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  • London’s Former Mayor in Hot Water Again for Anti-Semitism (Red Ken)

    05/09/2014 12:32:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 5/8/2014, 12:49 PM | Ari Soffer
    London’s former mayor Ken Livingstone has once again hit headlines for peddling anti-Semitic stereotypes, after he claimed that Jews tend to vote for the right-wing Conservative party because they are wealthy. […] “If we were talking 50 years ago, the Roman Catholic community, the Irish community in Britain, the Jewish community was solidly Labour. Still the Irish Catholic community is pretty still solidly Labour because it is not terribly rich,” he said, but continued: “As the Jewish community got richer, it moved over to voting for Mrs. Thatcher as they did in Finchley.” […] Livingstone, who earned the nickname “Red...
  • Ken Livingstone goes on Iranian TV to 'blame' the U.S. for the Boston bombings

    04/30/2013 4:58:09 PM PDT · by Third Person · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 30th, 2013 | Tara Brady
    Ken Livingstone did not 'directly blame' the U.S. for the Boston bombings, Labour insisted after Tory demands for him to be axed over controversial comments about terrorism. Mr Livingstone sparked controversy by suggesting the brothers who launched the attack on the city’s marathon acted 'out of anger and demand for revenge' over American foreign policy. US-born Conservative MP Brooks Newmark wrote to opposition leader Ed Miliband calling on him to condemn the remarks, made by the former London mayor on a phone-in on Iranian channel Press TV. He called for the Labour veteran to be removed from the party’s National...
  • Former London Mayor Blames The U.S. For Boston Bombing Attack

    04/30/2013 5:41:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The former mayor of London took to Press TV, an Iranian state-run network, recently to express his disdain for the Bush White House and his assurance that the Boston Marathon bombings were brought upon the United States because of its injustices abroad.
  • Would-be mayor seeks to make London 'beacon' of Islam

    03/20/2012 5:35:29 PM PDT · by lward99 · 33 replies
    Times247 ^ | March 20, 2012 | Andrew Gilligan
    Ken Livingstone has promised to turn London into a “beacon” for the words of the Prophet Mohammed in a sermon at one of the capital’s most controversial mosques. Mr Livingstone, Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, pledged to “educate the mass of Londoners” in Islam, saying: “That will help to cement our city as a beacon that demonstrates the meaning of the words of the Prophet.” Mr Livingstone described Mohammed’s words in his last sermon as “an agenda for all humanity.” He praised the Prophet’s last sermon, telling his audience: “I want to spend the next four years making sure...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Johnson wins London mayoral race (Red Ken, Hugo's buddy defeated!)

    05/03/2008 9:16:51 AM PDT · by milwguy · 10 replies · 143+ views
    bbv ^ | 5/3/2008 | bbc
    Boris Johnson has won the race to become the next mayor of London - ending Ken Livingstone's eight-year reign at City Hall. The Conservative candidate won with 1,168,738 first and second preference votes, compared with Mr Livingstone's 1,028,966 on a record turnout of 45%.
  • (London Mayoral Election)Boris Johnson defeated Islamic extremists as well as Ken Livingstone

    05/02/2008 8:15:15 PM PDT · by wsjreader · 11 replies · 121+ views
    This result isn’t just a wonderful victory for Boris and the termination of Livingstone. It’s also a defeat for the campaign – an exceptionally dirty one, at that - waged against Boris by a small band of separatists claiming to act in the name of all London’s Muslims. The effects of Boris’ win will be felt not only in the capital, but nationwide – and they’re worth probing in detail. This campaign’s aim was to attack Boris as an Islamophobe; swing Muslim voters unanimously behind Livingstone; deliver the election for him; emerge, thereby, as a leading force in British Islam,...
  • Conservative Wins London Mayoral Race

    05/02/2008 6:59:21 PM PDT · by choose4urfuture · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 5/2/2008 | Paisley Dodds
    LONDON (AP) — An eccentric Conservative lawmaker appeared likely to become London's next mayor after an election that brought only gloom Friday for Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Labour Party. Brown's first test at the polls Thursday brought Labour its worst local election results in four decades; his credibility has been dented by accusations of dithering and economic blunders since he became leader last June. The party lost more than 300 municipal council seats and the Conservatives made strong gains in its longtime weak spot in northern England. In London, bookmakers and legislators alike predicted former magazine editor Boris...
  • Throw The Bums Out

