Canada: Death knell for freedom of speech as House of Commons passes “anti-Islamophobia” motion

by Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch
March 23, 2017

Imagine if a “right-wing extremist,” say, a white supremacist, had killed three people in London yesterday. Do you think Canada would have today passed a motion condemning a “phobia” of white supremacists?

The supporters of the Canadian bill condemning “Islamophobia” insist that it will not restrict the freedom of speech, but interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose was more realistic: she said that she was concerned that charges of “Islamophobia” would be used “to intimidate rather than to inform,” and added: “I do worry that some of my work trying to empower women and girls in Muslim communities could be branded as ‘Islamophobic’ if I criticize practices that I believe are oppressive.”

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Canada: Bring on the Islamization!

by Judith Bergman
Gatestone Institute
March 23, 2017

Imams in Canadian mosques have been inciting the killing of “infidels”, primarily Jews, for years. This agitation appears to have had no visible impact on Canadian parliamentarians, evidently too busy with petitions and motions banning alleged “Islamophobia”.

In 2009, for example, Toronto-area imam Said Rageah, at the Abu Huraira Centre, called on Allah to “destroy” the enemies of Islam from within and “damn” the “infidel” Jews and Christians.

“Allah protect us from the fitna [sedition, affliction] of these people; Allah protect us from the evil agenda of these people; Allah destroy them from within themselves, and do not allow them to raise their heads” prayed the imam.

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Toronto: Muslim prof says “nothing radical” about wanting Sharia and caliphate

by Christine Williams
Jihad Watch
March 17, 2017

Professor Katherine Bullock from the University of Toronto said:

from an Islamic point of view this absolutely nothing radical about wanting Caliphate or wanting Sharia. These are completely normal traditional points of view.

Bullock is right. Normative Islam is political Islam. One need only look at Islamic states to understand the nature and centrality of the Sharia in them. Every Muslim knows this, including those Muslims who were persecuted and killed throughout history trying to reform Islam. The Islamic Supreme Council of America certainly knows it:

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Quebec Imam says Islamic ruling on slave-girls was not abrogated

by Jonathan D. Halevi
CIJ News
March 14, 2017

Dr. Ewis El Nagar (عويس النجار), the head of the Islamic Edicts Committee (لجنة الفتوى) of Quebec Council of Imams (Conseil des Imams Québec) who also serves as the Imam leader of Dawah (outreach, “call to Islam”) at the Canadian Islamic Centre in Montreal, says that the Islamic ruling on marrying slave women/ girls was not abrogated and it is applicable when the legitimate jihad is launched against the disbelievers.

According to Islamic law, sex assaults on infidel women are permitted:

“The Quran” (Saheeh International) that is being distributed for free across Canada by Islamic groups provides the legal basis of this ruling. Verse 24 of Surah (chapter) an-Nisa (The Women) states the following:

And [also prohibited to you are all] married women except those your right hands possess.177 [This is] the decree of Allah upon you.

These are immutable religious edicts. In Islamic law, what is considered to have been determined by Allah must not be challenged (see Qur’an 33:36). To do so is strictly forbidden. The Sharia is also considered to be divine law, above all other laws.

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Toronto imam says Muslims will eventually kill all Jews

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CIJ News
March 11, 2017

Sheikh Abdulqani Mursal, imam at Masjid Al Hikma mosque in Toronto (36 Colville Rd, North York – Lawrence and Keele), explains that the fate of the Jews is destined to be killed by the Muslims.

In a lecture at the at Masjid Al Hikma mosque, Mursal read the chapter “Turmoil And Portents Of The Last Hour” from Sahih Muslim (hadith collection, meaning narrations attributed to Mohammad), including the following narrations (01:07-07:24 – originally in Arabic, translated by http://www.hadithcollection.com):

Ibn ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say: Come here, Muslim, there is a Jew (hiding himself behind me); kill him.

Ubaidullah has reported this hadith with this chain of transmitters (and the Words are): “There is a Jew behind me.”

Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: You and the Jews would fight against one another until a stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.

