Sunday, January 22, 2017

Council SAVAGED for allowing care home to be transformed into huge asylum seekers’ hostel

FURIOUS campaigners today blasted a council for allowing a greenbelt care home to be transformed into a huge asylum seekers’ hostel.

Lilycross Care Centre in Widnes
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150 furious locals raged as the council ignored the 4,000-strong petition
In 2015, the Lilycross Care Centre in Widnes, Cheshire, was emptied after health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) branded it “inadequate”.

But despite thousands petitioning against the plans, Halton Borough Council has now given the green light for it to become an hostel for 120 asylum seekers.

On Monday night 150 furious locals raged as a council planning meeting ignored a 4,000-strong petition, including a Labour MP as a signatory, and approved the hostel.

Today UKIP leader Paul Nuttall told the Daily Express he supports campaigners’ pledges to now take the matter to a judicial review.

Mr Nuttall said: “This decision flies in the face of democracy. 

“This centre will negatively impact on the lives of local people and they have voiced their strong objections – and plainly not been listened to.”

Last week North-West MEP Mr Nuttall urged the Labour-run council to take into account comments by Jeremy Corbyn over the urgent need for more care homes.

Mr Nuttall added: “It is ironic at a time when there is a desperate need for more care home places, a change of use from care home to asylum centre is waved through. 
“I intend to continue my support for the local residents in their justified opposition.

“The Labour leader is suggesting that failed care homes should be taken into public ownership, such is the dire state of social care in this country.

“Yet the Labour-run council seem hell-bent on this scheme.

“It flies in the face of any sort of common sense and in direct opposition to the wishes of local people.”

Campaign group leader Derek Williams raged after the planning meeting: “This has been an absolute travesty of justice.

“They have completely disregarded the local consensus. This council has railroaded this application - it’s not right.”

A clinician-led consortium is ready and waiting in the wings to return the 60-bedroom premises into a care home again for local elderly Cheshire residents.

They even agreed to take dozens elderly patients from the nearby Whiston Hospital, in Merseyside, currently blocking beds with nowhere to go.

Two petitions containing 2,706 and 897 signatures in online and paper versions have opposed the asylum plans – while 774 people have individually objected. 

The petitions even include objections from local Labour Cllr Andrew McManus and even Labour’s Halton MP Derek Twigg.

Cllr McManus’s feared an asylum hostel could create “negative perceptions” in the minds of visitors to the leafy area and that businesses could be affected.

While Mr Twigg said he feared the building and distance to amenities would make the siting of the hostel there “questionable”.
Lilycross Care Centre in Widnes
Liverpool Echo
The council is allowing a greenbelt care home to be transformed into a huge asylum seekers’ hostel

The Labour MP added: “We cannot have people packed into this building, that would be unacceptable and no way to treat human beings.”

The council’s own report into the hostel plan even accepted that local residents’ complaints were “not focused on prejudiced or discriminatory views but on the majority of the new residents being young males.”

Only 11 people contacted the council to support the asylum hostel plan.
Yet instead building owner Abid Chudary successfully won approval to turn it into an asylum seekers’ centre to be run by Serco, on behalf of the Home Office.

The proposals from Mr Chudary’s firm Lilycross Homes Ltd envisage up to 120 asylum seekers living there for up for four weeks at a time.

His application explains how the building – officially named Wilmere House – will “provide accommodation for asylum seekers while Home Office checks are carried out.”
Outside of Lilycross Care Centre
Liverpool Echo
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall told the Daily Express he supports the campaigners’ pledges

It adds: “After three weeks, applicants will be moved on to a permanent place of residence or their application may be unsuccessful.”

The migrants, mainly from war-ravaged Syria, would be housed over three separate floors.

But yesterday(Tues) Halton Borough Council said of their approval decision:

 “The Development Control Committee considered the matter very carefully and taking into account all the evidence approved the application subject to conditions.”

