 July 2014, the Daily Mail reported the planned axing of a wind turbine built with taxpayers' money - almost £50,000 - and generating only an average of £5 of electricity a month. It was calculated that it would have required 757 years before its cost was offset. I'm tempted to say that this must be the most absurd wind turbine ever but, given...
  • Choral music not heard since era of Henry VIII has been played for first time in 500 years

    09/29/2014 7:06:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9-29-14 | Hannah Furness
    Choral music not heard since the time of Henry VIII has been brought to life for the first time in 500 years, as an academic unearths an untouched manuscript and shows it to a modern choir. The manuscript, a book of 34 religious songs, was given to Henry VIII as a lavish gift from a French diplomat in his early reign. Containing songs referencing Henry and his then-bride Catherine of Aragon, it is considered the most "luxurious" surviving diplomatic gift of its kind. It remained in the Royal Collection after the king's death, and was later given to the nation...
  • [Nigel] Farage speaks at UKIP national conference

    09/28/2014 7:52:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
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  • Paul Weston Speaks At EDL March On Downing St "Cameron is a traitor" 20th Sept. 2014 HD

    09/24/2014 8:51:39 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 3 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/ ^ | Sept 21, 2014 | You tube
    Paul Weston Speaking at the English Defence League protest march to Downing Street, on good/evil, right/wrong, civilisation/barbarianism! Liberty GB leader Paul Weston denounces David Cameron as a traitor in this passionate speech, filmed across the road from the Memorial to the Women of WW2, Whitehall, London, just around the corner to Downing Street on 20th September 2014. Peacefully protesting against Islam, Muslim grooming gangs, female genital mutilation (FGM), Islamic militants, sharia law, hate preachers, halal slaughter, terrorism and the increasing Islamification of our country. I'm sorry for the camera shake, but I'm only small and I was getting bounced around...
  • The Men with Many Wives: the British Muslims who practise polygamy

    09/24/2014 3:27:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 24, 2014 | Rachel Stewart
    Happy families? The Men with Many Wives, Channel 4Rachel Stewart on Channel 4's documentary about the Muslims who circumvent British law. It is estimated that as many as 20,000 polygamous Muslim marriages exist in the UK. In a Channel 4 documentary this week, director Masood Khan will delve into the community of British Muslim polygamists to find out “what makes these people tick” and how a religious group is able to put its own practices above UK law. Khan was drawn to the subject after hearing about women in Britain – mostly well-educated, third- or fourth-generation immigrants or Western converts...
  • Salmond threatens unilateral declaration of independence

    09/22/2014 12:43:04 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 19 replies
    Alex Salmond has raised the prospect of Scotland unilaterally declaring independence without another referendum as he abandoned his promise to accept the result and claimed that No voters were “tricked”. Despite it being illegal, the First Minister argued the Scottish Parliament could say Scotland was leaving the United Kingdom at the point at which it had been devolved so many powers it was effectively independent. The First Minister appeared to blame elderly Scots, who were most hostile to leaving the UK, for holding back younger generations and argued that independence is inevitable after they die off
  • 10 Common Misconceptions About Britain

    09/20/2014 1:42:20 PM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 57 replies
    listverse ^ | April 14, 2009 | Listverse Staff
    If you are British, or know a lot about Britain, you won’t be surprised by the misconceptions below. However, you may be even MORE surprised to learn that in some places these things are believed! If you believe all or any of these points, sorry, but you are mistaken – but fortunately listverse is here to correct things. Here they are, in no particular order: 10 British Nation British-Flag.Jpg Misconception: Britain is a country. While “Britain” or “Great Britain” does refer to the general area, neither of them refers to a country. Britain is a general term for Wales, Scotland...
  • Agent ‘Fifi’: The stunning British spy who seduced secrets of war from her ‘prey’

    09/18/2014 3:53:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-18-14 | Terrance McCoy
    It was a late March day when notice arrived that Fifi’s services would be required. She would have two days to prepare — two days to travel from her London apartment to Liverpool, two days to memorize the physical details of her “prey.” His name was Quinaux. He was 28. Black hair. Brown eyes. Dimpled chin. He would be waiting at the State Cafe. And she was to charm every secret she could out of him. Of course, Quinaux didn’t know this. He was training to be a British spy and, according to a letters dated March 22, 1943, he...
  • In the Toilet' -- British NHS Today; U.S. Healthcare Tomorrow

