Muslim Girls’ School In UK Does Not Provide Toilet Paper And Soap For ‘Cultural Reasons’

A school in a developed country – Great Britain.

$2,000 per year Girls’ High School, in Stoke-on-Trent, does not provide toilet paper, soap, or suitable drinking water for the students.

Sectarian material was found at the school.

A Muslim girls’ school has received the lowest Ofsted rating available after inspectors discovered that pupils were not provided with lavatory paper for “cultural reasons”.

Staff at the fee-paying Park Avenue Girls’ High School, in Stoke-on-Trent, said paper was available from the school office, but because most of the students were Asian, they preferred to wash rather than wipe.

But some of the girls told inspectors they were so unhappy about the situation that they avoided using the lavatory all day.

The school, which was visited by inspectors October, was rated “inadequate”, with the report identifying a range of concerns, including safeguarding problems and the discovery of sectarian material on the premises.

The Ofsted report stated: “At the time of the inspection, it was not the school’s common practice to provide soap for pupils’ hand-washing, toilet roll in the toilets or suitable drinking water.

“Toilet paper is available from the school office when pupils request it. Pupils told inspectors that they sometimes avoided using toilets for the whole school day because of this.”

But headteacher Abdul Ghafoor Salloo defended the policy, insisting the school catered for the cultural needs of the pupils.

“The children they do use the toilets and traditionally, because we are Asian, we wash, not only wipe. There are facilities for pupils to clean themselves,” he said.

“Some pupils, they avoid using toilets because they don’t like going in there.

“There are facilities for cleaning yourself in the toilet – it might be hard for someone who doesn’t traditionally wash to understand and washing is better than wiping clean.

The school inspectors also stated, “pupils are not safe in this school”.

The inspectors said the playground was also not appropriate because it presented too many dangers to pupils…

“For example, inspectors found windows, both single- and double-glazed, that were broken, sharp and accessible to pupils.”

Senators Cruz and Rubio Demand Justice For Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon

This is clearly unlawful and unconstitutional.

 Leading U.S. senators have weighed in on the Col. Leland Bohannon controversy, condemning his treatment on religious liberty grounds and demanding an investigation into his case so that justice is “restored.”

Bohannon was the commander of the Air Force Inspection Agency at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. A highly decorated officer and veteran of two wars, he was stripped of his command just before being promoted to Brigadier General and his elevation was cancelled because he didn’t sign a document endorsing same-sex “marriage.”

“Col. Bohannon has suffered severely on account of the Equal Opportunity investigator’s mishandling of his religious liberty rights,” the letter stated. “The Air Force owes it to him to see that justice is restored, along with his good name.”

“Clarify the branch’s position on religious liberty,” the letter asked Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson. The senators further ask Wilson to “instruct the Air Force to issue formal guidance and provide adequate training to commanders so that they know how to properly and respectfully address the religious liberty rights of their subordinates.”

The letter called for an investigation into “the proceedings surrounding Col. Bohannon’s request for religious accommodation.” It concludes by asking that the original Equal Opportunity complaint against Bohannon be “reversed and any unfavorable note in Col. Bohannon’s service record removed.”

When a homosexual Master Sergeant with a male “spouse” retired, Bohannon’s religious convictions prohibited him from signing the certificate of appreciation to the “spouse.”  He asked the Staff Judge Advocate and his chaplain what he should do, and filed for a religious accommodation.

No accommodation came. Eventually, a higher ranking officer signed the certificate. But the Master Sergeant filed a civil rights complaint against Bohannon.

An Equal Opportunity investigator decided Bohannon discriminated against the gay Master Sergeant. Bohannon lost his job, his income, and his career.

The senators’ letter quotes Wilson in her confirmation hearing saying “‘Air Force commanders have a responsibility to ensure that the spiritual needs of all Airmen are met,’“ and the senators urge, “That time is now.”

The senators’ letter also points out that in Bohannon’s case the Air Force has shown that the religious freedom of soldiers is not respected by commanders.   LifeSiteNews

The Equal Opportunity investigator unbelievably claimed even had the religious accommodation been granted, Colonel Bohannon would still be guilty of unlawful discrimination.

The EO investigator determined the colonel had discriminated against the gay Airman – and went on to say that “even had the accommodation been granted, Col. Bohannon would nonetheless be guilty of unlawful discrimination.” 

Family Research Council’s Travis Weber :

[The DOJ’s religious freedom] memorandum relies on current law—the First Amendment, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), and Department of Defense Instruction (DODI) 1300.17—which all protect religious freedom in the military, and thus protect Col Bohannon. Indeed, DODI 1300.17 requires an accommodation to be granted unless a military interest overrides it. All of these authorities clearly require the government to protect Col Bohannon’s religious freedom by not forcing him to personally sign the certificate.

