By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 7:50 pm
My thanks to the eagle-eyed ATW reader who spotted this story over on Harry’s Place.
In today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, Conservative Party Leader David Cameron challenged Prime Minister Gordon Brown on the findings of the Centre for Social Cohesion’s (CSC) latest report, Hizb ut-Tahrir: Ideology and Strategy.
Cameron, who has promised to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), asked the Prime Minister why the Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation (ISF), a charity run by HT members that manages two primary schools and a nursery in London, has received over £113,000 in government grants – a fact revealed by the CSC in the Sunday Telegraph last month. Following the revelations, Haringey Council suspended ISF’s funding.
As the CSC report shows, HT is a revolutionary Islamist group that supports violent jihad and is using front groups to embed its divisive ideology into local communities. Cameron stated today that HT is a group that says “Jews should be killed wherever you find them”.
The fact that Hizb ut Tahrir is not banned in the UK is an outrage. It is clear that it is a very dangerous organisation but what is REALLY startling that it seems that our GOVERNMENT is actually helped finance it’s objectives. How can we fight Islamic terrorism when we cannot even identify it?
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 7:40 pm
Phew, what a relief!
I refer to the news that “The One” will travel to Copenhagen next month to attend the climate change conference, ending weeks of uncertainty over whether he would go and after intense pressure from Europe for his presence. He will modestly then swing round to pick up that much deserved Nobel Peace Prize.
I dunno about you but I couldn’t be happier about this and it shows how sensible Obama is, taking time to get his priorities in place. The US troops dying in Afghanistan waiting to hear if their Commander-in-Chief is going to send them help can wait a bit longer…right?
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 7:07 pm
I see that Northern Ireland blog Slugger O Toole’s readers have voted IRA godfather Martin McGuinness “politician of the year”, beating TUV leader Jim Allistair and DUP minister Arlene Foster.
What interests me about this is how successfully the “Butcher Boy’s” bloody past has been sanitised and how so many within Irish nationalism have accepted this new look Marty. Sure the past is the past. Tell it to those who survived the concentration camps.
Naturally enough the British and Irish governments, along with the USA and EU, have done everything possible to erase the past, the terrible litany of murder and mayhem that was the IRA’s pedigree during those years when McGuinness was such a central figure.
There is one incident from my book that springs to mind when I hear what a good guy McGuinness is these days. It relates to a friend of my wife’s family who was attending Church in Londonderry one Sunday morning with his sons and wife. He was leaving the service and was getting into his car when a few bullets were pumped into his head. His young kids saw their Dad die, His crime? He was a police officer. McGuinness held senior office in Londonderry at the time. Do the maths.
I can NEVER see McGuinness as anything other than a bloody monster. That he is voted as politician of the year by others demonstrates the moral depravity brought by the embrace of the “peace process”.
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 9:09 am
Huge sums promised by rich nations including the UK to help developing countries tackle the climate change chimera cannot be accounted for, according to a study.
A total of 20 nations pledged up to 410 million dollars a year in 2001, resulting in a pot that should be worth well over 1.6 billion dollars
So far so good – what generosity! However…
But only 260 million dollars has been paid into two United Nations funds earmarked for the purpose according to the latest figures, the BBC World Service investigation said.
The EU said the money was collected in “bilateral and multilateral deals”, but was unable to provide data to back up the claim.
Artur Runge-Metzger, the senior climate change negotiator for the European Union, said the EU had done what it promised to do. ”We can say we met the promise – climate finance has really been stepped up,” he told the BBC. But he admitted the EU was unable to provide data to show it did pay the money. “It’s sometimes very hard to say what is the climate bit of this financing,” Mr Runge-Metzger added.
I am sure that Mr Runge-metzer can make whatever claim he wants but when he casually dismisses the need to provide any evidence of such he demonstrates once again the hot air and deceit that flows from the EU.
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 9:01 am
Here’s another reason not to trust the Conservatives..
A former secondary modern schoolboy whose politics were coloured by what Thatcherism did to his native city of Liverpool is to have his surprising status as one of David Cameron’s court philosophers confirmed tomorrow. Phillip Blond, the intellectual father of “Red Toryism” is launching a new think tank, ResPublica, to take Tory thinking further into the left’s traditional home turf.
