Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Racist Gang Attack Innocent Woman in UK

Rhea Page, had been walking home with her boyfriend after a night out when the drunken women attacked her, knocking her to the ground and taking turns to kick her in the head.

She said: "I had gone for a drink after work and then I met my boyfriend for a couple more before heading home.

"We didn't want to stay out too late so we went to get a taxi and all of a sudden I heard these women shouting abuse at me."
"We were just minding our own business but they kept shouting 'white bitch' and 'white slag' at me.

"When I turned around one of them grabbed my hair - she literally wrapped her fingers in my hair - then threw me on the ground. That's when they started kicking me.

"They were taking turns to kick me in the head and back over and over. I was lying on the ground the whole time, crying and screaming. It was terrifying. I thought they were going to kill me.

"Eventually the police came but it felt like ages. Afterwards I was covered in blood and hair. I had a bald patch on my head where they had yanked my hair out and I was black and blue all over."

The four women - three sisters and their cousin - were told the charge of actual bodily harm, which carries a maximum sentence of five years, against  Rhea Page would normally land them in custody.

However, the judge handed the women suspended sentences after hearing that they were not used to alcohol because their religion does not allow it.

Miss Page said Ambaro Maxamed, 24, Ayan Maxamed, 28, and Hibo Maxamed, 24, and their 28-year-old cousin Ifrah Nur screamed "Kill the white slag" while kicking her in the head as she lay motionless on the ground.

"We were just minding our own business but they kept shouting 'white bitch' and 'white slag' at me.
 "I honestly think they attacked me just because I was white. I can't think of any other reason."

She suffered bruises and grazes to her head, back, legs and arms, and had clumps of hair pulled out.

Seventeen months on from the attack, which happened in Leicester city centre, she is still undergoing counselling and suffers from panic attacks and flashbacks.

She was left so traumatised by the attack that she lost her job due to repeated absences with stress and flashbacks.

 The gang of Somalian women who repeatedly kicked a young woman in the head walked free from court after a judge heard they were "not used to being drunk" because they were Muslim.

The four women - three sisters and their cousin - were told the charge of actual bodily harm, which carries a maximum sentence of five years, would normally land them in custody.

The women all admitted actual bodily harm and received suspended sentences.

The victim claimed that not jailing the women sent out the wrong message about street violence.

CCTV footage of the assault, which happened on June 18 last year, was shown in court.

Sentencing, Judge Robert Brown said: "This was ugly and reflects very badly on all four of you. Those who knock someone to the floor and kick them in the head can expect to go inside, but I'm going to suspend the sentence."

He said he accepted the women may have felt they were the victims of unreasonable force from Miss Page's partner Lewis Moore, 23, who tried desperately to defend her from the attack.

During the hearing, James Bide-Thomas, prosecuting, said Ambaro Maxamed, who started the violence, had called the victim a "white bitch" during the incident.

However, the women, who are all Somalian Muslims, were not charged with racial aggravation.
Nur, who joined in the attack after initially acting as a peacemaker, said it was in fact the victim's partner who had been racially abusive, but Mr Bide-Thomas said that was not accepted by the prosecution.

Gary Short, defending Ambaro Maxamed, said the attack was down to alcohol.

He said: "They're Somalian Muslims and alcohol or drugs isn't something they're used to."

As well as the suspended sentence, Hibo Maxamed, who needs dialysis three times a week for a kidney complaint, received a four-month curfew between 9pm and 6am.

The others were ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

I wonder what the outcome would have been had it been 4 white girls kicking and racially abusing a black somali muslim woman.

As you are aware, if a white English woman shouts racists comments on a tram she is held in custody and the media won't leave the story alone, yet 4 black muslim immigrants who kick a white English woman in the head while racially abusing her get off scot free.

Why are these women even in England, is there a skill shortage they are filling, or does it have something to do with one of them needing dialysis three times a week for a kidney complaint.

I think these 4 women should be deported back to Somalia, they obviously have no respect or have any grattitude to the UK or its people for giving them a home and medical treatment.

