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UK Student Jailed For Falsely Accusing Taxi Driver Of Sexual Assault

22-year-old Sophie Pointon,  plead guilty to perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to 16 months. Pointon had hopes of becoming a police officer.

Judge Christopher Batty told her: “Your malicious complaint has done a huge disservice to those seeking justice through the police and courts.”

A criminology student has been jailed after falsely claiming a taxi driver sexually assaulted her after he refused to accept a £10 note covered in kebab oil.

Sophie Pointon, 22, told police officers she had been molested in the back of the cab she had been picked up in after a night out.

The student rang police in the early hours of April 22, this year, then continued the lie by signing a statement giving an account of the attack, in Leeds, West Yorks.

Leeds Crown Court heard the driver, a father-of-five, was tracked down and kept in custody for six hours. He was also unable to work for four weeks as a result of the claim.

Kate Bisset, prosecuting, said the driver was interviewed and said he could recall Pointon being “extremely drunk” when she got into his car holding a kebab.

He said Pointon threw a £10 note at him when they reached the Hyde Park area but he refused to accept it as it was covered in oil from the kebab.

The driver said Pointon then became abusive and ran around the car opening doors. The prosecutor said: “He did not think much of it at the time because such incident with people who are intoxicated are not unusual.”…

A recording of a conversation between the driver and a phone operator at his taxi office supported his account.

The court heard a GPS tracker fitted to the car also revealed Pointon’s description of the taxi journey to be untrue. TelegraphUK

UK Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

PM Theresa May chose to call an election to strengthen her hand in talks with the EU on Brexit.   It did not work. The conservative Tory party lost seats.  PM Theresa May struck a deal with the fiercely Protestant  N. Ireland Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)  to prop up her government.

The agreement by Northern Ireland’s biggest Protestant party to support British Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority government could give the province a greater say in defending its interests in Brexit talks, Ireland’s foreign minister said on Monday.

May struck a deal to prop up her government by agreeing to at least 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) in extra funding for the British province in return for the support of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

It means the eurosceptic DUP will back Britain’s departure from the European Union amid concerns that Northern Ireland will be the region most vulnerable economically to Brexit because of its close trade links to the Republic of Ireland. The 500 km (312 miles) long border between the two is the UK’s only land border with the EU.  DailyMail

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

In fact not everything is gloom and doom; there are real signs of hope despite a General Election that left confusion and chaos as politicians jostled for power, the Conservatives winning most seats but with no overall majority, and thus in a seemingly weak place for negotiating our exit from the European Union…

Christians had been dismayed as they found themselves having to choose between main parties who had all agreed that sexual ethics – and in particular same-sex marriage – was not an issue. So it seemed that the way was left open to continue running the country on secular-humanist lines, with no thought for the biblical laws that have underpinned our civilization for centuries.

But who would have thought the Conservatives would be forced to “get into bed” with the strongly Christian Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland in order to secure a still wafer-thin overall majority for carrying out planned legislation? The DUP’s ten seats add up to a coalition fractionally more than all the other parties put together. So they will clearly be beholden to their friends from across the Irish Sea, a fact provoking hysteria from many quarters – not least the Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, who is a lesbian.

It could certainly make for a rough passage for any new un-Christian laws. The DUP is thoroughly opposed to same-sex marriage and, in line with their Bible-believing basis, is also unreservedly pro-Israel…

The fiercely Protestant DUP was founded in 1971 by the Rev Ian Paisley who, when he launched the Northern Ireland Friends of Israel group in March 2009, drew a parallel between his own country’s struggles against terrorism and that of Israel’s. And he also prayed for peace in Jerusalem! TimesofIsrael

U.K. – Third Terrorist Attack In Ten Weeks

Man hunt launched for three terrorists as men with ’12in hunting knives stab pedestrians’ after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van amid reports of explosions.  DailyMail

The UK is not fine.

Will the politicians continue to play see no evil, speak no evil,hear no evil, to appease and not offend terrorists?

