The Victimology Subterfuge
by Christine Williams
Part 2 / Part 1
President Obama, however continues to bow to Islamic intimidation tactics by disingenuously repeating to the United Nations, for example, that a YouTube video had contributed to the murders of Ambassador Stevens and others, weeks after he had presumably been told it was not true.
The Conservative government of Canada has declared that it cannot afford complacency in the face of the threats of ongoing intimidation and other compromises to national security. Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews has presented a multi-faceted government strategy, entitled “Building Resilience Against Terrorism,” to tackle these demands. The program includes instruction on how to detect threats, as well as tactical plans. It encompasses investigation, intelligence operations, and a solid understanding of the “strategic drivers of the threat environment.”
One of those strategies, heavily used by the adversaries of our democracy in every Western nation, is the abuse of the word “racism,” where Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA try to convince the Muslim population that it is being victimized. These groups fuel and fan the false notion that American Muslims are in perpetual danger at the hands of “racists” and “Islamophobes,” while themselves practicing the tactical deception of al taqiyya to cover their promotion of an extremist rhetoric and assisting in a radical agenda.
This “victimology” subterfuge and its successes are also transmitted through Palestinian propaganda. Even as Israel defends itself after rocket attacks are launched from Gaza, it is only the plight of the Palestinians that is promoted, despite massive evidence that the Palestinian leadership is victimizing its own people (and of course Israel) by placing its weaponry and rocket launchers in heavily populated areas, causing civilian casualties among its own people for the world to see. The mainstream media largely covers up how Palestinians use their own people as human shields, and continues to present these violators of all human rights as victims. The mainstream media has also failed to report that the Palestinians have been conducting an ethnic cleansing of Christians in Bethlehem for years, all the while blaming “colonialists,” “imperialists,” “Zionists” and the West.
Canada remains one of the few countries which has remained firm in its support of Israel amid global propaganda, and which recently opposed the Palestinian upgrade at the UN. While the U.S. also opposed the upgrade, the Obama administration was quick to appear “evenhanded” as it condemned Israel’s plans for building new homes in areas claimed by the Palestinians.
Another issue Canada now faces is the tactic of “lawfare” — employing the courts as weapons by filing, or threatening to file, costly, frivolous and malicious lawsuits — to discourage others from speaking out, whether in public or in the privacy of their homes, as with Lars Hedegaard. Multicultural Canada, with its “kangaroo court” Human Rights Commissions, is particularly vulnerable. Now, a well-known blog, Blazing Cat Fur, noteworthy for its effective exposÃ©s on the ruthlessness of such maneuvers in Canada, is being sued, joining scores of others attacked by Islamists in our free society.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), made up of 56 Arab and Muslim nations, has been relentless in its drives to criminalize free speech in the West. In Istanbul, on April 12, 2011, the UN Council on Human Rights adopted Resolution 16/18, and it received the support of the U.S. government. This resolution requires that Western democracies enact legislation to restrict speech that might be viewed as “discriminatory,” or which might involve the “defamation of religion” ““ a transparent attempt to close down all discussion of Islam.
The first summit, co-chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the secretary general of the OIC, took place in Istanbul on July 15 2011. Clinton then hosted the OIC, in what is now known as the “The Istanbul Process,” in December of 2011 in a three-day series of closed-door meetings at the U.S. Department of State in Washington. She justified her position by pointing out that there are those who feel vulnerable and marginalized as a result of their religious beliefs. She went on to promote the need to enforce “antidiscrimination laws” that would severely limit free speech. A third meeting on December 3-5, 2012 took place in London.
Nina Shea, a former Commissioner on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, observed that the real purpose of the Istanbul Process is to stop citizens in America and other Western nations from disparaging or even questioning Islam, and to be fully accountable to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, and other Muslim states. Shea pointed out that for over 20 years, the OIC has been pressuring the West to restrict free speech in accordance with its charter to “to combat defamation of Islam.”
Despite the push toward “antidiscrimination laws” as specified by Clinton, the initiative is one sided. Canadian Imam Zafar Bangash provides an example of the ideologies that have seeped in domestically and become virtually commonplace among Canadians and in the U.S. As director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, Bangash — virulently anti-Semitic and anti-West — once called for an Islamic revolution from a mall just north of Toronto. He has also referred to “that black man in the White House who can’t say no to those Zionist parasites.” Despite his spread of biased ideologies, he and his strong following — domestically and internationally are quick to brand any criticism of such ideologies as “Islamophobic.”
To protect all free speech, in the autumn of 2011, Conservative MP Brian Storseth introduced a ground-breaking Private Members Bill (Bill C-304). It repealed Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which had banned hate speech over the Internet or by telephone. The bill in effect stripped the authority of Canada’s Human Rights Commissions to investigate online hate speech, as well as the commissions’ authority to remove these websites if they are found in violation.
As a multicultural nation under a Conservative government, Canada is emphatically resisting going the way of Europe, but still it runs a serious risk, all the more with politicians such as Justin Trudeau. France, which has the largest Muslim population in Europe, has seen, largely from the promotion of extremist ideologies by Islamist preachers, the increasing radicalization of Muslims. The French population is now concerned about the growth of a parallel society — not a peace-loving one, but one where threats, violence and oppression are commonplace. , according to a new survey, “the image of Islam” is “devastating.” As Canada continues to honor human rights and equality for all, it would to do well to adopt a consistent, unapologetic stance in the face of anyone manipulating political correctness.
Christine Williams is a Federally appointed Director with the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, a member of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Task Force Against Anti-semitism, and a nine time, international award-winning talk show Host and Producer at CTS TV in Burlington, Ontario.