Creeping Sharia: Norway get first halal hospital

“This morning Ahus hospital and the Islamic Council of Norway (IRN) signed an agreement that ensures that the hospital will serve halal food. Thus, from Monday the hospital will serve several halal meals for their Muslim patients.

The meat will come from Nortura, approved by IRN. The food is also marked with a visible logo from IRN. Ahus is the first hospital in Norway with such approval. Food with halal labelling is intended for Muslim patients.”

http://www.osloby.no/nyheter/Ahus-blir-Norges-forste-halal-sykehus-7215797.html

http://islamversuseurope.blogspot.ca/2013/05/norway-gets-its-first-halal-certified.html

Teenage girl raped on way home to family’s £2.5m mansion by serial offender after getting stranded outside nightclub

  • Arshad Arif raped a 17-year-old as she tried to get home from a night club
  • She borrowed his phone and he put her in a taxi then raped her in a flat
  • The rape bore similarities to another attack he was convicted of in 2004
  • He had been out of prison for just over two years when he carried out the second rape last November

Halal Certification Stamp – Today Tonight (Australia) 07/03/2012

EXCUSE ME? Muslim ‘morality’ police chastise a Canadian woman for her ‘slutty’ attire

this occurred here in Canada

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/05/30/excuse-me-muslim-morality-police-chastise-a-canadian-woman-for-her-slutty-attire/

Italy: Muslim Attacks Sex Shop Then Shouts About the Glory of Islam

French firms see rising religious demands at work

Listing faith-related problems, the new study said some men refused to take orders from a woman boss or shake hands with women and some refused to handle alcohol or pork products.

Other problems include employees wanting to pray or wear religious garb at work. Some employees try to impose their religious standards on colleagues, such as preventing non-observant Muslims from eating at work during Ramadan.

Smaller towns and rural areas had far fewer problems, the study said. Fewer than five percent of human resources managers in the western region of Brittany reported any difficulties.

The survey, conducted by university researchers in Rennes and the international recruitment agency Randstad, was released as French lawmakers prepare new legislation extending strict public service bans on religious garb at work to some private firms.

Unrest rocks Myanmar after woman ‘torched’ by Muslim in unprovoked attack

 

 

Europe’s tolerance tested by Islam

Europe has welcomed immigrants with the idea they would become part of the established culture but some groups are taking advantage of the largess.

HERNDON, Va., May 28 (UPI) — In 1995, herpetologists began observing frogs in the U.S. with various mutations and genetic defects. Suspecting the cause was environmental rather than natural, they launched a decades’ long study linking pesticides and other toxins to disturbing nature’s balance.

If so few herpetologist observers could identify such a dangerous trend evolving and isolate its cause, why then is it so difficult for social scientists to do so concerning human behavior within democracies that is disrupting stability’s natural balance?

A series of articles by author Soeren Kern underscores this trend in Europe.

Switzerland is a land famous for not having had to fight a war for centuries. Generations of its citizens have proven adept getting along with all cultures. With no standing army, it opted instead to provide for its national defense with a people’s militia.

But recently, to enhance public safety, it armed transport police as robberies and assaults on Swiss trains have drastically increased — the crime rate having doubled since early 2011. A society once secure in the warm glow of peaceful human co-existence now suffers from insecurity as 70 percent of voters say they want an increased police presence.

In Sweden this May, riots broke out in Stockholm as hundreds of mostly young people torched vehicles, set fires and threw rocks at police. The unrest spread to 15 other parts of the city with police stations, schools and community centers set on fire.

In London, youth gangs verbally harass passersby. Their main targets are women and gays. But more aggressive gangs warn non-members they intrude on the gang’s turf at their own risk.

Just like herpetologists isolated pollution as disrupting nature’s balance for frogs, the cause for the above changes — ongoing in Switzerland, Sweden, England and elsewhere — is more obvious. A pollutant, again, is at fault — one disrupting security’s natural balance within these democracies.

