Give me a fucking BEER!!

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Charee Stanley filed complaint with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
“No one should have to choose between their career and religion,” lawyer says
ExpressJet spokesman declined to discuss discrimination complaint

(CNN)A Muslim flight attendant says she was suspended by ExpressJet for refusing to serve alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith.

In a bid to get her job back, Charee Stanley filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday for the revocation of a reasonable religious accommodation.

She wants to do her job without serving alcohol in accordance with her Islamic faith — just as she was doing before her suspension, her lawyer said.

“What this case comes down to is no one should have to choose between their career and religion and it’s incumbent upon employers to provide a safe environment where employees can feel they can practice their religion freely,” said Lena Masri, an attorney with Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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Stanley, 40, started working for ExpressJet nearly three years ago. About two years ago she converted to Islam. This year she learned her faith prohibits her from not only consuming alcohol but serving it, too, Masri said.

She approached her supervisor on June 1 and was told to work out an arrangement for someone to fulfill passenger requests for alcohol.

“It was at the direction of the airlines that she began coordinating with the other flight attendant on duty so that when a passenger requested alcohol, the other flight attendant would accommodate that request,” Masri said. “We know that this arrangement has worked beautifully and without incident and that it hasn’t caused any undue burden on the airline. After all, it was the suggestion of the airline.”

Flight attendants complained about ‘menacing’ images on aircraft

It seemed to be working out until another flight attendant filed a complaint against Stanley on August 2 claiming she was not fulfilling her duties by refusing to serve alcohol, Masri said. The employee complaint also said Stanley had a book with “foreign writings” and wore a headdress.

On August 25, the airline sent a letter to Stanley informing her that it was revoking its religious accommodation to exclude her from service of alcohol and placing her on administrative leave.

“They placed her on unpaid leave and they advised her that her employment may be terminated after 12 months,” Masri said. “We are requesting that her employment be reinstated and the accommodation of her religious beliefs be reinstated as well.”

A spokesman for ExpressJet declined to discuss Stanley’s complaint.

“At ExpressJet, we embrace and respect the values of all of our team members. We are an equal opportunity employer with a long history of diversity in our workforce. As Ms. Stanley is an employee, we are not able to comment on her personnel matters,” spokesman Jarek Beem said in an email.

-Sorry dear, but don’t work in a profession where your belief in a certain mythology conflicts with your job duties. You can believe in your magic sky fairy but if I get on a flight that says that they serve beer and you won’t give me one, then YOU are the one who is wrong! Get a job in a field where you can discriminate against people if you want to believe in an oppressive religious myth, but don’t expect the rest of us to believe your unsubstantiated poppycock! If you want to converse with someone that no one else can see then get on some meds like the rest of the schizophrenics out there, but don’t expect the general public to become as mentally unstable as you are and hear voices in THEIR heads!

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Thanks Patton, it really isn’t religion’s fault!

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Washiqur Rahman: Another secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A relative of dead Bangladeshi blogger Washiqur Rahman reacts after seeing his body at Dhaka Medical College on March 30, 2015.

Story highlights

  • The 27-year-old Rahman falls victim to the same brazen act that killed Avijit Roy
  • The deaths have emboldened the movement, an activist says

(CNN)When American writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death on a Dhaka, Bangladesh, street in full view of horrified onlookers, blogger Washiqur Rahman doubled down.

Fundamentalists were choking free thought in his secular nation, he wrote. But they couldn’t silence it.

His friends warned him to be careful, to watch what he posted online. But Rahman dismissed those concerns, saying his Facebook profile page didn’t even bear his picture. They don’t even know what I look like, he told them.

On Monday, the 27-year-old Rahman fell victim to the same brazen act that killed Roy, hacked to death by two men with knives and meat cleavers just outside his house as he headed to work at a travel agency.

He was so maimed — with wounds to his head, face and neck — that police identified him through the voter identification card he was carrying.

American blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death in late February.

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His death was the second time in five weeks that someone was killed in Dhaka for online posts critical of Islam — but they are hardly the only two who’ve paid a steep price.

In the last two years, several bloggers have died, either murdered or under mysterious circumstances.

“The despicable murder of Avijit Roy last month should have led authorities to step up protection measures for bloggers and others at risk. The killing of Washiqur Rahman today is another clear example of the Bangladeshi government’s utter failure to ensure the safety of those at risk,” said Abbas Faiz of Amnesty International.

“How many more bloggers will have to be attacked before action is taken?”

Mocking religion

As shocking as Rahman’s death was, the reaction from some quarters was equally disturbing.

