Archive for the ‘Britain’ Category
Surely not. Wasn’t it the head of the West Midlands Police Terorrism Unit himself that said it was ‘right wing extremists’, not Muslims who fuelled terrorism?
Three Muslim terrorists were plotting a suicide bombing campaign of “mass murder” on the streets of Britain, a court has heard.
Two of the men are said to have traveled to Pakistan where they received terrorist training and made suicide videos before returning to build a bomb.
The men were under surveillance as part of an “intelligence led operation” by MI5 and the police as they discussed their plans, which were picked up by listening devices.
Two other men allegedly helped raise £12,000 by collecting for charities which was said to be used for the purposes of planning their attacks. A sixth man was accused of failing to inform police. As the men made their first appearance in court, Deborah Walsh, prosecuting, said: “The terrorist ideology behind these offences is to commit mass murder in the UK.” Read the rest of this entry »
Some good news from the battle lines, for a change:
Nine Telford men alleged to have been involved in sexual exploitation and child prostitution are to face a series of fresh trials.
The men, arrested in connection with the police investigation, Operation Chalice, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court [in the English Midlands - Ed.] today.
They had been ordered to appear before the court after the collapse of an earlier trial at Stafford on legal grounds.
Mrs Deborah Gould, prosecuting, told the court that the defendants in the case would now face a series of separate trials.
The defendants include Mubarek Ali, 28, of Regent Street, Wellington; Ahdel Ali, 23, of Regent Street, Wellington; Mohammed Sultan, 24, of Victoria Avenue, Wellington; Tanveer Ahmed, 39, of Urban Gardens, Wellington; Marhoof Khan, 33, of Caradoc Flats, Wellington; Noshad Hussain, 21, of Regent Street, Wellington; Mohammed Choudry, 52, of Solway Drive, Sutton Hill, Telford; Mohammed Yunis, 59, of Kingsland, Arleston; and Abdul Rouf, 33, of Kingsland, Arleston.
Mrs Gould, prosecuting, said provisional charges had been drawn up in relation to the defendants. Read the rest of this entry »
“No home-grown terrorists in America.” I read that sign and I think “tell it to Melvin Bledsoe.”
In March of 2011, when U.S. Representative King held his hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives’ Homeland Security Committee regarding homegrown Islamic radicalization, he was called everything from a bigot (of course) to someone who was looking to stir up animosity between groups of Americans.
The hearings were set to examine “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response” in the wake of several high-profile incidents linked to American Muslims such as the mass-shooting of Army soldiers at the Ft. Hood Army base by fellow soldier Nidal Hassan and the call for the death of a couple of American cartoonists and subsequent attempt to join As-Sahab by American-born Zachary Chesser, who became radicalized while at college.
On the list of people invited to speak to the committee were such people as Rep. Keith Ellison, who is the first Muslim elected to the House of Representatives and Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President and Founder, American Islamic Forum for Democracy. But to me, the most compelling of the guest list was Mr. Melvin Bledsoe, Private Citizen.
“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.” Ayatollah Khomeini, 1979
Another excuse for the UK Muslim community to berate the kuffar, as Irish comedienne Sharon Horgan cracks a rather good joke on British Comedy news quiz ‘Have I Got News For You’. Note the faintly threatening commentary and reflexive call for complaint at the end of the video.
We thought it was funny, anyway. But Fatwas will no doubt be forthcoming. Expect baleful apology soonest…
…and you can stop looking at your watch, or rummaging for your iPhone to check the date – it doesn’t appear to be an April Fool:
A warm welcome to a new and very brave kid on the block – British Muslims for Israel. As I have often said, where someone stands on Israel is for me the litmus test of whether they are a decent and rational human being or pose a threat not merely to Jewish interests but to civilised values. Unfortunately, even among those many Muslims who are opposed to the jihad and support western democracy, animosity towards Israel often runs horrifyingly deep. Any Muslim who speaks up in defence of Israel runs significant personal risks. So those behind British Muslims for Israel, which has emerged from the Institute for Middle Eastern Democracy, merit a huge amount of praise and support. They also offer a ray of hope for the future. They show that there are Muslims who pass that key civilisational litmus test with flying colours.
It is not before time that a voice of reason from the Muslim community was heard – particularly in Britain – which is fast gaining a reputation as an anti-Semite’s paradise.
The cacophany of uninformed and biased, agenda-driven noise (for that it what it is), emanating from the British media and the Islamo-Left coalition – who are dedicated to dehumanising Israelis and falsely presenting the ‘Palestinians’ as perpetual victims – goes virtually unchallenged in here the Britain and the West.
Israel, either through exasperation or sheer inabilty to get a fair hearing, sometimes appears to have given up fighting her own corner. We hope that this story helps stimulate a renewal of the will to defend with pride the Middle East’s only Western-standards, rights-based democracy.
The articulate and steadfast (in the face the relentless campaign to delegitimise her) Melanie Phillips, has the rest at The Spectator.