There are several reasons why Filipinos in Quebec must support the new Charter of Values or now officially to be called Bill 60 (thanks to Mme. Pauline Marois, see illustrations and news below).
First, it is for solidarity and to support our fellow Filipina domestic maids who are working in Muslim countries where they have no rights whatsoever and are being oppressed by working 24/7 overtime without pay, who are being maltreated by being deprived with little food, who are being raped and abused sexually, and where they have no freedom of religion whether Catholic or Christian (they are forbidden to have any Bible or Christian prayer books).
Third, maybe the Muslims in Quebec are relatively "peaceful" for the moment, but in their Koran, it is written that if they "kill an infidel, they will go straight to heaven"...and all Catholic and Christian Filipinos are "infidels"....therefore the potential of these words are like ticking time-bombs.
Muslims and other immigrants to Quebec have many social benefits here - which they will never have in their original country and therefore they should not be complaining about this Charter of Values in Quebec. Thousands of Filipinas go to work as domestic maids in Muslim countries but they do not have any of the social benefits which exist here in Quebec.
Filipinos are hard-working people and we can work long hours without complaining but we are now being considered as "cheap labor and subservient", the fact is we are not being admired but are rather despised and looked-down upon by countries where we go to work for long unpaid hours, read here England: Filipinas are 'cheap and subservient'.
Filipinos and Filipinas in Quebec and in many countries must learn to see the "global context" and "global consequences" of their actions. We must learn to cooperate and collaborate together for the benefit of our entire country and our fellow people.
- Chinese invaded Zambales, blow up mountains
- Philippine NEWS. Anti-IMPERIALIST groups
The Philippines was a slave country under Spain/Catholic priests for over 400 years, read the novel by Jose Rizal the national hero of the Philippines , who exposed the role of the Catholic Church in the oppression of the people http://filipina-nannies-caregivers.blogspot.ca/2013/05/jose-rizal-quotations.html
Read also why the Quebec Government must not give $25 million for the renovation of the Oratory of St. Joseph and give this money instead to build a clean running water system for poor native people of First Nations in Quebec. http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2013/01/boycott-oratory-of-saint-joseph-candles.html
Fifth, today the Filipino people are still being misled to believe that poverty and being poor is a virtue because they are "imitating the poverty of Christ", read more here about Altar of Secrets, a new book about secret money in the Church in the Philippines http://filipina-nannies-caregivers.blogspot.ca/2013/05/this-blog-was-inspired-by-filipina.html
Read about the wealth of the Vatican here http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2012/12/oratory-of-st-joseph-copy-vatican.html
Sixth, we must have a neutral country because the Earth is neutral and has no religion. No one can put a religious symbol over nature, trees, animals, the ocean, the sky, everything that exist is free for all of God's creatures regardless of their religion.
We must support this bill and the government must pass this Charter of Values before Quebec is colonized, by numbers, by other religion. We got rid of 95 % of Catholic churches all sold to builders of condominiums. We got rid of big religious buildings and now, we do not need huge religious symbols before our eyes.
Huge religious symbols are prozletism. They speak to us by their colors and tissues on their heads and they preach to us by religious fanatics.
The Bible is different because it stays at home and Christians do not carry it around their bodies.
OUST HARPER - do not vote Conservative = watch why
il y a de «liberté de pensée» et la liberté de religion au Québec. Mais les contribuables devraient pouvoir respirer l'air frais dans un état neutre.
Charter affirming the values of State
secularism and religious neutrality and
of equality between women and men,
and providing a framework for
Mr. Bernard Drainville
Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions
and Active Citizenship
Québec Official Publisher
This gigantic statue of St. Joseph is larger than all veils that the Quebec Charter of Values prohibit...and it does not deserve $50 million of taxpayers' money to renovate it -- like the "Bling" 43 million Euros renovation of the Bishop's Palace in Germany, read here http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2013/10/germany-bling-bishops-42-million-euros.html .
