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  • China bans burqa in biggest Muslim city

    01/19/2015 9:23:33 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 13 2015 | Steven Jiang
    Legislators in China's far-western Xinjiang province have passed a law to prohibit residents from wearing burqas in public, state media reported, in a continued campaign against what authorities view as religious extremism. The new ban in Urumqi was approved by local legislators last month, and given the greenlight by the regional legislature at the weekend. The ordinance name suggests it targets outer garments covering someone's full body including the face, which is called a burqa in some Islamic traditions.
  • Child suicide bomber kills at least 16 in Nigeria

    01/10/2015 1:27:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:49pm EST | Lanre Ola and Isaac Abrak
    A bomb strapped to a girl aged around 10 years old exploded in a busy market place in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 20, security sources said. "The explosive devices were wrapped around her body and the girl looked no more than 10 years old," a police source said. Maiduguri, the capital of northern Borno state, lies in the heartland of an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, and is often hit by bomb attacks
  • Afghan woman shocks onlookers by baring her legs

    12/11/2014 8:48:04 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ny post ^ | December 11, 2014 | Michael Hechtman
    Here’s the mystery woman who ditched her burqa in Afghanistan and sauntered around Kabul with her legs showing — stunning onlookers and scandalizing the country’s mullahs. “I was shocked,’’ the man who took the photo, local journalist Hayat Ensafi, told the BBC. “I know I had to catch this special moment because I never saw a woman here walking down the streets like this.’’ He tried to talk to her, “but she walked very fast and didn’t talk to me at all.’’ He posted the shot on Facebook and it has gone viral. “The whole city of Kabul is shocked,’’...
  • Muslim Wonder Woman Enslaved with Burqa ... Muslim Wonder Woman Redesign Puts Diana in Headscarf

    02/18/2014 7:19:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | February 17, 2014 | Lauren Davis
    Muslim Wonder Woman Redesign Puts Diana in a Headscarf Artist flowercrownprincess envisions Wonder Woman as a hijab-wearing Muslim superhero, who is ready to battle evil in both armor and a headscarf.
  • Woman Dies After Hijab, Hair Get Tangled in Montreal Escalator

    01/30/2014 7:04:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 83 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, January 30, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Woman dies after hijab, hair get tangled in Montreal escalator MONTREAL — A woman in her 30s is dead after her headscarf and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator. A bystander found the woman lying at the base of the escalator at Fabre metro station in east-end Montreal around 9:15 a.m. He alerted transit workers, who called police. When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive. "We tried to perform resuscitation on site, but we weren't able to save her," paramedic Bob Lamle told QMI Agency. The exact circumstances of the woman's death weren't immediately clear, but Montreal police...
  • How People in Muslim Countries Prefer Women to Dress in Public

    01/11/2014 2:57:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Pew Research ^ | JANUARY 8, 2014 | JACOB POUSHTER
    An important issue in the Muslim world is how women should dress in public. A recent survey from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research conducted in seven Muslim-majority countries (Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey), finds that most people prefer that a woman completely cover her hair, but not necessarily her face. Only in Turkey and Lebanon do more than one-in-four think it is appropriate for a woman to not cover her head at all in public. The survey treated the question of women’s dress as a visual preference. Each respondent was given a card...
  • The Battle of the Burqa

    10/09/2013 5:09:45 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri Britain is reaping the fruits of its multi-decennial multicultural policy and of what is euphemistically called “tolerance” - and realistically “bending over backwards” - to Islam. If anyone doubts that Muhammadanism is a supremacist doctrine, this doubting Thomas should take a look at what’s happening in an English school currently in the news. Britain's first Muslim “free school” (namely, government funded but outside local authority control), Al-Madinah School in the city of Derby, underwent a two-day (October 1-2) inspection by officials of the government’s education regulator Ofsted. The school has been...
  • Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, San Diego

