Handshake Muslim loses court case

Dutch News.Nl

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Rotterdam council was right not to offer lawyer Mohammed Enait the job of client manager after he refused to shake hands with women, a court in The Hague said on Tuesday afternoon.

Enait had applied for the job at the social services department but said he would not shake hands with women on religious grounds. However, he would greet them in another respectful fashion, he said.

When he was refused the job, Enait brought a civil case against Rotterdam council, saying the rejection was religious discrimination.

The court found the refusal to shake women’s hands ‘unacceptable’ and that Enait is ignoring the equality between men and women, reports news website nu.nl. In addition, it would damage the relationship between the council and its clients.

In 2009, Enait was in the news for refusing to stand up in court when judges entered the room on the grounds that in Islam all men are equal.

 

Ezra Levant continues to expose Saudi lawfare and KSA attempts to silence media

Ezra Levant and SUN TV may well be the most couragious media in the world today. I really mean that. Perhaps more importantly, what they say is unimpeachably true. Their critics rarely if ever argue with them. Just name calling and threatening or exposing them to threats. But rarely if ever are they challenged on the facts.

I added a little video comment of my own to the end of this by the way.

Muslim Appeal on Swiss Minarets Rejected

From On Islam.net

OnIslam & News Agencies
Friday, 08 July 2011 12:39

A European court rejected appeals against a ban on the construction of new minarets in Switzerland.

GENEVA – A Muslim appeal against a ban imposed on the construction of new minarets in Switzerland was rejected on Friday, July 8, by the European Court of Human Rights, saying that the plaintiffs were not victims of an alleged human rights violation.

“The main complaint was that a disputed constitutional provision offended their religious beliefs,” the court statement cited by Swiss Info news agency said on Friday.

“However, they did not allege that it had had any practical effect on them.”

The lawsuit was first filed in December 2009 by a former spokesman for a Geneva mosque and several Swiss Muslim groups. Continue Reading →

Hijab on the pitch.

Here we go again. A Canadian makes a personal choice to follow a religion. She then chooses to participate in a public activity whose mandate clearly stipulates that all must abide by set regulations. She chooses to agree to those regulations. She then however, on behalf of her religion, chooses to break those established rules and yet expects that those rules should be changed to accommodate her.

So now, as if the rules she earlier agreed upon are somehow arbitrary and unnecessary, she preys upon our tolerance and goodwill in an attempt to break down the very freedoms that afford her the opportunity to choose in the first place.

I have no doubt that given the choice, should there have been a majority of Muslims within the league, it would be mandatory for all female participants to wear hijabs, regardless of their religion, with no apologies proffered. One has only to turn their attention to many swimming pools in major Canadian cities to see that, despite decades of hard fought battles to end gender discrimination, it is once again being re-instated in the name of sensitivity to Islamic demands (not to mention that basic rules of hygiene and safety are also being ignored under the pretence of cultural forbearance).

It is now time for us to clearly state and compel those values and the rules they stipulate to those who choose to reside within our society. Why? Because they are BETTER than those they wish to replace them with. There! I said it! So sue me!!

Father Grace

From The National Post.

Teen cut from team for wearing her hijab.

MONTREAL . A Quebec teenager who referees soccer games has been cut because she wears a hijab on the field.

Sarah Benkirane has been refereeing games on Montreal’s West Island and in Vaudreuil, Que., further west, for about two years, and was shocked last week to get a call from the Lac St. Louis Regional Soccer Association telling her she was fired.

“It seems so unfair,” said Ms. Benkirane, a 15-year-old Muslim who lives in Vaudreuil. “It’s always tucked into my shirt, it’s not hanging and it’s part of my religion. It doesn’t make any sense.” Continue Reading →

New Mosque? Time To Lawyer Up.

In my line of work, such as it is, I meet a lot of people from around the world. One of these is Mr. Gavin Boby, a lawyer who specialises in building applications.

If you want to build something or don’t like the idea of a potential development, then he’d be one of the people you want to talk with. He knows the by-laws, the regulations, and how to deal with the authorities.

That’s what he does.

What makes him a bit different is that he’s now set up a foundation to offer his services pro bono (that’s FREE for those of us who didn’t go onto tertiary education) to help people campaign against the ever-increasing proliferation of mosques.
Continue Reading →

Muslim group rankles at BBC quip

I took the liberty of replacing the tirade at the end of the original upload about how to complain about the BBC with my own tirade about how refreshing this was.

