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  • Germany: Leading politicians call for a 'European Islam'

    05/23/2019 1:20:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.23.2019 | jsi/rt (EPD, KNA, dpa)
    Two senior German politicians have called for a more progressive form of Islam in order to align the religion with the European way of life. Health Minister Jens Spahn and Schleswig-Holstein State Premier Daniel Günther published the appeal Thursday in a guest contribution for the Rheinische Post regional daily. “Instead of tolerating symbols of a reactionary, misogynistic form of Islam, we must promote the development of a European Islam, which shares our values, in order to preserve our free European way of life,” penned the two Christian Democrats. The topic of burkas is one of particular concern for both Spahn...
  • Michigan city worker fired for anti-Muslim post about Sports Illustrated model

    05/09/2019 8:31:19 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2019 | 10:49am | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Michigan city worker was fired over an anti-Muslim Facebook post about a Sports Illustrated model that he tried to cover up, insisting he was hacked. Bill Larion, 58, was axed Wednesday by Dearborn officials, four days after he denigrated Somali-American model and activist Halima Aden by comparing her to a camel. The part-time surveyor for the city’s engineering division made the degrading remark while off-duty, the Detroit Free Press reports.
  • US cop is found guilty of third-degree murder and manslaughter after he shot dead Australian...

    04/30/2019 3:45:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 143 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | APRIL 30, 2019 | Karen Ruiz For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: US cop is found guilty of third-degree murder and manslaughter after he shot dead Australian woman Justine Damond in her pyjamas The US cop who shot dead an unarmed Australian woman in her pyjamas outside her home has been found guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. A jury of ten men and two women reached a verdict on Tuesday in the trial of former Minnesota police officer Mohamed Noor after three weeks of testimony. The jurors were sequestered. Noor, 33, was charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen...
  • Denmark Approves Burka Ban

    06/01/2018 10:53:47 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | June 1, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    Denmark becomes the sixth European country to enact such a ban, after France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Austria. "The face is your passport. When you refuse me to see you, I am a victim." — Jacques Myard, a former conservative MP who supported the ban in France. "[S]ome people do not want to be a part of Danish society and want to create parallel societies with their own norms and rules." — Danish Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen. The Danish Parliament has passed a ban on Islamic full-face veils in public spaces. The new law, sponsored by Denmark's center-right...
  • Norway presents proposal on full-face veil ban

    03/23/2018 8:12:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 23 March 2018 15:41 CET+01:00
    Three ministers from the Norwegian government presented on Friday a proposal to ban face-covering garments at schools, daycares and other educational institutions. The proposal was presented by ministers from each of the three parties in the coalition government — Finance Minister Siv Jensen (Progress), Minister of Education and Integration Jan Tore Sanner (Conservative) and Minister of Education Iselin Nybø (Liberal). “Even though few people wear the burqa and niqab today, there are instances of it. A national ban will make things clearer for everyone,” Sanner said to NRK. The ban will ensure good communication in educational contexts, the minister added....
  • Man dressed as a shark is arrested under Austria's burka ban laws [tr]

    10/11/2017 6:19:32 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 October 2017 | GARETH DAVIES
    A man dressed as a shark has been arrested under Austria's burka ban laws while working as a mascot outside a shop. The employee was standing outside McShark in a shark suit to advertise the new electronics store in Vienna. Police officers demanded he removed his shark head and when he refused, protesting he was 'just doing his job', they arrested him and slapped him with a fine.
  • Theresa May takes stand against Saudi regime by not wearing headscarf

    04/04/2017 8:50:51 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies
    TheTelegraph ^ | April 4, 2017 | Gordon Rayner
    The Prime Minister, in a dark blue trouser suit, made sure she had her wrists and ankles covered, in accordance with strict dress codes for women in Saudi Arabia. But her choice of outfit as she arrived on Tuesday afternoon was contrary to Foreign Office guidelines, which state: “Women should wear conservative, loose-fitting clothes as well as a full length cloak (abaya) and a headscarf.” Mrs May won widespread praise on Twitter, with users saying they were “proud you have not bowed down” to the regime, and that “secular women are equal and free”.
  • Why the apparel industry is embracing Muslim fashion

