“There is (also) concern that the motion will, in some manner, chill valid criticism of Islamist terror, or will not make allowance for legitimate criticism or analysis of Islam. Such criticism would now be forced to wear the degrading mantle of Islamophobia. Given this welter of mixed impressions and varied understandings of the very point of the motion, how effective can it be?… There is the key term itself, Islamophobia. As I have suggested in an earlier piece, this recent coinage, Islamophobia, is itself a contested term” (1).
Archive for the ‘Canadian Interest’ Category
Issues affecting Canada – four items in total…
“Illegal migrants crossing Canada’s borders are hopping off planes in New York and busing directly north, says the head of Canada’s border agents union… ‘People are leaving from different countries and flying into New York City and they’re taking a bus’… The bus lets them off at the northern most part of their route in upstate New York, Fortin said. Then they take a cab right up to the border and walk over.” – Anthony Furey, “Illegal border crossings a ‘crisis’ – union head” – Toronto Sun, March 11th, 2017.
“There is a trend right now… People are leaving from different countries and flying into New York City and they’re taking a bus… The Americans are well aware of what’s taking place right now… They’re not making it harder for them.” – Jean-Pierre Fortin, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, quoted by Anthony Furey in the above article.
“Four decades ago, even when the gap between local wages and housing prices was not nearly as severe as it is today, economist Gordon Soules published an eye-opening book titled The Housing Crisis: Causes, Effects, Solutions… In it, Art Phillips, Bill Vander Zalm and Mike Harcourt detail a fist-full of reasons that house prices were so high in Metro Vancouver, including lack of zoning density and inadequate social housing… The politicians did not shy away from how high immigration rates and foreign capital were among the biggest contributors to the city’s rising prices – phenomenons re-confirmed this year by UBC geographers David Ley, Dan Hiebert and other scholars” – and – “I maintain that the primary approach to solving the housing problem in the Greater Vancouver area lies in the immediate reduction and future control of immigration.” – Then-mayor Art Phillips of Vancouver, mid-1970’s (1).
I generally agree with John Thompson, (see the link to his web-site below), but find myself unable to do so with regards to his most recent communique.
His statement that “If you think your cause is worth breaking a law to make your point, your trip before the judge and the dignified acceptance of what they award is even more important than parading with a placard” (*) resonated with me.
I did that during the Sixties and Seventies while demonstrating against American draft dodgers and deserters, peace-marchers, communist party members, union goons, and the “Canadians For The National Liberation Front”. And in my opinion, if you plead guilty and take the crap, you are morally justified in doing it again as many times as necessary.
Here is the text of a letter I sent to Canada Free Press which was published yesterday, and a list of politicians who should be contacted:
“The Commons will be voting on the adoption of M-103 “Systemic racism and religious discrimination” on Thursday, and this is the last opportunity to contact our politicians urging them to reject this blatant attempt to muzzle free speech.
“According to the Gatestone Institute, M-103 is very likely a consequence of the Muslim Brotherhood’s agenda to infiltrate Canadian politics and silence any dissent against civilizational jihad: “It had been reported prior to 2015 that the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami front groups would use the Liberal Party of Canada as a vehicle for political entryism… The article also noted the roles of ISNA Canada and ICNA Canada in these efforts.” I am gravely concerned that adoption of this Motion will lead to criminalizing those expressing legitimate concerns about the dangers posed to democracy by Sharia Law, which Premier Dalton McGuinty rejected in 2008 .
“Merely pointing out the massive increases in sexual assaults committed in such countries as Sweden and Germany, and mass criminal acts such as car-burnings in France, or child sex-grooming and paedophile gang-rape such as in Rotherham, could result in charges. Criticism of honour killings and female genital mutilation – or merely offending a Muslim – could result in incarceration. It’s time to take a stand, and the time to do it is now.”
Bill M-103 will be debated and voted on by Parliament on February 16th, exactly one week from now.
Text of the Motion:
“That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear; (b) condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and take note of House of Commons’ petition e-411 and the issues raised by it; and (c) request that the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage undertake a study on how the government could (i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia, in Canada, while ensuring a community-centered focus with a holistic response through evidence-based policy-making, (ii) collect data to contextualize hate crime reports and to conduct needs assessments for impacted communities, and that the Committee should present its findings and recommendations to the House no later than 240 calendar days from the adoption of this motion, provided that in its report, the Committee should make recommendations that the government may use to better reflect the enshrined rights and freedoms in the Constitution Acts, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”
(This item is post number 3,000… !)
“It had been reported prior to 2015 that the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami front groups would use the Liberal Party of Canada as a vehicle for political entryism… The article also noted the roles of ISNA Canada and ICNA Canada in these efforts. A number of Canadian Members of Parliament have Islamist connections, advocate for sharia law or, in the case of Cabinet Minister Maryam Monsef, states that ‘Sharia fascinates me’:)”
The article linked to below is very significant in that it indicates a number of ways in which Muslim “extremists” are using Canada to advance their purposes, including silencing “Islamophobia”.
You may find it an interesting read.
You can read the Gatestone Institute article here.
Eight items in total…
Pakistani immigrant used false persona to hire and pay fees to himself while working as an Ontario government bureaucrat
Indian immigrants face threatening charges for “scary road rage incident” – forced car to stop on major highway
Serial rapist from Malaysia sexually assaulted more than two dozen women in Toronto
Five items in total, all from the eastern GTA area between Toronto and Bowmanville…
Pickering: Blacks stab, rob teen
Whitby: Disabled senior beaten and robbed in armed home invasion
Ajax: Burger King robbed at gunpoint by two masked men
Oshawa: One stabbed, four pepper sprayed in home invasion
Ajax: Female bank teller clubbed on the head with a gun during armed robbery
“Sharia courts administering Islamic justice in Britain are run by clerics who believe some offenders should have their hands chopped off… Teaching children fundamental British values is an act of ‘cultural supremacism,’ according to the National Union of Teachers… 23% of British Muslims said Islamic Sharia law should replace British law in areas with large Muslim populations… Residents in Manchester received leaflets in their mailboxes, from a Muslim group called ‘Public Purity,’ calling for a public ban on dogs.”
The above brief extracts are taken from Soeren Kern’s article “The Islamization of Britain in 2016” posted by the Gatestone Institute yesterday (1).