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Wednesday, 4 March 2015
CAGE. The Enemy Within?
Just in case you are unaware, 'CAGE' is an English 'Human Rights Group' who support the Taliban, al Qaeda, and the charming Jihadi John (above right). Their director, Asim Qureshi (above left), recently described the latter as 'an extremely gentle, and beautiful young man'. No doubt he really meant 'an extremely gentle and beautiful young man who beheads people in front of a movie camera'.
It is difficult in a liberal democratic society such as the UK's, to stop organisations such as 'CAGE' being established. What is NOT so difficult, however, is to stop them being funded by woolly thinking, naive left wing liberals.
It has recently been divulged that two well known British charities have been handing-out dosh to 'CAGE' like there's no tomorrow.
It is unimaginable to most right-thinking people that The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, and The Roddick Foundation, should between them have funded these idiots to the tune of about £300,000.
Daftness comes in all shapes, colours, and sizes, and the UK has more than its fair share of loony-left Human Rights protagonists, but what the hell would both Joseph Rowntree and (maybe less so) Anita Roddick have thought of their hard earned cash being handed over to well known enemies of the state.
I would have thought that sponsoring an organisation that has known links to terrorist groups would be an offence in the UK; so, will these half-baked charities end up in front of the beak? I very much doubt it; unless of course Cheerie Blair is making a fortune by defending them!
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