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  • MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FLEES LONDON AFTER BRITISH PM LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION

    04/15/2014 6:21:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/13/2014 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The Muslim Brotherhood is reported to be fleeing its recently established headquarters in London following the announcement of an investigation into their activities by Prime Minister David Cameron. A report in the Daily Mail makes mention of the fact in addition to former Prime Minister Tony Blair's foundation being linked to the Islamist group, the newly established London HQ of the group it set to be abandoned in favour of a base in Graz, Austria. The Muslim Brotherhood's new international office in London, which was also reported to be serving as their new global headquarters after a brutal crackdown on...
  • Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses (photo gallery with descriptions)

    04/08/2014 11:48:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Facebook - Walthamstow (unofficial) Tourist Board ^ | March 21, 2012 to present | Warpdog
    Celebrities desperate to get the Walthamstow look
  • BRITAIN FIRST CONFRONTS HATE PREACHERS IN LONDON

    04/05/2014 7:40:16 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 16 replies
    live leak ^ | 5/5/14 | live leak
    BRITAIN FIRST CONFRONTS HATE PREACHERS IN LONDON The activists of the "Britain First Defence Force" confront hate preachers Anjem Choudary and Abu Izzadeen and their Muslim extremist horde in London. Bayswater Road, Lebanon Embassy, Friday 4th April 2014.
  • Doctors' Trade Union: 'Ban Smoking For Everyone Born after Year 2000'

    03/25/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 25, 2014 | Breitbart London
    The British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union representing all National Health Service (NHS) doctors, has said that the sale of cigarettes should be banned "to anyone born after the year 2000". In a new policy position of the organisation which claims to lobby Parliament in its members' interest, the BMA has stated that "humanity has never developed anything more deadly than the cigarette". Dr Crocker-Buqué, a "London research assistant in academic public health" reportedly told last week's BMA annual public health medicine conference that eight in 10 smokers started in their teenage years and that someone who started smoking...
  • New York takes London’s crown as top financial center: survey

    03/16/2014 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:43pm EDT | Paul Sandle
    New York has knocked London from its position as the world’s leading global financial center after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centers Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen. London slipped from the top of the global rankings, scoring 784 against 786 for New York, because a series of own goals had tarnished its reputation, the report said. […] Hong Kong and Singapore took third and fourth spots respectively, the same as a year ago, the survey showed. But the gap between the “Big Four” and the chasing pack, led by Zürich, Tokyo and Seoul, was narrowing, it said....
  • Has your town made you RACIST? Living in ethnically diverse areas makes people more tolerant

    03/04/2014 4:50:02 AM PST · by klpt · 64 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 3 March 2014 | Sarah Griffiths
    A study found led by the University of Oxford found that white people develop ‘passive tolerance’ of minorities in mixed areas It said even highly prejudiced people who did not mix with those of different ethnicities became more tolerant the longer they lived in mixed areas Scientists said that governments could create more ‘harmonious neighbourhoods’ by doing more to encourage different ethnic groups to mix The area you live in can have a huge effect on your education and outlook. And now researchers believe people can be made less racist by simply moving to live in ethnically-mixed areas. An international...
  • Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Moazzam Begg Arrested by Terror Police

    02/26/2014 4:09:40 AM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 25 February 2014 Last updated at 12:48 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is among four people who have been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police have said. Mr Begg, 45, who was held by the US authorities for almost three years, was arrested earlier with two other men and a woman in the West Midlands. He was detained on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas." SNIPPET: "Mr Begg was arrested in Hall Green in Birmingham. The other people arrested - a 36-year-old man from Shirley, a 44-year-old woman and her son, 20, both from Sparkhill - are being...
  • London Holocaust Day speaker admires Hitler, hates Jews

    01/27/2014 5:18:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/27/14 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    I'd like you all to meet Hassan Farooq. Farooq was a Holocaust Day speaker in London in 2013. Let's go to the videotape. But a British organization called Stand for Peace has done an investigation into Mr. Farouq and has found some very disturbing things. Hassan Farooq is a a “senior member” of the Newham Dawah Team, an East London-based organisation which attempts to spread the message of Islam. Newham Dawah Team is part of the Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) Network, and its officials regularly liaise with iERA officials such as Abdurraheem Green. The iERA is an extremist...
  • London is an uglier, more dangerous 'suburb of Paris' claims French politician

