Skip to comments.Muslims in Europe dogged by bias, Amnesty says
Posted on 04/24/2012 10:35:21 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CNN) -- Muslims in Europe face discrimination in education, employment and religious freedom, an Amnesty International report said.
"Muslim women are being denied jobs and girls prevented from attending regular classes just because they wear traditional forms of dress, such as the headscarf. Men can be dismissed for wearing beards associated with Islam," said Marco Perolini, Amnesty International's expert on discrimination. "Rather than countering these prejudices, political parties and public officials are all too often pandering to them in their quest for votes."
The report, titled "Choice and Prejudice: Discrimination Against Muslims in Europe" and issued on Monday, details the problem, with a focus on Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.
Amnesty International raised the issue, as it has done before, of restrictions "on the establishment of places of worship and prohibitions on full-face veils."
The report said employers have been permitted "to discriminate on the grounds that religious or cultural symbols will jar with clients or colleagues or that a clash exists with a company's corporate image or its 'neutrality.'
"Wearing religious and cultural symbols and dress is part of the right of freedom of expression. It is part of the right to freedom of religion or belief -- and these rights must be enjoyed by all faiths equally." Perolini said.
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Now if that ain't the funniest things I have heard lately. Was AI talking about the restriction put on Christians or other faiths in Moslem countries? Were they protesting Christians being murdered in Moslem countries? How about churches being burned in Moslem countries?
I forget where AI was protesting?
Maybe Obama can help them eat their way out of it?
Didn’t most of Europe’s leaders state flat-out that “multiculturalism has failed” and this is due to Muslims not assimilating? Don’t we know about the packs of Muslim boys/men that harass Western-looking folks in the cities of Europe?
You are right.
Historically speaking ... it’s the Muslims that tend to start the Genocides ...
Why they are considered ‘favored’ immigrants is quite beyond my understanding. As a country, I would want the most educated and the group most likely to adobt and blend with my culture and population. Islamic people are usually the LEAST educated, do not blend with the population and have been shown to be the most disrruptive, abusive and criminal element you could chose.
Minnesota grants a state-tax free period of 7 years to immigants, and has opted to pick the Sommali as the group of choice. If you or I open a business, we have to pay taxes as part of our operating expenses. But, if someone opens up next door and is an immigrant, they do not have to pay the taxes we (as Americans) must pay.
Yet, in the Libtard mind - blatant discrimination is somehow ‘fair’ and ‘good’.
Whatever building muslim savages blow up next I hope that there’s a healthy contingency of Amnesty International a-holes present when it goes down!
The peaceful way for Europe to handle the situation is to end immigration from Muslim countries and begin mass deportations of Muslims back to their nations of origin.
Here’s a dime-—call someone who cares.
The Muzzies could always go to a friendlier place, like Saudi Arabia, “Palestine”,Iran or Pakistan.
Aw too bad, so sad.
Sympathy can be found in the dictionary between Shiite and syphilis.
Rome fell for many reasons, but immigration was surely one of them. The schoolbook notion of "Barbarian Invasions" makes many people think of armies sweeping across Europe, defeating Roman soldiers. Sure, there was some of that. But mostly these were migrations of entire peoples.
Peaceful Germans moving into France were not always seen as a bad thing. Give them farms, and they won't start trouble. They want to join the army? Great! Rome needs soldiers. They are gaining positions of political power? And they don't speak Latin? And they worship strange gods? And they don't understand why the emperor isn't a German?
Well ... the social contract gets mighty frail when the outsiders just won't assimilate and then start to think that the host society needs to start making changes.
History will look back at our times and it will classify this as a time of Migration and Invasion. Mexicans into the US, Muslims into Europe, Chinese into Africa ...
All the old concepts of national borders are breaking down. This facilitates One World Government and it works against the idea of national self-determination and personal freedom.
I’m other news:
It was learned that Moslems eat dog cutting the meat on the bias and occasionally enjoy an afternoon snack of dogged ears....
Interesting choice of verbiage...
May the fleas of ten thousand camels infest Amnesty International, permanently.
Good point. If Moslems are biased against dogs, isn’t it only fair that they should be dogged by bias?
Where the hell does he think he is...the USA?
Haven’t seen too many Amnesty reports decrying the persecution, oppression and murder of Christians and other “infidels” in Muslim countries.