Trump Administration Pulls U.S. Out Of United Nations Global Compact On Migration

Good!

The US has been a part of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants since it was formed last year. The declaration aims to ensure the rights of migrants, help them resettle and provide them with access to education and jobs. ABClocal10

Puts American borders at risk

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley announced, over the weekend, that the Trump Administration has decided to pull the U.S. out of a non-binding U.N. agreement calling for a global response to the international flow of migrants.

Ambassador Haley made the decision final on Monday.

In a statement released to media over the weekend, Ambassador Haley made it clear that the U.N.’s Global Compact on Migration, while technically non-binding and host to no enforcement clause that would negatively impact the United States if it failed to fulfill its commitment, violated the Trump Administration’s priorities on immigration and put American borders at risk.

“[Our] decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone,” the statement read. “We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country. The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with U.S. sovereignty.”

The Compact was, itself, fairly innocuous, at least on its face, calling for “enhance[d] international cooperation in dealing with present and future waves of immigration,” a more global approach to border security, and a promise not to harass child migrants who may not qualify for refugee status. But in practice, the Trump Administration believes it could be used to shame the United States into loosening its immigration laws.

Sources told Foreign Policy that Ambassador Haley was in favor of remaining as a party to the treaty, but Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was not, and the Trump Administration eventually fell on Tillerson’s side.  DailyWire

French Court Rules To Remove Cross From Pope’s Statue

A praying Roman Catholic Pope can remain, but the cross above must go.

A  diplomatic spat has erupted between France and Poland over a top court order to remove a cross from a statue of the late Pope John Paul II in a Brittany town because it breached rules on secularism.

Poland has pledged to save the work from the “dictates of political correctness” by having it shipped to the late pontiff’s native country.

Gifted in 2006 to the mayor of Ploërmel, western France, the 7.5 metre-high statue depicts John Paul II in prayer, standing beneath an arch adorned with a large cross.

However, after a decade-long battle, the Conseil d’Etat, France’s top administrative court, has ruled that the cross must be removed from the public space as it violates a 1905 law imposing the strict separation of Church and State.

The Council of State concluded that while the Pope and the arch can remain, the cross must be removed and it has given the town six months to do so.

Upon learning of its fate, Beata Szydło, prime minister of Poland where John Paul II is revered, offered to give the statue a new home to “save it from censorship”.   Telegraph

Secularization of Europe

Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, called the French council’s decision “further evidence of the secularization of Europe.”

Albert Mohler:  “That raises a huge question. How in the world can you have a statue of a pope that isn’t religious?  That just shows you the kind of coercion that courts are now attempting as they are trying their very best to make certain that there is absolutely no public reference to Christianity.”

Anglican Minister: Pray For Prince George To Be Gay

A selfish worldview pushing an agenda,  the triumph of their worldview is all that is important.

A senior Anglican minister has been criticised for saying people should pray for Prince George to be gay to help the Church of England recognise same-sex marriage.

The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth wrote a blog post urging people to pray him “to be blessed one day with the love of a fine young gentleman”.

His comments have been described as “unkind” and “destructive”.

Mr Holdsworth is provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow.

He is from the Scottish Episcopal Church, which voted to allow gay couples to marry earlier this year.

Same-sex marriages in Anglican churches are banned in England and Wales.

In his blog post, Mr Holdsworth said that if Prince William’s four-year-old son married another man in the future it would help the Church of England become more inclusive.

Comments Not Christian – Unkind and Destructive

Gavin Ashenden, a former chaplain to the Queen and a Christian Episcopal Church missionary bishop, said the comments were not Christian.

“To use prayer as a mechanism for wishing this on Prince George is an unkind and destructive thing to do,” he told the BBC.

“It doesn’t have the prince’s best interests at heart, but uses him as a gender-political football to please 1.7% of the population.

“What is especially odd and incongruous is the fact that it is suddenly OK to pray for someone to be gay, but totally unacceptable to pray for them to be free from being gay and to resume a sexuality that was in tune with their biology.

“This seems not only contradictory but hypocritical.”  BBC

Muslim Mother: My Ex Is Teaching Our Son Extremist Muslim Views

Hope she gets full custody.

In a first-of-its-kind case, a New York mom is seeking sole custody of her 11-year-old son — claiming her ex-husband is indoctrinating him with extremist Muslim views.

“My deep concern is that he is radicalizing a beautiful, young, innocent mind; a fragile child,” according to the petition filed by mom Nabila Albarghouthy, 45, of Pleasantville.