    01/20/2014 1:29:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 January 2014 | Peter Allen
    A leading French politician described London as a ‘suburb of Paris’ today as the two cities continued a war of words over which is the most popular in the world. Anne Hidalgo, who until recently was President Francois Hollande’s Socialist culture minister before running for mayor of the French capital, said there was more crime in the English capital, less entrepreneurial businesses starting up, and fewer foreign visitors. But she did concede that there was more dog waste on Paris pavements, and that notoriously rude Parisians 'should be kinder'. UK-based tourist agency Visit Britain claimed London broke the 16-million visitor...
  • Mystery of 39 skulls found at London Wall is solved after 25 years

    01/16/2014 4:32:45 AM PST · by Renfield · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1-15-2014 | Amanda Williams
    Skulls discovered within the boundaries of ancient London a quarter of a century ago are now believed to be those of gladiators, brutally killed for the amusement of Roman audiences. The haul of 39 skulls, discovered beneath the site of the Guildhall in the City of London, were discovered in 1988 and were believed to have originated from human remains washed out of burial sites by the Walbrook, one of the area’s lost rivers. But now after 25 years in storage, the remains have been re-examined by an historian from the Museum of London, who believes they are the first...
  • Is Nothing Sacred? Apparently Not. Reflecting on Another Absurdity in the News

    03/05/2012 11:49:54 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 4, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We live in a culture where, increasingly, any sense of the sacred is being lost. The thought that something could be sacred, special, holy, or somehow “off-limits” is bewildering to many. Indeed many secularists consider those who do see some things as sacred, to be stuffy and somehow arrogant. There are many in our culture who defend the rights of others to burn the flag, ridicule religious symbols (e.g. the cross submerged in urine some years back in a noted “art” museum), and even applaud when, a couple years back, homosexual activists desecrated the Body of Christ by stomping on...
  • 16 hours in London-What to do?

    01/01/2014 1:24:59 PM PST · by killermosquito · 124 replies
    1/1/2014 | killermosquito
    I will be making a short business trip to Cambridge and London, England (Feb 5-7 Cambridge, Saturday, Feb 8 in London). Then a slightly longer stay in Sophia, Bulgaria (Feb 9-15). Freepers know everything. What should I do? What should I not do? Where should I eat? What places must I be sure to visit?
  • London Theater Balcony Believed to Have Collapsed

    12/19/2013 1:11:21 PM PST · by MWestMom · 34 replies
    Time World ^ | 12/19/13 | AP
    Broke on Fox News within the last hour. The Apollo theater was showing a family show “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime.” Injuries have been reported.
  • London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End

    12/19/2013 2:44:39 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/19/13 | Conal Urquhart
    Seven people seriously hurt after part of Shaftesbury Avenue theatre collapsed during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time .
  • Muslim fanatics guilty of brutal British soldier murder

    12/19/2013 6:44:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | December 19, 2013
    London (AFP) - Two Muslim extremists were on Thursday found guilty of the gruesome murder of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street. Michael Adebolajo, 29, and Michael Adebowale, 22, hacked to death soldier Lee Rigby as he walked back to his barracks in Woolwich, southeast London, in May.
  • Five Terror Suspects Flown to US from Britain

    10/06/2012 4:00:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    VOA News - VOICE OF AMERICA ^ | Posted October 6th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-4) | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Two U.S. planes have flown radical Muslim preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri and four other suspected terrorists to the United States, hours after Britain's High Court cleared the way for their extradition. The planes departed a Royal Air Force base immediately after the British High Court rejected last-minute appeals by Hamza and the others. The five had raised legal questions about human rights and prison conditions they expected to face in the United States. In rejecting the appeals, the British court cited an “overwhelming public interest” in seeing the extraditions carried out. Hamza is wanted on U.S. charges that include...
  • Mayor Of London Says Economic Inequality Can Be Good, And Some People Are Just Too Dumb To Succeed

    11/28/2013 12:00:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | ADAM TAYLOR
    Economic inequality has become a hot topic recently, with Pope Francis becoming just the latest high profile individual to speak out about the growing trend. Last night, however, another big name expressed a very different viewpoint — that economic inequality can be good, and some people just aren't clever enough to succeed. Boris Johnson, the right wing Conservative party's Mayor of London, was talking at the Centre for Policy Studies in London, a neo-liberal free-market think tank. The speech was titled "What Would Maggie do Today?" but the section that caught the most attention today only dealt indirectly with Margaret...
  • Report: London is mediating indirect secret talks between US and Hezbollah

