Muslim Cabbies In Minn. Lose Round In Court

September 9, 2008

Muslim Cabbies In Minn. Lose Round In Court

Associated Press : ST. PAUL, Minn. – Muslim cabbies whose religious beliefs go against driving passengers who carry alcohol have lost another round in Minnesota courts.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against the cabbies’ latest attempt to block penalties from being imposed when they refuse to transport passengers because they’re carrying alcoholic beverages.

An ordinance adopted by the Metropolitan Airports Read the rest of this entry »

Please Pray For The Repose Of The Soul Of Leila Hussein

June 2, 2008

Mother who defied the killers is gunned down

Leila Hussein lived her last few weeks in terror. Moving constantly from safe house to safe house, she dared to stay no longer than four days at each. It was the price she was forced to pay after denouncing and divorcing her husband – the man she witnessed suffocate, stamp on, then stab their young daughter Rand in a brutal ‘honour’ killing for which he has shown no remorse. Read the rest of this entry »

Father Jarjis Robert Sayd & Mar Bawai Soro At The Vatican: Hope, Defiance, Unity

April 28, 2008

This past Sunday 29 deacons were ordained to the priesthood at Saint Peter’s in Rome by HH Benedict XVI. Among the priests was an Iraqi of the Chaldean Catholic Church – which has suffered in the martyrdom of one archbishop, one priest, and 3 subdeacons in the last 12 months.

Rather a bold move with a bold message by a pope who is developping a reputation for such!  And a clear message at that – Catholics will not be driven underground in fear, Iraq’s Catholic Community is close to the heart of the Holy Father. Public reception of Moslem converts and public support for those who are persecuted my Moslems will be the norm.

Interestingly, among the guests in attendance for the ordination was none other than Assyrian Church of the East bishop Mar Bawai Soro – who has made known his intentions to bring his flock of some 6 priests, 30 deacons and 3,000 faithful in America into the Catholic Church via the Chaldean Catholic Church.

5 bob to American Papist who writes:

My, but doesn’t this picture speak volumes? Here’s the official photo caption:

New ordained priest Jarjis Robert Sayd of Iraq looks on during a ceremony lead by Pope Benedict XVI in which he ordained 29 new priests, in St. Peter Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, April 27, 2008.


What also speaks volumes is the presense – along side the Chaldean Catholic bishops at the Mass – of Bishop Mar Bawai Soro. Mar Bawai – a bishop coming out of the Church of the East – had made it known in January of this year that it is his intention – along with the faithful of his diocese – to enter into full communion with the Holy See by way of the Chaldean Catholic Church. Iraqi Christian blogger Baghdadhope righty and interestingly asks:

Equally certainly his very presence in the Vatican and the place of honor reserved to him by the ceremonial could be interpreted as a signal of “unofficial” welcome. Maybe the Holy Church is preparing to welcome among its loving arms a new bishop besides 29 new priests?

Mar Bawai and his faithful – one of whom a proud Cordelia preparing his first post on TBC – have been in my prayers for some time now. I invite all to join me in those prayers that these aspirations for full communion will be achieved.

If you hadn’t heard of this movement before… well you are not alone. Not one other Catholic blogger seems to have embedded the following video as  content.

“Father Samuel Dinkha speaks to the San Jose congregation regarding H.G. Mar Bawai and his supporters “declaration of intent” to pursue full communion with the Catholic Church and unity with the Chaldean Catholic Church of the East.”

Many years to Father Jarjis Robert Sayd, Mar Bawai, and all the newly ordained priests!

180 Grown Muslim Men Should Be Able To Afford Their Own Footbath Area

April 12, 2008

Muslims to get floor sinks at airport by fall???

So this article informs that for the sake of 180 men of a religious minority the Airport Authority in Indianapolis (how publicly funded is that?) is going to install foot sinks at an airport…

There was a time when Eastern Orthodox Christians far outnumbered the Islamic population in the US. During that time did airlines have strict vegan meals during the great lent for them? Did Airport authorities pressure food service providers at the airport to have vegan options for them?

The Amish have strict practices that they – out of necessity – live in community to practice. Ditto for Hasidic Jews.

Note that where we Catholics constitute less than 2% of the population, (I am thinking Azerbaijan for example!) we as Catholics don’t go making push demands for Lenten food…

There comes a time when people realize that if you are part of a minority in a pluralistic society it is incumbent upon YOU to accommodate your needs… Not everyone else.

If these men need to get together and buy or rent a property to accomadate them that is near the airport. If there is 150 of them, than 180 contributing $14 a week ($2.00 per day) into a fund to rent or purchase a location where they can scrub their toes seems reasonable.

180 Muslims x $14.00 per day x 52 weeks per year

$131,040 (after a decade $1.3M!)that could rent or purchase a space that could accomadate footwashing at or near the airport! 

The onus is on THEM to meet their needs, not us!

Muslim taxi drives or Indianapolis, collect money and

  1. Look for real estate near the airport to buy or rent
  2. Discuss renting a space at the airport that would be a private members only area
  3. Talk with local gas stations or hotels to see if they would be interested in latching on to the lucrative pedal-spa market.  (This isn’t far fetched, truck stops have showers for a reason.)

This isn’t for the tax-payers to worry about or take care of for you. 

Don’t Punish My Other Wife!

April 8, 2008

5 bob to: Creative Minority Report

From the Daily Mail.

But yesterday one motorist offered what must be a unique reason why he should keep his licence.

Mohammed Anwar said a ban would make it difficult to commute between his two wives and fulfil his matrimonial duties.

His lawyer told a Scottish court the Muslim restaurant owner has one wife in Motherwell and another in Glasgow – he is allowed up to four under his religion – and sleeps with them on alternate nights.

Oh the irony when the pluralism being demanded shows sharia-law and same-sex marriage folks climbing into bed together. How do I mean?  Well if having multiple wives is respected in courts, how long can you argue that one woman can’t have just one other woman as her wife?

Will this woman who fancies herself a man, one day be allowed to be the husband of multiple wives and give birth to all their children?  In fact I daresay that taking steroids and having her breasts altered didn’t turn her into a man – the bun in the oven shows that…  But state law recognizes her as married to a woman.  Now in Britian the courts are – at least here – showing recognition to bigamy.  The floodgates are going to open – these parties are just chipping away at the same dam from different sides.

It boggles the mind…

Sharia The Musical!

February 10, 2008

(To be sung to the tune of “Maria” from West Side Story. With thanks to Raymond Arroyo of EWTN and apologies to Leonard Bernstein …)


Sharia, the Archbishop is all for Sharia!
His really awkward shame will never be the same to me.

Sharia! Don’t publically kiss your girl Maria!
Ask Dhimmi who’ve found how awful a sound it can be!

Sharia, please watch out what music your playing.
If it comes, be quiet when you are a Catholic praying!

Sharia, He’s actually open to Sharia!

Oh +Cantuar… Given that all variations of “Muhammed” combined have become the most popular name for boys in the UK, leave this lobbying to home-grown sharia enthusiasts.

They will call for it soon enough.

Thanks Lambeth 1930!