While world leaders and mainstream media commentators continue to insist that Boko Haram, the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad, have nothing to do with Islam, the only people not to have gotten the memo are the members of Boko Haram itself.
“Massacre survivor describes Nigerian terrorists,” CNN, May 10, 2014:
Once again we see the true evil behind Islamic supremacists who relentlessly pursue jihad and sharia in this country. What is most disturbing is that these imams, religious leaders, and Muslim Brotherhood group leaders are in positions of influence. Their deception (taqiya) is sophisticated. Their “interfaith” rhetoric is distinctively similar, but so is their motive, …
By Stephen Castle The New York Times GATESHEAD, England — Before winning power, Prime Minister David Cameron once called them “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists,” and a cabinet minister, Kenneth Clarke, dismissed them last year as “clowns.” But the U.K. Independence Party is showing that it cannot be laughed off.
Polls suggest that the party, which emerged from the right-wing fringes of British politics to call for sharp limits on immigration and for exiting the European Union, will perform strongly in the European Parliament elections that start on May 22. It appears poised to outpoll Mr. Cameron’s Conservative Party, and it may even vie with the Labour Party for first place in Britain.
Iran will target American aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf should a war between the two countries ever break out, the naval chief of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Tuesday as the country completes work on a large-scale mock-up of a U.S. carrier.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal and fired rocket-propelled grenades at a state satellite station in Cairo on Monday, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was gathering pace three months after an...
Defendants and witnesses in British courts will no longer swear on the Bible to tell the truth under controversial plans being considered by a powerful body of judges.
Under Mr Abrahams’ proposal, the holy books would be removed and the oath would read: ‘I promise very sincerely to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth and I understand that if I fail to do so I will be committing an offence for which I will be punished and may be sent to prison.’
The plan will be debated at the agm of the Magistrates’ Association, representing 23,000 lay judges, in Cardiff on October 19. A MoJ spokesman said: ‘We have no plans to change the arrangements for swearing an oath or making an affirmation in court, which have worked well for many years and still do.’
Human zoos containing ‘freaks’, dwarves, albinos and black people existed in Manchester as recently as the late 19th century, MM can reveal.
And last week two Norwegian artists hit headlines when, as part of celebrations to honour the country’s 200th anniversary of the constitution, they were awarded government funding to re-enact one to highlight the country’s racist past.
In 1885, the ‘Scramble for Africa’, the annexation of vast swathes of African territory by European powers, was well underway.
Voice of America More polio cases confirmed in Syria, WHO says CNN (CNN) -- Additional polio cases have been confirmed in two new areas in Syria: near the capital of Damascus and in northern Aleppo, near Turkey, the World Health Organization said...
Readers will be wondering about the future of the EDL with yesterday’s news that Tommy Robinson and his cousin and second-in-command Kev Carroll have left the EDL to join Muslim group the Quilliam Foundation.