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2 Articles on Hitting Women and respect of men/faith – reposted by @AgreeToDisagree – 20th February 2012

In 1% tricks and traps, Abuse of Power, Democracy, dhimmi, dhimmitude, halal zone, halal zones, misplaced adoration, Muslims, neutral spaces, nudism, public spaces, social freedoms, spiritual abuse, subtle insults, unprofessional behaviour on February 20, 2012 at 10:12 am

ARTICLE 1

Where I come from, beating up on a woman is never okay:’ Miranda Lambert continues to wage her war against Chris Brown during concert performance – by Laura Schreffler Last updated at 3:36 AM on 18th February 2012

With songs about burning down a cheating boyfriend’s house and women planning to shoot her abusive husband, it would perhaps take a brave soul to mess with Miranda Lambert.

That said, country music’s resident tough girl is coming after Chris Brown for a second time – and she hopes he receives her message.

The 28-year-old wasn’t shy in the slightest about holding up a fan-made sign during her concert at UMass Amherst last night that read ‘Take Notes Chris Brown’.

The battle continues: Miranda Lambert carries on her war of words against Chris Brown during a concert last night in Massachusetts

The Southern blonde held up the sign high and told her fans: ‘Get a good picture now, put it on Twitter.

‘I’ve been in a world of hurt with Chris Brown fans lately…but, see, I just have to speak my mind because where I come from, beating up a woman is never OK’.

She then sang her 2008 single Gunpowder and Lead, about a woman who plans on shooting her abusive ex-husband after his release from jail.

Rage face? Not so much. Chris Brown seemed to be having a blast on Miami Beach today

For his part, the 22-year-old singer doesn’t seem to care. He tweeted earlier today: ‘Let them be mad!!! We make music. Don’t like it, don’t listen!

‘Turn up the music remix is coming too! Guess who’s on it?’

He’s hinting not so subtly that ex-girlfriend Rihanna might appear on the track.
No sweat off my back! The 22-year-old R&B singer is unfazed that Lambert and others have been hating on him

No sweat off my back! The 22-year-old R&B singer is unfazed that Lambert and others have been hating on him

But several fans are unhappy due to his arrest on Grammy night three years ago for assaulting the Bajan beauty.

His arrest and conviction is the reason why Lambert has waged a verbal war against the R&B singer.

She doesn’t believe he should be rewarded for his behaviour, as he not only made his comeback at the Grammys earlier this month, but also won an accolade for Best R&B album.

Fury: Miranda Lambert has taken to Twitter to blast Chris Brown after his appearance at the Grammys

Displeased: Miranda Lambert took to her Twitter account to show her fury at the singer

While his superstar ex, 23, also performed and seemed unfazed by the presence of her former flame, Chris’s presence was unacceptable for some of the other celebrity attendees.

Blake Shelton’s other half was especially candid in her blasting of the star, as she took to Twitter to fume about his appearance at the bash, also sniping at the length of Nicki Minaj’s performance.

She wrote: ‘How dang long did they give Nicki Minaj to do whatever that was? Strange. And Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl…’
Comeback: Chris Brown returned to the Grammys after he was arrested for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009

Biting her tongue: Songstress Michelle Branch found it hard to keep her feelings quiet

In agreement: The View host Sherri Shepherd also did her best to repress her feelings towards the singer

Not happy: Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet made a joke about producers allowing Chris Brown to be there

She went on to post: ‘Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.’

Bling: Meanwhile, Miranda posted a picture on her WhoSay account of a ring she got from husband Blake Shelton as a Valentine’s Day gift

The singer, 28, who is married to fellow country star Blake Shelton, was referring to one of her hits songs.

Gunpowder and Lead, which was released in 2007, conveys the story of a woman who prepares to kill her abusive husband when he is released from jail.

Miranda sings the lyrics: ‘He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll, don’t that sound like a real man.

‘I’m going to show him what a little girl’s made of – gunpowder and lead.’

And the country crooner was not alone in thinking Chris should not have been invited to the ceremony as a host of other celebrities spoke of their fury over Twitter.

Songstress Michelle Branch wrote: ‘Trying not to go off on a rant but…Chris Brown…*bites tongue* have we forgiven him? #Grammys’

Bad move?: Some celebrities slammed Chris Brown after he performed twice at the awards ceremony

Making his return: As well as performing at the bash, Chris scooped the award for Best R&B album

Sharing in her view was The View host Sherri Shepherd, who also seemed to be repressing her anger and wrote: ‘Looks like all is forgiven w Chris Brown. That’s all I’ll say.’

Meanwhile Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet quipped: ‘Are Chris brown’s mom and dad CBS and Grammy Brown?’

Chris performed his new single Turn Up The Muisc along with his collaborative effort with Benny Bennassi, Beautiful People.

Victim: Chris was arrested for assaulting Rihanna and a restraining order was lifted last year

He then took to the stage again to perform I Can Only Imagine alongside David Guetta.

Meanwhile Rihanna sang her hit record We Found Love, before taking the stage to duet with Coldplay’s Chris Brown.

