Lutheran Archbishop of Uppsala “puts Muhammed on an equal plane with Jesus.”

God is greater.” in Swedish: “Gud är större.” in Arabic: “Allahu akbar

• Even as the other key players in Swedish society have adapted to the rise of Islam within the country’s borders, so has the Church of Sweden.

• If you look at Jackelén’s Wikipedia page, you will see that her motto is “God is greater.” In Swedish, it is “Gud är större.” In Arabic, it is “Allahu akbar,” the words that muezzins in mosques around the world shout from the tops of their minarets.

• We cannot know what is really in this woman’s heart; but one thing we can be sure of is that when Islam does eventually take over Sweden, her remarkable history of appeasement will not save either her or her Church from a brutal reckoning.

The Church of Sweden, although no longer a state church, remains an important force in Swedish society. In a time when Sweden’s political, media, and academic establishment are eager to jettison pretty much everything that makes Sweden Swedish, no institution plays a more central role in the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage than the national church. Yes, ethnic Swedes have become overwhelmingly secular, but, like their cousins elsewhere in Scandinavia, they still look to their national church as a bearer of tradition and a setting within which they wish to baptize and confirm their children and hold their weddings and funerals.

Yet, even as the other key players in Swedish society have adapted to the rise of Islam within the country’s borders, so has the Church of Sweden. The church’s primate – its equivalent of the Pope or Archbishop of Canterbury – is a 62-year-old woman named Antje Jackelén, who holds the title of Archbishop of Uppsala. Popes and archbishops traditionally have official mottoes.

Pope Francis’s motto is “Miserando atque eligendo (“mercy and choice”). It was his motto as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and he chose to retain it upon his elevation to the papacy. If you look at Jackelén’s Wikipedia page, you will see that her motto is “God is greater.” In Swedish, it is Gud är större. In Arabic, it is “Allahu akbar,” the words that muezzins in mosques around the world shout from the tops of their minarets.

These are also, of course, the last words that are heard by many people around the world before they are blown to bits by suicide bombers or run over by jihadists at the wheels of trucks. Some might argue, to be sure, that the Muslim deity is different from the God of Christianity, but Jackelén is not one of them: she has said explicitly that the two deities are one and the same.

“GOD IS GREATER” was Jackelén’s motto in her previous position as Archbishop of Lund. It is also the title of a book she published in 2011. She has always claimed that she took it from the First Epistle of John. Yes, the words do appear in that epistle, but only as part of the statement at 1 John 3:20 that “God is greater than our heart.” In any event, her motto was not subjected to nationwide scrutiny until she was selected to head the Church of Sweden in 2013 and announced that she, like Pope Francis, would stick with the same motto. In response to this news, critics accused her of “flirting with Islam.” The newspaper Östersunds-Posten ran an editorial calling her “clueless” and noting that in Swedish, the words “Gud är större,” in isolation, sound strained and unnatural.

Antje Jackelén, the Archbishop of Uppsala, puts Muhammed on an equal plane with Jesus. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

For anyone who had any doubts, it has since become clear that the Jackelén’s reason for picking her motto are exactly what they always seemed to be. Recognizing that the concept of Jesus Christ as Savior is a major impediment to what may euphemistically be referred to as her ambitious interfaith efforts, she has made a point of downplaying the importance of Jesus and of stating that, when it comes to the question of salvation, Jesus does not really matter.

In March of last year, noting that Jackelén’s “relationship with Islam” had occasioned widespread criticism, Morgonbladet interviewed her “in order to get a better picture what she really thinks about the link between Christianity and Islam.”

Asked about Muhammed, she spurned the orthodox Christian view that he was a “false prophet” and maintained that “[i]n times when Islam is used to legitimize violence and terror, it is important to remember that Muhammad still inspires millions of people today in their pursuit of justice, peace, and a virtuous life.”

Of course, to speak of Muhammed, a military conqueror, as a model of peace and virtue rather than of violence and terror is sheer whitewashing. Asked whether she believes the Angel Gabriel appeared to Muhammed, as claimed in the Koran, Jackelén “declined to answer.”

Last year, three female priests in the Church of Sweden initiated a hashtag campaign, #Mittkors (“My cross”), in solidarity with the Christian victims of Islamic terror in the Middle East.

On August 18, 2016, Ann Charlott Alstadt noted in Aftonbladet that Jackelén’s spokesman, Gunnar Sjögren, had publicly condemned this campaign, calling it “unchristian,” suggesting that it was an invitation to “religious war,” and warning that “the Cross risks being a distancing marker, dividing us into a ‘we’ and a ‘them.'”

Asked in a Twitter Q&A why she refused to help persecuted Christians in the Islamic world, Jackelén herself replied: “We do not help people because they are Christians, but because we are Christians.”

As head of the Church of Sweden, Jackelén has not let her power go to waste. She has just finished overseeing an extensive revision of the church’s manual, its equivalent of the Anglicans’ Book of Common Prayer. The main goal was to make the language more “inclusive” – which meant, among other things, removing references to God as “He” or “the Lord.” As Jesus Christ was indisputably male, the revision also involved pushing God the Son into the background as much as possible. In the local parishes around Sweden, there was considerable opposition to many of the changes recommended under Jackelén’s oversight. On November 23, however, a national Church synod approved the revisions by a considerable margin. A jubilant Jackelén proclaimed: “Let us show the world that we are a church that can deal with diversity.”

It would be foolish to assume that Jackelén’s ecclesiastical revolution will end with this victory. On the contrary, there is every reason to believe that her success at Thursday’s synod will inspire her to redouble her efforts to transform the Church of Sweden into a more Islam-friendly institution – one that ultimately, at the very least, puts Muhammed on an equal plane with Jesus Christ. No, we cannot know what is really in this woman’s heart; but one thing we can be sure of is that when Islam does eventually take over Sweden, her remarkable history of appeasement will not save either her or her Church from a brutal reckoning.

Original Source: Date-stamped: 2017, November, 24. | Time-stamped: 5:41 pm   Author: Bruce Bawer  Article Title: "Reforming" the Church of Sweden Article Link:


Video & Transcript: President Trump gives first speech to UN General Assembly

No. 01: Strong Sovereign Nation

No. 02: We the People.
No. 03: A Friend to the World.