    09/13/2014 11:18:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/13/2014 | Deane Waldman
    A September 6, 2014 headline in Great Britain’s Daily Mail announced, “Now NHS lets you jump the queue for routine surgery... if you'll pay What is happening in Great Britain’s vaunted in NHS (National Health Service) is of vital interest to Americans. Dr. Donald Berwick, one of the prime designers of the Affordable Care Act, proudly said in 2010 that the NHS was his model for our ACA. By seeing where the NHS is today, we can foresee where U.S. healthcare is headed tomorrow. To reduce the escalating costs of their healthcare system, the NHS has been rationing care, either...
  • The United States should be nervous about the Scottish independence referendum

    09/10/2014 1:44:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 9, 2014 | Nile Gardiner
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Next week’s referendum on Scottish independence has largely flown under the radar screen here in the United States. The cable news networks have devoted little attention so far to the issue, as the Isil threat in the Middle East continues to dominate international coverage. There has been no polling conducted on the Scottish question in the US, and it is doubtful that many Americans outside of the Washington policy bubble or the financial milieu of New York are particularly exercised by the outcome of a vote taking place over 3,000 miles away. They should be concerned, however. What happens in...
  • Barack Obama Enjoys ‘Tête-à-Tête Across the Barbed Wire’ With Family During Stonehenge Visit

    09/08/2014 2:34:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Sunday 7 Sep 2014 | Matt Payton
    Stonehenge is one of the most recognisable sites in the world, while Barack Obama is one of the world’s most recognisable people. And for one Wiltshire family, to see the leader of a world superpower at this World Heritage site was an opportunity not to be missed. Janice Raffle, talking to the BBC, said ‘we had a brief tête-à-tête across the barbed wire’. The mother of three boys explained ‘there was a bit of banter about boys being the best’ on account of the American president joking that she was ‘outnumbered.’ This surprising encounter was captured by the president’s photographer...
  • Scottish independence: Decapitate Britain, and we kill off the greatest political union ever

    09/08/2014 2:19:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 50 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 08 Sep 2014 | Boris Johnson
    Right: it’s time to speak for Britain. If these polls are right, then we are on the verge of an utter catastrophe for this country. In just 10 days’ time we could all be walking around like zombies – on both sides of the Scottish border. I don’t just mean that we will be in a state of shock, though that will obviously be true: most people (especially the Scots) have yet to think through the horrific financial and constitutional implications of an English-Scottish divorce. I mean that we will be zombies, walking dead, because a fundamental part of our...
  • UK Muslim Urges Peppa Ban Over Son’s Pig Plans (Son Wants to Be Pig, Not Doctor)

    09/06/2014 9:20:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 5 September 2014
    A British Muslim, dismayed by his young son’s wish to become a pig rather than a doctor, has taken on a mission to effect the removal from television of Peppa Pig, the much-loved animal character whom he claims inspired his child’s unusual ambition, according to the Daily Mirror. Zayn Sheikh’s campaign includes a Facebook page called “Muslims against Peppa Pig“ that features a video – shared more than 9,000 times – explaining his reasons for pursuing the ban. “Some of you, right, might have seen this abominable creature before, right, this Peppa Pig. Haram pig,” Sheikh says in the video....
  • The Bride of ISIS Revealed

    09/03/2014 6:55:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 3, 2014 | Jamie Dettmer
    The shocked parents of a young woman from Scotland say she’s been recruiting Western ‘sisters’ to join ISIS. Will the next waves of suicide bombers include women?She was raised in a well-heeled Glasgow suburb, attended an exclusive Scottish girls’ school that could have come from the pages of Muriel Spark’s novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and is described by bewildered family and friends as a once “sweet, intelligent and peaceful” girl. But yesterday the parents of 20-year-old Aqsa Mahmood revealed she is one of the female jihadists behind the online campaign reported on by The Daily Beast to...
  • Too many of Britain’s Muslims are failing to integrate. We need to find out why

    09/03/2014 11:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/03/2014 | Dan Hodges
    We can’t carry on like this. We just can’t. Today the Government has announced its latest measures to tackle what it will describe as the “Isil terror threat”. “Isil” is a code word. It actually means Muslim terror threat. Last week the nation was confronted with the graphic, grotesque horror of the Rotherham child rape cases. They had, we were told, been perpetuated by “Asian sex gangs”. In this case the code word was “Asian”. They were in fact Muslim sex gangs. In July we were confronted with the Birmingham “Trojan Horse” school scandal. The weren’t Trojan Horse schools. They...
  • Russia rejects consultations on Budapest memorandum - Klimkin

