UK: Muslim Women who Refused to Take ‘naked’ Full-Body Scan are Barred From Flight

Muslim women who refused to take ‘naked’ full-body scan are barred from Manchester to Pakistan flight

Two Muslim women have become the first passengers to refuse to subject themselves to controversial ‘naked’ full body airport scans, it emerged today.

The pair – who security officials insist were selected at random – opted to miss their flight to Pakistan and forfeit tickets worth £400 each rather than be screened.One of the women refused to go through the full-body scanner at Manchester Airport on religious grounds while her companion also declined for ‘medical reasons’.

The women were travelling together to Islamabad when they were selected to pass through the controversial security screen after checking-in at Terminal Two at the airport.

An estimated 15,000 people have already passed through the scanners, with the pair the first passengers to refuse a scan.

Both told airport staff they were not willing to be scanned. They were warned they would not be allowed to board the Pakistan International Airlines flight if they refused.

The pair decided they would rather forfeit their £400 tickets and left the airport with their luggage.

The £80,000 scanners were introduced at Heathrow and Manchester airports on February 5.

The X-ray machines allow security staff to see a ‘naked’ image of passengers to show up hidden weapons and explosives, but it has attracted criticism for also showing clear outlines of passengers’ genitals.

Manchester Airport confirmed the passengers had refused to be scanned but said it had received no complaint from the women.

However, civil liberties campaigners say the incident could form the basis of a legal test case to challenge the use of the Rapiscan device in airports.
Alex Deane, director of campaign group Big Brother Watch, said the organisation would represent the women if they wished to challenge the decision in court.

He said: ‘People shouldn’t have to sacrifice their health, their faith, their dignity, or their privacy in order to fly.

‘People with health and religious concerns shouldn’t be forced to go through these scanners if they have good reason not to. Foolishly, the government has ignored both issues and ignored privacy concerns to boot – they are in the wrong on this.’

Excuse me, but the reality is that the Islamic religion of war is the reason that these security measures have been added. So Muslims should be forced to go through them, if they want to fly.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Fires Muslim for Wearing Hijab

Late last year, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch for not hiring a Muslim who wore a hijab. But that did not stop them from firing this Muslim who wore one. If you cannot follow the dress code, you should not be allowed to work there. It is that simple.

Bay Area retailer’s ‘diversity’ in question
By Matt O’Brien
Contra Costa Times
03/03/2010

SAN MATEO — Hani Khan never set out to be the next lightning rod of the culture wars, testing the limits of religious acceptance in the Bay Area and the retail industry.

Unfazed by the blaring pop rock, haze of cologne and sepia-toned posters of bare-chested surfers, she walked confidently into a Hollister Co. clothing store last fall, sat down for an interview and secured a part-time job. The 19-year-old liked that she could go to work in flip-flops, jeans and a color-coordinated hijab, the head scarf she wears as an expression of her Muslim faith.

“Hollister associates represent American style,” said the employee handbook she picked up on her first day. “America is diverse, and we want diversity in our stores.”

So far, so good. She was, after all, American, born in New York to an Indian father and Pakistani mother and raised in California. The sophomore at the College of San Mateo has worn a head scarf in her classrooms since kindergarten. She wore it to malls and movie theaters and while playing second base for the softball team at San Mateo High.

“To me, it symbolizes my faith, where I’m coming from,” she said. “People don’t focus on my beauty so much as they focus on my intelligence, on what I have to say.”

In the broad-minded Bay Area, no one ever argued with that.

Except, last month, at Hollister, the spinoff of Ohio-based Abercrombie & Fitch that she says fired her for wearing the hijab at work almost five months after she started there. A week before her termination, during a meeting with a district manager, was the first time in her life someone had confronted her — not just out of curiosity — about her Islamic garb.

“She called us from there and said, ‘Come and pick me up,’ ” said Khan’s father, who asked that his full name not be used in concern for his family’s safety. “She was really upset.”

Abercrombie & Fitch has refused to comment on its dress policy or on Khan, who filed a federal discrimination complaint against the company last week. News of the dispute, which is likely to be investigated by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, has fielded a diverse reaction.

At the crux of the debate is how inclusive employers should be when a worker’s appearance clashes with their corporate image.

“A company like Abercrombie & Fitch, and particularly the Hollister brand, is really selling not just clothing but a lifestyle, an image,” said Jo-Ellen Pozner, who teaches organizational behavior at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. “It is normal for organizations to recruit and socialize their staff in a way that’s consistent with the image they’re trying to get across to their customers.”

From an ethical standpoint, however, it seems to Pozner that the company went too far.

“It’s entirely appropriate until the line where it invades someone’s civil liberties,” she said. “If (the company culture is) strong and it’s enforced informally, then people who don’t fit in are going to be filtered out. That’s a pretty powerful way to keep a culture strong. It’s very different to fire someone.”

Building a unique and uniform brand — in Hollister’s case, one associated with a made-up Southern California beach town — is part of the business model.

Flip-flops or slip-on sneakers are not only encouraged for Hollister employees, but required, according to the handbook Khan received, adding to the surfboards and other props that give the store a beachy atmosphere.

