UK Suspected terrorist granted bail over ‘change of heart on terrorism’ claim

Strasbourg Cathedral at sunset

Strasbourg Cathedral at sunset. Image by Giant Ginkgo via Flickr

Great. Have they actually considered this guy could be lying?

London, Aug 13 (ANI): A suspected terrorist has been granted bail in Britain after he claimed in black and white that he had changed his mind on terrorism.

The Algerian, who can be identified only as “U”, was detained in 2001 after arriving in Britain from Afghanistan in 1999.

“U” has been officially classified as an “active terrorist head of a group of individuals in the UK with an international reach”, and MI5 believe that he had direct links to killed al-Qaeda leader Bin Laden and other terrorists who had planned to bomb Strasbourg Cathedral in France and Los Angeles Airport.

British lawmakers have termed the decision as “insane”, while a terror expert called it “worrying”.

“This insane decision shows our courts have turned to mush,” Tory MP Douglas Carswell said, while terrorism expert Neil Doyle added: “It is very worrying.”

Britain wants to deport him to Algeria, where he could be jailed over fears that he could prove to be danger here. He is appealing to the Supreme Court against the move.

via Suspected terrorist granted bail in UK over ‘change of heart on terrorism’ claim – Yahoo!.

Anyone suggesting any measures to control this guy? He could have changed his mind, but it is really improbable

UK: Family of albino Muslims terrorised because their daughter married a non-Muslim man

Naseem ParvezShe is expecting her second baby and oh, ah, goes to church:

A family of albino Muslims are being terrorised by bigots because their daughter married a man from another religion.

The so-called ‘honour’ retribution has included smashed windows at their Coventry home, vandalised cars and death threats.

Now, head of the family Aslam Parvez has made a plea to the culprits to end the hatred.

…Aslam Parvez, 53, blames members of the Muslim community who believe the family have been dishonoured by his daughter’s marriage.

The hate campaign started five months ago when a national magazine published an article on albinos which featured Naseem, who no longer lives in Coventry and has little contact with her family.

It revealed how she has married a Christian, goes to church and is expecting her second child with her husband.

A Coventry Police spokesman said they received an allegation from the family on July 20 and are investigating the matter.

Mandy Sanghera, a social worker and Coventry expert in honour violence, is supporting the family.

She said: ‘This family is already vulnerable because of their condition and have clearly been affected by honour violence against them.

‘They don’t deserve it. They need the support of the community not to be alienated by them. I urge those responsible for doing this to stop.’

UK: Muslim Boys gang are ‘planning massive attack’ at Belmarsh prison in revenge for Osama bin Laden killing

Let’s hope this doesn’t happen:

Prison doors

Prison doors. Image by rytc via Flickr

Governors at Britain’s top terror jail believe al-Qaeda extremists are planning a major attack as payback for Osama bin Laden’s death. Security has been stepped up to “unprecedented” levels at Belmarsh prison after warnings that the Muslim Boys gang is plotting a revenge mission.  A 15-strong riot squad in stab-proof vests has hidden around the jail’s chapel during Muslim prayers on Fridays in case of an attack.

Another team of officers has been on standby ready to assist.Prisoners on House Block One, which includes 39 terror suspects, added to the tension by staging a mass show of defiance on Friday.

Inmates refused to return to their cells and a source says “staff very nearly lost control of the jail”. The standoff was only ended when officers brandished batons and demanded a retreat as they marched towards the prisoners.

The source said: “It’s a powder keg waiting to go off.“  There are concerns it will take an officer’s death before the Muslim Boys are tackled seriously.“

The levels of security being employed are unprecedented.Management are worried the Muslim Boys are planning an incident in Bin Laden’s honour on a scale never seen before.“

Security around the past three Friday prayers has been massive.” The prayers at the Category A prison in South-East London are attended by high profile terror figures including hook-handed preacher of hate Abu Hamza.

via Infidel Bloggers Alliance And MFS.

UK: Muslim teenagers sprayed burka onto scantily-clad models because they offended their religion

linx posterTwo Muslim teenagers have admitted defacing advertising hoardings featuring scantily-clad models and painting a ‘burka’ over them because they offended their religious views.

