1. USA: Longmont resident won't remove anti-Muslim sign from front yard.
A Longmont resident has declined city officials' request that he remove a homemade sign bearing an anti-Muslim message from his front yard after it drew complaints that it promotes hatred. Painted in red on a wooden board chained to a tree in front of Harry McNevin's home at 1700 17th Ave. are the words: "Muslim's kill Muslim's (sic) if they don't agree. Where does that leave you, 'infidel.'"
[...] "They're not our friends, they're our enemies," McNevin said. "And as they march up and down in Iran, the Shiites, what do they say? Death to America."
Other residents of the town are trying to use "hate speech" laws to remove his 1st Amendment right to free speech.
There is no word if those same residents ever went to a mosque and demanded that they stop preaching hatred against the infidel, however.
2. In 2011, a governor in Pakistan was assassinated by his bodyguard for daring to suggest that the blasphemy laws in that sharia-based country should be eliminated or changed, and that, most famously, Asia Bibi should go free.
She was a Christian girl sentenced for daring to drink from a well that Muslims also drank from, thus "contaminating it". (see Najis).
Now the son of that murdered politician, Shaan Taseer, has earned his own fatwa for wishing Christians a "Merry Christmas" in a video, and for daring to speak out for Asia Bibi. Video below:
Below, religious Muslims lodge a formal complaint about Taseer's video:
Pakistan Today reports:
Police the other day registered a case against Shaan Taseer, son of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, for alleged ‘hate speech’ after he sent a greeting out to fellow countrymen on the occasion of Christmas..
On the Christmas Day, Shaan sent a greeting out to fellow countrymen especially blasphemy accused Aasia Bibi.
In the video, shared by Christian Times on social networking website Facebook, Shaan had criticised the misuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan and expressed his solidarity with blasphemy accused Aasia Bibi and Nabeel Masih, another Christian boy accused of blasphemy.
Soon after the video went viral, Islampura police station received an application from its SHO Nasir Hameed and subsequently booked Shaan under Section 295-A of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) without naming him in the report.
3. Austria police probe slew of NYE sex attacks.
Police in Innsbruck are trying to identify a group of men accused of sexually assaulting 18 women during New Year's Eve celebrations. Witnesses said the assailants were in their 20s or 30s and had dark complexions.
The women reported having been groped by up to 10 individuals on the city's main square where around 25,000 had gathered for a concert and firework display, with visibility limited, senior police official Ernst Kranebitter said.
"It has definitely been proven that they are foreign," a spokesman for the police in the western province of Tyrol said, adding witnesses reported they spoke English or poor German.
"We are investigating. We have videos of poor quality but we are trying to make the best of them."
"We've not had anything like this happen here before," Kranebitter told the AFP news agency. "They were dancing around the victims and then suddenly grabbed their breasts or stuck their hands between their legs. That's what made it hard for others to notice what was going on - it all happened amid festivities."
These were the same tactics seen last year on New Years Eve, but also at a number of music festivals, Octoberfest and other public gatherings.
4. Schoolboy put on anti-terror scheme for saying Muslims shouldn't be allowed to wear a burka.
A SCHOOLBOY has been put through Britain’s strictest de-radicalisation programme after he expressed his beliefs “Muslim women should not be allowed to wear the burka”.
The white schoolboy was dragged in and ordered to spend time with an imam and visit a mosque after he made comments in school about Muslims “trying to take over the country”, according to local reports.
Channel is part of the counter-terror Prevent scheme, which aims to curb recruitment by Islamic terrorists and is used in the most serious cases of radicalisation, targeting “individuals at risk of being drawn into violent extremism”.
The organisation said the 14-year-old was signed up to volunteer with a “multi-faith project” after he was “vocal in his views around what Muslim people should or shouldn’t be allowed to wear”.
Truth, and the freedom to criticize religious and political authority, are the central pillars of democracy, and have been replaced by cultural-Marxism in the UK, and increasingly in Canada as well.
5. UK: An independent Islamic boys' school where inspectors found a CCTV camera in toilets has been rated "inadequate".
Ofsted downgraded Darul Hadis Latifiah in Bethnal Green, saying pupils were not being "prepared for life in modern Britain". [...]
During a two-and-a-half day inspection in October a book was found in the school library which "promoted inappropriate views of how girls and women should behave". [...]
Respect for women was taught, but was limited "to the roles of motherhood and families" during Islamic studies, the report added.
Some pupils told the inspector that if they asked questions about sex and relationships they would get a detention.