New York Times Report – Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New York Times Magazine featured the under-noted must read story. In print, it occupies an entire issue. It is a very  long article and is perhaps best saved and perused over a few days

 

 

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

This is a story unlike any previously published. The product of some 18 months of reporting, it tells the story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago, leading to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis.

The geography of this catastrophe is broad and its causes are many, but its consequences — war and uncertainty throughout the world — are familiar to us all.  The story gives the reader a visceral sense of how it all unfolded, through the eyes of six characters in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.

Accompanying the text are 10 portfolios by the photographer Paolo Pellegrin, drawn from his extensive travels across the region over the last 14 years, as well as a landmark virtual-reality experience that embeds the viewer with the Iraqi fighting forces during the 2016 battle to retake Falluja.

It is unprecedented to focus so much energy and attention on a single story,  but what follows is one of the most clear-eyed, powerful and human explanations of what has gone wrong in this region that you will ever read.  By Scott Anderson.  Photographs by Paolo Pellegrin.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/11/magazine/isis-middle-east-arab-spring-fractured-lands.html”

 

Are the allegations that the BBC and the Labour party are in cahoots ripe for rebuttal??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The labour Party in Scotland and its links to an impartial BBC Scotland

The under-noted persons are given mention in this advisory note which questions yet again the oft stated impartiality of the BBC in Scotland.

Former BBC officials: Big Boab Wylie, John Boothman, Michael McGlinchey, Michelle Watt, John Morrison

Frank McAveety: Glasgow City Council

 

 

Bob Wylie

 

 

 

 

 
22 March 1990: Bob Wylie and five other militants face Labour inquiry

Six Glasgow Militant Tendency members face expulsion when they appear before the Labour Party’s constitutional committee in Glasgow on disciplinary charges. They face a variety of charges, including being members of the Trotskyite group, and bringing the party into disrepute.

Those appearing include Bob Wylie, once listed as a member of Militant’s central committee and its Scottish spokesman. Militant newspaper’s former West of Scotland correspondent, he is now a freelance journalist and a member of the Glasgow Central CLP branch.

The others, all members of the Glasgow Pollok branch, are:

Lynn Sheridan, sister of Tommy Sheridan, chairman of the British Anti-Poll Tax Federation.

Kirsteen Walker, former Young Socialist Scottish Labour executive member;

Margaret Dick, Strathclyde regional councillor Margaret Dick (Pollokshields/ Shawlands).

Bill Bill and George McNeillage, activists.

It is believed that another six members of the Pollok branch could face similar charges in coming weeks. Last autumn the NCC expelled six Militants from the Cathcart branch, and a month earlier expelled Mr Sheridan. If all the Glasgow expulsion go through it will be the biggest

purge of Militant Tendency supporters from Labour since Liverpool. While Militant supporters label it a ”witch-hunt,” there are claims that Militant is about to set up a separate political party. Several expelled members are believed to be preparing to stand in the forthcoming regional elections.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/11936687.Militant_six_face_Labour_inquiry/

Additional information is to be found in: Militant: 2016 edition: Written by Michael Crick (Updated and expanded), Crick explores the origins, organisation and aims of Militant, the secret Trotskyite organisation that operated clandestinely within the Labour Party, edging out adversaries at grass-roots level and recruiting people to its own ranks, which, at its peak in the mid-1980s, swelled to around 8,000 members. Whilst eventually most of its leaders were expelled, it caused damaging rifts within the party and closed the door to Downing Street for almost a generation.

 

 

 

Michael Crick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
19 May 2003: Indefatigably yours George Galloway and his close friends

George pens a weekly column for the Scottish Mail on Sunday and “two or three” of his five closest friends are journalists. He has spoken to John Boothman, editor of BBC Scotland’s Holyrood Live, every day for 20 years or more. BBC news correspondent Bob Wylie is another

close friend. They, not his fellow MPs, are his political sounding boards. http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/indefatigably-yours-1-648573

 

George Galloway

 

 

 
20 May 2016: Ex-BBC Scotland news head John Boothman jumps ship to lobbying firm

The former head of news at BBC Scotland, John Boothman, has taken up a media training role with lobbying firm Charlotte Street Partners.

Boothman, who moved out of his role over an upheld bullying case against him at the BBC, will lead a new media training group at the corporate partnership.

The news division of BBC Scotland had numerous bust-ups during his tenure, including threats of industrial action from staff on the eve of the Scottish independence referendum.

Head Scottish organiser for the National Union of Journalists, Paul Holleran, said there would be “palpable relief” that Boothman had moved on at the time of his departure.

Boothman, a former Labour party student chair, also faced accusations of bias from pro-independence campaigners due to his personal and family links to the Labour party. Investigative group.

https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/8428/ex-bbc-scotland-news-head-jumps-ship-lobbying-firm

 

 

John Boothman

 

 

 

 

 

19 May 2005: George Galloway off to the US Senate’s sub-committee to defend his support of Saddam Hussain – So why did the BBC feel the need to send Wylie with Galloway?

From a Scottish point of view, the most puzzling aspect of George Galloway’s appearance in Washington this week was Bob Wylie. The gangling BBC Scotland reporter was first sighted at Galloway’s side at Dulles airport. Then, after the MP’s performance in front of the US

Senate’s sub-committee, there was Wylie again, popping up to tell us how, in his considered opinion, he thought it had all gone. Which was pretty well, actually. Oh, there may be a few people yet to be impressed by Galloway’s bluster, but on the whole, Wylie gave assurance

Washington was knocked out. The MP for Bethnal Green and Bow had faced down American accusations that he’d profited from Saddam Hussein’s illegal oil deals and, what’s more, he’d denounced the US invasion of Iraq.

Galloway, reported Wylie, was the “Braveheart” on Capitol Hill. Braveheart? Come off it. Even Gorgeous George’s most ardent supporters in Britain would shrink from romanticising him in this way. But not the gushing Wylie. His presence in Washington begs two questions:

1. why did BBC Scotland feel it needed to send its own man when (a) it is currently implementing drastic cost cuts and (b) the BBC’s Washington correspondent, Clive Myrie, was already there and more than up to the job?

2. If BBC Scotland really, really had to send someone, why did it have to be Wylie, whose friendship with Galloway goes back years and who, received an acknowledgement in Galloway’s autobiography? and co-authored with Galloway the book “Downfall:Fall Of Ceaucescus: Ceausescus and the Roumanian Revolution. 23 May 1991. Wylie is not an expert on Iraq or on American politics. And in this case, he was clearly not impartial, and neither was BBC Scotland. Shame on them.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/so-why-did-the-bbc-send-wylie-with-galloway-1-712840

 

 

Frank McAveety

 

 

 

 

24 May 2005: Impartiality in doubt

I was puzzled at the appearance of tjhe BBC Scotland reporter, Bob Wylie, in his role as side-kick to George Galloway in Washington. This latest display of blatant cheer-leading for the Left while masquerading as an impartial commentator comes swiftly in the wake of

accusations concerning “institutional leftism” in the corporation. In a new book, Robin Aitken, a former BBC correspondent, has claimed that systematic political bias “undermines” the BBC’s “solemn pact with the public to present the news impartially”.

When Bob Wylie started reporting for the BBC I knew I had met him before somewhere, but the memory only recently clicked into place. At the height of the miners’ strike, when I was a Labour Party member, he addressed a meeting of the party’s Cumnock branch in a futile

attempt to gather new converts to the bosom of the Militant tendency. James Macmillan, Glasgow.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/impartiality-in-doubt-1-713473

 

Robin Aitken

 

 

 

 

 

 
20 November 2007: BBC Pair (Michael McGlinchey and Michelle Watt) departing for Strathclyde Partnership for Transport Group

BBC Scotland is losing two key members of staff to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, whose director of communications is himself a former BBC Scotland investigations correspondent.

Communications manager, Michelle Watt, along with assistant editor (online), Michael McGlinchey, have both been recruited by Bob Wylie.

Watt has been appointed media and public affairs at SPT, while McGlinchey becomes SPT’s web manager.

Michelle has worked as the communications manager for BBC Scotland for the last five years. Before that, she worked at a senior level for the BBC in London and in Belfast.

