Keyword: ungland

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • BBC asks staff to disclose details of family income, to address middle class bias

    04/28/2016 3:08:54 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 33 replies
    UKTelegraph ^ | 4/27/16
    BBC staff will be asked to disclose details of their family income and upbringing, as part of new plans to ensure that the corporation is not dominated by the middle classes. The BBC will announce today that all new employees will be asked to answer a range of questions about their socio-economic background, including whether they were entitled to free school meals as a child, which the broadcaster says will allow it work out whether its workforce reflects modern Britain. The BBC has faced pressure from ministers, during the ongoing talks over the corporation’s new royal charter, to increase the...
  • BACON BAN AT CARE HOME: Muslim staff REFUSED to serve patients bacon sandwiches

    03/16/2016 8:10:20 PM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Daily Express ^ | March 17, 2016 | Cyril Dixon
    MUSLIM staff at a care home refused to let patients eat bacon sandwiches for breakfast, a watchdog has found. . . . The report said: "Staff were not providing support that was responsive to the person's preferences and were restricting the person's right to choice. "The person said they had raised their concern with senior staff members but nothing had been done about it."
  • David Cameron says lack of diversity at top shames Britain

    01/31/2016 6:07:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 9:43 AM EST
    British Prime Minister David Cameron says he will make universities disclose what proportion of poor and ethnic minority applicants they admit, in an attempt to end racial and class discrimination that "should shame our country and jolt us to action." Writing in the Sunday Times newspaper, Cameron said that "if you're a young black man, you are more likely to be in a prison cell than studying at a top university." ...
  • Vicars Should Grow Beards to Reach Out to Muslims in Their Areas, Says Bishop of London

    01/24/2016 1:13:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/22/16 | Katie Louise Davies, Jenny Stanton and Steve Doughty
    * Rt Rev. Richard Chartres praised two priests who had grown bushy beards * Applauded their desire to reach out to the 'majority of their parishioners'*Bishop described his own beard, which he grew in the 1970s, as modest *He also said 'saint' David Beckham encouraged men to grow facial hair Clergymen should grow beards to emphasise their holiness to Muslims, the Bishop of London has suggested. Rt Reverend Richard Chartres said the modern fashion for facial hair should not be the preserve of hispters, but would also be likely to impress those from Eastern cultures where wearing a beard could...
  • Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is, says judge

    12/15/2015 4:53:42 AM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    Telegraph ^ | December 7, 2015 | John Bingham and Steven Swinford
    Britain is no longer a Christian country and should stop acting as if it is, a major inquiry into the place of religion in modern society has concluded, provoking a furious backlash from ministers and the Church of England. A two-year commission, chaired by the former senior judge Baroness Butler-Sloss and involving leading religious leaders from all faiths, calls for public life in Britain to be systematically de-Christianised. It says that the decline of churchgoing and the rise of Islam and other faiths mean a "new settlement" is needed for religion in the UK, giving more official influence to non-religious...
  • Sunday Schools and Bell Ringing Groups Could Face 'Radicalisation' Inspections [UK]

    12/13/2015 10:51:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/11/15 | John Bingham
    Warnings that Government's counter-extremism plan could lead to inspections on thousands of church youth groups and turn Ofsted into a 'state regulator of religion'Ofsted inspectors could be sent into Sunday schools, church youth groups, Scout troops and even bell ringing circles to search for signs of children being "radicalised" under new counter-extremism plans, church leaders and voluntary groups fear. The proposals, backed by David Cameron, could lead to thousands of "out-of-school education settings" having to be formally registered for the first time and facing inspections to judge whether they are promoting so-called "British values". Christian groups said the proposals, outlined...
  • Man Beat Children With Electrical Cable, Spared Jail Because He’s An Immigrant

    09/12/2015 9:08:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/12/2015 | Liam Deacon
    An immigrant father who whipped his children with an electrical cable and threatened to stab them has been spared jail because he told the court he didn’t know his actions were illegal in Britain. One boy was left scared and bleeding. The case is likely to have been influenced by the legal precedent established in June, when a high court judge ruled that Immigrants should be allowed to “slap and hit” their children because of a “different cultural context.”The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, originally from The Gambia in West Africa, used an electrical cable with the...
  • UK: ‘Sex Groomed’ Children Preferable to Backlash Against ‘Multiculturalism’

