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Polygamy in France

From Deustche Welle:

Between 150,000 and 400,000 people live in polygamous households in France, in which a man is married to more than one woman. The French state is trying to change the situation — with mixed results.

The government argues that living in polygamy prevents immigrants from becoming integrated into French society and that it goes against the principles of gender equality enshrined in the constitution. Polygamy was made illegal in France in 1993. Those who still live in polygamy have either been doing so since before the law was passed or they married abroad.


Though polygamy isn’t very common in the northern Paris suburb of Cergy, most people in the African community there seem to know at least one polygamous family, usually with roots in Mali.

 

“I’m against polygamy, even though I’m African,” explained Kofi Jumeau, who, along with his 43 brothers and sisters, could speak from first-hand experience. “My father had between nine and 11 wives. And unfortunately it really hurt us kids, because there was no family cohesion. It was really bad for us.”

 

The French authorities employ a strategy they call “de-cohabitation” to reduce the numbers of polygamous households. It involves social workers helping second and third wives move into separate apartments with their children, breaking up the polygamous arrangement.

[…] Parliamentarian Chantal Brunel has taken up the issue and would like the government to be more aggressive in dealing with it. “I think we have to send a strong message to other countries and to foreigners who live here and don’t respect the laws on our soil. Polygamy is completely illegal in France, and yet it exists.”

 

Brunel sponsored legislation last year calling for state tutors to manage the welfare benefits of polygamous families. Though the bill didn’t pass, she did manage to draw attention to the issue of polygamy and continued to lobby her colleagues for more action in tackling it. There’s now a growing sense that France’s current policy isn’t working, and that the country needs to take a tougher stance if it wants polygamy to become a thing of the past.

HT: Eurabian News.

If we study the consequences of the polygamous weddings in France, we can distinguish between the ones which are made in France -not recognised but for some very limited effects- and the ones who are made outside France, who in general are recognised as valid, except when the man is married to a French woman. So the inmediate consequence is that they are promoting the polygamous weddings with foreign women who are not aware of their rights and normally do not even speak French.

It’s not very strange then the system is not working,

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Europe’s Islamic future is now

The result of an extensive research and five months of field interviews in numerous schools in 20 French provinces by a distinguished group of educators, the Obin report documents the extensive Islamization of French schools in the vicinity of Moslem ghettoes and the imposition of strict conformity with Islamist dictates through violence and intimidation.

Having by and large completed their takeover of the Moslem ghettoes, often by “targeted violence” against non-Moslems and moderate Moslems alike, the Islamist fanatics are making great progress towards achieving control of the educational system as well.

As usual, girls are the first victims of religious extremism. The “big brothers,” as the Islamists are known in school, enforce a strict Islamic dress code which prohibits make-up, dresses and skirts, forbid any co-educational activities and make going to the movies, the swimming pool or the gym all but impossible for Moslem girls.

The punishment for refusal to conform is often physical violence and beatings. And this, says the report, is a relatively protected environment compared to “what girls experience outside of school.” Such as forced marriages at 14 or 15.

You can read the entire article at France-Echos.

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Three Christians await execution in Indonesia

I have written about them in this post. You can read it as background of the case. I have noted there is an initiative in Spanish website HazteOir.org for helping them. I will speak about it at the end of the post.

According to VOA:

Three Christian militants sentenced to death for killing Muslims during sectarian violence that shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island six years ago may be executed this month. Supporters of the three men say they are not guilty, and are being used as scapegoats.

The three Indonesian Catholic men, Fabianus Tibo, Dominggus de Silva and Marinus Riwu, were convicted of killing Muslims during Muslim-Christian clashes in the central Sulawesi town of Poso in 2000.

The men have exhausted most avenues to stop their execution, two higher courts and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono have rejected their appeals.

But the chief attorney for the three men, Stefanus Roy Rening, says they are still waiting for a reply from Mr. Yudhoyono on a second clemency appeal, filed last month.

He says all three men are innocent and being used as scapegoats in an unfair justice system. He also says the three are not the masterminds of the Poso violence, which is why they should not be executed.

The men are convicted of a massacre of more than 200 unarmed people, mostly women, children and students, who were shot and hacked to death while hiding in a Muslim school. It was one of the worst incidents in the clashes between Muslims and Christians that claimed more than 1,000 lives.

But the three deny being at the scene of the killings, and police are investigating 16 other men as the real masterminds of the massacre.

Free Thoughts notes something that I noted myself in that other post:

Accusa che Amnesty International ha definito falsa, dato che lo stesso processo è stato costruito ad arte contro i cristiani

An accusation that Amnesty International has defined as false, because all the process has been built against Christians.

The Java Report adds a very important comment:

If these guys are guilty of involvement in a massacre that killed over 200–mostly women and children, let me volunteer my services for the firing squad. However, the Indonesian court system is based on Islamic law and, as we have noted here on several occasions, is a complete sham. Not a single Muslim has been brought to justice for the killing of Christians during the same period–even though far more Christians were killed in the sectarian violence than Muslims. Not. A. Single. One.

