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London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday announced this year’s winner of the “Diversity in Advertising Competition, Nubian Skin, whose advertisement featured six black models, revealing that for Khan, the term “diversity” simply means fewer or no ethnic Europeans.
Actually what he means is fewer white people. Racist? You bet.
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UK: New film has non-Muslims drag Muslim family from home and murder them as non-Muslim neighbors watch approvingly.

And the Indoctrination continues.....

Riz Ahmed’s new film is lurid and trashy victimhood fantasy porn that non-Muslim Leftists in Britain will lap up eagerly and cry for more. But its intent is even more insidious than to reinforce feelings of grievance and entitlement among Muslims in Britain. Note what this article says about the attitudes and assumptions that led Ahmed to craft his exercise in industrial-strength self-pity: “The Independent claimed in 2019 to have uncovered evidence that Islamophobia is ‘thriving in all parts of British society’. It cited statistics suggesting that 31 per cent of the population believe that Islam poses a threat to the British way of life, and only 32 per cent believe that Islam and the British way of life are compatible.” As Luke Gittos quite rightly points out, “these numbers do not reveal widespread anti-Muslim bigotry. For instance, 41 per cent of those who suggest that Islam and Western life are incompatible believe that ‘Islam breeds intolerance for free speech and calls for violent actions against those who mock, criticise or depict the religion in ways they believe are offensive’. This is not reflective of a generalised hatred of Muslims. Rather, it expresses concern about the impact of certain sections of Islam on important aspects of Western life.”

That’s what this movie is for: it is an attempt to foreclose upon any discussion about “the impact of certain sections of Islam on important aspects of Western life,” ruling out such discussions a priori as “racist,” “bigoted,” and “Islamophobic.” Thus no one will be able to whisper a word about the advancing jihad threat; doing so will be labeled “hate” and outlawed accordingly. This initiative is already well advanced. There is already an immense stigma surrounding those who call attention to the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat: the Left is wholly on board with Riz Ahmed’s assumptions in The Long Goodbye, and the Right is as weak and cowed as ever, anxious to avoid the labels the Left has ready for anyone who dares to step out of line and commit Wrongthink. When I am silenced entirely and this site is unavailable, and everyone is marching together into the glorious multicultural future without distraction from “Islamophobes,” and yet for some reason the jihad massacres keep happening, I hope you will remember when you read this and how you got from living in a free society to the open-air gulag you’ll be living in at that point.
  • Musician and actor Riz Ahmed’s new short film, The Long Goodbye, has been released to accompany his new album of the same name. The film depicts an Asian family – in the midst of preparing for a wedding – being dragged from their homes and executed.

    The killers are a gang of armed white men who arrive in a black van. The police, also white, stand by and do nothing. The family’s white neighbours then watch from their window as the Asian family members are shot in the head. The film ends with Ahmed rapping about how he doesn’t feel at home in the UK. The message? Presumably that Ahmed’s own feelings of disillusionment is rooted in his foreknowledge of an impending fascist slide in British society.

    The film has already received much acclaim. He gave an interview to Radio 4 in which he argued that there are many people in Britain who would not consider him to be British. When asked whether racial divides are more pronounced in America than in the UK, he replied ‘pick your poison’. In other words, British Muslims are in a comparable position to blacks in the US. Or possibly worse. The Holocaust also came up in the interview.

    Art should be provocative. It should challenge preconceived ideas and received wisdom. But Ahmed’s film reinforces received wisdom. After all, most of his luvvie Guardianista fans lap up the idea that Britain is a racist hellhole. He is one of a growing number of young creatives who receive almost unqualified veneration for producing work that presents the working classes of Britain – depicted here as armed white thugs – as being on the cusp of fascism.

    Now, art has often been a powerful vehicle to make political points about racism and state violence. Many have compared Ahmed’s short film to MIA’s video for ‘Born Free’, in which ginger-haired people are violently rounded up by the state. But MIA used ginger-haired people to highlight the real-life plight of the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Art will always be a vehicle to portray injustices that are actually occurring in the world.