    07/03/2015 12:56:44 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | Friday Jul 3, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Not only do recent revelations concerning the endemic sexual grooming of British girls by Muslim men demonstrate how crippling political correctness is, but they show how political correctness complements the most abusive elements of Islamic law, or Sharia. According to a June 24 report by the Birmingham Mail, as far back as March 2010, West Midlands Police knew that Muslim grooming gangs “were targeting children outside schools across the city—but failed to make the threat public.”
  • Self-defense in the UK Is Illegal

    06/03/2015 4:03:28 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/2/2015 | Bob Adelmann
    British citizens seeking advice on what’s legal to use for self-defense found some answers at, a website sponsored and operated by the government’s Police National Legal Database. Question 589: Are there any legal self-defence products that I can buy? Answer: The only fully legal self-defence product … is a rape alarm. There may be other products, according to the website, but they haven’t been fully tested and “if you purchase one you must be aware … there is always the possibility that you will arrested and detained until the product, its contents and legality, can be verified.” In an...
  • Britain resigns as a world power

    05/21/2015 8:09:09 PM PDT · by NRx · 23 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-21-2015 | Fareed Zakaria
    On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, prime minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Confronting a world of challenges — including Greece’s possible exit from the euro, a massive migration crisis on Europe’s shores, Ukraine’s perilous state, Russia’s continued intransigence, the advance of the Islamic State and the continuing chaos in the Middle East — Cameron chose to talk about . . . a plan to ensure that hospitals in the United Kingdom will be better staffed on weekends. Okay,...
  • Unemployed 'bridezilla' on benefits because she is 'too fat to work' plans dream Ł10,000 wedding

    04/19/2015 7:54:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | april 16, 2015 | thomas burrows
    <p>An unemployed woman has her heart set on a 'fairy-tale church wedding' - and believes the taxpayer should foot the bill as it is her basic human right to be a bride.</p> <p>Anna Broom, of Gillingham, in Kent, has not worked since the age of 19, during which time she has claimed more than Ł100,000 in benefits.</p>
  • ‘If I Hear One Homophobic Word, I Will Arrest You:’ Street Preacher on Trial for Biblical Preaching

    03/14/2015 8:56:45 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 58 replies
    Christian News ^ | 3/13/15 | Heather Clark
    TAUNTON, UK – A street preacher in the UK who is charged with making “homophobic” and “Islamophobic” remarks has just completed a two-day trial and awaits a verdict on whether or not biblical speech about the issues is considered a crime in the country. Mike Overd, a street preacher for five years, is accused of speaking against homosexuality and Islam last June and July on two separate occasions. He is now facing two charges of using threatening and abusive words and a charge of causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress under the Public Order Act. A police...
  • Suspended and Sent for 'Equality Training'- Christian Magistrate Who Said: Adopted Child Needs..

    01/18/2015 2:33:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 1/17/15 | Martin Beckford and Jonathon Petre
    *Richard Page made the comment while speaking in private with colleagues*The magistrate was reported to watchdogs and has been disciplined*He said he thought it was better for a child to be part of a traditional family*The 68-year-old has been found guilty of 'serious misconduct' over claim*He has been suspended and told he must attend a racial equality course*Mr Page said he felt 'tremendous pressure' not to express his beliefsA Christian magistrate has been disciplined by a Tory Cabinet Minister for expressing the belief that children should be raised by both a mother and a father. Richard Page told colleagues behind...
  • Koran Should be Read at Prince Charles' Coronation Says Top Bishop: Critics Attack Proposal...

