The EDL Has a Concern for Christianity, but Christian Concern Does Not Support the EDL

Yesterday (and in an update added earlier today) I noted Kevin Carroll’s use of a narrative of persecution against Christians in the UK when speaking at a recent anti-Islam conference in the USA organised by Pamela Geller. Extrapolating extravagantly from  an article in the Daily Express, Carroll, who is the deputy leader of the English Defence League, suggested […]

EDL Uses Express and Mail to Highlight Christian Complaints at SION Conference

11 September saw yet another anti-Islam conference under the auspices of Pamela Geller’s “Stop Islamization of Nations” branding. Among the usual speakers was Kevin Carroll, vice-chair of the English Defence League and British Freedom. Carroll took the opportunity to brandish headlines from the Daily Express and Daily Mail that focus on perceived slights against Christianity in […]

Media Researches Innocence of Muslims Originators and Promoters

With considerable media interest in the authorship of the anti-Islam Innocence of Muslims YouTube video, the AP tracks down one of its originators: Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview outside Los Angeles that he was manager for the company that produced “Innocence of Muslims”… Nakoula denied he directed the film and said he knew […]

Screening Party for Channel 4 Documentary about Islam Cancelled after Advice from “Security Authorities”

From Jenny Taylor at Lapido Media, 5 September: HISTORIAN Tom Holland is bravely shrugging off Twitter threats this week following broadcast of his Channel 4 documentary Islam: the Untold Story. …Now Channel 4 have cancelled the screening party due to be held next week. The cancellation is now being widely reported, after taking a week to trickle […]

Mennonites in Nicaragua Claim “Persecution” over Miller Case

From Life Site News (H/T Right Wing Watch): Nicaraguan Mennonites say that they have been persecuted by government authorities since they chose to shelter ex-lesbian Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella following their escape from the United States, but add that they are willing to suffer and even die to protect Isabella from a court-ordered custody transfer […]

BBC Radio Docudrama Explores the Murder of Salmaan Taseer

BBC Radio 4 yesterday broadcast a docudrama in its Saturday Drama strand about the murder of Salmaan Taseer, entitled “Blasphemy and the Governor of Punjab”. It is available to listen to for the next week here. The dramatization is punctuated by interviews with Taseer’s family (his widow Aamna Taseer, youngest daughter Shehrbano Taseer, youngest son Shehryar Taseer, […]

Tabloid Journalists Attempt to Whip Up Twitchfork Mob against Blogger

(Expanded: thanks to West of Westminster for bringing a couple of extra details to my attention) Daily Star showbiz hack Nigel Pauley censures Tim Fenton (@zelo_street) on Twitter: @zelo_street @tabloidtroll we live in a democracy + you are free to air ur obnoxious views and to mock cancer victims. No problem with that (1) Pauley’s accusation forms the […]

Helen Ukpabio Attacks T.B. Joshua in Interview

A number of Nigerian websites have noted the front cover of a magazine called Yes! International (17 September 2012), announcing an interview in which Helen Ukpabio “Exposes T.B. Joshua”. Subheadings promise details about “the demons that give him money” and “why his predictions should not be believed”, as well as “more, much more”. The interview does not appear […]

Another Order of St John: “Vast Majority” Disassociate from Leadership of Ally of Gen. “Jerry” Boykin

From the website of the Sovereign Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta (SHOSJ): Past Grand Masters …Blessed Peter Gerard-Abbott: Master-French,1087-1120 …Joseph Frendo Cumbo: Grand Master-Maltese, 1997-2006 Nicholas Papanicolaou: Grand Master-Greek,2006-2011-*Disassociated Adrian Busietta: Grand Master-Maltese, 2011- * The Order and its Members in vast Majority have dissociated themselves from the leadership / […]

Guardian Notes Nick Greger’s Support for Breivik and Links with Paul Ray

From the Guardian: A number of rightwing British activists have publicly praised mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik – one describing him as a “role model” – since the Norwegian extremist was sentenced. The report goes on to note a petition on behalf of Breivik by “Kickboxer Darren Cliff”. Further: Another Breivik admirer, Nick Greger – […]