Monday, March 28, 2016

Warning About Radical Islam In Canada!

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Respected muslim scholar warns Canadian Senate Committee truth about Islam  
Published on Feb 10, 2016
Watch particularly from 44:05 when Tarek Fatah lays into dhimmi Senator Grant Mitchell when he argues against Mr Fatah's claims about the barbarity of Islam and the grave danger it poses to The West.
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Conrad Black: Radical Islam poses a real, direct threat to the West — including Canada
Conrad Black
January 24, 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Minister John Baird have consistently and often courageously recognized the nature of the terrorist threat. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
It is distressing to witness the waffling and quibbling in both federal opposition parties over Canada’s contribution to the anti-terrorist effort in the Middle East, and even more depressing to note the failure of the opposition to show any recognition of the nature of the intensifying struggle between the West and radical Islam. I have expressed here before my concerns about the steady deterioration of the size and condition of our armed forces (though the personnel are of uniformly high quality). But Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Minister John Baird have consistently and often courageously recognized the nature of the terrorist threat, and particularly the fraudulence of the arguments calling Israel an apartheid society with no right to exist as a Jewish state.
The recent outrages in Paris have caused the more discerning political leadership and commentariat in many countries to recognize that the Israelis are just a pretextual grievance, because they are in territory the Arabs claim as their own. (This is bunk, as the territory of Israel was always inhabited by some Jews and was previously governed by the British, Turks, Crusaders, Byzantines, Romans, and Jews, and never by Arabs, but that is almost beside the point.) The real enemy is the entire West, not just, or even particularly, Israel.
The associate publisher of the influential Paris newspaper Le Figaro wrote last week in an uplifting “Declaration” that a “new religious war on a planetary scale” has been declared. (The piece evokes Emile Zola’s seminal “J’Accuse” in Georges Clemenceau’s L’Aurore in 1898 during the Dreyfus Affair.) “Islamists massacre Christians in Egypt, Iraq, Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria, all over, in fact,” he wrote. He predicted a “pitiless unleashing of a renascent Islam … by the immense Islamized masses of the Third World and our great metropolises,” motivated by a “hatred of Christianity (that) vastly exceeds all problems of faith. Attacking churches, priests, other religious personnel, and the faithful, Islamists wish to destroy Western civilization, democracy, capitalism, what they call ‘neo-colonialism,’ equality of the sexes, the Rights of Man, all progress as we conceive it. Marx, Lenin, and Stalin have been replaced (as enemies of the West) by Allah and the Prophet. Bellicose imams have taken the places of the political commissars … We weep with our usual crocodile tears for the Copts murdered in Egypt and Christians assassinated in Baghdad as the representatives of the West, European culture, capitalism, neo-colonialism, the dollar and Coca-Cola,” though they antedated the Muslims in the Nile Valley and Baghdad by five centuries, “but we sit by passively with folded arms.”
This elegant and fiery French polemical writer reached his apotheosis with the demand for an end to nauseating platitudes about “Islamo-Christian amity … and the harmonious co-habitation of our three monotheisms, the avoidance of absurd and sometimes odious references to the ‘most sober hours in our history,’ and the cessation of the repentances and cowardices” of the West.
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Thomas L. Friedman: The problem is Islamism
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times
January 23, 2015
I’ve never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won’t go to pay for this?
When you don’t call things by their real name, you always get in trouble. And this administration, so fearful of being accused of Islamophobia, is refusing to make any link to radical Islam from the recent explosions of violence against civilians (most of them Muslims) by Boko Haram in Nigeria, by the Taliban in Pakistan, by Al-Qaeda in Paris and by jihadists in Yemen and Iraq. We’ve entered the theatre of the absurd.
Last week the conservative columnist Rich Lowry wrote an essay in Politico that contained quotes from White House spokesman Josh Earnest that I could not believe. I was sure they were made up. But I checked the transcript: 100% correct. I can’t say it better than Lowry did:
“The administration has lapsed into unselfconscious ridiculousness. Asked why the administration won’t say [after the Paris attacks] we are at war with radical Islam, Earnest on Tuesday explained the administration’s first concern ‘is accuracy. We want to describe exactly what happened. These are individuals who carried out an act of terrorism, and they later tried to justify that act of terrorism by invoking the religion of Islam and their own deviant view of it.’
“This makes it sound as if the Charlie Hebdo terrorists set out to commit a random act of violent extremism and only subsequently, when they realized that they needed some justification, did they reach for Islam.
“The day before, Earnest had conceded that there are lists of recent ‘examples of individuals who have cited Islam as they’ve carried out acts of violence.’ Cited Islam? According to the Earnest theory … purposeless violent extremists rummage through the scriptures of great faiths, looking for some verses to cite to support their mayhem and often happen to settle on the holy texts of Islam.”
President Obama knows better. I am all for restraint on the issue, and would never hold every Muslim accountable for the acts of a few. But it is not good for us or the Muslim world to pretend that this spreading jihadist violence isn’t coming out of their faith community. It is coming mostly, but not exclusively, from angry young men and preachers on the fringe of the Sunni Arab and Pakistani communities in the Middle East and Europe.
If Western interventions help foster violent Islamic reactions, we should reduce them. To the extent that Muslim immigrants in European countries feel marginalized, they and their hosts should worker harder on absorption. But both efforts will only take you so far.
Something else is also at work, and it needs to be discussed. It is the struggle within Arab and Pakistani Sunni Islam over whether and how to embrace modernity, pluralism and women’s rights. That struggle drives, and is driven by, the dysfunctionality of so many Arab states and Pakistan. It has left these societies with too many young men who have never held a job or a girl’s hand, who then seek to overcome their humiliation at being left behind, and to find identity, by “purifying” their worlds of other Muslims who are not sufficiently pious and of Westerners whom they perceive to be putting Muslims down. But you don’t see this in the two giant Muslim communities in Indonesia or India.
Only Sunni Arabs and Pakistanis can get inside their narrative and remediate it. But reformers can only do that if they have a free, secure political space. If we’re not going to help create space for that internal dialogue, let’s just be quiet. Don’t say stupid stuff. And don’t hold airy fairy conferences that dodge the real issues, which many mainstream Muslims know and are actually eager to discuss, especially women.
The Arab journalist Diana Moukalled, writing in the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat last week, asked: “Don’t all these events now going on around us and committed in our name require us to break the fear barrier and begin to question our region and our societies, especially the ideas being trafficked there that have led us to this awful stage where we are tearing at one another’s throats — to mention nothing of what as a result also happens beyond our region?”
And a remarkable piece in The Washington Post Sunday by Asra Q. Nomani, an American Muslim born in India, called out the “honour corps” — a loose, well-funded coalition of governments and private individuals “that tries to silence debate on extremist ideology in order to protect the image of Islam.” It “throws the label of ‘Islamophobe’ on pundits, journalists and others who dare to talk about extremist ideology in the religion. … The official and unofficial channels work in tandem, harassing, threatening and battling introspective Muslims and non-Muslims everywhere. … The bullying often works to silence critics of Islamic extremism. … They cause governments, writers and experts to walk on eggshells.”
I know one in particular.
The New York Times
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Radical Islam is on the march in Canada   
Farzana Hassan, Toronto Sun
February 14, 2014
Two terror trials unfolding on Canadian soil should cause enough concern over the spread of radical Islam in Canada.
Both Chiheb Esseghaier and Dr. Khurram Sher, the pathologist and former Canadian Idol contestant, have openly ranted against Canada.
But there’s also another more insidious form of Islamism at play in Canadian universities and public institutions that some of us may shrug off as innocuous.
The University of Calgary is hosting a conference Saturday where Memphis imam and one-time Holocaust denier Yasir Qadhi will speak.
Imam Qadhi lectures at Rhodes College in the Department of Religious Studies. In the past, he argued Jews are not “semites” but “European” from “Russia.” He also encouraged his audiences to read The Hoax of the Holocaust and called the Holocaust false propaganda.
He later retracted and apologized for these statements, arguing one must distinguish between the actions of the Israeli state and the Jews as a people, but some statements should set off alarm bells even after retraction.