    12/04/2014 7:11:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 11/28/14 | Steve Doughty
    *Lord Harries said gesture would be a ‘creative act of accommodation’*Speaking in House of Lords claimed it would help Muslims feel ‘embraced’*Critics attacked idea insisting 'British values stem from Christian heritagePrince Charles’s coronation service should be opened with a reading from the Koran, a senior Church of England bishop said yesterday. The gesture would be a ‘creative act of accommodation’ to make Muslims feel ‘embraced’ by the nation, Lord Harries of Pentregarth said. But critics attacked the idea, accusing the Church of ‘losing confidence’ in its own institutions and traditions. Lord Harries, a former Bishop of Oxford and a leading...
  • Single Adults Banned from Park “In Case They are a Pedophile”

    11/09/2014 11:42:54 AM PST · by rightistight · 44 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/9/14 | Aurelius
    A park in the United Kingdom has banned adults from going there unattended. That is, adults cannot go to Puxton Park by themselves. Why would they do this? Because, according to the park, unattended adults are very likely to be a pedophile. Matthew Richards, who is married, was unaware of this rule when he took a 25-mile drive to go to the park. Richards, a bird-watching enthusiast, went to see a falconry display at the park. When he arrived, he was told he could not enter “on child protection grounds.” Richards was taken aback. “I was frankly amazed. I was...
  • Pensioner Charged with Racism After Saying 'I'm not a Muslim' at Airport Security

    10/27/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 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...
  • British towns being ‘swamped’ by immigrants feel 'under seige', says Michael Fallon

    10/26/2014 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | October 26, 2014 | by Rajeev Syal
    Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, has claimed British towns are being “swamped” by immigrants and their residents are “under siege”, in an escalation of the emotive language being used by Tory ministers calling for a renegotiation of the UK’s relationship with Europe. In terms reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher in the 1970s, he said on Sunday that in some areas of the UK, large numbers of migrant workers and foreign people claiming benefits should be subject to some form of restraint – or risk dominating the local population. “In some areas of the UK, down the east coast, towns do feel...
  • British politician arrested for publicly repeating Churchill’s comments on Islam

    10/19/2014 4:31:49 PM PDT · by Red6 · 31 replies ^ | April 28, 2014 |
    A candidate in the European elections was arrested on suspicion of racial harrassment after quoting a passage about Islam, written by Winston Churchill, during a campaign speech. Paul Weston, chairman of the party Liberty GB, made the address on the steps of Winchester Guildhall, in Hampshire on Saturday. A member of the public took offence at the quote, taken from Churchill's The River War and called police.
  • Woman Who Married Herself Admits Friends Found Wedding 'A Bit Narcissistic'

    10/04/2014 3:46:34 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 55 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 10/04/2014 | James Delingpole
    An Englishwoman has taken self-love to its ultimate extreme by marrying herself in an "incredibly empowering" ceremony attended by almost 50 of her friends. Grace Gelder married Grace Gelder earlier this year at an "idyllic farmhouse in rural Devon". Her parents were not present - "mainly for logistical reasons" - but, according to an interview in the Guardian, they did send "supportive texts throughout the day." Some of Ms/Mrs/Mr Gelder's friends suggested "in a light-hearted way" that perhaps the exercise was "a bit narcissistic". But she herself decided that she was "completely comfortable" with her "motivations." It helped that she...
  • UKIP Death Threat MEP: Labour Should Rebrand Itself the 'Paedophile Protection Party'

    09/14/2014 8:10:31 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 09/14/2014 | Breitbart London
    Ms. Collins – who is now on the receiving end of police protection for speaking out against the mass rape and child abuse of thousands of young girls at the hands of Pakistani men – said on the BBC's Sunday Politics programme that Labour should rename itself the ‘PPP – The Paedophile Protection Party’. "Labour’s Deputy Leader Harriet Harman and Labour grandee Patricia Hewitt were heavily linked with the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), a group that wanted to drop the age of consent to 10, so they could carry out their sick attacks legally. This is also a group that...
  • Britain Buys Water Cannons; Fears Civil Unrest From Government Workers

    07/13/2014 12:07:09 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 13 2014 | Tyler Durden
    The British government has just invested in water cannons because they are fearing the rising tide of civil unrest as austerity is forcing the reduction of state workers and their pensions. I have been warning that unemployment will rise, but this time it is going to flow more so from the state and municipal workers. In the UK, hundreds of thousands have took to the streets to protest against the austerity measures of the government. Prime Minister Cameron has no choice for this is the collapse of socialism. Those who think I am anti-poor or whatever, are missing the point....
  • UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”

