British government’s Saudi allies promote terrorism in Britain


This video says about itself:

4 July 2017

May accused of suppressing UK ‘extremism’ funding report

British Prime Minister Theresa May has come under pressure over a report into the funding of extremism in the UK.

Opposition MPs say May is reluctant to publish the document because she does not want to damage relations with Saudi Arabia.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London.

Al Jazeera is connected to the government of Qatar. Until recently, the Qatari government had a relatively good relationship with the oppressive monarchies of, eg, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. They sent soldiers (recently withdrawn) to help the Saudi monarchy’s bloody war on the people of Yemen. Which meant self-censorship for Al Jazeera (like for United States CNN) in reporting on Saudi or Bahraini governmental human rights violations.

However, recently a conflict broke out between Qatar and the Saudi, Bahraini etc. dictatorships. With bad consequences for, eg, Egyptian and other foreign workers in Qatar. But, it looks like good effects in less self-censorship in Al Jazeera reporting.

This 6 July 2017 video is more extensive. It is called Are The Saudi’s Funding Islamic Extremism in the UK? – Al Jazeera Investigates.

It turns out that the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist party, with whom the British Conservatives have just made a deal to prop up their wobbly minority government, are not Theresa May‘s only allies with links to terrorism.

From daily News Line in Britain, in its editorial:

Thursday, 6 July 2017

British imperialism’s major ally, Saudi Arabia, is up to its neck in promoting terrorism in the UK

A REPORT by the Henry Jackson Society, published yesterday, named Saudi Arabia as the main foreign promoter of Islamic extremism in Britain, stating that there is a ‘clear and growing link’ between funding from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states and the growth of jihadist terrorist groups in the country.

What makes this report even more damning is the fact that the Society, an independent think-tank based in London, is no ‘leftist’ bunch of apologists for Syria or Russia but is a right-wing organisation that advocates the ‘robust spreading of liberal democracy, the rule of law and the market economy’.

This News Line description of the Henry Jackson Society is rather too concise and too kind.

Like the late United States senator Henry Jackson after whom they are named, they stand for racism, warmongering, corruption and torture.

Even sacked former Henry Jackson Society official and right-wing warmonger Marko Attila Hoare now accuses them of racism.

Nevertheless, the Henry Jackson Society’s recent accusations against the Saudi regime are probably a case of a broken clock being correct twice a day.

Like Turkish dictator Erdogan, besides all his wrong words and wrong actions, was right in criticizing the European Union’s anti-refugee policies (before that same Erdogan made a dirty anti-refugee deal with that same European Union).

Like Theresa May‘s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, another ‘broken clock’, was right in criticizing the Saudi regime for its bloody war on Yemen (before Theresa May humiliatingly made him swallow that correct criticism).

The Henry Jackson Society are rather Johnny-come-latelies in their new criticism of the Saudi regime. Hillary Clinton was earlier than them; though not publicly. This Dear Kitty. Some blog was earlier than them; and was certainly not first.

Even they are shocked at the determination of the British government and the Tory party to ally themselves to the biggest funder of terrorism in the world, and its chief paymaster in the UK.

The report claims that ‘Saudi Arabia has, since the 1960s, sponsored a multimillion-dollar effort to export Wahhabi Islam across the Islamic world, including to Muslim communities in the West.’

This funding in Britain has taken the form of funding institutions that have played host to extremist preachers and the report notes that a ‘number of Britain’s most serious Islamist hate preachers sit within the Salafi-Wahhabi ideology’.

The author of the report, Tom Wilson, said: ‘While countries from across the Gulf and Iran have been guilty of advancing extremism, Saudi Arabia is undoubtedly at the top of the list,’ adding: ‘Research indicates that some Saudi individuals and foundations have been heavily involved in exporting an illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology. So it is ironic, to say the least, that Saudi Arabia is singling out Qatar for links to extremism when it has patently failed to get its own house in order.’

In 2007, Saudi Arabia was estimated to be spending at least £1.5 billion a year on promoting Wahhabism worldwide. By 2015 this figure had doubled to over £3 billion, exporting what the report calls the ‘illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology’ responsible for the radicalisation of young people across the world.

The extreme Wahhabi ideology, with its sectarian hatred of all forms of Islam that do not conform to its rigid doctrine, has been the guiding ideology of ISIS, al-Qaeda and many of the individuals responsible for the terrorist attacks that have claimed the lives of innocent men, women and children in the recent attacks in Britain.

The report calls for the Tory government to set up a public inquiry into all Gulf funding sources but in fact an inquiry already exists on Saudi involvement in terrorist funding in the UK.

A government inquiry was commissioned back in 2015 by the then coalition government. It was commissioned at the behest of the Lib/Dem partners in return for their support for the illegal British airstrikes against Syria aimed at bolstering the terrorist groups like ISIS that the Tories claim to be at war with.

This report has been on Theresa May’s desk for months with the Tories refusing to publish it due to the ‘sensitive nature’ of its findings.

What is sensitive is that it exposes the role of Saudi Arabia at a time when the Saudi monarchy is the biggest customer for UK arms sales – worth £4.1 billion since 2015.

Also the Saudis have billions invested in the UK especially in the lucrative London property market.

All this dirty bloodstained money must be protected even if it means covering up Saudi involvement in terrorism.

While Russia, Syria and Iran, who are in the front line of the fight against ISIS and jihadist terrorism, are vilified by the UK and US governments, the real sponsors of terrorism internationally are protected and courted for their wealth and hailed as allies in the fight against Syria and Iran.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for an immediate suspension of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

This does not go far enough. Immediately the working class must demand the breaking off of all relationships with the Saudis, the closure of their embassy and the expropriation of all Saudi assets in the country.

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Islamophobes threaten Dutch mosque with terrorism


Letter threatening as-Soennah mosque with terrorism, with toy truck

Dutch NOS TV reports today that the as-Soennah mosque in The Hague has received a letter threatening them and schools with Muslim children with a terrorist attack with a truck. A toy truck was added to the letter.

‘After week after week of cars driving over your bodies you may wake up at last’, the Islamophobes threatened.

The mosque says they had been threatened with violence earlier as well.

London mosque attack survivors cheer Corbyn, heckle Theresa May


This 20 June 2017 video from London, England is called Theresa May heckled while Jeremy Corbyn is cheered at #FinsburyPark.

Finsbury Park terror attack: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn receive very different reactions on mosque visit, video shows. One man is heard shouting: ‘How come you [May] were so quick today? Kensington you weren’t so fast,’ as Prime Minister emerges from centre. Another shouted for her to “come out and talk to us” and protesters called out “May must go”: here.

So, the survivors of the bloody Islamophobic terrorist attack on the Finsbury Park mosque react rather similarly to the survivors of the bloody corporateConservative politicians-caused Grenfell Tower disaster.

This 19 June 2017 video from London, England is called Jeremy Corbyn on Finsbury Mosque attack.

Donald Trump fails to personally address terror attack on London mosque and murdered Muslim woman. He’s much quicker to express condolences when Muslims attack western nations, critics note: here.

JK Rowling is asking how the Finsbury Park attacker was radicalised: here.

Witnesses described seeing [attacker] Osborne shouting “I’m going to kill all Muslims” and saying the attack was “for London Bridge” as he was arrested and dragged from the scene by police. … The Telegraph reported Osborne had become radicalised following the recent terror attacks in London Bridge and Manchester. He is alleged to have hurled insults at his Asian neighbour’s 12-year-old son and was allegedly thrown out of his local pub the night before the attack for “cursing Muslims“: here.

Osborne is reported to be an Internet follower of nazi outfit Britain First.

Number of far-right extremists flagged to Government terror unit soars 30% in a year. Dramatic rise can be revealed after Muslim worshippers were mowed down outside north London mosque on Monday by suspected terrorist: here.

