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  • uk special forces move into london as govt fears 'mumbai-style' terrorist spectacular

    09/01/2014 1:25:07 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 1, 2014 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    London could be the scene of a Mumbai-style terrorist "spectacular" if Islamist jihadists get their way, British security chiefs have warned. There is growing concern that a list of "soft" targets is being drawn up, and that weapons and explosives have already been smuggled into the country. The Sun is reporting that the SAS has moved part of its anti-terror team to a forward base near London, amid concerns that a prolonged attack may be staged in that city. MI5 also referred to the Mumbai atrocity of 2008 as a comparison, in which coordinated bombings and shootings took place over...
  • Cameron: we will permanently damage Russia's economy

    09/01/2014 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | September 1, 2014 | Matthew Holehouse
    David Cameron has vowed to “turn the ratchet” on Vladimir Putin, as he warned Western sanctions would “permanently” damage the Russian economy. Moscow banks are running short of funding as investors pull capital out the country, while the rouble and the Russian stock market are falling, the Prime Minister said. He was speaking ahead of a Nato summit in Wales which will discuss Ukrainian membership of the military alliance. Addressing the Commons, the Prime Minister said Britain would face the “grave danger” posed by Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine with “reliance and resolve”. On Saturday, European leaders gave Russia a...
  • parents arrested for seeking private medical treatment for terminally ill son

    09/01/2014 9:18:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | september 1, 2014 | andre walker
    The parents of a five-year-old who was denied lifesaving treatment on the National Health Service have been arrested for kidnap after desperately trying to get their son so the Czech Republic, where he could be treated privately. Ashya King has a brain tumour but doctors refused to use proton laser treatment that could save his life, which led the family to take him out of hospital in the effort to find the treatment abroad. Hampshire Police defended their decision to lead an international manhunt for his parents, Brett and Naghemeh, who are now in custody in Spain. They are reported...
  • Why the Secular Humanists Cannot Cope With Islam

    09/01/2014 8:15:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    http://www.patheos.com/ ^ | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    In England the liberal left wing ideologues are shaking their heads with shame at the revelations coming from the town of Rotherham. In a huge scandal it has emerged that hundreds of children in state run children’s homes were systematically abused by gangs of Muslim men. *snip* The fact that this sex abuse ring was perpetrated by Asian (Pakistani) men forces one to ask whether the crimes are somehow linked to their culture and religion. The police and social services were useless precisely because they thought the behaviors were linked with the Pakistani culture and religion, and why did so...
  • Cars torched in arson attacks across South Yorkshire (related to Rotherham rapes?)

    09/01/2014 6:08:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    A car found burning on St John’s Green, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, had been deliberately set alight. The arson attack was reported to firefighters at 3.10am on Saturday. They found a Fiat Punto engulfed in flames. That night firefighters were also called to Psalter Lane, Holmes, Rotherham, to another car found alight. The vehicle had been torched.
  • British Mother of Two Joins ISIS and Pledges to 'Behead Christians with a Blunt Knife'

    09/01/2014 3:12:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/31/2014 | Priya Joshi
    A British mother-of-two who once fronted an all-girl rock band is believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamist terror group ISIS. The Muslim convert has threatened to "behead Christians with a blunt knife." Calling herself Umm Hussain al-Britani, she has been identified by investigators as Sally Jones, from Chatham in Kent. It's believed she was married to British computer hacker-turned jihadi Junaid Hussain, after an online romance. The couple travelled separately to Syria to join the Islamic State On August 10, Umm Hussain tweeted that she had made it to the 'Caliphate' after being stuck in Idlib, north-western...
  • MI6 Hunt British Mum Recruiting UK Muslims For Islamic State In Twisted

