Controversial Muslim American activist to speak in Toronto

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Linda Sarsour, screen shot, youtube

On October 6/7 2018, Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)  is sponsoring the annual “Carry the Light” convention to be held at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. This event is promoted by torontomuslims.com  link

This convention is titled “Canadian Muslims Sharing Islam, Serving Humanity”.

One of the guest speakers, among many, is Linda Sarsour.

Ms. Sarsour (born 1980) is a controversial American political activist and former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York. Beginning with advocacy on behalf of American Muslims, she has extended her activism to other civil rights issues such as Black Lives Matter, immigration policy, and mass incarceration. She has been a supporter of the progressive movement and the Democratic Party.

Ms Sarsour has come under fire for her antisemitic rhetoric. She has consistently downplayed terrorism plots, attacked counter-terrorism measures and the use of informants.  She has asserted conspiracy theories and claimed the U.S. is facilitating war on Islam and Muslims.  She is a staunch defender of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, and a proponent for the Palestinian cause.  link

 

Prime Minister Trudeau’s reaction to the death of Marrisa Shen

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Justin Trudeau. Photo: Screenshot from video Maclean’s – CPAC

In an interview with Paul Wells of MacLean’s Magazine, Justin Trudeau articulates his thoughts on the killing of 13-year-old Marrisa Shen, whose body was found in July of 2017 in Burnaby’s Central Park in British Columbia. The perpetrator, Ibrahim Ali, 28, arrived in Canada as a refugee and has lived in Burnaby for 17 months.

Following is the portion of the  interview:

“Paul Wells: I’m going to pass along a few questions that came from things readers. One is asking what you have to say about the the arrest in British Columbia of Ibrahim Ali who is a Syrian refugee following the murder of a teenage girl named Marrisa Shen?

Justin Trudeau: Obviously it’s a devastating news for her family, for her friends. It’s a terrible tragedy any time one is murdered it’s a, it’s a terrible thing. I trust our justice system. I trust our system to to go through its processes to both, apply consequences to this and to make sure that we’re, we’re thinking about how we continue to keep people safe.

Paul Wells: A lot of people say that, some people say that if it hadn’t been for the surge in Syrian refugees after the 2015 election, guys like this guy would not be here.

Justin Trudeau: I’m not one of those people who say that.”

 

Credit: American Center for Democracy

Canadian Imam rejects 9/11 as Islamic terror

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Imam Mazin AbdulAdhim is a Canadian Imam, born in Calgary, currently living in London Ontario. He is an influential teacher of the  political Islam movement  Hizb ut-tahrir, a movement that has been banned in several countries. This organization continues to hold conferences in Canada.

Hizb ut-tahrir (Arabicحزب التحرير‎ Ḥizb at-TaḥrīrParty of Liberation) is an international, pan-Islamist political organization, which describes its ideology as Islam, and its aim as the re-establishment of the Islamic Khilafah (Caliphate) or Islamic state to resume the Islamic way of life.

AbdulAdhim has voiced calls for re-establishing the Islamic state and rejecting nation states.

This past September 11, he posted his opinion about the attack on the World Trade Center  September 11, 2001. No mention is made of the role of Al-Qaeda in this attack.

Following is his facebook commentary:

“On this anniversary of the events of September 11th, I have an interesting story to tell.

Not long before the events of September 11th, I remember being in Calgary at my father’s house watching television and I came across a documentary about the twin towers on cable television. I watched the whole thing.

The documentary went through the whole building process, and what it was like when it was finished. It was a marvel of architecture, but it was *hated* by the people of New York. It blocked out the sun for a large number of buildings, it was hideous and bland, and it was extremely expensive to maintain.

The interesting part was that it was mostly vacant at the time of the recording of the documentary. It was an unpopular building, even for businesses. They showed footage of the empty gardens and empty sitting areas around the towers. They talked about the fact that almost 50% of the building was vacant, and that it was losing money fast.

The building was going bankrupt with no hope of recovery, and – as Allah is my Witness – I distinctly remember thinking to myself “Wow, what could they do with such a building if it goes bankrupt? It would be impossible to demolish it in the middle of downtown New York.”

And then September 11th happened.

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that the twin towers and building #7 were demolished intentionally, and the events were used as a premise to massacre millions of innocent Iraqis in order to replace Saddam – who was a British agent that refused to obey US instructions related to oil policies, etc – with a pro-US regime. It was a win-win for whoever was behind it.