    05/02/2008 5:36:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 94+ views
    IBD ^ | May 2, 2008
    Elections: U.K. voters resoundingly rejected the Labour Party in local elections last week. It was no capricious shift, but a citizen revolt against trendy carbon and nanny-state taxes that empower only bad government.For Labour, it was the worst election in 40 years. In a massive turnout, the Conservative Party took 256 seats in parliament, along with control of 12 town councils and 44% of the vote. Labour and moderate Liberal Democrats got to split the remains, and even the Liberal Democrats ,with 25%, won more than Labour. Best of all, London's 5.5 million voters threw out Labour's biggest bum: Marxist...
  • Johnson wins London mayoral race (Red Ken, Chavez pal, out!)

    05/02/2008 4:18:09 PM PDT · by JerseyRepub · 10 replies · 147+ views
    BBC ^ | 5/2/2008 | BBC
    Boris Johnson has won the race to become the next mayor of London - ending Ken Livingstone's eight-year reign at City Hall.
  • Pro-Ken Muslim group claims Boris 'would scrap the Koran' (London Mayoral elections)

    04/28/2008 3:12:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 12 replies · 809+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | April 28, 2008 | Andrew Gilligan
    Mayoral Elections   .....    Campaigning: Ken Livingstone on the trail at Northolt mosque in Ealing over the weekend Pro-Ken Muslim group claims Boris 'would scrap the Koran' Andrew Gilligan 28.04.08 Ken Livingstone supporters are claiming that Boris Johnson would ban the Koran in adverts in the capital's Bengali-language press. The claim is one of a number of last-minute tactics - condemned by Mr Johnson today as "poison" and "desperate" - being used by Mr Livingstone's backers to sway crucial votes. The "dirty tricks" were uncovered in a Standard investigation which also found that: • Bengali-language leaflets are being handed...
  • Ken's adviser is linked to terror group ("Red Ken", Mayor of London)

    04/22/2008 2:00:30 AM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 168+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | April 21, 2008 | Andrew Gilligan
    Ken's adviser is linked to terror group Andrew Gilligan 21.04.08 Ken Livingstone has appointed a former member of a banned terrorist organisation to the board of Transport for London. Until 2001, Dabinderjit Singh, a civil servant, was a member of the International Sikh Youth Federation, a UK-based group banned under British antiterror laws. The then Home Office minister, Lord Bassam, said British-based ISYF members were a "threat to national security" and the group had carried out " assassinations, bombings and kidnappings" overseas. The ISYF plotted a number of unsuccessful attacks in the UK and one of its members was...
  • [London Mayor] KEN LIVINGSTONE FACES CONTROVERSY OVER JOKE ABOUT MUSLIMS

    02/07/2008 6:11:58 AM PST · by camerakid400 · 30 replies · 368+ views
    This is London ^ | Feb 7 08
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone faces controversy today after it emerged he made a joke about Muslims in a magazine interview. Mr Livingstone was asked by a journalist to tell a joke and responded with a story that name-checked Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie, Yasser Arafat and Shia Muslims in general. According to today's Evening Standard, Mr Livingstone made the joke during his first mayoral campaign in 2000 in an interview for the now-defunct magazine The Face. Journalist Alex Needham asked him: "Can you tell us a joke?" The then independent candidate responded with a gag in decidedly dubious taste. "Salman...
  • Jesse Jackson drops the "R" bomb on London ["reparations"]

    08/26/2007 7:18:19 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 67 replies · 2,007+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 25, 2007 | Marc Sheppard
    After bullying London's mayor into apologizing for his city's role in the transatlantic slave trade more than two centuries ago, Jesse Jackson did what he does best - demand money. At Thursday's memorial commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of England's slave trade, Mayor Ken Livingstone was literally brought to tears as he apologized "on behalf of London and its institutions" for their role in ferrying human cargo to the New World. If you've been paying attention to this charlatan's game, you won't be surprised to hear that the Guardian reported that "Jackson walked over and placed his arm...
  • UK: Livingstone breaks down in tears at slave trade memorial (Red Ken, Jesse Jackson update)

