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ጉድ በስዊድን|ሙስሊሞች “የኛ፣ ኬኛ” ብቻ ወደሚሉት መንደር “ኩፋር” ጥቁሮች እንዳይገቡ ሲከለከሉ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 8, 2019

አጋንንት በመላው ዓለም ተልቅቀዋልይህ ነገር በአገራችን ብቻ አይደለም

ሙስሊሞች ጠቅልለው በያዙትና ልክ እንደ አፓርታይድ ሥርዓት ሙስሊምያልሆኑ እንዳይገቡ በሚከለከሉበት የስቶክሆልም ከተማ ክፍል/ No-Go area በኩል በእንግድነት የመጡት ጥቁር አሜሪካውያኑ ሙዚቀኞች ለማለፍ ሲሞክሩ የአፍጋኒስታን ሙስሊሞች ተከታትለው አጠቋቸው። ሙዚቀኞቹ በሰውነት ግዝፈት ከእነርሱ ግማሽ የሚሆኑትን ሙስሊሞች ባካችሁ ተውን! አትከተሉን!” እያሉ ለግማሽ ሰዓት ያህል ቢለማመጧቸውም አሻፈረኝ ስላሏቸው መጨረሻ ላይ አሜሪካውያኑ ሙስሊሞችን እንደ ድመት አንጠልጥለው ሲወረውሯቸው ይታያሉ። ደግ አደረጓቸው!

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በዚህች አገር ሙስሊም ያልሆኑ ግለሰቦች ሥልጣን ላይ መውጣት አይፈቀድላቸውም | ኢራን

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 21, 2018

Do Non-Muslims Have the Right to Hold Elected Public Office Or Not?

In Iran, which is 90-95 per cent Shia Muslim, the passing of a date set for a decision over whether a non-Muslim can hold an elected public office is significant for the country’s religious minorities and their rights.

The date, April 5, passed without that decision being made for a Zoroastrian voted onto his city council. After Sepanta Niknam was elected last year in Yazd, an historic city in central Iran with many ancient Zoroastrian sites, a losing Muslim conservative candidate protested, on the grounds that a non-Muslim should not be elected over a Muslim. Niknam, who had already served a four-year term as Councillor, received three times as many votes as Ali Asghar Bargheri, who came 45th.

Following Bagheri’s complaint, in September 2017, a few months after the election, the Guardian Council appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei suspended Niknam’s position on the theological grounds that a non-Muslim should not rule over a Muslim. (The non-elected Guardian Council determines if the laws passed by the Parliament are in line with Sharia).

Sepanta’s suspension from a position he was democratically elected for highlights an emerging battle over the right of Iran’s religious minorities to run for office,” Mansour Borji of Article 18, a London-based advocacy organisation, told World Watch Monitor. “Sepanta was voted for by Muslims and non-Muslims alike and won against a candidate openly backed by the country’s ultra-conservative elite. This vividly illustrates the fact that the majority of Iranians do not share the same discriminatory values as those of the ruling clergy.”

Sepanta Niknam was elected to the City Council of Yazd, an historic city in central Iran with many ancient Zoroastrian sites, for the 4th time. (World Watch Monitor)

Sepanta Niknam was elected to the City Council of Yazd, an historic city in central Iran with many ancient Zoroastrian sites, for the 4th time. (World Watch Monitor)

Iranians – Muslim and non-Muslim – took to social media to express their disdain for the suspension. Then, after the Head of the Parliament and President also expressed their opposition to the suspension, the matter was referred to the Expediency Council, an independent body created by the Supreme Leader to reconcile the Guardian Council and Parliament if they face deadlock.

In October 2017, Niknam had to take six months’ authorised leave of absence, during which the Expediency Council was to deliver its ruling. According to Borji, the Expediency Council is trying to delay until the issue is forgotten.

In April 2017, Ahmad Jannati, a conservative cleric and senior member of the Guardian Council, said religious minorities should not be allowed to stand as candidates at all, since this violated the wishes of the Islamic Republic’s founding father, Ruhollah Khomeini.

In October 1979, at the very beginning of Iran’s Revolution, Khomeini said candidates should “first of all be Muslims… Second, they should believe in our movement. They should be trustworthy and sincere in their faith”.