The Catholic Church is the wealthiest organization on earth, read here the hidden wealth of the Vatican http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2011/03/vatican-billions-holy-mass-tourism-for.html
Read here the Vatican Concordats that usurp billions of dollars from each 175 countrieshttp://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/2013/10/abolish-vatican-concordat-in-dominican.html
REad full article here http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s next task: Win over the country
Rea more here http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ndp-leader-thomas-mulcairs-next-task-win-over-the-country/article16287324/?page=all
Pro-Charter rally in Montreal draws hundreds in favour of 'values' legislation
Coalition supports Charter of Quebec Values
Published Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Rassemblement pour la laïcité, or the Gathering for Secularity, is composed of many groups which have already publicly declared their support for the Charter including the union of public and parapublic workers (SFPQ), SPQ Libre and the Quebec Secular Movement, and notable individuals such as Martine Desjardins, former president of FEUQ, and ex-Supreme Court Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé.
At a news conference on Tuesday members reiterated their desire that Quebec alter the existing Quebec Charter of Rights to include the right to be free from religion, especially for all aspects of the government.
The group said the proposal made by the Parti Quebecois government was actually too lax, and demanding that the crucifix given to the province of Quebec in 1936 be removed from the National Assembly, and that the proposed exemption clause be eliminated and replaced with a phase-in period for all government-paid employees.
Hijabs: a symbol of male oppression
Leila Bensalem, a teacher with the Commission scolaire de Montreal (CSDM), said the province needed to have a discussion about what was reasonable and rational in terms of making accommodations for religion. (See video in the link)
She said that demands from students and teachers for halal meat in cafeterias, and for days off to celebrate religious holidays, should no longer be dealt with on an ad-hoc basis but instead be subject to strict regulation.
Bensalem also spoke strongly against women who wear hijabs, saying that headscarves were the first symbol of patriarchal oppression.
"Just think of the fundamentalists when they establish an Islamic republic. The first thing they ask of Muslim women is to wear the veil, when it's not the burqa or the niqab or whatever. It's like the flag they want their women to wear and they represent that mentality," said Bensalem.
Many women in Quebec who wear hijabs say that may be the case in other countries, but not in Canada, where the hijab is almost always a personal choice made by a woman to show her devotion to her faith.
Is Quebec historically secular?
Members of the coalition showed some division when it came to the history of the province, with some saying that secularism is a historic Quebec value, one that was actually fought for by the Patriotes revolution in the 1800s.
Other speakers disagreed, and said what was important was that Quebec was a society that had been dominated by the Catholic church for many years, only to finally throw off the yoke of quasi-religious rule within living memory.
Ex-Supreme Court judge expected to back Quebec values charter
Claire L’Heureux-Dubé claims she sees more veiled women in Quebec than in her travels to Muslim countries.
- Amend the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms>
- Establish a duty of neutrality and reserve for all state personnel>
- Limit the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols>
- Make it mandatory to have one’s face uncovered when providing or receiving a state service>
- Establish an implementation policy for state organizations>
the provincial government website about the charter, go to http://www.nosvaleurs.gouv.qc.ca/en#faqwww.nosvaleurs.gouv.qc.ca/en#faq
ESTABLISHING THE RELIGIOUS
NEUTRALITY OF THE STATE
Read related article against religious giant statue in Montreal
BOYCOTT Oratory of Saint Joseph! CANDLES to giant Zeus statues of St. Joseph & Brother Andre CANNOT PROTECT CHILDREN from CSC PEDOPHILES read - http://popecrimes.blogspot.ca/
Chatting with Femen Quebec about Nudity, the Crucifix, and the Charter of Values
Praying topless is all the rage ia Facebook.
We were charged with nudity, indecent exposure and disrupting public order. According to the criminal code, I don’t think we are going to be formally accused of anything because we can contest that our body can be used as a political tribune. When we were there, even the security agents seemed to understand our action better than anybody else. You could see it in their eyes.
Politicians have reacted saying people should completely dismiss it. They want to keep their eyes shut. There’s been a media storm surrounding this story and now people are talking about it. That’s the goal of Femen, to get people’s attention. We use methods that are extremely crude. Nowadays, to get a message across and break through the constant flow of information, we need to go hard. Then we have to work to explain the meaning behind our performance.
