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  • NFL 'on track' to deliver UK-based franchise within six years as sport's fan base grows

    01/20/2016 3:05:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 January 2016 | MATT MALTBY
    The NFL are 'on track' to deliver a permanent UK-based American football franchise within the next six years, spokesman Mark Waller has insisted. Since 2007, London's Wembley Stadium has been home to the National Football League's International Series by hosting regular-season matches. Jacksonville Jaguars ‒ who are owned by Shahid Khan, the Fulham owner ‒ have played a game a season there since 2013 and now a permanent move for an NFL team appears to be likely.
  • UK MPs Ruled by Sharia Law: Politicians Face Alcohol Ban as New Offices Governed by Islam

    01/31/2016 2:01:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    The Sunday Express (UK) ^ | 1/29/16 | Alex Culbertson
    Politicians could face an alcohol ban as the new offices they will be moving into are ruled by Sharia law.MPs are to be rehoused temporarily in Richmond House while Parliament undergoes much-needed repair. But the building, 91 metres down the road, was transferred from the British Government to wealthy Middle Eastern businessmen and banks under an Islamic bond scheme, called Sukuk, in 2014 in George Osborne's bid to make the UK a global hub for Islamic finance. The lease terms stipulate the building is governed under Islamic law - which includes the banning of alcohol on the activities. A Whitehall...
  • George Galloway bans Israel supporters from election events

    01/24/2016 6:12:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 1/24/2016, 1:46 PM | Ari Soffer
    Controversial anti-Israel politician and London Mayoral candidate George Galloway has been accused of "fascism," after refusing a man entry to his events because he is pro-Israel. Jewish activist Ben Gross of the Israel Advocacy Movement had attempted to enter a public talk by Galloway last week, but was rejected and physically blocked from entering. If Gross was under any doubt as to why he was turned away, Galloway himself quickly made it clear to his audience that it was his pro-Israel sympathies which made him a persona non grata. ...
  • Muslims Beat and Kick Swedes On Street in Broad Daylight

    01/11/2016 4:12:21 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 11, 2016 | Youtube
    Beating Swedes unconscious. Short video
  • Thandie Newton slams Starbucks over controversial statue as coffee shop chain comments on backlash

    01/06/2016 10:02:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | January 6, 2016 | Alistair McGeorge
    Crash star Thandie Newton has blasted Starbucks after she was offended by a controversial statue she saw in a store in central London. The British actress hit out at a black figure offering Colombian coffee beans on the counter, and didn't hold back as she took to Twitter to publicly call out the company.
  • Mast Brothers ADMIT 'misleading' the public by melting down another chocolatier's products to [tr]

    12/23/2015 8:26:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2015 | Stephanie Linning
    Two brothers behind a popular brand of craft chocolate have apologized for 'misleading' customers after they were accused of 'defrauding the public' by allegedly covering-up how some of their bars used to be made. Rick and Michael Mast, who both sport impressive beards, launched Mast Brothers chocolate in New York in 2007. Their range, which costs up to $23 (£16) a bar, is now on sale at flagship stores in Brooklyn, New York, and London's trendy east end.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Takes on Donald Trump, Says His Views Are "Un-American and Wrong"

    12/17/2015 5:57:56 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 65 replies
    US ^ | Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon
    Saying it how it is. Jimmy Kimmel invited presidential hopeful Donald Trump onto his show on Wednesday, December 16 — and gave the real-estate magnate a grilling on his controversial immigration and anti-Muslim views. The television appearance, which was rescheduled after Trump pulled out of a prior scheduled appearance, gave the GOP candidate a chance to explain some of his more outrageous policies.
  • FBI monitors Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat at Masjid Al-Falah Queens New York

    09/15/2009 5:14:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 695+ views
    Bill Warner - blog ^ | July 11, 2009 | Posted by Bill Warner
    SNIPPET: "The Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) name has come up before in connection with terrorism plots, including the October 2002 Portland Seven and the September 2002 Lackawanna Six cases in the United States, as well as the August 2006 plot to bomb airliners en route from London to the United States, the July 7, 2005, London Underground bombings and the July 2007 attempted bombings in London and Glasgow, Scotland. Over the past several years we also have received several queries about TJ from U.S. law enforcement officials who are concerned about the groups presence and activities in the United States. U.S....
  • Airline bomb plot: mosque has been recruiting ground for 20 years

