EU Bans Islamic Headscarf, Sparking Angry Protest From Soros-Funded Group

Tyler Durden's picture

A ruling by the European Union's top court on Tuesday, which allows companies to bar staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols, has set off a storm of complaint from rights groups and religious leaders. With its first ruling on a hot political issue across Europe, the Court of Justice (ECJ) has found that a Belgian firm which had a rule barring employees who dealt with customers from wearing visible religious and political symbols "may not have discriminated" against a receptionist dismissed for wearing a headscarf.

The judgment came on the eve of a Dutch election in which Muslim immigration is a key issue; in several weeks France also votes for a president in a similarly charged campaign. Piggybacking on the ruling, scandal-ridden French candidate, conservative Francois Fillon, hailed the ruling as "an immense relief" that would contribute to "social peace".

However, the ruling also prompted angry responses: a campaign group backing the women said the ruling could shut many Muslim women out of the workforce. And European rabbis said the Court had added to rising incidences of hate crime to send a message that "faith communities are no longer welcome". Reactions focused on the conclusion that services firm G4S in Belgium was entitled to dismiss receptionist Samira Achbita in 2006 if, in pursuit of legitimate business interests, it fairly applied a broad dress code for all customer-facing staff to project an image of political and religious neutrality, Reuters reported.

The most vocal protester, however, was the Open Society Justice Initiative, a group backed by the philanthropist George Soros, which said the ruling "weakens the guarantee of equality" offered by EU non-discrimination laws.

"In many member states, national laws will still recognize that banning religious headscarves at work is discrimination," policy office Maryam Hmadoun said. "But in places where national law is weak, this ruling will exclude many Muslim women from the workplace."

The president of the Conference of European Rabbis, Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, similarly complained: "This decision sends a signal to all religious groups in Europe". National court cases across Europe have included questions on the wearing of Christian crosses, Sikh turbans and Jewish skullcaps.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International welcomed the ruling on the French case that "employers are not at liberty to pander to the prejudices of their clients". But, it said, bans on religious symbols to show neutrality opened "a backdoor to precisely such prejudice".

In the Belgian case, the ECJ said: "An internal rule of an undertaking which prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign does not constitute direct discrimination." It was for Belgian judges to determine whether she may have been a victim of indirect discrimination if the rule put people of a particular faith at a disadvantage. But the rule could still be justified if it was "genuinely pursued in a consistent and systematic manner" to project an "image of neutrality".

However, in the case of Asma Bougnaoui, dismissed by French software company Micropole, it said it was up to French courts to determine whether there was such a rule. If her dismissal was based only on meeting the particular customer's preference, it saw "only very limited circumstances" in which a religious symbol could be objectively taken as reason for her not to work.

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Erek's picture

Shove Soros head up his ass and bind it shut with a head scarf.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Like going off snuff after the throat cancer diagnosis

Son of Loki's picture

USA should ban the masks on protesters. Why hide if they are proud of their cause?

Bastiat's picture

In another 20 years it will be illegal NOT to wear a headscarf.

Manthong's picture

Damn them…

Next thing you know they will ban cod pieces.

Actually, it would be good to see the EU adopt the Ferengi dress code for women.

That would sure put the muzzies in confusion,.


Never One Roach's picture

If the Caliphate in London can ban 'attractive women,' then the EU can ban ugly women with headscarves!


London’s Muslim Mayor Bans Ads with Attractive Women

Manthong's picture


I forget who said it first, but it is true that politics is Hollywood for ugly people.

That portends specifically to the feminist movement.

wildbad's picture

TPTB think they are making a strategic retreat but they are wrong.

Their evil plans are standing naked now and this genie will not be stuffed back into the bottle.

It remains to be seen whether this war will go hot. Its their choice but the power mad never give up without a fight. They hope it won't be a manly knock down drag out, they hope for a diplomatic discussion.

It will be knock down , drag out.

Manthong's picture

The key is to get the kids to overthink their captors.

PT's picture

The hypocrisy for all to see:

The protesters were stopped between Old Parliament House and the Parliament House forecourt and told by police that the men wearing the Ku Klux Klan hat and motorcycle helmet would be forced to remove their facial coverings but the person in the niqab would be allowed to keep theirs on.