Lip balm is welcome, but not lipstick. Makeup, if worn at all, “must be worn to enhance natural features and create a fresh, natural appearance.”

Tattoos are accepted as long as they will not distract customers, and “cornrow hairstyles are not permitted.” Hair must “appear neat, clean, natural, kempt, and classic. This means that the hairstyle must look as if it could have grown that way.”

Because she wore a hijab, no one could see Khan’s hair. But there was nothing in the guide, known as the Look Policy, that seemed to expressly prohibit a scarf over her head as long as she wore the right colors. The only reference to headgear was a ban on caps.

“Even though Hollister sells caps, they are considered too informal for work — caps are not allowed to be worn,” the guide said.

Kjerstin Elmen-Gruys is surprised that Khan got the job in the first place, and that she wanted it. She worked for more than a year as an associate merchant for Hollister clothing at the corporate headquarters of Abercrombie & Fitch in New Albany, Ohio.

“Think of your customer as young, sexy, all-American,” was what employees were told, Elmen-Gruys said. “We talked about who the customer was, not what it wasn’t. All-American was left for us to figure out what it meant on our own.”

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Delivery: Hate Mail

I just received this email notification from a “friend” of mine. This stalker must have been following me for years, as “Exposing Islam” was my Internet nickname long before I even had the Islam in Action site. Yet they tell me to get a life….

Exposing Islam: Exposing Islam Sucks
Islaminaction08@yahoo.com: Islaminaction08@yahoo.com
Subject: Get a life
Message: If ur wasting your time researching, might as well research something that will benefit your society.

Stop trashing other humans that were made by the same God that as a Christian you would believe in. What would Jesus do? I guarantee you he wouldn\\\’t be belittling other humans through harsh words.

P.s stop writing lies.. that\\\’s not acceptable in christianity.

Visitor Ip: 207.112.56.157

1.Fighting a religion of war, lying, and rape is beneficial to Western Civilization.

2.The God of Islam, and the God of Christianity cannot be the same, as Islam calls for the destruction of Christianity.

3.I doubt very much that Jesus would be pleased with Islam. Did you ever hear of the false religion?

4.What are the lies, why don’t you stop hiding in the shadows and debate me on Islam? But I doubt it.

Dutch Anti-Islam Leader is Major Winner in Polls!!

For years I have been saying that it will take just one man to turn that tide against Islam in Europe, and that man just might be Geert Wilders. Apparently many others agree. Lets put this together with that German political party that is building anti-Islam center, and we have hope for our European friends.

Dutch anti-Islam leader is major winner in polls

AMSTERDAM/THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Dutch anti-Islamist leader Geert Wilders scored major gains in local authority polls Thursday, making him a serious challenger for power in a June national election, preliminary results showed.

In the first test of public opinion since the collapse of Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende’s coalition government last month, Wilders’s Freedom Party (PVV) led in the city of Almere and was second in The Hague.

The results came on top of an opinion poll showing that the PVV, which campaigns against Muslim immigration as its main platform, would win the most seats — 27 in the 150-member Dutch parliament — in the June 9 election.

That would make it tough for Balkenende’s Christian Democrats, projected to win one seat less, to forge a strong coalition without Wilders. Months of talks between parties, and the resulting policy vacuum, could threaten a fragile economic recovery and cast doubt on the scope of planned budget cuts.

The popularity of Wilders, who compares Islam to fascism and the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf,” has dented the image of the Netherlands as a country that has often portrayed itself in the past as a bastion of tolerance.

The PVV has been pitching its policies to a nation of 16 million that is turning increasingly inward as the economy struggles and social tensions rise. There are nearly 1 million Muslims in the Netherlands.

“The leftist elite still believes in multi-culturalism, coddling criminals, a European super-state and high taxes,” Wilders told cheering supporters at a rally in Almere after polling ended Wednesday.

“But the rest of the Netherlands thinks differently. That silent majority now has a voice,” he said.

Andre Krouwel, professor of political science at Vrije University in Amsterdam, said: “You can see there’s a lot of discontent in the electorate. Clearly Wilders is going to use these results as a stepping stone for national elections.”

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Islamic Scholar’s “Islam is Peace” Fatwa Undone

Here we have another Islamic scholar trying to pull the wool over our eyes, by telling us that Islam and terrorism are not connected, among a few other things which I will kindly correct for him.

Suicide bombers non-believers: Scholar

LONDON – A Muslim scholar issued Tuesday, March 2, a 600-page fatwa condemning people who are carrying out suicide operations as “non-believers”.

“They can’t claim that their suicide bombings are martyrdom operations and that they become the heroes of the Muslim Umma,” Pakistani-born scholar Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri told a press conference in London cited by Agence France-Presse (AFP).

Sure the Koran instructs Muslims not to commit suicide.

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YUSUFALI: O ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities: But let there be amongst you Traffic and trade by mutual good-will: Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves: for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful!

But Dr. lets be honest here. Their jihadi operations are not about suicide, they are about fighting in Allah’s cause, and martyrdom. If they just wanted to commit suicide, they would stay home and do it. Their actions make them homicide bombers.

