The BBC are almost ecstatic to report that it may have been a supporter of Israel that carried out this attack on Galloway.
Read here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28992601
I am not a sheep, I have my own mind
I have had enough of being told what and how to think
Whilst we are still allowed the remnants of free speech,
I will speak out.
I also reserve the right to discuss music, geekery, sport and Doctor Who
The BBC are almost ecstatic to report that it may have been a supporter of Israel that carried out this attack on Galloway.
Read here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28992601
' The FBI's most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year's Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.
Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements—none motivated by radical Islam.
They include anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with "sovereign citizen" nationalists, and anarchists. Other domestic threat groups outlined by the FBI assessment include violent animal rights and environmentalist extremists, black separatists, anti- and pro-abortion activists, and Puerto Rican nationalists.
"Domestic extremist violence continues to be unpredictable and, at times, severe," the report states.'
Now why would the FBI not want to associate Muslims with terrorism? Maybe ask their ultimate boss, Barack Hussein Obama.
Bob Beamon's World Record Long Jump - 1968 Olympics
Bob Beamon's is 68 today, his world record from 1968 deserves to be remembered.
Let’s play a game: I’ll name a left wing comedian who gets regular airtime on the BBC to air his/her left of centre views. You then name a right wing comedian who gets similar airtime.Scott never responded, here's how that thread petered out
I’ll start – Mark Steel – nary a slot of his goes by without an attack on the Tories or a disparaging mention of Thatcher or an insult aimed at Daily Mail readers or UKIP…
Your first example of a right wing comedian given a similar amount of airtime to Mark Steel is…?
Does anyone seriously think that if this happened in a Conservative council that the BBC wouldn't say 'Tory council' over and over again and have Tory in the headline. The BBC's pro-Labour bias is clear and obvious.'At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report has found.
Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated, it said.
The report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, revealed there had been three previous inquiries.
Council leader Roger Stone said he would step down with immediate effect.
Mr Stone, who has been the leader since 2003, said: "I believe it is only right that as leader I take responsibility for the historic failings described so clearly."
Several staff described their nervousness about identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought as racist”
The inquiry team noted fears among council staff of being labelled "racist" if they focussed on victims' description of the majority of abusers as "Asian" men.'
'"Teach your children to cut necks, tomorrow there will be a lot of rotten heads."'
'The Government of Mariano Rajoy has released 24.65 billion euros of the Social Security Reserve Fund in less than two years. Such amount represents nearly 37% of the total 66.815 billion fund accumulation. That figure marks the highest cumulative piggy bank draw-down in history, following its commissioning in 2000 and after eleven years in which successive governments did not need to dip into it.The situation changed dramatically with the height of the crisis. The current government has broken into the social security bank twelve times since 2012. The total amount withdrawn exceeds 24.6 billion euros while 54.69 billion remains.This implies "at the current depletion rate, in a period of four years or so, the fund would be exhausted".'
'A man was charged today with plotting a terror attack on the streets of London.
Brustchom Ziamani, 19, appeared in court charged with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts.
He was arrested on the street in Camberwell on Tuesday with a bag containing a hammer and a knife, a court heard. Both were wrapped in an Islamic flag, prosecutor Mark Dawson told Westminster magistrates court.
Jobless Ziamani, who appeared in court wearing a Call of Duty T-shirt, stood throughout the hearing.
He was arrested by Scotland Yard counter-terror detectives.This won't be the last attack (or attempted attack) by Islamists on the streets of London, Birmingham and elsewhere in the multi-cultural morass that the last Labour government created in their attempt to rub the right's nose in diversity.
The prosecutor said there was material that showed the defendant’s belief in jihad and his desire to go to Syria to fight, but he did not have the means to do so. Ziamani, of Camberwell, understood to be a Muslim convert of Congolese origin, was first arrested in June and bailed.
Police seized his computer and examined three discs of material.'
