Leftist double standards

Daily Mail - Councillors have been ordered not to eat during town hall meetings while Muslim colleagues fast during the holy month of Ramadan. All elected members at Left-wing Tower Hamlets Council in East London have been sent an email asking them to follow strict Islamic fasting during September no matter what their faith. As well as restricting food and drink until after sunset, the authority's leaders have decided to reduce the number of meetings throughout the month so they do not clash with the requirements of Ramadan. .... But some members of the Labour-run council say the demands favour one religious group over the others.
So the leftwingers finally get a bit of their own totalitarian medicine fed to them ey, not surprisingly they aren't happy about it. If only they could see this when they're busy marginalizing Christianity and pushing them out of the public sphere. Anyway, I'd like to see these members hold the line if some Muslims in the area were to get a bit hot under the collar, issue the odd death threat, accuse the leftists of intolerance, racism and Islamophobia etc.
Dr Stephanie Eaton, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, said she would ignore the restrictions. She said: 'The Liberal Democrats have enormous respect for the contribution of all faith groups and cultures to the life of the community of Tower Hamlets. 'But we fervently believe that the rules of any one religion should not be imposed upon others. .... 'We object to the request that non-Muslim councillors observe the fasting rules for Ramadan. This sends out the wrong message to our community. 'Our community consists of a huge number of different religions, all of which should be valued, and no one religion should be accorded more status or influence than others.'
Oh nicely said Dr. Eaton, so all religions should be valued and no one religion should be held above others. So care to explain this Dr. Eaton, looks like a bit of coerced 'renaming' or marginalizing of one particular religion to me.
This is not the first time the council, which has a broad ethnic make-up, has courted controversy. It has been criticised in the past for being 'overly politically correct' after calling its staff Christmas meal a 'festive meal'.
So shafting the Christians is alright, but when Muslims try to force you into line, suddenly all religions are equal and one cannot have more influence than others. Care to rename Ramadan a 'festive meal'? What's that, no balls, yeah didn't think so.

While I'm on the subject of leftists changing their tune on ideology when it suits them, the other day I posted about that Texas school that allows teachers to be armed on school premises. I saw the following at the time in the article and thought I should write about it.
News.com.au - But critics say the risks of having guns around children far outweigh the potential threat of a crazed gunman. "Which risk is more likely: that someone is going to accidentally set off a gun in class and God forbid hit a student, or someone will come in off the highway and start a random shooting spree?'' said Doug Pennington, spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. While random shootings grabbed headlines they were extremely rare, Mr Pennington said. Fewer than 1 per cent of school-age homicide victims were killed on school grounds or on the way to and from school, he said.
Hang on a minute there, when a school massacre does happen, the gun-haters are out in force demanding stricter gun control laws and asking how many have to die before we bastard gun nuts finally give up our bastard guns. So how come they never remember the above stat then? If random shootings are so rare, why should we give up the easiest and most effective method of defending ourselves. Yet when we come up with the logical idea of arming the law-abiding that has a better chance of actually working, suddenly it's very rare and there really isn't any need to actually protect the children. It's almost as if they really don't want the law-abiding to be able to defend themselves.

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