Thursday, 23 February 2017
I hope that you remember Project Veritas's expose of the Democratic Party during the recent US Presidential Election. It seems as though they may have another expose and this time it's of a major news organisation. I'd like that to be the biased BBC but CNN will do. Fingers crossed...
"I'm a political refugee from Iran. I've been to prison, I've been under Islamic law and I know how it starts and I know how it ends. And it always starts, for some reason, with the unity of the left and Islamists... and I'm beginning to get really scared.... It looks like they're going to basically appease Islamists just to not raise any ruckus, they're going to appease them step by step and they're not going to stop. They see it as a sign of weakness, so they're going to take more and more... "
Listen to all of those interviewed in that piece of vox pop, voices you won't hear on the BBC or other pro Muslim immigration media.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
'A leaked secret report from the German security authorities has revealed that almost six million migrants from countries around the Mediterranean want to enter Europe.
The report, which was obtained by German tabloid Bild, claims that there are at least 5.95 million migrants in countries around the Mediterranean who are seeking to enter Europe. In Turkey alone, the report estimates there to be 2.93 million migrants who have set their sights on the benefits of being an asylum seeker in a western European country like Germany OE24 reports.'
Don't expect to read anything about this on the pro unlimited immigration BBC.
There's more good news about the UK economy this morning.
UK GDP growth for the fourth quarter of 2016 has been revised higher this morning to +0.7%, higher than the expected +0.6%. The Office for National Statistics revealed export growth of 4.1%, which alongside a fall in imports of 0.4% means net trade added 1.3% to growth.
Not a word on the institutionally anti Brexit BBC homepage as yet. Are they trying to find a Remoaner to explain why this is a) despite Brexit and/or b) actually bad news.
Do you remember when Barack Obama told Russia's Medvedev that he'd have 'more flexibility' after the election?
Oddly I don't remember the BBC, CNN, MSNBC being outraged by Barack Hussein Obama's comments to Mr Medvedev, that he said he would pass on the Vladimir Putin.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
The BBC will be exultant that Milo
Yiannopoulos's star has been dimmed.
I'd like to see the video before I pass comment.
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39045923 that:
'A British IS fighter who died in a suicide bomb attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, the BBC understands.'
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee? That's really odd as the BBC have been ever so careful to ensure that the British public believe that Guantanamo Bay was full of innocent people.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39031546 coming out today has absolutely nothing to do with the two by elections that Labour are desperately trying to win, absolutely nothing.
Monday, 20 February 2017
The new American Ambassador to the United Nations dares to speak the truth about the United Nations and its obsession with Israel. The institutionally anti Israel BBC won't like that.
'Essex Police, one of the country's largest police forces, has sent out a statement denying a link between the referendum result and the rise in hate crime reported last week. They believe the increased figures are caused by an increase in reporting:
"There is no evidence to suggest any increase has been specifically and directly caused by any one event or issue… There has been an increase in reports of alleged hate crime across Essex, which mirrors a national trend. Hate crime is significantly under-reported and we believe that greater awareness and confidence in the police response has contributed to these increases in reporting."'
I look forward to the BBC reporting this. Except they won't as there's an anti Brexit narrative to push.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39023978 is yet another of the BBC's incessant anti President Donald Trump pieces. The BBC are desperate to ridicule the new American President, to attack him whenever possible and to ensure that the British public is fed an unending diet of anti Trump articles.
This one concerns what seems to have been a slip of the tongue in a speech by the new democratically elected President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, regarding Sweden.
President Donald Trump has clarified his comments. Apparently he was referring to a programme on Fox News about Sweden's problems which had been aired "last night".
That seems plausible and enough to put this line of attack to bed, but the BBC have an agenda to push.
Oddly enough I don't remember the BBC being so keen to report Barack Hussein Obama's misspeaks, did they even mention the hilarious time when the Obamamessiah forgot how many states there are in the United States of America? Here's the video https://youtu.be/EpGH02DtIws Surely that was worth showing. If it had been George W. Bush or Donald Trump then you would have seen or heard it endlessly on Have I Got News For You and The News Quiz but as it's Barack Obama, not a mention.
Please note that this does not mean that the BBC is in any way biased against Republican Presidents, the BBC is completely impartial at all times...
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Brexit: Mandelson urges Lords not to 'throw in towel' per BBC News but no mention of the EU pension obviously
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39020252 about Peter Mandleson's urging of the House of Lords to, in effect, ignore the EU Referendum result omits the surely pertinent fact that the former EU Commissioner is, or will be, in receipt of a large EU pension. This pension can be withheld if he went against the interests of the EU, forgetting the interests of the United Kingdom.
