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SEVEN LABOUR MPs WALK

By Pete Moore On February 18th, 2019 at 6:24 pm

Look what 3 quid and a Brexit vote buys you.

Seven Labour MPs today resigned from the party. They’ll sit as independents in the Commons. Two issues appear to have pushed them over the edge. One is Corbyn’s refusal to back yet another EU referendum. The seven are all EU ultras and, having failed to reform the body from within, they prefer to leave. Oh the irony.

The second is anti-semitism in the Labour Party. Corbyn is the most anti-semitic party leader since that other Labour man, Oswald Mosely. His Labour is the most anti-semitic political faction since the British Union of Fascists. This is one of the seven today, Luciana Berger, a Jewish woman who needed police protection at the Labour Party conference after threats from Corbyn supporters, talking about that –

The Tories shouldn’t be too smug. Plenty of Tory MPs could exist alongside the ex-Labour seven. I suspect tonight that the Soubries and Woolastons are weighing it up. The context is that British politics is going through a much needed realignment. Brexit and the Corbyn blackshirts have been the impetus. Labour and the Tories are, in reality, many parties under one umbrella. The strains have given way in Labour and are barely holding in the Tory Party. I expect more breaks soon.

HAS TRUMP LOST HIS MIND?

By Pete Moore On February 17th, 2019 at 6:08 pm

Have we all lost our minds?

Donald Trump has told the EU it must take back its 800 Isis fighters captured in Syria by US-backed forces and put them on trial.

Trump tweeted: “The United States is asking Britain, France, Germany and other European allies to take back over 800 Isis fighters that we captured in Syria and put them on trial. The Caliphate is ready to fall. The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them.

Some are saying that so-called British jihadists are Britain’s problem. I’m sorry, when did we start importing people, with British passports, before they’ve faced justice where they’ve committed crimes?

If I commit a crime in the US I would expect to answer for it – in the US. I wouldn’t expect the British government to repatriate me before I’d been dealt with. Why are jihadists different? They have committed terrible, horrible crimes against Syrians, Kurds and Iraqis. Syrians, Kurds and Iraqis are therefore entitled to see justice done to their satisfaction.

Allowing these primitives to return is not only suicidal in security and national interest terms, it denies justice to those who have suffered at the hands of ISIS.

The Disgrace of the Democrats

By Patrick Van Roy On February 17th, 2019 at 4:16 pm

This disgraceful Creature spends 4 minutes attacking a well respected Ambassador accusing both him an the U.S. Government of Sanctioning and supporting War Crimes.

THE QUESTIONS MAAJID NAWAZ WON’T ANSWER

By David Vance On February 17th, 2019 at 2:13 pm

The UK media has been replete with debate on the request from Islamic State concubine and terrorist comforter Shamima Begum that she be allowed to return from her Syrian prison to the UK. Some say she should be allowed back, others think that she should be absolutely kept out.

Readers will know that Begum left the UK with two associates in 2015 to help wage Jihad in Syria with the barbaric forces of the head choppers of Islamic State.

THE NAWAZ DIMENSION

I asked a few straightforward questions of LBC presenter Maajid Nawaz but they seem to have caused a problem.

Let’s review what happened.

In the first instance I found myself agreeing with Mr Nawaz when LBC tweeted

We do indeed need to step up how we deal with extremism.

Here is his original tweet summarising his views how we “deal” with extremism.

In the monologue that this tweet links back to Nawaz argues that these are British produced terrorists and therefore the UK’s responsibility. I would argue that they are mostly dual nationals, and the products of self enclosed ghettos. And that therefore dual nationals who join terror groups dedicated to destroying the UK should have their UK citizenship cancelled. Maajid believes the opposite.

We are all welcome to hold different opinions but I then asked Nawaz…..

“Are you a dual UK-Pakistani national ? In that case we should have prevented your entry back into the UK after your jihad activities in Egypt. We must increase UK enrichment by deporting all dual nationality jihad supporters. New legislation must be created’

His response was as follows

Clearly this was an evasion not an answer, so I followed up by asking politely….