    08/31/2014 8:48:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | August 31, 2014 | Russell Myers
    MI6 Hunt British Mum Recruiting UK Muslims For Islamic State In Twisted Jihad Video Rants Aug 31, 2014 By Russell Myers London-born mum-of-one Khadijah Dare last month vowed to become the first female Islamic State fanatic to behead a British or US hostage The twisted jihadist rantings of a young British mum have turned her into such a rising star among fanatics that she has become an “immense threat”. Security services have now made finding London-born Khadijah Dare a “top priority” over fears that radical Muslims are answering her calls to leave the UK to join terror group the Islamic...
  • Police On Alert Amid Nato Summit Protest

    08/31/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    klfm967.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2014
    Anti-war protesters have been demonstrating in Newport, as South Wales prepares to host the Nato summit. Around 1,000 people gathered outside the crown court before they made their way through the city. As well as a strong Welsh contingent, demonstrators came from as far as the US, Belgium, France and Ireland. Police are expecting more demonstrations this week including one on Thursday that may be "something a little more challenging" as protesters try to get to Celtic Manor Resort, which is the focus of the summit. Among those taking part in Saturday's march was veteran CND campaigner Bruce Kent. He...
  • Advice for foreigners on how Britons walk

    08/31/2014 12:55:44 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 31st August 2014 | Mark Easton
    We drive on the left, but which side do we walk on? 'Some friends from Australia asked me this question as we battled down London's Oxford Street the other day, weaving our way through determined shoppers, rushing office workers and ambling tourists. The answer is we don't. The British have little sense of pavement etiquette, preferring a slalom approach to pedestrian progress. When two strangers approach each other, it often results in the performance of a little gavotte as they double-guess in which direction the other will turn. The British are ambulatory anarchists. We are oblivious to the Rules for...
  • Muslim Leaders Issue Fatwa Against IS Britons

    08/31/2014 11:05:07 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 20 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 31st August 2014 | Yahoo News UK
    'Muslim leaders have reportedly issued a fatwa condemning Britons who fight for extremists in Iraq and Syria. The fatwa, which The Sunday Times newspaper said had been issued by imams, is the strongest denunciation yet by the Muslim community of UK citizens who join militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL and ISIS. Issued by a learned Muslim scholar, a fatwa is an edict that may concern any aspect of Islamic life. Technically it cannot be revoked and dies only with the person it is imposed on. The Sunday Times reported six senior Islamic scholars have endorsed...
  • Tories face Ukip thrashing in Clacton by-election

    08/31/2014 10:19:37 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Politics.co.UK ^ | Sunday, 31 August 2014 8:23 AM | Alex Stevenson 
    David Cameron faces his biggest by-election defeat yet at the hands of Ukip defector Douglas Carswell in Clacton. The first poll of the constituency, which handed ex-Tory MP Carswell 53% of the vote in 2010, predicted he would be returned as Ukip's first elected candidate in Westminster with eye-watering support of 64%. The Conservatives are trailing an enormous 44% behind on 20%, with Labour on 13%. Survation's poll for the Mail on Sunday newspaper is a disaster for the Tories, who had made clear they planned to fight the seat vigorously following Carswell's shock defection on Thursday.
  • EU names Tusk, Mogherini to top jobs, ready Russian sanctions

    08/31/2014 2:06:54 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2014 7:28pm EDT | Adrian Croft and Jan Strupczewski
    (Reuters) - European Union leaders on Saturday chose Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc's foreign relations, as the EU prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine. A summit in Brussels shared the two coveted EU posts between a Kremlin critic from ex-communist Eastern Europe and the foreign minister of one of Moscow's biggest customers for gas. EU officials gave Ukraine's embattled President Petro Poroshenko a warm welcome and assurances of further support. But divisions among the 28 EU nations have hampered action against Moscow, and a...
  • UK Germany say urgent action needed to avoid all-out war with Russia

