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Anti-terror plan to spy on toddlers

Reading this angered me so much today. Apparently even our toddlers can't be innocent.

Nursery school staff and registered childminders must report toddlers at risk of becoming terrorists, under counter-terrorism measures proposed by the Government.

The directive is contained in a 39-page consultation document issued by the Home Office in a bid to bolster its Prevent anti-terrorism plan.

Critics said the idea was “unworkable” and “heavy-handed”, and accused the Government of treating teachers and carers as “spies”.

Somali women protest against child fostered by lesbian couple

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I think it's wrong that they didn't take the child's background into consideration. But on a related on is a  Muslim child being fostered/adopted by a homosexual couple ok? Is it better than not having the right care? Or would it be wrong because Islamically the child will just be led astray which is perhaps the biggest wrong you can do to a child? I dunno. *confused*

Government crack-downs on radicals

A fresh crackdown on Islamist extremism risks backfiring by fuelling anti-Muslim prejudice and driving hardliners underground, the Government was warned last night.

A group that monitors attacks on Muslims said it was preparing for an upsurge of violence as a result of the moves being announced today by David Cameron.

Under the Prime Minister’s proposals, Islamist radicals face being expelled from mosques, Muslim community groups and universities in a fight-back against fundamentalism.

The courts would be given new civil powers – similar to Asbos – to ban suspected extremists from preaching or indoctrinating others.

At the same time internet companies have been asked to block terrorist material from overseas being accessed in this country.

Food poverty in UK

Hunger in Britain has reached the level of a “public health emergency” and the Government may be covering up the extent to which austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, leading experts have said.

In a letter to the British Medical Journal, a group of doctors and senior academics from the Medical Research Council and two leading universities said that the effect of Government policies on vulnerable people’s ability to afford food needed to be “urgently” monitored.

Hiding other peoples sins

Someone shared an odd and quite funny news story but I’m not going to tell you what it is. Sorry. I’m not trying to create any suspense either.  See this story revealed a sin of a Muslim (I guessed from the name), however it wasn’t a story that needed to be shared, we are not in danger of being hurt by this person and it’s more entertaining than newsworthy. So this reminded me of a question I’ve thought of before – should we be sharing news, blogs, pictures, videos of people doing things they shouldn’t be? Does this fall under not hiding the sin of a fellow believer? I fear it may do, so that is why I choose not to share that story, to be on the safe side.

I may have been a little vague, but if you got my point, what do you think?