As we approach the one year anniversary of the attack on a Quebec City Mosque on January 29th, 2017, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) formerly known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Canada) sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking that January 29th be designated as a “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.”
This is interesting as although Islamophobic crimes against Muslims is something that does happen, according to Statistics Canada, they come in fourth behind African-Canadians, LGBTQ2+ people and Jewish Canadians. Yet we do not have a national holiday for crimes against any of those groups. In fact hate crimes against Jews have seen an extreme rise in the last year while hate crimes against Muslims have dropped.
This demand by the NCCM has alarmed and enraged Canadian citizens.
The NCCM is one of 8 front organizations for the Muslim Brotherhood in Canada, according to Dr. Lorenzo Vidino who testified as an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood before the Senate in May of 2015.
We do not need a lesson in “tolerance.”
We do not need to be lectured by our elected politicians about how “racist” or “Islamophobic” the Canadian people are.
We are angry because our values and our culture are being actively destroyed by the federal government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who attacks Canadians on a regular basis as being bigots.The Prime Minister refuses to allow Christian churches to employ summer students while opposing abortions, but goes out of his way to benefit the Muslim community.
If Justin Trudeau chooses to capitulate to the demands of the NCCM it will be crystal clear to the Canadian voters that our Prime Minister is willing to put one group of over another.
According to the NCCM’s statement of principles, they believe that: “core Islamic values are aligned with and reflect Canadian values including equality, inclusiveness, and justice.”
Tell the Shafia girls who were murdered by their parents and brother in a so-called “honour killing.” Tell them that “that core Islamic values are aligned with and reflect Canadian values including equality, inclusiveness, and justice.”
I bet they would have disagreed.
Tell the little girl in Gatineau, QC who’s father beat the daylights out of her in a so-called “honour beating” for refusing to wear her hijab in public because she wanted to be Canadian and to fit in with other kids around her that “that core Islamic values are aligned with and reflect Canadian values including equality, inclusiveness, and justice.”
I know she’d disagree.
If you sit by and chose to not stand up to our Prime Minister when problematic instances such as the above occur, as he destroys the values and culture that we hold dear, then you are complicit in the destruction of Canada.
These values do not and will never align with Canadian values. They are not congruent.
Now let me be clear. I am not against allowing Muslims into our country, in fact, I know many people of Muslim faith who are really great people and are productive members of the Canadian society. Those are the people we want in Canada.
In Canada, we support equality of every man, woman, and child. We support everyone’s right to a normal, happy and healthy life. We do not care whether you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Gay, Straight or Transgender.
We do not need a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia, we already oppose all hateful action. We need a Prime Minister who is done focusing on identity politics and patronage, a Prime Minister who will focus on solving the real problems in front of Canadians. Someone who will call out problems and focus on solutions.
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