The president minced no words when it came to his feelings on the dealIRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

“The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it, believe me.”

President Trump

“The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos.”

President Trump

Here is the speech in full, as prepared for delivery.1)source of text

Mr Secretary General, Mr President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates: Welcome to New York. It is a profound honour to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world.

As millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country, I want to begin by expressing my appreciation to every leader in this room who has offered assistance and aid. The American people are strong and resilient, and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before.

Fortunately, the United States has done very well since Election Day last November 8th. The stock market is at an all-time high — a record. Unemployment is at its lowest level in 16 years, and because of our regulatory and other reforms, we have more people working in the United States today than ever before. Companies are moving back, creating job growth the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time. And it has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defence.

Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been. For more than 70 years, in times of war and peace, the leaders of nations, movements, and religions have stood before this assembly. Like them, I intend to address some of the very serious threats before us today but also the enormous potential waiting to be unleashed.

We live in a time of extraordinary opportunity. Breakthroughs in science, technology, and medicine are curing illnesses and solving problems that prior generations thought impossible to solve.

But each day also brings news of growing dangers that threaten everything we cherish and value. Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.

Authority and authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values, the systems, and alliances that prevented conflict and tilted the world toward freedom since World War II.

International criminal networks traffic drugs, weapons, people; force dislocation and mass migration; threaten our borders; and new forms of aggression exploit technology to menace our citizens.

To put it simply, we meet at a time of both of immense promise and great peril. It is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights, or let it fall into a valley of disrepair.

We have it in our power, should we so choose, to lift millions from poverty, to help our citizens realise their dreams, and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred, and fear.

This institution was founded in the aftermath of two world wars to help shape this better future. It was based on the vision that diverse nations could co-operate to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity.

It was in the same period, exactly 70 years ago, that the United States developed the Marshall Plan to help restore Europe. Those three beautiful pillars — they’re pillars of peace, sovereignty, security, and prosperity.

The Marshall Plan was built on the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent, and free. As President Truman said in his message to Congress at that time, “Our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations. The success of the United Nations depends upon the independent strength of its members.”

To overcome the perils of the present and to achieve the promise of the future, we must begin with the wisdom of the past. Our success depends on a coalition of strong and independent nations that embrace their sovereignty to promote security, prosperity, and peace for themselves and for the world.

We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. This is the beautiful vision of this institution, and this is foundation for co-operation and success.

Strong, sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, and different dreams not just coexist, but work side-by-side on the basis of mutual respect.

Strong, sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control their own destiny. And strong, sovereign nations allow individuals to flourish in the fullness of the life intended by God.

In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch. This week gives our country a special reason to take pride in that example. We are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved Constitution — the oldest constitution still in use in the world today.

This timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity, and the rule of law.

The greatest in the United States Constitution is its first three beautiful words. They are: “We the people.”

Generations of Americans have sacrificed to maintain the promise of those words, the promise of our country, and of our great history. In America, the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, where it belongs.

In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.

As President of the United States, I will always put America first, just like you, as the leaders of your countries will always, and should always, put your countries first.

All responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens, and the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition.

But making a better life for our people also requires us to work together in close harmony and unity to create a more safe and peaceful future for all people.

The United States will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies. But we can no longer be taken advantage of, or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return. As long as I hold this office, I will defend America’s interests above all else.

But in fulfilling our obligations to our own nations, we also realise that it’s in everyone’s interest to seek a future where all nations can be sovereign, prosperous, and secure.

America does more than speak for the values expressed in the United Nations Charter. Our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and the freedom of many nations represented in this great hall. America’s devotion is measured on the battlefields where our young men and women have fought and sacrificed alongside of our allies, from the beaches of Europe to the deserts of the Middle East to the jungles of Asia.

It is an eternal credit to the American character that even after we and our allies emerged victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion, or attempt to oppose and impose our way of life on others. Instead, we helped build institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.

For the diverse nations of the world, this is our hope. We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife. We are guided by outcomes, not ideology. We have a policy of principled realism, rooted in shared goals, interests, and values.

That realism forces us to confront a question facing every leader and nation in this room. It is a question we cannot escape or avoid. We will slide down the path of complacency, numb to the challenges, threats, and even wars that we face. Or do we have enough strength and pride to confront those dangers today, so that our citizens can enjoy peace and prosperity tomorrow?

If we desire to lift up our citizens, if we aspire to the approval of history, then we must fulfil our sovereign duties to the people we faithfully represent. We must protect our nations, their interests, and their futures. We must reject threats to sovereignty, from the Ukraine to the South China Sea. We must uphold respect for law, respect for borders, and respect for culture, and the peaceful engagement these allow. And just as the founders of this body intended, we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil, and terror.

The scourge of our planet today is a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the United Nations is based. They respect neither their own citizens nor the sovereign rights of their countries.

If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength.

No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the wellbeing of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing, and oppression of countless more.

We were all witness to the regime’s deadly abuse when an innocent American college student, Otto Warmbier, was returned to America only to die a few days later. We saw it in the assassination of the dictator’s brother using banned nerve agents in an international airport. We know it kidnapped a sweet 13-year-old Japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for North Korea’s spies.

If this is not twisted enough, now North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.

It is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply, and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict. No nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles.

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.

It is time for North Korea to realise that the denuclearisation is its only acceptable future. The United Nations Security Council recently held two unanimous 15-0 votes adopting hard-hitting resolutions against North Korea, and I want to thank China and Russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions, along with all of the other members of the Security Council. Thank you to all involved.

But we must do much more. It is time for all nations to work together to isolate the Kim regime until it ceases its hostile behaviour.

We face this decision not only in North Korea. It is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime — one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to America, destruction to Israel, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.

The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. The longest-suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are, in fact, its own people.

Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbours. This wealth, which rightly belongs to Iran’s people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assad’s dictatorship, fuel Yemen’s civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.

We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilising activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. (Applause.) The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it — believe me.

It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran’s government end its pursuit of death and destruction. It is time for the regime to free all Americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. And above all, Iran’s government must stop supporting terrorists, begin serving its own people, and respect the sovereign rights of its neighbours.

The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most. This is what causes the regime to restrict Internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protesters, and imprison political reformers.

Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. Will they continue down the path of poverty, bloodshed, and terror? Or will the Iranian people return to the nation’s proud roots as a centre of civilisation, culture, and wealth where their people can be happy and prosperous once again?

The Iranian regime’s support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbours to fight terrorism and halt its financing.

In Saudi Arabia early last year, I was greatly honoured to address the leaders of more than 50 Arab and Muslim nations. We agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the Islamist extremism that inspires them.

We will stop radical Islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world.

We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. We must drive them out of our nations. It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban and others that slaughter innocent people.

The United States and our allies are working together throughout the Middle East to crush the loser terrorists and stop the re-emergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people.

Last month, I announced a new strategy for victory in the fight against this evil in Afghanistan. From now on, our security interests will dictate the length and scope of military operations, not arbitrary benchmarks and timetables set up by politicians.

I have also totally changed the rules of engagement in our fight against the Taliban and other terrorist groups. In Syria and Iraq, we have made big gains toward lasting defeat of ISIS. In fact, our country has achieved more against ISIS in the last eight months than it has in many, many years combined.

We seek the de-escalation of the Syrian conflict, and a political solution that honours the will of the Syrian people. The actions of the criminal regime of Bashar al-Assad, including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens — even innocent children — shock the conscience of every decent person. No society can be safe if banned chemical weapons are allowed to spread. That is why the United States carried out a missile strike on the air base that launched the attack.

We appreciate the efforts of United Nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance in areas liberated from ISIS, and we especially thank Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees from the Syrian conflict.

The United States is a compassionate nation and has spent billions and billions of dollars in helping to support this effort. We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly treated people, and which enables their eventual return to their home countries, to be part of the rebuilding process.

For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region. Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. This is the safe, responsible, and humanitarian approach.

For decades, the United States has dealt with migration challenges here in the Western Hemisphere. We have learned that, over the long term, uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving countries.

For the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue needed political and economic reform, and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms.

For the receiving countries, the substantial costs of uncontrolled migration are borne overwhelmingly by low-income citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government.

I want to salute the work of the United Nations in seeking to address the problems that cause people to flee from their homes. The United Nations and African Union led peacekeeping missions to have invaluable contributions in stabilising conflicts in Africa. The United States continues to lead the world in humanitarian assistance, including famine prevention and relief in South Sudan, Somalia, and northern Nigeria and Yemen.

We have invested in better health and opportunity all over the world through programs like PEPFAR, which funds AIDS relief; the President’s Malaria Initiative; the Global Health Security Agenda; the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery; and the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, part of our commitment to empowering women all across the globe.

We also thank the Secretary General for recognising that the United Nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security, and prosperity. Too often the focus of this organisation has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process.

In some cases, states that seek to subvert this institution’s noble aims have hijacked the very systems that are supposed to advance them. For example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the United Nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

The United States is one out of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 per cent of the entire budget and more. In fact, we pay far more than anybody realises. The United States bears an unfair cost burden, but, to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it.

Major portions of the world are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell. But the powerful people in this room, under the guidance and auspices of the United Nations, can solve many of these vicious and complex problems.

The American people hope that one day soon the United Nations can be a much more accountable and effective advocate for human dignity and freedom around the world. In the meantime, we believe that no nation should have to bear a disproportionate share of the burden, militarily or financially. Nations of the world must take a greater role in promoting secure and prosperous societies in their own regions.

That is why in the Western Hemisphere, the United States has stood against the corrupt and destabilising regime in Cuba and embraced the enduring dream of the Cuban people to live in freedom. My administration recently announced that we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms.

We have also imposed tough, calibrated sanctions on the socialist Maduro regime in Venezuela, which has brought a once thriving nation to the brink of total collapse.

The socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country. This corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried. To make matters worse, Maduro has defied his own people, stealing power from their elected representatives to preserve his disastrous rule.

The Venezuelan people are starving and their country is collapsing. Their democratic institutions are being destroyed. This situation is completely unacceptable and we cannot stand by and watch.

As a responsible neighbour and friend, we and all others have a goal. That goal is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country, and restore their democracy. I would like to thank leaders in this room for condemning the regime and providing vital support to the Venezuelan people.

The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people.

We are fortunate to have incredibly strong and healthy trade relationships with many of the Latin American countries gathered here today. Our economic bond forms a critical foundation for advancing peace and prosperity for all of our people and all of our neighbours.

I ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more to address this very real crisis. We call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela.

The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems.

America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests, and their wellbeing, including their prosperity.

In America, we seek stronger ties of business and trade with all nations of good will, but this trade must be fair and it must be reciprocal.

For too long, the American people were told that mammoth multinational trade deals, unaccountable international tribunals, and powerful global bureaucracies were the best way to promote their success. But as those promises flowed, millions of jobs vanished and thousands of factories disappeared. Others gamed the system and broke the rules. And our great middle class, once the bedrock of American prosperity, was forgotten and left behind, but they are forgotten no more and they will never be forgotten again.

While America will pursue co-operation and commerce with other nations, we are renewing our commitment to the first duty of every government: the duty of our citizens. This bond is the source of America’s strength and that of every responsible nation represented here today.

If this organisation is to have any hope of successfully confronting the challenges before us, it will depend, as President Truman said some 70 years ago, on the “independent strength of its members.” If we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, there can be no substitute for strong, sovereign, and independent nations — nations that are rooted in their histories and invested in their destinies; nations that seek allies to befriend, not enemies to conquer; and most important of all, nations that are home to patriots, to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for their countries, their fellow citizens, and for all that is best in the human spirit.

In remembering the great victory that led to this body’s founding, we must never forget that those heroes who fought against evil also fought for the nations that they loved.

Patriotism led the Poles to die to save Poland, the French to fight for a free France, and the Brits to stand strong for Britain.

Today, if we do not invest ourselves, our hearts, and our minds in our nations, if we will not build strong families, safe communities, and healthy societies for ourselves, no one can do it for us.

We cannot wait for someone else, for faraway countries or far-off bureaucrats — we can’t do it. We must solve our problems, to build our prosperity, to secure our futures, or we will be vulnerable to decay, domination, and defeat.

The true question for the United Nations today, for people all over the world who hope for better lives for themselves and their children, is a basic one: Are we still patriots?

