Ohio: Muslim cabbies refuse to drive cabs for gays

When Islamic supremacists exhibit homophobia no one questions it.  via Cab Controversy: Some Cleveland cabbies refusing to promote a ma – 19 Action News h/t Under the Burka

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Some local cabbies are taking a stand and refusing to promote a major event in the area.

The protest centers around signs promoting the Gay Games that are on top of airport cabs.

Some drivers, for religious reasons, are refusing to drive the cabs. And we’re told these are predominantly drivers of the Muslim faith.

19 Action News reporter Brian Duffy spoke with about 20 cabbies at the airport who are still driving and all of them confirmed there are drivers who have walked off the job on protest. Representatives of AmeriCab, one of the three cab companies on the job at the airport, also confirmed the protest but say only one of their drivers has been reassigned.

We’re told at least 16-17 drivers who work for Ace Taxi, another company working out of the airport, are no longer driving.

We went to Ace but were told they were too busy to talk to us.

Yellow Cab, a third cab company at the airport, never returned our calls.

Today, two of the three taxi cab companies (Ace and Yellow Taxi Cab) operating from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) were informed by several of their drivers they will no longer participate in the airport’s (CLE) dedicated taxi cab program. The drivers informed their respective companies their decision was based on religious reasons. The airport is committed to providing this necessary customer service to our arriving passengers seeking transportation from the airport to their final destination. An agreement has been brokered by the airport between the taxi cab stand operator, Standard Parking, and the affected taxi cab companies that will allow for the replacement of those drivers who no longer wish to participate in CLE’s taxi cab program. The affected taxi cab companies will backfill the airport’s dedicated fleet with metered taxi cabs until each company can hire permanent drivers for the airport’s taxi cab program. It is expected to take approximately two to three weeks to repopulate the airport’s Taxi fleet.

Statement by Airport Director Ricky Smith

 Muslims living in the U.S. have burned down a packed gay nightclub, kicked gays out of cabs, drove around San Fran shooting gays in the face with bb guns and videotaped it, beat gays in the street and the national media completely ignore it. They give Muslims a pass. The leftists and the politicians that profit from them ignore it as well.

Numerous examples here.

 

Washington State Univ’s ‘Journalists’ guide to Islam’ called cave-in to political correctness

via Journalists’ guide to Islam called cave-in to political correctness

A “how-to” guide published by a prominent journalism school to help reporters covering Islam-related issues is under fire from critics who say it sacrifices the First Amendment to political correctness.

“Islam for Journalists,” an online guide from Washington State University, says coverage of the Muslim world can be fair, yet inoffensive without compromising journalistic principles. Yet it pointedly condemns publication of images of Muhammed, an act which is forbidden by the Koran, and seems to equate it with violence carried out in the name of Islam.

 “Across the Muslim world extremists are wielding their swords with grisly effect, but the pen…can be just as lethal,” Lawrence Pintak, dean of the school’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, wrote in the introduction to the guide.

 “Many Muslim journalists simply couldn’t understand why Western news organizations would republish the offensive images just because [of a legal right]. Journalism is not supposed to be a weapon [it is meant] to inform, not inflame,” Pintak wrote.

 The guide has been endorsed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a group with ties to extremists in the Middle East.

Pintak, who did not return requests for comment, vehemently defends his support of press freedom in the guide, even as he seemingly making the case for censorship.

 “A commitment to press freedom is in my blood,” he wrote before adding, “Journalism is not supposed to be a weapon.”

 The author also seemingly panders to the Muslim faith, explaining in the guide that Muhammad is off-limits because “although he is not divine, he is considered ‘the Perfect Man.’”

 “By imitating him, “Muslims hope to acquire his interior attitude—perfect surrender to God,” he added, as if such a deep knowledge of a particular religion is required of journalists.

Read it all and Click here to read “Islam for Journalists”

Elsewhere in Washington, University calls the amount of white people on campus a ‘failure,’ asks for ideas on how to have fewer.

US Government Promoting Islam in Czech Republic

With your taxpayer money. via US Government Promoting Islam in Czech Republic.

The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam in public elementary and secondary schools across the country.

The project—Muslims in the Eyes of Czech Schoolchildren—is being spearheaded by a Muslim advocacy group and is being financed by American taxpayers through a grant from the US Embassy in Prague. (The US State Department is also promoting Islam in other European countries.)