These countries, long embracing Christianity while welcoming other religions, opened up to Muslim immigrants who have used that openness against them. With Muslim immigrant populations radically growing in these countries, the “guest” is brazenly taking on the role of “host.”

In March, Swiss authorities acknowledged significantly increased recruitment of jihadists and of women being forced into marriage. Muslim gangs have been forcing disadvantaged children to convert to Islam and then sell drugs for them.

Ironically, while indications are otherwise, a governmental study claims all is well. With 5 percent of the Swiss population now Muslim, it downplays Islam-related violence, putting responsibility upon natives to be more accepting, less labeled as Islamophobic.

A Swiss Islamic group, publicly declaring its intentions to impose Shariah law on Switzerland, enthusiastically supported the study’s results. Meanwhile, its critics dismiss the report as a “case study in political correctness.”

As the government soft-pedals Islam’s impact, the natives are getting restless. A recent poll is most telling: 50 percent of those asked say they see Islam as a threat; 58 percent say it doesn’t belong in the Western world; two-thirds say Islam conflicts with their values.

Interestingly, the early 2011 date marking the start of increased criminal activity coincides with Switzerland having opened its doors to a massive influx of Muslim immigrants escaping the Arab Spring’s violence.

Meanwhile, Muslims say others are politically insensitive to their “suffering,” making outrageous charges.

They complained to Swiss Airlines about “offensive” advertising, simply for depicting a plane bearing the Swiss flag’s red and white cross with the words “Cross is Trump” (as in the card game). Outraged Muslims alleged it a “Christian slogan used as a provocation and attack against Islam.” As a Christian symbol, they say the cross “no longer corresponds to today’s multicultural Switzerland.”

Yet they build mosques in Switzerland with defining domes and minarets symbolic of Islam.

Islamic groups report their intention to establish their own parliament in Switzerland based on Shariah. This is an effort to get Shariah’s “nose under the tent” so jurisdiction will grow, initially as a “parallel” system of law but eventually replacing Swiss law.

With the most generous immigration laws in the world, Sweden attracts hundreds of thousands of Muslims — now comprising 5 percent of its population as well.

Offered free housing and welfare benefits, poorly educated immigrants unable to speak Swedish are hard-pressed to find work. While openly accepting such welfare, they criticize their hosts, seeking to impose their own non-productive culture upon them.

Their hosts’ reward for their generosity is the creation no-go zones where non-Muslims are unwelcome. In England, Muslim gangs ban non-Muslims from even walking by a mosque.

If a block representing only 5 percent of Sweden’s population aggressively seeks to impose its culture upon the host majority, one can only imagine what the future holds that minority grows.

What has enabled democracies to survive after opening their doors to immigrants is a willingness to assimilate voluntarily. Because Islam prohibits assimilation, Islamists asserting incompatibility of their religion with democracy are absolutely right.

Thus, the mission of Muslim immigrants becomes one of transitioning the host democratic state into an Islamic one. An Islamic leader, told Sweden historically is a Christian state, commented: “So it was perhaps before … Now it is a new era.”

A similar claim in England met with the response: “This is not a Christian country. To hell with Christianity. Isa [Jesus] was a messenger of Allah … Allah is great! We are coming!”

Swedes, too, now sense Islam’s threat “to destroy the West from within” is real.

A radical imam in England warns: “This is a wake-up call for society to ask ‘Where are we headed?’ There is a clash between Islam and liberal democracy in hotspot areas of London.”

This cleric has led an effort to convert 12 British cities into independent Islamic states. His bravado is motivated by a Muslim population that has doubled and “white British” in London becoming a minority for the first time.

Unbelievably, a British newspaper suggests those concerned about the increasing Muslim population are “Islamophobes.”

Muslim immigrants follow a modus operandi in imposing Islam upon a democratic state’s majority — witness the German government’s recent attempt to hold a conference on German-Muslim relations to engage “moderate” Muslims to combat Islamism.

