Nanny Insanity – Remove Your Doormats

I guess this is a preview of coming attractions – but from the UK we get:

Housing officials have ordered tenants to remove welcome mats from their doorsteps – claiming they are health and safety hazards.

Residents received a letter saying the mats were potentially dangerous and were being banned, amid fears people might trip over them and sue for damages.

The note read: ‘(Doormats) being left in communal areas is a serious health and safety issue and is a fire safety risk.’

At what point does this insanity end.  Should everyone be bubble-wrapped?  I love the government excuse given:

Guy Cresswell, director of housing services at Great Places Housing Group, said: ‘Government legislation requires us to carry out fire risk assessments and to comply in full with recommendations made.

‘This work has been carried out for us by expert independent assessors. Our fire risk assessor recommended that doormats outside of people’s homes at Gaskell Rise should be removed because people could trip up over them.

The people living there think its insane, but they have no recourse.  So the mats go.

Sharia Law in Britain

From the UK Times:

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims

I’ve seen lots of people on the right commenting that any kind of stories pointing to Muslim takeover of society in the West and that’s never going to happen here.   Well, just who would have believed 20 years ago that these courts would exist in Britain?  Or 10 years ago that they would be given authority by the freaking government?

In July, the head of the judiciary, the lord chief justice, Lord Phillips, further stoked controversy when he said that sharia could be used to settle marital and financial disputes.

In fact, Muslim tribunal courts started passing sharia judgments in August 2007. They have dealt with more than 100 cases that range from Muslim divorce and inheritance to nuisance neighbours.

It has also emerged that tribunal courts have settled six cases of domestic violence between married couples, working in tandem with the police investigations.

And Britain Continues to Crumble

From The Drawn Cutlass:

That’s the only thing you can conclude when an old soldier is murdered for telling youths to not curse in front of a lady.

Update: And London Mayor Boris Johnson says the best policy is just to walk away if you see trouble; don’t get involved.

*shakes head sadly as once-great country dies*

UK Enviro-ripoff Continues

I must admit to missing the latest ripoff from the Environmental Communist Republic of Great Britain:

Ministers are planning to sharply increase the amount of money raised from airline taxes in a move that will net an extra £520 million annually.

Airlines – already struggling to deal with record fuel prices – calculate that the tax per person on a flight to America or other long-haul destinations will rise from £40 to about £100 from next year. The levy will be passed on to passengers.

So 200 bucks per ticket surcharge and for what?  Well the US says:

“The Treasury’s proposal, although cast as an environmental measure, appears in reality to constitute nothing more than a device for generating additional revenue from the airline community.”

“There is no linkage between the funds collected from airlines and the mitigation of any environmental impact of airline emissions or any other environmental problem…Moreover, the Treasury’s proposal does not demonstrate that the new duty would influence airlines to adjust their fleets or their booking practices to achieve higher load factors…Nor are any data provided to justify the levy based on an assessment of damage from aircraft emissions.”

So yet another ripoff – although the peasants do seem to be getting a little restless, the UK government doesn’t seem too concerned.  What are they going to do – leave the country?  Well, yes – they are in ever-increasing numbers.

In the UK Men Only Means Muslim Men Only

However, it seems that this father and son didn’t get the memo:

A stunned dad and his little boy were banned from swimming at a popular public sports centre – because they are not Muslims.

The man, known only as David T, and his 10-year-old son were stopped from going into the pool at Clissold Leisure Centre in Stoke Newington, east London.

Last night embarrassed management at the complex said staff were wrong to turn customers away from the designated ‘men-only modesty session’ on Sunday morning.

The council says the special early-morning get-togethers are aimed at community groups who have strict rules on segregation.

“Community groups”?  Wow, it seems like the staff knew what the bias was – Muslims only – but the PR flunky for the taxpayer supported swimming hole couldn’t actually force those words out of his little dhimmi mouth.

And it wasn’t just one person there who refused them entry:

David T said: “I arrived at the pool to discover that they were holding what staff described to me as ‘Muslim men-only swimming’.

“I asked whether my son and I could go as we were both male. I was told that the session was for Muslims only and that we could not be admitted.

“I asked to speak to the duty manager, who confirmed that this was the case.”

He added: “I asked what would happen if I turned up and insisted I was Muslim.

“The manager suggested that they might ask the Muslims swimming if they minded my son and I swimming with them.

“If they didn’t object, we might be allowed in.”

If you live in Britain you had better start sticking your butt in the air 5 times a day or you are going to be targeted for elimination.  Its just a matter of time.

Priests Who Wear Collar At Risk of Attack

Saudi Arabia?  Tajikistan? No – England:

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Members of the clergy are being advised to take off their dog collars when they are on their own, to reduce the risk of being attacked.

National Churchwatch, which provides personal safety advice, says vicars are attacked more often than professions such as GPs and probation officers.

