There are so many items to go through that choosing only five feels a little like picking cherries in hell.
Now this makes a fine contrast to what happens if you are a Christian and you refuse to make a cake for a gay wedding. And, what happens when a Muslim bakery is asked to make a cake for a gay wedding.
Muslims didn’t even complain. Wegmans was just afraid that they might: “The associate further added that – the store had Muslim workers, ‘my employees may not know what this stands for, Ex-Muslims of North America, and I don’t have enough time and people to educate them on what it is,’ and although they were not sure if the employees would be offended, they ‘can’t put them in that situation.'”
Of course, Wegmans. To put them in the situation of getting offended would be absolutely intolerable. No one should ever have to live with the fact that somewhere else, some people who believe differently are enjoying a cake. Cakes should always be denied to anyone who might somehow be offending Muslims. To allow such people to enjoy cake could turn out to be a mistake of explosive proportions.
So now Christians are forced to bake gay wedding cakes, but “Islamophobic” cakes? Everyone agrees they’re beyond the pale.
I think we can all be confident that there will be no repercussions to this baker that refused to make this cake.
Asking children to attend Christian assemblies undermines their human rights, according to a United Nations committee.
A highly controversial new report by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child expresses "concern" that pupils in the U.K. are legally required to take part in a daily act of collective worship, which is "wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character."
Conservative MP David Burrowes described the criticism as "ludicrous" and said the government can "respectfully put those kinds of reports in the bin where they belong."
Anjam Naz and Javed Naz, both Christians, and Jafar Ali, a Musilm, have been found guilty for insulting Prophet Muhammad by the Anti-Terrorism Court in Gujranwala, Punjab province.
The three men were found to have insulted the prophet in an audio recording.
"When police arrested Javed and Jafar on May 15, they recovered an audio recording of Anjam committing blasphemy," said Mohammad Tanveer a senior police official, according to Newsweek Pakistan.
"We also recovered the recorded audio from Jafar's possession and found that he and Javed were blackmailing Anjam by threatening to release the audio to the public if he did not pay them."
Coming to a city near you. Actually, it's already here.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Gay men in Ivory Coast say they've been assaulted and forced to flee their homes after the U.S. Embassy published a photo of them signing a condolence book for victims of this month's killings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
The photo, published on the embassy's website, shows the faces of six men with the caption "LGBTI community signing the condolence book." It was taken at the embassy on June 16, the same day Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan and other officials signed the book in honor of the 49 people killed in the Orlando attack.
And this is how sharia is implemented.
Not because it is debated in Parliament and debated in the senate and then passed into law, but because religious Muslim thugs just implement it in a way that the police can do nothing to stop.
The police however, can stop law abiding citizens fro protecting themselves or fighting back. And they do. Just ask Tommy Robinson or anyone who ever got an Osman warning.
5. In Moderate Malaysia: Fears of brutal punishments if Malaysia adopts strict sharia penal code
Malaysia risks turning into a hardline religious state, where adulterers are stoned to death and thieves have their hands chopped off.
The grim warning from former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, comes as current premier Najib Razak courts Islamists to shore up support for his scandal-tainted United Malays National Organisation (Umno) party. [...]
PAS wants to introduce the strict sharia penal code hudud, which punishes thieves by chopping off their hands. There’s a chance this could happen, according to Mahathir.
The "Hudud" or brutal corporal punishments are by far not the most problematic aspects of sharia law.
In fact it may be the least.
They just cause the most shock and horror to those of us raised with liberal notions.
The real problems with sharia are:
A) There is no presumption of innocence.
The accusation is all that may be needed to bring on a torturous and humiliating death sentence.
B) No due process. There is no actual method of determining guilt that uses reason. All outcomes in a procedure that might resemble a trial, if there even is one, will be to the benefit of the supremacy of Islam, not the facts of the case.
C) The nature of the charges, such as thought crimes and speech crimes and sexual conduct crimes. [See problem A)]
Under sharia, the crimes for which we may be charged are things which we consider our most basic and fundamental rights. However a brief conversation with an openly homosexual man, or a women of reproductive age in an area recently put under a degree of sharia, like Sweden or parts of England, may well reveal a new set of expectations.
Liberty after all, only exists to the extent that you can defend it.
D) No equality before the law. Muslims are considered innocent irrespective of the events, and unbelievers are guilty irrespective of what they may have or have not done. It is a system designed to guarantee the supremacy of Islam Über alles.
But heck, why not carry on?
May as well say "ice cream found in ice cream truck"
The weapons arsenal was discovered during a top secret raid by a SWAT team in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Local politician Ismail Tipi revealed details of the raid and warned of “the danger of fundamentalists”.
The weapons were found in a cold room of a greengrocer near a mosque.
The state is the most populous state in Germany with nearly 18million people in the area, which includes Dusseldorf.
It is worth clicking over just for the photo of what has to be the finest Kalashnikov collection outside of the grand mosque of Medina.
The FBI has asked law enforcement agencies who responded to Pulse nightclub to withhold records from the public, according to officials.
A June 20 letter from the FBI, attached to the City or Orlando's lawsuit over withholding 911 calls and other records from 25 media outlets including the Orlando Sentinel, was also sent to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office with instructions pertaining to how they should respond to records requests.
The letter requests that agencies deny inquiries and directs departments to "immediately notify the FBI of any requests your agency received" so "the FBI can seek to prevent disclosure through appropriate channels, as necessary."
How curious. It is almost as if this: