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The Conservatives' "Abuse of Justice" & the Trojan Horse Conspiracy

Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse
A real Trojan Horse

A couple of years ago there was a lot of hoohaa in the media about a conpiracy for Muslim extremists to take over schools, mostly in Birmingham. A lot of this hullabaloo was supported by the then Prime Minister David Cameron, his Education Minister Michael Gove and the OFSTED head Michael Wilshaw.

The hysteria reached such levels that a government enquiry was set up to investigate the infiltration.

The Muslim community in Birmingham was much demonised by this enquiry and many students and teachers tarnished by the media hysteria.

The Conservatives are still on course for victory

Vote/Pen/Marking

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X Marks the spot

Dont believe the opinion polls which suggest that the Conservative lead is slipping. My blog posts on The Secrets of Democracy and Voting and The Secrets of Electoral Opinion Polls will explain my views on how the system works and what the polls are really saying.

In short, Conservative voters are more likely to actually actually turn up to vote than Labour voters, who will be busy tweeting and posting on facebook telling others to vote.

In my view a victory for Theresa May is bad for all of us (even most Conservative voters).

The Secrets of Electoral Opinion polls

Arrows

Opinion Polls arrows
Arrows representing various opinions

With the narrowing of opinion polls recently in the UK General election, I think people need to question what they actually show.

An opinion poll of voting preference is not simply asking 20 people (or 200 or even 2000) people what they think and then publishing the results.

They are a lot more involved than that and depending on the assumptions used the results can vary greatly.

Firstly a simple example.

To simplily matters and ignore opinion, consider an election on a factual basis where a person would vote whether they are old or young. Based on the criteris there are 20 participants that can vote – 10 old people and 10 young people

The Manchester terrorism victims

Terror has no religion

Terror has no religion
Terror has no religion

My thoughts go out to their families.

I never thought that something like this would happen in Manchester.

If it was a terrorist incident, I thought such mindsets were less prevalent in this region, making us almost immune.

Attacking innocents (especially children, as many at this even would have been) is despicable and against Islam.

Justifying haraam acts is kufr.

The Secrets of Democracy and Voting

Vote/Pen/Marking

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X Marks the spot

We all know and understand the democratic system.

In theory multiple ideas are floated by charismatic politicians and the best idea wins. In practice? not so much.

The major benefit of democracy in my opinion is not the theoretical idea of people choosing their leaders, but that it allows an orderly transition of power.

People eventually get annoyed by their governments and often people close to power too long start to reek. Democracy allows those people to be replaced, probably by younger less reeking politicians with the same views, but sometimes with those with slightly different views.

Unless the outgoing government has been catastrophic, the replacements are rarely a radical departure from before.

The Media are frothing at their mouths attacking Jeremy Corbyn

Media Hysteria over Corbyn

Media Hysteria over Corbyn
Media Hysteria over Corbyn

and unfortunately it is likely to do the job.

Last week a major story all over the press was how Corbyn had driven over a BBC cameraman’s foot. They didn’t focus on the fact  that it was a police car being driven by a policeman. It was all about Corbyn.

The week before when Simon Danzuk resigned from Labour after the party decided not to let him stand on the Labour platform due to him using a position of power when trying to solicit a 17 year old girl, it was apparently troubl for Corbyn.

Before (and since) then it is troublesome that the potential leader of the UK doesnt like the idea of nuking hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians to death.

The Killing$ of Tony Blair is now on Netflix

Poster: The Killing$ of Tony Blair

Poster: The Killing$ of Tony Blair
Poster: The Killing$ of Tony Blair

Go watch it.

If you have netflix it ont cost you a penny and you will be supporting an independent documentary.

For those of you paying attention at the time, not much of what happened will come as a surprise (though the money Tony Blair Inc has made since leaving office might be a surprise to some), but there are many younger viewers who may not have as clear a recollection or awareness of events that happened at the time.

PS everyone at the time knew that the intel was a farce. No one believed it. If anyone says they thought otherwise, they are lying.

We need to start discussing and learning about Jihad

The Anarchist's Cookbook

The Anarchist's Cookbook
The Anarchist's Cookbook

Over the past few years I think the mainstream Muslim community has started to shy away about discussing Jihad.

I am not talking about the struggle against your own soul, but war.

Islam has pragmatism and it understands that pacifism is not always the right answer. The revelation of the verses relating to Jihad were not easy and occurred after the Muslims had been oppressed severely for a long period of time.

As terrorism has become more prevalent, more and more people seem to shy away from discussing the topic, hoping to not ruffle any feathers, to not be misquoted and not be harrassed by any extremism government policies.

No Platforming a speaker due to support of genocide in Syria is not economic terrorism

Syria flag

Syrian Flag
Syrian Flag

Recently a public debate has been stirred about whether actions preventing someone from public platforms (and therefore depriving them of the money they would have been paid) is “economic terrorism”.

The answer is no. No one has an automatic right to use a platform to spread their message. They can do so on their own, but they do not need organisations to support or pay them for it.

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