Jannati said that, as it was against Khomeini’s wishes for non-Muslims to rule, it was “therefore against the tenets of Sharia [Islamic law]”.

Borji says that the reinstatement of Niknam’s position is unlikely. “Today, Sepanta’s fight for reinstatement is a fight against religious discrimination and against the lack of respect for people’s vote and their choices,” he said.

Niknam recently took to Twitter to say that he did not want an exception to be made for him. “I proclaim here that until this issue is resolved for all religious minorities, I will not return to the [City] Council,” he wrote, in Farsi. “I will only go back to the Yazd Council if the law permitting religious minorities to be elected is reaffirmed by the Expediency Council. If this is not going to be principally dealt with, and this issue is only resolved for me personally, and the problem remains for minorities in future elections, I will not attend the Council meetings.”

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Dirty Menial Jobs Like Toilets Cleaning Reserved Only For Christians In Pakistan

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 11, 2017

A recent advertisement publicized has once again fanned anger among the religious minorities in Pakistan as the advertisement for the posts of sanitary workers calls for non-Muslim candidates only. This discriminatory ad was publicized by the Sindh government.

The recent advertisement puts forth job opportunities for car mechanic, laborer, in charge of maintenance and cleaners. However the advertisement also goes on to call only non-Muslim candidates for the position of cleaners.

Pakistani Local Government Advertises for Garbage Collectors – Only “Non-Muslims” Need Apply

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Barbarians want civilized people to clean up the barbarian’s trash. That’s all I see here…

Pakistan is in the running for worst country in the world, Saudi Arabia is right behind them.

In the West Muslims get free school, housing, food, and money.In Muslims countries Christians get to sift through Muslim crap.

This is typical in some Muslim countries. I spent some time in the MidEast and they didn’t like manual labor that is beneath them. When I was there they imported a lot of Filipinos to do this work. Another reason we need to keep them out! They do like welfare though in western countries. They look at it as a just deserve from their infidel servants.

Muslims use their left hand to wipe themselves, and their right hand for eating and shaking hands. so a muslim garbage picker would probably be required to use only his left hand on the job, and it would take longer and cost the employer more. infidels are not required to abide by islamic restrictions, so can do the job much faster.

Might as well hire non muslims. muslims don’t do anything other than sit around and expect infidels to take care of them. plus who wants a garbage guy who stops working 5 times a day to pray to a rock in arabia.

Look into research of people deprogrammed from cults. You’ll see a LOT of similarities.

Pakistan Christian Boy, 14, ‘beaten To Death By Police’ In Alleged Revenge Attack

Fifa Suspends Pakistan Football Federation As ‘its Offices, Accounts Remain In Court’s Control’

Egypt: The Zabbaleen Who Live In Garbage City, Are Coptic Christians | The Cave Church of Garbage City

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India Sends Food For 10,000 Starving Workers in Saudi Arabia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on August 2, 2016

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What will they (Persian Gulf inhabitants) do when oil is no longer relevant? Dubai everything.

Over 10,000 starving Indian workers in Saudi Arabia have received 16,000kg of food from their own government, which was distributed in front of the India’s consulate in the port city of Jeddah.

Over 10,000 Indian workers were laid off in Saudi Arabia after growth has slowed in the country, triggered by the negative effects of falling oil prices.

The workers were left without any money to buy food or travel back to India. They asked their government for help.

The desperate situation came to light after India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said “large numbers” of Indians had been laid off in Saudi Arabia.

Swaraj appealed to the Indian community on Twitter to “help your fellow brothers and sisters.”

Deceived migrant workers in UAE forced to work as slaves – report

I assure you that no Indian worker rendered unemployed in Saudi Arabia will go without food,” she wrote.

Investigations into the matter revealed that thousands were starving across Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Swaraj told the Indian consulate in Saudi Arabia to make sure that no unemployed person starves and asked to monitor the situation on an hourly basis.

The Indian community was in charge of distributing the food supplies in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah.

India’s media revealed that local company Saudi Oger had failed to pay waged to workers for seven months. It employed a total of 50,000 employees and 4,000 of them were Indians.