    09/02/2014 9:51:36 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 16:35 01.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 1 /Ukrinform/. Russia is rejecting consultations between the signatories of the Budapest memorandum, which foresees guarantees for Ukraine's territorial integrity. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said this at a joint press conference with his Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. "We asked the signatories of the Budapest memorandum about urgent consultations. Of course, Russia does not want it," Klimkin said. He said that Ukraine was using all bilateral platforms to stop Russian aggression against Ukraine and holding respective negotiations in international organizations. "The international community should properly respond to this [Russian aggression against Ukraine]. We are...
  • Derek Grant jailed for killing son's mugger in Greenock

    09/02/2014 6:57:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    bbc. ^ | 1 September 2014 Last updated at 07:35 ET
    A man who admitted killing a knife-wielding robber who took his son's iPhone has been jailed for six years. Derek Grant, 38, confronted Patrick Bradley after the 29-year-old had held up his son Jordan in Greenock on 30 August last year. During the confrontation, Bradley stabbed Grant in the eye, after which Grant then fatally stabbed him. Grant was originally charged with murder but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of culpable homicide. At the High Court in Livingston judge Lord Boyd noted that Bradley "was a man of violence" and had "10 convictions for assault" prior to his death....
  • Britain raises terror threat level, will begin revoking passports of those who travel to Syria

    08/29/2014 1:17:07 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AOL ^ | Aug 29th 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday during a pointed press conference that U.K. authorities will soon begin revoking the passports of citizens traveling to Syria. The move is part of a series of new security measures being taken by the country after raising the terror threat level to "severe" as Cameron admitted the fight to end Islamist extremism may take decades, or even generations. "We are in the middle of a generational struggle against a poisonous & extremist ideology," Cameron declared. British authorities raised the terror threat level Friday to one below "critical," the highest alert, because it is...
  • UK- Paedophile gang's abuse lasted 16 YEARS - authorities feared being labelled racist

    08/29/2014 12:44:09 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Mirror ^ | Aug 26, 2014 22:43 | Lucy Thornton
    Social worker chiefs, police and council bosses ignored the plight of child victims as 1,400 young victims as young as 11 were targeted.Raped, beaten and abused by paedophiles, child victims of the vile monsters deserved the full support from the authorities whose job was to protect them.[snip] As the report highlights the majority of the perpetrators, though not exclusively, were of Pakistani heritage. All of them will have been brought up in Muslim households.[snip]Prof Jay’s report said almost all the offenders were of Pakistani heritage but not all the victims were young white girls. And senior people in the council...
  • The Rotherham Rapes’ Muslim Connection: The Problem Of British Political Correctness

    08/28/2014 5:25:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27 | Ian Tuttle
    About eight miles from Sheffield in central England, the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is home to just over 258,000 residents — for comparison, about as many as reside in its transatlantic “twin town,” Buffalo, N.Y. It’s also home to a local government, child-social-services agency, and police department that effectively countenanced at least 1,400 instances of “child sexual exploitation” (CSE) between 1997 and 2013 — and that is a “conservative” estimate, according to the “,” just released by Rotherham’s Metropolitan Borough Council. How could police and local leaders ignore the victimization of so many children? In part, thank political correctness. Authored...
  • 1 in 6 French People View ISIS Favourably

    08/26/2014 3:36:52 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 22 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 26 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    An ICM poll on behalf of the Russian state news agency Rossiya Segodnya tested the public attitude towards the group ISIS (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant or ISIL, and now calling itself Islamic State or IS) in 3 European countries: Great Britain, France and Germany. The news agency commissioning the poll may be Putin-friendly, but the polling firm ICM is as reputable as any. The survey asked people whether they had a favourable or unfavourable view of ISIS. In France, 16% say they have a favourable view. In the UK, 7% say they have...
  • British Embassy holds a party to commemorate anniversary of the burning of the White House

    08/25/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2014 | Tom Mctague, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor
    British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House. The British Embassy in Washington held a ‘White House barbeque’ yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the President’s iconic address. The Embassy even sent a message on Twitter from its official account with a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and surrounded by sparkler fireworks.
  • US, UK eye rapper as British-born militant who beheaded journalist James Foley

    08/25/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 08/25/2014
    American and British intelligence officials are eyeing a British-born rapper as the militant who beheaded journalist James Foley. A senior Western intelligence official told Fox News that 23-year-old London rapper Abdel Majed Abdel Bary is the suspect believed to be Foley's executioner. U.S. intelligence officials are not commenting publicly on the reports, but a well-placed source told Fox News that Bary's Egyptian-born father was extradited from London to the United States in 2012 for his alleged connection to Usama bin Laden and the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa. Bary traveled to Syria last year to fight with ISIS, the...
  • The British Connection: UK Muslims have been waging religious war abroad for at least two decades.