    08/31/2014 1:51:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 47 replies
    Arizona State News.Net ^ | August 30, 2014 | Staff
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - Amid significant gains being made by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and denies by Russia of a military intervention in the country, the European Union has issued a one week ultimatum for Moscow to remove its alleged forces from the country. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said that Russia had a week to withdraw its soldiers from eastern Ukraine or face further severe sanctions, while Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country was "close to a point of no return - full scale-war" with Russia. The Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite went one step further, calling Russia's...
  • U.S. planes strike militants near Iraq's Amerli, airdrop aid

    08/31/2014 12:41:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:29pm IST | Raheem Salman and Matt Spetalnick
    (Reuters) - The United States carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said. President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli's mostly ethnic Turkmen population. U.S. aircraft delivered over a hundred bundles of emergency supplies and more aid was dropped from British, French and Australian planes, officials said, signaling headway in Obama’s efforts to draw allies into the fight against Islamic State. Iraqi...
  • Sir Paul McCartney Joins Celebrity Calls Against Scottish Independence

    08/30/2014 8:47:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 30 August 2014
    Sir Paul McCartney has become the latest celebrity to call for Scotland to stay as part of the UK before the country's vote on independence next month. The ex-Beatle made the declaration as the Let's Stay Together campaign sought support in Liverpool on Saturday.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-22 : President Obama and the 500 British Terrorists

    08/22/2014 5:58:03 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 7 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-22 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 22, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama and the 500 British Terrorists ===================================================== Traveling in Europe this week, I had a chance to see the world through the eyes of the London Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. The view from Britain was startlingly different than the view from Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing. There is a consensus in Britain that at least 500 young Brits have gone to the Middle East as jihadists. There is a clear belief, stated by Prime Minister David Cameron, that the ISIS fighter who executed journalist James Foley...
  • Cameron faces Ukip by-election bloodbath!

    08/30/2014 6:07:15 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 86 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8/30/2014 | Simon Walters
    Ukip are set to win their first Commons seat with a landslide 64 per cent of the vote following the biggest swing in modern political history. Turncoat MP Douglas Carswell is set to humiliate David Cameron at the Clacton by-election sparked by his defection, a Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday has revealed. The figures – the first test of public opinion since the politician rocked Westminster by defecting to Nigel Farage’s party – predict a record 48 point swing towards Ukip.
  • Rotherham - The rule rather than the exception

    08/30/2014 6:05:12 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    Let's not pull any punches about the rape-gang in Rotherham, the cover-ups and lies by the Labour council and the failures of police. Rotherham Council is far from exceptional in its willingness to do nothing except ignore what was going on. It’s been happening for a long time in lots of our towns and cities where the most vulnerable children are allowed to be pimped out for money by groups of men – mainly from the Pakistani community. Even more horrifically, it’s normal for victims who threaten to expose the abuse or escape from it to be menaced with guns,...
  • Anti-Israel MP George Galloway Assaulted in London

    08/30/2014 3:09:38 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Notorious anti-Israel British MP George Galloway was hospitalized on Saturday after being assaulted in London. Galloway, who leads the far-left Respect Party, was posing for pictures in the UK capital when he was punched repeatedly by an attacker, who apparently "made reference to the Holocaust", a spokesperson told the media. The precise motive is not yet clear but police say they arrested a suspect, named as 39-year-old Neil Masterson of London, for religiously-aggravated assault, as well as common assault against a man who attempted to defend the radical MP. The suspect is due to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court on...
  • Britain to spearhead 10,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force to halt Putin's 'Tsarist expansionism'

    08/30/2014 2:54:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 207 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | August 30, 2014 | Will Stewart
    Leaders of countries sharing borders with Russia led the way in demanding tougher action against what they see as blatant aggression on their doorstep. Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite bluntly called for the West to wake up, and appeared to urge Nato to give significant military aid to Kiev. ‘Russia is at war against Ukraine and that is a country which wants to be part of Europe. Russia is practically at war against Europe,’ she said. She lambasted previous sanctions as ‘a big mistake’ because they were ‘too general’. Lithuania is one of at least six states believed to have signed...
  • The Reformation of Manners (Mark Steyn on Rotherham)