Meanwhile, McGlinchey has been assistant editor at BBC Scotland online for the last eight years. Previously, he was a senior editor in newspapers in London, particularly the Daily Mirror.

http://www.allmediascotland.com/uncategorized/14727/bbc-pair-departing-for-transport-group/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
14 May 2010: SPT director Bob Wylie goes amid shake-up

The man in charge of communications at Scotland’s largest transport authority has left his post before it was due to be cut in a management shake-up.

Mr Wylie had been communications director at SPT since 2006. He joined the organisation from BBC Scotland, where he had worked for 12 years, latterly as investigations correspondent.

His role at SPT was thrust into the headlines after the organisation was engulfed in an expenses scandal earlier this year. (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/quangos-footie-junket-expenses-branded-1076802) The body’s three most senior staff – chairman, vice chair and chief executive – quit after it emerged officials had run up more than £100,000 in expenses and gone on foreign fact-finding trips. There were also questions about expense claims from officials – including Mr Wylie – in Manchester on the day of the Uefa Cup final in 2008 between Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8682963.stm

 

 

 

 

 

 
14 October 2015: Glasgow City Council leader Frank McAveety hands former BBC and SPT communications director Bob Wylie ‘special adviser’ role

Glasgow City Council leader Frank McAveety has handed a key role in his administration to former Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) communications director Bob Wylie.

Wylie was in charge of the transport quango’s public relations during an expenses scandal in 2010.. He left the post during a subsequent restructuring which also saw SPT’s three most senior staff – chairman, vice chair and chief executive – leave their roles.  It later emerged, in 2010 that officials had run up more than £100,000 in expenses and gone on foreign fact-finding trips.

After leaving SPT, Wylie worked for social enterprise The Wise Group before setting up his own PR firm, Communication Strategies Ltd. The former BBC journalist still has an office at The Wise Group’s premises in Glasgow’s east end and lists the social enterprise’s phone number as the contact on his company’s website.

Speaking this morning, Wylie confirmed that he has been taken on as a “special advisor” to McAveety. He added: “It’s signed, sealed and delivered – I’m just about to walk into the leader’s office now.”

McAveety recently won a vote to succeed Gordon Matheson as head of Glasgow City Council by 24 votes to 19 during a meeting of Labour colleagues in September.

He was previously leader of the council from 1997 to 1999, when he was elected as an MSP for Glasgow Shettleston. He lost the seat to the SNP in 2011 but was again elected a city councillor in 2012.

An SNP source said: “I can’t imagine what Wylie offers McAveety other than controversy and links to past scandals.” A source close to McAveety said: “Everyone has a past. Bob is an operator and I’m sure he’d do a good job.”

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13846416.Glasgow_City_Council_leader_Frank_McAveety_hands_former_SPT_communications_director_Bob_Wylie__special_adviser__role/

 

 

Gordon Matheson

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 April 2016: Glasgow City Council ‘shoring up’ public relations operation as ex-BBC journalist John Morrison bids for contract

Cash-strapped Glasgow City Council could be about to bolster its public relations operation by handing a lucrative contract to an ex-BBC journalist.

Former political correspondent John Morrison is among the consultants contending for the chance to provide “independent analysis” of the local authority’s digital presence.

Last year council leader Frank McAveety handed a well-paid senior special adviser job to another ex-BBC reporter, Bob Wylie, who was previously in charge of public relations at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) during an expenses scandal.

It emerged in 2010 that officials had clawed back more than £100,000 and gone on foreign fact-finding trips. Mr Wylie later handed back expenses racked up during a junket to Manchester on the day Rangers played in the 2008 UEFA Cup final.

Sources claim the council’s public relations programme has been “floundering” recently and Mr McAveety is thought to be keen to “shore up” the operation.

A council spokesman confirmed that the local authority is “conducting a review of council communications, with special reference to developing digital communications”.

Mr Morrison, who runs a Glasgow-based public relations company, said: “They’ve spoken to me but there is nothing agreed.” He later issued a statement which said: “Morrison Media Strategies is a communications and media training company. We have discussions with  companies and organisations every day. We don’t talk about them.”

http://www.barrheadnews.com/news/14430793.Glasgow_City_Council__shoring_up__public_relations_operation_as_ex_BBC_journalist_bids_for_contract/

 

 

 

Morrison Media Strategies

John Morrison is the owner of Morrison Media Strategies a leading PR, Public Affairs and Media Training company. Previously John was Chief Political Correspondent, Europe Correspondent and BBC Network News Scotland correspondent. Morrison Media Strategies is a PR and lobbying company based in Glasgow.

 

 

 

 

Dugdale defects to the USA – New Labour survival guaranteed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June 2016: Dugdale off to the USA attending an indoctrination course – But her deputy Alex Rowley is not fit to lead the party in her absence

Dugdale’s attendance on the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program this month may also create a headache for her party, with relations between the two at a low ebb insiders are speculating about who will lead the party when she is abroad.

It is understood Dugdale will remain in charge while she is away and a rota for Shadow Cabinet members will be in place to provide day-to-day cover.

A senior Scottish Tory source said: “It’s no surprise Scottish Labour is responding to the upheaval at Westminster with added chaos of its own. Scottish Labour needs to get a grip, not descend into further turmoil over its internal splits.”

An SNP spokesperson said: “At a time of national crisis, with the UK economy in turmoil following the EU referendum result, political parties have a duty and a responsibility to step up to the mark, show some leadership, and work to find a way forward. It is shameful that both the Tory UK government and the Labour opposition have instead chosen to abdicate their responsibilities. They have no plan and rather than uniting to come up with one they are indulging in infighting and naval gazing at the expense of the country.”

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14594955.Scottish_Labour_at_war__Relations_between_Dugdale_and_her_deputy_have__completely_broken_down_/?ref=ar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Usa’s indoctrination programme

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country first-hand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

This is the same direction taken by Blair, Brown and others in New Labour before taking up the reins of government. Blair, etc. left the UK unilateral anti-nuclear and returned pro-nuclear. Howzat!!!

https://eca.state.gov/ivlp

 

 

 

 

For those who are intent on voting to remain with the EU – This might just prompt a change to Brexit

 

 

Paul van Buitenen

Paul van Buitenen says nothing has changed

 

Neil Kinnock

Neil Kinnock insisted reforms were on track

 

 

 

 

27 August 2002: Brussels whistleblower quits in despair

A European official whose whistle-blowing revelations sparked the resignation of the entire European Commission has quit, after declaring that nothing has changed.

Paul van Buitenen says he is returning to his native Netherlands because the pressure in Brussels became too great to bear. In 1999, he went public with details of corruption, cronyism and abuse of power in the commission. The entire team of 20 commissioners, headed by then president Jacques Santer, resigned in a symbolic gesture to demonstrate their commitment to cleaning up the commission’s act. But Mr Van Buitenen says that, three years on, it is business as usual. “Despite everything, I can’t see any change in Brussels,” he said.

The clean-up operation has been headed by the UK’s Neil Kinnock, administration commissioner and a commission vice-president. But as long ago as March 2000 Mr Van Buitenen cast doubt on whether the reforms would achieve anything. “(Mr Kinnock) has drawn up a nice reform plan which looks right but he does not tackle the people who committed the irregularities,” he said at the time. “They have been confirmed in their jobs or even promoted.”

Confidence in the commission’s inner purging was knocked again earlier this year, when another whistleblower, chief accountant Marta Andreasen, was forced from her job. She had tried to highlight problems in the commission’s budget, which she insisted was running out of control amid “shambolic” control systems. She was removed from her post after refusing to sign off last year’s accounts. She told the BBC this month that the computer system on which the transactions were processed was “incoherent, insecure and allows no audit trail.” The lack of security, she warned, “gives big room for fraud” – and makes tracking it almost impossible.

Mr Van Buitenen, an assistant auditor at the time of his revelations, told the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that the treatment of Ms Andreasen was the last straw for him. He says he was similarly ostracised after making his own stand, being moved to a lower position in Luxembourg on half his original salary. He has worked for the commission since 1990.

Mr Kinnock’s office has insisted that progress is being made on tackling fraud.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2219114.stm

 

 

 

Hope not Hate – Labour Party front that seems to thrive on hate

 

 

 

A message on a floral tribute to Jo Cox, near Leeds, England, June 17.