Acknowledge and name the problem.  Then decisive action must be taken.  Or continue allowing the maiming and killing of the country’s citizens and the country’s children.

Seven people are feared dead after three men with 12-inch hunting knives reportedly stabbed pedestrians after mowing down up to 20 people with a white van on London Bridge.

The men, described as being ‘of Mediterranean origin’, reportedly jumped out of the van and began ‘randomly stabbing people’ along Borough High Street in central London at 10pm.

The car, believed to be a B&Q vehicle, was reportedly veering in an ‘S shape’ at 50mph onto the pavement across the bridge and has driven towards the Shard and is south of the river.

‘Rapid gunfire’ was heard in the London Bridge area as armed police are thought to have shot shot dead two of the men, with a search underway for the third man.

One woman said she saw three people with what appeared to be their throats cut on London Bridge amid reports that at least seven people have been stabbed, leaving bodies ‘strewn’ on the road in central London. One of the casualties is reportedly a police officer.

Armed police have responded to reports of stabbings in nearby Borough Market and shots have been fired, Scotland Yard said. DailyMail

 

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Write A Letter To Terrorists! British Schoolchildren Told To ‘Respect’ Killers In New Teaching Aid

There is zero educational purpose to this.

The message is confusing and wrong.  The answer to hurt feelings when you feel you are being treated “unfairly and not shown respect” is violence and mass murder.

School children are to understand and write a letter to a terrorist.
Appeasement lives on in Britain.

A new teaching aid that recommends schoolchildren as young as seven “write a letter to a terrorist” to help understand their motives has been condemned as “dangerous and misguided”.

The book, Talking About Terrorism, published weeks before the Manchester Arena atrocity, describes the indiscriminate mass murder of innocent members of the public as a “type of war.”

It tells primary age children that terrorists kill people because they believe they are being treated “unfairly and not shown respect”.

It gives examples of “terrorists” whose ideas then turn out to be right: “The Suffragettes used violence and were called terrorists,” it stated.

In an activity recommended for pupils aged seven to 11, teachers are urged to “invite children to write a letter to a terrorist. If they could ask a terrorist six questions, what would they be?”

The book, published by Brilliant Publications and containing a foreword by Peter Wanless, the chief executive of the NSPCC, has been slammed by critics who say it is potentially dangerous.

Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said the letter task would confuse and potentially upset pupils.

He said: “This a crackpot idea based on the misguided notion that primary school children must engage with, and show “respect” for, religious fanatics who are seeking to kill them. Express

Britain’s Jihadi Problem Much Larger Than Thought

23,000 on the radar of counter-terror agencies in Britain!  If they are not citizens they should be deported.

Salman Abedi , the Manchester suicide bomber, used student loan and benefits to fund terror plot.

Single able-bodied young men should not receive welfare benefits.

Up to 23,000 people have emerged on the radar of British counter-terror agencies, according to figures released Friday by U.K. security forces.

British authorities revealed that 500 investigations into 3,000 individuals were ongoing in the wake of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. Security sources claim that another 20,000 people have been considered “subjects of interest” at some point in time, the Press Association reported Saturday.

Britain’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency MI5 considered Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber in the attack,  a “former subject of interest” who was “subject to review.” Despite being flagged to authorities on at least five separate occasions, they did not regard Abedi as an imminent threat.

Khalid Masood, the man who killed five people in the March Westminster attack, was in the same category of people who are no longer subject to any surveillance due to a lack of resources.  DailyCaller

Manchester Attack

Terrorist Salman Abedi, 22,  was born in Britain of Libyan refugees.  Not a lone wolf (rarely are).

The Manchester suicide bomber is believed to have been a “mule,” using a bomb built by someone else, it was reported Wednesday, as British authorities arrested three more suspects in the massacre. NYPost

Father and brother were out of the country visiting Libya, both have been arrested.  Immediately after the attack one brother was picked up in Manchester.

the terrorist’s father and brother were detained in Libya while police have confirmed that an off-duty female police officer was among the 22 people killed in the attack.

Libyan security forces said the brother “was aware of all the details” of attack plans…

Abedi’s younger brother Hashem has also reportedly been arrested in Tripoli, Libya, on suspicion of having links to the Islamic State group that claimed responsibility for the attack. Telegraph

It is thought the bomb maker still on the loose.

he Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children was part of a network, the city’s chief of police said on Wednesday as troops were deployed across Britain to help prevent further attacks.

Police made three new arrests and searched an address in central Manchester in what police chief Ian Hopkins described as a fast-moving investigation.

“I think it’s very clear that this is a network that we are investigating,” Hopkins told reporters outside Manchester police headquarters.

“And as I’ve said, it continues at a pace. There’s extensive investigations going on and activity taking place across Greater Manchester as we speak.” FreeBeacon

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Terror In The U.K. – Explosion At Manchester Arena

22 killed and 119 injured , one of Britain’s deadliest attacks in years, at pop star Ariana Grande concert, a favorite of pre-teens.

At least 22 people, children among them, died in a suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Britain’s Manchester Arena late Monday night.

The Islamic State group on Tuesday said one of its members “planted bombs in the middle of crowds,” the Associated Press reported.

According to police, the bomber died when he detonated an improvised explosive device near one of the arena’s exits at 10:33 p.m. local time (5:33 p.m. ET) on Monday. Another 59 people were injured, several from the pandemonium that ensued as concert goers rush to flee the scene.

Police arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester on Tuesday morning in connection with the bombing. Prime Minister Theresa May also said the authorities believe they know the identity of the man who carried out the bombing.

May said “many” children were among the dead and injured.

The first confirmed fatality was Georgina Callender, 18. She was an Ariana Grande “superfan” from Lancashire who in 2015 met her idol, who posed for pictures with her young fan. An 8-year-old girl was also known dead but her name has not been released [ Saffie Rose Roussos].

President Trump says the attack preyed on “innocent children,” adding that this “wicked ideology must be obliterated. And I mean completely obliterated.” DailyWire

Almost Half Of Britons Now Identify As Non-Religious

“Equally interesting, however, is the fact that in recent years – since 2009 – ‘No religion’ has stopped growing as a share of the population. It’s by no means in decline, of course, but we’re no longer seeing year-on-year increases”,  stated Professor Stephen Bullivant, Director of the Benedict XVI Centre and author of the report.

According to ‘The “No Religion” Population of Britain’ report by Stephen Bullivant, professor of theology and the sociology of religion at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, non-religious people, known as ‘nones’, account for 48.6 percent of Britain’s population.

Although there has been an overall trend towards secularization in Britain, the figures also show record numbers of people from non-Christian faiths, such as Islam and Hinduism.

The number of British people identifying as Christian dropped from 55 percent to 43 percent between 1983 and 2015. By contrast, non-Christian believers such as Muslims and Hindus quadrupled.

“The rise of the non-religious is arguably the story of British religious history over the past half-century or so,” Bullivant said.

“Looking at the long-term pattern, the non-religious share of the population has shown strong growth over our whole period,” the report states.

“The year 2009 was the first in which nones outnumbered all Christians put together.

“With the single exception of 2011, this pattern has held ever after. In two years, 2009 and 2013, nones formed a majority of the adult British population.”

However, the research, carried out with data from the annual British Social Attitudes survey and the biennial European Social Survey, also highlights how the falling number of worshipers with the Church of England seems to have stabilized.

Bullivant said patriotism might be driving this trend, as Christianity and Englishness tend to be conflated. RT

Non-religious and pray

A quarter of people who say they have no religion admit to praying, a report has found.

Nearly one in four people in Britain who claim to be non-religious say that prayer forms a part of their life, while a similar proportion admit to attending religious services.

The study by the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, found that nearly half the British population now identifies as non-religious – however, nearly three fifths of these still profess some level of personal religiousness.

