* Nothing new, really. Adel Smith, an Italian ‘revert’ to the cult of headbangers, did this years ago:Â He came to preeminence in the Italian media when he requested that aÂ crucifixÂ be removed from Ofena’sÂ elementary school, of which his son is an alumnus. He was subsequently a regular guest on Italian media venues, where he vehemently attacked Western civilization andÂ Christianity
Employees removed a crucifix in a room at the Catholic clinic Saint-Vincent de Paul in Bourgoin-Jallieu after the Muslim father of a patient demanded they do so before treating his daughter.
Marie-Therese Besson, manager of the clinic, says that people who choose to be treated at the clinic know that they areÂ a Catholic establishment.Â It says so clearly at the entrance and the nurses wear a Catholic habit.Â She adds that there is a small crucifix in every room.Â In this incident the nurse did what was necessary to calm down the situation.
The Saint Vincent de Paul Bourgoin-Jallieu clinic is part of l’Alliance des maternitÃ©s catholiques. Sister Marie-Mathieu, head of the board of directors for l’Alliance des maternitÃ©s catholiques, says the issue will be brought up in the next meeting of the ethics committee.Â She say that they occasionally face such situations in their institutions, the last time being several months ago when a father broke a crucifix in a clinic in Aix-en-Provence and threw it in the trash.Â That incident was not tolerated.
The administration says that they regularly treat Muslim women and respect their wish to be veiled.Â Sister Marie-Mathieu says that such incidents go against the basic tenant of mutual respect.
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MUTUAL RESPECT..MY AR*E
Go to Somalia, Yemen or Saudia Arabia and see how muchÂ MUTUAL RESPECTÂ you get as a Christian Sister.
What a bunch of naive bozos!
Well it would be Islamophobia of course!
But when they demand to remove crosses and other Christian symbols you must duly do it so not to be Islamophobic – but it doesn’t matter that they are Catholophobic!
Really, no other group of people would even have the tenacity to do something like go for treatment in a religious institution and then demand that they remove religious symbols central to that religion.