Licia Corbella writes in the Calgary Sun:
Recently, three members of the Muslim Council of Calgary spent time meeting with our editorial board.
We spent almost two hours engaged in debate and discussion.
Hussein Amery, vice-chair of the MCC repeated how eager he and all Muslims are to be better portrayed in the media…
Hatim Zaghloul, chairman of the MCC said: “We in the west need to encourage Muslim voices. The problem is we don’t have a forum for moderates.”…
One of the main avenues the MCC does have available to it at all times is the website that is run as the site says “under the direction of Muslim Council of Calgary” (www.calgarymuslims.com).
I logged onto that site and instead of finding moderation and a message of peace, as I had expected and was told was their aim, I was immediately bombarded with vile hatred directed towards Jews — reams and reams of it and what’s worse, there was not one real objection to it listed on the site anywhere.
Right there on the front main page is a contribution by a fella described as “chopchip” under the heading Bismillah 1 (which means in the name of God) which besides saying: “I don’t think it’s Muslims who are responsible for those bombings (in London),” he goes on to say “but the Jews are really pushing for their final bid to ethnically cleanse the world of non Jews. They think that they are the master race….”
Here’s what shah_35 submitted on July 20 under Towards a Positive Thinking!
“For sure this is not the right way to talk about ur (sic) enemy,” writes shah_35. “Yes, it is indeed in Quran as well that Jews and Christians can never be ur friends. And indeed if we look behind, we will find out that Jews always plotted against Muslims in a very intelligent way even against our PROPHET MUHAMMAD”, he writes.
I found, really very little “positive thinking” at all anywhere on this website.
Lots of excuses and justification for terrorism…