The government’s concern was Muslim violence becoming endemic in countries like Sweden and Switzerland. Substantive discussion on the matter was sought but attending Muslims became offended at the suggestion Islam could become radical. Instead, they pressed the government to make “Islam equal to Christianity” in Germany.

At the same time Muslims avoided substantive discussions addressing Western concerns, they also suggested they only sought equality with Christianity. Readers of the Koran know it preaches Islam’s superiority to all other religions — thus, equality is a no-go.

A rational non-Muslim call to discuss such concerns is denied by Muslims claiming Islamophobia.

Islam has disrupted stability’s natural balance within Europe’s democracies. It is an intolerant toxin that leaves “freedom’s canary in the mineshaft” gasping for air.

(Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt, a retired Marine infantry officer, served in the Vietnam war, the U.S. invasion of Panama and the first Gulf War. He is the author of “Bare Feet, Iron Will–Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam’s Battlefields,” “Living the Juche Lie: North Korea’s Kim Dynasty” and “Doomsday: Iran–The Clock is Ticking.” He frequently writes on foreign policy and defense issues.)

(United Press International’s “Outside View” commentaries are written by outside contributors who specialize in a variety of important issues. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of United Press International. In the interests of creating an open forum, original submissions are invited.)

 

 

 

 

Creeping Sharia: gender apartheid at Sault Ste Marie YMCA

 

http://www.saultstar.com/2013/05/23/critics-charge-y-event-everything-from-sexist-to-an-attempt-by-muslims-to-bring-in-sharia-law-via-the-back-door

 

SAULT STE. MARIE – It appears some would like nothing better than to sink female-only swims, recently launched at the Sault Ste. Marie YMCA.

Critics charge the concept, geared to cultures and religions that forbid mixed-gender pool outings, is everything from sexist to an attempt by Muslims to bring in Sharia law via the back door.

Kim Caruso is not amused. The YMCA CEO has shouldered a number of e-mails, phone calls and face-to-face encounters with opponents of the Sunday afternoon, one-hour swims, which debuted earlier this month.

Complaints began coming in as soon as The Sault Star and other local media profiled the event weeks ago. More anger erupted following a more recent television report, which aired Wednesday and Thursday.

Caruso began receiving e-mails early Wednesday evening while the broadcast was still in progress, and her office phone began to ring following the noon report Thursday.

A male caller was civil, while a female screamed through the line.

“I thanked her very much and hung up,” Caruso said. “I put an end to the conversation because it wasn’t going to get anywhere.”

Then there’s e-mails.

“Why did you cave in to these people? What do they contribute to this community besides nothing?” one e-mail received Tuesday night read, in part.

“I don’t want to give up anything to these third-world backward thinking people just because of their religious (or cult) beliefs. You have opened up a can of worms … You make me sick. You are nothing but a weak money grabbing bunch of panderers. The silent majority will speak out on this I’m sure.”

Another read, in part:

“You are pushing women back into the dark ages when we had to fight for equality. When my family came to canada they assimilated and became canadians . What’s next Sharia’s Law or whatever its called. I am a Canadian and I want my grandchildren to be raise as Canadian. Please don’t start that crap over here.”

Caruso said she expected disagreeable feedback, but concedes she’s somewhat shocked at the tenor of some responses, most of which have come from women.

 

Dutch anxiety over ‘Sharia triangle’ police no-go area in The Hague

Area two kilometres from city centre has become ‘orthodox Muslim territory’ largely ignored by authorities

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/dutch-anxiety-over-sharia-triangle-police-no-go-area-in-the-hague-1.1404541

There have been calls for an urgent debate in the Dutch parliament about the integration of Muslim immigrants amid claims that one area of The Hague, known locally as “the Sharia triangle”, is being run by a form of unofficial Sharia police.

The claims relate to the district of Schilderswijk, about two kilometres from the city centre, where an almost entirely Muslim population of some 5,000 people surrounds the El Islam mosque, fuelling criticism that the government has failed to ensure a proper ethnic mix in schools and local housing. One recent investigation, in which local people were extensively interviewed, concluded that Schilderswijk had become “orthodox Muslim territory” which was now largely ignored by the city authorities, by politicians and even by the police, on the grounds that it had become self-regulating.