Chris has shied away from the Grammys since the domestic violence incident against Rihanna in 2009, which happened on the eve of the awards ceremony.

Putting the past behind her: Rihanna seemed unfazed by the presence of her former flame as she also performed at the ceremony

Duet: After performing solo, Rihanna took to the stage to sing alongside Coldplay’s Chris Martin

The pair were both due to perform at the bash the following day and were forced to pull out of their respective appearances.

A judge eased a restraining order last February after an attorney for Rihanna said she didn’t object to removing the stay-away provisions.

The former order required Brown to stay 50 yards away from 23-year-old Rihanna, but the restriction was reduced to 10 yards if they were at a music industry event.
In the audience: Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton (R) were sat next to an ornately dressed Lady Gaga

In the audience: Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton (R) were sat next to an ornately dressed Lady Gaga

[[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]]

Get Rihanna to beat Chris Brown back or anyone on behalf of Rihanna then. Chris did not hold placards and try to destroy Rihanna’s career at the concert, also the beating was in private and we do know that in private people can be very different, so to be fair and equitable, the beat-back could be done in private as well. This public attack via placard is unprincipled and has nothing to do with what happened. Attention whoring on the back of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s spat perhaps?

‘beating up a woman is never OK’. Fine and well. But what happened to the equality thing? Beating anyone up is never OK. It’s not just women this ‘adage’ applies to. So get Rihanna and Chris together in a private setting as ask Rihanna to beat Chris back. End of story.

ARTICLE 2

Arab man hits two women over peck on cheek – by Yow Hong Chieh – February 20, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — An Arab visitor allegedly attacked two women at a Kota Kinabalu backpackers’ lodge after flying into a rage over a kiss.

The man is said to have blown his top after witnessing Canadian tourist Daniel Gunn kiss his girlfriend on the cheek out in the hall area, The Star reported today.

Gunn, 30, told the daily efforts to calm the man failed, following which lodge receptionist Dewina Jolilin stepped in to try and defuse the situation.

Her intervention, however, incensed the Arab man further as he reckoned that Dewina, who is also Muslim, should have been equally angry about the public show of affection.

He then reportedly hit the 22-year-old in the face with a plastic bag, prompting Gunn and his local girlfriend to come to the receptionist’s aid.

“My girlfriend told him that he cannot attack a woman. And then, she was also attacked,” said Gunn, who recorded the incident that took place at around 6.30pm on February 9.

The man then stormed out of the lodge and left in a taxi, without settling his bill.

Dewina lodged a police report over the alleged assault immediately after. City police are now looking for the suspect.

[[[ *** RESPONSE *** ]]]

Arab Islamic faithers do act as if Malaysia, much less Orang Asli Malay East Malaysia is their ‘spiritual’ colony (Nusantaran Animism being the local faith system especially in East Malaysia). The Arab likely filled with the ‘spiritual colonialist’ pathos was not ready to allow other non-Muslims to express themselves in what was after all neutral space for all faiths and expressions. It is not chivalrous to hit women you Arabs, though some women have indeed become very disrespectful to the point of unprofessionalism and used feminism to disregard faith-sensitivity issues.

Hitting the woman was wrong and a complaint and report should have been made by the Arab for outrage of Muslim sensitivity at most (this is however East Malaysia and NOT a religious place), even while the condescension of Arabs towards their ‘faith based colonies’, was probably the first punch thrown and the self inflicted sanctimony to a right to feel outraged inappropriate. Clash of civilisations happened here.

Arabs have to understand that the world does not revolve around their race or faith and that people in obviously neutral space have the right to express themselves. Those who are religiously sensitive perhaps could demand Halal Zones where no-kissing rules apply, or no Muslims are allowed but this is a private establishment so no controls or expectations much less with violence can be applied.

The Canadian though could have been intentionally flaunting this fact of neutral space, and the Arab not wanting to be ‘outdone’ in right of action in space, decided to go all fisticuffs on the Canadian. Still wrong when provoked though wrong to provoke – if intentionally kissing, the first non-physical punch was thrown by the Canadian. If the Canadian was minding his own business and incidentally was kissing, the Arab is in the wrong, doubly so for using physical force.

What would happen if a Nudist AND Islamist neutral zone where BOTH social types was created? The very most enlightened of Muslims would not care and do their prayers among the Naturists. But would less neutral minded Muslims go around beating up as many people as possible? Violence is not the solution, but clearly delineated spaces should be created for high tourist zones and clearly zoned so that misunderstandings will not occur. By the Arab’s logic, the Malaysian police would have to arrest all non-Muslims kissing in public, that wouldn’t work now would it?

Maybe in a holy city or inside a Mosque or on halllowed ground, but this is a tourist area for boisterous and amorous couples unwinding from urban life, the Arab has not been reasonable. I suggest that the Arab read the above post and settle the issue with an apology out of court and compensate for hitting the women and attempting to dominate the Canadian’s neutral space rights.

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