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Muslims in Europe dogged by bias, Amnesty says
cnn.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Joe Sterling

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: europe; islam; muslims

1 posted on 04/24/2012 10:35:25 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If genocide comes to Europe soon, the Muslims will get the worst of it.
If genocide comes to Europe in 10 or 15 years, the Europeans will get the worst of it.
2 posted on 04/24/2012 10:38:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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."

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?

3 posted on 04/24/2012 10:40:41 AM PDT by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Obama can help them eat their way out of it?


4 posted on 04/24/2012 10:41:19 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


5 posted on 04/24/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You are right.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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’.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 10:43:58 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!


8 posted on 04/24/2012 10:44:24 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe they should return to the moslem countries from whence they came.Problem solved...no more bias from infidels.I'd wager that the large majority of Europeans would be will to pay for a one-way train/plane ticket.
9 posted on 04/24/2012 10:44:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Winstons Julia

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.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 10:45:55 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here’s a dime-—call someone who cares.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 10:48:31 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Muzzies could always go to a friendlier place, like Saudi Arabia, “Palestine”,Iran or Pakistan.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Aw too bad, so sad.

Sympathy can be found in the dictionary between Shiite and syphilis.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 10:52:37 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: Hodar
Comments about "the fall of Rome" are overdone, but I cannot help myself here --

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.

14 posted on 04/24/2012 10:52:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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....


15 posted on 04/24/2012 10:55:32 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Muslims dogged...

Interesting choice of verbiage...

16 posted on 04/24/2012 10:55:43 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

May the fleas of ten thousand camels infest Amnesty International, permanently.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 10:58:42 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: ejonesie22

Good point. If Moslems are biased against dogs, isn’t it only fair that they should be dogged by bias?


18 posted on 04/24/2012 11:02:46 AM PDT by omega4412
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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.

Where the hell does he think he is...the USA?

19 posted on 04/24/2012 11:03:00 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Haven’t seen too many Amnesty reports decrying the persecution, oppression and murder of Christians and other “infidels” in Muslim countries.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 11:04:41 AM PDT by tjd1454
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.”


21 posted on 04/24/2012 11:11:56 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Muslim women are being denied jobs and girls prevented from attending regular classes..

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?

22 posted on 04/24/2012 11:13:33 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: ejonesie22; omega4412; tx_eggman

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.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 11:13:55 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 11:15:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"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."

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.

25 posted on 04/24/2012 11:25:12 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Amnesty what about the Christians in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc.?

Give me a break!


26 posted on 04/24/2012 11:32:17 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUA.

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.


27 posted on 04/24/2012 11:38:21 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Here you go:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aamnesty.org++christians&oq=site%3Aamnesty.org++christians


28 posted on 04/24/2012 12:32:43 PM PDT by demonmed
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To: Hodar

We meed a reference for that one Hodar.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 12:41:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Gauls were divided in their opinions about the utility of the Romans. Some said "Hey, let them in what can they hurt". Others, like Vercinvetorix said "Oh, no, they'l take all the best land, carve up the towns and have sex with all the women. I'll be executed".

In the end the Romans came in and it was vini vidi vici all over the place!

30 posted on 04/24/2012 12:45:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
Which statement?

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.

Source

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.

Source.

31 posted on 04/24/2012 12:56:41 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: muawiyah

Did some more digging.

http://www.snopes.com/business/taxes/immigrants.asp

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.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 1:14:56 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Ditto! It really is that simple.


33 posted on 04/24/2012 1:15:08 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: demonmed

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.


35 posted on 04/24/2012 2:14:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


36 posted on 04/24/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


37 posted on 04/24/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Hodar
The RECONQISTA was the war to kick the Moslems and Jews out of Spain.

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.

38 posted on 04/24/2012 2:19:08 PM PDT by muawiyah
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