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Mayor Calls Criticism Of Muslim Prayers In School ‘Hate Speech’

by David Krayden
Daily Caller
March 10, 2017

Brampton, Ontario Mayor Linda Jeffrey is dismissing critics who object to Muslim students having Friday prayer sessions in public schools as purveyors of “misinformation and hateful speech.” Jeffrey was responding to critics in a letter she released Thursday as Toronto-area parents in the Peel District School Board are preparing a full-scale protest on Saturday to demand that public schools not promote one religion over another.

The parents have organized a “Canada First” movement and plan a “Walk to Oppose Religion in Schools” this weekend at Celebration Square near Square One in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. They are also opposed to the motion introduced by local Liberal Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid that would ban “Islamophobia” and potentially make their protest subject to hate crimes legislation.

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Canada’s New Blasphemy Laws

by Khadija Khan
Gatestone Institute
March 8, 2017

A resolution, M-103, seeking to condemn so-called “Islamophobia,” was introduced a few weeks ago in the peaceful country of Canada by Liberal Party MP Iqra Khalid in the House of Commons, sparking a controversy.

A similar motion, labelled M-37, was later tabled in the Ontario provincial legislature by MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers on February 23, 2017, and was passed by the provincial parliament.

M-37, like its predecessor, demanded that lawmakers condemn “all forms of Islamophobia” and reaffirm “support for government efforts, through the Anti-Racism Directorate, to address and prevent systemic racism across government policy, programs and services”.

Although these motions are not legally binding, extremists have already started demanding them as laws.

There are, of course, no comparable motions against “Judeophobia” or “Christianophobia”.

Neither motion M-103 nor motion 37 exactly define “Islamophobia,” leaving that to the imagination of the supposed victim(s).

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CTV, CBC display Muhammad cartoons protest placards online

by Christine Williams
Jihad Watch
March 7, 2017

M-103 is an “anti-Islamophobia” motion that is causing upheaval in Canada, where one hears nary a peep out of any other group, but only from Muslims.

Opponents of M-103 led a March for Freedom at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, outside City Hall. CIJ News reported that the demonstration “achieved one of its goals to allow free speech on matters related any religion, ideology or idea”:

CBC and CTV’s coverage of the protest included videos that for the first time displayed cartoons featuring Mohammad…

Mainstream media reporters, however, continue to slam free-speech protesters for supposedly displaying bigotry against Muslims, but fair coverage will reveal that organizers of these protests are not against Muslims at all, but simply oppose the encroachment of Sharia norms in the West. The foundation of our rights and freedoms is the freedom of speech. Some Western countries already have hate speech laws, but if the freedom to criticize any religion or dogma — even in ways some might find offensive — is removed, the freedom of speech is a dead letter. That is the valid reason to vehemently oppose M-103.

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Humor on McGill University campus: ‘Punch a Zionist’

by Vivian Bercovici
Jerusalem Post
March 7, 2017

On February 6, 2017, Igor Sadikov, an undergraduate student at Montreal’s McGill University, tweeted: “Punch a Zionist today.”

Sadikov sat on the Legislative Council and board of directors of the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU). He is reportedly a strong supporter of the BDS movement at McGill and a former news editor of The McGill Daily, a once storied campus paper that has launched the careers of many fine journalists. These days, the paper refuses to publish articles which “promote a Zionist worldview.”

Sadikov explained his outburst in a very sober apology posted on Facebook on February 16 – a full 10 days following his tweet – as a “misguided joke with a political meaning, rather than a credible call for violence.”

His miscalculated humor was clearly referencing the “punch a Nazi” meme, which, a week earlier, had been trending sharply on social media, after an “alt-right” American was punched in the face while being interviewed.

That incident gave rise to much navel gazing in the press as to whether it is acceptable to incite and applaud violence against, well, a Nazi. Sadikov, who has very strong views about the legitimacy of the State of Israel, likely sees Zionists as quite similar to Nazis. Hence his adoption of the offensive meme. His tweet was no joke.

