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    Heathrow worker sacked after being accused of insulting muslims.

    Published: November 27th, 2011


    A Christian worker at London’s Heathrow Airport has been dismissed after un-substantiated claims that she insulted muslims.
    Despite working at Terminal 3 for 13 years, and having many friends of different religions amongst the staff, Nohad Halawi was summarily fired following un-substantiated complaints by five muslims about her conduct. It appears that they took offense at something she said after mishearing her. She had described a muslim colleague as an allawhi - 'man of God' in Arabic, yet another worker who overheard her thought that she said Alawi, which was his branch of Islam.
    Mrs Halawi had previously complained to management over personal religious abuse and harassment from Islamic staff.
    Mrs Halawi has been told by Autogrill Retail UK Limited, trading as World Duty Free; and Caroline South Associates, for whom she sold perfumes and other goods, that as a part-time, commission-based worker in Duty Free, she has no legal employment rights, either from the company, nor Caroline South Associates. She has had her security pass removed by Heathrow Duty Free and told she was no longer welcome to trade at Heathrow Airport. She has been threatened with costs if she attempts to go to an Employment Tribunal, despite the fact that this forum is cost free.

    If Mrs Halawi’s allegations about the influence of Islamic fundamentalism at Heathrow is true, this case raises huge issues of national security, religious discrimination and the rights and welfare of thousands of workers across the country who are ‘technically’ outside Employment Law, but are used by many agencies as ‘employees.’ Mrs Halawi has asked the Christian Legal Centre for support. They have instructed top Human Rights Barrister, Paul Diamond, to represent her.

    In an attempt to bring into the open the potential security and fundamental religious and employment rights issues of this, Mrs Halawi is seeking to take both Autogrill Retail UK Limited and Caroline South Associates to the Employment Tribunal – fully expecting both to ask the Court for a technical ‘Strike Out’ on the grounds that neither had any employer responsibility to her. However, such is the seriousness of the issues that her barrister, Mr Diamond, has asked that the Court do not make such a judgment until the facts of the case are heard.

    In her submission to the Tribunal, Mrs Halawi has wide support from other Heathrow staff, including other muslims, as she tries to clear her name, regain her job and expose the identity of supporters of radical Islam at the heart of the UK border.

    An Open Petition, signed by 22 staff at Heathrow, including muslims, states:

    We are shocked and saddened by the recent dismissal of our colleague and friend, Nohad, as a result of malicious and unfounded allegations made against her.

    “WDF is a large organisation that employs individuals from many cultural and religious backgrounds... whilst some may have a different point of view on a multitude of subjects, it should not mean that this should allow certain individuals to use this fact to concoct a tissue of lies and maliciously use them in a concerted manner against a fellow colleague with the view to securing their dismissal. We find this incident particularly worrying as it appears to allow individuals to perniciously use the ‘race and religion card’ to besmirch a fellow colleague, with the intention of securing their dismissal from gainful employment.”

    In further evidence to employers, more staff, supporting Nohad, heavily criticise a WDF manager, stating: “He discriminates against us and only favours the bullies and those who always give him gifts and testers.

    “Those bullies who accused our colleague are extremists working with us, and he supports them. They try to convert us to Islam and we really find their ideas distasteful to discuss such religious matters on the shop floor, yet they twisted it around to put the blame on our dear colleague. Her only crime was to defend a colleague who has been bullied and harassed by these individuals. We have all been too scared to report these individuals as we all know we will not be taken seriously.”

    Andrea Minichiello Williams, Chief Executive of the Christian Legal Centre, said:

    “Nohad’s case is one of the most serious we have ever handled. It raises huge issues. First, there is the level of Islamic fundamentalism prevalent at our main point of entry to the UK. Secondly, there are very real issues of religious discrimination, which it would appear those in authority are turning a blind eye to, using the current loop-holes in employment law as an excuse. Thirdly, there is a very big issue of justice. Nohad represents tens of thousands of people across the UK who work, in all but name, as ‘employees’ for companies and yet, have absolutely no employment rights. This is a case which, if simply ‘Struck Out’ by the Employment Tribunal as a technicality, will demonstrate how woefully inadequate the UK’s employment legislation is, and will ensure that the fundamental security and religious issues of this case are not properly investigated.”


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    It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.

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    heathrow airport is fast becoming a muslim state in its own right.

    thankfully i havent used it for the past three years, now favouring manchester.

    the last time i arrived at heathrow i had to pinch myself, i thought i had got on the wrong plane and arrived in karachi.