Mohammed Hasnath and Muhammed Tahir, both 18, used black paint to cover up the picture of a female model on a hoarding advertising Lynx deodorant.
The duo proceeded to paint over the faces on several other advertisements around London’s East End, claiming it was a ‘sin’ for them to be uncovered.

…’They told them that the way the women had been photographed was against their religion and they said it was a sin in Islam for a male to look twice at a woman who is not covered. (So, if it’s a sin, don’t look at them!!!).

‘If a man looks at a woman the first time it could be accidental, but if they look again it is a sin and they did not want children and other people seeing the image of these woman who were not covered (let the rest of the people decide for themselves what they want to look at…). Continue reading

Ramadan: Travelers Warned To Beware Of Rapists And Not To Chew Gum

Ramadan lanterns, Souq el Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

Ramadan lanterns, Souq el Maadi, Cairo, Egypt by B. Simpson Cairocamels. Image via Wikipedia

Of course, this is only due to Western influence…

Britain and the United States have issued special travel warnings for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins next Monday, and even chewing gum may be a problem for tourists.
The U.S. State Department said there is a high potential for revenge of the death of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden in May. It advised to take “extreme caution” when traveling by sea near the Horn of Africa or in the southern Red Sea “as there has been a notable increase in armed attacks, robberies and kidnappings for ransom by pirates.”

It also warned women to “take care when walking or traveling alone and use a reputable taxi company, particularly at night…. Drink spiking, known to be used in date rape, can also happen. Consular staff have noted an increase of drink spiking in night clubs in Dubai, resulting in sexual assaults on both men and women. Do not accept drinks from strangers or leave drinks unattended, including non-alcoholic drinks. When in pubs and clubs, stay with your friends and avoid getting separated in the crowd.”

via Travelers Warned To Beware Of Rapists And Not To Chew Gum During Ramadan « The Citizen\’s Report.

UK: Signs proclaiming Muslim “shariah” law zones show up on walls and lampposts

After Tower Hamlets, here comes Choudary’s “Sharia Law zones”:

In Stratford, England, non-Muslim residents say they are feeling “threatened and intimidated” as posters declaring neighborhood under Islamic shariah law are showing up on walls and lampposts.

The bright yellow signs read “Shariah Controlled Zone” with “Islamic rules enforced” in smaller text — and are showing up all across England.

The British newspaper the Telegraph reports:In the past week, dozens of streets in the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Newham have been targeted, raising fears that local residents may be intimidated or threatened for flouting “Islamic rules.”The posters have symbols declaring a ban on alcohol consumption, gambling, parties, loud music, “red light” districts, smoking or drugs, which are against Islamic law.

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Image by sinister pictures via Flickr

One resident said: “They appeared a couple of days ago and quite a few people are talking about it and taking pictures.

Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary has claimed responsibility, saying he plans to flood specific communities around the United Kingdom and “put the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term.

via Signs proclaiming Muslim “shariah” law zones go up in England – Beliefnet News.

UK: Mom told to breast-feed baby in bathroom to avoid offending other cultures

A baby breastfeeding.

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This happened some days ago, but I’m sure not all people have known about it.

The nursing mom was ordered not to breastfeed her baby in public because she was in a “multicultural building,” says Emma Mitchell, 32.

She told the British newspaper The Daily Mail, that she was about to feed 19-week-old son Aaron when a receptionist at a town hall warned her to stop.

“Last night Mrs. Mitchell condemned council staff,” reported the newspaper, “saying it was time people recognized the law which allows nursing mothers to breastfeed in public.”

“It was just awful. I felt humiliated, intimidated and guilty through the whole thing,” Mrs. Mitchell told a reporter. “What I was doing was one of the most natural things a mother can do. You hear everywhere that breast is best for your baby, so why wouldn’t I be allowed to do that?”

The incident occurred when she was in the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in the Oldham Civic Centre, asking about hiring a babysitter.

via Daily Mail: Mom told to breast-feed baby in bathroom to avoid offending other cultures – Beliefnet News.