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  • Fury as gallery removes Victorian Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece of pubescent naked nymphs [tr]

    02/01/2018 5:32:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2018 | Amie Gordon
    A leading art gallery is facing a furious backlash after taking down a Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece in a bid to 'provoke debate'. Manchester Art Gallery has temporarily removed John William Waterhouse's Hylas and the Nymphs in an attempt to rethink historical artwork that 'presents the female body as either a 'passive decorative form' or a 'femme fatale'.'
  • Is the humble sandwich a climate change culprit?

    01/25/2018 7:00:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 58 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 25/1/18 | David Szondy
    Scientists at the University of Manchester have found a surprising global warming culprit – sandwiches. In the first study of its kind, the researchers carried out an in-depth audit of various sandwiches throughout their life cycles and found the triangular meals could be responsible for the equivalent annual carbon emissions of 8.6 million cars in Britain alone. In 1762, or so the story goes, the fourth Earl of Sandwich rocked the culinary world when he couldn't be bothered to leave the gambling table to eat and ordered the servants to just stick some meat between two slices of bread for...
  • #BREAKING: Ongoing Incident at Manchester Hotel

    08/10/2017 2:48:25 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 61 replies ^ | August 10, 2017 | benjamin Sutton
    According to the Manchester Evening News, eyewitnesses say there are emergency vehicles lining the pavement outside of the hotel. One witness stated seeing a woman in blood.
  • Arrests made as Manchester protest by UK Against Hate 'turns nasty'

    06/14/2017 12:49:59 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 June 2017
    Eight people have been arrested following a march by protesters in central Manchester opposing extremism. Thousands gathered in the city almost three weeks after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured more than 110 at an Ariana Grande concert Bottles and flares were thrown as the UK Against Hate group and counter-demonstrators clashed and police said the protest "turned nasty". Greater Manchester's mayor said police "deserve better". 'Incredibly challenging' The mayor, Andy Burnham, criticised protesters on Twitter, pointing out that the force was currently handling one of its largest-ever investigations, into the terrorist atrocity. UK Against Hate said...
  • Why the Odds Favor Islam (Nails it! Excellent points)

    06/12/2017 3:55:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 108 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 12, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    On May 22, an Islamic suicide bomber detonated himself outside a pop concert in Manchester, England, killing and wounding dozens, many of them young children.The terrorist was a 22-year-old named Salman Abedi. A few days after the attack, I was reading an article about the mosque he attended—the Didsbury Mosque. “That’s funny,” I thought looking at the accompanying photo, “that doesn’t look like a mosque, it looks like a church.”Sure enough, as I discovered, the Didsbury Mosque was once the Albert Park Methodist Chapel. It had been bought by the local Syrian Muslim community and transformed into a Muslim...
  • Police: Suspects in Manchester bombing freed without charge

    06/11/2017 7:56:40 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 11, 2017 | staff
    All the suspects arrested over last month's Manchester concert bombing have been released without charge, British police said Sunday, acknowledging that detectives are still not sure whether the attacker had accomplices.
  • Gays Against Sharia March Branded ‘Islamophobic’, Will Be Picketed by LGBT Activists

    06/10/2017 11:17:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2017 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    An event organised by Gays Against Sharia to mark the anniversary of the Orlando shooting has been branded “divisive” and “Islamophobic” by LGBT activists planning a counter-protest. The organisers of the Unite Against Hate march, set to take place in Manchester on Sunday, say they organised the event to “honour the victims of hate”, including the 49 people who lost their lives at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, Florida, at the hands of an Islamic terrorist on June 12, 2016. Planned speakers include author Shazia Hobbs, a Glaswegian who was forced into an arranged marriage at 18 with a man who...
  • Arsonists Strike 2 Kosher Restaurants In Terror-Scarred Manchester

    06/07/2017 3:55:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Forward ^ | June 7, 2017 Read more:
    Police in Manchester, in northeastern England, say that arson attacks on two kosher restaurants are “anti-Semitic hate crimes.” The attacks, which police say they believe are linked, took place in the north Manchester neighborhood of Prestwich within five days of each other, the latest on Tuesday, the London-based Jewish Chronicle reported. On Friday night, two people threw a firebomb at the Taam restaurant in an attack caught on surveillance camera. The firebomb failed to ignite, leading one of the attackers to throw a stone through the establishment’s front window. Early on Tuesday morning, unknown attackers forced open a window at...
  • Why Jihadis Attack Concerts: Understanding the Manchester Massacre

    06/05/2017 3:30:56 PM PDT · by all the best · 12 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | David Wood
    On the four-year anniversary of the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby by two converts to Islam, a Muslim suicide bomber named Salman Abedi attacked exiting fans at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 and injuring 59 others. Can we understand this brutal attack? Only if we turn to the Muslim sources.
  • Backpacks banned at Swiss concerts following Manchester attack

    06/05/2017 12:54:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 5 June 2017 09:11 CEST+02:00
    Swiss concert promoter ABC Productions has banned backpacks from all its concerts in Switzerland in response to the terror attack at the Manchester Arena concert venue two weeks ago. Twenty-two people were killed and many more injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in the northern UK city on May 22nd. In a statement, ABC Productions said it is “aware of its great responsibility in safety matters.” “As a consequence of the tragic events in the Manchester Arena as well as the constantly changing demands of touring safety and artist management,...
  • Vanity: Donations to Manchester Victims Going to Bring in More Muslims Refugees

