Creeping Islamization: German Courts Begin Ruling According to Sharia Law

An appeals court in northwestern Germany has decided a contentious divorce case based on Islamic Sharia law.

The ruling is the latest in a growing number of court cases in Germany in which judges refer or defer to Islamic law because either the plaintiffs or the defendants are Muslim.

Critics say the cases — especially those in which German law has taken a back seat to Sharia law — reflect a dangerous encroachment of Islamic law into the German legal system.

In the latest case, the Appeals Court [Oberlandesgericht] in Hamm, a city in German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, ruled on June 2 that whoever marries according to Islamic law in a Muslim country and later seeks a divorce in Germany must abide by the original terms set forth by Sharia law.

The case involved a 23-year-old Iranian woman who married a 31-year-old Iranian man in Iran according Sharia law in 2009. The couple later immigrated to the German city of Essen, gave birth to a daughter but then separated in 2011. A lower court in Essen granted the woman a divorce in November 2012 and the husband appealed the decision.

The appeals court in Hamm sided with the woman because, according to the German judge, the couple agreed to abide by the principles of Sharia law at the time they were married and thus the case should be decided according to Islamic law, regardless of whether the couple was now living in Germany.

The court ruled that the woman was legally entitled to talaq, an Islamic means of obtaining a divorce by reciting the phrase “I divorce you” three times. The court also said the husband had violated the original terms of the Islamic marriage agreement by failing to provide financial support for his wife for a period of six months.

The ruling has opened another round in a long-running debate about the role of Islam in German jurisprudence.

 

http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/german-courts-ruling-according-sharia-law/#fm

 

 

bacon sandwich

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342111/Reed-Recruitment-Clive-Hunt-loses-dream-job-making-bacon-sandwich-comment-Sharika-Sacranie.html#ixzz2WHkCwn48

An IT contractor claims an off-the-cuff remark about a bacon sandwich cost him a £1,000-a-week job.

Clive Hunt, 58, says he was offered an eight-month NHS contract after attending an interview set up by recruitment firm Reed.

But he says he lost out on the job after he told a recruitment consultant he would ‘get the bacon sarnies in’.

Mr Hunt, from Heywood, Greater Manchester, said he wasn’t aware he had offended Sharika Sacranie, 29, during a meeting at the firm’s city centre office until he received a phone call from a senior manager.

Mr Hunt said: ‘After we shook hands she said that she would come over to meet me on site with the other contractors and take us for breakfast.

‘My parting words to her were “I will buy the bacon sandwiches”.

‘Later, as I was driving home, Ms Sacranie’s manager called me and wanted to know about the racist remark I had made.

‘I said I had not made one and he said I had said that I would get her a bacon sandwich. But I only made the remark because she referred to breakfast.

‘The woman was of Asian appearance. I am not a racist, never have been. I wasn’t brought up that way.

‘Bacon sandwiches are often eaten at breakfast. I didn’t think for a minute this would have caused offence otherwise I wouldn’t have said it.’

Mr Hunt said he was due to take up the NHS role last Monday.

‘I have lost a contract because of an unassuming remark about a bacon sarnie,’ he said.

Muslim tough guy threatening to beat up a young girl

 

 

“A group of Asian youths were outside the barracks and were abusing the cadets as they came out.” “Asian” is British media code for “Muslim.” This Muslim gang despises the air cadets because they reject all non-Muslim authority and believe that the British are fighting against Islam in Afghanistan.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/06/uk-muslim-gang-shouts-abuse-at-young-air-cadets-at-army-barracks.html

 

Tower Hamlet town council in bengali

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/399960/Council-talks-in-Bengali

 

UN Muslim states reject ban on violence against women as violating Islamic law

http://freethoughtnation.com/contributing-writers/63-acharya-s/795-un-muslim-states-reject-ban-on-violence-against-women-as-violating-islamic-law.html

 

 

Facing boycotts, Whole Foods revises English-only employee policy

the employees should have told Whole foods that new Mexico was part of Mexico

 

 

 

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Facing threats of national boycotts from Latino groups and a slew of online petitions, Whole Foods announced Friday that the organic grocery chain has revised its employee language policy following the suspension of two Spanish-speaking Albuquerque employees.

Whole Foods Market Inc. Co-CEO Walter Robb said in a blog post Friday that the recent “unfortunate incident” in Albuquerque prompted the Austin, Texas-based company to revise a policy that “does not reflect and is not in alignment with the spirit of this company.”

“First, we sincerely apologize that a section of our handbook regarding Team Member interactions in the workplace was not clearly written, and for any misunderstandings or offense it has created,” Robb wrote. “Its intention was to foster inclusion, not exclusion.”

Last week, two Albuquerque workers said they were suspended for a day with pay after complaining about the policy. A Whole Foods spokesman said that previous policy required that all “English-speaking workers must speak English to customers and other employees while on the clock, unless the customer speaks another language.”

The suspensions and the news of policy sparked outrage and threats of boycotts from groups like the New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizen.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican and the nation’s only Latina governor, pressed the company to review its employee language policy for states like New Mexico,where Spanish is historically linked.

Robb said the employees “received paid, one-day suspensions for their workplace behavior, not for speaking Spanish.”

Under the new policy released Friday, employees who speak English and need to communicate with an English-speaking customer are asked to “please speak with them in English, unless requested otherwise by the customer.”

The policy also asks employees to “make sure you are sensitive to others who may want to join your conversation or ask you a question. If needed, switch to a common language to be inclusive and respectful” when speaking other languages on the job.

Employees who don’t understand English are asked to tell a manager who will help with translation, the policy said.

Walter said the company has sent the original and revised policy to the New Mexico LULAC and the American Civil Liberties Union for their feedback. He said Whole Foods will “continue to have conversations with these organizations.”

Ralph Arellanes, state director of New Mexico LULAC, said the new policy was a “step in the right direction” and was looking forward to speaking further with company officials during a scheduled meeting next month.

“Usually when something like this is uncovered there are other issues beneath the surface that need to be addressed, like the demographic of employees and management structures,” Arellanes said. “New Mexico isn’t a foreign country but (Hispanics) have a history here that goes back 400 years.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/foods-backs-english-only-policy-article-1.1373321