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Last Thursday I was a tourist strolling down Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas. I decided that rather than sit down in one of the many crowded street cafés, I would buy my nine-year-old son Qais, whom I had left behind in Glasgow, his Barcelona FC kit.

I walked on. Seconds later I heard a crashing noise and hundred of screams. As I turned I saw an avalanche of people running with terror. Instinctively I ran, but seconds later stopped to learn that a van metres away from where I had been had mowed down the crowd and murdered innocents.

A campaign of hate and lies, led by Tommy Robinson

I let my family and friends know via social media that I was safe. In the aftermath I spoke to the media of the sea of humanity that walked the length of Las Ramblas, where one could see every race, creed and colour represented. We now know there were in fact 34 countries from which the victims came.

I pointed out that my being a Muslim gave me no immunity from bombs, bullets or a van. But what followed was a barrage of hate from the far right – Trump supporters as well as those of the EDL.

Source: I was caught in the Barcelona attacks: Now Tommy Robinson and trolls call me an Islamic extremist – The i newspaper online iNews


If you’re of the view that Donald Trump’s presidency is lacking leadership in tough times, then look no further than his predecessor’s latest

Source: Obama’s far-right tweet becomes most-liked ever | Euronews


Crowdfunding sites based in the United States are closing down pages dedicated to right-wing campaigns in the wake of the violence at Charlottesville.

The decision has affected not only campaigns to support James Fields, the man accused of driving his car into counter protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, but also – for example – right-wing group Defend Europe, that set sail on the Mediterranean to stop refugees reaching the continent.

Source: It seems SOMETHING good has come from the Charlottesville violence | Vox Political


Gmail for iOS Introduces New Anti-Phishing Feature that Warns of Suspicious Links

Source: Gmail for iOS Adds Anti-Phishing Feature that Warns of Suspicious Links


Locky and Mamba Ransomware are back in the wild. Here’s how to protect your computers from ransomware attacks.

Source: Warning: Two Dangerous Ransomware Are Back – Protect Your Computers


The president gave the racists permission to take off their hoods. Even after the violence Saturday in Virginia, he refused to condemn them by name. But we can.

Source: Trump lit the torches of white supremacy in Charlottesville. We must extinguish them. – The Washington Post


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A comprehensive briefingupdated in June, forwarded by the author of Three Generations Left

The BBCreports today that after President Donald Trump warned North Korea it should be “very, very nervous” if it does anything to the US, Defence Secretary James Mattis warned that armed conflict with North Korea would be “catastrophic” and said diplomacy was bearing fruit. “The American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results,” he said.

Edited extracts:

At a series of intergovernmental conferences starting in 2013, extensive evidence was presented of the enormous ‘humanitarian consequences’ should nuclear weapons ever be used again in war.

One study published by the organisation Article 36 was a detailed analysis of the impacts of a single modern nuclear warhead exploding over a typical city within an industrialised nation. The target was Manchester in the UK as a model medium-sized modern city. The yield…

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There goes a great President, but great as what is the question, certainly not Presidential.

If Guam was not worried before, they certainly will be now.

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During the Cuban missile crisis, John F Kennedy became a hero to much of the world’s population, credited with pulling the world back from the brink of nuclear disaster with statecraft, a little help from spies in Russia and great oratory.

Donald Trump’s phonecall – of which a transcript is now in circulation – to the governor of the Pacific Island of Guam, which is feeling threatened by the prospect of North Korean missile tests, will certainly propel Trump into his own, unique historical bracket.

Not in a good way.

The official White House press release about the conversation was succinct and professional:

wh statementTrump’s conversation was not:

trump actual guamRambling. Inane. Narcissistic. Vacuous. An empty vessel making the most noise. An empty vessel with his finger on the nuclear button.

The governor apparently told Trump that Guam has never felt safer.

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This weekend, more than 35,000 Muslims from 100 different countries will meet in Hampshire, England, to denounce violence and promote world peace.

In the wake of terror attacks in London and Manchester  earlier this year, the gathering sends a powerful message that Muslims stand with the rest of the world in condemning extremism in all its forms.

Source: Over 35,000 British Muslims Gather in Hampshire to Condemn Terrorism and Promote Peace


It signifies an aggressive and prolonged investigation.

Source: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Reportedly Assembles Grand Jury, Ramping Up Russia Probe | HuffPost

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