Youtube claims to have taken this video offline due to a copyright claim, I can’t tell if its from BBC or from the Muslim who posted the clip to craete shock and horror within the Muslim community who clearly can’t take a joke, even when so obviously true. The copyright claim doesn’t say BBC so I have no way of knowing who its from. However if the clip does go offline, please click here to see it.

Feds investigating Ga. mosque decision


The Associated Press


ALPHARETTA, Ga. — The Justice Department said it is investigating whether the city of Alpharetta violated federal law last year when it denied a zoning request last year from a mosque that is seeking to expand.

A Justice Department spokesman said Friday the agency is investigating whether the north Atlanta suburb violated a 2000 law designed to protect religious groups involved in land disputes when it rejected a request by the Islamic Center of North Georgia to expand its facility.

The city officials declined to comment on Friday.

The Alpharetta City Council voted 6-0 in May 2010 to reject plans by the center to tear down its worship house and construct two new buildings. The decision has prompted legal complaints from the Islamic Center and its supporters.

Read more: http://www.macon.com/2011/05/07/1552547/feds-investigating-ga-mosque-decision.html#ixzz1Liq9NK7b

Statement by Lars Hedegaard on his conviction for “hate speech”

Thanks to Jerry over at the Iconoclast for sending me this important press release by Lars Hedigaard.

The Iconoclast

Thursday, 5 May 2011
Lars Hedegaard: The Struggle Goes on

Lars Hedegaard, President

Danish and International Free Press Societies

Statement by Lars Hedegaard on his conviction for “hate speech”

Copenhagen, May 5, 2011

It is with great sadness I have to report that Denmark’s reputation as a haven of free speech and a bastion of resistance to sharia encroachment is irreparably tarnished. Denmark is my country and I used to be proud of it.

On May 3 the Eastern Superior Court in Copenhagen convicted me of hate speech under Denmark’s infamous Article 266 b of the penal code – a rubber provision that may be stretched to serve any political purpose dear to the hearts of the ruling elites.

My crime is to have called attention to the horrific conditions of Muslim women and for my audacity the court has now enabled my detractors to label me a racist.

Muslims can say whatever they want with impunity. Just a few weeks ago Denmark opened its gates to the hate-spewing preacher Bilal Philips, known for his advocacy of wife-beating and the killing of homosexuals. He was provided a platform in Copenhagen and nobody thought of dragging him into court.

Our authorities and their allies among the pc elites have chosen sides in the struggle between the forces of freedom and the forces of darkness and so opted for the oppressors of their own people and against those deserving of their protection.

The real victims of this despicable case are freedom of speech and the tens of thousands of girls and women – Muslim as well as non-Muslim – whose plight may no longer be mentioned in my country for fear of legal prosecution and public denigration.

We cannot permit this outcome to stand. I have therefore decided to appeal my conviction to the Supreme Court and – if that is denied – to the European Court of Human Rights.

This is a fight for liberty against tyranny. It will be long and hard but losing is no option.

Now elf ‘n’ safety bans 400-yard Easter parade

The war on Christians continues in UKistan.

MAILONLINE… Every year the Christians from different churches get together to march a 400-yard route to celebrate Easter.

But this year their Good Friday parade has been banned – because it breaches health and safety laws.

Church leaders say town hall bureaucrats are refusing Christians rights routinely afforded to minority groups, and have vowed to defy them.

Previously organisers of the parade in Willesden, north London, had only needed to inform police of their route. But new red tape means they now need permission from Brent Council.

Officials said they banned the procession because they were contacted too late to carry out a ‘consultation’ to close the roads. Continue Reading →

The New Puritans Have Bolted.

One of my favourite plays/movies is The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. I never studied it in school, so I never got to pull it apart scene by scene, line by line, and therefore learned to love it just as it is.

One thing that I did pick up along the way regarding this play is that it’s supposed to be an allegory for McCarthyism and the rooting out of communists in America in the 1950s.

The fact that McCarthy was right is often overlooked or ignored, so “McCarthyist” tends to be seen as a derogatory term.

Now, here in Melbournistan, we have our very own witchhunt going on with columnist/journalist Andrew Bolt’s head being in the noose.

His crime?

Well, according to the Racial Hatred Act, (yes, we actually have one of those.Who knew??) several of Bolt’s columns back in 2009 offended a few people.

18C.(1) It is unlawful for a person to do an act, otherwise than in private,
if:
(a) the act is reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to offend,
insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people;
and

(b) the act is done because of the race, colour or national or ethnic
origin of the other person or of some or all of the people in the
group. Note: Subsection (1) makes certain acts unlawful. Section 22
allows people to make complaints to the Human Rights and Equal
Opportunity Commission about unlawful acts. However, an unlawful act
is not necessarily a criminal offence. Section 26 says that this Act
does not make it an offence to do an act that is unlawful because of
this Part, unless Part IV expressly says that the act is an offence.

