Anti-Jihad News Bulletin w/c September 10th, 2007
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Not only are the native majority populations are forced
to accept mass immigration against their will but they are
also forced to change their way of life to accommodate these
newcomer's needs. Facts like these are common in the UK
Supervisors at a meatpacking plant have fired or harassed
dozens of Somali Muslim employees for trying to pray at
sunset, violating civil rights laws, the workers and their
advocates say. The five- to 10-minute prayer, known as the
maghrib, must be done within a 45-minute window around sunset,
according to Muslim rules. The workers at the Swift &
Co. plant in Grand Island say they quit, were fired or were
verbally and physically harassed over the issue. The Council
on American-Islamic Relations has drafted a complaint to
be filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The petition compiles testimony from at least 44 workers
who had planned to sign the complaint during a meeting Sunday.
The signing was changed to a later date because of a logistical
problem. Jama Mohamed, 28, said he was fired in June for
leaving a production line to pray. Supervisors would not
allow him a break, he said. "Some of them took the
(prayer) mat from me; they started shouting, they started
telling me to stop it, and one of them grabbed me by the
collar of my shirt," Mohamed said through an interpreter.
"I was crying at the time this was happening to me,
and when I finished I told them while they were doing that
I was in the middle of a prayer." Mohamed said he was
then called to an office, where a supervisor fired him.
Mohamed Rage, chairman of the Omaha Somali-American Community
Organization, said Swift had fired at least two dozen workers
for praying since May. Donald Selzer, an attorney for Greeley,
Colo.-based Swift, said only three Somali workers were fired
for reasons relating to the issue, and that it was for walking
off the line without permission, not for praying. Unscheduled
breaks can force unplanned shutdowns of lines, Selzer said.
"That is a significant number of employees, and there
is not much of a way to accommodate that consistent with
keeping the production online," he said. The complaint
reprises issues that boiled over in May, when 120 Somali
workers abruptly quit for similar reasons. About 70 returned
a week later, but union officials worried the issue would
resurface through the late spring as sunset came later in
the evening shift. "For three days it was all good
and we were praying; there was no hassle, no interference,
nothing at all," said Ali Schire, 30, who said he returned
to the plant but was later fired for trying to pray. "All
of a sudden after three days it just all got loose, and
they were suspending people, they were firing people,"
Schire said through an interpreter. "Some of the people
even had to give up praying at all for fear of being fired."
Said Selzer: "These people are absolutely entitled
to pray, and they should not be interfered with for doing
so. But on the other hand, the only situations that I've
been made aware of are people that walk off the job without
permission, and that's a different kind of an issue."
Dan Hoppes, president of Local 22 of the United Food and
Commercial Workers Union, said he had not heard of many
Somali workers being fired or harassed since May. Prayer
breaks are not in the contract, he said, but he hopes to
revisit the issue in negotiations in 2010. Swift rejected
a suggestion by the Council on American-Islamic Relations
to allow the Somalis who work evenings to leave in smaller
shifts to avoid disrupting lines, said Rima Kapitan, an
attorney with the group. The company suggested phasing evening
workers to shifts earlier in the day that did not interrupt
prayer times, Selzer and Hoppes said. "We're perfectly
happy to try to pursue that angle so that we don't have
this conflict," Selzer said. "But given the people
who are on the second shift many of whom prefer to
be there this sort of presents the operational realities."
Mohamed said it is important for Muslims to pray within
scheduled times and not to postpone prayers or say them
early. "I would never forgive myself and God would
not forgive me if I do not pray on time because I want to
earn some money," he said.
If Muslims become the majority in this country expect a
Iran on Monday launched a new wave of a moral crackdown
against women who "dress like models" and men
whose hairstyles are deemed unIslamic, police said. Tehran's
police force dispatched dozens of police cars and minibuses
into the early evening rush-hour to enforce the dress rules
at major squares in the city centre, an AFP correspondent
said. The new "plan to increase security in society"
-- which is limited to Tehran but will later extend nationwide
-- comes after a pre-summer drive by the police resulted
in thousands of warnings and hundreds of arrests. "We
have vowed to continue the campaign to reinforce the plan
to increase security in society with new personnel who have
received the necessary training," the Tehran police
head of information Mehdi Ahmadi told reporters as the first
police forces were dispatched. "This notably includes
the use of 100 female police officers," he added. He
said that the campaign would target women who were badly
veiled, wore overly tight overcoats, sported excessively
short trousers and were "dressed like models."
"As far as men are concerned we will act against those
who have Western-style haircuts and clothing. We are also
going to act against clothes shops and hairdressers."
Ahmadi said the policy will be first to give a verbal warning
to those who infringe the law and, if necessary, they will
then be arrested and taken for "consultation."
