‘Freedom of Speech and ‘Islamophobia’

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There is an anti-‘Islamophobia’ Liberal Muslim private members Motion in Parliament, presented by a Muslim MP, that would take us one step closer to criminalizing criticism of Islam:

“Canada is on the verge of passing what amounts to Islamic blasphemy laws.

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Government is quickly proceeding to address unproven increases of “Islamophobia”— and he’s going to do it by curbing the right to free speech.

“The government’s anti-Islamophobia initiative began in the form of a seemingly-innocuous online petition presented to Canada’s House of Commons. Citing no evidence whatsoever, the petition made a bold claim that Islamic terrorism has been used as a pretext for a

“notable rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in Canada”.

“The petition called upon the House of Commons to recognize that terrorists are not real Muslims by condemning all forms of Islamophobia, with no exact definition of what they meant by the term.

https://saynotosegregation.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/parliament-betrays-canada/

“That request — with no evidence, not a single case of Islamophobia cited, virtually no public input, and zero attention from the mainstream media — received unanimous consent by Canadian MPs.

Canadian Parliament passes anti-Islamophobia motion
Canadian Parliament passes anti-Islamophobia motion

“The petition was followed in rapid-fire fashion by a second motion sponsored by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid which called for the ‘Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage’ to produce findings and recommendations within 240 calendar days of the motion’s acceptance. Titled “Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination”, the Motion ‘M-103’ demands that the government not only condemn Islamophobia in word but that it also develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating Islamophobia.

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.”

http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Iqra-Khalid(88849)/Motions

“And so, it’s anticipated that legislative remedies — legal options — will be front and centre in the Committee’s efforts going forward.

In short: The Canadian government is preparing to silence anyone who criticizes Islam.

“Their anti-Islamophobia motion (which will, in all likelihood, be voted on during this parliamentary session) resembles a kind of blasphemy law in favour of one preferred religion above all others.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praying in mosque
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praying in mosque

“If this motion passes, Canadians can be persecuted for expressing any criticism of Islam, even when warranted.

“This unfounded anti-Islamophobia legislation flies in the face of our Constitution and its embedded Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Sharia law and it’s related speech codes are not a reasonable limit on my freedoms.

“According to our charter of rights and freedoms — we’re all equal. Every individual (not a belief system or ideology) is equal before and under the law. We all have equal protections and benefit equally from the law.

“Muslims do not get special treatment or protections.

“Join me in demanding that this motion is rescinded and exposed for what it is: A blatant attack on free speech, and so an assault on the very cornerstone of our Canadian democracy.

The government is not going to proactively ask for your opinion or let you have your say before they vote on this motion.

“Considering they voted unanimously in support of the petition that started this sharia creep in our federal legislature, there’s a damn good chance this thing will pass — that is, of course, unless we make our voice heard.

“If you agree, please sign my petition below and remind our politicians that it’s their job to defend our Constitution — our rights and freedoms.”

‘The Petition’:

“Our legislators must denounce any legislative initiative to curb our fundamental right to free speech.”

http://www.therebel.media/freedom-to-offend-free-speech-not-sharia

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“Long before there was “fake news” and “alternative facts”, we had to grapple with “Islamophobia.”

“The term first worked its way into popular culture more than a decade ago. It was originally used to denounce the harassment and inconveniences average Muslims unduly faced in the aftermath of 9/11.

“But Islamophobia soon morphed into a catch-all phrase to silence anyone critical of the religion. This applied even if they were denouncing extremism like Shariah law or groups like the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’.

“It’s now become so bad that it’s even hurled at liberal Muslims in the West for speaking out against the ultra-orthodox values that caused them to flee their home countries in the first place. The term has been rendered meaningless and anyone serious about tackling genuine religious discrimination should toss it aside.

“Yet now, Canada’s MPs are poised to approve a motion that could very well set the government on the path to criminalizing so-called ‘Islamophobia’. This is nothing but trouble for anyone who takes issue with the unsavoury aspects of orthodox Islam. I’m looking at you, women’s marchers, gay rights activists and my fellow non-believers.

“When the House of Commons returns next week, Liberal MP Iqra Khalid’s M-103, which has the unobjectionable title of “Systemic racism and religious discrimination”, will be somewhere on the order paper and up for a vote.

“Scratch below the surface and it’s immediately clear this is hardly about religious discrimination in general. It singles out Islamophobia by name and nothing else. There’s no mention of, say, anti-Semitism at all.

“Its first point is to

“recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear”.

“What a vague and unsubstantiated sentence. This is lawmaking, folks, not social justice warrior blogging.

“The motion then goes on to direct MPs to take note of a petition on the government’s website that was signed by tens of thousands of Canadians.

