Monthly Archives: April 2011

  Melanie Phillips in yesterday’s Daily Mail exploits the latest tranche of files on Wikileaks, the Guantanamo Files, to rehash her theory on Londonistan and takes aim at what she argues is “the steady incursion of Islamic sharia law, whose principles are inimical to Western values and human rights.”

Phillips writes:

“The UK, these papers reveal, furnished no fewer than 35 of the members of Al Qaeda — more than any other nation — who ended up in Guantanamo after having been indoctrinated by Islamic preachers in Britain into murderous hatred against the West.

“The documents record how terrorist recruits from across Africa and the Middle East flocked to London to claim asylum.

“As I wrote in my book, they were drawn like bees to a honeypot by Britain’s uniquely self-destructive combination of a generous welfare state, a long tradition of turning a blind eye to foreign political dissidents, and a judiciary and political class which had effectively decided to tear up Britain’s border controls in the cause of ‘universal human rights’.

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  Camden New Journal reports on the case of Andrew Baldwin who was charged with aggravated criminal damage after he wrote “EDL” and drew a religious cross on the wall of the Muslim World League office in central London.

From the paper:

“A carer who wrote “EDL” and drew a religious cross on the wall of a mosque has been found guilty of aggravated criminal damage.

“Andrew Baldwin, from Fitzrovia, admitted daubing the three letters – representing the far right English Defence League group – and the cross on the wall of the Muslim World League (MWL) building in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, on December 10 and again on March 5.

“The 38-year-old, who is a full-time carer for his father, also admitted destroying a CCTV sign attached to the building on March 26.

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  The Daily Telegraph, Independent and Daily Mirror report on Muslims Against Crusades calling off their ridiculous planned protest on the day of the Royal Wedding.

From the Daily Telegraph:

“The radical group Muslims Against Crusades have cancelled their protest at the Royal Wedding claiming the event is a terrorist target.

“The group played a similar publicity game to that of their associates, Islam4UK, which announced and then cancelled a protest at servicemen’s funerals at Wootton Bassett.”

And coverage of the cancellation in the newspaper that thought fit to splash the MAC stunt on the front page, Express Newspapers? None whatsoever, now there’s a surprise.

  Further news on deplorable election tactics with BNP and UKIP candidates both taking aim at Muslims and Islam in a desperate bid for votes.

The Western Mail reports that BNP candidate in the Welsh Assembly elections, Susan Harwood, has “display[ed] highly offensive material that advocates violence against members of a Muslim organisation on her Facebook site.”

From the Western Mail:

“Politicians from mainstream parties have condemned Susan Harwood, a BNP candidate in Torfaen at next week’s National Assembly election.

“The material, which uses abusive four-letter language about a group called Muslims Against Crusades, was featured on Ms Harwood’s Facebook site, but has since been removed.

“Labour’s Lynne Neagle, who has represented the seat since the Assembly was formed and is seeking re-election, said: “This is outrageous behaviour by someone who pretends to be a respectable candidate in a democratic election. It’s one thing to oppose an organisation’s views, but her actions go far beyond legitimate criticism.

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  A young Muslim woman was attacked by a gang of schoolgirls in south London the Wimbledon Guardian reported last week.

The 26 year old was taunted by the girls for wearing a headscarf before she was physically assaulted and an attempt made to forcibly remove it.

From the Wimbledon Guardian:

“Four teenage girls, two wearing school uniform, kicked and knocked the woman to the ground before trying to remove the item during the incident in North Cheam between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday, April 13.

“The 26-year-old was walking along Stonecot Hill towards London Road, near the territorial army centre, when she noticed she was being followed by the girls, who were teasing her about her headscarf.

“One of the girls kicked her, before she crossed the road in an attempt to get away.

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  The Perthshire Advertiser highlights the launch last week of the BNP’s manifesto for the Holyrood Assembly elections on May 5th

The paper notes the BNPs’ referral to the Electoral Commission over a leaflet which falsely claimed there are “more Muslims in the UK than Scots”.