'I was thinking the other day about how the alt-left media and a certain US political party have become so obsessed with so-called 'interference in sovereign elections from foreign parts' (i.e. supposedly from Russia) but without much evidence to show that direct interference took place in the recent US presidential election. Our own BBC has not been behind the gate in supporting the view that interference took place, and is to be condemned.
Hmmmmm. if I recall correctly, the Guardian newspaper from the UK interfered absolutely directly in 2004 in the US presidential election, attempting (ultimately unsuccessfully) to browbeat voters in Clark County, Ohio, to cast their votes against George Bush.
I don't remember any great brouhaha and outright condemnation at the time against the behaviour of the Guardian by any alt-left media… and absolutely NOT from our gloriously unbiased BBC – in fact IIRC, the BBC was more concerned that the Guardian had actually won Ohio for Bush.
Typical BBC hypocrisy.'
Hard to disagree with that...
Are you worried about leaving your car in a city centre multi storey car park? I may have found one that might ease your concerns:
'On entrance to the car park the driver is issued with a barcoded ticket. This barcode is scanned by a ticket machine and linked to a specific parking bay when the driver types in the bay number.
This activates the specially-designed motion sensor located in the ground beneath the car. When the driver returns they may only gain entrance to the building using their ticket and, on payment of the parking charges, the sensor is turned off.
The sensor detects any movement of the car and triggers an alarm process if the associated parking ticket has not yet been marked as paid. As well as detecting the horizontal motion of the car being driven off the sensor also checks for vertical motion such as that caused by a person getting into the car.
The car park is monitored by a control room operator using 190 CCTV cameras and a computerised map of the building. The operator also monitors pedestrian access and emergency buttons and has the ability to lock down all exit points. A PA system allows the operator to communicate with anybody inside the building.
After several years of evidence that the system worked, a guarantee was introduced stating that the costs of repairing any damage caused by "theft of or theft from the vehicle while secured in the car park" would be covered by Parksafe Systems. To avoid fraudulent claims, the entrance includes several CCTV cameras that record the state of the cars before they are left in the car park.
Following one customer complaint about a small scratch, foam barriers were placed between the parking bays to prevent doors opening into neighbouring vehicles.'
Sounds wonderful? Unfortunately you'll only be able to use this car park if you park in Derby at the Bold Lane car park. Driving there and catching the train to London from Derby each day seems a touch excessive. That might even be just a little bit more expensive than repairing the dings in my car's wings and doors from careless parkers picked up in London car parks.
More about Derby's Bold Lane car park here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bold_Lane
Saturday, 18 February 2017
The BBC seem to be trying to mislead people with this piece of news.
The lead in to this story on the BBC home page is
'Dutch populist calls Moroccans 'scum''
The headline on the article page is:
'Dutch populist Geert Wilders calls some Moroccans 'scum''
Was there really no room for the word 'some' on the BBC home page or were the BBC deliberately trying to mislead people as to what Geert Wilders actually said?
The BBC's institutional anti Israel coverage is so clear that I wonder just how damming the Balen Report was.
Friday, 17 February 2017
Who's going to succeed Peter Capaldi as The Doctor? It seems http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39002451 that Danny Dyer might be clearing the decks...
'Earlier this month, Dyer said he would be keen to take on the lead role in Doctor Whowhen Peter Capaldi retires.'
I have a sneak preview of some of the new Doctor's dialogue:
"Oi Davros, you slag. Move the hell out of here before I punch you so hard your eyes will never open again! "
Hardly bears thinking about...
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38996179 Tony Blair's words but it's this piece that set me thinking:
'Previously, Mr Blair has called for the views of the "16 million" people who had backed remaining in the EU not to be ignored.
He has argued that there has to be a way, either "through Parliament, or an election, or possibly through another referendum, in which people express their view".'
Imagine that the Remain campaign had won the EU Referendum by 52:48, or 51:49, or even by one solitary vote. Would the Remain side be saying that the 16 million people who voted to Leave the EU should not have their views ignored? Of course not. The remainiacs are showing their anti democratic side.
Just as when the Irish and French gave the 'wrong' answer in referendums, it is clear that to the remainiacs giving the 'wrong' answer is not acceptable and the pro EU side will push for referendum after referendum until the British people give the 'correct' answer at which point there will be no further referendum, ever.
