June 2, 2021

AFTER the deputy editor of 5Pillars, Dilly Hussain, above, described being gay as ‘a gross crime against Allah’, the organisation that approved a £3,000 COVID-19 emergency grant to the news outlet is now demanding it back. Hussain and and 5Pillars editor Roshan Muhammed Salih reacted by saying the decision by the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF) is: Unfair, flawed and an attack on the right of Muslims to express themselves freely within the law. 5Pillars was found to have breached… Read more

June 1, 2021

A REVIEW of existing Catholic Church laws regarding clerical abuse,  led by Archbishop Filippo Iannone, above, has led the Church to explicitly criminalise sexual abuse of adults by priests. According to this report, it comes after 14 years of deliberation for updating the Vatican’s legal system. The new provisions, published on today (Tuesday) in the revised criminal law section of the Vatican’s Code of Canon Law also say that laypeople who hold church office can be sanctioned for similar sex… Read more

June 1, 2021

AT first it was defiant, but after waves of fury on social media turned into a full scale tsunami, a hat company in Tennessee – HatWRKS, run by Gigi Gaskins – has apologised for ‘trivialising’ a symbol the Nazi’s used to identify Jews during the Holocaust. Outrage on social media, plus two protests which forced it to shutter, followed after the Nashville company posted a photo of Gaskins, inset, wearing a bright yellow star sticker with the words: “Not Vaccinated.”… Read more

May 31, 2021

GWEN  Shamblin Lara, above, the multi-millionaire founder of a cult-like church in Tennessee that preached that overeaters risk eternal damnation, died at the weekend along with six others in a plane crash. In a statement, Remnant Fellowship, founded by the “diet guru” as a faith-based church for Christians wanting to shed flab for Jesus, paid tribute to those who died. The seven Remnant Fellowship leaders lost May 29, 2021 were some of the finest and most loving people that you… Read more

May 31, 2021

ASTONISHINGLY, this story comes from Sweden, which, in 1766, became the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law where censorship was abolished and the freedom of  speech and the press guaranteed. Which makes the treatment of Mohamed Amara, above, an ex-Muslim from Morocco, all the more difficult to comprehend. In rejecting the apostate’s application for asylum, the Swedish Asylum Authorities argued, among other things, that they “consider it reasonable” to demand that Amara returns to Morocco, where… Read more

May 30, 2021

WE’VE seen this story before, all too many times. A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people. The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978. What does that mean, “to assimilate indigenous people”? It means, of course, to make them less like themselves and more like Us, only weaker and more subservient. It means… Read more

May 29, 2021

‘WELL, that’s gotta be the stupidest thing I’m likely to read all day,’ I muttered this morning after learning that two Tel Aviv men were arrested for taking a horse in an elevator to the sixth floor of an apartment building. That was before I read that a new method of delivering vaccines orally is seen by some imbeciles that a “Church of Covid” is developing from efforts to end the pandemic. What the Polymeric Biomaterials Lab at the University… Read more

May 28, 2021

BEFORE the storming of the US Capitol Building in January, Elliot Resnick, editor The Jewish Press, was simply known as a very unpleasant, far-right meshuggeneh. But after the Trump-loving hack was caught on camera among the insurrectionists who forced their way into the building, Resnick, above left, was exposed to a  much wider world as someone less savoury: a lunatic who holds repugnant views on a whole swathe of issues. What he no longer holds is his job. Jewish outlet… Read more

May 27, 2021

STANDING outside Batley Grammar School in Yorkshire earlier this year,  a spokesman for the local Muslim community, above left, accused a teacher of  ‘a clear attempt to stir up religious hatred’ by using an image of the ‘prophet’ Mohammed in a religious studies (RS) class. Not only did he demand that the teacher be sacked, but suggested that, in future, “the entire British Muslim community” should be given the opportunity to review all materials used in schools. Angry demonstrations outside… Read more

May 26, 2021

WHEN the Vatican unveiled a new Easter stamp last year, it clearly hadn’t considered copyright issues regarding street art – and is now being sued for using an image of Jesus created by Alessia Babrow, above. Which is a tad ironic as the Catholic  Church fiercely protects its own intellectual property rights. When the stamp was issued, Catholic website Aleteia announced that it featured: A graffiti rendition of ‘The Ascension,’ by Heinrich Hofmann (1824-1911). The ‘street art’ is located near… Read more

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