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  • British ISIS supporter plotted to 'take May's head off'

    06/20/2018 12:50:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/18 | Ben Ariel
    An Islamic State (ISIS) fanatic who plotted to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May in a suicide attack planned to “take her head off”, a court heard Tuesday, according to the Press Association. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, allegedly wanted to make “big news” by storming 10 Downing Street with explosives and a knife as May talked to the press outside. He was encouraged by an uncle who joined ISIS in Syria and was killed in a drone strike, the Old Bailey heard. Rahman’s intentions were foiled after he revealed his plans to MI5 agents, posing as ISIS operatives in Telegram...
  • Death threats 'become routine' in toxic Brexit debate

    06/19/2018 11:14:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | June 20, 2018 | AFP/ng
    LONDON: As a crucial Brexit battle comes to a head in the British parliament on Wednesday (Jun 20), MPs are weighing not just their own views but also their personal safety amid increasingly toxic public debate. Pro-EU lawmakers challenging the government's Brexit strategy have received repeated death threats, and at least one MP recently decided not to rebel on a bill for fear of reprisals. One member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is under such threat that they had to be accompanied by six armed undercover police officers at a public engagement, according to colleague Anna Soubry. A...
  • Southgate tube station explosion – Several people injured after blast as cops probe ‘suspicious(T)

    06/19/2018 2:27:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/19/2018 | Jacob Dirnhuber and John Lucas
    COPS have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an explosion at the height of evening rush-hour. Locals were told to stay inside after emergency services and sniffer dogs swarmed Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm. One witness told The Sun how she heard a "massive bang" as she left the station. She said: "It was a really loud noise. I was on the top of the escalator and there was this massive bang.
  • Royal family's first same-sex wedding announced with queen's cousin to marry partner this summer

    06/18/2018 10:54:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 46 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | DANIELLE GARRAND
    The royal family held a historic wedding this spring with the nuptials of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, but there's about to be one more "first" before wedding season is over. Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, announced that he will marry his partner James Coyle this summer in the royal family's first gay marriage, reported the Daily Mail. Lord Mountbatten made history in 2016 when he announced he was gay, becoming the first member of the royal family to do so. Shortly after, he revealed his relationship with now-fiance Coyle.
  • British royal family to hold its first homosexual ‘wedding’

    06/18/2018 12:12:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    DEVON, England, June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- Another royal wedding is about to dominate the media, albeit for a very different reason than Prince Harry and Meagan Markle’s recent nuptials. Lord Ivar Mountbatten, third cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth, has announced he will be “marrying” James Coyle, marking the first same-sex “wedding” in the extended British royal family. Ivar came out as homosexual in 2016, several years after divorcing his wife Penny Mountbatten. The couple had three daughters, who are currently 15, 20, and 22 years old. But despite their divorce, Penny told the UK Daily Mail she’s so...
  • Meghan Markle's father: Prince Harry told me to give Trump a chance

    06/18/2018 9:15:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/18 | Judy Kurtz and Luis Sanchez
    Meghan Markle's father said Monday that his new son-in-law Prince Harry told him not to immediately write off President Trump. "I was complaining I didn’t like Donald Trump. He (Prince Harry) said, 'Give Donald Trump a chance,'” Thomas Markle told ITV’s "Good Morning Britain." "I sort of disagreed with that," added Markle, whose daughter, American actress Meghan Markle, tied the knot with the sixth in line to the British throne last month. "But I still like Harry." “That was his politics. I have my politics,” Markle, 73, told the British morning show. “We had conversations about it.” Asked if he...
  • Thomas Markle says Prince Harry told him 'Give Trump a chance.’

    06/18/2018 5:54:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 2018 | Matthew Weaver
    Asked what Harry thought about Brexit, Markle said: “He said he was open to it. He didn’t know one way or another, he was just saying he had to be open to it, and see how it went. That’s pretty much what’s his attitude....” He added: “It was just a loose conversation about something we have to try. There was no real commitment to it … I think he was open to the experiment.” “I’ve always have a bad attitude about Donald Trump and that’s never going to change,” Markle said. “My God, I’ve got to apologise to the rest...
  • The EU's Magical Thinking on The Israeli-Arab Conflict: How Much Failure is Enough?

