British atheist group looking to expand will host sermon at city dive bar

The Sunday Assembly, co-founded by comedian Sanderson Jones, will make a stop in New York during its U.S. tour. The location for the sermon will be at Tobacco Road, a ‘bikini bar’ where the staff has vowed to cover up during the service.

British couple Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans co-founded The Sunday Assembly. The atheist congregation's guiding ethos is to 'live better, help often and wonder more.'

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British couple Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans co-founded the Sunday Assembly. The atheist congregation’s guiding ethos is to ‘live better, help often and wonder more.’

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The British atheists are coming to Hell’s Kitchen!

After six months of packed houses at monthly services in London, an atheist congregation called The Sunday Assembly is bringing its movement to the U.S.

The co-founders will soon embark on a cross-country tour to decide which cities might support their own permanent Sunday Assembly franchise, and the first test run will be held in a Manhattan dive bar.

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Islamic boarding school fire in Bromley treated as suspicious by police

Two people treated for smoke inhalation after fire at Darul Uloom school, amid ongoing fears of reprisals for Woolwich murder

Fire officers survey the fire damaged Bravanese Islamic centre in Muswell Hill

The fire at the Darul Uloom school comes less than a week after a blaze destroyed the Bravanese Islamic centre in Muswell Hill, north London (above). Photograph: Getty Images

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Police are treating a fire on Saturday night at an Islamic boarding school on the south-east outskirts of London as suspicious, amid continuing fears of reprisals after the Woolwich murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation after fire broke out at the Darul Uloom Islamic school in Chislehurst, Bromley.

No arrests have been made but a Metropolitan police spokesman said: “It is suspicious”.

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London “Terror Attack” Blamed on Anti-Government Sentiment

Media hyperventilates over murder of British soldier

Beheading in London

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
May 22, 2013

The murder of a serving British soldier in London is being treated as a major “terror attack,” with Prime Minister David Cameron set to attend an emergency Cobra meeting as the UK media hyperventilates over an incident that will be used to demonize anti-government rhetoric while serving as a poster child for more military intervention in the middle east.

“A dramatic video tonight emerged of a man with bloodied hands, carrying knives and ranting ‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you’, after a serving soldier was hacked to death by two men just 200 yards from an Army barracks,” reports the Daily Mail.

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15-year-old boy arrested over horrific acid attack against woman

The victim of an acid attack in Romford, London (AFP)

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, May 12, 2013
 

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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with an acid attack on a woman on her own doorstep in East London, police said on Sunday.

The 28-year old victim of the attack, has asked police to identify her only as ‘Tara.’

The woman suffered horrific injuries to her face and upper body after acid was sprayed in her face in Romford, north-east London last month.

Scotland Yard said the boy was detained on Saturday night and is being held in custody at an East London police station.

The victim said she answered the door to a stranger who asked to speak to ‘Michelle’ shortly before 9pm on April 30. The attacker came back about 30 minutes later and squirted an acidic substance in her face from a bottle, police said.

The woman managed to shut the door after the assault and rinse her face with water while an ambulance was called.

The incident follows the acid attack on 20 year-old Naomi Oni, who was attacked after getting off a bus in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, in December last year.

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England prepares to vaccinate a million children as measles cases surge

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By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, April 25, 2013

England aims to inject a million youngsters with measles vaccine following a surge in cases of the potentially fatal disease, public health authorities said Thursday.

The rise in cases appears to be due to a period in the late 1990s and early 2000s when fears over a discredited link between the MMR vaccine and autism were at their height, Public Health England (PHE) said.

The MMR vaccine immunises against measles, mumps and rubella.

Figures released Thursday by Public Health England (PHE) said there had been 587 cases this year to the end of March, following a record annual high of almost 2,000 cases in 2012.

It comes amid an outbreak in neighbouring Wales, centred around the south coast city of Swansea, where the number of people who have contracted the disease between November and April now stands at 886.

In London, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was time to “slay the myth” about the injection, which dates back to discredited research published in 1998 claiming a link between autism and the jab.

The new £20-million campaign in England aims to reach a million people, with the priority on the estimated third of a million youngsters aged 10 to 16 — around eight percent — who are completely unvaccinated.

The further estimated third of a million who need further MMR jabs for full protection come next, with the remaining third of a million youngsters above and below the age group who need vaccinating.

