Islamic radicalism is real, but certifying imams is a terrible idea

So the Canadian Senate’s committee on security and defence has called for the government to, quote, “investigate the options that are available for the training and certification of imams in Canada.”

  • Blacksmith

    Completely ignorant about the causes of so called radicalization. It is ISLAM! It is throughout their supposed holy book and their writings.

    • It was a poor recommendation among many good ones.

      • ismiselemeas

        Its a poor choice. There are other avenues though, put the screws on the halal certification food chain racket for example, remove tax exemptions for all charitable institutions, introduce iron clad accountability for government funds to said institutions, clamp down on the welfare/polygamy scams, the list goes on. If the gravy train dries up the imams will have nothing to do and they will wither. Always follow the money.

      • Linda1000

        Must have been Sen. Grant Mitchell of AB who came up with that idea. You know the guy who is the condescending expert on Islam when he tried to tell Tarek Fatah about Muslims.

        • ntt1

          did you notice how much that fool looked like Seinfeld’s George Costanza? as long as we allow people that blind to remain in power the threat of muslim violence will soar.

      • Exile1981

        Actually it has merit. Ban iman’s from preaching or anyone else from preaching islam without a license. Then make there be a bunch of steps to go through to get the licenses. If you mess up any step you have to start all over. If we do it right no one will ever get a license.

        • Frances

          Problem is, it will be used against Christians first and foremost.

  • Brett_McS

    No need; they’re already certifiable.

    • That’s their usual defense (history of mental illness, at least).

      • Oracle9

        That’s the defense of infidel lefties as they invariably rally around in defense of the Islamic jihad.

        That is, unless they openly support it, in the case of Israel and, for example, certifiable Mulcair’s statement that ISIS is legitimate since it operates public utilities

    • Heh;)

  • Oracle9

    Just the idea of making “certification” (whatever that means) mandatory tells us everything we need to know about the compatibility of Islam and secular democracy.

  • ontario john

    Of course the media is outraged at all the recommendations. The Star rants today that Christian ministers should be monitored as well, because we all know how evil they are. And the resident muslim in the Globe yesterday had her nothing to do with islam rant and its all propaganda from all those right wing white conservatives running rampant all over Canada.

  • Censored_EG

    Islam is a cancer that seeps its way into a society and strives to make the entire political nation-state sick with its hatred of freedom, pluralism, womens’ rights, democracy, secularism, gay rights, music, entertainment, pluralism, and the list goes on and on.
    Muslims: you want happiness for you and your families? Stay in your own countries as you’re obviously happier in those Islamic shitholes that advocate sharia law and your own warped medieval value systems co-existing uneasily with the 21st century.

  • Solo712

    Agreed, Ezra, screen the ahead of time! But what do we do with the bad apples already here? Certification certainly is not a good idea. Effective surveillance of mosques (suspected of redical ties) certainly is!

    • But it’s hellishly expensive. The report indicated that up to 24 people are required for a single action.

      • Petey

        We’re paying already, one way or another, for having these enriching “citizens”. Maybe supervision of all mosques would still be cheaper than trying to guard all churches and synagogues, airports, public events, or trying uselessly to “de-radicalize” the more enthusiastic followers of Mo.

        Islam, even from a practical, financial viewpoint, is a net economic negative for any country in which it’s adherents reside.

  • simus1

    The senate fools don’t even understand that “certification” and other equally repugnant practices are precisely how it works in most shitholestans.
    muslim “on board” religious leaders are supposedly employed and paid handsomely by the state, especially if they are from the “right” tribes with lots of political clout.

  • Gettingby

    Why not? The government certifies every other idiot thing.

  • ntt1

    If Allan Rock can threaten Anne Coulter due to her beliefs then why can’t the same sort of letter outlining points that will lead to deportation be given to all muslims entering Canada? If imams refuse then keep them out. If they enter and still stir up hate including the opening prayer chanted at all mosques ,then deport them immediately.

  • moraywatson

    All imams are certifiable. We just don’t have sufficient psychiatric facilities to restrain them in.

  • Everyone Else

    We should be supporting the senate report, not quibbling about it. This is so much more important than any expense statement fiddling.