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.” Petition e-411 was forwarded in June, stating that “We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, 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.” Conservative government members of Parliament did not support the anti-Islamophobia motion when it was first presented for approval in Parliament in October, but it was finally passed last month.
Canadians need to be questioning what is behind these anti-Islamophobia drives, and what the agenda of their originators might be. For starters, the Canadian Charter of rights and freedoms already ascribes to multicultural inclusiveness, and there are already widespread anti-racism programs across Canada that advocate for all Canadians, so why are Muslims being awarded the special privilege of separate motions? A little getting-to-know-you exercise about some of the happy faces of support behind these petitions and motions may be a good start, beginning with MP Iqra Khalid.
Last January, Khalid met with board members of Palestine House in Mississauga (near Toronto) and a “large number of members of the Palestinian community,” including Palestinian political activists. Palestine House supports the 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.
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.”
That same newspaper published an article by Jordanian activist Hisham al-Habishan, who stated that the US and the “ Zionist-Masonic movement” were behind the Islamic State, with the intention of weakening the Arab region. Al-Habishan wrote:
“The goal of the Zionist entity today, and its allies in Washington, by spreading this chaos that followed the Arab Spring in the Arab homeland, is to safeguard their entity, which is called the State of Israel…”
Also at the event for Khalid was Meshwar editor Nazih Khatatba, who once…
advised al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of 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. 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? What is also now happening in Europe is another cause for alarm: the most dangerous city in Europe is reported to be Marseille, France with a 40% Muslim population; 900 Muslim migrants in England and Wales were arrested for “sickening” crimes; seventy thousand crimes and attempted crimes were committed by Muslim migrants due to Angela Merkel’s open-door immigration policy in Germany; in the UK, there was a massive coverup of up to a million “white girls” sexually assaulted by Muslim rape gangs; and also in the UK, a Sharia courts ordered a Muslim woman to return to her violent, rapist husband, and many such courts still operate and flout British law with impunity.
All over the Middle East, Christians and other minorities are being wiped out by Muslims; Muslim states surrounding Israel have sought and still seek the obliteration the Jewish State; Muslims have murdered some 11 million Muslims since 1948; Islamic texts are still invoked by Muslims of various sects to kill apostates, infidels, homosexuals, and blasphemers against Islam and Muhammad, and to stone adulterers. Numerous reports and YouTube videos have circulated about violence being preached on Western soil by Islamic leaders and imams; yet Iqra Khalid’s private member motion about Islamophobia and quelling a climate of fear and hate is being pushed in Parliament. Note that in the motion, fear and hate are paired together; the two verbs do not necessarily relate.
Canadians should also be asking the question of what this anti-Islamophobia motion actually means, since there is no problem with Islamophobia in Canada in the first place. Jews and blacks remain the most targeted groups for hate crimes, despite the global upheaval being caused by jihadists.
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 Sharia 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.”
The essence of the petition (e-411) by Samer Majzoub, which formed the basis of the anti-Islamophobia motions, outlines the contributions of Islam throughout history and declares Islam a religion of peace which has been hijacked by a violent few. 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.”
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,”