Extremist Islam in Canada

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Front Page Magazine, by Lloyd Billingsley, Aug. 25, 2016:

Leading Canadian politicians have been proclaiming that, despite what former prime minister Stephen Harper contended, Islamic extremism is rare or nonexistent in Canada’s mosques, and that to believe otherwise is racist or Islamophobic. On the other hand, an investigation by two experts finds that in some Canadian mosques and school libraries, extremist Islamic literature is the only brand available.

That is the contention of “The Lovers of Death”? Islamist Extremism in Our Mosques, Schools and Libraries, a recent study by Thomas Quiggin, formerly an intelligence analyst with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Privy Council Office. Quiggin is also a court-qualified expert on the structure of jihadist terrorism. Co-author Saied Shoaaib, a journalist originally from Egypt, has written extensively on Islamic extremism in the Middle East and in Canada.

“It is not the presence of extremist literature in the mosque libraries that is worrisome,” the new report contends. “The problem is that there was nothing but extremist literature in the mosque libraries.”

Examples include In the Shade of the Qur’an and Milestones by Sayyid Qutb, an author al-Qaida leaders found inspirational, as Lawrence Wright noted in The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Quiggin and Shoaaib also found prevalent the complete works of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabism, perhaps the most extremist form of Islam, heavily promoted by Saudi Arabia.

This type of material, the authors argue, has eclipsed Canadian Muslims with humanist and modernist outlooks. At certain mosques in Montreal and Toronto, authors Quiggin and Shoaaib found statements that promoted jihad and homophobia. Likewise, Canada’s CIJ news found that some Islamic private schools in Canada use textbooks produced by the Saudi Ministry of Education. In two textbooks homosexuality is depicted as “one of the most heinous sins” and punishable by death.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims denounced the Quiggin and Shoaaib study as an anecdotal attempt at vilification, an exercise in shoddy research, and attempt to sew fear and distrust toward Canadian Muslims. The Council’s statement charged that Quiggin and Shoaaib’s report “only fans the flames of ignorance at a time when vandalism of mosques and hate incidents against Canadian Muslims are increasing.”

Quiggin told reporters that “The Lovers of Death”? was not about bashing Muslims but an attempt to “provoke the government and the media into addressing the actual issues of what’s going on.” He and Shoaaib had presented the material that is being taught, where it came from and posed the question: “Is this acceptable in Canada, yes or no?”

As they put it in the study, “Is it possible that Canadian politicians are misleading or deliberately lying to the population about the threat of Islamist extremism in Canada? Have the forces of political correctness and cultural relativism captured them so completely that they are unable to speak on these sensitive subjects?”

A vice.com article by Davide Mastracci came headlined: “That Study About Extremist Mosques in Canada Is Mostly Bullshit” and argued that it had not been peer-reviewed. On the other hand, there can be little dispute that young Canadians are indeed being radicalized.

As Frontpage noted, on August 10, Muslim convert Aaron Driver, 24, targeted a London shopping mall but the RCMP shot him dead before he could denote a powerful explosive. In October, 2014, Muslim convert Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed a Canadian soldier on ceremonial sentry and wounded a guard in the House of Commons. In 2013, Muslim convert Canadian Muslim convert John Stewart Nuttall plotted to plant pressure-cooker bombs at the British Columbia legislature in Victoria, scene of a mass celebration for Canada Day, July 1.

Further, ease of entry to Canada for Muslims has not prompted terrorists to go easy on Canadians at home or abroad. At least 24 Canadians perished in the attacks of September 11, 2001. Last January, an attack by Al Qaeda jihadists in Burkina Faso claimed six Canadian lives and more than 20 others from 18 different countries. In April, Muslim Abu Sayyaf terrorists in the Philippines beheaded Canadian hostage John Ridsdel of Calgary, held since last September with another Canadian and a Norwegian national for $6.5 million in ransom. According to one news report, “Two men on a motorcycle left Ridsdel’s head, placed inside a plastic bag, along a street in Jolo town in Sulu province and then fled.”

Canada may be officially multicultural, tolerant, and politically correct, but Islamic extremism knows no bounds.

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Bill of Writes: Dispatches from the Political Correctness Battlefield and Hollywood Party: Stalinist Adventures in the American Film Industry

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New study reveals the extent of extremist teachings in Canadian mosques and Islamic schools

The Islamic booth at Dundas Square. Photo: CIJnews

The Islamic booth at Dundas Square. Photo: CIJnews

CIJ News, by Ilana Shneider, Aug. 23, 2016:

A new study by Terrorism and Security Experts of Canada (TSEC Network) examines the degree to which Islamist extremism is advocated in Canadian mosques, Islamic schools and other organizations. It also shows that martyrdom is advanced in Canadian schools as an acceptable idea.

“Lovers of the Death?” – Islamist Extremism in Mosques and Schools – co-authored by Tom Quiggin, court qualified expert on the structure and organization of jihadist terrorism and a twenty-year veteran in the intelligence community and Saied Shoiaab, a Muslim who has researched and written extensively on the issue of Islamic extremism in the Middle East and Canada – argues that despite what the politicians say, Islamist extremist ideology exists in Canadian mosques, schools and other institutions.

One of the biggest issues affecting Canada is not that extremist ideology exists in the mosques and schools, but that the mosques and schools contain nothing but extremist literature in these institutions. The same can be said for public libraries, whose Arabic collections include extremist literature by some of the most contentious and dangerous authors from the Islamist world.

It is not the presence of extremist literature in the mosque libraries that is worrisome. The problem is that there was nothing but extremist literature in the mosque libraries.”

The authors of the study have collected information through undercover and surreptitious means and by extensive analysis of open-source intelligence and social media.

Theys argue that many leading politicians still attempt to convince Canadians that no extremism exists in Canadian mosques and brand anyone who questions the existence of extremism as “racists” or “Islamophobe”.

Is it possible that Canadian politicians are misleading or deliberately lying to the population about the threat of Islamist extremism in Canada? Have the forces of political correctness and cultural relativism captured them so completely that they are unable to speak on these sensitive subjects?”

The study reveals multiple, real world cases of Islamist extremist ideology being advocated in Canada, which confirm former Prime Minister Harper’s 2015 statement that drew a link between radicalization and mosques.

While defending a proposed Bill-51 which would have included criminalizing advocacy for or promotion of a terrorist act, Harper said “It doesn’t matter what the age of the person is, or whether they’re in a basement, or whether they’re in a mosque or somewhere else”.

The remark drew instant condemnation from Canadian Muslim groups who said they were “deeply troubled” that Harper “implicated Canadian mosques as venues where terrorism is advocated or promoted” and demanded that Harper apologize for his statement.

Examples of extremist teachings in Canada

CIJnews has learned that some Islamic private schools in Canada use textbooks produced by the Saudi Ministry of Education. 

Textbooks obtained by CIJnews contain chapters dealing with the wisdom of the capital punishments in Islam in cases of major sins.

In two textbooks for the school year 2014 and 2015-16, homosexuality is depicted as a “major sin” and as “one of the most heinous sins” punishable by death for both partners to the sexual act. The punishment is similar to that inflicted on the people of Lut, meaning by stoning and/or by fire.

Homosexuality is prohibited, one of the textbooks explains, because this behavior interferes with the natural state of human beings and spreads moral corruption and diseases like HIV.

The textbook suggests that early marriage and executing the fixed punishments on homosexuals can protect the society from homosexuality.

The textbook also teaches that adultery is punishable in case a married man/ woman are involved by stoning to death, and theft in certain conditions and terrorizing people by chopping off limbs.

