Category Archives: “Islamophobia”

Spain: Catalonia’s Continuing Jihad Problem

Police in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia arrested 18 members of a jihadi cell plotting an attack in Barcelona — and then released all but three.

The arrests have drawn renewed attention to the continuing problem of radical Islam in Catalonia, which has one of the largest per capita Muslim populations in Europe.

The cell — comprised of individuals from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Morocco — was broken up on January 15, when more than a hundred police officers raided five properties in Barcelona and the Catalan town of Igualada.

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Halifax man with business dealings in Syria now under EU sanctions

A Halifax man who was the first person charged with violating Canada’s economic sanctions against Syria is now accused of violating the European Union’s sanctions as well.

Nader Kalai — a Syrian national with permanent residency in Canada — is known to be a close associate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his loyalists.

On Monday the European Union added Kalai to a list of individuals who are subject to travel bans and an asset freeze for their involvement with the Assad regime. EU citizens and businesses are also banned from making funds available to Kalai and others on the list.

This is what’s so great about diversity, we have Pro and Anti-Assad factions operating in Canada!

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Stabbed in the Back: Western Elites Still Treating Jihad as Mental Illness

It’s not as if there hasn’t been all kind of Islamic mischief in the center of Oslo. On January 8 and 10, 2009, hundreds of Muslims wreaked havoc on the city’s main drag, Karl Johan, requiring police to use tear gas and leading to 194 arrests. For years, the quiet downtown streets and the charming little park in which the Royal Palace is located have been the settings of late-night Muslim gang rapes. And so on.

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Taliban kill ‘more than 100 people’ in attack on Afghan military base

The Taliban have launched a major attack on an Afghan military compound in central Maidan Wardak province, officials have said, with some putting the death toll at more than 100 people.

Monday’s incident at a campus of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) is the latest in a series of deadly attacks in recent months by the Taliban, which has seized control of about half of Afghanistan.

The Afghan authorities said the attack started on Monday morning, when a US-made armoured Humvee vehicle was driven into the compound and blown up. Gunmen also opened fire, before being killed by security forces.

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D.C. Islamic teacher talked sex and extremist propaganda with student, prosecutors say

A Maryland computer developer shared extremist propaganda with young students at a D.C. Islamic organization while engaging one in sexual conversations, according to prosecutors in Alexandria federal court.

Seitu Kokayi, 29, a District native, is charged only with coercion and enticement of a minor after exchanging sexual messages with a 15-year-girl. But prosecutors highlighted his interest in Islamic extremists while successfully arguing that he should remain incarcerated until his trial in April.

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Former Women’s March Leader Upbraids ‘Antisemite’ Linda Sarsour for Posting Article Claiming Jews Are Waging War on Black People

Anti-Israel activist and Woman’s March co-chair Linda Sarsour was excoriated as an “antisemite” on Sunday by a former ally who once headed the DC chapter of the popular political movement.

Mercy Morganfield, who is also the daughter of famed American blues singer-songwriter Muddy Waters, took to Facebook to upbraid Sarsour after the latter posted a link to an article that accused the Jewish community of waging a “profound war on black people.”

Highlighting the offending paragraphs in a screenshot, Morganfield began, “This is How S**t Gets Started.”

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Muslim pedophile gang gets Life for rape of comatose 14-yr old girl they plied with drink & drugs

A gang of three man who groomed and raped a vulnerable schoolgirl in a horrific campaign of child sex abuse have been jailed for life.

Mohammed Karrar, Bassam Karrar and Anjum Dogar befriended the ‘lonely, friendless’ 14-year-old girl and began grooming their victim by taking her to parties and giving her alcohol and drugs before making demands for sexual acts.

The victim was so vulnerable – and so deceived that the men were her friends – she felt unable to refuse their demands.

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Islamic centre urges City of Toronto to create prayer spaces in subway stations

Abu Ubaydah Islamic Centre in Toronto has initiated a petition calling on the authorities to create prayer spaces in Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations.

Here is the text of the petition:

In the name of thy Lord, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

This petition is to Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to create prayer spaces in subway facilities like those that already exists in Tokyo or other cities around the world.


I saw Tarek Fatah’s tweet on this subject yesterday and it got me wondering as something seemed off so I did a bit of digging. It’s a bizarre but not unexpected request from the Muslim community but let’s examine things a little closer. I don’t think it’s a hoax but I suspect the request originates from an insignificant source of little influence. While it is alarming that the petition has reached over 3000 signatures as I write there is sufficient reason to question their relevance if not their authenticity, more on that later.

Let’s start with the organization behind the petition, the Abu Ubaydah Islamic Centre.

No such Mosque or Islamic centre exists that I can find with a physical address in the GTA.

The  petition states the “Abu Ubaydah Islamic Centre (BIN: 281266692) is a non for profit organization affiliated with Zancana community centre”.

I haven’t verified the BIN number ( Provincial requirement = Business Identification Number) yet but I’ll have more related to this later.

