Politics and Such

Payout to mother of secret PC's child

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:03
The Metropolitan Police is to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer.
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The Queen sends her first tweet

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:51
The Queen sends her first tweet to launch the London Science Museum's ambitious new Information Age gallery.
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VIDEO: Information Age exhibition opens

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:46
One of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken by the Science Museum has been opened by the Queen in London.
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VIDEO: Gorilla gets 'Bake Off' birthday cake

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:43
A gorilla with a fondness for pink celebrated her 40th birthday at London Zoo on Thursday with a colourful gourmet parsnip, potato and carrot cake.
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City's bus lanes to be scrapped

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:39
All but four bus lanes in Liverpool are to be scrapped after a year-long trial without them, the council decides.
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Call to scrap term-time holiday ban

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:38
Council leaders call for a more "common-sense approach" to term-time holidays.
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VIDEO: Spider photobombs Ed Balls interview

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:37
A spider has unexpectedly appeared on camera as Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls was being interviewed about the latest GDP figures.
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'Scot' dies in Brazil bar shooting

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:34
A man, understood to be a 39-year-old Scot, dies after being shot during a robbery at a bar in Brazil.
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VIDEO: Jessie J: I owe a lot to the MOBOs

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:26
Singer Jessie J tells BBC News she owes a lot of her early exposure to the MOBO awards. The 26 year-old won best female singer at the award ceremony in London
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Botswana votes in tight election

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:26
Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.
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Digital detox call for the Sabbath

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:20
Could you switch off all your devices for 25 hours?
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First Ebola case in Mali confirmed

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:16
Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.
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Listen To A Muslim Community Leader Call Out Sean Hannity's Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Media Matters - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:11

From the October 24 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:

HANNITY: Why are so many people though, why are there so many radical Islamists? What is the attraction to this way of life? What is the attraction to this extremism?

YOUNUS: First of all Sean, I disagree. I think this is sort of McCarthyism. These guys, I don't consider them Muslims. I mean you can call a rotten tomato a strawberry but that doesn't make it a strawberry. These people...

HANNITY: Excuse me, this is not McCarthyism, sir, with all due respect, If somebody is killing in the name of Allah and in the name of Islam, that views everybody else as apostates and infidels... Hang on, let me finish. If they're quoting the Quaran, they're doing it. I would agree it is a perversion, a hijacking  of a religion, but there are an awful lot of them buying into this ideology and I would also add that those that say that they're moderate Muslims, while there are some very outspoken  people, their numbers are few.  

YOUNUS: Well that's the point. First of all, I would ask you not to legitimize their distorted version of Islam. That is exactly why I'm saying these are rotten tomatoes. 

[...]

YOUNUS: You've made a lot of charges here. You've called out my Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, who said loyalty to the country where you live is part of your faith. It's because of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, that the Muslim community joins Americans all across the country, we join we call it Muslims for Loyalty. There are 40 such rallies last year on the 4th of July. I'm going to ask you after I finish, how many of those Muslims came on your show? And how many times did you talk about that on your show? I also have to say that these are the reasons, this is Islam. It's not in spite of Islam it's because of Islam that members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community are cops, they're serving as marines, and military. And when you say our laws, excuse me sir, I am also an American. This is also my country. These are also my laws. So stop othering three to seven million people because when you do that you only allow radicals to go out and recruit more.

[...]

YOUNUS: And see, I ask David one quick question. This is Faheem again. When we come out in the mass, thousands of us joining these Fourth of July parades, people like David don't want to talk about that on their radio shows.

WEBB: Yes I do. I talk about it, and what I'm talking about is when you don't come out. And I use the example of Miami, the same place where literally 10 or 12 years where the radicals come out and you can see the videos, the Clarion Project puts them out, I don't see surrounding them peaceful Muslims. I don't see surrounding them Muslims like yourself that want to go out and say this isn't us. You have to confront your own problem, because it is a problem for the world.

YOUNUS: I completely agree with you, David. I've written over 100 articles and that is the reason that I'm on this show. I completely agree that we need to work together to root out extremists because they are just as much a danger to me and my family as they are to  you. So I'm fully in line there, but I think that the idea that somehow Prophet Muhammad is tobe blamed, or the faith, or the Quran has to be blamed, it's almost like I believe that in the brain of Islam today there is a tumor. But thank god people like you are not neurosurgeons because you'd be taking an ax and chopping off that head. And that is exactly what scares me, because we need to use kind polite language to distinguish between what these people are doing. 

Previously

Watch A CAIR Representative Shut Down Fox News' Attempt To Attribute A Terrorist Group's Actions To Islam

Muslim Leaders Have Roundly Denounced Islamic State, But Conservative Media Won't Tell You That

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Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:10
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.
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AUDIO: Mums on 'diabolical' holiday fines

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:07
The Local Government Association says it is time to scrap a ban that stops parents in England taking children out of school for holidays during term-time. These mothers in Salford give their views.
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UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:06
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
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VIDEO: Too many train announcements?

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:36
Graham Satchell looks at whether train companies should speak more or less frequently during railway journeys.
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Sweden calls off search for sub

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:28
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.
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Murphy unaware of exiled IRA abusers

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:21
A Sinn Féin MP has said he has never heard of cases of IRA sex abusers being exiled to the Republic of Ireland.
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Thousands enjoy Diwali celebrations

BBC News (Headlines) - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 04:17
Leicester's Golden Mile lights up for Diwali celebrations
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