CBC: Windsor Muslims learn to deal with Islamophobia

Islamophobia is going to be the main subject of discussion at a workshop held at the University of Windsor this weekend. (Aadel Haleem/CBC)

How to peacefully counter Islamophobia will be discussed by local Muslims Saturday at the University of Windsor.

The Windsor Islamic Association and the University of Windsor’s Muslim Students Association will host the workshop with the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

The session will be led by Ihsaan Gardee, a University of Windsor graduate and NCCM Executive Director.

Mohamed Nur is the vice-chair of the Windsor Islamic Association’s public relations board. He said the weekend event is an educational tool for the community.

“We want to educate our community on how to react to certain to certain Islamophobic gestures or slogans by certain people in the community. Windsor is a great city but there are those people who have those beliefs, especially towards Muslim women who are covered,” Nur said. “So we want to educate them on how they should react, what they should do, how they should carry themselves and not feed into those perceptions those Islamophobes have”…

…Nur admits Islamophobia is not very common in this city. “Windsor is a very welcoming city. It’s a very multicultural city at the same time,” Nur said…

Not so welcoming that CBC cannot spend money on producing this story.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I think the best way that Muslims can prevent Islam-O-phobia is to not be terror supporting A-Holes.
    That’s my advice.
    “If you see a jihadist, say something!”

    • J. C.

      Or they can just stay in the Middle East…

  • Una Salus

    My perception of Muslims is that they have a perpetual persecution complex and this feeds right into that.

    • Shebel

      They have mastered the ART of Victimhood , melded it to the White guilt trip and Identified it with one word–Islamophobia.

      • Una Salus

        It’s part of their identity on a very deep level. Probably because they treat each other like crap.

        • Shebel

          They treat each other like crap , they create millions of Muslim refugees and NICE people that don’t want to offend anyone give them a home—- It is a good plan.

          • Una Salus

            Yeah, a lot of times nice people just don’t want to know.

        • Everyone Else

          Personally I think that victim privilege also gets inculcated in soccer where taking a dive is considered perfectly legit.

          • Una Salus

            i think it’s because culturally over time with polygamy there are inevitably not enough girls to go around and this gets internalized as a collective trauma at the unfairness of it all. that’s my unsubstantiated hypothesis anyway.

          • Everyone Else

            Well, maybe, but have you seen the video of Pam Geller at Brooklyn College? I don’t see collective trauma at unfair treatment, I see cock-of-the-walk strutting and utter self-confidence about moral superiority and ultimate victory.


          • Una Salus

            Yes, yes here we find the typical Muslim response when Muslims perceive that somebody is trying to out-victim them. Muslims can never be out-victimed and so they respond triumphantly.
            This is very standard.
            Muslims are the ultimate victims forever and for all time.(in their own minds)

            Never be plaintive with a Muslim. Ever. Never try to plaintively shame them. Muslims can be embarrassed but not shamed.
            But I don’t think Pamela’s words were directed primarily at her audience.

          • Una Salus

            Maybe you don’t really get what I’m saying.

            You give them one 9 11, they raise you one mega mosque on top of the ruins.
            You see you can’t displace Muslim claims to victimhood.
            This isn’t a source of consternation or a lack of confidence. It’s their entire justification for their world view and a source of perverse pride.

            The Quran says Muslims are the best of peoples. Now, how else do you explain the state Islamic people are in if it isn’t through world wide conspiracy of persecution?

            You’re dealing with Nazis here. If you want to play soft ball you’re going to lose. Big time.

          • Everyone Else

            I kind of agree with you but I’m trying to stay consistent with the facts. They’re the fastest growing ideology on the planet. They’re 1/4 of the world population and a challenge to every other nation. They have infinite money in oil under their capital country of Saudi Arabia – which they “know” was placed there by Allah. They have bought media and politicians worldwide, and as one example of their power, they have turned Israel into international pariah in about two decades. They control the United Nations and will soon control large parts of Europe. They are carefully infiltrating every layer of governance in the USA. Objectively speaking one can argue their only failing is the way they run their own countries.

            So if there’s a world wide conspiracy of persecution it’s not effective.

            It’s true they weaponize victimhood, and it’s used to combat infidels, but I’m not sure it’s an essential part of the psychological skeleton of Islam. I suspect most Muslims are more self-aware. They’re confident – based on a lot of evidence – and they knowingly fling out cries of victimhood, but mainly because they work. If the world stopped being a sucker for the claims of persecution, they’d simply switch tactics.

          • Una Salus

            No, here’s where you’re missing me. It’s not a matter of how confident they are.
            I kind of tried to make this point.
            I think where you’re confused in my is that you associate victimhood with insecurity and in particular with regard to their position in Western society.
            That’s not right in my opinion. They don’t see themselves as inferior but superior.
            The victim identity is what feeds the hostility you’re talking about. No doubt it’s also a tactic but what leads them to be confrontational in the first place?