The BNP is also reported to have distributed a pamphlet across Scotland stating that the party would put an end to mosque-building and warning of a “flood” of Eastern European immigrants about to arrive in Scotland.

Excerpts from the BNP’s manifesto for the Holyrood elections that will be of concern to British Muslims:

“We are committed to ban the horrific practice of Halal ritual slaughter anywhere in Scotland on the grounds of animal cruelty. In addition we will end the supply use and distribution of all Halal ritual slaughter derived products by all publicly funded organisations within Scotland.

“This will include schools and educational establishments where Halal products are currently provided without the knowledge or consent of parents and children.”

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  Muslim graves at a cemetery in High Wycombe were targeted in a religiously motivated hate crime last week.

The BBC reports that 20 headstones were pushed over and ornaments from the graves taken and strewn around the cemetery.

“Supt Gilbert Houalla of Thames Valley Police said: “I am disgusted that these people could be so thoughtless and cowardly and cannot believe that anyone could do something so unbelievably shocking to the graves of loved ones.

“”The community should feel reassured that we take incidents of this nature extremely seriously and will be doing all that we can to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”

“”It appears that the vandals have specifically desecrated Muslim graves and I am at a loss as to what was going through the minds of those involved.

“”This is not only an attack on the Muslim community but is an attack on us all.”

“”We must now all work together to find whoever has done this.””

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  Nick Clegg writes an article for the Daily Telegraph today ahead of his speech on “The Shape of the New Politics,” at IPPR this morning making the case for electoral reform.

He writes:

“I believe there is a direct link between our electoral system and the expenses scandal. Why? Not because a new system like AV will turn all politicians into angels – but because the old first- past- the- post system gives hundreds of MPs safe seats: jobs for life, no questions asked. And power without accountability always leads to trouble.

“Most MPs, from all parties, work very hard for their constituents. But because of first past the post, many of them don’t need to do much to get your vote in the first place. After all, if you know you’re going to win election after election, and all you need is a minority of support in your area, why should you bother to secure more support?

“In the current system, MPs can get elected on fewer than three out of ten votes. At a constituency level, this means that an MP who wants to ignore a chunk of his or her constituency can do so….First past the post is also unhealthy for politics at a national level. Parties and politicians target just the few swing voters needed to win. As a recent report form the independent institute for public policy research showed, the last election was decided by fewer than 460,000 voters, or 1.6 per cent of the electorate.”

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  Racist vandals have targeted homes in streets near to a mosque in Birkenhead spraying racist slurs on the walls of the buildings.

Graffiti reading “Islam = Murder” and “Britain for the British” has been sprayed onto walls of homes in the area.

From the Wirral Globe:

“The graffiti – painted onto walls in Sycamore Road and Mounsey Road, Birkenhead – has sparked outrage among local residents.

“One householder contacted the Globe via email to express disgust at the attack.

“The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “It is completely out of order, how can some bigoted people come in and think they can get away with this?

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  Coverage today in the Daily Mail and Daily Express on the sentencing of Andrew Ryan (pictured), the ex-soldier who stole a copy of the Qur’an from the local library in Carlisle and burnt it in January this year. Ryan claims he’d been moved to act in the way he did after seeing internet clips of Muslims Against Crusades burning poppies during the Armistice Day ceremony last November.

From the Daily Mail:

“A man has been jailed for 70 days today after he burnt a copy of the Koran just over a month after a Muslim got away with a paltry £50 fine for a similar offence.

“Andrew Ryan, 32, stole a copy of the holy book from Carlisle Library then set it on fire by a monument in the city of Carlisle.

“Last month Emdadur Choudhury was fined after he burned a poppy outside the Royal Albert Hall in London on Remembrance Day while shouting ‘British soldiers burn in hell’.

“As he was led down to the cells, Ryan shouted at the judge at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court today: ‘What about burning poppies?’.

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