(It’s official. The British government, like the rest of Europe, is throwing Jews under the bus. This is not the first time I have seen a government try to explain policies of appeasement to muslims as also being for Jews, when there is simply no connection to Jewish complaints or policies on the matter)
A Labour council has banned pork from primary schools in its area claiming it is too expensive to monitor the diets of Islamic and Jewish pupils.
Islington Council, in north London, has been slammed by members of the pork industry for taking chops, sausages and bacon off the menu.
But while the local authority admits pork is no longer on the menu, it denies banning the meat – instead claiming pork is simply not provided under its current catering contract. […]
An Islington Council spokesman said today: ‘It’s not true that pork is banned in our primary schools.
‘It is not currently provided in our catering contract, but if any primary school wants to serve pork we will work with them to arrange it.’
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants seized control of an important army base Thursday following clashes with soldiers that left at least eight people dead, military officials said.
The officials say at least four soldiers and four militants died in the fighting and that at least 15 soldiers were taken hostage. The base is home to Yemen’s 19th Infantry Brigade and is located in the Baihan area in southern Shabwa province.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to reporters.
A Twitter account affiliated with Yemen’s al-Qaida branch, considered to be the most dangerous affiliate of the global terror network, posted images of militants raising their black flag over the base.
(Grace, who sent in this link, tells me that there were over 1000 comments on this new article and that the NatPost didn’t just close it for comments but actually removed the entire comment section from view, showing that once again, if the views of Canadians, especially if they conform to a classically liberal vision of what Canada is, must not be seen by other Canadians if they fail to meet the standards of our new transformative masters)
A Muslim woman is asking to be sworn in as a Canadian citizen as soon as possible while wearing a niqab, even as the Harper government considers appealing a court ruling overturning its policy requiring women to remove face coverings while reciting the oath.
“I hope my wait [to become a citizen] is not very long,’’ said Zunera Ishaq, the 29-year-old Toronto resident and mother of three who challenged the policy.
Kevin Menard, a spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, said Wednesday “all available legal options” are being kept open in the wake of a new Federal Court ruling that found the policy violated the government’s own regulations.
(On a related note, Montana attempts to counteract one extreme by legislating another. Ladies, do NOT get in a cold draft in Billings. It could cost you a fast grand)
5. Psaki: 3rd U.S. Embassy Evacuation In Mideast Doesn’t Mean U.S. Is Being Run Out Of Town
The Union of French Muslim Democrats (UDMF) has said it hopes to field candidates in eight cities in French elections next month, a modest objective for a young party with big ambitions.
The UDMF this week filed applications to run two candidates in the Parisian suburb of Bobigny as part of local elections in March, French media reported on Thursday. The relatively new political party said it planned to do the same in seven other ballot races, including in Marseille, Lyon and Nice.
Najib Azergui, who founded the UDMF in 2012, told the daily Le Parisian that his group wanted to give a voice to the country’s sizeable Muslim community, which struggles to find itself represented in the country’s mainstream parties.
Thank you M., Draculea, Buck, U Pete and all who sent in materials. Thanks.