Do we love our nations enough to protect their sovereignty and to take ownership of their futures? Do we revere them enough to defend their interests, preserve their cultures, and ensure a peaceful world for their citizens?

One of the greatest American patriots, John Adams, wrote that the American Revolution was “effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.”

That was the moment when America awoke, when we looked around and understood that we were a nation. We realised who we were, what we valued, and what we would give our lives to defend. From its very first moments, the American story is the story of what is possible when people take ownership of their future.

The United States of America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world, and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all.

Now we are calling for a great reawakening of nations, for the revival of their spirits, their pride, their people, and their patriotism.

History is asking us whether we are up to the task. Our answer will be a renewal of will, a rediscovery of resolve, and a rebirth of devotion. We need to defeat the enemies of humanity and unlock the potential of life itself.

Our hope is a word and world of proud, independent nations that embrace their duties, seek friendship, respect others, and make common cause in the greatest shared interest of all: a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful Earth.

This is the true vision of the United Nations, the ancient wish of every people, and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul.

So let this be our mission, and let this be our message to the world: We will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity, and for the almighty God who made us all.

Thank you. God bless you. God bless the nations of the world. And God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much.


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A Woman’s Horrific Trip to Dubai: Drugged, Gang-Raped and Thrown into UAE jail … After spending eight months in prison in UAE1)

Alicia Gali was the 27 year old Australian woman who spent eight months in prison in the UAE on charges of having sex outside of marriage after she was gang-raped and subsequently pardoned in March 2009. Alicia shared her ‘abandoned’ painful story with Australia’s

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2011 Article Title: Brisbane rape victim sues UAE luxury hotel

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2011 Article Title: Jailed rape victim Alicia Gali to sue the Commonwealth of Australia over ordeal

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2011 Article Title: Australian woman wins bid to sue her government over UAE jailing

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2012 Article Title: Rape victim Alicia Gali still traumatised three years after she was raped and jailed for adultery in United Arab Emirates

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2013 Article Title: Horrifying: Australian Woman Gang Raped in Dubai – Then Jailed 8 Months for Sex Outside Marriage

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• Date-stamped: 2013, May, 13.
• Time-stamped: 3:33 pm

2015 Article Title: A Woman’s Horrific Trip to Dubai: Drugged, Gang-Raped and Thrown in Jail – “Fact”

• Article Link: 
• By:
• Date-stamped: 2015, July, (26)

2016 Article Title: Tourists urged not to report rapes in Dubai

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• Date-stamped: 2016, Nov, 18.
• Time-stamped: 6:53 AM

2016 Article Title: If you’re shocked by a woman being arrested after reporting gang-rape in Dubai, you should know how common these cases are

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• By: Radha Stirling
• Date-stamped: 2016, November,17
• Time-stamped: Thursday 10:32 GMT




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2. First posted 29 Mar 2011, 12:43pm

Learn by others mistakes: Birds of the same Feather Flock Together (Muslims), (integration/assimilation) is a (Fantasy/pipe dream!)

In Europe, particularly in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, there have definitely been problems assimilating Muslim immigrants, and America is no different!

Top 10 “Muslim Capitals” as measured by percentage Muslim, number of mosques, and number of halal restaurants: 1)Trevor Lyons, US-born Citizen, student of Politics Answered Feb 15 2013

01) Detroit (Assuming they are taking Metropolitan area, including Dearborn)2){2015} More than 30 percent of Dearborn’s roughly 95,000 residents are Arab-American or of Arab descent (PDF). 
02) Washington, DC
03) Cedar Rapids, Iowa
04) Philadelphia
05) New York City
06) Atlanta
07) Peoria, Illinois
08) San Francisco
09) Houston
10) Chicago

Note: Data taken from Article: “America’s Muslim Capitals” | | Date-stamped: 2010 August 10. Time-stamped:  12:52 PM ET

Hotspot: Dearborn MI

{2015} More than 30 percent of Dearborn’s roughly 95,000 residents are Arab-American or of Arab descent (PDF). 


Article Title: SHARIA “GROUND ZERO” Dearborn, MI: Where Muslims Are…Americans | | By: Nancy Kaffer | Date-stamped: 2015 Feb 02.

Muslim integration in Germany still a pipe dream Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Steve


References   [ + ]

1. Trevor Lyons, US-born Citizen, student of Politics Answered Feb 15 2013
2. {2015} More than 30 percent of Dearborn’s roughly 95,000 residents are Arab-American or of Arab descent (PDF). 

The Australian Reports: Terror raids Sydney: four men plotted to blow up plane, PM says


The Australian
9:19 AM July 30, 2017


Australian authorities have foiled a terrorist conspiracy to bring down an aeroplane using an improvised explosive device.

Four men are in custody after NSW and Australian federal police officers raided properties in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills1)Surry Hills is an inner city, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Surry Hills is immediately south-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Sydney WIKIPEDIA., Lakemba2)Lakemba is a suburb in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Lakemba is located 15 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Canterbury-Bankstown Council. SEE WIKIPEDIA., Wiley Park3)Wiley Park is a suburb in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wiley Park is located 17 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the Canterbury-Bankstown Council. SEE WIKIPEDIA. and Punchbowl4)Punchbowl is a suburb in the south-western Sydney region, 17 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census, Punchbowl had a population of 18,429. SEE WIKIPEDIA. on Saturday afternoon.


“a terrorist plot to bring down an aeroplane”.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the operation disrupted

“Be assured that our number on priority is to keep you safe,” he told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.

“That is our focus, that is our determination.” Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin  said security agencies became aware “in recent days” of a plan to commit a terrorist act using an improvised device.

“At this stage, we don’t have a great deal of information on the specific attack, the location, date or time,” he said.

“However, we are investigating information indicating that the aviation industry was potentially a target of that attack.” The plot, Mr Colvin said, was believed to be Islamic State-inspired. The four men have not yet been charged and have already been in custody for 12 hours. Authorities will need to apply to a magistrate to hold them for longer as the investigation continues.

Mr Colvin said additional searches could take “many more days” and while he confirmed officers found items of interest during the initial raids, he declined to go into detail.


Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Australian Federal Police’s Andrew Colvin face the media today. Picture: AAP

Asked about the capability of the group to carry out the plot, he replied: “We’ve taken this threat very seriously”.

