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hate speech

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Petition to Embassy of Ireland, Charles Flanagan, Irish Catholic Bishops Conference, Charity Regulator

Ban Fr. Dominic Valamnal entry to Ireland.

The petition is to make a formal request for seeking an exclusion order from the Justice Minister of Ireland to ban Fr. Dominic Valamanal from entering Ireland under the Immigration Act 1999. Fr.Dominic has earlier preached against differently abled children and their families, specifically living in Ireland. His preaching has created wide spread opposition in social media. He verbally abused autistic kids and compared their parents to wild animals having no intelligence but just living for sex, alcohol and reproduction. He blamed their parents by calling them sinful people who do not belong to Christian Society and extended this accusation to the youth. He did not stop there, but continued the abuse by citing gays and lesbians unnatural and cursed people and that they should be excluded from the society. Our society is worried about these type of so called "preaching" by this person. This, certainly is not what our community believes in nor does a developed country like Ireland. These type of hate speeches are not something that belongs to a modern Irish community and we do not encourage these type of hate filled, unscientific, irrational notions to be propagated in the country. We, as a community are strongly against any attempt that could ruin the moral and scientific framework of the society and we discourage any attempt made by people like this person who could potentially be a threat to the development and integration of our children in the local society and also their future in this country. Syro Malabar Catholic Church Ireland, Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20201956 Syro Malabar Chaplains, St. Martin De Porres Church, Old Bawn Tallaght, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland is inviting Fr. Dominic to organize a 3-day intensive preaching session in Dublin on 26th October 2019 to 28th October 2019. His preaching is creating wide spread hatred among community and is against the values of Ireland.  Link to his speech: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bEUx4n5g5Ew https://youtu.be/MhRYTz1WrMA  If you think he is wrong and should be stopped coming to Ireland for preaching and also collecting money from here, please help signing this petition http://chng.it/wrFqyYKG Thank you.

A J
2,780 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Chairman@conservatives.com

Islamaphobia in the Conservative Party - immediately suspend Councillor John Moss

In the aftermath of the Christchurch attacks, where over 50 Muslim worshippers were gunned down by a white supremacist terrorist, Islamaphobic hate crimes in the UK increased by nearly 600 percent. This was at a time when hate crimes against Muslims have been on an upwards trajectory for many years. Muslims being demonised online, on mainstream media and by politicians have all combined in some way in fuelling the rise we’ve seen. This rise in Islamophobia has led to attacks on mosques, attacks on Muslims and in particular Muslim women. There is a real heightened fear of crime within the Muslim community with mosques having to organise security, police patrols, CCTV and many Muslims fearful for their safety. Douglas Murray is a right wing journalist who has won ‘Islamaphobe of the Year’ and is known for his controversial views on Muslims. Douglas Murray is on record stating: “conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board.” London Borough of Waltham Forest, Larkswood ward Councillor, Cllr John Moss, in a reply to to Douglas Murray tweeted: “every 11 year old girl” should be “frightened of Muslims.” This is clearly an Islamaphobic tweet and you would have thought as soon as this tweet along with other comments were brought to the attention of the Conservative party, Councillor John Moss would be thrown out the party, made to apologise, suspended, ordered to undertake training etc. Councillor John Moss was NOT thrown out the party, NOT suspended, NOT made to apologise, NOT asked to undertake diversity or equalities training. Instead the Leader of the Waltham Forest Conservative group, Councillor Alan Siggers mounted a robust defence claiming “I’m not stupid, this is more about the problems Labour are having.” Councillor Alan Siggers chose to defend the indefensible despite: 1) The Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum, Mohammed Amin saying he had “lost confidence in the Conservative party’s disciplinary processes when the promotion of anti-Muslim hatred is the subject.” 2) The anti-Muslim hate monitoring group, Tell Mama commenting on the Waltham Forest Guardian article about Councillor John Moss’s comments ‘This is appalling: Conservative councillor accused of Islamaphobic tweets’. ‘If this man is still in the Party, why?’ 3) The UKs largest Muslim Umbrella organisation, Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) stated “by not even suspending the Councillors, they have failed to even reach the low bar they ( Conservative Party) set themselves.” MCB have now filed a complaint to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). 4) The ex co-Chair of the Conservative party, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi personally asked Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) Chief Executive, Mick Davis to act on Councillor John Moss.  The fact that the Conservative Party chose not to suspend Councillor John Moss despite the irrefutable evidence shows either acceptance of Islamaphobia in the Party or shows the complete lack of understanding by the Party of what Islamaphobia is and the damaging impact it has on the Muslim Community. Taking no action against someone making clearly Islamaphobic comments sets a precedent and sends a dangerous message.  We need a zero tolerance approach to all forms of hate, bigotry and prejudice, and all political parties have a special responsibility to lead this fight. There can and should be no hierarchy of hate. People in public office should not be the ones disempowering and dividing communities - they should be uniting and protecting us. Bigotry leads to hatred, hatred leads to violence, and violence leads to murder. We can not allow Islamaphobic comments such as these to become normalised, they cannot be ignored and brushed aside, further emboldening the racists to spout their poison and seek to divide our communities. We call on the Conservative Party to immediately suspend Councillor John Moss from the party for his clearly Islamaphobic comments. On the basis of that investigation we can see grounds for expulsion. We call on the Conservative Party to launch a full independent investigation into complaints of Islamaphobia within the party. If you cannot see anything wrong with Councillor John Moss’s comments, you are part of the problem.

Shazia Ahmed
664 supporters