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  • British woman vows to become first female to behead western prisoner in Syria

    08/22/2014 2:20:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/22/2014 | Martin Evans
    A female jihadist from London has vowed to become the first female to behead a western prisoner in Syria. Khadijah Dare, who is originally from Lewisham in south east London, took to Twitter to celebrate the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley. The 22-year-old mother of one, who moved to Syria in 2012 with her Swedish husband and Isil fighter, Abu Bakr, expressed her desire to carry out a similar execution.
  • German-led European consortium comes up with a cheaper proposal for its Eurofighter Typhoon (India)

    08/21/2014 10:24:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    India Today ^ | August 21, 2014 | Manu Pubby
    The world's biggest defence deal is in danger of becom-ing one of the slowest in his-tory. More than two years after India zeroed in on the French Rafale fighter jet-after a tor-tured 11-year selection process-to replace its ageing MiG-21s, the Ger-man-led European consortium which was the runner-up in the race has sought to restart the dogfight by offer-ing a new, cheaper proposal for its Eurofighter Typhoon. The Narendra Modi Government, INDIA TODAY has learnt, is studying the German proposal even as Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has been nego-tiating with France's Dassault, the maker of the Rafale, to finalise agree-ments to...
  • For U.K., Europe, It's One of the Chilliest Augusts in Decades; Snow Possible in Scottish Highlands

    08/21/2014 5:47:21 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    TWC ^ | 21 August 2014 | By Jon Erdman
    Parts of Europe and the U.K. are being plagued by one of the coolest August spells in decades. Forecast high temperatures the next few days were expected to hold in the upper teens to low 20s Celsius (about 62-72 degrees Fahrenheit) over a broad swath from England and Ireland to northern France, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria. "The cool Arctic flow will reach much of central Europe with temperatures 5-6 degrees Celsius below normal," says Leon Brown, meteorologist with The Weather Channel U.K. A few parts of the Scottish Highlands may struggle to see highs reach 8 degrees...
  • Dawn of the dumb – scientists say IQs are beginning to fall in the UK

    Brain boxes had better brace themselves, because the latest bit of bad news is that the world is becoming a dumber place. IQs have not only plateaued in many developed countries around the world – including the UK, Australia, US and in Scandinavian countries – they are actually measurably dropping. It’s an important enough development for it to be the cover story of this week’s New Scientist magazine, which hits newsstands today. Throughout the 20th century, we were getting smarter and smarter – each generation brainier than the last. Scientists were not sure why but, at the rate we were...
  • 'Twice as Many' British Muslims Fighting for ISIS Than in UK Armed Forces

    08/21/2014 1:46:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 08/21/2014 | By Madeline Grant and Damien Sharkov
    There are now more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the British armed forces, according to a British Member of Parliament (MP). Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr in Birmingham, estimates that at least 1,500 young British Muslims have been recruited by extremists fighting in Iraq and Syria in the last three years. Mahmood told Newsweek that this figure had been building since the start of the Syrian conflict: "If you look across the whole of the country, and the various communities involved, 500 going over each year would be...
  • PICTURE: BAE's Hawk T1 turns 40

    08/21/2014 12:38:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | JAMIE HUNTER
    Qinetiq has marked the 40th anniversary of the Hawker Siddeley (now BAE Systems) Hawk jet trainer's first flight by commissioning in-flight pictures of pre-production aircraft XX154 – which remains in use with the Empire Test Pilots’ School. Jamie Hunter/Qinetiq First flight of the T1-standard aircraft was conducted from Dunsfold, Surrey on 21 August 1974, with the trainer flown by test pilot Duncan Simpson OBE. Having subsequently served with experimental and research units, XX154 is now owned by Qinetiq and operated from the UK Ministry of Defence's Boscombe Down site in Wiltshire. It continues to be flown as a test pilot...
  • Bid for knighthood for last British Dambuster gathers momentum

