Despite almost three times as many British Muslims serve in the ranks of ISIS than Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, the central government’s nation-wide plan to de-radicalize homegrown Islamic jihadists is “bursting at the seams” and apparently on the verge of falling apart. As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal and the Express newspaper (of London, Great Britain) both on Aug. 29, 2015, the island nation’s officially titled “Channel programme” is collapsing under its own weight.
As any language nerd will tell you, the likes of Latin and Sanskrit are dead. However, modern languages are live, and like everything else that’s alive, modern tongues often change, morph and mutate. Case in point; the words faggot (fagot) and fag. Both words still used in common conversation in certain English-speaking nations, yet they are now often looked upon as not only a derogatory word in reference to homosexuals, but the British government now considers the mere utterance of the words in a negative connotation to be a provocation of “terrorist acts” as reported by the Breitbart.com news portal and also ABC Online (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), both on Aug. 27, 2015.
Australia and Great Britain share Queen Elizabeth II as their Sovereign, and at least technically, she still holds the title as the Queen of Australia. Both nations also share a bit of a problem with militant Islamic jihadists wanting to kill their respective citizens who may stand in their way of their stated desire of establishing a sharia-compliant global caliphate. Case in point would be in two separate news reports from opposite ends of the globe.
Not quite reaching his 20th birthday, native born Londoner Brusthom Ziamani was sentenced at the Old Bailey to a 22 year prison stretch for conspiring to murder by decapitation either a British soldier or school child currently enrolled in the nation’s Army Cadet Force, the British version of American high school ROTC. As reported by Great Britain’s BBC and also by the Associated Press (via The News Tribune of Tacoma, Washington), both on 20 March, 2015, Brusthom Ziamani, 19-years-old, was found guilty of ‘preparing an act of terrorism’ last month. But today, Judge Timothy Pontius sentenced the would-be killer to spend the next 22 years of his rather short life locked behind bars in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons.
Few in the Western world would deny even the most despicable of characters a valid legal defense to defend themselves of crimes accused in a court of law. Yet what has many in the United Kingdom raising their eyebrows are the reports bubbling to the surface regarding a number of Britons raising the equivalent of $27,000 to defend the individual dubbed “Jihad Johnny” by the international press, and identified by the British government as the executioner of a number of American, British, and Japanese citizens.
Despite the top man in the British Army openly stating he is desirous of the “best possible talent” to join his nation’s active duty army, he’s also called for a greater recruitment effort of a certain demographic based on little more than their religious belief. As reported by Britain’s Sky News and also the Moscow based RT.com (formerly Russia Today) news portal, both on Feb. 6, 2015, General Sir Nicholas Carter stated that non-European ethnic minority representation in the British Army is “nowhere near where it needs to be.”
Installed last year as the Chief of the General Staff, Gen. Carter has reportedly placed a special emphasis on recruiting Muslims into the British Army as to have a more correct reflection of the face of Britain. Overall, non-European ethnic groups in the nation, to including blacks from Commonwealth nations such as Nigeria and Jamaica, as well as Sikhs, Indians, Chinese, Pakistanis and Fijians constitute approximately 10 percent of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. Curiously enough, according to the British Census of 2011, the non-European ethnic groups of the nation also constitute approximately 10 percent of the population.
Britain’s MoD (Ministry of Defence) has also recently released figures that cite a mere 480 Muslims serve Queen and Country by way of donning the Army camouflage field uniform. That’s a minuscule 0.54 percent the total active duty army strength of 88,500. As cited by Newsweek magazine on Aug. 20, 2014, the number of British Muslims serving in all branches of the British Armed Forces is only around 600 total. The remaining 120 British Muslims are literally and figuratively sprinkled through the ranks of the Royal navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force.
Published media reports and various government statistics place Britain’s Muslim community at roughly 4.4 percent of the island nation’s population. But when all branches of the Armed Forces are totaled up, the followers of Mohammed comprise an almost microscopic 0.4 percent of all personnel.