Canadian Imams and Islamic literature sold/ distributed for free in Canada provide a context to understanding the position of Islam regarding homosexuality (to read “What Islam is saying on homosexuality? The Canadian Islamic perspective” click here and here.)

In 2013, The Muslim Council of Calgary (MCC) posted on its official website a booklet called “Answers to Non-Muslims – Common Questions About Islam” authored by Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, a well-known al-Qaeda sympathizer, which calls for capital punishment for the rapists, chopping off the hands as punishment for robbery

The official website of Salaheddin Mosque located in Scarborough, Ontario, posted under the heading “Islamic FAQ” the following:

Islam prescribes chopping off the hands of the convicted robber. “As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime: and Allah is Exalted in power, full of wisdom.” (Quran 5:38)

Suppose the Islamic Law is implemented in America i.e. every rich person gives Zakat ( 2.5% of his savings in charity above 85 grams of gold every lunar year), and every convicted robber has his or her hands chopped off as a punishment.”

Thus every Muslim should be a fundamentalist i.e. he should follow the fundamentals of the Religion of Peace: Islam. He should be a terrorist only towards the antisocial elements in order to promote peace and justice in the society…”

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA Canada) located in Oakville, Ontario, is an Islamic nationwide organization which strives “to build an Exemplary Canadian Muslim Community” by “total submission to Him [Allah] and through the propagation of true and universal message of Islam.”

On its official website, ICNA Canada ICNA posted the book “Riyad us Saliheen” (The Garden of the Righteous) by a 13th century Sunni scholar. In the commentary to the Qur’an, the book says that “theft is punishable by the cutting of the hand; the punishment of adultery is a hundred strikes or Rajm (stoning to death); the punishment of drinking of intoxicants is forty strikes.

The “Info on Islam” booth at Dundas Square in down Toronto is operated by the Walk in Islamic Info Center (WIIC), a Toronto-based organization dedicated to Dawah (propagating to Islam).

On its official website WIIC states that its mission “is to create awareness & understanding about the religion of Islam and correct misinformation about Islam amongst Muslims & non-Muslims” by giving “street Dawah,” distributing free Quran and books on introduction to Islam, supplying Quran and Islamic “books to detention centers (jails),” operating dawah office and musallah [Prayer House]” in downtown Toronto (at Yonge & Dundas Street across from Eaton Center) and offering “Free Dawah Franchise worldwide.”

Last year, Dawah activists at Dundas Square handed out for free the booklet “Muslim Prayer Handbook For Beginners,” which introduces the daily prayers for Muslims.

In some of the supplications dealing with the “Kafiroun,” the disbelievers or infidels, Muslims are ordained to ask Allah to help them overcome and defeat their enemies who are identified as the disbelieving people.

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Keep Iran at arm’s length

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, reviews Revolutionary Guard cadets during a graduation ceremony in Tehran in 2015.  Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via The Associated Pres

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, left, reviews Revolutionary Guard cadets during a graduation ceremony in Tehran in 2015.
Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via The Associated Pres

National Post, by Shabnam Assadollahi and David B. Harris, August 22, 2016:

Even before the West made the last in the continuing series of concessions that became the disturbing P5+1 Iranian nuclear deal, a campaigning Justin Trudeau asserted more than a year ago that he would “re-engage” with Iran and reopen Canada’s diplomatic mission in Tehran. The mission was closed by a Harper government fearful of state-supported assaults on Canada’s representatives there, and concerned about Iran’s subversive activity in this country.

The ensuing pre-election storm sent the candidate’s Liberal party minders scrambling.  A Trudeau government would move cautiously, they assured us. There would be no precipitous re-establishing of relations with the regime commonly dubbed the leading state-sponsor of terror.

But by mid-February, Stéphane Dion, Trudeau’s foreign affairs minister, was all about “engagement” and — relying on the Iran nuke deal — ended significant Canadian Iran sanctions. And later, even as Canadian professor Dr. Homa Hoodfar was held in Iran and Ontario’s superior court authorized victims of Iranian-backed terror to extract compensation from non-diplomatic Iranian assets, Dion admitted that the Trudeau government was in official talks with the regime. These talks are apparently aimed at re-establishing relations between the countries.

Despite various countries’ diplomatic presence in Iran during the sanctions years, the regime’s human rights-abuse continues. Weeks after Trudeau’s June 2015 declaration, 40 of Iran’s state-run media organizations jointly solicited British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie’s killing by putting a $600,000 bounty on his head. Executions in Iran increased to almost 1,000, including children. Gays, Baha’is and others are hunted. Officials animated by Islamist religious doctrine prevent young, soon-to-be-executed female political prisoners from going to paradise by having them raped before being murdered: no virginity, no paradise.

Internationally, Tehran’s dictatorship is implicated in extensive violence: assassinations in Germany and France, major bombings in Lebanon and Argentina and operations in the United States. With Hezbollah, its terrorist progeny, Iran increasingly operates in South America. No surprise: in the 1990s, wrote Sohrab Ahmari, current Iranian president Hassan Rouhani was a key player in a “campaign of terror against Iranian dissidents in Europe.” Today, Iran and Hezbollah prop up Syria’s Assad by facilitating sectarian bloodletting. Tehran threatens the Persian Gulf region and reinforces Yemen’s butchery.

Meanwhile, Iran masquerades as a nuclear-nonproliferation “partner.” But Iran’s Fordow, Natanz, and Arak atomic facilities were built in secret, in violation of international law. Reports say Iran plans to develop deployable electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) weapons, which could cripple power grid infrastructure and electronic equipment across thousands of kilometres. In April, American EMP experts reminded the Canadian Senate’s national security committee about U.S. Congressional EMP Commission warnings: EMP weapons could utterly destroy the U.S. — and presumably, Canadian — electrical grid on which our technological civilization depends for its literal survival. In the meantime, and contrary to UN Security Council resolutions, Iran tests ballistic missiles, at least one with a promise to destroy Israel inscribed on its side.

To cap things off, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advertises Iran’s terror support. “Hezbollah and its pious youth,” he told the Union of Islamic Pupils’ Associations, “are shining like the Sun and they are a source of honour for the Muslim world.”

All this, when Tehran should be on its best behaviour, if only to advance its sanctions-busting, militarist objectives.

Nor has Canada been spared the ayatollahs’ untoward attentions.

Iranian regime-backed Canadian residents intimidate dissident expatriates in Canada. Hamid Mohammadi, a former senior Iranian diplomat in Ottawa, was exposed calling on Iranian Canadians not to integrate. He apparently wants them to infiltrate the Canadian government and work subversively for the motherland. Before it was shuttered, Iran’s Ottawa embassy was pushing its education agenda — including glorifying child-martyrdom — in a cultural program at Ottawa’s Lady Evelyn public school. Iran’s Hezbollah terror organization continues to operate and fund raise in Canada, as well.

Rapprochement with Iran – through exchanges of ambassadors or otherwise – will bring no advantage other than to the fortunes of the mullahs’ malevolent, emboldened rule. Tehran’s fanatical, aggressively destabilizing regime, and its friends and influencers in Canada, already have enough of a presence in this country and beyond.  Rather than weaken, we must limit the ayatollahs’ avenues into our nation, contain this global threat, and embrace sound international efforts to encourage constructive democratic change in Iran.

Former Iranian political prisoner Shabnam Assadollahi is an award-winning human rights defender in Canada, where she writes and broadcasts. Lawyer David B. Harris directs the Intelligence Program, INSIGNIS Strategic Research Inc., and recently testified before the U.S. Senate homeland security committee.