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    I've done lots of work in Heathrow and years ago it looked like we were the Farang but then it was Indians and fuking Paki's

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    anyone got heathrowz number/employment department....i can see myself fittin in there just nice...and i dont mind working wid ropeheads

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    here's a tip for the OP....

    trying to hide the URL by labeling it as Link, really isn't effective.

    all anyone has to due is scroll over it and see that it links to a mind numbingly pathetic christian victimization site....

    Heathrow worker sacked after being accused of insulting muslims | Christian Concern

    here's a gem from another part of the site....

    Not Ashamed is a campaign encouraging Christians to live out their faith in public. Jesus is Lord, not just at home or at church, but at school and in the workplace. Unfortunately it is becoming increasingly difficult to be a Christian in some environments in the UK. There have been more and more cases where Christians have suffered penalties for their faith in the public sphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    here's a tip for the OP....

    trying to hide the URL by labeling it as Link, really isn't effective.

    all anyone has to due is scroll over it and see that it links to a mind numbingly pathetic christian victimization site....

    Heathrow worker sacked after being accused of insulting muslims | Christian Concern

    here's a gem from another part of the site....

    Not Ashamed is a campaign encouraging Christians to live out their faith in public. Jesus is Lord, not just at home or at church, but at school and in the workplace. Unfortunately it is becoming increasingly difficult to be a Christian in some environments in the UK. There have been more and more cases where Christians have suffered penalties for their faith in the public sphere.
    Yes but is the article factual?

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    Which bit, this?

    If Mrs Halawi’s allegations about the influence of Islamic fundamentalism at Heathrow is true, this case raises huge issues of national security

    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao View Post
    Which bit, this?

    If Mrs Halawi’s allegations about the influence of Islamic fundamentalism at Heathrow is true, this case raises huge issues of national security

    No.
    Actually that IS true.
    IF Mrs Halawi’s allegations about the influence of Islamic fundamentalism at Heathrow ARE true this case DOES raise huge issues of national security.
    Also, if the article is true in substance it raises the question why wasn't it published in the mainstream media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    here's a tip for the OP....

    trying to hide the URL by labeling it as Link, really isn't effective.

    all anyone has to due is scroll over it and see that it links to a mind numbingly pathetic christian victimization site....
    Firstly I don't try and hide anything, fuckwit, what's the point when people will see it when they open it? Duh.

    Secondly, I don't much care if it's the mussies or the jesus wheezers, they're both a bunch of c*nts.

    But I can confirm that ganging up on people and lying is an everyday facet of muslim life, as I live and work with the fuckers and it's actually quite easy to deal with, being so predictable and all.

    No-one's ever tried to convert me though. Maybe they know better.


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    IMO Islam is more a totalitarian regime than a religion. This is where it differs from Christianity.

    The role of Islam's brainwashed followers is to install it ASAP as the one exclusive worldwide faith. Non-believers are generally regarded by the bearded ones as inferior beings.

    Having lived in the Middle East and North Africa for a number of years all I can say is that their sexist and racist indoctrinated cult prevents 50% of their population (the fairer sex) from contributing fully to society and it prevents 100% of their societies living a life where fun and freedom are commonplace.

    The fact that Islam is creeping rapidly around Western European values/ideals makes me shudder.

    As with all cults, the followers see themselves as one. Nohad Halawi didn't stand a chance because the UK is now governed at all levels by PC loving multi-cultural believing idealists who bend the UK over backwards to be ass pumped by Islamists and other minority groups.

    My views are such because I value the freedoms and tolerance of the UK having lived in some rather rigid societies. To see the hypocritical Islam fanatics decision making in the UK makes my blood boil!

    Time for my pills and a lie down!!!

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    David Tunnicliffe, the trading manager at World Duty Free, accusing her of being anti-Islamic following a heated conversation in the store. The row had stemmed from her description of a Muslim colleague as an allawhi, which means 'man of God' in Arabic. Another Muslim overheard this and thought she said Alawi, which was his branch of Islam.
    David is a tit. What is he doing calling another non-Muslim "anti-islamic"?!

    He now works for the notorious far right retailer "Glorious Britain"
    British Gifts and Souvenirs from Glorious Britain

    In what parallel universe can calling someone an "Alawi" be a disciplinary issue?

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