New Mexico Congressman Helps Build Evangelical Links in Belarus

From the Albuquerque Journal, at the end of May: Rep. Steve Pearce… flew alone to Belarus on a mission trip paid for by Capitol Ministries, a Washington-based evangelical group whose website says it “provides Bible studies, evangelism and discipleship to political leaders.” …Capitol Ministries was founded in 1996 and has started ministries in over 37 state capitals, […]

Kamal Saleem Doubles Down on “Obama is a Muslim” Conspiracy Theories

Fake ex-terrorist Kamal Saleem (background here) is still doing the rounds – from the Hill Country Community Journal (Texas): At the June 25 event at Southern Oaks Baptist Church [in Kerrville], Saleem said… many kinds of jihad are practiced in the U.S. White House. …Saleem said there is a film on YouTube showing Obama using a […]

David Aaronovitch Responds To Critics of Satanic Ritual Abuse Documentaries

David Aaronovitch has written an exhaustive response to criticisms of his recent BBC Radio 4 documentaries on Satanic Ritual Abuse conspiracy theories, responding in particular to three complainants: The two complaints from interviewees were both hosted by the Needleblog, a private blog devoted to the issue of child sexual abuse. The first was made by Tim […]

Criticism of Janner Decision Prompts “Pro Paedophile” Accusation

From Mark Williams-Thomas, on Twitter (30 June): Barrister Matthew Scott from Pump Court  says Lord Janner is a helpless, senile man who should not be prosecuted… (Here) The Tweet includes a link to an op-ed by Scott in the Daily Telegraph. Shortly thereafter, Williams-Thomas published a follow-up message: Just realised who Matthew Scott is -been blocked for […]

Remembering “Lauren Stratford”, Fake Satanic Ritual Abuse Victim and Bogus Holocaust Survivor

Fake memoir Satan’s Underground still being sold by publisher At the Daily Beast, Pat Blanchfield compares the ethnic fraud of Rachel Dolezal to Bruno Dössekker, a Swiss man who posed as “Binjamin Wilkomirski”, a Holocaust survivor: Reading between the lines of Bruno Dössekker’s actual biography, you can’t also help but notice several early traumas, from his abandonment by […]

Election Petition Challenging Nadine Dorries: Some Context

Barrister Greg Callus announces on Twitter: Two parliamentary election petitions have been issued in England & Wales, challenging Tory victories in (1) Mid Bedfordshire; and (2) Woking / The respective MPs are Nadine Dorries and Jonathan Lord. The petitioners (both candidates) are Tim Ireland and Ruth Temple respectively.  [1, 2] The petition relating to Dorries is a subject […]

US Faith Healer Says He Raised Man From the Dead in Northern England

From Charisma: [Robby] Dawkins, author of Do What Jesus Did: A Real-Life Field Guide to Healing the Sick, Routing Demons and Changing Lives Forever, saw a resurrection from the dead at his April meeting in Northern England. In fact, he was leading the prayer. The drama started just as he announced the title of his message. That’s […]

Libertarian Accuses Critical Blogger of Causing “Alarm and Distress”

Over at Zelo Street, Tim Fenton (recently profiled by the Guardian) reveals details of a nastygram from Griffin Law, sent on behalf of free-speech “libertarian” and commentator Harry Cole: We are instructed by Harry Cole… We refer to various untrue, defamatory and malicious statements made by you about our client online that have caused and […]

Wiltshire Police Withdraws Misleading Webpage on Police Information Notices

From the “Your Journey to Justice” section of the website of Wiltshire Police, as of March 2015: Harassment Information Notice This is a written notice showing who the offender has been harassing and how. The piece of paper with the information on has to be signed by the accused person to say they have been […]

Nadine Dorries: Her Accusations in Context

Introduction Why this is of interest to me: The “terror trackers” and abuse Enter Tabloid Troll Dorries renews her accusations The 2015 election A threatening “peace offer” IPSO Ruling on the Sunday Mirror Introduction Election results in from the constituency of mid-Bedfordshire show that Tim Ireland, the independent anti-corruption candidate, received 384 votes, or 0.7%. It was a […]