This isn’t about conspiracy theories, it’s about the facts on the ground. Anyone who thinks that the US government is above committing such an insane crime is living in a fantasy world for the naive. My guess is this is even considered one of their most prized “trophy” genius plans that worked out.

The most blatant proof, to me, that the buildings were intentionally demolished is the footage of how the WTC 7 building collapsed. It was – without any doubt whatsoever – an organized demolition. No building in history has ever free-fallen like that simply due to a fire; just think about Grenfell Tower and how no one would have worried even for a moment about it collapsing in free-fall due to the fire. WTC 7 was not struck by a plane, and no other buildings fell down around it. It fell straight down, exactly as a planned demolition does. No crumbling or pieces falling sideways or any disorganized mess. Just a perfect free-fall straight down.”

Imam AbdulAdhim has been very vocal in his disdain and hatred for the west, particularly the USA.

His push for a return to an Islamic Caliphate is evident in another post from his facebook page.

“To all the Muslims who attempt to claim that the Khilafah fell after 30 years, or that Islam does not need a Khilafah, or that Islam never had any set political systems, or that the Khulafaa were no different from the corrupt rulers today:

“To control a people, you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and your history, he needs no prison walls and no chains to hold you” 
– John Henrik Clarke”

We ask Canadian Imams, what is the true Islam?

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Imam Dr Iqbal Alnadvi and Imam Musleh Khan Source: Youtube

We once again bring to your attention Islamic teaching books that are sold in Canada and available on Canadian websites.

The Islamic Circle of North America (Canada) website has several books available that guide the Canadian Islamic community on correct Islamic practices and lifestyle. Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi  serves as Amir (President) of ICNA Canada.

One such book is The Prophet of Islam – The Ideal Husband.  Following is a quote from this booklet.

QuestionWhy Islam permits an unlimited number of slave-women for marriage?

AnswerAs slaves, women face a worse lot than men. If they cannot get free by any other way, such as arranging ransom, the best solution for them is marriage. A slave-wife becomes automatically free as soon as she becomes a mother or a widow. And her children are born free. They receive the same status as the children of her fellow free co-wives. And how else are you going to honourably incorporate in your society women captured in war?

For further information, click here

Books are also available the the Dawah booth located at Dundas Square in Toronto, giving the same guidance, not only to the Islamic community, but to the community in general.

Canadian Imams have reiterated what these books teach.

Musleh Khan, a Canadian Saudi born imam affiliated with the Islamic Institute of Toronto (IIT) who serves also as a chaplain for the Toronto Police has lectured on the subject of child marriage, namely Mohammad’s marriage to Aisha. Following is a quote from this lecture, given in 2015.

However, your belief (عقيدة), your belief is, if the prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, did it, you have to believe that it was permissible. It’s permitted in our Sharia [Islamic Law] but it has its time and place. That’s what I to tell non Muslims.

Read full article here.

Mr Khan also presented a lecture in 2014 during the Islamic Awareness Week at the University of Saskatchewan organized by the Muslim Students Association (MSA)

Following is a quote from this lecture.

A person that we love. (speaking of Mohammad) A person, if he was to walk through that door this very moment, we would go and surround him. And if we could, we would pick up his shoes and carry it for him.

And we would try to replicate everything that he does. So if he sits down, no one, we would never sit down unless we see him do it.

Read full article here

Other books available from Canadian bookstores, websites and Dawah booths, on the street and in our universities,  have similar teachings.

Following are links to more disclosures:

https://circanada.com/2018/06/15/jihad-encouraged-by-canadian-islamic-organization/

http://news.acdemocracy.org/book-sold-in-canada-allah-permitted-sexual-intercourse-with-wife-and-slave-girl/

https://circanada.com/2018/06/26/ruling-on-sex-slaves-as-presented-by-canadian-islamic-organization/

http://news.acdemocracy.org/book-promoted-by-islamic-group-in-toronto-on-slave-girls-legal-concubines/

https://circanada.com/2018/06/23/contrary-canadian-islamic-opinions-on-honor-killing/

Our question for Canadian Imams: Do these books reflect the true Islam?

 

Hate speech ignored by local and federal politicians

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Toronto Mayor John Tory, Masjid Dar Us Salaam Source: Twitter

‘Submit to Islam, or suffer the consequences.’  Mohammad

Surah 5:51 “O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.”