Around four per cent of people who claim to be non-religious even admit to praying daily, with over a quarter of non-religious over-75s praying at least monthly. CatholicHerald

Decline and Recovering

Prof Bullivant, a professor of theology and the sociology of religion at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, told The Observer newspaper: “We’ve seen a vast shedding of nominal Christianity, and perhaps it’s now down to its hardcore.”

Prof Bullivant said that the Church was recovering after losing a lot of believers after the publication of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion in 2006.

He told The Telegraph that the release of Dawkins’ book had stopped a lot of latent Anglicans from describing themselves as Christian.

Prof Bullivant said: “That book was really aimed at those people who said they were Anglican but didn’t really believe in God. So a lot of them stopped ticking Anglican on the forms and started to tick atheist instead.”

He also suggests a link between patriotism and Christianity, stating “People see Christianity as an expression of Englishness”. Premier

 

New Hope In Treatment For Dementia And Alzheimer’s Disease

This is encouraging news.

If you have a parent who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and you’re worried about the future, there may be really good news for you and your parents: scientists in Great Britain may have found a solution to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia.

Prior to the most recent discovery, the best scientists could do was terminate brain cells dying in an animal in 2013. Unfortunately the drug used caused organ damage.

But now, two drugs used at the MRC Toxicology Unit in Leicester have been safely used in people. Prof Giovanna Mallucci, from that unit, is so excited she wants to start human clinical trials on dementia patients. DailyWire

Two drugs that show potential are already being used on humans

Two were shown to prevent both a form of dementia and prion disease by stopping brain cells dying.

Prof Mallucci told the BBC News website: “Both were very highly protective and prevented memory deficits, paralysis and dysfunction of brain cells.”

The best known drug of the pair is trazodone, which is already taken by patients with depression.

The other, DBM, is being tested in cancer patients.  BBC.

Drugs have potential to work on several conditions

Dr Doug Brown, director of research and development at Alzheimer’s Society said: “We’re excited by the potential of these findings.

“They show that a treatment approach originally discovered while researching prion disease might also work to prevent the death of brain cells in some forms of dementia.

“This research is at a very early stage and has not yet been tested in people – but as one of the drugs is already available as a treatment for depression, the time taken to get from the lab to the pharmacy could be dramatically reduced.”

“The drug blocks a natural defence mechanism in cells which is overactive in the brains of people with frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s, so has the potential to work for several conditions.

“So far it has only been tested in mice with frontotemporal dementia but Alzheimer’s Society is now funding the researchers to test it in models of Alzheimer’s too.” Leicester Mercury

Cadbury Dropping Word ‘Easter’ From Egg Hunts

What cads.

Cadbury, founded by Quaker John Cadbury in 1824, is dropping the word “Easter” from its Easter egg hunts this year. Instead, this year’s Easter campaign will be called the “Cadbury’s Great British Egg Hunt.”

Britain’s National Trust will hot some 300 hunts, including those at the Black Country at Wightwick Manor and Moseley Old Hall in Wolverhampton. But anger is growing over the chocolate company’s decision to take Easter out of Easter.

And now, the prime minister has jumped into the middle of the row between Cadbury and the Church of England. She says Cadbury’s decision to drop Easter is “absolutely ridiculous.”

“I’m not just a vicar’s daughter I’m a member of the National Trust as well,” She said, according to The Sun newspaper.

“I think the stance they have taken is absolutely ridiculous. I don’t know what they are thinking about frankly. Easter’s very important. It’s important to me. It’s a very important festival for the Christian faith for millions across the world. So I think what the National Trust is doing is frankly just ridiculous.”  DailyWire

Removing any mention of religion in the public sphere is secularization. Removing Easter from the eggs removes any religious connotation.

