Is Islamism distinct from Islam?

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In a recent article, we read that Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), argued that “Islamism [is] a political ideology distinct from the religion of Islam.”  in a Globe and Mail op-ed.

This is an interesting argument, considering   Islamic doctrine and holy books contain threats and disparagement towards the Jews.

The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (the Boxthorn tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews.  Sahih al-Bukhari, 4:52:177 

When imams in  mosques in Canada pray for the slaying of non Muslims, are they not true Muslims?   If we use Mr Fogel’s logic that Islamism (Islamic militancy or fundamentalism) and Islam are two distinct things, it appears that there are many ‘non Islamic’ Muslims in Canada. However, what these ‘non Islamic’ Muslims are saying/praying comes directly from Islamic scripture.

Quran (4:89) – “They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”

There are Islamic sects that would agree with this thinking, that Islam and Islamism are two distinct and separate things, specifically the Ahmadiyya, whose mandate is allegedly peace, even though they follow the same five pillars of Islam and read and adhere to the same Quran and Hadith.  They also pray the Al Fatihah, (the first chapter of the Quran)  which states that Jews and Christians have incurred the wrath of Allah. However, mainstream Muslims such as the Sunni and Shiah sects consider the Ahmadiyya  apostates.

With this perspective, is Islamism distinct from the religion of Islam? It depends who you talk to, but the main source of knowledge to discern this is the in Islamic holy books and through scholars that interpret these books. This will give you the true answer to that question.

When ‘mainstream’  Imams in leadership positions, in Canada and throughout the world  call  and make supplication   for the death of non Muslims, it appears as if the majority of the adherents to the religion of Islam have it wrong. According to Mr Koffer Fogel.

Is The Canadian Human Rights Commission Discriminatory?

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In the news this past week, we read that the Divisional Court has just refused to overturn the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision ordering a Toronto landlord to pay an astounding $12,000 for violating the religious rights of his Muslim tenants.

In 2015, Rebel Media’s Ezra Levant came  under fire for calling the Alberta Human Rights Commission ‘crazy’ for a  case similar to the one below: “A Czech immigrant had failed the provincial engineering exam three times, so he complained to the commission that the exam was “discriminatory.” In a shocking ruling, it agreed and ordered Alberta’s engineering profession to lower its standards and pay the complainer $10,000.”

As a result of the above landlord story, a story came to light dealing with similar issues. This story did not make the news, but the individual involved is interested in people hearing her story and her frustration with the futility of dealing with the Human Rights tribunal.

Following is her story, and here are the links to her case.

“I taught English as a Second Language to adults. In 2004, one of my students, an Egyptian Muslim male immigrant (mid 40s) got caught cheating in my class, and as a result, he was going to get a zero on that work. He didn’t like that. After trying to get me to change my mind which I wouldn’t do, he dropped out of my class and started stalking me at school on a regular basis. He would also stand at my door glaring at me and rally other students from my class around him and bad mouth me. It was horrible. He was a terrifying guy. Administration did nothing because they are afraid of being labelled intolerant. I tried to avoid him and would never go to my car at the end of the day by myself.

Another teacher, after I had been charged, sent me an email  about her dealings with him the previous year. She testified the complainant became distraught upon learning that he had failed her level 5 Reading class. He emailed her at home a few weeks after the end of the course requesting she reconsider his grade. In the email he reiterated his request to be advanced “to the next level rather than remaining at a standstill” and concluded “I hope that it will not turn into an unfortunate issue for us both.” This other teacher testified that this email seemed “mildly threatening” and made her feel uncomfortable. 
One day the complainant yelled at my back as I went down the hall, “I am going to have the police come to your class and arrest you for discrimination.” Had I not been so freaked out and terrified by this guy, maybe I would have been able to think straight and would have realized that the police would not be coming to my classroom. However, I was terrified of this guy and all I could see after all of his tormenting was the police coming to my classroom. I turned around and said, “I am sick and tired of immigrants crying discrimination when they don’t get what they want. You’re getting zero for cheating just like anyone else.” That was all it took for a human rights charge to be lodged against me. 
We went to mediation. He wanted an apology and 100% on the work he cheated on. At the behest of the school board lawyer, I told the student that I was sorry that he had misunderstood what I said, but since I wouldn’t budge on the mark, it didn’t end there. I went to another mediation which was fruitless; followed by a human rights investigation with an  immigrant investigator whose accent was so heavy that he was nearly incomprehensible. Then we went on to a full blown 5 day tribunal.