    But this is not what The Long Goodbye is about. Ahmed’s film seeks to trade off the message that British Muslims are in a comparable position to European Jews prior to the Holocaust. This is the message of his film. His own feelings about ‘not being at home’ in Britain, which may be explained by the fact that he spends a lot of time making films in the US, is somehow reflective of the precarious situation all British Muslims apparently find themselves in.

    It is worth asking why there is such a significant audience for Ahmed’s brand of massacre porn. Of course, art does not have to be moral, nor does it have to reflect or speak to reality. It has no responsibility to be politically coherent or even politically persuasive. It should be judged on its artistic merit. But this is difficult in the case of The Long Goodbye, because the sole point of it is to deliver a message – to wake people up to the fact that British Muslims are at risk of being massacred in Britain by mass state-sponsored racial violence, meted out by the white working class.

    But of course British Muslims are not at risk of being massacred in Britain. Consider the evidence regarding Islamophobia in Britain. The Independent claimed in 2019 to have uncovered evidence that Islamophobia is ‘thriving in all parts of British society’. It cited statistics suggesting that 31 per cent of the population believe that Islam poses a threat to the British way of life, and only 32 per cent believe that Islam and the British way of life are compatible.

    But these numbers do not reveal widespread anti-Muslim bigotry. For instance, 41 per cent of those who suggest that Islam and Western life are incompatible believe that ‘Islam breeds intolerance for free speech and calls for violent actions against those who mock, criticise or depict the religion in ways they believe are offensive’. This is not reflective of a generalised hatred of Muslims. Rather, it expresses concern about the impact of certain sections of Islam on important aspects of Western life.

    Islam does encourage ‘intolerance of free speech’. It has ‘called for violent actions’ on those who ‘mock the religion’. Those who point this out do not necessarily have a hostile attitude to Muslims; they are simply criticising strains of thought within Islam. These are entirely legitimate concerns to hold. To equate these statistics to a generalised hostility towards Muslims in the UK is completely wrong….
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Crowds of youths ‘cough and spit’ at emergency workers responding to serious incident

Eggs were also thrown at frontline staff, claims police officer

Large crowds of youths “coughed and spat” at frontline emergency workers dealing with a serious incident on Saturday night, a police officer has claimed.

PC Rachel Story, of West Yorkshire Police, also claimed that motorbike riders then threw eggs at officers dealing with the incident.

On her professional Twitter account, she wrote the crowds were stood “shoulder to shoulder” and spat on the floor.

PC Story said she had to wash her boots in Dettol when she finished her shift.

She tweeted: “So whilst scene guarding at a serious incident tonight we were faced with large crowds shoulder to shoulder, spitting on the floor and coughing at us when asking them to move back.

PC Charlotte Nicholls, also of West Yorkshire Police, replied: “It was just vile. I had to wash my boots last night when I got home as I couldn’t stop thinking about the amount of spit I’d stood in!!”

The claim comes as pubs and restaurants in the UK have been ordered to close by Boris Johnson to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

Over the weekend, neighbouring North Yorkshire Police were forced to issue a warning to parents asking them to stop children from gathering in large crowds.

The force said it would arrest any youths caught committing antisocial behaviour offences.

Official government guidance states that people should not go out in groups and anyone out in public should maintain a distance of at least two metres.
The article does not say, but the comments under this article speak about "Asian youths"
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UK: Supermarket delivery vans torched by ‘youths’ after lockdown as part of wider violence

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Two home delivery vans operated by the British supermarket chain Iceland were destroyed in an arson attack in Bristol on Monday only hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the UK is going on lockdown in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

At approximately 9:30 PM, “youths” began creating disturbances in the areas of Henbury and Southmead. The police were called to get the rioters under control, but the miscreants threw “missiles” at them to repel their attempt to disperse the crowd. Later that night, two vans parked outside Iceland’s Southmead store were set ablaze, The Daily Mirror reports.

Although the fire brigade was called and attempted to put out the blaze, the damage was total and the vehicles can no longer be used.

