Oh No! Ottawa played role in RCMP decision to skip launch of Muslim Brotherhood terrorism handbook

Internal emails suggest the federal government may have played a role in the RCMP’s decision in September to abruptly pull out of a news conference with Muslim groups to announce the release of an anti-terrorism handbook.

The RCMP has said that after reviewing the handbook, headquarters could not support the “adversarial tone” of some parts of the publication. “That was a decision of the commissioner (Bob Paulson),” Supt. Shirley Cuillierrier told a Senate committee in November.

But emails obtained by Postmedia News under access-to-information laws show the decision to withdraw was not made in isolation; consultations were happening with the public safety minister’s office and the Privy Council Office, the bureaucratic arm of the Prime Minister’s Office.

They say it like it’s a bad thing…

Background – Ooops! RCMP Renounces Own Anti-Radicalism Handbook On Realization Co-Authors Were Islamic Radicals

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  • Jason

    This type of story reinforces my belief that the Conservatives are the least harmful of a bad bunch. But we desperately need an anti-immigration party here in Canada – even if they never garnered much support, they could get the other parties to start at least *talking* about the issue, and maybe modifying their positions.

    To all parties: Let me be clear (ahem!), Canada does not need or want further Muslim immigration, the key word being “Muslim”. Glad we cleared that up.

  • mobuyus

    I thought that it was quite considerate of the terrorists, dictating to the government how they would prefer the investigations to be investigated.Maybe the best course of action would be to allow the terrorists to hold their own investigation into the investigations and get back to us on all that.

  • Brett_McS

    RCMP: Save us, Justin!

  • truthdareisay

    Just seeing her pic, made me sing a Yiddish song.. Some of you even know it… Shene vee deh levunah, lichtig vee deh shteren….. hahahahahahahaha!

    • Rosenmops

      Don’t know the song but seeing her pic made me wish she would wear a bag over her head.

  • CMH

    I am a little confused by the Conservatives who on one hand are flying Baird out to Egypt to appear as an apologist for an Al Jazeera/Muslim Brotherhood stooge reporters freedom (who btw lives primarily in Egypt not Canada)…and then on the other hand they have directed the RCMP to pull out of being apologists for another Muslim Brotherhood stooge front known as the ‘Islamic Social Services’. WTF?
    What the government should be focusing on is banning the passages in the Koran and Hadith that clearly are not able to pass inspection under our hate literature laws.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I think it’s called ‘trying to have it both ways’.

  • moraywatson

    There is no reason for our police forces or governments to be seen pandering to the adherents of totalitarian islam.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Other than vote whoring of course.

  • RevnantDream

    The RCMP used to catch all the bad guys. Now they can’t even tell them apart

  • mobuyus

    The soviet union banned all religion could we ban just one?

    • Minicapt

      ARTICLE 124. In order to ensure to citizens freedom of conscience, the church in the U.S.S.R. is separated from the state, and the school from the church. Freedom of religious worship and freedom of antireligious propaganda is recognized for all citizens.

      “1936 Constitution of the USSR”, Chapter X: Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens

      Cheers

      • mobuyus

        Gee such high ideals it’s a wonder more people weren’t flocking to the soviet socialist workers paradise.

  • CMH

    UNRELATED BUT NO STORY TO ADD IT INTO….

    The CBC news is now reporting that the Calgary Police Diversity Unit has assured the Muslim Somali community that they will protect them…I guess they fear an Islamophobic backlash from the ordinary citizens.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Maybe I’ll organize some sort of an outreach thing to some of the local Muslims, combat all the rampant, vicious Islamophobia ….. Maybe I’ll join the NDP too. ahahahahaha….!!!!

  • Minicapt

    I am reminded of the earnest certitudes of university students in the Sixties, as they began to make the world a better place.

    Cheers

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Now, they’re the profs, turning out a generation of Stepford Students, empty-eyed spouters of mindless left wing rhetoric.
      And “earnest” of course, means ‘stupid that’s been to university’.

  • jaycola

    After reading the document this group put together, I am not surprised the Government and the RCMP were unable to endorse it. Just 2 excerpts from the pamphlet describing terminology (Moderate and Radical) will demonstrate why the decision was made.

    http://www.nccm.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/UAT-HANDBOOK-WEB-VERSION-SEPT-27-2014.pdf

    “The term “moderate Muslim” is an oxymoron. We never hear the term “moderate Christians” or “moderate Jews” or “moderate atheists.” Why is this adjective then attached so frequently to the word “Muslim”?
    The term “moderate Muslim” implies that if one just identifies as Muslim that one is not a “moderate.” This term is meant to divide and classify Muslims based on Islamophobic jargon.
    A practising Muslim is by nature moderate and so one should avoid this redundancy.”

    “Martin Luther King was considered a radical, as were a host of other people that we now view as important and entirely legitimate historical figures, from Moses, Mohammed and Jesus to Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Gloria Steinem. In some cases, even violent radicals have later been deemed to be acting in the name of causes that were just. John Brown, the 19th century American abolitionist, is an example of such an individual”

    The entire document is filled with contradictory statements, confusing language and warns of unfair treatment of muslims by police and borderguards. The document states that if you are in contact with an individual that you believe to be a radical, tell “an Imam or an elder”, not suggesting to call the police. The only time they suggest calling the police is when you feel you are being unfairly treated because of your faith.

    The whole document is just s%#!.