 

 
The complainant was so unpleasant that the ‘free’ human rights lawyer fired him as a client. Now the onus was on him to either present himself as a lawyer or hire one at his own expense. He did neither. 
The first witness came on to the stand. The school board lawyer questioned her, then the union lawyer and now it was time for cross examination. The student couldn’t do it as he knew very little English beyond the word discrimination! The same thing happened with the second witness and the third. When he said, ‘No questions,” to the third witness, the ‘impartial unbiased’ adjudicator, pretend judge, took over for him. The union lawyer interrupted and told her she couldn’t do that. She responded saying, “This guy is not able to do it and if I don’t do the cross examination then we will send this back to the commission at the end of this tribunal and they will say it was insufficient and we will have to start over. That’s not what we want.” Everyone decided that this was okay.
When he cheated, the principal should have made it clear that when you cheat in Canada, you get zero. Failing that, the adjudicator should have put the whole tribunal on hold until he fulfilled his requirements. 

These human rights commissions are so crooked. It’s like doing business in some third world hell hole. 

There are no transcripts or recordings of anything. In other words, no proof of anything. I believe only one person has ever been found innocent who has been charged under section 13, the ‘you hurt my feelings, so you must be punished,’ section. 

This went on from January 2005 – November 2008. The costs for this are astronomical. There is the school board lawyer, union lawyer, a second junior union lawyer, the cost of the adjudicator, hotels, travel, etc., not to mention the cost for all of the people during the mediations. I figure this case cost the tax payer well over a million dollars. For what? 

I was found guilty and he got $1,500.00. When I asked the lawyer why he got any money at all, the lawyer said that he had to be paid something or he would have had an opportunity for an appeal. It makes me wonder if that is why there is always a guilty verdict and a pay out. To avoid appeals.”

So hurting someone’s feelings is now hate speech in Canada. Just wait until motion 103 kicks in. If you see all of the blood thirsty Muslim barbarians marching in the streets screeching for the killing of one Christian mother in Pakistan, you are looking at the face of Canada once this motion 103 is put in to place. 

I believe that calling for the death of someone, calling for the killing of someone is hate speech. That used to be the law. Now it is slightly different. It seems that only some can call for the killing of innocent people in Canada. So I guess if a Muslim calls for the murder of people, in a mosque no less,  it’s not really hate speech? It is not defined as hate speech when the Muslims are calling for the death of all Jews and Christians and for the destruction of Israel during the Al Quds marches in Canada. Yet it’s hate speech  when we call attention to their rhetoric; and it violates Canadian law. 

Hate speech in Canada is anything that people found in Section 15 of the Charter wants it to be. And Human Rights Commissions, Human Resource Departments and arbitration give the whiners a spot to unleash their intolerance and their hate, while refusing to follow the rule of law.  
ALL Human Rights Commissions, Human Resource Departments, and arbitration should be abolished .”

 

 

 

Major Canadian Restaurants Representative encourages Halal

 

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According to their website,  “Restaurants Canada members comprise 30,000 businesses in every segment of the industry, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and their suppliers. We work on their behalf with all levels of government in support of a strong restaurant industry that contributes jobs, investment, and a wide range of culinary choices to communities across the country.”

In their recent blog,  they encourage Canadian restaurants to cater to the Halal demand in Canada. Their reasoning is simple. The Muslim population in Canada is significant.

“Labelling Muslims as a “minority group” is a mistake. According to Statistics Canada data, there are an estimated 1.4 million Muslims in Canada, mostly concentrated in a few urban centres.”