“Recently, an infinitesimally small number of extremist individuals have conducted terrorist activities while claiming to speak for the religion of Islam,” petition ‘E-411’ notes. “Their actions have been used as a pretext for a notable rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in Canada.”

“It continues:

“These violent individuals do not reflect in any way the values of the teachings of all the religion of Islam. In fact, they misrepresent the religion. We categorically reject all their activities. They in no way represent the religion, the beliefs and the desire of Muslims to co-exist in peace with all peoples of the world.”

“Then — and here’s where the trouble really takes root — the petition says

“we … call upon the House of Commons to join us in recognizing that extremist individuals do not represent the religion of Islam, and in condemning all forms of Islamophobia.”

“Hang on a second … first they’re talking about terrorists but then they end with “extremist individuals”. Not the same thing. Not at all. You can be an extremist, a radical, a supremacist, without being a terrorist.

“The ‘ummah’ isn’t a binary world of a few terrorists on one side and then over a billion moderate liberals on the other. There’s a massive grey area that holds severely orthodox values completely at odds with the West. And we should all feel free to call them out for it.

“But you can see how denouncing a radical imam for his Shariah advocacy could end up being considered, in the eyes of this motion, an Islamophobic act that’s a part of this alleged uptick in public fear. This is an attempt to silence rational critics of political Islam.

“Now, motions aren’t the same as private member’s bills. They’re often just about nodding in agreement with some flaky sentiment. M-103 is different. It’s got teeth.

“It calls on the Heritage Committee to commence a study on eliminating Islamophobia. The study could then recommend laws to pursue this nebulous goal. If they do, there’s a good chance they’ll be dragnet laws that criminalize anyone who dares stand up to the many unsavoury parts of orthodox Islam.

There’s certainly evidence of an increasing climate of hate in Canada … coming from within Islam. Supremacist groups like the Brotherhood and ‘Hizb ut-Tahrir’ have a rising presence here. And yet this motion could handcuff us from standing up to them.”

–‘Canada’s so-called anti-Islamophobia motion is nothing but trouble’,
Anthony Furey, Postmedia Network, January 28, 2017
afurey@postmedia.com

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/01/28/canadas-so-called-anti-islamophobia-motion-is-nothing-but-trouble

Iqra Khalid, MP
Iqra Khalid, MP

“A Liberal Member of Canadian Parliament (MP), Iqra Khalid, who has suggested “that terrorism carried out by Muslims ‘has no religion’,” has tabled a second anti-Islamophobia motion in Parliament. The motion is titled “Systemic racism and religious discrimination,” but it specifies that Canadians must

“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” …

Al-Quds, Toronto (2016)
Al-Quds, Toronto (2016)

“Last January, Khalid met with board members of ‘Palestine House’ in Mississauga (near Toronto) {Canada’s new capital of anti-Canadian sentiment} and a

“large number of members of the Palestinian community,”

including Palestinian political activists. Palestine House supports the {violent} Palestinian ‘al-Quds Intifada’, and its settlement program was defunded by the former Conservative Harper government for allying itself with terrorism. It was also condemned for: celebrating the release of terrorists and honouring the founder of the ‘Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’ (PFLP), one of the groups that formed the ‘Palestine Liberation Organization’ and in the 1960s and ’70s, was responsible for numerous armed attacks and aircraft hijackings.

Muslims Attack Canadian Vigil for 3 Jewish Boys Murdered by Palestinian Muslims (Palestine House--July 6, 2014)
Muslims Attack Canadian Vigil for 3 Jewish Boys Murdered by Palestinian Muslims (Palestine House–July 6, 2014)

“According to the Canadian Arab newspaper ‘Meshwar’, which covered the event at Palestine House in honour of Khalid,

“the purpose of the event was to strengthen the relationship between the members of the [Palestinian] community and the ‘Liberal’ members of Parliament” …

“Also at the event for Khalid was ‘Meshwar’ editor Nazih Khatatba, who once… advised ‘al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades’, the military wing of the ‘Fatah’ movement, to change their policy and instead of uttering threats at Israel, to demand from Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President and the leader of the ‘PLO’ and Fatah movement, to re-arm them.

Khatatba openly calls for armed jihad against the state of Israel, and his position is welcomed and supported by the politics of Palestine House. Yet Iqra Khalid, a member of the Canadian Parliament, was hosted by this jihad-supporting hate organization.

JDL protest -- Palestine-House
Jewish Defense League (JDL) protest — Palestine-House

“During her time as a student at York University, “Khalid was active in student politics”, and she served as

“president of both the Muslim student association and one of the two Pakistani student associations.”

“The Muslim Student Associations are well known for their aggressive ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ on-campus drives to demonize and delegitimize the State of Israel, and for their intimidation of Jewish students.

“York has been accused of

“allowing anti-semitism to spread”.

“Shelley Yachaev, president of the ‘Israeli Students Union’ at York, said

“‘every little part’ of the university has been infiltrated with anti-Semitism”.

“Yachaev also said that she no longer walks

“anywhere at York (anymore) where I trust the fact I can speak freely.”

“Paul Bronfman, “a leader in the film and TV production industry”, became outraged and withdrew financial support from arts students at York University when he learned about a large, offensive pro-Palestinian painting that had been hanging at the entrance of a foyer in one of the campus student centers. The painting

“depicted a person wearing a scarf with the Palestinian flag, palming a couple of rocks and staring at a bulldozer as it nears a tree.”

“Khalid has introduced Canada’s second ‘Islamophobia’ motion in Parliament intending to, among other things,

“recognize the need to quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear”.

“But how does one possibly go about “quelling” an atmosphere of fear, given the truth about the menacing global violence that is victimizing innocents daily in the name of Islam, even in established Islamic states? …

“Recall the warning from former member of the ‘International Institute for Islamic Thought’, Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, who was present when the word “Islamophobia” was packaged to be sold as a household propaganda tool. Muhammad declared that this

“loathsome term is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics”.

“When the first anti-Islamophobia motion was stalled in October, a Liberal MP from Mississauga Centre, Omar Alghabra, referred to the Conservative attitude as “troubling”. What’s more troubling is that Alghabra stated in 2002 that he did not believe that ‘Hamas’ (an avowed ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ proxy group) or ‘Islamic Jihad’ were terrorist groups. Alghabra has also openly indicated that he favors ‘Shari’a for Ontario, and that he was disappointed when it was kiboshed after the 2003-2006 debate in Ontario.

Liberal Member of Parliament Frank Baylis first sponsored anti-Islamophobia petition ‘e-411’, which was initiated in June by Samer Majzoub, President of the ‘Canadian Muslim Forum’. The petition was celebrated by the ‘National Council of Canadian Muslims’ (NCCM), the former Canadian branch of ‘CAIR’ (CAIR-CAN). CAIR was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism funding trial in U.S. history, related to funding of Hamas. CAIR was also designated a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates, of all places. In the words of an NCCM press release upon its name change:

we remain the same organization”.

“The NCCM’s Executive Director, Ihsaan Gardee, said of the anti-Islamophobia motion that it

“sends a strong message to Canadians that discrimination and hatred against Muslims is unacceptable.” …

“Meanwhile, it has been uncovered that Samer Majzoub managed a Muslim Brotherhood-linked Montreal high school, and that he is also a leader of the self-described Muslim Brotherhood-linked ‘Muslim Association of Canada’ (MAC).

“So yet another anti-Islamophobia motion is being forced upon the Canadian Parliament without sufficient questions being asked about its possible agenda. All the while, Conservative MP Kellie Leitch, who is a contender for the ‘Conservative Party’ leadership, gets ridiculed in a ‘Toronto Star’ report and other media for having so-called “anti-Muslim” sentiments and a “Trumpian immigration” policy because she promotes “Canadian values”.

“Interesting that the ‘Toronto Star’ exposed the fact that

“Islamic schools, mosques in Canada are filled with extremist literature”,

according to a study. The ‘Toronto Star’ report also pointed out that

“the authors of the study say what worried them was not the presence of extremist literature, but that they found nothing but such writings in several mosque libraries and Islamic schools”.

Infiltrating Canada’ {Radical Muslim Literature) {August 24, 2016}:
https://saynotosegregationblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/infiltrating-canada/
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=898311983606089&id=345805362190090

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“Could it be that these anti-Islamophobia motions are being forced through in Canada in order to begin censoring those who warn that jihadist individuals and groups (stealth and violent) pose a global threat and a danger to Western freedoms? And also to also censor those Muslims who recognize that normative Islam is abusive to human rights and who are therefore striving toward the reform of their faith?