The group says the Czech Ministry of Education has authorized it to organize lectures and seminars aimed at “teaching Czech schoolchildren about Islamic beliefs and practices” and at “fighting stereotypes and prejudices about Muslims.”

But critics—there are many—say the project’s underlying objective is to convert non-Muslim children to Islam by bringing proselytizing messages into public schools under the guise of promoting multiculturalism and fighting “Islamophobia.”

One of the co-founders of the project, a Czech-Palestinian named Sadi Shanaah, was quoted by the Prague Post as saying, “School lessons do not pay sufficient attention to Islam. Pupils want to learn more about it.”

But the group recently ran an advertisement promising to pay 250 Czech korunas ($13 dollars) to any student aged 15 to 18 years who would agree to attend a two-hour presentation about Islam.

The ad—which indicates that the American embassy in Prague was financing the April 2 event—states: “Event will take place at a school in New Butovice (7 minutes’ walk from the metro station). You get a brief introduction to Islam through which you can learn more about the veiling of Muslim women, media coverage and Muslims in the Czech Republic. Then you will have the opportunity to meet with Amirah, a Malaysian Muslim who is studying medicine in Prague, and to ask her everything you want about Islam or Muslim life in the Czech Republic.”

Read it all.

A reader also sent in this link to a State Dept. publication titled “American Muslims.

Minneapolis City Council creates Somali-American day

 A few weeks ago city hall declared “Hijab Day”…

…and the mayor pretended she was Muslim when pandering to Somali Muslims.

Minneapolis mayor

Minneapolis mayor

 

via Minneapolis City Council creates Somali-American day | Star Tribune.

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to mark July 1 as Somali American Day in the city, home to many immigrants from the East African country.

 The date holds significance among Somalis, who celebrate independence day on July 1 both in Somalia and the U.S. diaspora. That’s the day the Somali republic was created by uniting territories previously controlled by Italy and Britain.

 Abdi Warsame, the first Somali-American on the Minneapolis City Council, praised the resolution at a council meeting on Friday. “This is a very important resolution for me,” he said. “And it actually came from the elders and the community leaders who wanted to highlight the contributions, the culture, the values of the Somali-American community, which is a large and growing population in the city of Minneapolis.”

Connecticut: Lawsuit alleges Edible Arrangements favored Muslims over non-Muslims

via Suit against Edible Arrangements alleges discrimination. h/t Money Jihad

A Wallingford woman worked as a top-level financial executive for Edible Arrangements for 16 months now is suing the company and its chief executive officer, Tariq Farid, alleging that he discriminated against her and created a hostile workplace environment.

The lawsuit filed by Tara Perino, who worked as controller at the Wallingford-based company from May 2011 to September 2012, alleges Farid routinely belittled her work, even though she had received strong performance reviews and a raise. Perino also alleges that in September 2012, just weeks before she was replaced as controller, Farid approached her, lifted up his shirt and asked her to look at his abdominal muscles, according to legal papers filed in the case.

The lawsuit was filed late last September, but has not yet gone to trial, said Scott Lucas, the Fairfield County attorney who is handling Perino’s case.

“We’re still in the exploratory stages,” Lucas said, declining further comment on the case.

Perino is seeking compensatory damages, including any back pay and bonuses that she might have received if she had remained in the controller’s position.

Calls seeking comment from Farid, who is a Cheshire resident, and other Edible Arrangements officials were not returned on Friday. Edible Arrangements is a franchising business that specializes in making fresh fruit arrangements, similar to what florists do with flowers.

Much of the 17-page lawsuit is spent detailing examples of how employees at Edible Arrangements who are of South Asian descent or are practicing Muslims received preferential treatment. Tariq Farid and his brother Kamran, who co-founded the company and is its chief operating officer, are active in the Muslim community in Connecticut, according to legal papers.

Perino is white, but the lawsuit does not make any reference to her religion.

Perino has worked as chief financial officer at two national corporations and upon joining Edible Arrangements, reported directly to George Wilson, the company’s chief financial officer who is still in that position.

Perino’s troubles with Tariq Farid began in May 2012, when he accused her of failing to perform certain duties involving the company’s Dubai office, according to legal papers. Perino alleges that Tariq Farid called her “an arrogant woman” and a “monkey b—-” in criticizing her handling of the matter, which she claims was brought to his attention by Shama Mohamed, a Muslim woman who managed the Dubai office.

