This is a story about a union standing up for its members against a company attempt to force its female employees to wear hijabs. Unfortunately they haven’t argued that the company cannot force its employees to wear the Islamic religious headwear but have instead stated that the employees have the right instead to refuse to work on the days that the hijab is required by the company. This is a much weaker stance and one fraught with difficulties. At least the union is trying I guess, so kudos for doing something.
I wonder if Murray McCully is happy about this? He trumpeted the Iran deal to the world..and now we find out that Obama’s government will likely be funding terrorism as a result.
The Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran will provide $100 billion in sanctions relief to one of the world’s biggest funders of terrorism. Now, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that it is highly likely — “expected” even — that the Islamic Republic will use sanctions relief money to continue its support of terrorism around the globe.
The Free Beacon reports:
“The thing that’s important for people to recognize is that critics of this agreement often exaggerate the value of the sanctions relief that Iran will obtain, and they often overlook the rather severe economic priorities that are badly underfunded inside of Iran.” Read more »
Iran have announced that they are hosting a state-sponsored contest to see who can create the best Holocaust denial cartoon. The grand prize has been increased this year to $50,000, up from $12,000. Last year they received 839 anti-Semitic cartoons for consideration.
What they are doing is highly offensive and it is meant to be.
organizers say the competition was created to highlight the West’s supposed double-standard when its citizens draw Muhammad, who is not allowed to be caricatured in Islam.
They want us to draw attention to what they are doing. We should not react in the way they want us to react as there is no double standard. We may be offended but we do not expect Islamic countries to apply Western law to their citizens, so their contest has nothing in common with the Texas Draw Muhammad contest.
Some people claim that one of the two main branches of Islam is better than the other. Looking at Iran who are mainly Shiite Muslims, and Saudi Arabia who are mainly Sunni Muslims, I fail to see any difference worthy of our attention. Both countries oppress women terribly.
Recently the two countries have turned their hostilities towards each other. This is a development I cannot help but be happy about, as every dollar spent on Shiite Islam attacking Sunni Islam, is a dollar not spent on funding terrorism and cultural Jihad in the West.
So let me get this straight. You have launched an airline that follows religious law. You have launched an airline that will exclude those who do not follow your religion unless they give up their rights and comply with your religion’s rules. When those who follow your religion are expected to follow the rules on every other aircraft in the world you cry discrimination and racism but you are happily going to tell me, as a woman and a paying customer, that I cannot eat and drink or dress as I want.
Suddenly Jetstar is looking 5-star in comparison. Suddenly Malaysia, as a tourist destination, has lost its appeal. It is bad enough that Sharia police prowl parts of Malaysia at night harassing couples and women. Now Malaysia has joined Saudi Arabia and Iran by taking away non-Muslims’ and women’s freedom in the skies.
Payam Feili, a gay Iranian poet who fled his native Iran last year after being persecuted for being gay, is now in Israel – a country he says has fascinated him since childhood.
Payam Feili fled his native Iran last year because of the persecution he faced over his sexuality. Now, the gay poet has made a years-long dream come true — he is visiting Israel, Iran’s archenemy and a country known for its tolerance toward gays.
But the 30-year-old Feili stands out not only because of his arrival in a country so at odds with his own, but because of his professed adoration for the state some Iranian leaders have dubbed a cancer and have called to be wiped off the map.
“I still can’t believe I am here,” the soft-spoken Feili said in Farsi, speaking through his translator and the friend who brought him to Israel, Adi Liberman.
“All the stupid and ridiculous threats the regime issues against Israel have never influenced me and will never influence me,” he said.
by Olivia Pierson
What do North Korea, Russia, Iran, Syria – and the Zealots of Multiculturalism all have in common? Communism? No. Religion? No. Totalitarianism? Close. It is hatred of the West.
Since 1776 America has stood as the great symbol of Western ideals; Reason, Freedom & Democracy. More specifically, these ideals have evolved into becoming the hallmarks of all modern democracies in the Anglosphere and Europe; separation of religion from state (religious tolerance), the emancipation of women and children, a commitment to scientific discovery, freedom of speech and of the press, and the right to self determination.
I challenge anyone in the world to point to a group of human beings anywhere, who stand for anything nobler than the above political and cultural achievements. If Socrates’ words “know thyself” mean anything to us, then we in the West must be clear about what defines our civilisation’s daily character, for its creation is exceptional in the affairs of humankind. Read more »
Judith Collins used her column in the Sunday Star-Times to highlight whose side Labour is really on as they campaign for cosy treatment for rapists and murderers.
Kelvin Davis wanted New Zealand to criticise Australia at the UN…like Iran and North Korea did.
The week has been full of attention seeking stunts, starting from the ambushing of the Prime Minister by Labour’s Kelvin Davis whose behaviour in front of TV cameras was exactly that.
A dishonest, disrespectful stunt that only served to underline his inability to sell to the New Zealand public that taking a position that criminals, who have already decided that they don’t want to come back to New Zealand, who have committed very serious crimes are somehow representing all Kiwis. Read more »
Murray McCully rushed off to the UN to take the chair of the Security Council so he could declare peace in our time with the so-called Iran deal.
I warned at the time that this was foolhardy and so it has come to pass.
Iranian state television has broadcast unprecedented footage of a deep underground tunnel packed with missiles and launcher units, which officials said could be used if ‘enemies make a mistake’.
The pictures were released just three days after Iran tested a new long-range missile that the United States said may have breached a UN Security Council resolution.
The footage also came a day after Iran’s parliament approved the country’s landmark nuclear deal with six world powers in July.
Iranian officials have said the nuclear agreement will not affect its military forces, particularly its ballistic missile programme.
The missile launch and underground footage followed pressure from lawmakers to prove the military had not been weakened by the deal.
The tunnel, hundreds of metres long and about 10 metres high, was filled with missiles and hardware. Read more »
Don’t believe in God? Then you are offensive to Muslims. Atheists have unwittingly joined the rather large club of groups of people that are offensive to Muslims. It seems that simply not believing in a higher being is offensive and in the case of Maryam Namazie ‘ highly inflammatory ‘.
The outrageously offensive topics she was intending to discuss in the mistaken belief that there is this thing called Freedom of Speech inside Universities were apostasy, blasphemy and nudity in the age of ISIS.