For the last seven months these Indian workers of Saudi Oger were not getting their salaries and the company had also stopped providing food to these workers,” confirmed Indian Consul General Mohammad Noor Rehman Sheikh.

India’s government is also planning to evacuate the stranded workers from Saudi Arabia. Junior Foreign Minister VK Singh will be traveling to Saudi Arabia to kick-start the repatriation process.

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Actually no difference between Saudi Barbaria and Islamic State as they both prescribe near-identical punishments for a host of crimes

Islamic State: If Muslims Ran America, ‘Lucrative African Slave Trade Would Have Continued’

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In a bizarre digression from their latest anti-Christian tirade, the Islamic State addressed the question of black slavery, claiming that if Muslims had been in charge of Western states, the slave trade would have continued. 

If Muslims rather than Christians had been running things in countries like the U.S., the Islamic State argues in the most recent issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, “the lucrative African slave trade would have continued, supporting a strong economy.”

As usual, the Islamic State supports its position with theological arguments, suggesting that Allah is pleased with slavery, as long as the slaves are infidels.

The Islamic leadership would not have bypassed Allah’s permission to sell captured pagan humans, to teach them, and to convert them, as they worked hard for their masters in building a beautiful country,” the article reads.

Trading in black African slaves, the magazine notes, would not be done for racial reasons but religious ones.

All of this would be done, not for racism, nationalism, or political lies, but to make the word of Allah supreme. Jihad is the ultimate show of one’s love for his Creator, facing the clashing of swords and buzzing of bullets on the battlefield, seeking to slaughter His enemies – whom he hates for Allah’s hatred of them.”

The article also notes that African slaves who “converted, practiced their religion well, and were freed would be treated no differently than any other free Muslim,” unlike what happened in the United States where slaves’ descendants “still live in a nation divided over those days,” the authors state.

The Islamists blame emancipation and the end to black slavery on a corrupt Christianity that has gone soft and no longer lives according to the most brutal dictates of the Old Testament.

The clear difference between Muslims and the corrupt and deviant Jews and Christians is that Muslims are not ashamed of abiding by the rules sent down from their Lord regarding war and enforcement of divine law,” the authors claim.

And since those mujahidin would have done so bound by the Law, they would have been thorough and without some ‘politically correct’ need to apologize years later.”

Along with African slavery, the Islamic State authors also state that “if it were the Muslims,” instead of Christians, who had “fought the Japanese and Vietnamese or invaded the lands of the Native Americans, there would have been no regrets in killing and enslaving those therein.”

The Japanese, for example, would have been forcefully converted to Islam from their pagan ways – and if they stubbornly declined, perhaps another nuke would change their mind. The Vietnamese would likewise be offered Islam or beds of napalm.”

As for the Native Americans, the article continues, after the slaughter of their men, “then the Muslims would have taken their surviving women and children as slaves, raising the children as model Muslims and impregnating their women to produce a new generation of mujahidin.”

Finally, the Islamic State authors turn to the Jews, saving some of their most bitter vitriol for their sworn enemies..

As for the treacherous Jews of Europe and elsewhere – those who would betray their covenant – then their post-pubescent males would face a slaughter that would make the Holocaust sound like a bedtime story, as their women would be made to serve their husbands’ and fathers’ killers.”

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Qatar: Bad Time For Evil Babylon

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 17, 2015

ILO finds Qatar guilty

qatar-airways-emirates-airlineGeneva-based United Nations agency the ILO (International Labor Organization) today found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned airline, Qatar Airways, to violate international and national agreements and institutionalize discrimination. The case was successfully brought against Qatar by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) (see http://goo.gl/Ka5inH.)

Qatar Airways (QR) is guilty of systemic workplace sex discrimination, including in its past and current work contracts, which allow it to automatically terminate the employment of women cabin crew who become pregnant, as well as in its prohibition on women being dropped off/picked up at/from company premises by a man other than their father, brother or husband.

The Qatari government has breached its international obligations by turning a blind eye to these offences. By allowing QR to behave in this way Qatar has violated ILO Convention 111 on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation), which Qatar signed in 1976.

