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Home Depot trains employees on “sensitivities” to Islam

Home DepotDo you know of any American business bending over backwards to please Christians?

No?

Despite the fact that nearly 8 out of every 10 Americans are Christian?

In fact, these days we are more likely to find Americans businesses that do their best to offend Christians.

According to a website on Islam in Europe and North America, estimates of the percentage of Americans who are Muslim vary:

  • A 2007 survey by Pew Research Center places the figure at 0.6%.
  • Preceding surveys fall somewhere below that estimate: Baylor (2006) at 0.2%; Pew (2000-2007) at 0.5%; General Social Surveys (1998-2006) at 0.5%; Gallup (1999-2001) at 0.3%; American Religious Identification Surveys (2001) at 0.5%; and the National Election Study (2000) at 0.2%.
  • Not surprisingly, estimates by Muslim American groups are higher:
  • 1.5% (or 4.7 million), according to the 2005 Britannica Book of the Year.
  • 2.1% (or 6.7 million), according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the premier Muslim-American “civil rights” organization in the United States which the FBI had identified to have ties to terrorists. In 2007, U.S. federal prosecutors named CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.

Even if we take the most generous estimate, CAIR’s, that still puts Muslims at 2.1% of the total U.S. population, which is miniscule when compared to the number and percentage of U.S. Christians. According to the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) (2008), the majority of U.S. adults — 76% — identified themselves as Christians.

And yet, the 2% of Americans who are Muslims manage to wield grossly disproportionate power and influence.

Amy Elizabeth reports for GOPTheDailyDose that on March 19, 2014, a Home Depot in Dearborn, Michigan, succumbed to the demands of CAIR and subjected its employees to “cultural awareness training” in order to accommodate the “religious sensitivities” of Muslim employees and customers,” and to “help corporate managers gain a better understanding of Muslims and Islam.”

Not just in Dearborn. CAIR Michigan says it also “has provided similar trainings in the past to other Home Depot locations in southeastern Michigan.”

CAIR MichiganCAIR even has a 19-page An Employer’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices, with demands that are quite discriminatory to other religions. For example:

  • Friday is the day for congregational worship, called Jum’ah. The prayer generally takes place at a mosque during the noontime prayer and includes an address or sermon, and lasts a total of 45 to 90 minutes.
  • Performing the rituals of the pilgrimage may last five days during the second week of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar. However, considerable variations exist in trip arrangements, and group travel may take 10-21 days. Muslim employees may choose to make pilgrimage using vacation time.
  • Employers may wish to modify dress code policies so that religiously-mandated attire is addressed as a diversity issue. For example, many corporations have a policy forbidding the wearing of hats. This rule may be amended to exempt items such as Muslim head scarves and skullcaps.
  • A Muslim employee should not be asked to serve or sell religiously offensive products, such as alcoholic beverages.

Amy Elizabeth points out these so-called Muslim “accommodations” are nothing more than forcing American businesses to comply with Islam’s sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution and U.S. laws.

Elizabeth rightly asks: In a world where Christians are being slaughtered by Muslims, how can any American, let alone an American corporation like Home Depot, bend over backward to accommodate the enemy?

H/t my friend John Molloy

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CAIR and ACLU are seething over passage of anti-Sharia House Bill 1209 in Florida

Ignoring objections from the Florida Bar and the ACLU, the Florida House Judiciary Committee approved an ‘anti-Sharia law’ bill on Wednesday
Sunhine State News  “We’re trying to anticipate problems we see in other states and address them proactively,” said Rep. Larry Metz, R-Eustis, sponsor of House Bill 1209. “This will preclude unjust results in cases where the outcome could be different if we didn’t have the bill.”

Representatives from the Florida Bar’s Family Law Section and the American Civil Liberties Union opposed the measure, saying Florida courts already have the ability to refuse to enforce foreign laws, including the Islamic legal code based on the Quran. Critics also claimed that Metz’s bill could complicate and raise the costs of adjudicating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements contracted in other jurisdictions.
Prior to Wednesday’s meeting, the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sent an alert to supporters warning that the bill would “demonize Islam and marginalize Muslims.” (That’s the idea!)
CAIR alleged that HB 1209 is “ultimately aimed at making sure Sharia or other foreign laws are not applied to family law cases in Florida.” (as it already has been in Florida below)

Useful idiots came in handy for Lenin, and they are coming in handy today for those who seek to bringSharia (Islamic) Law into America’s courtrooms. Florida Judge Richard Nielsen has ruled that he will settle a dispute according to “Ecclesiastical Islamic Law” and Adam Serwer at The American Prospect is bending over backwards to defend the ruling. Secular judges making rulings based on Sharia? That’s not justice. It’s justice denied.
    Hassan Shibly, CAIR’s Florida director, told Sunshine State News that the bill “follows a court case in Hillsborough County in which Sharia was considered. The case spurred quite a bit of right-wing activism, but was eventually dismissed last December.” Still, with virtually every member of the Judiciary Committee signing on as co-sponsors, HB 1209 breezed through the panel. Schwartz cast the only dissenting vote.
“It’s good law because it’s preventive in nature,” said Rep. Ray Pilon, R-Sarasota. Rev. Mark Boykin, senior pastor at Church of All Nations in Boca Raton, also praised HB 1209.
“Nations all over the world are looking to our democratic model of government and law, and our courts do not need any other document [on which] to base their decisions,” Boykin said.

