"And I would say to Muslims in this country, if they want to practice Sharia law, go back to where you came from, to those nations that recognize sharia law."
The Reverend Franklin Graham, the overseer of the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse.
By that same logic of “going back”, Christianity is also an implant and should go back to where it started. I swear when I read shit like this I agree with Jewish scholar Gil Andijar in that European Christianities are complacent in the colonial project and have fucked things up for everyone.
Saudi deports 370,000 migrants over 5 months →
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it has deported 370,000 foreign migrant workers from the kingdom over the past five months.
The Interior Ministry says the foreigners, who are from different countries around the world, had been residing in the country illegally and violated labor laws.
Thursday’s statement by the ministry says the kingdom is currently holding another 18,000 migrant workers in detention centers.
Rights groups say many are held in appalling conditions while they await deportation. At least one Yemeni detainee died in a stampede during riots at a deportation center this month.
The deportations began in November as part of a nationwide campaign targeting many of the kingdom’s 9 million migrant laborers after years of lax law enforcement.
Saudi authorities say booting out foreigners will open jobs for the kingdom’s citizens.
California governor signs law protecting Sikhs, Muslims, from workplace bias →
California employers face new restrictions against shunting Sikh and Muslim workers to backroom jobs out of public view based on their wearing of turbans, beards and hijabs, under a law signed Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
"This bill, AB 1964, makes it very clear that wearing any type of religious clothing or hairstyle, particularly such as Sikhs do, that that is protected by law and nobody can discriminate against you because of that," Brown told some 400 Sikhs and supporters at a rally of the North American Punjabi Assn. on the steps of the Capitol.
Brown also signed SB 1540, which requires the state Board of Education to consider a new history framework for schools that the governor said will include “the role and contributions of the Sikh community in California.”
Early Sample Comments on the Gateway Pundit covering the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting
#gross gross gross
- "It was either a liberal black flag operation or a Muslim. There are no two ways about it. Another day in Obamaville."
- "We knew the Aurora shooter was a white male within minute of the slaughter. The fact no shooter has been named guarantees the butcher is some Pakistani muslim."
- "I think EVERY Sunday to election day that David Axelrod reads the polling data of Obama down 5…secret orders will go out from the undergroun bunkers of the communist party USA to wage some localized blood bath in a swing state. These are fast and furious operations gone mad….the Satanic fundamentalist version of Chic Fil A harassment campaigns."
- "This was a black flag fast and furious operation to malign white Christian gun owners, but they targeted the wrong congregation due to satanic incompetence. It’s another day in an Obama world."
- "You’ve got the title all wrong. It should read ‘Second Amendment Hero goes on Liberty-spree; 7 dead.’"
(This was on my RSS feed from Joe.My.God but the referring site is blocked where I am, so I linked it to the source)
#can't make this shit up!
Outside the Montana state Republican Party convention this weekend was an outhouse labeled the “Obama Presidential Library” and covered in painted-on bullet holes. Inside the outhouse contained a fake birth certificate for Barack Hussein Obama, according to the Helena Independent Record. It was stamped “Bull——.” A graffito advised “For a Good Time call 800-Michelle (crossed out), Hillary (crossed out) and Pelosi (circled in red.)” State GOP Chairman Will Deschamps said he didn’t know who was responsible for the outhouse but called it a “sideshow,” the paper reported.
#English Defense League
I understand that you recently put five Muslim men on trial and convicted three for passing out “homophobic leaflets.” They were tired under a new law that was passed in March of 2010 that intended to curb “hate-speech”, including homophobia, while protecting “Freedom of Speech.”
While I am, in no way, going to give value for or against the issues, I do find it interesting that this law has been applied to this group of men - who were calling for a change in law and not vigilantism - versus the English Defense League (EDL). Not only is the EDL filled with white-supremacists, but it seems that it is allowed to continue its racist, xenophobic, and Islamophobic diatribes publicly, but it looks as though the UK government is paying an estimate £800,000 out of its pocket to protect their planned March (along with the group Unite Against Fascism) in Leicestershire next week.
At the sentencing, the judge said to the men
"You have been convicted of intending to stir up hatred. It follows that your intention was to do great harm in a peaceful community."
These words would have carried more weight were they applied equally, and to everyone who “intends to stir up hatred.” From these (in)actions, I guess it’s not hatred when it’s directed towards ‘brown-immigrants’, huh? Only when it’s directed towards (presumably white) gays…