We decided to focus on the crucifix. Ever since the debate over the Quebec Charter of Values has sprung, there seems to have been a great lack of coherence. The crucifix is inside the parliament, a place synonymous with neutrality. The government wants the state to be neutral. If the government is not willing to compromise, there is no reason why individuals from different religions should be willing to compromise on their religious affiliations. The charter brings along a complete incomprehension between “old stock” Quebecers and immigrants.
In previous demonstrations, we have criticized the fact that the crucifix was put in place by Maurice Duplessis in 1936. It represents a seal between the state and the Roman Catholic Church. This seems a bit ridiculous. The National Assembly existed before 1936, which means that it was able to operate without the crucifix. It seems like they’re trying really hard to justify this so-called “cultural heritage.” Why would this symbol dominate all the other ones? This is the question we are asking. Femen is against religious institutions, we are basically fighting religions. Feminism and religion don’t quite seem to get along. Every religion has oppressed at one point or another and continues to oppress women.
Of the state, yes. What I find completely ridiculous is that, in other places in the world, women are persecuted for not wearing a veil while here they’re being persecuted for wearing one. Secularism in Quebec is already pretty entrenched in our society. But the main thing that bothers me is that I don’t know anyone with strong visible religious affiliations that are affecting their public jobs. Where are they? Has there ever been a major instance where someone’s faith has disrupted the neutrality of the state?
Battle drags on between Philippine troops and Muslim rebelshttp://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-philippines-muslim-rebels-fighting-20130925,0,2654632.story
Filipino special forces troops carry the flag-draped coffins of fellow service members killed in clashes with Muslim rebels around the southern port city of Zamboanga, where fighting has been flaring for 17 days. (Francis R. Malasig / European Pressphoto Agency / September 25, 2013)
Philippine government troops claimed more than a week ago to be mopping up a failed attempt by Muslim rebels to seize the port city of Zamboanga, but news media report continuing clashes and mounting casualties.
The fighting, in its 17th day when dawn broke over the paralyzed city Thursday, has destroyed 1,000 buildings, driven at least 80,000 local residents from their homes and killed scores, Asia Times Online reported. It has also reportedly spread to areas of the southern island of Mindanao and has involved other Muslim militants, including Abu Sayyaf.
"The Zamboanga crisis has laid bare the inherent vulnerabilities of the Philippine government in providing security to its citizens as well as instituting durable peace in Mindanao," the online news site said in an analysis of the crisis.
Government-run media have reported little about the sporadic fighting that has closed schools and transit operations for more than two weeks, apparently in fear of scaring off investors and tourists and alarming the millions of Filipinos who work and live abroad. Independent media, though, have lamented the dearth of attention on the Philippine crisis in comparison with the four-day siege of a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
About 200 rebels of the Moro National Liberation Front, which has been fighting for autonomy for Philippine Muslims for more than 40 years, sailed from their island villages west of Zamboanga on Sept. 9 to launch a pre-dawn assault on the port city of 800,000. The attackers had planned to march to the city center, plant a flag at City Hall and proclaim the Independent Bangsamoro Republic, according to Inquirer.net.
Inquirer quoted Philippine army spokesman Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala as saying 103 rebels had been killed since the abortive attempt to seize the city and that another 118 had surrendered. At least 14 government troops and security officers have died, as well as several civilians.
While the deployment of more than 3,000 police and soldiers scattered the initial invaders and drove them into small factions holding out in the evacuated outskirts, reinforcements from allied Muslim factions have arrived to spread the clashes and standoffs to surrounding towns, Inquirer said.
President Benigno Aquino III has issued an ultimatum for the rebel front's founder, Nur Misuari, to surrender, warning that the government is prepared to use additional force. The threat followed reports that Misuari recruited impoverished rebels for the Zamboanga siege with promises of money and arms.
Misuari also led the gunmen to believe their actions were the start of a United Nations operation to secure the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Asia Times Online said. The news site quoted Mujiv Hataman, leader of the ARMM, an area of southern territory over which officials in Manila and Moro have been negotiating under a tentative power- and resource-sharing agreement reached last year with a splinter group of the original Moro front.
The government has been struggling with Muslim insurgents since the Moro front was founded in 1971, with at least 120,000 estimated to have died in the fighting.
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