The ILO Tripartite Committee also noted that the contractual bar on employees marrying in the first five years of service – after which they could only marry with company permission – has now been removed from the airline’s contracts, and ‘expresses the firm hope that the Government takes the necessary measures without delay to ensure that all cabin crew members are transferred under the new employment contract so as to be able to get married and change their marital status without the company’s permission’.

It also goes on to state that: ‘the Committee considers that particular attention should be given by the Government so as to encourage the company to provide its employees, including foreign employees, with appropriate complaint mechanisms to ensure that they can obtain redress without being exposed to stigmatisation or reprisals, and without the fear of being deported from the country, in cases of harassment or any other discriminatory behaviours based on the grounds set out in the Convention.’

It also noted, ‘the Government’s reply that various dispute settlement mechanisms are in place to handle complaints of migrant workers … the Government did not provide information on how these procedures can be or have been used by cabin crew, in particular women. The Committee observes that access to such procedures and remedies by cabin crew members, who are migrant workers, may be difficult because of the fear of victimization or reprisals, including dismissal and deportation from the country … given the large number of women in cabin crew staff, the appointment of trained women labour inspectors may be a positive measure’.

Aljaz2For two years the ITF has exposed discrimination and repressive practices at QR, including arbitrary dismissal, surveillance and curfews (see http://goo.gl/MzKq0Y) . Meanwhile the ITUC has challenged Qatar over the appalling treatment of migrant workers there.

ITF president Paddy Crumlin commented: “This decision is a game changer. A year ago we put Qatar and Qatar Airways in the dock and today it has been proved that we were right to do so. Everything has to change now. QR can no longer deny and evade. The changes made to the rules for staff failed to fool the ILO. Now the airline must make them for real. It’s time to make QR free from fear.

Ever since we made those rules public we’ve made clear that they had to go. By revealing them we unleashed a torrent of stories of what it is like to work there. We congratulate all those, including those who bravely and secretly spoke to us from inside the airline, those in trade unions, in the wider aviation industry and in the media, who helped us decry these abuses.”

Sharan Burrow, ITUC general secretary, commented: “The attempts to tinker with the rules on pregnancy and marriage made once we brought this case show that Qatar Airways has been shamed into action – and more must come. We, along with everyone who works for the airline, will not rest until it addresses what many of those workers call the ‘climate of fear’ at QR.”

She continued: “The gaze of world opinion is locked on the behaviour of the Qatari government – over Qatar Airways, over its abhorrent treatment of migrant workers, and over the World Cup. In Geneva today Qatar has been proved wanting. We have shown that money doesn’t buy silence. The nation is on trial. It cannot evade its responsibilities. It has to begin to do the right thing.”

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How Qatar Used and Abused Its Al Jazeera Journalists

“Al Jazeera’s managers crossed an ethical red line. By attempting to manipulate Egypt’s domestic politics, they were endangering their employees.”

JourActivismThis week, I am back in court in an effort to prove my innocence at a retrial on charges that I was a member of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, designated a terrorist organization in Egypt since December 2013, and that I sought to harm the country’s reputation and security. I already spent 412 days in detention before my conviction in the first trial was overturned on appeal earlier this year.

The terrorism charges against me and my colleague Baher Mohamed are unfounded and have been widely discredited. The other charges relate to our employment by the Al Jazeera media network, which is owned by the state of Qatar.

Following the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood-backed president, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013, Egypt moved to ban Al Jazeera’s Arabic service in the country, known as Mubasher Misr, because it was perceived as a Qatari-sponsored propaganda mouthpiece for the Brotherhood. I was the bureau chief of the Al Jazeera English service, a separate operation that adhered to higher journalistic standards, which, we assumed, would inoculate us against accusations of bias. We were mistaken.

Now, Baher and I find ourselves once again in the soundproof defendants’ cage, fighting to avoid long prison terms. Our friend and fellow Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, will not be with us. Thanks to his government’s work to win his release, Peter is home in Australia.

At the retrial, we will argue that we continued to work despite the broadcast ban because we believed the English service was exempt and Al Jazeera failed to obtain legal clarification from the Egyptian authorities. If, as a result, there were violations of licensing laws, which in any case would be merely misdemeanors, it is the network’s executives from Qatar who should pay, not us. A final ruling from the Egyptian court could come later this month.