The investigation found that orthodox Muslims had become so dominant that they were dictating what people in the neighbourhood wore and how they behaved.

“The norms of the majority are beginning to take over,” it said.

In the case of women, dress was a particular issue. One woman told how her daughter had been approached and told her short skirt was inappropriate, while her son had been called a “kaffir” – a racist term formerly used in colonial South Africa to refer to a black person – for smoking.

A youth who had previously been involved in local gangs said that criminality had dropped off, not because of the police, but because he and his friends were “afraid of the wrath of Allah”.

Another man said he felt he was gradually being driven out of his home because he had a dog, and many traditional Muslims tended not to keep or favour dogs.

Islamic countries are among the most racist and Intolerant places on the planet

THE LEAST RACIALLY TOLERANT COUNTRIES

40% + (of individuals surveyed would not want a person of another race as a neighbour)
India, Jordan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong

30 – 39.9%
Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea

20 – 39.9%
France, Turkey, Bulgaria, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Zambia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines

THE MOST TOLERANT COUNTRIES

0 to 4.9%
United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Britain, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Australia, New Zealand

5 – 9.9%
Chile, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Belarus, Croatia, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa

10 – 14.9%
Finland, Poland, Ukraine, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Slovakia

15 – 19.9%
Venezuela, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Macedonia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Russia, China

Source: World Values Survey

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2325502/Map-shows-worlds-racist-countries-answers-surprise-you.html#ixzz2TnXG1yDM
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Published on May 19, 2013

Like I have mentioned before, many times with proof, that Islam is the only “religion” where converts who join become assassins, terrorists, plotting terrorism and assassination. There is no other religion where this happens, it only happens with Islam. Converts to Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity or atheism never do things like this, never. This is growing in Europe, Canada, Australia and USA, America. Here is the story about her;

 

 

 

 

Creeping Sharia: Change to 125-year-old Victorian law means Muslims can be buried with no coffin in Ireland

why are they living in Ireland in the first place?

After expressed concerns from members of the Muslim community in Ireland, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan approved a change to the burial regulations established in 1888, which will allow human remains to be buried without a coffin.

On June 1 the reform will override the original rule that no burials are allowed,  “unless the body be enclosed in a coffin of wood or some other sufficiently strong material.”

The Irish Times reported that a spokesman for the Department of the Environment explained that, “The change to the rule follows concerns recently expressed by members of the Muslim community regarding their traditional burial rituals,” although the option to go without a coffin will not be exclusive to people of muslim faith.

Meaning that anybody in Ireland can be buried without a coffin as long as the family has approval from the cemetery and if environmental health officials don’t find the burial to pose risks to the local ecosystem.

It is reported that the Environmental Protection Agency, HSE and the City and County Managers Association all approved of the change.

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Change-to-125-year-old-Victorian-law-means-Muslims-can-be-buried-with-no-coffin-in-Ireland-206831241.html#ixzz2T0YM981d
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and good news from Switzerland

Integration of foreigners is more important than their religious beliefs, Switzerland’s highest court ruled on Friday. The court denied a 14-year-old girl from a strict Muslim family in Aargau the right to dispensation from school swim class.

The family argued that their strict religion prevented the girl from taking part in swimming lessons, where she would be seen by her male teacher and possibly other men. The girl already knew how to swim, having attended a private class strictly for Muslim girls, they added.

However, the court ruled that the girl must attend the swimming lessons offered at the high school: lessons were offered separately for girls and boys; wearing of a burkini – a full-body swmisuit – was allowed; and the girl would not have bodily contact with her male swimming teacher, since she already knew how to swim.

The court also stated that attendance at a Muslim-only swim course did not further integration, one of the goals of school swimming.

Allowing the dispensation would have contributed to “parallel societies”, the court found. Instead, the girl and her parents could reasonably be expected to take steps toward acceptance of local social and societal norms.

