Real or imagined: Racism 'fear' over Rotherham child abuse

BBC News Online 27 August 2014
By Katie Hall

A "taboo" subject, "ignoring a politically inconvenient truth", threatening "community cohesion", "fear of being thought racist".

The report which revealed the abuse of more than 1,400 children in Rotherham - mainly by men of Pakistani heritage - found many reasons why the shocking scale of child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town remained hidden.

Councillors and council staff in particular were criticised for "avoiding public discussion"; some through fear of being thought racist, and some through "wholesale denial" of the problem.

But Zahoor Farid, a Muslim youth worker in Rotherham, described the abuse in the town as "shocking".

The fact these guys were predominantly Pakistani heritage men should not be a reason for providing a cloak of invisibility”

Professor Alexis Jay's report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, said: "Several councillors interviewed believed that by opening up these issues they could be 'giving oxygen' to racist perspectives that might in turn attract extremist political groups and threaten community cohesion."

This has left the leader of a Muslim organisation in Rotherham furious.

"In the name of what community cohesion and political correctness? Not in the name of my community," said Muhbeen Hussain, founder of British Muslim Youth. (continue reading...)

 

Dutch Jihadist Had Leading Position in Foley’s Jail

The Belgian jihadist, Jejoen Bentinck, has stated that the jail where the decapitated American journalist James Foley was imprisoned had a Dutchman among its leading wardens.

 

'Incubator for terrorism': UK leaders under pressure to take on jihadist problem

FOX News 27 August 2014
By Adam Shaw

A British jihadist’s apparent role in the beheading of American journalist James Foley shows Britain has become an "incubator for terrorism,” and cries out for Prime Minister

 

The New Face of Evil

Real Clear Politics 27 August 2014
By Richard Cohen

As Hannah Arendt foresaw, we are once again up against the question of evil. An American photojournalist, James Foley, was presented to the camera and methodically decapitated. The instrument was not the ax reserved for royalty or the whooshing blade prompted by that reformer Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, but an ordinary looking knife.

 

Ombudsman says banning the hijab at school is discrimination

Prague Post 27 August 2014

Sabatová stands up for Somali and Afghan girls who were banned from wearing their headscarves at a medical school in Prague Prague, Aug. 26 (ÈTK) — Czech ombudsman Anna

 

One in six French people say they support ISIS

Vox 27 August 2014
By Max Fisher

Two polls released this week both ask a question that you would hope wouldn't need asking: how many people support the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? Unfortunately, in

 

The Islamic State Has Nothing to Do With Islam?

Frontpage Mag 27 August 2014
By Robert Spencer

Whatever they may disagree about, Western leaders are in complete agreement about one thing: the new self-styled caliphate, the Islamic State, has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. It’s a comforting, reassuring vision for Western non-Muslims facing a massive influx of Muslim immigrants and jittery about the prospect of Islamic terrorism, except for just one problem: it’s entirely false.

 

Turkish ‘humanitarian’ group behind ‘Marmara’ signs pact with Qatar

The Jerusalem Post 27 August 2014
By Ariel Ben Solomon

Bulent Yildrim, chairman of the Turkish IHH organization, and Qatar Charity CEO Yousef bin Ahmad al-Kuwari signed the strategic agreement that was announced at a press

 

‘Tartan Taliban’: Dundee man’s ‘close ties’ to al Qaida leader revealed

Evening Telegraph 27 August 2014
By Will Lyon

A Dundee man dubbed the "Tartan Taliban” has been linked to the leader of an al Qaida terror training camp in Afghanistan. Documents written by officials at Guantanamo Bay

 

UK cleric suspected of coaching Foley’s killer praises Islamic State fighters

FOX News 27 August 2014
By Benjamin Hall

The British cleric suspected of radicalizing dozens of Islamic State recruits, including the man believed to have beheaded American journalist James Foley, called jihadists "noble,"

 

Au revoir, France

American Thinker 27 August 2014
By Carol Brown

If you ever doubted the direction France is headed, you need doubt no more. The headline reads: "One in six French people say they support ISIS”. Holy halal cow! That’s a lot of people (and I use that term loosely). So much for the narrative of the "moderate Muslim.”

 

Turkey Struggles to Stem Flow of Jihadists Across Border

Voa News 27 August 2014

As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago

 

This Is the Prisoner ISIS Wants to Trade for an American Hostage

The Daily Beast 27 August 2014
By Barbie Latza Nadeau

As the life of another American hangs in the balance in Syria, ISIS shows its hand by demanding more than $6 million and the curious release of a female Pakistani scientist

 

Germany cannot solve Bosnia's problems

b92 27 August 2014

"People wonder whether Germany will solve your problems. That will not happen. The summit will be an attempt to direct the Balkan countries which are not EU members on the

 

U.S. Overlooks Global Terror Funding by Its 'Ally' Qatar

the Clarion Project 27 August 2014
By Ryan Mauro

    The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani with Hamas head in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh during the emir's October 2012 visit to Gaza. During the visit, the emir pledged $400 million to the Hamas terrorist organization

Qatar is most likely the largest funder of Islamist terror in the world, yet the U.S. exempts it from being held accountable. Why?

 

New Egyptian Opposition Group Established In Turkey; Muslim Brotherhood Represented

Egyptian media is reporting on the formation of a Egyptian opposition group based in Turkey. According to an Al-Ahram online report, the spokewoman for the Egyptian

 

The Caliphate Brings Trauma

Breaking Israel News 27 August 2014
By Daniel Pipes

Without warning, the ancient and long powerless institution of the caliphate returned to life on June 29, 2014. What does this event augur? The classic concept of the

 

Women in "sex jihad” – M’sian police investigates

The Online Citizen 27 August 2014

At least three Malaysian women have gone to the Middle East to lend support to the fighters of the Islamic State (IS) in what is described as "sex jihad”, reports Malaysian

 
 

Rotherham: Round-up of today's press comment

lgcplus.com 27 August 2014

The Rotherham child abuse scandal report has dominated most front pages, with a collective disbelief that matters were allowed to continue unchecked for long The Times (£)

 

Masked jihadi ISIS Brits in Syria show our decency has just bred hatred

Daily Mirror 27 August 2014
By Alison Phillips

Britain may no longer make cars. Or ships. Or even HP Sauce. But we don’t half know how to make a great jihadist. Really top-quality ones. Utterly brutal, without conscience

 

‘Halal tourism' a rising trend in Turkey, world

TODAY'S ZAMAN 27 August 2014

The number of hotels specifically catering to tourists who lead a pious Islamic lifestyle has grown sharply, according to recent statistics from the Mediterranean Union of

 

Bolton Shopkeeper Stamping Pro Hamas Slogans On £5 Notes

kafircrusaders 27 August 2014

A Muslim shopkeeper from Bolton has been upsetting British born locals by defacing £5 notes with anti Israel slogans before giving them back out in the change. The Muslim

 

£400,000 seized and two arrested as part of Hajj fraud investigation

Asian Image 27 August 2014

Two people have been arrested and an estimated £400,000 was seized in East London as part of an ongoing investigation into Hajj fraud. The investigation by Birmingham City

 

Contentions Does Britain Feel No Shame at the Killing of James Foley?

Commentary Magazine 27 August 2014
By Tom Wilson

As more facts emerge about the horrible murder of U.S. journalist James Foley, it looks increasingly likely that his killers were three British jihadists. With Britain’s

 
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