New Bible Edition Aims to Encourage Christians to Support Israel

From the Religion News Service:  A new Hebrew-English Bible with a distinctly Israeli flavor will be published in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary. …The Israel Bible “is the world’s first Bible centered around the Land of Israel, the People of Israel and the unique relationship between them,” according to Israel365, the organization that produced it […]

The Times Highlights “SyriaHoax” Academics

Satuday’s front-page splash at The Times: Apologists for Assad working in British universities Top academics claim chemical attacks were fake Senior British academics are spreading pro-Assad disinformation and conspiracy theories promoted by Russia, The Times can reveal. They are founders of a self-styled Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (SPM) and hold posts at universities including Edinburgh, […]

A Note on US Evangelical Support for Efraín Ríos Montt

From the New York Times obituary of Efraín Ríos Montt: In the panoply of commanders who turned much of Central America into a killing field in the 1980s, General Ríos Montt was one of the most murderous. He was convicted in 2013 of trying to exterminate the Ixil ethnic group, a Mayan Indian community whose villages were […]

A Note on the Oldham “Trojan Horse” Libel Claim Outcome

From the website of Rahman Lowe Solicitors: Rahman Lowe Solicitors have represented Mr [Nasim] Ashraf and Mrs [Hafizan] Zaman in their defamation claim against Associated Newspapers Ltd over MailOnline articles, which has been concluded successfully today. MailOnline published a number of articles which falsely suggested that the couple were involved an Islamist campaign of intimidation to take over […]

A Note on Byline, “Freelance Demonstrators”, and Vote Fair’s Supposed “Link” to Max Mosley

From the Daily Mail: Freelance demonstrators protesting against Brexit were paid thousands of pounds by an organisation linked to Max Mosley, it emerged yesterday. The campaigners, from a group called the Fair Vote Project, were hired to increase support for a second EU referendum during a protest in Parliament Square. But it has emerged the group […]

A Note on “Mear One” And Jeremy Corbyn

From California, a distress call on Twitter from street artist “Mear One”: A UK politician has reignited a smear campaign against me and a mural I painted in Shoreditch over 5 years ago depicting a group of banksters playing a game of monopoly on the backs of the working class. @Lukewearechange @davidicke @DollarVigilante Reaching out […]

Man Prosecuted After Showing How Easy It Is To Create Bogus UK Companies

2013: the Daily Mirror reports on Kevin Brewer, who set up a firm called John Vincent Cable Services Limited to alert the UK government’s then-Business Secretary to how easy it is to create companies based on false information: “Fraud is simple to perpetrate and anyone can form a new company in anyone else’s name,” said Kevin, managing […]

Cambridge Analytica: A Note on Bribes and Stings

From Channel 4 News: An undercover investigation by Channel 4 News reveals how Cambridge Analytica secretly campaigns in elections across the world. Bosses were filmed talking about using bribes, ex-spies, fake IDs and sex workers. …Senior executives at Cambridge Analytica – the data company that credits itself with Donald Trump’s presidential victory – have been secretly […]

Online “Wanted” Poster Targets Councillors After Telford MP Denounces “10 Important Men”

Two recent Tweets from Lucy Allan, MP for Telford: These 10 important men told @AmberRuddHR no inquiry into #TelfordGrooming #TelfordCSE was necessary [here] … Tackling #CSE [Child Sexual Exploitation] is about tackling the establishment [here] The “10 important men” are identified in an image posted with the first Tweet, which shows the names and signatures of […]

Rachel Nickell Documentary Highlights Criminal Profiling Controversy

The recent ITV documentary Rachel Nickell: The Untold Story (for KEO Films, written and presented by Fiona Bruce ) is a good opportunity for renewed critical focus on the practice of criminal profiling and its influence on police investigations. Nickell’s murder in 1992 – in broad daylight on Wimbledon Common, in front of her young son […]