    06/01/2014 6:58:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 1, 2014 @ 9:05 am In The Point | No Comments Don’t walk your dog here. Big Islam is watching.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A criminal investigation has been called for by Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick over a “highly divisive sign”.The poster, found on Burdett Road in Poplar, claimed: “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.”Mr Fitzpatrick, who said the photo was sent to him by a constituent...
  • UK: Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat

    04/30/2014 7:23:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 30 2014 | Lizzie Parry
    Subway removes ham and bacon from nearly 200 stores and offers halal meat only after 'strong demand' from Muslims Almost 200 branches of Subway have cut ham and bacon from their menus, serving halal meat in response to calls from their Muslim customers. The sandwich chain said 'following a strong demand from our Muslim customers', 185 outlets in the UK and Ireland have introduced the meat, which is prepared under strict Islamic rules. In Arabic the word halal means 'permitted' or 'lawful' and defines anything that is allowed or lawful according to the Qur'an. It is often used to indicate...
  • Mother of nine who claims Ł38,000 in benefits to receive Ł1,400 more after falling pregnant again

    04/25/2014 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 68 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2014 | Amanda Williams
    A mother-of-nine who claims Ł38,000 a year in handouts and demanded a bigger council house for her huge family is pregnant again - this time with twins. Cheryl Prudham, 32, and her husband Robert, 29, are set to receive at least a further Ł1,400 in handouts when the baby girls arrive. Mrs Prudham said she will 'not be made to feel guilty' for having children' as she and her husband both work part-time. Last year the couple, from Sittingbourne, Kent - who were living in a three-bedroom council house at the time - said they were entitled to a bigger...
  • The Tory Minister, a vicious feud and the gay sex party…paid for by you: Westminster braced…

    04/06/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:10 EST, 6 April 2014 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    A Tory Minister is involved in an extraordinary row over claims that taxpayers’ money was used to fund gay sex parties. The politician is said to have been in a feud with a senior party official accused of using dating app Grindr to invite gay MPs and activists to his suite at the Conservative Party conference. The Ł70,000-a-year official, who is not an MP, has also been accused of bullying staff and being drunk on duty. He was disciplined after a formal investigation. …
  • Islamic Law is Adopted by British Legal Chiefs

    03/23/2014 7:48:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/22/14 | John Bingham
    Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills. Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether. The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from being counted as legitimate heirs. Anyone married in a church, or in a civil ceremony, could be...
  • Parents fury as pork sausages are banned from the school menu and replaced with halal meat

    03/07/2014 4:10:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | march 7, 2014 | ben endley
    Parents have condemned a school's decision to ban all pork products from the menu and replace other meats with halal versions. Pupils aged between three and 11 at Brinsworth Manor Infant and Junior Schools in Rotherham - which Ofsted identifies as having only a small number of pupils from minority ethnic groups - will no longer be able to enjoy sausages, bacon or ham. Parents at both schools, which share a site, were told of the decision in a letter from Rotherham Council’s principal catering officer Ron Parry, who wrote that there had been ‘minor adjustments’ to the lunch menu....
  • UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he feels awkward when he doesn’t hear English on the train

    03/02/2014 5:22:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 22:45 EST, 28 February 2014 | Tamara Cohen
    Nigel Farage yesterday said he felt “awkward” when he could hear no English being spoken while on a train from London to Kent. The UKIP leader described how he was on his way home when he went several stops without hearing his native tongue. His comments followed a provocative speech in which he claimed some areas of Britain are being “taken over” by migrants, while others have become “frankly unrecognizable”. They came a day after figures showed a significant rise in net migration. …
  • Nine in 10 babies born in parts of Britain have a foreign parent