    08/30/2014 2:35:40 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 17 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | August 29, 2014 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday I appeared on Michael Graham's radio show to discuss, among other things, the appalling revelations from Rotherham, a drab town in South Yorkshire in which over the course of a decade and a half some 1,400 girls (as young as 11) were "groomed", drugged, raped, traded and, occasionally, doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight. All the while, the entire apparatus of the state, from the political class to the police to the "child protection" agencies, looked the other way - for fear of appearing "racist" or "Islamophobic". The BBC describes the predators' actions as "brazen",...
  • Easy Meat (Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery - pdf for entire book)

    08/30/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    lawandfreedomfoundation.org/ ^ | March 2014 | Peter McLoughlin
    Many girls are terrified and with reason... a girl had her tongue nailed to the table when she threatened to tell. – former government advisor, Daily Mail, 2008 The sexual abuse of children takes different social forms: from sporadic child abductions, to organised child pornography rings, to abuse by parents or care-home staff. All of it is awful, and none of it should be ignored. The phenomenon of gangs of men who loiter with impunity around schoolgirls, luring them into a life of addiction and prostitution is a distinct category of child sexual abuse, but a category that the authorities...
  • Britain facing 'greatest terrorist threat' in history

    08/30/2014 8:30:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8/29/2014 | Tom Whitehead, and Steven Swinford
    Britain faces the “greatest and deepest” terror threat in the country’s history, David Cameron warned as he pledged emergency measures to tackle extremists. The UK threat level was raised to “severe” — its second highest — meaning that a terrorist attack is “highly likely” in light of the growing danger from British jihadists returning from Iraq and Syria. The Prime Minister said that the risk posed by Isil (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) will last for “decades” and raised the prospect of an expanding terrorist nation “on the shores of the Mediterranean”. He disclosed that Isil had...
  • Muslim Gang Rapists are Springing Up Everywhere. Why Can't We Be Honest About It?

    08/30/2014 8:08:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Milo Yiannopoulos
    The notorious Sydney gang rapes in 2000 were committed by Lebanese Australians. Muslim men raped women and girls as young as 14. Australia, being a sensible sort of place, identified that the rapists were targeting white girls and branded these monstrous acts "racially-motivated hate crimes." Because that's what they looked like: one ethnicity was specifically targeting another. The Australian girls were vulnerable, and they were abused by Middle Eastern men who considered them "trash." Had these men been at home, they would have raped their own, but in another country, women from outside their own "community" were preferable victims. Elsewhere...
  • See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil (The liberal Economist: Rotherham rapes)

    08/30/2014 5:46:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    OVER the past few years it has sometimes seemed as though no news bulletin goes by without an awful account of child sex abuse. Celebrities and children’s entertainers, including Rolf Harris and the late Jimmy Savile, have been revealed as molesters; so have some teachers and clerics. The latest horror was laid bare on August 26th, in a report into the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham, a poor northern English town. The report is also painful for what it suggests about race relations in Britain. The investigation by Alexis Jay, a former chief inspector of social work, uncovers a...
  • George Galloway taken to hospital after street attack

    08/29/2014 11:23:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 30 August 2014 | bbc
    George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman has said.
  • Nato Summit 2014: Why People are Protesting

    08/29/2014 7:55:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Finbarr Bermingham
    Hundreds of campaigners are to descend on Newport in South Wales to protest against the upcoming Nato summit, which will be held in the nearby Celtic Manor resort on 4 and 5 September. A coalition of protest groups, including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, No to Nato, Stop the War and South Wales Anti-Nuclear, will demand nuclear disarmament and an end to what they perceive to be imperialist Western foreign policy. Eddie Clarke, of the No to Nato group, told IBTimes UK its overarching objective was to put an end to Nato, an organisation he blames for the global stockpile...
  • 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...
  • Britain Raises Terrorism Threat Level to ‘Severe’