My 18-month ordeal may be close to an end, yet I find myself increasingly angry at how my life and the lives of my family and loved ones have been turned upside down. My anger, however, is not directed primarily at the prosecutor, the judiciary or the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. It is aimed at my employer, Al Jazeera.

The network knowingly antagonized the Egyptian authorities by defying a court-ordered ban on its Arabic-language service. Behind that, I believe, was the desire of the Qatari royal family to meddle in Egypt’s internal affairs. While Al Jazeera’s Doha executives used the Cairo bureau of Al Jazeera English to give their scheme a veneer of international respectability, they made us unwitting pawns in Qatar’s geopolitical game.

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Al Jazeera America accused of bias against non-Arabs and women

AlEvilThe former head of Al Jazeera America’s documentary unit has sued the news network, claiming it is biased against non-Arabs and women in stories that it produces and in how it treats employees.

Shannon High-Bassalik, fired in February after working through half of a three-year contract, said the network’s recently ousted chief executive, Ehab Al Shihabi, left meetings when women were speaking and admitted that he tried to favor an Arab point of view on the air to please Ajam’s Qatar-based ownership.

The troubled news network, an offshoot of the international Al Jazeera network, has reached few viewers in the United States. Through lawsuits and resignations over the past two months, a picture has emerged of a place that has consistently fallen short in its efforts to give Americans a hard-news, unbiased alternative to CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.

As ratings failed to live up to the expectations of management, Al Jazeera openly decided to abandon all pretense of neutrality in favor of putting the Arabic viewpoint front and center, openly demanding that programs be aired that criticized countries such as America, Israel and Egypt,” High-Bassalik’s lawsuit stated.

She said she was told that if abandonment of journalistic integrity led people to regard them as terrorists, “that was an acceptable risk for the company to take”.

High-Bassalik said that Al Shihabi told her that the company should be regarded as Al Jazeera in America, rather than Al Jazeera America.

Al Shihabi was ousted in early May, shortly after another employee sued, alleging he was fired when he complained about a colleague’s antisemitic and sexist behavior. The company’s senior vice-president of newsgathering, head of human resources and communications chief – all non-Arab women – each resigned over a two-week period.

The former documentary chief, who has also worked for CNN, NBC and MSNBC, said she was told that many Arabs believe the September 11 terrorist attacks were staged by the CIA to wage war on Arabs, and that this was a point of view the company should be guided by.

High-Bassalik said that she was told to hire an Arabic woman as a producer even though the person was unqualified and there were several non-Arabs ready for promotion. She claimed that performance ratings for Arabs were systematically upgraded, while non-Arabs saw their ratings go down.

She accused the head of the company’s investigative unit of tweeting that “Israelis are like Hitler”. During coverage of the 2014 conflict in Gaza, she said she was told the mission was to cast Israel as the villain and emphasize the Arab and Muslim point of view.

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The Rise and Fall of Al Jazeera America

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‘Trojan Horse’ Debate: We Were Wrong, All Cultures Are Not Equal

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 11, 2014

“As we are in Britain then the dominant culture has to be British. If that isn’t acceptable to Muslims then they will have to live in a country where their culture is dominant instead of expecting us to change ours to suit them. For years, we all turned a blind eye to the segregation of Muslim pupils. Now it is time to stand up to propagators of barbarism and ignorance
 
GoodBadIf I have learnt one thing working with children as a teacher, a volunteer and, more recently, a parent, it’s that what children want above all else is to fit in. The desire not to be different must be hard-wired, so urgent is the need of your average nine-year-old to have the same pencil case as every other nine-year-old. Individuality, much prized in adult life, is abhorred by our conservative juniors, who crave acceptance as the thirsty crave water. “Fitting in” is braided into the DNA of every child, regardless of creed or colour. When the deep, resonant bell of human evolution tolls, it says: “Belong, belong, belong.”
 
