MP forced to resign over Israel posting

HEART IN THE RIGHT PLACE: Labour MP, Naz Shah, was incensed by Israel's bombing of Gaza in 2014, prior to her becoming an MP. Courtesy: goodadvice.com
HEART IN THE RIGHT PLACE: Labour MP, Naz Shah, was incensed by Israel’s bombing of Gaza in 2014, prior to her becoming an MP. Courtesy: goodadvice.com

A UK Member of Parliament has been forced to resign from an advisory role for an Internet posting she made prior to being elected an MP in 2014, where she implied that US support for Israel was so strong that they might as well relocate the Holy Land to North America.

Naz Shah, who is the Labour MP for Bradford West, has quit as the aide to UK opposition chief finance spokesman, John McDonnell, saying she is sorry for the posting on Facebook. The posting showed Israel super-imposed on North American with the words, “Problem solved.

Naz Shah stated why she felt the need to resign. “I deeply regret the hurt I have caused by comments I made on social media before I was elected as an MP,” she said. “I made these comments at the height of the Gaza conflict in 2014, when emotions were high around the Middle East conflict.

Benjamin Netanyahu's Government had closes ties with the United States of America until the intervention of US Secretary of State John Kerry, who Benjamin Netanyahu has branded "anti-Semitic."
WARLORD: Benjamin Netanyahu’s Government had closes ties with the United States of America until the intervention of US Secretary of State John Kerry, who Benjamin Netanyahu has branded “anti-Semitic.” Courtesy: The Jerusalem Post.

Internet trolling and cyberstalking expert Jonathan Bishop, who is a candidate for the Welsh Assembly, says he is disgusted that Naz Shah has felt the need to resign. “The fact is, until the brave intervention of US Secretary of State John Kerry, US policy towards Israel was far too support for many people’s liking,” he said. “The 9/11 Commission heard evidence from US officials that the 9/11 attacks were retaliation for US support for Israel, and on that basis Naz Shah should not have resigned simply for portraying the feeling of many people through satirical imagery.

Naz Shah justified her need to resign. “In recognition for that offence (caused by the image) I have stepped down from my role as PPS to the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell,” she said. “I will be seeking to expand my existing engagement and dialogue with the Jewish community organisations, and will be stepping up my efforts to combat all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism.

Jonathan Bishop’s research paper, “The role of affective computing for improving situation awareness in unmanned aerial vehicle operations: A US perspective,” which explores US foreign policy in the Middle East has been published by IGI Global in the book, Synthesizing Human Emotion in Intelligent Systems and Robotics, which was edited by Jordi Vallverdú.

Calls to ban ‘fascist’ Donald Trump from the UK

US Presidential candidate hopeful, Donald Trump, is facing calls to be banned from the UK, as claims of fascist behaviour at his rallies dog his campaign.

A petition, calling for Donald Trump to face a ban from entry to the UK on the same basis as others preaching hate, has over half a million signatures, and was considered by the UK Parliament at Westminster Hall on 18 January 2016.

Donald Trump has protesters thrown out of his rallies amid calls he should be banned from the UK.
FASCIST?: Donald Trump has protesters thrown out of his rallies amid calls he should be banned from the UK. Courtesy: Reuters / L.E. Baskow / Las Vegas Sun.

The debate comes as reports of fascist behaviour at Donald Trump’s rallies in the United States become even more severe. Donald Trump has been captured on camera at the Flynn Theater in Burlington, Vermont, throwing out dissident voices, and others, from among those attending. “We will get more and more angry as we go along,” Donald Trump was heard saying as protesters were escorted out. “And by the end I will say, ‘get the hell out of here,’” he continued. “And then by the way, by that time, security will be so tough and so nasty, and you know what is going to happen when that happens?” he asked. “You’re not going to have any more problems, you’re not going to have not going to have any problems,” he concluded.

Paul Flynn MP, who lead the debate in the UK Parliament, described the sort of people banned from the UK in the past. “A leader of a violent gang that beat migrants and posted films of the attacks on the internet,” was one person who was banned because they were “considered to be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by fomenting serious criminal activity and seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts.” Another was banned because they were considered to “be engaging in unacceptable behaviour by fomenting terrorist violence in furtherance of his political beliefs.” A further person was banned because they were considered to be engaged in “unacceptable behaviour by seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts.

Councillor Jonathan Bishop is the parish councillor for Lower Cam in England, and a prospective candidate in this year’s Welsh Assembly elections. As an Internet trolling expert, he has long argued for free speech over censorship, but says he believes Donald Trump is over-stepping the mark. “It is one thing to call someone offensive names, or to post threats that lack any credibility to Twitter,” he said. “It is a totally different thing to be relying on others’ stupidity to further fascist behaviour that destroys free speech,” he continued. “The sort of behaviour Donald Trump shows at his rallies is not that one might expect to see from someone who wants to be the leader of the so-called free world,” he concluded.

Prime Minister David Cameron has made clear that he completely disagrees with Donald Trump’s hate speech and Home Secretary Theresa May has said that Donald Trump’s remarks in relation to Muslims are divisive, unhelpful and wrong. “The Government recognises the strength of feeling against the remarks and will continue to speak out against comments which have the potential to divide our communities, regardless of who makes them,” a UK Government statement said. “We reject any attempts to create division and marginalisation amongst those we endeavour to protect.

Campaigners rejoice as Texas introduce cameras in special needs classes

Campaigners are celebrating a victory in ensuring the protection of special needs students in Texas schools through the introduction of CCTV.

Since June, schools in Texas have been able to install cameras to protect students. Senate Bill 507 was created following the alleged rape of a student with autism, for which a prosecution was not able to be brought due to lack of evidence.

Dr Diana Otero is Executive Director of Special Education at YISD. “There have been concerns in the past from other districts, that probably prompted the need for this (law),” she said. “And I say we have great teachers, I don’t see a problem with any of that. I see it as another layer of safety that parents feel they need.”

Tara Heidinger runs the Cameras In Special Needs Classrooms campaign. “Texas families, advocates, and more stuck together, shared their testimonies, and let their voices be heard all the way to state house,” she said. “Texas families, advocates, and more have been fighting for cameras in special needs classrooms at least 4-5 years now.
With everyone sticking together and never giving up, they passed the Bill this session to have cameras in special needs classrooms in the State of Texas. Georgia state has a Bill currently and more states in the USA are fighting for Bills. Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and more are also getting involved for Cameras In Special Needs Classrooms.

The Facebook Page for Cameras In Special Needs Classrooms is: http://www.facebook.com/CamerasInSpecialNeedsClassrooms