I attended the London Metropolitan University for two years, the year I remember most was 2001. Specifically, the time after 11/09/2001.

I remember hearing President George Bush of the United States, in a presidential speech saying that Islam was a religion of peace. I believed him. I think he believed the same thing. I remember, somewhat ignorantly, asserting the Islam was a peaceful religion. I could not see how a religion could promote anything other than peace. It made no sense.

How wrong I was. I met five Bin Laden supporters in that time. I remember being in an Afghan chicken shop on Holloway Road, not far from the main university entrance, with a middle eastern girl I had a crush on at the time.

The subject came on to 9/11. I was in for one for the first big shocks of my life. She said America had it coming; they deserved it. I thought you was joking at first. The shop went very quite. Everyone listened to our conversation. Of course I rebutted, I said how can you say it's ok to kill 3,000 innocent people? She would not move. She shrugged her shoulders. Maintained they deserved it. I nearly choked.

Welcome to London Metropolitan University. Things continued to go down hill from here. Shortly after 9/11 British and American forces pounded the Bin Laden hideouts in Afghanistan, and to bring down the Taliban. I remember coming out of my university to these noisy dread-locked white girls, screaming, through their megaphones "No war on Afghanistan!".

They were, I came to learn, members of the communist "Socalist Workers Party". They were whipping up the tensions there and then. Nobody challenged them. Except me of course. Most seemed to take a leaflet and nod in agreement.

Day after day I would be bombarded with Islamic literature, every lunch time the Islamic society would convene to "discuss Islamophobia". Having some discussions with people of the Islamic society it became apparent they supported Bin Laden. They hated America. I felt sick.

What struck me was the the others, I mean the lecturers, the staff, other students didn't seem to have a care in the world.

Fast-forward to 2007. We, Londoners, had our own terror attacks. Had we learnt?

Have the authorities awoken from the slumber? Only just, only recently. I could have told the authorities in 2001, 2002, that the University had Islamic extremists, everywhere it seemed. but nobody would have listened. Of course in retrospect, I should have, regardless.

So imagine my fury when I pick up The London Paper to read that academics at the university will be opposing government measures to crack down on extremists on campus.

The Department for Education and Skills have warned staff to report suspicious behaviour by students on university campuses, amid fears they are being infiltrated by radical preachers and fanatics. But the University and College Union has branded the move a "witch hunt" that is demonising Muslims, and it will ask it's 120,000 members to refuse to comply with the government request.
Funny, then, that this is the university who has repeatedly been in the press due to it's students being involved in extremism. Not just fringe students, but the fucking President of the Islamic Society.
University students at centre of terror plots

Waheed Zaman, 22, a bio-chemistry student and the president of the Islamic Society at London Metropolitan University, was one of 24 people arrested last week. Material found at two portable buildings used by the society includes documents advocating jihad and a pamphlet on how to deal with approaches from the security services.

On searching for this story elsewhere, I came across an article from Hot Air on this very news item.

But of course. Jihad is the vanguard of radical dissent; to report it would be positively McCarthyist, even though the defense always offered for American communists, in stark contrast to the mujahedeen, is that they sought peaceful change through traditional political channels.

And to think, some people believe there’s a leftist/Islamist alliance.

To think eh?

Imperialist American Pig-Dogs Rescue 42 Iraqis from Al-Qaeda Prison

BAGHDAD — U.S. forces raided an Al Qaeda hide-out northeast of Baghdad on Sunday and freed 42 Iraqis imprisoned inside, including some who had been tortured and suffered broken bones, a senior U.S. military official said Sunday.

The raid was part of a 3-month-old security crackdown that included the deployment of 3,000 more U.S. troops to Diyala, a violent province north of the capital that has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks, said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq.

Caldwell said Iraqis told U.S. forces about the hide-out: "The people in Diyala are speaking up against Al Qaeda."

He said the 42 freed Iraqis marked the largest number of captives ever found in a single Al Qaeda prison. Some of those freed were held for as long as four months and some had injuries from torture and were taken to medical facilities for treatment, he said.
Fox News

The missing BBC reporter Alan Johnston is alive, safe and could be freed soon, a Palestinian government spokesman and member of Hamas has said.

Speaking at the Hay literary festival in Wales, Ghazi Hamad said he was personally involved in trying to free Mr Johnston
Taken from an article at BBC News regarding Alan Johnston

And here's a quick summation of the Hamas Charter

"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."

"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."

"After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying."

I'd been keen to know how Ghazi Hamad was granted permission to get in to the UK seeing as Hamas is a listed terrorist organisation under EU law. Not to mention the insanity of The Guardian to invite Hamas members to speak at their literary festival. The intelligentsia is officially in la la land.