    12/22/2013 7:50:02 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 Dec 2013 | Steven Swinford
    Almost nine in 10 babies born in parts of Britain have at least one foreign-born parent, official figures have revealed for the first time. The Office for National Statistics disclosed that in 2012 more than 80 per cent of babies born in three London boroughs had either one or both parents born outside the UK. Across London, nearly seven in 10 babies had at least one non-British father or mother, while across England and Wales the figure was one in three. The figures were published amid concerns that hundreds of thousands of migrants from Romania and Bulgaria could come to...
  • M&S tells Muslim staff they CAN refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork

    12/22/2013 4:00:45 PM PST · by gooblah · 62 replies
    Dailymail ^ | December 2013 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Marks & Spencer has told Muslim staff they can refuse to serve shoppers buying alcohol or pork, it has been revealed. The chain has granted checkout workers in more than 700 stores permission to politely decline to serve customers for religious reasons. Instead, shoppers are being asked to wait to pay for certain items at a different till.
  • Scotland Yard to 'downgrade' police entry tests to allow for ethnic minorities

    09/17/2013 6:50:31 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 33 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | September 15, 2013 | Ted Jeory
    SCOTLAND Yard wants to downgrade the importance of written English tests at police recruitment centres to make it easier for candidates from ethnic minorities to join the Met. Bosses believe people who do not have English as their first language are being discriminated against under current assessment rules. They have recommended the weighting placed on the “Written Communication” section of the Metropolitan Police’s tough entrance exam is lowered. However, they fear a “white backlash” among rank and file officers who feel they have already been passed over for promotion. Home Affairs Committee chairman, MP Keith Vaz, said last night any...
  • 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...
  • Zimmerman/Martin and the Immorality of self-defence

    07/27/2013 3:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Commentator ^ | July 27, 2013 | Charles Crawford
    Danny Nightingale a convicted manBuried deep in the judge’s sentencing explanation in the Danny Nightingale case (a former SAS sniper sentenced to two years’ suspended prison sentence for possessing a Glock pistol and 300 rounds of ammunition) is this astonishing observation: "It is because the unlawful possession of a firearm endangers society that even where mitigation appears very strong significant sentences are still appropriate. "There are many examples of such cases. For instance in 2006 a defendant called Blackall had been shot and rendered a paraplegic by an unknown gunman who was never identified. On a further occasion a man...
  • New human rights farce as police are afraid to release crooks’ mugshots despite national guidelines

    07/14/2013 12:20:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16:14 EST, 13 July 2013 | Martin Beckford
    A new secret justice row broke out last night after The Mail on Sunday discovered that hundreds of thousands of convicted criminals are having their identities protected by police. More than half of forces in England and Wales refuse to publish mugshots of offenders unless they have been jailed—in defiance of national guidelines. Some insist on sentences of more than three years before they release a custody photo to the press, citing concerns about data protection and the criminals’ human rights. …
  • ‘So Much Harm to Patients’: British Doctors Describe NHS as ‘Worse Than Communist China’

    07/13/2013 5:36:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | july 12, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Proponents of President Obama’s “Affordable Care Act” often suggest skeptics look across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom as an example of what can be made better with the American health care system. But doctors in the United Kingdom have about had it, it seems, calling their own system “worse than Communist China.” A recent report in the U.K. Telegraph chronicles the conclusions of the British Medical Association’s annual conference, where doctors loudly lamented the undue power of abusive managers and bureaucrats, who seem to have as much or more power in hospitals than the actual doctors. “The result is...
  • Teachers 'denied schoolboy, 10, water on the hottest day of the year .. during Ramadan' (UK)

    07/12/2013 3:28:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 July 2013
    An angry mother has accused a primary school of denying her child water on one of the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting pupils observing Ramadan. Kora Blagden, 32, claimed a teacher at her son Luke’s school refused to let the 10-year old drink from his water bottle because it was unfair to fasting classmates. Many pupils at Charles Dickens Primary School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, are fasting during Ramadan, which means they refrain from taking food or water between sunrise and sunset for around 30 days, depending on the moon. Mother-of-four Kora said: 'Just before bedtime me and...
  • Channel 4 to broadcast daily Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan next month