Muslims’ right to practice their religion was the subject of a huge controversy in 2009 in connection with a popular vote to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland. In contrast, a government report conducted in the wake of the ban found that “most Muslims in Switzerland are well-integrated and don’t generally experience problems related to their religious faith in everyday life”.

swissinfo.ch and agencies

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Family_loses_appeal_over_swimming_lesson_fine.html?cid=30893542

August 12, 2011 – 15:50

A court says that fines imposed on Muslim parents in canton Basel-City for keeping their children out of mandatory school swimming lessons were correct.

A cantonal administrative court on Friday threw out the appeal of a Muslim couple against their fine, ruling that it was not in breach of freedom of religion and conscience.

The parents were fined SFr1,400 ($1,816) last year – in the first move of its kind – after they withdrew their daughters aged seven and nine from the school swimming lessons.

The court said it had based its ruling on the latest decision by the federal court. Compulsory schooling meant that all parents were obliged to send their children to school and that children had the right to adequate schooling, the Basel-City court said in a statement. This included sport and swimming lessons which before puberty are mixed in the canton.

The court added that it was greatly “in the public interest that all children, including little girls of the Muslim faith, should go to school swimming lessons”. This was not only so that they should learn to swim but also because such lessons encouraged socialisation and integration, it continued.

Cantonal education officials had previously argued that it was important for schools to avoid creating parallel societies. There are a total of 1,033 Muslim boys and girls registered in the canton’s primary schools.

 

 

Islamists and Jihadists on the streets of London

 

 

Hypocrite Khomeinist Gloats Over Pamela Geller Dust Up

 

By now all of you will be familiar with the the forced cancellation of a Pamela Geller speaking event by the York Regional Mutaween.

The hypocrite defending “community values” in this video is Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi of the ISIJ.

Let’s see, Rizvi’s Madrassah was investigated for a hate crime, CASMO, a group he was closely affiliated with, was investigated for a hate crime, his Ahlul Bayt Society sponsors the annual Jew Hate fest Al Quds Day, and he spreads Khomeinist filth on Tehran’s orders. Watch as he gloats, these are the values the YRP has chosen to uphold.

 

Salim Mansur Schools Chief Eric Jolliffe Of The York Regional Police On The Impact Of Strong-arming Rabbi Kaplan Over Pam Geller

Dear Sir,

I am writing to you this letter on hearing pressure applied to Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue in Thornhill to cancel an event with Ms. Pamela Geller.

I am a Muslim, a tenured professor in a prestigious Canadian university, the University of Western Ontario in London. I am appalled that in this day and age we continue to hear regularly how the liberal democratic tradition of Canada and the West is being systematically shredded by institutions sworn to protect it. Free speech is the most fundamental right of a free society; constrain it, strip it, shred it, and then let us not be surprised our society will be turned into a society such as one from where I fled as a young man to find freedom in the West, and I remain ever grateful that Canada took me in and gave me the opportunity to pursue my own dreams.

I pray you consider any decision you make that ends up taking another step in undermining the tradition of free speech that made the West, and Canada as a part of it, the most flourishing, open, and free culture in the entire history of mankind. Each one of us are responsible that this tradition is preserved, protected, and passed on to the unborn generations what we inherited.

I submit your intentions might very well be of some merit as a guardian of law and order. But those pushing for preventing Ms. Pamela Geller from speaking by putting pressure on Rabbi Mendel to deny the use of his synagogue for holding her event are people I know very well. These are people, Muslims as I am, who come from cultures that have no respect for individual rights and freedoms enshrined in our constitution, and while making home here in Canada have no respect for the culture of this country. They need to learn the culture of a free society, of a society that is open to debates and discussions however painful this might be to someone else’s sensibilities. But if you concede to their demands, all that you would be doing is indulging them, heeding their wishes and threats, and slowly, intentionally or not, bending Canada’s tradition in the direction of the ruined cultures of these people which they have brought with them and want to push into our society.