Mr Colvin added: “That in itself you should infer that we think this was credible and there was an intention, and there was quite possibly a capability as well.” The alarming plot triggered an “intensifying” of security measures at Sydney Airport on Thursday which has since been extended to all domestic and international departure points.

The prime minister warned passengers should arrive two hours before their flight and minimise carry-on and checked baggage.

Police with bags of evidence outside an address in the Sydney suburb of Lakemba. Picture: Damian Shaw

“Some of the measures will be obvious to the public, some will not be,” Mr Turnbull said.

When asked if the men had any connection to the airports, such as employment, Mr Colvin said the integrity of airport security was not compromised. Mr Colvin said while terrorists were becoming “very ingenious” about ways to bypass security, he was confident existing measures at airports would have stopped the men from carrying out their plan.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan said it was the 13th alleged conspiracy thwarted since the terror threat level was raised to “probable” in 2014. Since that time, a total of 70 people have faced charges as a result of 31 operations.

“The primary threat to Australia still remains lone actors,” Mr Keenan said. 

4CM with respect a suggestion


“The primary threat to Australia still remains lone actors,” Mr Keenan said.

But the events overnight remind us that there is still the ability for people to have sophisticated plots and sophisticated attacks remain a real threat. 

A car is taken away at Punchbowl, in Sydney’s southwest. Picture: Steve Tyson

Raids across Sydney

Heavily armed police raided properties in four Sydney suburbs in an operation Mr Turnbull said was designed to stop “terrorist attacks in Australia”.

Australian Federal Police, NSW Police and the domestic spy agency ASIO jointly carried out the major counter terrorism operation on Saturday afternoon in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl.

“Four men have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their inquiries,” the AFP and NSW Police said in a joint statement following the raids.

The raids were in relation to a terrorist cell “and a bomb plot involving aircraft”.

The Seven Network reported 40 riots squad officers stormed the Surry Hills terrace before the explosives team found a suspicious device. TV footage shows a man with a bandage on his head and draped in a blanket being led away by authorities.

Joint counter terror and AFP operation in Sydney on Saturday evening. (Picture: Channel 9 News)

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been briefed on the progress of the operation by security agency heads.

“These operations are designed to disrupt and prevent plans to undertake terrorist attacks in Australia,” the prime minister said in a statement. “My number one priority, and that of my government, is the safety and security of all Australians, and the public should be reassured that our security and intelligence agencies are working tirelessly to keep us safe.” The family who lived in the raided house on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills has been described as “perfectly nice and normal people” by a neighbour whose property backs onto theirs.

Its not new Matthew 7:15
wolves in sheeps clothing

“We knew them to say hello to and they seemed nice,” the woman in her early 30’s, who didn’t want to be identified, told AAP.

An elderly couple lived in the home, the neighbour said, and they had adult children.

The neighbour came home while the raid was underway and said there were “heaps” of police at the scene.

Cleveland Street remains closed in both directions in Surry Hills between Elizabeth and Crown streets.

“Motorists are advised to avoid the area or allow plenty of extra travel time,” a Transport Management Centre spokesman said in a statement.

Police speak to passersby as they man a checkpoint in the inner Sydney suburb of Surry Hills. Picture: AFP



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1. Surry Hills is an inner city, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Surry Hills is immediately south-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Sydney WIKIPEDIA.
2. Lakemba is a suburb in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Lakemba is located 15 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Canterbury-Bankstown Council. SEE WIKIPEDIA.
3. Wiley Park is a suburb in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wiley Park is located 17 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the Canterbury-Bankstown Council. SEE WIKIPEDIA.
4. Punchbowl is a suburb in the south-western Sydney region, 17 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census, Punchbowl had a population of 18,429. SEE WIKIPEDIA.

The Most Honest Arab Muslim On Planet Earth Egyptian TV Host Youssef Al-Husseini (Egypt June 19, 2017)

Egyptian TV Host Youssef Al-Husseini Following London Mosque Attack:

The Muslims Have Contributed Nothing but Terror, So Why Do You Expect Them to Love You?

Youssef Al-Husseini

Following the vehicular attack outside a London mosque on June 19, Egyptian TV host Youssef Al-Husseini said:

“Why do they hate us?! If they didn’t, there would be something mentally wrong with them.”

Claiming that the Muslims have contributed nothing to the West except slaughter, massacres, and terror attacks, Al-Husseini said: “And you still expect them to love us?!” His address aired on ON TV on the day of the attack.


Youssef Al-Husseini:

The terror attack that unfortunately took place [in London] was a vehicular attack.

This time, it was near a mosque, if you follow the news.

How can anyone decide to carry out a terror attack near a place of worship – near a mosque, a church, or any temple where God is worshipped?.

In all the previous vehicular attacks, at least in 2016 and 2017, the “heroes” were, unfortunately, Muslims. And then people wonder why they hate us.

Why do they hate us?!

If they didn’t, there would be something mentally wrong with them.  

[We] use weapons all the time, slaughter people all the time, flay people all the time, burn people alive all the time, run people over all the time, and plant explosive devices and car bombs all the time.

Why do you still expect them to love you?


Tell me what the Muslims have contributed to the world throughout the 20th century?


What have the Turkish Muslims of the Ottoman state contributed to the West?

Slaughter, massacres, the impaling of Europeans on spears…

It’s true.

That’s what the Turks did in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.

What did the Muslim Turks do to their Arab neighbours, most of whom are Muslims?

They enslaved them, tortured them, imposed inflated taxes upon them.

They made their lives unbearable.

What did the Muslims contribute to the West in the 19th and 20th centuries, except for the theories of Maududi, Sayyid Qutb, Abu Bakr Naji, and Osama Bin Laden?

What did the Muslims contribute to the West?

Don’t say to me: “The literature of Naguib Mahfouz and the science of Ahmed Zewail.”

The [achievements] of these people cannot be attributed to their being Muslims.


What have the Muslims shown [the West] other than the bombing of their capital cities?

What have the Muslims shown them other than vehicular attacks?

What have the Muslims shown them other than shooting at them?

What have the Muslims shown them other than burning them alive in cages?

They burn other Muslims alive as well.

They all claim to have a monopoly over Islam.