Speaking to parliament’s health scrutiny committee, Hunt said Wednesday: “We need to use this as a moment to slay the myth about MMR and I do detect a turning point in terms of the public’s attitudes towards this.

“But there is still that critical 11 to 15-year-old age group that may not have been vaccinated because they were toddlers at precisely the time when the MMR scare was so appallingly whipped up.

“I want to reassure you, we are taking this extremely seriously.”

Experts believe the rise in measles cases can be mostly attributed to the proportion of unprotected 10 to 16 year olds who missed out on vaccination in the late 1990s and early 2000s when concern around the vaccine was widespread, according to the PHE.

At this time measles had been eliminated in Britain, but coverage fell nationally to less than 80 percent in 2005, with even lower uptake in some parts of the kingdom.

After many years of low vaccination uptake, measles became re-established in 2007.

“Measles is a potentially fatal but entirely preventable disease so we are very disappointed that measles cases have recently increased in England,” said PHE immunisation head Mary Ramsay.

“Those who have not been vaccinated should urgently seek at least one dose of MMR vaccination which will give them 95 per cent protection against measles. A second dose is then needed to provide almost complete protection.”

According to the latest World Health Organization figures, 158,000 people, the majority of them young children, died in 2011 worldwide from the virus.

The figure has dropped 71 percent since 2000, when 548,000 deaths were recorded.

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Eyewitness: Authorities Announced “Drill” Before Boston Explosions

UM coach “thought it was odd” bomb sniffing dogs were at start and finish lines

Image: Twitter

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 15, 2013

An eyewitness to the two explosions at the Boston Marathon today said that a “drill” was repeatedly announced before the bombs exploded and that he “thought it was odd” bomb sniffing dogs were in place before the blast.

University of Mobile’s Cross Country Coach Ali Stevenson told Local 15 News, “They kept making announcements on the loud speaker that it was just a drill and there was nothing to worry about. “It seemed like there was some sort of threat, but they kept telling us it was just a drill.”

The news station also reports that Stevenson “thought it was odd there were bomb sniffing dogs at the start and finish lines.”

Stevenson then describes hearing the explosions as he ran away from the scene, having just completed the marathon.

If this report is accurate, it clearly suggests there could have been some degree of prior knowledge of the bombing, which killed two people and injured at least 23.

The fact that the explosions were preceded and overlapped by a”drill” of an almost identical nature mirrors other major terror attacks, such as the 7/7 bombings in London.

It is important to emphasize that the New York Times recently reported that most of the recent domestic terror plots in the United States “were facilitated by the F.B.I.,” suggesting that today’s incident in Boston may have been part of such an operation.

It remains to be seen how the media and the Obama administration will exploit this incident depending who gets the blame, but Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a serious crisis go to waste” advisory is sure to be in play.

More on this story as it develops…..

Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.

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Bilderberg Uncovered: Confab Set to Take Place In Watford UK; June 6-9

Hotel staff told “high profile” group will descend on luxury venue

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 13, 2013

Confirming information gathered by veteran journalist Jim Tucker’s source, it appears almost certain that the secretive Bilderberg group will conduct its annual confab at the luxury Grove Hotel just outside Watford, UK from June 6 to June 9.

Image: Grove Hotel

As we detailed in an April 2 report entitled Bilderberg 2013 Set To Take Place Near London?, Tucker’s source told him that the conference was likely to take place within 40 miles of London, with Watford located just 20 miles north of the capital.

Information obtained by London Guardian writer Charlie Skelton and the website bilderberg2013.co.uk pins down the Grove Hotel in the Hertfordshire countryside as being the site for a meeting which habitually attracts over a hundred influential power brokers from the spheres of business, banking, academia, politics and the media, yet comparatively little press attention.

“The whole hotel – including three restaurants, a luxury spa and walled garden – is completely booked out by a private group from the 5th to the 9th of June. This was first spotted by an Italian documentary maker who is an expert on Bilderberg,” according to the website.

Attempts to book rooms for that period (see screenshot below) confirm that the hotel is unavailable. A Google maps image shows that the hotel is surrounded by a sprawling estate including two wooded areas and has a long approach drive, making it ideal for keeping demonstrators and prying journalists away.

Hotel staff have also been informed that a “major” and “high profile” group will be descending on the venue in early June and that the hotel will be on “lockdown” during that time.

