February 29, 2012


Proud and Prejudiced on Channel 4OD looks like it was really fun to film and covers a whole lot of stuff around Luton, including the Breivik "connection" and the EDLs visit to Tower Hamlets. Good access to Sayful Islam as well who is notoriously difficult to speak to with a camera running.

Here is Sayful talking about Elephants

And here he is slapping Tommy Robinson in the face.

February 22, 2012


I just use this blog to bookmark stuff these days, maybe I will film something again soon.

Here you go in The Telegraph-

Muslim prisoners issue rallying call from behind bars

which apparently refers to the site Muslimprisoners.com

I wonder how much the news agenda has moved on from Islamic Extremism. I was pleased to see Stacey Dooley's look into her home town of Luton on the BBC. Take a look and see what you think.

My Hometown Fanatics


February 14, 2012


Something I have been suggesting for most of this blog has happened, last November apparently-

MPs visit Abu Hamza in prison to gain his views on radicalisation

...Hamza, 53, who was jailed for seven years in February 2006 for inciting murder and race hate, spoke to MPs from the jail as he fights extradition to the United States on terror charges.

Members of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee visited Hamza at the prison on November 28 last year.

Their report on the roots of violent radicalisation said: ''Abu Hamza believed the drivers of radicalisation to be grievance, guilt and capability.

''Grievances were driven by British foreign policy (relating to Palestine and Afghanistan) and a sense that the Prophet was being mocked.''

It went on: ''He did not believe that unemployment was a source of grievance, and considered that groups who suggested it was were 'blackmailing' the Government for funding.

''Guilt was driven by a feeling that you were safe but your brother was not and you could not help him.''

The report also said that Hamza denied that his sermons contributed to radicalisation.

''He believed it was enough for people to watch the news to be radicalised and in any case he condemned the 'wrong kind of violence', where third parties were injured or killed,'' it said.

''He told Muslims to express their grievances and guilt through lobbying, donating money and educating people.''

The report went on: ''In terms of radicalisation in prisons, Mr Abu Hamza noted that prisons were a good environment for contemplation and that it was usual for prisoners to seek to re-evaluate their lives.''...