    08/23/2007 11:32:08 AM PDT · by Stoat · 54 replies · 1,172+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 22, 2007
    Livingstone breaks down in tears at slave trade memorialLast updated at 18:49pm on 23rd August 2007  Controverial London mayor Ken Livingstone broke down in tears as he apologised for his London's role in the transatlantic slave trade, saying the city is still tainted by it.  The notoriously outspoken Livingstone seldom apologises for anything, but he choked up as he read an account of the brutal tortures suffered by slaves in Britain's Caribbean colonies. scroll down for more  Livingstone broke down in tears as he apologised for his London's role in the transatlantic slave trade And the politician once nicknamed...
  • London mayor defends Muslims as bomb plot foiled

    06/30/2007 7:17:12 PM PDT · by angelcindy · 129 replies · 2,928+ views
    yahoo uk. ^ | Saturday, June 30 11:32 am | LONDON (AFP)
    LONDON (AFP) - London Mayor Ken Livingstone called on Britons Saturday not to demonize Muslims after a double car bomb plot was foiled in the capital, amid fears of a Islamist terror threat. At the same time he criticized Britain over its ties with Saudi Arabia, which he said had fuelled intolerance in the past through its Wahhabist form of Islam, creating a "major problem." "In this city, Muslims are more likely to be law-abiding than non-Muslims and less likely to support the use of violence to achieve political ends than non-Muslims," he told BBC Radio. "They have played a...
  • London mayor signs oil deal with Chavez

    02/20/2007 2:44:18 PM PST · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 548+ views
    Associated Press` ^ | 02/20/07 | JENNIFER QUINN
    London's socialist mayor signed an agreement Tuesday with Venezuela's state-owned oil company to provide discounted oil for the city's iconic red buses, praising the idea as the brainstorm of the country's leftist leader, Hugo Chavez. Ken Livingstone — a committed socialist known locally as "Red Ken" — met with Chavez last year at City Hall to discuss the deal to provide cheap oil to London in exchange for advice on urban planning in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital. Venezuela has signed similar agreements with cities in several other countries, including the United States. Critics call it "oil diplomacy" — and say...
  • London Mayor Ken Livingstone in US rant

    11/06/2006 4:00:25 AM PST · by lonestargirl · 29 replies · 714+ views
    Left-wing London Mayor Ken Livingstone has launched an astonishing anti-US rant while sunning himself in Cuba. He praised communist Cuban leader Fidel Castro and denounced President Bush. And he claimed Cuba had 'been able to give its people the best standard of health care, brilliant education', despite an 'illegal economic blockade by the US'.
  • London mayor blasts US during Cuba trip ('Red Ken' Livingstone Update)

    11/06/2006 12:40:00 AM PST · by Stoat · 12 replies · 781+ views
    Gulf News / Reuters ^ | November 6, 2006 | Unnamed Reuters Drone
    London mayor blasts US during Cuba trip Reuters    Havana: Like many events in communist Cuba, a cricket match for children on Saturday turned into a denunciation of the United States, but this time from London's leftist Mayor Ken Livingstone, not Cuban leader Fidel Castro.While Cubans played a game that is a novelty in their baseball-mad homeland, Livingstone praised Castro and blasted US policy toward the small nation 145km off its shores."What's amazing here is you've got a country that's suffered an illegal economic blockade by the United States for almost half a century and yet it's been able...
  • Livingstone in BNP outburst at race chief

    08/31/2006 6:59:16 PM PDT · by Valin · 4 replies · 276+ views
    Ken Livingstone last night sensationally accused the head of Britain's main race relations body of flirting with the BNP. London's maverick mayor said Trevor Phillips was "pandering to the Right" by criticising the failings of multiculturalism. He took the Commission for Racial Equality boss to task for speaking out against decades of Government-led attempts to promote differences between ethnic groups. Mr Phillips, a prominent figure in London Labour circles, has infuriated his political friends with his willingness to challenge some of the most cherished beliefs of the left. He is one of several prominent black Britons, including Archbishop of York...
  • Britain’s Jihadist Fifth Column

