I am a true believer in Capitalism, and in free trade. We can’t discriminate against someone’s right to own anything in America, that includes foreigners owning in America. But the level of Arab owned purchases in Beverly Hills is alarming, only because for some reason, they don’t believe everyone should have equal rights, not just in their countries, but also here in the U.S. Minorities, women and gays have faced enough discrimination in this often-hate-filled nation with supporters of Dick Dynasty over common decency, and I rail against idiot racist Christians bringing back their Taliban-like version of bigotry and Jim Crow, and that is why many groups are demanding the Muslim business owner of The Beverly Hills Hotel shape up, or sell it and ship out!
On Wednesday, organizers of a women’s rights award event, co-chaired by Jay Leno and wife Mavis, have dropped the Beverly Hills Hotel as the location for its awards gala on May 5 due to the hotels ties to the Sultan of Brunei.
“We cannot hold a human rights and women’s rights event at a hotel whose owner would institute a penal code that fundamentally violates women’s rights and human rights,” said Eleanor Smeal, the president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, in a statement. The group had planned to hold Global Women’s Rights Awards at the location on May 5.
Instead, a protest of the hotel is planned at noon on May 5 across the street from the location. “‘Kill-a-gay’ laws, or laws that allow the flogging of women for abortion, violate international law and have no place in civilized society,” said Feminist Majority foundation board member Mavis Leno in the statement.
The Dorchester Collection hotel is owned by the Brunei Investment Agency, which is controlled by the leader of the Southeast Asian nation of Brunei, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. The leader of the country had announced last October plans for a revised penal code which “introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for crimes of a sexual nature,” a United Nations news release on April 11 stated.
The latest round of protests against the Beverly Hills Hotel and other Dorchester Collection properties — which includes Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles — were kickstarted earlier this month when an LGBT political advocacy group, the Gill Action Fund, reportedly canceled a conference at the location.
On April 26, a small group of an estimated 15 people — including actress Beth Grant The Mindy Project and Jennifer Howell of charity Art of Elysium — gathered at the Hotel to protest the Sultan of Brunei ownership.
A Beverly Hills Hotel spokesperson told THR that they abide by the laws of countries where their facilities lie. However, that is just Jim Crow South-style double talk.
Let’s hope these morons who call themselves Christians see that they are no different than these Islamists, who believe their “reality” of religion is the gospel, as you believe yours to be. However, god gives free choice and that means, it’s NOT your business what someone else is doing. Trust me, keeping your own house clean is a full-time gig!
Memo to Hotel owners. That’s an American flag flying over the building, and that includes the nutty Christians who fail to realize America’s FREEDOM of Religion. Which means, freedom from your version of it as well, and others’ rights to their own or none at all!