    03/02/2017 2:20:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 2, 2017 | By IRINA IVANOVA
    In the modern-day culture wars over Islam’s place in America, fashion has become a flashpoint. Should Muslim women in the U.S. publicly show their faith with garments, from hijabs to burkinis? If the marketplace is any indication, that debate has been settled: Muslim fashion is here to stay. Modest fashion -- the term for a wide range of clothing that caters to women who prefer looser garments or more coverage -- is now within the mainstream. “In today’s world, Muslims have the largest population of millennials, and they’re demanding to be more and more stylish,” said Alia Khan, chairwoman of...
  • Spain Citizens Protest Starbucks’ Hiring Spree For Refugees With ‘Starburka’ Stickers

    02/17/2017 5:55:00 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 14 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | February 16, 2017 | Cheryl Chumley
    Residents in Spain have an answer for Starbucks’ company officials who announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees from mostly Muslim communities – and if a picture says 1,000 words, this message is a volume. From the blog: “All the Starbucks branches in Madrid have been redubbed ‘STARBURKA REFUGEES’ in a mass sticker protest action against that company’s decision to employ 10,000 Muslim invaders posing as refugees—while unemployment in Spain is over 20 percent. “The protest action, carried out by Spanish nationalist activists Hogar Social Madrid (HSM), saw activists print up ultra-sticky full size stickers to replace existing store signage, made...
  • Muslim face veil ban on Austrian ruling coalition action plan

    01/30/2017 10:58:20 PM PST · by aquila48 · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 30 Jan, 2017
    A ban on all Muslim face veils in public places is part of new measures agreed by Austria’s ruling coalition partners, and is due to be implemented before the next parliamentary vote in 2018. The ban is a part of the ‘integration law’ included in the coalition’s new action plan, which was negotiated by the representatives of the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPO) and the conservative People's Party (OVP), which together form the ruling centrist coalition. The contents of the new governmental program were presented on Monday. The proposed Muslim face veil ban mostly applies to the burka and niqab...
  • Harvard Launches Fellowships in Islamic Law to Sway U.S. Policy [Heads Up!]

    12/28/2016 4:03:59 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 40 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 25, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PhD
    [Undermining the Constitution and the US legal system -Sharia Step #1 (my comment)] Harvard Law School has announced the launch of a series of paid fellowships for research on issues of Islamic law during the 2017-2018 academic year, aimed at influencing public discourse and U.S. policy on Sharia. According to.... Harvard’s Islamic Legal Studies Program, Intisar Rabb, the launch of the new program comes “just in time” for the beginning of the Trump administration and has the goal of “building a community of Islamic law scholars in the academy” as well as informing “policy and media discourse about Islamic law.”...
  • MERKEL'S U-TURN Angela Merkel calls for Germany BURKA BAN

    12/06/2016 8:25:45 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12/06/16 | Corey Charlton
    ANGELA Merkel today completed an astonishing U-turn as she formally endorsed a full burka ban following a backlash over her open-door migration policies. The German chancellor made the comments at a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference having recently declared she will seek re-election. The German chancellor also said she would avoid a repeat of the huge migrant influx that occurred under her watch last year She told the annual congress that it was legitimate to expect integration from newcomers, underlining her party’s bid to ban the full face veil. “The full veil must be banned wherever it is legally possible,”...
  • Angela Merkel calls for burka ban in Germany

    12/06/2016 7:15:18 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/5/2016
    Angela Merkel has called for a ban on the burka "wherever possible" in Germany and said there can be no repeat of last year's migrant crisis in a speech launching her bid for another two-year term as Chancellor. "German law takes precedence over sharia," Mrs Merkel said during a speech at her party's annual two-day congress in the western city of Essen. "The full face veil should be banned, wherever legally possible," she added, to prolonged applause. That is expected to mean a ban on burkas in public life including for civil servants, schools, universities and while driving - described...
  • Angela Merkel calls for a BURKA BAN: German leader says 'the full veil is not appropriate here'[tr]

