Toronto police say they are investigating not only an anti-Muslim rally that took place on the doorstep of a downtown mosque nearly a week ago, but allegations of hate speech inside the mosque as well.
More than a dozen people converged on Masjid Toronto last Friday, calling for a ban on Islam as Muslims prayed inside. Police said that prompted multiple complaints over the weekend from people in attendance that day, as well as others who were not present.
After a formal complaint was filed Tuesday, the rally is under investigation by the hate crime unit, corporate communications director Mark Pugash confirmed to CBC Toronto.
But less than 24 hours later, police received another complaint — this time for alleged hate speech inside the mosque.
It’s as though the anti-Islamophobia Motion-103 has already passed.
For example, last week when a small group descended on the Masjid Toronto mosque to protest Islam, Sharia law, honour killings and ISIS, political leaders were tripping over each other on Twitter to denounce this happening.
“There is no place for Islamophobia in Ontario. Thankful for those who stand with the Islamic community against hate,” tweeted Premier Kathleen Wynne, who herself was seated at the back of this mosque during prayers recently.
There are a few similarities between the country once known as ‘Sweden’ and the country still (but not for long) known as ‘Canada’.
Both are large northerly countries with rather chilly winters. Both have loads of lakes and fir trees and not too many people: Canada’s population density is 4 people per sq km and Sweden’s is 22 people per sq km compared to England’s rather frightening 413 people per sq km.
And both are ever so eye-wateringly liberal and progressive and libtardian and migrant-loving.
It’s hard to imagine a motion more ill-considered than the one passed Monday by city council to make Montreal a sanctuary city. Welcoming illegal immigrants to take advantage of municipal and, the city hopes, provincial services will create added pressures on existing resources, and result in increased taxes or deteriorating quality of life for all Montrealers. No doubt Mayor Denis Coderre and his supporters’ hearts are in the right place, but Montrealers need to know that welcoming large numbers of illegal immigrants will cost. A lot.
Last year, I revealed news that the imam of a mosque that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited was publicly listed on the mosque’s very website as the member of a group that was designated a terrorist organization abroad and whose leader had been banned from entering the United Kingdom and France for his extremist views.
While regular Canadians read the story with great interest, the mainstream surprisingly wanted nothing to do with it.
The only other coverage that came out of it was a write up or two of the press release the mosque sent out denouncing my reporting. At the same time, local politicians and even law enforcement took aim at me and someone at the Prime Minister’s Office even had the gall to call me up and chew me out for it.
If Obama were still in office that 22-year-old punk would be invited from Canada to the White House in celebration of his “punch a Zionist” tweet.
Okay, I exaggerate. So Obama’s invitation would not be for those words directly but rather to honor his version of free speech, as that appears to be the point of contention throughout Montreal and the rest of Canada – whether this particular McGill University student had every right to speak his mind or whether his message was a call to violence and therefore punishable.
People in the middle of all this at McGill – students, faculty, administration – are not quite sure what action to take.
The Muslim Brotherhood classifies as one of their great intellectual leaders Imam Mohammed al-Ghazali (1917-1996). He famously decreed that the assassination of the Egyptian Muslim thinker, Farag Foda, was acceptable. In the views of al-Ghazali, Farag Foda was an apostate for defending secular values and human rights. Moreover, al-Ghazali went into an Egyptian court and defended the assassins: “Anyone who openly resisted the full imposition of Islamic law,” he said, “was an apostate who should be killed either by the government or by devout individuals.” He added: “There is no penalty in Islam to kill the apostate by yourself when the government fails to do so.”
In public libraries across Canada (and elsewhere), the books of Imam al-Ghazali are available, along with others that incite hatred, violence and terror, by authors such as Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Imam Nawawi. There is not a single Arabic language book in a library that I have visited in Ottawa that attacks or criticizes terrorism and violence and hatred.
Short answer: Our politicians are vote whores who will happily sell you and your children out.
No confirmation Canada’s Governor General’s vehicle was torched during this display of multicultural inclusiveness and vibrant diversity. At any rate he had GEICO.
Rioters burn cars, loot shops in Stockholm suburb
Police in Sweden were forced to fire warning shots after a group of unidentified persons ran riots in the Rinkeby district of Stockholm late on Monday, setting cars on fire, throwing stones at police and looting local stores.
A police officer was injured during the clashes, forcing law enforcers to fire several warning shots at the crowd, Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reported, citing a local police spokesperson.
In this photo the RCMP is shown smuggling illegal alien invaders into Canada from the United States.
A majority of Canadians generally approve of the Liberal government’s approach to refugees, but Ottawa may be “testing the limits” of how many migrants they are willing to accept, a new poll shows.
While 47 per cent of respondents believe Canada is taking in “about the right number” of refugees, 41 per cent said the number is “already too high,” according to the survey by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute. Eleven per cent said they’d like to see Canada open its doors to even more refugees.
Toronto’s Jewish Defence League says it will file a “hate crimes” complaint with Toronto Police alleging there were “troubling” words in sermons at a downtown mosque, including inciting the “killing of Jews.”
“We are going to speak with the police,” said JDL National Co-ordinator Meir Weinstein, who alleged Monday that “these are anti-Semitic hate crimes.”
But first the JDL is to hold an emergency meeting to decide how to proceed following the bringing to light of several videos taken from within the downtown mosque Masjid Toronto, part of the Muslim Association of Canada
It has come to our attention that an inappropriate supplication that was offensive to those of Jewish faith, was made in our downtown mosque, Masjid Toronto. Such language is unacceptable and against the values and practices of the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), Masjid Toronto and the Muslim Community at large. Masjid Toronto condemns all forms of hate and racism towards any faith group or others and is committed to offering a safe spiritual space for all congregants.
I love how they have the SJW language down pat – “safe spiritual space” – that shows real integration, a safe spiritual space for hate you mean you lying death cultists.
Toronto police now say they are not formally investigating an anti-Muslim rally held Friday outside a downtown mosque — one day after indicating the incident was being probed as a possible hate crime.
On Saturday, police told CBC Toronto they were investigating whether the incident — which saw more than a dozen people converge on Masjid Toronto as Muslims prayed inside calling for a ban on Islam — crossed the “fine line” between freedom of expression and a criminal act.
Masjid Toronto is hate mosque that preaches murder, I wonder if the police will investigate?
This five minute video addresses the issue of Islam in Canada, and in the rest of the West. I made it in part because the Canadian Parliament this week will discuss a motion, M103, discussing limitations on “Islamophobia.”