Up until now, the pattern of behavior for Muslims in the West has been to insist on special privileges and exceptions, using our constitutional and statutory provisions for freedom of religion to justify their demands.
Anyone who wants to act against the Islamization of the West needs to address this situation, and the way to do it is to create rules that apply equally to all religions, thus forestalling the objection that they are discriminatory. If Christians can’t wear crosses, Jews can’t wear yarmulkes, and Muslimas can’t wear the veil, then the rule is fair, right?
Christians and Jews will mostly comply with such rules without demur, but Muslims tend to bridle at the restrictions, because the wearing of the veil is a political statement for Islam, a sign that Dar al-Harb has been converted into Dar al-Islam. Where veils are worn, the sexes are separated, and the muezzin calls from the minaret, everyone knows that sharia has come to the territory that formerly belonged to the infidels.
So, practically speaking, the “fair” rule has the desired effect: it denies Islam a political toehold in the countries which enforce it.
With that in mind, three members of the European Parliament from Belgium have taken action. On April 21st, the MEPs Philip Claeys, Frank Vanhecke and Koenraad Dillen — all from Vlaams Belang — proposed the following:
Written declaration on the introduction of a ban on the wearing of religious symbols in buildings of EU institutions
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The European Parliament,
— having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure, A. whereas the separation of church and state in Europe is a fundamental acquis, B. whereas this acquis is being placed under increasing pressure by the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, C. whereas the Muslim headscarf is also a symbol of the oppression of women, D. whereas many women are forced by social pressure to wear a headscarf, E. whereas the staff of public services should present a neutral appearance, most of all (but not exclusively) in dealings with the public, 1. Urges the institutions and the financial, advisory, interinstitutional and decentralised bodies of the European Union to introduce a ban in all their buildings on the wearing of visible religious symbols, to apply to all staff members and employees of service providers; 2. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the other EU institutions and the financial, advisory, interinstitutional and decentralised bodies of the European Union.
We’ll have to wait and see how the various countries of the European Union react to this proposal.
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