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- London Mayor Sadiq Khan banned advertisements that promote “unrealistic expectations of women’s body image and health”. Now Berlin is planning to ban images in which women are portrayed as “beautiful but weak, hysterical, dumb, crazy, naive, or ruled by their emotions”. Tagesspiegel‘s Harald Martenstein said the policy “could have been adopted from the Taliban manifesto”.
- The irony is that this wave of morality and “virtue” is coming from cities governed by uninhibited leftist politicians, who for years campaigned for sexual liberation. It is now a “feminist” talking point to advocate sharia policy.
- To paraphrase the American writer Daniel Greenfield, the irony of women celebrating their own suppression is both heartbreaking and stupefying.
Within days after the Islamic State conquered the city of Sirte in Libya two years ago, enormous billboards appeared in the Islamist stronghold warning women they must wear baggy robes that cover their entire bodies, and no perfume. These “sharia stipulations for hijab” included wearing dense material and a robe that does not “resemble the attire of unbelievers”.
Two years later, Europe’s three most important cities – London, Paris and Berlin – are adopting the same sharia trend.
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) July 30, 2017
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— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) July 21, 2017
Hijabs in USA are as offensive as KKK’s sheets. In 1979 I saw Iranian women 𝘃𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗱 to wear hijabs. https://t.co/Qz84iZmLIS
— Janet Tavakoli (@JanetTavakoli) July 22, 2017
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He wouldn’t serve a customer after disagreeing with him about Islam. That was a bit rude, but then the customer who was refused service “reported him to the police for ‘hate speech’ and Mr Gardiner found himself before a court for the first time in his life.”
That is police state behavior, with people turning in others to the authorities for ideological deviance, perhaps hoping to curry favor by doing so. Piers Palmer will soon be living in the Britain he has chosen and that he wants, and by then he may regret the course of action he has taken, but at that point it will be far too late.
The freedom of speech is dead in Britain. It is illegal to hold critical views of Islam or Muslims. If Jim Gardiner had criticized Christianity and Christians, and refused service to a Christian, he might have been justly criticized for doing so, but he never would have been fined for “hate speech.”
Britain is finished.
“Anti-Islamic burger van owner, from Stanley, County Durham, taken to court for refusing to sell sausage sandwich to customer who didn’t share his views,” by Tony Kearney, Northern Echo, July 12, 2017:
The most famous of Britain’s radical Islamic preachers, Anjem Choudary (pictured holding the microphone), was recently sentenced to five years and six months in prison for his open support of the Islamic State, but hundreds of imams throughout the country continue similar work. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Authored by Guy Milliere via The Gatestone Institute,
- In spite of three attacks in three months, Britain does not seem to be choosing the path of vigilance and determination. June is not even over but the media barely talk about terrorism any more.
- Then, in the early hours of June 19, a man who acted alone drove a van into a crowd of Muslims leaving Finsbury Park Mosque in London: the main “threat” to the British right now was soon presented in several newspapers as “Islamophobia”.
- Decolonization added the idea that the Europeans had oppressed other peoples and were guilty of crimes they now had to redeem. There was no mention of how, throughout history, recruits to Islam had colonized the great Christian Byzantine Empire, Greece, Sicily, Corsica, North Africa and the Middle East, most of the Balkans and eastern Europe, Hungary, northern Cyprus and Spain.
- While most jihadist movements were banned by the British government, more discreet organizations have emerged and demurely sent the same message. The Islamic Forum for Europe, for example, depicts itself as “peaceful”, but many of those it invites to speak are anything but that. The Islamic Human Rights Commission uses the language of defending human rights to disseminate violent statements against the Jews and the West.
London, June 5, 2017. A minute of silence is held at Potters Field Park, next to the City Hall, to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge jihadist attack three days before. Those who came have brought flowers, candles and signs bearing the usual words: “unity”, “peace” and “love”. Faces are sad but no trace of anger is visible. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, gives a speech emphasizing against all evidence that the killers’ ideas have nothing to do with Islam.