After the incident, Perino complained to Wilson and to the head of Edible Arrangements legal department. When her complaints were not acted upon, Perino also complained to Mavis Pemberton, who was acting head of the company’s human resources department at the time.

According to legal paper, Pemberton agreed to help Perino resolve the problem, but terminated from her position by Tariq Farid.

Despite her problems with Tariq Farid in 2012, Perino got two raises that year, totalling $16,000. But on Sept. 24 of that year, Perino was replaced as controller by Sania Mahmood, a 25-year-old who is described in the lawsuit as a Muslim woman of South Asian descent “who was far less qualified than the plaintiff and many of the other non-Muslim Causcasian employees in the accounting department.”

Edible Arrangements has more than 1,100 franchised locations worldwide.

 

Florida: American Law for American Courts passes final hurdles for floor votes

via Florida ALAC passes final hurdles for floor votes > New English Review.

Shortly after 9:00AM CST today, I received a text message from Sen. Alan Hays, Florida Senate sponsor of American Law for American Courts (ALAC) indicating that the House Version 903 passed on a 13 to 6 partisan vote.   On Wednesday, the Florida Senate Rules Committee passed the Senate Version SB 386 on a 7 to 6 vote.  Two Rules Committee Republican members, Senators Lizbeth Benacquisto  and Tom Lee, Senate Majority and deputy leaders,  were absent for the crucial vote, although they both voted for its passage in the Judiciary Hearing. One South Florida Republican Senator, Diaz Miguel de la Portillo voted against it.

Together with the passage at the Senate Rules Committee, the stage is now set for floor votes in both chambers.  These votes culminate a four year effort to pass ALAC in the sunshine state.

…there are rumblings that ALAC’s opponents will make a last stab at trying to convince Florida legislators with blast emails attacking the bill as CAIR wrote in a letter this week suggesting that SB386/HB903 were “bullying legislation”.  CAIR specifically attacked Sen. Hays, the stalwart Senate sponsor of the legislation.  What the opponents of ALAC didn’t reckon on was the theme and evidence that legislation was emblematic of American values and fundamental Constitutional rights protecting women and children against the intrusion of foreign laws. That was evident in research that showed nearly two dozen instances in which both lower  and appellate courts  have recognized foreign law “in certain cases”..

Then there was the witness testimony of former Arkansas State University Professor Margaret McLain presented at the CFC Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast about her daughter Heidi abducted at the age of five by her Saudi ex-Husband in violation of state, federal and international law.  That was bolstered by the graphic interview we published with Floridian Yasmeen A. Davis whose Saudi father absconded with her at age 11 to suffer physical and mental abuse until she was rescued through the resources of her family at age 13. We understand that this theme will shortly be picked up in an endorsement by a major Republican women’s group in Florida.

See, An American Child Kidnapped in Accordance with Shariah  and Rescue from An Abduction to Saudi Arabia: Interview with Floridian Yasmeen A. Davis

Read it all.

New York: Muslim hate preacher trial set to begin

He conspired “to set up an Al-Qaeda-style training camp in Oregon in late 1999.”  via British hate preacher goes on trial in New York – Daily News Egypt.

British hate preacher Abu Hamza goes on trial in New York on Monday, facing the rest of his life behind bars if found guilty on kidnapping and terror charges that predate the 9/11 attacks.

It is the second high-profile terror trial to be heard by a Manhattan jury since Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith was convicted on March 26.

Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, better known in Britain as Abu Hamza Al-Masri, is blind in one eye and lost both arms, blown off above the elbow, in an explosion in Afghanistan years ago.

His trial will begin with jury selection on Monday and is the culmination of a 10-year legal battle.

On its second day, Tuesday, he will celebrate his 56th birthday.

Abu Hamza was first indicted in the United States in 2004 and served eight years in prison in Britain before losing his last appeal in the European Court of Human Rights against extradition.

In the US, authorities lost no time removing his trademark prosthetic hook that he wore in the place of one hand.

He is charged on 11 counts, over the 1998 kidnapping in Yemen of 16 Western tourists, of whom four were killed, and of conspiring to set up an Al-Qaeda-style training camp in Oregon in late 1999.

In the 1998 hostage-taking, he is accused of providing the kidnappers with a satellite phone, acting as an intermediary and dispensing advice by telephone from home.

Two of the kidnapped tourists were Americans.

He is also accused of providing material support to Al-Qaeda, and just days before the 9/11 attacks he allegedly discussed plans to open a computer lab for the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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