    08/06/2013 11:46:46 AM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies
    cbs8. ^ | August 2, 2013
    Burka bandit tries to hold up National City bank, CBS8 San Diego, August 2, 2013 A woman tried to rob a bank in National City, and officials sought the public's help locating her. The attempted robbery occurred at around 6 p.m. Thursday at a Wells Fargo Bank branch at 1199 Highland Ave., according to FBI Special Agent Darrell Foxworth. "At the time of the robbery, the woman entered the bank and stood in the teller line until summoned by a teller," Foxworth said. "Upon arriving at the teller counter, the woman presented a demand note." The teller read some of...
  • (Healthcare in Afghanistan) 'Donkey Ambulance' Rides To The Rescue Of Afghan Women In Labor

    10/01/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | September 28, 2013 | Antoine Blua
    Afghanistan has some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, and a high concentration of donkeys. Enter the maternity saddle -- a new invention that promises to carry women in labor across Afghanistan's difficult terrain so they can get the medical care they need. The British charity HealthProm and designer Peter Muckle developed the inflatable donkey saddle to ease the burden on women about to give birth in remote areas of Afghanistan. The lack of suitable transport in mountainous areas leads many pregnant women to opt against heading to health centers in favor of giving birth...
  • Spain: Jihadists Threaten Catalonia over Burqa Ban

    09/14/2013 9:41:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | September 13, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    A jihadist group affiliated with Al Qaeda has threatened to carry out terrorist attacks in Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain that is home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe. The threats were issued by a group called "Africamuslima" in response to efforts by Catalonian lawmakers to increase surveillance of radical Salafists seeking to impose Islamic Sharia law in Spain and other parts of Europe. Catalonia -- a region of 7.5 million people centered on the Mediterranean city of Barcelona -- is home to the largest Muslim population in Spain. Most of the estimated 450,000 Muslims...
  • Iranian Judges Rule Female Swimmer’s Head-To-Toe Swimsuit “Too Revealing”; Swim Time Goes Unrecorded

    06/30/2013 6:05:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | 28/06/2013 | Mandana
    Iran swimmer’s time goes unrecorded: “Her bathing suit was too revealing” An Iranian woman has taken on a difficult challenge: to swim as long as possible in open waters, where she has to wear a diving suit, a full jacket, and a headscarf. However, this was still not enough for the sports authorities, who she claims told her they could not record her latest swim because her outfit was too revealing. In Iran, women swimmers usually compete in all-female pools, and only at the national level, not abroad, to avoid being seen by men. Professional swimmer Elham Sadat Asghari, however,...
  • Philadelphia woman charged with kidnapping girl from school, raping her [wore burqa]

    05/14/2013 9:33:29 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | April 30, 2013 | Sarah Hoye, Lateef Mungin
    A Philadelphia woman was indicted this week, accused of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school by posing as her mother, raping her and leaving her barely clothed and crying at a playground. Christina Regusters was charged Monday with aggravated assault, kidnapping, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and several other offenses in the January incident that had police searching door to door and parents clutching their children tightly. The little girl's ordeal began January 14 when a woman wearing a burqa -- a head-to-toe covered garment with a slit for the eyes -- went to a West Philadelphia school shortly after...
  • "The little girl's ordeal began January 14 when a woman wearing a burqa..."

    04/30/2013 6:26:52 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 30, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Here's the question: why wasn't this woman ID'ed when she went into the school and took this little 5-year-old girl? Because she was wearing a burka? Even children are sacrificed in deference to Islam. We see it in Boston media coverage as well. The excuses, the fawning, the "poor wittle jihadis" that blew mothers and children to bits on the streets of Boston. Has America lost her soul? "Philadelphia woman charged with kidnapping girl from school, raping her" CNN, April 30, 2013 (hat tip Pressbox) Philadelphia (CNN) -- A Philadelphia woman was indicted this week, accused of abducting a 5-year-old...
  • Another burqa robbery in the U.S., this time Maryland

    04/28/2013 10:21:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 15 replies
    A burqa-wearing man pretending to be a woman is in police custody after an armed robbery and dramatic police chase Friday afternoon. Police say around 3 p.m. Harford County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Third Base Liquors on South Fountain Green Road in Bel Air for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived witnesses told them a man wearing a burqa covering his entire face except for his eyes entered the store and asked the clerk about beer. Police say the man altered his voice to sound like a woman and chose a case of beer. As the clerk...
  • STUDENTS MADE TO WEAR BURQAS IN U.S. STATE (Texas)

    02/25/2013 5:17:29 AM PST · by lowbridge · 77 replies
    wnd ^ | february 25, 2023 | john griffing
    However, in Lumberton, Texas, this week, high school girls were made to wear burqas as part of a CSCOPE study of Islam. One student quoted the teacher as saying, “We are going to work to change your perception of Islam.” The teacher in the burqa lesson, according to a student, also said, “I do not necessarily agree with this, but I am supposed to teach you that we are not to call these people terrorists anymore, but freedom fighters.” Critics argue that this should not be a teacher’s role, and are concerned that CSCOPE curriculum appears agenda-driven. According to a...
  • Hillary's State Dept. Farewell Speech Features Muslim Woman Wearing Burqa

    02/01/2013 12:36:29 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 22 replies
    February 01, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    During Hillary Clinton's farewell speech before all employees of the State Department today, it was impossible not to notice the 'burqa lady' employee deliberately positioned behind her:
  • Look, All I Said to Her Was 'You Have Three Beautiful Children'...

    06/30/2012 5:59:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 29, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    It was an honest mistake- she didn't have to get all mad like that
  • Jailed for Possessing Al Qaeda Magazine [Inspire]

    05/15/2012 1:47:41 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    EAST LONDON LINES.co.uk ^ | May 11, 2012 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19,  of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.” The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road. Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had also painted burqas on scantily clad women featured on advertising posters in the local area. As...
  • Was Woman Removed From Obama’s Rally Really Muslim? (Burka attire questioned)

    05/09/2012 9:36:29 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    WTVR ^ | Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Lorenzo Hall
    Comments and questions have poured forth after a woman was removed, said to be in a burqa, from President Obama campaign rally on Saturday. Isti Arief , a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University, told CBS 6 she was elated to see another Muslim woman sitting a few rows in front of her at President Obama’s re-election rally on Saturday. However, Arief says when she looked much closer , she knew something was wrong, starting with the woman’s burqa. “It looked like more of a makeshift one. It wasn’t even an official one” said Arief. Arief goes on to say...
  • Black Burka Clad Woman Wearing U.S. Military Insignia Booted From Obama Event

    05/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 49 replies
    Based on Pool, AP and Twitter reports | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    A strange happening at the Obama campaign event at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond today. The media pool reports mentioned a woman wearing a black burka who was removed from the event. To make things more interesting, the pool reporter says the person was wearing U.S. military insignia.From the AP:VCU police reported that a heckler was removed from the arena, taken outside and released. A police dispatcher didn't know what the woman had yelled. According to a White House pool report, photographers observed a woman wearing a black burka being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other...
  • Belgian woman receives death threats after posing in bikini - burqa combo

    02/22/2012 6:47:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 2+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | February 22, 2012 | Timothy Whiteman
    Belgian woman receives death threats after posing in bikini - burqa combo 20-year-old An-Sofie Dewinter doesn't seem all that concerned about threats to kill her. After posing in a combination bikini/burqa combination that proclaimed "Freedom or Islam - you choose" the model has reportedly received death threats. In regards to threats to her life, Fox News is reporting that the model and daughter of Belgian nationalist politician Filip Dewinter as stating: “I don’t think they’re serious. I hope not.” The Belgian media giant Het Laatste Nieuws (English - The Latest News) has also quoted the younger Dewinter: "Death threats and...
  • After the burqa, French take objection to halal meat

    02/21/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 21, 2012
    After the burqa, French take objection to halal meat Paris : A TV documentary’s revelation that slaughterhouses around Paris have switched meat production entirely to halal methods has stirred a political storm in France, where attitudes to Europe’s largest Muslim minority are a subtext in a presidential election campaign. The France 2 documentary last week said all of the abattoirs in the greater Paris region were producing only halal-style meat, selling some without labelling it as such to avoid the cost of running separate lines for halal and non-halal customers. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen – who is hoping to...
  • Belgian Politician Risks Muslim Backlash ... (Daughter in Burka/Bikini Stands Against Islam)

    02/04/2012 1:57:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 3rd February 2012 | Rick Dewsbury
    Belgian politician risks Muslim backlash after using teenage daughter dressed in burka and bikini for campaign against Islam Cover up: Politician's daughter An-Sofie Dewinter poses in a burka and bikini in a campaign against Islamic extremists A Belgian politician has risked causing uproar among Muslims after starting a 'Women Against Islamization' campaign featuring his 19-year-old daughter wearing a burka and a bikini. Filip Dewinter, leader of the far-right Vlaams Belang party, uses a shot of his daughter An-Sofie Dewinter in the dark blue bikini for the political campaign. The glamorous teenager dons a burka that covers her head and face,...
  • Announcement: My Friday girlie posts now Sharia compliant...

    11/11/2011 1:31:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 11, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Restrain yourself, infidel dogs... BizzaroBlog via Bilbo's Pedro Churros Now if Al Qaida ever get their paws on me,  they'll remember I'm 'cool'... More/links at Reaganite Republican God Bless our veterans today- and every day -and enjoy your weekend, FReeper patriots
  • When in Dubai: The Kardashians Shop for Burqas

    10/20/2011 8:11:31 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 1+ views
    FrontPage ^ | October 19, 2011 | Mark Tapson
    That's me! In Dubai last week to open a milkshake franchise, promote her signature fragrance, and pursue other opportunities to expand her business empire, uber-celebrity Kim Kardashian and mother Kris Jenner stopped by the Dubai Mall to shop for the latest Middle Eastern fashions – including matching burqas.“That’s me!” Kardashian later squealed on Twitter beneath a photo of herself with her famous face completely obscured except for a slit for the eyes (this is actually a niqab, , which covers everything; a burqa is becoming the popular catchall word to describe the covering in general). Considering that Kardashian’s fame...
  • Muslims Lovin' Life on Ole Blighty

    08/25/2011 3:05:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The Archbishop of Canterbury and Royal Commission for Political Correctness announced today that the climate in the UK should no longer be referred to as 'English Weather'... Rather than offend a sizeable 'minority' group -especially a self-absorbed, vile-tempered one with a penchant for making explosives in their bathtub- persistently bleak weather conditions over the United Kingdom will now be exclusively referred to as 'Muslim Weather' (partly Sunni- mostly Shi'ite). You know- some of that furniture waterproofing spray you use on the sofa might do wonders for that outfit when it rains, ladies... (about only way Sharia Islam could be...
  • French businessman 'to pay all burqa fines'

    08/23/2011 9:53:34 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 26 replies
    France24.com ^ | Aug 19, 2011 | Tony Todd
    Rachid Nekkaz (pictured) has set up a million euro fund to pay fines for women who choose to wear the full Islamic veil in countries, like France, where it is against the law to do so in public. A French businessman has set up a fund to pay fines for women who wear Islamic veils or the burqa in public “in whatever country in the world that bans women from doing so”. Rachid Nekkaz, 38, a real-estate businessman based in Paris, travelled to Belgium on Wednesday to pay 100 euros for two women fined in the first case in the...
  • Italy Approves Draft Law Banning Burqas

    08/02/2011 3:09:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Voice of America ^ | JUly 2, 2011 | Staff
    Italy's parliamentary commission has approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The draft law was sponsored by Souad Sbai, a Moroccan-born member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative Freedom People party. The law, which was passed by the constitutional affairs commission Tuesday, would prohibit women from wearing a burqa, niqab or any other garment that covers the face. It would also sentence anyone who forces women to cover their faces in public to up to one year in prison and fine them $43,000. The Italian news agency ANSA reports the opposition voted...
  • Prince Goes from 'Darling Nikki' to 'Darling Niqab'

    07/13/2011 9:22:13 AM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 22 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | 07/08/11 | David J. Rusin
    Prince, the purple-clad rocker, caused many a jaw to drop last month over his laughably sanguine view of life in the Muslim world: :It's fun being in Islamic countries, to know there's only one religion. There's order. You wear a burqa. There's no choice. People are happy with that." As a piece in the Guardian notes, "The singer who once sang of '23 positions in a one-night stand' praises Islamic countries for offering 'no choice.'" Indeed, this writer of "Darling Nikki," a song celebrating a rendezvous with a "sex fiend" who likes to "grind," appears to have switched loyalties to...
  • A Burqa in Bloomingdale's

