Saturday, February 09, 2008

Approving Honor Killings & Undermining Hygiene?

The UK doesn't officially approve honor killings. Not yet.

Nevertheless, the silence and the omission to act is coming from the tyranny of political correctness — an idiotic idea carried to unimaginable extremes and, according to this article at the Daily Mail, threatening even the proper enforcement of the law, thereby endangering the lives of women and young girls:

Police and authorities 'afraid to act against honour crimes in case they are called racist', claims report

Honour killing victim: Surjit Kaur Athwal disappeared on a trip to India in 1998
Teachers, police and councils are afraid to take action against so-called honour crimes for fear of being accused of racism, it is claimed.

Women are also being betrayed by community figures who believe those who break traditional taboos deserve to be punished, the report found.

Researchers say taxi drivers, police and government workers of Asian origin are returning women to the domestic abuse they want to escape...
Read the rest of the article at the Daily Mail.

Have the police in the UK become so politically correct, so afraid of criticism, that they are reticent to prevent murder?

Moral relativism and political correctness are eating away at the very fabric of Western society in the UK, as reflected in two other recent stories: the recognition of Muslim polygamy and the Archbishop of Canterbury's declaration about the inevitability of some aspects of shari'a law being implemented in the UK so as to prevent further fragmentation of British society.

Right now, the outcry of outrage over the archbishop's remarks has British citizens all fired up. One can only hope that they hold onto that anger. Maybe then the politicians will understand that the people, including many Muslim immigrants, want British law in the UK — not shari'a law.

Another lesser known story is one which threatens the health of the everyday person in the UK. Article from this source on February 3, 2008 (Hat-tip to WC of The Gathering Storm):
Muslim women working at U.K. medical facilities are increasingly refusing to comply with the basic hygiene standard of rolling up their sleeves when their washing hands, it was reported.

According to the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, female workers are ignoring Britain's Department of Health rules requiring medics to be "bare below the elbow" because they consider showing any skin — outside the hands and face — immodest.

The guidelines were put into place to stave off the spread of infectious killer bugs like MRSA and Clostridium difficile, which have been implicated in the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients, according to the paper.

Hygiene experts said the standard should hold for all workers— even if it goes against their religion.

"I don't think it would be right to make an exemption for people on any grounds. The policy of bare below the elbows has to be applied universally," Dr. Mark Enright, professor of microbiology at Imperial College London told the Telegraph.

Some fear the enforcing the rules will open the door to lawsuits charging discrimination against female Muslims working within the medical professions.

The Islamic Medical Association, for one, has issued a statement that "no practicing Muslim woman — doctor, medical student, nurse or patient — should be forced to bare her arms below the elbow," according to paper.
Western countries are going to have to make some unnegotiable decisions and stick to them if all of us are not to be endangered even further. Otherwise, we are headed for a New Dark Age, just as Mark Alexander has been warning.

[Hat-tip to World Divided for the first link in this posting]

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posted by Always On Watch @ 2/09/2008 02:20:00 PM