As I noted firstly in the post, the web Hazte Oir.org is doing a campaign to stop their execution. You can send by a form in that page a letter to the Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, the Foreign Minister of Spain, the Indonesian Ambassador in Spain and the Spanish Ambassador in Indonesia. The letter runs:

Dear Sir

I hereby request your help, to avoid the executions of three Christians in your country, Indonesia.
These convicts were charged with murder and enticement to sectarian hatred, which, according to certain eyewitnesses is without basis.
According to our sources these people have not had a fair trial, and in my view your cooperation in order to save their lives and to ensure that their fundamental rights are respected is essential.
Please be so kind to refer my request to your Government, who most certainly would take it into consideration and deal with it in the best manner.

You are only requested to tell your name (nombre), e-mail and subject (asunto). The more letters we send, the more possibility we have they are saved from a very bad fate.

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If you are interested in contemplating the Pyramids

then you must make haste and go just now to Egypt to see them:

Egypt’s Grand Mufti (the Sheikh who is responsible for releasing all fatwas and top Islamic jurist) Ali Gomaa issued a fatwa (religious opinion/edict) few days ago that forbids Egyptian Muslims from owning or displaying statues at their home because it is un-Islamic according to a “Hadith” (Prophet’s saying). The controversial Qatar-based Islamic scholar, Yussef al-Qaradawi joined the Mufti.

The Mufti who is appointed by the President represents the official line of the country and that tells you how secular we are evolving to be, a future Taliban state.

The Fatwa does not rule out:

  • The demolition of all pharaonic civilization heritages represented in the thousands of statues and Luxor and Aswan temples and others scattered all over the country. Those temples for those who did not visit them have huge statues for ancient Egyptian Kings and Queens.
  • Boycotting all sculpture artists and closing down arts colleges in the country for teaching students art. I will have to boycott all my friends and family members who took art as a profession.
  • Getting rid of any foreign heritage in the Egyptian houses. Many Egyptian families since more than two centuries still take pride in inheriting some pieces of art that came to Egypt from Europe. Those pieces are extremely precious and invaluable.
  • Treating us as insane retarded citizens with no brains who will take the first opportunity worship statues for anything in which we can undo everything Prophet Muhammed did when he forbid the people of Mecca from worshipping statues. Egyptians do not have the desert culture, we have the civilization of the Nile valley that inspired Egyptians with all forms of beauty along the centuries of history despite all difficulties.

You can continue reading at Freedom for Egyptians.

These are very bad news for all people like me who like the “Pharaonic” Egypt. It’s a pity that an astounding civilization can be lost because of the idiocy of some of our fellow human beings.

I do not know if the receipt in this cartoon would work:

That’s not all:
Via Egyptian Sandmonkey, according to this link (in arabic), the Egyptian parliament just ammended the criminal offenses law to include an ammendments that allows the Egyptian judicial authorities the right to pursue and try anyone who insults, attacks or defames religion.

The new law establishes a 100,000 EGP fine against any one who attacked, criticisized, defamed or mocked- using writing or drawing- any Prophet or religion. It was presented by the MB MP’s and the government approved it.

HT: Hyscience.

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Israeli soldiers have detained 2 terrorists

From Ynet News:

IDF forces operating in the West Bank town of Nablus early Thursday arrested a Palestinian woman “who planned to carry out a suicide bombing,” security officials say.
In the course of the operations, Palestinians threw explosives at the forces and opened fire at soldiers a number of times. No injuries were reported among troops.
The woman was arrested in light of intelligence information. On Wednesday, a man and woman who were prepared to carry out suicide bombings were also arrested in Nablus.

IDF forces have been operating in Nablus since last night to arrest wanted suspects, who include among others members of a terror cell that carried out a suicide bomb attack last week near the Kedumim settlement in Samaria, killing four Israelis.
Security forces are aware of 74 terror general terror warnings, 12 of them concerete, to carry out attacks in Israel. Most of the warnings relate to terrorists belonging to the Islamic Jihad organization. In total, IDF forces arrested 21 wanted Palestinian terror suspects in the West Bank overnight.
Palestinian sources in Nablus reported that two Palestinian civilians, including a teacher oh her way to work, were lightly to moderately injured by IDF forces. The sources also said a U.S. photojournalist was injured in his stomach by a rubber bullet fired by soldiers.

HT: Free Thoughts.

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Zapatero: in favor of the Iranian nuclear energy

The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero here Thursday stressed Iran’s right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Addressing a joint press conference, Annan and Zapatero said negotiation is the best solution to Iran’s nuclear case.

It is quite right that Iran reminds the world of its right to access to peaceful nuclear energy, said Annan adding Tehran should fulfill its commitments within the regulations of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

He praised efforts made by Iran and the European states to resume talks and settle Tehran’s nuclear case, encouraging the sides to boost the move.

