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  • 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.
  • British Muslims Tape Themselves Laughing at Beheading of Lee Rigby (Video)

    06/09/2013 7:28:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Gateway ^ | June 9, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Islamist Michael Adebolajo butchered a British soldier in Woolwich in May. After the murder, a group of British Muslims drove by the memorial set up on the sidewalk in Woolwich and laughed at the beheading of Lee Rigby, the soldier who was knifed to death. Then they posted it online.
  • The Real Threat to British Elites

    06/09/2013 9:49:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | June 5, 2013 | Steve Sailer
    Recent incidents of Muslims behaving badly—such as the butchering of British soldier Lee Rigby by two Islamic-convert African immigrants, the riots in Stockholm, and the never-ending revelations about numerous Pakistani pimps “grooming” very young white English girls for being gang-banged by their relatives—has European elites terrified…of European commoners. For example, last week the European Parliament secretly voted to retroactively strip French nationalist Marine Le Pen, who won 17.9% of the national vote in the first round of the 2012 presidential election, of parliamentary immunity for comments made during her successful campaign for a law against prostration in the streets of...
  • UK Muslim Paedophile Rings Are an Epidemic

    06/03/2013 2:29:59 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 3 June 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The Russian TV channel RT is, as usual, doing something right and something wrong, often in the same breath. Two days ago I saw its broadcast on the anti-Islam backlash in the UK following the brutal beheading of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, East London. In it they mentioned graffiti on mosques, attacks on Muslims and protest marches by the English Defence League (EDL), whose images were shown. Even in me, despite my distrust for the mainstrean, socio-communist media, they created a subliminal, temporary association between the first two, which are criminal acts, and the third, which is lawful exercise...
  • Blair says extremism within Islam can’t be ingored

    06/02/2013 7:12:43 PM PDT · by haffast · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 3, 2013, 1:48 am | Times of Israel staff
    Former British prime minister Tony Blair launched a scathing attack on fundamentalist Islam Sunday, writing that the West needs to admit that there is an ideological issue within the religion. Writing in the Daily Mail about last month’s gruesome murder of soldier Lee Rigby, in what officials have said is an Islamic terror attack, Blair said that the extremist world view within Islam went ” deeper and wider than it is comfortable for us to admit. “There is a problem within Islam – from the adherents of an ideology that is a strain within Islam. And we have to put...
  • Tony Blair says murder of British soldier proves 'there is a problem within Islam'

    06/01/2013 8:57:11 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 70 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 1, 2013 | Glen Owen
    Tony Blair today makes his most powerful political intervention since leaving Downing Street by launching an outspoken attack on ‘the problem within Islam’. The former Prime Minister addresses the shocking killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich by going further than he – or any front-rank British politician – has gone before over the issue of Muslim radicalism. Writing in today’s Mail on Sunday, he departs from the usual argument that Islam is a peaceful religion that should not be tainted by the actions of a few extremists. Instead, Mr Blair urges governments to ‘be honest’ and admit that the...
  • A bad few weeks for cultural assimilation

    05/30/2013 1:20:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 29, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    It’s been a bad few weeks for cultural assimilation. Last month, two welfare-receiving immigrants in the United States, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, set off bombs at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring hundreds. By the end of the week, they had murdered a cop and engaged in a wild shoot-out and bomb-throwing melee with the police. Last week, a couple of ethnic Nigerians butchered a British soldier with meat cleavers in broad daylight on a bustling street in a London suburb, then boasted about the murder in video interviews with bystanders. (On the bright side, they did not...
  • Thought Criminals Arrested after London Horror

    05/30/2013 11:33:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 30, 2013 | Bruce Bawer
    Ever since 9/11, every time some place or another on the planet has been struck by a major jihadist act, the mainstream media have reliably come out with stories about “backlash” against Muslims. Not accounts of actual backlash, mind you, but pieces in which various academics, public officials, Muslim leaders, and other sensitive souls have been described as wringing their hands over the dreaded possibility that some of us boorish infidels might respond to this latest action by going on the warpath against innocent Muslims. If these “backlash” articles have been such a staple of post-9/11 journalism, it’s obviously because...
  • Poll reveals rising fears of clashes in wake of Woolwich killing

