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Monday, April 30, 2007

Foot Basins and Betraying Women

LINK: Airport adds foot basins for Muslim cabbies

The Kansas City International Airport has added several foot-washing basins in restrooms to accommodate a growing number of Muslim taxicab drivers who requested the facilities to prepare for daily Islamic prayer, WND has learned.

The move concerns airport police who worry about Middle Eastern men loitering inside the building. After 9/11, the airport beefed up its police force to help prevent terrorist attacks.

"Why are we constructing places of worship for them inside our airports?" said an airport official who requested anonymity. "Why are we catering to their rituals? We don't do it for any other religion."

I see a problem with this... going around bowing down to the "demands" disguised as requests by ANY religious group is only asking for trouble. What about confessionals or baptism pools or golden images of Satan. You can't give one child a huge gift and expect the other to NOT ask for something big as well. It's a given that they will ask.

THIS WILL CAUSE... CAUSE... HATRED AND RACISM IN OUR COUNTRY. Jealousy of unnecessary attention or special treatment is a nasty thing to witness... or, quite frankly, to feel.


LINK: How Mulitculturalism is Betraying Women

Do you believe in the rights of women, or do you believe in multiculturalism? A series of verdicts in the German courts in the past month, have shown with hot, hard logic that you can't back both. You have to choose.

The crux case centres on a woman called Nishal, a 26-year-old Moroccan immigrant to Germany with two kids and a psychotic husband. Since their wedding night, this husband beat the hell out of her. She crawled to the police covered in wounds, and they ordered the husband to stay away from her. He refused. He terrorised her with death threats.

So Nishal went to the courts to request an early divorce, hoping that once they were no longer married he would leave her alone. A judge who believed in the rights of women would find it very easy to make a judgement: you're free from this man, case dismissed.

The whole article is interesting and brings up valid points. How can you hold up the rights of one person while still upholding the rights of a culture that does not match our own? Just because it's "the way it is" in another country, doesn't mean it has to be that way here or that we have to start bending this rule or that rule in order not to "offend" a culture while in the process destroying the rights of an individual who, if an American citizen with roots to America, would never be ignored or made to feel his/her plight was useless.

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May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug~