Monday, April 24, 2017

Iqra the Eliminationist?

It shocks me not in the least that the MP who sponsored that anti-blasphemy anti-"Islamophobia" motion would be hobnobbing with, and accepting an award from, the eliminationists of Palestine House (h/t MW):
Liberal MP Iqra Khalid attended on Saturday, April 15, 2017 the annual Gala of the Palestine House marking the Land Day that symbolizes the Palestinian commitment to defend the land and to “liberate” Palestine. Fadlu Michael (فضلو ميخائيل), the chairperson of the Palestine House awarded MP Khalid a “thanks and appreciation” plaque (click HERE and HERE).
On January 18, 2016, MP Khalid met with senior members of the Canadian Palestinian community and board members of the Palestine House including its deputy chairperson Dr. Nazih Khatatba who serves also as the editor of Meshwar newspaper.
The Palestine House 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.”
Minister Kenney’s spokesperson told The News via e-mail (February 2012) that “Palestine House has in the last few years aligned itself with terrorist causes, including celebrating the release of terrorists and honouring the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), one of the groups that formed the Palestine Liberation Organization and in the 1960s and ’70s, was responsible for numerous armed attacks and aircraft hijackings.” In response Palestine House spokesperson Samir Jabbour said then that “Palestine House categorically denounces all forms of terrorism or extremism” and its “positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in line with universal values of human rights… [and] “are very close to the positions of the government as stated on its website.”
How do we know that that's bollocks and that Palestine House is playing the eliminationist game? Its own logo--a map of Israel + the Palestinian Territories covered "from the river to the sea" in an Arafat kefiyah print--is proof of its bad intentions.

Update: Here's a photo of Iqra (wearing a Liberal red scarf) schmoozing with, and being honoured by, the eliminationists following her successful run for Parliament:



And here's how the event was reported in the Holocaust-denying rag Meshwar (translated from the Arabic; my bolds):
“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 attended by a large number of members of the Palestinian community who reside in this area and Arab journalists, in an effort to embolden and strengthen the standing of the [Palestinian] community in any future elections and to get involved in the political and social life of the Canadian multi-cultural society. 
“The speakers at the event agreed unanimously to see this move as strengthening by itself the standing and the role of the [Palestinian] community and urging the [Palestinian] community to take advantage of its vote in any future elections, local or federal, in order to improve and strengthen our standing in the country in which we live and to get out of the shell and the encirclement and to become a part of the Canadian national fabric in our efforts to bring a better future for us and the next generations.”
Iqra's ties to Palestine House show where her head and heart are really at, and should have torpedoed her "anti-Islamophobia" mishegas before it ever came to a vote. That those ties were never exposed and used against the motion is evidence that the opposition--me included--wasn't fully awake.
The pitch that got Iqra elected.

Nobody's Business But the Turks'?

Artie Erdogan's latest triumph inspires Mark Steyn to take another look at a favourite old-timey song: Istanbul (Not Constantinople).


The Ceeb Shills for Islam (Again)

In this portion of CBC radio show The 180, a Muslim PhD candidate at the University of Toronto "exposes" the "flaw" of our secular society (a society which frowns on, say, Islamic prayers in public schools).

The supposed "flaw"?

Why, the fact that our secularism is nothing more than Christianity in disguise, of course.

We'd be much better off--and far more "inclusive"--says this chap, were we to "celebrate" everyone's holidays, as they do in New York City and, er, Trinidad.

To recap: Christianity sucks; Islam deserves to be "celebrated"--in public and by the public. (And if you disagree, you're a Hatey McHaterson.)

Update: Here's a cautionary tale of what happens when secularism recedes and a puissant Islam swoops in to take its place--not "inclusiveness," not multiculti "celebration." Sharia, plain and simple and draconian to the core:
For the past several months, eyes across the world have been trained on the growing far-right movements sweeping Europe and America — from the neo-Nazi groups in Germany and the United States, to the increasing popularity of France’s National Front.

But another, far less noticed — but sometimes equally-radical movement — is also emerging across Europe: the rise of pro-Islam political parties, some with foreign support from the Muslim world. And the trend shows no sign of stopping.