Terror-linked CAIR and Left-wing ACLU are seething over passage of anti-Sharia House Bill 1209 in Florida


~~~~~Steve~~~~        H/T   Grouchy

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They pulled a fast one on Skippy.. LOL

 
Obama signs bill codifying and expanding existing, but frequently ignored, ban on engaging groups and individuals named unindicted co-conspirators in terror trials.
Kudos to Patrick Poole and Pajamas Media for the article below (highlights added).
by Patrick Poole———————————————————————–
When Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution this past weekend averting another potential government shutdown, it’s doubtful that he was aware that tucked into the bill, which funds several federal agencies through the fiscal year and extends the continuing resolution for the rest of the government until December 16, is a provision that may dramatically impact what Islamic groups and leaders the FBI and other law enforcement agencies can continue to work with.
Under Division B, Title II of the bill, under the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Salaries and Expenses section, is the following provision:
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– The conferees support the FBI’s policy prohibiting any formal non-investigative cooperation with unindicted co-conspirators in terrorism cases. The conferees expect the FBI to insist on full compliance with this policy by FBI field offices and to report to the Committees on Appropriations regarding any violation of the policy.
The most obvious group that this will impact is the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which was named unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case — the largest terrorism-finance trial in American history. During the trial, FBI Dallas Agent Lara Burns testified that CAIR was a front for the terrorist group Hamas.
Following the trial, which resulted in guilty verdicts on all counts and lengthy prison terms for all five Holy Land executives, the FBI was forced to cut ties with CAIR – a decision that CAIR claimed would hurt local communities and that prompted other Muslim groups, like the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), to threaten to stop cooperation with the FBI unless CAIR was reinstated. In a February 2010 letter to members of Congress, Assistant Attorney General Robert Weich forwarded evidence submitted by federal prosecutors in the trial and court testimony concerning CAIR’s ties to the Hamas-controlled Palestine Committee and that committee’s role in supporting Hamas.
Stung by their loss of access to federal law enforcement agencies, some of the Islamic organizations named as unindicted co-conspirators in the case unsuccessfully sued to have their names removed from the list. In a 2009 unsealed decision by federal Judge Jorge Solis, the court found that the government should have submitted the unindicted co-conspirators list under seal, and ordered the list resealed (a hollow victory since the list is readily available), but declined to remove the groups and individuals named.
In fact, in his decision Judge Solis recounted the evidence submitted by the government that justified CAIR’s being named unindicted co-conspirator in the case:
The Government identifies four portions of the record from the first trail that purportedly established that CAIR was a “joint venturer and co-conspirator”: (1) a Government exhibit showing the objective of the Palestine Committee is to support Hamas; (2) a Government exhibit showing CAIR founder Omar Ahmad is part of the Palestine Committee and Mousa Abu Marzook is its head; (3) a Government exhibit listing CAIR as part of the Palestine Committee; and (4) the testimony of Special Agent Lara Burns and accompanying exhibits placing the CAIR founder at the 1993 Philadelphia conference and describing the CAIR founder’s mediation of a dispute between HLF and Ashqar over Hamas fundraising . (Resp. at 12-13.) The Government does not mention any occasion where it used the 801(d)(2)(E) hearsay exception to introduce a statement of CAIR. The four pieces of evidence the government relies on, as discussed below, do create at least a prima facie case as to CAIR’s involvement in a conspiracy to support Hamas. (p. 6-7) (emphasis added)
But it wasn’t just CAIR among the unindicted co-conspirators that Solis focused on, but also the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), which bills itself as the largest Muslim umbrella group in the country, and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), which owns the property to more than one-quarter of all mosques in North America. Solis wrote that the government had “produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA and NAIT with HLF, the Islamic Association for Palestine (‘IAP’), and with Hamas.” He also wrote: “The Muslim Brotherhood supervised the creation of the ‘Palestine Committee,’ which was put in charge of other organizations, such as HLF, IAP, UASR, and ISNA.” And also: “During the [1993 Philadelphia] conference, Palestine Committee members discussed using ISNA as official cover for their activities.”
What impact this new legislation will have remains to be seen, but it is clearly intended to roll back the Obama administration’s penchant for relying on groups identified by government prosecutors as fronts for designated terrorist organizations as partners for “outreach.”
Rest of Srory Pls go HERE!!!
~Steve~     H/T  Grouchy. 😀

 
 

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Muslims Clash With NY Police Over Headscarf