This comes as no surprise and should have been completely expected. Islam has caused a lot of wounds, and it does not appear that there has been any progress with the image that Islam is “the religion of peace.”
Did I read somewhere it is common for the females of this religion to have heavy restrictions placed upon them when it comes to leaving the home?
Is the writer male or female? This will determine if she is publicly stoned, or if he only has his left hand cut off as a warning.
Let’s see, they want their own laws, refuse to assimilate, threaten those who “insult” their religion, etc, etc and they complain about discrimination?
No wonder that religion has never progressed beyond the 6th century.
Don’t like it, muzzies, we’ve got a find desert for you.
Wait... the Terrorist man DON'T want their SLAVES (aka their WIVES) to work. They don't want them to drive a car you IDIOT!!
I have to say to those countries...CONGRATS for being in trouble with the TERRORIST LOVING Amnesty International.
Amnesty what about the Christians in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc.?
Give me a break!
The muslims are taking over Europe and they run this bs piece that muslims are discriminated against. Yeah take a look in the UK and see the ones being discriminated against- Christians. Amnesty idiots.
Where’s your reports about it being illegal to be Christian in certain arab/muslim countries? Being killed for it, raped for it.
Here you go:
We meed a reference for that one Hodar.
In the end the Romans came in and it was vini vidi vici all over the place!
The Crusades were an attempt by Europe to push back the Moslem invaders, who had moved up and had taken countries such as Spain, and into France.
The crusaders were reacting to over four centuries of relentless Islamic Jihad, which had wiped out over 50% of all the Christians in the world and conquered over 60% of all the Christian lands on earth before the crusades even began.
The origins of the Crusades were the Christian response to the Islamic invasion of Gaul (France) earlier in the Middle Ages, as well as the deterioration of the Byzantine Empire caused by a new wave of Turkish Muslim attacks. In 1063, Pope Alexander II had given his blessing to Iberian Christians in their wars against the Muslims, granting both a papal standard (the vexillum sancti Petri) and an indulgence to those who were killed in battle. Pleas also came from the Byzantine Emperors in the east, now threatened by the Seljuks. In 1074, Emperor Michael VII sent a request for aid to Pope Gregory VII and in 1095, from Emperor Alexios I Komnenos asked Pope Urban II for help; the latter eventually blessed Christian armies who fought to reclaim lands lost to Muslim invaders in previous centuries.
Did some more digging.
No immigrant gets a tax holiday ... will have to share that with the individual who runs a business in Minnesota, and incorrectly informed me of the ‘law’.
If you were referencing the Somolian immigrants getting tax-free holidays for 7 years - you are correct. They pay taxes like everyone else, which is as it should be.
Ditto! It really is that simple.
I don’t see a specific report from AI regarding the status of Christians in the middle east as they did as a status of muslims in Europe.
Further to call what muslims may have to deal with in Europe, is NOTHING compared to what Christians have to deal with in countries muslims control.
THe muzzies play the victim card until their numbers get to a certain population percentage, then they get vocal and violent and start demanding things under threat of violence.
They also restrict where churches can be. Gasp, they also restrict where businesses and factories can be, too. It’s called ZONING laws.
They restrict now what Christians can wear at work. No crosses for flight attendants and nurses for example. The muslims are not being singled out.
I think any country that wants to keep its identity, if there are people in it that start making noise about wanting to live the way they did in their old country, is you immeidately take away citizenship, and ship them and their family back to their old country. Everyone will be much happier. And we won’t have the people that deliberately WILL NOT assimilate into their new country and demand the new country change for THEM.
There was an entirely different effort to remove Moslems from France. There were later wars that resulted in the removal of Moslems from Sicily and other Mediterranean islands.
The Crusades had nothing to do with Europe and everything to do with opening the Holy Land up for Christian pilgrims.
Different military ventures. Different results. Different time-frames.
During the 1500s KIng Philippe of Spain led the Catholic League in destroying the Ottoman fleet and reopening the Eastern Mediterranean to European trade (With, for the most part, the Ottomans).
The Reconquista was quite successful ~ even though it took about 700 years ~ WWI was far more successful and led to the occupation and conquest of just about every Moslem country on Earth!
BTW, when the Spanish Christians finally kicked the Jews out of Spain most of them chose to go to other European countries.