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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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.