What have the Muslims shown [the Westerners] to make them love them, and welcome them in their countries?


After all this, you still ask me why they hate us?!

And then people invent new terms, like “a global conspiracy against Islam.”

Man, a global conspiracy against Islam would mean that the Muslims are being massacred around the world.

The opposite is true.

It is the non-Muslims who are being massacred. Am I right, or what?

Then you say to me: Have you considered the Muslim minorities in India or Mali?

To tell you the truth, what I see is Muslims perpetrating massacres against Christians and other majorities across the globe.


The Muslims are constantly whining, lamenting, and wailing: The West is conspiring against us.

Fine, let’s assume that the West is conspiring against you and only sees your negative image.

Where is your positive image?

The Muslims of the Abbasid state presented a positive image.

They exported scientific research through the so-called “Muslim” scholars, most of whom, by the way, were not from the Arabian Peninsula.

None of them were from the Arabian Peninsula.

They were all from North Africa, and from what are now called the former Soviet Islamic republics of central Asia.


What have the Arab countries contributed to the world?


What have the Islamic countries contributed to the world?


What have they contributed in the field of scientific research?

Two, three, four, or ten scientists in the course of 1,435 years? C’mon, man!

Let’s forget about 435 years and keep just one millennium.

Ten important scientists in 1,000 years?!

• Who invented the airplane?
• The missile?
• The space shuttle?
• Centrifuges?
• Quantum mechanics?
• The Theory of Relativity?


Where did the most important philosophers come from?

Not from here.

And you still expect them to love us?!

And then you say: “Terror-sponsoring countries like Britain deserve…”


People do not deserve to be killed, slaughtered, or run over by a car.


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Sweden: Once the Fairy-tale, now the Living Nightmare

Facts feature (01a)

• The Swedish state, in true Orwellian style, fights those Swedish citizens who point out the obvious problems that migrants are causing.

• When police officer Peter Springare said in February that migrants were committing a disproportionate amount of crime in the suburbs, he was investigated for inciting “racial hatred”.

• Currently, a 70-year-old Swedish pensioner is being prosecuted for “hate speech”, for writing on Facebook that migrants “set fire to cars, and urinate and defecate on the streets”.

The security situation in Sweden is now so critical that the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, has asked the public for help; the police are unable to solve the problems on their own. In June, the Swedish police released a new report, “Utsatta områden 2017“, (“Vulnerable Areas 2017”, commonly known as “no-go zones” or lawless areas). It shows that the 55 no-go zones of a year ago are now 61.

In September 2016, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister of Interior Anders Ygeman refused to see the warnings: in 2015, only 14% of all crimes in Sweden were solved, and in 2016, 80% of police officers were allegedly considering quitting the force. Both ministers refused to call it a crisis. According to Anders Ygeman:

“… We are in a very difficult position, but crisis is something completely different. …We are in a very strained position and this is because we have done the biggest reorganization since the 1960s, while we have these very difficult external factors with the highest refugee reception since the second world war. We have border controls for the first time in 20 years, and an increased terrorist threat”.

Anders Ygeman

A year later the Swedish national police chief is calling the situation “acute“.


In 2015, only 14% of all crimes in Sweden were solved. In 2016, 80% of police officers were allegedly considering quitting the force. Nonetheless, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (pictured above) refused to call it a crisis. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Sweden increasingly resembles a failed state:

In the 61 “no-go zones”, there are 200 criminal networks with an estimated 5,000 criminals who are members.

Twenty-three of those no-go zones are especially critical: children as young as 10 years old are involved in serious crimes there, including weapons and drugs, and are literally being trained to become hardened criminals.

The trouble, however, extends beyond organized crime. In June, Swedish police in the city of Trollhättan, during a riot in the Kronogården suburb, were attacked by approximately a hundred masked migrant youths, mainly Somalis. The rioting continued for two nights.

Violent riots, however, are just part of Sweden’s security problems. In 2010, according to the government, there were “only” 200 radical Islamists in Sweden. In June, the head of the Swedish Security Service (Säpo), Anders Thornberg, told the Swedish media that the country is experiencing a “historical” challenge in having to deal with thousands of “radical Islamists in Sweden”. The jihadists and jihadist supporters are mainly concentrated in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Örebro, according to Säpo. “This is the ‘new normal’ … It is an historic challenge that extremist circles are growing,” Thornberg said.

The Swedish establishment has only itself to blame for it.

Thornberg said that Säpo now receives around 6,000 intelligence tips a month concerning terrorism and extremism, compared to an average of 2,000 a month in 2012.

Some of the reasons for the increase, according to terror expert Magnus Ranstorp of the Swedish Defense University, is due to segregation in Sweden’s no-go zones:

“… it has been easy for extremists to recruit undisturbed in those areas. … the prevention measures have been pretty tame…  if you compare Denmark and Sweden, Denmark is at university level and Sweden at kindergarten level”.

Magnus Ranstorp

Asked what the increase in people supporting extremist ideologies indicated about Sweden’s work to combat radicalism, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman told the Swedish news outlet TT:

“I think it says little. This is a development we have seen in a number of countries in Europe. On the other hand, it shows that it was right to take those measures we have. A permanent centre against violent extremism, that we have increased the budget to work against violent extremism, that we have increased the security police’s budget for three years.”

Interior Minister Anders Ygeman

There may be even more jihadists than Säpo thinks.

In 2015, at the height of the migrant crisis, when Sweden received over 160,000 migrants.

14,000 of them who were told that they were going to be deported disappeared inside Sweden ** without a trace **.

As late as April 2017, Sweden was still looking for ** 10,000 ** of them.

Sweden, however, has only 200 border police staff at its disposal to look for them. One “disappeared migrant” was Rakhmat Akilov, from Uzbekistan. He drove a truck into a department store in Stockholm, killing four people and wounding many others. He later said he did it for the Islamic State (ISIS).

Meanwhile, Sweden continues to receive returning ISIS fighters from Syria, a courtesy that hardly improves the security situation. Sweden, so far, has received 150 returning ISIS fighters. There are still 112 who remain abroad — considered the most hardcore of all — and Sweden expects many of those to return as well. Astonishingly, the Swedish government has given several of the ISIS returnees protected identities to prevent local Swedes from finding out who they are. Two Swedish ISIS fighters who returned to Europe, Osama Krayem and Mohamed Belkaid, went on to help commit the terror attacks at Brussels airport and the Maelbeek metro station in the center of Brussels, on March 22, 2016. Thirty-one people were killed; 300 were wounded.

