Category Archives: Letters / Columns / Coverage

Is Female Genital Mutilation Religious or Cultural?

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!

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…

“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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Bill 52 – the “Protection of Public Participation Act”

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

“…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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Caucasian persuasion…

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…

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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