A big shout out to Iqra Khalid, the MP who brought forward Motion 103, making her Leader, our Prime Minister, proud. I dare say more than proud; tickled pink (he is a feminist) by his young, up and coming female MP.
In case you are unaware of the Motion or have forgotten it:
This motion, inspired by the E 411 Petition, which garnered 70,000 signatures, stated that Islamist terrorists “do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam” and that “they misrepresent the religion.”
That’s right. The Islamic terrorists who do not reflect the values of Islam are not the problem. It’s the Moderate Muslims who preach hate for infidels, Jews and Israel. Israel-the only democracy in the misery and muck of the Middle East and North Africa-a true ally of Canada: not only sharing our values-but the Jewish people, indigenous to Israel, gave us our values as I explained in my book Back to the Ethic: Reclaiming western Values.
If you are not aware of the “moderate” values of our Muslim brothers and sisters in Canada as taught by Muslim leaders, here is a link. You decide for yourself if this meets the bar of tolerance for all.
It was Imam Ayman Elkasrawy who said when questioned about a call from the halls of the Masjid Toronto mosque to kill Jews.
“I firmly believe that all human beings: Muslims, Jews, Christians and people of all and no faith deserve to live a life free of any threat to their safety. In my supplication my intention was to refer to a very specific political situation that is the result of military occupation. I sincerely regret the offence that my words must have caused.”
(He only meant death to the Jews in Israel)
This in response to his earlier supplications in one of, if not the most diverse cities in the world, Toronto, where all people are to be treated equally and with respect.
“O Allah! We ask you… [to give us] victory over the enemies. O Allah! Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims. O Allah! Give victory (help) to your oppressed slaves all over the world, east to west. O Allah! Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah, O the Lord of the Worlds! O Allah! Destroy the criminals. O Allah! Destroy anyone who inflicts injustice on your slaves, O the Lord of the Worlds! O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Do not defer [it] from them. O Allah! Seize them with the seizure of One Mighty, Omnipotent [referring to a Quranic verse that deals with the punishment Allah inflicted on Pharaoh and his people].
[O Allah!] Give us victory over the disbelieving people… O Allah! Give victory to Islam and raise the standing the Muslims. And humiliate the polytheism and polytheists. O Allah! Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah, O the Lord of the Worlds! O Allah! Give them victory over the criminal people. O Allah! Destroy anyone who killed Muslims. O Allah! Destroy anyone who displaced the sons of the Muslims. O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews! O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews!
And our government just sits back and accepts that hate as part of our policy of tolerance. Not only tolerance but according to our Prime Minister as reported on the CBC:… we must move “beyond tolerance towards acceptance and friendship” with other fellow citizens from all faiths and cultures “We of course need to continue to work to ensure that everyone understands that respecting the neighbors, that moving beyond mere tolerance towards acceptance and friendship is the path that Canada needs to continue on. (CBC report – 04:23-04:41).
But wait. There’s more. Our esteemed MP, Iqra Khalid, who brought forward the motion to stop Islamophobia in its tracks spent Land Day at Palestine House on April 15 of this year. Palestine House.
Yes, the house that was de-funded in 2012 by the federal government for what then Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney referred to as a “pattern of support for extremism.”
And last year the esteemed Khalid chatted with Dr. Nazih Khatatba who just happens to serve as the editor of Meshwar newspaper. Now he is special. Just the type of person all Canadians should want in a tolerant, inclusive, accommodating diverse sort of way.
Nazih Khatatba, a board member of the Palestine House at least until December 2016, openly sympathizes with the Palestinian “struggle” which includes activities and operations that are deemed by Israel, US, Canada and the West as acts of terrorism.
In his editorial titled “al-Quds Operation and the Quiet Intifada”, (Issue 118, November 28, 2014, page 5) Khatatba portrayed the massacre of four rabbis in Jerusalem by Palestinian terrorists who killed their victims with meat cleavers as a “courageous and qualitative” operation. One of the victims was Howie Rothman, an Israeli Canadian, who died of his wounds a year after he was struck in his head and neck with a cleaver.
On the same day the Jerusalem massacre occurred, Khatatba harshly criticized the Palestinian President for issuing an official announcement condemning (however faintly) the attack. Don’t want to have a Muslim condemn a brutal attack on people for the crime of being Jewish!
Khatatba chose the following heading for one of his editorials (Meshwar, Issue 103, May 2, 2014, p. 5),
“Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and [the City of] al-Quds [Jerusalem] are in need for mujahideen [jihad fighters], not tourists.”
Let us never forget that the mosque sits ON TOP of the Jewish Temple- Two Jewish Temples. And the Jews-the indigenous people of Israel/Judea(sounds like Jew not Muslim) never left the land. The Jews have been there for more than 3500 continuous years. But here in Canada we have a tolerant person calling for “fighters” to protect…what? and where?
For those who find this difficult to grasp, think about Jesus walking the Galilee and the JUDEAN Hills (Not Muslim) more than 2000 years ago. Jesus-a JEW-not Muslim.
Khatatba also praised the Lebanese terrorist Samir Quntar,who was killed in an Israeli airstrike last December, for his “bold offensive operation.” What Khatatba called a “bold offensive operation” was a a terrorist attack in 1979 during which Quntar murdered an Israeli civilian and crushed the skull of his 4 year-old daughter with the butt of his rifle.
I guess my definition of bold is not the same as Khatatba. Is yours?
And one more item of interest. According to Meshwar newspaper (Issue 148, January 22, 2016, P. 40)
In 2016 “Activists of the Palestinian community in Erin Mills, Mississauga [Ontario] held an event honouring MP Iqra Khalid, who won the federal elections because of the voters from Muslim and Arab descent. The purpose of the event was to strengthen the relationship between the members of the [Palestinian] community and the Liberal members of Parliament.” The event was reported originally in Arabic.
I know as a Canadian that I want people like this in my country. Praising the crushing of the head of a four year old girl –for being Jewish – while patting themselves on the back for aiding the election of the woman now trying to silence the rest of us in the name of Islamophobia.
Well done Prime Minister Trudeau and a special shout out to you Iqra Khalid.