"Normally the problem is resolved here. If not, and
these cases are often those of re-offenders, the case is
sent to the judiciary," Ahmadi said. An AFP correspondent
in Vanak Square in central Tehran saw women being apprehended
and then being escorted towards a waiting minibus by female
police officers. They then waited in the bus as the operation
continued. Other women were seen quickly adjusting their
headscarves to cover loose hair when they saw the officers.
Women in Iran are obliged to cover all bodily contours and
their heads, but in recent years many have pushed the boundaries
by showing off bare ankles and fashionably styled hair beneath
their headscarves. Although the April crackdown was the
severest such drive in years, some women are still donning
figure-hugging coats and skimpy headscarves. The wacky hairdos
favoured by some young men in Tehran are also much in evidence.
By renewing the drive, it appears the police want to send
a message that they are serious about enforcing the dress
rules. Many conservatives have applauded the crackdown as
important to protect the security of society, but moderates
have publicly questioned whether Iran would be better off
tackling poverty and crime rather than slack dressing. Ahmadi
emphasised that the plan was not just restricted to enforcing
Islamic dress rules but also targeted all those who disrupt
"security" in society. "In this plan, sexual
harrassment in the street, addicts and hooligans and the
security of recreational places will be targeted,"
he told the ISNA news agency. He added that the police would
also step up the fight against what he described as "sexually
deviant groups and Satan-worshipping cults." "Some
young people, intentionally or unwittingly, are walking
advertisements for Western deviant sexual and Satan-worshipping
cults. In this plan such people will be identified and confronted."
This cleric is only following the teachings of the Koran.
This is why Islam is not compatible with western values.
Egypt's top cleric yesterday denied in a statement that
he had said a Muslim can give up his faith without punishment.
Ali Goma'a, the mufti of Egypt, was quoted as saying in
a posting on a Washington Post-Newsweek forum that Muslims
are free to change their faith and this is a matter between
an individual and God. "What I actually said is that
Islam prohibits a Muslim from changing his religion and
that apostasy is a crime, which must be punished,"
Goma'a said. The alleged fatwa coincides with an uproar
over the case of 12 Egyptians who converted to Islam from
Christianity and now want to re-embrace Christianity. "There
is a campaign by secularists to distort the image of Dr
Ali Goma'a," a senior official in Al Azhar told Gulf
News. "He cannot deny punishment in this life for the
apostate," said Mustafa Al Chaka of the Islamic Research
This party has been saying that for a long time.
After surrendering in the last global war, France set up
a Nazi puppet government in the original Vichy. More than
happy to enforce the Nazi agenda, they were as cowardly
as the French Resistance was brave. Vichy has come to represent
more than a location in France -- it's a metaphor for pitiful
and dastardly collaboration with the enemy. While England
remains a steadfast ally in the global war against Islamic
extremists, Vichy is inexorably emerging in parts of that
ancient and noble land. Vichy England is in Westminster.
That's where Rev. Phillip Chester, vicar of St. Matthew's,
wants to do away with England's patron saint because Muslims
don't like St. George. Vichy England is in East Northhamptonshire,
where the council ordered a host to remove an England flag
from her pub because it had "England" written
on it. Vichy England has engulfed England's schools, many
of which are dropping coverage of the holocaust from history
lessons so as not to offend the Muslims who deny it happened.
They're also censuring talk of the Crusades (1095-1291)
because it might conflict with what the Muslims learn in
their mosques. Vichy England is emboldening the enemy within:
British citizens who are second-generation immigrants. Since
they came voluntarily, one would presume they must have
reasonably known about their adopted country's revered precepts
on civil discourse and her cherished traditions. However,
they are altogether too happy to seize upon Vichy England's
obsession with multiculturalism as they undermine her heritage.
Vichy England is in Plymouth. That's where town councillors
suddenly decided to charge parking fees to patrons of St
Andrews church. They deemed that free parking for everybody
in the city on quiet Sundays discriminates against Muslims
and Sikhs who practice their religion on other days. This
is particularly heart-wrenching, for Plymouth will forever
be enshrined as the home of the iconic Mayflower that in
1620 set sail with devout pilgrims bound for a missionary
life in the new world. It would be too obvious to relay
the hate the Islamic extremists are spewing from Londonistan,
but this comes from "moderate" Muslims in Manchester.
It's an excerpt from a recent letter to the national newspaper
The Daily Mail: "We British Muslim lads born in England
of Pakistani parents ... don't wish to be 'radicalized'
and we would never become terrorists, but the continued
use of an anti-Islamic flag increases our sympathy for ...
our fellow Muslims who believe direct action is the only
way to make our voices heard." The cheek! They want
to expunge St. George's Cross -- the flag of a great country
that welcomes them with free schooling, free medical care
and possibly welfare checks. A red cross on white background
is not only England's national flag but also the focal component
of the Union Jack, which is still flown proudly in many
Commonwealth realms. What's more, it's also the flag of
the Country of Georgia and such renowned cities as Milan,
Barcelona, Montreal, Freiburg and Genoa -- global indeed!
