Re: Politicians on the run, Oct. 5.
Defence Minister MacKay claims the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC) is “extremist” and cancelled CIC executive director Zijad Delic’s speech at the National Defence headquarters’ CIC-driven “Islamic Heritage” shindig.
Enter Aisha Sherazi’s misleading defence of Delic and the CIC in her Citizen opinion article. By her telling, right-wing Christian conspiracies explain the turfing. Nonsense.
Delic was the CIC’s national helmsman when its Quebec wing imported British Taliban apologist Yvonne Ridley to speak in Canada. He is part of CIC’s sharia gender-apartheid lobbying. And, days ago, he led the CIC’s support for the international Organization of Islamic Conference’s Islamist “blasphemy” initiative — a frontal assault on free speech and human rights.
Sherazi also ignores the CIC’s “media excellence award” to an Islamic publisher whose newspaper reportedly regards 9/11 as “successful” and advocates Iranian-style theocracy. Why?
Why does she imply that former CIC president Mohamed Elmasry, whom Delic served, was repudiated by CIC for his televised extremism? The record shows an ambiguous “apology” and Elmasry’s remaining in his post until retirement suited him. He’s still affiliated with CIC.
Delic is welcome in respected circles, asserts Sherazi. Like his previous speaking gig at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)? That invitation, typical of dangerously-addled government and RCMP “outreach,” came through DFA’s notorious “Muslim Communities Working Group.”
This group exists scandalously to privilege one religion, and famously invited radical speakers into the heart of our foreign ministry. In such ways are hardliners “laundered” by associates in our bureaucracy.
No wonder the moderate Muslim Canadian Congress supports the Delic cancellation and warns that Islamists have “managed to penetrate the highest levels of the Ottawa bureaucracy and the political apparatus of all political parties.”
So Sherazi, indeed, the government, should ask how anyone at DND dared recommend such an invitation when our children are dying in Afghanistan.
We need an internal security investigation, not apologism for radicals.
David B. Harris,
INSIGNIS Strategic Research Inc.
More on Aisha Sherazi here: Headmistress Of School That Displayed Jew Killing Essay In Trophy Case Is Shocked! Shocked I tell You!