"One of the requirements of coming into Parliament House is that the motorcycle helmet is going to have to come off, your headdress is going to have to come off and your burqa ... your identity will be checked," the security guard told the protesters.

Mr Redegalli removed his Ku Klux Klan mask to reveal a niqab underneath.  He said "so I guess this is the time to say that I'm now allowed into Parliament House am I?" "No," responded the security guard.

If they don't ban it then EVERYONE should wear it.  Perhaps then they may be forced to ACKNOWLEDGE THE OBVIOUS.

Erek's picture

I believe Gerald Celente coined that phrase.

8774_44887's picture
8774_44887 (not verified) Erek Mar 14, 2017 9:56 AM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

Manthong's picture

Yeah, but I make over $20K/week doing jocks in the gay bar.

So WTF you got over that?


Killdo's picture

DC is Hollywood for ugly people  - it's true - I've lived in both places

Manthong's picture

me too..

I have stories

Manthong's picture

Tony Snow (God rest his soul) said once…

(close quote) “When it snows an inch or two  in DC, everybody just drives off the road”.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"Actually, it would be good to see the EU adopt the Ferengi dress code for women."~

Maybe, but have you seen some of their women? I think putting a bag over their heads actually improves their looks, not diminish them. /s

~"The president of the Conference of European Rabbis, Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, similarly complained: "This decision sends a signal to all religious groups in Europe". National court cases across Europe have included questions on the wearing of Christian crosses, Sikh turbans and Jewish skullcaps."~

Sorry rabbi, but Islam is the only religion that calls for the subjugation, (conversion), enslavement, (Dhimmitude) or death of non-believers.

This is the first step in outlawing Islam. I damned well hope the Eu doesn't dally about enacting the second and third.

Manthong's picture


That clinches it.

All women should be undressed in all public places.

Clothes should only be worn in private places in prelude to sex.

Hey, they have dancing boys and girly men in Afghanistan…

Why do we need out-moded societal constructs here?

It is beneficial to be a black trans-species bi-racial hetero-phobe nowadays.

Chuck Walla's picture

Fuck, first they hate pork and now cod?

Mazzy's picture

Why hide their faces?  Police State.

At least they're out in the streets.  Can we say the same?

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~"Why hide their faces?  Police State."~

Following your logic, then it should be de rigueur to have everybody cover their faces. That time may come, but if it does the deep state will have already won, and it will get banned anyway. In the old days, if you ran into someone with their face covered, you shot the son of a bitch, seeing as he was there to rob the stagecoach anyway. 

Don't ninjas go around with their faces covered? Shoot them assholes as well. If you approach me with your face covered, my first inclination is to reach for my gun, because you have something to hide and you are up to no good.

Tiwin's picture

The guys wearing masks are police.

Fucking murderous thugs who kill with impunity , and always start trouble at protests so the media focus will be on broken windows.

Omen IV's picture

they "started" when elections are in motion and they are losing - nothing else means anything to these people


this is form over substance - The Muslims must leave!

Mementoil's picture

Stupid Europeans are fighting Islamic headscarves instead of Islamic radicalism and terrorism, as though getting rid of the appearances of Islam will somehow change the underlying ideology, or make the streets any safer.


Chupacabra-322's picture

Ban ideologies. Problem solved.

Never One Roach's picture

More safe spaces needed in the EU for all the triggered invaders. Maybe throw in some 'therapy pussies' also.

Ghordius's picture

safe spaces = US university phenomenon, not yet seen in the EU

political correctness took ages to cross the ocean, too, and anyway some stuff crosses the ocean... but not the Channel

Moe Hamhead's picture

Come-on Tyler, "Philanthropist" George Soros!  Talk about 'political correctness'.  Gimmee a break!