    11/27/2013 5:55:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/27/13 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    The US and Hezbollah are in secret indirect talks managed by London dealing with the fight against al-Qaida, regional stability and other Lebanese political issues. Senior British diplomatic sources, quoted in a report in Kuwait newspaper al-Rai on Wednesday, said British diplomats are holding discussions with leaders of the Lebanese organization and transferring the information to the Americans. The discussions “are aimed at keeping tabs on the changes in the region and the world, and prepare for the upcoming return of Iran to the international community,” according to diplomatic sources in Washington. Because the US, unlike the UK, recognizes both...
  • VIDEO: 'Muslim Brotherhood' protesters storm London university lecture on Egypt

    11/16/2013 4:13:11 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 14 November 2013 | Robin de Peyer
    A guest lecture at a London university was abandoned when protesters backing Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood chased the speaker from the stage. Speaker Mohamed El-Nabawy had to be ushered off stage by security guards when around 30 demonstrators stormed a lecture theatre at Bloomsbury’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), which is part of the University of London. They were said to have targeted the public discussion, focusing on the challenges facing Egypt, because of Mr El-Nabawy’s ties to the Tamarod group which opposed ex President Mohammed Morsi.
  • London ‘Muslim Patrol’ Threatened to Kill ‘Infidels’

    11/13/2013 12:35:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 11/12/2013, 5:47 PM | Ari Yashar & Arutz Sheva Staff
    Three Muslim converts in London pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of confiscating alcohol, attacking and threatening to stab non-Muslims in attempts to impose Islamic Sharia law on the UK capital. The men were part of a group of Islamist vigilantes, self-styled as “Muslim Patrols.” The Daily Beast reports that they pleaded guilty on several charges of physical assault and death threats, all while refusing instructions to stand in court. …
  • Family forced to flee home after deadly spiders start hatching out of bananas

    11/05/2013 8:45:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Metro.co.uk ^ | November 4, 2013 | Metro
    A family had to move into a hotel and fumigate their home after deadly South American spiders began hatching out of a bunch of Sainsbury’s bananas. Terrified Consi Taylor, 29, said she saw something that looked like mould on a Colombian Fairtrade banana she was eating. However, on closer inspection she said she saw some ‘funny looking spots’ and realised something was wrong. ‘I had a closer look and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet. I was so scared I started crying,’ she told The Sun. Sainsbury’s...
  • Islamic finance in the global era

    11/04/2013 7:50:34 PM PST · by haffast · 4 replies
    Asia News ^ | 11/04/2013 16:52 | Daniele Atzori
    Rome (AsiaNews) - With the ninth World Islamic Economic Forum, held in London between 29 and 31 October, Islamic finance has come into its own and gone mainstream. Until a few years ago, Islamic finance was unknown to most people. Some even equated it to the financing of Islamic terrorism. In fact, in the years right after 9/11, anything about Islam was viewed with concern. Now things are different. British Prime Minister David Cameron, who spoke at the forum, said that London is no longer happy to be the main Islamic financial centre outside Muslim countries; it now wants to...
  • Londoners Sign Petition for Female Genital Mutilation

    10/29/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 24 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Shocking but revealing. Leyla Hussein, a Somali woman living in London who was subjected to female genital mutilation when she was seven in Somalia, has tried a macabre experiment to test how far the political correctness of the public in the British capital would go. She asked shoppers to sign a petition supporting FGM, telling them she wanted to protect her “culture, traditions and rights”. Ms Hussein astonishingly found that only one person out of 20 refused to sign her petition. She said to the London Evening Standard: “I kept using the word ‘it’s just mutilation’. They were like...
  • Four Suspected Terrorists Arrested in London; Four men have been arrested in London

    10/13/2013 5:43:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 10/13/12 | Elad Benari
    Four men have been arrested in London in a counter-terrorism operation, the Metropolitan Police have said, according to the BBC. Scotland Yard said they were held under the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. Armed officers were involved in the arrests, which took place Sunday evening in the Whitechapel, Bayswater and Peckham areas, according to the report. Police said searches were taking place at six addresses. In a statement the Met said the arrests were made during a "pre-planned, intelligence-led operation." The men have been taken to a south London police...
  • London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls: Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.

