Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 11 November 2018
It being the Centenary of the end of the Great War there have been quite a few events and ways of marking the anniversary up and down the country. I say 'England' because I am English and will have noticed things in England but I know there have been similar events in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. ...Read More...
Posted on 11/11/2018 9:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 10 November 2018
In November 2008 I attended a service in London's Whitehall and later wrote this
Last Voices of a Generation. The last three British men alive who fought in the Great War.
I think it is worth revisiting. Since then every veteran of WWII known to me personally has died, parents in law, uncles ...Read More...
Posted on 11/10/2018 9:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 9 November 2018
From the Telegraph. When I noticed this report first thing I'm sure the authorities were saying there was no terrorist motive . . . Why do they always say this before they have time to know; they are not fooling anybody.
A man went on a stabbing spree in the centre of Melbourne on Friday after apparently ...Read More...
Posted on 11/09/2018 7:15 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 8 November 2018
It is in all the newspapers that thankfully Asia Bibi is out of prison in Multan where she has been held for eight years.
The British Pakistani Christian Association release says
Asia Bibi has been set free from her long-term home under captivity at Multan Jail and we confirmed this with media ...Read More...
Posted on 11/08/2018 5:26 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Four years ago at the Tower of London, from August until Remembrance Sunday in November 2014 ceramic poppies were planted in the moat by volunteers until there were enough (888,246) to represent every British man killed during the Great War.
This week to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ...Read More...
Posted on 11/07/2018 4:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 5 November 2018
A refugee school student under investigation by the Home Office over claims he lied about his age told a fellow pupil he was a married father-of-two, it has been alleged. The asylum seeker reportedly told the pupil he was 25, despite the authorities believing that he is only 15.
Concerns were raised ...Read More...
Posted on 11/05/2018 7:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 4 November 2018
From the Sunday Telegraph and the Birmingham Mail
Two Islamic schools have been reported to the Government for segregating boys and girls on their premises. The Avecinna Academy and The Wisdom Academy in Birmingham were flagged up for 'sex discrimination' by education watchdog Ofsted.
Avecinna ...Read More...
Posted on 11/04/2018 11:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 3 November 2018
From the London Evening Standard
The lawyer who represented a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country in fear for his life.
Saif Mulook said he had to leave so he could continue to represent Asia Bibi, whose conviction was overturned ...Read More...
Posted on 11/03/2018 7:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 2 November 2018
Christian woman spared the death penalty after her blasphemy conviction was overturned faces being barred from leaving Pakistan under a deal struck to appease hardliners.
Pakistan's government on Friday night said it had reached an agreement with Islamist parties to end three days of protests which ...Read More...
Posted on 11/02/2018 5:42 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 2 November 2018
From the Express, the Daily Mail and the East Anglian Daily Times
A PROBE is underway at a high school into claims a 30-year-old asylum seeker is posing as a teenage pupil after lying to British authorities about his age. GCSE pupils at Stoke High School in Ipswich, Suffolk, claim the student is ...Read More...
Posted on 11/02/2018 8:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 2 November 2018
From Sky News and News Australia
The release of a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy has been delayed.
Her release was delayed following protests by radical Islamists, who want her publicly hanged, and failed talks between them ...Read More...
Posted on 11/02/2018 5:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 1 November 2018
From Sky News and the Huddersfield Examiner
Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, said at the opening of their trial that some of their victims were "plied with drink and drugs to the point of being utterly unable to resist the sexual advances that were made against them".
Judge Simon Philips QC, sentencing, ...Read More...
Posted on 11/01/2018 12:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
A press release from the British Pakistani Christian Association and Pakistani English language newspaper Dawn.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges after accepting her 2015 appeal against her sentence.
A three-judge bench ...Read More...
Posted on 10/31/2018 2:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 29 October 2018
From The Times the Telegraph and the Rotherham Advertiser
More than 420 suspected offenders are under investigation in a £100 million criminal inquiry triggered by the Rotherham sex grooming scandal, it has been revealed. The figure was released by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as seven men were ...Read More...
Posted on 10/29/2018 1:07 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 25 October 2018
An Islamic school which taught that only Muslims and animals were saved on Noah’s ark has become the first to be successfully prosecuted for operating illegally.
The Al-Istiqamah Learning Centre in west London marketed itself as a study centre where home-educated children had part-time tuition, but ...Read More...
Posted on 10/25/2018 4:14 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax