This should be a cause for outrage across Canada, and it is, but that outrage is not widespread enough. Email forwards are already buzzing with disapproval. Why are Muslims getting special treatment above every other religious group? Why is Hinduism not being recognized with a Hindu heritage month? What about Buddhism? Christianity? Sikhism? Toaism? Shintoism? Jainism? Cheondoism? Hedonism? Atheism? What makes Islam more special or more foundational to Canada’s heritage than any other religion or belief system?
Party leader Andrea Horwath says it’s an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the history of Islamic culture….Horwath says she also hopes it’s also a step toward eliminating Islamophobia….
No Andrea Horwath. It’s an “opportunity” for you and other shameless, kowtowing, pandering politicians to grab popularity in the Muslim community, especially with the news that a “top Canadian imam” revealed how Muslims helped Trudeau become Prime Minister of Canada, followed by Trudeau praising Muslims for his election win. In Trudeau’s own words:
There are a thousand stories I could share with you about this remarkable campaign, but I want you to think about one in particular. Last week, I met a young mom in St. Catharines, Ontario. She practises the Muslim faith and was wearing a hijab. She made her way through the crowd and handed me her infant daughter, and as she leaned forward, she said something that I will never forget. She said she’s voting for us because she wants to make sure that her little girl has the right to make her own choices in life and that our government will protect those rights.
To her I say this: you and your fellow citizens have chosen a new government.
One important aspect of Trudeau’s comment was his insinuation that only his government will protect the rights of diverse groups. Yet no other visible minority group has been complaining in Canada — or, in fact, in any Western country — about a “phobia” against them. This is not to say that a wariness of Muslims is not developing due to widespread global jihad attacks and calls for violence against Westerners, but to date, there have been no statistics to validate the claim that any Western nation is “Islamophobic.”
According to statistics, Jews remain by far the group most targeted for hate crimes. Yet Jews are not agitating about “Judeophobia,” which would be a more accurate slogan than “Islamophobia.”
Horwath’s “step toward eliminating Islamophobia” is a futile one, but the facts do not matter to Andrea Horwath and those who are manipulated by a victimology subterfuge. A former member of the International Institute for Islamic Thought, Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, who has since renounced the group, was present when the word “Islamophobia” was “created.” He stated that it was a “loathsome term” and “nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics.” Muhammad also said that “Islamists decided to emulate the homosexual activists who used the term ‘homophobia’ to silence critics.” Curious that “Islamists” will take a lesson from “homosexual activists” of which the latter is worthy of death in mainstream Islamic States. Recall also the imam who called for the murder of gays out of “compassion,” and did so at a mainstream Islamic center in Orlando, near the site of the gay massacre at the Pulse Nightclub by a jihadist.
A controversial Muslim in Canada has had enough of the contemptuous genuflecting to his community:
Learn about our often bloody history of conquest and enlightenment, including how we Muslims slaughtered our own Prophet Mohammed’s family, right up to modern times when we committed genocides in Bangladesh and Darfur and tried to kill innocent school girls like Malala Yousafzai.
It’s amazing how Canada is providing us Muslims the opportunity to reconcile the crimes and accomplishments of our forefathers, without us having to fear for our lives.
“October declared Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario”, The Globe and Mail, October 6, 2016:
October will now officially be recognized as Islamic Heritage Month in Ontario after the legislature unanimously passed an act Thursday.
It began as an NDP private members’ bill, and party leader Andrea Horwath says it’s an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the history of Islamic culture.
Horwath says she also hopes it’s also a step toward eliminating Islamophobia, noting that in her city of Hamilton, a fire was set at a mosque recently.
Canadian Islamic History Month has been officially recognized federally since 2007.
Farheen Khan, with the International Development and Relief Foundation, joined Horwath at the legislature and says it’s important to profile and highlight the positive contributions of Muslims.
The news comes as Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the current and fifth caliph and leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, is slated to be in Toronto on Friday for a three-day Islamic convention….