    08/21/2014 10:19:06 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 11 replies
    Bristol Post ^ | 21st August 2014 | Michael Ribbeck
    'THE CAMPAIGN to recognise the last surviving British member of the Dambusters with a knighthood is starting to gain pace thanks to the full backing of a prestigious organisation. As reported in the Bristol Post an online petition has been launched by self-employed consultant Stephen Hadley calling for former RAF man George "Johnny" Johnson, pictured above, to be knighted. The 92-year-old from Westbury-on-Trym was a member of the famous 617 Squadron and has been a leading campaigner for the veterans of Bomber Command to have their efforts officially recognised by the Government. Within a week of the petition being launched...
  • British Muslim calls for action on jihadi subculture after beheading video

    08/21/2014 10:11:16 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 42 replies
    Yahoo News UK ^ | 21st August 2014 | Kate Holton and Raheem Salman
    'A senior British Muslim called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley held hostage in Syria. In Britain, the video caused particular shock as it featured the as yet unidentified man apparently speaking with a southeastern English accent, although the sizeable numbers of young British Muslims fighting with the militants in Iraq and Syria have created concern for some time. Sir Iqbal Sacranie, an adviser to the Muslim Council of Britain, said Britons from across the country's communities had to stop young men being...
  • British Isis militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria' [They call him 'John']

    08/21/2014 9:35:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/21/2014 | Martin Chulov and Josh Halliday
    The English jihadist who beheaded the American journalist James Foley is believed to be the leader of a group of British fighters holding foreign hostages in Syria, sources have told the Guardian. As an international manhunt got under way on Wednesday, the English-speaking militant was identified to the Guardian by one of his former hostages as the ringleader of three British jihadists thought to be the main guards of foreign nationals in Raqqa, a stronghold of Islamic State (Isis) rebels. The militant who appeared on the Foley video, who called himself John and is believed to be from London, was...
  • James Foley's Executioner Is a Known Hostage Negotiator for ISIL

    08/21/2014 1:36:08 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 16 replies
    The Wire ^ | Aug 20 , 2014 | Polly Mosendz
    The tall British executioner was clad in all black and is wearing a facemask, however, sources within Britain are already starting to identify him. He is the allegedly the leader of a group of British ISIL fighters in Syria. He is known, thus far, only as "John." A former hostage of these fighters identified him to The Guardian as the head guard in Raqqa. One of his former hostages described him as "intelligent, educated and a devout believer in radical Islamic teachings." He was born in the United Kingdom.
  • James Foley beheading suspect probably British, David Cameron says

    08/20/2014 9:50:15 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 5 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 20 August 2014 | BBC
    David Cameron has said it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British, as UK police try to confirm the militant's identity. The PM said James Foley's killing was "deeply shocking" but warned it was "not a time for a knee-jerk reaction". He also said the government would "redouble" efforts to stop Britons traveling to fight in Iraq and Syria.
  • Man Rescued Trying To Sail To US In £300 Dinghy

    08/20/2014 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Lord Flash · 20 replies
    Sky News ^ | 8/17/2014
    A man has been rescued five miles off the Dorset coast while attempting to sail to America in a £300 dinghy. The 30-year-old Bulgarian national bought the 14ft vessel from Christchurch harbour on Saturday and then set off on his 3,500-mile voyage across the Atlantic. ... The man, who was alone on the sailing dinghy, refused help when an RNLI lifeboat arrived and kept saying: "I am going west." After refusing assistance for 45 minutes, the crew dragged him on to their boat and took him to shore. ... The man was not wearing a life jacket, his boat had...
  • Nurses on Home Visits to Patients Told to Ask: Can We Kill You?