            If you know Muslims on a personal level then you know that no matter what is happening in the world they are forever complaining about the destruction of mosques etc. whatever.
            For example you might hear Muslims complaining about mosques being bulldozed in Mozambique in hushed tones while ISIS is rampaging through Iraq.
            This is a common thread with them and it’s just as prevalent in young successful Muslims.
            This is why Palestine is such a hot button issue for them although they don’t particularly care about Palestinians per se. It’s not about that. It’s about an us versus them dynamic.
            Palestine is a sign that they don’t have their rightful place in the world.

          • Clausewitz

            Ah the gift of European Hockey to our once great game.

    • Bingo.

    • Clausewitz

      It’s an inferiority thing on their part. They know it, we know it, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to listen to anymore of their whining and take it seriously.

  • Shebel

    Whomever , dreamt up the word ‘Islamophobia’ was a marketing genius.

    So far–NOBODY has done anything to counter this.

    • Frau Katze

      I’ve heard stories (not confirmed) that the OIC ( Organization of Islamic Countries) came up with the word.

      • Una Salus

        I heard the same. There’s an irony in some the most xenophobic people anywhere in the world co-opting the term.

      • John

        The term was invented so that Muslims could feel on par with Jews. Muslims envy Jews intensely and are jealous that they have ‘anti-Semitism’.
        Even as they kill and aggress people all over the world, they want parity of victimhood with Jews. The deceitful grease-balls are attempting to expropriate the mantle of Jewish suffering, suffering that was/is VERY real.
        And so they arrogantly demand gov’ts everywhere enact laws banning unicorns, the unicorn being *islamophobia*
        And gov’ts everywhere are stupid enough to do so.

      • kiwi

        I heard it was CAIR.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      iSlamorrhea…a disease of the mind.

      • Kiwi

        Sounds really nasty and definitely terminal!

    • Minicapt

      Call them “Mohammedans”, which is to say: “believers in Mohammed who was a camel driver”.


  • Dana Garcia

    “Islamophobia” is bad because we don’t want to harm choppers’ sensitive feeeelings.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    ..would some kind soul please ask Issy for me what Taqiyya, Tawriya, Kitman and Muruna mean…

  • Shebel

    I know that I am going over board here—but- unless we can come up with ONE WORD that conveys the same message as homophobe or Islamophobe —
    All the wisdom and arguments mean nothing—-there is a word.
    Without that word—

    WE are Fekked.

    • Miss Trixie

      Easy. Islamonausea.

    • Clausewitz

      We need a term that has nothing to do with a supposed “phobia” but conveys that we are all just sick and tired of all this Shit.

      • Shebel

        Yes. Nothing to do with ‘phobia’.
        A word that paints those accused of Islamo ,homo or any other type of phobia as being ‘Victims’ for disagreeing the the current narrative and must ‘shut -up ‘ or be labelled. ( Libelled )

    • Everyone Else


  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “Nur admits Islamophobia is not very common in this city.”
    Nor anywhere really, yet we’re continually fed this sort of guff. :rolleyes

  • Ho Hum

    I notice that like all Muslim student associations on University campuses the Windsor MSA is engaged in a dubious campaign raising money for orphans and as with other MSA’s they have partnered with an Islamic “charity” with ties to terrorist groups (in this case Islamic Relief Worldwide)


    Islamic Relief Worldwide has known ties to Hamas


    If I was the CBC reporter I would have asked these Muslim’s why are they raising money for terrorist groups? Fundraising for terrorist groups takes place on University campuses across Canada (with non-Muslim students being duped into give money).

    A few month’s ago Ryerson MSA raised over $75,000 (including $10,000 from the President of Ryerson) for their “30 days for 30 orphans” campaign with money earmarked for “Human Concern International”. Osama Bin Laden told an Egyptian paper that HCI was a major fundraiser for Al Qaeda. Omar Khadr’s father headed up the Pakistani branch of HCI and today on our campuses we allow Muslim students to fund raise for this group?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      “If I was the CBC reporter I would have asked these Muslim’s why are they raising money for terrorist groups”
      If you’re the sort of person to ask that, the CBC would never hire you. 😉

      • Ho Hum

        Oh I know! You would be fired for daring to ask such a question!

  • k1962

    Correction, Windsor was a great city. Not anymore. And I can’t stand when they want to “educate” me. I am educated and I know all I need to know about the ROP.

  • pdxnag

    We’ll be happy to postpone chopping Infidel heads until tomorrow. Cheers.

  • gretta

    They stuff up their origonal areas in Middle east and think they can stuff up Canada?

  • favill

    How does one counter jihad? Perhaps that should be the follow-up question.

  • bob e

    it’s gonna be unimaginable when it kicks off .. the following pieces are
    serious reads .. take your time..there really is no choice for us ..

    el ingles has essays “surrender genocide or what”

  • eMan14

    Those two guys look unusually happy.

  • I’d like to know how Christians and Jews deal with Islamist phobias against them.