* Wherever there is Islam, there will eventually be car-b-cues.
(The Religion of Peace is now setting fire to Amsterdam because a policewoman elected not to be stabbed to death by a Muslim attacker).
Saroj, 57, told the News of the World: “He used me for ten years making me believe that I would one day be his wife.
“He used me for pleasures in the bedroom that he said his wife wouldn’t provide. I often felt really dirty after being with him,” she added.
Millionaire Lord Sheikh, aged 66, lives in a mansion in Croydon, Surrey, and presents himself as a pillar of the Muslim community.
Last year, he was conferred with the title of Baron Sheikh of Cornhill in the City of London.
He claimed to share in the Tories belief in “enterprise, community, family and hard work”.
Saroj said: “He would visit my house for sex twice a week. It was like an arrangement. He would come round every Tuesday and Friday.
“But he did feel bad that he was sleeping with a non-Muslim woman. He told me about Islam and gave me a Muslim name, Soraya.”
And the Bentley-driving Baron was so besotted by his lover that he invested 160,000 pounds to open a restaurant for her called Viceroy, in Purley. The restaurant ran for 18 months and closed down in March last year.
But the long relationship soured when Kenya-born Sheikh, who made his millions in insurance, was appointed a life peer.
Saroj said: “Once he got in a position of power he wanted to brush me under the carpet in case anyone found out about me and he got into trouble.”
* Clerical Derangement Syndrome?
LONDONISTAN – The leader of the world’s Anglicans yesterday waded into the debate over the Muslim veil, warning politicians not to interfere with people’s right to wear visible symbols of their faith.
Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said that to ban veils, turbans, crucifixes or other pieces of clothing would be “politically dangerous” and that the British government should not become a “licensing authority” for what people can wear.
The comments, published in The Times newspaper yesterday, come amid controversy sparked by Jack Straw, a former British foreign secretary, who said this month that the full-face Muslim veil, or niqab, was a barrier to communication.
Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, also gave his view on the matter, suggesting the veil was a visible “mark of separation” between communities at a time when politicians desire greater integration to combat extremist threats.
Since then, a Muslim teaching assistant lost a case against her suspension for refusing to remove her niqab in class and a Christian check-in worker for British Airways was told she could not wear a crucifix at work.
“The ideal of a society where no visible public signs of religion would be seen — no crosses round necks, no sidelocks, turbans or veils — is a politically dangerous one,” Dr. Williams wrote. “It assumes that what comes first is the central political ‘licensing authority,’ which has all the resources it needs to create a workable public morality.”
Moving toward a secular society in Christian Britain — where the Queen is the head of the Church of England and religion still features in public institutions — would be more radical than can be imagined, he added.
His comments come as Alan Johnson, the Education Secretary, dropped plans to force all new religious schools to accept up to 25% of their students from other faiths or to take children who have no religious beliefs. He abandoned the plan to legislate the matter on Thursday, claiming a law change was no longer necessary because a deal had been reached with the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England.
* Are you -still- wondering why European churches are empty?
** With Assholes like this, who seeks guidance from Anglicans?
One of the first steps in Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitic drive in the creation of his Third Reich was instituting a ban on the kosher slaughter of animals.
Today, as a new wave of ugly, and sometimes violent, anti-Semitism sweeps through the European continent, at least five countries have banned kosher food production, and one of them is considering halting all import of kosher meat.
The latest nation to join the movement is Holland, where the move was guised in concern for cruelty to animals.
“They simply don’t want foreigners and they don’t want Jews,” said Rabbi Michael Melchior, former chief rabbi of Norway, another European nation that bans kosher meat production. “I won’t say this is the only motivation, but it’s certainly no coincidence that one of the first things Nazi Germany forbade was kosher slaughter. I also know that during the original debate on this issue in Norway, where shechitah has been banned since 1930, one of the parliamentarians said straight out, ‘If they don’t like it, let them go live somewhere else.'”
While animal-rights activists have indeed been at the forefront of the recent efforts to ban kosher slaughter, there is growing concern on the part of people like Melchior, now an Israeli official, that initiatives spreading through Europe are gaining popularity because of deep-seated anti-Semitism manifesting itself in many other ways, from Belgium to Germany to France and Switzerland.
On Saturday, unknown assailants hurled a Molotov cocktail at a synagogue in the Belgian port city of Antwerp, where riots by Arab immigrants began a week ago following the shooting of a 27-year-old Moroccan immigrant. About 30,000 people of Arab origin live in Antwerp. It is also home to a long-established Orthodox Jewish community of about 20,000.
Several weeks ago, Germany announced a decision to stop all arms sales to Israel. This comes at a time when attacks on memorials to Nazi-era victims are on the rise. In at least seven attacks this year, extremists destroyed a memorial plaque at Raben-Steinfeld, vandalized a memorial in Woebbelin and a memorial column in Lutterow, and drew a swastika on the grounds of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp on the Nov. 9 anniversary of Krystalnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, when Nazis targeted Jewish businesses and synagogues in 1938.
German police are investigating an incident last month where anti-Semitic disruptions occurred at a Berlin ceremony to restore a street name referring to Jews that was erased by Nazi officials in 1938. Hecklers at the event booed, whistled and shouted slogans including “Jews out” and “The Jews crucified Jesus,” according to Germany’s Central Council of Jews. Paul Spiegel, the group’s head, said he was horrified and that the incident “reminds us painfully of the late 1920s,” when the Nazis began their rise to power in Germany. The event re-established Juedenstrasse â€“ an old German word for Jews’ Street â€“ in the western district of Spandau after years of deliberations by local officials. The name, dating back to the 16th century, recalls Spandau’s former Jewish community. Under Nazi rule, the street was renamed for Gottfried Kinkel, a 19th-century poet and art historian who was once imprisoned in Spandau.
Fiona Macaulay, public affairs director of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, says incidents of anti-Semitism have increased 400 percent in Britain since the start of the intifada in the fall of 2000.