    09/08/2009 9:48:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 422+ views
    Times on line ^ | 9/9/09 | Sean O'Neill,
    A mosque frequented by the leader of the airline plot terrorist cell has been a recruiting ground for extremists for more than 20 years. The Queens Road mosque in Walthamstow, northeast London, where Abdulla Ahmed Ali met his associates, is controlled by the ultraorthodox Tablighi Jamaat. Intelligence services around the world believe that Tablighis fundamentalism makes some of its followers easy prey for terrorist recruiters. Two decades ago the same mosque was hosting talks by followers of Omar Bakri Mohammed, one of the first Islamic clerics in Britain to preach jihad. The disclosure of the mosques history indicates that, despite...
  • 'Trump's not wrong -- we can't wear uniform in our OWN cars': Five London police officers claim

    12/10/2015 8:13:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/2015 | By MARTIN ROBINSON
    * Donald Trump claims Met police are terrified in radical areas of the capital * Scotland Yard hit back in rare statement: 'Trump could not be more wrong' * But several serving officers said there are some safety fears in London * One said: 'Trump's not wrong. He pointed out something plainly obvious' *Another said: 'Islamification is occurring. You have to have extra vigilance' * Cameron and Boris lead condemnation but Trump calls critics 'foolish' * 7 people per second sign 200,000-strong petition calling for UK to ban him ____________________________________________________ Serving police officers today backed Donald Trump's claim that some...
  • Chemical attack foiled in UK

    11/22/2003 12:41:16 PM PST · by Destro · 17 replies · 135+ views
    news24.com ^ | 22/11/2003 15:50 | AFP
    Chemical attack foiled in UK 22/11/2003 15:50 - (SA) London - A terror attack in Britain was foiled after a company financed by "the Islamic community" tried to buy a large quantity of toxic chemicals, arousing the supplier's suspicions, the Financial Times newspaper reported on Saturday. British laboratory Amersham Biosciences received an order in Autumn 2002 for 500kg of saponin from a company giving a London post office box address, the newspaper said. It said the "terrorist group" planning to launch the lethal attacks was London-based. "Their plot came to light when the supplier became suspicious about the quantities of...
  • Police warn more attacks 'highly likely' as officers treat Tube horror as 'terrorist incident'

    12/05/2015 3:51:40 PM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 12/5/2015 | Alex Wellman
    Trending Syria airstrikes ISIS Terrorism Oscar Pistorius Walking With The Wounded Technology Money Travel Fashion Mums Home News UK News British Transport Police Leytonstone stabbing: Police warn more attacks 'highly likely' as officers treat Tube horror as 'terrorist incident' 22:41, 5 Dec 2015 Updated 23:27, 5 Dec 2015 By Alex Wellman WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Officers call on people to be vigilant in the face of possible terrorist atrocities following London Underground attack Shares Play 0:00 / 0:28 Fullscreen Mute Share Police have warned that a terror attack is "highly likely" to hit the UK after revealing they are treating a...
  • Tube terror as knifeman screaming 'this is for Syria' slashes man's throat before being Tasered....

    12/05/2015 1:17:57 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-5-2015 | Darren Boyle
    An knifeman slashed a man's throat at a busy London tube station shouting 'this is for Syria' before being Tasered by the police. The suspect attacked the man at Leytonstone underground station shortly after 7pm. Eyewitnesses claimed the man shouted 'this is for Syria' and 'all of your blood will be spilled' during the terrifying attack.
  • Four men are arrested in Luton on suspicion of plotting terror attacks