    08/20/2014 8:41:56 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8/20/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Euthanasia. Rationing. Assisted Suicide. These are the kinds of concerns the pro-life community brought up when Congress pushed through Obamacare and government-run health care. These concerns are already becoming real in the Untied States, but a new story out of the United Kingdom should give Americans a hint as to what’s next.Nurses who are a part of in-home health care programs for the sick, elderly and disabled are coming forward to say they’ve been told to ask such patients not if they need medical help but if they need assistance in killing themselves.The nurses say patients are asked via a...
  • Executioner 'with a British accent' beheads US journalist in the name of ISIS

    08/20/2014 2:51:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    daily mail ^ | 20 August 2014 | James Nye, Ashley Collman, John Hall
    A shocking video has emerged showing an ISIS militant who speaks with a British accent brutally executing an American photojournalist who was kidnapped in Syria two years ago. Graphic footage of the execution appeared in an video titled: 'A Message to the U.S.', in which an apparently coerced James Wright Foley, 40, describes America as his true killers for using airstrikes to assist Kurdish forces in recapturing the Mosul Dam from ISIS militants. Foley - who went missing in 2012 while working for the Global Post news agency in Syria - is then beheaded with a small knife over a...
  • Suicide Teenagers Feared Family Would Keep Them Apart

    08/19/2014 6:39:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 19, 2014
    Suicide Teenagers Feared Family Would Keep Them Apart Charleigh Disbrey, 15, and her Turkish boyfriend Mert Karaoglan,18, ran in front of a train holding hands Suicide teenagers feared family would keep them apart: Charleigh Disbrey, 15, and her Turkish boyfriend Mert Karaoglan,18 Charleigh Disbrey, 15, and her Turkish boyfriend Mert Karaoglan,18 Photo: National Pictures 19 Aug 2014 Two teenagers who feared that their cultural differences meant they would never be accepted as a couple killed themselves by running in front of a train while holding hands, an inquest heard. Charleigh Disbrey, 15, died alongside Mert Karaoglan, her 18-year-old Turkish boyfriend,...
  • Mum of Eight Says She Will Have MORE Children to Claim More Benefits

    08/19/2014 2:38:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Marie Buchan claims she will use a surrogate because she cannot have more children naturally, and says it is 'her right' to have as many kids as she wantsA single mum of eight says she is planning to have more children - so she can claim more benefits and get a bigger council house. And Marie Buchan claims she will use a surrogate for the pregnancies because she cannot have more children naturally. She also said it was “her right” to have as many children as she wanted, the Birmingham Mail reports. Ms Buchan, 32, ignored doctors’ advice to stop...
  • Man Can't Get Refund on £31,000 Child Support Payments Despite DNA Proving He's NOT Father

    08/19/2014 2:02:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | Aug 19, 2014
    Furious Steven Carter is fighting to get the money back after paying the Child Support Agency but waited 23 YEARS to have the paternity testA man claims the Child Support Agency is refusing to refund him £31,000 in payments he made for someone else’s daughter. Steven Carter has been involved in an 11-year dispute with the CSA after he was accused of being the father of a girl he has never met. DNA tests taken this year by Steven and the girl - now aged 22 - finally proved they were not related. But furious Steven, aged 49, said the...
  • 'Filthy', Illegal Immigrant Camp In Calais To Be Closed

    08/19/2014 3:30:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/19/2014 | Andre Walker
    A senior official in Calais has confirmed that it will start demolishing the filthy makeshift camp that is home to as many as 2000 illegal immigrants bound for Britain. Numbers at the 'Jungle 2' camp have swollen in recent months, leading to staff at the UK Border Force admitting they are unable to cope.Deputy Mayor Philippe Mignonet, who is in-charge of immigration told the Daily Express: “The camp will be dismantled. All depends on the Home Office minister to give the instructions to do so.”He pointed out that working as virtual slaves on the UK illegal labour market can appear...
  • A Surge from the Sea [immigrants flooding Europe]

    08/18/2014 9:42:50 PM PDT · by firebrand · 13 replies
    The Economist ^ | August 16, 2014 | The Economist
    ANOTHER weekend, another two thousand-odd immigrants rescued by Italian sailors and coastguards in the Mediterranean. On August 11th the San Giusto, an amphibious transport vessel, landed 1,698 people in Reggio Calabria, a city in southern Italy. The day before, a naval patrol vessel and a frigate disembarked 364 people at ports in eastern Sicily. The number of people arriving in Italy by sea this year may already exceed 100,000. By the end of July approximately 93,000 migrants had been rescued. The previous record for an entire year was set in 2011 when around 60,000 people reached Italian shores at the...
  • The Hate That Starts with Jews Never Ends There (powerful piece by UK's former Chief Rabbi)