The affiliated Zancana Community Centre does exist, this is the web site,  Zancana.org. Well it exists as a web site at least. The address given as it’s location is 32 River Street Toronto Ontario M5A 3N9. It’s a house, nice location steps from the beer store.

The site itself displays purported activity under its news and events sections with the last dated entries being 2013 and 2014 respectively.  In a single odd entry under “Zanzibar History” it has an article discussing “Space Station Zanzibar”, I’m not kidding.

The only and closest reference to the petition originator Abu Ubaydah Islamic Centre is found under the section labeled “Fund Raising Project”. At one point they were raising funds for a madrassa to be named the ABU UBAIDAH ISLAMIC CENTER (AUIC), note the variation in spelling. They claim to have raised 61K toward a 300K goal though over what time frame and whether or not it’s still an active campaign I can’t say.  The web site shows no signs of recent activity. They do list an address on “256 Eddy stone avenue North York ON M3N 1H7” as an ongoing location for the madrassa fundraiser. Google street-view reveals a commercial stripmall and the pertinent tenant may be the Queen Supermarket.  I do most of my fundraising from supermarkets don’t you?

The Zancana Community Centre is registered with Canada Revenue as a charity under BN no. 833373558RR0001. For its report of 2017 it recorded no activity of any kind under Section C of its filing.   $27,283 in assets and $14,953 in total revenue from donations are listed under section D3.  The organization was not engaged in any sort of “charitable” activity as outlined in it’s program description; religious education, counselling and immigration homework tutoring, and declared itself inactive for the fiscal year covered by this report – see sections C1 & C2.

It does identify six board members.

I still have to track the BIN number provided on the petition web site (BIN: 281266692) and see if i can dig up financials. Any help on this would be appreciated.

So that’s it for the “organization” behind the request. It’s a small, I’d almost suggest “Potemkin like”, operation with a dubious CRA charity status, and don’t we all have one of those.

The only other reference I could find to the petition were Google Plus postings by this individual.

A total of 5 posts with links to the petition were made to Google Plus Groups dedicated to Islam. One such group  “Beauty of Islam” has over 187,000 members, another “What is Islam” has over 327,000 members.

And your point is? With group numbers like that it’s very possible that many of the signatures on the petition aren’t from Toronto or even Canada. They may be sympathetic but they ain’t from here, possibly, as I have no way of validating the signatures.

Lot’s of questions, very few answers. I don’t think it’s a ‘serious” request but then I am left with bothersome questions about its motivation and the organization’s charitable status.

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Coming up: Not guilty by reason of Islamity

Leisure attire for the devout Jihadi

Judge reviewing psychiatric reports for woman convicted of terror in Canadian Tire incident

TORONTO – An Ontario judge will review psychiatric reports before handing down a sentence for a woman who draped herself in an ISIL banner and attacked Canadian Tire staff with a golf club and a butcher knife.

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Suspected jihadi demands Khadr-style payout after 20 year deportation fight

Mahmoud Jaballah and his family arrived in Canada in May 1996 using forged Saudi Arabian passports. Additionally, he had alleged ties to the 19989 terrorist bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, so shouldn’t this have been the beginning AND end of his immigration story?

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Egypt TV host Mohamed al-Ghiety jailed for interviewing gay man

An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to one year of hard labour for interviewing a gay man last year.

A court in Giza also fined Mohamed al-Ghiety 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($167; £130) for “promoting homosexuality” on his privately owned LTC TV channel.

The gay man, whose identity was hidden, had talked about life as a sex worker.

Homosexuality is not explicitly criminalised in Egypt, however, the authorities have been increasingly cracking down on the LGBT community.

In Canada a TV host is likely to be arrested if they interview a straight male.

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Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria

Israel has struck several targets in Syria as part of its increasingly open assault on Iran’s presence in the country, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second consecutive night of military action.

Damascus did not say what damage or casualties resulted from the strikes, but a war monitor said 11 people were killed, while Syria’s ally Russia said four Syrian soldiers died.

The threat of direct confrontation between Israel and Iran has long simmered in Syria, where the Iranian military built a presence early in the civil war to help Bashar al-Assad fight Sunni Muslim rebels seeking to oust him.

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Taliban says it pulls out of peace talks after refusing to release U.S. professor

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Afghan Taliban last week stalled peace talks with the U.S.after the American delegation demanded the militant group announce a ceasefire and release a U.S. academic it is holding, four senior Taliban officials told NBC News.

A Taliban commander in Afghanistan’s Helmand province said U.S. negotiators had “asked us to first release the American professor whom we kidnapped after an attack on American University in Kabul.”

Like other militants NBC News interviewed, he spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to comment on negotiations.

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Asia Bibi still living ‘like a prisoner,’ warns ministry

An international Christian ministry is expressing alarm and concern that a Pakistani woman acquitted of blasphemy by her nation’s Supreme Court still is living “like a prisoner,” months after the court ruling.

It is Asia Bibi, who spent years on death row in Pakistan after a confrontation with her Muslim co-workers, who still remains in danger, according to a new report from International Christian Concern.

Her status remains unchanged “almost three months after her acquittal by the Supreme Court,” the organization reported this week

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