    07/10/2011 8:52:02 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 9 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 07-11-11 | stolinsky
      This column was first posted on June 1, 2010. In it I expressed the fear that a burqa could be used to conceal a terrorist − male or female − strapped with explosives. Some readers thought my fear was unreasonable, even bigoted. It wasn’t. Read “Terrorists in Drag: Bombs Beneath the Burqa” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler. Male terrorists have been captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere, disguised in burqas and loaded down with weapons and explosives. What is already happening there can happen here. http://cloud.frontpagemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Picture-3.gif Meanwhile, in Britain there are concerns that Sharia courts are enforcing anti-woman decisions; in...
  • Japan: TEPCO to cover reactor with polyester sheets(here comes reactor burqa )

    06/14/2011 7:41:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    NHK ^ | 06/15/11
    TEPCO to cover reactor with polyester sheets The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will begin to cover the No.1 reactor building with polyester sheets this month to prevent the dispersal of radioactive substances. The buildings of the No.1, 3, and 4 reactors were severely damaged by explosions and radioactive elements are still being released into the atmosphere. There are fears that heavy rain may hamper the workers' activities and that the rainwater may become contaminated with radioactive materials. To prevent these situations, Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, plans to enclose the reactor buildings with polyester sheets. The...
  • Muslims for Burqa Bans

    05/14/2011 1:14:46 PM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 14 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | 5/13/11 | David J. Rusin
    As Islamists condemn the French ban on face-covering attire in public, it is worth noting that some of the strongest words in support of the law — and in opposition to the burqa and niqab — actually have come from Western Muslims. A few recent highlights:
  • Burqa-clad women detained in France (could be fined 150 euros because of ban)

    05/14/2011 1:10:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Press TV ^ | 5/11/11
    Burqa-clad women detained in FranceWed May 11, 2011 11:58PM One month after France's banning of the burqa, women wearing the face-covering garment are being arrested and forced to remove their veils in public to avoid police harassment. Five women were immediately detained by police for wearing the burqa on city streets, as they attempted to attend a conference on the controversial law in the capital Paris, a Press TV correspondent reported on Wednesday. The conference was organized by the multicultural association Don't Touch My Constitution, which has raised funds to help women pay the fine that the government has imposed...
  • Belgium moves closer to burqa ban

    04/29/2011 1:31:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Virgin Media ^ | April 28 2011
    Belgium has taken a major step towards banning burka-type Islamic dress in public after its lower house of parliament overwhelmingly backed the measure. After Thursday's approval, the senate still has several weeks to decide whether to put the bill up for further discussion and another vote. The Belgian legislature came close to approving such law last year, but the process was held up at the last moment when the governing coalition collapsed. The bill was approved by an overwhelming majority of 136-1 with two abstentions.
  • Efforts to Ban the Burqa Go Well Beyond France

    04/21/2011 6:09:37 AM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Islamist Watch ^ | 420/11 | David J. Rusin
    Amid demonstrations, terror threats, and hyperbolic headlines, France has become the first Western country to enforce a ban on face-covering attire in virtually all public places, more than six months after the Senate approved sweeping legislation. Penalties for wearing garments such as burqas and niqabs include a fine of €150 and citizenship classes, while those who intimidate others into donning the apparel risk a €30,000 assessment and a year in prison. Tickets are being issued, but questions persist about legal challenges and enthusiasm to administer the law. Though France is the pace setter, efforts to impose burqa bans, both broad...
  • France Bans Muslim Face Veils