Canadian Jihadi Created ‘Martyrdom Video,’ Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State

National Post/screenshot

National Post/screenshot

Breitbart, by John Hayward, Aug. 122, 2016:

At a news conference on Friday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said that Canadian jihadi Aaron Driver, shot by the police after detonating a bomb in a taxicab, filmed a “martyrdom video,” pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, and was planning a “dreadful” attack.

In the martyrdom video, Driver dresses in a black balaclava, like the garb favored by ISIS militants, “cites a phrase from the Koran, refers to crimes against Muslims and pledges an imminent attack on a Canadian city,” as Reuters describes it.

“Oh Canada, you received many warnings, you were told many times what would become of those who fight against the Islamic State,” begins the aspiring jihadi, who went by the name “Harun Abdulrahman” on social media.

The National Post provided an edited copy of the video, plus a full transcript of Driver’s tirade, which ends with the formal vow of allegiance to ISIS “caliph” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that the Islamic State demands from “lone wolf” recruits:

Oh Canada, you received many warnings. You were told many times what will become of those who fight against the Islamic State. You watched as your allies in Europe and America had their bullets and bombs returned back to them. You saw bodies of the filthy French laying in their own streets.

You saw explosions in Paris and Brussels, similar to the explosions they were dropping on citizens of the Islamic State. You saw brave men and women respond to the call of jihad. You saw that each member of the coalition of crusaders was being punished for their aggression against the Muslims. Then, perhaps, you found yourself safe from retaliation because you ran away from the battlefield. No, no by Allah you still have much to pay for.

You still have a heavy debt which has to be paid. You still have Muslim blood on your hands, and for this we are thirsty for your blood. There’s a fire burning in the chest of every Muslim, and this fire can be cooled only by the spilling of your blood. Your war on Islam is not the kind of crime we allow ourselves to dismiss, to forgive or to forget, insha’Allah.

You will pay for everything you ever brought against us. Whether you drop a bomb or fire a single bullet, we will hold you accountable for this, insha’Allah. Whether you spend millions in the war against Islam or you spend a single cent, we will hold you accountable, insha’Allah.

When you creep an inch towards the lands of Islam or you set foot over its boundaries, we will hold you accountable, insha’Allah.

You call yourselves peacekeepers on this Earth, but (Allah) has already warned us against you. You’re nothing but mischief-makers, and all you do is spread oppression and corruption. So today is the day you experience what it’s like to be targeted for your belief, insha’Allah.

I give my pledge of allegiance to (ISIL leader) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi … who’s called for jihad in the lands of crusaders, and I respond to this call.

Inshallah means “as Allah wills.” Driver’s taunt that Canadians could not find safety by “running away from the battlefield” refers to new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to withdraw Canadian forces from combat missions against the Islamic State.

According to Reuters, the martyrdom video was the crucial “actionable threat intelligence” provided by the American FBI to Canadian authorities. The video also reportedly helped the RCMP identify Driver and locate his residence. The police confronted him as he was attempting to use a taxicab to leave the home, and shot him after he detonated an explosive device, causing minor injuries to the cab driver.

“It was a race against time,” said RCMP Deputy Commissioner Mike Cabana. He said Driver was planning a “significantly more dreadful” attack if he had not been stopped in time.

The UK Guardian quotes Cabana addressing the issue of Driver being a known terrorist threat, who was theoretically under police supervision at the time he came dangerously close to pulling off a mass-casualty attack:

“Mr Driver was one individual among others that had potentially criminal intentions. And our ability to monitor people 24 hours a day and 7 days a week simply does not exist, we can’t do that. When individuals have intentions, such as Mr Driver had, there are no conditions that can be put in place that will prevent them from taking action.”

Newsweek reports that the ISIS news agency, Amaq, has described Driver as a “soldier of the Islamic State,” conceding that he made a mistake by “releasing his video… before carrying out the attack.”

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Canadian ‘Known Wolf’ Terrorist Planned Suicide Bombing of Major City, Killed in Overnight Police Operation

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PJ MEDIA, BY PATRICK POOLE, AUGUST 10, 2016:

A Canadian man known as an ISIS supporter and who was released in February on a peace bond has been killed in an overnight police raid in his hometown of Strathroy, Ontario. Authorities said that Aaron Driver, aka Harun Abdurahman, had planned a suicide attack on a major Canadian city. An alert sent to Canadian law enforcement authorities yesterday indicated that an attack was imminent.

This is the most recent example of what I have termed “known wolf” terrorism, where a suspect was already known to law enforcement.

And reports of at least one raid early this morning may indicate that Driver was not acting alone.

CBC reports:

CBC News has confirmed that Aaron Driver, a suspect being sought in connection with a terror threat, has been killed in a confrontation with police in Strathroy, Ont.A family member confirmed the death of the 24-year-old.

CBC News has learned that Driver’s family was told by the RCMP that police shot Driver after he detonated an explosive device that injured himself and another person. The family was also told Driver had another device that he was going to detonate, which is why police shot him.

A senior police official told Canadian Press Wednesday the suspect allegedly planned to use a bomb to carry out a suicide bombing mission in a public area but was killed in a police operation.

The RCMP were conducting an operation in a residential southwestern Ontario neighbourhood of Strathroy on Wednesday evening after it said credible information of a potential terrorist act was received earlier in the day.

So despite being released by Canadian authorities on a “peace bond” in FebruaryDriver was apparently able to build or receive multiple explosive devices under the noses of law enforcement.

Driver was well known to authorities and had been the subject of numerous media reports over the past two years going back to his support for the October 2014 Parliament Hill shooting that killed one military honor guard and ended in a shootout inside Canada’s Parliament building.

But despite his open support for ISIS, he assured authorities and the media he was no threat.

In February, he agreed to a “peace bond” with conditions that he had to stay in Ontario; needed permission to own phones, computers or other electronic devices; and could not use social media through the end of this month. Under that agreement, he no longer had to wear a GPS ankle bracelet. The conditions were considered harsh by Canadian civil rights groups.

On social media, Driver had threatened the United States and made his support for ISIS known, prompting police to raid his house and place him under arrest in June 2015.

Events began last night when reports surfaced of an alert sent to Canadian law enforcement authorities yesterday warning of a potential imminent terrorist threat.

Reports of a confrontation between Driver and Canadian police in Strathroy eventually led to news that he had been killed by police and that he had been the subject of the earlier police alert for planning a suicide bombing in a major Canadian city.

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Canadian Marc Lebuis on the business of Islamophobia

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Center For Security Policy, by Frank Gaffney, June 1, 2016:

Welcome to Secure Freedom Radio. This is Frank Gaffney, your host and guide for what I think of as an intelligence briefing on the war for the free world. We don’t often get good news in that war these days, I’m sorry to say, but I am very pleased to be able to present a little bit, at least for the moment. And to call back to our microphones for that purpose a man I’ve come to admire greatly and who has been indispensable in bringing about this bit of good news. He is Marc LeBuis. He is the founder and director of Point de Bascule, or Tipping Point, a web-based, investigative magazine that you can find online. It’s based in Montreal, Canada. And this bit of good news comes there, from Canada, from Quebec province, specifically. And to talk a little bit about it, I’m delighted to say congratulations and welcome, Marc LeBuis.

MARC LeBUIS:

Well, thank you. And thank you for having me, Frank.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

So tell us about this development. Bill 59 is something that you’ve been warning about for some time. You’ve been working hard against. And I think as a result, in no small measure of your efforts, it’s come undone. Talk a little bit about what happened.

