UK: Mohammed Cartoon Exhibit Canceled Over Threats of Muslim Violence

Why do Western countries allow Muslims in if the result is threats of violence against non-Muslims for exercising their rights?

Winning entry

Winning entry

So much for this video post a few days ago. via ‘Frightened’ Britain Cancels Mohammed Cartoon Exhibit.

It’s an odd feeling sitting down to write this, it’s a mixture of relief and foreboding. The Mohammed Cartoon exhibit that I and others had planned for September in London has been cancelled, and the fact that this has brought relief should offer some clues as to why.

Over the last few weeks, I have had several conversations with both Scotland Yard and counter-terror detectives. My conclusion? That the risk of running this exhibition is simply too high. When setting out to do something like this, one has to be prepared for the possibility of threats, or even violence, but it’s easy to underestimate the impact such things will have on the people around you.

There’s a very real possibility that people could be hurt or killed – before, during, and after the event. This, together with the fact that our venue had indicated it wanted to pull out citing security and insurance concerns, and given the fear that people were feeling generally, the only responsible thing to do was to pull back and try to learn some lessons. I have not learned lessons as much as I have had my suspicions confirmed. There are two major messages to take on board from this episode: 1) Britain is a frightened nation, and 2) our freedom is not going away, it has gone.

You may think it obvious to state that Britain is frightened, but I think it is worse than most people imagine. Just the word “Islam” evokes fear in the majority of the people I meet, and this is amplified upon mention of “Mohammed cartoons”. There is a tangible uneasiness, an anxiety around violence and death – in people’s minds these shift from possibility to probability upon mention of a Mohammed cartoon, and that can be rather sobering. Fear is controlling our society where Islam is concerned, and it was fear that got this exhibit cancelled.

Absurdly, people are almost as frightened of being called a racist, or being associated with someone who was once called racist, as they are of physical violence. We saw again throughout this process that even those who pretend to argue for free speech draw a line at anyone who talks about race. Leftist activists will say what they have said throughout; free speech for all, except him.

Some of the attacks aimed at us (from those who ought to support us) were allegedly made because of Paul Weston’s planned presence at the event. Weston is the leader of the Liberty GB political party. He has made some speeches about the future of white people, and according to those who set the rules, this is a step too far. The demographic-that-cannot-be-named was named, and this was more than enough to cancel Weston’s speaking rights thenceforth (though of course if it hadn’t been Weston, it would’ve been Wilders).

This brings me to point two.

We’re no longer in a place where we risk losing our freedom;…


Correct, Brits freedom is gone. As it is slipping away in the U.S. too.

Read it all.

UKIP Peer: Islam “Clearly Isn’t” a Religion of Peace, Must Stop Saying So

Boom. Disturbing the peace is more apropos. via UKIP Peer: Islam Is Not a Peaceful Religion – Breitbart.

A UKIP lord is writing a new guide to Islam, which he hopes will start a much-needed conversation about the religion and ideology, and help challenge commonly held misconceptions about it. To the anger of the liberal establishment, he has repeated his previously stated view that Islam is “not a religion of peace.”

Lord Pearson is preparing to launch an initiative called Shall We Talk About Islam and publish a book in October, which he is writing with the help of four Koranic scholars. He said a public conversation is needed, because “you may have noticed, we are not allowed to talk about it.” Those that do are “branded Islamophobic racists or accused of stirring up religious hatred,” he told The Times.

In regards to the much-repeated platitude that Islam is a “religion of peace,” Lord Pearson reiterated a view he expressed last year, when he said: “We have to stop saying that . . . because it clearly isn’t.”

His work will explore two elements of the Koran: “One is the abrogation . . . the Muslim tenet that where there is a contradiction in the Koran, it is the later verses that cancel out the earlier ones. This is worrying because as [Muhammad] went through life and went to Medina, he became more violent,” he said. The other being al-Hijra. “After [Muhammad] moved to Medina, and had been there five years, he said you must either convert or exile or I’ll kill you,” he added.

Pearson described the discrepancy in this country, where Christianity is heavily scrutinized, held to account, open to challenge, derision and satire, but Islam is often appeased and protected. Adding: “There is already an initiative running called ‘Can we talk about Islam’, which is aimed at Christian congregations. That’s trying to encourage Christians to talk more with Muslims.”

UK: Anjem Choudary detained, charged with supporting Muslim terror group ISIS

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Sean Hannity’s boy Andy “Apostate” Choudary

Unless he’s in solitary confinement, jail will elevate his status as he preaches and incites the Muslim masses already locked up. via Anjem Choudary charged with supporting a terror organisation – Telegraph.

Anjem Choudary, the radical cleric, has been charged with supporting the banned terror group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

The 48-year-old, from Ilford, was charged along with Mohammed Rahman, 32 with inviting support for a proscribed terrorist organisation, namely Isil,

Both men were detained in custody and will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon.

They were initially arrested in September 2014 by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter-Terrorism Command (SO15) on suspicion of being members of the proscribed organisation and have been on police bail since then.

Sue Hemming, Head of Special Crime and Counter Terrorism at the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, we have today authorised charges against Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman.

“We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman for inviting support for ISIL, a proscribed terrorist organisation, between 29 June 2014 and 6 March this year. Each man is charged with one offence contrary to section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

“It is alleged that Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman invited support for ISIS in individual lectures which were subsequently published online.

“The decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.”

UK: Muslim schools accused of anti-Christian chanting in assemblies

The same Muslim schools Michelle Obama visited and John Kerry sent his Muslim rep? via Muslim schools accused of anti-Christian chanting in assemblies. h/t TROP

Some Muslim schools “include anti-Christian chanting in assemblies” which is being ignored by the schools watchdog, it has been claimed.