Swedish news outlets have reported that the Swedish towns that receive the returnees do not even knowthey are returning ISIS fighters. One coordinator of the work against violent Islamist extremism in Stockholm, Christina Kiernan, says that “…at the moment there is no control over those returning from ISIS-controlled areas in the Middle East”.

Kiernan explains that there are rules that prevent the passing of information about returning jihadists from Säpo to the local municipalities, so that the people who are in charge in the municipal authorities, including the police, have no information about who and how many returned ISIS fighters there are in their area. It is therefore impossible to monitor them — and this at a time when Säpo estimates the number of violent Islamist extremists in Sweden in the thousands.

Lunacy and Madness in Swedish PC Obsessions

Even after all this, the Swedish state, in true Orwellian style, fights those Swedish citizens who point out the obvious problems that migrants are causing.

When police officer Peter Springare said in February that migrants were committing a disproportionate amount of crime in the suburbs, he was investigated for inciting “racial hatred”.


Currently, a 70-year-old Swedish pensioner is being prosecuted for “hate speech”, for writing on Facebook that migrants “set fire to cars, and urinate and defecate on the streets”.

With thousands of jihadists all over Sweden, what could be more important than prosecuting a Swedish pensioner for writing on Facebook?

Date-stamp: 2017 July 21. | Time-stamp: 5:00 am | By: Judith Bergman | Article link: | Article Title: Sweden: A Failed State?

The Star Reports: Tenants’ religious rights violated by Brampton landlord who refused to remove shoes

Facts feature (08)

A human rights tribunal has awarded $12,000 to a Muslim couple, who claimed their landlord failed to accommodate their religious practices.

Walid Madkour says he and his wife are relieved their human rights case is over. “Being different is nothing to be ashamed of,” he says. (WALID MADKOUR)

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has awarded $12,000 to a Muslim couple, who claimed their landlord failed to accommodate their prayer times and notify the wife when she was home alone before bringing in prospective new tenants for apartment viewings.

The respondent discriminated against the applicants by failing to accommodate their religious practices relating to prayer times by providing advance notice shortly before showing the apartment,” tribunal panel vice-chair Jo-Anne Pickel wrote in a recent 38-page decision. “He also failed to accommodate their religious practices by refusing to remove his shoes when entering their apartment and especially their prayer space. Finally, he also harassed them, at least in part, because of their religiously-based accommodation requests.

The decision is believed to be the first of its kind from the tribunal with respect to discrimination based on creed and housing.

The overall intake of human rights cases based on creed has been on the rise, up by 13 per cent to 837 last year compared to 741 in 2015. During the same period the number of inquiries specifically about Muslim identity went up by 39 per cent to 196 cases from 141, said the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.

Pickel rejected the landlord’s argument that the tenants were attempting to “impose their way of life” on others, ruling that there’s no evidence to support the claim.

“This claim by the respondent echoes arguments that have become common within public discourse. Unfortunately, attempts by Muslims to practice their faith have increasingly been interpreted as an attempt to impose their way of life on others,” wrote Pickel.

“Far from seeking to impose their way of life on anyone, the applicants were merely making simple requests for the accommodation of their religious practices.”

According to the tribunal, Walid Madkour and Heba Ismail, who immigrated to Canada from Egypt, moved into their Brampton apartment in December 2014 and agreed a month later to move out of the unit by Feb. 28, 2015 due to issues with the temperature of the apartment, the use of the internet and the request for a quiet environment at night.

The human rights complaint was based on the events and correspondence between the couple and the landlord when the landlord started planning viewings of the apartment to prospective tenants in late February 2015.

Despite repeated requests by Madkour for an additional five-minute warning so his wife had time to put on modest attire before the viewings, the landlord John Alabi — a Christian, according to the ruling — would only provide blocks of time that prospective tenants would be coming, with 24 hours’ notice.

The tribunal found Alabi discriminated against the couple when he failed to comply with their request that he remove his shoes when he entered their apartment and especially when he entered the prayer space in the bedroom, which must be kept “free of any contamination, including any discharge from humans or animals.”

Although the landlord insisted he was wearing indoor shoes and that he had removed rubber coverings on the shoes when he entered the couple’s apartment, that was disputed by the couple, who videotaped Alabi during one of the viewings.

On the video, the tribunal said, Ismail could be heard telling Alabi he should remove his shoes as she and her husband prayed in the bedroom, adding that it was disrespectful and an act of racism not to do so. However, the respondent could be seen wearing shoes on the video whereas the prospective tenant was in socks, noted the tribunal.

“The respondent’s refusal to remove the shoes when walking into the applicants’ prayer space represented vexatious conduct linked to the applicants’ religion that was known to be unwelcome,” said the tribunal.

“There is no doubt that the respondent knew that the conduct was unwelcome as the applicants told him so a number of times.”

Peta-Gaye Drummond, Alabi’s counsel, said her client was disappointed at the tribunal decision, feeling it was unjust.

“He has maintained that the accusations against him arise out of misunderstanding. In his 15 years as a landlord, he has rented to so many people from different ethnic origins and has not had this kind of dispute being labelled a discriminator,” she said. “He was sympathetic to the tenants, but maintains his innocence.”

Drummond said her client is considering filing a request for reconsideration to the tribunal, which must be submitted in 30 days.

In an interview, Madkour said he and his wife never intended to create trouble or inconvenience, and are relieved the case is over.

“I feel the page is closed. It was a painful experience for my wife. We just wanted to forget about the case and move on,” said Madkour, who along with his wife has since moved to a different city.

“We are happy with the tribunal decision because it proved that if you are genuine, you get your rights. We didn’t do anything wrong. Being different is nothing to be ashamed of.”

Ismail, who immigrated to Canada in 2012, said she and her husband had not experienced discrimination and racism in the country.

“It was not about money,” she said. “We don’t want anyone in the future to have the same experience. No one should be able to get away with it.”

Alabi has also been ordered to take the Ontario Rights Commission’s online courses, “Human Rights in Rental Housing” and “Policy on Human Rights and Rental Housing,” within 30 days.