    08/29/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | By Alan Cowell
    LONDON — Alarmed by the suspected presence of hundreds of British jihadis among Sunni militants in Syria and Iraq, Britain increased its assessment of the terrorism threat on its own soil on Friday and said new laws would be introduced to counter what Prime Minister David Cameron called “a greater threat to our security than we have seen before.” The tone of the warnings recalled the days after July 7, 2005, when four suicide bombers killed 52 travelers on the London transit system. The show of concern, moreover, seemed intended to bolster the government’s case for contentious new legislation to...
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

    08/29/2014 12:32:26 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies
    http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/ ^ | Tuesday, 26th August 2014 | unknown
    The Council's response to the Independent Inquiry from Alexis Jay: Martin Kimber, Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council, fully accepts the findings of the report, and apologises to the young people and families who were let down.Independent reviewer, Alexis Jay OBE, reaches a clear conclusion that the Council and partners could and should have done more to protect children at risk.In responding to today’s report, Mr Kimber has apologised to the young people who were let down by services, and has accepted the report and its recommendations in their entirety.“The report does not make comfortable reading in its account of...
  • Who Should Be Called To Account In Rotherham? ( Labour Party / Moslems in UK )

    08/29/2014 12:03:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Sky News ^ | 29 August 2014
    Rotherham's council leader has stepped down but there are calls for other heads to roll over the devastating abuse scandal. Many people are asking why no-one in a position of responsibility has been held accountable in the wake of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. A devastating report revealed at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited over 16 years - between 1997 and 2013 - with girls as young as 11 repeatedly raped by large numbers of men. The inquiry found Rotherham council knew as far back as 2005 of sexual exploitation on a wide scale - mostly by Asian men...
  • More Rotherham Horrors: Teen Raped by 250 Men Over Two Years, Police Informed and Did Nothing

    08/29/2014 9:21:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | August 28, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    I wrote yesterday about the horrifying news from Rotherham, England: An estimated 1,400 children were victims of child sexual exploitation between 1997 and 2013, according to an independent inquiry commissioned last fall by Rotherham’s Metropolitan Borough Council. But because the perpetrators were overwhelmingly “Asian” — for the most part, Muslim men from Pakistan — local authorities, from social-services managers to law enforcement, regularly neglected reports of rape, assault, and sex trafficking for fear of being deemed racist. Today, a U.K. newspaper illustrates in ghastly detail what young girls in Rotherham have faced for nearly two decades. The Mirror reports that...
  • UK terrorist threat level raised to 'severe', Theresa May says

    08/29/2014 7:19:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29 August 2014
    The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May says. The new alert level means an attack on the UK is "highly likely", although Mrs May said there was no intelligence to suggest an attack was "imminent". It is the second highest of five possible UK threat levels.
  • Grooming Gangs and Sharia

    08/29/2014 10:35:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | Sonia Bailley
    No country with a Muslim population is immune to grooming gangs. America is on the same path as Europe and trailing not too far behind. In fact, Muslim grooming gangs (mainly Somali) have already found their way to the streets of America. These gangs have been operating for over 10 years in Minnesota, Tennessee, Michigan, and Ohio. The largest grooming case in U.S. history was from Somali immigrant communities in Minneapolis (MN) and Nashville (TN), in which 29 Somali Muslims were indicted in 2010 for kidnapping, raping, and selling underage girls between 2000 and 2010. Canada and Australia are also...
  • Muslim Rape Gangs: the Disturbing Role of Britain's Leading Child Welfare Charity

    08/29/2014 9:29:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | James Dellingpole
    Among the more nauseating spectacles of the Rotherham child rape scandal has been the squirming evasion and shameless attempts at face-saving by the various authority figures whose job it supposedly was to prevent such horrors happening. One of them is a man named Javed Khan. He is the head of Britain's largest children's charity Barnardo's which now stands accused of having known about the Muslim rape gang problem for well over a decade - but which chose to do next to nothing to confront it. In an ugly interview with Sky News, Khan infuriated viewers - and his normally mild-mannered...
  • Rotherham: the council leaders who presided over child abuse scandal

