Random Quotations – Islam – Sept. 25th, 2016

Emphasis added – five items in total…

“French officials have issued a series of protests with Belgian authorities on Thursday after having arrested – then released – two Belgian police officers caught driving 13 migrants from Belgium into northern France… ‘We cannot fathom this. It must not happen again,’ a French government official told Reuters news agency…” – dw.com, “Belgian police drive migrants into France, infuriating Paris” – Sept; 22nd, 2016.

“Many feminists in Turkey have expressed growing concern over the extent of violence against women, with hundreds killed every year, often by their husbands… Earlier this month, two teenagers were jailed in southern France after three men were violently beaten because their wives were wearing shorts.” – Simon Robb, “Man kicks woman in the face for wearing shorts on bus” – Metro.co.uk, Sept. 18th, 2016.

“The race discrimination commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, says Pauline Hanson is stoking division and appealing to xenophobia as new polling suggests 49% of Australians support One Nation’s call for a ban on Muslim immigration… The main reason people nominate for not supporting further Muslim immigration is a view that the Islamic community doesn’t integrate into Australian society, with 41% of the sample articulating that view… People also express concern about the threat of terrorism (27%), and agree with the proposition ‘they do not share our values’ (22%)… Polling suggests Australians are also anxious about their economic prospects and their job security.” – Katharine Murphy, “Race discrimination commissioner criticises Pauline Hanson for stoking division” – The Guardian, Sept. 20th, 2016.

“The process of deporting a migrant is often lengthy, and will in many cases allow the person to remain in the country for several years. The report states that 168,212 people are considered so-called ‘tolerated migrants’ – meaning they can’t be returned to their countries of origin because they lack the necessary travel documents or their home nations refuse to cooperate… Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere recently warned that many refugees commit crimes and drag out the court process to extend their stay in the country.” – Jacob Bojesson, “Half a million rejected asylum seekers remain in Germany” – The Daily Caller, Sept. 23rd, 2016.

“Then, in September, 1989, in a northern suburb of Paris, three female students decided to attend high school with their heads covered by a scarf. When the dean refused, the parents, with the support of newly created Muslim associations, filed a complaint. The parents won… All of sudden, Islamic headscarves multiplied in high schools and on the streets, and soon were replaced by long black veils. Muslim associations called for an ‘end to discrimination,’ requested halal food in school cafeterias, and complained about the ‘Islamophobic content’ in history textbooks. Unveiled women in Muslim neighborhoods were assaulted or raped… After the French government created a commission of inquiry, a law banning ‘religious symbols in public schools’ was passed in 2003. In the name of a refusal to ‘stigmatize’ Islam and out of ‘respect for human rights,’ Christian crosses and Jewish skullcaps were also banned, in addition to Islamic headscarves… Outside schools, black veils continued to proliferate, niqabs and burqas that cover the face appeared, and the demands of Muslim organizations escalated.” – Guy Millière, “France: What is hidden behind the Burkini Ban’.” – Gatestone Institute, Sept. 24th, 2016.

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