    05/30/2013 10:02:28 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 39 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | May 25, 2013 | Daniel Boffey
    Nearly two-thirds of people believe there will be a 'clash of civilisations' between British Muslims and white Britons in the wake of the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, a new poll shows. The number of those who believe such a clash is inevitable has increased by 9% from last year. There has also been a small increase in the proportion of people who believe British Muslims pose a serious threat to democracy, up to 34% on Thursday and Friday from 30% in November 2012, according to the YouGov survey of 1,839 adults.
  • ‘Proud’ Fiancée’s Tribute to Murdered Soldier Drummer Lee Rigby

    05/29/2013 10:40:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 29 May 2013
    The fiancée of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has spoken of how she was left ‘devastated’ by his killing.Aimee West paid tribute to 25-year-old Drummer Rigby as ‘a great man’, saying she was ‘extremely proud’ of him. Her statement came four days after she tearfully laid flowers at the scene of his death near Woolwich Barracks in south London. She had flown home from Afghanistan, where she is serving with the royal military police. Drummer Rigby and Miss West were engaged after he separated from his wife Rebecca, with whom he had a two-year-old son Jack. Lee Rigby was murdered in...
  • Woolwich attack: police monitor social media after rise in racial abuse

    05/29/2013 8:51:24 PM PDT · by annalex · 33 replies
    MSN UK ^ | 4 days ago
    Police are dealing with a growing number of abusive comments on social media following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby. A handful of people across the country have been charged followed a spate of messages left on Facebook and Twitter. Incidents have been reported in places as far apart as Bristol and Lincoln, as well as in London, where Drummer Rigby was killed near Woolwich Barracks on Wednesday afternoon. More...
  • Can Men Like Tommy Robinson Save England?

    05/29/2013 11:57:32 AM PDT · by IChing · 47 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/29/13 | Donald Joy
    In the immediate aftermath of the recent Islamic butchering of a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street, Twitter was awash in outrage — but not so much against the Muslim terrorists. The massive outrage and hatred was directed against the controversial protest movement known as the English Defence League. You read that right. Endless numbers of deranged, brainwashed, politically-correct people took to social media to denounce (in the most derisive and hateful words) not the fact that murderous Muslims had once again made a gruesome public display of jihad on English soil — and boldly rubbed the...
  • Woolwich: Suspect's Family Apologise For Murder

    05/28/2013 12:44:05 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | 28th May 2013 | Sky News
    'The family of one of the Woolwich murder suspects has apologised over the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby. In a statement, relatives of 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo expressed their "profound shame and distress" over the "senseless killing" and sent their "heartfelt condolences" to the soldier's family. They added there was no place for violence in the name of religion.'
  • Diversity Killed Lee Rigby

    05/28/2013 8:32:00 AM PDT · by Noremac · 16 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    If you read complaints in civil litigation proceedings or spend much time in a courtroom listening to the plaintiff's attorney present his case in a tort action – you will hear a lot of these two phrases – “had reason to know” and “should have known”. This would be fully applicable in the case of negligence on the part of the British government, contributing to the death of Soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich – a district in South East London. They had “reason to know” that they had an imported islamist terror element in their midst and they “should have...
  • Woolwich heroine says Catholic faith inspired her to confront attackers

    05/28/2013 7:45:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 24 May 2013 | MADELEINE TEAHAN
    A mother of two who calmly confronted the Woolwich attackers on Wednesday has attributed her courage to her Catholic faith. Ingrid Loyau-Kennet, a practising Catholic, told the Daily Telegraph: “I live my life as a Christian. I believe in thinking about others and loving thy neighbour. We all have a duty to look after each other. A whole group of people walking towards those guys would have found it easy to take those weapons out of their hands. But me, on my own, I couldn’t.”Mrs Loyau-Kennet was travelling on the Number 53 bus through Woolwich in south east London on...
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: The Problem of Muslim Leadership