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18 Aug (4 days ago)
to john.rogersI am writing to complain about the management of your Holborn store removing all kosher food from their shelves.If this was a protest about Israel's action in Gaza, can I point out that not all Jews support Israel and that 20% of the Israeli population is Muslim.Can I ask if you removed halal items following the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York and elsewhere in the USA, or after the 7/7 bombings in London? Have you removed them as a protest at the 180,000 people killed in Syria or the Christians and Yazidis being ethnically cleansed from Iraq, or killed?If you remove all kosher food as a protest against Israeli actions, thus classifying all Jews as supporters of Israel but didn't remove halal food for fear of associating all Muslims with Islamist terrorists, then your company is anti Semitic.Your answers would be appreciated.Maybe British Jews should start boycotting all Sainsburys stores. If you don't want our custom, we will take it elsewhere.Regards
I really don't have the energy to respond.
19 Aug (3 days ago)
Thank you for your email and for sharing your comments about an incident in one of our stores. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience or offence this has caused and I appreciate you giving us the opportunity to respond.
As a precautionary measure, during a demonstration close by on Saturday 16th August, the decision was taken in one store only to move these chilled products to cold storage elsewhere in that store for a short period of time. This step was taken to ensure that no product would be spoilt, and all products were returned to the shelf as soon as was practically possible. Our ambient (store cupboard temperature) kosher range was kept on sale in store throughout.
As a non-political organisation, Sainsbury's would never take such a decision on grounds other than ensuring the quality or safety of our products.
We are grateful to you for taking the time to contact us and I hope I have helped to address your concerns.
Manager, Executive Office
"Our relations with the Israelis
are relations between enemies...
Am I stopping you from slaughtering
a settlement? No one is stopping anyone."
' Partition of India: My memoriesIn 1947, when India split from Pakistan, millions of people were forced to leave their homes because of inter-religious violence.Muslims trekked to Pakistan and Hindus travelled to India.'
'Gaza conflict: 'Nine Palestinians killed' as truce endsPalestinian officials say at least nine people have been killed in Gaza in new Israeli air strikes - the first deaths in more than a week.A young child and a woman were among the victims. Some reports said they were the wife and daughter of prominent military commander Mohammed Deif.Israel said about 50 rockets were launched from Gaza on Tuesday, but there were no injuries reported. '
A photograph has emerged of UK Consul General to Jerusalem Alastair McPhail wearing a keffiyeh scarf that bears the image of a Palestinian flag superimposed over a map of the whole of Israel, West Bank and Gaza, with the words "Free Palestine" emblazoned next to it.
The image appears on the Islamic Relief Palestine website, under the headline "British Consulate visits Islamic Relief in Gaza", and was taken during a visit McPhail paid earlier this year to Gaza City for the opening of a new lab at Al-Azhar University, a project apparently co-sponsored by the British government.
The design of the scarf appears to advocate the destruction of Israel and the creation of a Palestinian state in its stead.Right-wing website Breitbart reported Monday that it had contacted the British Foreign Office about the issue, but the FO refused to refer directly to the image. The query, Breitbart said, "was met with a pro-forma response about the two-state solution, largely ignoring our line of questioning about the appropriateness of the scarf."'
'Israel's Shin Bet security service said Monday it thwarted a Hamas coup attempt in the West Bank aimed at overthrowing Abbas and starting a new round of violence.The Shin Bet said it arrested more than 90 Hamas operatives in May and June, confiscated dozens of weapons that had been smuggled into the West Bank, and seized more than $170,000 aimed at funding attacks. It produced photos of the confiscated weapons and cash and a flowchart of the Hamas operatives who had been questioned, and said they planned a series of massive attacks on Israeli targets, including the Temple Mount, in order to start a widespread conflagration. Indictments are expected to be filed against at least 70 of the suspects.The Shin Bet said terror cells were set up in dozens of Palestinian West Bank towns and villages — including in and around Jenin, Nablus, eastern Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Hebron.Many of those recruited for the cells were students studying chemistry and engineering, and academics, according to the investigation.'
' "Your liberal and democratic principles are worth nothing here. You must consider again our reality in the Middle East, because you are welcoming in your countries an ever growing number of Muslims. Also you are in danger. You must take strong and courageous decisions, even at the cost of contradicting your principles. You think all men are equal," Archbishop Amel Nona continues, "but that is not true: Islam does not say that all men are equal. Your values are not their values. If you do not understand this soon enough, you will become the victims of the enemy you have welcomed in your home."'
