UK: Arts college removes student’s artwork to not offend Muslims

Preemptive enforcement of the sharia. But why does the school need a mini-mosque to begin with? via Tapton Secondary School removes student’s artwork in case it offends Muslims | Daily Mail Online. h/t TROP

A school has been slammed by a sixth form pupil for removing her paintings of a mother breastfeeding her child – because it could offend Muslims during Ramadan.

Tapton Secondary School in Sheffield told Martha Armitage, 18, that her A-level paintings would not be displayed with other pupils’ artwork because the space is currently being used as a prayer room for the duration of the religious period.

Now Miss Armitage has hit out at the decision because she believes she is being ‘censored’ and says she is proud of her four paintings, which took 15 hours to create, and wants them to be displayed.

But the school has defended the decision, saying it was a matter of ‘tolerance and respect’ to not put them on show in the prayer room and claimed that the pictures are on display – but in a different section of the school.

Miss Armitage, who works part-time in a cafe, chose the subject of Mother and Baby after being given four choices for her A-level finals.

The four paintings show a mother cradling her baby, another breastfeeding from front-on, another breastfeeding from the side, and another shows a mother holding her child to her naked breast – something that is crucial in the first months of baby bonding.

But Miss Armitage claims she was not informed by the school of the decision not display her paintings with other students’ work and only found out when she noticed they were not on display when she went to the school to collect her prom tickets.

She said: ‘I went to speak to the art technician because I wanted to see my artwork, I hadn’t seen it since I’d submitted it for my A-level.

‘The technician told me the artwork wasn’t going on display at all because it includes breasts and it’s Ramadan.

‘I was just really really shocked. I didn’t know what to say. I left the school and when I went home I told my mum about it, she sent an email to the school.

‘In their reply, they spoke about not having the artwork on display in the conference room which was going to be used as a prayer room.

‘But I was told by the technician that my artwork wasn’t going to be displayed anywhere.

‘In any case, I don’t understand why it’s offensive. Muslim pupils at my school have told me they’re not offended by it. I don’t understand why the school were jumping to conclusions – they’re just being overly sensitive.’

But Miss Armitage wants the school to reverse its decision.

She said: ‘I have Muslim friends who are also outraged. They say it has nothing to do with Ramadan.

‘If it was about distraction there should not be any artwork displayed in there.

‘The pieces that don’t have nipples are allowed to be displayed.

‘I would like my work to be displayed. My friends at the school are really supportive and want to see my work. I feel disheartened because I put a lot of time and effort into it.

‘They’re making decisions on behalf of a culture they don’t understand. The Muslims I have spoken to are not offended by what I have created.

‘It’s a shame this has happened. I have had a great time at the school and I like the art department and the teachers and to leave on this note is quite sad.’

 

 

Kerry sends US diplomat to British school overtaken by hardline Muslims

brancoThe State Dept’s entire agenda is Islam. So it makes sense they send a Muslim to a UK school overtaken by hardline Sunni Muslims. via Trojan Horse school in visit by top US diplomat to improve Muslim relations – Birmingham Mail. h/t Islamist Watch

The man tasked with boosting America’s relationship with Muslim communities across the globe has paid a visit to a Birmingham school at the centre of the Trojan Horse scandal.

Shaarik Zafar, US Secretary of State John Kerry’s special representative to Muslim Communities, met with pupils and staff at Park View – one of the five schools plunged in special measures by education watchdog Ofsted in April last year.

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Do they look British?

Back in 2009 we posted on Shaarik Zafar when he was “shaping” policy at DHS.

Park View is battling back after the allegations of a plot by hardline Muslims to take over governing bodies, and is set to change its name to Rockwood Academy in September.

He also joined in a debate with pupils about the role young Muslims can play in British society and the challenges that they face.

One pupil, who did not wish to be named, said: “Some people judge us because of our headscarves but in our eyes we’re British.

Do they look British? The media only refers to them as Asian.

Mr Zafar said he was “thrilled” to meet the pupils at the predominantly Muslim school.

“Muslims are a part of Britain – this is a very British school and I’m honoured to be here,” he added. “Dialogue between communities of all faith is essential – the more we break down barriers and stereotypes the better.

So which is it? A predominantly Muslim school or a very British school?

“Park View is a unique place and the children here have a terrific opportunity to get a first class education, and I look forward to hearing more about the work that this school is doing in the future”.

Adrian Packer, executive headteacher at the school, added: “We are working hard to forge new relationships with other communities.

If it’s a very British school, then why do they need to work hard to forge new relationships with other communities?

“Playing our small part in developing the special relationship between the UK and the US is an exciting prospect for our students.

“Mr Zafar has committed to fostering more links between Park View and other similar schools, businesses and community groups in the US.