    08/15/2006 8:11:25 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 8 replies · 499+ views
    The Chronicles Magazine ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    The Islamic terrorist plot to blow up ten airliners en route from Great Britain to the United States is surprising only in one respect: It makes no sense for the Muslim diaspora in Europe to carry out terrorist acts since they can have Europe—the whole of Western Europe, anyway—if they play their hand right in the next 20-30 years. Blowing up airliners, or London Underground trains, is bad for the cause. It is not directed from “Islam Central”; it is literally “home-grown.” Only a non-Chronicles reader will be puzzled by the fact that “mainstream” media all over the Western...
  • London Mayor backs Cuban gay revolution

    07/07/2006 2:52:48 PM PDT · by proud_yank · 42 replies · 731+ views
    PinkNews.co.uk ^ | July 5, 2006 | Marc Shoffman
    The Mayor of London has given his backing to reports of a gay revolution in Cuba. Ken Livingstone, who yesterday joined gay charity Stonewall to launch an anti-homophobic bullying campaign in schools, said Cuba should look to fellow Latino’s in Venezuela where the capital Caracas has been declared a “homophobia free zone.” He told PinkNews.co.uk: “The first time I went to Cuba in 1985, lots of people in the gay community said 'you've got to raise this issue.' The Cubans were completely honest about it and said: 'we made terrible mistakes in our early years and we regret it.’” Mr...
  • Osama's exploits south of border

    05/09/2006 11:13:40 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 21 replies · 1,323+ views
    WND ^ | 10 May 2006 | Gordon Thomas
    LONDON – Britain's secret intelligence service, MI6, has established the first proof al-Qaida is playing a major role in the new Cold War between North and South America – with Osama bin Laden's terror network seeing itself in league with Mexican subversives in infiltrating the U.S. border. The evidence emerged as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez swash-buckled into London after scoring a win in yet another venomous battle with Washington for influence and economic advantage across the Latin American continent. Chavez is in London to meet the capital's anti-Bush mayor, Ken Livingstone, and other prominent British opponents of the war in...
  • London mayor: U.S. envoy 'a crook'

    03/27/2006 2:09:34 PM PST · by ncountylee · 37 replies · 914+ views
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2006
    LONDON, England (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Britain was behaving "like some chiseling little crook" in a dispute over whether embassy cars should pay the capital's Ł8 ($14) toll, London's mayor said Monday. The embassy stopped paying the fee last July, shortly before Ambassador Robert Tuttle took up his post. It argues that the toll on those driving in central London during business hours is a tax that diplomats should not have to pay. Mayor Ken Livingstone's office says the fee, known as the "congestion charge" and aimed at cutting traffic, is a payment for a service, not a...
  • Disturbing old/new pattern (Blame the Jews)

    02/26/2006 4:56:14 PM PST · by Cornpone · 15 replies · 512+ views
    The Gulf Today (UAE) ^ | 27 February 2006 | The Gulf Today
    THE ONE-month suspension of London Mayor Ken Livingstone for "offending" a Jewish reporter by comparing the journalist with a Nazi concentration camp guard smacks of overkilling at the first given opportunity. But then, we need to remind ourselves as dealing with Israeli machinations. The Adjudication Panel for England has ruled unanimously that the comments made by Livingstone, 60, to Oliver Finegold, a reporter for the London Evening Standard, in February last year had been "unnecessarily insensitive and offensive." Indeed, people holding high office are not supposed to use such language as described by the panel and Livingstone's refusal to accept...
  • Britain backs Russian Hindus' right to religion

    01/28/2006 2:16:09 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 281+ views
    Times of India ^ | January 29, 2006 | Rashmee Roshan Lall
    LONDON: Britain is to throw its weight behind its Hindu community's vocal campaign against Russia's alleged harassment of the country's 100,000 white, Slav Krishna-bhakts and 30,000 other Indian-Russian Hindus. British foreign minister Douglas Alexander has told parliament the UK will discuss Russia's alleged harassment at a EU summit, which is part of the ongoing dialogue with Moscow. Alexander acknowledged that Hindus in Russia faced difficulties in practising their faith freely and were apparently unable even to establish a permanent place of worship in Moscow. The minister's comment referred to the Russian Hindus' well-publicised complaint that Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov had...
  • Mayor: Terrorists tried to attack London