    08/25/2014 7:57:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 08/25/2014 | Jonathan Bronitsky
    For many, the British accent of the Islamist who executed American journalist James Foley was almost as shocking as the barbaric murder itself. In the days that follow, critics of American foreign policy will assert that the Islamic State’s audacious act was merely a symptom of “blowback,” the unintended consequence of Western military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. But above all, they will relentlessly stress that the participation of a European Muslim in foreign jihad marks a new development in domestic radicalization. And they will be deeply mistaken. It is easy to write off the Islamization of European Muslims as...
  • Scottish Independence: Scots Ponder Secession Question in Referendum

    08/25/2014 7:53:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/24/2014 | JASON DOUGLAS AND JENNY GROSS
    EDINBURGH -- Campaigners for an independent Scotland are struggling to convince voters that their ancient nation will be better off if it leaves the U.K. Undecided Scots like Calum Carruthers, a 36-year-old father of two from Dunblane, a cathedral town near Edinburgh, are weighing the potential benefits and risks of ending the country's longtime partnership with England, Wales and Northern Ireland. "Emotionally, my instinct is it would be a good thing," said Mr. Carruthers, who works at a bank. But he added that the economic uncertainty is a huge concern, underscoring the dilemma many Scots are grappling with: "There's an...
  • Why Britain is poorer than any US state, other than Mississippi

    08/24/2014 6:30:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 08/24/2014 | Fraser Nelson
    Now and again, American inequality is on display to the world. We saw it after Hurricane Katrina and we have seen it again in the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. A white police offer shoots dead a black man, after having stopped him for jaywalking. Britain’s police don’t have guns, so these scenes are unthinkable. But American-style inequality? We have plenty of that too, we’re just better at hiding it – as I say in my Telegraph column today. I came across a striking fact while researching this piece: if Britain were to somehow leave the EU and join the US...
  • Silence over UK’s Muslim Brotherhood inquiry raises questions

    08/24/2014 3:52:34 PM PDT · by BlackVeil
    The National ^ | 23 August 2014 | Colin Randall
    The British government is fighting claims that it has delayed publication of a long-awaited report on the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities, and possible links to terrorism, after learning that it opposed a ban on the organisation. Downing Street, the office of British prime minister, David Cameron, previously said the report would be presented ...
  • 'Twice as Many' British Muslims Fighting for ISIS Than in UK Armed Forces

    08/21/2014 1:46:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 08/21/2014 | By Madeline Grant and Damien Sharkov
    There are now more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the British armed forces, according to a British Member of Parliament (MP). Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr in Birmingham, estimates that at least 1,500 young British Muslims have been recruited by extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria in the last three years. Mahmood told Newsweek that this figure had been building since the start of the Syrian conflict: "If you look across the whole of the country, and the various communities involved, 500 going over each year would be...
  • Report: Two times as many British Muslims fighting for ISIS as with U.K. armed forces

    08/20/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Americans were made acutely aware of the threat posed by Western jihadist fighters joining the ranks of ISIS in Syria and Iraq when a man with a London accent beheaded James Wright Foley as part of a taped ultimatum to President Barack Obama. Inexplicably, President Barack Obama chose not to even abstractly address the nature of that threat, even though he plans to personally chair a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on precisely this subject next month. A July intelligence estimate suggested that up to 3,000 ISIS militants were of European origin and 1,500 of those are young...
  • Petition Seeks to Ban Joan Rivers in Britain Over Gaza

    08/16/2014 9:58:26 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 39 replies
    Autz Sheva ^ | 8-16-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt American television host Joan Rivers’ upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, Al Arabiya reports. According to the report, the petition was created by Dipu Ahad, a Labour councilor from Newcastle, and has been signed by more than 20,000 people so far. The petition urges event organizers to cancel all of Rivers’ upcoming UK tour dates. Rivers made headlines when she said “Palestinians deserve to be dead” after she was approached by a reporter working for U.S. entertainment website TMZ asking her opinion on the crisis...
  • Red Tattoo Ink in Wales: You won’t believe what UK taxpayers are funding

    08/13/2014 5:36:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/13/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    The Welsh government is defending a program that spends taxpayer money on free tattoo-design classes, saying they are “carefully structured to help people develop confidence.” “The ‘design your own tattoo’ session should not be taken at face value, as it is carefully structured to help people develop confidence and important skills,” a spokesman for the Bridgend council, which is hosting the class, said in an interview with the Guardian. The confidence-building tattoo class is definitely ridiculous — but no more so than many of the country’s other job-creation efforts. In fact, the class is just one part of a £75...
  • Britain: If hostilities break out in Gaza again, we’re cutting Israel off