In other words, there is money to be made.

Halal certification has come under fire frequently for concerns of possible ties to funding terrorism.

Watch dog group Point de Bascule has written several articles concerning Halal certification, the alleged connection to the Muslim Brotherhood via the Muslim Association of Canada.  They also reveal an Islamic cleric’s view on Halal. — “The Grand Mufti of Bosnia Herzegovina, Dr Mustafa Ceric urged the Muslim Ummah to conquer the world through Halal movement as Halal means pure and hygiene and non-Muslim world has no hesitation to accept it.”

We see the concerning connection between MAC and their involvement with halal, their support of terrorist organizations and their overall Islamist views.

MAC (Muslim Association of Canada) publicly supported Hamas and transferred money to its fund collector in Canada for ten years

MAC controls the Association des viandes halal (AVH)

MAC promotes a subversive program hostile to individual freedoms

MAC publicly supported Hamas and transferred money to its fund collector in Canada for ten years

MAC and Lazhar Aissaoui’s Dar al-Iman Institute have received money from an organization that funded al-Qaida

MAC frequently invites Munir El-Kassem as speaker although he was a leader of a WICS’ substructure, an organization set up by Gaddafi to fund international terrorism and further the Islamization of non-Muslim countries

In 2011, MAC hosted two Islamist preachers condemned by the Quebec National Assembly for their homophobic and anti-women discourse

Two teachers at MAC-run Abraar School in Ottawa praise a pupil’s essay about killing Jews

MAC endorses Youssef Qaradawi (Muslim Brotherhood)

The information in the article  where the above quotes are taken from is extensive and far reaching. It was written in 2012. In 2015, MAC  published a statement rebutting many of these claims.

In 2015, the Toronto Sun wrote an exposé  on MAC and it’s ties to militant groups.

There has also been much concern about the recent exposure of inhumane halal slaughter done in Canada. The Globe and Mail produced an article in September 2018 that spoke to this, as well as a well researched  article by blogger Diane Weber Bederman about farm halal slaughter that took place in Alberta. What precipitated the above articles is the halal slaughter of a cow in Milton, Ontario, which shocked many Canadians.

Is Restaurants Canada aware of the concerns about halal certification and possible terrorism ties? Are they aware of the inhumane slaughter practices? Should they be encouraging restaurants in Canada to cater to the halal contingent? Valid questions.

Justin Trudeau: The World’s Last Hope?

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Justin Trudeau, 2018 Source: youtube screenshot

We came across an article that touted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the world’s last hope. This is a very interesting premise, given his track record during his last three years in office. Our question is, who is he a hope for?

According to the article, Canadian politics have remained remarkably unchanged and predictable. He is compared most favorably with world leaders such as Angela Merkel, Theresa May and Donald Trump.

Justin Trudeau has consistently supported and defended special interest groups, consistently supported and defended the Islamic community in Canada.  He has consistently refused to equate Islamic terror attacks with the ideology of Islam itself. Many in the Muslim community in Canada have lauded him as an advocate for Islam.

Top Canadian Imam  Dr Massoud Al Nadvi,  has stated that Trudeau, like his father, will leave after him a legacy, and “Allah will really use us [Canadian Muslims] here [in Canada] as a carrier of Islam, as a messenger of Islam.”

Trudeau’s administration stopped Canada’s air combat role against ISIS and pushed forward the motion M103, a motion brought forward to silence any criticisms about Islam. On January 31, 2016, Trudeau stated, “But on the other hand, we need to make sure that we are working with communities, like the Muslim community, for example, to demonstrate that Islam is not incompatible with free and open western societies”. This is in spite of the fact that Canadian Islamic organizations have refuted this claim.

But, is the Islamic community in Canada content with the current leader? According to an article by Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, there are rumblings in the Muslim community.