    05/28/2013 7:03:02 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 10 replies
    On-line WSJ ^ | 5/28/2013 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Another Islamist terror attack, another round of assurances that it had nothing to do with the religion of peace.I've seen this before. A Muslim terrorist slays a non-Muslim citizen in the West, and representatives of the Muslim community rush to dissociate themselves and their faith from the horror. After British soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death last week in Woolwich in south London, Julie Siddiqi, representing the Islamic Society of Britain, quickly stepped before the microphones to attest that all good Muslims were "sickened" by the attack, "just like everyone else."SnipMemo to the BBC: The killers were shouting "Allahu...
  • A mother honours her 'precious’ son

    05/28/2013 6:25:47 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | May 26, 2013 | Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter
    A mother honours her 'precious’ son She had bravely come to see the spot where her son’s life was brought to a brutal end, but as she arrived at the flower-carpeted murder scene in Woolwich today, it became more than Lyn Rigby could bear. By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter 10:00PM BST 26 May 2013 Her legs buckled under her and Drummer Lee Rigby’s mother sank to her knees as her face dissolved into tears of raw grief. She was consoled by her husband Ian and other members of Drummer Rigby’s family, who wrapped their arms around her as she sat...
  • Woolwich: Help for Heroes won't take charity cash raised by English Defence League

    05/28/2013 3:23:03 AM PDT · by davemac.439 · 21 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 28 May 2013 | PA/Wire
    Forces charity Help for Heroes has announced they will not accept any donations raised by the leader of the English Defence League Tommy Robinson. The EDL leader started fundraising following last week’s murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, but a spokesman for Help for Heroes said the Just Giving page set up by Mr Robinson would be closed down and all donations would be refunded.
  • Every faith, every generation joined in the mourning

    05/27/2013 4:40:23 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27th May 2013 | Ian Drury
    'They came from every generation and faith. But in bright Bank Holiday sunshine they united to pay their respects. From the closest of relatives to complete strangers, thousands have visited the makeshift shrine near Woolwich Barracks, marking the scene where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed by cleaver-wielding fanatics last Wednesday. His killers said they were acting in the name of Allah – but yesterday Muslims bowed their heads in prayer to honour the victim’s memory, and reject the vile hatred of those who butchered him in broad daylight. Heads bowed and hands together, these men paid their respects to the...
  • 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...
  • London Beheader Went To Kenya To Train With Al Qaeda (any Obama family connections?)

    05/27/2013 4:50:28 AM PDT · by TexGrill
    Global consulting firm McKinsey said in a report on Sunday that half of all middle-class Korean households risk falling into poverty as they are trapped by slow income growth and increased expenditures. The proportion of middle-class households shrank from 75.4 percent in 1990 to 67.5 percent in 2010, and 55 percent of middle-class families are having a tough time making ends meet as they are burdened by debt, according to McKinsey. The biggest reason for the decline of the middle class is a drop in the number of high-paying jobs with major business conglomerates, which led to a standstill in...
  • Woolwich attack: Thousands of Muslims gather in London to condemn murder of soldier Lee Rigby

    05/27/2013 7:02:53 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 44 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27th May 2013 | Gary Fennelly
    'Around five thousand Muslims gathered at Morden mosque on Friday to condemn the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London. The gathering of British Muslims from across the country took place at Western Europe's largest Mosque. Worshippers offered prayers for Drummer Rigby and his family and expressed solidarity against extremism. National president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK Rafiq Hayat said: "We stand united with the rest of the country in sharing the deep sorrow and pain following the horrific senseless attack on Wednesday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Drummer Lee Rigby. We...
  • Woolwich attack: British imams condemn act

    05/27/2013 7:04:39 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 40 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | 27th May 2013 | The Scotsman
    'NEARLY 100 British imams have signed a letter condemning the Woolwich attack. They offered their condolences to the family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby and called for communities to “remain calm and vigilant”. Their letter reads: “We share the absolute horror felt by the rest of British society at the sick and barbaric crime committed in the name of our religion. We condemn this heinous atrocity in the strongest possible terms. “It is a senseless act of pure depravity worthy of nothing but contempt. There can be no justification for murder.” It was signed by 94 imams, including Shaykh Ibrahim...
  • Woolwich attack: Cameron under fire as MI5 terrorism blunders emerge