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Anjem Choudary’s terror cell which wanted ‘trucks full of explosives on Oxford Street’

  • A pair of extremists with links to hate preacher Anjem Choudary are facing jail
  • Both accused of playing part in drumming up support for 'vicious' Islamic State
  • Covert officer infiltrated the Luton chapter of the banned group Al-Muhajiroun
  • Mohammed Choudry, 23, was found guilty of encouraging support for ISIS
  • Zaiur Rahman guilty of arranging meetings in support of a banned organisation
An undercover police officer spent two years infiltrating a terror cell which drummed up support for ISIS in speeches calling for '40 trucks driving down Oxford Street full of explosives'.
The covert officer, identified only as Kamal, lived among members of banned group Al-Muhajiroun (ALM) in Luton.
During that time he visited their homes and shared meals in restaurants, while covertly recording their private meetings.
The undercover officer was given an assumed identity, complete with a fake wife and fake business. 
At the meetings, attended by up to 80 people including young children, the group praised ISIS and urged others to support the terror group and travel to Syria to fight.
Guilty: Mohammed Istiak Alamgir (pictured) was among five members of a terror cell who delivered hate speeches, along with Mohammed Choudry and Zaiur Rahman
Guilty: Mohammed Istiak Alamgir (pictured) was among five members of a terror cell who delivered hate speeches, along with Mohammed Choudry and Zaiur Rahman
Rajib Khan
Yousaf Bashir
At an earlier trial, three other members of the group - Mohammed Istiak Alamgir, Yousaf Bashir (right) and Rajib Khan (left), were convicted of their roles in spreading IS ideology
In one rant on July 2 2015, Mohammed Choudry, 23, spoke of '40 trucks driving down Oxford Street full of explosives', the Old Bailey was told.
He was heard to tell 40 people at the invitation-only meeting in the Bedfordshire town: 'A wave is coming - either be a part of it or you drown ... Either you like it or you don't like it.'
His co-defendant, Zaiur Rahman, 39, helped to organise a series of meetings in July 2015 held in a marquee in his back garden and at a nearby Anglican church in Luton.
In one rant on July 2, 2015, Mohammed Choudry said: ‘We’ve been suffering for so long but today we’ve been able to take our own revenge. 
Imagine an army, imagine the Muslims when they’re together like that you don’t need huge numbers.
‘Imagine tomorrow 40 trucks were to drive down Oxford Street full of explosives, you tell me who’s going to rise, who’s going to stand against those people?’ His father Iftikar, a former engineer, set up the first mosque in Theresa May’s constituency of Maidenhead, Berkshire, which she has visited several times.
Following a retrial, Choudry, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, was found guilty of encouraging support for ISIS, while Rahman, of Luton, was convicted of three counts of arranging meetings in support of a banned organisation.

Judge Michael Topolski QC told the pair: 'You, Zaiur Rahman, and you, Mohammed Sufiyam Choudry, have been convicted unanimously by this jury of arranging meetings and speaking at a meeting in support of a vicious terrorist organisation whose members and supporters - just like you two - have hijacked and corrupted the principles and practices of an ancient and revered religion for its own ends and purposes.

'You both will in due course be sentenced by me and can expect that sentence to be one of a term of imprisonment.'

A jury of seven men and three women delivered the guilty verdicts following 18 hours and 29 minutes of deliberations.

Following a separate Old Bailey trial last year, Anjem Choudary (pictured), 49, formerly chief spokesman for ALM, was jailed for five-and-a-half-years for encouraging support for ISIS
Following a separate Old Bailey trial last year, Anjem Choudary (pictured), 49, formerly chief spokesman for ALM, was jailed for five-and-a-half-years for encouraging support for ISIS

Rahman, wearing a padded sleeveless jacket, glasses and a grey sweatshirt, could be seen smiling in the dock following his conviction.

His co-defendant, wearing a black suit and white, open-necked shirt, displayed no emotion as the guilty verdict was delivered against him.

At the earlier trial, three other members of the group - Mohammed Istiak Alamgir, 37, Yousaf Bashir, 36 and Rajib Khan, 37, all from Luton - were convicted of their roles in spreading ISIS ideology.

The convictions came as a result of a Bedfordshire Police investigation into the activities of ALM in Luton in co-operation with the Metropolitan Police.

Among attendees at meetings were Islamic extremists Shazib and Junead Khan, who were also arrested for their activities.

Last May, delivery driver Junead Khan, 25, was jailed for life for plotting to kill a US soldier in the UK, while his uncle, Shazib Khan, 23, was handed an extended sentence of 13 years for his plans to fight in Syria.

During the gatherings, Rajib Khan hailed the Charlie Hebdo terror atrocity in Paris while Alamgir collected money for legal fees of convicted terrorist and ALM leader Omar Bakri Muhammed.

Following arrests in December 2015, police seized more than 270 electronic devices and recovered some 500 images and videos, including footage of Rajib Khan and Alamgir eating with Muhammed by a beach.

Bashir was found guilty of one count of addressing a meeting to encourage support for a proscribed organisation.

