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Laws that limit religious rights embolden racists, particularly Islamophobes

Charles Taylor, co-author of the Bouchard-Taylor report, speaks at a legislature committee studying a bill on secularism on May 7 at the legislature in Quebec City.Last week, parliamentary hearings began on Quebec’s Bill 21, which would ban public employees in “positions of authority” from wearing religious symbols. In his testimony, the philosopher Charles Taylor stated that he and Gérard Bouchard were wrong to propose restrictions on religious symbols in their 2008 report on reasonable accommodation.

Taylor affirmed he had been “very naïve” for not foreseeing that such proposals would stigmatize religious minorities and feed intolerance. ..more: THESTAR

Defaming Prophet Muhammad not freedom of expression: top rights court

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judges. PHOTO: AFPThe European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against defamation of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and said such activities exceed the permissible limits of freedom of expression, Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday. Upholding a lower court’s decision, the ECHR said that defaming Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace”…MORE: EXPRESTRIBUNE

JUSTICE FOR ALL

heaven__s_light_13765932_by_stockproject1-d3p82jnThe Prophet ﷺ said (which means) : ‘Why do you not support the one who has a right? May that nation not be purified among whom the weak cannot get his right without trouble.’”Hasan صحيح ابن ماجه
It was narrated that Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri said: “A Bedouin came to the Prophet (ﷺ) to ask him to pay back a debt that he owed him, and he spoke harshly, saying: ‘I will make things difficult for you unless you repay me.’ His Companions rebuked him and said: ‘Woe to you, do you know who you are speaking to?’ He said: ‘I am only asking for my rights.’ The Prophet (ﷺ) said: ‘Why do you not support the one who has a right?’ Then he sent word to Khawlah bint Qais, saying to her: ‘If you have dates, lend them to us until our dates come, then we will pay you back.’ She said: ‘Yes, may my father be ransomed for you, O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)!’ So she gave him a loan, and he paid back the Bedouin and fed him. He (the Bedouin) said: ‘You have paid me in full, may Allah (SWT) pay you in full.’ He (the Prophet (ﷺ) ) said: ‘Those are the best of people. May that nation not be cleansed (of sin) among whom the weak cannot get his right without trouble.’

GOP Senate candidate flips out over ‘women’s rights’: ‘I want to come home to a cooked dinner every night’

In a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Sykes said that he had been asked if he “supports women’s rights.” “I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six,” Sykes said, referring to demands he makes of his girlfriend. “One that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn to fix after they become traditional homemakers and family wives.”…. Rawstory –huffingtonpos

Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees

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Across the world, barriers are growing. Every day people fleeing war and persecution find the door slammed in their face. more:

Your Mother

Abu Huraira reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “Who is most deserving of my good company?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man asked, “Then who?” The Prophet said “Your mother.” The…

#Halalchallenge: Racism in the guise of animal rights

The first videos have begun to roll in. On Twitter, the hashtag was momentarily one of the top trending topics in Twitter Screenshot Identitäre Aktion Halal ChallengeGermany, though it was also used by users who were trying to draw attention to the challenge’s racism. The Facebook page already has nearly 4,200 fans.
Groups that oppose Muslim immigration and/or the halal diet have attacked the Facebook pages of supermarkets such as Rewe and Edeka. The companies have reacted defensively. Edeka, for example, posted that only “a few individual sellers” produce their meat products in line with Islamic guidelines. Besides, the chain claimed, none of the products came from animals that hadn’t been sedated before being slaughtered….more: dw.com

New York City to Join U.S. Anti-Terrorist Program Criticized by Rights Groups

The decision to join the program, called the Strong Cities Network, had drawn scrutiny from American Muslim activists, the New York Civil Liberties Union and civil rights lawyers. More than a dozen groups urged Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, to reconsider New York’s participation, citing what they called an unfair focus on the activities of law-abiding American Muslims…more: .nytimes