    04/11/2011 12:51:00 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 23 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-11-11 | Zazu
    France bans face-covering Islamic veil - France has passed and today began enforcing a law that forbids the wearing of face veils by Muslim women. Some arrests have already been made. Here are three reasons why this law is a terrible idea. 1. Freedom of religion, if the Muslims don’t have it, nobody does. If you can pass a law like this, you can also jail religious people for criticizing homosexuality (as is in fact done in Europe), or you can ban Christians from homeschooling their kids (also a fact of life in much of Europe). Freedom of worship is...
  • FRANCE ARRESTS MUSLIM WOMAN ON FIRST DAY OF BURQA BAN

    04/11/2011 12:45:24 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 26 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-11-11 | The Region Rat
    POLICE FEAR MUSLIM VIOLENCE IN RESPONSE TO ENFORCEMENT OF NEW LAW Paris police arrested a woman today for wearing a burqa on the first day of France’s ban on Muslim veils. About a dozen people, including three women wearing hijabs, staged a protest in front of Notre Dame. Police said the woman was detained because the protest was not authorized and the protesters refused to disperse. Despite the arrest, police say they will enforce the new law “extremely cautiously” due to fear of provoking violence. This is an incredibly ominous statement, don’t you think? “The law will be very difficult...
  • What a Lovely Wedding Picture~

    03/23/2011 3:24:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 23, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    <p>Recent Muslim mass wedding at Enfield, England...</p>
  • Islam was Born Out of Child Abuse and Rape

    12/21/2010 9:50:26 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 29 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Islam is the only major world religion where child marriage has the religious sanction of its prophet. Mohammed 'married' Aisha, his most notable wife, when she was six years old. The marriage was consummated when she was nine or ten at the latest. Like so many marriages, it was the product of an alliance between her father and Mohammed. Aisha's merchant father was Mohammed's first ally outside his family, and went on to be Mohammed's successor. That alliance was sealed with the sexual abuse of his little girl. Such arrangements are still common in the Muslim world today, where little...
  • Spain: City in northeast becomes country's first to ban burqa

    12/12/2010 8:19:38 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    AKI ^ | 09 dicembre 2010
    Lleida in the northeastern Catalonia region on Thursday became Spain's first city to introduce a ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic burqa in public places. These places include offices, sports centres, markets and other property owned by the city council. The niqab - which covers the face but leaves a small slit for the eyes - has also been banned. In neighbouring France, the national parliament in September outlawed the burqa and veils which cover the face... The same month, two separate bills were presented in the upper and lower houses of the Italian parliament which aim to end the...
  • Dutch welcome Germans to Europe's immigration debate - Feature ( Geert Wilders mentioned )

    10/21/2010 5:52:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 20 Oct 2010 | Thomas Burmeister
    Angela Merkel does not make the covers of Dutch newspapers very often. But the German chancellor's assertion last week that "multiculturalism has absolutely failed" in her country was headline news in the Netherlands. As far as the Dutch are concerned, the Germans - whom they consider to sometimes be politically behind the times - have finally woken up. The Netherlands' dream of a happy, harmonious multicultural society burst on a grey autumn morning six years ago in Amsterdam. On November 2, 2004, an Islamic extremist gunned down Dutch filmmaker and Islam critic Theo van Gogh in the street, then slit...
  • Netherlands MPs do deal to ban burqa

    09/30/2010 11:07:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | October 01, 2010
    THE Netherlands will ban the burqa, anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders has said following the announcement of a pact to form a minority coalition government backed by his party. "There will also be a burqa ban," Mr Wilders told journalists in The Hague, announcing measures agreed on by three parties negotiating to form a new government. The measures, which seek to cut government spending by 18 billion euros ($25.32 billion) by 2015, should also halve the number of immigrants who enter the Netherlands, the politician said. "A new wind will blow in the Netherlands," Wilders said, standing alongside presumed prime minister-in-waiting...
  • There Oughtn’t Be a Law (Banning the Burqa Won't Save France, and capitulation won’t save us)

    09/18/2010 10:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    République française has banned the burqa. Along with the face-covering veil (the niqab), the burqa is the garment with which Muslim women conceal their bodies from head to toe. More accurately, it is the instrument by which their bodies are concealed. In fundamentalist Muslim communities, the burqa is not worn by a woman’s free choice. It is imposed, a product of cultural submission that reflects the subordinate status — in a real sense, the chattel status — to which women are consigned in Islamist ideology. The new French burqa law was announced this week. Not a social debate: a law....
  • French Senate passes ban of full Muslim veils