    08/18/2014 12:38:51 PM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 4 replies
    The Times of London (originally) ^ | 16 August 2014 | The Right Honourable Lord Sacks Kt
    The novelist Rebecca West once said that Jews, having suffered so much, had an “unsurprisable soul”, In 2000 our daughter, then a university student, attended an anti-globalisation rally in London that turned into a tirade against America, then Israel and finally Jews. “Dad, they hate us,” she said through her tears. Hearing those words in Britain in the 21st century showed me that I had a surprisable soul. Jews in Europe have been shaken these past few weeks by the virulence of the demonstrations about the war in Gaza that also turned into something older and darker. More than a...
  • Letter from London Jew chronicles UK’s embrace of Islamic anti-Semitism

    08/18/2014 9:31:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/18/14 | Robert Spencer
    How quickly Great Britain is descending into darkness. Those who have been appointed to defend her are the ones most responsible for their nation’s certain future of chaos and violence. And the British intelligentsia, as they head to their own destruction and that of their nation, will congratulate themselves that they didn’t give way to the temptation of “Islamophobia.” It used to be that the free world stood together and said, “Never again.” Now a cowed, dhimmi, dying Britain bows low before arrogant and aggressive Islamic supremacists and says, “How about another round?” “Letters: Ancient hatred stalks the land once...
  • London Store Removes Kosher Food to 'Support Gaza'

    08/18/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-18-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A British supermarket chain is at the center of an anti-Semitism row, after a Jewish shopper found that the Kosher section had been completely removed, and was told by the store manager that Kosher food has been taken down because "We support Gaza." Anti-Israel demonstrators had picketed the branch of Sainsbury's in Holborn, central London, part o fa pattern of aggressive calls to boycott Jewish-made Israeli goods - calls that often spilled over into violence. In one incident Saturday, anti-Israel activists trashed a Tesco store in Hodge Hill while waving Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags, throwing produce on the ground...
  • Hotel chain in Britain removes Bibles from rooms

    08/18/2014 4:56:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | August 17, 2014
    The decision by one of Britain’s largest hotel chains to remove Bibles from its rooms has sparked complaints from Christians. Travelodge, which operates 500 hotels, says the Bibles were removed for “diversity reasons,” citing the country’s increasing multicultural influences, the Daily Mail reported. The chain reportedly said that despite the recent uproar, the decision to remove the Bibles was made in 2007. The company said in a statement that the move was designed so as “not to discriminate against any religion.” Now the Bibles, supplied by the Gideon Society, are available at the reception desks for guests to borrow. According...
  • Illegal Immigrants in Tilbury Shipping Container Were 'Sikhs From Afghanistan'

    08/17/2014 9:42:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August17, 2014 | David Barrett
    Illegal Immigrants in Tilbury Shipping Container Were 'Sikhs From Afghanistan' Police reveal more details about 35 men, women and children - including one fatality - found in distress in dockyard Emergency services at the scene in Tilbury Docks Immigrants found screaming for help inside a shipping container at an Essex dockyard were Sikhs from Afghanistan Photo: SKY NEWS David Barrett 17 Aug 2014 The illegal immigrants found screaming for help inside a shipping container at an Essex dockyard were Sikhs from Afghanistan, police have revealed. The officer leading a homicide inquiry after a man’s body was found inside the container...
  • PM: Our Generational Struggle Against A Poisonous Ideology [No Word From Obama]

    08/16/2014 10:36:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August15, 2014 | Christopher Hope,
    PM: Our Generational Struggle Against A Poisonous Ideology Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, David Cameron warns of terrorist caliphate on the shores of the Mediterranean if Islamic State succeeds The Prime Minister says the world cannot turn a blind eye to the creation of an extremist caliphate in the heart of Iraq By Christopher Hope, 16 Aug 2014 The West is embroiled in a generational struggle against a poisonous brand of Islamic extremism that will bring terror to the streets of Britain unless urgent action is taken to defeat it, David Cameron warns today. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, the...
  • iran Sanction Revised?