I hope you will think hard and think clearly given your responsibility and defend the tradition of liberal democracy based on rule of law, individual freedom and free speech. I might just remind you that it was in defending this tradition that time and time again your compatriots went across oceans to distant places and were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice so that freedom there might take root by defeating the forces of tyranny. It often takes immense courage to do what is right, whether to refuse going to the back of a bus in a segregated society or protecting the right of someone to speak, especially when one disagrees with what might be spoken.

I pray God gives you the courage to do what is right in this instance.

Sincerely,

Salim Mansur, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
N6A 5C2

 

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TORONTO – York Regional Police threatened to remove a rabbi as one of the force’s chaplains if he hosted a controversial anti-Islamist speaker at his Thornhill synagogue.

Insp. Ricky Veerappan, of the force’s diversity, equity and inclusion bureau, confirmed he and officers from the service’s hate crimes unit met with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue on Tuesday.

They expressed concern about an upcoming talk to be given by Pamela Geller, a vocal critic of radical Islam. She protested past plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, and has posted anti-Jihad messages in that city’s subway system.

Subsequent to his meeting with police, Kaplan cancelled Geller’s May 13 talk, which was sponsored by the Jewish Defence League (JDL) — a hard-line advocacy group that had rented space in Kaplan’s synagogue for the event.

“I think the police are turning a blind eye to who they should be keeping an eye on,” said the JDL’s Meir Weinstein, referring to radical Islamists. Weinstein said another location will be chosen for Geller’s appearance.

 

Muslim patrols still operating in London? Where is the UK government? This is a hate crime

 

After it was reported by the English media that Moslem men are intimidating people with their brand of Islamic Sharia Law on the streets of London England the police reportedly stopped it, but that is just a smoke screen. The Muslim patrols have NOT stopped and they are still patrolling London streets, harassing and intimidating Londoners and tourists with their hate filled Islamic Shariah message.

I have heard these type of patrols are also happening all over Europe and in many European cities, meanwhile the media and the governments of those western countries remain silent to this hate crime.

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the Imam

is there a connection with the Boston terrorist attacks?

 

 

Published on May 28, 2010

On May 22nd, Massachusetts Governor Patrick embraced the radical leadership of the Muslim American Society (MAS), including Imam Abdullah Faarooq who told followers they must “pick up the gun and the sword” in response to the arrests of local Islamic extremist Aafia Siddiqui and terror suspect Tarek Mehanna.

 

 

 

islamic based hate crime in New York

 

The attempted arrest of an allegedly hate-mongering teen aboard a Brooklyn subway quickly turned into a wild showdown between cops and a roiled mob, according to sources and video obtained by the Daily News.

The melee began when suspect Stephan Stowe, 17, and a group of eight friends approached a Jewish man wearing a yarmulke aboard a Brooklyn-bound 3 train just before 3 p.m. Monday, police sources said Wednesday.

“Assalamu Alaikum,” Stowe said to the man, using a common greeting among Muslims that means, “Peace be with you,” court documents allege.

When the man ignored the greeting, Stowe allegedly became combative.

“You think you’re better than me?” the teen allegedly said. “We are cousins.”

“No we’re not,” The man shot back, and told Stowe to leave him alone.

The suspect then started hurling ethnic slurs and called the man disrespectful, according to court papers.

As the tension aboard the train escalated, the man whipped out his cell phone and took a photo of Stowe, who then snatched the phone and deleted the photo, police sources said.

“I’m going to kill you right now,” Stowe said, according to cops and court records. He then swore at the man, according to cops and court records, and in an apparent reference to the Holocaust added, “They should have killed all of you.”

The man managed to swipe his phone back from Stowe and ran to alert the conductor, police sources said. As the train pulled into the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum stop, cops were waiting to collar Stowe, police sources said.

But that’s when a mob rose up against the cops.

A pair of police officers struggled to detain Stowe inside the empty train while the angry onlookers swarmed the station’s platform snapping video and yelling at cops, video first published by Gothamist on Wednesday shows.