    08/29/2014 9:20:13 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 27, 2014 | Gordon Rayner, Martin Evans and John Bingham
    The woman who presided over the last five years of failure as the boss of children’s services at Rotherham Council is the same executive who removed three children from their foster parents because they were Ukip voters. Joyce Thacker, the £130,000-a-year Strategic Director of Children’s Services at the scandal-hit council, is among the senior managers who are now under pressure to resign following the “excoriating” report into child sexual exploitation in the town. Mrs Thacker, who joined the Council as deputy head of children’s services in 2006, is already a controversial figure following her decision two years ago to remove...
  • Rotherham child abusers 'brazen', says care home worker (Islam at work)

    08/29/2014 8:38:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    The anonymous worker said he was threatened when he tried to confront the men picking up the girls Continue reading the main story Rotherham abuse A former Rotherham care home worker has told the BBC how girls as young as 11 were "brazenly" groomed and abused in the South Yorkshire town. The man, who worked at children's homes for four years, said girls would be picked up by taxis and abusers made "no attempts to disguise" their actions. At least 1,400 children were sexually exploited, mainly by men of Pakistani heritage, between 1997 and 2013. Those in charge of care...
  • Britain and Germany Are Still Upgrading the Tornado

    08/29/2014 8:37:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    AIN online ^ | August 27, 2014 | CHRIS POCOCK
    The deployment of four UK Royal Air Force Tornadoes to perform overwatch of Iraq, and an unconfirmed report last week that more might be deployed for surveillance of northern Nigeria, serves to illustrate the ongoing value of the aging but effective “Tonka.” Although the RAF fleet is scheduled to be retired in 2019 in favor of the F-35, upgrades continue, with another one announced recently. Meanwhile, the German air force intends to keep its Tornado fleet until at least 2025, with its own upgrades. Tornado surveillance of northern Iraq has demonstrated the value of the Rafael Litening III targeting pod...
  • UK- Paedophile gang's abuse lasted 16 YEARS - authorities feared being labelled racist

    08/29/2014 12:44:09 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 23 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...
  • Pentagon: Arms flow to Kurds increases; 7 nations join effort

    08/26/2014 8:20:40 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON — The international effort to help Iraqis fight Islamic militants is heating up, with seven additional countries agreeing to provide arms to the Kurdish peshmerga forces. Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy and the U.K. have committed to giving weapons and equipment to the embattled Kurds, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The announcement comes about two weeks after Hagel set up a working group to find ways to accelerate arms deliveries to the Kurds. The Defense Department said the materiel is “urgently needed” as the Kurds take on the militant group known as the Islamic State, which has taken over...
  • Rotherham child sex abuse could be tip of an iceberg, say campaigners

    08/28/2014 1:38:37 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    TheGuardian.com/uk ^ | Alexandra Topping
    Rotherham has been labelled a town of shame in the wake of revelations that 1,400 children were sexually exploited over a 16-year-period, but experts and campaigners argue the same abuse is continuing to happen across the country, and is hidden in other boroughs that refuse to acknowledge the problem. "When you look at the Rotherham report – nature of the abuse, the failures – you could write the same report about any number of different places," said Dr Helen Beckett, of the International Centre, which researches child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking at the University of Bedfordshire. "What we see...
  • When Political Correctness Took Over in Yorkshire

    08/28/2014 11:36:10 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 2:08 p.m. ET | Brendan O'Neill
    Perfect storms don't come much more perfect than the Rotherham child-abuse revelations currently rocking the U.K. Everything modern Britain is famous for fretting over—from class to race, pedophiles to official incompetence—is implicated in this sordid story of abuse in and around a northern English town once known for producing steel. All eyes have been on Rotherham since a report into child sexual abuse there was published on Tuesday. Commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council and wrote by Professor Alexis Jay, the report makes grim reading. It says that from 1997 to 2013, 1,400 children and teenagers were subjected to "appalling abuse"...
  • 'Promising' Ebola vaccine to go into trials - and it could be available by the end of the year