    06/04/2017 5:36:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    VANITY / various
    Manchester concert today suggested making donations to the British Red Cross. Where's that money going in part? REFUGEE SUPPORT. A charity event for victims of Muslim crime are giving money to bring more crime and death into their own country. For reference for conservative media that wants to verify: Viewers watching live broadcasts and streams of the star-studded event were encouraged to give to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, which was set up by the city council and the British Red Cross. Donors were able to contribute by text or online, and collectively coughed up £2 million ($2.6...
  • Katy Perry's Advice to Manchester - "Always Choose Love"

    06/04/2017 2:41:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 4, 2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    During Ariana Grande's "One Love Manchester" benefit concert, Katy Perry offered her advice to the grieving people. "It's not easy to always choose love, is it, especially in moments like this... but love conquers fear and love conquers hate, and this love you choose will give you strength, and it's our greatest power. "As you stand here, all of you here..standing next to a stranger...just touch the next person, touch the person next to you. Tell them I love you, look in their eyes. "I encourage you to choose love, even when it's difficult. Let no one take that...
  • Ring of steel set to protect 50,000 fans: Huge security operation in place as Ariana [tr]

    06/04/2017 4:55:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 96 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2017 | James Tozer
    A massive security operation involving armed police from around the country will be in place to protect 50,000 fans at tomorrow’s One Love Manchester charity concert. Particular focus will be on those leaving the Old Trafford cricket ground after 22 people died and dozens were injured by suicide bomber Salman Abedi as they left the Manchester Arena last week.
  • The New Mancunians [Steyn on Manchester bombing]

    06/02/2017 5:52:07 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | June 1, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    As the number of Muslims increase, the number of extremists increase. As the number of extremists increase, the number of terrorists increase. As the number of terrorists increase, so the word "terrorist" has to be defined down so that a beleaguered security state can refine its priorities: There's no time for your nickel'n'dime Isis recruits, brides of Isis, "Islamic Fighting Group" commanders, bomb-makers, embassy-bombing masterminds... When it's an ever more stretched net with ever more gaping holes, everyone slips through. Salman Abedi did not become a terrorist, a murderer, an "extremist", until the final moments of his life. But it's...
  • Does Manchester Need a Concert with Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry?

    06/01/2017 6:31:24 AM PDT · by Mafe · 31 replies ^ | May 31, 2017 | Michael Brown
    I assume the performers mean well. I assume they intend their concert to be an act of redemption and healing for the people of Manchester, England. But does this hurting city really need a performance featuring Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus (among others)? Is this the best way to bring healing to these open wounds?
  • Scots Muslim Convert Forced to Flee Country After Sick Social Media Rant on Manchester Bombing

    05/31/2017 1:43:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 31 MAY 2017 | MARK MCGIVERN
    Scots Muslim convert forced to flee country after sick social media rant on Manchester bombing causes backlashStreet preacher Hamza Siddiq also asked why Muslims like him should care about the men, women and children who were murdered in the atrocity.A keyboard warrior who ordered the people of Manchester to APOLOGISE after last week’s bombing has fled Scotland. Street preacher Hamza Siddiq also asked why Muslims like him should care about the men, women and children who were murdered. He did a runner after furious locals in his home town of Kirkcudbright confronted him in Tesco and tried to hound him...
  • Terrorism's 'Groundhog Day' Scenario

    05/30/2017 6:29:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 30, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    The terrorism scenario is always the same. Events repeat themselves, like in the film "Groundhog Day." First the video of screaming innocents, as in Manchester, England, where an Islamist detonated a suicide bomb at an Ariana Grande concert, killing at least 22 people, many of them children, and wounding dozens of others. Then, politicians condemn the attack and pledge "solidarity," thoughts and prayers. These are followed by an increased police presence -- or in Manchester's case heavily armed troops in the streets -- as if after-the-fact toughness can rewind the tape. Following that come the flowers, candlelight vigils and songs...
  • We Know What Inspired the Manchester Attack, We Just Won’t Admit It

    05/30/2017 6:12:02 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | 5-30-2017 | Patrick COCKBURN
    In the wake of the massacre in Manchester, people rightly warn against blaming the entire Muslim community in Britain and the world. Certainly one of the aims of those who carry out such atrocities is to provoke the communal punishment of all Muslims, thereby alienating a portion of them who will then become open to recruitment by Isis and al-Qaeda clones. This approach of not blaming Muslims in general but targeting “radicalisation” or simply “evil” may appear sensible and moderate, but in practice it makes the motivation of the killers in Manchester or the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015...
  • Australian Editor Condemned for 'Revolting' Claim Over Manchester Terror Attack

    05/29/2017 7:27:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 24 MAY 2017 | Jonathan Pearlman
    An editor of a conservative magazine in Australia has been widely condemned for a “revolting" claim that the Manchester bombing should have happened at the headquarters of the ABC, Australia's public broadcaster. In comments that have caused a storm on social media and have been referred to the police, Roger Franklin, the online editor of Quadrant, lamented on the magazine’s website that the victims of the bombing were not panelists who had downplayed the threat of terrorism on Monday night’s Q&A programme, which aired before the Manchester attack. If there had been a shred of justice that blast would have...

    LONDON — British police said on Monday they had arrested a 16th person in connection with the Manchester suicide bombing last week. The 23-year-old man was arrested in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, "on suspicion on offences contrary to the terrorism act", Greater Manchester Police said on Twitter. A total of 16 people have been arrested in connection with the attack, in which 22 people died. Two were released without charge, while 14 men remained in custody for questioning, the police said. The news comes as MI5, Britain's domestic intelligence agency, reportedly launched two inquiries into how it missed the threat posed by...