Sack all British High Court Judges

Because they're fucking useless. And here's the evidence

LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge admitted on Wednesday he was struggling to cope with basic terms like "Web site" in the trial of three men accused of inciting terrorism via the Internet.

Judge Peter Openshaw broke into the questioning of a witness about a Web forum used by alleged Islamist radicals.

"The trouble is I don't understand the language. I don't really understand what a Web site is," he told a London court during the trial of three men charged under anti-terrorism laws.

Prosecutor Mark Ellison briefly set aside his questioning to explain the terms "Web site" and "forum." An exchange followed in which the 59-year-old judge acknowledged: "I haven't quite grasped the concepts."

If Judge Pete Openshaw does not now what a website is, should he really be in a position to judge the modern world? We hear stories all the time about how these pompous arses are so incredibly out of touch with reality - and this is just another nail in the coffin as far as I'm concerned. Sack the useless bastards and get real people in, or let's get judges elected. Anything is better than the current fiasco...

Israel Bombs Hamas Building

Israel has bombed the Hamas Executive Force after repeated barrages of rockets into Israel. Meanwhile you can normally gurantee the BBC to highlight the most ill-thought out Moonbat comment available

How can the Palestinians possibly unite, when Israel opposes Hamas? Hamas who wants to see the destruction of Israel, and believes all talking, diplomacy and conferences are a waste of time and the only way is through jihad.

You stupid, stupid, tosser "Angs" from New York. Thankyou and good day.

Americans use Chemical Weapons against Iraqi Civilians

Only joking. But if they did there would be tremendous outrage and condemnation from all the Arab and Muslim nations around the world. But it's not so bad. It's Muslim on Muslim violence. Barely worth mentioning.

Insurgents are increasingly using poison gas to kill their victims. Nice.

Twenty people have been killed and 50 injured in a suspected chlorine bomb in Iraq's Diyala province, police say.

The attack happened in an open-air market in the village of Abu Sayda at about 2000 (1600 GMT) on Tuesday.

A police spokesman in the provincial capital Baquba said doctors at a local hospital believed the nature of victims' burns suggested poison gas.

Use of chlorine bombs has become more common since the start of the year, says a BBC correspondent in Baghdad.

Last month a bomb using chlorine and high explosive killed 35 people in Ramadi, west of the capital.

Chlorine - widely used as a cleaner and purifier in areas of poor water sanitation - is easy to obtain in Iraq.

Chlorine gas burns the skin on contact and can be fatal after a few breaths.

In February the United States military reported finding a bomb factory near Falluja, where chlorine car bombs were being constructed. [Surely not?! Falluja was like a civilian massacre by the pig dog Americans wasn't it?]

Diyala province - with its mixed Shia and Sunni Muslim population - has been the scene of frequent violence of a sectarian nature as well as attacks by anti-US insurgents.

Terrorist Bloopers

The American narrator on this starts off:

The most hilarious terrorist faux pas in history!

They may hate Israel, but they always keep It Real with laughs!

(With a hilarious advert near the end of Radical Islamists Gone Wild. Enjoy.)

Nice One Tony

Tony Blair: One of the great Prime Ministers of Great Britain.

Good News from Afghanistan

Talking replaces guns in war with the Taliban

In the great tradition of tribal politics, the government and its British allies yesterday called a Jirga, a gathering of hundreds of Spin Giri (literally White Beards) in an effort to convince local tribesmen to reject the Taliban.

A gathering with an almost medieval atmosphere, it had been arranged for a week as a forum for setting out aid projects designed to win over local "hearts and minds". But there was a problem.

...A few hours before the bombing of the civilians, a Taliban commander named Haji Wali Mohammad held an angry meeting with local people.

According to tribal leaders, the community begged him and his 50-strong group of Taliban fighters to stop using the area to launch attacks.

"Haji Wali Mohammad refused and said he would continue with the jihad against the foreigners. So when he was walking home after the meeting the local people killed him and his two bodyguards," said a source. Nato commanders believe that with increasing security and a raft of aid projects they can begin to embolden the people in other areas to reject the Taliban, though such hopes must be weighed against the fury caused by continuing civilian deaths.

David Slinn, the senior British diplomat in the south, assessed the mood at yesterday's Jirga as one of "latent support" for the government.

Certainly there was little love for the Taliban, though it was fearfully expressed in whispers. Many elders seemed happier, though, to say that they simply wanted to be left in peace by every side. "People are deaf and dumb if you ask them to tell you their real feelings," said one elder before the meeting, refusing to give his name.

"We have no hope. If we say the government should lose power, we will be killed by one side. If we say they are good, we will be killed by the other."

However, as they left the elders seemed somewhat encouraged by some lavish promises of Western aid in the weeks to come. "This meeting was very beneficial," said a man who would only give his name as Haji Mohammad. "They speak of benefits for local people."

