...Here it is
Are you happy with it?
Do you think this will come to New Zealand?
Or are more signs necessary?
From the UK.
Via Robert Spencer.
UK: 5,500 cases of FGM in 2016 alone, not a single prosecution
REVEALED: Thousands of Female Genital Mutilations STILL taking place illegally in Britain,
by Sofia Petkar, Express, March 7, 2017:
THE NHS has seen a shocking rise in the number of case of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Britain – despite the practice being banned for more than 30 years.
Medical staff recorded almost 5,500 cases in 2016 alone, according to shocking new statistics. FGM is a procedure that sees the genitals of young girls deliberately cut, injured or disfigured for “cultural, religious or social reasons”.
After the practice was banned in the UK, families began taking their daughters abroad for the procedure.
In 2003, the UK government expanded the law making it a criminal offence for British nationals or permanent residents to take their child abroad for FGM.
Liberal Democrat shadow equalities secretary Lorely Burt has called on the Government to “redouble efforts” to tackle the issue.
She said: “The figures are astonishing. Whilst clear progress is being made at identifying FGM in a health setting, far more must be done in schools to raise awareness of the practice and help teachers flag children at risk.”
FGM can cause a host of physical and psychological problems – in some cases girls can bleed to death or die from infections caused by dirty blades.
The practice has been illegal in the UK since 1985, and is classified as child abuse.
However, no-one has been prosecuted over the practice since it was banned….
As Robert Spencer comments:~
Why no prosecutions? Probably because they would be seen as “Islamophobic.” FGM is widely reputed to be a “cultural” practice, but actually it is sanctioned by Islamic law: “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64.
[Graeme: This book, in English titled The Reliance of the Traveller, is the book of Sharia Law for the Shafi'i School of Sunni Muslims. Our nearest Muslim neighbours, Indonesia and Malaysia, are predominantly Shafi'i. You can buy the book yourself on Amazon or here for example.]
From the English Midlands, via Jihad Watch.
“EXPRESS EXCLUSIVE: Books promoting ISLAMIC JIHAD sold openly in Birmingham,” by James Fielding, Express, March 12, 2017:
BOOKS encouraging Muslim parents to teach their children jihad and referring to Jewish people as “evilminded” are being sold openly in one of Britain’s terror hotspots. Extremist literature which also advocates the death penalty for adulterers and promotes hatred of the gay community, is on sale in Alum Rock, Birmingham.
The predominantly Muslim suburb is a small corner of the city that has produced 10 per cent of all the UK’s convicted terrorists, according to a report published last week.
The Sunday Express visited the Madina Book Centre just off the bustling Alum Rock Road, which falls into the Washwood Heath ward, and bought a copy of the 440-page Bringing Up Children In Islam for £5.
In what is intended to be a thorough guide to creating the perfect Muslim family, the book encourages parents to “keep alive in the children the spirit of jihad”.
It said: “They may be inspired to strive for the restoration of the glory of Islam and Muslims. Jihad of warfare is where all humans spend their energies to stop a tyrant from being oppressive, for example when a tyrant makes it difficult for people to fulfill the commands of Allah to propagate Islam. “Tyrants must be subdued whether they rule in an Islamic or non-Islamic land, or whether they are on a battlefield. [Graeme: so you see how even violent opposition is described & taught as normative for Muslims living under any regime that isn't totally supportive of Sharia Law]
The book rallies against cinema and theatre, arguing they are the work of “evil-minded” Jews before warning of a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world.
Written by Dr Muhammad Habibullah Mukhtar, the book also supports adulterers being stoned to death and Muslim schoolchildren being kept separate from others,
In another book, Major Sins, bought from a nearby gift shop, homosexuality is branded as the “dirtiest act”. A passage reads: “Our beloved prophet cursed homosexuals three times. The king of the universe said, if you find any person engaged in homosexuality, kill both the active and passive partners.”
Brampton, Ontario mayor: Criticism of Muslim prayers in public schools “hate speech”
Again, via Jihad Watch.
“Mayor Calls Criticism Of Muslim Prayers In School ‘Hate Speech,’” by David Krayden, Daily Caller, March 10, 2017:
Brampton, Ontario Mayor Linda Jeffrey is dismissing critics who object to Muslim students having Friday prayer sessions in public schools as purveyors of “misinformation and hateful speech.” Jeffrey was responding to critics in a letter she released Thursday as Toronto-area parents in the Peel District School Board are preparing a full-scale protest on Saturday to demand that public schools not promote one religion over another.
[Graeme: see how the peculiar nexus of multiculturalism, Atheism, inclusion and tolerance has resulted in non-religious people in authority forcing acceptance of the belief that one non-Western religion be given public precedence over all other religions, including the religions of Judaism & Christianity that formed the very bedrock of the West. Tell me that's not silly.]
The parents have organized a “Canada First” movement and plan a “Walk to Oppose Religion in Schools” this weekend at Celebration Square near Square One in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. They are also opposed to the motion introduced by local Liberal Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid that would ban “Islamophobia” and potentially make their protest subject to hate crimes legislation. [Graeme: tell ya what - YOU come up with a real actual definition of what Islamophobia is - because from all I've seen no-one has yet done that - and we will debate the merits of banning it. Until then stick to your knitting]
The parents are furious with the Peel District School Board’s decision to lift all restrictions on what are called “Friday prayer days” for Muslim students. The sessions take place on school time and include both prayers and sermons that are usually read in Arabic — leading many to ask just what is being said.
At the last board meeting, parents expressed their outrage over school board chairwoman Janet McDougald’s dismissive attitude when she was asked, “When you vote to allow Islamic Prayer in public schools, will you record all sermons that are offered in Arabic so we can analyze them later to ensure there is no hate speech being offered?”
McDougald called the questioner a “racist” and threatened to not take any more questions at the meeting.
[Graeme: Hmmm... taking over the language. Just as we were told off for criticising those parts of Islam that we do understand & object to ("Why that's Islamophobic!"), so now we are criticised for wanting to know about those bits of Islam that we don't understand ("You're just a racist!").]
In January the board lifted restrictions it had placed on the Muslim students that limited their selection of prayers and sermons to a pre-approved list. Now they can choose whatever they want. Parents also want to know why there is Muslim prayer in public schools when no other religion is accommodated with special prayer sessions.
It’s not just Christian parents who are upset. The head of Canadian Hindu Advocacy, Ron Banerjee, suggested the Muslim prayers “may violate Canadian values.”
The Brampton mayor is unmoved. “I am troubled by the misinformation, fear mongering and outright falsehoods being spread by some,” Jeffrey wrote, making the dubious claim that the Ontario Human Rights Code gives Muslims the right to pray in public schools…. [Graeme: This statement is absolutely priceless - pure comedy gold - and no doubt said with an extremely serious face and in sombre tones making it even more hilarious. The trouble is it's coming from a supposedly responsible grown-up. So I'm not laughing.]
This is but a small selection of silliness from around the West in the last week.
Don't participate in this nonsense.
I for one have seen enough signs