    10/05/2013 2:00:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    National Geographic ^ | October 4, 2013 | Roff Smith
    Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen Boudicca's troops, decapitated during her uprising against Roman rule in 61 A.D.
  • Margaret Thatcher’s ashes buried in London

    09/28/2013 11:39:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s ashes have been laid to rest in London at a service attended by her family and closest friends. … Thatcher, who led Britain from 1979 to 1990, died aged 87 in April. …
  • UK Considers Price Controls To Prevent Housing Bubble (UK House Recovery Driven By Investors)

    09/14/2013 9:59:48 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/14/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Fearing another housing bubble in the UK, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors called on the Bank of England to use its powers to cap house price growth at 5% in certain areas. Where in the UK are house prices growing at breakneck speed? London .. and some place outside of Liverpool. london If we compare London house prices (white line) to New York City house prices (gold line), we can see that London did has rebounded more rapidly after the global recession. The largest increase was in London where prices were up 8.1%. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2419824/Call-expensive-mortgages-areas-house-prices-soaring-5-slammed-experts-insist-boom.html#ixzz2eswQBWhh Follow us: @MailOnline...
  • The English Lose Their Capital City

    09/13/2013 4:20:14 AM PDT · by ABrit · 40 replies
    Politics as Applied Biology ^ | Sepember 13th, 2013 | Blogger
    The English Lose Their Capital City I wrote the following to my English Member of Parliament. On Sunday evening I walked along the South Bank of the Thames, almost opposite the House of Commons. The area was populated almost entirely by non ethnically English people. Perhaps you and your fellow Members of Parliament would care to take the time to see for yourself that example of an area of London that has been occupied by foreign people? According to the 2011 Census the English population of London is now a minority 40%. I thought it had been British policy to...
  • 2,000 Mutilated Girls Sought Treatment at London Hospitals

    09/10/2013 6:30:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | September 09, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Diversity. It’s just well. Bloody awful. More than 2,000 victims of female genital mutilation have sought treatment at London hospitals in the past three years. The figures, revealed by the Standard today, are the most dramatic illustration so far of the impact of the barbaric practice in the capital. They also show that 298 operations to reverse unlawful “cutting” of London women have been carried out. Hundreds of others have received treatment in an attempt to ease their pain. Cases include one girl with an “open wound” and at least 12 more involving children. The statistics have been drawn from...
  • Arab press pans President Obama on Syria

    09/08/2013 2:03:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/7/13 | HADAS GOLD
    If .. Barack Obama isn’t happy with his press coverage in the United States, he ought to take a look at how he’s being portrayed in the Arab media. As Obama steps up his push for congressional authorization for a strike on Syria, the president is coming under withering criticism by opinion leaders throughout the Middle East, according to a review by POLITICO and experts of Arabic- and English-language media in the region. The increasingly unfavorable coverage Obama’s receiving in the Arab world - even come from the press in countries that support U.S. intervention in Syria - is doing...
  • London protest against attack on Syria

    09/04/2013 3:08:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Socialist Party ^ | 9/04/13 | Paula Mitchell
    People broke into spontaneous applause as anti-war protesters marched into Trafalgar Square on Saturday. Marchers felt vindicated, saying that it was the movement against war in Iraq ten years ago that was ringing in the heads of politicians and that stayed their hand this time. The fact that 5,000 people came out even after the parliament vote indicates how big a movement against war could get. Socialist Party members joined the march to argue that now is the time to press home the advantage and up the fight to bring down the Con-Dems. We pointed out how powerful a movement...
  • European banks to quit London if UK left EU: Goldman executive

    09/03/2013 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
    European banks would leave London “in very short order” if Britain voted to exit the European Union, a senior Goldman Sachs executive said in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Michael Sherwood, a vice-chairman at the bank, said the prospect of a British withdrawal was a real worry given Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to hold a referendum on the subject if re-elected in 2015. … Goldman’s Sherwood predicted European banks would quickly relocate if Britain did sever its EU ties. “Forget what we would do. Every European firm would be gone in very short order,” he was quoted as...
  • 'Walkie-Talkie' skyscraper melts Jaguar car parts