    07/03/2013 4:08:34 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 02, 2013 | Vanessa Allen
    Channel 4 is to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan this year, it revealed yesterday. Starting next week, the broadcaster will transmit the morning call to prayer daily for the 30 days of Ramadan. It is believed to be the first time a mainstream British television channel has broadcast the Islamic call to prayer. Channel 4’s head of factual programming Ralph Lee said almost five per cent of the British population would ‘actively engage’ in Ramadan this month, adding: ‘Can we say the same of other national events that have received blanket coverage on television such as the...
  • Pupils withdrawn from trip to Edinburgh mosque ( UK )

    06/09/2013 8:49:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Scotsman ^ | 05/06/2013 | David O’Leary
    Children from Newtongrange Primary visited the Central Mosque in Potterrow, but from an original group of 90 pupils, 28 were withdrawn. The trip had been organised to help educate the primary one, two and five pupils about other religions and cultures. But one parent today said they didn’t want their child “mixed up in the hate being preached in mosques”. The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the wake of the killing of soldier Lee Rigby in London, and David Cameron’s pledge to “drain the swamp” of extremism. Religious leaders and Midlothian councillors condemned parents pulling their children out the...
  • Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business (Great Britain)

    06/09/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Stoat · 77 replies
    The Sun (U.K) ^ | June 9, 2013 | Craig Woodhouse
    Dad of five faces jail for ‘bashing burglar’ at business EXCLUSIVE  By CRAIG WOODHOUSE   A DAD of five is facing jail — for confronting two men who were allegedly raiding his business.Andrew Woodhouse is accused of GBH with intent.But wife Lisa told The Sun he was trying to defend himself after one alleged raider “came at him” with a plank as he chased them off. Mr Woodhouse grabbed the wood and allegedly used it on Kevin Green, 52, injuring both his legs and an arm.The offence carries a maximum LIFE sentence.Mr Woodhouse, 43, was woken at night by a burglar...
  • The UK is Screwed: In Order to Not Offend Muslims, British Schools Drop Holocaust from History

    06/04/2013 7:06:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    clash daily ^ | 6/4/13 | staff
    A report by Britain’s Department for Education and Skills notes that an increasing number of schools are dropping the teaching of the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim students. The report, titled Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, also observes that many teachers are reluctant to discuss the Crusades because the lessons frequently contradict what is taught in local mosques. It gets worse. The website Family Security Matters (h/t Weasel Zippers) reports: In an effort to counter ‘Islamophobia’ in British schools, teachers now are required to teach ‘key Muslim contributions such as Algebra and the number zero’ in math...
  • UK Shopkeeper Forced to Remove “Obey Our Laws” T-Shirts or Face Arrest (Guess why?)

    05/31/2013 9:29:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 31, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    British police forced a Newport shopkeeper to remove his “Obey Our Laws” T-shirts. The shirts might “incite racial hatred.”ARREST THREAT: Matthew Taylor and the T-shirt police have forced him to remove from display (SW Argus) Police threatened to arrest Matthew Taylor if he did not remove the T-shirts. South Wales Argus reported, via Tundra Tabloids: A NEWPORT shopkeeper has been forced by police to remove a T-shirt from his shop window because they felt it “could be seen to be inciting racial hatred.” Matthew Taylor, 35, the owner of Taylor’s clothes store on Emlyn Walk in the city, printed up...
  • We don't have the power to kick out Abu Hamza's wife from her Ł1million taxpayer-funded home

    05/31/2013 8:01:45 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 37 replies
    DailyMail ^ | May 31, 2013 | Tom Kelly
    <p>Council bosses have abandoned attempts to move Abu Hamza’s wife from her Ł1million taxpayer-funded house.</p> <p>Officials admitted yesterday they are ‘powerless’ to throw out Najat Mostafa, the hook-handed cleric’s second wife, from the five-bedroom property in an exclusive west London street.</p>
  • Reporter Apologizes For Originally Identifying London Stabber As Having ‘Muslim Appearance’