And the link between Easter eggs and Jesus’ death and resurrection should be rather obvious. This is not because eggs have anything to do with Jesus’ resurrection, but it’s because hunting for Easter eggs is now a well-known tradition that occurs at Easter. And Easter is celebrated because of the resurrection of Christ. By removing Easter on the eggs, you’re removing whatever link it had to the holiday. Watch&Learn comment DailyWire

Terrorist Attack On U.K. Parliament

Update:  Death toll 5 people – including police officer Keith Palmer, 48 – and 40 more injured.  The terrorist has died, he was shot outside Parliament.

PM Theresa May’s statement:

A terrorist mowed down people with a car on Westminster Bridge.  Then he continued in his car to Parliament Square, hitting the fence and injuring more people.  The terrorist got out of his car and stabbed one policeman outside Parliament before he was shot by police.

At least 2 dead and several catastrophically injured in the terror attack.

UK Parliament attack. Image Daily Mail

At least two people are dead after a terror attacker brought carnage to central London today, mowing down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before attacking police with a knife in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament.

At least 10 people were been hit by a vehicle on the bridge after a 4×4 drove into pedestrians and cyclists before crashing into the gates of Parliament.

An intruder, described by a witness as ‘middle-aged and Asian’, then managed to break into the grounds of the Parliament and stabbed a police officer before he was shot and injured. The policeman is feared to have since died.

An hour after the attack, paramedics removed a man, thought to be the attacker, from the scene after extensive CPR. Another body appeared to have been left on the ground covered by a red blanket.

A doctor at St Thomas’ Hospital has said one woman has died and a number of others have been hurt – including some with ‘catastrophic’ injuries.

Prime Minister Theresa May is said to have been bundled into a car by a plain-clothes police officer and driven quickly from the scene as the attack unfolded. She will chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee tonight.

Scotland Yard said the attack, which comes a year to the day after the terrorist atrocities in Brussels, is being treated ‘as a terrorist incident until we know otherwise’. DailyMail

 

‘White People Shouldn’t Breed’: Racist Attacker Spits In Baby’s Face Goes Free

The racially motivated attacker Rezzas Abdulla, spat in the face of a 9-month-old baby and shouted “white people shouldn’t breed”

Rezzas Abdulla approached Rebecca Telford while she was taking her baby Layla-Jean for a stroll in a pram in South Shields last January.

Prosecutor Emma Dowling told Newcastle Crown Court: “He lent into the pushchair and spat into the face of her daughter. As he did so, he shouted or said ‘white people shouldn’t breed.’”

When Telford confronted Abdulla, he told her to “shut the f*** up” and walked off, according to the Daily Mail.

The baby was said to have been covered in saliva. The spit had been “sprayed around” the baby’s face and a shocked passer-by gave Telford a tissue so that she could clean her baby up.

The court heard that Layla-Jean, now almost two, was taken to the doctor for tests after the attack due to fears that she could have contracted TB.

In a victim impact statement, Rebecca told police: “I am completely disgusted and distressed that a grown man, regardless of race or religion, would spit on a defenseless baby in a completely unprovoked attack. If he had just walked by I would not have even noticed him, there was no eye contact and no words had been exchanged. I had never seen him before.”

Abdulla, who has two previous convictions for race-hate attacks on white women, was later tracked down through CCTV.

On Tuesday, he was convicted of racially aggravated common assault after a trial at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, which he did not attend.

Abdulla was sentenced to eight months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, with rehabilitation and mental health treatment requirements. RT

He has two previous convictions for race-hate attacks on white women.

Despite previous crimes, Abdulla avoided a jail term on a suspended sentence and instead received rehabilitation and mental health treatment.  The infant’s mother says punishment may have been different if she had abused him.

The judge said “society in general” would be better served if Abdulla was allowed to continue his psychiatric treatment program.

No, society would be better served if Abdulla was jailed or deported.

When a Muslim does a race-based attack, they are suffering from mental problems, but if a white person does it, they are racist.

Muslim + race-based attack = mental illness.
Muslim + terrorist attack = mental illness.
Is Islam a mental illness?