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2019

13

Aug

New Ukip leader suggests Quran ban

The newly elected leader of Ukip has been slammed for Islamophobia after a footage emerged of him saying it should be illegal to publicly distribute the Quran in the UK. Last month, Richard Braine was filmed at a hustings in Grantham, Lincolnshire, saying handing out copies of the holy book should be illegal under incitement […]

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Source: AA , Eastern Eye

24

Jul

UK adds extreme right-wing terrorism to threat level

The U.K. on Tuesday added extreme right and left-wing terrorism to the public terrorism threat levels, according to a statement. The U.K. made changes on threat level systems which now reflect the threat posed by all forms of terrorism, irrespective of ideology. “Until today, the threat level system described the threat from ‘international terrorism’, which […]

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Source: CNN Türk , AA

16

Jul

Boris Johnson claimed Islam put Muslim world “centuries behind”

Boris Johnson has been strongly criticised for arguing Islam has caused the Muslim world to be “literally centuries behind” the west, in an essay unearthed by the Guardian. Writing about the rise of the religion in an appendix added to a later edition of The Dream of Rome, his 2006 book about the Roman empire, […]

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Source: Sputnik , The Guardian

11

Jul

Tommy Robinson given nine-month jail sentence for contempt of court

Tommy Robinson has been given a nine-month prison sentence – of which he will serve about 10 weeks – after he was found guilty of contempt of court at an earlier hearing. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, broadcast reports that encouraged “vigilante action” and “unlawful physical” aggression against defendants in a sexual exploitation […]

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Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

10

Jul

RT, Sputnik banned from media freedom conference in UK

The Foreign Office has banned Russia’s RT and Sputnik news organisations from attending a global conference on media freedom in London because of their “active role in spreading disinformation”. Sixty ministers and 1,000 journalists and members of civil society are expected to attend the meeting, co-hosted with Canada, on Wednesday and Thursday. “We have not […]

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Source: AA , The Guardian

09

Jul

Tommy Robinson begs Trump to give him asylum

Former European election candidate and English Defence League founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, widely known as Tommy Robinson, was found of guilty of contempt of court over broadcasting a trial of a sexual grooming gang last week. The activist has insisted that the case against him is politically motivated. Tommy Robinson, known as a vocal anti-Islamisation activist, […]

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Source: TRT Haber , Sputnik

25

Jun

Arms sold from UK to Israel during Gaza protests

The British government approved arms sales to Israel worth over $17 million in 2018 when Israeli soldiers were accused of intentionally firing on and murdering Palestinian protestors at the Gaza border, reports Anadolu Agency. The information released by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and compiled by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) shows that […]

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Source: TRT Haber , MEMO

21

Jun

Mark Field assaults a protester woman

Foreign Office Minister Mark Field has been suspended from his post after he was filmed forcefully grabbing a climate change protester who gatecrashed a back-tie dinner. A spokesperson for Prime Minister Theresa May said she seen the footage of the incident and “found it very concerning”. The Tory MP was facing calls to be sacked […]

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Source: CNN Türk , Sky

13

Jun

Sajid Javid signs US extradition order for Julian Assange

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has revealed he has signed a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the US where he faces charges of computer hacking. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Thursday, Javid said: “He’s rightly behind bars. There’s an extradition request from the US that is before the courts tomorrow […]

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Source: Euro News , The Guardian

10

Jun

Tommy Robinson filmed punching man outside England match

The anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson has been filmed punching an England fan to the ground outside a football stadium in Portugal. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, can be seen walking purposefully toward the man before striking him in the head. Footage shows the man falling to the floor as Robinson shouts: “Fuck about […]

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Source: Haber Türk , The Guardian