    05/18/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/18/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.” But all they’ve managed to produce is war, terrorism,...
  • London: Woman shouts 'I want to kill all you Jews'

    06/17/2018 3:11:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/18 | Ben Ariel
    A female suspect was arrested on Sunday after she ran after children with a knife while shouting “I want to kill all you Jews” in the Haringey area of London. The suspect was arrested ...
  • 'Thank God our girls weren’t in the car': The West Wing star Tesla Model S burst into flames(trunc)

    06/17/2018 2:28:33 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 63 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 16 June 2018 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    Actress Mary McCormack has said that her husband's Tesla Model S caught fire while he was driving in the Los Angeles area. 'This is what happened to my husband and his car today,' McCormack wrote on Twitter Friday, posting a shocking video of a Model S spewing flames from the front driver's side front wheel well. 'No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd. Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over. And thank god my three little girls weren’t in the car with him,' continued McCormack, best...
  • British Muslim ISIS 'master bomb maker' triggers laptop alert on flights: Report

    06/17/2018 11:43:29 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2018 | Press Trust of India
    A British Muslim of Pakistani origin, known as a "master bomb maker" for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, triggered the US laptop ban on flights last year, a former MI6 spy has revealed in a new autobiography. According to 'The Sunday Times', Aimen Dean a former al Qaeda explosives expert recruited by MI6 to infiltrate UK Islamist extremist circles writes in 'Nine Lives' that he first met 41-year-old Hamayun Tariq from the West Midlands region of England as an undercover agent in 2004. Tariq, who used the alias 'Abu Muslim', evaded the UK authorities twice to travel abroad where...
  • Extreme body modification: Amputees risk death by cutting off own limbs (Sex "reassignment" too)

    06/17/2018 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 16th June 2018 | Tom Fish
    Forget extreme plastic surgery, tattoos and piercings - a minority are taking body modification to the next level - by voluntarily cutting off their own limbs. A body modifier has exclusively revealed how his "extra" limbs feel alien, and has resorted to the drastic measure of self-mutilation - because he actually want to be disabled. Dr. Michael First, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, has led investigations into this bizarre and extremely rare psychiatric condition which he is calling body integrity identity disorder (BIID). Also known as amputee identity disorder, it gives people a fierce desire to rid themselves...
  • The £6 billion Royal Navy fleet that hardly ever went to sea... (Warships can't sail in the heat)

    06/17/2018 1:05:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 103 replies
    THE DAILY MAIL ^ | June 16, 2018 | LARISA BROWN
    Britain's six Type 45 destroyers, described as the backbone of the Royal Navy, spent 80 per cent of last year in dock. The ships, costing £1billion each, need a multi-million pound refit after repeatedly breaking down in the Persian Gulf. But the work is not due to start until 2020. Two of the cutting-edge warships, HMS Dauntless and HMS Defender, did not go to sea at all during 2017 – which had been hailed by officials and ministers as 'the year of the Navy'. All six warships, which entered service from 2008, were made with an engine system which cuts...
  • Erdogan Bans Uber: 'That Business Is Finished'

    06/16/2018 1:33:43 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUNE 11, 2018 | PHIL BAKER
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, announced that he’s expelling Uber from Turkey, a result of pressure from Istanbul's taxi industry. Istanbul taxi drivers, numbering more than 17,000, claimed Uber was providing an illegal service and that it needs to be banned. Ever since Uber began its service in Turkey in 2014, it's caused dissension among the country's taxi drivers, not unlike what's happening elsewhere. In a speech on Friday, Erdogan said, “This thing called Uber emerged. That business is finished. That does not exist anymore. We have our taxi system.... Where does this come from? It is used...
  • Law to ban 'upskirting' photos blocked by 1 lawmaker in UK