MARC LeBUIS:

Well, Bill 59, of course, is technically a censorship bill. And the current government in place, it’s called the Quebec liberal government, gave in after a lot of a backlash, the backlash against the bill would not die down. Now the entire civil society, I could say almost with just a couple of exceptions, have been opposing this bill systematically for months. It’s been almost a year that it’s been very actively pushed forward. And then, there’s the opposition to the bill, PQ Representative Agnes Maltais who stood technically almost alone, she is doing what I think in English we call a filibuster where she would systematically oppose the bill in what she called intelligent opposition. So out of sixty to eighty hours of debate over the bill, only one and a half articles out of something like twenty-five were read. They were systematically asking question. And Agnes Maltais basically got it. There’s quite a few politicians, they may participate in these types of debate, but sometimes they don’t really get it. Well, she did get it. She expressed a couple of weeks ago that she felt that this was, out of about twenty years of [UNCLEAR] as a politician, she felt that this was the most important and significant debate that Quebec has ever faced in terms of the danger that it was for democracy.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

This is so important. And Marc, I want to make sure while we acknowledge and express appreciation for this sort of Horatius at the Bridge in the parliament, Agnes Maltais, your own role in helping get that civil society engaged on this issue, understanding the implications of this censorship in the name of not offending Muslims was incalculably important. And you may not want to boast about it, but let me just say thank you to you specifically. I was struck by the minister of justice in Quebec, Stephanie Vallee, indicating that while this kind of regulation of so-called hate speech is adopted elsewhere, she said, quote, we’re not ready for that, unquote. So it doesn’t necessarily mean this is a commutation of sentence, maybe it’s just a stay of execution. But in that regard, Marc, talk if you would a little bit about how things seems to be developing in terms of trying to classify as racism so-called Islamophobia and what implications it might have.

MARC LeBUIS:

Well, there is – there is what we call now, what we’re noticing, a form of axis, I mean, Islamophobia bills or efforts or lobbies trying to push Islamophobia. We know that it’s happening all over the West. But there is a particular axis right now developing which we call the Paris-Brussels-Quebec-Ottawa Axis. There is now an organisation in – based out of Paris, led by a man by the name of Marwan Muhammad who’s very close to Tariq Ramadan, close also to organisations that are linked with Yusuf al-Qaradawi out of Qatar. And he’s also very, very close to not just Muslim Brotherhood operatives but also other Salafist-based Islamist operatives who are known to have radical views in France. And they’re working together with, for example, recently they have met very, very powerful lobbies out of Canada called the CAIR Canada or the new name, the NCCM, that they’re using, and they seem to be coordinating a lot of effort to push institutions and policies inside of Canada to be able to qualify or equate Islamophobia as a racism and this would be happening. What that means, it’s even worse than having a bill that would do censorship. It would take on the current laws on racism and just basically hook onto them or piggyback on them and then would be able to have the same effect in order to kill free speech, kill criticism of anything that’s related to Islamist activities in Canada and maybe in Europe.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Now I know, Marc LeBuis, that you have been accused of being an Islamophobe, I certainly have, many of those we work with have. Just dissect for us this concept that this is in fact some sort of racism. There is no race. Islam is practiced by people of many different races. And what I think we all are concentrating on is not even Islam itself as much as it is the political, military, legal doctrine of shariah that its Islamic supremacist adherents are trying to impose on all of us. And if we were to accede to this idea that this is somehow a racist activity, where would a country like Canada find itself? Where would, you know, people like you who are warning about what’s coming if they’re not careful?

MARC LeBUIS:

Well, there definitely would be, even more difficult than it is now to be able to name the threat that we’re facing, specifically the jihadist threat. It would be extremely difficult to – notions of infiltration, and I’m talking about serious infiltration inside government agencies, when we would try to expose how certain lobbies, associations, or individuals are trying to penetrate a political party, a police force, or even a legal institution. It recalls –

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Or the government itself for that matter.

MARC LeBUIS:

Or the government itself. There’s this leader called Jamal Badawi out of Canada, and I think he’s very known in the United States, who basically, in an interview in the early 2000s said that we should – Muslims should penetrate government institutions, specifically become judges so they can use their own personal discretion in order to avoid applying legal references that will go against shariah. So he’s encouraging Muslims to enter and penetrate and infiltrate. Become lawyers, police officers, and any type of form of positions of power that allows them to have a certain amount of discretionary power.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

As you look at this effort on the part of the Islamists, these Islamic supremacists, to promote shariah, when you find yourself confronting these pressures, Marc, just as the takeaway from your efforts on Bill 59, what should all of us learn from it and take heart from?

MARC LeBUIS:

Well, on our part, I think having the information well-structured, intelligently put together, was able to help some of the people that are pushing these policies, some politicians that could understand what’s happening, to be able to be well-equipped to articulate a defence and even, sometimes, even be on the offensive. So documenting what these organisations are doing, quoting them, knowing exactly – and also, exactly like you said, the memorandum is a perfect example. There are so many plans out there to demonstrate that there is a coordinated effort to disrupt our civilisation, to change laws. There are plans out there that clearly express that.

FRANK GAFFNEY:

Marc, we have to leave it at that for the moment, but there’s so much more to talk about. I look forward to doing so with you and just want to say, hats off to you and all of those in Canada who have fought this important fight. We’ll talk with you again very soon. Next up, Kyle Shideler of the Center for Security Policy joins us. We’ll talk about how this problem is manifesting itself here thanks to our so-called friends, the Saudis, among others. That and more straight ahead.

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Police: Islamist Motivation in Canadian Recruitment Center Attack

Ayanle Hassan Ali, a 27-year-old man accused of stabbing at least one Canadian military member Monday, allegedly told police after the assault, "Allah told me to do this. Allah told me to come here and kill people," Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders said Tuesday.

Ayanle Hassan Ali, a 27-year-old man accused of stabbing at least one Canadian military member Monday, allegedly told police after the assault, “Allah told me to do this. Allah told me to come here and kill people,” Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders said Tuesday.

IPT, by Abha Shankar  •  Mar 15, 2016

A top police official has alleged an Islamist motivation in Monday’s attack on a military recruitment center in Toronto.

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told reporters at a press conference Tuesday morning that Ayanie Hassan Ali, the 27-year-old accused in the case, said, “Allah told me to do this. Allah told me to kill people” during the attack.

Saunders also said Ali was taken to a mental hospital but appeared “non-responsive” when questioned.

A bulletin issued to members of the Toronto Police Service following the attack cautioned officers against “potential sympathizers or lone-actors” and asked them to “maintain heightened vigilance for suspicious behavior.”

U.S. intelligence officials say similar concerns have reached the United States military, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned. For the past several months, soldiers have been told to remove their uniforms when they are off base.

Ali, the suspect in Monday’s attack, was born in Montreal and moved to Toronto in 2011. He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. News reports said Ali walked into the recruiting office Monday afternoon and stabbed a master corporal behind the counter. He was subsequently subdued by other soldiers but managed to stab another soldier in the ensuing scuffle. Both soldiers suffered non-fatal injuries.

Ali, who is expected to appear in court today, is being investigated for radical connections both nationally and overseas.

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After Canadian soldiers attacked in Toronto, police chief condemns “Islamophobia” by Brian Lilley at The Rebel Media:

Toronto police have now charged Ayanie Hassan Ali with multiple counts of assault following Ali’s attack on a Canadian Armed Forces recruitment centre that left two injured.

I applaud Toronto Police Chief Mark Sanders for quoting Ali’s alleged remarks during the attack: “Allah told me to do this.”

However, Sanders quickly backtracked and went on to condemn “this Islamophobia nonsense,” meaning, he didn’t want reporters or the public “categorizing a whole group of people,” that is, Muslims, based on this incident.

Obviously there should be no backlash against Muslims, but why is it that we always hear more about these potential “backlashes” than about any real ones (since those rarely seem to materialize)?

 

Trudeau is living in a Liberal fantasy-land

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CIJNews English by Harry Khachatrian, March 9, 2016:

In advance of his Washington trip to meet U.S. President, Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau was on CBS’ 60 Minutes last night. The interview was less about meaningful substance, and more about promoting the Liberal Prime Minister as the echelon of virtue and nobility. Besides reminiscing over nostalgic video of the Trudeau family, the CBS program touched on several issues, including the Syrian refugee crisis.

On the topic of the 25,000 Syrian refugees admitted by the Liberal government, Trudeau was asked about the possible security risks facing Canada.

The Interviewer pressed Trudeau on national security, asking: “Would you be just as comfortable if there was a terrorist attack carried out by someone who came in as a refugee?”

To this, Trudeau replied: “Ultimately, being open and respectful towards each other is much more powerful as a way to diffuse hatred and anger, than layering on big walls and oppressive policies.”

This answer from the Canadian Prime Minister shines a bright light into the liberal fantasy-land he lives in, where evil legitimately does not exist and everyone who wants to destroy us can justify their intentions by some great injustice that we’ve performed.

Progressive leftists like Trudeau and Barack Obama believe that the savage radical Muslim terrorists who want to destroy our culture and civilization are an oppressed proletariat victim of our evil colonialism. Thus, all of their malice and ill-intent are – as Trudeau suggested – vindicated and can be diffused by our openness and respect. This is exactly why he’s chosen to withdraw Canada from bombing ISIS, decided to release economic sanctions on the Iranian regime and why he believes that national security and a border are not worthwhile concerns.

Ending off the interview, Justin Trudeau was asked about the United States. He said, “I just felt like it might be nice if they paid a little more attention to the world. Having a little more awareness if what’s going on in the rest of the world – is what many Canadians would hope for Americans”

Remember, Justin Trudeau is the intellectual prizefighter who, up until a few months ago had never heard of the Baltic nations. When asked, “what is your favorite Baltic nation?” He actually responded, “That’s not a thing”.

Toronto Star: The Islamic State has no connection to Islam; just a “criminal gang”

Muslim mujahideen of the Islamic State. Photo: screenshot ISIS video

Muslim mujahideen of the Islamic State. Photo: screenshot ISIS video

CIJ News, by Jonathan D. Halevi, March 4, 2016:

The Toronto Star has decided to use the Arabic word Daesh as an alternative to the Islamic State, a.k.a the Caliphate, IS, ISIS and ISIL.

Daesh (داعش) is the Arabic acronym of the al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), the original name of a group which split off from Qaeda. Later in 2014 its name was changed to the Islamic State or the Caliphate.

The Toronto Star favored the old long name to be used in the news reports of the paper effective of March 3, 2016.

Michael Cooke, Toronto Star’s editor-in-chief, described the Islamic State/ Caliphate/ Daesh as “multinational gang of killers and rapists” who “have no legitimacy as a state” explaining that the “name change helps emphasize that.”

Olivia Ward, Toronto Star’s Foreign Affairs Reporter, elaborated on the new policy: “That’s because the criminal gang that has murdered, raped and pillaged its way across the Middle East, while sending sycophants to slaughter civilians abroad, is neither Islamic nor an internationally recognized state.”

The Star’s position which denies any connection between the Islamic State to Islam goes in line with the official policy of the Liberal government.

John McKay, parliamentary secretary to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told CBC’s Power and Politics that Minister Sajjan considers ISIS as “kind of criminal enterprise” requiring, in his words, “significant changes” to how the government will approach a new mission.

“You have to look at what the core issues are, and that this is, in fact, basically a criminal organization with a religious veneer on it”, said McKay.

It is worth noting that since winning the elections the Liberals have issued six statement condemning terrorist attacks carried out by two major global Islamic terrorist organizations – ISIS and al-Qaeda – but in all six statements the word “Islamic” is absent, and neither the Islamic motivation behind the attacks nor the name of the terrorist organizations which claimed responsibility for the attacks is mentioned.

On November 13, 2015, Sajjan also told the CBC that Canadians have no reason to fear ISIS and suggested that before ISIS ballooned into a global monstrosity, Western powers could have dealt with it “diplomatically”. However, according to CSIS and RCMP, more than 140 Canadians were involved in terrorist activities abroad and 80 have returned to Canada. Each one comprises a potential threat to the country’s national security.

Bonnie Crombie (Liberal), the Mayor of Mississauga, Ontario the sixth biggest city in Canada, espouses the same position.

Attending a vigil service at the City of Mississauga’s Celebration Square commemorating the victims of the terrorist attack in Paris on November 15, Mayor Crombie, a prominent member of the Liberal Party, said among other things the following:

“The heinous acts of terror that have been perpetrated against our fellow human beings in these countries are beyond comprehension because those who committed these vile crimes – who so thoughtlessly and cavalierly took the lives of so many innocent people – are not human.

“They have lost their humanity. Their actions are pure evil… To try to understand their motives is futile because their motives are pure and unmitigated evil. These criminals are not motivated by any recognizable religion, but by a perverse view of the world. This is not religion. This is hate. We must recognize this in order to retain our own humanity.”

ISIS’ claim of responsibility of Paris attacks emphasizes its Islamic motivation

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

Allah (ta’ala) said, They thought that their fortresses would protect them from Allah but Allah came upon them from where they had not expected, and He cast terror into their hearts so they destroyed their houses by their own hands and the hands of the believers. So take warning, O people of vision [Al-Hashr:2].

“In a blessed battle whose causes of success were enabled by Allah, a group of believers from the soldiers of the Caliphate (may Allah strengthen and support it) set out targeting the capital of prostitution and vice, the lead carrier of the cross in Europe — Paris. This group of believers were youth who divorced the worldly life and advanced towards their enemy hoping to be killed for Allah’s sake, doing so in support of His religion, His Prophet (blessing and peace be upon him), and His allies. They did so in spite of His enemies. Thus, they were truthful with Allah — we consider them so — and Allah granted victory upon their hands and cast terror into the hearts of the crusaders in their very own homeland.

“And so eight brothers equipped with explosive belts and assault rifles attacked precisely chosen targets in the center of the capital of France. These targets included the Stade de France stadium during a soccer match — between the teams of Germany and France, both of which are crusader nations — attended by the imbecile of France (Francois Hollande). The targets included the Bataclan theatre for exhibitions, where hundreds of pagans gathered for a concert of prostitution and vice. There were also simultaneous attacks on other targets in the tenth, eleventh, and eighteenth districts, and elsewhere. Paris was thereby shaken beneath the crusaders’ feet, who were constricted by its streets. The result of the attacks was the deaths of no less than two hundred crusaders and the wounding of even more. All praise, grace, and favor belong to Allah.

“Allah blessed our brothers and granted them what they desired. They detonated their explosive belts in the masses of the disbelievers after finishing all their ammunition. We ask Allah to accept them amongst the martyrs and to allow us to follow them.

“Let France and all nations following its path know that they will continue to be at the top of the target list for the Islamic State and that the scent of death will not leave their nostrils as long as they partake in the crusader campaign, as long as they dare to curse our Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him), and as long as they boast about their war against Islam in France and their strikes against Muslims in the lands of the Caliphate with their jets, which were of no avail to them in the filthy streets and alleys of Paris. Indeed, this is just the beginning. It is also a warning for any who wish to take heed.

Allah is the greatest.

Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi is co-founder and editor of CIJ news and a senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is also a co-founder of the Orient Research Group Ltd.

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The Clock Ticks On

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by Mark Steyn
Steyn on the World
October 20, 2015

The world divides into those who sincerely believe in that “Coexist” sticker and those who think it’s a delusional evasion. After all, if it weren’t for that big Muslim crescent “C” at the front, you wouldn’t need a bumper sticker at all:

That peace-symbol “O”? It’s Muslims, alas, who kill secular hippie pacifist backpackers in Bali nightclubs.

That equal-rights “E”? It’s Muslims who take girls as their sex slaves in Nigeria and kill their own daughters and sisters in Germany because rape has rendered them “unclean”.

The star-of-David “X”? It’s Muslims who are currently stabbing and running over Jews in Jerusalem and then celebrating by passing out free candy.

In India, it’s Muslims vs Hindus. In southern Thailand, Muslims vs Buddhists. The world is a messy, violent, complicated place, but as a rule of thumb, as I said all those years ago in America Alone, in most corners of the planet it boils down to: Muslims vs [Your Team Here].

Millions of complacent westerners genuinely regard Islam as merely another exotic patch in the diversity quilt, but I find it hard to believe that the leaders of liberal progressive political parties can be quite that deluded. Nevertheless, there was Justin Trudeau at his victory rally at the Queen Elizabeth in Montreal last night:

There are a thousand stories I could share with you about this remarkable campaign, but I want you to think of one in particular. Last week I was in St. Catharines, and I met a young Muslim mum wearing a hijab. She handed me her infant daughter and said something I will never forget. She said she’s voting for us because she wants to make sure her little girl can make her own choices in life and that the government will protect those rights.

To her, I say this: You and your fellow citizens have chosen a new government that believes deeply in the diversity of our country. We know in our bones that Canada was built from people from all corners of the world, belonging to every faith, every culture, speaking every language. We believe in our hearts that this country’s unique diversity is a blessing bestowed upon us by previous generations of Canadians who stared down prejudice and fought discrimination in all forms.

In other words: Canadians voted to say no to hate! On CTV early in the evening, Jason Kenney popped up and pushed back against Lisa LaFlamme’s suggestion that the niqab controversy had cost the Tories the election. He pointed out that polls showed some 80 per cent of Canadians opposed to new citizens being masked when taking their oath of allegiance to Queen and country: It had the unusual distinction of being a Harper policy with near universal appeal.

But so what? M Trudeau’s narrative is the one that will prevail – that questioning Islamic self-segregation is at odds with “Canadian values”. And so no politician with an eye to electoral viability will ever raise the subject again.

Most people want to think of themselves as “nice”, and so it’s easier to welcome the increasing presence of shrouded women on the streets of Canada as a deepening of our heartwarming embrace of self-affirmation-by-multiculturalism, rather than something that mocks any conventional notions of women’s rights. Yet, whatever disquiet might be felt, they will take their signal from their politicians, and fall silent on the matter.

~South of the border, Ahmed the Clock Boy made his long-awaited visit to Washington to meet President Obama, following his pilgrimage to President Bashir of Sudan, the butcher of Darfur, a couple of days earlier. When Ahmed first got into trouble for bringing his “clock” to school, Obama Tweeted his approval (“Cool clock, Ahmed”) and invited him to bring it to the White House. Since then, the official line – precocious all-American teen’s enthusiasm and ingenuity stymied by ingrained Islamophobia – has taken a bit of a hit. Ahmed can’t make a clock. All he can do is rip the guts out of some crappy Radio Shack thing from the Seventies, and tape it into a simulacrum of a suitcase bomb, which is not a skill to be disdained, at least in some parts of the world.

However, it’s not really the talent all the hipster execs had in mind when, in the wake of the presidential Tweet, they invited Ahmed to visit the headquarters of Google, Facebook et al. The private sector apparently still has enough sense of self-preservation that the glamorous job offers and grants quietly faded away. And even the Oval Office had supposedly downgraded Ahmed’s audience with Obama to part of the crowd scene on White House “Astronomy Night”. But no: young Ahmed worked his way to the front of the line and was rewarded with a hug from the President.

The greatest clockmaker of our time explained that he’d been unable to bring his clock to Obama because he’s been “too busy traveling”, and it’s kinda bulky, being the size not of a clock but a bomb, and evidently President Bashir’s security in Khartoum being pickier about large ticking devices than the White House. But he’s certainly “busy traveling”: The quintessential Texas teenager and his family have accepted an offer to move to Qatar.

Nonetheless, like Niqab Girl, Clock Boy has taught us all a valuable lesson with his droll and spectacularly successful provocation. The US Department of Homeland Security’s slogan is “If You See Something, Say Something” – unless it’s something that might get you accused of Islamophobia, in which case keep it to yourself.

Which is where we came in, on the morning of Tuesday September 11th 2001 at the US Airways First Class check-in desk:

I got an instant chill when I looked at [Mohammed Atta]. I got this grip in my stomach and then, of course, I gave myself a politically correct slap…I thought, ‘My God, Michael, these are just a couple of Arab businessmen.’

Clockmed has raised the bar on that one. My God, this is just a young Muslim male. So what if he’s ticking? Do I really want to be tied up in sensitivity-training hell for the next six months?

~Meanwhile, in Birmingham, England, where the clock is at the eleventh hour, a new government program designed to identify elementary-school children at risk of “self-detonation” – whoops, I mean “self-radicalization” – is already going gangbusters:

A primary school has reported a 10-year-old Muslim boy to police on suspicion of terrorism, after he complained about not having a prayer room on a field trip.

The boy, a pupil at Parkfield Community School in Birmingham, was on the trip when his ‘changed’ behaviour drew the teachers’ attention.

He also told female Muslim pupils they needed to cover their faces with a head scarf, and expressed an ‘alternative’ view about the Charlie Hebdo attack…

The school referred the boy to police under the government’s Prevent Duty initiative which provides guidance to teachers on spotting signs of extremism.

Over the last 12 months the school, which caters for more than 740 pupils between the ages of five and 11, has reported three pupils to the Counter Terrorism Unit.

All three children were referred after staff were concerned they were displaying signs of developing extremism.

But why is demanding a prayer room a sign of “developing extremism”? All kinds of Muslims demand prayer rooms hither and yon, and they’re not all terrorists, are they? Besides, what’s wrong with wanting a prayer room? Come to that, what’s wrong with expressing an “alternative” view on Charlie Hebdo? After all, an audience of pampered middle-class liberal progressives at Trinity College, Dublin loves “alternative” views on Charlie Hebdo. Why shouldn’t a ten-year-old at Parkfield Community School?

Oh, well. The great thing about a bureaucratic program that requires police investigation of grade-schoolers at risk of “developing extremism” is that it’s the Big Government trifecta: expensive, time-consuming, and assuredly entirely ineffectual. Whereas, say, a policy of reducing Muslim immigration to the United Kingdom is just cloud-cuckoo land. Can’t be done. Pie in the sky. Devoting police resources to investigating every ten-year-old schoolboy who says something “alternative”: that we can do.

~Down Under, following the murder of a police accountant by a 15-year-old “violent extremist”, authorities are now moving on to the jihad’s junior varsity team:

Security agencies are monitoring a 12-year-old boy in relation to suspected terrorist activity, the Australian federal police commissioner, Andrew Colvin, has said, in the leadup to a security summit in Canberra on Thursday…

[Justice minister Michael] Keenan declined to say how many children under the age of 14 were on watchlists. “I do not think it is appropriate for me to go into that,” he said.

Indeed. Being on a “watchlist” doesn’t affect their performance in the school play or on the track team, so lighten up:

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said Australia’s terrorist threat had evolved and become younger over the past year.