    08/16/2014 2:11:32 PM PDT · by mgist · 11 replies
    US Treasury ^ | 7-19-2016 | Valerie Jarret?
    On July 19, 2014, the P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and China, coordinated by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton) and Iran affirmed that they will continue to implement the commitments described in the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) and the U.S. government has extended through November 24, 2014, the sanctions relief provided for in the JPOA. This extended relief comes into effect on July 21, 2014. The following documents are key components of the implementation of the JPOA as extended. Guidance Relating to the Provision Of Certain Temporary Sanctions Relief in Order to Implement the Joint...
  • Bert’s honours brave soldier at WWI event

    08/16/2014 4:43:52 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 3 replies
    Fife Today ^ | 16 August 2014
    Fife was represented at a special Drumhead Service at Edinburgh Castle on Sunday to commemorate the centenary of World War One. The multi-faith ceremony on the castle esplanade marked the start of the five-year Scottish Commemorations Programme. Thousands of veterans, servicemen and women and relatives of heroes of World War One braved torrential rain to pay tribute to those who fought in the conflict. And among them was Kirkcaldy man Bert Hannah, who has been a driving force to have a local soldier’s bravery recognised 100 years after the battle in which he won a Victoria Cross. Mr Hannah (68)...
  • Travelodge Removes The Bibles From Its Rooms On Grounds of 'Diversity

    08/16/2014 11:56:17 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | August16, 2014 | Tim Stanley
    Travelodge Removes The Bibles From Its Rooms On Grounds of 'Diversity'. Were Satanists complaining? By Tim Stanley August 16th, 2014 A comforting sight in hotel rooms for 126 years. Until now. If you’re staying in a Travelodge and you get a hankering to save your mortal soul, don’t bother. The management has decided to pull every single Gideon Bible from bedside tables in their hotels, on the grounds of "diversity" and not wanting to cause offence. Who, pray, might be offended? Cut to a Satanist coming down to reception at 1.30 in the morning, covered in goats blood, slamming a...
  • Petition Seeks to Ban Joan Rivers in Britain Over Gaza

    08/16/2014 9:58:26 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 39 replies
    Autz Sheva ^ | 8-16-14 | Elad Benari, Canada
    Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt American television host Joan Rivers’ upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, Al Arabiya reports. According to the report, the petition was created by Dipu Ahad, a Labour councilor from Newcastle, and has been signed by more than 20,000 people so far. The petition urges event organizers to cancel all of Rivers’ upcoming UK tour dates. Rivers made headlines when she said “Palestinians deserve to be dead” after she was approached by a reporter working for U.S. entertainment website TMZ asking her opinion on the crisis...
  • Tilbury Docks: Man dies after 35 found in container

    08/16/2014 9:40:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    bbc ^ | 16 August 2014 Last updated at 12:26 ET
    A man has died after 35 people - including children - were found in a shipping container at Tilbury Docks. The survivors - believed to be from the Indian subcontinent and suffering from severe dehydration and hypothermia - are being treated at nearby hospitals. They were discovered after a freighter arrived from Zeebrugge, Belgium at about 06:00 BST and was being unloaded. Essex Police has launched a homicide investigation and officers are being assisted by their Belgian counterparts. Police Supt Trevor Roe said staff at the docks were alerted to the container by "screaming and banging" from inside
  • Why the Tories have picked the wrong man to take on Farage

    08/16/2014 8:40:35 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    New Statesman ^ | August 15, 2014 | George Eaton
    Rather than choosing a former Ukip leader as their candidate in South Thanet, the party should have selected a liberal figure capable of winning tactical votes. With a whimper, rather than a bang, Nigel Farage has confirmed that he is standing for selection as Ukip's candidate in South Thanet. Farage finished fourth when he stood in the Tory-held seat in 2005, and only managed third place when he ran in John Bercow's Buckingham constituency in 2010, but he is right to believe he can improve on both of these performances. A recent Lord Ashcroft poll put Ukip in first place...
  • West faces tough choices if Russia, Ukraine fight