    08/28/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 August 2014 | Jenny Hope for the Daily Mail
    Britons are to be the first in the world to test a new vaccine against the deadly ebola virus. Altogether 60 healthy volunteers will be given the vaccine next month in a trial led by Oxford University scientists. If the vaccine performs as well in humans as in monkeys, the trial will be extended to 80 people in The Gambia and in Mali. The entire trial programme is being fast-tracked – subject to ethical approval – with the intention of using the vaccine in people at high risk in West Africa early next year. Latest figures show that more than...
  • Scotland's Future Hangs in Balance

    08/28/2014 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    "The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry." -- Scottish poet Robert Burns, "To a Mouse" (1786) CAIRNRYAN, Scotland -- For Americans whose knowledge of this beautiful land is limited to kilts, whiskey, bagpipes and the film "Braveheart," the forthcoming referendum on whether Scotland should remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation will come as a curiosity at best. The primary objection of those favoring separation is the lack of self-determination granted to Scots by the British government. Though Westminster in recent months has devolved more powers to Edinburgh, those favoring separation say...
  • Rotherham: In the face of such evil, who is the racist now?

    08/28/2014 6:23:59 AM PDT · by protest1 · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Allison Pearson
    Let’s start with a riddle. If South Yorkshire Police can mount a raid on Sir Cliff Richard’s home in pursuit of evidence linked to a single allegation of child sex abuse 30 years ago, why were South Yorkshire Police incapable of pursuing multiple allegations against multiple men who raped 1,400 children over 16 years? One thousand four hundred. Consider the weight of that number, feel its tragic heft. Picture 50 junior-school classes of little girls in Rotherham, once a respectable northern town, now a byword for depravity. We have seen child-grooming cases before, but the disgusting stories revealed in the...
  • 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...
  • 1,400 child sex-assault victims a 'small number' (Islam again)

    08/28/2014 5:11:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 17 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The failure of British authorities to act on the horrific, long-term sexual abuse of 1,400 children in one area over a 16-year period because the culprits mostly were Pakistani Muslims has reportedly outraged the world, including the United Kingdom’s Pakistani community. “Race, religion or political correctness should never provide a cloak of invisibility to such grotesque crimes,” said Muhbeen Hussain, founder of the Rotherham Muslim Youth Group, according to the Associated Press. But American experts on the issue say the costly toll of lives ruined in Rotherham because of worry over being accused of “racism” is only a tiny fraction...
  • British Muslim Defends ISIS On Live TV

    08/28/2014 5:01:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://shoebat.com/ ^ | August 28, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    Earlier this week it was learned that British Muslim Anjem Choudary’s followers allegedly inspired the ISIS jihadist suspected of beheading James Foley, as Shoebat.com reported. The Muslim who beheaded British soldier Lee Rigby in the streets was also a follower of Choudary.
  • Migration to UK soars to 243,000

    08/28/2014 3:43:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Government's attempts to slash net migration to the tens of thousands have been dealt another blow as official figures revealed another jump in arrivals to the UK. Overall net migration - the difference between migrants leaving and arriving in the UK - rose to 243,000 in the year to March, a "statistically significant increase" from 175,000 the previous year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. A surge in immigration from within the European Union (EU) was behind the increase as two-thirds of all immigrants to the UK in the period - 214,000 out of 560,000 - came from...
  • Tory MP Carswell switches to UKIP

    08/28/2014 3:15:41 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 7 replies
    Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party saying he wants to "shake-up" the cosy Westminster "clique". The maverick Eurosceptic backbencher unveiled his surprise announcement at a press conference in central London. More to follow.