Integrating children into a new society, then, should not present too much of a problem. A football, some Panini World Cup stickers to trade, One Direction, Harry Potter, 97 episodes of Friends, especially the one where Rachel has a baby: common interests for youngsters are not hard to find. So how have we ended up with a situation where so many Muslims are adrift from the mainstream? Why this scandal in Birmingham where five overwhelmingly Muslim schools, some until recently judged to be outstanding, are to be put into special measures because they have sought to inculcate ideas that are repellent to this country?
 
Let me quote Myriam Francois-Cerrah, a writer and Muslim convert, who told Channel 4 News on Tuesday that she rejected calls by the Prime Minister and Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, for schools to promote British values. “In many ways, the problem is creating a hierarchy of cultures when you say you need to promote British values,” she objected. “What does that say to children in a classroom whose heritage harks from outside the British Isles? It says this country has superior moral values and you are coming from some backward culture whose values you … must not consider equal to our own.”
 
Funnily enough, that’s exactly what we are saying, Myriam. Spot on! A Muslim girl who winds up in Bolton or Luton should thank her lucky stars she doesn’t live in Sudan – or Pakistan, where, only last month, a woman was stoned to death by her family for the crime of marrying a man of whom they disapproved. Farzana Parveen’s father explained: “I killed my daughter as she had insulted all of our family by marrying a man without our consent, and I have no regret over it.”
 
Are British values superior to Mr Parveen’s? I do hope so.
 
Unfortunately, the great lie underpinning the creed of multiculturalism, as spouted by Francois Cerrah and her ilk, is that all cultures are “equally valid”. Well, patently, they’re not. The reason irate Pakistani patriarchs are not chucking bricks at their errant daughters in the Birmingham Bull Ring is because Britain has a basically uncorrupt police force, a robust judiciary and an enlightened, hard-won system of liberal values that regards women and girls as equals, not third-class citizens.
 
But instead of standing up to barbarism and ignorance, too often we have looked away in embarrassment or fear. How many teachers have averted their gaze when 13-year-old Muslim girls suddenly disappear from the classroom to be taken “home” for a forced marriage, because this would present unwelcome evidence that some cultures are less valid than others?
 
How many health professionals in Bradford are concerned, but never say so, that intermarriage in the Muslim community – 75 per cent of Pakistanis in the city are married to their first cousin – is causing babies to be born blind, deaf and with other disabilities? Back in 2008, when Labour environment minister Phil Woolas said that British Pakistanis were fuelling the rate of birth defects, he was slapped down by Downing Street, with a spokesman for prime minister Gordon Brown saying the issue was not one for ministers to comment on. Government after government has filed this thorny issue in “The Too Difficult Box”, the title of a timely new book edited by former Cabinet minister Charles Clarke.
 
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Apartheid State of Qatar Launches Campaign for ‘Modest’ Dress Code for Tourists

 
  • ‘If you are in Qatar, you are one of us’: Qatar aims to educate tourists on modesty

  • Men wearing shorts and singlets in public will be frowned upon

  • Women should also avoid wearing garments which are too short or too tight, such as mini-skirts or sleeveless dresses

 
If you are in Qatar, you are one of us’ “These principles are the text within the global tourism ethics law.” Alright then, but what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Over here, you won’t wear burqas, or anything traditional like that. Dress like us. Act like us. Or admit you’re just entitled and arrogant racists.”
 
 
article-2641453-1E43463E00000578-859_634x632Qatar has launched a social media campaign urging tourists to dress “modestly” in public and respect the Islamic country’s values.
 
Along with a Twitter and Instagram account, “reflect your respect” leaflets are being handed out with diagrams of what is and is not acceptable.
 
Short dresses, sleeveless clothing and crop tops are banned for women, while men are also told not to wear shorts and vest tops revealing their chest.
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A leaflet handed out as part of the campaign reads: “If you are in Qatar, you are one of us. Help us preserve Qatar’s culture and values, please dress modestly in public places.”
 
It urges people to cover up from their shoulders to knees and avoid leggings.
 
Qatar’s Islamic Culture Centre has launched previous initiatives to educate foreigners on dress codes.
 
The amount of immodest clothing is growing in public places, especially shopping malls. Such foreigner behaviour conflicts with our traditions,” Nasser Al Maliki, the centre’s public relations chief told Gulf News.
 
