by Robert Spencer (more by this author)
Posted 08/27/2009 ET
Britain is sinking fast, and in too many ways its government is its people's worst enemy.
Jihadists struck London on July 7, 2005 and Glasgow on June 29, 2007, and many still operate in Britain -- but how bad is it now? To begin finding out, I spent the last week in London, visiting mosques and discussing the situation with locals.
By Arthur Martin
Last updated at 9:46 AM on 22nd August 2009
Many Lloyds TSB customers are being hit with charges of up to Ã‚Â£200 a month if they go into the red - while Muslims who use the bank are only being charged Ã‚Â£15.
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The part-nationalised bank has been accused of religious discrimination over the disparity between overdraft charges on its standard current account and its Islamic account.
The Islamic account was set up by the high street bank to attract Muslim customers by allowing them to keep faithful to their religion.
Sharia law does not permit the payment of interest so the 'typical' Islamic account at Lloyds TSB has been set up without an overdraft facility.
If a Muslim customer who has insufficient funds in the account tries to make a payment, it is blocked and a 'return item fee' is charged.
Today we were witnessing and preaching in Manchester as has been our tradition for several years now. Today we were approached on more than one occasion by several Police Officers who tried to intimidate us into leaving because of "several complaints" that what we were doing was offensive to people. We mentioned that we simply read the Bible or quoted the Bible to which one of them replied, "Well you should only read the bits that don't offend people!"
By Luke Salkeld and Laura Clark
Last updated at 1:22 AM on 18th July 2009
A teacher claims he has been sacked for reprimanding pupils who made racist remarks about his being a Christian.
Nicholas Kafouris said he lost his Ã‚Â£30,000-a-year post because he would not tolerate the 'openly racist' behaviour of pupils as young as eight.
From The Times (U.K]
June 20, 2009
Britain is in the grip of a "virulent" new strain of anti-Semitism, according to the Chief Rabbi. Sir Jonathan Sacks told The Times in an interview that in January the number of anti-Semitic incidents reached the highest level since records began.
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The "˜Chilling Effect' on Free Speech of the Coroners and Justice Bill and How You can Help to Stop It
The offence of "˜inciting hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation' is part of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 ("˜CJI Act'). Lord Waddington successfully inserted a free speech clause into that Act, which clause 61 (formerly clause 58) of the Coroners and Justice Bill now seeks to remove. Clause 61 has been passed by the Commons. It reads as follows:
June 8, 2009
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By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Religious Affairs Correspondent
Last Updated: 10:19PM BST 30 May 2009
Christians are facing discrimination at work, and ridicule and rejection at home, according to new research.