    12/02/2015 9:00:43 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 6 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | December 2nd, 2015 | Hugo Gye
    Four men were arrested in Luton today on suspicion of terrorism offences in a raid orchestrated by national anti-terror police. Scotland Yard announced that the men, who are in their 30s, were being questioned in London over claims they were 'involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism'. Officers searched seven houses in the Bedfordshire town as well as a number of cars in the area following dawn raids at 6am.
  • Fmr London Mayor: 7/7 Suicide Bombers ‘Gave Their Lives…In Protest’

    11/27/2015 4:32:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/27/15 | Kerry Picket
    Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London and member of Britain’s Labour Party, excused the terrorists who were part of the 2005 London terrorist attacks and instead blamed then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.Appearing on BBC Thursday, Livingstone, who was mayor of London at the time of the attacks, said of the suicide bombers, “Go and look what they put on their website. They did those killings because of our invasion of Iraq. They gave their lives, they said what they believed, they took Londoners’ lives in protest against our invasion of Iraq.”He added, “and we were lied to by Tony Blair about...
  • Justin Trudeau meets Queen in London

    11/25/2015 1:56:50 PM PST · by Dartman · 18 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Nov.25/15 | Bruce Cheadle
    LONDON -- Justin Trudeau has reacquainted himself with the Queen, this time as the prime minister of Canada rather than the son of Canada's parliamentary leader. Trudeau, making his second whirlwind tour on the international summit circuit in as many weeks, is at Buckingham Palace. Trudeau is travelling with his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, and two of their three youngsters, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, are along for the trip. The Queen also met Sophie and the two youngest Trudeau children. Afterwards, Trudeau is set to deliver a speech at Canada House in Trafalgar Square, followed by a sit-down with Prime Minister David...
  • Obama: Packages had explosives

    10/29/2010 2:14:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 62 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/29/10 | MATT NEGRIN & ABBY PHILLIP
    The packages found on U.S.-bound airplanes contained explosives and were intended to hit two places of Jewish worship in Chicago, President Obama announced Friday. The packages originated in Yemen and were identified in Dubai and London, he said, calling it a credible terrorist threat against our country.
  • 2002 Anniversary: London Muslims “Celebrate” 9/11

    11/24/2015 11:03:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 14 replies
    City-Journal.org ^ | Autumn 2002 | FARRUKH DHONDY
    An obscene spectacle took place in North London on September 11, 2002. A thousand Muslims gathered at the Finsbury Park mosque to “celebrate” the bombing of the World Trade Center. The Metropolitan Police deployed a force 500-strong to protect the meeting, called “A Towering Day in History,” from disruption. A dozen or so menacing-looking men with kaffiyehs over their faces stood on the mosque’s steps to prevent unfriendly journalists from entering.....
  • Security scare delays KLM flight; two ‘suspicious’ men removed from plane

    11/22/2015 6:45:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Dutch News ^ | 11/22/15
    London police removed two ‘suspicious’ men from a KLM flight to Amsterdam shortly before take off on Saturday night, broadcaster Nos said.The broadcaster bases its claim on two Dutch eyewitnesses – a cameraman and journalist for television talk show Brandpunt – who were on board the plane.They reported that the two ‘dark skinned’ men were wearing thick coats and refused to make contact with the cabin crew. ‘Other passengers also said they were making odd gestures,’ Roel van Hees said via Twitter.The plane was taxiing for take off when the crew decided to abort the flight and head back to...
  • Saddam Regime Document Dated May 1999 Reveals Plans for Terrorist Attacks in Europe (Translation).

    04/24/2007 7:11:23 AM PDT · by jveritas · 152 replies · 7,731+ views
    Docex/FMSO/Pentagon Iraqi documents Website | April 24 2007 | jveritas
    Some of you may have read an article by Stephan Hayes of the Weekly Standard where he wrote about terrorist operations planed by Saddam regime in May 1999 to be conducted in Europe and elsewhere. The code name of the terrorist operations was called Blessed July. The operations were planned by Uday Saddam Hussein who was in charge of Saddam Feedeyeens and they called him as well the Supervisor or the Commander as you will read in the translation below. This Iraqi document ISGZ-2004-01894 is yet another powerful proof that Saddam regime was heavily involved with terrorism and President...
  • Watch VIDEO: Muslims around the world CELEBRATE the jihad victory in Paris