 

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”  –  Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

 

Imam and Bradford Council Respect councillor Alyas Karmani

Imam and Bradford Council Respect councillor Alyas Karmani

 

 

 

13 July 2013: Bradford Imam Alyas Karmani drafts sermon to condemn grooming

Bradford Imams are spearheading national condemnation of sex grooming by Muslim men by issuing a special sermon to be read in mosques across Britain this month. The hard-hitting Islamic message, called a Khutba, has already been sent to 50 local Imams to be delivered during Friday prayers on June 28. It forcefully demands all men obey strict Koranic teaching on respectful behaviour to women and children and behave with the highest morality.

Muhammad Mustaqueem Shah, general secretary of Bradford Imams’ Forum, said the sermon was being sent to religious leaders across the country. “The target is to have it read out in a minimum of 500 mosques,” said Mr Shah.

Drafted by Imam and Bradford council Respect councillor Alyas Karmani, the title of the sermon is Tackling Street Grooming in the UK and it begins with the following sacred verse from the Koran: “Verily Allah enjoins justice and excellence, giving assistance and support to your family. “And forbids sexual indecency, wickedness and oppression of others – He admonishes you that you may take heed.”

Mr Shah said this was a key teaching. “This is very relevant to the issue, powerful and to the point,” he said. The sermon continues: “Allah commands us to undertake all matters to the highest standard of excellence. “As Muslims we are commanded to be just, fair and shun evil, wrongdoing and all forms of indecent and immoral behaviour. “Failure to remember and act on this results in the society that we are part of declining in social and moral terms. “Addressing every man today, I will speak to you of sexual grooming. “There has been a lot in the news recently about men of Pakistani and South Asian background in Derby, Rochdale, Telford, Oxford and West Yorkshire who have been convicted of this evil and wicked crime. “Unfortunately there are many such cases pending and this will mean the issue will continue to be in the headlines for some time to come.

“These incidents have been extremely evil and have included:

* Kidnapping

* Trafficking of children as young as 11 for sexual purposes

* Intoxication

* Getting 12-year-old girls to take heroin

* Physical assaults and sexual assaults on boys.

“These actions are reprehensible and we condemn those involved and support the victims who are innocent children. Islam is a religion of mercy and compassion and places a strong obligation on safeguarding and protecting the weak and vulnerable from abuse particularly women and children.”

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10480398.Bradford_Imam_Alyas_Karmani_drafts_sermon_to_condemn_grooming/?ref=mr

 

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14 June 2013: Imam Alyas Karmani stands up for hope, while Hope not Hate betray their principles

Even worse than a deliberate absence of condemnation for groups which seek to spread hate is their failure to highlight the efforts of Imam Alyas Karmani in Bradford to combat the grooming of young girls by Muslim men, something which is widely recognised as a problem.

Imam Karmani – who is also a Respect Councillor – has issued a Khutba to be read in Mosques during Friday prayers on the 28th June and which is intended to drive home to worshippers that such actions are not acceptable in the eyes of Islam. His goal is that it should be read in more than 500 mosques across the UK.

For those of us who feel that Imams should play a more visible role in combatting the rise of Islamic extremism, Imam Karmani’s initiative is to be welcomed, and is perhaps a sign that moderate Islam is capable of rising to the challenge.

What is more puzzling is Hope not Hate’s failure to even mention his initiative. What is the point of calling your organisation ‘Hope not Hate’ if all you are interested in is the ‘Hate’, and only certain types of hate at that?

The key to their silence is Karmani’s ‘Respect’ affiliation. In Bradford, Labour are seeing support haemorrhage in two directions – to UKIP on the right, and to Respect on the left, as evidenced by George Galloway’s election as MP.

Because of this, Karmani’s initiative will fail to gain the support of Hope not Hate. Not because it is not worthwhile. Not because it is wrong. But because the Imam represents the ‘Respect’ Party and not Labour, and to push his initiative would be to admit that Labour – like Hope not Hate – has no answers, and indeed caused many of the problems

By failing to promote initiatives such as Karmani’s, Hope not Hate – who have access to a considerable audience – are helping to create the impression that there is no action within the Muslim community to tackle these problems.

Their silence allows the EDL and the BNP to condemn Islam as something to be feared, because Hope not Hate is too mired in party political allegiances to shout from the rooftops the message of hope contained within Karmani’s initiative.

They would rather allow their silence to act as a recruiting sergeant for the far right than stand up and proclaim what should be their core message – Hope, not Hate.

This is an issue which cuts to the heart of the problems of Islamic extremism, and one which is beyond the nonsense of partisan politics. Karmani – whatever his political allegiance is tackling a problem, all good people should embrace his message. Good ideas should be embraced whatever their political or religious source. Common sense is common sense.

So the message to Nick Lowles and his Hope not Hate comrades. Shame on you, for betraying your core principles. Shame on your silence which allows hate to grow and lies to spread unchecked. And shame on your shoddy attempts to put your own personal allegiances ahead of an initiative which will clearly aid better relations between communities.

Your blinkered attitude and political partisanship makes you no better than those you claim to oppose. For many years, you attacked the BNP, and ran with the slogan ‘Not in my name’, only for us to find the tables are now turned, and an increasing barrier to harmonious relations between communities is not the BNP and the EDL, but Hope not Hate and your refusal to back initiatives like Karmani’s. If you must continue with such wilful blindness, be aware you do so on your own and not in my name.

http://nopenothope.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/imam-alyas-karmani-stands-up-for-hope.html

 

 

Nick Lowles – owner of Hope not Hate
who sanctioned VAT fraud

 

Ruth Smeeth – Hope not Hate
Educational Ltd’s general
secretary: did she know of
VAT fraud?

 

 

 

31 January 2013: Hope not Hate and the £70k VAT fraud

Senior Hope not Hate staff face having their collars felt as research indicates they misused the VAT exemption certificate for their charitable arm – Hope not Hate Educational Ltd – to evade VAT on services relating to their anti-UKIP political campaigning.

An in-depth report see: http://itmaynotbeillegalbut.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/charity-evades-70k-in-vat-on-political.html” suggests that campaigning work carried out in the 2010 General Election by political strategy company Blue State Digital was invoiced without VAT being included. On publicly available invoices this amounts to a little over £12,000 they fraudulently evaded, but as Blue State Digital still work for Hope not Hate, this could amount to a total of over £ 70,000 over the past 4 years.

In this time, Hope not Hate have received over £150,000 from the Department for Communities and Local Government towards their charitable aims. The question must now be what will Hope not Hate’s financial backers think of such tax avoidance? The Daily Mirror wrote 3 months ago that “Tax avoidance is now running at £35billion a year – £3billion more than when Labour was in power….Because think how many nurses, police officers and teachers could be employed with that £35billion. Think how many vital services could have been saved from the cuts and how many jobs protected.” http://nopenothope.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/hope-not-hate-and-70k-vat-fraud.html

 

 

 

 

 

5 June 2014 Hope not Hate: Dodgy Accounts Filed

At last the latest set of accounts that purport to set out the organisations financial position have been published. After a quick examination it is obvious that things just don’t add up. Read for yourself as they raise more questions than they answer and someone needs to investigate the organisation. http://hopenothateexposed.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

Sally Green likes to racially abuse white people

 
7 July 2014: Hope not Hate: Hope not Hate’s 0fficial Photographer Arrested For Racism!

Hope not Hate’s official photographer, Sally Green was arrested for racism and criminal damage (she was arrested after screaming at an Irish person to ‘ Piss off back to Ireland) outside a Britain First meeting held in Wigan.

Green who also uses the alias, Brenda Wright on Facebook to troll young persons Facebook accounts was working under the direct orders of, Nick Lowles who believes it’s OK to racially abuse and attack people so long as they’re white. http://hopenothateexposed.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 July 2014: Hope not Hate: Hope not Hate’s Violent Supporters Wanted By Police!

Two violent Hope not Hate supporters who played an active role in a violent street brawl during a Saint George’s celebration held by March for England are being sought by police. The two thugs are being sort after attacking a pub where a few English men who dared to celebrate Saint George were enjoying a quite drink.

