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Beheaded girls were Ramadan trophies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    But how many other people, especially non Muslims, are under investigation for the same thing? Just wondering, but until you can come up with some numbers, it's all drivel.
  2. Chuck~Taylor

    Chuck~Taylor Active Member

    Don't waste your time AlleyAllen. He ran away again.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Can you read? Where did I say anything against free speech?

    All I said (and an opinion apparently supported by others) is that Poin's "paste and run" tactics are pretty pathetic.
  4. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    Such brave Muzzie warriors, executing schoolgirls.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    You're a douchenozzle, you know that? Not one single person here is defending these Muslims, but it was also pointed out this was a "blood-for-blood" killing, linked to some earlier murders by Christians.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    8 Bomb Blasts in Thailand Injures 9

    The Associated Press
    Thursday, November 9, 2006; 4:18 AM

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Eight bombs exploded almost simultaneously at car and motorcycle showrooms in restive southern Thailand on Thursday, wounding nine people, police said.

    The blasts were believed to have been carried out by Muslim insurgents, police said.


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    Attackers posing as customers planted explosives inside cars or near motorcycles at Honda, Nissan, Chevrolet, Mazda, Ford and Isuzu dealerships and at two motorcycle showrooms, Yala police Lt. Col. Sakkarin Bamphensamai said.

    He said without elaborating that the blasts bore the trademarks of Muslim separatists.

    Police Col. Phumphet Phiphatpetchphoom said that initial reports showed that nine people were wounded.

    The attacks came one day after the second visit in a week to the insurgency-wracked region by Thailand's new interim Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont.

    Violence has continued despite pledges from Surayud's interim government to make peace in the south a priority and to end the iron-fisted approach of his predecessor, Thaksin Shinawatra, who was toppled by a military coup in September.

    Surayud said that Muslims in southern Thailand should be allowed to practice Islamic law _ a major shift from previous governments that had been unwilling to make concessions to Islamic culture.

    More than 1,800 people have died in sectarian violence in Thailand's three Muslim-majority provinces _ Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat _ since an Islamic separatist movement flared in January 2004. The majority of Thailand's population is Buddhist.
  7. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    So the Christians shot 3 defenseless schoolgirls?
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    It's terrible when anyone kills in the name of religion. But the Muslim body count since, let's say, the 1970s surpasses any other religion to the point that comparisons are ludicrous.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Tribunal to rule on guide dog vs. religion
    Jane Seyd

    A case potentially pitting rights of the disabled against religious beliefs will be heard by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after a blind man from the North Shore who uses a guide dog to get around launched a complaint against North Shore Taxi.

    Bruce Gilmour filed the complaint after a cab driver from North Shore Taxi refused to let his guide dog into the cab in January of this year. Gilmour, who says it's not the first time he's been refused service by a taxicab, is complaining that North Shore taxi discriminated against him on the basis of physical disability.

    But the taxi driver, Behzad Saidy, is arguing his Muslim religious beliefs will not allow him to take dogs in his taxi, because Muslims can't associate with dogs.

    According to documents filed with the Human Rights Tribunal, North Shore Taxi said about half of their drivers are "unable to take animals in their taxis due to medical or religious reasons."

    The taxi company asked the human rights tribunal to toss the case against it out. But tribunal member Lindsay Lyster ruled recently it is important that the case be heard, saying the case presents "important and difficult issues" for the tribunal to resolve including both the rights of blind people to equal services and the rights of employees to have their religious beliefs accommodated.

    The taxi company says another driver was sent out to get Gilmour right after the first driver refused to let the guide dog in the car.

    Gilmour and the taxi driver disagree on what was said about the dog at the time.

    Saidy has told the Human Rights Tribunal he told Gilmour at the time that he was refusing because of religious beliefs.

    But Gilmour's lawyer Nazeer Mitha said all the driver said to Gilmour was, "No dogs, no dogs," before driving away. The first Gilmour heard about religious objections was after he filed a formal complaint, said Mitha.

    Since then, the taxi driver has filed a statement from a Muslim cleric stating that Islam has some restrictions towards certain animals, including dogs.

    But Mitha says Gilmour has also filed a statement from a different Muslim cleric, stating that there can be exceptions to blanket refusals to deal with dogs, especially if it means helping someone in need. Mitha said all that would be required in most circumstances would be for a Muslim person to wash their hands before eating if they have been in contact with a dog.

    "That's not a terrible task to go through," he said.

    Lyster said the case is made more complicated by the fact that "different Islamic people may hold different beliefs about appropriate conduct in relation to dogs."

    Mitha says it's not the first time Gilmour's been refused service by taxi drivers because of his guide dog. "It happens to him very frequently," both on the North Shore and elsewhere, he said.

    Mitha said the real reason this happens probably doesn't have anything to do with religion. "People don't want dogs in their cabs," he said. Under legislation, however, cab drivers must be willing to take certified assistance dogs.

    North Shore taxi and company lawyer William McLachlan refused to comment further on the case.

    The Human Rights Tribunal hearing is scheduled for next summer.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I guess they shouldn't let ragheads drive cabs in B.C.
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