“We’re shocked that a 12-year-old is on police radar for these types of matters,” Colvin told Australian Broadcasting Corp. television.

ABC reported on Wednesday that the 12-year-old boy was the youngest of 18 suspected extremists named in a court document in March. The boy’s name has not been published.

In case someone invites him to the White House?

And of course:

[Mr Keenan] said it was important to “reach out a hand of friendship” to the Muslim community and “provide reassurance” that security measures were not targeted at one ethnic group or religion.

Best thing to do is target all Aussie 12-year-olds, just to be on the safe side.

~If you’re thinking this all seems an awful lot of trouble and expense for a demographic that seems unusually hard to assimilate, and indeed boasts of its disinclination to do so, well, don’t worry; it’ll get a lot more troublesome and expensive:

Sweden is fast approaching a complete collapse. More and more municipalities are raising the alarm that if the migrants keep coming at this pace, the government can no longer guarantee normal service to its citizens.

Who are these Continentals to demand priority over “migrants” when it comes to government “service”? Keep those migrants coming! Austria:

By September they were arriving at the southeastern border at the rate of 10,000 or 12,000 a day. These migrants are associated in the public mind with the war in Syria but, in fact, come from throughout the Muslim world—Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh. Most of them are on their way to Germany. The great majority are young men. By the end of this year, Austrian authorities estimate, 375,000 will have passed through the country, and a quarter of them will have stayed to apply for asylum. Austria will have added 1 percent to its population in just about three months, with virtually all the newcomers Muslims…

Citizens of all the tiny countries that lie between the Middle East and Germany were witnessing a migration far too big for Germany to handle. They knew Germany would eventually realize this, too. Once Germany lost its nerve, the huge human chain of testosterone and poverty would be stuck where it was. And if your country was smaller than Germany—Austria, for instance, is a tenth Germany’s size—you could wind up in a situation where the majority of fighting-age men in your country were foreigners with a grievance.

Whoa. Don’t go there, girlfriend. It’s like The New York Times says:

VIENNA — As befits the city of Sigmund Freud, Vienna has two faces — one sweet, one sinister.

Behind the schnitzel and strudel, Mozart and the opera, lurks the legacy of the Nazis who forced Jews to clean sidewalks with toothbrushes… Now, to the astonishment of many and the alarm of some, the burning question in Vienna’s elegant cafes is, Which face will prevail in the city’s bellwether elections on Oct. 11?

So, if you’re not passing out the strudel to every strapping young Muslim lad coming down the Karntnerstrasse, you’re a Nazi.

Speaking of cleaning the sidewalks with toothbrushes, I don’t think that’ll cut it in the small border town of Nickelsdorf, now “an orgy of garbage and feces of unparalleled dimensions“. In the most well-ordered and maintained country on the Continent, the sh*t is hitting the fans of open borders. We’re gonna need a lot more strudel.

~So don’t mention the veil, don’t mention the ticking, don’t get too specific about the precise nature of the “alternative views” of Charlie Hebdo, “provide reassurance” that it’s nothing to do with Islam …and tell your crime reporters to fill the space with strudel recipes:

Her father and brothers stabbed her to death on her mother’s orders, after she was gang-raped by three men. The rape left her “unclean” and the mother allegedly demanded the killing to restore the family’s honor. German police are seeking the father and brothers. That by itself is not newsworthy; what is newsworthy is the news itself, which appeared in not one of Germany’s major daily newspapers or websites.

Which brings us back to Justin Trudeau, and the niqab “controversy”. You’re not a Nazi, are you? Best to self-veil, metaphorically (for the moment): That way there’s nothing to see.

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Left-wing zealot Justin Trudeau elected as Canada’s next prime minister

Justin TrudeauAtlas Shrugs, by Pamela Geller, October 19, 2015:

The news goes from bad to worse. In a tragic upset, Justin Trudeau, the leader of Canada’s Liberal Party, has unseated the peerless Stephen Harper. Harper was the last man standing — the last true leader of the free world.

The nine-year reign of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party came to a sudden and stunning end on Monday night at the hands of Justin Trudeau, the leader of the Liberal Party, according to projections by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and other networks. (NYT)

It is astonishing that the world learned nothing from the election of Obama. Justin Trudeau is to the left of Obama. What were Canadians thinking?

We can expect the following from Justin Trudeau in the short term.
1)      Trudeau will almost immediately accept 25,000 Syrian refugees.  here

2)      Trudeau will almost immediately normalize relations with Iran and end all military operations against ISIS…. here

3)      Trudeau will deactivate Bill C-24 that removes the citizenship Canadians who are terrorists…. here

4)      Trudeau will repeal part of the anti terrorist legislation Bill C-51…. here

5)      Trudeau will give your piece of crap President another avenue to attack Israel via the G8, since Harper will no longer be there to block Obama’s anti Israel policy……here

A recent poll said that 7 out of 10 Canadians want change. Well this is the change that they will get……here

Links thanks to MZ

UPDATE: A gloating CBC credited the Obama Ground Team sent to Canada last year to ensure election victory for the Liberals in tonight’s outcome.  Members of Obama’s election team—who   revolutionized data mining for political campaigns—shared it with Trudeau, and the rest is now history. (more here)

UPDATE 2: Ezra Levant’s Rebel media writes:

Justin Trudeau just won a majority government. Get ready for the pain.

He promised to raise taxes, raise spending and put our country back into debt.

He vowed to kill the Northern Gateway pipeline and to bring in new carbon taxes.

He said he’d abandon our military mission against ISIS terrorists, and take in 25,000 Syrian migrants by Christmas.

Do you doubt he’s going to do it?

His ideas will be a disaster. Government will grow. Personal freedom will shrink. Our national security will be weakened. And our foreign policy will tilt far left. Trudeau is the candidate who said he admires China for its “basic dictatorship”, and promises to normalize relations with Iran.

And who’s going to stop him?

The political left controls most provincial legislatures and the courts. Every university and NGO pushes to the left.

But the worst is the mainstream media. For nine years, they weren’t just watchdogs — they were mad dogs. I called it “Harper Derangement Syndrome”.

Well, after watching the media’s pro-Liberal bias in this campaign, do you doubt that they’re about to become Trudeau’s lapdogs?

So who will hold the Liberal government to account? Who will shine a light of public scrutiny on what Trudeau does — his fan club at the CBC?

The Sun News Network is gone. The National Post is in disarray. The Conservative Party itself will now be consumed with a divisive leadership race.

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The Rebel presents: “Justin Trudeau’s Greatest Misses (Not Hits)!”

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Robert Spencer writes:

That’s it for freedom, worldwide. Justin Trudeau is a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of Islamic supremacists. Harper’s Canada was the last outpost, the last place where government was reasonably sane regarding the jihad threat. Now it is up to individuals to stand, no matter how much it costs them, against the forces of oppression and authoritarianism that will become increasingly aggressive, and soon. Many who were thought to be true have already been proven false, and this will continue: these are and will increasingly be the times that try men’s souls. The cowardice of many will be exposed, and it will surprise those who thought they were standing tall. But the human spirit, the spirit of freedom, will never be wholly extinguished — despite the best efforts of the forces of authoritarianism and oppression.

Frank Gaffney writes:

O Canada! Our northern neighbor’s voters have succumbed to the sorts of seduction that brought us Barack Obama’s presidency. Last night, Canadians elected Justin Trudeau – a young, untested and superficially attractive leftist, running on a platform offering hope and promising change.