In an official statement, Richard Walker, the Managing Director of Iceland, said, “While we can and will bring in replacement vans to maintain our home delivery service in Southmead, our entire van fleet is running at absolutely full capacity at the moment, and it is shocking and distressing that anyone would act so callously to put vehicles out of service at precisely the time when they are most needed to deliver food to the most vulnerable people in our society.”

“At a time when home delivery is literally a lifeline for some vulnerable people, this is sickening,” Walker said in a tweet.

People who are most at risk for coronavirus infection, such as the handicapped, the chronically ill, and the elderly, have been making use of supermarket home delivery services since the outbreak began to reduce the chances that they will be exposed to the virus by going out in public.

The violence in Bristol on Monday night was not limited to the Iceland vans. Police have also reported that cars were being smashed and bricks thrown through windows.

“We believe that a group of teenagers were involved in these disturbances,” Bristol Chief Inspector Mark Runacres said in a statement, according to a report by the Huffington Post UK. “I have one message for them, their parents and careers: Stay at home. Save lives.”

Criminal violence has been on the increase since the outbreak began. On Friday, Tommy Robinson intervened when a group of immigrant youths spat and coughed on an elderly couple on their way to get groceries Hitchin, Hertfordshire , as previously reported by Voice of Europe.
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UK: Migrants STILL crossing the English Channel

Around 80 people have been intercepted by the Kent coastguard whilst trying to cross from migrant camps in Calais to Dover, South East England in five small boats Kent Online reports. Another boat carrying a dozen immigrants was intercepted by French authorities after a helicopter search.

The English Channel has become a crucial access point to the UK with mostly Middle Eastern men crossing the choppy waters in dangerous dinghies for over a year. Whilst the coastguards have been capturing and detaining these illegal immigrants, there have been reports of detainees being released and going missing and of new arrivals landing on beaches before disappearing into England. Open borders advocacy groups such as Care4Calais have described these criminals as desperate yet there are cases of Channel migrants refusing to be rescued by the French authorities, determined to get to Britain.

The MP for Dover and Deal, Natalie Elphicke has responded to the recent crossings calling for migrants to be quarantined for two weeks with the added problem of the coronavirus. Her tough talking has been echoed by the Home Secretary Priti Patel who is seeking support to ban flights from countries worst affected by COVID-19.

It’s worth remembering that the governing Conservative Party has been in power for ten years, failing to meet immigration targets and overseeing a rise in non-EU immigration since the 2016 vote for Brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has previously called for an amnesty for illegal immigrants.
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2,000 migrants camped out in Calais look to flee to UK

Over two thousand migrants who have been living in makeshift camps in Calais and Dunkirk, in northern France, are desperately looking to make it to the UK by illegally crossing the English channel.

To avoid being transferred to one of the French refugee camps, the migrants are trying last ditch effort to enter the UK, Remix News reports.

Despite the transfers being voluntary, many of the migrants are distrustful of the French authorities and believe they will forcibly be removed from their makeshift camps in Northern France and relocated to refugee camps.

To avoid this fate, many prefer to flee to the UK, which more and more have been attempting to by way of boats and trucks

In recent days, conditions at the camps in Calais and Dunkirk have worsened, although there have been no recorded cases of coronavirus infections so far. How long that lasts remains to be seen.

Due to the spread of the virus, NGOs who normally assist the migrants living in the camps have been forced to limit their activities. This has resulted in an increased lack of food, water, and sanitation.

Meanwhile, France continues to see steep growth in recorded cases and deaths. As of this report, France has recorded 52,870 infections, with a death toll of 3,532, according to data from John Hopkins University.

As a result of hospitals overcrowding, scores of dangerously sick people have had to be transported to Germany via TGV helicopters and high-speed trains.

Last week, Voice of Europe reported on an incident which saw 80 migrants intercepted by the Kent coastguard while trying to cross from migrant camps in Calais to Dover, South East England in five small boats
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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital after coronavirus diagnosis - new health fears for PM

Sky News understands the Prime Minister is still suffering from persistent sympotoms and a high temperature.