Holland’s Denk (“Think”) party, established and led by two Turkish immigrants, is among the most significant. Denk won three seats in the Dutch parliament last month, becoming the country’s “fastest-growing” new party, according to the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad.
Its platform is to replace ideas of integration with “mutual acceptance” — a charming but antiquated idea in a culture where one group accepts gay marriage and the other is taught that homosexuals should be shoved off of tall buildings. It also proposes the establishment of a dedicated “anti-racism” police force...
Any questions?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

UN Beclowns Itself Yet Again With Election of Saudi Arabia to 4 Year Term on Women's Rights Committee

The sane response to such a staggeringly imbecilic and insulting idea would have been, "Are you freaking kidding me?" But, clearly, the UN is insane.

The Disgusting Hate Speech of Malia Bouattia, Head of the UK's Zion-Loathing National Union of Students

Douglas Murray eviscerates the repellent hatred here.

When They're Burning Books, You Know a Society Is in Big Trouble

Case in point: what's happening in Istanbul.

The Persistence of FGM in the USA

The recent arrest of a woman doctor who performed FGM won't curtail the practice, writes a woman who was forced to undergone the painful and disfiguring procedure herself. The author of this piece on the Mother Jones site says she's a Dawoodi Bhora, an FGM-practicing Shiite sect based in Gujurat, India. And even though she and other American-born Bhora women had expected "khatna," as they call it, to die out once assimilation took hold, it hasn't, and there's no indication that it ever will:
We're the first generation of Bohras born in America. Our parents began settling here after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which brought a wave of South Asian engineers, doctors, and other professionals to America. In our teens and 20s, my friends and I who underwent khatna assured each other the practice would die out as Bohras assimilated. We're now in our 30s, and it hasn't stopped. Some women our age and younger are still arranging or considering khatna for their own daughters. 
"For the longest time, I didn't even know other people had this done, too," one friend from the community told me. "I thought it was something my mom only did to me, and I didn't know why." 
"Nothing is going to change," sighed the friend who called me to discuss the Nagarwala case. She spoke with a bitterness I could almost taste in my own mouth. "They'll use this one doctor as a scapegoat, let her take the heat, and pretend it never happened."

"All Those Murdered Jews. So Sad."

Located in Berlin, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe doesn't exactly evoke hushed reverence amongst visitors:
Four million people visit the memorial every year. School groups, tour groups gather near the northwest corner of the memorial, the informal meeting point, the informal photo vista; visitors pull out their phones, unpack their cameras; students look bored; teenagers jump from stele to stele until a security guard, who has the thankless job of stopping visitors from climbing on a Holocaust memorial, tells them to get down; parents shepherd their kids through the family vacation; children play hide-and-seek, play tag, play games incomprehensible to adults; teenage boys chase teenage girls, eliciting shrieks; boyfriends disappear into the grid, reappear around a corner, eliciting shrieks; weekend jet-setters debate plans for the night, flirt in broken English; girls tan on the slabs with their shirts pulled up to expose more skin, a couple takes a sun nap; photos are staged, iterated, dissected, restaged: curl the hair over my ear, two steps to the left, readjust my bra strap: 87 likes.
No sorrow. No pity. Just bored kids taking selfies.

If that's what Holocaust remembrance boils down to, then why bother?

Friday, April 21, 2017

"Mr. VP Mike Pence Please Don't Create Categories of Islam. You Have No Right. Islam is ONE Fatih. No Modern or Radical Islam. ONLY ISLAM."

That's our old friend, Imam Syed Soharwardy of Calgary, channeling his inner Artie Erdogan, and tweeting/commanding an uppity infidel to cease and desist what he's doing.

Soharwardy, who often appears on the CBC, is what passes for a "moderate" cleric here in Justin's Trudeaupia. Because even though he heads up something called the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (begging the question: is it the council that's "supreme," or the Islam?), he's not a big fan of violent jihad. (Well, after all, he is a Sufi, and jihad isn't in their wheelhouse, right?)

He isn't averse, however, to employing The Big Sharia Shut Up on those who offend his religious sensibilities--Ezra Levant in the past; Mr. VP Mike Pence today. (I find it interesting that while Pence is trying to say that there's a "good" Islam and a "bad" Islam--the better to reject the "bad" one and to imply that Islam per se is not the problem--Syed is having none of it, insisting that Islam is indivisible. How that advances his cause, PR-wise, is anyone's guess.)