I know that I posted this piece of video during the US Presidential Election campaign but I thought that it was worth repeat posting now to remind us of how biased CNN was and is.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38998362 President Donald Trump's attack on the media:
'US President Donald Trump has launched a ferocious attack on the media while defending his record during his first weeks in office.
Mr Trump appeared in a nearly hour-long press conference where he lambasted the media, telling reporters their level of dishonesty was out of control.'
The BBC manage not to include themselves amongst the dishonest media, a place that they deserve.
As a followup to my last post, here's an explanation http://cenblog.org/the-safety-zone/2017/02/how-a-student-unintentionally-made-an-explosive-at-u-bristol/ that makes sense.
It's a statement about the incident, prepared byTimothy C. Gallagher, a chemistry professor and dean of the Faculty of Science, and Nicholas C. Norman, head of the school of chemistry.
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38991983 leads me to ask two questions. Read it, here's the key part:
'University buildings were evacuated when a student accidentally made the same highly explosive substance that was used in the Paris terror attacks.
An investigation by Bristol University has found that triacetone triperoxide (TATP) was "unintentionally formed during a routine procedure".'
Are you, like me, asking how one accidentally makes the explosive TATP?
Are you also asking what routine procedure lead to the unintentional forming of TATP?
Do you think there might be more to this story than we're being told?
'The Palestinian militant group Hamas has elected a hardline commander of its armed wing as the movement's overall leader in the Gaza Strip.
Yehiya Sinwar replaces Ismail Haniyeh, a former prime minister in the territory's Hamas-run government.
Mr Sinwar was jailed in Israel for murder but freed under a deal when Hamas released an Israeli in 2011.
Hamas rejects Israel's right to exist and Mr Sinwar is known to oppose any compromise with the Jewish state.
Some Hamas leaders have suggested a long truce with Israel if it completely withdraws to pre-1967 ceasefire lines and lifts its blockade of Gaza.
The movement's charter, however, calls for Israel's destruction and it is designated a terrorist group by Israel, the US, EU and other world powers.'
The use of the word 'hardline' I thought was interesting. a quick google of Yehiya Sinwar reveals that he's not just hardline:
'Fears are growing of an escalation in conflict in the Middle East after Hamas in Gaza elected a new leader who wants to improve links between the group and Isis.I've been arguing for some time that Hamas is no better than ISIS when it comes to being an Islamist terrorist organisation. Now it seems that the link might be more than theoretical. Of course many in the Labour Party see Hamas as 'friends' and proudly scream "we are all Hamas now" at anti-Israel protests, which makes it hard for the pro Labour Party/institutionally anti-Israel BBC to take a contrary view. So the BBC opt for ignoring the inconvenient fact that Hamas may be linking up with ISIS.
Yahya Sinwar, 55, who will succeed Ismail Haniyeh, 54, has also argued for prioritising links with Iran ahead of more moderate allies such as Egypt and the Gulf states.'
Later in the article I read something that I don't remember the BBC stating so clearly before, maybe my complaints have had an effect after all:
The BBC acknowledging that Egypt also blockades Gaza, we make progress. However the BBC also push the idea that this blockade is a form of 'collective punishment' when it's not and is a legitimate counter terrorism act, one step forward...
'Israel and Egypt maintain a blockade around Gaza aimed at preventing attacks by militants there, though the measure has been condemned by rights groups as a form of collective punishment.'
Unfortunately the BBC are back on the anti-Israel propaganda bandwagon immediately afterwards:
Shall we put some meat on those bare bones?
'Yehiya Sinwar was jailed for four life terms by Israel in 1989 for a series of offences, including murder and kidnapping.'
Here's the Times of Israel reporting on Yehiya Sinwar's conviction:
I wonder why the BBC want to minimise the descriptions of the crimes that Yehiya Sinwar was convicted for. Maybe the new Hamas leader deserves a second chance, after all he only killed those who collaborated with Israel.
The BBC's institutional anti-Israel coverage is incessant, I wonder what the Balen Report really said about it.
Stoke Central’s Muslim voters warned they will go to hell if they do not vote Labour in anti-Ukip text
'Stoke Central’s Muslim voters warned they will go to hell if they do not vote Labour in anti-Ukip text
One message said failure to back Labour’s Gareth Snell would see “anti-Islam” Ukip win. It ranted: “Will you be able to answer for this in the Grave and on the Final Day??? ‘I helped the Enemies of Islam because…’”
You can see the actual messages in full in the Sun article. Somehow I doubt that the BBC will report this news in any way.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
UK unemployment falls by 7,000 to 1.6m per BBC News who are looking for a line to attack these figures on
The BBC are devastated to have to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38979582 that:
'UK unemployment fell by 7,000 to 1.6m in three months to December, while average earnings rose 2.6%, figures show. '
An attack line will have to be formulated, the BBC cannot allow good economic news to be reported when there's a Conservative government in power.