He has been taken to hospital on the advice of his doctor.

Mr Johnson is still believed to be leading the Government's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests as his coronavirus symptoms persist, Downing Street has said.

On Sunday night, a Downing Street spokeswoman said: “On the advice of his doctor, the prime minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests.

“This is a precautionary step, as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus 10 days after testing positive for the virus.”

He tested positive for the virus 10 days ago, and has been in self-isolation inside his Downing Street flat since.

The spokeswoman added: “The prime minister thanks NHS staff for all of their incredible hard work and urges the public to continue to follow the government’s advice to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives.”

Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom tweeted: “Praying for a speedy recovery for our Prime Minister.”

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UK refuses to take migrants from Greece

The United Kingdom’s Home Office has said that it will not accept children from migrant camps on the Greek islands.

Numerous pro-migrant groups, such as the international Doctors without Borders organization, have been petitioning the UK in recent weeks to accept unaccompanied migrant children from Greece due to fears that the camps are especially at risk for spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19) due to their dense populations and poor sanitary conditions.

But the Home Office responded on March 31 that the UK will continue to support the existing deal between Turkey and the European Union which was put in place to keep migrants out of the bloc, according to a report by The Guardian.

Vicki Hawkins, who is Executive Director of the UK’s branch of Doctors without Borders, told The Guardian that the decision was “shameful,” and that “the UK government must stop sacrificing basic refugee rights for the sake of its migration agenda.”

Reception centers on the Greek islands, which are holding migrants who mostly came across Greece’s border with Turkey, are currently estimated to be housing approximately 42,000 migrants — six times more than the camps are designed to sustain. Since conditions in the camps make it impossible for migrants to observe the recommended social distancing guidelines, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs has been calling for migrants to be evacuated from the islands to make room before the coronavirus reaches them.

There have been no confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Greek camps as of yet.

Safe Passage, a legal charity, sent the Home Office a list of migrants who have already been accepted to join families in the UK but who have been prevented from travelling there due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Although the Home Office has refused to take the children, a spokesman told The Guardian that they are continuing to process asylum requests. They also noted that the current travel restrictions imposed across Europe make receiving migrants from other countries difficult.

Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, and Luxembourg have agreed to accept 2,000 children from the Greek islands.

Croatia also recently signalled that it would accept unaccompanied migrant children from camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as previously reported by Voice of Europe.
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And that will be the end of the old UK.
UK: Muslim population will triple within 30 years

A study by the Pew Research Centre suggests that the Muslim population of the United Kingdom will triple within the next 30 years.

The model, which assumed median migration levels during this period (with migration continuing but the influx of refugees stopping), showed that the number of Muslims would increase from 4.1 million in 2016 to 13 million by 2050, as reported by The Telegraph. This will amount to 16.7% of the total population, and will give the UK the highest overall population of Muslims in Europe. It is currently behind France and Germany in that regard.

Pew Research noted that the UK has become the preferred destination for economic migrants coming into Europe. Between 2010 and 2016, the UK only took in 60,000 refugees, whereas it absorbed 1.5 million immigrants. And 43% of all migrants entering the UK during this period were Muslims.

The trend is being further exacerbated by the fact that Muslim women give birth to an average of 2.9 children, whereas non-Muslims only have a fertility rate of 1.8. Thus, the percentage of the British population that is Muslim would continue to rise sharply even if all immigration into the country were halted.
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UK: Border force brings another 72 boat migrants to shore

Four boats carrying 72 illegal migrants were brought to Dover on Sunday after the UK Border force intercepted them in the English Channel.

The first two boats which carried 22 men and eight women claiming to be Iraqi, Iranian, and Syrian nationals was intercepted by the Border Force and partnering agencies at 6:30 am. Three hours later, another RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) carrying 13 men who claimed to be from Iraq and Iran was intercepted, Kent Online reports.

Shortly after, the fourth boat which carried 25 men and four women who presented themselves as Iranian and Iraqi was intercepted as it approached a beach in Hastings.