On his Facebook page (for which he picked a custom URL that translates to “unbeliever”), Rahman had posted a picture with the hashtag #IamAvijit.

After his death, someone left a comment, “Now you are.”

Another wrote, “I felt sorry when I first learned of your death. But then I saw what you wrote and I am not.”

On his page, Rahman reposted a cartoon depicting Prophet Mohammed from the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. He wished a happy birthday to author Taslima Nasreen, who was forced to flee Bangladesh due to death threats from fundamentalists. And he “liked” a picture of sausages wrapped in crescent rolls that someone had captioned, “Pigs in burqas.”

Posts threatening him were numerous.

“Get ready for the afterlife,” one person commented on one of his posts.

“See you in hell,” said another.

He used to write under the pseudonym “Stupid Man” on a blog but switched to posting on Facebook after 2011.

On Facebook, he is credited for a series, “Jaw-crushing answers to insulting comments of atheists.”

There, he posted questions that critics of Islam often raised and then answered them. But he paired the answers in such a way that they highlighted the contradiction within Islam.

For example, one question asked what proof was there that the Quran was the word of God. The answer, “Mohammed said in his own words that the Quran is the word of God. Since Mohammed is the messenger of Allah, his claims are true.”

He placed the question next to one that asked, “What is the proof that Mohammed was the messenger of Allah?”

The answer, “The Quran claims that Mohammed was the messenger of Allah. And since the Quran is God’s word, its claims must be true.”

Asif Mohiuddin, a blogger who himself was wounded by machete-wielding attackers in 2013 but survived, remembered Rahman as a great satirist.

“I named him the George Carlin of Bangladesh,” he told the International Humanist and Ethical Union. “He wanted with all his heart, a true secular country, where everyone can practice their freedom.”

Few arrests

The irony is that the people who killed Rahman weren’t even familiar with his writings; they were simply following orders, police said.

Of the three involved in the Monday morning attack, two were quickly caught by bystanders.

In confessions to police, the pair — both students at Islamic schools — said they didn’t know what a blog was, nor had they seen Rahman’s writing.

They said they were acting on orders from another person who told them killing Rahman was a religious duty, Police Commissioner Biplob Kumar Sarkar told reporters.

The third person is still to be apprehended.

That appears to be par for the course in the killings of bloggers in Bangladesh.

The only person arrested in the killing of Roy, the U.S. blogger, is Farabi Shafiur Rahman, who had called for his death in Facebook posts.

There has been no conviction in the January 2013 attack on Mohiuddin.

And no convictions in yet another case — the hacking death of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, also in 2013.

“The Bangladeshi government must urgently establish accountability in this murder case and others,” the Committee to Project Journalists said after Rahman’s death. “Otherwise the rest of the country’s bloggers, commentators and journalists covering sensitive topics remain at grave risk of being attacked as well.”

Marching on

Bloggers, unlike political parties, aren’t an organized force — and that makes them an easy target for radicals, said Imran Sarker, who heads the Blogger and Online Activists Network in Bangladesh.

“They want peace, they talk of humanity. If you strike them with stones, they don’t strike back. They try to reach you with flowers,” he said. “So, if you want to sow fear and stifle progressive thought, they are easy to pick on.”

But the deaths — of Rahman, of Roy, of Haider — have emboldened the movement, rather than chill them into silence.

“No one is cowering in their homes because this is happening. Because this has been happening regularly for a long time,” he said. “We want to take the society forward. We know we have a lot left to accomplish.”

More evil seditious shit!

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Copenhagen, Denmark (CNN)After a frantic manhunt involving “all the country’s police forces,” Danish police say they’ve killed the man they believe is responsible for a pair of possible terrorist attacks that left two people dead.

“As a nation, we have experienced a series of hours we will never forget,” Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Sunday.

“We have tasted the ugly taste of fear and powerlessness that terror would like to create. But we have also, as a society, answered back.”

The carnage began Saturday afternoon, when a gunman stormed a Copenhagen cafe where Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks — known for his controversial depictions of the Prophet Mohammed — was attending a free speech forum.

The gunman killed a 55-year-old man at the cafe and wounded three officers before fleeing, police said. The victim has not been identified.

About 10 hours later, someone approached two officers near a Copenhagen synagogue and started shooting, police said.

Just behind the synagogue, a young girl was celebrating her confirmation with a party of about 80 people, the Jewish Society of Denmark said.

The two officers were wounded and survived. But 37-year-old Dan Uzan, who was standing at the gate providing security for the party, was shot and killed, the Jewish Society said.

“The Jewish Society is in shock about the attack, but everyone’s thoughts are first and foremost with Dan’s family and friends, and with the wounded police officers and their families,” the Jewish Society said.

