Submission: Muslim staff at UK’s leading retailer Marks and Spencer can refuse to sell alcohol and pork

\”Muslim staff at Marks & Spencer can refuse to sell alcohol and pork,\” By Robert Mendick, The Telegraph, December 22, 2013 (thanks to Abhijit)

Marks & Spencer says its Muslim staff do not have to sell pork or alcohol to customers

Muslim staff working for Marks & Spencer have been given permission to refuse to serve customers buying alcohol or pork products

Its policy decision has highlighted a split among the big food retailers over whether religious staff should be excused certain jobs.


Just Another Manic Monday

allaboutlemon-All Around, In, And Out Of My Own Universe




One Letter Makes A Big Difference

An Illinois man left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida.

His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day.

When he reached his hotel he decided to send his wife a quick email. Unfortunately,

when typing her address, he missed one letter, and his note was directed instead to

an elderly preacher’s wife whose husband had passed away only the day before.

When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.

At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:

Dearest Wife,

Just got checked in.

Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

P.S. Sure is hot down here.


You Crack Me Up





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Rolf Harris Faces Three More Charges




Rolf Harris is facing three further prosecutions for sexual assault including one against girl “aged seven or eight”, prosecutors have said.

The three counts are in addition to 13 alleged sexual offences which the entertainer was charged with in August.

The new counts are against females aged 19 in 1984, aged seven or eight in 1968 or 1969, and aged 14 in 1975.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the allegations related to one existing complainant and two new ones.

The count relating to the 19-year-old involves the same alleged victim as six of the earlier counts.

Mr Harris was arrested as part of Operation Yewtree, which was set up in the wake of allegations against the former BBC Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter Jimmy Savile.

BBC News

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Has Kerry Heard of the Palestinians’ “Hitler”?

Abbas, it seems, has lost control not only over the Gaza Strip, but also his Fatah faction. The widespread support for \”Hitler\” [Jamal Abu al Rub] reflects the state of dissatisfaction with Abbas and his top aides. Some Palestinians see the recent events as the beginning of a mutiny against Abbas. The mounting tensions are an indicator of what awaits Abbas if and when he signs a deal with Israel.

What the U.S. seems not to understand is that a weak, divided and discredited Fatah will never be able to sign any agreement with Israel.

Even worse, Fatah\’s internal problems are good news for Hamas and the enemies of peace.


Obama Must Be Forced To Resign

PA Pundits - International

caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~Obama - Dumpster

A December 17 Reuters article was titled, “Obama’s Current Approval Rating Is The Ugliest Since Nixon.”

“President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday.”

Nixon was forced to resign on April 22, 1974 after two long years that followed the revelations about Watergate, a break-in of the Democratic Party offices in Washington, DC. The backlash against the horrors of Obamacare, concerns about the “deal” with Iran, and a succession of scandals from Fast and Furious to Benghazi, have raised fear and anger over his judgment, competence, and behavior in office.

Having lived through the years that led to Nixon’s resignation, I am seeing the same national resistance that Obama’s five years in office have led to. Nixon was never a…

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