    06/15/2018 9:02:56 PM PDT · by wmileo · 24 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | June 15, 2018 | Associated Press
    A law that would make it a criminal offense in the U.K. to take "upskirting" photos was blocked Friday in Parliament despite receiving backing from the British government. The initiative was stopped by a single Conservative Party legislator who objected when the bill was put forward in the House of Commons. Some lawmakers who supported the measure shouted "shame" after Christopher Chope singlehandedly thwarted the proposal simply by shouting "Object!" Parliamentary rules make it hard for bills introduced by backbench lawmakers, rather than the government, to make progress. They can be halted by an objection from one lawmaker. Upskirting involves...
  • Muslim protester who hit police officer with stick at Tommy Robinson rally in Hyde Park spared jail

    06/16/2018 3:39:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    The Sun ^ | 16/6/18 | Ellie Cambridge
    Omar Mohamad travelled from Reading to march against the EDL leader and left Sergeant Guy Rooney with a severely bruised face. The 62-year-old joined the Hyde Park event led by the controversial leader with a group of men. During the rally he scuffled with the officer and struck him with a walking stick. Sergeant Rooney suffered from post traumatic stress and his bruising was so bad his children wouldn't walk to school with him. Passing a 26 week suspended sentence, District Judge Richard Blake said the rally was held "to express views that were adverse to the Muslim community in...
  • 'We might have a new situation' German MP predicts Merkel could be OUSTED end of NEXT WEEK

    06/16/2018 11:15:14 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 102 replies
    express.co.uk via DRUDGE ^ | Jun 16, 2018 | Alessandra Scotto di Santolo
    GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel could lose her powerful seat in the heart of Europe as soon as next week amid clashes within her coalition Government over EU migration policies, claimed German MP Kai Whittaker.Speaking on BBC World at One, the German politician claimed clashes between Angela Merkel and German interior minister Horst Seehofer could result in a "new political situation" in Germany by the end of next week. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician said it was still unclear in Berlin what the essence of the disagreement between the Chancellor and Mr Seehofer was and that other members of the...
  • Nigel Farage says Theresa May's version of Brexit will be worse than staying in the EU

    06/15/2018 4:36:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    itv.com ^ | June 15, 2018 | ITV
    Nigel Farage has called for Theresa May to be sacked as Prime Minister and claimed plans for Brexit have become so "ludicrous" that Britain is going to be worse off than before the referendum. The former Ukip leader and key member of the Leave campaign also said that if Brexit wasn't sorted out he'd consider a return to politics. Mr Farage was speaking to ITV News Political Editor Robert Peston for his new online series, Now What? On whether the Conservative Party should get rid of May, Mr Farage said: "Absolutely, of course, she's a disaster. She's boxed herself into...
  • POLL: Immigration and Terror Top Issues for EU, Say Public in Every Member State

    06/15/2018 5:42:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    Immigration is now seen as the most important issue facing the European Union (EU) by people in every member state apart from seven countries, where the top concern is terrorism, an official survey has found. The revelation comes from the Eurobarometer, a series of public opinion surveys conducted for the European Commission, the bloc’s executive branch, and corroborates the results of a YouGov survey from May. As recently as 2014, immigration and terror were perceived as less of a concern for the bloc than the economic situation, member states’ public finances, and unemployment. When people were asked this year what...
  • UK Police Shut Down Popular Gun Channel on YouTube, Branding it a 'Forum of Extremism'

    06/15/2018 10:34:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 11 June, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Sunday, YouTuber Callum Long-Collins announced he would be effectively shutting down the channel EnglishShooting, a YouTube channel that racked up more than 15,000 subscribers and more than 12 million views in the past four years. Long-Collins said the police had marked his YouTube channel as a "forum of extremism," and that he had to "show the police that I am a fit character to own firearms within the U.K.""I was told that due to repeated comments from other people on the videos [police] felt that the channel was a forum of extremism and it was promoting views that were...