    12/26/2005 7:50:20 PM PST · by Liberfighter · 11 replies · 797+ views
    AP ^ | 12-26-2005 | The Associated Press
    LONDON (AP) -- Terrorists tried to attack London eight times between the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States and last July 7, when suicide bombers killed dozens on the city's transport system, London's mayor said Monday. Ken Livingstone said there had been two attempted attacks since July 7, including a failed attack on the transport network on July 21. Livingstone did not provide details of the attempted attacks, but said those who threaten London comprise small groups of disaffected people who are fairly disorganized.
  • Livingstone chooses Muslims over gays

    12/04/2005 10:34:49 AM PST · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 568+ views
    Yale Daily News ^ | 12/04/05 | JAMES KIRCHICK
    This month's riots in the immigrant ghettos outside Paris are only the latest manifestation of a continent in decline. Expressly, Europe has abandoned its culture. Thus, it has lost the means by which to assimilate Muslims who have shown no inclination to emulate those who seek American citizenship and accept the pluralistic values our country represents. Not surprisingly, many in Britain have trumpeted the French contretemps with more than a bit of schadenfreude, and it is tempting for this Anglophile to join the fray. But to ignore the fatal faults in one's friends is the antithesis of amity. Let there...
  • MAYOR (of London) LAUNCHES ISLAM AWARENESS WEEK

    11/21/2005 4:39:48 PM PST · by dennisw · 51 replies · 961+ views
    pw ^ | RELIGION Islam London, Yesterday, 3:58pm | Rosamond Hutt
    A leading Islamic organisation was today kicking off its nationwide awareness week in the capital in an effort to promote better understanding of the religion and its historical links with Britain. Mayor Ken Livingstone was launching Islam Awareness Week at a ceremony at City Hall with the message "One London". Guest speakers at the ceremony include author and leading historian Professor Nabil Matar and secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain Sir Iqbal Sacranie. Shafeeq Sadiq, national co-ordinator of Islam Awareness Week, said: "We need to remember the positive spirit that embraced the nation, and especially the capital, after London...
  • London mayor, U.S. diplomats swap road rage

    10/20/2005 11:37:42 AM PDT · by JZelle · 25 replies · 886+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-20-05 | Al Webb
    LONDON -- The United States is engaged in a diplomatic spat with the city of London over its refusal to pay for its embassy staff to drive on the British capital's streets -- and other nations are threatening to follow suit. At the heart of the row is London's so-called "congestion charge," a daily $14-per-car toll the city levies for using the roads in central London. The fee was introduced nearly three years ago to try to reduce the city's chronic traffic jams. But the United States says it is a tax that it no longer intends to pay. A...
  • London mayor to face hearing for comparing Jewish journalist to Nazi guard

    08/30/2005 4:16:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 381+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 8/30/05 | Beth Gardiner - ap
    LONDON – London's mayor will face a disciplinary hearing for comparing a Jewish journalist to a Nazi concentration camp guard, a local government watchdog said Tuesday. The Standards Board for England said an investigation into charges that Mayor Ken Livingstone "failed to treat others with respect and brought his authority into disrepute" had concluded that a disciplinary hearing should take up the matter. The Adjudication Panel for England, which will conduct the hearing, could bar Livingstone from office for up to five years, censure him, order him to apologize or force him to undergo training, said a spokesman for the...
  • London, Is This Mayor Really Your Cup of Tea?

    07/24/2005 5:53:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 606+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-24-05 | Jack Engelhard
    Perhaps it's none of my business, but I must ask - has your mayor Ken Livingstone always been like this, or is this something new? As you can tell, I am writing this from afar, the United States, a former colony of yours, so I am not quite up to date (since my European honeymoon) about what goes on over there in your neck of the continent. Actually, I once lived in Canada, also a former colony of yours. My, you chaps do get around. Anyhow, the reports we're getting about your mayor make him out to be quite daffy....
  • Red Ken Drags London Into The Gutter (Mayor Livingstone's hatred puts London in danger)

    07/24/2005 3:47:10 AM PDT · by ToveL · 24 replies · 940+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 24, 2005 | Robin Shepherd
    'We are all in the gutter," said Oscar Wilde, "but some of us are looking at the stars." Then again, some of us are looking straight down into the sewer. Those at least were the sentiments I was moved to express listening to London Mayor Ken Livingstone's recent interview on the BBC about the London bombings. In it he put the blame for those bombings squarely on Israel and the West, whose exploitative and violent policies, he said, had encouraged the killers to act. Unfortunately, as evidenced by the hugely supportive reaction Livingstone has elicited from the British Left, this...
  • Blame Blair or Bush, not the bombers

    07/22/2005 7:51:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies · 1,059+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/22/5 | Debra J. Saunders
    LONDON MAYOR Ken Livingstone was positively Churchillian in his response to the July 7 bombings. Rather than blaming British or Israeli policies for terrorist attacks on innocent civilians -- his usual M.O. -- Livingstone condemned the bombings as "mass murder" aimed "at ordinary working- class Londoners" on the day of the attacks. This week, even before Thursday's attempted bombings, Livingstone was back to his old nasty self. On Wednesday, he told BBC where he placed blame for the bombings: "We have just had 80 years of Western intervention in predominantly Arab lands, because of the Western need for oil." Red...
  • Weasel words on terror

    07/22/2005 7:00:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 330+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7-22-05 | Melanie Phillips
    The day before Britain's second bombing, London's mayor made a series of statements that came close to justifying suicide bombings and even providing incitement to others to carry out further attacks LONDON — Shortly before yesterday's attacks, a poster campaign was launched to display London's spirit of defiance in the face of terrorism. In Churchillian tones, the poster declared that the city was 'united in the face of these attacks' and that Londoners 'will not let anyone divide them'. The message was signed by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. Immediately after the bombings two weeks previously, he struck a...
  • Weasel Words on Terror (Slaughter of Jews justified by Mayor Livingstone says leading journalist)

    07/22/2005 3:13:21 PM PDT · by ToveL · 17 replies · 837+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 July 2005 | Melanie Phillips
    Shortly before yesterday's attacks, a poster campaign was launched to display London's spirit of defiance in the face of terrorism. In Churchillian tones, the poster declared that the city was 'united in the face of these attacks' and that Londoners 'will not let anyone divide them'. The message was signed by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. Immediately after the bombings two weeks previously, he struck a similarly resolute note when he condemned the wanton loss of life and declared emotionally 'Whatever you do, however many you kill, you will fail'. And at the press conference after yesterday's bombings, he...
  • London's mayor: A terrorist puppet?

    07/15/2005 5:30:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 31 replies · 657+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7-15-05 | David Gelernter
    London's mayor might think twice before welcoming another theologian of terror. The theologians themselves should carry government health labels. "Warning: Terrorists don't only kill Jews." Our hearts go out to London — but not to its mayor. London's leader, Ken Livingstone, eloquently condemned the recent terrorist bombings. But in the past, he never seemed too concerned about terrorists murdering Israelis. The tale of Livingstone's ambivalence is a sordid kind of Greek tragedy. Last year, he welcomed a violently Jew-hating Muslim preacher to London. In so doing, he became a silent partner of Islamic terrorism — which has now turned against...
  • London Mayor Defiant After Atrocities

    07/09/2005 1:23:19 PM PDT · by Clive · 24 replies · 684+ views
    Sky News ^ | 2005-07-07
    LIVINGSTONE IS DEFIANT London mayor Ken Livingstone has condemned the terror attacks on the capital as "cowardly". Speaking in Singapore shortly before returning to the UK, he said terrorists would not beat the ordinary people of Britain. Clearly shaken, he sent out his defiant message after speaking to Met Police chief Sir Ian Blair over the phone. "Londoners have been subjected to a cowardly attack - I have no doubt this is a terrorist attack," he said. "I would like to thank Londoners for the calm way they responded. "This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the...
  • Mayor May Be in a Tight Spot?