Partnering with corrupt, jihad-preaching schools like this one is the last thing American kids need to be involved with. Even Muslim parents say the school was taken over by Islamic radicals and was brainwashing children. So the taxpayer-funded State Dept. sends a Muslim rep to this school? Where school books promote stoning; 6-year-olds taught Western women are ‘white prostitutes’.

In a previous post on the it was revealed that:

…there was a “sustained and coordinated agenda to impose upon children in a number of Birmingham schools the segregationist attitudes and practices of a hardline and politicised strain of Sunni Islam“.

The draft, marked as sensitive, added that: “Left unchecked, it would confine schoolchildren within an intolerant, inward-looking monoculture that would severely inhibit their participation in the life of modern Britain”.

Fire them all.

A few weeks ago, “Mooch” Obama went to a Muslim girls school in one of the U.K.’s notorious Muslim enclaves.

UK: Fury over plans to turn Manchester hospital chapel into Muslim prayer room

Get this…

“There are already two Muslim prayer rooms in the hospital…”

via Fury over plans to turn Christian chapel into Muslim prayer room | UK | News | Daily Express. h/t TROP

The proposal by bosses at North Manchester General Hospital has caused a furious reaction.

Father Ged Murphy, of St Patrick’s and St Malachy’s parish in Collyhurst, started the petition and it had 1,000 signatures within 26 hours.

His action was prompted by a letter issued to parishes by the Catholic chaplaincy team at the hospital.

The letter from Rev Ray Matus warned: “We write to inform you of a proposal by the Spiritual Care Chaplaincy Team at North Manchester General Hospital to close the Roman Catholic Chapel of St Raphael in order to convert it into a Muslim prayer room.

“Worship spaces are going to be provided for Muslims, Jews and Protestant Christians, and even a ‘Quiet Room’ for people of no faith at all.”Yet it is proposed that Catholics should have no space of their own.” Under the proposals Catholics would share the existing Protestant chapel.Father Murphy said: “We are not against the Muslim community having a prayer room, but don’t see the sense in taking away a chapel that is serving one community to serve another.

There are already two Muslim prayer rooms in the hospital but one, for men, does not have washing facilities.

A hospital spokesman confirmed that one proposal was to convert St Raphael’s into a Muslim prayer room.Manchester councillor Pat Karney said: “I am very disturbed to hear of these plans.”Thousands of Catholic families in north Manchester, including my own, have used this mini chapel. I will be meeting with the hospital bosses to clarify their intentions.”


Vote at the link above.

 

UK: Police knew Muslim rape gangs were targeting schools 5 years ago but did not alert public

…to protect the Muslim/Asian community.

via Police knew grooming gangs were targeting Birmingham schools five years ago but did not alert public – Birmingham Mail.

West Midlands Police knew five years ago that Asian grooming gangs were targeting children outside schools across the city – but failed to make the threat public.

Documents obtained by the Birmingham Mail show the force were aware pupils were at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) back in 2010.

The confidential report, obtained under a Freedom of Information Act, also shows police were worried about community tensions if the abuse from predominantly Pakistani grooming gangs was made public.

The West Midlands Police document entitled Problem Profile, Operation Protection is from March 2010 and highlights how grooming had been directed specifically at schools and children’s homes.

In one heavily redacted passage, entitled ‘Schools’, it states: “In (redacted) a teacher at a (redacted) that a group of Asian males were approaching pupils at the school gate and grooming them. Strong anecdotal evidence shows this MO (modus operandi) is being used across the force.”

The Birmingham Mail is unaware of any police public appeals or warnings from that time.

The 2010 report also reveals children’s homes were being targeted by gangs who used victims to target other girls. It states: “Operations in other forces have identified an MO where offenders use a young girl in a children’s home to target and groom other residents on their behalf.

“This has also been evidenced within the force in (redacted) and (redacted). The girl’s motivation to recruit new victims is often that the provision of new girls provides her a way to escape the cycle of abuse.”

The 2010 report said police had identified a potential 139 victims, 78 per cent of whom were white while more than half were aged 13 to 15. Half of all victims lived within parental homes, while 41 per cent lived in care.

The report said of the 75 grooming suspects identified, a large proportion were from a Pakistani background and a significant proportion were likely to be from a Muslim background.

Almost half lived in Birmingham, with thirty per cent from east Birmingham.

The report said: “The vast majority of identified suspects (79 per cent) are Asian (59 of 75), 12 per cent are white and 5 per cent are African Caribbean. 62 per cent of Asian suspects are of Pakistani origin. Pakistani males account for half of all identified suspects in the force (37 of 75).”

The report added: “Offenders are likely to have a history of previous sexual offences, as well as a wide range of other offences and convictions.’’

The report also highlighted potential ‘community tensions’ which the CSE problems could lead to.