Also, I have no doubt that, if he knew about it, Syed would object to Ayaan Hirsi Ali's categories of Islam, her being an apostate and all.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Entity Called "Muslim World League" Praises Canada's Anti-Islamophobia Motion

An item on a Canadian Islamic website reports that something called the Muslim World League is giving major props to the Liberal government's anti-"Islamophobia" mission:
The Muslim World League (MWL) has praised the recent approval of a draft bill by Canada House of Commons that paves the way for future measures to combat the phenomenon of Islamophobia. 
The League's Secretary General Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa said in a statement that this draft bill comes in the context of awareness of the danger of religious hatred on the civilized behavior and societal peace, which helped the terrorist extremism to use "Islamophobia" as an excuse to promote its crimes.
What's that you say, Sec'y Gen Sheikh Dr. Al-Issa? You think that it's "Islamophobia" and not, say, the jihadi imperative embedded in Islam's holy writ that leads to acts of terrorism in which the phrase "Allahu Akbar" plays a prominent role?

Who on Earth would make such a claim?

Actually, where on Earth is more to the point. For while the Muslim World League sounds rather sporty, the reality is that it is anything but.

So what is it?

According to Wikipedia, it's a
Pan-Islamic[dubious ][1] NGO based in Makkah, Saudi Arabia that propagates Islamic teachings.[2][3] The NGO was funded by the Saudi government from its inception in 1962,[4] with that contribution growing to approximately $13 million by 1980.[2] Because of the Saudi funding, the League is widely regarded as promoting Wahhabism.[2] The Oxford Dictionary of Islam says that "the group has acted as a mouthpiece for the Saudi Arabian government, which finances it."[5][6] 
Abdallah Ben Abdel Mohsen At-Turki is the General Secretary.[2] The organization propagates the religion of Islam, encouraging Dawah and conversion of non-Muslims,[2] and promotes apologetics against criticism of Islam. The organization funds the construction of mosques, financial reliefs for Muslims afflicted by natural disasters, the distribution of copies of the Quran, and political tracts on Muslim minority groups.[7] The League says that they reject all acts of violence and promote dialogue with the people of other cultures, within their understanding of Sharia, but they are no strangers to controversy, having been the subject of several ongoing counterterrorism investigations in the U.S. related to Hamas, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.[8]
Seems to me that if this Wahhabist racket thinks your anti-Islamophobia effort is on the right track, it's a sign that you have taken a very wrong turn indeed.

Update: BCF has more on these non-sporty Wahhabi charmers.

Perpetually Angry SJW Control Freaks Kill Off Free Speech on Campus

It boils down to a Marxist/sharia construct, i.e. "free speech" for me not thee, as Daniel Greenfield explains here:
Free speech is actually not at all endangered on campus, according to the Wellesley News which defines free speech as any speech that protects the underprivileged. The only free speech is left-wing speech. Any other speech is a form of oppression against the underprivileged who have the privilege of calling it out by harassing anyone who engages in it to protect their existence from your existence. 
That includes lying down in the middle of freeway traffic so as to impede white supremacy by preventing teachers from getting to work, kids from getting to schools and ambulances from transporting dying patients to the hospital. This calls attention to the plight of angry African Studies majors who almost read “Between the World and Me” and named their gerbils after wanted terrorist Assata Shakur. 
All non-social justice forms of speech are hate speech. These include supporting Trump, quoting the Bill of Rights or refusing to check your privilege. Checking your privilege determines how much free speech you really have. The privileged have the least free speech because of their burden of privilege and the underprivileged are privileged with the widest latitude of free speech. 
This includes bursting into the library and shouting racial slurs while everyone is studying for their finals. 
Objecting to racial slurs, death threats, fake hate crimes, machete attacks, pepper spray and/or arson is “tone policing”. Policing the tone of angry left-wing minority hooligans who have Tumblr pages full of clips from The Boondocks is deeply wrong and you need to check your privilege. They are already performing enormous amounts of “unpaid emotional labor” by just existing in white spaces and then trying to educate you about your privilege and their agony by yelling racial slurs in your face. 
It doesn’t help when you refuse to be educated about your privilege and instead whitesplain, mansplain, hetsplain or cisplain to them about the challenges you have overcome. If you aren’t enduring daily “microaggressions” when people fail to use the correct personal pronoun that reflects your agender identity (Zer or Ler are both acceptable) then you have no idea how privileged you are.
Wow, if these are the best years of their lives, one can only pity the poor aggrieved.