Khan was found guilty of one count of arranging or assisting in arranging and managing a meeting to support a proscribed organisation and one count of addressing a meeting to encourage support for a proscribed organisation.

Alamgir was found guilty of three counts of addressing a meeting to encourage support for a proscribed organisation.

They will be sentenced alongside Choudry and Rahman at the Old Bailey on a date to be fixed.

Following a separate Old Bailey trial last year, Anjem Choudary, 49, formerly chief spokesman for ALM, was jailed for five-and-a-half-years for encouraging support for ISIS. He has since asked for permission to appeal against his conviction.


Manchester United soccer team appoints counter-terrorism chief

Given lone wolf jihad attacks across Europe, repeated calls for more from the Islamic State, and ongoing warnings of more to come, Manchester United has made a move that will likely serve as an  example for other teams. Europe’s immigration policies have made it no longer possible to take freedom and safety for granted.
“Man United ‘first’ to appoint counter-terror chief”, The Guardian, January 18, 2017:
Manchester United have appointed a counter-terrorism manager and believe they are the first Premier League club to do so, it emerged on Wednesday.
The English football giants, who suffered two embarrassing security blunders in recent months, appointed an unnamed former member of the Manchester police and made the announcement at a fans’ forum recently.
Old Trafford is now subject to some of the most stringent security measures on match days with spectators searched at the turnstiles and cars also undergoing checks when they want to enter the car park.
It comes after last May’s Premier League match with Bournemouth saw spectators evacuated from Old Trafford when a suspect package was discovered in a toilet.
The package proved to be harmless and had been placed there — and then forgotten about — by a security firm during a training exercise. The match had to be played at a later date.
In another breach two audacious United fans on a tour of Old Trafford last November hid in the loos hoping to be able then to gain access to their game with Arsenal….

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Extremists with links to Anjem Choudary face jail for supporting Islamic State

A PAIR of extremists with links to hate preacher Anjem Choudary are facing jail for their part in drumming up support for "vicious" Islamic State following a major undercover police operation.

Zaiur Rahman and Mohammed Choudry
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Zaiur Rahman and Mohammed Choudry face jail after being convicted of encouraging support for ISIS
A covert officer infiltrated the Luton chapter of the banned group Al-Muhajiroun (ALM) and secretly recorded speeches over 20 months before police swooped to arrest them.
At the meetings, attended by up to 80 people including young children, the group praised Islamic State and urged others to support the terror group and travel to Syria to fight.
In one rant on July 2 2015, Mohammed Choudry, 23, spoke of "40 trucks driving down Oxford Street full of explosives", the Old Bailey was told.
He was heard to tell 40 people at the invitation-only meeting in the Bedfordshire town: "A wave is coming - either be a part of it or you drown ... Either you like it or you don't like it."
His co-defendant, Zaiur Rahman, 39, helped to organise a series of meetings in July 2015 held in a marquee in his back garden and at a nearby Anglican church in Luton.
Following a retrial, Choudry, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, was found guilty of encouraging support for IS, while Rahman, of Ferndale Road, Luton, was convicted of three counts of arranging meetings in support of a banned organisation.
Judge Michael Topolski QC told the pair: "You, Zaiur Rahman, and you, Mohammed Sufiyam Choudry, have been convicted unanimously by this jury of arranging meetings and speaking at a meeting in support of a vicious terrorist organisation whose members and supporters - just like you two - have hijacked and corrupted the principles and practices of an ancient and revered religion for its own ends and purposes.
"You both will in due course be sentenced by me and can expect that sentence to be one of a term of imprisonment."
A jury of seven men and three women delivered the guilty verdicts following 18 hours and 29 minutes of deliberations.
Anjem Choudary
GETTY
Rahman and Mohammed have links to hate preacher Anjem Choudary
Rahman, wearing a padded sleeveless jacket, glasses and a grey sweatshirt, could be seen smiling in the dock following his conviction.
His co-defendant, wearing a black suit and white, open-necked shirt, displayed no emotion as the guilty verdict was delivered against him.
At the earlier trial, three other members of the group - Mohammed Istiak Alamgir, 37, Yousaf Bashir, 36 and Rajib Khan, 37, all from Luton - were convicted of their roles in spreading ISIS ideology.
The convictions came as a result of a Bedfordshire Police investigation into the activities of ALM in Luton in co-operation with the Metropolitan Police.
Among attendees at meetings were Islamic extremists Shazib and Junead Khan, who were also arrested for their activities.
old bailey
GETTY
They will be sentenced at the Old Bailey
Last May, delivery driver Junead Khan, 25, was jailed for life for plotting to kill a US soldier in the UK, while his uncle, Shazib Khan, 23, was handed an extended sentence of 13 years for his plans to fight in Syria.
During the gatherings, Rajib Khan hailed the Charlie Hebdo terror atrocity in Paris while Alamgir collected money for legal fees of convicted terrorist and ALM leader Omar Bakri Muhammed.
Following arrests in December 2015, police seized more than 270 electronic devices and recovered some 500 images and videos, including footage of Rajib Khan and Alamgir eating with Muhammed by a beach.
Bashir was found guilty of one count of addressing a meeting to encourage support for a proscribed organisation.
Khan was found guilty of one count of arranging or assisting in arranging and managing a meeting to support a proscribed organisation and one count of addressing a meeting to encourage support for a proscribed organisation.
Alamgir was found guilty of three counts of addressing a meeting to encourage support for a proscribed organisation.
They will be sentenced alongside Choudry and Rahman at the Old Bailey on a date to be fixed.
Following a separate Old Bailey trial last year, Anjem Choudary, 49, formerly chief spokesman for ALM, was jailed for five-and-a-half-years for encouraging support for IS. He has since asked for permission to appeal against his conviction.

