No Sharia divorce in UK: Muslim told to pay ex-wife maintenance even though he owes her nothing according to Islamic law

Sharia and Western law are incompatible and the conflicts will inevitably grow, but the Infidels are standing their ground on this one in the UK. For now. At least until they get hit with a cascade of “Islamophobia” charges. Dr. Zaid al-Saffar is already playing the victim. “You can’t use sharia law in divorce deal: Muslim hospital consultant told to pay ex-wife maintenance despite claims he owes her nothing under Islamic rules,” by Steve Doughty for the Daily Mail, July 25 (thanks to David):

A Muslim hospital consultant was told yesterday that he must pay his ex-wife maintenance even though under Islamic rules he believes he owes her nothing.

A judge told Dr Zaid Al-Saffar that he must follow ‘the rule in this country’ and share his money.

The Appeal Court decision means Dr Al-Saffar must pay £60,000 to his former wife, academic Hanan Al-Saffar.

The ruling sounded a warning to Muslim couples who believe their marriages are ordered according to sharia law and agree to be bound by Islamic courts.

Lord Justice Ward told Dr Al-Saffar: ‘The rule in this country is that you share and the starting point is equal division.

‘You came out of the marriage without having made your wife any substantial capital payment.’

He added: ‘Life is sometimes hard; do not be consumed with bitterness.’

But Dr Al-Saffar said after the case: ‘By playing the system and pretending to be a victim she got everything, which I think is totally unfair.

‘Family law in this country is biased against Muslim people.’…

Family law in Sharia states is biased against women.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rejects Religion, Embraces the Death and Murder Chicago Offers

The anti-gay views openly espoused by the president of a fast food chain specializing in chicken sandwiches have run afoul of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a local alderman, who are determined to block Chick-fil-A from expanding in Chicago.

“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values,” Emanuel said Wednesday.

“What the CEO has said as it relates to gay marriage and gay couples is not what I believe, but more importantly, it’s not what the people of Chicago believe. We just passed legislation as it relates to civil union and my goal and my hope … is that we now move on recognizing gay marriage. I do not believe that the CEO’s comments … reflects who we are as a city.”

Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) is using the same argument to block Chick-fil-A from opening its first free-standing restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

Chick-fil-A already has one Chicago store — at 30 E. Chicago near Loyola University’s downtown campus.

“Same sex marriage, same-sex couples — that’s the civil rights fight of our time. To have those discriminatory policies from the top down is just not something that we’re open to. …We want responsible businesses,” Moreno said.

Read more here.

Meet The Blind Tea Partier Who Traveled 700 Miles Alone for Restoring Love

Obamacare penalty regressive, will cost most uninsured at least $1,000

The penalty imposed by the Affordable Care Act on citizens who elect not to purchase health insurance will be at least $1,000 for most people, and more than $12,000 for high-income earners, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

“We can see that this is a big tax, particularly on the poor,” writes the Tax Foundation’s William McBride. “Higher income families generally pay a higher amount, but actually a smaller percent of their income, making this a regressive tax.”

For example, the penalty for a family of four earning $20,000 will be $2,085, more than 10 percent of its income, according to the Tax Foundation — whereas a family of four making $100,000 will only have two percent of its income taken away by the government.

Initially, the CBO projected that 3.9 million people would pay the tax in 2016, most of them low- and middle-income households. However, after the Supreme Court ruled that states could opt out of the Medicaid expansion that was intended to cover low-income uninsured people, the CBO put out a new estimate that there could be 6 million additional people dumped into the uninsured pool. Half of that 6 million is estimated to buy insurance.

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Real reason D.C. embraces Muslim Brotherhood

A former lead prosecutor of the terrorists behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center says he finds it “very troubling” that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s close aide worked under a “known terrorist sponsor” and that Washington’s bipartisan ruling class is coming to accept the Muslim Brotherhood.

Andrew McCarthy, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York who is now with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, told WND’s Greg Corombos in a radio interview, “I think it’s all very troubling.”

He said the family of Clinton aide Huma Abedin has been involved in the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, or IMMA, since the late 1970s.

“That outfit was started, it looks like, with the sponsorship of a guy named Abdullah Omar Naseef, who is connected to al-Qaida, who has been connected to financing of al-Qaida,” he explained. “He ran not only the Muslim World League, which is the front of Muslim Brotherhood ideology, but also something called the Rabita Trust, which not only is a designated terrorist organization under American law, but it was actually run for a time by one of the guys who’s a founder of al-Qaida.”

McCarthy noted that the IMMA has published a journal for several years, and Abedin worked in a top position for that publication.

“I go through that history because, on the very journal that Ms. Abedin herself was affiliated with as an assistant editor – from 1996 almost up until the time when she joined the State Department in 2009 – this fellow, Naseef, was an adviser on the board of that very publication,” he said. “We actually have her working in the same institution at the same place as a known terrorist sponsor. So this isn’t just like a casual ’6 degrees of separation’ thing from some obscure Muslim Brotherhood figure.”

McCarthy recently wrote an in-depth analysis of Abedin’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood published on PJ Media.