The organisation’s Nick Tolson said all clergy should consider the advice, including the Archbishop of Canterbury.

In the past decade, five vicars have been murdered.

And a 2001 academic study also found that 12% of clergy had suffered some form of violence.

In a survey of 90 London clergy Mr Tolson carried out last year, nearly half said they had been attacked in the previous 12 months.

One vicar, from Willesden, north-west London, said his vicarage had been machine-gunned – but still did not believe he had experienced violence.

I don’t know about you – but I would consider being machine-gunned as experiencing violence.  Its like these liberal twits in the C of E WANT to be gunned down.

But just what are they trying to hide in this little factoid:

 Canon Michael Ainsworth, 57, was set upon by three Asian youths shouting anti-Christian abuse when he confronted them for rowdy behaviour outside St George-in-the-East church in Shadwell, leaving him with two black eyes and cuts and bruises.

His wife, Janina Ainsworth, 56, took Palm Sunday services yesterday after Canon Ainsworth was re-admitted to hospital for his injuries. She said: “It is obvious that it does contain a religious element.

Asian yoooofs?  Chinese?  Japanese?  Mongolian?  Well, we do get some idea about the meaning of Asian from the vicar’s wife:

“Normally community relations here are very good. We have had very strong messages of support from the East London Mosque and Tower Hamlets Mosque with whom we’ve got good relations.

“Clearly the Muslim community is very shocked. These individuals were under the influence and this was a random act.”

Now why would the mosques be sending messages of support?  Perhaps Asian is code for Pakistani?  Clearly its code for Muslim.  But the whole thing wasn’t really a surprise:

Gravestones in nearby St Dunstan’s Church in Stepney are also regularly vandalised and locals say drink and drugs problems, combined with religious differences, fuel the attacks.

Parishioner Susan Crocker said: “It is not out of the blue, they broke the glass last Easter – it’s a recurrent problem.”

At this point I am almost certain that I will see St. Paul’s converted into a mosque before I kick the bucket.  They will probably leave Westminster Abby alone as some sort of English history museum, but there won’t be any crosses or anything “Christian” allowed in there.

England is lost as a Western, Christian country.

UK Police – 17,000 Women Subject to “Honor” Abuse a Year

Each and every year in just Britain – at least according to the Association of Chief Police Officers:

Up to 17,000 women in Britain are being subjected to “honour” related violence, including murder, every year, according to police chiefs.

It warns that the number of girls falling victim to forced marriages, kidnappings, sexual assaults, beatings and even murder by relatives intent on upholding the “honour” of their family is up to 35 times higher than official figures suggest.

The crisis, with children as young as 11 having been sent abroad to be married,………..

Yes – you read that right.  11 year old girls being sent to Bangladesh and Pakistan to become “brides”.  Beatings and Murders occurring in Britain every day.  And then the Archbishop of Canterbury has the gall to come out and say that Britain will need to make some accommodation with sharia law?  It seems like this is already happening:

Women who have been taken overseas to be married against their will are now being rescued on an almost daily basis. The Government’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) handled approximately 400 cases last year – 167 of them leading to young Britons being helped back to the UK to escape unwanted partners overseas.

So where is the outraged voice of global feminism?  Can you imagine the outcry if the headlines were “17,000 Blacks subject to Abuse Every Year by Whites”?  And this is  just Britain.  What about France and Germany and Sweden and all the other countries with huge Muslim populations that they are afraid of offending?

Just as a heartbreaking example:

The human cost of honour crime was vividly captured in a haunting video message from murdered Banaz Mahmood, who revealed how her own father had tried to kill her after she abandoned her arranged marriage and fell in love with another man. In the grainy message she told how he plied her with brandy – the first time she had ever drunk alcohol – pulled the curtains and asked her to turn around.

The 19-year-old fled, but less than a month after making the grainy video on a mobile phone, Banaz was dead. Her naked body was found buried in a yard in Birmingham in 2006, more than 100 miles from her London home. She had been raped and tortured by men hired by her uncle to kill her. Mahmood’s father, uncle and one of her killers were sentenced to a total of 60 years in jail for the murder.

Just what kind of uncle hires thugs to rape, torture, and murder his niece?

HillaryCare Preview 977 – 2 years for a Hearing Aid

But it will be free, free, free. And since you can’t hear anything it won’t be like you will know what’s happening, right?
clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

Patients across the country are waiting more than two years for a hearing aid, and up to five years to have old-fashioned equipment replaced by modern technology.

Almost 50,000 people, many of them elderly, are stuck on NHS waiting lists and 10 primary care trusts have admitted to delays of more than a year for patients in need of their first hearing aid.

A spokesman for the Department of Health said: “We acknowledge that audiology waiting times in parts of the country are too high. That is why we recently published a national framework which sets out the tools the local NHS needs to transform this service.”

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