“The Canadian branch of the ‘American Congress for Truth’ — ‘ACT! for Canada’ — has now begun its own petition to counter the passage of Petition e-411. This new petition is

“aimed at preserving our precious free speech rights in Canada,”

and can be found HERE:

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/protecting-canadian-free-speeech-rights-from

http://citizengo.org/en-ca/pc/41042-stop-speech-restrictive-anti-blasphemy-motion-103

http://solsticewitch13.blogspot.ca/2017/01/what-is-really-behind-canadas-anti.html

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See also:
Parliament Betrays Canada’ (Islamophobia) {November 4, 2016}:
https://saynotosegregation.wordpress.com/2016/11/05/parliament-betrays-canada/
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/954517027985584/?type=3&theater

Muslim Nutbar Murders Canadian Soldier In Quebec{Oct. 21, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/584836984953592/?type=1

Canada and the culture of honour killings {Aug.20, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/554803021290322/?type=1

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Calgary Demo

Muslims Attack Jews At Calgary Demo{July 22, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/542498012520823/?type=1

Toronto Muslims Attack Jews{July 10, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/537459096358048/?type=1

Palestinian Crowd Attacks and Beats Jewish Protesters in Toronto{July 4, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/535268776577080/?type=1

Warnings about potential Muslim radicalization went ignored, ex-U of C prof says {June 29, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/533204616783496/?type=1

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Who’s Teaching Our Children?’ (Palestinian extremist–Mississauga) {December 6, 2016}:
https://hectorheisler.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/whos-teaching-our-children/

Muslims Demand Right to Preach in Public Schools’ (Mississauga) {Nov. 28, 2016}:
https://canadiansforlegalequality.wordpress.com/2016/11/28/muslims-demand-right-to-preach-in-public-schools/
https://www.facebook.com/CanadiansForLegalEquality/photos/a.957830780952186.1073741828.956562364412361/1152148091520453/?type=3

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To Serve and Protect? {November 1, 2016}:
(Toronto Police Department’s Muslim Chaplain: Wives Must Be Available for Sex)
https://saynotosegregationblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/to-serve-and-protect/
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/951278721642748/?type=3

Stoning is good for your soul, says Canadian cleric{Sept. 2, 2013}:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=412481435522482&id=345805362190090

Canada: As immigration booms, ethnic enclaves swell and segregate {July 16, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/540118919425399/?type=1

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Muslim Suburb In Montreal?{November 17, 2016}:
https://saynotosegregation.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/muslim-suburb-in-montreal/
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/965744026862884/?type=3

Muslims Want To Build Segregated Community In Jewish Neighbourhood’(Toronto) {Mar. 1, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/482790208491604/?type=1

Overview’ (Muslim Intolerance/Calgary) {Mar. 5, 2013}:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=347161492054477&id=345805362190090
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2 thoughts on “‘Freedom of Speech and ‘Islamophobia’

  1. “An Ottawa imam has denounced the terrorist attack on a Paris weekly newspaper that killed 12 people, but he says satirical cartoons of religious leaders should be illegal.

    “Imtiaz Ahmed, an imam with the ‘Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’, said it should be against the law to publish cartoons that depict religious figures in a derogatory way.

    “Of course we defend freedom of speech, but it has to be balanced. There has to be a limit. There has to be a code of conduct,” Ahmed said.

    “We believe that any kind of vulgar expression about any sacred person of any religion does not constitute the freedom of speech in any way at all.”

    “Ahmed said there should be limits placed on freedom of speech to prevent the publication of offensive material. He says that seems to be the case for events such as the Holocaust. Members of the public denounce those who say the Holocaust never happened.

    “We don’t want the Jewish community to be hurt by these sentiments,” Ahmed says.

    “Ahmed said the work of the satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’…is offensive and based on lies that have “hijacked the religion of Islam.”

    “Instead of looking at the few “disturbed individuals” who have committed terrorist attacks, the focus should remain on Muslims who are peaceful, Ahmed said.

    “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has opposed such illustrations in the past in a peaceful manner. Ahmed said members of the community have gone to universities to educate students about ‘Prophet’ Muhammad. He has also become involved in a campaign called ‘Stop the Crisis’ to tackle the radicalization of Muslim youth.

    “They are very offensive, but one thing I must say: there’s not a single verse of the Prophet that allows a Muslim to take the law in his own hand and commit horrific crimes against humanity,” Ahmed said. “We denounce that.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ‘Whoever curses a Prophet, kill him. Whoever curses my Companions, beat him.’
    — Muhammad
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    “Muhammad asked:
    ‘Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?’

    “One of the Muslims, Muhammad bin Maslama, answered,
    ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?’

    “When Muhammad said that he would, Muhammad bin Maslama said,
    ‘Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab).’

    “Muhammad responded:
    ‘You may say it.’

    “Muhammad bin Maslama duly lied to Ka’b, luring him into his trap, and murdered him. (Bukhari 5.59.369)
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    ‘A Jewess used to abuse the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and disparage him. A man strangled her till she died. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) declared that no recompense was payable for her blood.’
    (Sunan Abu-Dawud 38.4349)”

    Source – Jihad Watch.

    https://midnightwatcher.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/canada-muslim-cleric-in-ottawa-says-cartoons-of-religious-leaders-should-be-outlawed/

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