All of illegal migrants were then taken to Dover where their medical conditions were assessed by healthcare personnel.

The news comes after a total of 116 illegal migrants were intercepted while crossing the Channel on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week.

In response to the illegal crossings, Tony Eastaugh, the Home Office’s director for crime and enforcement, said: “Those facilitating these illegal crossings and the criminals behind this trade are breaking the law. If someone facilitates an illegal crossing, we will enforce the law and seek to return those with no right to be in the UK.”

“We are working around the clock each day with the NCA (National Crime Agency) and French law enforcement agencies to arrest and dismantle organised crime gangs in France,” Eastaugh said, adding that extra police patrols were being deployed to French beaches.
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550 illegal boat migrants land in UK during Wuhan virus lockdown

At least 550 illegal boat migrants have reached the United Kingdom from the beaches of France since the two countries first imposed nationwide lockdowns to fight the spread of the Wuhan virus roughly one month ago.

The UK’s Home Office recently released figures which revealed that no less than 481 migrants have illegally made their way across the English channel since Boris Johnson announced lockdown measures on March 23rd. Another 69 migrants reached British shores the week before.

Nine cases of coronavirus have be recorded so far at the migrant camps in Calais and Dunkirk.

Lucy Moreton, the former general-secretary of the Immigration Services Union (ISU), said: “On a purely statistical basis, someone has brought it over.”

The former immigration chief also told The Times that authorities aren’t testing the illegal migrants when they first arrive or when they’re rehoused in local council areas.

Despite claims from the Home Office that tests are being carried out on newly arrived migrants who show symptoms of having been infected with COVID-19, Moreton noted that, given the state that migrants often arrive in after crossing the Channel, it’s nearly impossible accurately spot symptoms of the virus.

“When a Border Force vessel picks these people up, there’s no way of assessing symptoms. They are cold, wet and often seasick,” Moreton said.
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Pair of British men arrested for posting “Pubs Closed, Borders Open” stickers

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A pair of British men, aged 20 and 22, have been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offenses for posting stickers related to COVID-19 lockdown measures which say “pubs closed, borders open”.

According to a report by the BBC, the stickers were posted on lamp posts, bins, bus stops signs and bollards around Sheffield, not far from Rotherham – a city that became infamous after it was revealed that its police failed to intervene in the organized sexual abuse of British children by so-called “Asian” grooming gangs.

The sticker campaign is said to be the work of a the Hundred-Handers, a group which the BBC characterizes as “far right”.

Ben Miskell, a Labor party member and local councilor, expressed outrage over the posting of these seemingly innocuous stickers, saying: “This is absolutely disgusting and comes at a time where our diverse community is busy working together to tackle the virus.”

“This sort of behaviour can damage community cohesion and relationships across the city. We’re all working together to try to combat the virus.”

The same stickers were also spotted in other cities in northern England, including Leeds, York, and Hull.
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UK: Facebook apologises for suspending accounts that posted English flag on St. George’s Day

Representatives of social media giant Facebook have apologised for suspending the accounts of many British users who had posted images of the English flag on Thursday, which was St George’s Day. St George is the patron saint of England, and the English flag features St George’s cross.

Many Facebook users posted images which incorporated the English flag as part of wishing their friends and family a happy St George’s Day. In response, Facebook suspended and banned dozens of accounts. Other users were banned for posting an image which included the words “Proud to be English,” according to a report by The Sun.

Users were informed that the images promote “dangerous individuals and organisations,” and violated the network’s community standards on hate speech. Many of the affected users were furious. Besides having the images removed, some alleged violators were banned from the site outright, while others received temporary suspensions.

The bans particularly came as a shock given that British authorities had urged citizens to fly the English flag at home as opposed to going out to celebrate the occasion due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

On Saturday, a Facebook representative apologised for “any upset caused,” explaining that “our team reviews millions of pages, posts, and images each week and we occasionally make a mistake, as has likely happened here.”

Facebook added that the restrictions on the accounts affected are being removed.