From daily The Independent in Britain, 20 June 2017:

Comments “glorifying” the Finsbury Park terror attack have been reported to the Government’s terror alert system amid fears of further atrocities.

A woman who wished to remain anonymous told The Independent she discovered a stream of vile responses to a post on Britain First’s Facebook page.

The far-right group posted a link to its leader Paul Golding’s blog, reporting that the man suspected of ramming a van into worshippers leaving prayers declared that he wanted to “kill Muslims”.

Finsbury Park attack: EDL founder Tommy Robinson [real name: Yaxley-Lennon] not being investigated [by police] despite ‘hate preaching‘ about ‘enemy combatants‘ at mosques: here.

London: Regents Park Mosque ‘attack’: Man ‘holding weapon and threatening Muslim worshippers’ tasered and detained by police. The man came to the mosque and began “shouting abuse and threats”, a witness said: here.

Islamophobic terrorist attack in London


This video from London, England says about itself:

Finsbury Park Mosque: “This is a terrorist attack” eyewitness – BBC News

19 June 2017

An eyewitness to the Finsbury Park Mosque attack has described the immediate aftermath.

From daily The Independent in England today:

Finsbury Park mosque attack: Man shouted ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims’ after suspected London terror attack

Police treating incident as ‘potential terrorist attack’, Prime Minister says

Jon Sharman

Witnesses to the suspected Finsbury Park terrorist attack claim a man shouted “I’m going to kill all Muslims” after a van ploughed into people near the area’s mosque.

At least one person was killed and another 10 injured when a van hit pedestrians following prayers at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London in the early hours of Monday morning.

A witness said he heard a man saying: ‘I’m going to kill all Muslims, I’m going to kill all Muslims‘. …

The van driver, described by witnesses as a large white man, was detained by members of the public after the attack in Seven Sisters Road.

U.K. INVESTIGATING POTENTIAL TERROR INCIDENT THAT KILLED ONE And left 10 injured after a man drove a van into a crowd near a north London mosque that had just finished prayers. In the U.S., a suspect has been arrested for the death of a Muslim teen, who was killed after leaving a Virginia mosque. [HuffPost]

British new Conservative-far right wobbly coalition government


This video from Canada about Britain says about itself:

Corbyn Lost Labour Party Elites, But Won Over Voters

9 June 2017

Corbyn has proven that there is a way forward for the Labour Party,” says Leo Panitch, a professor at York University–but it isn’t the future the Blairites envisioned.

Jeremy Corbyn was just 2,227 votes away from chance to be Prime Minister: here.

Election results: [Conservative] Heidi Allen says Theresa May ‘will be gone in six months’ after disastrous outcome: here.

Gambler loses £70,000 betting on a Tory majority, believing election to be ‘unlosable’: here.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Coalition of Terror

Saturday 10th June 2017

Theresa May makes deal with terror-linked DUP in desperate bid to cling to power

THERESA MAY desperately clung to power yesterday by resorting to a coalition of terror with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

After months of smearing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as a so-called “terrorist sympathiser” for engaging in peace talks with the IRA, she leapt into bed with the notorious loyalist party to avoid the humiliation of seeing her opportunist snap election force her out of No 10.

Ten DUP MPs will allow a government that looks set to be — in the words she previously used against other parties — a “weak and unstable coalition of chaos.”

The loyalists have a history of dubious members, policies, connections and links to violent paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland.

Former leader Peter Robinson helped establish loyalist paramilitary group Ulster Resistance in 1986, and stood down in 2015 after disgracing himself with a defence of Belfast pastor James McConnell, who called Islam “satanic” and a “doctrine spawned in hell.”

DUP minister Jim Wells meanwhile was forced to resign in 2015 after being recorded on camera saying that “a child is far more likely to be abused and neglected” if their parents are gay.

The party also has historical links to “rivers of blood” race war tout Enoch Powell, and is infamous for its staunch anti-LGBT and anti-abortion policies, alongside climate change denial.