HT: Elder of Ziyon.

Well, the good thing here, is that Zapatero’s party, the Socialists are totally oppposed to Spain using nuclear plants to produce electricity. What is more, the Socialists’ program included a proposition to “dispense with nuclear energy”:

The substitution of the 9 nuclear reactors for renewable energies (7.900 W) that are functioning just now would cost between € 15.000 and 20.000 millions, depending on the chosen alternative. To this quantity, we should add the consequences in jobs, because the definitive shut will forze the sacking of 20.000 wordkers; the economic impact in zones where the nuclear plants are sited; and the lose of fiscal benefits for the municipalities. And lastly, the high cost of the dimantlement of the nuclear plants that would be shut.
So, he thinks it’s appropriate to deprive Spain of the only energy that it’s really ours, that reduces our dependence from foreigners. But yet he thinks that Iran, the forth producer of oil in the worls, and one of the first in gas, should have nuclear energy.

In fact, the link in which the Socialists said that they were going to subsitute nuclear energy for others, cheaper and environmental-friendly, has disappeared from its web page. But the Bitacora de Yok, has a very good comment about this:

If they have a better and cheaper energy, don’t they believe the greedy businessmen that are only searching for increasing their benefits would have begun to use it, without any need to force them?

A disaster very coherent. As everything our President is doing.

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The vote, the Communist and the apostates (UPDATED)

Drinking From Home: Italy: Muslims told to vote Communist

Rome, 5 April (AKI) – The secretary general of Italy’s largest Muslim organisation, the Union of Islamic communities in Italy (UCOII), has called on Italian Muslims to vote for the Party of Italian Communists at the general election… The leader of UCOII said that [the Communist leader] Diliberto’s willingness to accommodate the needs of the Muslim community was a good reason to vote for his party…

This reminds me of something I read the other day at NUEVO DIGITAL, an Spanish on-line newspaper about the United Left (Izquierda Unida in Spanish):

The Andalusian MP from Cordoba, José Manuel Mariscal, has joined the petition of the Islamic Council to open the Cordoba’s Cathedral to Muslim rites and has presented a proposition to let the controlled prayer of all religions in that Cathedral.
[…] His proposition also includes the consitutition of an adress to study, inside the Culture’s Commission, to promote the meeting of civilizations, According to Mariscal, this address will serve to “listen the worries of the different cultures that live in Andalusia or are part of its history, and those of the UNESCO and its homologue in the Arab countries, the ISESCO, and to propose measures to the Analusian Governement to promote the meeting of civilizations”.
Mariscal accused several MSM of promoting “a long-term campaign of islamophobia, that are rejecting the presence of Muslims in several cities and in protests against the opening of mosques, with the risk to push a great sector of inhabitants into marginality”-

Well, those protests against the opening of Mosques, are held mainly in Seville. A city where they are going to buid a magnificent mosque in a public soil with swimming pool, library, etc., inside it … in a community where they were demanding those services for long. Some time ago, they had a web page, titled, “Mezquita, no gracias” (Mosque, no thanks), but now it has dissappeared.

Afterwards they denied they were going to ask it:

Mariscal said that his intention, when he spoke about his initiative that was going to adopt IU (United Left), “was to throw an idea, that, as facts have shown, gives rise to a public debate, having as objective the promotion of understanding and the solidarity between religions, the mixture and the cooperation, and this goal is mantained in the proposition that we will take to the Andalusian Parliament”.
So it is not going to include the petition to the managing council of the Cathedral (Cabildo Catedralicio de Córdoba, which depends from the Archbishop) to study the possibility to let in a controlled manner all kind of prayers in that space”.

This last thing is very grave. The next news are hilarious. This same political party is intending to regulate the apostasy from the Catholic Church with all guaratees. BUT they have said NOTHING abouth Abdul Rahman, and of course, no one has critisized Afghanistan for his process (or Spanish Muslim for not commenting on this issue).

By the way, as I am not blogging very much these days, I have to say that Adbul Rahman is peacefully installed in Italy and that he has been given asylum in Italy. The Italians should be very proud of their Governement for this action. Liberale per Israele, Melone.org . As a result the Talibans have threatened with carrying Jihad attacks, the President Hamid Karzai, as culprit for not having put obstacles to the foreing meddling in the country politics. According to the fundamentalistic movement, the case of the Afghan convert to Christianity has proved that Karzai is a puppet in the hands of foreigners. (via No-Way).

UPDATE: Reading A New Dark Age is Dawning, I find this piece of news:

An Afghan man who could have faced the death penalty for becoming a
Christian has said he would probably have been killed had he remained
in Afghanistan.

Speaking to journalists in Italy, where he has
been given asylum, Abdul Rahman, 41, thanked Pope Benedict XVI for
leading the campaign to have him freed.

He said he never wanted to return to Afghanistan and was concerned for the safety of his family there.

Afghan MPs have condemned his release and said he should have not have left

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