Friday, November 1, 2013

"It's extraordinary how the authorities in our country (Britain) bend over backwards to accommodate Islam"

And one of the results of this accommodation is the firing of a Christian Arab after being accused of insulting Islam.  The pace of the demise of England to the pressure of Islam is speeding up, this incident serving to highlight this rapid Islamization.

From CBN News November 1 by Dale Hurd

Heathrow Employee Sacked over Alleged Insult to Islam

LONDON -- Nohad Halawi learned that in today's Britain, you'd better not be perceived as having insulted Islam at work because it could ruin your life.

Halawi worked the cosmetics counter in the duty free zone inside London's Heathrow Airport for 13 years. She was by all accounts hardworking and well-liked.

But when Halwai ran afoul of her Muslim co-workers, she was effectively fired.

"I didn't say anything wrong. I was complimenting a colleague of mine," she said.

Halawi, a Christian from Lebanon, was having a conversation in Arabic with a co-worker and praising a Muslim colleague when it was misinterpreted by another Muslim employee as an insult.

The False Accusation

"We were talking about something else and I said, 'Well, everyone is not like you. You are such an "alawi,' which means 'man of God' in any religion," she explained.

"And unbeknownst to me my accuser was standing quite close by and he just started jumping and shouting and in front of colleagues and passengers and everyone started telling me, 'You are insulting Islam,'" she continued.

When Christians say anything about Islam it is usually taken as an insult, unless it is to recite the shahada and convert to Islam from Christianity.

It sounds like a ridiculous accusation, but rumors began to spread among Heathrow's many Muslim employees that Halawi was anti-Muslim. She was seen as a problem and eventually fired.

But Halawi isn't anti-Muslim. She is married to a Muslim. She spoke of the embarrassment of having to explain to family and friends that she lost her job because she was a "racist."

She said "it was all a total lie."

Halawi is being represented by the Christian Legal Centre, headed by Andrea Williams.

"What happened to Nohad was totally unfair and grossly disproportionate," Williams told CBN News. "Actually, when you hear what she said, she was not giving offense at all. So, to be perceived to give offense to Allah, to the prophet Mohammed, means she lost the job she had had for many years and now finds herself living in fear of reprisals."

A Hotbed for Anti-Christian Proselytizing

She also was harassed for being a Christian and heard the name of Jesus mocked by Muslims.

But other things that Halawi witnessed at Heathrow Airport should make travelers who use Heathrow nervous.

Halawi heard Muslim employees there praising the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and Britain's 7/7 bombings.

She also saw Muslims bring the Koran to work; she said one man proselytized and handed out radical leaflets.

"And he just walks up to us and said, 'If you convert to Islam, all your pain will go away,'" she recalled. "And he told me and other colleagues that 'If you don't convert to Islam between now and the end of the world, you'll go to hell,' and 'Convert now because Islam is taking over.'"

When the employee was reported, Halawi said he was not fired.

Of course not, as to do so would have been Islamophobic.

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