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Asylum seekers began streaming in from US upon Trudeau election, long before Trump immigration order

by Christine Williams
Jihad Watch
March 6, 2017

Upon Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration that would see a temporary ban on Muslim immigration from the countries that pose the worst threat to American homeland security, Trudeau immediately sent out a tweet to welcome all asylum seekers to Canada. He was met with joy from those who did not stop to consider the Muslim migrant chaos in Europe, as well as the fact that the refugees would not be properly vetted by Canada. News then broke that asylum seekers began streaming into Canada at an alarming rate to escape the Trump order, which was actually not the case. The refugees began their hijra into Canada upon the Trudeau election win.

Statistics provided to The Canadian Press show claim levels generally began rising in Canada before U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

In fact, the increase seems to have begun just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took power.

That’s because when Trudeau was first elected, illegal refugees and asylum seekers knew all too well whom they could exploit: the liberal mindset would put citizens’ interests beneath theirs. Canada’s doors to unvetted refugees were finally flung wide open, exposing Canadians to what has rocked Europe.

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Trudeau examining ways to silence “hateful criticism” over “anti-Islamophobia” motion M-103

by Christine Williams
Jihad Watch
March 6, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now considering unspecified actions to hamper free speech and silence hateful criticism…. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) the Liberal government is prepared to “tackle any form of hate or threat” directed at Members of Parliament (MP).

Every member of Parliament — and indeed, every Canadian — is entitled to work and live in an environment that is free of hate speech and the threat of violence,” PMO spokesman Cameron Ahmad wrote.

Every citizen in Canada is also entitled to live in a country where he or she feels safe from jihad terror and the Islamic agenda of civilizational jihad and conquest outlined in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Plan for North America.

The controversy in Canada over hatred and threats allegedly directed to Members of Parliament (MP) is part of the larger controversy over Toronto-area MP Iqra Khalid’s efforts to force through “anti-Islamophobia” motion M-103. The Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, among others, presented her with the option of promoting instead a motion against “anti-Muslim bigotry,” rejecting the term “Islamophobia” as “misleading, ambiguous, and politically charged,” but Khalid remains resolute in pushing her anti- “Islamophobia” agenda, which is widely seen as a first step to curb the freedom of speech.

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Immigration Minister defends reinstatement of Canadian citizenship to convicted terrorists

by Ilana Shneider
CIJ News

March 3, 2017

During a testimony to the Senate social affairs committee, Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen defended Bill C-6 which will, among other things, remove the grounds for revocation of Canadian citizenship from dual nationals convicted for treason or terrorism offences.

The Bill, called “An Act to amend the Citizenship Act” and introduced by the Liberals in 2016, mostly reverses changes made under the previous Conservative government’s Bill C-24, which took effect in 2015.

Bill C-24 gave the federal government authority to revoke Canadian citizenship from dual citizens in cases of conviction for terrorism, treason, or engagement in an armed conflict against Canada, regardless of whether they were born in Canada or not.

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Teaching Assistant Who Led Antisemitic Prayer Fired by Ryerson University

by Aidan Fishman
B’nai Brith Canada
February 28, 2017

Ayman Elkasrawy, a teaching assistant at Ryerson University who called to “purify the al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” during a sermon, has been dismissed by the university.

In a letter to B’nai Brith Canada, Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi noted that Elkasrawy was “no longer employed by the university,” and added that “we remain actively engaged in addressing antisemitism in our community.” B’nai Brith had sent a letter demanding that Elkasrawy be fired on Feb. 21.

Elkasrawy, who worked within Ryerson’s Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, delivered his inflammatory supplications at the Masjid Toronto Mosque in June of 2016.

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Montreal mosque facing calls for investigation after imam preaches on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

by Stewart Bell
National Post
February 28, 2017

TORONTO — A Montreal mosque where an imam had prayed for Jews to be killed “one by one” is facing fresh calls for an investigation after more videos surfaced online showing anti-Semitic preaching.

The Middle East Media Research Institute released a video on Tuesday of sermons in which an imam at the Al Andalous Islamic Centre conveyed conspiracy theories about Jews, their history and their origins.