It said: “The predominant offender profile of Pakistani Muslim males… combined with the predominant victim profile of white females has the potential to cause significant community tensions.”

It added: “There is a potential for a backlash against the vast majority of law abiding citizens from Asian/Pakistani communities from other members of the community believing their children have been exploited.

“These factors, combined with an EDL protest in Dudley in April and a general election in May could notably increase community tension.

“Police will be criticised if it appears we have not safeguarded vulnerable children, investigated offences and prosecuted offenders.”

The conclusions of the report said that the authorities needed to improve its care of missing care home children and added: “There is strong evidence in the vast majority of all cases that the victims are enticed, stupefied or controlled by alcohol and a mixture of controlled drugs.

“The victims are already suffering from Health Conditions relating to their chaotic lifestyle and exploitation (Pregnancy, termination, STDs, neglect, and physical and psychological problems).

 

UK: Muslim woman jailed for ‘Twitter terrorism’

No thanks to Twitter. via Woman jailed for ‘Twitter terrorism’ | UK news | The Guardian.

A young woman who admitted being a “Twitter terrorist” on a massive scale has been jailed for three and a half years.

Alaa Esayed, 22, posted more than 45,000 tweets in Arabic on an open account to her 8,240 followers between June 2013 and May 2014, with many encouraging violent jihad.

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Her account, which bore a profile of a woman in a burka with one finger raised and holding a kalashnikov, even came to the attention of al-Qaida, which listed it as among the 66 most important jihadi accounts.

Esayed, from Kennington, south London, was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Thursday after pleading guilty to encouraging terrorism and disseminating a terrorist publication.

The judge Charles Wide told her: “This material and its dissemination is an important factor in the encouragement of young men and women to travel abroad and engage in acts of terrorism.

“It is a matter of great and justified public concern. You were disseminating such material on a massive scale over a period of just short of a year. An indication of how busy you were in this activity is that on a site associated with al-Qaida your Twitter account was noted to be one of 66 important jihadi accounts.”

The judge added: “The material you were disseminating encouraged young men to go and fight and you now accept that was your intention and, furthermore, to encourage women to go to support them and indeed to bring up their children in the belief that it is their duty to take up arms to wage violent jihad and embrace martyrdom.

“And furthermore to encourage mothers to be proud of their sons who die as martyrs.”

He said the material, which was also posted on Instagram, included graphic images of corpses and prisoners about to be beheaded. Wide said it was a feature of the case that Esayed continually changed her story after she was arrested until her guilty plea in April.

He told her she knew “perfectly well” what she had been doing…

 

UK: One city, two cultures in Bradford(istan) – thanks to Islamization

The Guardian uses all types of innuendos and code language to deflect from the reality that Muslim immigration destroyed Bradford. via One city, two cultures: Bradford’s communities lead parallel lives | UK news | The Guardian.

It’s 3pm on Thursday at the Brown Cow Inn, the only pub left in Little Horton, two miles south-west of Bradford city centre.

The pubs have been purged, Former Bradford pub set to be headquarters of Muslim charity.

Inside, the all white group of afternoon drinkers watch children from a nearby school stream by and the racially charged contrast between the two communities could not be more stark.

What race is Islam?

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‘Bradford is multicultural only insofar as there are pockets of different cultures living side by side.’ Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

“That was my school,” said one man, as the group of British Asian [all Muslim] children in smart blue blazers filed happily down Little Horton Lane and home. “When I left in 1970, there were three Asian [Muslim] lads in the whole place. Now it’s a case of spot the white kid.” Another said: “If you stand up on the hill, you used to be able to see mill chimneys. Now it’s just bloody domes.” [mosques]

Up the road in Little Horton, in what was once the Salvation Army centre, primary school children arrive for Qur’anic recitation classes. They had changed out of their uniforms and into shalwar kameez or kurta pijama, some of the boys keeping their school trousers on beneath their long tunics.

An hour later, the madrassa at Jamia Islamia Rizvia was open for Islamic study and prayers, the girls upstairs and the boys downstairs. There were no biscuits. Ramadan has begun and no food or water would touch the older children’s lips until sundown.

Meanwhile, at an end of terrace house just off Little Horton Lane, the Dawood family were barracked in their own home. Curtains closed and blinds down, the parents of the missing sisters and other members of their family were determined that the cameramen waiting in satellite trucks outside would not get the picture they had been waiting for all week.

Missing? The Muslim sisters took their kids to join ISIS terrorists.

That afternoon, they sent out an email to journalists who had put their business cards through the front door. Asking the media to leave them in peace, the family said they were devastated by the sudden disappearance of three of their number – sisters Sugra, 34, Zohra, 33, and Khadija, 30 – who appeared to have gone to visit their younger brother, Ahmed, 21, in Syria, with their nine children in tow. No one else should follow their lead, the family said.