    07/08/2005 9:12:03 AM PDT · by Dan Evans · 26 replies · 1,138+ views
    Political Grapevine ^ | 7/8/2005 | Brit Hume
    Although London Mayor Ken Livingstone issued a strong condemnation of Thursday's attacks, the attacks may put him in a tight spot. Livingstone has strongly defended Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi — the so-called "Theologian of Terror," who called suicide bombings "heroic operations of martyrdom" and "divine justice," and urged Muslims to "destroy the aggressive Jews." Last year, Livingstone invited and welcomed Al-Qaradhawi to London. And amid protests, insisted Qaradhawi was a man of "moderation and tolerance," calling his visit an "honor."
  • London Mayor Defended 'Theologian of Terror'

    07/07/2005 10:24:31 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 12 replies · 701+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 07, 2005 | By Sherrie Gossett, CNSNews.com Staff Writer
    Interesting.... This muslim Cleric visited london EXACTLY one year ago from the date of the attacks, July 7, 2004 CNSNews.com) - London Mayor Ken Livingstone's previous support of a Muslim cleric who advocates suicide bombings may cause him some embarrassment as he now must speak for the city in the wake of Thursday's terrorist bombings. Livingstone condemned the Thursday attacks as "mass murder," and added that "this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners." Yet Livingstone has in the past...
  • London Mayor Defended 'Theologian of Terror'

    07/07/2005 2:05:45 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 47 replies · 1,494+ views
    Crosswalk News ^ | 7/7/2005 | Sherrie Gosset
    (CNSNews.com) - London Mayor Ken Livingstone's previous support of a Muslim cleric who advocates suicide bombings may cause him some embarrasment as he now must speak for the city in the wake of Thursday's terrorist bombings.Livingstone condemned the Thursday attacks as "mass murder," and added that "this was not a terrorist attack against the mighty or the powerful, it is not aimed at presidents or prime ministers, it was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners."Yet Livingstone has in the past labeled Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi a "man of peace" and a "moderate" despite the fact that Al-Qaradawi has supported suicide bombings and...
  • London Mayor Ken Livingstone's Defense of Islamist Cleric Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi (MEMRI)

    01/15/2005 3:20:01 AM PST · by Stoat · 13 replies · 1,959+ views
    Announcement - No. 16 January 13, 2005 No.16 London Mayor Ken Livingstone's Defense of Islamist Cleric Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi     This past summer, Islamist cleric Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi visited London to establish the International Council of Muslim Clerics. He was hosted by London Mayor Ken Livingstone at City Hall. The visit was surrounded by criticism of Mayor Livingstone for hosting the sheikh, who is considered a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and who also heads The European Council for Fatwa and Research. In response to the continued criticism, Mayor Livingstone called a January 11, 2005 press conference,...
  • Terrorists won't win: London mayor

    07/07/2005 5:39:07 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 42 replies · 1,154+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 7th July 2005
    LONDON mayor Ken Livingstone said the terrorists who attacked the British capital today can never destroy the city's principles of freedom and harmony. "Nothing you do, no matter how many of us you kill, will stop that flight to our cities where freedom is strong and where people can live in harmony with one another," Mayor Livingstone said in Singapore just 24 hours after London was named the host of the 2012 Olympics.
  • Save Water: Don't Flush, Says Livingstone (Europe Is "Superior" To Us *How*, Exactly...?)

