Signs of returning sanity in Britain?

Terror suspect college pupil banned from taking chemistry and biology

A college pupil has been banned from taking AS-level courses in chemistry and biology after a judge ruled he may use the knowledge for terrorist purposes.

By Chris Irvine/Telegrapph UK

Resistance in Dudley: ‘Do we really have to have this mosque?’


An £18million mosque which will dwarf everything around it has got the go-ahead – despite objections from 22,000 people.

Angry residents say allowing the 65ft tower and dome is simply pandering to the 7,000-strong Muslim com munity – which makes up just two per cent of the local population.

It had even been turned down by the local authority, but that refusal has now been over-ruled by a Government inspector.

Daily Express


Bunglawussi wingeing: “Islamophobe joins team Boris”

Congrats, Anthony Browne!

 Mr Browne’s appointment is certain to cause a degree of concern among his political opponents as he is known for his strong Right-wing stance on immigration.

He first came to prominence when he was denounced by then home secretary David Blunkett for “bordering on fascism” after a series of articles on immigration.

Mr Browne has also been criticised for “demonising” Muslims in an article headlined “the Muslims are coming – there’s no plot: Islam really does want to conquer the world” in The Spectator.

Former Mayor Red Ken Livingstone said: “Anthony Browne’s extensive Rightwing track record and his divisive attacks on immigration, are an indication that Boris Johnson’s administration is deeply at odds with the needs of a multicultural city like London.”

Evening Standard, 22 July 2008

Government drops plan to allow Muslim schools to police themselves

Government plans to give Muslim schools the chance to police themselves have effectively been dropped.

By Graeme Paton/Telegraph UK

No Headbangers please!

Britain wakes up to  Islamic terrorist infiltration at airports

It is feared that hundreds of foreigners are being allowed to work in high security parts of Britain’s airports without passing proper criminal record checks.

Despite warnings that terrorists have tried to place sleepers in jobs “airside” in terminals, no attempt has been made to check whether foreign workers have committed any offences abroad.

*  Comment by a reader: Considering the times that we live in and the fact that a Muslims first loyalty is to his religion and his brothers in religion, is it a smart thing to employ Muslims at our airports?

By Richard Edwards/Telegraph UK




Under proposals unveiled earlier this year private Muslim schools were to be given the chance to carry out their own Ofsted-style inspections.

It was announced a new independent watchdog would be set up to be more “sensitive” toward Islamic education and the new body would also inspect a small number of independent Christian schools.

But now Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary, has effectively vetoed the plan.

It follows warnings from Ofsted, the official schools inspectorate, that the move would cause “increased fragmentation” and “works against any consistent approach to national standards”.

Under present legislation, most state and private schools are directly inspected by Ofsted.

But the Association of Muslim Schools and the Christian Schools’ Trust applied to the Government to set up a separate inspectorate for a small number of private faith schools.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families approved outline plans for the so-called Bridge Schools’ Inspectorate in January, giving it the power to inspect about 60 private Muslim schools and 50 Christian schools.

The decision came despite concerns that some private faith schools are already failing to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain.

But in a parliamentary statement, Mr Balls admitted that the narrow focus of such small watchdogs may undermine public confidence in the education system.

He said any future inspectorates should be responsible for a minimum of 350 schools to prevent inspectors “becoming over-familiar” with particular types of school.

Christine Gilbert, head of Ofsted, said: “We believe it would be difficult for an organisation to form an objective view of the quality of schools inspected if it dealt with only one type of school and therefore lacked a broad perspective.”

However, the changes will not affect the Independent Schools Inspectorate, which currently vets more than 1,000 leading fee-paying schools, including Eton and Harrow.

Michael Gove, Tory shadow schools secretary, said: “This is highly significant and very welcome u-turn by the Government.

“I am pleased that they have taken on board the need to improve the inspection regime and ensure that certain schools don’t effectively police themselves.”



8 thoughts on “Signs of returning sanity in Britain?”