You have admitted carrying out jihad activity in Egypt. Do you believe that dual UK nationals carrying out jihad activity abroad should have their UK citizenship cancelled or not? Simple question. Yes or No? Too tough?

This brought the following response…

Two questions and two ad hominem responses from this public figure. So, let’s get the “facts straight”!

REVIEWING THE FACTS

The facts are simple. From his Wikipedia page…

Born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex to a British Pakistani family,

Given this statement, I simply enquired if he holds British-Pakistani dual nationality. All that is needed is a factual Yes or a No! Why is this a problem, Maajid?

Reading on…

Nawaz is a former member of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. This association led to his arrest in Egypt in December 2001, where he remained imprisoned until 2006.

Maajid has publicly stated that he sought to recruit army officers in Pakistan in order to instigate violent coups and install sharia law governments, and that he travelled to Egypt with a view to agitating against the secular government of Hosni Mubarak. The latter was in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

You may recognise the young muslim lawyer who helped get him released from his Egyptian prison. He is now London Mayor – I refer of course to Sadiq Khan

THE VIDEO EVIDENCE

Now back in the UK after his release from the Egyptian prison Nawaz gave a speech at the Al Quds (Jerusalem Day) rally in London, in which he called for the establishment of an “Islamic State” in Israel. For the avoidance of any doubt here is the video of it. The speech was given AFTER his return from Egypt to the UK. He sounds pretty radical throughout but you must draw your own conclusion.

If this video is wrong in any regard, I hope Mr Nawaz will correct me. If it is as exactly it appears, I think the “facts” seem straightforward.

Here is a further video clip of Nawaz AFTER he returned to the UK

In summary, Mr Nawaz travelled overseas to wage Jihad by his own admission, came back to the UK, and praised “Islamic State” Ms Begum travelled overseas to wage Jihad with Islamic State and now wants back to the UK.

QUESTIONS BUT NO ANSWERS

So the questions remain unanswered;

  1. Does Maajid Nawaz have dual British-Pakistani citizenship?
  2. Does Maajid Nawaz agree that UK nationals with dual citizenship carrying out jihad activity abroad should have their UK citizenship cancelled?

He insists that the UK government needs to step up how we deal with extremism. I agree.

Cancelling the UK citizenship of UK nationals with dual citizenship carrying out Jihad activity abroad would be a good way to start surely? 

A Public Service Announcement

By Patrick Van Roy On February 16th, 2019 at 11:31 pm

“ONCE WERE SWEDES, INNIT BLUD?”

By Pete Moore On February 16th, 2019 at 6:57 pm

It appears that the Swedish state broadcaster is about to broadcast “The First Swedes”, about the country’s original settlers (source). It’s what they mockingly describe as a “fact series”. This is the promo shot –

Yes, they really are re-writing history, not simply casting any actor. The intention is to propagate the idea, particularly among the young, that we were always immigrants, we have always been “diverse”, that white countries have never existed and that they belong to everyone.

OH DEAR, HOW SAD

By Pete Moore On February 16th, 2019 at 6:20 pm

Not for the first time, the Karl Marx memorial in Highgate Cemetery has been given added commentary. I’m not a fan of graffiti or damaging monuments. Then again I’m not a fan of memorials to the founding father of the greatest evil in human history. Maybe it’s best to leave the stonework as it is now, paint and all. Bolsheviks like their protest art. They can have some back.

THEN AND NOW….

By David Vance On February 16th, 2019 at 9:04 am

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On February 15th, 2019 at 7:19 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at the coalface of capitalism. I hear that it’s half-term next week. Thank the Lord for that. Not only will children be spared the ordeal of incessant claptrap, some of us will be able to to keep the economy going with a little less traffic. I always liked school holidays.

We’ve produced a few decent bands and singers in these little islands, and it’s my opinion that Dusty Springfield is the best female singer of the lot. Better even than Cilla. So we’ll have some of her. Have yourselves a great weekend whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your fav sounds down below –

THIS COUNTRY IS COMPLETELY MENTAL

By Pete Moore On February 15th, 2019 at 7:06 pm

Come sweet asteroid of doom.

Mother is no longer a gender-specific term that applies only to women, lawyers on behalf of the Government have said.