    06/28/2005 5:06:20 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 44 replies · 1,346+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | 6/29/2005 | Sam Coates and Tosin Sulaiman
    KEN LIVINGSTONE has told Londoners not to flush the lavatory after relieving themselves. The Mayor of London said that dramatic action was needed to prevent an acute water shortage and painted a vision of standpipes in the streets if nothing is done. Mr Livingstone made the comments while inaugurating a public education campaign to promote water conservation. He said that he could ask ministers for an immediate hosepipe and sprinkler ban if the situation deteriorated. Modifying lavatory habits was an important part of this programme, he said. “The quickest and most dramatic impact is, don’t use a sprinkler or hose...
  • London - Sharon is war criminal says Livingstone

    03/03/2005 10:17:42 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 338+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | March 4, 2005 | Hugh Muir
    Ken Livingstone has reignited his dispute with Britain's Jewish leaders by launching a provocative attack on the "war criminal" Ariel Sharon. In a riposte to criticism from the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the London mayor accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" and said its prime minister should be imprisoned. He also accused Israel of demonising Muslims. Writing in the Guardian, he again rejected accusations of anti-semitism arising from his confrontation two weeks ago with the Jewish newspaper reporter he likened to a German concentration camp guard. But while stressing his steadfast opposition to racism and his regard for...
  • Pro-Hijab Campaign Moves to European Parliament

    02/21/2005 6:53:03 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 3 replies · 368+ views
    Islam Online ^ | February 21, 2005 | Ahmad Maher
    CAIRO, February 21, 2005 (IslamOnline.net) – Pro-hijab activists are taking their case to the European Parliament with a written declaration that, if adopted, would ask European countries to respect the freedom of faith and dressing. The much-anticipated Written Declaration will see the light Wednesday, February 23, in a press conference organized at the Strasbourg-based European Parliament by the London-based Assembly for the Protection of Hijab (Protect Hijab). The event will be co-chaired by MEP Caroline Lucas and a number of her fellow MEPs. “We are really grateful to MEP Lucas and her colleagues,” Protect Hijab’s coordinator, Abeer Pharaon, told IslamOnline.net...
  • Jewish reporter acted like camp guard, says mayor

    02/13/2005 6:14:19 AM PST · by crazycat · 3 replies · 401+ views
    London Times ^ | February 11, 2005 | Tom Baldwin
    KEN LIVINGSTONE was accused last night of having “lost the plot” after an angry confrontation with a Jewish journalist who, he said, was behaving “just like a concentration camp guard”. The Mayor clashed with Oliver Finegold, a reporter from the London Evening Standard, on Wednesday night at a party marking the 20th anniversary of Chris Smith becoming the first openly gay MP.
  • London Mayor to Celebrate Castro

    01/17/2005 3:11:33 PM PST · by pissant · 17 replies · 529+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/17/05 | staff
    London's mayor Ken Livingstone, who calls President George W. Bush "the greatest threat to life on this planet,” wants to celebrate Cuba's communist revolution by inviting Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to visit his city. The visit would take place on the 50th anniversary of Castro’s return to Cuba to launch the guerrilla war that led to his communist takeover in 1959. Once known as "Red Ken" as a member of England's loony left and leader of the Greater London Council, Livingstone is a great admirer of Cuba and has praised its health and educational systems, which he compares favorably to...
  • Congestion charge rises to Ł8 a day

    12/06/2004 2:52:51 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 4 replies · 302+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12/1/04 | Paul Marston
    Ken Livingstone yesterday announced a 60 p er cent increase in the London congestion charge, drawing criticism from motoring organisations and business leaders. The increase, from Ł5 a day to Ł8, provoked accusations of bad faith against the city's mayor, who indicated at the time of the scheme's launch two years ago that the toll would not be raised for 10 years. The new tariff, which will be set at Ł7 for fleet vans and lorries, is expected to raise an additional Ł50 million a year when it comes into effect next summer. The proceeds are likely to be used...
  • London Mayor To Host Pro-Hijab Press Conference

    02/08/2004 10:26:16 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 12 replies · 232+ views
    Islam Online ^ | February 8, 204 | Ahmad Maher
    "Any form of discrimination against Muslims' religious freedom has the effect of stigmatizing them," said Livingstone. CAIRO, February 8 (IslamOnline.net) - London Mayor, Ken Livingstone, will defend Muslim women’s rights to wear hijab at a press conference Tuesday, February 10, at the Greater London Authority, sending a "good signal" for the rest of European countries, one of the organizer said Sunday, February 8. Organized jointly by the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) and Muslim Women Society (MWS), the Livingstone-hosted conference will go concurrently with the French parliament vote on a law banning hijab in state-run schools. "Livingstone is going to...