BBC Documentary on Senegal’s Mouride Brotherhood

In Islam, accountability is very important. That’s why we are sure that at the end, everybody will realise that the true Islam, the real practice of Islam is here, in this sub-Saharan Africa, where they think that we are nothing, where we were colonised and considered as nothing. That’s where the light, the pure light […]

The NAR and Perry Go Large

Numerous news outlets and blogs have covered Texas Governor Rick Perry‘s prayer rally “The Response“, which took place last Saturday. The most comprehensive coverage was provided by Right Wing Watch, which has several clips and a guide to the various speakers. The clips show James and Shirley Dobson, who called for (in RWW‘s words) “God to rescue America […]

Håvar Krane and Stop Islamisation of Norway

Norway’s TV2 has a report about Håvar Krane, a (since repudiated) mayoral candidate for Norway’s right-wing Democrats in Norway (Demokratene i Norge) Party. Krane had attended a Stop Islamisation of Norway (Stopp islamiseringen av Norge, SIAN) conference at the Anker Hotel in Oslo in February, following which he was secretly recorded expressing the “pleasure” he would get from […]

Abortive Quilliam Foundation Speaker Denies EDL Made Threats, Accuses Quilliam of Lying

As I blogged last month, the Quilliam Foundation recently announced a meeting at which two “former senior members of the EDL who have renounced the group” would “speak out against it publicly” and “answer questions about the organisation and their time inside it.” The event did not in fact take place, and one of the […]

Bolton and Boykin Back Geller

As has been widely reported, Pamela Geller has announced a new book, Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. A press release has some endorsements: “The First Amendment’s free-speech guarantee is central to America’s character and our fundamental liberties.  Equally important, and stemming from the same philosophical roots, is the Amendment’s […]

Scrutiny of Johann Hari’s Journalism Revives Ken Joseph Controversy

At the end of June, Damian Thompson reproduced an an extract from a SourceWatch entry about Johann Hari. It caught my eye as it includes details about an old controversy, from 2003: …In 2003, Hari favored the US invasion of Iraq and went so far as to wag his finger at the “left” for not […]

Documentary on Evangelist Joshua Milton Blahyi, “General Butt Naked”

Two documentaries recently broadcast on British television have looked at how someone responsible for crimes against humanity has turned to Christianity for redemption. Back in May, BBC 4 showed Pol Pot’s Executioner, about Comrade Duch (Kaing Guek Eav), and last night More 4 showed The Redemption of General Butt Naked, taking an observational approach to […]

John Hagee’s Spokesman Writes to Birmingham Mail

The Birmingham Mail (UK) has published a letter from  Ari Morgenstern, spokesman for John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel, concerning Hagee’s upcoming visit to the city. Strangely, however, the letter has been deleted from the Mail‘s website without explanation in the past few hours. It reads like Morgenstern’s work when compared with other statements he has made in […]

April: Muslim World League Building Graffiti Case in Court

Here’s one I missed from April; from the Camden New Journal: A CARER who wrote “EDL” and drew a religious cross on the wall of a mosque has been found guilty of aggravated criminal damage. Andrew Baldwin, from Fitzrovia, admitted daubing the three letters – representing the far right English Defence League group – and […]

Who Created Fake Paul Ray Blog in 2009?

From the Malta Independent: Interpol has reportedly requested Maltese police to investigate Paul Ray and his alleged links to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. At the request of the Norwegian police, the Maltese authorities have been asked specifically to identify Mr Ray’s acquaintances and movements in Malta. Norwegian leading newspaper Dagbladet reported that Interpol […]