'... was attacked last Thursday in Gottsunda, a suburb of the city of Uppsala in central Sweden by a group of young Muslims, after she was spotted wearing a Star of David necklace.
The woman, Anna Sjogren, a local resident, said that the incident occurred while she was walking through a highly Muslim populated neighborhood."A Muslim girl saw that I was wearing the Star of David on my neck and she started swearing at me and spat in my face. I got very upset and pushed her off. " Said Sjogren to the WZO Center for Countering Antisemitism (ICCA iZIonist.org).Sjogren described that someone standing next to the girl threw a sharp object at her face. "I'm not sure who it was. Everything happened so fast." Said Sjogen.'
'DAYRABUN Iraq (Reuters) - Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq often consume his mind.
Tens of thousand of Yazidis fled their ancient homeland of Sinjar and other villages to escape a dramatic push by the Sunni militants who regard the ethnic minority as devil worshippers who must embrace their radical version of Islam or die.
Ten days ago, Ali and his fellow villagers were suddenly surrounded by Islamic State militants with machine guns at night. They had long beards. Some had face masks and Arabic writing on the sides of their heads.
Suddenly the men began digging ditches - soon to become mass graves.
"We did not understand. Then they started to put people in those holes, those people were alive," said former grocery shop owner Ali, 46, pausing to weep.
"After a while we heard gunfire. I can't forget that scene. Women, children, crying for help. We had to run for our lives, there was nothing to be done for them."'
I’m just an ordinary middle-aged Londoner.
I work in an office. I go to football. I like eating out. I enjoy the arts. I am a proud family man. I give up time for charity work. I try to be a decent contributing member of society. I pay my taxes honestly. But there appears to be something that sets me and my kind apart.The next letter was on the same subject:
At park gates in East London a friend of mine gets told to f**k off for photographing a flag. At a pub in Bath my wife gets called scum when she mentions her background. In a student hall in Manchester a friend’s son is asked to leave as the specially prepared food he chose to eat is not permitted because it carries a label written in a language used by a country that is “banned” by the student union.
In Belfast a historic blue plaque is removed to deny part of my history. In theatres in Edinburgh and London I am told to denounce my opinions or lose the right to perform. A sportsman in Ireland tweets if he sees my kind he’ll punch us in the face and recommends others follow suit.
Protesters across the country show no shame in shouting that my historical persecutors were right and social media is rife with vitriol towards me (even from so-called friends). And in Bradford I’m told that I am not even permitted to enter the city.
What is this? Racism. Where is this? Britain and Ireland. When is this? Now. Who am I? I am a Jew.
Never again, we say, never again.
Stephen Spencer RydeLondon N3
As a Jewish grandfather I recall going to school without guards outside to protect us. I recall walking to the synagogue with my dad, without guards to protect us. And I recall after the Second World War my dad saying to me: “They will not hurt Jews again.” What has happened to our green and pleasant land?
Jeff BraceyGreat Budworth, Cheshire
'Hamas spokeswoman Isra Al-Mudallal, head of foreign relations in the Hamas Information Ministry, on Thursday told Lebanon's satellite broadcaster Mayadeen TV that journalists who filmed missile launch sites were given a chance to change their stories, or deported from Gaza.'
'Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, 23, has reportedly asked Google to erase references of his performance for Belgium against Argentina at this summer's World Cup under the European Union's recent 'right to be forgotten' ruling.'
'Israel and the Palestinians have begun a fresh five-day ceasefire in Gaza, agreed at the end of a three-day truce.As the ceasefire was announced, Israel launched air strikes in response to alleged rocket fire from Gaza.'
'Today, Qaraqosh stands 90 per cent empty, desecrated by the gunmen of the fanatical Islamic State terror group now in control. The majority of the town's 50,000 people have fled, fearing that, like other Christians in this region, they will be massacred.The militants, in a further act of sacrilege, have established their administrative posts in the abandoned churches.'
In Tehran last Friday the regime's appointed weekly prayer leader offered this gem of enlightenment: Keeping the city's men and women apart is "more important than building tunnels or parks..."
