Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Light in the sea of Islamic darkness

Edit: the "protests" in Iran may well have been staged. Makes sense now in hind sight. Anyway, read about it at ATLASSHRUGS.

Here's two bright lights in a sea of Islamic darkness.

Switzerland now seems to be at the forefront of stopping the Islamic invasion of Europe. They have recently stopped the building of minarets and now insist that Muslim girls must join co-ed swim classes in school. The rest of the West should emulate them.

The other bright light is that Iranians are now bold enough to directly challenge Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in public. Perhaps this a chink in the armor of the totalitarian regimes despotic armor of fear. Hopefully, when there is the next revolution in Iran, the US will back it instead of allowing it to be crushed, again.


Muslim girls must swim with boys: Swiss court

Published: 27 Mar 2012 10:43 GMT+1
Updated: 27 Mar 2012 09:15 GMT+1

A Muslim family in Basel has been fined 1,400 francs ($1,550) for refusing to let its daughters participate in mixed swimming classes.

The family had sought to avoid paying the fine on the grounds that the requirement for the girls to join the swimming lesson infringed on their religious freedom, online news website Le Matin reported.

The parents argued that, in accordance with the teachings of the Koran, they wanted to instil a sense of shame in their children before they reached puberty. Mixed swimming lessons in primary school, the family claimed, would be incompatible with such an aim.

Following the family’s appeal of the original Administrative Court verdict, the Federal Court decided to uphold the fine. The court stated that the obligation to participate in mixed swimming classes did not represent a significant assault on the family’s religious freedom.

The upper court said it agreed with the Administrative Court's view that there was a “substantial public interest that all children take swimming lessons”.


Iranians surround Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's car in poverty protest

Dramatic footage has emerged of Iranians mobbing the car of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to complain about poverty and hunger.


By Alex Spillius, Diplomatic Correspondent

3:34PM BST 18 Apr 2012

The remarkable show of civil disobedience occurred during what was intended as a routine tour last week of the southern city Bandar Abbas.

As the president waves to crowds, standing in the car’s sunroof, an elderly man is shown holding on to the front hand side of the car shouting “I’m hungry, I’m hungry”.

Panicked bodyguards eventually manage to usher him away but as their backs are turned a young veiled woman leaps onto the bonnet and then sits on the car’s roof, gesticulating as she makes her point to Mr Ahmadinejad.

Article continues HERE.