Archive for March, 2012

Secularists using Christianity as ‘surrogate’ for Islamic radicals, says bullish Rowan Williams

Posted in Enemy's of Britain, islam UK with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by britishloyalist

CHRISTIANS are being targeted by “anxious” athiests because the rise of radical Islam and terrorist attacks have created a deep-seated suspicion of religion, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.

Dr Rowan Williams said Christians are being viewed with growing suspicion and treated as “surrogates” for some extremist branches of Islam in the minds of “anxious secularists”.
He also accused the Government of assuming all vicars were “imams in dog collars” while imams were “vicars in turbans”.
His outspoken comments came during his first public service since the announcement of his decision to stand down as Archbishop at the end of this year.
They come amid signals that intends to use his final months in office to speak out forcefully on issues which on which he feels passionate.
One Lambeth Palace source was quoted at the weekend as saying that he was preparing to “wage war” on the Government over what he sees as social injustice and a failure to rein in the excesses of the financial world.
Looking relaxed and upbeat, he said he had no fear of criticism and signalled that he thought the recent controversies had helped trigger a “stirring” within Christianity.
He made his comments during a Sunday service at Springfield Church, an alternative Anglican congregation which meets in a school hall rather than a traditional church building, in Wallington, Surrey.
During an informal discussion with the minister the Revd Will Cookson, he disclosed that even he had not known that he was about to stand down as Archbishop until Thursday afternoon when he received the call to tell him he had been elected Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.
He said that he had drawn up “shadow” plans for a sudden announcement, allowing him to contact the Queen and make the necessary announcement before it leaked out.
Revd Cookson asked him about the recent debate over secularism adding: “Do you think that the real issue for them isn’t necessarily Christianity but actually radical Islam, that it is more of a reaction to radical Islam and we are the surrogate for that.”
Dr Williams said: “I think there is a lot of truth in [that]. It is the last decade that has seen the great rise in anxious secularism, a real suspicion of religion in public.
“And I think it is 9/11 that has brought that to a head. We are also in a culture where a lot of people simply don’t know how religions work.
“I sometimes think the problem with a lot of government initiatives is that they assume either that vicars are imams in dog collars or imams are vicars in turbans.
“[They assume] that there is one way of being religious – either you are a sort of committed fanatic who wants to subvert the whole to your agenda or you are a sort of woolly liberal who can be persuaded who can be persuaded to go along with whatever is happening in society.
“The Church isn’t either of those things, it is the assembly of Christ’s friends with good news to share.”
In a signal that he has no plans to shy away from controversy in his final months in office, he said that one of the things that had sustained him so far was a belief that he is “answerable” to God, not the editors of newspapers.
He said that when he was criticised he drew inspiration from the words of a man he had met who had suffered terribly for taking a stand against apartheid in South Africa.
Dr Williams told the congregation: “He said ‘you get to the point where you know that they can’t tough you ‘ – he knew who he was answerable to.
“In a tiny, tiny way I understand one millimetre’s worth of what that means.”
He was also bullish about the future role of the Church in British society adding that the recent controversies over secularism had led to a “stirring” within Christianity.
“I am hopeful … because I see so many good things at grass roots and the sense that the Church is stirring in all kinds of ways,” he said.
“That the Church remains in extraordinary ways, often in the most deprived and challenging communities, a place that people can trust.”

Army on standby to deliver petrol in event of tanker strike

Posted in police and the legal system with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by britishloyalist

Hundreds of soldiers are being lined up to stand in for petrol tanker drivers threatening strike action next month.

The army and police are on standby to ensure fuel deliveries do not grind to a halt resulting in the same chaos that hit Tony Blair’s government in 2000.

The Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said the government had learned the lessons of the past and stood ready to act if members of the Unite union walked out.

The results of a strike ballot of 2,000 tanker drivers are expected on Sunday and a strike could begin on 3 April.

Maude appealed to the union and employers, including DHL and BP, to come to an agreement to avert industrial action. But contingency plans are in place that could see soldiers being called in to drive tankers and police preventing blockades.

Maude said: “We are calling on the trade union Unite and the employers involved to work together to reach an agreement that will avert industrial action. Widespread strike action affecting fuel supply at our supermarkets, garages and airports could cause disruption across the country.

“The general public should not and must not suffer from this dispute and strike action is manifestly not the answer. Although we are pushing for an agreement, we have learned the lessons of the past and stand ready to act to minimise disruption to motorists, to industry and, in particular, to our emergency services, in the event of a strike.”

Unite announced last month that it would ballot members working for seven major fuel distribution firms on whether to launch a campaign of industrial action.

The union warned that strikes could hit petrol supplies at supermarkets, garages and airports across the country. The 2,000 drivers account for 90% of those supplying petrol to UK forecourts.

Unite said there had been “unrelenting attacks” on drivers’ terms and conditions, adding that it had been trying to establish a forum to agree industry-wide best practice on issues such as safety and training.

Six remanded on child sex charges

Posted in islam UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by britishloyalist

Six men have been remanded in custody after making their first appearance in court accused of preying on vulnerable young girls and grooming them for sex.
The men were arrested along with seven others by police investigating claims that 24 girls under 16 were targeted by an Oxford-based gang.
A total of 34 charges were read out, including rape, conspiring to rape a child, arranging child prostitution and trafficking as the men appeared in two separate hearings at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court, Buckinghamshire.
Brothers Anjum Dogar, 30, and Akhtar Dogar, 31, both of Tawney Street, Oxford, and Kamar Jamil, 26, of Aldrich Road, Oxford, sat together in the dock dressed in sportswear while prosecutor Clare Tucker listed the charges against each of them.
Hospital porter Akhtar Dogar is accused of three counts of rape, one count of conspiring to rape a child, three counts of arranging the prostitution of a child, one count of making a threat to kill and one count of trafficking, which are alleged to have been carried out between May 2004 and July 2010.
Unemployed Anjum Dogar is charged with one count of conspiring to rape a child, one count of arranging prostitution of a child and one count of trafficking between July 2005 and July 2010.
Security guard and father-of-two Jamil faces four counts of rape, two counts of arranging the prostitution of a child, one count of making a threat to kill and one count of possession of cocaine with intent to supply between May 2004 and March of this year.
The three other defendants appeared in the dock in a separate hearing later. Ms Tucker said unemployed Zeshan Ahmed, 26, of Palmer Road, Headington, Oxford, is charged with 10 counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child between January 2010 and January this year.
Unemployed Mohammed Karrar, 37, of Cowley Road, Oxford, is accused of two counts of conspiracy to rape a child and one count of supplying a class A drug, namely cocaine, to a child between July 2004 and July 2009. Meanwhile his brother, security guard Bassan Karrar, 32, of no fixed address, is charged with a single count of rape alleged to have been carried out against a 14-year-old girl in November 2006. The offences relate to girls who were under the age of 16 at the time, the court heard.
No pleas were entered and applications for bail were refused. All six men will appear at Aylesbury Crown Court on March 30. The seven other men who were arrested have been released on police bail until next month.

‘Cruel’ halal slaughter methods under attack in the UK

Posted in islam UK with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by britishloyalist

British ministers are seeking to change a law to ensure that meat slaughtered using Islamic, or halal, methods cannot be sold without proper labeling.

According to the Daily Mail on Sunday, “unwitting members of the public” are being served halal meat “secretly” in schools, hospitals, pubs and famous sporting venues, claiming that many in Britain deem the traditional Islamic way of preparing meat as “cruel,” including animal rights campaigners.

Like Jewish kosher slaughter, the halal method requires the butcher to kill the animal by slitting its throat, ensuring the animal is not stunned first to lessen its ordeal.

Muslims are adamant that the halal method ensures the least amount of pain possible for an animal, and is in accordance to animal welfare measures.

According to the British newspaper, the UK government is now drawing up plans to prevent the supply of halal meat to people that are none the wiser about the method their meat has been slaughtered in.

The move mimics a recent suggestion from France’s prime minister who urged Muslims and Jews to consider scrapping their halal and kosher slaughter laws.

Prime Minister Francois Fillon made the suggestion after President Nicolas Sarkozy called this month for butchers to clearly label meat slaughtered according to religious laws, while his allies warned immigrants might impose halal meat on French schoolchildren.

This received criticism from the international press. In an opinion piece titled “The lands of foie gras and puppy mills are suddenly horrified by animal slaughter,” Emma Teitel of Canada-based Maclean’s news weekly wrote:

“The ritual method through which halal meat is slaughtered … is just as legal in France as the secular alternative (‘captive bolt stunning,’ in which the animal is sedated via stun gun before it’s killed), but Le Pen maintains that halal’s ‘horrible cruelty’ warrants special condemnation,” in reference to Marine Le Pen, presidential candidate of France’s right-wing National Front party.

Le Pen had claimed, falsely as would later transpire, that all meat sold in Paris shops is halal, stirring up suspicions in France’s longstanding and sometimes bitter debate about cultural immigration.

While the debate is typical of a country that has for years debated how far it is willing to accommodate Islam, in Britain the new controversy over the halal slaughter methods may perhaps come as a surprise to Muslim communities in the country.

One worshipper at the Central London Mosque told BBC Radio 4: “Everything about the Islamic way of life is under attack so it makes you wonder if this is actually about humanity to animals.”

The Muslim Council of Britain, meanwhile, has maintained that animals are not distressed when they are slaughtered

“It’s a sudden and quick hemorrhage. A quick loss of blood pressure and the brain is instantaneously starved of blood and there is no time to start feeling any pain,” spokesman Dr. Majid Katme told the BBC.

Iraqi Donkey Fun

Posted in Vids with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by britishloyalist

78% of UK Muslims oppose free speech

Posted in Enemy's of Britain, EU, islam UK, multicultural britain, Terrorists, Vids, War with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by britishloyalist

England has fallen to Islam

Posted in Enemy's of Britain, EU, islam UK, multicultural britain, Terrorists, Vids, War with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by britishloyalist