So far a 17-year-old boy, a 47-year-old man and a 32-year-old man, all from Brighton, and a 46-year-old man from Henfield have now been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and bailed until September 11. All have links to Hope not Hate. http://hopenothateexposed.blogspot.co.uk/

 

 

Child on a swing

victim said she suffered dozens of attacks at the hands of a gang over five years after being groomed from the age of 11.

 

 

 
27 August 2014: The responsibility for the grooming crisis lies within the culture “Hope not Hate” has infected the Labour Party

‘Shining a light on abuse’ is a disgraceful apologia issued by Hope not Hate following the publication of a report on child abuse in Rotherham. (1)

As an exercise in obfuscation and blame passing it is truly New Labour in its scope, which is only to be expected from an organisation so heavily supported by the New Labour faithful.

Hope not Hate’s interest in the issue was politically motivated and solely an attempt to counter BNP propaganda: the type of involvement which Hope not Hate advocated and which was deeply entrenched within the Labour Party – turning a blind eye and hoping the problem went away on its own – ensured the continued ability of these grooming gangs to operate.

Desperate attempts to play down their culpability have lead to major re-writes of sections of their blogs and websites as history is re-arranged to make their own actions seem less supportive of those who engaged in child grooming. Fortunately the heavily amended pages are available off-line, meaning articles are not entirely lost to posterity:

Time and again, Hope not Hate ignored some of the most unpleasant aspects of extremist Islam as they try to persuade us that there is nothing to worry about. Misogyny and homophobia have been ignored as they take aim time and again at any who would dare to raise the fundamental incompatibility between a secular western democracy and fundamentalist Islam.

By refusing to shine a light on crimes which they are supposed to expose Hope not Hate have revealed their fundamental hypocrisy: it could be argued that they are in some respects even complicit for promoting an attitude and a culture within the Labour Party which actively prevented such issues from being dealt with. Hope not Hate are shamed by their silence which allows hate to grow and lies to spread unchecked.

It’s blinkered attitude and political partisanship makes it no better than those it claims to oppose. Hope Not Hate’s moral ambiguity has permeated the Labour Party to such an extent that it has failed in its duty towards not just children, but whole populations of a significant number of Metropolitan areas which it controls. The fault is theirs.

http://nopenothope.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-responsibility-for-grooming-crisis.html

 

Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where 1,400 girls were abused by Asian gangs over 16 years. (Getty)Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where 1,400 girls were abused by Asian gangs over 16 years.

 

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(1) 5 February 2015: Rotherham child abuse: The background to the scandal

A report commissioned in the wake of revelations that “at least” 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham has branded the local authority “not fit for purpose” and left it facing takeover by government commissioners. How did it reach this point?

The issue of child sex abuse in Rotherham first came to light in November 2010 when five men from the town’s Asian community were jailed for sexual offences against underage girls. But suspicions were already growing that the scale of the town’s problem was far more widespread.

Andrew Norfolk, a journalist on The Times newspaper, later published an investigation which revealed a confidential 2010 police report had warned thousands of such crimes were being committed in South Yorkshire each year by networks of Asian men.

“The Rotherham police exposed, arrested and broke up an evil gang of internal traffickers who were sent to prison,” he said. “But it is clear the internal trafficking of barely pubescent girls is much more widespread.”

In October 2012, the council, South Yorkshire Police and other agencies set up a Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) team to investigate the issues raised in the report, although South Yorkshire Police denied it had been reluctant to tackle child sexual abuse or that “ethnic origin had been a factor” in its decisions.

Rotherham was not the only community in the North and the Midlands to have uncovered such abuse. There have also been arrests or prosecutions of groups of men in 11 towns and cities, including Oldham, Rochdale and Derby.

In the other cases, overwhelmingly, they were men of Pakistani origin and we need to understand why this has been happening,” said Mr Norfolk. He described a previous report into gang exploitation as a “missed opportunity” because of its failure to look at the proportion of men of Pakistani origin committing such offences.

Yet, despite the concerns, in 2012 no further prosecutions for child sex exploitation took place in Rotherham. However, the council did say “improved public awareness” had helped it identify more young girls at risk of sexual exploitation in the town.

In January 2013, the town once again fell under the scrutiny of MPs. This time it was the borough council which appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee to answer questions about the lack of prosecutions.

Mr Vaz said the council had not done enough since the 2010 prosecutions. “In Lancashire there were 100 prosecutions the year before last, in South Yorkshire there were no prosecutions,” he said. “We’re talking about hundreds of victims, of vulnerable young girls, who have not been protected because, at the end of the day, what people are looking for are prosecutions.”

In August 2013, the council’s deputy leader stepped down over claims he knew about a relationship between a girl in care and a suspected child abuser.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-23820054”

In July 2014 the town’s Labour Party mayor Barry Dodson quit over separate claims he sexually abused a 13-year-old girl in 1987. He did not comment on the claims. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28319557”

Following the publication of the Jay Report, South Yorkshire Police said up to 29 people had been charged with child sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham. However, the force said it was unable to say how many had been convicted. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28934963

 

 

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Sarah: 11: Nobody listened

 

 

Jack Straw Blew the Whistle in 2011 but the judge said he was wrong

Speaking in 2011 after the jailing of two of the men, former Home Secretary Jack Straw suggested some men of Pakistani origin saw white girls as “easy meat”. The judge in the case said the race of the victims and their abusers was “coincidental”.

Professor Alexis Jay led the inquiry that found at least 1,400 children in the South Yorkshire town were sexually exploited by criminal gangs of men who were predominantly of Pakistani origin between 1997 and 2013. at least 16,500 were said to be at high risk over the course of a year.

21 November 2012: Rotherham sex abuse: More girls at risk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-20423789

1 November 2013: Alexis Jay will lead child abuse failings probe at Rotherham. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-24771229

26 August 2014: Rotherham child exploitation report. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/28939475

26 August 2014: Rotherham child abuse scandal: 1,400 children exploited, report finds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28939089

26 August 2014: Rotherham child sexual exploitation report: At a glance. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28942986

27 August 2014: British Pakistani states: Abuse ‘brushed under the carpet’. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28958907

27 August 2014. Reaction in Rotherham to abuse inquiry findings.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28960738

27 August 2014: Rotherham child abuse: Cases in, Oxford, Derby, Rochdale, Oldham, Telford, Peterborough, Keighley other towns. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28953549

29 August 2014: Rotherham abuse victim: ‘I was raped once a week, every week’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28949188

5 February 2015: Rotherham abuse victims tell their stories. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28971058

29 March 2015: Rotherham abuse scandal: Key dates. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28955170

 

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Five Rotherham men were convicted for sexual offences against girls in 2010

 

 

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Inquiry launched into how much Tony Blair’s government knew about the Rotherham abuse scandal.

 

 

 

31 August 2014: Rotherham Abuse Scandal: How Much Did Labour Government Know?

A House of Commons committee is to investigate whether Tony Blair’s government knew about the Rotherham child abuse scandal, as far back as 2001.

The Independent on Sunday reported an inquiry will happen after it emerged a researcher at the Home Office was conducting an investigation in 2002 into trafficking and underage prostitution by Muslim gangs in Rotherham.

But her work was shelved by the Labour-run council when she attempted to blow the whistle.

Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, told the Sunday paper he would ask the home secretary, Theresa May, to what extent the Home Office knew at the time.

“We would be very keen to get from the Home Office a full and frank response to the research that was commissioned in 2002. This is an essential part of the jigsaw to determine why the council failed to act, and whether the Home Office could have done more to ensure that it did act,” he said.

“We want to see every piece of information the Home Office holds on this, and I will be writing to the Home Secretary to ask that the databases are searched to see what files it holds on this horrific behaviour in Rotherham.”

The researcher’s investigation came at the time the former Labour government wanted to pacify relations with the Muslim communities following the race riots of 2001.

Tensions within the cabinet were also boiling over when former foreign office minister  and local MP Denis MacShane was nearly sacked by his boss, foreign secretary, Jack Straw, after calling on Muslims in the UK to choose between the “British way or the way of the terrorists”.

Ironically, MacShane was disciplined following protests which were led by one of the politicians now at the centre of the sex abuse scandal in Rotherham, the paper added.