How police found the suspect

Authorities pieced together surveillance images from across the capital and tracked the suspect’s movements, Copenhagen police investigator Jorgen Skov said.

Copenhagen police released this photo of a man in connection with Saturday's terror attack.

The footage shows the man going from the scene of a shooting to where he apparently abandoned a vehicle, and to a taxi cab.

“By interviewing the taxi driver, we got the address where he dropped off the person,” Skov said. “We have been keeping that address under observation.”

He said when officers tried to make contact with the suspect at the Copenhagen apartment on Sunday, the suspect opened fire. Police fired back, killing the gunman.

No officers were injured.

While the identity of the shooter was not released, Islamist extremists have made documented threats against Vilks. They’ve even placed him on a “wanted” poster in an al Qaeda magazine.

Free speech event turns fatal

The forum attended by Vilks at the cafe was interrupted by the sounds of dozens of gunshots.

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“Everybody, of course, panicked in the room and tried to run,” professor and satire researcher Dennis Meyhoff Brink said. “We were just hiding … and hoping for the best.”

Brink said he heard about 30 shots around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. He said he also heard someone yelling in a foreign language.

The attacker made it just inside the building but apparently got no farther, said Helle Merete Brix, a journalist and founder of the Lars Vilks Committee. The group supports the cartoonist, whose portrayals of the Prophet Mohammed angered many in the Muslim world.

Bodyguards returned fire, Copenhagen police said, but the gunman managed to flee.

“We are investigating this as a terror attack,” Skov said.

Police also said they are treating the synagogue attack “as a possible terror act, but of course we can’t say for sure.”

Cartoon of Mohammed with dog’s body

Vilks became a target after his 2007 cartoon depicting Mohammed with the body of a dog — an animal that conservative Muslims consider unclean.

In a CNN interview later that year from his home in rural Sweden, Vilks said the drawing was calculated to elicit a reaction.

Lars Vilks says his controversial cartoon was calculated to elicit a reaction.

“It should be possible to insult all religions in a democratic way,” he said at the time. “If you insult one (religion), then you should insult the other ones.”

Like Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier — who was killed in the attack on that magazine’s Paris offices last month — Vilks was one of nine faces on a “Most Wanted” graphic published by al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine for “crimes against Islam.”

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Others include a pair of Danish journalists who published 12 cartoons depicting Mohammed in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper; Florida pastor Terry Jones, who burned a Quran; and “Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie.

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

Because of that, Brix said, “there’s no doubt” the Copenhagen event was targeted because of Vilks, who has “not been able to live a normal life” for years, the Lars Vilks Committee said.

But the Prime Minister stressed that the challenges Denmark now faces were not spawned by a religion at large.

“This is not a battle between Islam and the West, and it is not a battle between Muslims and non-Muslims, but a battle between the values of freedom for the individual and a dark ideology.”

Jesus and football

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Greetings on this awesome football day and may the god that I totally fucking believe in bless His Holy God day; I am wearing my magical underwear in case there are those of you who are masturbating right now, so feel free to wank it and slap a dude on the butt!

But hey Seattle fans, Wilson is totally fucking this game up and is putting jizz on the Seahawk’s face!! Jesus must hate these bastards because they are doing worse than a pedophile in general pops! All the Cheese heads have to do is run a schlong right up into the SH ass and totally fuck ’em at this point! Goddamn you Lord for letting Green Bay fuck our boys, if you were a benevolent deity you would let Aaron Rodgers slip on the field onto a stray shampoo bottle and incur an accidental anal tear, but you can’t can you? Because you are a mythological mind fuck, aren’t you? You Jesussy fucktool!

I’m praying to Zeus for the next game you impotent fuckstick, because you fucked me on the lottery numbers AND the Seahawks winning! I hope someone jams a football into your immaculate hooha sideways to teach you a lesson about who pays your fucking paycheck asshole! Many more fuck ups like this one and we will go elsewhere for our feel-good mindfuck mythology session! You are on notice little long-haired cross-carrying mister! Next loss is your omnipotent ASS on a pike fucker! Dig it! Now get your fucking ass back in the game and take one for the team! Oh, almost forgot…Amen!

 

IS-Holes!!

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(CNN)Two terror suspects killed in a shootout in eastern Belgium this week were among more than a dozen people rounded up in across-the-country raids designed to stop a group’s allegedly imminent attack — a plot to kill Belgian police in streets and stations — the nation’s federal prosecutor said Friday.

The alleged plotters — including two people killed Thursday night in a battle with police in Verviers — were confronted in 12 raids across Belgium from Thursday into Friday, federal prosecutor Eric van der Sypt said.

“Could have been hours, certainly no more than a day or two” before attacks were to begin throughout Belgium, van der Sypt told reporters of the alleged plot.
Besides the two killed, 13 were arrested in Belgium, and two others were arrested while trying to cross from France into Italy, van der Sypt’s office said Friday.

Investigators haven’t found any links between the alleged Belgium plot and last week’s Islamist terror attacks that killed 17 people in Paris, the prosecutor said. But the Belgium raids come amid fears of ongoing terror threats in Europe — as many as 20 terror cells with 120 to 180 people may be ready to strike in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, a Western intelligence source told CNN.

Thursday night’s raids were a dramatic culmination in a chain of Belgian police investigations into an alleged terror cell that included people who had fought in Syria, van der Sypt said. A senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN earlier that the raid targets were suspected of plotting terror attacks in retaliation for anti-ISIS airstrikes.

Small-town firefight
In the raid in Verviers, a city of about 56,000 people, police approached three suspects as they carried large duffel bags outside of a former bakery that might have been their lair, the Western intelligence source said.

The suspects immediately opened fire with multiple weapons, prosecutors’ spokesman Thierry Werts said. Police returned fire; two gunmen were killed and another was arrested, van der Sypt said.

That raid turned up four Kalashnikovs, handguns, bomb-making materials and police uniforms, van der Sypt said.

Van der Sypt refused to name the two killed in Verviers, but said “we have a pretty good idea” who they were.

Answering reporters’ questions, the prosecutor would not comment on reported plans by the suspects to abduct or behead any victims.

Authorities got everyone on their list in the raids, van der Sypt said. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be more arrest targets in the future.

‘Everybody can hear it’
Verviers is a little off the beaten path in eastern Belgium, the last stop before open fields and forest. Like many European towns, it’s densely built. People live close together.

The whole city must have heard the explosions and the gunfight, according to resident Frederic Hausman.

“I can hear it. Everybody can hear it,” he said. “In this little city, everybody heard the sound.” From his window, he could see police firing assault rifles at a nearby house.

Hausman recorded the assault on the house and posted it on YouTube.
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The two who were killed were of North African descent, the Western intelligence source said.

Verviers is home to many people with Moroccan roots, according to a study by the nearby University of Liege. Immigrants make up more than 11% of the population, with the largest contingent from other European countries. Moroccans are the next-largest group.

Verviers is about 69 miles (111 kilometers) east-southeast of Brussels and 200 miles (322 kilometers) northeast of Paris.

Police followed trail of suspects
The raids came as authorities monitored people returning from Syria, said Werts, the prosecutors’ spokesman.

Police had arrested, questioned and searched Neetin Karasular, a Belgian suspected arms dealer allegedly aligned with ISIS and suspected of providing weapons to Amedy Coulibaly, the man who attacked a Paris kosher supermarket.

Karasular knew Coulibaly’s wife, Hayat Boumeddiene, who is also a terror suspect in France. Karasular’s lawyer Michel Bouchat said his client was facing local firearms charges and had no connection with any jihadi groups or terror plans.

In the process, police turned up names that solidified their suspicions about known persons, the Western intelligence source said.

Last weekend, they arrested two more men at the Charleroi airport — as they returned from Syria — squeezed them for information then decided to act quickly, the source said.

“The investigation made it possible to determine that the group was about to carry out major terrorist attacks in Belgium imminently,” Belgian prosecutor spokesman Werts said.

Authorities believed the suspects in Thursday’s gun battle had been providing documents and weapons to men returning from Syria, the intelligence source said. A senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN that the alleged terror cell is believed to have received instructions from ISIS.

Arrests in France, Germany
Belgium is putting 150 troops on standby for deployment in light of the increase in the country’s terror threat level, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Friday. It has not been determined where they will be deployed, he said.

In France, police also made 12 arrests in terror-related investigations on Friday, some as a result of the probe of last week’s slayings of 17 people. Two of those arrested were Belgians and will be extradited, van der Sypt said.

Additionally, two people suspected of involvement with the alleged Verviers suspects were detained while trying to cross from France into Italy through the Frejus tunnel, a spokesman for Belgium’s federal prosecutor’s office said Friday.

Belgium is asking France to extradite those two, said the spokesman, who would not disclose the suspects’ names or nationalities.

Read: Web of terror surrounds Paris attacks

In neighboring Germany, police in at least two cities arrested men they accuse of supporting jihadis in Syria. These suspects did not appear to be planning homegrown attacks, German authorities said.