Qadhi will speak on the subject of “Better Your Bitter Half”. A press release advertising the speech from Muslims of Calgary says he will outline “psychological” differences between men and women which will be useful in “elevating” existing spousal relationships and entering new ones with “the right mindset”, presumably after blessed enlightenment from the imam.
Here in Ontario, another university funded by tax dollars is refusing to allow Moray Watson, a non-Muslim, to audit a course on Islamic preaching, public speaking and worship. The course at Huron College was designed by Ingrid Mattson, a Canadian convert to Islam who used to head the Islamic Society of North America.
She is considered the face of Muslim enlightenment and even feminism.
Having paid at least lip service to women’s greater role in public life, she has also advocated and engaged in interfaith dialogue.
Her stance in disallowing a non-Muslim student to audit the Islamic course is hence all the more concerning. It calls into question her sincerity as a votary of interfaith harmony.
Indeed, as chair of Islamic Studies at Huron, she should have insisted on allowing Watson to audit the course.
Universities have the right to determine their own prerequisites, but they must be truly academic and not discriminate based on religion.
Is it possible Prof. Mattson fears Watson’s criticism of Islam will undermine the course’s stated objective of training Muslim men and women to proselytize?
In other examples, university officials, public servants and other public agencies have capitulated to Islamist doggedness and religious zeal.
They try hard to project their tolerance of an exotic religious and cultural perspective. The unsavoury effect of this perseverance is that the Islamists usually win, sometimes by default, because no one dares challenge their agenda.
None of the arguments offered by Huron College in defence of its decision cut any ice.
If Watson wishes to enrol in any publicly-funded university course, including one entitled The Muslim Voice: Islamic Preaching, Public Speaking and Worship, he should be able to do so.
It’s a separate debate whether publicly-funded universities should even offer courses only available to members of one religious faith.
Canada is becoming a venue for Islamist inroads into public institutions.
Islamists would love to undo the strides we have made toward liberty and egalitarianism, and they seek out every chance to advance their obscurantist views and elitist ideas.
Canada must thank people like Watson for challenging this agenda. Universities need more people like him.
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Also See:
Sweden Is No Longer Sweden!
27 March 2016
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2016/03/sweden-is-no-longer-sweden.html
and
Harper's Gone! Here's Justin!
(Part 2)
17 March 2016
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2016/03/harpers-gone-heres-justin-part-2.html
and
Radical Islam is the Problem!
20 October 2015
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2015/10/radical-islam-is-problem.html
and
Europe is Changing from the Muslim Refugee Situation!
06 September 2015
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2015/09/europe-is-changing-from-muslim-refugee.html
and
Is Islam a Religion?
11 May 2014
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2014/05/is-islam-religion.html
and
A Brit Speaks to Muslims!
08 April 2014
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2014/04/blog-post_8.html
and
What Do You Know About Saudi Arabia?
29 September 2013
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2013/09/what-do-you-know-about-saudi-arabia.html
and
Corporal Punishment in Schools!
29 January 2012
 http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2012/01/corporal-punishment-in-schools.html
and
Muslims, "Sharia Law" and Other Thoughts!
(Part 1)
19 November 2010
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2010/11/muslim-sharia-law.html
and
(Part 2)
15 May 2011
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2011/05/muslims-sharia-law-and-other-thoughts.html
and
In Western Countries, the Burqa has become Questionable!
12 January 2011
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2011/01/blog-post.html
and
Quran Burning Issue: Terry Jones vs World
12 September 2010
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2010/09/quran-burning-issue-terry-jones-vs.html
and
 What's with the Ground Zero Mosque?
15 August 2010
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2010/08/whats-with-ground-zero-mosque.html
and
Muslims in America
26 July 2010
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2010/07/muslims-in-america.html
and
Muslims are Taking Over the Western World
03 February 2010
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2010/02/hey-lets-talk-about-islam-pentagons.html
and
The Trial in New York City
27 November 2009
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2009/11/trial-in-new-york-city.html
and
Taliban - Still Around, Still Trouble!
11 May 2009
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2009/05/taliban.html
and
Are Muslims Taking Over the World?
22 April 2009
http://arcticcompass.blogspot.ca/2009/04/are-muslims-taking-over-world.html
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