Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 23, 2017

… “sectarianism” and believes other similar attacks are inevitable. The worry from some experts is that calling these sort of attacks sectarianism alienates the Muslim community and feeds the “us-versus-them” narrative, further shrinking the gray zone. “Terrorism will cost many people their lives. But there is also a second danger, which is just as great, if not greater: that our societies will become polarized; that Far Right parties and militant groups will gain in …


London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… survivors, and the cause of the Kensington fire is being looked at The prime minister has committed 5m for clothes, food and emergency supplies but was heckled with chants of “coward” after she met survivors of the fire. Asked whether she had misjudged the public mood, she said: “This was a terrible tragedy that took place. “People have lost their lives and others have lost everything. “What we are doing is putting in place the support that will help them.” …


Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… majority of those arrested [in] the Detroit metropolitan area have very serious felony convictions, multiple felony convictions in many cases. I applaud the efforts of the law enforcement personnel who, day in and day out, put their lives on the line to protect this community,” Christensen said. Lawyers from the ACLU acknowledge the criminal history of those arrested, but say most of the detainees have complied with their conditions of supervision and have had no further run-ins with the …


Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… traditional Labour areas, which Mrs May was banking on to win a big majority. Like the social care U-turn, or the pledge to bring back grammar schools, it may have given anyone flirting with backing the Tories for the first time in their lives a reason not to switch their vote. 10) Events Theresa May wanted the election to be about Brexit but the terror attacks in Manchester and London changed the course of the campaign. Suddenly it was all about security and anti-terror policy. This should have …


London attack: Police ‘know identities of killers’ – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… and has long been encouraged by so-called Islamic State and other jihadists. The aim of the three attackers last night is abundantly clear – not only did they want to kill, but they wanted to lose their own lives. They would have known full well that attacking people in the street would draw armed police in their direction and the fake bomb belts they were wearing would, in their own warped minds, hasten their demise. Read more from Dominic Were you in the area? Did you witness the …


Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

… changed the lives of some of the most vulnerable people. I got cross and thought I’d go and do this job now because the people who are doing it don’t know what they are talking about. Political views: I’m a left-winger at heart, but a pragmatic left-winger. I will do almost anything to improve the lives of the people I represent – I just want things to get better for those people – but naturally my heart beats on the left. How was your date?: It was good, I enjoyed …


Manchester Attack: Eilidh MacLeod’s family pays tribute – BBC News

The MacLeod family also released a number of pictures of Eilidh. “Eilidh and Laura were so excited about going to the concert together but what should have been the perfect ending to a fantastic trip ended so tragically,” they said. “We continue to have Laura and her family in our thoughts and pray that she makes a full recovery.” The MacLeods said losing Eilidh was “undoubtedly the most difficult time of our lives” but messages of support from …

May 27, 2017

2 scoops of the same flavour at Ben & Jerry’s banned in Australia until there’s marriage equality

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May 25, 2017

Manchester Arena blast: Election campaigning suspended – BBC News

“We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” she said. Mr Corbyn said he was “horrified” by the incident. “Today the whole country will grieve for the people who have lost their lives,” he said. The Labour leader said he had been briefed about the operational response by Greater Manchester Metro Mayor Andy Burnham. “I would like to pay tribute to the emergency services for …

May 23, 2017

Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… more than actual lives. In the name of being “pro-life,” Texas Republicans cut those women off from the care they trust. And not just them — to punish Planned Parenthood for offering a legal medical procedure (and not a dollar of Medicaid or other federal funds pays for elective abortions), Texas Republicans were happy to refuse millions of Medicaid dollars to care for the poorest women in their state. This is in a state where 27% of births are funded by Medicaid …

May 20, 2017

Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017