Ghordius's picture

because you think *you* have any *experience* in fighting radicalism and terrorism? go on, enlighten us

"The president of the Conference of European Rabbis, Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, similarly complained: "This decision sends a signal to all religious groups in Europe"."

it's an *old* signal. tolerance paired with secularism. in short: your religion is your *private* affair, don't make it a public nuisance-or-worse. like the idiotic version of secularism-in-reverse-actually in some US cities of protesting against Christmas displays, this seems a very difficult concept for too many

tolerance. I, for example, tolerate your opinion, however I think it is

IntTheLight's picture

Start with the small things. Make them uncomfortable. No headscarves and no halal. Bar those silly pajamas Arab men wear from public places. It's the public square. If you can't play well in the sandbox, get out.

But let's start with all halal meat. Then let's put dogs as aids in every hospital. I'm sick of Islam. Backward and terribly cruel ideology.

GreatUncle's picture

Soros ...

We find him here,

We find him there,

We find him every fucking where ... there is politicial protest and unrest who were attempting to force through the globalist UN agenda 21.

Bit that puzzles me though, how the fuck did the Sorosites think they were going to pull off making all women wear fucking headscarves without genocide of a population, one side or the other? This unrest is what will do for Soros and all the other globalists in the end because it is getting harder and harder to pretend they are a force for good in the world.


brianshell's picture

Soros should be elated. He is an athiest.

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) Mar 14, 2017 7:30 AM

Soros needs his own burka... No wait ~ a SHROUD would be better

fleur de lis's picture

I still have not figured out how they let Soros/Schwarz off the hook all this time after his and his father's wartime Nazi activities.

A camp guard gets railroaded, destroyed, then deprted but Soros/Schwarz is allowed to infest the financial system. 

Some Nazis are more equal than other Nazis.


The Nazi hunters found another one (or so they say) but Soros/Schwarz is still running wild.

At this point it seems like they are making up tall tales about Nazis just to keep WW2 in the news. 




SmackDaddy's picture

You have to consider the details of the holocaust lie.

Of course they got confessions out of some of the higher ups probably by threatening to kill their entire extended families.  But they knew they could never get thousands of Germans to make up stories about things that never happened.

So conveniently, as the story goes, it was the Jews themselves who were responsible for all the nastiest bits of the tale: processing other Jews prepping them for the gas chamber, dragging them out, and then putting them in the oven.....

And I think more and more you're going to see neo-Cohenservatives running around talking about "leftist nazi brownshirts" and other such nonsense.  Happens all the time around here actually.  It really sows confusion among basic-bitch conservative and libertarian types.

Infinite QE's picture

I think noose is the word you are searching for.

God is The Son's picture

Not enough, re instate Christianity as the Core Religion of EU, overriding Atheism. 2nd Grade Atheism, Islam and Judaism. 1st Grade Christianity as Core EU religion.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

No thanks.  We don't need religious dogma being shoved down our throats by authoritarians of any flavor.

Richard Chesler's picture

Send all religious fanatics to Jerusalem. Let them "sort" things out.


Logan 5's picture

I think I'm gonna start & fund my own 'movement' in the US.


I'll start a protest march of women in burkas wearing pink pussy hats on top of that (really drive home the point that we need more flexible immigration policies).

tuetenueggel's picture

neither do we need the goatfucker religion.

PGR88's picture

There is no such thing as "no religious dogma."  Such a vacuum doesn't exist.

Marxists fill it with worship of materialism, or the environment, or class warfare.   Man, regardless of what you think, must believe something.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Do you honestly think that, since you conclude from your observations that people believe in things, you or even a majority have the right to force a certain set of dogmatic beliefs upon them?

The objective approach is reducing goverment's infringement on personal liberty by keeping government limited; the separation between church and state being a fundamental pillar of protecting individual liberty from goobermint overreach.

God is The Son's picture

Down Vote It, EU is an Atheist at Core, This is problem, the root of the Problem. Atheist State is Sign of Communist State. Putin already knows what do, Christianity as the Core Russian Religion.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Separation between church and state.  Strange concept for authoritarians, I know.

Grave's picture

follow your ancestors native cultures and mythology,
be it nordic, celtic, slavic, greek, roman, etc.

dont trade all that rich and wonderful heritage for the bland and bleak terror of abrahamic death cults (sub-cults christianity/islam and control-cult judaism)

Joe Cool's picture

Tyranny of the minority....Just cause problems...The bigger the better....The more political the better....

Seems that's the script...The EU, it's what's for dinner....