Vichy England is in Blackpool. That's where the city council
threatened to confiscate licenses of taxi drivers who dared
show a bit of patriotism during last year's World Cup soccer
tournament. Their folly: simply displaying England's flag
on their taxis in support of their soccer team. Perhaps
the Manchester Muslims threat to support "direct action"
warrants expulsion, yet that will never happen in Vichy
England where obedience to their multicultural agenda is
compulsory. Vichy England has consumed the press and swamped
the once hallowed corridors of the BBC. Once respected the
world over, the "beeb" is now infested with neurotic
chattering classes seemingly ashamed of their heritage.
Their bias is not anti-religion, for they rarely have a
bad word for Islam; no, it's just Christianity they resent.
A detailed poll by the Daily Telegraph showed that 32 percent
of British Muslims believe that "Western Society is
decadent and immoral and that Muslims should seek to bring
it to an end." That end may come sooner than later
in England, unless a major resistance movement overcomes
Vichy. Noel S. Williams is an independent columnist
Any survey portraying Muslims in a positive light must be
taken with a pinch of a salt.
More Muslims reject extremism, survey finds: Support for
bombings fell in seven of eight Muslim countries surveyed
This survey means nothing, except insofar as it has the
ability to mislead and console the unwary. Why? Suicide
bombings are now taking place not against the Americans
-- who mostly suffer casualties from I.E.D.'s, but against
other Muslims, in both Iraq and Pakistan, where they are
directed against the government. And there have been other
cases in Lebanon and in Saudi Arabia. And it may have spread
to the Maghreb. Muslims are well aware of this. They are
well aware that suicide bombings may be a threat to them,
to their own wellbeing, as they walk down the streets of
Cairo or Damascus or Beirut or Algiers or Riyadh. And they
are also well aware of what damage, not all terrorism, but
a particular kind of terrorism -- suicide bombing -- does
to the all-important "image" of Islam. It is too
easy to put into a political cartoon a suicide-belted fanatic.
That can be easily grasped by the viewer. A growing number
of Muslims obviously feel keenly the public-relations problem,
which for them is quite different from moral abhorrence.
Imagine, if you will, that there were no suicide bombs going
off in Iraq, or now in Pakistan, or in Algiers, or, here
and there, even in Lebanon, or Morocco. Imagine that you
are a Muslim living in Doha or Dearborn. If in Doha, you
probably don't like the idea that suicide-bombers could
suddenly decide that the Al-Thani family has been too friendly
to Infidels (it's nonsense), or that the wife of the reigning
ruler is a bit too fashionably got up and too "feminist"
in her leanings. And these suicide-bombings, you might feel
at this point, are something to be discouraged, for they
might come to you. And if you are a Muslim in Dearborn,
and are keenly aware of the need to lie low for now, and
to proceed softly-softly so as to ensure that you have the
time to solidly insinuate yourself into the American landscape.
You do this not least through constant repetition of phrases
about "three abrahamic faiths" and a deliberate
emphasis, with which the media plays eager ball, on how
family-oriented (you bet!) Muslims are, and what good incomes
Muslims make in this country (a sign which we are apparently
to interpret as making them more American, Just Like Us,
Nearer My God to Thee) and all kinds of other things. None
of them, of course, have anything to do with the texts or
tenets or inculcated beliefs of Islam, such as sole loyalty
being owed only to Islam and fellow members of the Umma.
None mention the disbelief in pluralism (save where, in
countries still controlled by Infidels, such "pluralism"
can be exploited to Muslim advantage), or in individual
rights and autonomy (Isla m is a collectivist faith; the
individual does not matter, and he certainly is not to be
permitted the Western ideas of freedom of conscience, freedom
of religion, freedom of speech). That's it. Some of those
answering the survey of Muslim "opinion" surely
have learned by now that they can answer any damn way that
suits the interests of Islam, and would naturally wish to
put the best face on Islam for the Infidels that they can.
