Pictured is “the storefront Islamic centre in Calgary where Abu Dujana al-Muhajir said he started a prayer group.” With whom did he pray? To whom did he speak? What did the other people there think of his promotion of the jihad in Syria? Does anyone know? Does anyone care? Note also his dismissal of Canada’s professional “moderate Muslims” (both of whom are just as viciously arrogant and intellectually vacuous as their Islamic supremacist brethren), Tarek Fatah and Mubin Shaikh (who embarrassed himself in debate with me here). Islamic reformers, sincere or self-serving, are always challenged by hardliners on Islamic grounds. And none have ever formulated a coherent or cogent response to the jihadists’s exegesis of the Qur’an.
“Jihad becoming ‘as Canadian as maple syrup’ says Calgary man who joined armed extremists in Syria,” by Stewart Bell, National Post, May 7, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
A Canadian foreign fighter in Syria taunted the “evil, despotic and Zionist Harper government” on Wednesday, claiming it was losing the battle against extremism and that fighting jihad was becoming “as Canadian as maple syrup.”
In a blog post, Abu Dujana al-Muhajir, part of a small circle of Calgary youths who left for Syria to join armed extremist groups, said “so-called radical Islamists” were gaining in popularity and the number of Canadian jihadists was growing.
He denounced leading Canadian Muslims opposed to extremist violence, naming writer Irshad Manji and imams Muhammad Robert Heft and Syed Soharwardy, calling them “deviant” and saying they were outnumbered by militants.
“Know very well that for every single sellouts [sic] like Tarek Fatah or Mubin Shaikh, we are gaining hundreds of brave Damian Clairmont and Andre Poulin from amongst you who are willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of Allah,” he wrote.
Andre Poulin, a Canadian Muslim convert fighting in Syria who called himself Abu Muslim in a television documentary aired on Britain’s Channel 4, said in June that his parents “don’t understand entirely why I’m here.”
Mr. Clairmont, who lived on social assistance in Calgary, and Mr. Poulin, who had brushes with the law in Timmins, Ont., were troubled youths who converted to Islam, became radicalized and died soon after arriving in Syria.
Quoting pro-Al-Qaeda ideologue Anwar Al Awlaki saying that jihad was becoming as American as apple pie and as British as afternoon tea, Abu Dujana wrote it was “high time that we add to his statement ‘and as Canadian as maple syrup.’”…
The National Post revealed last month that the RCMP and Canadian Security Intelligence Service were investigating a small group of Calgary men believed to be fighting in Syria. CSIS says about 30 Canadians have joined extremist groups in Syria.