In so doing, they fired Prime Minister Stephen Harper, arguably, the Free World’s most stalwart, and conservative, leader. In the place of a reliably pro-American Canada, guided by a champion for liberty, a strong supporter of Israel and a courageous opponent of Islamic supremacism, Trudeau’s government will be pursuing policies at home and abroad fundamentally at odds with our interests.

All this will suit President Obama, whose campaign operatives were – as usual – dispatched to help elect the leftist candidate. In due course, Canadians will surely come to regret this mistake, but at what cost to them, and to us?

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National Post View: Quebec hate speech bill would re-establish bureaucratic despotism

Tory MP Brian Storseth says Section 13 of the federal human rights code, which deals with Internet hate speech, “suppresses the basic right to freedom of speech in our society.”

Tory MP Brian Storseth says Section 13 of the federal human rights code, which deals with Internet hate speech, “suppresses the basic right to freedom of speech in our society.”

National Post View, Aug. 15, 2015:

In mid-June, when Quebecers’ thoughts were more attuned to summer plans than politics, Premier Philippe Couillard introduced two new bills in the National Assembly. One was long anticipated and non-controversial (in Quebec). The other was a bit of a bombshell.

The first, Bill 62, would shore up “religious neutrality” in Quebec. Its principal provision, the proscription of face coverings in the public sector, is largely pointless but relatively mild, as curtailments on religious freedom go, compared to the broader ban on religious garb the Parti Québécois had contemplated.

Bill 59, on which consultations are to start next week, is far more worrisome. Bill 59 assigns new powers to the Quebec Human Rights Commission (QHRC) to combat hate speech, as well as a variety of other provisions meant to protect against extremism, by censoring speech that promotes “fear of the other.” Ominously, the bill would allow the QHRC to pursue websites that in its estimation describe and denounce Islamism.

The bill takes its inspiration from recommendations made public by the QHRC in November 2014. Jacques Frémont, the commission’s president, explained that he planned to use the requested powers to sue those critical of certain ideas, “people who would write against … the Islamic religion … on a website or on a Facebook page.”

Frémont is an unabashed legal activist, who sees the QHRC’s mandate as “provoking a social change” and “making the law.” (“You will make the law with difficult cases, risky cases,” he said at a March conference at the Université de Montréal.) In support of such stringent censorship he cites resolutions adopted by UN bodies. But the only UN body pressing for this measure is the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, an Islamist consortium that equates criticism of Islam with hate speech. The OIC’s member nations have nothing to teach any democratic society in the way of “inclusion,” “openness” and “living together,” all justifications for Bill 59 made by Premier Couillard.

Bill 59 is a danger to democracy and should not pass.

The details of Bill 59 are chilling. Article 6 would “give the QHRC the power to initiate legal proceedings before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal without having to wait for complaints from the public.” Article 3 allows members of an identifiable group as well as people outside the group to make complaints triggering suits for hate speech before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal.

If this has a déjà vu quality to it, it should. Bill 59 would pave the same well-travelled road to suppression of speech and opinion that led, via the similar Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, to the infamous pursuit of journalists Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant by Muslim activists determined to stifle normative expressions of opinion. The public’s disgust at such bureaucratic despotism happily led to its repeal at the federal level.

On its face, Bill 59 would seem to be an exercise in futility. The Internet is not a provincial domain. Legal precedence, including a Supreme Court judgment in this area that overturned a previous QRHC victory at the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal (Latif v. Bombardier), confirms the Internet falls under federal jurisdiction.

But we should not underestimate Frémont and his censorship-happy team. Frémont is one of Canada’s top constitutionalists, and if anyone can find a Quebec-exception loophole in what seems to be settled law, it will be him.

We must fervently hope this will not be the case. As a June editorial in Montreal’s The Suburban put it, “leaving decisions on issues of freedom to bureaucrats suggests two levels of citizenship on fundamental rights. One level for all of us, another for state agents who can limit our rights.” We concur. Bill 59 is a danger to democracy and should not pass.

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Jacques Frémont, the QHRC president, 2014 interview:

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Islamic radicalism is an urgent problem, but “certifying imams” is “a terrible idea”

The Rebel, by Ezra Levant, July 10, 2015:

So the Canadian Senate’s committee on security and defence has called for the government to, quote, “investigate the options that are available for the training and certification of imams in Canada.”

I understand what they’re trying to do.

There are extremist imams in Canada who are radicalizing young Muslims, turning them against Canadian society, and in extreme cases, weaponizing them, turning them into terrorists.

The problem is very real. The Rebel has set up a whole website, documenting these extremist imams, calledCanadianJihad.ca.

But certifying imams, certifying the clergy, is a terrible idea. We don’t believe in governments getting into the religion business in Canada.

I think the real answer to this problem is obvious. But it takes courage.

First of all, we need to keep foreign government money out of Canadian mosques.

You know that Muslim high school in Toronto that refused to play against a team because it had a girl on it? They get money from the Saudis.

But secondly, we need to screen our immigrants better.

Canadian Senate Committee Calls for Scrutiny of Muslim Brotherhood

canada_flagCenter for Security Policy, by Kyle Shideler, July 9, 2015:

Canada continues to take prominent and important steps to secure themselves from Jihadist terror, even as the U.S. government continues to dismantle its own security. While the Canadian government was able to successfully pass the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2015, (which the Center for Security Policy had the pleasure to testify on,), even in the face of heavy left-wing and Pro-Muslim Brotherhood opposition, the U.S. Congress successfully passed only a watered down renewal of the Patriot Act, after swallowing misinformation about the nature of the surveillance and how it is carried out.

Now the Canadian Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defense has released an important terrorism report, regarding steps to be taken in order to secure Canada from the terror threat. Perhaps most importantly:

Recommendation 21– The Muslim Brotherhood and entities closely associated with it, be reviewed by CSIS as a priority, with the intent of determining whether it should be designated a terrorist entity.
During the C-51 debate, the Canadian parliament heard repeated testimony from a wide variety of experts which clearly stated the ideological threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood, and its role in the process of indoctrinating individuals towards terrorism, as well as its penchant for supporting both financially and morally, terrorist groups, including Hamas and Al Qaeda. It’s an extremely positive development to see the Canadian government taking this threat seriously.
By comparison, the U.S. Government has embraced the “Countering Violent Extremism” concept, which mandates continued outreach to Muslim community organizations in preventing Islamic terrorism. Unfortunately the vast majority of these organizations prove to be Muslim Brotherhood front groups.
In fact, the White House now apparently intends to import Canadian Muslim “extremism” expert Hussein Hamdani to attend a follow up CVE meeting this July. Ironically, Hamdani was ousted from his role advising the Canadian government, over his ties to Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations, including the Muslim Students Association (MSA), for whom Hamdani wrote a guide on how to effectively “Islamicize” campus politics.
It is long since past time that the Western world change course in dealing with Islamic terrorism. Fortunately, Canada is now leading the way in this fight, with practical, common sense methods, which stand a real chance at undermining the Muslim Brotherhood’s role in indoctrinating individuals to jihad.

Do the PMs new anti-terrorism measures go far enough?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a news conference in Toronto on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a news conference in Toronto on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
(Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The Rebel, by MARISSA SEMKIW, June 5, 2015:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced new measures aimed at safeguarding Canada by thwarting Islamic terrorism here at home.

The Prime Minister has been tough on terrorism, but I’d argue his measures should go one step further.

Millions of dollars of foreign extremist money flows into Canada to fuel extremism and social segregation here at home, and the Canada Revenue Agency has no way of tracking it.

This isn’t money that is funding terrorism directly, but rather funds that foster an environment susceptible to terrorism.

I accept that there are no easy answers here, but this is an issue that all Canadian society must accept is happening, and confront.

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