    08/16/2014 7:34:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 8/16/2014 | Peter Apps
    If Russia and Ukraine slide into outright war, the United States and allies will face tough choices on how to support a friendly state they have no intention of making a full NATO member. If Moscow ever took any such action against a NATO member, that would inevitably trigger the alliance's Chapter 5 mutual defense clause, essentially committing it to war. Ukraine, however, is not a member and Western officials say is unlikely to become one any time soon.
  • US drones strike Iraq militant mortar team

    08/16/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 12, 2014 | AFP
    US drones fired on an Islamic extremist mortar position in northern Iraq on Tuesday to protect Kurdish forces battling to rescue a group of Yazidi civilian refugees, the military said. The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), the region's most powerful Sunni jihadist group, has driven thousands of members of the Yazidi minority from their homes and is besieging the refugees on an exposed mountain. Last week, the United States launched an air campaign to break the siege of Mount Sinjar, bring humanitarian relief to the Yazidis and support Kurdish troops protecting their capital Arbil. "US military...
  • How foreign aid exacerbates instability around the world

    08/15/2014 4:50:33 AM PDT · by profreedomdude · 5 replies
    Civitas ^ | 14 August 2014 | Oliver Williams
    According to Kofi Annan, “right up to March 1994 reports were still being written by international development agencies, praising Rwanda as an unusual success story.” This was also the view of the aid worker Peter Uvin who writes in his book Aiding Violence that the country “was usually seen as a model of development in Africa, with good performance on most indicators of development.” Development aid poured in from most western countries. Hundreds of millions of pounds worth of “development” was followed by 6 weeks of genocide with a rate of death that exceeded that of the Nazi extermination camps....
  • Britain's High-Tech New Plan to Rule the Waves

    08/14/2014 12:03:11 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.14.14 | Bill Sweetman
    The Royal Navy is in the midst of a radical reboot—and that’s on top of the secret edge they’ve got on every other fleet. After too many years of hearing senior U.S. Navy officers gripe about budget cuts and political interference, it’s refreshing to hear a flag officer sounding optimistic. Britain’s First Sea Lord—the Royal Navy’s senior officer—is Sir George Zambellas, educated as an aeronautical engineer, a helicopter pilot by specialty and a confessed “antisubmarine warfare guy.” He was in Washington late last month, in part, on a mission to boost the Royal Navy’s capabilities, which former defense secretary Bob...
  • Oh, Good: ISIS Supporters Now Openly Recruiting in Downtown London

    08/14/2014 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Daniel Doherty
    ISIS enthusiasts have reportedly been taking to the streets of downtown London to distribute leaflets and other propaganda urging city dwellers to renounce their homeland and join the Islamic State. This is a brazen and shameless act, not least because it is widely understood that ISIS is committing all sorts of atrocities in the Middle East. To name a few, radical extremists are beheading soldiers, crucifying “infidels,” and taking young girls as their own personal sex slaves. And if that wasn’t bad enough, ISIS is so extreme al-Qaeda (of all terrorist groups) has already renounced them (via The Daily Mail):...
  • Islamic State Jihadists: Once you've Beheaded Someone for Fun, Where Do You Stop?

    08/14/2014 7:37:40 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8-14-14 | James Delingpole
    While President Obama works on his golf swing, British Prime Minister David Cameron has cut his summer holiday short to preside over an emergency crisis meeting about the Islamic State in Iraq. Perhaps Cameron's mind has been concentrated by stories like this one - a transcript of an interview with a British-born jihadist on the popular teenage chat-room Ask.fm. Here are some of the questions British kids were dying to ask of this exciting role model - together with his somewhat terrifying answers. Q: Are there gun stores there?A: Yep, u can buy loads of stuff. Q: Are bulletproof vests...
  • Glad tidings to you; come join the CALIPHATE [soliciting recruits in Central London]