    Muslims around the world celebrate the Islamic victory in Paris, France. (Video source Jean-Baptiste Kim, thanks to Kenny) This “celebration” happened in London, UK this afternoon by Pakistani Muslims. And the wild thing is, all day I have been listening to talking heads and French mourners tell us that this has “nothing to do with religion.” Apologists for savagery, they explain, “They just want to kill.” Uh yes, but if we deny the motive the West is in for a world of pain. This is just the opening salvo.
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal Says Muslim ‘No-Go Zones’ Do Exist, Despite Fox News Apology

    11/14/2015 2:41:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/19/15 | Thomas Halleck
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal refused to back down on the existence of Muslim "no-go zones" following a speech in London Monday where he called them "startling." Fox News apologized for similar on-air claims following the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, stating there was "no credible information to support" that "no-go zones," or areas where non-Muslims were not welcome, existed at all in London. In his speech before the Henry Jackson Society, a British think tank, Jindal said it was "startling to think that any country would allow, even unofficially, for a so-called no-go zone. The idea that...
  • Death to Capitalism? Visitors to Marxs Grave Balk at Fee

    10/25/2015 7:10:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    Th Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/25/2015 | ALISTAIR MACDONALD and ESE ERHERIENE
    HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDONOn a summer visit to the grave of Karl Marx, Ben Gliniecki found that he would have to pay 4, or about $6, to pay respects to the man who sounded the death knell for private property. Mr. Gliniecki, a Marxist, said no. Personally, I think it is disgusting, the 24-year-old political activist said. There are no depths of irony, or bad taste, to which capitalists wont sink if they think they can make money out of it. The charity that looks after this cemetery has long taken swipe at a different irony: Karl Marxs decision to buy...
  • Russia Proposes Superhighway Linking New York And London

    10/05/2015 9:32:11 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 63 replies
    MotorAuthority ^ | March 30, 2015 | Stephen Edelstein
    What if U.S. citizens could drive...to Asia? A new proposal from Russia would see the country connected to the U.S. by highway bridge as part of a massive superhighway crossing the length of Russia, ultimately linking New York and London. Called the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR). the ambitious project was proposed by Russian Railways head Vladimir Yakunin earlier this month, according to CNN. The route would include some pre-existing roads to reach London and New York, but would still require thousands of miles of tarmac across the width of Russia. This would be laid alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railwaythe longest...
  • New York Jets bring 350 rolls of toilet paper to London

    10/03/2015 4:57:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    LONDON, - Officials with the New York Jets confirmed the team brought 350 rolls of toilet paper to London so they wouldn't have to use the thinner, British version. The Jets, scheduled for a Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins at London's Wembley Stadium, had more than 5,000 items shipped to London ahead of their Friday arrival in the city, including 350 rolls of toilet paper. Team officials said the toilet paper in London is thinner than what the team members would be used to from the United States. "Some may say that's a little over the top or whatnot,...
  • Something Snapped: Cereal Cafe a Flashpoint in Class-Riven London

    10/01/2015 8:29:24 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    nbc news ^ | 10-1-2015 | AP
    <p>LONDON -- One of London's fastest-changing neighborhoods is echoing to the snap, crackle and pop of conflict.</p> <p>An East End cafe that serves 120 varieties of breakfast cereal along with 30 kinds of milk has become a surprising flashpoint for protest in a city increasingly polarized between rich and poor.</p>
  • Leather, Guns and Tweed: A New Era for Purdey at Audley House.

