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LINK By backing housing charity’s ‘Jewish only’ rule, UK court drops the ball. Aren’t we all equal in Britain? — RT Op-ed

"A small legal challenge has turned into a precedent-setting case about whether someone in today’s Britain can be prioritised or denied housing on the basis of their religion.
The law isn’t always right and it’s not just people who can be taken hostage.

In a disgraceful decision deemed legitimate by the UK’s highest court, a single mother with four children was refused housing – because she wasn’t a Jew.

It’s that simple.

The charity Agudas Israel Housing Association (AIHA) owns 470 houses in the London borough of Hackney. Local authorities promised, in October 2017, the next available home to the woman and her kids, two of whom are autistic.

AIHA refused to hand over the keys to any of its SIX four-bedroom, unoccupied flats.

Their argument was it makes offers “only to members of the Orthodox Jewish community.” As Britain is a secular nation, the woman’s legal team found this claim astonishing and argued it had the same sentiment as the ‘No Dogs, No Blacks, No Irish’ signs that were once displayed in some pubs.

Lord Sales stated the charity’s use of positive discrimination was lawful, under the Equality Act 2010, in order to correct the disadvantage faced by the community. The issue apparently was not racism, but discrimination on the grounds of religious observance. The court considered the “widespread and increasing overt antisemitism in our society.”"

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Why do you cite RT? Is it that your sympathies or ideology are the same as theirs? RT is despicable and I wouldn't treat anything they have to say except with the derision they deserve. You as their spokesperson on this site deserve that same derision.

Chris Hedges is on RT, so is Lee Camp. Abby Martin was there, Larry King was on there. The claim it is Russian propaganda is ill-informed.

The UK does not have the same separation of religion and state, but religious freedom should not enable religious intolerance imho.

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