On August 21, 2018, Toronto Mayor John Tory visited the Masjid Toronto Mosque, located at 168 Dundas Street West in Toronto, as well as Masjid Dar Us Salaam  located at 4 Thorncliffe Park Drive in Toronto.

It has been revealed that both of these mosques have given supplications that call for the downfall, death or victory over non Muslims.

Following is an example of some of the prayers invoked:

Shaykh Abdool Hamid (July 8, 2016):

O Allah! Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims and humiliate the polytheism [identified by Muslim scholars also as Christianity], the infidels and the atheists, and give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah. O Allah! Give victory to our oppressed and deprived Muslim brothers and the mujahideen (those who engage in jihad) everywhere. O Allah! Pour on them patience and steadfast their feet and give them victory over the disbelieving people and give them victory over the evildoers and give them victory over the criminals.

This same mosque is known for it’s supplication to slay the unbeliever, as well as calling for the annihilation of Jews and Christians.

Imam Elkasrawy, July 2016

[O Allah!] Give us victory over the disbelieving people… O Allah! Give victory to Islam and raise the standing the Muslims. And humiliate the polytheism and polytheists. O Allah! Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah, O the Lord of the Worlds! O Allah! Give them victory over the criminal people. O Allah! Destroy anyone who killed Muslims. O Allah! Destroy anyone who displaced the sons of the Muslims. O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews! O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!

See full disclosure here

We have seen similar visits to mosques by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as the leader of the opposition, Andrew Scheer.

By visiting  mosques that preach/pray hate, and ‘celebrating’ with them, can we assume that these politicians agree with the hate speech coming out of them?

In May of 2018, Masjid Dar Us Salaam,  located at 4 Thorncliffe Park Drive in Toronto, specifically posted on it’s facebook page that Muslims must not be friends with Jews or Christians. Following is an excerpt of the post.

Surah Maa’idah [The fifth chapter of the Quran “The Table Spread”] contains laws that pertain to man’s religious, civil, social and political life. This Surah contains detailed guidance about : –

• The etiquette of the hajj journey

• Revering the beacons of Deen

• The perimeters of halaal and haraam

• Marriage and interaction with the Ahlul Kitaab (Jews and

Christians)

• The laws of wudhu, ghusl and Tayammum

• Dealing with rebellion

• The punishment for robbery and theft

• The prohibition of liquor and gambling

• The Kaffaara (atonement) for breaking vows and

• The detailed laws concerning testimony

Allaah ordains that the hand of a male or female thief is to be cut off.

The Muslims are also warned against taking the Jews and Christians as friends.

Read full disclosure here

The fact that politicians are not taking a stand against such hate speech is concerning, as we see events such as Al Quds taking place throughout Canada, where Jews are threatened.

On August 29, a march is scheduled to take place at 15 Hove St. in North York, Ontario. This is the location of the B’nai Brith offices, and is a predominately Jewish neighborhood. This event has been posted on the Al Quds facebook page, as well as other anti Israel pages.

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Some of the chants used at Al Quds

It remains to be seen whether Toronto politicians will put a stop to this event and others like it.

Cause and effect: Hate speech in mosques; closure?

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On August 9, 2018 Global News reported that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently revoked the charitable status of  the Ottawa Islamic Centre and Assalam Mosque.

According to an official document obtained by Global News, CRA audits raised concerns about “radicalized individuals” who had attended the mosque as well as its roster of guest speakers. “Many of the views expressed by the organization’s speakers are misogynistic, homophobic, racist and/or promote violence,” CRA document reads.

CRA named in this regard four speakers, three of them Canadian imams, including the current Vice-President of the Canadian Council of Imams Abdullah Hakim Quick. Here is an excerpt from the document:

In addition, in a video lecture entitled “The History of the Crusaders,” Mr. Quick advocated for the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to be liberated from the “filth” of the Jews:

“May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, the Most High, the Most Exalted, clean and purify Masjid [mosque] Al-Aqsa from the filth of the yahud [Jews]. May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, the Most High, the Most Exalted, clean Afghanistan and Iraq and all of the lands from the filth of  the Kafirun [disbelieveres or infidels].” 

Similar supplication were recited during Ramadan 2016 in Masjid Toronto Mosque by imam Ayman Elkasrawy:

“You are our Protector and give us victory over the disbelieving people. [congregation:] Ameen [declaration of affirmation]…

O Allah! Give victory to Islam and raise the standing of the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.

And humiliate the polytheism and polytheists. [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah. [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Give them victory over the criminal people.