    05/26/2013 6:26:18 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 16 replies
    The Telegraph (England) ^ | May 26, 2013 | By Steven Swinford, and Christopher Hope
    David Cameron visited MI5 headquarters to thank spies for their work on the Woolwich terror case a day the after murder of Drummer Lee Rigby despite concerns about the failings of security services.
  • 'I will gag the hate clerics': Cameron to launch new terror task force... (trunc title)

    05/26/2013 5:37:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 126 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/26/2013 | Simon Walters
    David Cameron is planning new powers to muzzle Islamic hate preachers accused of provoking terrorist outrages such as the killing of soldier Lee Rigby. The Prime Minister wants to stop extremist clerics using schools, colleges, prisons and mosques to spread their ‘poison’ and is to head a new Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Task Force (TERFOR) made up of senior Ministers, MI5, police and moderate religious leaders. The high-powered group will study a number of measures, including banning extremist clerics from being given public platforms to incite students, prisoners and other followers – and forcing mosque leaders to answer for ‘hate...
  • Keeping Tabs (Mark Steyn)

    05/26/2013 8:32:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/26/2013 | Mark Steyn
    In his big speech the other day, President Obama said, “Much of our best counterterrorism cooperation results in the gathering and sharing of intelligence.” And much of the gathering and sharing results in …nothing. The Woolwich butcher was deported from Kenya on suspicion of terrorism and captured on video calling for the beheading of British soldiers …but that didn’t prevent him beheading a British soldier. Just as Tamerlan Tsarnaev was brought to the US Government’s attention by the Russians, but that didn’t prevent him blowing up the Boston Marathon. And the Pantybomber was fingered by his own dad to the...
  • Woolwich murder probe: suspect Michael Adebolajo arrested in Kenya in 2010

    05/26/2013 7:10:36 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2013 | BBC
    One of the suspects in the Woolwich murder case was arrested in Kenya in 2010, the Foreign Office has confirmed. It said Michael Adebolajo was arrested there and it gave consular assistance "as normal" in the circumstances. He was believed to have been preparing to train and fight with Somali militant group al-Shabaab, Boniface Mwaniki, head of Kenya's anti-terrorism unit, told the Associated Press.
  • Woolwich: Islam According to the Book

    05/26/2013 12:55:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Culture Watch Blog ^ | May 25, 2013 | Bill Muehlenberg
    By now most of you would have heard about the latest Islamic attack on non-Muslims, this time in the UK. A British military man in southeast London was repeatedly stabbed to death, along with an attempt to behead him. The two Muslim killers then attacked police with guns, knives and meat cleavers. One news item puts it this way: “Clutching a bloodied meat cleaver after executing a soldier on a crowded street, he delivers a chilling message of hate. ‘You people will never be safe,’ he declares in a clear south London accent. ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth...
  • PC = Playing Canute

    05/25/2013 11:00:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Vox Populi ^ | May 25, 2013 | Vox Day
    The politically correct multicultural forces are attempting to hold back an angry tide that will ultimately sweep them away: The murder of soldier Lee Rigby has provoked a backlash of anger across the UK, including the attacking of mosques, racial abuse and comments made on social media. Eleven people have been arrested around Britain for making 'racist or anti-religious' comments on Twitter following the brutal killing in Woolwich on Wednesday. The incident has also prompted a huge increase in anti-Muslim incidents, according to the organisation Faith Matters, which works to reduce extremism. Before the attack about four to eight cases...
  • I’ll gag the hate clerics: Cameron to launch new terror task force to stamp out religious extremism

    05/25/2013 9:06:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 21:32 EST, 25 May 2013 | Simon Walters
    David Cameron is planning new powers to muzzle Islamic hate preachers accused of provoking terrorist outrages such as the killing of soldier Lee Rigby. The Prime Minister wants to stop extremist clerics using schools, colleges, prisons and mosques to spread their “poison”, and is to head a new Tackling Extremism and Radicalization Task Force (TERFOR) made up of senior Ministers, MI5, police and moderate religious leaders.The high-powered group will study a number of measures, including banning extremist clerics from being given public platforms to incite students, prisoners and other followers—and forcing mosque leaders to answer for “hate preachers”. It will...
  • Troops march through the streets in full uniform as thousands welcome them home from Afghanistan

