Category: United Kingdom

British cartoons during the American Revolution

This fine electronic collection of historical British political cartoons has just come to my attention. The cartoons and sketches parody and otherwise skewer the American Revolution and its allies. This file contains more than 150 British political cartoons concerning the American Revolution. Each is accompanied by an archivist’s description. The two sample cartoons are representative: One shows American savages hanging...

Threat of lawsuit spiked UK report on ‘head of state’ funding of al Qaeda

Was it a sharp-eyed editor’s discovery of a false story, or outside forms of influence that caused a major London newspaper to spike its story yesterday about an unnamed “head of state” whose inner circle  has been funding al Qaeda? It turns out that threats of a lawsuit under Britain’s archaic “guilty until proven innocent” libel laws, briefly caused the...

Muslim militants in London make repeated threats against Pope Benedict

Mobs of radical Muslims protested Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to London this week, chanting threatening slogans and holding signs vilifying the Catholic church and Christian faith. It is important to understand the importance of what is being said. Even though the protests were not physically violent, they are laden with language that, under sharia law, is to be...