Archive for the ‘Letters / Columns / Coverage’ Category

Is Female Genital Mutilation Religious or Cultural?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The following letter appears in the Toronto Sun today:

No to FGM

Re “Religious tolerance is no excuse for female genital mutilation” (Farzana Hassan, May 11): The issue here is, as Hassan suggests, very simple: “Religious rights” must not be permitted to trump “universal human rights”. To permit FGM as a religious right would be for us to abandon our humanity in favour of a brutish religion which engages in “honour killings” and punishes defectors with death. “Gender egalitarian surgeries”? Our moral and legal standards are obviously meaningless to such people, and they should be removed from Canada as they are clearly unsuitable to live in a civilized society.
Jeff Goodall
Toronto

(FGM isn’t a religious practice. It’s basically tribal and unacceptable in Canada, no matter who does it, no matter why)

Here is my response to the Sun’s editorial comment:

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Last chance to protest M-103 – do it now!

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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:

“Dear Editor:

“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.”

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Expressing your opinions by writing letters to the editor…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

“Every police force needs to have a strong, vigorously enforced and permanent program, designed to weed out the bullies, the psychopaths and the sadists, who are naturally attracted to police work in the same way that pedophiles are attracted to school yards and youth groups.” (1).

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Basing a verdict purely on happenstance – the Forcillo case

Monday, January 25th, 2016

“Whether it was the first or the second volley that killed Yatim, or if either volley would have killed him, what possible difference could there be to the degree of Forcillo’s guilt in the sense of what he did?”

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Bill 52 – the “Protection of Public Participation Act”

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Bill 52 is more properly described as “An Act to amend the Courts of Justice Act, the Libel and Slander Act and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act in order to protect expression on matters of public interest.” It amends the existing “Courts of Justice” Act by: “…adding the following sections: “Prevention of Proceedings that Limit Freedom of Expression on Matters of Public Interest (Gag Proceedings).”

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“Union disclosure” bill provides great opportunity

Monday, July 27th, 2015

“…a tool now exists which will permit union members to determine exactly how much of their compulsory dues payment is spent on partisan political activities. This means that in future, it will be possible for concerned members to demonstrate precisely why an organized opposition must be formed.” – Toronto Sun letters, July 19th.

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Will Ottawa be forced to stop Ontario’s fiscal lunacy?

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

“In my opinion, the Liberals are piloting Ontario right onto the rocks, and the potential damage to Canada as a whole will require stern federal corrective action sooner or later.”

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Ontario Jewish camp refuses to allow “non-Jewish” boy to attend

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

“I am in total agreement with the notion that people who are not Jewish should not be allowed to attend specifically Jewish events.” The following letter was sent to the Toronto Sun on March 18th, and in view of the subject matter, I doubt it will be printed at this late date…

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Caucasian persuasion…

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Re “City staff ‘insulted’ by survey” (Joe Warmington, Jan 22): I spent 25 years with Metro Toronto and the City of Toronto, including six years as a steward and 14 years on the Local 79 executive board. There is absolutely nothing new about the city’s “human rights” practitioners using the employees as guinea pigs on which to practice social engineering concepts, and over the years, the number of “minority” groupings has greatly expanded to meet the need…

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The stupidities of socialism…

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Socialism is Blind

Re “Higher taxes answer to closing wealth gap: Broadbent Institute” (David Akin, Dec 16): Once again, the socialists are too blinded by altruism and ideology to see the damage that can be caused by their flawed thinking. Taxing the rich and giving to the poor will destroy the incentive to work hard and create wealth, thus reducing the amount of wealth available for distribution…

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