Social media platforms have become particularly draconian in enforcing so-called “hate speech” rules. Last month, Hanni Afsar, an ex-Muslim living in Norway, was banned from Facebook for 30 days for posting comments critical of Islam, as previously reported by Voice of Europe. Last year, a Finnish MP became the subject of a police investigation after she published a Bible verse critical of homosexuality on Facebook. And in Sweden, Facebook users who made posts about Tommy Robinson receive bans.
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I had such high hope for Boris Johnson, but what a disappointment.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to “send illegal migrants back to France,” yet nothing has been done, while more keep flooding in.

Muslim people smuggler says, “If police catch you, they never send you back. It’s secure to go, no danger”
Illegal Immigration to the UK Soars as Deportations Continue to Fall,”

A report has found while the number of illegal crossings of the English Channel continues to rise increased, the number of migrants actually being deported by the British government has fallen.

Since the start of 2018 over 3,200 illegal boat migrants are known to have successfully reached British shores. During that same time period, the Home Office has deported just 155 people, despite promises from Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his government would send illegal migrants back to France, Migration Watch UK found.

The London-based research and pressure group noted that as opposed to previous years, people smugglers and migrants are no longer attempting to cross the English Channel secretly, but rather are intentionally trying to be ‘intercepted’ by the British Border Force, as they will be safely brought ashore and given the opportunity to apply for Asylum.

“If police catch you, they never send you back. It’s secure to go, no danger” an Afghani people smuggler told The Sun.

“Criminals exploit the gaps and weaknesses in our immigration and asylum regimes to pile people into flimsy craft in return for huge sums of money. Migrants leave safe and prosperous countries (France and Belgium) and risk their lives with assurances that they will be ‘rescued’ and given asylum in the UK,” Migration Watch UK said.

In the first two months of this year, the number of detected arrivals has more than doubled over the same time period last year. The anti-mass migration think tank suggested that the increase in illegal crossings of the channel could be attributable to the “growing paralysis in immigration enforcement” in which failed asylum seekers typically remain in the country. Of the 200,000 asylum seekers that arrived in Britain between 2004 and 2018, just 2,000 were removed from the country, the report noted.

In response to the growing migrant crisis, Migration Watch UK called on the Boris Johnson’s government to provide a “major boost” in funding for the nation’s immigration enforcement system in order to “substantially increase” the removal of people that have no right to remain in the country, including failed asylum seekers.

The think tank also called on the government to negotiate with France and Belgium, to secure a deal in which all migrants that attempt to cross the English Channel are immediately returned to the country that they set sail from, rather than being brought ashore in Britain.

“The government have had 18 months to deal with the problem of illegal Channel crossings in small boats. Thus far, a solution has not only proved elusive but the situation seems to be getting worse,” said Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK.

“The time for decisive action cannot be ducked any longer. With the public in a pandemic lockdown, it is surely not expecting too much for them to be confident that their borders are secure,” Mehmet added.

Though a clear majority of the British public believe that those entering the country illegally should be removed, there has been little appetite in the British media establishment to address with the growing problem.

Brexit Part leader Nigel Farage has repeatedly condemned the media’s response to the migration “scandal” as well as the government’s refusal to shut down the nation’s borders, despite demanding British citizens remain under lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The message from Boris Johnson’s government to those currently sheltering in Europe but determined to find their way here is loud and clear: illegal immigration into the UK is now easily worth the price demanded by the people-smuggling gangs,” Farage said.
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Britain 'closely monitoring' efforts by Muslim Brotherhood to exploit Covid-19

The British government said it will step up surveillance of the Muslim Brotherhood over fears they may be using the coronavirus pandemic to exploit vulnerable people.

On Tuesday, senior government ministers said authorities will “monitor closely” extremist groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which are trying to “take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic”.

James Cleverly, the Minister for the Middle East, said the British government took concerns over the Muslim Brotherhood seriously after a fellow Conservative MP, Andrew Rosindell, raised concerns about the group.

Responding for the Foreign Office, Mr Cleverly said that Westminster was committed to ensuring the vulnerable did not fall under the influence of political movements.