The boy’s brainwashing has already prompted an incident that led to a federal probe, the papers allege.

The Westchester County mom said the disturbing incident occurred at the playground of Pleasantville Middle School on Sept. 21, 2016.

“That day, certain students told [her son] that Jesus is God,” the court papers say.

Nabila’s son “responded . . . ‘No — Allah is God’ and that [Allah] is different because ‘I would die for my God and they would not die for their God,’ ” the petition says.

The school principal called local cops, who alerted the Joint Terrorism Task Force. A member of the JTTF told The Post that he investigated the incident but said the boy’s father, Isam Albarghouthy, is not on a watch list.

Another time, the child told his mom that when he’s older, he is “going to have a cabinet full of guns,” according to court papers.

Nabila and her ex, Isam, are now duking it out in court for sole custody of their kids.

Nabila’s lawyer, Leslie Barbara, head of Davidoff Hutcher and Citron’s divorce and family-law practice, told The Post that the courts rarely intervene in the religious upbringing of a child.

“But if you make a showing that the religious upbringing is detrimental to the child’s well-being, they do intercede,” she said.

The warring parents are both American citizens and Mideast immigrants: Nabila, a Palestinian, came to the United States from Israel at age 5, while Isam, 43, emigrated from Jordan at 19.

They married in Minnesota in 1999 and had two children: a girl later that year and a boy in 2006.

But their happy family life changed when Isam was convicted in 2007 of stealing computer equipment from his employer, according to the petition. The family moved to New York so Isam could find work. Nabila took a job as a physician’s assistant at Montefiore Hospital in The Bronx.

But soon, Isam switched to a more conservative mosque and demanded that his wife — a stylish CrossFit enthusiast — dress more modestly and stop exercising, the filing says.

“We are different than Americans. We do not socialize with them,” the dad said, according to Nabila’s petition.

By 2012, the filing notes, Isam told Nabila that he wanted to take a second wife. She refused, and he filed for divorce.

They began sharing custody of their kids, although Isam has only seen their son, she said.

Isam even told their son that he shouldn’t be playing the saxophone or participating in school plays because “it is not permitted in our religion,’’ Nabila said….

What The Michael Flynn Plea Means

Mueller investigation is supposed to be Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election.

Michael Flynn lied about the December 29 (post-election) phone calls between him and the Russian ambassador to Washington.  The wrong was not the calls but Flynn’s lying about them, especially lying to the vice president.

After almost seven months of this fishing expedition, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have racked more than a $5 million tab – 16 attorneys, dozens of FBI agents, support staff, travel and office supplies.  The $5 million tab would that include the FBI expenses?  Probably not.

Former Trump-administration national-security adviser Michael Flynn is expected to plead guilty today to lying to the FBI regarding his conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.

Flynn, who is reportedly cooperating with the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, is pleading guilty in federal district court in Washington, D.C., to a one-count criminal information (which is filed by a prosecutor in cases when a defendant waives his right to be indicted by a grand jury).

The false-statement charge, brought under Section 1001 of the federal penal code, stems from Flynn’s conversation on December 29, 2016, with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. At the time, Flynn was slated to become the national-security adviser to President-elect Donald Trump. The conversation occurred on the same day that then-president Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia for its interference in the 2016 election. It is believed to have been recorded by the FBI because Kislyak, as an agent of a foreign power, was subject to monitoring under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Mueller has charged Flynn with falsely telling FBI agents that he did not ask the ambassador “to refrain from escalating the situation” in response to the sanctions. In being questioned by the agents on January 24, 2017, Flynn also lied when he claimed he could not recall a subsequent conversation with Kislyak, in which the ambassador told Flynn that the Putin regime had “chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of [Flynn’s] request.”

Furthermore, a week before the sanctions were imposed, Flynn had also spoken to Kislyak, asking the ambassador to delay or defeat a vote on a pending United Nations resolution. The criminal information charges that Flynn lied to the FBI by denying both that he’d made this request and that he’d spoken afterward with Kislyak about Russia’s response to it.

Thus, in all, four lies are specified in the one count. The potential sentence is zero to five years’ imprisonment. Assuming Flynn cooperates fully with Mueller’s investigators, there will be little, if any, jail time.

Obviously, it was wrong of Flynn to give the FBI false information; he could, after all, have simply refused to speak with the agents in the first place. That said, as I argued early this year, it remains unclear why the Obama Justice Department chose to investigate Flynn. There was nothing wrong with the incoming national-security adviser’s having meetings with foreign counterparts or discussing such matters as the sanctions in those meetings. Plus, if the FBI had FISA recordings of Flynn’s conversations with Kislyak, there was no need to ask Flynn what the conversations entailed.