We do not want our kids to be exposed to it or learn from it, and that’s why we will start this campaign.”
 
Qatar, which will host the World Cup in 2022, has a population of just over 2 million people and uses Sharia law as the main source of its legislation.
 
It is home to about 17,500 British nationals and 40,000 more visit every year, according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
 
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Time of The Ungodly: Qatar’s Slave Trade Death Toll

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 25, 2013

  • 1,5 Million Foreign workers live in Qatar

  • Only 200.000 are Qatari citizens

My note: This is beyond disgusting but actually it is not shocking.. It is not something new… everyone has been aware of what’s going on in these evil states for decades, yet, everyone seems to swim together with them while sinking in ignorance — which is the most violent element in society — sad, the West is complicit in this horrendous crime.

The Egyptians dispensed with the life of their slaves in the construction of the pyramids as if they were nothing but throw-away products before that had even been invented in the modern day and age in which we live. Today, Qatar is doing the self-same thing.  There are 1.2 million migrant workers (the vast majority of them are in the construction industry) in Qatar and they are working flat out under the pressure of the Qataris to get the country ready to host the2022 World Cup. But, those modern-day slaves are set to die at the rate of a dozen every week before the projects get finalized. That means there will be 600 deaths every year related to the construction of stadiums and infrastructure for a leather ball that will be kicked around a field for the pleasure of the millions that will be ready to watch the matches played in 9 years.

Not only has Qatar hit the headlines in recent months for keeping westerners hostage in the country under the strange laws of maintaining workers under almost hostage-like conditions because they are refused their passports and cannot leave the country unless their sponsors give the green light and allow them to do so.

Qatar 2022 World Cup

Now, the richest country in the world is also getting itself into hot water because the workers that are from Nepal and India and that have been brought in to do the dirty work in 50°C-temperatures are dropping like flies. But, the Qatari government seems as if it has very little concern over the poor people dying. Is it money that means that life can be dispensed with a will? Or is it that the Qatari government really only lends any importance to their own infrastructure rather than life of the Nepalese and Indian migrant workers?

Half a million extra workers will be needed in the next few years in order for the whistle to be blown around the world for the games to begin on time. Those workers will be primarily from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Investigations have shown by the International Trade Union Confederation that autopsies are rarely performed and that deaths are almost systematically put down to heart failure. The majority of the twelve deaths per week in the country on construction sites for migrant workers are due to heart failure? Is that catching?

Cramped accommodation in which the migrants are housed and the squalid living conditions are part of the reason why the migrants are dying.

They have been forced into labor and to work in temperatures that would boil your brain.

As with all migrant workers, salaries are retained by the sponsors that are necessary in order to find work in the country and passports are confiscated to stop them leaving the country.

Reports have shown that between June and August there were 44 deaths of Nepalese migrants working in the construction industry on the building sites of the World Cup.

Perhaps the fact that the government of Qatar has been withholding free drinking water to the workers might have something to do with it.

How do they expect workers to pay for water when their salaries have been withheld too?

Recently there were 30 Nepalese migrant workers that demanded to be granted a safe haven in their country’s embassy and to be helped to return home. They left and were not paid.

82 Indian workers lost their lives in the first half of this year and there have been nearly 1, 500 complaints that have been lodged with the Indian Embassy in Doha. In 2010 and over a two-year period there were over 700 deaths recorded for Indian workers alone.

While the migrant workers are dying the Qatari government is spending the princely sum of over $99.67 billion on the building of infrastructure to host the World Cup. Why isn’t the governing body of football (FIFA) doing anything to stop this modern form of slavery when it has been informed of the situation already? The Qatari government is doing very little to rectify anything.

A spokesman issued a statement on behalf of the Qatar 2022 organizing committee which said: “The health, safety, wellbeing and dignity of every worker that contributes to staging the 2022 FIFA World Cup is of the utmost importance to our committee and we are committed to ensuring that the event serves as a catalyst toward creating sustainable improvements to the lives of all workers in Qatar”.

There is one thing being appalled by the deaths that are occurring at an average rate of one every day at the moment and actually doing something about it.