    09/03/2013 6:13:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | September 2, 2013 | Andrew Verity
    A new London skyscraper dubbed the "Walkie Talkie" has been blamed for reflecting light which melted parts of a car parked on a nearby street. Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar on Eastcheap, in the City of London, on Thursday afternoon. When he returned about two hours later, he found parts of his car - including the wing mirror and badge - had melted. Mr Lindsay said he "could not believe" the damage. The developers have apologised and paid for repairs. The 37-storey skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street, which has been nicknamed the "Walkie Talkie" because of its shape, is currently...
  • Muslim Brotherhood’s World Domination Blueprint

    08/31/2013 6:09:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | August 29, 2013 | Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.)
    …From its inception in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood has been the subject of persecution due to its commitment to a single goal —transitioning the world into an Islamic empire. ..The Muslim Brotherhood saw its gains as “one small step” for Islam and “one giant leap” for Muslimkind. Not content with small successful steps, it moved to take a giant leap in Egypt. ...Morsi was the Muslim Brotherhood’s “poster boy,” coming to office because the Brotherhood was the only domestic organization with the infrastructure in place to support a candidate.…What the Muslim Brotherhood had planned for Egypt extended far beyond those...
  • Gross! 15-Ton Blob of Fat Found Growing in Sewer (London)

    08/07/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    LiveScience ^ | August 6, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    A 15-ton blob of congealed fat so large it's been dubbed a "fatberg" has been removed from a sewer tunnel beneath London. And just in case you're not completely grossed out yet, the fatberg — as large as a double-decker bus — was mixed with thousands of used baby wipes. (click image to enlarge)
  • Worker who was sent to remove graffiti finds image of himself on same wall hours later

    08/04/2013 6:09:05 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 16 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | undated | Ryan Lee Hall
    A graffiti artist is making headlines for his creative spray paint art. The artist painted and image of an employee, who removed his graffiti from the wall, earlier that day.
  • London protesters march in honour of Trayvon Martin

    07/29/2013 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 57 replies
    voice-online.co.uk ^ | Jermaine Haughton
    AN ANTI-RACIST campaign group took to the streets of London last week in tribute to killed American teenager Trayvon Martin. Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC) brought together up to 250 people from across the UK in anger of the prevalence of institutional racism both at home and abroad for a high-profile march through central London. Marking seven days of protest fuelled by the dismay of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Martin’s murder, campaigners with banners and placards marched from the US embassy to Downing Street on Saturday afternoon (July 27). BARAC co-chair Lee Jasper explained that Martin’s killing in Florida...
  • UK Adopts "Help To Buy" Scheme: The Return of 100% LTV Lending

    07/28/2013 2:43:34 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 10 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/28/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Like the USA, the UK can’t leave well enough alone and is trying to reinflate their housing market through a program called “Help to own.“ At least the UK government calls it by it’s rightful name: a “scheme.” Here is how it works. * Help to Buy equity loans are open to both first-time buyers and home movers on new-build homes worth up to Ł600,000. * you’ll need to contribute at least 5% of the property price as a deposit * the government will give you a loan for up to 20% of the price That would be 100% Cumulative...
  • Meanwhile In Europe - Burning 787 Boeing In Heathrow; Crashed Train In Paris

    07/12/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 12, 2013
    First it was imploding peripheral bond markets, now Europe is closing off the weak with even worse news, following reports of a burning Ethiopian Airlines plane in Heathrow as well as news of a commuter train crash in Paris with numerous trapped and 8 dead according to Parisien. Hopefully this is not an indication of what happens to global infrastructure when corporations ignore their maintenance CapEx for 4 years in a row. First this: 'Many Casualties' In Paris Train Derailment http://t.co/ix35wGZu2T — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2013 Reports of Ethiopian plane on fire at Heathrow Airport, no reports of...
  • Barack Obama insults Britain again,

    07/11/2013 3:07:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 11, 2013 | Nile Gardiner
    What’s the going rate for the US ambassadorship to London? Apparently around $2.3 million, judging by President Obama’s latest appointment to the Court of St. James’s, the most prestigious diplomatic posting in the world for a US official. This is the amount personally raised by Matthew Barzun, the chief fundraiser (finance chairman) for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, which raked in $730 million in total. Mr Barzun, an internet businessman, was handpicked by the White House to be Obama’s representative in London, despite the fact he has no connection to modern-day Britain and his main qualification for the job appears...
  • (Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)

    06/28/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,089 replies
    CBS News ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013
    Egyptian security and medical officials say an American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi. Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital. SNIP Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday...
  • Lying and Getting Away With It