Source: | Tenants’ religious rights violated by Brampton landlord who refused to remove shoes | By Nicholas Keung | Immigration reporter | Tues., May 2, 2017

Related: Madkour v. Alabi, 2017 HRTO 436 (CanLII) read here


USSA News Reports: Canadian Landlord Fined $12,000 For Walking Into Muslim Home With Shoes On: “They Are Using Their Religion To Victimize Me”

Facts feature (08)

A free society can only sustain itself with the help of one simple rule. You can hold any religious or political belief, unless that belief imposes on the rights of others. If exercising your beliefs causes physical or financial harm to innocent people, then it’s not compatible with a free society.

Unfortunately, countries in the Western world are increasingly abandoning that rule. In nations like Canada, it appears that people belonging to certain religions have more rights than others, and can use their religious beliefs as an excuse to bully people they don’t like.

That’s what one landlord named John Alabi learned when he was recently hauled before Canada’s Human Rights Commission, where he was grilled for offending the sensibilities of two Muslim tenants.

His sins? John Alabi refused to remove his shoes when showing the bedroom where the couple prayed and while he always gave them the mandated 24-hour notice before showings, he didn’t always provide the five-minute heads-up they’d requested to ensure the wife was modestly dressed and they weren’t in the midst of their five daily prayers.

But that wasn’t the only piece of evidence that was used against him. When the couple complained that a 24 hour notice wasn’t enough, he told them “welcome to Ontario, Canada,” in reference to how Ontario’s rental laws are different from Quebec’s, where the couple originally lived. For whatever reason, the tribunal thought that was discriminatory. The couple also complained that Alabi had pounded on their room to intimidate them, which in reality was just Alabi shoveling snow. The coup de grace for Alabi’s case, was when the tenants showed the tribunal his Facebook page, which included a joke about Muslims.

So Alabi gave them a place to live, shoveled their snow, made a joke, and walked in their house with his shoes on. Because of that, the Tribunal declared that Alabi had harassed the tenants. He was ordered to pay the couple $12,000, and was forced to take an e-learning course on “Human Rights in Rental Housing.” Unfortunately, Alabi doesn’t have enough money to pay the fine.

He told the Sun that he has gone above and beyond to try to accommodate the Egyptian-born couple who have occupied his home’s in-law suite, which he rented to them to help pay the bills.

“I go beyond all that. I just see everybody as human beings like me. That’s why I took them in,” he says. “We got along. And then all of a sudden I’m a racist?”

The couple complained about numerous other issues, and even called the police on him, claiming that his shoveling of snow outside their apartment constituted harassment.

When none of their complaints were actionable, they raised the shoe issue as a religious matter — although he’d worn his shoes inside their apartment in the past without comment.

“I have been victimized,” Alabi said. “They are using their religion to victimize me.” To add to his woes the landlord said he doesn’t even have the financial means to pay the fine.

“I don’t have the money. I work very hard. If they go into my bank account right now, I don’t have $12,000 there,” Alabi said.

The great irony in this situation, is how the Human Rights Tribunal’s decision will likely impact Muslims in Canada. The tribunal supposedly exists to address claims of discrimination in Canada, but wouldn’t their ruling actually increase discrimination?

After all, if you were a landlord in Canada, would you rent an apartment to a Muslim after reading about this story? Doing so is suddenly a very risky and expensive proposition, because any Muslim tenant could drum up fines against you for petty reasons. You’d have to discriminate if you didn’t want your bank account to be cleaned out by opportunistic people who happen to have a religious belief that is favored by the state.

It just goes to show that leftist and social justice beliefs, which claim to be forces of equality and harmony, actually increase racial and ideological tensions when wielded by the state.

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Source: | Canadian Landlord Fined $12,000 For Walking Into Muslim Home With Shoes On: “They Are Using Their Religion To Victimize Me” | July 11, 2017 | Tea Party Conservative Headline News

Related: Madkour v. Alabi, 2017 HRTO 436 (CanLII) read here


Christian Post Reports: Christian Slapped With $12,000 ‘Sharia Fine’ for Not Removing Shoes 

Facts feature (08)

REUTERS/SUZANNE PLUNKETT Muslims hold placards as they march towards the U.S. embassy in London May 6, 2011.

Canada is now imposing a fine on its citizens for offending people of the Islamic faith. This was learned after a 53-year-old Toronto man was issued a $12,000 Sharia ticket by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal for offending his Muslim tenants by not removing his shoes when he walked into their room.

John Alabi rented out an in-law suite in his home to Muslim couple Walid Madkour and Heba Ismail in December 2014. When the contract expired two months later, he gave them a 24-hour notice that he would show the apartment to another prospective tenant, Toronto Sun reported.

The Egyptian couple agreed as long as they were informed beforehand through text so as not to disturb their prayers. But when they didn’t respond to his text messages, Alabi showed the room to a potential customer. The couple cried harassment and filed a case eight months later.

When it was established that Alabi gave the mandated 24-hour notice, the couple raised the issue of him not removing his shoes. But the travel agent answered during the trial that the tenants didn’t have a problem when he wore shoes to make repairs in the room.

But the tribunal ruled that the landlord failed in his duty to accommodate their religious needs and awarded them $6,000 each plus interest. Alabi had since sold his home and now works two jobs after racking up legal fees for the past two years. What’s worse is that he lost one of his two children during the proceedings.

Ralph Sidway complained in his blog that Canada is now implementing Shariah blasphemy laws by forcing a Christian man to pay a punitive tax to his former Muslim tenants. The writer also started a crowdfunding mission to raise the money needed for Alabi to pay the penalty.

“This is a case of lawfare and stealth jihad intended to set yet another pro-Islamic precedent in formerly free Canada,” Sidway wrote. “Canada is in essence behaving like a conquered, dhimmi state, extracting jizya from its citizens to appease its Islamic masters. who rank highest in the Canadian Human Rights hierarchy,” he added.

Source: | Christian Slapped With $12,000 'Sharia Fine' for Not Removing Shoes | By Felix N. Codilla III , Christian Post Contributor | Jul 12, 2017 | 1:21 PM

Related: Madkour v. Alabi, 2017 HRTO 436 (CanLII) read here