Friday, 25 February 2011

Friday morning catch-up

More Firefox tabs that need closing.

1) The Mail reports on the tolerance of Islam.
'Four men launched a horrific attack on a teacher in which they slashed his face and left him with a fractured skull because they did not approve of him teaching religion to Muslim girls.

Akmol Hussein, 26, Sheikh Rashid, 27, Azad Hussain, 25, and Simon Alam, 19, attacked Gary Smith with a Stanley knife, an iron rod and a block of cement.

Mr Smith, who is head of religious education at Central Foundation Girls' School in Bow, east London, also suffered a fractured skull.

The four now face a jail sentence.

Detectives made secret recordings of the gang's plot to attack Mr Smith prior to the brutal assault.

The covert audio probe captured the gang condemning Mr Smith for 'teaching other religions to our sisters', the court heard.'
Thank you Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Jack Straw etc.

2) The Telegraph reported that:
'More than three million foreign migrants joined the UK population under Labour’s open door on immigration, figures will confirm for the first time this week.

Britain experienced the largest influx since the Saxons during the 13 years of the last Government with migrants arriving in the UK at a rate of almost one a minute.

Enough foreign nationals to fill Birmingham three times over moved to the UK in a policy that critics have dubbed “Labour’s great betrayal”.

Up to another million are feared to be here illegally, while a million Britons left the country during the years of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

The true legacy of the last Government is exposed today in a comprehensive review by the think-tank Migrationwatch.

It has meant pressure on public services, roads, housing, schools and hospitals. '
Thank you Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Jack Straw etc. for your deliberate open door policy, your desire to 'rub the right's nose in diversity' and the seeming ambition to build a client state of immigrants, drive down wages, increase the profits of your big business donors and build a client state of benefit taking Britons; or does it just seem that way? Really?

3) Steve Herrmann the Editor, BBC News website, doesn't Tweet very often and doesn't reply to questions about his organisation's bias.

4) Autonomous Mid recorded the circulation of UK newspapers and then wondered why the BBC seemed to quote the tenth most read newspaper (fourth most read broadsheet) more than any other. Beeb Bias Craig - You wouldn't have some statistics that we could match with this would you?

5) Israel is a leading light in making drinking water - story here.

6) Span Ows found and blogged the secret formula for Coca Cola, the link where he found it is now down!

7) Fraser Nelson in The Spectator explains why the Antartic ice is not shrinking and why warmists say it is.

8) The Army Times reports on a fearsome new weapon - 'the Punisher' that I doubt any underfunded UK soldiers will ever get to use.

9) The Pew Forum reported that:
'The number of Muslims in Europe has grown from 29.6 million in 1990 to 44.1 million in 2010.34 Europe’s Muslim population is projected to exceed 58 million by 2030. Muslims today account for about 6% of Europe’s total population, up from 4.1% in 1990. By 2030, Muslims are expected to make up 8% of Europe’s population.


Western Europe, which includes France, Germany and the Netherlands, is expected to have the biggest numerical increase in the size of its Muslim population. The number of Muslims living in this part of Europe is projected to increase by 5.1 million, from 11.3 million in 2010 to 16.4 million in 2030. The Muslim share of Western Europe’s total population is expected to increase from 6.0% in 2010 to 8.6% in 2030.

The number of Muslims living in Northern Europe, which includes the United Kingdom, is expected to increase from 3.8 million in 2010 to 7.5 million in 2030. Muslims are expected to make up 7.0% of Northern Europe’s population, up from 3.8% in 2010.'

10) Not unconnected with 9), The Spectator reported that:
'Developments in the Middle East are beginning to affect Europe


The gale of change that is tearing-up Arab Street is beginning to affect internal European politics. Solidarity protests have been held in Paris and elsewhere in France, a consequence of its historical ties with Algeria. More worrying for European governments, there are reports of swathes of refugees from Tunisia arriving in Lampedusa, a small island off Sicily. Italian authorities have been overwhelmed by what they are terming an ‘invasion’, according to al-Jazeera. Further strain on migration services and border controls is likely to be an upshot of political unrest. There are other problems too. It appears that Hosni Mubarak has secreted vast assets in Britain and other European countries. The fate of our recent friend Mubarak and his estate, not to mention the many football-mad autocrats still in office, poses an awkward dilemma for the West, as it seeks a close relationship with whatever government emerges in Egypt. '

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