Michael Coren cannot let go of his need to attack moderate Muslims like Tarek Fatah, whom Coren says “pounce[s] on anything that appears to paint Islam and Muslims in a poor light,” while turning a blind eye to Muslims like Jawed Anwar whose views on the LGBTQ community rival those of Charles McVety.
Coren has no problem attacking a Christian, Charles McVety, calling him a “notorious anti-Muslim homophobe.” Coren also attacked McVety’s organization: “Christian Heritage Party has existed for more than 30 years, opposes abortion, euthanasia, and equal marriage, wants to eliminate secular education and to introduce “biblical values” into Canada.” But he said next to nothing about the policies of the Islamic Party of Ontario headed by Jawed Amwar.
Why is that? Islamophobia? A desire to whitewash the views of Muslims that contradict the Judeo/Christian values upon which our country is built and demean all the efforts made by the LGBTQ2 community to be treated as equals?
This is the Muslim man whom Coren refuses to expose for his homophobia.
Jawed Anwar took an active part alongside thousands of Thorncliffe residents in their fight against the Liberal sex-education curriculum. The Thorncliffe Parents Association in Scarborough, Ontario introduced itself as “a grass roots” organization in May, 2015. As of January 2, 2019 the number of Likes for the Facebook page of the Thorncliffe Parents Association reached 1,452.
“… You can’t leave your old strategy of bringing LGBTQ always in the middle of our discussion, so you can have more attention and support. Have I mentioned at any place that who has more or less rights? My dear parents sends their children Schools to learn Math, Science and Language. They don’t like filthy stuff to inject in their tender brains. Basically it was Ben-Kathleen’s agenda to morally corrupt the youth which is falling down soon. I think you are a teacher but unfortunately trapped under their filthy plan and think that new curriculum is the only survival of our community issues. I wish if you have studied it thoroughly, then you would have not be a part of Ben Levin system. The curriculum encourages as young as 11 year old child to find their partner and recommend to plan for romantic dating. It forces normal children to identify and re-investigate their gender. It teaches them non-sense of gender fluidity so a child can never be certain on their gender. It recommends youth to identify their gender by masturbat[e]….. To me its a full of Ben-Levin and Kathleen’s non-sense and nothing to do with Canadian Children. I recommend them to keep their sexual preference to their bed rooms and avoid making youth confused and stressed. I hope I have conveyed you clearly and request you not to waste our time any further. Instead School should return to their basics and they have to.”
– “No Kathleen No. You under estimated the power or parents and the light of Truth.
Kathleen you kept relying on your pedophile fellows. And your evil ideas. You took the nasty things out from your own bedroom and tried to spread the filth in mind of our innocent little kids. God will never forgive you. We will never forgive you. Our generations will never forgive you. You became the lessons for others.
The anti LGBTQ sentiments are not limited to the Muslim community in Thorncliffe. Senior Canadian Imams and Islamic literature available at bookstores/ dawah booths promote the Islamic ruling against LGBTQ, including the death penalty under Shariah Law. Here is an example:
“The Hadd [fixed punishment] of homosexuality is stoning to death. The methods of killing them (the two who committed the homosexual act) that have been related from the Companions have differed. From among them, there were those who burned them with fire. Others among them killed them by stoning them with stones. Ibn ‘Abbas said about them. “The highest building in the village should be sought, then they should be thrown from it upside down (i.e. on their heads). Then they should be stoned after that.” Excerpts from the book Minhaj-Al-Muslim by Abu Bakr Al-Jazairy (purchased at the Islamic Circle of North America’s bookstore in Toronto).”
At the same time Coren is cherry-picking facts for his article. He wrote:
“The vast majority of Muslims in Canada are moderate and even secular.”
But he left out:
“50 per cent chose their religion as being most important (27 per cent said both were equally important). By comparison, just 28 per cent of religious non-Muslim Canadians chose their religion over their nationality. This was most marked among young Muslims who, 61 per cent of whom felt that being Muslim was most important, compared to six per cent who said being Canadian counted the most
Regular religious attendance has increased most among younger Muslims, who are now the most likely to attend mosque regularly.
By carefully choosing facts he was then able to conclude:
“For Canada’s right-wing, Muslims are marked as the “other” and something to be feared and hated.”
Sun columnist Candice Malcolm tweeted:
Only @michaelcoren could keep a straight face while simultaneously claiming that: A) most Muslims in Canada are moderate & secular. But also: B) moderate & secular Muslims like @TarekFatah and @FarzanaHassan1 DO NOT speak for the majority of Muslims in Canada.
From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”