Flynn, an early backer of Donald Trump and a fierce critic of Obama’s national-security policies, was generally despised by Obama administration officials. Hence, there has always been cynical suspicion that the decision to interview him was driven by the expectation that he would provide the FBI with an account inconsistent with the recorded conversation — i.e., that Flynn was being set up for prosecution on a process crime.  National Review

Egypt Sentences 7 ISIS Terrorist To Death For Beheading Of 21 Coptic Christians In Libya

An Egyptian court condemned to death seven people for links to ISIS and the 2015 beheading in Libya of 21 Coptic Christians.

The seven were accused of being members of an Islamic State cell in Marsa Matruh and of planning attacks after having received military training at jihadist camps in Libya and Syria, AFP quoted judicial officials as saying. Three of them were sentenced to death in absentia.  ChristianPost

Death Sentences Upheld

An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences for seven people over the beheadings in Libya of 21 Christians, all but one from Egypt, and for belonging to the Daesh terror group, a judicial official said Sunday.

In February 2015, Libya posted a video on the Internet of the beheadings on a Libyan beach, sparking international condemnation and Egyptian air strikes against extremist targets in the neighbouring country.

Saturday’s court ruling came a day after an attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula that killed more than 300 people and for which Daesh is the main suspect.

The court also sentenced 10 people to life in prison — 25 years in Egypt — and three others to 15 years in prison, the official said.

The ruling can still be appealed.

The court first condemned the seven to death in September. Three were condemned in absentia, and an unspecified number of those sentenced were accused of having taken part in the beheadings.

Prosecutors accused the seven suspects of belonging to a Daesh cell in Marsa Matruh, northwest Egypt, and of planning attacks after having received military training at extremist camps in Libya and Syria.  JordanTimes

Illegal Mexican Alien Jose Ines Garcia Not Guilty In Death Of Kate Steinle

On July 1, 2015, Kate Steinle (32)  was shot to death in broad daylight by an illegal alien ( a repeat felon who had been deported five times) in San Francisco while walking on a pier with her father.

Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, an illegal immigrant who had been deported from the U.S. five times, most recently in 2009, and was on probation in Texas at the time, was wandering around the pier and fired one shot from a .40 caliber SIG Sauer P239 handgun that had a seven-cartridge magazine.

The prosecution and defense differed as to what happened; the prosecution stated that Garcia Zarate intentionally aimed a gun at Steinle and fired at her, before throwing the weapon into the bay and fleeing; the defense argued the gun accidentally discharged and the bullet ricocheted on the concrete pier 78 feet before hitting Steinle. The bullet struck Steinle in the back, causing her to scream for help to her father. Despite her father and others performing CPR on her, she died two hours later at San Francisco General Hospital.

Garcia Zarate, who had been released from jail in San Francisco three months before even though federal immigration authorities wanted to detain him for deportation, was arrested about an hour after the shooting at Pier 40; the gun was found in the bay alongside Pier 14 the next day. The gun had been stolen in downtown San Francisco from a Bureau of Land Management ranger’s personal vehicle on June 27, 2015.  DailyWire

“Justice was rendered, but it was not served,” stated Jim Steinle.

As they awaited the verdict in the trial of Kate Steinle’s accused killer, her parents and brother had one overriding wish. It had nothing to do with the severity of the defendant’s conviction.

Above all, they wanted it to mark the end of a public profile they neither sought nor enjoyed. Each media interview, each exploitation of Kate’s name for political gain, each still shot of her smile on television only amplified the anguish of their loss. Yet they also wanted to convey their appreciation for the many strangers who, having heard their story, offered solace and assistance.

“We just want to get this over with and move on with our lives, and think about Kate on our terms. Nothing’s been on our terms. It’s been on everyone else’s terms,” said Jim Steinle, who was strolling with his 32-year-old daughter on a crowded San Francisco pier when she was shot and killed on July 1, 2015. He, his wife, Liz Sullivan, and their son, Brad Steinle, sat down with The Chronicle recently at their longtime East Bay home for an exclusive interview they planned to be their last.

“We have never had a second of anger — not a moment,” Jim said. “Frustration, maybe, and sadness for sure, but no anger and no retaliation or vindictiveness or anything like that. We’re not that kind of people. Even if this guy gets 100 years in prison, it doesn’t solve anything, it doesn’t help anything. We would just like people to know … that’s the Steinles’ feelings.”

They had decided not to attend court to hear the jury’s decision.