London’s The Telegraph reported last November that more than three times as many British Muslims have volunteered to serve the ISIS terrorist network than have vowed to serve their nation in uniform. Member of Parliament Khalid Mahmood (Labour – Birmingham Perry Barr), an area with a rather sizable Muslim constituency, has stated that the London government has purposefully low balled the official number of British Islamic Jihadis fighting in Syria and Iraq.
The authorities say there are 500 British jihadists but the likely figure is at least three to four times that. I think 2,000 is a better estimate.
Possibly proving that common sense doesn’t always keep up technological advancement, English police are releasing a stick figure drawing by a 3-year-old in the hopes of catching an unknown number of cat burglars. As reported by Great Britain’s The Nottingham Post and also The Mirror, both on Jan. 31, 2015, the Brit version of the American BOLO (Be On the Look-Out) features the image of one of the villains as if it was drawn by, well, a three-year-old.
Being the only two American governors whose parents hail from the Punjab region of India, Louisiana’s Piyush “Bobby” Jindal and South Carolina’s Nikki Haley (née Randhawa) not only share their Republican Party affiliation and conservative policies, but also have smashed more than a few of the racist stereotypes of Southern voters. In the meantime, the word on the street in the Bayou State as well as from inside the Washington, DC Beltway is that Governor Jindal is taking a very serious look at making a run for the White House.
In what very well could be a case of limousine liberalism run amok, a pro-feminism t-shirt that all of Britain’s trendiest left-of-center fashionistas are sporting turns out it would take the workers who manufacture the very same haute couture would have to work a week and a half to earn enough needed to buy just one of the fruits of their labor. As reported by America’s Breitbart.com news portal and also Great Britain’s BBC, both on Nov.2, 2014, the same must have shirt that members of Britain’s Labour Party have been hammering the Tory Prime Minister for refusing to wear what turns out to be manufactured in a Third World sweatshop on the African island nation of Mauritius, roughly 500 miles east of Madagascar.
While American jurisprudence has ruled that our free speech rights under the First Amendment range from publicly saying “I hate President (insert name here)” to defecating and/or urinating on the American flag. Agree, disagree or indifferent to what US courts have ruled, many Americans could find shocking not only the lack of free thought/speech imposed on our British cousins, but also the overt double-standard both police and the court system have been operating under. As reported by The Independent on May 2, 2014, and also Life Site News and The Daily Mail, both on May 1, 2014, case in point would be two Englishwomen who were recently found guilty of a “religiously-aggravated public order offence” for tearing pages out of the Qur’an; as well as a leading British politician arrested while reading select passages from The River War penned by arguably one of the greatest Western leaders of the 20th century, Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA.
Despite a handful of Western media outlets claiming a relatively unknown treaty binding the United States and Great Britain to the defense of the Ukraine may lead to armed conflict with Russia, a closer look indicates American and British intervention may not be in the offing, as reported by the right-of-center The American Spectator and France24.com on Mar. 3, 2014; and London’s The Telegraph and The Daily Mail on Feb. 28, 2014.
Noted defender of Communism Dr. Eric Hobsbawm passed away well over a year ago, but the details of his vast personal fortune have been brought to the public eye, as reported by The Daily Mail of London, UK on Jan. 10, 2014.
The well-published historian and ardent supporter of everything Marxist, the more-than-slightly hypocritical commie left a pile of cash and assets to the tune of £1,835,341 ($3,023,174) in his will to be distributed to his second wife, the two children they had together and also an undisclosed sum to the University of Warwick.
Al-Qaeda terrorist Abu Hamza (aka: “Doctor Hook” and “The Hate Cleric” by the British press) is complaining to a federal judge in New York that his current accommodations aren’t quite up to snuff by his standards, as reported by the New York Daily News on Nov. 26, 2013.
Claiming he lost his hands fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan in the 1980s, Hamza ordered his taxpayer-funded team of lawyers inform the judge that the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan just isn’t cutting it.
Seeking transfer to a special medical prison in Devens, Mass., one of his lawyers, Lindsay Lewis informed the court, “his arms are infected, and this is an issue that needs to be resolved at a medical center.”