British Airline Deletes Israel From Map – To Please Muslims

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One can only despair upon hearing news like this.  It’s now come to light that British airline BMI  removed Israel from an electronic map that appears on its flights.

Why? Yep, you guessed it: to avoid angering Muslim passengers.

BMI’s London-Tel Aviv flights, Israel and most of its cities are not marked. Only Haifa was identified – by its Arab name, Khefa.

BMI has now apologised for this, and ‘explained’ that the map was acquired from an airline that flew to several Arab states.

BMI now says it will provide revised maps for its twice daily flights to Israel.

BMI also said it was making every effort not to hurt passengers’ feelings by adopting a nonpolitical position.

Oh, well, that’s all right then…

BMI operates flights from England to several Muslim destinations, including Syria, Lebanon and Iran, but has also recently launched an agreement with the Tourism Ministry to add Israel to its roster.

You may recall that this is the same airline that recently fired a female crew member – for refusing to wear traditional Islamic garb and walk behind male colleagues while briefly in Saudi Arabia.

If Muslims started complaining that it upset them to have Jewish passengers on the same flights, would BMI ban Jews – in order to remain ‘non political’ and avoid angering their beloved Muslim customers…?

Original news story: Ha’aaretz CLICK HERE

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British Air Stewardess Fired – For Not Agreeing To Play By Islam’s Rules

Here in Dhimmiland UK, news just in that a female employee of British airline BMI has been sacked – because she refused to wear an ‘abaya’ and walk behind male colleagues when in Saudi Arabia.

I kid you not. This is the story, courtesy of the Times Online:

“A BRITISH air stewardess was sacked for refusing to fly to Saudi Arabia after she was ordered to wear a traditional Islamic robe and walk behind male colleagues.

Lisa Ashton, a £15,000-a-year stewardess with BMI, was told that in public areas in Saudi Arabia she was required to wear a black robe, known as an abaya. This covers everything but the face, feet and hands. She was told to follow her male colleagues, irrespective of rank.

Ashton, 37, who was worried about security in the country, refused to fly there, claiming the instructions were discriminatory. She was sacked last April.

“It’s not the law that you have to walk behind men in Saudi Arabia, or that you have to wear an abaya, and I’m not going to be treated as a second-class citizen,” Ashton said last week.

“It’s outrageous. I’m a proud Englishwoman and I don’t want these restrictions placed on myself.”

Earlier this year an employment tribunal in Manchester ruled that BMI was justified in imposing “rules of a different culture” on staff and cleared it of sexual discrimination. Ashton has consulted Liberty, the human rights organisation, and may seek a judicial review of the decision.

Ashton joined BMI in March 1996, flying to the Caribbean, the United States and India. Based in Manchester, she was told in the summer of 2005 that BMI was starting a service to Saudi Arabia and she might be required to work on it.

The Foreign Office was then advising visitors of a “threat of terrorism” in the country. Ashton did not want to travel there because of the security risks, and was offended by the rules for staff travelling to the region.

A BMI document circulated to staff who might travel to Saudi Arabia stated: “It is expected that female crew members will walk behind their male counterparts in public areas such as airports no matter what rank.”

Staff were also given abayas and were required to put them on when leaving the aircraft.

Ashton, a practising Christian, was advised by union officials that it was considered a part of the uniform and she could face disciplinary action if she did not wear it.

Why the hell should any NON Muslim woman, from a NON Muslim country, be forced to don traditional Muslim garb? Do Muslim women from Saudi Arabia take OFF their abayas when visiting Britain? No, of course they blinking well don’t!

As usual, it’s we ‘infidels’ that are being required to change and give up our rights in order to fit in with Islam.

And for a British company to be the force behind this latest travesty is alarming. Of one thing we can all be sure: this is not the first such incident, and it won’t be the last.

Multiculturalism? Or Lunacy?

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And the latest from Dhimmiland UK, is that some schools may now shut completely – for Ramadan.

Yep – you read it correctly the first time. In some areas of the country, entire schools will close for the Muslim festival.

From an article in the Daily Mail:

Now local authorities including Manchester, Oldham and Tower Hamlets in East London are granting schools permission to close for up to three days to cover holy days such as the Islamic festivals of Eid al Fitr and Eid ul Adha.

Strange, isn’t it? Jews, Hindus, Pagans, Buddhists, and Sikhs have always managed perfectly well in Britain; we take the occasional day off to observe and enjoy our respective religion’s holy days and festivals – but nobody would ever have dreamed of even suggesting that entire schools be closed down!

Yet now it seems as though the Muslim festival of Ramadan is being given the status of a national holiday!

Why on earth should non Muslim pupils lose out, and why on earth should non Muslim parents be forced to reorganise their timetables, just because it’s Ramadan…?

I’m British and Jewish. I applaud learning about other faiths and their customs – indeed, at age eleven I chose to attend a mixed faith school.

But being prevented from attending school just because members of a completely different religion are observing a festival?

This is not ‘multiculturalism’.

This is LUNACY.