“(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an act is taken not to be done in
private if it:

(a) causes words, sounds, images or writing to be communicated to the
public; or

(b) is done in a public place; or

(c) is done in the sight or hearing of people who are in a public place.

Unfortunately, the fair State of Victoria is known for it’s remarkably draconian vilification laws.

They never seem to be applied equally; Christians and Andrew Bolt seem to be the main targets, but that is no surprise living in our current climate of unease.

As Zenster* likes to say: there are a lot of skinless people living in our sandpaper world.

Which leads us to this week, where Andrew Bolt is on trial for effectively hurting people’s feelings. As a layperson, with all the necessary lack of credentials in law, that’s how I see it.

We do have a remarkable number of committees, statutory bodies and grants available for people of aboriginal descent, to the extent that it does sometimes feel (as a white person), that there is a separate civilisation living alongside mine.

There is even a section of the Magistrates’ Court that is available only to those seen to be of aboriginal descent.

With all of this opportunity, and positive discrimination in favour of a small percentage of the population who have a different culture to the majority (2.5% of the pop at last census), you’d think that the last thing to worry about would be people getting upset by a few columns written by someone who’s known to stir the possum with his opinions.

Let’s face it, Andrew Bolt has upset plenty of people over the years, up to and including magistrates, so it’s not like anyone would be surprised if his opinions are not universally welcomed.

It’s interesting that so many people think that Bolt is so evil and racist.

It’s also interesting that the prosecuting QC in this court case was able to suggest that Bolt’s opinions are akin to the eugenics movement which led to the development of the Nazi Final Solution.

I guess the idea of “free speech” is rather amorphous, when QCs can play the nazi card with no apparent fall out, but questioning culture is a rather large and legally tricky minefield.

As Ron Merkel says, there’s an “us and them” mentality, but only one side appears to be allowed to have it.

Then again, as Michael Connor notes:

Mr Merkel also said, “This case is not about free speech.”

*Zenster is a regular commenter at the Gates of Vienna blog.

PCC investigates Melanie Phillips’ Spectator blog

If you cannot call a person who stabs a sleeping family to death in cold blood, and then all the people who are like him who celebrate these murders by a public celebration and the handing out of candy ‘Savages’ then what exactly does the word mean?

Eeyore

From The Guardian:

Melanie Phillips Melanie Phillips’ Spectator blogpost titled ‘Armchair barbarism’ prompted complaints to the PCC. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian

A Melanie Phillips blogpost on the Spectator website which referred to the “moral depravity” of Arab “savages” is being investigated by the Press Complaints Commission.

The online comment piece, headlined “Armchair barbarism”, focused on media coverage of the murder of five members of a Jewish family in the West Bank settlement of Itamar by Palestinian militants earlier this month.

“The moral depravity of the Arabs is finding a grotesque echo in the moral bankruptcy and worse of the British and American ‘liberal’ media,” wrote Phillips.

“Overwhelmingly, the media have either ignored or downplayed the atrocity – or worse, effectively blamed the victims for bringing it on themselves, describing them as ‘hard-line settlers’ or extremists.

“To the New York Times, it’s not the Arab massacre of a Jewish family which has jeopardised ‘peace prospects’ – because the Israelis will quite rightly never trust any agreement with such savages – but instead Israeli policy on building more homes, on land to which it is legally and morally entitled, which is responsible instead for making peace elusive. Twisted, and sick.”

The column, which also referred to coverage of the murders by CNN, the BBC and the Guardian – part of the group that publishes MediaGuardian.co.uk – prompted two complaints to the press watchdog, one of them from Engage, a group promoting Muslim engagement in British society.

Inayat Bunglawala, chair of Muslims4UK, said: “Her words went far beyond just denouncing the killings. It was a far more generalised racist outburst against Arabs as a whole.

“If you insert the word ‘Jew’ or ‘Jewish’ where she has referred to Arabs then I am sure she would have no doubt that those words would be antisemitic. Just as she abhors antisemitism it is important that she maintains the same vigorous anti-racist stance against Arabs. It is just unacceptable to use that kind of language.”

Bunglawala said he had also complained to the police about the column.

In November last year the Spectator and Phillips published an online apology to a prominent British Muslim they falsely accused of antisemitism in an online column.