Likewise, WND senior staff reporter Aaron Klein has detailed Abedin’s ties to the Saudi-financed Islamic think tank alongside Naseef.

However, McCarthy was quick to note: “Nobody who’s questioning the influence of Ms. Abedin – and, particularly, the propriety of her getting a security clearance under the circumstances – is claiming that she’s the policy maker. The policy in the administration is made by President [Obama] and his top Cabinet people and his top advisers and Secretary Clinton. I don’t think anyone is saying that Huma Abedin is responsible for a big shift in American policy.”

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Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Shows His Ignorance In Letter To Chick-Fil-A

To Mr. Cathy,

In recent days, you said Chick-fil-A opposes same-sex marriage and said the generation that supports it has an “arrogant attitude.”

Now — incredibly — your company says you are backing out of the same-sex marriage debate. I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston.

You called supporters of gay marriage “prideful.” Here in Boston, to borrow your own words, we are “guilty as charged.” We are indeed full of pride for our support of same sex marriage and our work to expand freedom to all people. We are proud that our state and our city have led the way for the country on equal marriage rights.

I was angry to learn on the heels of your prejudiced statements about your search for a site to locate in Boston. There is no place for discrimination on Boston’s Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it. When Massachusetts became the first state in the country to recognize equal marriage rights, I personally stood on City Hall Plaza to greet same sex couples coming here to be married. It would be an insult to them and to our city’s long history of expanding freedom to have a Chick-fil-A across the street from that spot.

Sincerely,

Thomas M. Menino
Mayor, City of Boston

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There’s no place for freedom to disagree on the Freedom Trail?

I wonder if he knows that barring Chick-fil-A would be unconstitutional. There’s just enough ambiguity in that letter to suggest that he does — he’s telling them they’re not welcome, not warning them that he’ll challenge them legally — but who knows. Would any Boston liberals object if he did file suit to try to stop them, full in the knowledge that he’s doomed to fail?

Obama creating African-American education office

President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students.

The White House says the office will coordinate the work of communities and federal agencies to ensure that African-American youngsters are better prepared for high school, college and career.

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Roseanne Barr Wants Millions of Americans To Get Cancer

ABC’s The View honored Roseanne Barr with a guest-host spot on July 19, which shows they probably aren’t in the habit of evaluating her sanity based on her Twitter rants. Take her wishing cancer on Chick-Fil-A fans yesterday morning: “anyone who eats S–t Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ”.

Mass Murder A Modern Curse? Hardly.

The media often treat events as if they are new — something unprecedented. A good example is the issue of mass shootings. Each time one hits the news, it is treated as something that, if not new, is a recent development.

However, one doesn’t have to look very hard to find many historical examples. It took only about a half hour to find the following. And, to keep things on a relative apples-to-apples basis, this shows civilian on civilian cases only. It excludes examples perpetrated by soldiers, police or other government authorized actions or civil wars. Only events prior to 1970 are listed; many more examples could be added to the list.

July 26, 1764 — near what is now Greencastle, PA. Four Lenape Indians killed a schoolmaster and nine or 10 children.

December 22, 1868 — Chattanooga, TN. Three dead following a shooting by a disgruntled student.

April 13, 1873 — Colefax, LA. Following a disputed election, white Democrats killed an estimated 60 to 100 mainly black citizens in a disputed Democratic/Republican gubernatorial race.

December 11, 1875 — Bremerhaven, Germany. Alexander Keith, Jr., in a plot to bomb ships and collect insurance money, had his bomb, sitting on the dock, accidentally go off, killing 80 and injuring about 200 more. He committed suicide shortly afterwards.

April 9, 1891 — Newburgh, NY. An elderly man fired a shotgun at St. Mary’s school, injuring several students. No deaths.

May 25, 1893 — Osaka, Japan. Kumataro Kido and Yagoro Tani killed 11 including an infant. Kido had lost his common law wife to another man, so they killed him, his former wife and other family members. The two committed suicide afterwards.

March 14, 1912 — Carroll Co. VA. Floyd Allen started a gun battle at the court house after he was convicted of taking his two nephews from the custody of the sheriff’s deputies. Five were killed and seven wounded.

September 4, 1913 — Degerloch, Germany. Ernst August Wagner killed his wife, four children and shot 20 more, with nine dying. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

March 6, 1915 — Brunswick, GA. Monroe Phillips killed seven and wounded 32 in a shooting rampage. He was depressed because his life wasn’t going well.

May 18, 1927 — Bath, MI. Andrew Kehoe killed 45 and wounded 58 when he set off bombs at the local school. He was upset over a property tax for the school.

August 22, 1928 — Fairfield, CA. Leung Ying, a Chinese immigrant, killed 11 and injured four on a farm after being fired for assaulting the farm owner’s daughter.

May 21, 1938 — Kaio, Japan. Mutsuo Toi killed 30 people with a shotgun, sword and axe and injured three others in a small village. This was almost half the population of the town.

September 6, 1949 — Camden, NJ. Howard Barton Unruh randomly kills 13 people in retaliation for the theft of the newly built front gate to his yard.

Read more here.