“Within the Salafist camp in Canada, they slam Trudeau for the “hostile” treatment of Muslims by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) that try to promote reforms among the Muslim community in Canada. Trudeau is also criticized for supporting tyrannical regimes in Muslim countries, sending forces to areas of conflict in the Middle East, and promoting a secular-liberal platform that destroys Muslim families.According to the Salafists, Trudeau is not the savior of the Muslims, but rather embodies a dangerous threat to the Islamic values of the Canadian Muslim community.”

As the 2019 federal election draws closer, will Trudeau still be considered the ‘World’s last hope’ by the Canadian Muslim community? Will he still be considered the ‘World’s last hope’ by any Canadians?

American Muslim Scholar who preached on the filth of Jews and Christians to speak at fundraising tour in Toronto

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Dr Yasir Qadhi speaking at the ISNA convention 2018 Source: Youtube screenshot

Yasir Qadhi  is a Pakistani-American Muslim scholar who has served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution  in Houston, Texas. He also teaches in the Religious Studies department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he resides.

In early 2013, Mr Qadhi gave a lecture at the institute, speaking about the spiritual filth of Jews and Christians.  These sentiments are echoed by Canadian Imam Yusuf Badat. Below is a transcript and video clip of Mr Qadhi’s lecture.

“This is the precise definition of shirk [polytheism] to make a partner along with Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He [GEBH]. And we realize that obviously shirk [polytheism] that is the opposite of tawhid [monotheism] must by necessity and by definition be the the most evil of all evils as Jews and Christians are mushrikoon[polytheists] in our perspective of tawhid [monotheism] as we have studied can understand how, and only the Muslims are upon tawhid [monotheism]. And it is also the ame reason, or the same principle of tawhid[monotheism] which is the first obligation upon every single human being, that he bears witness and he testifies that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah GEBH. And it is because of this same principle of tawhid [monotheism] that the Prophet, peace be upon him, has been commanded to do jihad. Jihad is a means and not a goal of itself. It is a means to establish tawhid [monotheism] on the land. أمرت أن أقاتل الناس حتى يشهدوا أن لا إله إلا الله I have been commanded to fight the people until they testify لا إله إلا الله there is no God but Allah. So the whole reason why Allah GEBH has created us sent the prophets and revealed the books and differentiated us based upon this principle and allowed for jihad, is the basis and is the principle of tawhid [monotheism]. The life and property of a mushrik [polytheist, also identified as Christian] holds no value in the state of jihad. Make no respect. Notice that I said in the state of jihad, not at all times and places. The life and property of a mushrik becomes ‘halal’ [permissible] while in a state of jihad. The prophet, peace be upon him, said, and I quote the hadith before, ‘I have been commanded to fight the people until they say: ‘There is no god but Allah’ [Islamic creed declaring belief in the tawhid[monotheism], and when they say ‘There is no god but Allah’ [meaning accepting Islam], he went on, when they say ‘There is no god but Allah’ [meaning accepting Islam], their life and property become protected for me. Which means if they don’t say ‘There is no god but Allah’ [meaning accepting Islam] their life and property are halal [permissible] for the Muslims. So the Christians do commit shirk [polytheism], they are ‘kuffar’ [disbelievers] and they are mushrikoon [polytheists]. The mushrikoon [polytheists] are najis[impure, filth], they are filthy. Najasa [impurity, filth]. They are filthy, a spiritual filthiness which can only be purified by the purity of monotheism [tawhid]. Allah calls the mushrikoon [polytheists] najis [filthy] which is a very evil thing. When Allah Himself says the mushrikoon [polytheists] are najis [impure, filth], Allah is calling them najis [impure, filth], they are najasa [impurity], a filthy, impure, dirty substance.”

 

 

Mr Qadhi is scheduled to speak at an Orphan Education fundraising tour on Saturday, November 24 at the Grand Cinnamon Banquet and Convention center located at 3895 McNicoll Ave, Toronto, Ontario. His topic will be ‘Islam in the 21st century: A path forward”.