“The British government continues to take concerns about the Muslim Brotherhood seriously and keeps under review the activities undertaken by the Muslim Brotherhood's associates overseas," he said.

"We monitor closely the risk that any movement might seek to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to spread their influence, exploiting this unprecedented global health challenge to target vulnerable people and communities; and remain committed to combating any groups which represent a threat to global security and stability.”

Home Office minister Victoria Atkins said the issue of proscription of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation was being examined.

“The government keeps under review the activities of those associated with the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK in accordance with the five commitments included in the former prime minister’s statement to parliament," she said, referring to David Cameron, who set up a review of the organisation's activities in 2015.
  • "The government’s five commitments from the review are to: refuse visas to members and associates of the Muslim Brotherhood, in line with our existing policy guidelines and our approach to all forms of extremism;
    seek to ensure charities that have links to the Muslim Brotherhood are not misused to support or finance the Muslim Brotherhood instead of their lawful charitable purpose;
    strengthen liaison arrangements with international partners to ensure that allegations of illicit funding or other misuse of charities are robustly investigated and appropriate action taken;
    enforce the EU asset freeze on Hamas;
    and keep under review whether the views and activities of the Muslim Brotherhood meet the legal test for proscription."
Mr Rosindell told The National that there needed to be a global effort to investigate and battle extremist networks using the pandemic to target “vulnerable people”.

“All governments must act now to monitor and counter activities by extremist organisations such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the organisations they control or influence, which may be exploiting the Covid-19 crisis to target vulnerable people and communities,” he said.

Mr Rosindell has long called for a ban on radical organisations which used the UK as a base for raising funds and radicalising Muslims through community-based organisations and institutions.

“I think we have been far too soft for far too long,” he told the annual Conservative Party conference in 2014.

"I think if we were to take action it would not only be the right thing to do, but also the popular thing to do.
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The French are playing a dirty trick on the British. :yuk:

Nigel Farage witnessed the French Navy escorting illegal migrants into British waters, despite the money the Brits are paying them.

They even tried to prevent them from filming the handover, as you can see in the video.
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UK: Bar could be refused alcohol licence because of mosque

A gin bar and distillery planned in Chelmsford, a city in Essex, South East England, could be have its application for a licence to serve alcohol denied. Objectors have complained to Chelmsford City Council arguing that the venue is close to a planned mosque and people drinking could lead to a rise in “Islamophobia” and racist attacks, Essex Live reports.

A business called The Only Way Is Gin has submitted a planning application to take over what was the site of a cafe in Moulsham Street near the city’s high street. Owners will also need a licence from the local council to serve alcohol in the 19th century building. The city’s Muslim community and others have written objections to the council as Chelmsford Mosque is on the same street.

One anonymous complainant wrote: “We believe there will be a huge impact on the safety of those visiting the mosque with anti-social behaviour, a rise in Islamophobia attacks, especially on our elderly.”

The mosque’s secretary Ayman Syed said “we have faced a number of problems with drunks breaking into the mosque and we often have people vomiting outside the mosque or urinating, but the Imam has generally dealt with this as part of his duties even though he shouldn’t have to. Worshippers have also dealt with comments to and from the mosque over the years. With the bar looking to open next door, this really does increase the risk of potential conflict between worshippers and drinkers.”

Mr Syed complains that the mosque cannot afford to have security all the time. He seems oblivious to the fact that police are often on patrol in British city centres on Friday and Saturday nights when drunken disorderliness is more of a problem. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that a mosque dominating decisions is more likely to cause community tensions than old ladies enjoying a G&T.

This isn’t the first time that Islam has conflicted with British drinking culture. In his book, The Strange Death of Europe, pro-Brexit writer Douglas Murray touched on pubs and churches closing in areas of the UK which received high levels of Muslim immigration. Earlier in the year, Jayda Fransen complained about an English pub in Blackburn, North West England being demolished to make way for another mosque. Similarly, plans have been submitted to turn a former pub in Glasgow, Scotland into an Islamic centre.
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UK: Farage films French navy escorting illegal migrants into British waters, again

For the second time in a matter of weeks, Nigel Farage has filmed the French navy escorting illegal migrants into British waters before handing them over the UK Border Force.