Professor Alexis Jay’s report revealed that more than 1,400 young girls were groomed by gangs, mainly consisting of men of Pakistani heritage, between 1997 and 2013.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/rotherham-abuse-scandal-how-much-did-labour-government-know-1463361

 

 

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Former UK PM Gordon Brown Backed Hope Not Hate

 

 

 

28 July 2015: Hard Left Campaigners in Hope not hate Lied About Islam vs West ‘Civil War’ Claim

Groups like Hope Not Hate are incredibly sinister and dangerous for quite a few reasons. So utterly convinced are they that their totalitarian vision of the world is what’s best for all of us, they do not do not question the morality of activities they undertake.

Their sole consideration is how on much damage they can inflict on to those who disagree with them. Disagreeing with a leftist vision for the world is an unpardonable sin, as anti-Islamist, communist activist Maryam Namazie knows well.

Some extreme left groups, like Hope Not Hate, pretend to care about Islamists and to condemn them. They also believe they are owed congratulations for this. It is easy to condemn beheadings, but until there is condemnation for a woman’s testimony being worth half that of a man’s, or recognition of the nature of the awful Muslim Brotherhood, the position of these groups cannot be taken even remotely seriously.

Hope Not Hate has called for the Mohammed cartoon exhibit to be banned. Its members believe that only political campaigning they approve of should get the light of day.

Extreme leftists despise democracy and routinely interrupt the democratic process. They cannot allow dissenting voices to be heard (just in case people might agree) so instead of facing up to the points raised, or the facts stated, they attack speakers and intimidate people in to not listening.

It must be understood that the extreme left in Britain represents a real threat to political freedom. They have defined the parameters of speech and a have a tied-and-tested weapon against all those who dares to dispute them.

The best way to deal with groups like Hope Not Hate is to make sure they have no bearing on our decisions whatsoever. In the face of their lies, there is only one thing that to be done – carry on.

When people become newly involved in political campaigning, particularly any kind involving Islam, they often do so with apprehension. Many are afraid of violence, or of being labelled a “racist” and therefore ostracised, and they invariably fear losing their jobs.

This fear is partly caused by deceitful, and particularly nasty attacks from people and groups on the extreme left. The left’s attacks on its opponents can be venomous. It’s important to note that rarely do leftists trouble themselves with political discussion of issues actually raised, nor does it often concern itself about whether or not the ammunition it will use for its attack contain any truth.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/07/28/hard-left-campaigners-lied-about-islam-vs-west-civil-war-claim/

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2015: Hate not hope

For many years the Jewish Chronicle was a supporter of Hope Not Hate, an organisation that had admirable aims. But it has now lost its claim to be taken seriously. Last year it started targeting UKIP as if it was no different to the EDL or BNP. But its latest offering on supposed Islamophobes is not merely shoddy – it is dangerous.

Including those who criticise aspects of Islam, or even Islamism, even when some of those critics are practising Muslims, is libellous, ignorant and deeply counter-productive. It also effectively places them on a hit list for jihadis to target.

And including the likes of Melanie Phillips on the basis that she is a vocal defender of Israel is deeply disturbing. Hope Not Hate is now, it seems, engaged itself in the politics of hatred – by smear. http://www.thejc.com/node/151419

 

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16 June 2016: Exposed: Anti-Farage Remain Protest Linked To EU Bankers And EU Funded Trades Unions

A co-ordinated attempt to disrupt UKIP’s poster campaign launch today is linked to a former European Union (EU) banker, EU-funded trades unions, and the Wall Street hedge fund-backed hard-left group Hope Not Hate, Breitbart London can exclusively reveal.

Activists continued their relentless pursuit of UKIP leader Nige Farage on the campaign trail by boxing in the UKIP poster bus with two digital advert vans with large screens reading: “Don’t wake up with Nigel next Friday”, and, “Right on the ball Lord Farage, Minister For Health.”

They also blocked the view of photographers with signs reading: “United Kingdom, Not Divided Kingdom!” The signs were home made to portray the protest as grass roots driven – yet it was anything but.

In small text below the signs was their legally-mandated campaign imprint: “Promoted by Laurence Durnan on behalf of Best For Our Future Limited”.

‘Best For Our Future’ was registered as a private, limited company on May 5th 2016 at a mysterious shell address’ used by firms wishing to hide their true whereabouts.

Among the company’s ten listed directors is Cormac Hollingsworth, an economic policy consultant who has worked for the European Investment Bank, blogs for Left Foot Forward, and is listed online as a Chair of Trustees at the hard-left group Hope Not Hate.

He describes himself as an “expert adviser on financial markets, with a unique breadth of expertise and relationships that spans capital markets, regulation and policy”, and has worked numerous big European Banks and a globalist think tank.

Laurence Durnan, also a director, was recently the editor of the Political Scrapbook website, bankrolled by EU-funded, hard-left trades unions.“Blogging is great fun anyway, but I would say our contributors are ultimately driven to make life difficult for the right”, Mr. Durnan has said of the website he set up.

Speaking to Breitbart London’s Editor in Chief this morning Mr. Durnan said: “I read your publication every day. It’s a wonderful organ. Especially your stuff”. When asked who funded the protest this morning, he refused to declare it, but said that all spending would be registered with the Electoral Commission as required by law.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/06/16/exposed-anti-farage-remain-protest-linked-eu-bankers-eu-funded-trades-unions/

 

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Jo Cox – Her Favoured White Helmets – Why does it Take an Australian Female peace Activist to reveal the truth?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jo Cox’s Fund

Wow – a million pounds has been raised in Jo’s honour in just three days thanks to you all. She would be so proud.

The scale and speed of the public response to this fund has been overwhelming and deeply gratifying to all of us. It shows how powerfully Jo’s story has moved so many.

A huge, huge thank you to every single one of you who has given so generously and been in touch with so many kind messages. As you can imagine it may take us some time to get back to you all but we are reading everything and extend our heartfelt thanks.

Heartfelt thanks again to each of you. We are truly showing the world that we have more in common than divides us.

we are raising funds to support causes closest to her heart, chosen by her family:

The Royal Voluntary Service, to support volunteers helping combat loneliness in Jo’s constituency, Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire.

HOPE not hate, who seek to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities across Britain.

The White Helmets: volunteer search and rescue workers in Syria. Unarmed and neutral, these heroes have saved more than 51,000 lives from under the rubble and bring hope to the region.  https://www.gofundme.com/jocox

 

 

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21 June 2016: WHO ARE SYRIA’S WHITE HELMETS?

Who are the White Helmets? This is a question that everyone should be asking themselves.

A hideous murder of a rising star in UK politics, Jo Cox, MP has just sent shock waves across the world. Within hours of her death, a special fund was established in her name to raise money for 3 causes. One of those causes is the Syrian White Helmets.

Are we seeing a cynical and obscene exploitation of Jo Cox’s murder to revive the flagging credibility of a US State Department & UK Foreign Office asset on the ground in Syria, created and sustained as first responders for the US and NATO Al Nusra/Al Qaeda forces?

 

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UK defence minister Hammond with members of the white helmets.

 

 

If this is the case, and I fear it is, the depravity of our government, the US government, the state led media and associated Syria Campaign support groups have reached a new level of perversion of Humanity. The White Helmets have been demonstrated to be a primarily US and NATO funded organisation embedded in Al Nusra and ISIS held areas exclusively.

This is an alleged “non-governmental” organisation, the definition of an NGO, that thus far has received funding from at least three major NATO governments, including $23 million from the US Government and $29 million (£19.7 million) from the UK Government, $4.5 million (€4 million) from the Dutch Government. In addition, it receives material assistance and training funded and run by a variety of other EU Nations.

A request has been put into the EU Secretary General to provide all correspondence relating to the funding and training of the White Helmets. By law this information must be made transparent and available to the public.

There has been a concerted campaign by a range of investigative journalists to expose the true roots of these Syria Civil Defence operatives, known as the White Helmets.  The most damning statement, however, did not come from us, but from their funders and backers in the US State Department who attempted to explain the US deportation of the prominent White Helmet leader, Raed Saleh, from Dulles airport on the 18th April 2016.

“It was unclear whether Mr. Saleh’s name might have shown up on a database, fed by a variety of intelligence and security agencies and intended to guard against the prospect of terrorism suspects slipping into the country.” ~ New York Times

Mark Toner, State Department spokesperson:

“And any individual – again, I’m broadening my language here for specific reasons, but any individual in any group suspected of ties or relations with extremist groups or that we had believed to be a security threat to the United States, we would act accordingly. But that does not, by extension, mean we condemn or would cut off ties to the group for which that individual works for.”

