ZANU PF vs Nigerian Evangelist

Last week I noted that the death of Malawi president Bingu wa Mutharika in April had occurred just days after he had laughed off a prophecy by Nigerian mega-pastor TB Joshua that an African president would shortly die. Joshua reportedly followed up on this a few weeks later; Bulawayo 24 reports: Another old African president will fall […]

Bibles for Schools “Presented by the Secretary of State for Education”

Political Scrapbook reports: Bibles commissioned by Michael Gove and distributed to every state school in the country have a direct reference to him on the spine, Political Scrapbook can exclusively reveal. In an act of breathtaking hubris, the tomes bear the prominent wording “Presented by the Secretary of State for Education”. The Bibles are copies of […]

Helen Ukpabio’s Brothers Reportedly Killed by Police

A number of Nigerian news-sites are reporting that three brothers of “Lady Apostle” Helen Ukpabio were killed by police in Akwa Ibom on 25 March, and that a younger sister died from shock shortly afterwards. The reports include photos of dead bodies. The source of the story and of the pictures appears to be a blog […]

The Sun Paid Alan Sugar “£25,000 Damages and £125,623 in Legal Costs”

Sugar also threatened to sue Rebekah Brooks personally In 2011, Macmillan published a book by Alan Sugar, entitled The Way I See It: Rants, Revelations And Rules For Life. Chapter 19 is on the subject of the press, and has some details about the “Terror Target Sugar” fiasco. This occurred in January 2009, when the Sun ran […]

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Slams Improper Military Training on Islam

Wired reports: America’s top military officer condemned in the strongest possible terms a Defense Department course that taught troops to prep for a “total war” on Islam using “Hiroshima”-style tactics. “It was totally objectionable, against our values and it wasn’t academically sound,” Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters […]

TB Joshua: When Prophecy Doesn’t Fail

From the Nyasa Times, 2 April: Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua of the Synagogue [Church of all Nations] has grabbed the headlines again after insisting that his prophecy of the death of an old African president is now very close ….Malawi’s septuagenarian President Bingu wa Mutharika scoffed at fears about his health and indirectly reacted to […]

Dorries Agonistes 2: The Prime Minister

Somewhat alarmingly, it appears that the UK news cycle and political agenda is now being set by Nadine Dorries MP. Writing in the Mail on Sunday (where else?), Dorries warns the prime minister that he will be gone by Christmas: Despite my comments of last week, in which I described David Cameron and George Osborne as […]

Pam Geller Backs Anti-Islam Buddhists in Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Buddhist has written to Pamela Geller, to express his appreciation of her anti-Islam website. Geller has published his letter: Im from Sri Lanka. A Buddhist. Im very interested in your work against Islamic terrorism. (I mean its as a terrorism because all things in their Qur’an is terrorism. aka black book of terrorism) …Some […]

Hypocrisy from Thomas More Law Center on Kamal Saleem and Free Speech

From Wood TV, 27 January: ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) – Rep. Dave Agema told 24 Hour News 8 he thinks Allegan’s police chief overreacted when he shut down an event the representative and a self-proclaimed former terrorist were both speaking at. Allegan City Police Chief Rick Hoyer told 24 Hour News 8, he didn’t find out […]

A Tabloid Troll and Patrick Mercer

In January 2009, two articles in British tabloids revealed that “Muslim fanatics” were planning to harm public figures in the UK as a response to Israeli actions in Gaza. The People revealed that the singer Madonna was a target because of her “Jewish links”, while the Sun issued a front page story (since deleted from its […]