Sheikh Wael Al-Ghitawi is shown in the video clips claiming that Jews were “people who slayed the prophets, shed their blood and cursed the Lord,” reported MEMRI, which translated the Friday sermons.

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Canada: Unvetted asylum seekers headed for Toronto

by Christine Williams
Jihad Watch
February 27, 2017

Since January, thousands of illegals have arrived in Canada at remote border crossings in Manitoba and Quebec, claiming to be seeking asylum from President Donald Trump’s administration.

Canada is not conducting proper screening of this influx of refugees, thereby leaving citizens at risk. Now the question arises: if unvetted refugees victimize Canadians, as we are seeing in Europe, particularly sexual crimes against infidel women, would it be regarded as “Islamophobic” to reveal the identity of the perpetrators?

Mohamed Huque, the executive director of the Islamic Family and Social Services Association in Edmonton, has already called for migrant sex attacks to be covered up. He thinks it’s racist and irrelevant to reveal the nationality of the attacker. Yet obviously, when a large group of people have proven to be using religious mandate to assault women, it is the public’s right to know for their own safety and that of their children.

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Anti-Islamophobia motion passes in Ontario Legislature

by Allison Jones
The Globe and Mail
February 24, 2017

The motion from Nathalie Des Rosiers called on the legislature to “stand against all forms of hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance,” rebuke a “growing tide of anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiments” and condemn all forms of Islamophobia.

It passed as the federal government weighs a similar motion that has sparked controversy in the House of Commons and beyond.

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Canada: Fredericton, NB aiming to become a “sanctuary city”

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Jihad Watch
February 24, 2017

Fredericton was also the location where a Muslim migrant was reported to have sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl at her first high school dance. Concern about this is not motivated by some personal animus against Muslims, as advocates for the indiscriminate welcome of refugees have long suggested. The crisis in Europe should be a lesson learned; Canada and the U.S. should not have to go through the same bitter experience. Vetting refugees is a requirement for protecting the public; refugees should be vetted for their willingness to integrate and accept Western societal norms. The mass sexual assault of infidel girls and a Muslim man having a sexual emergency are just a small part of what we have seen from asylum seekers in Europe; how much more of this must free societies accept?

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Quebec Imam prays for the annihilation of the Jews

by Jonathan D. Halevi
CIJ News
February 8, 2017

At the end of his sermons at Al Andalous Islamic Center in Montreal, Quebec Imam Sayed AlGhitawi (سيد الغتاوي) recited supplications to Allah to support the mujahideen (Muslims who engage in jihad) in Palestine and to inflict total destruction on the Jews.

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Toronto Protest: “Celebrate our barbaric cultural practices”, become “enemies” of liberalism

by Jonathan D. Halevi
CIJ News
February 6, 2017

Thousands gathered on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in front of the American Consulate in Toronto to protest the policy of US President Donald Trump. The demonstration was organized by Black Lives Matter – Toronto (BLM TO) – the self proclaimed “coalition of Black Torontonians resisting anti-Black racism, state-sponsored violence and police brutality” – that has launched a nation-wide campaign entitled “National Days of Action Against Islamophobia & Deportations.”

One of the speakers at the rally was Syed Hussan, who represented the organization No One Is Illegal-Toronto and is affiliated with Toronto Community Mobilization Network and Migrant Workers Alliance for Change.

In his speech, Syed Hussan portrayed white supremacy, capitalism and liberalism as the enemy describing Donald Trump and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the two sides of the same coin.

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Canada’s Trudeau welcomes refugees; U.S.-bound passengers turned away

by David Ljunggren and Anna Mehler Paperny
Reuters
January 29, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed those fleeing war and persecution on Saturday even as Canadian airlines said they would turn back U.S.-bound passengers to comply with an immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

In pointed tweets a day after U.S. President Donald Trump put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from the seven countries, Trudeau said refugees were welcome in Canada.

“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada,” Trudeau said on Twitter.

A second tweet, also timed to coincide with outrage over Trump’s immigration policy, included a 2015 photo of Trudeau welcoming a Syrian refugee at a Canadian airport.

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