A while back when unemployment fell we were told by the BBC that it didn't matter because average earnings were falling. Now unemployment is failing and average earnings are rising, I wonder what the problem will be? Zero hours contracts is my bet...
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38977784 informs us about one side of the incident last week:
'Women may be deterred from entering politics because of abuse suffered by female MPs, Diane Abbott says.
The shadow home secretary said she was speaking out about her own experiences after recently receiving a series of threats and insults.
Last week Brexit secretary David Davis was branded "sexist" for reportedly sending a text saying he would not hug Ms Abbott because he was "not blind".
His spokeswoman said he was "very sorry" for any offence caused.'
Oddly the pro Labour Party BBC don't find the space to report that prior to David Davis sending that text there was an incident in the House of Commons when David Davis congratulated Diane Abbott for supporting the Government bill on Article 50 only to be told to "fuck off" by the 'honourable lady'.
I suppose that the BBC don't want to sully the reputation of the pure of heart and mouth Diane Abbott...
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
6 minutes of Trey Gowdy that explains why Hillary Clinton should have been prosecuted and repeat viewing may ensure that she is so prosecuted soon
Trey Gowdy making much sense...
A must watch video of an address by Nobel Physics Laureate Ivar Glaevar on Global Warming. The jokes aren't up to much and he does move from topic to topic too quickly but there's a lot of facts there that deserve to be heard.
Every BBC warmist should be made to watch this video...
Andrew Neil in fine form as he takes the piss out of John Bercow's political posturing.
The last line of this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38954293 has me puzzled:
'A man accused of having a pipe bomb in his hand luggage at Manchester Airport has appeared in court.
Nadeem Muhammed, 43, of Tinline Street, Bury, was stopped by security staff on 30 January.
He was questioned and then released by police, before his rearrest on Sunday.
The Pakistani national, charged with making or possessing an explosive under suspicious circumstances, was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Southwark Crown Court on 13 March.
Katie McCreath, defending, indicated that he would be plead not guilty to the charge at a future hearing.
Jessica Hart, prosecuting, said the case would not be proceeding under the terrorism protocol.'
He is alleged to have had a pipe bomb in his luggage. Other than terrorism what could the motive possibly have been?
What would happen to a white politician who said that "black skin is sub-humxn."...."Black ppl are recessive genetic defects. this is factual"?
The media would scream RACIST and hound them until they were forced out of public life. This would happen in the USA, in the UK where the BBC would lead the attacks, and of course in ever so politically correct Canada.
It would seem that this may not be the case when it's a black lives matter activist in Canada abusing white people.
'She also faced controversy in the news for a tweet posted a year ago stating: "Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today."
While these remarks alarmed many Canadians, they pale in comparison to a statement numerous sources forwarded to the Sun that Khogali appears to have posted on Facebook in late 2015.
"Whiteness is not humxness," the statement begins. "infact, white skin is sub-humxn." The post goes on to present a genetics-based argument centred on melanin and enzyme.
"White ppl are recessive genetic defects. this is factual," the post reads towards the end. "white ppl need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves. black ppl simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to."'
You can read more about this here http://m.torontosun.com/2017/02/11/black-lives-matter-co-founder-appears-to-label-white-people-defects but somehow I doubt that the story will be reported by the BBC.
Monday, 13 February 2017
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38948711 that:
'Passengers leave plane as pilot 'rants' about divorce and Trump
United Airlines removed a pilot from a flight bound for San Francisco from Austin, Texas on Saturday after the pilot's behaviour alarmed passengers.'
Unfortunately nobody is removing from the airwaves the BBC 'journalists' who are pushing an anti President Donald Trump agenda day after day after day.
Sunday, 12 February 2017
This piece http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/hugh-on-trial.html by Craig at the wonderfully detailed isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk provides a full transcript of the BBC Feedback section that I picked up on in my piece here http://notasheepmaybeagoat.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/hugh-sykes-ignorant-or-deliberately.html
The transcript lays out Hugh Sykes' discomfort for your reading pleasure.
The BBC's relentless attacks on the Conservative government over the NHS for the last week or so has been hard to ignore. Attacks that neatly tie up with the Labour Party's best chance of garnering support.
