Islamic student group accuses UEL of ‘victimisation’ over segregated dinner

EXCLUSIVE: A campus Islamic Society has complained of “victimisation” after its university cancelled a dinner event that was advertised as segregated by gender.

 

The University of East London’s Isoc claimed the segregation, which would have meant separate seating for men and women, was advertised by mistake due to a printing error by an external company.

However, it defended the policy on its Twitter feed with the hashtag “SegregationIsNotHate”, and said the hastily re-arranged April 17 dinner went ahead in a North London mosque with segregated seating.

An Isoc spokesman said: “We are very disappointed that the university did a U-turn less than 24 hours prior to the event.

“They listened to external right-wing groups rather then listen to their own students.”

He added: “It’s a sad day when a university with one of the highest proportion of Muslim students begins to victimise them.”

The university rejected the accusations, saying it acted swiftly to enforce its Equality and Diversity policy after receiving complaints about the 2,500 flyers and the billed speakers.

Dusty Amroliwala, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UEL, said: “I reject any idea that we are ‘victimising’ or ‘unfairly scrutinising’ the Society. UEL has a proud record of defending democracy, promoting free speech and intellectual curiosity.

“But we cannot allow enforced segregation at lectures, nor can we offer a public platform to speakers who are known to preach extreme messages that could constitute a hate crime.”

He added: “We would have come to the same conclusion had this been any another society, religious or otherwise, where the circumstances had been the same.”

UEL was also concerned about speaker Murtaza Khan, who has been filmed referring to “filthy non-Muslim doctors”, but approved his attendance after he apologised for the remarks, which he called “damaging to community relations”.

However, gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell alerted UEL to another video that shows Mr Khan saying homosexuals should be killed.

Mr Amroliwala said: “The suggestion that certain groups of people should be thrown off a mountain or stoned is language that incites hatred and cannot be condoned.

“The only reasonable and appropriate decision was to withdraw the university’s facilities from being used to support this event.”

He added that UEL has not received any complaints from the Isoc.

 

http://www.newhamrecorder.co.uk/news/islamic_student_group_accuses_uel_of_victimisation_over_segregated_dinner_1_3583818

ending a relationship is now rape

http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf

 

page 42 and 43 of this CDC report

 

So here is the report on which Obama based the new rules.

Go to page 42. In the top of the middle column, sexual “coercion” is defined as “sexual violence”. Now go to the table on the top of page 43. I will quote from the footnote on “sexual coercion”:

3Sexual Coercion: Pressured in a non-physical way (includes, for example, threatening to end the relationship, using influence or authority).’

So if a man ends a relationship due to lack of sex, that is a sexually violent act. Welcome to1984.

http://news.mensactivism.org/node/24104

silence from the counter jihadists: ‘Purity balls’ objectify girls as chattels

i would not be surprised if these primitives resort to voilence in the future like their Islamic cousins

http://freethinker.co.uk/2014/05/03/purity-balls-objectify-girls-as-chattels/

 

 

 

SINISTER events called “Purity Balls” – ceremonies that objectify young girls as possessions of their fathers and God – are sharply on the rise in the US and elsewhere, according to a recent documentary made by ABC News.

ABC reported that it had been invited to attend the “Super Bowl of Purity Balls” at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado last year, and this led to a shudder-inducing documentary that examined ceremonies where Christian fathers vow:

To protect their daughters in their choices for purity.

Reporting on the “Purity Balls” which are now “a full-fledged national phenomenon occurring in 48 states and in as many as 17 countries” Robert Stone, of the Progressive Secular Humanist blog, published the “Purity Covering and Covenant” dads are required to sign.

I ………’s father, choose before God to cover my daughter as her authority and protection in the area of purity. I will be pure in my own life as a man, husband and father.

I will be a man of integrity and accountability as I lead, guide and pray over my daughter and my family as the High Priest in my home. This covering will be used by God to influence generations to come.

The Colorado event was the 14th annual Father-Daughter Purity Ball, and it was at the “regal” Broadmoor that 60 fathers signed the covenant.

Stone observed that the “creepy” events are staged by “Christian extremists” exist to:

Determine a daughter’s worth by the state of her hymen.

It’s like a wedding but with a twist: Young women exchange rings, take vows and enjoy a first dance…with their dads.

At the Ball, which resembles a giant wedding ceremony, girls around the age of 12 wear white gowns and pledge to remain ‘pure’ until their wedding day. The girls symbolically ‘marry’ God, and promise their father they will remain a virgin until they are wed.

(Note the typical, sexist, double standard, common to most, if not all, religious traditions: There is no Purity Ball for a 12 year old boy to ‘entrust’ his virginity to his mother.)

At the ceremony fathers present their daughters with purity rings, which the girls wear to symbolise their commitment to virginity and an intact hymen. The father, as ‘High Priest’ of the household, promises to protect his daughter’s virginity, promising ‘before God to cover my daughter as her authority and protection in the area of purity’.

Stone concluded:

A profoundly sexist and misogynistic expression of contemporary American Christian culture, Purity Balls degrade young women, promoting the antiquated and morally repugnant notion that girls are property, and that a daughter’s worth is determined by the state of her hymen.

 

Islamist terror threat grows in China

BEIJING: Recent deadly attacks in China that have been blamed on Islamist extremists are getting bolder and bloodier, targeting civilians rather than the authorities and further challenging Beijing’s ability to stop them.

The latest attack at a train station Wednesday in the far-western region of Xinjiang – where extremists among the Turkic Uighur Muslim population have been waging a simmering insurgency against Beijing for years – left three people dead and 79 injured, prompting Chinese President Xi Jinping to demand “decisive actions” against terrorism.

Authorities said two of the dead were assailants, marking the attack as an apparent suicide bombing that hints at a further escalation in tactics, said Raffaello Pantucci, a terrorism expert at the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies in London.

Prior to that, in March, five knife-wielding men and women believed to be Uighurs slashed at crowds indiscriminately at a railway station in southwestern China, killing 29 people. And last year, three Uighurs rammed a vehicle into crowds in a suicide attack near the Forbidden City gate in the heart of Beijing, killing themselves and two tourists.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2014/May-03/255164-islamist-terror-threat-grows-in-china.ashx#ixzz30ev4cd3Y
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