The fear of terror was already high in Western Europe after the bloodbaths in France that followed multiple threats of attacks from ISIS — the Islamist group fighting to establish what it calls its Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria — and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. AQAP has claimed responsibility for the Paris slayings.

Men claiming to be ISIS terrorists and speaking French promised new attacks in France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, in an online video found on Thursday. ISIS has said it would lash out at European countries participating in bombardments in the Middle East.

More than 3,000 Europeans have left to fight in Syria in recent years. Authorities have long warned that those fighters could return and carry out attacks at home.

British intelligence has also warned another Islamist group in Syria was planning “mass casualty attacks against the West,” an apparent reference to the Khorasan group.

The Belgian raids came against the background of a terror trial of dozens of men suspected of recruiting jihadists or trying to go to Syria to fight. An Antwerp court was to return verdict this week but postponed it due to the Paris attacks.

CNN’s Mariano Castillo, Paul Cruickshank, Richard Greene, Margot Haddad, Catherine E. Shoichet, Dheepthika Laurent and Jim Sciutto contributed to this report.

AAAAAnd again the glaringly obvious rears it’s ugly head! I HATE being right 99.99999999% of the time! Due to extreme left-wing politics, a religious group of fanatics is able to practice open treason and sedition in the country that accepted their entrance in good faith. The only good thing to come of this was good practice in target shooting for the Belgian police! Fuck those assholes and may their bodies be dumped in a landfill! 

Right now there needs to be a mass expulsion of ANYONE in North America and Western Europe practicing open treason! Why would there NOT be this effort? What the bloody fuck is wrong with these Left-Wing assholes? I continue to follow a common-sense, middle-road political opinion and dislike both knee-jerk Left AND Right, but the fault here lies with extreme PC loving liberals who think that EVERYONE is entitled to do what they want until it’s too late! If you follow the laws of the land then you should have no problem, if you take over neighborhoods in your host country and patrol them to keep out people who are not like you, then you are squatting and need to be eradicated. If you demonstrate against the laws of a country because you believe that pedophilia should be legal,( reference Mohammed myth ), and free speech is an affront to your organized hatred, then fuck you, go home to the various shit hole countries that your people manage very fucking poorly! 

Fuck you and fuck PC and all of the weak-kneed politicians who are afraid to insult your shitty beliefs! Look what happened to your buddies in France and Belgium, they are now gobbling Satan’s fiery cock in HELL courtesy of a 5.56mm round to the forehead! ( Satan’s a myth too, but I LOOOOVE the affect that it has on fanatic shitheels ).

Free Will….

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As I take care of the different cancer patients, I am reminded that God has a plan that he inflicts daily on those that he arrogantly and constantly requires supplication from. Eve ate of the fucking tree of life and gave us all free will so that an almighty specter could stand idly by and require worship but do absolutely nothing to be deserving of it. Free will, the religious cop-out that allows blind faith with no proof of the deity’s existence, how convenient! Women get raped and beaten on a daily basis, people get randomly shot to death even on the way to church. Snake handlers die of bites even though their faith states that ‘God’ is protecting them! I see absolutely no sense in these Bronze-Age beliefs and it amazes me sometimes that the sheep known as humanity constantly graze the faithful Kool-Ade.

The light that I see at the end of the tunnel is the explosion of people who identify as agnostic these days. As the information age progresses and voodo magic falls behind, the belief in sky spirits wanes exponentially. The overwhelming evidence that GOD is a human construct becomes more and more apparent as time wears on and paints clearly the rediculousness of belief in faries. Man, being composed of 90% followers is going to have to go to great lengths to create a convincing god of the future and might have to invent some sort of new smoke and mirror show to decieve future generations of people who are used to living in an age of advanced computers. Hopefully the Singularity described by futurist Dr. Ray Kurzweil will eliminate the innate simple fears that drive men to dance around campfires invoking the supernatural.

At this time I will pray fervently that the good Lord will help me be a truly devisive force among ‘His’ followers and that I will be able to open their eyes to the folly of believing in ‘Him.’ Please God, let me open the eyes of your people so that they may know that you really do not exist and that their loved ones are not at all protected by prayer because it is a hollow gesture of past primitive cultures to ward off the boogyman! Let them know that the lie of Free Will is just a cop-out to explain the complete impotence of your myth! Yes, I am being very facetious! I still marvel over the sheer numbers of people who are still comfortable admitting that they believe in such a ridiculous myth, I always will. The only thing that comforts me with this is the fact that half of the supposed ‘believers’ actually don’t believe in god, they just say it because the feel the social pressure of the deluded friends and family who actually believe in the magic man in the sky! Well, untill next time, peace be unto you!