Verdict

On Thursday, the verdict arrived: Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was acquitted of all murder and manslaughter charges. He was convicted merely of possession of a firearm.

“We’re just shocked — saddened and shocked … that’s about it,” Jim said “There’s no other way you can coin it. Justice was rendered, but it was not served.”

Brad said he was “not surprised,” considering the “epic failure” that led Garcia Zarate to be released on the streets, and end up with a loaded handgun on the pier that day.

“I’m stunned that they couldn’t even get him on using the weapon,” Brad said…

Brad Steinle said he was “just flabbergasted” by the “culmination of errors” that led to his sister’s death. “Failure No. 1” was the feds’ decision to send Garcia Zarate back to San Francisco on a 20-year-old drug charge, which they should have known would never be prosecuted. The unsecured and loaded gun left in a Bureau of Land Management ranger’s vehicle, which was stolen. And, perhaps worst of all, a sheriff’s policy that allowed the release of a repeat felon who should have been deported.

In Brad’s view, those official actions were at least as responsible as the shooter for Kate’s death…

“I own a handgun,” Brad interjected. “I know that guns don’t just go off. But you have a jury full of people, the vast majority of which probably haven’t shot a gun before and don’t know the intricacies of how a gun works.” SFChronicle

Attorney General Jeff Session

Attorney General Jeff Sessions hit out at lawmakers in California and in sanctuary cities for the decision, in part blaming them for Steinle’s death.

‘When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public’s safety at risk,’ he said in a statement Thursday night.

‘San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle.  DailyMail

Israel’s Jewish Fertility Rate Tops Arabs For The First Time

Defying ‘demographic doom’

New statistics show that the Israeli-Jewish fertility rate this year has surpassed that of the Israeli-Arab population for the first time, defying analysts who have made long-term projections of a Jewish minority in Israel.

At the same time, it remains to be seen whether the numbers will affect the political landscape of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The upward-trending Jewish rate of 3.16 births per woman, and the corresponding downward-trending figure of 3.11 for Israeli Arabs, can lead to more confident policy decisions by the Israeli government, said demographic expert Yoram Ettinger, who published a recent report on the issue.

“In contrast to the stated position of the establishment’s prophets of demographic doom, there is no Arab demographic time bomb, but there is an unprecedented Jewish demographic tailwind,” Ettinger, the former minister for congressional affairs at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., told JNS.org.

As of September, there were 6.523 million Jews and 1.824 million Arabs living in Israel, according to the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics. JNS

OCED Member Countries Current Members:

Current members are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

How Israeli fertility compares with OECD and Arab countries

…Meanwhile, according to statistics presented at the annual conference of the Israeli Society for Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Israel has the highest fertility rate (3.1) among countries in the 35-member Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Ettinger is optimistic regarding the prospects for continued Jewish immigration to Israel, particularly from Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, France, the U.K., Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Argentina.

His report noted that in 2017, Israel’s fertility rate has been higher than those of most Arab countries—including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Syria—and that the rate in Palestinian-controlled territories went from 5 births per woman in 2000 to around 3 in 2016.

Ettinger pointed out that Arab demography is hurt by Palestinian emigration from Israel and the disputed territories, particularly in light of intra-Palestinian fighting between Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization.  JNS

Yeti Mystery Is Solved

DNA from ancient samples of the ‘abominable snowman’ belong to bears.

The hunt for the elusive Yeti has suffered a setback, as supposed ‘Yeti’ hair and bones proved to be from bears.

Sightings of the Yeti or ‘abominable snowman’ – a mysterious, ape-like creature said to inhabit the high mountains of Asia – have been reported for centuries in Nepal and Tibet.

Footprints have also been spotted and stories passed down from generation to generation.

But the new DNA study of purported Yeti samples from museums and private collections suggest the Himalayan legend could have quite ordinary origins.

Researchers from the University at Buffalo analysed nine ‘Yeti’ specimens – including bone, tooth, skin, hair and faecal samples – collected in the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau.

The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, showed that one was from a dog.

The other eight were from Asian black bears, Himalayan brown bears or Tibetan brown bears.

Dr Charlotte Lindqvist, who led the study, said: ‘Our findings strongly suggest that the biological underpinnings of the Yeti legend can be found in local bears, and our study demonstrates that genetics should be able to unravel other, similar mysteries.’ DailyMail

Video: An Arab Muslim In The Israeli Army

Video:  An Arab Muslim in the Israeli Army

Why would an Arab Muslim serve in the Israeli military? Because he, like many Israeli Arabs, proudly defend the nation that has given them freedom and opportunity. Mohammad Kabiya, Israeli Air Force reservist, shares his remarkable story.