'The killings of at least 817 people by Egyptian security forces last year probably amount to a crime against humanity, Human Rights Watch says.'The BBC's pro-Islamist agenda is transparent and deeply troubling. They minimise the actions of Islamist terrorists, whether PLO, Hamas, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Qaeda or others, whilst at the same time giving publicity to any attacks on people taking action against such Islamist terrorists.
'I ask why with such good intelligence, there have still been - according to the UN - repeated strikes on the schools serving as shelters for the many thousands of displaced people in Gaza.'Read the whole piece, ostensibly about how 'Israelis along the Gaza Border keep calm and carry on' and note the contrasts that Lyse Doucet makes between life in Israel and Gaza. Now wonder how many times Lyse Doucet reported on life in Southern Israel whilst Hamas was firing rockets at these Israelis for the years leading up to Israel's response.
'A black flag with white Arabic writing, similar to those flown by jihadist groups, was flying at the entrance of an east London housing state near Canary Wharf.In a highly provocative gesture, the emblem was planted on top of the gates of the Will Crooks estate on Poplar High Street, and is surrounded by flags of Palestine and slogans.The flag bears similar writing to the jihadi flags that have been flown by the extremist group in Iraq and other jihadi groups since the 1990s. When the estate was approached last night, a group of about 20 Asian youths swore at Guardian journalists and told them to leave the area immediately. One youth threatened to smash a camera.When a passerby tried to take a picture of the flag on a phone, one of the gang asked him if he was Jewish. The passerby replied: "Would it make a difference?" The youth said: "Yes, it fucking would." Asked if the flag was an Isis flag, one local man said: "It is just the flag of Allah." But another man asked: "So what if it is?"'
'Israel is bigger than Gaza and the West Bank, but it is smaller than almost everywhere else. Less than a century old, it is a democracy surrounded by hostile nations and under permanent attack by terrorists who wish to see it wiped from the surface of the Earth. What is a "proportionate" response to a hydra-like enemy who sees the Final Solution as work in progress? All terrorism aimed at Israel is genocidal in spirit. What would a "proportionate" response to that ambition look like?'
' Islamic Jihad mouthpiece Palestine Today is bragging that Gaza has won the media war - thanks to all those photos of dead babies.'
'In what could only be deemed as one of the world's most heinous crimes, the Boko Haram militants have been strapping explosives scoured from a Chinese factory onto little schoolgirls and exploding them via remote controls.Terrorism has been mutating into grotesque forms lately. The Boko Haram faction is perhaps the most dishonorable and cowardly team of so-called rebels who have been wreaking havoc in Nigeria.However, as The Inquisitr had reported, Boko Haram gained a new low in terrorism tactics by strapping bombs on little schoolgirls and sending them into their enemy camp.'
'The Jews are a peculiar people: things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it, Poland and Czechoslovakia did it. Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchman. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab.Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis.Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious, it must sue for peace. Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world.'
'Ben Broadbent says welfare reforms have encouraged people on benefits to rejoin the labour forceBenefit cuts have encouraged more people back into work, though demand for lower paid jobs has also pushed down wages, according to the deputy governor of the Bank of England.Ben Broadbent said changes to welfare rules had encouraged more people to look for jobs.''In certain areas of the labour market, particularly the lower-skilled end, there are things that are increasing the supply of labour," Mr Broadbent told Bloomberg. "I'm thinking of changes to welfare rules in particular that mean that people might be less inclined at the margin to want to stay in unemployment, or even to stay outside the labour force. It may encourage them to come back in."'
John Ging (born 1965) is an Irish national and former officer in the Irish Army who served as head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip from 2006 to 2011. As head of the United Nations’ 10,000 employee operation there, he became a sought-after commentator by the media and an information source for foreign governments during Israel’s 2008-2009 offensive in Gaza.Here’s part of his current UN bio:
John Ging, an Irish national, was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Director of the Operational Division at OCHA in February 2011. He oversees the day-to-day management of all OCHA field operations worldwide and on behalf of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, and is her day-to-day focal point for supporting Humanitarian Coordinators. Mr. Ging is also the lead adviser to the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs on operational decision-making.