Explaining her decision yesterday, the PM apologised to Tories who had lost their seats due to her election fiasco and gushed that the DUP were “friends and allies.”

She said the two parties have “enjoyed a strong relationship over many years” and that, despite losing a dozen MPs, she will press ahead as PM — after declaring only three weeks ago that she would not be able to continue if she lost just six seats.

The Tories ended up with a loss on Thursday night while Labour made groundbreaking gains across the board.

The pact likely [will] take the form of an arrangement where the DUP swap votes for cash to Northern Ireland.

Ms May faced calls to “consider her position” from former [Conservative] minister Anna Soubry yesterday on the basis of her “dreadful” campaign.

Tory numbers fell from 330 MPs to 318 and eight ministers lost seats — including former MP and Cabinet Office minister Ben Gummer, who authored her disastrous manifesto.

Mr Corbyn gained 29 MPs, 261 in total, taking shock seats in Canterbury and reportedly Kensington, with the latter having gone through yet another vote recount yesterday evening due to Tory denial — which started shortly before the Star went to print.

In a statement yesterday morning the Labour leader urged Ms May to resign so he could form a minority government.

Mr Corbyn said: “We are ready to serve this country … We are ready to do everything we can to put our programme into operation.

“The party that has lost in this election is the Conservative Party. The arguments the Conservative Party put forward in this election have lost. I think we need a change.”

Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Theresa May fought an underhand, depressing campaign and has been well and truly humbled.

“People do not want Tory business as usual, they do not want a politics built on fear that spreads despair, and they certainly do not want a lame duck prime minister.

“Credit for this must go to Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn, which has pulled off the biggest political reawakening of the century.

This video from Britain says about itself:

Theresa May is weak, let’s not stop fighting back | Owen Jones talks…

9 June 2017

Theresa May should resign as prime minister. She’s shown what an abject leader she is during a miserable, negative campaign and now she’s entering a coalition of chaos with the extremist bigots in the DUP. We know there is an appetite now for Jeremy Corbyn’s positive vision for this great country. So don’t let up, organise, keep the fight going and show up this weak and wobbly coalition for what it is.

The election was another major indication of the ongoing political radicalisation of workers all over the world. Corbyn’s gains show that had Bernie Sanders been the Democratic presidential candidate, he, not Donald Trump, would be in the White House: here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

May is dead in the water

Saturday 10th May 2017

THERESA MAY warned voters during the election campaign that, if things went badly, Britain could face a “coalition of chaos.” How right she was.

The idea that “strong and stable leadership in the national interest,” to coin a phrase, could spring from an alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and endure a full five-year term invites speculation over May’s grip on reality.

What inducements will she reveal as the price for bringing the DUP on board?

DUP priorities seem to be flying the union flag on public buildings more often in Northern Ireland than in Britain, rejecting equal marriage and lobbing significant cash sums to community organisations run by “former” unionist paramilitaries.

But it represents some of the poorest communities in the UK, which might present difficulties for the DUP if it signs up to Tory welfare cuts.

May’s justification for calling her election — to win a bigger parliamentary majority to strengthen her hand in EU haggling — was never the real reason.

If it had been, having fewer seats would mean that her government will negotiate with Brussels now from an even weaker position.

Her main motivation, after swallowing her advisers’ assessment that a landslide was there for the taking, was to seek a huge parliamentary majority to drive through unpopular public spending cuts.

May’s failure stems from a shambolic election campaign in which she was hidden from contact with the voters and chickened out of face-to-face debate with Jeremy Corbyn.

However, Corbyn was a revelation to the overwhelming majority of voters who witnessed on TV, radio, in mass rallies and on walkabout a man who bore no resemblance to the feeble-minded, incompetent extremist caricature sketched by the media and many disloyal Labour MPs.

He refused to adopt the neoliberal consensus that making big business and the rich elite pay more tax is unthinkable while squeezing low-paid workers, single parents, the disabled, the self-employed, students, young unemployed and state pensioners is just the way things are.