    08/14/2014 3:24:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/14/2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    ISIS supporters brought “glad tidings” (as they put it) to shoppers on Oxford Street in London today. The “Khilafah [sic] has been re-established” and “the dawn of a new era has begun,” read their posters. The bearers of glad tidings encouraged shoppers to “resettle” in the newly proclaimed Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. It could be a tough sell. The shopping is much better in London. On the other hand, there’s plenty of space in the new Islamic State. The territory under ISIS control is larger than Great Britain.Actually, it is estimated that approximately 500 Brits have already joined...
  • SAS joins mission to save refugees

    08/14/2014 1:50:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8-14-2014 | Tom Mctague, Mail Online Deputy Political Editor and James Rush
    A dramatic international rescue mission of thousands of trapped refugees in northern Iraq was ‘far less likely’ this morning after the Government revealed huge numbers had already escaped across the border to Syria. David Cameron, returning from holiday 24 hours early to chair an emergency Cobra meeting in Downing Street, yesterday revealed Britain was working on ‘detailed plans’ to airlift up to 30,000 desperate Yazidis cornered by Islamic State extremists on Mount Sinjar. But the International Development Secretary Justine Greening confirmed this morning that American surveillance had revealed fewer people were left on the mountain than first feared. But she...
  • UK government “encouraging Hamas to fire at Israel”

    08/13/2014 5:13:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/13/14 | Robert Spencer
    If Hamas attacks Israel with rocket fire and Israel retaliates, the British government has threatened to suspend some arms exports to Israel. This is, as Yuval Steinitz points out here, tantamount to inviting Hamas to launch new jihad attacks against Israel, knowing that the response from the West will be more excoriation of Israel, not resistance to jihad terror. “UK Govt ‘Encouraging Hamas To Fire At Israel,’” by Tom Rayner, Sky News, August 12, 2014 (thanks to Hiro): An Israeli cabinet minister has accused the UK government of ‘encouraging’ Hamas to re-start rocket fire from Gaza, following a decision to...
  • Iraq mission creep: What are the risks?

    08/13/2014 4:28:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 13, 2014 | By Frank Gardner, BBC security correspondent
    Things are moving very fast in Iraq. Three months ago the country barely got a mention in Cabinet meetings in Whitehall. British forces left in 2011, after 8 troubled years there, and even the Americans had only a very limited presence. Iraq was essentially being left to itself. Today, following the lightning land-grab by the jihadists of Islamic State (IS) who now control roughly a third of Iraq and much of north-east Syria, the West is being drawn reluctantly but inexorably back into the region. Around 500 UK nationals are estimated to have gone to Syria to become jihadists with...
  • Londonistan: ‘The dawn of a new era has begun’: ISIS supporters hand out leaflets

    08/13/2014 9:29:18 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 26 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/13/14 | Pamela Geller
    How do those brave Brits handling this? By banning Robert Spencer and me from speaking in the UN thereby further disarming the British people in what is the gravest threat to the freedom and their country since Hitler. Further proof that the goal of these jihadists is … the world. Cheerio, pip-pip, and all that sort of rot, old thing … ‘The dawn of a new era has begun’: ISIS supporters hand out leaflets in London’s Oxford Street encouraging people to move to newly proclaimed Islamic State Central London shoppers were encouraged to ‘resettle’ in Syria and Iraq Scotland Yard...
  • Britain: If Hamas Causes Enough Trouble, We’ll Cut Off Aid to Israel

    08/13/2014 8:17:05 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 35 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8-12-2014 | Bryan Preston
    (snip) Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills and Liberal Democrat MP Vince Cable announced this week that the United Kingdom would suspend the export licenses of 12 British firms which send Israel arms like radar systems, aircraft, and tanks if any new hostilities in Gaza restart. The Huffington Post U.K. reported that the British left is incensed by how “weak” this move is against Israel. (snip) Between how the UK is behaving now, and how American millennials can be expected to behave in the future, the time for Israel to totally destroy Hamas — root and branch —...
  • Red Tattoo Ink in Wales: You won’t believe what UK taxpayers are funding