One of Britain's most experienced Muslim prison chaplains is arrested over an alleged sex attack on a woman

  • Sikander Pathan was removed from his full-time duties at Feltham last week
  • Imam was questioned by officers over claims he violently assaulted a woman
  • Mr Pathan, 47, is now regional chaplain for all jails in London
A senior prison chaplain has been suspended after he was arrested over an alleged sex attack.
Sikander Pathan was removed from his full-time duties at Feltham – one of Britain’s biggest centres for young offenders – last week.
It came after the imam was questioned by officers on December 29 last year over claims that he violently assaulted a woman in Staines, Surrey. 
Sikander Pathan has been removed from his full-time duties at Feltham ¿ one of Britain¿s biggest centres for young offenders
Sikander Pathan has been removed from his full-time duties at Feltham – one of Britain’s biggest centres for young offenders
A Surrey Police spokesman said: ‘A man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and assault, and bailed until March 8.’
Mr Pathan, 47, is one of the most experienced Muslim prison chaplains in the country, having provided spiritual care to inmates at Feltham in West London for more than a decade.
He is now regional chaplain for all jails in London. He also serves as secretary of the national Muslim Chaplains’ Association and has spoken widely on the risk of radicalisation behind bars.

In 2011, he gave evidence on the topic to MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee. Mr Pathan has also worked as an NHS chaplain, vice-principal at a madrasa school and preaches at a mosque near Heathrow.

A decade ago, he spoke to a newspaper about his chaplaincy work at Feltham, saying: ‘When the boys come to prison and are going through a low patch, quite often they open themselves up to a chaplain.’


Friday, January 13, 2017

Former mosque teacher, 80, is to stand trial accused of indecently assaulting girls as young as five

  • Mohammed Haji Saddique, 80, of Cardiff, has been charged with 15 offences 
  • He will stand trial accused of indecently assaulting girls as young as five 
  • Seven charges related to allegations of indecent assault on two young girls
Mohammed Haji Saddique (pictured) will face trial on June 5 this year
Mohammed Haji Saddique (pictured) will face trial on June 5 this year
A former teacher at a mosque will stand trial accused of indecently assaulting girls as young as five.
Mohammed Haji Saddique, 80, has been charged with 15 offences relating to four different girls over a 10-year period between 1996 and 2006.
On Friday, the pensioner appeared at Cardiff Crown Court and denied all of the offences.  
Seven charges related to allegations of indecent assault on two of the girls between 1996 and 2001.
The other eight charges related to allegations of sexually assaulting the other two complainants by touching, between 2004 and 2006.
The court heard that the girls were aged between five and 11 at the time of the alleged offences.
In November when Saddique, of Cyncoed, Cardiff, was charged, South Wales Police said he taught at the Madina Mosque in Cardiff from 1976 until 2006.
They added that he has had no involvement with the mosque, which is in the Welsh capital, since then.
Saddique was granted conditional bail to appear at the court for trial on June 5.


Monday, January 09, 2017

Anger over BBC’s Muslim Big Brother as Anjem Choudary’s pal given TV platform

A FRAUDSTER and friend of hate preacher Anjem Choudary is at the centre of a fresh BBC row after the corporation was blasted for offering him air time.