 

 

Hammond with members of the white helmets rescue mission.

UK defence minister Hammond with members of the white helmets

 

The White Helmets are perhaps being demonstrated to be the most crucial component of the US and NATO shadow state building inside Syria.  Led by the US and UK this group is essential to the propaganda stream that facilitates the continued media and political campaign against the elected Syrian government and permits the US and NATO to justify their regime of crippling economic and humanitarian sanctions against the Syrian people.

If this latest mechanised ‘NGO’ blueprint is successful then we could see it being re-deployed as key to future neo-colonialist projects. The White Helmets are a direct intra-venus line into the terrorist enclaves within Syria, acting as a conduit for information, equipment and medical support to maintain the US NATO forces.

Is this the future of warfare, is this the “swarming” outlined in a 2000 report produced by the RAND Corporation and entitled: Swarming and the Future of Conflict.

“The emergence of a military doctrine based on swarming pods and clusters requires that defense policymakers develop new approaches to connectivity and control and achieve a new balance between the two. Far more than traditional approaches to battle, swarming clearly depends upon robust information flows. Securing these flows, therefore, can be seen as a necessary condition for successful swarming.”

Is this why we are seeing what is, in effect, crowd funding for  proxy war? Do we really want to look back and be “judged by history” for enabling conflict and state terrorism, violating international law and invading sovereign nations.  Are we prepared to accept the consequences of such actions, consequences that should be taken by our governments alone but are now being diffused outwards to the general public.  Is this an attempt by our government to disassociate themselves from their criminal actions?

To condense our research on the Syria White Helmets, we have collated all relevant articles and interviews below.  We condemn wholeheartedly any senseless murder but we recommend that there is serious public and political re-evauluation of the morality of funding a US NATO organisation established to further “regime change” objectives in Syria.

Mass murder is being committed across Syria and the region by US and NATO proxy terrorist militants. Funding the White Helmets will serve to prolong the suffering and bloodshed of the Syrian people.

 

 

 

UK Column: White Helmets, Humanitarians or Executioners?

“Vanessa Beeley speaks to Mike Robinson of UK Column about recent executions of Syrian Arab Army soldiers celebrated by White Helmet operatives.Watch:

Hands Off Syria: The Syria White Helmets Exposed as US UK Agents Embedded with Al Nusra and ISIS

 

 

“Speaking to Mnar Muhawesh on ‘Behind the Headline,’ investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley pulls back the curtain on the anti-Assad ‘freedom fighters’ and ‘moderate rebels,’ revealing a carefully calibrated propaganda campaign to drive US intervention in the war-torn country.” Watch:

 

 

Video made by Hands Off Syria in Sydney Australia based upon the research of Vanessa Beeley on the White Helmets. Watch:

 

 

Mint Press: US Propaganda War in Syria: Report Ties White Helmets to US Intervention

“White Helmets primary function is propaganda” reported an independent journalist, who tied the group to George Soros and the controversial advocacy group Avaaz.”

Change.org Petition: Do NOT give 2016 Nobel Peace Prize to Syria White Helmets

This petition has currently garnered 1370 signatures. The White Helmets have received over $ 40 million in funding from the US Government [USAID] and the UK Foreign Office despite their claims of being “fiercely independent and accepts no money from governments, corporations or anyone directly involved in the Syrian conflict.”

Sputnik: Soros Sponsored NGO in Syria Aims at Ousting Assad not Saving Civilians

“One of the largest humanitarian organizations operating in war-torn Syria – the White Helmets – has been accused of being an anti-government propaganda arm that encourages direct foreign intervention.”

21st Century Wire: Syria’s White Helmets, War by Way of Deception Part 1

This piece examines the role of the Syria Civil Defence aka,’The White Helmets’ currently operating in Syria and take a closer look at their financial sources and mainstream media partners in order to better determine if they are indeed “neutral” as media moguls proclaim these “humanitarians” to be.

21st Century Wire: Part II. Syria’s White Helmets, “Moderate” Executioners

The NGO hydra has no more powerful or influential serpentine head in Syria than the Syria Civil Defence aka The White Helmets who, according to their leader and creator, James Le Mesurier, hold greater sway than even ISIS or Al Nusra confabs over the Syrian communities. This article explores the White Helmet involvement in terrorist executions of civilians particularly in Aleppo.

21st Century Wire: Humanitarian Propaganda War Against Syria – Led by Avaaz and the White Helmets

“The White Helmets in their haste to point the finger of blame at Moscow, managed to tweet about Russia’s air strikes several hours before the Russian Parliament actually authorized the use of the Air Force in Syria.” ~ Sott.net

UK Column: Syria White Helmets

“Mike Robinson speaks to Vanessa Beeley about the so-called NGO, the White Helmets. Are they really the humanitarian first responder organisation they claim to be?” Watch:

 

 

Eva Bartlett: Human Rights Front Groups Warring on Syria

This page will continue to expand as more so-called “Human Rights” groups are outed for propagating anti-Syria war rhetoric and false allegations against the Syrian government and Syrian Arab Army.  As it is, the list of players is quite extensive.  Below, I’ll list the known HR front people and groups (many, if not most, with links to the US State Department and criminals like George Soros).

Ron Paul Institute: Syria the Propaganda Ring

We have demonstrated that the White Helmets are an integral part of the propaganda vanguard that ensures obscurantism of fact and propagation of Human Rights fiction that elicits the well-intentioned and self righteous response from a very cleverly duped public. A priority for these NGOs is to keep pushing the No Fly Zone scenario which has already been seen to have disastrous implications for innocent civilians in Libya, for example.

 

We will add to the above articles and interviews as they become available.  Vanessa Beeley has just completed a speaking tour of the UK and Iran during which she highlighted the role of the NGO complex in general and the White Helmets in particular as a new breed of predatory humanitarianism being unleashed against target nations. Videos of her talks will be published as soon as they become available from the AV7 conference and Frome Stop War.

 

Author Vanessa Beeley is a contributor to 21WIRE, and since 2011, she has spent most of her time in the Middle East reporting on events there – as a independent researcher, writer, photographer and peace activist. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Syria Solidarity Movement, and a volunteer with the Global Campaign to Return to Palestine. See more of her work at her blog The Wall Will Fall.

http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/06/21/who-are-the-syria-white-helmets/

https://ingaza.wordpress.com/syria/human-rights-front-groups-humanitarian-interventionalists-warring-on-syria/

 

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Jo Cox – The Truth – If you can handle it

 

David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Hilary Benn and Commons Speaker John Bercow in Birstall

The large village of Birstall – where the 41-year-old was killed – played host to Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday who paid a special tribute to Mrs Cox

 

 

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In the aftermath of the cruel murder of the labour MP Jo Fox just about every aspect of the UK media presentation was and continues to be focused on the event to the exclusion of any other newsworthy headline. Almost all politicians and political hacks, in support of the “remain” campaign are guilty of cruelly apotheosizing an unfortunate young woman for political gain.

The truth has many faces and it is to the shame of a significant section of the political elite favouring “remain” that they concentrated their efforts on the version which supported their agenda. Manipulation of the minds of the UK electorate through the unfettered use of emotional blackmail is wrong. The Referendum deserves to be decided upon the impact of the political arguments advanced by both sides. The judgement of individuals before voting should be focused on the answer to a single question. “Are you happy with the way the UK is being run within the EU or are you persuaded by the “Brexit” campaign that there is a better way”?

In justification of the foregoing I am adding supporting information that has surfaced very recently.

 

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Conservative peer Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Labour MP Naz Shah attended a vigil in Batley

 

 
17 June 2016: Jo Cox MP death: Police probe right-wing links to MP’s killing

Police investigating the killing of MP Jo Cox have said they are prioritising inquiries into the suspect’s possible links to right-wing extremism. Mrs Cox, 41, was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in West Yorkshire on Thursday. A 52-year-old man has been arrested. The BBC understands Nazi regalia was recovered at suspect Tommy Mair’s home.

David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn have described the killing as an “attack on democracy”.