    08/13/2014 5:36:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/13/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    The Welsh government is defending a program that spends taxpayer money on free tattoo-design classes, saying they are “carefully structured to help people develop confidence.” “The ‘design your own tattoo’ session should not be taken at face value, as it is carefully structured to help people develop confidence and important skills,” a spokesman for the Bridgend council, which is hosting the class, said in an interview with the Guardian. The confidence-building tattoo class is definitely ridiculous — but no more so than many of the country’s other job-creation efforts. In fact, the class is just one part of a £75...
  • Britain: If hostilities break out in Gaza again, we’re cutting Israel off

    08/12/2014 8:27:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Last week, British police reported a disturbing and significant rise in anti-Semitic attacks on local Jews since the start of the latest conflict in Gaza. “Figures seen by the BBC show recorded hate crimes against Jewish people living in London have doubled compared with the same period last year, while police in Manchester said they had seen an increase in anti-Semitic crime over the last month,” the BBC reported. In totally unrelated news, the British government revealed on Tuesday that they are suffering from a terminal case of moral equivalency and are prepared to cut off military aid to Israel...
  • UK troops must help the Kurds, says Iraq War hero Colonel Tim Collins

    08/12/2014 5:16:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 12, 2014 | By Steven Swinford, and Peter Foster
    One of Britain’s most respected commanders has compared the massacres in Iraq with genocides carried out by Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot, accusing the Government of failing in its “moral obligation” to intervene. Col Tim Collins, famed for his inspirational speech on the eve of the 2003 Iraq War, said that Britain’s politicians have “left for lunch” as he urged David Cameron to recall Parliament to debate the crisis. He told The Telegraph that ancient civilisations will be “extinguished” unless Britain joins air strikes and provides arms to Kurdish forces, and suggested that troops should be stationed in Iraq to...
  • UK politicians "terrified" of military intervention in Iraq -ex-general

    08/12/2014 8:13:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 12, 2014 | By Costas Pitas
    The British government is "terrified" of intervening militarily in Iraq ahead of elections due next year and is happy to posture rather than take real action, an ex-senior general who previously helped lead NATO missions said on Tuesday. Former general Richard Shirreff, who retired from the British army last week and was NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe until March 2014, told the Times of London that British action was insufficient and he chided policymakers. "We have politicians who want to posture, who make a lot of noise but do not have any stick,” said Shirreff. “This government is...
  • European court condemns UK again over prisoner vote ban

    08/12/2014 7:44:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    EUbusiness ^ | 12 August 2014, 12:42 CET | (AFP)
    The European Court of Human Rights condemned Britain once again on Tuesday for banning prisoners from voting, while ruling that inmates who challenged the ban were not entitled to any compensation. The Strasbourg court recognized moves to change the law in Britain, but said the blanket ban remained and was still in breach of the right to free elections enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights. The case was brought by 10 prisoners who were automatically banned from voting in elections to the European Parliament in 2009 because of their incarceration. …
  • Three Hundred Years Later, Americans Owe a Debt to King George I

    08/12/2014 5:36:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Barone
    Three hundred years ago, on Aug. 1, 1714, by the Julian calendar (Aug. 12 by the Gregorian calendar we use now), Queen Anne died. She was just 49 years old, but was weakened by obesity, gout and the effects of 17 pregnancies, from which only one child lived beyond infancy -- William, Duke of Gloucester, who died of smallpox at age 11 in 1700. That posed a constitutional crisis in an era when monarchs actively led governments and religion was inextricably intertwined with government. Who would succeed the Protestant Anne as king of England, Scotland and Ireland? Just 25 years...
  • Pioneering new injection to cure heart failure without need for major surgery

    08/11/2014 11:13:46 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Aug 11, 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The technique, which involves a simple injection, could aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients - and could even consign heart transplants to history. Researchers hope to increase levels of SERCA2a, a protein in heart muscle cells that plays an important role in heart muscle contraction The technique, which involves a simple injection, could aid the recovery of hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients. Heart transplants could even be consigned to history thanks to a trial by Imperial College, London, which aims to show for the first time that gene therapy could repair failing organs....