The racist gang are:
Ambaro Maxamed, 24
Ayan Maxamed, 28
Hibo Maxamed, 24
Ifrah Nur, 28

They live in Leicester.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Former Labour MP Margaret Moran sobs in court

Expenses charge ex-MP Margaret Moran has appeared in court accused of fiddling her expenses by around £80,000.

The 56-year-old former Labour MP, who represented Luton South, faces 15 charges of false accounting and six of using a false instrument.
It is alleged that she "flipped" her designated second home, making claims for properties in London, Luton and Southampton.

Prosecutors also claim that she submitted forged invoices.
Moran appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, speaking only to confirm her name and date of birth.

Wearing a dark suit, she could be heard crying in the dock before the hearing.
Moran, who stood down at the last election, will appear next at Southwark Crown Court on October 28.

The charges include an allegation that Moran dishonestly claimed £22,500 to repair dry rot at her Southampton home.
She is also accused of falsely claiming £14,805 for boiler repairs and work on her conservatory.
Prosecutor Louis Mably told the court that the charges involve a total in the region of £80,000.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

France bans Muslim street prayers

A French ban on praying in the street came into force on Friday, driving thousands of Muslim worshippers in northern Paris into a makeshift prayer site in a disused fire brigade barracks, angering a small but vocal minority.

The street-prayer ban has highlighted the problem of a 5-million-strong Muslim community assimilating into  French way of life and traditions, and follows a long-running controversy, fanned by Marine Le Pen, over Muslims forced to lay their prayer mats on the streets in big cities.

Interior Minister Claude Gueant directed Muslims in Paris to temporary spaces made available pending the building of a huge new prayer space and warned that force would be used if necessary as police end their tolerance of street prayers.

Seven months before a presidential election, the ban has struck some in France as an attempt to rally far-right sympathizers to President Nicolas Sarkozy's center-right camp.

At the barracks, Cheik Mohammed Salah Hamza oversaw prayers for Muslims who had migrated from around the city. Worshippers streamed in, spreading their woven prayer mats over the floor of the hangar-like building and out into the courtyard."It's the beginning of a solution," Hamza told Reuters before the start of the service. "The faithful are very pleased to be here.

The space, which holds 2,000, is full."Many worshippers were also upbeat. "This will be better than rue Mryha," said one man, referring to a Paris street renowned for hosting street prayers. "Apparently, it shocked people."

Le Pen has described the growing phenomenon of praying on the streets and sidewalks as an "invasion." "It's Marine Le Pen who started all this," a woman who gave her name as Assya said on her way into the former barracks on the outskirts of Paris. "Now the government has banned street prayers and sent us here so they can gather votes from the National Front party -- that's all.""NO SYSTEM CAN CONTROL US".

In France, where a strict separation of church and state has been in force for a century, public displays of religious activity are frowned upon.Yet efforts by Sarkozy's conservative government to restrict religious displays, such as a ban on full-face veils, have drawn criticism as empty measures that unfairly single out Muslims.

France counts the largest Muslim population of any European country. But only a portion -- about 10 percent, or the same proportion as among Catholics -- are practicing, according to Muslim associations.

As a rule, radical Muslim voices in France are rare, but Friday's prayers in northern Paris drew a small but angry protest from a radical minority more often seen in online posts.

An hour before the first prayer young men with beards, green headbands and banners gathered on rue Myrha to discourage worshippers from moving to the new site."No system in the universe can control us aside from Allah," shouted one young man. "There is more dignity in praying in the grass than in their false mosque," said another.

As the prayers began, dozens of young men belonging to a group called Forsane Alizza disrupted the service with shouts of "Allahu akbar" -- "God is greatest" -- and jostled with security.

In the long run, a new Islamic centre is supposed solve the problem. That is scheduled to be finished by 2013, although the timeline is far from certain.

About 1,800 more mosques are needed for France's estimated 6 million Muslims. The shortages have led to similar problems in Marseille and Nice.

Dutch Government Drafts Burqa Ban Legislation

The Dutch prime minister says the government has drawn up legislation to ban face-covering veils such as the burqa worn by some Muslim women.

Mark Rutte says the proposed ban will be sent to the government's legal advisory body, the Council of State, before lawmakers vote on it, a process likely to take months.