    06/26/2013 1:46:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    gatestone institute ^ | June 26, 2013 | Douglas Murray
    British universities are breeding-grounds of the most appalling hatred against America, the UK, Israel, free-thinkers, "apostates," and religious and sexual minorities What is worse, is that organizations who lie and lie and lie again can get away with it. Four years ago, on Christmas Day, a young Muslim who had recently finished his studies at a British university tried to blow up a plane over Detroit. Had Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab's plan succeeded, he would have killed all the people on the trans-continental plane he was on, and many more on the ground below. Fortunately Abdulmutallab's bomb failed to go off...
  • British Magician "Dynamo" "levitates' from the roof of London bus

    06/24/2013 6:37:04 AM PDT · by MrDaddyLongLegs · 17 replies
    Yahoo7 ^ | 24/6/2013 | Yahoo7
    A British illusionist has stunned on-lookers in London after seemingly 'levitating' off the roof of a moving double-decker bus. Thirty-year-old Dynamo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, looked totally at ease as he appeared to dangle in mid-air with only one hand resting on the bus to keep him from falling to the traffic below
  • Man Drives Car into Torah Procession in London

    06/20/2013 4:09:46 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 26 replies
    London man broke into a Hachnasas Sefer Torah procession this Sunday, driving his car into the Jewish gathering. The Hachnasas Sefer Torah was held on Sunday in Stamford Hill, London into the Beis Midrash of Vizhnitz, the Behadrey-Haredim news portal reported. When the procession arrived in the area of Stamford Avenue, loud sirens were heard and a car drove quickly into the crowd. "We were in the middle of the dancing, the joy was great. There were hundreds of people, men, women and many children. I suddenly heard a car honking behind me followed by screaming," said bystander Moshe Birenbaum....
  • GCHQ Intercepted Foreign Politicians' Communications At G20 Summits

    06/17/2013 5:22:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 17, 2013 | Ewen MacAskill,Nick Davies,Nick Hopkins,Julian Borger,James Ball
    Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic.
  • London, The parasitic city

    06/04/2013 7:06:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Economist ^ | 06/03/2013 | R.A.
    DEAR readers, I am moving to London in July. I'm quite excited about this. Last week I traveled to London with my wife to search for a place to live. We were successful; there is now a lovely little house awaiting us at a rent that is within our budget. But the experience reinforced the absurdity of Britain's ongoing economic doldrums. London is extraordinarily expensive. It's the kind of expensive where even when you are accustomed to relatively expensive real estate (Washington is not the cheapest place to live) and know that London is far worse you are floored by...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • War memorials vandalised (UK)

    05/29/2013 6:06:15 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | May 27, 2013 | Hayley Dixon
    War memorials vandalised Vandals have attacked two of Britain’s most celebrated war memorials, apparently daubing them with the word “Islam” and covering over inscriptions. By Hayley Dixon 4:24PM BST 27 May 2013 The RAF Bomber Command War Memorial and the Animals in War Memorial, both in central London, were covered in red paint. The Metropolitan Police have not yet made any arrests, so the motivation behind the damage remains unclear. The words written on the memorials have been covered up with plastic sheets after being discovered in the early hours of the morning, but it is believed that "Islam" has...
  • Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran

    05/28/2013 5:16:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    SNIPPET - quote: www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl1955.aspx Treasury Announces New Sanctions Against Iran Actions Target Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Proliferation Activities 5/23/2013     WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury is taking action today against 20 individuals and entities for their involvement in Iran’s nuclear and missile proliferation networks and Iran’s continued attempts to circumvent sanctions. These networks are responsible for moving supplies and providing essential services to Iran’s clandestine nuclear and weapons programs. These actions are designed to increase pressure on the Iranian regime by tightening sanctions against Iran’s energy sector and exposing key proliferation related networks that span the...
  • Holy War: London Mosque Firebombed

    05/27/2013 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 5/27/13 | Pat Dollard
    Code of Harry from Showtime’s Dexter: The Code of Harry was never actually written down, but was passed down verbally. As a result, it’s not a verbatim list of rules, but more a general set of learnings and guidelines taught by Harry to Dexter. Dexter has several times cited two rules as the most important rule above all others: 1st Rule of the Code : Never get caught – Don’t get caught committing a crime, since that would result in imprisonment and may even result in being put to death. Harry, in bringing Dexter to witness an execution, runs through...