Alarmed by the swelling crowd, the cops called for backup, police sources said.

Amid the chaos — and while Stowe appeared to resist arrest — a woman aboard the train, Sheniqua Joseph, 22, got involved, according to police and the video.

After four minutes of alleged badgering of the officers, cops tried to place Joseph under arrest, video shows, and eventually slammed her against a wall while she went ballistic.

Joseph is accused of throwing a haymaker at one of the cops and kicking him in the stomach, court records allege.

She was arraigned on charges of obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Stowe was arraigned on eight charges, including grand larceny, which was charged as a hate crime, resisting arrest and harassment.

Stowe and Joseph could not be reached for comment Wednesday night. The victim of the alleged hate crime declined to comment.

 

 

 

Second university sounds alarm over segregation at Muslim student events

A Second university in a matter of weeks has launched an investigation into claims that Muslim students are enforcing segregation between men and women at public events.

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Leicester University voiced concern after photographs emerged showing hand-written signs directing male and female students to sit in separate sections at a public talk on the existence of God organised by the university’s Islamic Society.

The meeting was addressed by Hamza Tzortzis, an Islamic speaker who tours university campuses, who was at the centre of controversy over segregation at University College London (UCL) last month.

UCL announced that it was banning his organisation, the Islamic Education & Research Academy (IERA), from its campus after a debate he was addressing descended into farce over the issue of segregation.

The latest row erupted after photographs were published on the internet showing sheets of A4 paper attached to a door reading “brothers” and “sisters” with arrows pointing in opposite directions at the entrance to the event in Leicester.

A separate notice on the website of the University of Leicester Islamic Society (ULISoc), makes clear that while its meetings are open to the public it has a policy of “segregated seating for brothers and sisters at all co-attended events”.

The University said that it would investigate the signs shown in the photographs, which are said to have been taken by a student, but added that it was not aware of anyone being “forced” to sit separately.

Then, after being shown a link to the society’s website making clear that it had a policy of segregated seating, it said it would ensure that no one was required to sit separately unless they wished to.

A spokesman for Tzortzis’s group acknowledged that it was not uncommon for the sexes to be informally segregated at events for Muslim students but insisted any signs were just to “facilitate” rather than “enforce” separation.

He added that there was “not usually any sort of problem” if non-Muslims attend events and ignore signs advising them to sit in different areas.

“It is a little bit of a storm in a teacup,” he said.

“It is down to a bit of a misunderstanding about the way that Islam is perceived.”

He added that signs could be helpful to “accommodate” people who “want to sit with their own gender”.

And Mr Tzortzis responded to criticism on Twitter, insisting that there had been no “enforcement” but added: “This is neo-liberal extremism at its best.

“If women want to sit alone, let them.”

Last month a debate organised by the IERA and addressed by Mr Tzortzis at UCL almost had to be abandoned over the issue of segregation.

Professor Lawrence Krauss, a leading physicist and former adviser to Barack Obama, was invited to debate the question of “Islam or Atheism: Which Makes More Sense?” with Mr Tzortzis.

But he threatened to walk out when he discovered that men and women were sitting in segregated blocs.

He was persuaded to stay only after organisers agreed to let men and women sit together but then found himself being accused of intolerance by angry members of the audience.

The professor later remarked that British people appeared too afraid to offend “vocal and aggressive” elements.

A spokesman for Leicester University said: “The university will investigate whether entrances to the hall for this event were segregated by the Society and will ensure there is no recurrence of this.”

Dan Flatt of the university’s Students’ Union said: “The Students’ Union does not believe in enforced segregation.

“We trust in our Societies ability to conduct their events in accordance with the principles of the Union.”

No-one from the University of Leicester Islamic Society itself responded to inquiries about the arrangement last night.

On its website the group advertises sporting sessions for men and women but adds: “Please note: due to the relocation of sports facilities this year it has unfortunately not been possible to book the Sports Hall for sisters’ sports.”