Some experts believe that if the Qatar government doesn’t react to change the situation in the very near future, then the migrant workers will revolt and the heavy reliance on that workforce will mean that construction will come to a halt.

In 2013 the Qatari government needs to change its attitude towards migrant workers that make up the staple component of their economy, without which they would not be able to function. However, those workers are considered as invisible and disposable components that are simply to be replaced like spare parts. Any economy that doesn’t believe that workers are equally as important as the capital that is spent on investment will fail. The Qataris are living in a prehistoric age in which they consider the working masses to be exploited, used, abused and replaced all free of charge.

When the Qatar 2022 committee was asked why so many Nepalese died from heart-attacks the answer provided was: “This question would be better suited for the relevant health authorities or the government of Nepal.”

The spokesman for the government stated that “The Ministry of Labour is committed to ensuring that all workers are treated in a fair and just manner.”

The World Cup is nothing or at least has very little to do with kicking a ball about the field these days. It has everything to do with revamping a derelict site in a city or showcasing the wonders of modern technology to show the world just how wealthy you are. It has everything to do with regenerating sites and cities. Football’s governing body holds nobody to account, not even itself. After all, how could it? That would be impossible especially when it too demands that South Africa tear down a football stadium and have it rebuilt elsewhere because the view of Table Mountain in Cape Town isn’t good enough for them.

As the world sits back in the recliner chairs, with the crates of beers at the ready, the pretzels and the popcorn to gorge themselves on, I wonder how many people will actually imagine just how many migrant workers have been lowered into the ground or incinerated after dying from supposed heart-attacks, not even granted the dignity of an autopsy by the Qataris. That would have cost too much and they can be replaced anyhow, can’t they?

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Human Rights in Qatar

Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’

Ten Facts About Slavery in Islam

SlavesInChainsMuslim slave trade in Africa has lasted 14 centuries and continues to this day in places like Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan.

  • Over 17 million slaves (mostly black women and children) were transported out of Africa by Islamic traders. Another 85 million are believed to have died en route.

  • The Prophet Muhammad practiced and approved of slavery, and directed his men to do the same.

  • The Qur’an devotes more verses to informing Muslim men of their right to keep women as sex slaves, than it does to telling them to pray five times a day.

  • The Arabic word for “black” (Abd) is synonymous with the word for “slave”.

  • Muhammad’s father-in-law, Umar declared that Arabs could not be taken as slaves, and freed all Arab slaves.  This led to the wide Islamic campaign to capture slaves in Africa, Europe and Asia. 

  • Western slave trade exploited Africans primarily for agricultural labor. The Arab slave trade on the other hand, has more often used men for military service, and women for sex and for their wombs – to produce children who will be Muslims.

  • Many Muslim leaders since Muhammad have had harems of hundreds (or even thousands) of non-Muslim young girls and women to service their desires.

  • Converting to Islam does not automatically grant a slave his freedom, although this is said to increase the slave master’s heavenly reward.

  • According to Islamic courts, slave masters may treat their slaves however they choose without fear of penalty.

Anti-Christian Terror is Everyone’s Concern

APTOPIX_Mideast_Egypt-0f55bAn Egyptian woman mourns during the funeral of several Copt Christians who were killed in Warraq’s Virgin Mary church in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Egypt’s Christians were stunned Monday by a drive-by shooting in which masked gunmen sprayed a wedding party outside a Cairo church with automatic weapons fire, killing several, including two young girls, in an attack that raised fears of a nascent insurgency by extremists after the military’s ouster of the president and a crackdown on Islamists

The persecution of any religious minority anywhere by anyone is an evil injustice. It requires all persons of conscience to speak out and, when possible, take action.

The upcoming 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht makes this an auspicious time to raise awareness about the contemporary violence targeting religious minorities and their places of worship. Of particular concern are attacks against Christian minorities that have occurred with alarming frequency from Syria to Egypt, from Iraq to Pakistan, and from Kenya to Sudan.

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[Psalms 58: 10-11] „The godly will rejoice when they see vengeance carried out; they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked. Then observers will say, “Yes indeed, the godly are rewarded!  Yes indeed, there is a God who judges in the earth!”

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