So the lying, which we shall primly describe as the "margin
for error," only goes one way -- and the size of that
"margin" in a culture of lying for Islam must
be very large. Certainly it cannot possibly be estimated
in any plausible way. All such polls of Muslims, when they
have at hand a worked-out doctrine of religiously-sanctioned
dissiumulation (taqiyya and kitman, both of which are ultimately
derived from Muhammad's declaration that "war is deception"
-- a statement taken to heart over the past 1350 years of
Islamic history) are silly. Or rather, they are useful only
in establishing the absolutely minimum number of Muslims
who might support something hideous. If 29% of Muslims living
in Great Britain, for example, reply to a poll that they
support acts of terrorism within Britain itself, then one
has a base line -- 29% -- and can conclude, with confidence,
that at least 29% of Muslims in Great Britain would support
domestic terrorism. But that is all one can say. One cannot
say, with equal confidence, that 71% of Muslims living in
Great Britain are unalterably opposed, or even opposed,
to acts of terrorism within Great Britain. One cannot say
that those who are opposed to such acts of terrorism within
Gr eat Britain are also opposed to such acts in, say, New
York or Washington, D.C., or for that matter Jerusalem or
Delhi or Bombay. And the main point is this: is any declared
opposition to a particular kind of terrorism -- as suicide
bombing -- based on fear that this weapon could easily be
used, as in Iraq and Pakistan, against Muslim regimes, and
so be a threat, given the nature of the weapon, to the security
of Muslim streets in Muslim cities, combined with a worry
over Islam's "image"? Or is it a principled opposition
to the random killing of non-combatants? And does it extend
to Infidels, and if so, to all Infidels, or only those who
live in cities where there are also Muslims who might suffer?
Without knowing the answers to these questions, these polls
are, and will remain, guides to nothing and nowhere. Polling
is an exceedingly clumsy way to find out the truth about
what Muslims think. What they think surely must come from
what they are taught to think, in environments in which
Islam informs every area of life, in a way that no other
faith does or ever has, but that can only be compared, in
its overwhelmingness, to living in a totalitarian state,
with the ruling ideology that is in the very air one breathes.
Nevertheless, this poll will be taken seriously, and misused,
in order to prolong naivete, unwariness, willful ignorance,
and a willful refusal to study and to think about the unprecedented
problem of millions of Muslims allowed to live, without
anyone having thought much about it, in the countries of
Western Europe and North America, and the consequences of
that heedlessness, that nearly criminal negligence, that
Anti-racism laws are a threat to our freedom of speech and
A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday on hate-crime charges
after he threw a Quran in a toilet at Pace University on
two separate occasions, police said. Stanislav Shmulevich
of Brooklyn was arrested on charges of criminal mischief
and aggravated harassment, both hate crimes, police said.
It was unclear if he was a student at the school. A message
left at the Shmulevich home was not immediately returned.
The Islamic holy book was found in a toilet at Pace's lower
Manhattan campus by a teacher on Oct. 13. A student discovered
another book in a toilet on Nov. 21, police said. Muslim
activists had called on Pace University to crack down on
hate crimes after the incidents. As a result, the university
said it would offer sensitivity training to its students.
No one, of course, is calling upon those "Muslim activists"
to take a strong stand against those Muslims who are justifying
violence on the basis of the Qur'an and thereby lead people
like Stanislav Shmulevich to come to despise the book. The
school was accused by Muslim students of not taking the
incident seriously enough at first. Pace classified the
first desecration of the holy book as an act of vandalism,
but university officials later reversed themselves and referred
the incident to the New York Police Department's hate crimes
unit. The incidents came amid a spate of vandalism cases
with religious or racial overtones at the school. In an
earlier incident on Sept. 21, the school reported another
copy of the Quran was found in a library toilet, and in
October someone scrawled racial slurs on a student's car
at the Westchester County satellite campus and on a bathroom
wall at the campus in lower Manhattan. Police did not connect
Shmulevich to those incidents. Treatment of the Quran is
a sensitive issue for Muslims, who view the book as a sacred
object and mistreating it as an offense against God. The
religion teaches that the Quran is the direct word of God....
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the national CAIR office
in Washington, D.C., has said the organization receives
frequent reports of Quran desecrations in the United States,
especially postings on Internet sites, but seldom makes
them public. He said CAIR decided to speak out about the
Pace incidents because Muslim students are impacted by the
creation of what could be viewed as a hostile campus environment.
The Force of Reason Oriana Fallaci Rizzoli International
Publications, 290pp, Hb, 2006 ISBN: 0847827534 Fallaci calmly
but forcefully strips the layers of political correctness
and fear from the current attitudes toward Islam, with some
truely shocking and unnerving results. The slow, but rapidly
increasing march of Islamic fundamentalism into Europe is
documented, with its effects on the democratic and free
society we cherish.
While Europe Slept - How Radical Islam is Destroying the
West from Within,
Bruce Bawer Doubleday Books, 256pp, Hb, 2006 ISBN:0385514727
Bawer, addresses the issue of radical Islam seriously from
a secular, non-racist and pragmatic perspective. A depressing
read but an extremely vital message conveying some uncomfortable