Tim Ireland Threatened with Violence

“I’m coming round to your house in the week. Fight or no fight?” As I blogged a few days ago, a group called “the Cheerleaders” (apparently connected to a music band called “the Fighting Cocks” – see my blog entry here) has been harrassing Tim Ireland by posting his home address in various places on-line, in the specific hope […]

Joel Richardson Endorses Bizarre Bible Prophecy Book

Claim: Bible makes hidden references to Allah and Arabs. God sent author a sign through his car license plate. Joel Richardson recommends readers to look at website advertising a book by a certian Jeffrey A Manty (or “Jeff Manty”). Here it is: Welcome to Prophecy Code II, the revised and expanded Edition, recently endorsed by Joel Richardson, […]

New Anti-Islam Group, Same Old Faces

Apparently there are not enough organisations of right-wing pundits dedicated to revealing the awful truth about Islam and Muslims in America; step forward “Stop Islamization of America”: WASHINGTON – Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) will hold an organizational launch and press conference with speakers and panel discussion on September 25th, to coincide with Islam on […]

Operation Save America vs Islam

Some footage from the “Islam on Capitol Hill” prayer rally, which in fact turned out to be a rather low-key affair, aside from some abuse from a Christian Right group:  The call went out last week: Well friends and fellow believers, the Muslims are coming to the Capitol on Friday, September 25 to stake a claim of […]

Harassment against Tim Ireland

Tim Ireland’s latest blog entry deals with Patrick Mercer’s contradictory statements concerning whether or not he worked with Glen Jenvey, who has admitted to concocting a bogus Muslim-themed scare story as tabloid fodder. As Hugh Muir noted in yesterday’s Guardian: …Last week we raised the question of Patrick Mercer, who chairs the parliamentary counterterrorism subcommittee, and had […]

“Islam on Capitol Hill” Event Sparks Christian Right “Spiritual Warfare” Rhetoric

A planned Muslim prayer rally at Capitol Hill tomorrow has provoked a fit of the vapours from the Charismatic end of the Christian Right, with calls for “spiritual warfare” from as far away as Nigeria. Charisma reports: Tonight [Lou] Engle will join Shirley Dobson, chair of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and Family Research Council […]

Paul Ray’s EDL on Mosques and Churches

Paul Ray has a new video for his branch of the English Defence League (his current association with the main EDL is unclear) advertising an anti-Muslim protest for Manchester next month (see my blog entry here). The video focuses on religion, comparing Rowan Williams to King Saul and promising a new “David generation”. In particular, the video bemoans the conversion […]

Sun Apologises for “Threat to UK Jews” Story; Patrick Mercer MP Backpedals on Jenvey Link

Patrick Mercer MP two years ago: “[Jenvey] and I have done quite a lot of work together, and he is a source of reference for me” Patrick Mercer MP in September: “My office certainly received information from [Jenvey] but never worked with him. This was a damaging lie.” January, front page of the Sun: September, somewhere inside […]

The World Ends Tomorrow

PZ has one, too.

More on Dominic Wightman and those Questions

A few days ago I blogged on my experiences with Dominic Wightman (above left), the supposed “anti-terror” consultant who in 2006 was featured on Newsnight with Glen Jenvey as part of something called the “VIGIL Network”, and who was formerly linked to Patrick Mercer MP (above right, at that time the Shadow Minister for Homeland Security). Earlier this year the […]