New York Post Publishes New Smear Against Huma Abedin

Academic journal described as “radical Muslim” had Bernard Lewis on its advisory board At the New York Post, a breathless “exposé” from Paul Sperry: Huma Abedin worked at a radical Muslim journal for a dozen years Hillary Clinton’s top campaign aide, and the woman who might be the future White House chief of staff to the […]

Anjem Choudary Snared by Indonesian Oath

The Metropolitan Police announce: Two men have been convicted of encouraging support for the proscribed terrorist organisation Islamic State. Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman were found guilty on 28 July following a trial at the Old Bailey. At a meeting in a restaurant on the 2 July 2014, during which Choudary and Rahman contacted […]

Sussex Police Apologise but Stand by Bishop George Bell “Arrest” Statement

Peter Hitchens returns to the troubling story of the posthumous child-sex abuse allegation against the former Anglican Bishop of Chichester, George Bell, who died in 1958: Almost every time I took the case up with neutral observers, or with media who had reported accusation as fact, they cited the police statement that they would have […]

Police Act on Jerusalem “Christian Paedo Cult” Panic

From the Times of Israel: Police launch an investigation into a group of Israeli Jews from the Sanhedria neighborhood of Jerusalem who allegedly misled and swindled donors in Israel and abroad by making up stories about a purported Christian cult that had kidnapped, sexually abused and forcibly converted to Christianity hundreds of Jewish children from the […]

Team Trump Mainstreams Theodore Shoebat with Smear Attack on Khizr Khan and his Dead Son

From Think Progress (emphasis and link added): An official adviser to the Trump campaign has escalated the attacks on Khizr Khan, the gold star father who was critical of Trump at the Democratic convention, baselessly accusing him of being a “Muslim Brotherhood agent.” The adviser, Al Baldasaro, tweeted a link to an article from Shoebat.com, a fringe […]

False Allegation That Sent Retired Fire-Fighter to Prison Could Have Been Debunked “Within an Hour”

David Bryant and his wife Lynn have given an interview on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show (about 1.10 in), a few days after David Bryant’s conviction for historical child rape was overturned. As has been widely reported, Bryant had been accused of having violently raped a teenage boy over a pool table at a fire station station […]

Online Harassment by Conservative Party Activists: A Decade of Mishandled Complaints

From Tim Ireland at Bloggerheads: For more than a decade I’ve been publishing warnings about the dark places social media will take us when politicians do not take threatening behaviour seriously, deliberately turn a blind eye to it from their own supporters when it suits them, and/or even engage in it themselves. … this is not […]

Jim Bakker and the David Ickeization of Christianity

Just how important is Jim Bakker to American Christianity today? He now belongs to an older generation of televangelists, and despite having had a bit of a comeback in recent years, he remains a diminished figure compared to his status before the sex and financial scandal of 1987 and his subsequent imprisonment. However, his Jim Bakker Show continues to be […]

Some Notes on Milo Yiannopoulos

Much – indeed, probably too much – has been written in recent days about the journalist and self-described “comedy character” and narcissist Milo Yiannopoulos, now banned from Twitter following allegations that he incited racist abuse against Leslie Jones, a black American Hollywood comedian and actress currently starring in the remake of Ghostbusters. Along with this particular […]

The Daily Express and the Illuminati

(Sunny’s Tweet here) From the Daily Express: Does hand sign made by Merkel, May and now Juncker prove there is a secret EU illuminati? SPECULATION is mounting there is a secret society within the EU after senior figures were snapped making the same masonic-style hand signal. By JON AUSTIN European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker was the […]