Many of his most trenchant inner-party critics have had to acknowledge his role in enthusing Labour supporters and bringing particularly young voters into political activity.

Above all, Corbyn has tossed into the dustbin of history the reactionary assertion that Labour cannot prosper with distinctive progressive policies.

The Morning Star was alone in the media in sharing from the start the Labour leader’s confidence that offering class-based policies and making clear arguments in their favour could alter the course of a campaign in which May appeared to hold all the cards.

Whatever dodgy deals the Prime Minister does with the DUP, she is dead in the water. She should step down now.

It is only a matter of time before her time runs out, which could precipitate an early election but need not do so.

Corbyn’s readiness to answer the challenge of leading a minority government, advocating policies capable of being supported by other parliamentary forces as well as widely outside Westminster, merits a positive response.

His commitment to guarantee on his first day in office the residence rights of EU nationals living and working in Britain would get negotiations with Brussels off to a more positive start than can be expected from a Tory lame duck.

But at least as important is how well people will live after leaving the EU, so Labour’s agenda of investment for jobs, housing, public ownership, education and the NHS must be given its opportunity when the Tory Party runs out of road.

From The Independent in Britain today:

Going back decades, the DUP was at the vanguard of the failed Save Ulster from Sodomy movement that campaigned against the 1982 legalisation of homosexual sex in Northern Ireland.

In more recent times, former first minister Peter Robinson’s wife Iris, then an MP, described homosexuality as an “abomination”, while the MP son of Dr Paisley, Ian Paisley Jr, said he felt “repulsed” by homosexual acts.

‘Don’t let British Conservatives abolish human rights’


This British Labour Party video says about itself:

Jeremy Corbyn | Labour’s Offer To Britain

6 June 2017

It’s time for a change.

From the Daily Mirror in Britain, 6 June 2017:

Theresa May, who as home secretary falsely claimed she’d been prevented from deporting a man because he had a cat, has admitted she’ll stop at nothing to be able to deport anyone she wants to.

And if it’s illegal, she’ll just have to change the law.

Speaking in Slough tonight, she threatened to tear up human rights laws if they got in the way of her crackdown.

Add that to her pledges to censor the internet, block communications that the government can’t snoop on and make it harder to vote, and you paint a pretty dark picture of Britain’s future.

From the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph in Britain, 7 June 2017:

Labour has refused to back Theresa May’s plans to tear up human rights laws if they get in the way of tackling terror.

Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary and former Director of Public Prosecutions, said human rights legislation is not a barrier in the fight against extremism.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn said terrorism would not be beaten by “ripping up our basic rights and our democracy”.

Mrs May said she would toughen anti-terrorism measures and not let human rights laws stand in her way in the fight against terror.

Terrorism, a pretext for undermining civil liberties in various European countries: here.

This 6 June 2017 video from Britain is called Jeremy Corbyn visits Birmingham to amazing crowds.

GUNMEN LAUNCH SIMULTANEOUS ATTACKS ON IRANIAN PARLIAMENT AND MAUSOLEUM “Attackers raided Iran’s parliament and set off a suicide bomb at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday, killing up to seven people in a twin assault at the heart of the Islamic Republic, Iranian media reported.” The Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks, which would be the first time ISIS has struck inside Iran’s borders. [Reuters]

‘Bush, Blair, Trump, ISIS godfathers, recruiting sergeants’


This video from the USA says about itself:

Lawyer for Tortured Detainees: U.S. Created ISIS Through Misguided Detention, Interrogation Policies

5 June 2017

We speak with Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, about an often overlooked footnote in the history of ISIS. Kadidal says the group’s mix of people with religious and battlefield experience was “pulled together in Camp Bucca“, which once hosted thousands of prisoners in Iraq without charge. Many alleged they suffered of torture and abuse by U.S. guards while held there. “We made this. We created this movement and its leadership with our own misguided and amateurish detention and interrogation policies“, Kadidal says, and argues that by keeping Guantánamo open and speaking approvingly of torture, President Trump is running a “longstanding commercial for ISIS“.