    05/25/2013 11:23:37 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th May 2013 | Kerry McDermott
    'Thousands of people lined the streets of York to welcome troops home from Afghanistan in a 'humbling' display, days after soldier Lee Rigby was murdered in the street in Woolwich. The death of Drummer Rigby, 25, who was hacked to death by alleged Islamist extremists on Wednesday, left the nation appalled, and the community in York appeared determined to show its support for the armed forces as 2 Signal Regiment marched through the city yesterday. The regiment's commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Colin Vaudin said the massive turnout at the parade was 'testament to the character of the British people'. Drummer...
  • French Soldier Stabbed While On Patrol Near Paris (Attacker: Bearded man, Arab clothing)

    05/25/2013 11:09:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 114 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, May 25, 2013 | Reporting by Nicolas Bertin; Writing by Nick Vinocur; Editing by Andredw Roche
    A French soldier patrolling a business neighborhood west of Paris was stabbed in the neck on Saturday by a man who quickly fled the scene and is being sought by police, President Francois Hollande said. The soldier was patrolling in uniform with two other men as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan when he was approached from behind around 1800 p.m. and stabbed in the neck with a knife or a box-cutter. SNIP Peyvel said the man was able to flee into a crowded shopping area in the La Defense business neighborhood before the two other soldiers, who were...
  • To the Slaughter - British lions come up lambs in Woolwich. (Mark Steyn)

    05/25/2013 8:50:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 24, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    On Wednesday, Drummer Lee Rigby of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, a man who had served Queen and country honorably in the hell of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, emerged from his barracks on Wellington Street, named after the Duke thereof, in southeast London. Minutes later, he was hacked to death in broad daylight and in full view of onlookers by two men with machetes who crowed “Allahu akbar!” as they dumped his carcass in the middle of the street like so much road kill. As grotesque as this act of savagery was, the aftermath... --snip-- Consider how that will play...
  • Eleven people across UK arrested for making 'racist or anti-religious' comments

    05/25/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT · by klpt · 72 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 25 May 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The murder of soldier Lee Rigby has provoked a backlash of anger across the UK, including the attacking of mosques, racial abuse and comments made on social media. Eleven people have been arrested around Britain for making 'racist or anti-religious' comments on Twitter following the brutal killing in Woolwich on Wednesday. The incident has also prompted a huge increase in anti-Muslim incidents, according to the organisation Faith Matters, which works to reduce extremism. Before the attack about four to eight cases a day were reported to its helpline. But the group said about 150 incidents had been reported in the...
  • Woolwich attack:.. friend arrested after claiming suspect was asked to spy for MI5

    05/25/2013 5:16:31 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 5 replies
    daily mirror ^ | 5/25 | pettifor
    One of the fanatics accused of killing soldier Lee Rigby was asked to spy for MI5, a friend claimed yesterday. Michael Adebolajo, 28, bragged he was approached to turn informant six months ago but refused. His pal Abu Nusaybah wrote on Twitter: “Did u know­ Woolwich suspect Michael Adebolajo was approached by MI5 Just over 6months ago to work as a Spy, He refused ?” Mr Nusaybah was later interviewed on BBC’s Newsnight where he repeated his claims. But as he finished, he was dramatically led away by three counter terrorism officers.
  • Google’s deadly web of poison and hatred

    05/25/2013 1:37:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:40 EST, 24 May 2013 | (Daily Mail Comment)
    When ‘behead’ was typed into Google yesterday, the search engine automatically suggested completing the sentence with ‘those who insult Islam’—indicating this was the most common search beginning with that word. A second search, using the words ‘beheading video’, produced 3.75 million results. These included sites containing actual footage of Islamist fanatics committing this most barbaric of acts. In a week when two Islamist terrorists butchered and attempted to decapitate a British soldier in the middle of a suburban London street, it is unforgivable that such poisonous material—which is clearly being regularly viewed by fanatics—is still freely available on Google. …...
  • UK Authorities Crackdown on Free Speech in the Wake of Woolwich