  1. Muslims: You can’t build Churches in our countries,

    But we want to build Mosques in yours, even if you don’t want them.

    Joe Grey>>Muslims are really stupid! They are making enemies faster than they can deceive people.

  2. Can someone find out the name of the planning inspector who has over-ridden the local community and forced a mosque on them.

  3. kaw said * Can someone find out the name of the planning inspector

    [Dudley News]
    Inspector’s report in full
    Appeal Ref: APP/C4615/A/07/2049906 Land at Hall Street, Dudley
    P J Asquith, INSPECTOR

  4. I’m not sure it’s really progress.

    Maybe like 10 steps backward and 1 step forward. [or vice versa if you’re a follower of The Pedophile Mohammad.]

    I’m amazed at the stupidity of these people who wouldn’t dare suggest bannimg Muslim immigration, but then complain when Muslims naturally want to build mosques.

    The same thing happens in Italy and Spain.

    “We don’t mind them coming here, but they shouldn’t build mosques!”

    Actually, it might be better to let them build all the mosques they want to.

    Then everyone, citizens and visitors alike, will have no doubt that vast territories of the former UK are now enslaved to Islam.

    At this point, the best I can hope for is that they build their mega-mosque and then hopefully US tourists in London (and Paris and Madrid and Brussels and Stockholm and all the other soon-to-be-subjugated capitals) will go home determined to keep the US from ending up as degraded and conquered as Britain is today.

  5. I think Akira has it right-progress can be measured only in small doses. Depressing, isn’t it?

  6. It’s good to say a politician who appears to have remained true to his pre-election principles.

    Boris Johnson, Journalist:

    “It is time to reassert British values. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem. To any non-Muslim reader of the Koran, Islamophobia — fear of Islam — seems a natural reaction, and, indeed, exactly what that text is intended to provoke.”

  7. That Boris Johnson quote comes from the Spectator (of which he was the editor), 16th July 2005:

    Boris Johnson says it is time to reassert British values in the face of extremist Islam

    “If we were Israelis, we would by now be doing a standard thing to that white semi-detached pebbledash house at 51 Colwyn Road, Beeston. Having given due warning, we would dispatch an American-built ground-assault helicopter and blow the place to bits. Then we would send in bulldozers to scrape over the remains, and we would do the same to all the other houses in the area thought to have been the temporary or permanent addresses of the suicide bombers and their families.

    “but we are not Israelis, and we are novices not just at dealing with suicide bombers, but with suicide bombers as British as the fish-and-chip shops in which they grew up. They were born in our NHS, these killers. They were coddled by our welfare state, they were fed on our butties and our Spangles

    “In groping to understand, the pundits and the politicians have clutched first at Iraq, and the idea that this is ‘blowback’

    “the Iraq war did not create the problem of murderous Islamic fundamentalists, though the war has unquestionably sharpened the resentments felt by such people in this country, and given them a new pretext

    “were they all so seriously maladjusted to modern Britain, and found it so hard to get girlfriends that they went down the Tube in search of the hur, the 72 black-eyed ones of paradise

    “We — non-Muslims — cannot solve the problem; we cannot brainwash them out of their fundamentalist beliefs. The Islamicists last week horribly and irrefutably asserted the supreme importance of that faith, overriding all worldly considerations, and it will take a huge effort of courage and skill to win round the many thousands of British Muslims who are in a similar state of alienation, and to make them see that their faith must be compatible with British values and with loyalty to Britain. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem.

    “To any non-Muslim reader of the Koran, Islamophobia — fear of Islam — seems a natural reaction, and, indeed, exactly what that text is intended to provoke. Judged purely on its scripture — to say nothing of what is preached in the mosques — it is the most viciously sectarian of all religions in its heartlessness towards unbelievers.”

    Interestingly, his main point was to criticize the US and the UK, and he still foolishly believes in “reforming” Islam.

    But at least there’s one prominent politician in the UK who has written in plain English, for all to see:

    “The problem is Islam. Islam is the problem.”

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