The government said in a statement Friday that the ban aims at "protecting the character and customs of public life in the Netherlands."

If, as expected, parliament approves the ban, the Netherlands will follow in the footsteps of European neighbors France and Belgium in outlawing face-covering veils. While Islamic headscarves are an increasingly common sight on Dutch streets, only a very small number of women wear burqas.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Leeds and Bradford named as UK terror hotspots

LEEDS and Bradford have been named in a government report as two UK's potential terror hotspots. The two cities were among 25 boroughs and neighbourhoods most at risk from Islamist extremism, according to a new report released to relaunch the ...

 TWO Yorkshire cities have been picked out as priority areas in a renewed campaign against home-grown terrorism after the Government criticised “flawed” attempts to tackle the problem in the past.
Ministers have identified Leeds and Bradford as being among 25 areas where funding will be targeted. They hope to stop British Muslims being radicalised with a new focus on tackling pro-terrorist ideologies and on challenging extremism in schools, universities and on the internet.

Home Secretary Theresa May revealed that some of the money aimed at stopping radicalisation in the wake of the 2005 London bombings – where the four bombers were originally from West Yorkshire – had been given to “the very extremist organisations that [it] should have been confronting”.
That drew accusations from Labour of political “point-scoring”, but Mrs May said funding should be “rigorously prioritised and comprehensively audited”, saying money would only now be given to groups which support British values of democracy, human rights and equality and participate in society.
Programmes will also have to prove their effectiveness or lose their funding.

She also promised a fresh effort to tackle radicalisation at universities – including training staff to recognise the signs of radicalisation – and angered institutions by accusing them of being “complacent” about what has been happening on campuses.

She also outlined a more concerted attempt to stop hate preachers targeting inmates in prisons. Former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, the Haltemprice and Howden MP, revealed he was recently sent a letter from a Muslim inmate at a high security prison revealing inappropriate teachings by a prison service imam and listing “equally inappropriate teachings” in five prisons.

Unveiling a review of the Government’s strategy to stop people turning to or supporting extremism – known as Prevent – Mrs May told MPs: “In trying to reach out to those at risk of radicalisation, funding sometimes even reached the very extremist organisations that Prevent should have been confronting. We will not make the same mistakes.”

She said the greatest threat to national security remained from the al-Qaida terror group, so the majority of effort will be devoted “to stopping people from joining or supporting al-Qaida, its affiliates, or like-minded groups”, but said the strategy would also tackle the “insidious impact” of non-violent extremism which could allow terrorists to prosper.

The risks of radicalisation to Muslims growing up in West Yorkshire was made clear after suicide bombers Mohammed Sidique Khan, 30, Shehzad Tanweer, 22, Habib Hussain, 18, all from Leeds, and Jermaine Lindsay, 19, originally from Huddersfield, killed 52 innocent victims when they blew themselves up on London’s public transport network on July 7, 2005.

According to the Government, nine per cent of people convicted for Islamist terrorist-related offences in the UK between 1999 and 2009 were from Yorkshire.

The new Prevent strategy comes after doubts over the effectiveness of the millions of pounds which has been spent since 2007, often raising questions over where the money ended up and sparking unproven claims that the programme was a ruse to spy on Muslims. The inclusion of Leeds and Bradford among the 25 priority areas – 16 of which are London boroughs – means they will get extra resources for programmes run under the Prevent strategy, which will get £36m from the Home Office this year and focus more on tackling extremist ideologies, including work with mainstream individuals to make sure moderate voices are heard.

West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison, spokesman on the Prevent strategy for the Association of Chief Police Officers, said: “The strategy gives us the opportunity to build on this work and gain support from all our communities as we work alongside the Government, key partners and communities to prevent terrorism in all its forms.”

Counter-extremism think tank Quilliam said the new move was a step in the right direction but said it could be undermined by a “weak understanding of Islamism and extremism” and a “lack of clarity over how key parts of the strategy will be actually implemented on the ground”.

Labour Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said Mrs May was “in for a fall” if she thought she could solve the problem without making any mistakes.

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