West Yorkshire Police’s temporary Chief Constable Dee Collins said the force was also pursuing the suspect’s link to mental health services. She said the man arrested, named locally as Mr Mair, had been examined by two specialist medical practitioners and deemed fit for detention and interview and said detectives were continuing to question him.

Mr Corbyn said he had asked for Parliament to be recalled to enable politicians to pay tribute to the Labour MP “on behalf of everybody in this country who values democracy… free from the kind of brutality that Jo suffered”. He added: “Jo was an exceptional, wonderful, very talented woman, taken from us in her early 40s when she had so much to give and so much of her life ahead of her. “It’s a tragedy beyond tragedy what happened yesterday. “In her memory, we will not allow those people that spread hatred and poison to divide our society, we will strengthen our democracy, strengthen our free speech.”

Mr Cameron said: “Where we see hatred, where we find division, where we see intolerance we must drive it out of our politics and out of our public life and out of our communities. “If we truly want to honour Jo, then what we should do is recognise that her values – service, community, tolerance – the values she lived by and worked by, those are the values that we need to redouble in our national life in the months and years to come.”

Commons Speaker Mr Bercow described Mrs Cox as an “outstanding” MP. “I think everybody is united in grief, in horror and in an overpowering respect for somebody who we came to know, whose talents we admired, whose passion we observed on a daily basis,” he said.

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The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, said she was “inspiring to listen to”, adding: “A young family has lost a mum and a wife, a community has lost a great MP and Parliament has lost an authentic and passionate voice.”

On Friday, hundreds of people, including Conservative peer Baroness Sayeeda Warsi and Bradford West Labour MP Naz Shah, attended a vigil at the Indian Muslim Welfare Society’s Al-Hikmah Centre in Batley.

Vigils, including those in Leeds and in Parliament Square, have also been held in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberavon. The Labour Party in Northern Ireland said a vigil will be held in Belfast on Sunday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36560895

 

 

Jo Cox MP with other Labour women MPs

 

 

 
19 June 2016: The truth about the late Jo Cox MP

I’ve always believed that one should not speak ill of the dead – and especially someone so brutally murdered as was Jo Cox MP on Thursday. But when that dead person is being deified out of all proportion– rather as Princess Diana was after her death – by a mainstream media hand-in-glove with a prime minister who is desperate to create false hysteria in order to sway the most important decision of our generation – our vote in the EU referendum – then something has to be said, and it is this:

We’re being told what a truly, extraordinarily wonderful person Jo Cox was, because her life was devoted to helping refugees. I’m sure she was a very sweet person – her face shows that. But how wise and truly aware was she? Today, with her body barely cold, her husband Brendan Cox is tweeting out a “Go Fund Me” link to his wife’s ‘favourite causes’ and one of those is the “White Helmets.”

 

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The PR ‘human face’ of The White Helmets

 

 

The “White Helmets” is not a charity, and neither are they ‘the good guys’ despite their white helmets. The “White Helmets” is the military propaganda arm of the Allies attempt at regime change by destabilising Syria – and this is exactly what is causing the refugee component of Europe’s migrant crisis in the first place.

The “White Helmets” also does not need our hard-earned cash. It is well-funded by George Soros’s organisations, (2) the UK, the US and the Syrian Opposition Party in its work, which is mainly with the rebel group Jabat al-Nusra, the infamous al-Qaeda affiliate.

The “White Helmets” are represented PR-wise by “Purpose” whose co-founder Jeremy Heimans also helped to create “Avaaz.” “Avaaz” is a global “pro-democracy” group which has been accused of furthering the US/EU agenda in the Middle East and elsewhere. It is also “Avaaz” that it encouraging, on social media, a sort of hands-around-the-world show of sympathy for Jo Cox today.

The unvarnished truth is that what we had in Jo Cox, at the very least and to put it charitably, is someone who was so busy paving the road with good intentions that she didn’t look up to see that they were leading to Hell.

The Hell was only 11 miles from her own constituency, where white children were falling victim to a large Muslim paedophile ring (1)– their presence in Halifax no doubt largely due to liberal and unrealistic sentiments like Jo’s, and others associated with NGOs like the “White Helmets.” The National media and press failed to report the story.

Added to that, tens of thousands of children have gone missing in Europe because of woolly-minded liberal NGOs encouraging mass migration and open borders, according to UNICEF. And then there is the phenomenon of Taharrush, public mass gang raping of European women by Muslim men.

 

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Assisting Bob Geldorf and his flotilla. Jo Cox, her children and husband disrupt “Brexit” fishermen’s protest at the Houses of Parliament the day before her murder.

 

 

 

An Undemocratic elite – Brendan Cox

While there is every sympathy in the world for someone left to bring up two children on his own, it would be remiss not to point out that he has had a rocky career in the development field.

He was forced to resign from the charity “Save the Children fund” only 6 months ago, in November 2015 after several women accused him of behaving inappropriately with female members of staff. He denied the allegations, but left anyway. An acutely embarrassing incident no doubt, for a wife who was the “equalities and discrimination advisor” for a Labour Women’s Network.

He has since been jetting around Europe for the “World Economic Forum” examining ways to combat the growing “populist opposition” to the “refugee” population transfer programme. Among his findings are that the vote for nationalist parties is not important and that European populations are still willing to take in far more refugees.

Now there are calls from a few over-sentimental types in Parliament for Cox to be ‘shoed-in’ to his wife’s safe Labour Batley seat. This would be totally undemocratic – according to the laws of this land. There has to be a by-election – but these people who benefit from the EU NGO gravy train have no respect for the democratic process or for what the rank and file, working class Brits think. They are tearing to shreds all our rights – and then they wonder why we don’t like them, and want to vote them out on Thursday.

https://theholisticworks.com/2016/06/19/the-truth-about-the-late-jo-cox-mp-and-her-husband-brendan/

 

 

 

 

 

 
As Morgoth’s Review brilliantly put it in The Jo Cox Murder and the Liberal Elite:

“The liberal classes, media and political, have an agenda which is objectively false and they will vilify and attack anyone who disagrees and attempts to push a counter narrative.

“The liberal classes are truly detested by a massive number of British people and they, the liberals, are unable to understand why …

“…The problem we face is that the liberal establishment are not just seen to be living in merely an ivory tower or bubble, but in a dark and sinister castle. The decrees and morality which they foist down onto the general population are not ‘humanitarian’ or in any sense morally justifiable; it is ill conceived lunacy at best, genocidal at worst.”

The Halifax Muslim child rape gang was just one of many now operating across the Labour heartlands of northern England that are, largely, being ignored or covered up by social services workers, police and politicians. At the Leeds trial, only 13 of the men were convicted, despite more than one hundred being arrested.

Bleeding hearts like Jo often don’t realise that it is their do-gooding actions which create far worse problems if the consequences are not properly thought through.

Was Jo silent on the children being abused because of the number of Muslims in her constituency? Or was her cognitive dissonance somehow connected to the political aims of one of her ‘favourite causes’, the White Helmets?

Whatever the reason, we need to prise off the white knuckled grasp of this unelected, EU-funded, do-gooding, unrealistic liberal elite from the helm of the ship of state, before they steer us into a whirlpool from which we will never escape. There’s only one way – we must vote Leave on Thursday.

http://nwioqeqkdf.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-jo-cox-murder-liberal-elite.html

 

Leeds Crown Court.

 

 

(1) 16 June 2016: More than 150 years jail for 13 men who sexually abused vulnerable Halifax schoolgirl

In Halifax, 11 miles from Cox’s constituency, a vulnerable underage girl had been left to fend for herself at the age of thirteen after her mother died. The child ended up being preyed on by 100 Muslim males who plied her with alcohol and drugs. The girl nominally in council care was then passed from house to house and from town to town as far away as Manchester and London. The girl described being filmed by Muslims on a mobile phone while being orally raped. She contracted an STD. Some of the rapists were identified from CCTV which had been seized from the hotels she could remember, while others were caught because of DNA from stains on her clothing. The police said afterwords that the girl, one of two victims, had shown “immense courage and bravery in reporting these matters to the police and providing evidence.”

At the Leeds trial, only 15 of an excess of 100 men originally arrested were convicted. Many dozens of culprits walked free. It was a lurid and horrific story but such hearings are so common these days, they have become wearily familiar.

