Via Tarek Fatah, a Calgary conference has invited Bilal Philips as the top speaker; Philips has repeatedly said homosexuals should be executed. Get the name of the conference – The Power of Unity: Islam in a MultiCultural Canada. Some unity!
And there’s a slew of other craps, too.
Munir El-Kassem, a dentist from London, Ont., wrote a column back in 2001 that condemned the West as hypocritical and defended the Taliban regime for destroying the sixth-century Buddha statues in Bamiyan…
Shaykh Hatem Alhaj recently lost his job at the Mayo Clinic because he wrote papers in support of female circumcision. He later tried to clarify his position by saying he only supports nicking the clitoris, not cutting it right off.
And George Galloway is on the dance card too.
Abraham Ayache, chairman of the Muslim Council of Calgary, said the conference is being organized to celebrate 50 years of Islam in Calgary and is all about unity and celebrating multiculturalism…
But a recent posting on the MCC website under the heading “Ask the Imam” seems to indicate that some of the organization’s hired imams haven’t read the memo about cultural tolerance and unity.
In answer to a question by a single mother concerned about her children no longer being obedient to her, an imam on the site wrote: “You should instil a hatred for this culture and its ways in the hearts of your children.” He also wrote: “It is haraam (forbidden) for you to give your children free rein in forming friendships with the children of the kuffaar.”
That’s not multiculturalism. Calling people “the kuffar” is not multiculturalism. Advocating the execution of gays is not multiculturalism. Happy Canada day.