My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Privileges for Islam?

Daniel Pipes has published a good article on new and assertive demands for special privileges. His article has some troubling examples of how people are caving into some of these demands.

o Setting up a government advisory board uniquely for Muslims in America.

o Permitting Muslim-only living quarters or events in America and Great Britain.

o Setting aside bathing at a municipal swimming pool for women-only, as in France.

o Banning Hindus and Jews from a jury hearing a case about an Islamist in Great Britain.

o Changing noise laws to broadcast the adhan, or call to prayer, in Hamtramck, Mich.

o Allowing a prisoner the unheard-of right to avoid strip-searches in New York State.

o Exploiting taxpayer-funded schools and airwaves to convert non-Muslims in America.

o Allowing students in taxpayer-funded schools to use empty classrooms for prayers in New Jersey.

o Deeming the "religious vilification" of Islam to be illegal in Australia.

o Punishing anti-Islamic views with court-mandated indoctrination by an Islamist in Canada.

o Prohibiting families from sending pork or pork by-products to American soldiers serving in Iraq.

o Requiring that female American soldiers in Saudi Arabia wear American government-issued abayas, or head-to-foot robes.

o Applying the "Rushdie rules" – or letting Muslims shut down criticism of Islam and Muslims.
Pipes provides links for all of these examples, so please check out the original article.