A small victory indeed: after all, why is there an “Islamic Heritage Month” at all at Canada’s Department of National Defence? When is Jewish Heritage Month? Christian Heritage Month?
Still, any victory is…a victory. Delic is head of the Canadian Islamic Congress, about which you can read below. Kudos to Blazing Cat Fur, Steynian, and the incomparable Kathy Shaidle. Details: “Blazingcatfur Gets Results! MacKay Cancels DND Speech By Canadian Islamic Congress,” from Blazing Cat Fur:
This is a small victory in a long war. A special thanks to our readers and the bloggers who supported this effort but most importantly we thank those who worked behind the scenes to make this happen. Good work all of you!
What we have witnessed is the effort by an extremist organization to legitimize itself in the public eye. This did not happen without enablers; useful idiots or willing conspirators the CIC had help from the inside. Whether the rot extends to DND itself or is confined to DFAIT remains to be seen. Hard questions must be asked. Access To Information requests with the Defence Department’s visible minority advisory group will be filed. We’ll have more on the plan of action as it develops.
Contrary to the counter spin of the usual suspects the Canadian Islamic Congress has not been denied their right to free speech. They have simply been disinvited to speak at a government event, they remain perfectly free to continue expressing their views. Furthermore, and contrary to what some charge, the CIC has not been disinivited solely on the basis of the anti-semitic remarks of past president Mohamed Elmasry, rather it is the Canadian Islamic Congress’s historic and continued advocacy of radical Islamist doctrine and anti-semitism that forms the justification for their exclusion from this event.
Noteworthy Canadian Islamic Congress Facts:
The CIC advocates on behalf of Hamas and Hizbollah, banned terrorist groups
The CIC has been linked to the distribution of Anti-Semitic election flyers
The CIC has promoted anti-semitic essay contests
The CIC was responsible for the infamous Maclean’s Human Right Commission Free Speech Witch Hunt, which Imam Delic endorsed.
The CIC advocates for the notorius Islamist sponsored anti-free speech UN resolution promoting the “Prohibition of the public defamation of religion” which is a soft-jihad lawfare effort by the Organisation of Islamic States to make criticism of Islam illegal. Showing much fortitude Canada voted against this effort to subvert our fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression, causing CIC President Wahida Valiante to reveal the true nature of the CIC’s Islamist agenda against free speech and Canadian values in her denunciation of our government. The “defamation of religion” resolution is considered so dangerous a threat that even normally soft-headed members of the lib-left, such as John Ralston Saul, have denounced it.
The CIC’s current president, Wahida Valiante espouses a particularly vile strain of 911 Trutherism ” “By associating the words “Islamic terrorism” with the unknown attackers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon….
There is much more. Read it all.