“We don’t know what it is, senior staff know what it is but they won’t tell us. They first heard about this unusual event in January,” said one employee.

Hotel spa members who have paid for yearly memberships are also being told that they will have no access to the facilities over the course of Wednesday June 5 to Sunday June 9 and are being promised 5 extra days will be added to their membership as a result.

“We were told by the nearby Fullerians Rugby Club, that it has taken an unusual booking from Herts Constabulary, who have booked the entire grounds and facilities for ten days – spanning the weekend of the conference. The rugby club has no idea what the booking is actually for. Could this be the base of operations for security during the event?” states the website.

The schedules of top Bilderberg members also correlate with the meeting being held in the UK, including regular attendee Neelie Kroes who will be in the UK over this weekend and Queen Beatrix, who has a window between June 6 and June 9.

“To be clear: we have no final confirmation that Bilderberg is going to be located at the Grove Hotel, but from what we know of Bilderberg’s MO this set-up fits the bill. There are few other groups with the power and resources to shut down a major hotel for five days like this in conditions of such secrecy,” states the bilderberg2013.co.uk website.

Earlier speculation that Bilderberg would return to Chantilly, Virginia for the second year running now appears to be confirmed as the “red herring” that Bilderberg steering committee members routinely like to throw out to fool journalists.

Bilderberg will return to the UK for the first time since its 1998 meeting at the Turnberry Hotel and golf course in southwestern Scotland.

The Bilderberg Group is an annual confab of around 120 of the most influential power brokers on the planet from the world of politics, business, banking, academia, media, and even royalty. The organization’s yearly meeting is held in a plush hotel resort in either Europe, Canada or America, but despite a plethora of heavy hitters in attendance, the mainstream media affords the event scant coverage, labeling it a mere talking shop despite former NATO Secretary-General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes’ 2010 admission that Bilderberg attendees are mandated to implement policy decisions that are formulated during the meeting.

There are innumerable other examples of how Bilderberg has influenced major global events ahead of time, picking Presidents and Prime Ministers on a regular basis with total contempt for the democratic process.

In 2009, Bilderberg chairman Étienne Davignon even bragged about how the Euro single currency was a brainchild of the Bilderberg Group.

Bilderberg has not been short of bad publicity in recent months. In February, Italian lawyer Alfonso Luigi Marra requested that the Public Prosecutor of Rome investigate the clandestine organization for criminal activity, questioning whether the group’s 2011 meeting in Switzerland led to the selection of Mario Monti as Prime Minister of Italy.

Earlier this week, Honorary President of the Supreme Court of Italy and former Senior Investigative Judge Ferdinando Imposimato accused the Bilderberg Group of being behind terrorist attacks in Europe as part of Operation Gladio in an interview with an Italian news website.

View a Google maps image of the location for the 2013 Bilderberg conference below.

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Bilderberg 2013 Set To Take Place Near London?

Henry Kissinger jokes about keeping people guessing location of secretive confab

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
April 2, 2013

Henry Kissinger. Image: Wikimedia Commons

According to veteran Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker, the secretive group could be preparing to host its annual confab within 40 miles of London, contradicting previous reports that the conference was set to return to Chantilly, Virginia.

“A new possibility has evolved in the annual hunt for Bilderberg’s spring meeting: somewhere within 40 miles of London, England June 6-9,” reports Tucker.

The location of the annual Bilderberg conference, a get-together involving around 120 of the most influential people on the planet, is always a guessing game for activists and journalists, who usually only pin down the precise spot just a few weeks beforehand.

Bilderberg occasionally likes to throw out a “red herring” months in advance, a bait and switch venue to trick would-be protesters into abandoning their plans. It now appears that speculation the conference would take place in the United States for an unprecedented two years running was inaccurate.

“On March 6, in the presence of a longtime source, Henry Kissinger was overheard joking about keeping people guessing on the location of this year’s Bilderberg meeting. At the time, the former secretary of state was in a hospital in New York, recovering after suffering a fall,” writes Tucker.

Although Tucker still thinks the conference may take place at the Westfields Marriott from June 21 onwards, rooms for that weekend are still available to book via the hotel’s website.

If the confab were to take place in the United Kingdom, it would draw a significant amount of protesters as well as increased mainstream media coverage in comparison to the usually compliant US corporate media.