    09/28/2015 4:55:33 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 9/28/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    Leather, Guns and Tweed: A ‘New’ Era for Purdey at Audley House. Sep 28th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports, Style | by Jared Paul Stern For over 200 years James Purdey & Sons of London has been crafting the world’s finest bespoke shotguns and rifles. The firm has enjoyed royal patronage since 1838, when Queen Victoria placed her first order, for a pair of pistols. King Edward VII granted the first official Royal Warrant to the founder’s son, James Purdey the Younger, in 1868, a practice continued by each successive English royal including Prince Charles and the present...
  • London Mosque fire: over 70 firefighters tackle blaze

    09/27/2015 2:30:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:21PM BST 26 Sep 2015 | Camilla Turner
    A large fire has has broken out at a south London mosque. There are 70 firefighters tackling the blaze at the Baitul Futuh mosque in Morden. The London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent investigating officers and the incident has been referred to the police.
  • Art showing Isil menacing Sylvanian Families removed from exhibition

    09/26/2015 5:16:34 PM PDT · by windcliff · 5 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9-26-15 | Telegraph writers
    The Passion for Freedom exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London was intended to highlight the work of "courageous artists" fighting censorship and highlighting oppression around the world. But one group of works, showing animals from the Sylvanian Families range of toys being menaced by other figurines dressed in the clothes of Isil fighters, has been removed from the show on the advice of the police. 'MICE-IS', a collection of seven tableaux by an artist known as Mimsy, was selected to appear in the six-day exhibition, which closes today. Speaking to The Telegraph in March, Mimsy explained that she had...
  • Huge fire hits largest mosque in Britain

    09/26/2015 11:13:10 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 147 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | September 26, 2015 | ROB VIRTUE
    Around 70 firefighters in 10 fire engines are battling the blaze at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London Road. People attending for prayers were evacuated from the building after the ground and first floors were hit. Shocked onlookers gathered opposite the mosque, watching a dark plume of smoke billowing out of the building's roof, before they were ushered behind a police cordon. Ambulance officials say one man has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation but there are so far no other injuries reported. Up to 10,000 people can fit inside the mosque but it is not known how many...
  • Inquiry Launched Into 'Bugging" Muslim MP

    02/03/2008 9:56:30 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 161+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2008 | Robert Winnett
    Inquiry launched into 'bugging' of Muslim MP By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor Last Updated: 1:52am GMT 04/02/2008 Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, has launched a formal inquiry into claims a senior Labour Muslim MP had been bugged during private meetings with a constituent. David Davis' bugging warning letter in full Leader: Reasoning to listen with Sadiq Khan MP Scotland Yard is alleged to have eavesdropped on meetings between Sadiq Khan, a Government whip, and a terrorist suspect currently being held in prison. The police and security services have been barred from bugging MPs for more than 40 years. Watch:...
  • Labour Selects Muslim Lawyer to Stand for London Mayor

    09/11/2015 12:32:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    London could get its first Muslim mayor after the main opposition Labour party selected Sadiq Khan, a bus drivers son and former government minister, as its candidate Friday. Khan, a former human rights lawyer, will stand in elections being held next May to decide who should follow Conservative Boris Johnson, one of Britains best-known politicians, into City Hall. While the mayor of London has fewer powers than in comparable world cities such as New York, it is a high-profile job which usually attracts ambitious figures.
  • Thief casually swipes woman's purse as she's doing her shopping

    09/01/2015 2:08:08 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 11 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 12:27, 1 September 2015 Updated 13:29, 1 September 2015 | By Will Oliphant
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  • The top ten most unexpected words added to the online Oxford dictionary

    08/27/2015 4:07:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/15 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    The online Oxford dictionary has added 1,000 new words to its database. The latest additions have been announced, highlighting the things British people have been talking about in the summer of 2015, such as inconsiderate commuters, solidified waste and unacceptable service charges. Here are ten of the most unexpected words on the list: manspreading (noun): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seat awesomesauce (adjective): extremely good; excellent bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks...
  • London's sky pool will let the super-rich swim through the air

    08/21/2015 6:06:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Developers in London are building what they claim is the world's first "sky pool" a 25-meter-long swimming pool suspended 10 stories in the air between two blocks of luxury flats. The transparent pool at Embassy Gardens will be three meters deep with a water depth of 1.2 meters, and will be constructed with the help of aquarium designers using 20-cm-thick glass. The pool will allow residents to swim between the development's roof-top bar, spa, and orangery (a walkway will be available as well), with prices for apartments and penthouses in the complex starting at 602,000 ($942,572). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "It will...
  • Amelia and Oliver top 62,000 DIFFERENT baby names in Britain ["Muhammad topped boys names..."]