    05/27/2013 6:31:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/27/13 | Andrew Kirell
    BBC News political editor Nick Robinson apologized last week for originally identifying the London stabbing as having a “Muslim appearance” based on quotes given to him by law enforcement. Appearing on the News at Six the day of the Woolwich attack, Robinson explained that his law enforcement sources told him the perpetrator was of “Muslim appearance” and had reportedly been shouting “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” The report apparently generated controversy, especially within the United Kingdom’s Muslim community, who felt the comment represented an unfair “racist generalization.” Several days later, Robinson took to the BBC website...
  • Post-attack uniform advice relaxed (UK)

    05/23/2013 7:43:08 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd May 2013 | BBC News
    Advice to armed forces personnel not to wear uniforms in public has been relaxed, the Ministry of Defence says. 'A defence source had said advice to conceal uniforms was a "common sense" measure while the Woolwich attack investigation went on. But the MoD said that after a review of the situation, a decision was taken to relax some precautions. This included advice to personnel in London not to wear uniform outside defence establishments, it went on.'
  • Woolwich attack: troops advised not to wear uniform outside bases

    05/23/2013 6:31:08 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 May 2013 | Ben Farmer
    Commanders have advised troops not to wear uniform travelling to and from work or outside bases following the brutal killing of a member of the military close to Woolwich barracks. Defence sources said the order had been given that uniform should not be worn by those travelling alone, or on public transport as a "common sense precaution" immediately after the killing.
  • British Village Bans St. George’s Flag Fearing It Would Upset Muslims

    05/19/2013 9:01:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    IBT ^ | May 15 2013 | Palash Ghosh
    The city council of a tiny rural hamlet in Somerset, England, has vetoed a plan to fly the flag of St. George because its links to the Christian Crusades in the Middle Ages may offend the town's Muslim residents. ... John Clements, vice president of the Royal Society of St. George, a patriotic organization, called the Radstock councilors' decision “nonsense” and a form of “censoring” of the national flag.
  • The UK Has Just Had One Lost Decade, And It's About To Enter A Second

    05/18/2013 2:18:49 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-18-2013 | Philip Aldrick
    The UK Has Just Had One Lost Decade, And It's About To Enter A Second Philip Aldrick, The Daily Telegraph May 18, 2013, 3:42 PMHSBC’s chief global economist has written a compelling but dark account of the challenges facing the West. Philip Aldrick considers the chilling claims. Bleak does not begin to describe the latest tome on the economic crisis by Stephen King, the HSBC chief global economist who appropriately shares a name with the best-selling horror writer. When the Money Runs Out is the economic equivalent of post-apocalyptic fiction, charting “the end of Western affluence”, and gives the author...
  • Shock as 84 schools have NO white British pupils at all [UK]

    05/12/2013 6:50:13 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | may 11, 2013 | JONATHAN PETRE
    Critics said that the previous Labour Government’s ‘open-door’ immigration policy had created ‘huge’ problems for integration, which was now threatening the country’s social cohesion..... ....The new figures follow a study published earlier this month by the Left-leaning think tank Demos which showed white Britons are moving out of areas where they are in a minority at the same time as the ethnic minority population was growing..
  • Lower age of consent to 13 to protect old men from ‘persecution’: top pro-abortion lawyer

    05/09/2013 8:02:05 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 74 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5-9-13 | Hilary White
    A proposal by a leading pro-abortion lawyer to lower the age of sexual consent from 16 to 13 to protect “old men” who molest young people from legal “persecution,” is being met with outrage in the UK. “I do not support the persecution of old men,” Barbara Hewson wrote recently in Spiked online magazine. “England has a long history of do-gooders seeking to stamp out their version of sexual misconduct by force of the criminal law.”
  • BBC Chief Refuses To Ban Margaret Thatcher Death Song

    04/11/2013 6:06:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 11, 2013
    BBC Chief Refuses To Ban Margaret Thatcher Death Song The BBC is at the centre of a new row over the death of Baroness Thatcher after admitting it may broadcast a song mocking her passing. While Lord Hall believes the campaign is 'rather tasteless', he has told staff that it is ultimately an 'editorial decision' 11 Apr 2013 Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, a song from the Wizard of Oz, has sold 20,000 copies this week after anti-Thatcher campaigners encouraged people to buy it to celebrate the death of the former Prime Minister. It is currently number four and...