It’s okay to ban religious symbols: European Union court

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It’s okay to ban religious symbols: European Union court

Postby Popeye » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:43 am

an hour ago

COMPANIES may ban staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols, the European Union’s top court has ruled, setting off a storm of complaint from rights groups and religious leaders !!!!

Seeing Europe is being over run by Muslims. This is one solution to there problem.

In other words :- if you don't like it, fuck off back to where you came from.
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Re: It’s okay to ban religious symbols: European Union court

Postby Kuroneko » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:31 pm

Hungary threatens to ban Heineken's red star as 'communist'

The famous red star logo of Dutch beer Heineken could be banned in Hungary under a government proposal seeking to prohibit the commercial use of “totalitarian” symbols.

The draft law was introduced this week by the ruling Fidesz party of hardline rightwing prime minister Viktor Orban, ostensibly to outlaw merchandise featuring symbols like the Nazi swastika or the communist five-pointed red star. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -communist
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Re: It’s okay to ban religious symbols: European Union court

Postby Luigi » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:47 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Hungary threatens to ban Heineken's red star as 'communist'

The famous red star logo of Dutch beer Heineken could be banned in Hungary under a government proposal seeking to prohibit the commercial use of “totalitarian” symbols.

The draft law was introduced this week by the ruling Fidesz party of hardline rightwing prime minister Viktor Orban, ostensibly to outlaw merchandise featuring symbols like the Nazi swastika or the communist five-pointed red star. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -communist
We entered the arena of ridiculous so so long ago. But add this one to the column please.
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Re: It’s okay to ban religious symbols: European Union court

Postby Anchor Moy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:05 pm

Kuroneko wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Hungary threatens to ban Heineken's red star as 'communist'

The famous red star logo of Dutch beer Heineken could be banned in Hungary under a government proposal seeking to prohibit the commercial use of “totalitarian” symbols.

The draft law was introduced this week by the ruling Fidesz party of hardline rightwing prime minister Viktor Orban, ostensibly to outlaw merchandise featuring symbols like the Nazi swastika or the communist five-pointed red star. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -communist
Without defending the Hungarian government, the headline is a trifling misleading.
When you read the rest of the article, the proposed law is more of a populist economic and cultural retaliation against the nasty global Heineken brewery who has sued a local brand of beer over a trademark name in Romanian.
In the Romanian dispute, a court ruled that the locally brewed “Csiki” beer, popular with ethnic Hungarians, was too similar to Heineken’s Romanian-language “Ciuc” range and infringed trademark rights.
Budapest had slammed the decision as “undignified, unjust and anti-Hungarian” and supported calls to boycott Heineken products.
So, I kind of get the Hungarian POV on this: Another big world company suing the shit out of local competitors.
It's populist, it's protectionist, and the government are playing to their electorate. The 'them against us' theme is a sign of the times.
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Re: It’s okay to ban religious symbols: European Union court

Postby Luigi » Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:08 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:05 pm
Kuroneko wrote:
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Hungary threatens to ban Heineken's red star as 'communist'

The famous red star logo of Dutch beer Heineken could be banned in Hungary under a government proposal seeking to prohibit the commercial use of “totalitarian” symbols.

The draft law was introduced this week by the ruling Fidesz party of hardline rightwing prime minister Viktor Orban, ostensibly to outlaw merchandise featuring symbols like the Nazi swastika or the communist five-pointed red star. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... -communist
Without defending the Hungarian government, the headline is a trifling misleading.
When you read the rest of the article, the proposed law is more of a populist economic and cultural retaliation against the nasty global Heineken brewery who has sued a local brand of beer over a trademark name in Romanian.
In the Romanian dispute, a court ruled that the locally brewed “Csiki” beer, popular with ethnic Hungarians, was too similar to Heineken’s Romanian-language “Ciuc” range and infringed trademark rights.
Budapest had slammed the decision as “undignified, unjust and anti-Hungarian” and supported calls to boycott Heineken products.
So, I kind of get the Hungarian POV on this: Another big world company suing the shit out of local competitors.
It's populist, it's protectionist, and the government are playing to their electorate. The 'them against us' theme is a sign of the times.
Well ya got me there. I couldn't be bothered with the real story. I wanted the 3.5 second fix.
So screw the Heinies then. Drink local, drink globally. With responsibility. And decorum.

''and the government are playing to their electorate.

Somehow that's what rings so true here.

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