    08/18/2015 5:44:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 29 replies
    Express, UK ^ | Aug 18, 2015 | Express, UK
    While Amelia and Oliver were the favourite names nationally, Muhammad topped boys names in London. And when spelling alternatives including Mohammed, Muhamad and Muhammet were combined, the traditionally Muslim name even overhauled Oliver as the national favourite boys name...The data, released by the Office of National Statistics, revealed that 6,649 boys born in 2014 were called Oliver, with 5,800 were named Jack. There were also 3,588 Muhammads, 2,536 Mohammeds and 1,116 Mohammads a total of 7,240 babies.
  • Man Probably Had No Idea Camera Was Rolling Before He Made His Next Move Now Hes Wanted by Police

    08/17/2015 11:47:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | august 17, 2015 | oliver darcy
    A man in London was caught on camera keying an Aston Martin, causing approximately $14,000 in damage, the Metropolitan Police Service said. Authoritiespublished video of the incident on Facebook Monday as an appeal to find the man responsible for the action. Officers from Hackney would like to trace a man with a baby in a pushchair after he deliberately keyed 9,000 worth of damage to an Aston Martin, police said.
  • Victims of the Great Plague 'discovered' at Liverpool Street station

    08/13/2015 8:49:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | August 12, 2015 | unattributed
    A mass burial site that may contain 30 victims of the Great Plague has been discovered in the City of London. The skeletons were found during excavation of the Bedlam burial ground at Liverpool Street, which will serve the cross-London Crossrail line. A headstone found nearby was marked 1665. Scientists hope to establish whether bubonic plague or some other pestilence was the cause of death. The skeletons will be analysed by the Museum of London Archaeology. Archaeologists said the fact the individuals appear to have been buried on the same day suggest they were victims of the Plague. Crossrail lead...
  • Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade

    08/11/2015 12:30:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | AP
    Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex tradeLONDON (AP) Amnesty International has approved a controversial policy to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints by womens rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning. At its decision-making forum in Dublin on Tuesday, the human rights group approved the resolution to recommend full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work. It argues its research suggests decriminalization is the best way to defend sex workers human rights.
  • Peasant Revolt Hits London

    08/10/2015 10:29:06 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    New Historian ^ | June 13, 2015 | Daryl Worthington
    The 13th June marks the anniversary of the day Wat Tyler led the Peasants Revolt of 1381 into London. The English capital descended into chaos as the peasants burnt and looted the city, cementing the revolt as the most significant peasant uprising in the feudal period of English history. Originating in the South-East of England, it was when the revolt reached London that its significance became apparent. The peasants went on to capture the Tower of London, a feat which had never been done before. Two powerful figures, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Kings Treasurer, were killed by the...
  • Politically Correct Babel on the Thames

    07/29/2015 12:00:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | July 29, 2015 | Julius OMalley
    Politically Correct Babel on the ThamesOn July 20th 2015 a new mandatory requirement for employment by the London Metropolitan Police was introduced: applicants must be fluent in a second language other than English. That police force, The Met, is understandably the UKs largest.
  • THOUSANDS PROTEST PLAN TO CONVERT CATHOLIC HOSPITAL CHAPEL INTO ISLAMIC PRAYER ROOM

    06/29/2015 11:39:22 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 24 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition protesting a proposal to turn a Catholic hospital chapel into a Muslim prayer room.
  • Turkish Police Disperse Gay Pride Marchers

    06/28/2015 11:07:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered for gay pride parades, parties and celebrations around the world Sunday. Most events were peaceful, but in Istanbul, Turkish police fired water cannon and rubber pellets to disperse a crowd. It was not immediately clear why Turkish police stopped marchers in Istanbul, where gay pride parades have been held in previous years. Turkish media reported that police said people would not to be allowed to march this year. In New York, massive crowds gathered ahead of the citys annual gay pride parade, which was first held in 1970. Organizers said they expected a record...
  • Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite....