    08/12/2014 8:27:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Last week, British police reported a disturbing and significant rise in anti-Semitic attacks on local Jews since the start of the latest conflict in Gaza. “Figures seen by the BBC show recorded hate crimes against Jewish people living in London have doubled compared with the same period last year, while police in Manchester said they had seen an increase in anti-Semitic crime over the last month,” the BBC reported. In totally unrelated news, the British government revealed on Tuesday that they are suffering from a terminal case of moral equivalency and are prepared to cut off military aid to Israel...
  • Calais' thousands of migrants waiting, hoping to get to Britain

    08/10/2014 3:36:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | August 8, 2014 | Harriet Alexander
    1,200 migrants – mainly from Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan, with groups from Somalia, Pakistan and Chad – are now camped out in Calais' forests, hoping one day to cross the Channel to Britain.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) In his 20 years as a lorry driver, Sean Baker, a former soldier, thought he had seen it all. But nothing, he said, compares to the chaos in Calais at the moment. "Just this morning I was filling up my truck with fuel and two migrants jumped in," he said. "I shouted at them and they hopped out. It's mayhem. It happens every hour. "I had one...
  • London nun tears down ISIL flag from building

    08/09/2014 4:17:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-9-14 | Kellan Howell
    A nun in east London climbed to the top of a local building and ripped down a flag similar to the one flown by Jihadist militants in Syria and Iraq. IB Times reported Friday that the flag was being flown alongside Palestinian flags and slogans in support of Gaza. Community members issued complaints over the flag with local council members, claiming that it was causing tension within the community. When council members went to take the flag down, they were surprised to find, someone had beat them to it. “The council can confirm that following reports this morning of a...
  • Britain Considers Joining U.S. Iraqi Airstrikes

    08/09/2014 5:17:25 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-9-2014 | Nick Hallett
    British military chiefs are drawing up plans to help American airstrikes in Iraq, the Times reports. Senior figures are considering sending a spy plane to provide intelligence on ISIS positions, while Royal Air Force aircraft capable of refuelling U.S. fighter jets in mid-air will also be sent. The UK government, which has welcomed American intervention in the fight against ISIS, has also not ruled out conducting its own airstrikes if the humanitarian situation worsens. MPs are also discussing the possibility of using British special forces, who have long experience in the Kurdish region, to offer help in pinpointing targets. Former...
  • Britain's Student Union Votes to Boycott Israel

    08/06/2014 8:40:31 AM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/2014, 6:13 AM | By Elad Benari
    Britain’s National Union of Students (NUS) has voted to boycott Israel, The Jewish Chronicle reports. The decision came at a special meeting on Monday, during which the NUS national executive committee adopted a policy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).
  • Secret Trade in Monkey Meat That Could Unleash Ebola in UK: How an Appetite for African Delicacies

    08/03/2014 2:05:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2014 | Andrew Malone
    With the sun beating down on the strange and exotic-looking meats on sale — some dripping blood, some heavily smoked and impossible to identify — the sights and sounds at this London market are straight out of Africa. Skinned goat carcasses dangle overhead, blackened cow heads and lamb brains are lined up in trays, while baskets tucked in darker corners brim with yellowing strips of cured flesh. Nearby, women hawk spices, cassava and yams, as men in shacks offer cheap airline tickets to Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon, as well as cash transfers back to family members still living on the...
  • Why do half of Britons not believe in evolution?

    07/31/2014 6:13:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 07/31/2014 | Ken Ammi
    The info which follows dates to 2009 AD and may be the most recent stats.Indeed, as reported by the UK’s Guardian; Half of Britons do not believe in evolution, survey finds (Riazat Butt, February 1, 2009 AD) and Teach both evolution and creationism say 54% of Britons (Jessica Shepherd, October 25, 2009 AD). Thus half do not believe in it and more than half believe that both views should be taught.Keep in mind that while the UK does have RE (religious education) in public schools; it is a very, very, very secular society which is saturated with Darwinism. Logically,...
  • Ebola outbreak: Royal Air Force 'on standby' to bring back infected Brits

    07/31/2014 4:19:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7-30-14 | Sarah Knapton
    The Royal Air Force could be called in to bring back UK citizens infected with the deadly Ebola disease from West Africa. David Cameron has said that Ebola outbreak is a ‘very serious threat’ to the UK and the foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, is preparing to chair an emergency meeting today on how to tighten Britain’s defences against the virus. Major Thomas Fletcher, of the Royal Army Medical Corps said it was likely the meeting would discuss putting the military on alert to ‘repatriate’ Britons infected with the disease. The Royal Air Force’s Infection Prevention Control Team is likely to...