Choudhary friend to appear on BBC show
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Anjem Choudhary's friend to appear in BBC show sparking furore
The Beeb has come under fire after it was revealed Anthony Small, an ex-boxing champion in Choudary’s inner circle, was to appear on the show Muslims Like Us – dubbed as a Big Brother for Muslims - a spin on the famous reality TV show.
Small, also known as Abdul Haqq, has previously expressed support for Islamic State but was cleared last year of plotting to join the terror group.
The show behind the controversy will see 10 British Muslims with contrasting world views entering a house together.
According to producers it will highlight the range of views held by British Muslims.
A leaked summary of the show made by Love Productions warns of “charged exchanges” between them during filming.
But security experts have heavily criticised the BBC for giving Haqq, 35, the chance to air his views.
Haqq is associated with Choudary who was jailed in September for drumming up support for IS.
The leaked documents have angered those fighting terror in the UK.
Anjem Choudhary is now in jail
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Hate preacher Anjem Choudhary was jailed for trying to incite support for ISIS
One counter-extremism expert said the corporation is guilty of a ‘callous and irresponsible’ decision by hosting Haqq as a housemate.
The BBC says it was necessary to have a cross section of opinions in the house. 
Haqq, under the alias Sugar Ray Clay Jones Jr, won the British and Commonwealth light middleweight championships in 2009.
He converted to Islam at 24 and five years later began attending marches against the war in Afghanistan.
Last year he was cleared of plotting to travel to Syria to fight with ISIS.
He was also found not guilty at the Old Bailey of disseminating terrorist publications and supporting a proscribed group.
But in 2015, he was found guilty of three counts of fraud.
Professor Anthony Glees, of the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, said: “I think the BBC is off its collective head on this. Haqq has supported Islamist goals and appeared to justify Islamist attacks on London.
“He has been pictured adopting the Islamist stance (the finger pointed towards heaven) and is a convicted fraudster to boot.
“This is not someone who should be given publicity by a taxpayer-funded TV company.” 
Adam Deen, of counter-extremism think-tank the Quilliam Foundation, said: “Haqq’s views are extremely fringe.
“Given the threat of home grown extremism we should be very cautious and should not be giving air time to such views... just to fill space on our screens.”
The BBC defended the move with a spokesman saying: “The views of Abdul Haqq and the other contributors are robustly challenged and debated among the group as well as by the film makers.”

Schoolboy put into “deradicalization” program for saying Muslim women should not be allowed to wear the niqab

“Schoolboy put on anti-terror scheme for saying Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to wear burka,” by Rebecca Perring, Express, January 5, 2017:
A SCHOOLBOY has been put through Britain’s strictest de-radicalisation programme after he expressed his beliefs “Muslim women should not be allowed to wear the burka”.
The white schoolboy was dragged in and ordered to spend time with an imam and visit a mosque after he made comments in school about Muslims “trying to take over the country”, according to local reports.
Channel is part of the counter-terror Prevent scheme, which aims to curb recruitment by Islamic terrorists and is used in the most serious cases of radicalisation, targeting “individuals at risk of being drawn into violent extremism”.
The organisation said the 14-year-old was signed up to volunteer with a “multi-faith project” after he was “vocal in his views around what Muslim people should or shouldn’t be allowed to wear”.
Detective Superintendent Nik Adams, North East regional coordinator for Prevent, said the child had illustrated a “genuine vulnerability”.
He told The Yorkshire Post: “He was saying that Muslim women shouldn’t be allowed to wear the niqab and he had his head filled with nonsense that Muslims were trying to take over the country.”
The paper says the child lived in a predominantly white area and he was strongly influenced by the “far-right views of his father” who is separated from his mother.
As part of the programme, the boy was introduced to a white, male officer of a similar age to his father to build a relationship before he was handed over to a younger, Muslim officer.
Mr Adams added: “It has had a fantastic impact on him in terms of his school reports, how he has settled, we’re not getting any more of those anti-Muslim comments, he is getting on better with teachers.”
 The fact that there are some Muslims who are trying to take over the U.K. is obvious: the now-imprisoned Anjem Choudary was quite open about it. Do British authorities really think that now there are no longer any such people in Britain? And there are mainstream voices saying that face veils should be banned in the West, including Angela Merkel. Would British authorities put Merkel into a deradicalization program? Will they ban her from entering the country?

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