The Christian Institute has said Ofsted and the Department for Education are not taking proper action to deal with some Islamic schools accused of bullying Christian pupils.

In a letter to Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary and a Christian, the Institute’s director Colin Hart said “inadequate attention” had been given to the way Christian pupils were being taught.

He said it was “striking” that several official reports outlining examples of Muslim “intolerance” to Christians had gone ignored by Ofsted.

“You will see they include anti-Christian chanting in assemblies, GCSE pupils who opted to learn Christianity being left to teach themselves, and Christians being called ‘ignorant’ or ‘liars’ by teachers,” he wrote.

It was “disturbing” that there had been a “complete lack of any specific plans of action to tackle anti-Christian intolerance”, he added.

Mr Hart also accused the school’s inspector of being part of the problem and said its methods for detecting bullying against Christians were “clearly inadequate”.

“Ofsted may be part of the problem”, he said.


The UK is done:

Those are but a few examples.

 

HSBC fires bankers for mock ISIS execution; no one fired for funding terror groups

via Bank workers stage mock IS-style execution of Asian co-worker | The Sun

SIX bankers were sacked yesterday for pretending to behead an Asian workmate in a mock IS execution — while yelling “Allahu Akbar”.

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The HSBC workers filmed the sick stunt while on a team-building exercise then posted it online.

The video shows them dressed in jumpsuits and balaclavas similar to those worn by the Islamic fanatics and using a coat hanger as a pretend knife.

The “assassins” laugh and joke as a colleague, who has been named as Saf Ahmed, kneels down to be “executed”.

One banker then yells: “Allahu Akbar” — Arabic for “God is great” — which IS executioners scream as they murder hostages.

The film was posted on Instagram. It was later deleted but not before it was seen by appalled co-workers.

HSBC yesterday sacked all involved and apologised.

The six men were on a day out at Teamworks Karting track in Birmingham organised by HSBC.

In the seven-second video, five men in balaclavas stand behind kneeling Mr Ahmed, who is in an orange jumpsuit.

As the men chant and yell, one raises the coat hanger above the “victim’s” head and another holds his shoulders.

Kidnapped British aid workers Alan Henning and David Haines were both wearing orange jumpsuits when they were beheaded in Syria by IS.

It is thought the HSBC men were in a Birmingham-based legal team. A source said: “It’s shocking they would think this is funny.”


Many Muslims find the beheading of non-Muslims funny. That HSBC finds this shocking is a bit much, considering HSBC laundered money for Islamic terror groups and employed a known jihadist in its sharia department.

UK: Muslim Lawyer Caught on Hidden Video Telling Kids ‘ISIS is Just Propaganda’

via Blazing Cat Fur.

A Muslim barrister has been filmed telling a women’s workshop that the government is lying about the threat posed by Islamic State.

Ibtihal Bsis, a presenter on the London-based Islam TV channel and member of the radical Hizb ut-Tahrir group, tells the meeting in Southampton that as Muslims they are being oppressed and accuses the government of deliberately exaggerating the ISIS threat as an excuse to hound Muslims.

UK: Arts college removes student’s artwork to not offend Muslims

Preemptive enforcement of the sharia. But why does the school need a mini-mosque to begin with? via Tapton Secondary School removes student’s artwork in case it offends Muslims | Daily Mail Online. h/t TROP

A school has been slammed by a sixth form pupil for removing her paintings of a mother breastfeeding her child – because it could offend Muslims during Ramadan.

Tapton Secondary School in Sheffield told Martha Armitage, 18, that her A-level paintings would not be displayed with other pupils’ artwork because the space is currently being used as a prayer room for the duration of the religious period.

Now Miss Armitage has hit out at the decision because she believes she is being ‘censored’ and says she is proud of her four paintings, which took 15 hours to create, and wants them to be displayed.

But the school has defended the decision, saying it was a matter of ‘tolerance and respect’ to not put them on show in the prayer room and claimed that the pictures are on display – but in a different section of the school.

Miss Armitage, who works part-time in a cafe, chose the subject of Mother and Baby after being given four choices for her A-level finals.

The four paintings show a mother cradling her baby, another breastfeeding from front-on, another breastfeeding from the side, and another shows a mother holding her child to her naked breast – something that is crucial in the first months of baby bonding.

But Miss Armitage claims she was not informed by the school of the decision not display her paintings with other students’ work and only found out when she noticed they were not on display when she went to the school to collect her prom tickets.

She said: ‘I went to speak to the art technician because I wanted to see my artwork, I hadn’t seen it since I’d submitted it for my A-level.

‘The technician told me the artwork wasn’t going on display at all because it includes breasts and it’s Ramadan.

‘I was just really really shocked. I didn’t know what to say. I left the school and when I went home I told my mum about it, she sent an email to the school.

‘In their reply, they spoke about not having the artwork on display in the conference room which was going to be used as a prayer room.

‘But I was told by the technician that my artwork wasn’t going to be displayed anywhere.

‘In any case, I don’t understand why it’s offensive. Muslim pupils at my school have told me they’re not offended by it. I don’t understand why the school were jumping to conclusions – they’re just being overly sensitive.’

But Miss Armitage wants the school to reverse its decision.

She said: ‘I have Muslim friends who are also outraged. They say it has nothing to do with Ramadan.

‘If it was about distraction there should not be any artwork displayed in there.

‘The pieces that don’t have nipples are allowed to be displayed.

‘I would like my work to be displayed. My friends at the school are really supportive and want to see my work. I feel disheartened because I put a lot of time and effort into it.

‘They’re making decisions on behalf of a culture they don’t understand. The Muslims I have spoken to are not offended by what I have created.

‘It’s a shame this has happened. I have had a great time at the school and I like the art department and the teachers and to leave on this note is quite sad.’

 

 

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