    05/24/2013 5:48:41 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 May 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Now, finally, the British authorities are determined to do something serious and decisive in relation to the Woolwich beheading. They have warned, charged, arrested and released on bail several people for making inflammatory and anti-Muslim comments on Twitter and Facebook. Police say people should be careful about what they write on Twitter as the 'consequences could be serious'. Now you're talking! Our authorities are not cowered into submission by a bunch of extremist, radical, dangerous and murderous Islamists, sorry, Islamophobes! Two of the men arrested were trying to organise an anti-Muslim protest in Bristol and made racist and “anti-religious”...
  • World press condemns Woolwich killing

    05/24/2013 1:27:06 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24th May 2013 | BBC News
    'The killing of a British soldier by two Islamist extremists in London is condemned by commentators across the world. Newspapers in the Middle East describe the attack as an ugly act of violence committed by "imbeciles" who were giving Islam a bad name. Although the crime is denounced by analysts in China, they say that the UK turned itself into a target of revenge by actively supporting US-led military actions abroad. Opinion is divided in the Russian press, with one paper saying that the Woolwich attack was the inevitable result of "filling" the country with foreigners, while another warns that...
  • How the Media Solve a Problem Like the Woolwich Attack

    05/24/2013 11:12:31 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 24 May 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    The English vocabulary will soon be depleted of words, if everybody starts speaking like the mainstream media. In connection with the Woolwich killing, the media talked about "religious centres", not "mosques", a now obsolete word. Other archaic, disused terms are "Islam" and "Muslim": we just say "man", "woman" and as useful data we add their age. A news flash on BBC Radio 5 Live delivered the information that, basically, a man had been killed in Woolwich by two men, and there were another man and a woman, both 29, involved. Of course it is that magic age, 29, that...
  • Cameron slaps down Ministry of Defence and ends ban on uniforms in public places

    05/24/2013 3:04:57 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th May 2013 | Ian Drury
    'David Cameron yesterday tore up an order banning troops from wearing their uniforms in public that was issued in the wake of the Woolwich attack. He is understood to have told Defence Secretary Philip Hammond he was ‘seriously dismayed’ at official guidance given to personnel in London following the murder. As the row raged in Whitehall, troops and their families posted pictures of themselves in full uniform online, in defiance of the ruling from the Ministry of Defence. Insisting that the ban be rescinded, Mr Cameron told a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee in Whitehall:‘The best way to defeat...
  • Obama Administration Refuses to Label London Attack as Terrorism

    05/23/2013 3:49:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    http://blog.heritage.org ^ | may 23, 2013 | Daniel Kochis
    In stark contrast, the Obama Administration’s response has been to avoid calling the attack terrorism, let alone terrorism motivated by a radical Islamic ideology. Instead the Administration, via the State Department, said it stood with the U.K. in the face of “such senseless violence.” Senseless violence? One can hardly term a targeted attack on a U.K. soldier in broad daylight — where the assailants gleefully admit the radical motivation behind their attack — “senseless violence.” Yet, use of this terminology is nothing new for the Obama Administration. “Senseless violence” is the Administration’s catch-all phrase loyally called upon whenever motivations for...
  • Wear your uniforms, PM tells forces

    05/23/2013 4:34:44 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 24th May 2013 | BBC News
    The prime minister has said the public want to see armed forces members in their uniforms - after advice to conceal them in public was relaxed. A defence source had told the BBC the advice was a "common sense" step during the Woolwich attack investigation. But the advice was later relaxed following a review, said the MoD. In a message to forces personnel, David Cameron said: "The British public love our armed forces; they love them being in the public eye."'
  • Put extremists on first plane back to wherever they've come from, demands furious Tory MP

    05/23/2013 4:44:44 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th May 2013 | Matt Chorley
    'Violent foreign extremists should be put on the first plane home, a furious Tory MP demanded today. Former army officer Bob Stewart said the killers of drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich had succeeded in securing publicity for their ‘perverted ideas’ and urged tough action to deal with ‘anyone that supports them. And he expressed surprise that the police did not shoot the attackers dead at the scene. The MP for Beckenham, which is not far from Wollwich in London, said politicians have ‘somehow got to deal with’ the aftermath of the violent killing. He also called on Home Secretary Theresa...
  • NY Times Puts Brutal Islamist Beheading Story on A7, Omits 'Swear by the Almighty Allah' Line