    06/28/2015 9:49:20 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 June 2015 | Euan McLelland For MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Marie Stopes doctor and nurses 'bungled woman's abortion then sent her home despite symptoms of internal bleeding that killed her just hours later' A doctor and two nurses appeared in court today charged with the manslaughter of a pregnant woman who died from massive blood loss following a bungled abortion. Aisha Chithira, 32, had travelled from Dublin to a west London branch of the Marie Stopes clinic for the procedure on January 21, 2012 and collapsed hours later in a taxi in Slough, Berkshire. The cause of her death was given as 'extensive internal bleeding' following the abortion,...
  • Stowaway Survives 10-Hour Flight, as Another Body Crashes From 1,000 Feet

    06/19/2015 11:52:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    The body of a suspected stowaway was found atop an office building in West London on Thursday, and is believed to have plunged around 1,400ft from a Boeing 747 as it approached Heathrow Airport. Meanwhile, another man is in critical condition in hospital after being discovered an hour earlier in the undercarriage of the aircraft British police are investigating both incidents. The survivor is believed to have climbed aboard the British Airways plane at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg before traveling over 8,000 miles from South Africa, largely in temperatures as low as -81 Fahrenheit on the 10-hour...
  • New hideous huge London feminist hell dog statue

    06/11/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 125 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Our friends in London have new delight… appropriately close to where Tyburn Tree stood, near Marble Arch.From ihorror.com: There’s a new statue on public display in London that is meant to “inspire” and “delight” those who pass it on their daily commute, though we’re thinking words like “terrify,” “horrify” and “petrify” are more fitting for this particular piece of art.It’s called ‘She Guardian,’ and Russian artist Dashi Namdakov has spent the last two years sculpting the towering figure out of four massive tons of bronze. Measuring 36-feet high, the artist says the attention-grabbing piece expresses a sense of maternal protectiveness, which...
  • John Lennon's Guitar, Stolen 52 Years Ago, Turns Up in San Diego

    06/10/2015 10:21:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/10 | Gene Cubbison and Andie Adams
    A San Diego man discovered the guitar he had unwittingly jammed on for the better part of 45 years once belonged to the legendary John Lennon, stolen from the Beatles in 1963. The story of the long-lost guitar began in 1962, when Lennon and George Harrison picked up two, store-ordered Gibson J-160Es in Liverpool. Lennon played his on tour for about 15 months, until it went missing after a pre-Christmas performance in London. In 1969, it landed in the hands of John McCaw, a San Diego building contractor. He told NBC 7 that a friend had unknowingly bought Lennons instrument...
  • British Artists Call to Boycott London Israeli Film Festival

    06/08/2015 3:11:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    A group of 40 British filmmakers and artists have sent an open letter to The Guardian on Monday calling for the Curzon and Odeon cinema chains to stop screenings of an Israeli film festival opening in London this week. Seret 2015, the London Israeli Film and Television Festival, will open Thursday with a gala screening at Bafta, followed by a number of screenings at the aforementioned theaters in the days to follow. Denying the boycott is about refusing to show films by individual filmmakers, the letter stresses cinemas should cancel the screenings because the Israeli state is promoting this festival...
  • Bystanders lift double-decker bus off unicyclist (Video)

    05/29/2015 11:30:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Airdrieecho.com ^ | 5-29-2015
    About 100 people in London swarmed a double-decker bus to lift it off a unicyclist who'd been run down during rush hour Thursday evening. Police said the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Witness Kyra Sam told the U.K. Standard she was walking to the Walthamstow market when she heard screams. "I'm really amazed at the strength of Walthamstow. No one hesitated to push the bus off, I was in shock. "Everyone really came together to help. It was really nice to see that in the face of something so awful." A witness posted a video of the...
  • George Galloway announces he will run for London Mayor

    05/28/2015 9:43:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-28-2015 | BBC
    Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London. The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter. Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan "Dad, you've got to do this. I've got your back!". "I'm standing for Mayor of London 2016," he added. On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election. The seat was won by...