Some year 2006. Here’s a few of the most insane moments:
In order to show “tolerance of beliefs” government workers in England’s West Midlands were told, after a Muslim complained, to remove from sight all pig-related items, even down to tissue boxes portraying Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.
A soccer player from Sweden was criticized by police for “provoking emotions” because the Swedish flag on his shirt had a cross on it. They may have been right, since he was beaten to death by Muslim immigrants.
A decision by the Massachusetts Supreme Court criticized the state prison system for denying a Muslim inmate special feast-day meats such as oxen and camel.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, declared that a United States Air Force Pilot and a suicide bomber were morally equivalent.
Is Islam moving across Europe at alarming levels? Mark Steyn reports that “Mohammed” is the most popular boy’s name in Brussels and Amsterdam, as well as other cities. It’s the 5th most popular name in the United Kingdom. In London, more
Muslims than Christians attend religious services each week.
Even though no one complained, the human rights director from St. Paul, Minn., had a Happy Easter sign removed from city hall.
Hate crimes update: In London, hate crimes laws make honest discussions of Islam more difficult. In Ottawa, a government report recommends legalizing polygamy. In Seattle, they’re introducing gender-separate Muslim-only swimming sessions in municipal pools.
A Catholic High School in Orange County, California changed it’s name from the Crusaders to the more culturally sensitive Lions. Meanwhile, right up the road in Irvine, the Muslim Football League sports names like The Intifada, The Mujahideen, The Saracens, and The Sword of Allah.
California public schools now have a 3 week Islamic awareness course in which students adopt Muslim names, wear Islamic garb, give up candy and TV for Ramadan, memorize verses from the Koran, and learn that “jihad” means “internal personal struggle,” profess the Muslim faith, and recite prayers to Allah. Keep in mind the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of the words “under God,” but apparently decided that having seventh graders play Muslim is just fine.
I guess that separation of church and state is different than separation of mosque and state.