Muslims in America not only are not assimilating into the larger culture, they do not believe rules apply to them.
Rye Playland is an amusement park in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Like other parks, Rye Playland has a policy ensuring its customers’ ride safety. The safety rules are posted on Rye’s website and include these:

Loose articles and personal possessions such as electronic devices, keys, hats, glasses, backpacks, purses and stuffed animals should be left at home, kept in a locker or left with a non-rider while at the Park or on rides. Lockers are provided for a fee, and some rides provide shared bins. All items and clothing must be appropriately secured while on a ride; some smaller items can be stored/secured in cargo pockets or waist pouches. Hats must be secured, and jackets/sweaters must be worn properly and not around the waist while on a ride. Some rides do not allow backpacks, purses or head gear of any kind.”

Police on the scene at Rye Playland on Tuesday.

Some 100 cops were called to the amusement park (photo: Norman Y. Lono)

But the amusement park was shut down on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, when Muslims scuffled with cops because women refusing to remove their head scarves were barred from the rides.
Corinne Lestch and Bill Hutchinson report for the NY Daily News that 15 people, including 3 women, were charged with disorderly conduct and assault in the chaos.

The ugly incident happened just after 1 p.m. The Westchester County park was packed with Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr – the holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The event was organized by the Muslim American Society of New York, and attracted 3,000 Muslims from Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Westchester County.
One woman, Entisai Ali, began arguing with cops over the amusement park’s head scarf, or hijab, rule.
The ban, which is not Muslim specific, was imposed about 3 years ago mostly to prevent hats from falling onto the tracks of roller coasters and other rides, park officials said.

‘It’s clear, this all happened because we’re Muslim,’ says Dena Meawad. (Norman Y. Lono for News).

Dena Meawad said the woman “just wanted to get on a ride. That was it. It’s clear, this all happened because we’re Muslim. The cops started getting loud with her and she started getting loud, too. They pushed her on the ground and arrested her.”
Ali’s sister, Ayman Alrabah, 24, of Brooklyn said her husband, brother and father were all tackled by cops and put into handcuffs when they tried to help her sister.
Alrabah said she was unaware of the head-scarf rule until she and her sister tried to get on the park’s Dragon Coasters. “We requested a refund and all of a sudden an argument became a riot. Cops came. They were hitting my brother, my dad. My husband was on the floor and they were handcuffing him. They treated us like animals, like we were nothing. They came with their dogs and sticks. We came to have fun.” She said her 4-year-old son was “traumatized” by seeing his father arrested.
John Hodges, chief inspector of Westchester County Public Safety, insisted that police did not use excessive force. He said up to 100 cops from surrounding departments converged on the park. Two park rangers were injured in the melee, prompting felony assault charges against two people arrested.
Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of Westchester County Parks, said the Muslim American Society of New York was warned in advance of the rule barring head scarves on rides for safety reasons. “Part of our rules and regulations, which we painstakingly told them over and over again, is that certain rides you cannot wear any sort of headgear. It’s a safety issue for us on rides, it could become a projectile.”
The park was closed for about two hours because of the fracas. It reopened at about 6 p.m. Many Muslims were given refunds as they left the park.
Zead Ramadan, president of the infamous CAIR (Council on American-Islamic RelationsNew York), blamed Islamaphobia for the fracas, “In this heightened state of Islamaphobia, a woman wearing a hajib is an easy target these days.”
~Eowyn

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Flying The Uncomfortable Skies


Yesterday, two Muslim men were removed from a flight originating in Memphis.  Flight 5452 was a commuter flight heading to Charlotte.  These two men boarded the flight in full Islamic clerical garb. 
Passengers felt uncomfortable with those two on board and the pilot returned to the gate, the men were removed and subjected to more screening. 
What happened next?
What do you think happened next?
The men told the passengers, crew and security that they understood the concern people had following the death of Bin Laden and they were sorry their fellow Muslim had killed thousands of Americans on 9/11.   That is what should have
Well Not exactly, I’m just funning Ya.
Instead, they immediately raised a stink about it, calling the terrorist supporting Council for American Islamic Relations.  
One of the men, Masoud Rahman, said “its racism and bias because of our religion and appearance and because of misinformation about our religion. If they understood Islam, they wouldn’t do this.”
Actually, Americans understand Islam quite well.   We remember 9/11.  We remember 7/7 in London.  We remember the attacks in Madrid.  We remember the beheadings and the honor killings. 
For rest of story, please click  HERE
~Steve~ 
Yes, we Americans understand Islam very well.

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