At 5pm, inside his high ceilinged office in Bradford’s Venetian Gothic town hall, the council leader, Dave Green, reflected on what he described as a terrible seven days for his city. Last Thursday, a teacher was stabbed in the classroom at a school in Lidget Green, leading to the arrest of a 14-year-old pupil. On Saturday, a pregnant woman and her unborn baby were stabbed to death in front of her children in Manningham.

Muslim student stabbed a teacher? And a husband honor killed his wife. There is a seemingly never ending list of news stories on Muslim crimes in Bradford – although they too are code-worded.

On Monday morning, police found the bodies of a 40-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman in Bowling Park, following a suspected suicide pact. Then on Monday afternoon came the the story that would dominate the news for days.

A lawyer in the city contacted the media to report that three sisters and their nine children had not returned from a pilgrimage to Mecca and were feared to have crossed into Syria rather than return to their homes in Little Horton. By the time the television trucks had settled in, another unwanted headline emerged. A Bradford-born teenager admitted plotting to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

“I think it’s safe to say that it’s not the sort of week that any town or city would want. It’s been dramatic and emotional at all sorts of levels, with a series of unconnected events that have just all come at once,” said Green, a southerner who has been the council’s Labour leader for three years.


It’s safe to say they aren’t unconnected. They are all a direct result of politicians who intentionally carried out a policy of importing Muslims to change the demographics in the U.K.

In the U.S., we are witnessing the same intentional destruction of American history and culture. American towns and cities will face the same fate.

 

Michelle Obama visits UK terror enclave, says ‘see’s herself’ in hijab-covered Muslim girls

Michelle Obama visits Muslim girls at Terror Hamlets school

Why are U.S. taxpayers funding this nonsense? via Mrs. Obama in Britain: Visits Bangladeshi [Muslim]-Dominated School Which Hosts Hard-Left Conferences in Islamist-Friendly Borough – Breitbart.

by Raheem Kassam

Michelle Obama travelled to the United Kingdom today, choosing to give a speech on female empowerment while surrounded by hijab-clad girls in the ethnically “diverse” London borough of Tower Hamlets.

But the Commercial Road in Tower Hamlets, from where Mrs. Obama chose to lecture, isn’t ethnically diverse, and nor is the Mulberry School for Girls that she visited.

Tower Hamlets, which only days ago managed to shake off its Islamist-linked Mayor, boasts a Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani, and otherwise Asian population. At the last census, in 2011, 39 percent of the population self-identified as Christian, while 36 percent identified as Muslim. The Muslim population of the borough is believed to have overtaken the Christian population by some way in the years since, with the next census not due until 2021.

And in Tower Hamlets, nearly 1 in 5 residents did not speak English as their first language, according to the 2011 statistics, opting instead for Bengali.

The Mulberry School for Girls, where Mrs Obama delivered her patronising ‘Let Girls Learn’ speech, is described in multiple Ofsted school inspection reports as having “nearly all students… of Bangladeshi heritage, with a very small minority from other backgrounds, including White British, Pakistani and African.”

And while the school has been rated as “very good” for a number of years, it has also played host to hard-left conferences sponsored by groups such as ‘War on Want’, which is closely tied to anti-Israel activities in the United Kingdom, the ‘Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’ which has its roots in communist sympathising, and indeed the European Parliament.

The Mulberry Youth Conference boasts amongst its speakers Shami Chakrabarti from left-wing campaign group Liberty, now-deceased Labour MP Tony Benn, ex Labour MP Clare Short, editor of the Guardian newspaper Alan Rusbridger, anti-white racist columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, hard-left activist Owen Jones, and feminist campaigner Lucy-Anne Holmes. 

So why did Michelle Obama choose Tower Hamlets, and the Mulberry School for Girls?

She said she specifically chose the area, and asked the question aloud herself, during her speech: “Why would she choose Tower Hamlets? I’m here because of you,” she told the crowd.

“When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways your story is my story,” she told the room full of hijab-wearing girls. “I know I don’t look [older than you all]”, she crowed. And then went on to praise the local area, which is known for being a hot bed of Islamist activity and sympathy.

She described Tower Hamlets as a place where “families are tight knit… with strong values”. Perhaps this is true. There has certainly been evidence of a very “tightly knit” cabal attempting to rule Tower Hamlets. And there are certainly strong values too. Almost half of Britain’s 1300 cases of Female Genital Mutilation last year were from London. No prizes for guess which areas these emanate from.

So perhaps Mrs. Obama’s message about “climate change, poverty, extremism” were not best placed in the London borough best known for being a hive of corruption itself. Then again, as she chose to remind us, she is from the mean streets of Chicago. So that rotten stench probably rings quite familiar.


For more background on Terror Hamlet, see these previous Creeping Sharia posts.

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