Documentary Stirs New Interest in Schøyen Collection’s “Tower of Babel stele”

Also: Mystery of two provenance stories From the website of the Smithsonian Channel: SECRETS: SEASON 4: EPISODE 1 TOWER OF BABEL Inside the legendary city of Babylon in modern-day Iraq lie the remains of a vast structure, which ancient records suggest was the Tower of Babel. Is it possible that this biblical stairway to heaven […]

Tommy Robinson Confuses Contempt of Court with Journalism

From Kent Live: Controversial political activist Tommy Robinson has been arrested for contempt of court after attempting to interview four men on trial for raping a 16-year-old girl in Thanet. Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, who took on the alias Tommy Robinson during his stint as leader of the English Defence League (EDL), was warned by police outside […]

Northumbria Police Respond to “Social Media Reporting” on Sunderland Rape Allegation

From the website of Northumbria Police: Northumbria Police has released a statement in relation to social media reporting on an attack that happened in Hendon [in Sunderland] last year. Chief Supt Ged Noble, the Southern Area Commander at Northumbria Police, said: “Reporting on social media about a complaint of a serious assault in Peel Street […]

Tommy Robinson and an “Angry, Hate-Filled” Canadian Media Organization

From Yahoo News: Controversial right-wing activist Tommy Robinson has defended his actions after he confronted members of Muslim counter-extremist group Quilliam at their London headquarters. Footage posted on YouTube earlier this week shows the former EDL leader attempting to confront Quilliam senior researcher Julia Ebner after alleging that she referred to him as a white supremacist […]

Daily Mirror Notes Conservative Candidate’s Faith-Healing Anecdote

From the Daily Mirror: A Tory candidate has claimed she healed a man who was deaf in both ears through the power of prayer. Kristy Adams, the Conservative candidate in Hove and Portslade, said she laid her hands on the man’s ears and said: “Be healed in Jesus’ name.” When she removed her hands, she claimed, […]

T.B. Joshua Announces Plan to Move to Israel

From the Lusaka Times: …Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua [has] declared his intentions to leave Nigeria and relocate his ministry to the nation of Israel. Joshua disclosed that he had just returned from the ‘Holy Land’ after holding meetings with three prominent Israeli mayors of Jerusalem, Tiberias and the Jordan Valley. According to the cleric, they offered […]

Andrew Bostom and WND Mislead on Vaccines and Islam

(Amended post: I originally failed to notice that the WND author had conflated Somali-Americans with Somali refugees) From WND: An outbreak of measles is sweeping through a community of Somali refugees in Minnesota and the growing number of cases may be starting to test the limits of the Hennepin County healthcare system. …Dr. Andrew Bostom, M.D., […]

Former EDL Leader Shows Up on Zelo Street‘s Doorstep at 10pm*

*UPDATE (17 May): In a new video, Robinson claims that his visitation in fact occurred at 8.43pm At Zelo Street, my friend Tim Fenton reports on an unwelcome visitor: …[T]here was loud and persistent banging at the front door, high-intensity lights were shone into the front windows, and when I went to see what was […]

Police Consulted “Dissociative Identity Disorder” Therapist In Ted Heath Abuse Probe

From the Daily Mail: The farce over the Sir Edward Heath child abuse inquiry grew yesterday as it emerged that a member of an independent panel scrutinising the probe has been paid to help on the case. Dr Elly Hanson, a clinical psychologist who specialises in abuse and trauma, received £2,025 for advising Wiltshire Police […]

Expert: Satanic Ritual Abuse Claims are the “Core Strand” of Wiltshire Police Investigation into Edward Heath

Friday’s Today programme on BBC Radio 4 included a segment on Wiltshire Police’s sex abuse investigation into the former Prime Minister Edward Heath, focusing on Richard Hoskins, a criminologist who (as Rachel Hoskins) went public in November with concerns about how the probe was being conducted. A number of allegations against Heath, who died in 2005, appeared in tabloid […]