“No, they become heroes of hellfire, and they are leading towards hellfire.”

This Bukhari hadith easily proves you wrong.

Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 52:
Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad)

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 66:
Narrated Abu Abs:

(who is ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Jabir) Allah’s Apostle said,” Anyone whose both feet get covered with dust in Allah’s Cause will not be touched by the (Hell) fire.”

The Muslim scholar described Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda organization as an “old evil with a new name” that has not been sufficiently challenged.

“There is no place for any martyrdom and their act is never, ever to be considered jihad.”

The Koran say differently Dr., there is a place for martyrdom.

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YUSUFALI: Think not of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the presence of their Lord;

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YUSUFALI: Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fighteth in the cause of Allah,- whether he is slain or gets victory – Soon shall We give him a reward of great (value).

Will you deny those two Koran verses Dr.? According to “The Reliance of the Traveller” A Classic Manual of Sacred Law, to deny a Koran verse is to apostate from Islam. So maybe it is you that is the unbeliever.

ACTS THAT ENTAIL LEAVING ISLAM

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(7) to deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus (def: b7) belongs to it, or to add a verse that does not belong to it;

This book has the stamp of approval from Al Azhar, the world’s highest Islamic learning school in the world.

The ahadith even speak about martyrdom even more.

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 73:
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Aufa:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords.”

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 42:
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

Allah’s Apostle said, “There is no Hijra (i.e. migration) (from Mecca to Medina) after the Conquest (of Mecca), but Jihad and good intention remain; and if you are called (by the Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately.

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 72:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, “Nobody who enters Paradise likes to go back to the world even if he got everything on the earth, except a Mujahid who wishes to return to the world so that he may be martyred ten times because of the dignity he receives (from Allah).”

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba: Our Prophet told us about the message of our Lord that “Whoever amongst us is killed will go to Paradise.” Umar asked the Prophet, “Is it not true that our men who are killed will go to Paradise and their’s (i.e. those of the Pagan’s) will go to the (Hell) fire?” The Prophet said, “Yes.”

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 80i:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah welcomes two men with a smile; one of whom kills the other and both of them enter Paradise. One fights in Allah’s Cause and gets killed. Later on Allah forgives the ‘killer who also get martyred (In Allah’s Cause).”

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 82:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “Five are regarded as martyrs: They are those who die because of plague, abdominal disease, drowning or a falling building etc., and the martyrs in Allah’s Cause.”

It appears that you have conveniently missed those verses. Dr. when you wrote your so fatwa, did it ever occur that non-Muslims would not blindly accept it? Those days are over, and many of us are well aware that your religion encourages you to lie.

Qadri, the leader of the Minhaj-ul-Quran movement, said his 600-page fatwa was an absolute condemnation of terrorism without “any excuses or pretexts”.

“This is the first, most comprehensive fatwa on the subject of terrorism ever written,” he told the Reuters.

The scholar developed his fatwa last year as a response to the increase in bombings across Pakistan by militants.

The basic text has been extended to 600 pages to cover global issues, in an attempt to undermine the justifications of militant groups to launch attacks.

“I have tried to leave not a single stone unturned on this particular subject and I have tried to address every single question relevant to this subject.”

The fatwa will be translated into English in the coming weeks and made available online in an attempt to counter extremist ideologies.

Islam For Peace

The Muslim scholar stressed that Islam forbids attacks against innocent citizens and suicide bombings.

I have already addressed the “suicide” part, so what is an innocent citizen? (Video)

Islam is a religion of peace that promotes beauty, betterment, goodness and “negates all form of mischief and strife”, he said.

It sure does “negate all forms of mischief”, and I am glad that you brought this up, as it only proves my point that Islam is not a religion of peace. As “mischief” can be anything that a Muslims says that it is.

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YUSUFALI: On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.

In this Koran verse, we see how Islam “negates mischief”.

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YUSUFALI: The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;

Sounds peaceful, doesn’t it?

This video provides more on “mischief” in Islam.

Qadri rejected the view that there were situations under which acts of vengeance, such as attacks on marketplaces or commuter trains, could be considered a justifiable act of war.

“Good intentions cannot convert a wrong into good, they cannot convert an evil into good,” he said.

“Terrorism is terrorism and violence is violence. It has no place in Islamic teaching and no justification can be provided for it, or any kind of excuses or ifs or buts.”

Now that I know that the Dr. was not counting on anyone checking up on his fatwa. Because that statement was flat out ridiculous. Islam breeds terrorism.

From the Koran.

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YUSUFALI: Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”

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YUSUFALI: Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.

Mohammad himself even admitted to being a terrorist. So Doc, are you telling us that Mohammad himself, did not know the religion that he invented? If so, that’s a good one!

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).

A scholar of Sufism, Qadri, 59, has written about 350 books on Islam.

Please do not be fooled by him being a Sufi. Sufism supports Sharia Law, which means he is an enemy of Western Civilization, and the Sufis have an intolerant history as well. Islam does not stand for peace, and we need to continue to educate our fellow Americans to this fact.

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