The Spectator had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.

Far leftists, unions and Islamic terror group supporters work with organized crime in Caledonia.

Last night I had the opportunity to interview one of the principle people, as well as attend a lecture and set of videos by many of the residents of the besieged town of Caledonia where I learned a great many disturbing things, just two of which are,

1. The government seems to treat what should be a law enforcement issue, as a “peacekeeping” one. This has disturbing implications.

2. Out of over 3000 bands of aboriginal people, all of whom live in peace with the general population of Canada and with varying degrees of success ,only the ‘Six Nations people’ or Mohawk have allied themselves with international terrorists and use their special status to run organized crime with impunity from the police and state, even, on occasion, with their assistance.

Over the course of the coming week, I will publish as much as I can of the video I shot along with their various materials. For the moment, here is a short segment of last night’s ‘Free Thinking Film Society’ presentation with, among many other people, Gary McHale.

For people interested in more information on the Canadian-Aboriginal connection with international organized crime and Islamic terror, please have a look at the following links:

http://www.caledoniawakeupcall.com/homeland/hezbollah.html

http://www.caledoniawakeupcall.com/homeland/index.html

http://voiceofcanada.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/kudos-to-london-free-press-for-worthingtons-truth-and-consequences-feature-page-re-caledonia-islamic-appeasement/

http://voiceofcanada.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/caledonia-players-the-mohawk-warriors/

The speaker in this video is:

Mark Vandermaas (featured speaker)
Caledonia Victims Project
Mark Vandermaas is a former Canadian soldier and UN peacekeeper. After his arrest on Dec 16, 2006 with Gary McHale while attempting to raise a Canadian flag, Mark put his career as a real estate broker on hold to work as a full time ’rule of law’ activist.
He was the leader of the 2007 Ipperwash Papers project, and has written more than 400 Caledonia-related articles for his blog VoiceofCanada.ca.
In 2010 Mark started the Caledonia Victims Project to begin organizing the key evidence and background information which will be needed by post-Helpless policy researchers.  He and Gary are co-founders of the HelplessByBlatchford project – a resource created to educate Canadians about the many important issues raised by the Caledonia crisis.
Mark has consistently spoken out on behalf of the unintended aboriginal victims of OPP racial policing practices as well as for non-aboriginal residents as he did at the 2010 New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forum at Mount Royal University where he presented, Listening to Victims: A Fresh Approach to Healing and Reconciliation upon which his presentation tonight is based.



Below is the video that was presented before the speakers began. It is quite interesting and gives a pretty good idea of what this is all about. Warning: Some sections of this may make you angry. Especially if you are Canadian.

Caledonia. A primer on the anarchy and intimidation that exists there from Vlad Tepes on Vimeo.

Below, Doug Fleming, another resident and speaker at the Caledonia night.

Malaysia’s government offers olive branch to Christians amid dispute over seized Bibles

YAHOO NEWS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia’s government has reversed its decision to stamp Malay-language Bibles with serial numbers and government seals, softening its stance after Christians slammed the move as desecrating their holy book.

A dispute over the distribution of Malay-language Bibles containing the word “Allah” as a translation for God has caused authorities to hold 35,000 Indonesian-made Bibles at two Malaysian ports since 2009. The government bans the use of “Allah” in non-Muslim texts, saying it could confuse Muslims or even be used to convert them.

Last week, the government agreed to release the Bibles on condition they are stamped with serial numbers and seals with warnings that the books are meant for Christians only. The Christian Federation of Malaysia, which represents most of the country’s churches, said that would amount to desecrating the Bibles.

Late Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s Department offered what it called a “fair and reasonable solution” to resolve the dispute.

The Bibles will be released with only the words “For Christianity” stamped on them, the department said in a statement. For books already stamped with serial numbers and seals, it said Christian donors have offered to replace them with new imported Bibles.

It reiterated that the serialization of the Bibles was standard practice and not meant to deface the books. The government will issue a directive to allow future imports of all Malay-language Bibles as long as the books contain the stamp “For Christianity,” the department said.

The Christian federation said it would issue a statement after church leaders meet next week to discuss the government’s offer.

While the government’s proposed release of the Bibles aims to ease religious friction, it also attempts to assure Muslims that their interests will not be undermined in an ongoing court case on whether non-Muslims have the constitutional right to use “Allah.”

The government is appealing a December 2009 court ruling that religious minorities — mostly Christians, Buddhists and Hindus — have the right to use “Allah.” The verdict caused a brief surge in tensions last year, when 11 churches were attacked amid anger among some Muslims.