    12/06/2016 6:19:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2016 | Allan Hall and Julian Robinson
    Angela Merkel has called for a burka ban after saying the 'full veil is not appropriate' in Germany, it has emerged. In an astonishing U-turn, the German chancellor told her conservative CDU party conference that wearing the burka should be outlawed 'wherever that is legally possible'. It comes after the 62-year-old stressed her determination to ensure there is no repeat of last year's huge migrant influx as she seeks a fourth term as chancellor.
  • Hollande: 'Muslim women could be symbol of France'

    10/12/2016 6:10:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 12 Oct 2016 12:24 GMT+02:00
    A new book titled “A President Should Not Say That…” has revealed that François Hollande calls Nicolas Sarkozy “a Duracell bunny”, how his ex-partner was obsessed by another ex-partner, and how he believes a Muslim woman could one day be the symbol of France (if she feels free enough to ditch her veil). The new book was penned by journalists Gérard Davet and Fabrice Lhomme who met with the president 61 times since he has been president. They recorded their private conversations with him in which the president made several headline-making statements. Firstly the one that has caused the most...
  • Amazon pulls ‘sexy burka’ party outfit after massive backlash

    10/07/2016 1:28:20 PM PDT · by ncfool · 31 replies
    RT.com ^ | 7 Oct, 2016 05:48 | RT writers
    Online retail giant Amazon was forced to remove a skimpy low-cut black dress, complete with veil, advertised on its website as a “ladies sexy Saudi burka Islamic costume,” after scores of infuriated users labeled it “racist” and “disgusting.” .comCustomers outraged by Walmart’s Israeli soldier Halloween costume Online shoppers surfing Amazon’s UK website for new ideas for upcoming Halloween dress-up parties stumbled upon the garment on Thursday. The mini-dress priced at £18.99 ($23) is apparently a take on the conservative Arab women’s swimwear, except that it barely covers anything but the face, with a niqab leaving only the eyes visible. Upon...
  • French Burkini Controversy Was Set-Up By Muslim Activists In Concert with TV

    09/24/2016 3:00:37 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 7 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 24, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    “Selectively edited” Footage of a young Muslim woman wearing a so-called Burkini being threatened on a French beach was a deliberate set-up for the benefit of a Channel Seven Australia television crew, according to revelations in the Australian press."
  • Hillary Bikini Mural Gets Ironic "Revision" After Public Decency Complaints

    08/03/2016 7:14:36 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3 Aug, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    A mural in the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia recently garnered international attention as none other than Hillary Clinton was featured in a bikini, carrying $100 bills. Evidently, the politically correct police promptly came and out and denounced such a sacrilege. According to the Guardian, the local council said the mural “contravened its gender equity policy.” “We believe that this mural is offensive because of the depiction of a near-naked woman, not on the basis of disrespect to Hillary Clinton, and it is not in keeping with our stance on gender equity,” the council chief executive, Stephen Wall, said. “We contacted...
  • Lushsux Hillary Clinton mural becomes burqa wearing woman

    08/01/2016 8:24:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | August 1, 20162nd August 2016 | Bridie Byrne
    A CONTROVERSIAL mural depicting US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a skimpy stars and stripes bathing suit has been reimagined as a Muslim women. Maribyrnong Council had requested the artist, Lushsux, remove the “offensive” mural on the side of the Mr Mobility store in Sunshine Rd, West Footscray, within 10 days. But yesterday the Melbourne graffiti artist painted over the mural by covering Ms Clinton’s scantily-clad body with a niqab.
  • Ramadan, Two Ways

    06/09/2016 7:52:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-9-2016 | MOTUS
    The most holy season of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from sunup to sundown, is met with varying levels of tolerance around the world.In China, home of the Uighur (pronounced wee-gur) Muslim sect, fasting has been banned: “Party members, cadres, civil servants, students and minors must not fast for Ramadan and must not take part in religious activities,” AFP quoted a notice posted on Thursday on the government website of central Xinjiang’s Korla city as saying. Meanwhile in France, once considered the European base of freedom, a waitress is assaulted on the Riviera for serving alcohol during the most holy...