Britain’s most recognizable populist leader on Tuesday morning took to the waters of the English Channel to document the disturbing uptick in illegal migrant traffic headed to Britain from the beaches of France.

In a video uploaded to social media, Farage gives a detailed account of the situation that’s playing out a few hundred meters from the boat which he’s filming from. The Brexit party leader describes how the French navy and the UK Border Force are working hand in glove to make sure illegal migrants make it to British shores.

“Here you can see in the background, the big vessel, that’s the French Navy. That boat escorted the rib, you can see the rib on the left-hand side – a little white boat – into British waters. Then you’ve got the lifeboat. Then you’ve got the Border Force, and that’s 13 more people that are coming to the United Kingdom that will be allowed to stay.”

“Last week, we put huge pressure on the home secretary. We’ve given the French 61 million quid to stop illegal boat migrants coming into British waters. What we witnessed again today, was the navy, the French navy, escorting them into our waters.”

“It’s an outrage. It’s got to stop,” Farage concluded.

In a previous video released on May 20th, Farage filmed another dinghy with about 20 illegal migrants on board being escorted by the French Navy into British waters. Farage urged the Home Secretary to take immediate action to put a stop to it.

Farage’s video prompted a Home Affairs Select Committee hearing on the matter where Tony Smith, the former head of the UK Border Force, also urged lawmakers to take action, calling the boat migrants a major threat to British security .

In the first five months of 2020, roughly 1,600 illegal migrants have made their way to British shores from the beaches of France. To put things in perspective, 1,850 boat migrants successfully reached Britain from across the Channel during the whole of 2019.
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Fools... :yuk: But children? Are there really children in those boats?
Report: Channel Migrants ‘Threaten to Throw Their Children Into the Water’ to Keep French Away

Illegal migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats threaten to drown themselves or their children in order to keep the French ships back, according to reports.

Migrants from coronavirus-infected camps on the French coast have been crossing the English Channel in record numbers, with many seemingly being escorted into British territorial waters by French ships rather than intercepted and turned around.

The British government, which has paid the French government millions of pounds to stop migrants from using their country as a launchpad to Britain, has defended this state of affairs — exposed by Brexit leader turned investigative reporter Nigel Farage — on grounds that the French authorities allegedly cannot intercept the migrants request assistance under international law — and that the British authorities, similarly, cannot turn the boats around but must bring them the rest of the way to England to lodge their bogus asylum claims.

Many members of the public are sceptical of these explanations, given the Australians implemented a successful policy of turning back migrant boats years ago — but new reports reveal the French have claimed a new excuse for not intercepting migrants, as the individuals apparently threaten to throw themselves or their children overboard if their ships get too close.

When rigid-hulled inflatable dinghies are approached by French patrol vessels, the migrants threaten to jump overboard or throw their children into the water to prevent officials from helping them,” reported Richard Ford, home correspondent for The Times, on Thursday.

“The French have little option but to back off and shadow the boats until they are close to a UK Border Force vessel,” he suggested.

It seems clear, however, that migrants behaving in this manner would be committing a variety of crimes under international law and the domestic laws of both Britain and France — and yet neither country has given any indication that it is arresting the illegal migrants crossing to Britain for such acts.

It also remains unclear why the migrants could not, once picked up by the UK Border Force or received on shore, still be sent back to France, as the international conventions against so-called “push-backs” are not legally binding.

Home Secretary Priti Patel is “planning to bring in new laws after Britain leaves the EU to make it easier to return cross-Channel migrants to France”, according to The Telegraph.

The wording of the report, perhaps unintentionally, exposes the illusory nature of Brexit, which technically took place in January, as so long as Britain remains in the present “transition period” with the EU it remains a member-state in all but name, still subject to the bloc’s laws, judges, trade policy, and migration regime.
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