Politically Correct Canada : The Cuckoo's Nest
"Are those who set forth these resolutions oblivious to the clerics who rally hundreds of thousands across the world — organizations such as Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, CAIR, ISIS, Hezbollah, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, Taliban and Jamat e Islami, Sipah-e-Muhammad, TehrikNifaz-i-FiqahJafaria, JamatudDawa, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-jhangwi, TehrikNifaz-i-Shariat Muhammadi, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Islam, Jamiat-ul-Ansar, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Khuddam-i-Islam, Fatah Al Islam (Lebanon), Ansar Al Sharia in Libya, Jabhat Al Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) in Syria, the Haqqani Network in Pakistan and other offshoots of these jihadi movements?"
Khadija Khan, Pakistan-based journalist and commentator, Gatestone Institute
Resolution, M-103, introduced in Parliament by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, whose purpose is to seek unanimity in condemning "Islamophobia," hasn't had the smooth ride to general agreement the ruling Liberals have agitated for. The Conservative Party of Canada attempted to reword the motion, removing "Islamophobia" and making the motion more generalized to focus on all religions facing phobic attacks, but was unsuccessful because the Liberals refused to delete the word specific to the idea that Islam is under attack.
It's a strange thing, this idea of the West walking on tenterhooks of empathy for a religion that goes out of its way to alienate other religions, to present itself as exceptional and the only monotheistic religion that the higher power itself has manifestly credited as the finished version of the spirit's instructions to humanity. So strange that one should take heed of the fact that Egypt's Al-Azhar university, Islam's most venerated and authoritative, refuses to condemn Islamic State despite its well-known atrocities committed in the name of Islamic jihad.
In fact, Al-Azhar University's curriculum "allows for killing a Muslim who does not pray, one who leaves Islam, prisoners and infidels within Islam [those who do not have a clearly specified creed or sect]. [It also allows] gouging their eyes and chopping off their hands and feet, as well as banning the construction of churches and discriminating between Muslims and Ahl al-Kitab [Christians and Jews], and insulting them at times." Peculiar practise for a religion whose faithful protest that it is a religion of peace and brotherhood.
|Muslims conduct taraweeh prayers as they gather for Lailat al-Qadr, at Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, July 24, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)|
Christians in their ancient homelands throughout the Middle East are systematically, institutionally harassed and persecuted, forbidden in Saudi Arabia to practise their religion. Churches have been firebombed, parishioners have been threatened, attacked and killed throughout the region, and no new churches are permitted to be built. Most Arab countries have exiled all the Jews that lived there for thousands of years after the creation of the State of Israel, denying that Jews ever had a historical presence in the Middle East. Christians have been leaving the geography in record numbers.
But Arabs, fleeing sectarian conflict and murderous regimes to become refugees seeking haven abroad in the West are welcomed with open arms. Those nations that welcome them prefer to close their eyes to the very real fact that Islam is incompatible with Western democracy, and the Koran and the hadiths instruct the faithful in Islam that sharia law takes precedence over any existing system of justice where they seek haven. Islam, in fact, acts as a clear deterrent in its firm control over all aspects of life for Muslims, to their integrating into the social, legal and political fabric of a non-Muslim country.
Even though the Islamic world practices all manner of restrictions that reflect bigotry leading to the killing of apostates and homosexuals, where anti-Semitism not only thrives but is driven by Islamic scriptures and violence against women, female genital mutilation, child marriage, stoning, amputation, crucifixions, beheadings are recognized state methods of capital punishment, one must not breathe a hint of criticism against Islam. To state the obvious, Islamic authorities, driven by the public relations instruments of the Muslim Brotherhood, uses Western sensibilities to promote the notion of "Islamophobia".
The claims by Muslims that "Islamophobia" has run rampant throughout Western society and is instrumental in making life miserable for Muslims wanting only to live in peace and security, and that the obligation of Western societies is to restrain and restrict any and all expressions of doubt that Islam is the fount of peace that it claims to be, has met with resounding success. The liberal and left bent to accept at face value the claims of "Islamophobia" inciting to violence and intimidating Muslims, despite the reality of sharia law supporting violence against women and Muslim supremacy
supports the Islamist agenda.
Meanwhile, Jewish communities across Europe and North America are beset with a wave of anti-Semitism fuelled in large part by the presence of those very refugees from the Middle East and North Africa who have been taught from an early age through Islamic instruction and repeated endlessly in mosque sermons to hate Jews and to express that hatred often and with atrocious intent. The problem is also that anti-Semitism is pervasive throughout many societies so the tinder is there to be fired up by incitement to violence against Jews through the claims that Israel persecutes Palestinians.
Justifying hatred of Jews through expressions of denouncement of an "Apartheid" state is a specialty of Muslims, one that the liberal left takes up with enthusiasm, explaining that to do so is not to be confused with anti-Semitism, even while Jewish students are hounded out of universities for the sin of supporting Zionism, a return of Jews to the land where they historically arose. In the United States, over 120 threats against Jewish organizations in three dozen states in this new year, have surfaced relentlessly.
Vandalism has taken place at Jewish cemeteries, stunning and frightening the Jewish populations seeing themselves once again a target of hatred. In Canada, Jewish community centres in Toronto and London, Ontario received bomb threats. Threats were made against Jewish centres in New York, Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida and Maryland. The kind of vicious slander and threats that have being commonplace in Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway and elsewhere with the influx of Muslims has spread its venom everywhere.
Yet it is the Muslim communities who quiver and plead for the larger communities within which they live to condemn "Islamophobia", even while Islamist jihad unmercifully and without remorse slaughters sectarian rivals in Islam, and targets ethnic and religious minorities like Kurds and Yazidis for extermination. A government like Syria can once again mount a destructive campaign of blood-letting in vengeance against Sunni Syrians protesting that their Shiite government has for too long dispossessed them, while the world looks on.
Islamophobia? The surprise would be if no one took exception to the dysfunction of a religion claiming to focus on peace while inciting its faithful to exercise their duty to jihad.