    09/14/2010 10:57:06 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 24 replies
    AP ^ | 091410 | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS – The French Senate has voted overwhelmingly for a bill banning the burqa-style Islamic veil everywhere from post offices to streets, in a final step toward a making it law. The Senate voted 246 to 1 Tuesday in favor of the bill, which has already passed in the lower chamber, the National Assembly. Any dissenters have 10 days to challenge the measure in the Constitutional Council watchdog, but that is considered unlikely.
  • If Obama were a muslim, would he let Michelle dress like that?

    09/09/2010 4:11:44 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 57 replies
    I think it's a fair question to ask. I too have taken notice that 'Obama is a muslim', some of the puzzle pieces fit. But not enough IMHO, it doesn't stand on it's own. Now, if you re ask the question as "Is Obama an appeaser of muslims" then all of the puzzle pieces fit, particularly that of radical liberation theology. There shouldn't be any questions that he believes that garbage. Obama is not a muslim, he is a believer in liberation. And that does stand on it's own.
  • Germany’s Imam Mamoun Darkazanli: Al-Qaeda's Alleged Financier and Logistician

    08/28/2010 12:52:03 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/2010 | Derek Henry Flood
    Police in Hamburg shut down the notorious al-Quds mosque, renamed the Taiba mosque in 2008, led by German-Syrian national and voluntary imam Mamoun Darkazanli. Darkazanli (a.k.a. Abu Ilyas al-Suri) has been a suspected al-Qaeda operative, primarily as a financier and logistician, in the European Union for close to two decades. Long active in al-Qaeda circles, Darkazanli first surfaced on the radar of Western intelligence agencies when he purportedly helped procure a cargo ship named “Jennifer” for Osama bin Laden as early as 1993 (Hamburger Abendblatt, October 16, 2004). Germany’s Bundeskriminalamt (BKA- Federal Criminal Police Office) admitted that it had been...
  • NY POST: Catty 'rob' gal caged (Cat Lady robbery suspect picked up during SoHo heist)

    08/26/2010 12:19:44 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 26, 2010 | LARRY CELONA
    It wasn't a purr-fect crime after all. Sources said last night that cops had caged the "Cat Lady," the serial stick-up artist who dons clever disguises -- including a cat mask -- to rob high-end boutiques around the city. The suspect was identified as Shanna Spalding, 28, of Queens, who sings with a death-metal band called Divine Infamy under her stage name, Purgatory. The burqa-clad suspect was picked up in SoHo after bursting into a Greene Street boutique with a gun and demanding cash, sources said. ...Cops said they had noticed her prior to the heist, and followed her to...
  • Police say man wearing burqa robs Md. bank

    08/11/2010 1:02:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 15 replies
    Google/AP ^ | Aug 11, 2010
    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Montgomery County police said a man wearing a burqa robbed a bank in Silver Spring. Police said the man who robbed a TD Bank branch on Briggs Chaney Road about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday was wearing a "long black burqa over his face." He also wore jeans and tan boots.
  • Police Say Man Wearing Burqa Robs Md. Bank

    08/11/2010 1:00:06 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies
    AP ^ | August 11, 2010 | Associated Press
    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Montgomery County police said a man wearing a burqa robbed a bank in Silver Spring. Police said the man who robbed a TD Bank branch on Briggs Chaney Road about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday was wearing a "long black burqa over his face." He also wore jeans and tan boots. Authorities said the man showed a gun and demanded money. He took an undetermined amount of money and fled.
  • Richard Dawkins compares burqa to 'bin liner' ( UK )

    08/10/2010 8:15:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NewsCore ^ | August 10, 2010
    BRITISH academic and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins has angered Muslim groups by comparing the burqa to a trash bag. Muslim organisations reacted angrily... "I think it is ignorant and Islamaphobic," said Seyyed Ferjani, of the Muslim Association of Britain. In 2008 he said: "It's almost impossible to say anything against Islam in this country, because you are accused of being racist or Islamophobic."