So I was intrigued to read this piece http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/hugh-pym-says-bbc-got-it-about-right.html at the wonderful isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk. It records the views of the BBC's Hugh Pym, you won't be amazed to learn that he thinks that the BBC had not been partial in its reporting, here's an extract:
'SAMIRA AHMED: Some complaints have been that it's felt the BBC has been politically campaigning and saying this is all about more funding for the NHS.
HUGH PYM: Well, there is a groundswell of opinion that the NHS should have more funding, that health spending in the UK as a whole as a share of national income is below France and Germany, has fallen. The IFS during the week have made clear that spending will fall in a way it has never done before in terms of spending per head of the population. We have taken those arguments and put them forward. We've been accused in the past of not addressing lack of funding. We haven't been politicising it. We've stated what the facts are, and there is actually a cross-party move now campaigning for more funding. Equally, we have been very clear that there are some who feel the NHS could make more efficient use of its resources and we have reflected that argument, that it's not just about money, it's about better ways of joining up care, better ways of spending money. But it is an important debate and I think it's only right to address the issue of funding throughout the week. '
It's odd how this alleged "groundswell of opinion" is a good thing but votes against Brexit or pro President Donald Trump are unfortunate manifestations of populism.
John Bercow has been revealed as being anti Brexit, anti President Donald Trump and pro immigration, something tells me that the BBC will definitely not be saying that he's not impartial.
Imagine that the House of Commons speaker had been revealed as being pro Brexit, pro President Donald Trump and anti unfettered immigration. Something tells me that the BBC would be casting doubts as to his suitability for the impartial role of Speaker.
Remember that the BBC is also meant to be politically impartial, but isn't.
You can read more about the BBC and John Bercow here on the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38947257
If you want to know more about John Bercow then Saturday's Times might be of interest... The BBC will definitely not be reporting that piece of news linking John Bercow and Keith Vaz.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Lefty types chasing a Jew down the streets of Norrebro whilst screaming "Nazi Jew"! That's partially the result of much of the media, including the institutionally anti Israel BBC, calling Israelis (and by extension Jews) Nazis, it's given an excuse to anti Semitic lefty types.
Friday, 10 February 2017
Today's Feedback http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08cvmh0b08cvmh0b08cvmh0 included a piece criticising a Hugh Sykes report about President Donald Trump's Executive Order temporarily restricting immigration from seven countries that have been linked with terrorism. The piece was quite amusing as Hugh Sykes is rarely criticised for being insufficiently pro Islam or immigration, so it was quite fun to hear him dancing around to try and prove his PC credentials.
However what really struck me was his comment from 6:30 to 6:38 that he's heard many Muslim leaders say that these (terrorists) aren't true Muslims:
'If you kill an innocent person it's like killing the whole of humanity, which is roughly speaking a quote from the Koran.'
The problem is that that quotation is somewhat longer than Hugh Sykes makes out, and in full means something somewhat different. The quotation is from Sura 5:32 which in full says:
'On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our apostles with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.'
So clearly 5:32 is a commandment to the Children of Israel, the Jews, not Muslims.
However even if you ignore the first part of the Sura that specifically refers to the Jews, the commandment goes on "unless it be for murder or spreading mischief in the land." If someone is "spreading mischief", he can still be killed. Islamist terrorists believe that Americans, British, French etc. are spreading mischief in Palestine and around the world, so even if this verse were to apply to non Jews, they would still be justified in slaughtering those "spreading mischief".
So the question is: does Hugh Sykes not know what the whole Sura that quotation comes from says or does he know but would rather we don't know?
'The supposed global temperature in 1910 has been mysteriously cooling over the past eight years, while that of 2000 has been mysteriously warming — which creates a steeper curve, though still not steep enough. This is known as fake news.'
More here http://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/why-dont-the-eus-pensioners-in-the-lords-have-to-declare-their-interest/ and at other reliable climate change websites, but obviously not on the warmist BBC.
The fact that Peers such as Lord Mandleson have large EU pensions which are at risk if they oppose the EU is something that I have blogged about before. So I was interested to read Matt Ridley's piece in the Spectator http://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/why-dont-the-eus-pensioners-in-the-lords-have-to-declare-their-interest/
'... Peers are obliged to declare any interest that 'might be thought by a reasonable member of the public' to influence the way they discharge their parliamentary duties — unless it is an EU pension.