Credit: ACD

 

Canadian Islamic Charity Fined for Possible Ties to Militants, Executive are Proponents of Sharia

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A major Canadian Islamic charity with it’s headquarters in Mississauga has been fined $550.00 and suspended for a year. ISNA Canada was audited by Canada Revenue Agency, and it was discovered that they may have used money to support armed militants.  Islamic Society of North America (ISNA Canada) denies any ties to terrorism, and they are saddened by the allegations. In an article by Global News, it was revealed that this is the latest in a number of charges against the ISNA umbrella:

 “The suspension and penalty were the latest results of federal audits of four formerly affiliated Mississauga charities. ISNA Islamic Services of Canada was stripped of its charitable status last year after auditors raised concerns about possible funding of Hizbul Mujahideen. ISNA Development Foundation was stripped of its charity status in 2013 over similar concerns. The Canadian Islamic Trust Foundation’s charity status was also revoked.”

ISNA president Dr Katherine Bullock has stated in a panel discussion at York University, Toronto  in 2014 that there is nothing radical about wanting the caliphate and sharia. Following is a excerpt from from her contribution to the discussion:

 “They defined a radical as this: 1. someone who desires to install a Caliphate. 2. Someone who wants to impose for an Orthodox Sharia; and 3. the use of force, for example, resisting coalition forces in Iraq. So if you’re an Iraqi nationalist who doesn’t believe that the United States should be occupying your country and you fight against them, and you believe in the Caliphate, and you believe in Sharia, you are a radical you’ve been radicalized. But from an Islamic point of view this absolutely nothing radical about wanting Caliphate or wanting Sharia. These are completely normal traditional points of view.”

Taha Ghayyur, who is the new Executive Director of the Islamic Society of North America – Canada (ISNA Canada) also is a proponent of Sharia. He believes that the Islamic Law can be gradually implemented in North America. link

Following is an excerpt  from an article he wrote in 2007:

“The principles of Shariah are universal and are not bound by the limitations of time and culture.

“It is certainly possible to apply Shariah in the North American society only if three conditions are fulfilled:

  • One, when an environment is developed, provisioned with preventative measures, that is conducive to a just and productive lifestyle, which is often not compatible with a consumer lifestyle.
  • Two, if the Shariah laws are implemented gradually, accompanied by continuous public education and training on the importance of justice, freedom, and one’s purpose on this earth, the way it was revealed and practiced, as a strategy of pre-crime social reform, over a period of twenty-three years at the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the first generation of Muslims.
  • Three, if the punishments in the Shariah are given their due place, only to be used as a last resort, and not to be practiced in isolation from the other major objectives of the Shariah.

 

ISNA Canada has also worked in cooperation with the controversial Islamic political group Hizb ut-Tahrir.  This group is actively working to develop a worldwide Islamic caliphate.

“At a 2016 Hizb ut-Tahrir conference in Mississauga, a guest speaker was the principal of the Islamic Society of North America High School of Mississauga, Abdul–Aziz Rasoul. The ISNA high school received millions in funding from Saudi/Wahhabis sources.  Its parent organization, ISNA, also lost its federally registered charity status for its “Development Fund” when it was caught funding a terrorist group”

Many Canadian dignitaries have visited ISNA Canada, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and MP Ralph Goodale.

ISNA Canada retains it’s charitable status.

U.S. Imam Booked to Speak in Toronto Voices Anti Israel prayers

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We continue our reporting on individuals booked to speak in Toronto in early October of 2018 at a convention entitled  “Carry the Light”, sponsored by ICNA Canada.

Imam Siraj Wahhaj has voiced hatred for the west in previous lectures, has family ties to notorious Islamists and has been named as a mentor to activist Linda Sarsour.

Canada has consistently supported the state of Israel. This Imam not only teaches at a mosque that reportedly hosts radical speakers, and preaches world wide Islam, but also prays for the end of Israel. It is unthinkable that this Imam has free passage into Canada with the possibility of spreading this message.

“Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He, never to forget Jerusalem, never to forget Palestine. May Allah help the Muslims in Palestine to establish the deen [religion of Islam], take over our land again, establish Islam back as it is supposed to be.”  link