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Jun 09 2012

A whole Trojan stable

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.

 

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  1. 1
    Uncle Glenny

    I was reading too fast and for a moment was stunned that the Metropolitan Community Church would have an “Ask the Imam” thingee…

  2. 2
    BenSix

    Phillips has written a fascinating book entitled Contemporary Issues; fascinating for the glimpse it offers one into the mind of a full-blown totalist. Yes, gays should be killed; girls are ready for marriage at puberty; wives must sleep with their husbands when they’re ordered to and may be hit if they’re rebellious; thieves should have their limbs sliced off; apostates and adulterers should be executed and, and I’m not making this up, UFOs may be evidence of extraterrestrial prophets of Allah.

  3. 3
    BenSix

    [*] Philips. Lord, I hate Phil[l]ips’, El[l]iots, Al[l]ans and so on. Why can’t they make up their minds.

  4. 4
    Uncle Glenny

    @Ben:

    It;s worse, El[l]iot[t]

    A music group I was with celebrated composer Elliott Carter’s 90th birthday and they spelled the name incorrectly on the cake. (Holy carry-digit, Batman, this guy is 103 and last composed new works in 2011!)

  5. 5
    Setár, Elvenkitty

    The only surprising thing about this post was that the conference is about Islam, not Christianity. Alberta has been electing a near-full slate of Republican North (Reform, now Conservative) candidates since 1935 when they damn well started the movement as Social Credit, with a government that was nigh-theocratic (the Premier even had a weekly radio show of his own, the “Back to the Bible Hour”, which he used as a political platform).

    To wit, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is the MP for Calgary Southwest, and the only federal riding in the province that isn’t Conservative is in Edmonton.

  6. 6
    Setár, Elvenkitty

    Oh, yeah, at the provincial level, Alberta is ruled by a huge Progressive Conservative (the federal Conservatives dropped the “Progressive” when Republican North made their takeover back in 2002) majority which has been the case since 1971…but these guys are the Official Opposition, and had it not been for a last-minute collapse (the polls right before election day had them winning) would be in government today.

    Oh, yeah, and the federal Conservatives gave their blessing to Wildrose, because Alberta PC is too liberal (meaning, they charge the oil companies too much and Alison Redford actually has a university degree) for them now.

  7. 7
    Zengaze

    Stains and slums are always pro interfaith/muticultural and religious tolerance aslong as it enables them to promote their long term agenda of one (their) obnoxious set of prejudices where one faith one culture and one religion come to pass.

    In fact on the multicultural topic I am all for one culture (one human culture). Multiculturalism has many appealing aspects to it, such as celebrating the diversity of human experience, food, music etc etc. unfortunately I think the cost is to high as it is always bastardised into a divisive tribalism, where cultural identities become racial segregations. Multiculturalism as it is practiced is the enemy of equality and secularism.

  8. 8
    Didaktylos

    A bit of trivia for you – that word “kuffaar” is the original form of “kaffir” which was used by white South African racists as their equivalent of the n-word …

  9. 9
    Sunny

    It is obvious the mother has failed: she has failed to instill enough hatred in her children. Once she does that her children will become more pliant. Of course, her own religion teaches that she as a
    woman should be hated as well because she is a handmaiden of the Devil.

  10. 10
    Richard Simons

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper is the MP for Calgary Southwest, and the only federal riding in the province that isn’t Conservative is in Edmonton.

    On the other hand, the mayor of Calgary is a Muslim who I expect to be strongly opposed to intolerance. The city is not just inhabited by extremists but is a complex mixture.

  11. 11
    peter g

    Cognitive dissonance is the new black.

  12. 12
    lurker

    @Uncle Glenny, at 4
    El[l]iot[t] is originally a Scottish name and has traditionally been spelled in lots of ways, e.g. Ilwand, Aylewood and Dalliot. The problem is not the name but the idea that there’s a single correct way to spell it.

  13. 13
    John Morales

    Zengaze:

    Stains and slums are always pro interfaith/muticultural and religious tolerance aslong as it enables them to promote their long term agenda of one (their) obnoxious set of prejudices where one faith one culture and one religion come to pass.

    An unfounded assertion accompanied by a speculative nefarious motive for it is way less than compelling.

    (Made even worse when it’s an implausible assertion)

  14. 14
    Zengaze

    @15 John

    Glad you think so.

  15. 15
    John Morales

    Zengaze, thus you tellingly disdain bearing the burden of proof.

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