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  1. As 263 constituencies voted brexit (compared to 119 voting to remain) - I am pretty sure that the majority of MPs are very aware that they could well lose their seats at the next GE if they support any govt. motion to withdraw the article 50 notification! Which, presumably, is precisely why MPs voted to enact article 50 in the first place - even though the vast majority supported remain!
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    Youths in Swedish towns burn and vandalize scores of cars

    It's now been four days since these 'riots'. Have the Swedish authorities said anything yet as to those responsible?
  3. Do you have a link to these stats.? Not that I disagree with the gist of your post, as I would be very suprised if 4 wheeled vehicles aren't involved in a large percentage of 'bike deaths.
  4. I'm still waiting for evidence to support your allegation that " "Many times in topics concerning Muslims you have indulged in generalised vilification". Why on earth does the odd poster feel the need to come out with these types of outright lies against those with a different POV on a particular subject? Rhetorical question obviously ....
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    Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

    True to a certain extent. Those abused need to have the freedom to realise they've been abused and report the abuse. Not likely to happen as long as the govt. and police 'tippy-toe' around these offenses, in fear of 'annoying' the community - resulting in riots/giving even more reason for those against these offenses to get angry etc... In the same way as the govt. are 'tippy-toeing' around the burka and nikab...
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    Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

    True to a certain extent. Those abused need to have the freedom to realise they've been abused and report the abuse. Not likely to happen as long as the govt. and police 'tippy-toe' around these offenses, in fear of 'annoying' the community - resulting in riots/giving even more reason for those against these offenses to get angry etc... In the same way as the govt. are 'tippy-toeing' around the burka and nikab...
  7. I'll leave those who can be bothered enough, to make sense of the above quoted link. The uk is just (or nearly?) as bad when it comes to the difference between the very highest paid in large companies - compared to the ever reducing salaries of the average paid in those companies. The lowest paid are (obviously) paid an even far smaller percentage of the CEOs/board salaries....
  8. The only thing we do know is that neither capitalism or communism works - as there will always be those that use these to enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else . The 'middle choice' doesn't work much better either as the greedy and ruthless nearly always end up on the top of the 'pile'. I suspect the 'multiples of difference' between average workers and those at the top are little different in European countries - that are purportedly 'socialist', or whatever the current term....
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    Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

    So we all agree that these abhorrent cultural practises need to be banned?
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    Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

    And now of course, we have the more recent 'refugees' - that apparently have no interest in integrating with the local community - in any way at all .
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    Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

    "getting rid of the burqa improve their chances of integration" Agree 100%., which is why the majority of those that moved to the uk decades ago stopped wearing the burka. They wanted to integrate (whilst still keeping their own religion, which is fair enough) - and, consequently, interacted with the 'locals' making it easier to learn the language of the country to which they had moved - to improve the lives of both themselves and their children. It's depressing that a few of their children have now decided that wearing the burka is a 'better' way to prove their allegiance to their religion.
  12. I sincerely hope you can validate the claim that "Many times in topics concerning Muslims you have indulged in generalised vilification,"... Except, of course, I know that to be a figment of your imagination - and that the closest you can come is to my 'calling out' the three Moslem women who gave their entirely ridiculous reasons for choosing to wear the burka.... Let's be very clear on this point, my comments re. their reasons for choosing to wear the burka were not 'general vilification against all Moslems' - they were specifically addressed to their ridiculous comments. Hopefully () you will withdraw your entirely unjustifiable slur. Somehow I know you won't - in the same way I know that you will be unable to provide any evidence of your ludicrous and reprehensible allegation....
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    Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

    You are deliberately (?) mis-representing my post. Dr. Taj Halay (the imam at the Oxford Islamic Congregation),stated that in his opinion that the nikab should be banned in Britain because, (amongst other reasons) it 'endorsed gender inequality' - plus, it inhibits community cohesion. I agree with him wholeheartedly.
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    Boris Johnson slammed over Islamophobic comments

    "As for "endorsing gender inequality", that may be a distasteful opinion but it's someone's right to have it. And it's not the responsibility of the state to enforce the nebulous goal of "community cohesion." " Why on earth would do you consider his statement (re. the burka and nikab) "endorsing gender inequality" - a distasteful opinion?? I'd also disagree with your second sentence, as I think he's right in stating that it inhibits "community cohesion.” - and personally, I think this is an important issue/responsibility that the govt. needs to address.
  15. If we could be 100% sure that only the following are wearing burkas (forget the nikab - which is even more stupid):- 1) adult women that have only attended non-Moslem schools (dressed in school uniform and participating in all classes) throughout their education 2) they were entirely free to make such a (pointless) personal choice then I'd be be far less likely to argue against this manifestation of misogyny. Admittedly, I'd still think they were incapable of independent, intelligent, logical thought.
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