Mr Blond has a problem with the free market and his rise within the Cameron Cons is evidence that there is a red streak running through the once blue blood of British Conservatism.
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 8:53 am
NHS bureaucracy has soared in the past two years to the tune of £78m.
The amount spent on employing managers has risen by a quarter, or £78 million, in the past two years, the study shows.
NHS Trusts blamed Whitehall targets for the increase.
It comes a day after NICE, the drugs rationing watchdog, refused funding for life-prolonging bowel cancer drug Avastin, saying it was not cost effective.
That’s how it works. The bureaucrats in the NHS blame the bureaucrats in central government whilst pocketing the cash even as patients die. Socialised healthcare – it’s bad for the soul.
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 8:46 am
Here is an interesting take on the Fort Hood massacre from my friend Ron Mossad…
First a few well chosen quotes that set the stage….
This was an individual who does not, obviously, represent the Muslim faith”
“And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
–General George W. Casey
–Major Nidal Malik Hasan
It’s not just about Nidal Malik Hasan. There are movements right now in the United States, that are literally committing acts of treason/sedition like this one on American soil, using American companies and proudly displaying their work to the rest of the world. Would these people be allowed to speak like this about the countries they support IN the countries they support? Why are we tolerating this? Why do we allow these people to operate at will and poison uninformed minds on the internet?
They are using our own rules against us. And the media is ignoring them. Our politicians are ignoring them. How can we afford to ignore them? How can we afford to continue being indifferent to this evil while it plots against us and our families? Why do we refrain from calling it what it is? Why are we afraid to be honest with ourselves?
I’ll tell you why. You see while Nidal Malik Hasan acted to kill those soldiers at Ft. Hood he did not act alone. Political correctness aided him. Indifference abetted him. Tolerance of evil gave him aid and comfort. And we are all accomplices.
In the end…WE as a society killed them. Our collective conscience silently screams in desperate horror for us to blank out this fact but we cannot do it anymore. Our future as a liberal democracy depends on it. Hasan needs to be punished for his act of war but it’s time we as a society started taking responsibility for our own actions, or lack thereof.
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 8:35 am
The creation of new forests and woodlands across the country will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 per cent and protect communities at risk of flooding, according to a scientific study.
Planting trees in 23,000 hectares a year for the next 40 years — about the size of Queen’s Balmoral estate, or a town the size of Kettering, Northamptonshire — would result in just an extra 4 per cent of land for trees, bringing a total of 16 per cent forest in Britain.
This study was commissioned by the Forestry Commission who would, of course, be the primary beneficiary of such taxpayer largesse. Why just think of all those extra jobs. the opportunism behind this report is staggering, especially the notion that planting trees will protect communities at risk of flooding! It’s not that I have a problem with woodland but if we want to increase the space it occupies let’s stop pretending that it will save the planet!
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 8:13 am
I happened to be in Belfast last night just as the Christmas Lights were officially switched on by children’s TV personality Bob the Builder. There is also a nice Christmas market located in the City Hall grounds and all in all it was not a bad sight and a sign that Belfast has moved on in recent years.
However, not everyone has moved on…
Rival groups of young people were involved in sectarian clashes during the switching on of the Christmas lights in Belfast. Windows were broken in two vehicles in the North Street area and fires were started in Castle Street. Two males aged 19 and 17 and a 14-year-old girl were arrested but have been released pending further reports.
I saw some of these young people and they looked to be either drunk or drugged. It’s sad to see that this young generation has such hatred of others.
By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2009 at 8:02 am
Two stories this morning – compare and contrast..
More than two million children are being taught in schools that are mediocre or failing, inspectors said yesterday. A ‘stubborn core’ of incompetent teachers is holding pupils back and fuelling indiscipline and truancy, Ofsted warned. Despite a raft of national initiatives, a third of schools still fail to offer a good education.
Got that – millions of children being let down, young lives ruined by inadequate teaching.
Now, read on…
Youngsters in schools will also be taught that it is wrong to hit girls and not to bully transsexuals as part of the national curriculum. Trainee teachers will have to learn about gender awareness and domestic violence before they can qualify and Ofsted will inspect how well schools are performing in promoting equal opportunities and preventing gender violence.
The Government see schools as laboratories and are far more interested in using them to advance their “equality” agenda than in providing a decent education for children. It is for this reason that I would like to see schools become more independent of the political class.