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- 1871 days ago -
rget: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Goal: Immediately negate a new Penal Code that violates basic human rights in Brunei The government of Brunei should immediately revisit its new Penal Code, which will allow for multipl


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David B (29)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 8:43 pm
Thanks Rose. Signed... Your signature has been recorded. Please spread the word:

Heli Perala (25)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 10:02 pm

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 12:48 am
[LGBT people and Women and the large number of non-Muslims living in Brunei, all will be adversely affected by this new legislation.
In a massive revulsion and reaction, the worldwide chain of Luxury Hotels the Sultan owns, is being BOYCOTTED!]
Read more:
Part of an article from Seattle Gay News:

Imposing Sharia Law on his small Southeast Asian country has already cost the Sultan of Brunei $1.5 million, and is likely to cost him much more as a world-wide boycott of his luxury hotels grows.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, reportedly worth $20 billion including investments in posh hotels in the U.S. and Great Britain, introduced Sharia on May 1.

Among the penalties is death by stoning for Gay people and for women who have sex outside of marriage. Men will be allowed to take four wives and married women will be legally obligated to have sex with their husbands. If they refuse, they may be flogged.

The International Commission of Jurists {ICJ} has ruled that Brunei's Sharia laws were incompatible with international human rights law, and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights has said he was deeply concerned by their introduction.

The Sultan's action touched off a global firestorm of protest, including a boycott of his landmark Beverly Hills Hotel, the venue for an annual pre-Oscar event.

UNITE HERE Local 11, the union that represents Los Angeles-area hotel workers, has been joined by Hollywood celebrities like Jay Leno and Ellen Degeneres, and by the HRC {Human Rights Campaign} in leading the boycott.
UNITE HERE 11 has posted a satirical "Breaking Up with the Beverly Hills Hotel" video on its website,
and has created the site to document the progress of their boycott.
In England, Gay actor Stephen Fry is leading a similar boycott of the Sultan's flagship hotel, London's Dorchester.

HRC called on the Beverly Hells Hotel to stop promoting same-sex wedding services, which offer free champagne and strawberries as part of the package.
"The sultan is offering free strawberries to LGBT couples in L.A. and death by stoning to those in Brunei,"
said president Chad Griffin in a statement. "This is the height of hypocrisy, and we must ensure that profits from LGBT weddings in the U.S. stop going to a regime that could soon start executing its LGBT citizens."

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 12:52 am
Can go to this Care2 News Item and Note it:

Beverly Hills Hotel Boycotted over Brunei's Sharia Penal Code

Helene Pedot (7)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:15 am
Petition signed, thanks!

Animae C (509)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:58 am
Your signature has been recorded..... gladly!

Sherri G (128)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:37 am
Signed and Noted TY Rose and Abdessalam for the link.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 3:16 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 8:26 am
Signed-thx Rose

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 10:32 am
So very very signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Rose

Sunday May 11, 2014, 10:34 am
Signed, thanks.

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 11:03 am

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 11:04 am
Thanks Rose

norma laborie (33)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:03 pm

Colleen L (3)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:13 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Rose

Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:26 pm
Outrageous and Barbaric. Signed

Dan Nickerson (180)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 1:35 pm
Petition signed and article noted.

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:38 pm

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:50 pm

Rosa Caldwell (384)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 4:29 pm
Thanks for the article. Signed.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 4:39 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Rose.

Lloyd H (46)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 5:30 pm
Ah, the ugly justice code of the Old Testament rears it ugly heads again. All of you that want can have your foam at the mouth fits about Sharia Law, unfortunately that is Cow Crap. First there is the plain and simple fact that Islam/Mohammed did not create Sharia law whole cloth, it is based on the Theocratic Laws of the OT, the same, or nearly the same depending on which edited version you have chosen, OT in the Holy Bible used to justify the Homophobic Laws in Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria et alia. Actually Nigeria is special case of theocratic stupid as it uses three theocratic ideologies for its major league assholery, Christianity, Islam and Regional Culture. The only difference between the Sultan of Brunei and the more asshat American Repugs that have called for stoning LGBT persons, putting them in Camps, reinstating the Anti-sodomy laws etc. is he has the power and they for the most part do not.

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 9:12 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Please spread the word:
Thanks Rose.

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday May 12, 2014, 2:33 am
I don't think P.W. will mind if I reprint this from a group - it is so pertinent here!

'Did I tell you all that the Sultan was in LA several months ago and demanded a private tour of the zoo for himself, some of his children, one of his wives and a few body guards?

A friend drove the wife in a private golf cart and asked the body guard how to address the woman.

He was told "YOU WILL NOT ADDRESS HER DIRECTLY! You may speak to me and I will speak to Her Highness."

The children were horrible and the adults never even looked at the animals. It seemed like a way to throw around money and spend an afternoon.'
So THIS is an example of the "Family Values" the Sultan would like ALL of his subjects to follow!
The Woman has NO EXISTENCE AT ALL, separate from her Lord and Master, the Sultan! She is NOT ALLOWED TO RELATE TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, or any person, except thru A MAN [the body guard] delegated by her Husband!
This was very interesting information!
Oh, yes, and ONE of his Wives was allowed to go on the "private tour"....!
Gosh, lucky her!

Frances Darcy (92)
Monday May 12, 2014, 3:50 am

Liv B (0)
Monday May 12, 2014, 5:38 am
Done, thanks Rose.

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Monday May 12, 2014, 5:50 am

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:10 am
Noted, signed and shared

sylvie C (46)
Monday May 12, 2014, 6:33 am
Thanks Rose

Ben Oscarsito (128)
Monday May 12, 2014, 9:34 am
Signed! (Not with much hope though)

PJ C (43)
Monday May 12, 2014, 9:59 am
Signed with enthusiasm!

This creature shames Allah and brings pain to Muslims who actually follow His laws.

Vivien Green (153)
Monday May 12, 2014, 4:12 pm
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Jane H (139)
Monday May 12, 2014, 7:26 pm
done TY

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 1:36 am
Signed and shared. Thanks Rose.

Ondine J (134)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 5:13 am
Noted and signed, thanks Rose

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 1:44 pm
What do you mean support? Fight! :)
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