UK: Muslims threaten boycott as Council votes on banning halal meat in school


Thousands of Muslim students in Lancashire may boycott meals in local schools if halal meat is banned in those schools. The Council’s concern about halal comes from the cruelty with it mandates that animals be slaughtered. British experts have stated that halal-slaughtered animals are dying in “agony.”

Lancashire Councilor leader Geoff Driver stated:

“In my view, it is abhorrent to kill an animal without stunning it because of the distress it causes. We will bring it to a full council meeting where members can vote with their conscience.”

Here we see, once again, a clash of civilizations on “barbaric practices,” a term that is deemed politically incorrect. Western thought mandates equality of rights for all regardless of creed and race, and also calls for compassion toward animals and concern for their well-being.

We may hope that PETA (People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will weigh in on halal slaughter practices.

Earlier in the year, three halal slaughtermen were charged with animal cruelty after they were secretly filmed by an animal rights group committing “systematic” acts of abuse against sheep and goats.

“Muslims Threaten Boycott as Council Votes on Banning Halal Meat in School”, by Liam Deacon, Breitbart, September 18, 2017:

Lancashire Councillors are to be given a free vote on whether school children across the country should be fed ‘halal’ meat from animals that have had their throats slit without being stunned.

If the local representatives vote to ban the meat in schools, thousands of Muslim children could boycott meals in Lancashire schools as they did back in 2012 when a similar restriction was introduced.

Council leader Geoff Driver told the Lancashire Telegraph: “In my view, it is abhorrent to kill an animal without stunning it because of the distress it causes. We will bring it to a full council meeting where members can vote with their conscience.”

Pendle Central Tory Cllr Joe Cooney added: “I have grave reservations and will vote against the banning of halal meat that is not pre-stunned.”

Unstunned halal meat is currently supplied to 12,000 pupils at 27 schools in Blackburn, Nelson, Burnley, Rawtenstall, Hyndburn, Clitheroe, and Preston.

The council will still supply halal meals for Muslim students if the ban is brought in, but the animals will be studded before slaughter. However, this fails to meet the Lancashire Council of Mosques’ (LCM) interpretation of Islamic law.

On their website, the LCM lists their strict “criteria” for producing meat they consider genuinely halal, including “the slaughterman must be a Muslim,” and, the “process must avoid all forms of stunning and the animal must be alive prior to slaughter.”

LCM chairman and Burnley resident Abdul Hamid Qureshi said: “We thought this issue has been resolved in 2012 and it is unfortunate it has been raised again.

“This is personal crusade by Cllr Driver. For him, it is matter of feelings but for Muslims, this is matter of faith.

“The LCM position is and always has been that stunning before slaughter means the meat is not halal and there is argument about whether pre-stunning causes more or less distress to animals that slaughter without it.”…..

Thousands of Muslim children at 45 county council schools in the area refused to eat meals containing the meat, and the decision was eventually reversed.

In November 2016, campaigners handed a 100,000 signature petition to Downing Street calling for a ban on halal and kosher (Jewish) slaughter.

Earlier in the year, three halal slaughtermen were charged with animal cruelty after they were secretly filmed by an animal rights group committing “systematic” acts of abuse against sheep and goats.

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Arab American National Museum holds town hall on Japanese internment and Trump travel ban


The Arab American National Museum hosts a town hall-style meeting exploring two executive orders: The World War II-era order causing internment of Japanese Americans and this year’s attempt to ban travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.

The “town hall-style” meeting is being held at a location that even Politico described as one of concern:

Dearborn, Michigan, may be the closest thing America has to a Mollenbeek, the seething, Islamicized neighborhood of Brussels believed to have harbored the terrorists involved in both the metro and airport attacks this week and last fall’s slaughter in Paris. An ordinary Detroit suburb sometimes called the “Arab Capital of North America,” Dearborn has the nation’s largest mosque; it’s home to the Arab Museum, Middle Eastern cafes, and halal beef burgers at McDonald’s.

The absurdity of comparing the Japanese internment to Trump’s travel ban should be obvious, but Islamic victimhood propaganda is rife these days. The “Japanese Internment Order” has been well established to be a racist order leading to innocent members of the Japanese community suffering gross injustice. The U.S. apologized in 1988 and offered “payment to surviving internees.” The seven Muslim-majority countries listed in Trump’s executive order on immigration were identified as “countries of concern” under the Obama administration in a bill that Barack Obama signed in December 2015. Trump followed through based on sound reasons of security.

In taking a lesson from Europe’s  suicidal immigration policy, the European Union’s Security chief has now declared that the UK is home to up to 35,000 “fanatical Islamists,” while France is home to about 17,000. Altogether, there are tens of thousands of jihadists scattered throughout Europe.

Given these facts, here we go again with the victimology subterfuge, now at the The Arab American National Museum. It is the same tactic underlying the “Islamophobia” narrative that is being rammed down the throat of Westerners by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

A comparison similar to this came from Turkish despot Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who compared “Islamophobia” to antisemitism, and wants “Islamophobia” declared a crime against humanity.

“Japanese Internment, Muslim Travel Ban Topics of Town Hall”, Associated Press, September 3, 2017:

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Arab American National Museum hosts a town hall-style meeting exploring two executive orders: The World War II-era order causing internment of Japanese Americans and this year’s attempt to ban travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.

The museum in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn on Friday plans its third annual 9/11 Anniversary Town Hall entitled Executive Orders: Japanese Internment & the Muslim Ban.

Organizers say panelists will reflect on the 75th anniversary of the order affecting Japanese Americans and the travel ban, which was legally challenged and revised under limitations set by the Supreme Court.

The event is free with reservation …….

Brooklyn-based Muslim: “Then we will go to FBI headquarters, kill the FBI people”


Apparently Akhror Saidakhmetov didn’t get the memo on how the FBI steadfastly refuses to acknowledge the motivating ideology behind the jihad threat, falsely claims that “right-wing extremists” are as much or more of a violent threat than jihadis, and apparently tried to get foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression murdered. If he had known all that, he might have had a better sense of who his friends were.

Akhror Saidakhmetov is a resident of Brooklyn.

“Man arrested in Villa Park, charged with fundraising for ISIS fighters,” by Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, September 1, 2017:

A 31-year-old truck driver living in west suburban Villa Park was arrested by the FBI on Thursday on charges out of New York that alleged he raised money in 2015 to help send fighters from the U.S. to ISIS fronts in Syria.

At a hearing in federal court in Chicago, prosecutors asked that Dilshod Khusanov, a native of Uzbekistan, be detained as a flight risk and danger to the community.

He would then be taken to Brooklyn to face the two-count indictment charging him with conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State and a second terrorist organization, al-Nusrah Front. Each count carries a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted….

According to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, Khusanov was part of a cell of “like-minded individuals” seeking to aid ISIS and al-Nusrah Front in Syria.

Four other members of the support group, as well as two people who allegedly tried to travel to Syria to join ISIS fighters, have already pleaded guilty to their roles in the conspiracy, according to prosecutors.

The investigation began when one of Khusanov’s co-conspirators, Abdurasul Juraboev, posted on an Uzbek-language website that he wished to martyr himself on U.S. soil, possibly by assassinating then-President Barack Obama, according to prosecutors.

Another co-conspirator, Akhror Saidakhmetov, was arrested in February 2015 at Kennedy International Airport as he attempted to travel to Turkey and then Syria “for the purpose of waging violent jihad on behalf of ISIS,” according to the charges.

Khusanov helped fund those efforts by providing his own money and promising to raise other funds to help pay Saidakhmetov’s travel expenses, prosecutors alleged….

In one conversation from November 2014, Saidakhmetov talked about joining the U.S. military as an ISIS spy, according to a criminal complaint. When Juraboev criticized that plan, Saidakhmetov responded he could always just “open fire on American soldiers and kill as many of them as possible,” the complaint alleged.

Two months later, Saidakhmetov was recorded by an FBI informant talking about another plan to secure an automatic weapon and shoot a police officer, the complaint alleged.

“Boom … then we will take his gun, bullets and a bulletproof vest (and) do the same with a couple of others,” Saidakhmetov allegedly said. “Then we will go to FBI headquarters, kill the FBI people.”

UK: State schools allowing girls as young as five to wear hijabs as part of uniform


“In an Islamic context, the hijab is commonly understood as being for females after they reach the age of puberty. There are very few Muslims who would say a child should be covered.”

Yes, women are required to cover their hair so that they don’t tempt men. This policy in the schools is implying that pre-pubescent girls are objects of sexual desire.

“And Gina Khan, a children’s rights campaigner, said schools are listing the garment as uniform ‘because they are afraid of being called Islamophobic and they have been told that this is a religious garment.’”

Yes, the fear of being called “Islamophobic” is driving Britain to national ruin in numerous ways.

Also, what would happen if a Muslim girl in one of these state schools didn’t want to wear the hijab, and was being threatened by her father and brothers? Would the school protect her? What do you think? To do so would doubtless also be “Islamophobic.”

“Primary schools allowing hundreds of girls as young as five ‘to wear hijabs as part of uniform,’” by Chloe Chaplain, Evening Standard, September 3, 2017:

Schools in the UK are allowing girls as young as five to wear religious headscarves as part of their uniform policies.

According to The Sunday Times, thousands of state primary schools across the country are listing the Muslim garments hijabs as items of uniform.

The growing trend has been criticised by some campaigners who pointed out the headscarf is supposed to be worn by a girl when she reaches puberty – not a child.

But others have disagreed and said that it is a matter of religion and has nothing to do with sexualisation.

In a survey conducted by The Sunday Times, a fifth of 800 primary schools surveyed were found to list a hijab as part of their uniform policy.

Thirty-four per cent of primary schools in Tower Hamlets listed a headscarf on their website, and in Luton the figure was 36 per cent.

But in other regions with a high Muslim population, it was less common. In Leicester, for example, only 6 per cent of schools included the hijab.

Muslim politician Amina Lone told the newspaper: “In an Islamic context, the hijab is commonly understood as being for females after they reach the age of puberty. There are very few Muslims who would say a child should be covered.”

And Gina Khan, a children’s rights campaigner, said schools are listing the garment as uniform “because they are afraid of being called Islamophobic and they have been told that this is a religious garment”.

“But they need to support Muslim girls to have free choices, not to be set apart from other children,” she said….

Muslim leader vows to intensify jihad in Kashmir, calls on Pakistan to work for “supremacy of Islam”


“In further evidence of Pakistani terror outfit Jamat ud-Dawa’s attempts at inciting violence in India, the organisation’s second-in-command, Abdul Rehman Makki, has pledging to intensify ‘Jihad’ in Jammu and Kashmir.”

What’s Makki going to do? Start hitting the gym more often?

Seriously, only in the West, due to the deliberate obfuscation of Leftists and Islamic supremacists, is there any confusion about what “jihad” involves. In Pakistan and India, everyone knows what Makki means when he says he is going to intensify the jihad: more people are going to get killed.

“JuD’s Abdul Rehman Makki pledges to intensify ‘Jihad’ in Kashmir,” APN, September 2, 2017:

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s second-in-command, Makki claimed that the primary aim of JuD is to empower Pakistan and free Kashmir from the security forces of the Indian government.

In further evidence of Pakistani terror outfit Jamat ud-Dawa’s attempts at inciting violence in India, the organisation’s second-in-command, Abdul Rehman Makki, has pledging to intensify ‘Jihad’ in Jammu and Kashmir.

Makki, who is the brother-in-law of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, made the remarks while addressing the ‘Shohda-e-Kashmir’ conference at the Al-Daawa Model School in Lahore on Saturday. With Saeed – who has been designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations – under detention in Pakistan, it is learnt that he has now passed on the mantle of spewing venom against India to Makki.

At the conference, which was organized to observe the ‘martyrdom’ of slain extremist Abu Waleed Mohammad, Makki also recalled the ‘sacrifices’ of other JuD cadres who waged ‘jihad’ in Kashmir. Abu Waleed Mohammad was killed in an encounter with the Indian Army in Bandipora on March 3, 2017.

Makki condemned the united move of various western countries and the United Nations to label JuD members as extremists, jihadis and terrorists.

He asserted that the primary aim of JuD is to “empower Pakistan and free Kashmir from the security forces of the Indian government.” Makki also hit out at India over the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, while stressing that the even Pakistan government needs to be “taught to work for the supremacy of Islam, liberation of Kashmir, and to stop being friends with New Delhi.”…