Within a week, work is to start on a 12-mile stretch of road in the district of Nad Ali, just south of Gereshk.

At the same time a much larger £10 million American-funded road scheme will begin in Gereshk and Sangin aiming to connect the two within five months. It will create 2,000 jobs for local people.

Western officials discreetly point out that intelligence suggests that many Taliban in Helmand are simply long-term unemployed local men, without ideological motivation, who are hired to fight on day wages. They hope the road project will help drain the pool of Taliban manpower.

The English-to-12-Year-Old-AOLer Translator

I've stumbled upon this site which translates serious English prose into 12 year old internet chat prose. Here's another The Americans are the Real Terrorists post from 'Lenin' (aren't they always?)

Now, look at this. When you've bombed hospitals, destroyed cities, attacked the civilian infrastructure, shot people up in their houses and cars, shot at ambulances, fried people alive with white phosphorus, killed hundreds of thousands of people, tortured and raped prisoners to death, and pounded housing estates with bullets and shells, you're probably running out of possibilities for barbarity and savagery. Time for a school run. Seven kids killed, three wounded, and the contemptible excuse offered that they were only trying to kill the bad guys, who are so wicked and evil that they hide themselves among the civilian population, even tricking good American boys into believing that they may be secreted in the clothing of small children in a school. They forced the yanqui liberators to fire on those poor kids, and so it's their fault.

Ok I put it through the translator and get this


Brilliant! It seems to bring out a certain Je ne sais quois with Lenin's Respec' rants

Eurovision Torrents

The internet is a naughty place. And I, must admit, am quite a naughty person. The sharing of copyrighted materials on the net is massdebated by all the big corporations who charge £17.99 for a fucking DVD, and wonder why people share online for free or very small cost.

Of course this sharing "revolution" has brought about much change. You can now, for instance download a Music track for around 50p, and entire albums for a few British pounds. Great. I am all for supporting artists in their work, providing the record companies (or the artists themselves) aren't out to rip us off.

Charles Johnson, who dictates the Little Green Footballs blog is outraged that people have been posting the encyrption key for HD-DVD on the internet. He quite clearly states he thinks this is an "illegal activity". Which is quite bizzare. Sharing a number, even an encryption key, is not illegal. He describes those who were posting it as "thugs". He know doubt sees the posting of the encryption key as symptomatic of a flawed leftist idealism and as such to be opposed utterly.

Personally, I can't help but think, fuck 'em. The huge corporations I mean. I am a capitalist, I believe in free markets, but when we talk about corporations such as Sony you are talking about a massive faceless entity whose economy supersedes that of the GDP of some small countries, and as such, I don't have a great deal of sympathy.

Well, anyway, that brings me on nicely to Eurovision Torrents, where all the Eurovision songs are available to watch online or download. You can also vote - for free. Now, before some of you start getting all moralistic on me, this going to have next to no impact on the revenue of the artists. They will be paid for concerts, tours, TV appearances and they will be rewarded both in the shops and online if they're music is good.

So, fuck all that, and click here and vote for the Israeli Eurovision song "Push the Button", which is almost definitely about Iranian religious nutjobs wanting to annihilate Israel. And so deserves to win. Full stop.

The French Vote in a Conservative President

I feel very happy that the French have chosen Nicholas Sarkozy for president of their republic. The socialist opposition proposed that the there "would be riots" if Sarkozy were voted in. Very bad move, and Alison points out, and one of desperation.

I'll leave the rest of to the expert who's blogging from France now.

Stop The War "Gaffe"

Perusing news aggregator sites can be fun. Oh, so much fun. I came across this little piece in the Croydon Guardian

Wandsworth Stop the War Coalition may have caused some raised eyebrows in naming as its honorary president Moazzam Begg, co-founder of an Islamic bookshop selling extremist materials.

The Birmingham Muslim spoke at a coalition meeting at St Augustine's Church Hall in Broadwater Road, Tooting, last Wednesday, about his incarceration at Guantanamo Bay. The audience applauded - despite his former job selling Osama bin Laden DVDs.

But when the Borough News questioned the coalition, they backtracked and said the final decision was still to be made.

Let's hold no illusions. Many in the Stop the War coalition are not anti-war. They are anti-western. Given that Moazaam Begg used to sell Bin Laden DVDs, you can see that in fact they are actually pro-war - in collaboration with the communist brethen that organise these leftist wankfests. They are pro-war -- they are just on the other side.


"The mufti we love to hate"

Taj el-Din al Hilaly the "sheik" who denies the holocaust, says gang-rapists get too a high a sentence, and made the uncovered meat comments.

The Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald has this gushing piece up

Now, I know it would be impossible to, but if we found a Christian more bigoted do you think a Western paper would print such a love story?

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