Nevertheless you would think this would be a issue that would enrage a feminist-minded, morally crusading MP. But no, instead of fighting to defend the White girl victims of Muslim rape gangs, female Labour MPs have preferred to defend the Muslim community and deflect any criticism. Or, like Jo Cox, they have chosen to ignore it completely. In her maiden speech, Jo Cox said that her community had been “deeply enhanced by immigration” but presumably child rape was not what she had in mind.

A judge passed jail sentences totalling more than 150 years on 13 men convicted of the horrific sexual abuse of a vulnerable schoolgirl from Halifax. Four other men have yet to be sentenced for sex offences in the case.

The girl was raped and abused between the ages of 13 and 15. One of the men sentenced for offences against her was also jailed for a sexual assault on another girl.

West Yorkshire Police, said: “This was the largest and longest running investigation into child sexual exploitation in Calderdale. “At the centre of the complex enquiry were two young vulnerable victims who were preyed upon by men for their own sexual gratification. We would like to praise them for their courage in coming forward and firstly disclosing the offences, then bravely giving evidence. We hope the outcome of these trials will enable them to start to put this trauma behind them and reassure any other potential victims that we will treat them with the utmost sensitivity and take positive actions against the perpetrators.
The guilty and their sentences

Aftab Hussain, 37, of Halifax, who pleaded guilty in September last year to two offences of sexual activity with a child, was sentenced to six years imprisonment.

Haaris Ahmed, 32, of Halifax, was found guilty of two counts sexual activity with a child and with the supply of Class B drugs. He was sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment.

Taukeer Butt, 31, of Halifax, was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child. He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

Azeem Subhani, 25, of Halifax, was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child. He was sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

Tahir Mahmood. 43, of Halifax, was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child and sexual assault. He was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment.

Mohammed Ali Ahmed, 43, of Halifax, was found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child. He was sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment.

Talib Saddiq, 31, of Halifax, was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child, and was sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

Amaar Ali Ditta, 27, of Halifax, was found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child. He was sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

Sikander Malik, 31, of Halifax, was found guilty of sexual activity with a child. He was sentenced to six years imprisonment.

Haider Ali, 41, of Halifax, was found guilty of sexual activity with a child and causing a person to engage in sexual activity. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

Mohammed Ramzan, 35, of Bradford, was found guilty of rape, and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

Khalid Zaman, 38, of Bradford, was found guilty of two counts of rape and supplying Class B drugs and was sentenced to 17 and a half years in jail.

Hedar Ali, 36, of Bradford, was found guilty of two counts of rape and two counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation. He was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment.

http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/more-than-150-years-jail-for-13-men-who-sexually-abused-vulnerable-halifax-schoolgirl-1-7968693

 

 

 

 

 

Aleppo White helmet

 

 

 

(2). Soros-funded ‘White Helmets’ NGO caught faking ‘civilian casualties of Russian airstrikes’ in Syria

The Soros   sponsored “White Helmets,” one of the largest NGOs operating on the territory of Syria, is busy with cooking up lies instead of protecting the human rights of the Syrian people.

The “White Helmets,” a controversial quasi-humanitarian organization, is playing dirty in Syria: the NGO has been spotted fabricating “evidence” of Russia’s “disastrous” involvement in Syria.

an interesting thing occurred in Australia, a US ally, on their national TV channel, the ABC.  In a rather surprising fashion they openly mocked US claims. ABC started their news piece by mentioning the US has flown 7,000 sorties against ISIS (at a cost of $4b) during which the Islamic State has expanded their territory ten fold!

That was the initial mock, but it then added a piece on the White Helmets calming a girl in a hospital as she is sobbing, or trying to – the camera continues rolling, she lifts up her head and asks in Arabic “is this good?”.  It seems Australia deviated a bit from the US&UK narrative. Once the so called White Helmets got caught, Twitter exploded. The deceit was obvious. For so long they have enjoyed the fruits of their marketing campaign depicting them as selfless heroes, saviours of humanity, impartial protectors of kittens and Syrians in equal measure.  Unarmed, neutral, demi-saints climbing the “Mount Everest of war zones”.  It’s all BS.

The organization has published a photo on its Twitter account, depicting a bleeding girl claiming that the poor child was injured together with a number of civilians during the Russian air strike launched on September 30.

Russia strike in Homs today. 33 civilians killed including 3 children and 1 @Syria Civil Def volunteer.

“Russia strike in Homs today. 33 civilians killed including 3 children and 1 @SyriaCivilDef volunteer,” pic.twitter.com/5aYYSrwv2d— The White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDef) September 30, 2015

“White Helmets” use a Sept 25th photo to document Russia Sept 30th strikes against ISIS and AQ. #BestPractices pic.twitter.com/hpAyVVu0E1— U.S. Dept. of Fear (@FearDept) September 30, 2015

However, the false claim was immediately exposed: Twitter users discovered that the photo of the wounded girl was actually taken on September 25, 2015, five days ago.

The White Helmets in their haste to point the finger of blame at Moscow, managed to tweet about Russia’s air strikes days before the Russian Parliament actually authorized the use of the Air Force in Syria.

Investigative journalist and peace activist Vanessa Beeley pointed out that the “White Helmets” (formerly called the Syria Civil Defense) was not created by Syrians and certainly does not operate in Syria’s interests.

Funded by the UK, US and the Syrian Opposition Party, the controversial organization works mainly with the rebel group Jabat al-Nusra, the infamous al-Qaeda affiliate. She said: “White Helmets demonizes the Assad government and encourages direct foreign intervention.” :

https://www.sott.net/article/302997-Soros-funded-White-Helmets-NGO-caught-faking-civilian-casualties-of-Russian-airstrikes-in-Syria

http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/28178/53/

https://winstonclose.me/2016/06/11/fake-heroes-syrian-women-condemn-usaid-funded-white-helmets-in-syria-by-prof-tim-anderson/?iframe=true&preview=true

https://www.sott.net/article/318008-The-White-Helmets-A-rescue-and-assist-organization-for-terrorists

 

Jo Cox in Darfur

 

Jo Cox in Darfur

Jo Cox in Dafur: In 2007, she moved to Oxfam’s New York office and became head of humanitarian campaigning around the world until 2009. when she took up a senior position with Gordon Brown’s wife

 

 

 

20 June 2016: The selective compassion of Jo Cox

Jo Cox wanted to make the world a better place and it was a cause for which she was willing to travel halfway across the globe. Whether consoling rape victims in Darfur or bombed out villagers in Afghanistan, it seemed the jet-setting international aid worker was rarely far from the action. Lately it had been the struggle of Syrian war refugees to get to the West that touched her heart, and their plight was a subject she returned to again and again after becoming a Member of Parliament. It seemed there was no victims anywhere she could not empathise with. Except, perhaps, with one striking omission.

And that would be the White child rape victims of Muslim grooming gangs in her own back yard. For her West Yorkshire constituency is near the epicentre of the Muslim child rape epidemic that has been sweeping the Labour heartlands of northern England, largely ignored or covered up by social services workers, police and politicians. For it is a striking omission that of all the subjects she enjoyed sounding off on, this world-famous crisis affecting the poorest Whites on her doorstep was not one of them. One cannot help wonder if this shrewd silence was connected to the fact that her lavishly paid MPs job in the constituency of Batley and Spen largely depended on the support of the local Muslim community. Co-incidentally, just as Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death outside her constituency office in Birstall last Thursday, sentencing was about to take place at Leeds Crown Court after a long trial involving a horrific case of Muslim child exploitation.(1)

 

 

 

 

(1): 8 February 2016: ‘It takes two to tango’

As 12 Asian men were jailed for 143 years for gang-raping a 13-year-old white girl a local Muslim councillor admitted some in his community were of the view that “it takes two to tango” and still think SHE was partly to blame. What an utterly unbelievable statement, it just reveals the prevalence of the underlying attitude. The point to take here is that the men involved don’t believe they are doing any wrong and that the girl deserved it. Whichever way you spin it this is a deeply entrenched cultural attitude. These men and there has been case after case after case of similar abuse have never targeted Asian girls.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3437252/Twelve-men-repeatedly-gang-raped-abused-vulnerable-teenage-schoolgirl-saw-utterly-worthless-jailed-total-140-YEARS.html