The last time Bilderberg held their get-together in the UK was in 1998 at the Turnberry Hotel and golf course in southwestern Scotland. The last time they were in England was way back in 1977 when the conference took place at the Paramount Imperial Hotel in Torquay on the south coast.

Despite once meriting just a handful of press reports, coverage of the Bilderberg confab by both mainstream and alternative media has rapidly expanded in recent years, leading Bilderberg luminaries to express their anger over the “constant exposure” fueled by an increasing number of protesters who descend on the conference venue.

Although many quarters of the corporate press still like to pretend that 120 of the most powerful individuals from the world of banking, academia, media, politics and business all fly to the same location for three days every year merely to make small talk and play golf, there are innumerable examples of Bilderberg meetings having a direct influence on global affairs.

In 2010, former NATO Secretary-General and Bilderberg member Willy Claes admitted that Bilderberg attendees are mandated to implement decisions that are formulated during the annual conference of power brokers.

In 2009, Bilderberg chairman Étienne Davignon even bragged about how the Euro single currency was a brainchild of the Bilderberg Group.

Back in February, Italian lawyer Alfonso Luigi Marra requested that the Public Prosecutor of Rome investigate Bilderberg for criminal activity, questioning whether the elitist organization’s 2011 meeting in Switzerland led to the selection of Mario Monti as Prime Minister of Italy.

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16-year-old screamed as he was hacked to death with swords in central London

A mother was forced to stand at a police cordon and watch as her 16-year-old son bled to death after he was stabbed to death with “swords” in a busy central London street.

Lupus Street, Pimlico, City of Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

The boy, who has not been named, was attacked in Lupus street, Pimlico
Photo: ALAMY

www.telegraph.co.uk  –  By Hayley Dixon

The boy, who has not been named, was heard screaming for his life as he was attacked in Lupus street, Pimlico, shortly before 7pm yesterday, eyewitnesses have claimed.

He was rushed to hospital where he died from his wounds, becoming the first teenager to be killed in London this year.

Scotland Yard have launched a murder inquiry and said that they are keeping an “open mind” on the motive for the attack.

Witnesses told the Evening Standard that teenager’s mother ran up to the police cordon as paramedics tried to save him.

Steve Russell, 46, a project manager, He said: “She was screaming with grief and shouting her son’s name but they wouldn’t let her through.”

Other eyewitnesses described seeing at least four men attacking the boy before he collapsed in a pool of his own blood.

Mohammed Alzubaidi, 49, from nearby Peabody Close, said his friend witnessed a gang of black and white teenagers carrying out the attack.

“He said they were carrying knives, some of them with wide swords. He said the victim was screaming and trying to get away,” Mr Alzubaidi said.

He said his friend told him the gang had scattered and run off in different directions.

A 22-year-old resident of a block of flats overlooking the murder scene, who asked not to be named, said: “I came outside just seconds after it happened because I heard a lot of commotion and the victim was shouting.

“I came outside and saw the victim standing and holding his stomach and about three or four young blokes running down the street opposite.

“He was reeling and swaying for about 20 seconds and then fell and then people started gathering and calling the ambulance.

“It was a pretty serious wound – you could see it from a long way off. It was horrible. Once everyone had left there was a huge puddle of blood.

The victim is believed to be a resident of the Churchill Gardens Estate which is plagued with gang crime and street violence.

The problems in the area have become so bad that the estate has received a lottery grant to improve the area and is taking part in a pilot scheme to give local residents a greater say on improvements.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said there have been no arrests.

He said: “A murder inquiry is now under way and an incident room will open in due course under detectives from the Specialist Crime and Operations Directorate.

“We must retain an open mind re the circumstances of the incident and any motive at this early stage.”

The murder scene in Lupus Street remained cordoned off this morning with a number of police present.

The street, close to Pimlico Underground station, is bordered by extensive council estates on one side and is home to Pimlico Academy.

A 58-year-old local resident, who did not want to be named, said there had been two murders in nearby Gloucester Street in recent years and a stabbing of a boy outside a row of shops in Lupus Street before Christmas.

“The violence that has started to occur around here is something else, it is frightening for all the residents,” she said.

“You used to be able to walk around at night but I am starting to be very wary, especially at night-time.”

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