O Allah! Destroy anyone who killed/ fought against Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Destroy anyone who displaced the sons of the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Count their number; [congregation:] Ameen, slay them one by one, [congregation:] Ameen, and spare not one of them.[congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews! [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews! [congregation:] Ameen.

In the same month of Ramadan 2016 Elkasrawy also recited the following supplication:

“O Allah, we ask You for… victory over the enemies. [congregation:] Ameen,

O Allah! Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Give victory (help) to your oppressed slaves all over the world, east to west. [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah, O the Lord of the Worlds! [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Destroy the criminals. [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Destroy anyone who inflicts injustice on your slaves, O the Lord of the Worlds! [congregation:] Ameen.

O Allah! Count their number; [congregation:] Ameen, slay them one by one, [congregation:] Ameen and spare not one of them. [congregation:] Ameen

O Allah! Do not defer [it] from them, O the Lord of the Worlds! [congregation:] Ameen

O Allah! Seize them with the seizure of One Mighty, Omnipotent [referring to a Quranic verse that deals with the punishment Allah inflicted on Pharaoh and his people] [congregation:] Ameen”

Shaykh Abdool Hamid, senior imam at Masjid Toronto Mosque, recited in multiple occasions supplications in support of the Mujahideen:

“O Allah! Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims

And humiliate the polytheism, the polytheists, the infidels and the atheists

And Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah

O Allah! Give victory to our oppressed and deprived Muslim brothers and the mujahideen (those who engage in jihad) everywhere

O Allah! Pour on them patience and steadfast their feet

And give them victory over the disbelieving people

And give them victory over the evildoers

And give them victory over the criminals”

Wael Shihab, head imam of Masjid Toronto Mosque, expressed his views on Shariah Law  in articles and Islamic rulings posted on Onislam.net. According to Shihab:

  • The solution to the global violence, extremism and oppression is Islam
  • Qaradawi’s book “Jurisprudence of Jihad” should serves as a guidance to Muslims
  • Thieves’ hands should be chopped off no matter their social status
  • Person who underwent gender reassignment surgery should return to his original gender
  • Muslims should avoid gays as homosexuality is evil and succumbing to the temptations of the Satan
  • Wife should not reject her husband’s call for having sex

Should CRA audit Masjid Toronto Mosque and apply to it the same criteria that led to the revoking of their charitable status?

What is interesting is when Iman Ayman Elkasrawy  was confronted about his invocation of violence against the Jews, he denied knowledge of what his prayer actually meant. The Toronto Star wrote a long, detailed article in his defense. This article was full of misinformation and downright lies. What is also interesting is that the Toronto Star has not given one report on the Ottawa mosque losing it’s charitable status because of hate speech.

Diane Weber Bederman has compiled a series of articles concerning the duplicity of Toronto Star’s reporting. Here is a link to her blog where you can find these articles.

Should mosques that encourage/perpetuate/host hate speech and Imams be put under microscopic scrutiny? Should it go further than losing charitable status? Should they be closed?

 

Two Controversial UK Imams guest speakers at Thorncliffe Park, Ontario Mosque

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In April and August of 2018, two UK Imams, Ahmad Ali and Yusuf Motala respectively, were guest speakers invited by the Islamic Society of Toronto Masjid Dar Us Salaam mosque, located at  4 Thorncliffe Park Drive in Toronto, Ontario.

Included in various speeches and writings they have presented were not only  statements of the inadmissibility of friendship between Muslims and Jews and Christians (see statement here ), but also supplications calling for the slaying of those who do not follow the teachings of Allah. (see full supplication here )

Excerpt of supplication: O Allah! Annihilate [destroy] them as you annihilated [destroyed] Aad and Thamud [ancient peoples annihilated by Allah because they didn’t heed the warnings of the prophets]. O Allah! Count their number, slay [kill] them one by one and make them a lesson to their likenesses O Allah! We will let you in their throats and we seek refuge in you from their evils.

The Mosque in question, when approached by voices of concern, had the following statement concerning the supplication in question:

“The text, when understood in the right context and mainstream interpretation, clearly addresses tyrants and oppressors in general. Any suggestion that the language refers to non-Muslims or that the statement encourages Muslims towards violence are categorically false and inaccurate.”

The guest Imams statement and the supplication  speak of the same issue, namely, the distinct separation of  Muslims and non Muslims and the hostility that accompanies such separation. This was presented by two separate Imams, guest speakers at the same Toronto Mosque within the same year.