In 2007, a Lords subcommittee said that because their contracts oblige them to support the EU, an EC pensioner who made 'intemperate criticism of the commission' would have contravened their obligations under the Treaty of Rome 'and therefore could in theory damage his pension'.
Nonetheless, the subcommittee concluded, in a magnificent non sequitur, 'There was no doubt of the integrity of the members of the House who had served as EU commissioners and it would be distasteful to call on them to declare their interest when speaking.' Distasteful!'
Integrity and Peter Mandleson? Well it's possible I suppose.
Distasteful and Peter Mandleson? Certainly.
An unbiased news organisation would at least mention the above possible conflict of interest when interviewing the likes of Peter Mandleson and Neil Kinnock, so that explains why the BBC don't say a word about it.
I've watched this footage before, I believe that I've posted it here too.
Do watch the whole video but pay great attention to Hillary Clinton's face and listen to her voice between 3:40 and 6:05 and especially between 6:05 and 7:33.
If Abraham Lincoln earned the nickname 'Honest Abe' what should Hillary Clinton's nickname be?
BBC World Service - Newsday, Thousands Hanged At Syria Prison - Amnesty - Was there really no investigation by the BBC of the claims?
This BBC World Service programme http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04rcyyz has the lead in text 'A new report by Amnesty International alleges that mass hangings took place every week at Saydnaya prison between September 2011 and December 2015'.
Is that true? What is the source for those figures?
If you're interested in the truth, the BBC clearly aren't, then take a read of this http://newobserveronline.com/amnesty-internationals-syria-report-made-nonsense/ here's an extract:
'A close reading of the report, however, reveals that Amnesty International in fact only claims to have the names of 36 people executed at the prison, and has based the "5,000 to 13,000" figure on a purely theoretical extrapolation drawn from anonymous statements made by opponents of the Assad government—with absolutely no backing evidence whatsoever.'
Do read the whole of that New Observer Online article, my jaw dropped more than once.
Are the BBC really not interested in fact checking news that fits in with their prejudices? I think we know the answer to that question.
The Sorry Truth Is That the Virus of Anti-Semitism Has Infected the British Muslim Community per Mehdi Hasan in The Huffington Post
'It pains me to have to admit this but anti-Semitism isn't just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it's routine and commonplace. Any Muslims reading this article - if they are honest with themselves - will know instantly what I am referring to. It's our dirty little secret. You could call it the banality of Muslim anti-Semitism.
I can't keep count of the number of Muslims I have come across - from close friends and relatives to perfect strangers - for whom weird and wacky anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are the default explanation for a range of national and international events. Who killed Diana and Dodi? The Mossad, say many Muslims. They didn't want the British heir to the throne having an Arab stepfather. What about 9/11? Definitely those damn Yehudis. I mean, why else were 4,000 Jews in New York told to stay home from work on the morning of 11 September 2001? How about the financial crisis? Er, Jewish bankers. Obviously. Oh, and the Holocaust? Don't be silly. Never happened.
Growing up, I always assumed that this obsession with 'the Jews' was a hallmark of the 'first-generation' immigrants from the subcontinent. In recent years, I've been depressed to discover that there are plenty of 'second-generation' Muslim youths, born and bred in multiracial Britain, who have drunk the anti-Semitic Kool-Aid. I'm often attacked by them for working in the "Jewish owned media".
The truth is that the virus of anti-Semitism has infected members of the British Muslim community, both young and old. No, the on-going Israel-Palestine conflict hasn't helped matters. But this goes beyond the Middle East. How else to explain why British Pakistanis are so often the most ardent advocates of anti-Semitic conspiracies, even though there are so few Jews living in Pakistan?
It is sheer hypocrisy for Muslims to complain of Islamophobia in every nook and cranny of British public life, to denounce the newspapers for running Muslim-baiting headlines, and yet ignore the rampant anti-Semitism in our own backyard. We cannot credibly fight Islamophobia while making excuses for Judaeophobia.
The time has come for us to own up to a rather shameful fact: Muslims are not only the victims of racial and religious prejudice but purveyors of it, too.'
This post from the Huffington Post's UK political director Mehdi Hasan is from a few years ago and deserves repeat reading.
I presume that he thinks it was terribly brave to write such an article, you can read the whole piece here http://www.huffpost.com/uk/entry/2922013 , however nowhere in his musings does he ponder what causes the rampant anti Semitisn that infects so much of British, and other, Islam.
Would pointing a finger at the Koran have been a step too far? Or does Mehdi Hasan not think the blame lies there? If he doesn't blame the Koran, what does he blame?