    05/23/2013 5:33:48 PM PDT · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 23, 2013 | Ken Shepherd
    While the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal this morning gave front-page coverage to yesterday's grisly beheading of a British serviceman on a London street in broad daylight, the New York Times placed their 20-paragraph story by London correspondent John F. Burns on page A7. Editors slapped on the headline, "'Barbaric' Attack in London Renews Fears of Terror Threat," with "barbaric" in scare quotes. While the Post, Journal, and Times all ran quotes from one of the attackers as transcribed from a cell phone video filmed by a bystander, the Times curiously left out a portion of the rant where...
  • Woolwich attack video: Firearms expert's view on extraordinary Daily Mirror footage

    05/23/2013 5:55:04 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 26 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 24th May 2013 | Peter Kirkham
    'This is a terrible situation for any armed officer to face. I have never ever seen or even heard of a scenario where two suspects attack a victim and then remain on the scene in full view waiting for the police to arrive. Training covers ‘precise’ situations which are contained and there is a good understanding of what is happening and ‘imprecise’ ones, which are much less controlled. This is at the extreme end of the imprecise spectrum. As soon as the armed response vehicle turns the corner and before it has even stopped they have sprung into action. The...
  • Islamic fanatic was best friend of war hero killed in Iraq

    05/24/2013 3:11:26 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th May 2013 | Rosie Taylor
    'The man suspected of hacking a soldier to death on a London street was best friends at school with a war hero who died in Iraq. Friends said Michael Adebolajo, who was filmed holding a knife in blood-covered hands after Drummer Lee Rigby was brutally killed in Woolwich on Wednesday, had to be consoled at the funeral of Lance Corporal Kirk Redpath in 2007. L/Cpl Redpath's younger brother Grant, 26, told The Sun that Adebolajo went to their house in Romford, Essex, nearly every day after school during his teenage years. He said: 'I don’t know what happened to Michael...
  • Brave mother and daughter stood alongside Cub Scout leader against Islamic fanatics

    05/24/2013 3:22:43 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 141 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th May 2013 | Vanessa Allen
    'A mother and daughter were the 'Angels of Woolwich' who bravely risked their own lives to comfort the soldier left dying in the street. Gemini Donnelly-Martin, 20, and her mother Amanda, stepped forward and asked the attackers if they could be by Drummer Lee Rigby's side. Their refusal to be cowed by the terrorists won praise from all quarters, including Downing Street. Although other bystanders watched in horror and police waited helplessly for armed officers to arrive, Gemini modestly insisted her and her mother were not heroes and had done what anyone else would do. She told the Daily Mirror:...
  • Killers who butchered soldiers are condemned by Muslim groups

    05/24/2013 3:25:21 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th May 2013 | Vanessa Allen
    'The killers who executed a soldier on a London street were yesterday condemned by Muslim groups for their 'truly barbaric act'. The Muslim Council of Britain said the killers’ use of 'Islamic slogans' indicated they were motivated by their faith. A statement from the council said: 'This is a truly barbaric act that has no basis in Islam and we condemn this unreservedly. Our thoughts are with the victim and his family. 'We understand the victim is a serving member of the Armed Forces. Muslims have long served in this country’s Armed Forces, proudly and with honour. 'This attack on...
  • Woolwich Terror Suspect Revealed As Muslim Convert Known To MI5

    05/24/2013 3:35:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 24,2013 | Harry Hayon, Karen Morrison
    A MAN seen ranting at a video camera moments after a soldier was beheaded in the street is Muslim convert Michael Adebolajo - who was known to MI5. Michael Adebolaj, 28, had reportedly been looked at during probes into extremism in recent years - and was also known to hate preachers Anjem Choudary and Omar Bakri.
  • Anjem Choudary refuses to ‘abhor’ Woolwich attack

    05/24/2013 12:10:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23 May 2013 | Last updated at 22:54 ET
    Radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary has said he was “shocked” by the murder of a soldier in Woolwich, but has refused to condemn the attack. … Mr. Choudary told BBC’s Newsnight that he encountered (Michael) Adebolajo at a number of Islamist demonstrations. …