Toronto Islamist: “It is certainly possible to apply Shariah in the North American society”


Taha Ghayyur – creepy sharia pusher

Creeping sharia defined.

Source: “It is certainly possible to apply Shariah in the North American society” – CIJNews English  h/t Jihad Watch

Taha Ghayyur, a Toronto Muslim activist and a board member of DawaNet, believes that the Islamic Law can be gradually implemented in North America.

“The principles of Shariah are universal and are not bound by the limitations of time and culture.

It is certainly possible to apply Shariah in the North American society only if three conditions are fulfilled:

  • One, when an environment is developed, provisioned with preventative measures, that is conductive to a just and productive lifestyle, which is often not compatible with a consumer lifestyle.

  • Two, if the Shariah laws are implemented gradually, accompanied by continuous public education and training on the importance of justice, freedom, and one’s purpose on this earth, the way it was revealed and practiced, as a strategy of pre-crime social reform, over a period of twenty three years at the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the first generation of Muslims.

  • Three, if the punishments in the Shariah are given their due place, only to be used as a last resort, and not to be practiced in isolation from the other major objectives of the Shariah.

“If a comprehensive approach to Shariah is not adopted then one may expect to witness horrific images of extremist, selective, and literal application of the Islamic text, the likes of which we have witnessed in recent times.

Sharia is horrific wherever it is practiced. Be sure Ghayyur – along with all the other Saudi-funded front groups – is working hard to implement the sharia in North America.

Canada: Mosque demands neighboring brewery’s liquor license be revoked

Imposing the sharia on non-Muslims.

Source: Islamic centre calls for end to Good Robot Brewery’s liquor licence | The Chronicle Herald

A north-end Halifax Islamic centre is calling for the immediate cancellation of their next-door neighbour’s liquor licence for what they call a “frontal attack to our way of life.”

The Centre for Islamic Development and the Ishan Academy issued a formal complaint against their Robie Street neighbours, the Good Robot Brewing Company, to the Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel, Tobacco Division on Sept. 28.

The facility is calling for Good Robot’s licence to be revoked under section 29 of the Liquor Licensing Regulations which allows for someone to ask in writing to have a liquor licence cancelled or limited based on the establishment “interfering with the quiet enjoyment of neighbouring properties.”

John MacDonald, executive director of the Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel, Tobacco Division of Access Nova Scotia, referred the matter to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board on Oct. 12. The board has not yet issued directions on the matter.

Among the many complaints, the centre says it has faced increased cleaning, insurance and security costs, loud music, a marijuana smell and loitering.

“They installed tables against the side of our neighbouring window to them and the party began, much to our dismay,” Juan Carlos Canales-Leyton, a member of the Islamic centre, wrote in the document.

The religious group purchased the property in 2001 with the hope of turning it into a community centre, a place of worship and a temporary home for Muslims in difficult situations.

In 2014, the group had completed a multi-million-dollar renovation to their aging facility. The centre is now a fully-functioning Mosque, school and community centre.

“Generally speaking, we have had no disruptions or distractions worth mentioning until the Good Robot Brewing Company came to the neighbourhood,” Canales-Leyton wrote.

According to Canales-Leyton, the centre has been forced “to operate with closed windows, even in the hottest of days, to reduce the (vulgar) noise that invades us.

“The granting of a Liquor License to a neighbouring property has resulted in our loss of enjoyment of the property we built for religious and educational purposes.”

Good Robot opened in May 2015 with the mission to “take beer, but not ourselves, seriously.” A call and email to the company were not returned.

MacDonald wrote in his response to the complaint that Good Robot received their liquor licence because Service Nova Scotia followed the proper procedure for application and without any objections.

Muslim occupiers in Tennessee tried to do the same but Sharia was slowed in Tennessee, spirits to flow against mosque demands.

Canada: Students stop Saudi Muslim from beheading woman in UBC dorm


Thamer Hameed Almestadi (Facebook)

Source: ‘I put him in a chokehold’: Students stopped attack in UBC dorm | CTV Vancouver News

A Good Samaritan who interrupted a violent attack at a University of British Columbia dormitory is crediting his martial arts training for his quick actions that led to the suspect’s arrest.

Adam Casey, an engineering student at the school, said he ran up the stairs after witnesses ran out of the Salish House residence on Tuesday looking for help.

Witnesses said they saw a male student holding down a young woman with a knife to her throat. Her neck was partially cut when they ran through the open door.

“I tried to get his hands off of her neck but he was holding quite tightly,” Casey told CTV News.

“I had to go to him and put him in a chokehold.”

Casey said he acted without thinking, something he credits to years of martial arts training.

Luka Berg, who arrived at the scene of the attack a short time after Casey, said the incident was “pretty traumatizing.”

Police were called to the scene, and arrived a short time later to find a suspect detained by Casey and other students.

On Wednesday, officers announced that charges had been laid against an 18-year-old in connection with the frightening attack.

Court records show counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon have all been approved against Thamer Hameed Almestadi, one day after the assault that left some on campus feeling uneasy.

The victim, a first-year student, was rushed to hospital where she is expected to recover from non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators with the RCMP’s university detachment haven’t verified the details of witness accounts provided to CTV News, but did confirm that the attack occurred at Salish House around 11:30 a.m.

Police said the attack was not random, and that the victim and suspect know each other.

Friends of the suspect and the victim told CTV News both are first-year students who lived inside the residence where the crime occurred, but they aren’t known to be acquaintances. It is believed that the victim lived on the third floor, and the suspect lived on the fourth.

The suspect is an international student from Saudi Arabia, and was studying engineering. He has been banned from the campus following the charges, and remains in police custody.

Following the attack on Wednesday, some students said the assault made them nervous about living on campus.

“Before this, I definitely felt safe all over campus, I had no concerns,” one student told CTV News.

“Obviously on campus you always want to do what you can to be safe but I had felt very safe. Now this makes me question it.”

Another student said she always travels as part of a group, and if she is going anywhere alone she uses UBC Safewalk, a free service that will assign someone to accompany people who feel unsafe walking alone on campus.

In a statement, Sgt. Annie Linteau said the “E” Division Major Crimes Unit is helping to investigate and the public is not at risk.

Canada: More taxpayer-funded sharia segregated swimming, males banned

A Canadian reader shared this with us:

Early morning on October 10, 2016 is the next shariah-compliant swim at Coqutlam Aquatic Centre, BC, a local property tax-funded public recreation facility.

Freedom of Information documents reveal that the ‘women only’ event was started after lobbyists from the local significant-size Persian community (do they represent the Bahai’s and secularists also?) asked City Hall to not have to swim in mixed company.

Boys under five years of age will be the only males permitted to swim. Men even entering the lobby will be asked to leave. Respondent questionnaires reveal that some women feel uncomfortable being ‘ogled’ and bullied. And just who might those men be doing the bullying?

Windows will be covered over and no male staff will be present. This means no male cashiers or cleaners, not just no male lifeguards.

Didn’t we fight this sort of sectarian and sexist crap in the 1970s and 1980s? Canada is going backwards! But this ultra-conservatism disguised as feminism is limited mostly to the politicians and civil service. According to my random polling, most swimmers are opposed to special accommodation for Muslims. And not so surprisingly, it is Muslim men who are the most enthusiastic supporters of shariah swims, more than the women.

And a quick look confirms the schedule on the website of the City Centre Aquatic Complex

Women’s  Swims

We are offering extended hours on statutory holidays for women only swims. From 8 – 10 a.m. we will be open to women only and with female staff. Regular admission rates apply.

  • Upcoming swims: Mon, Oct. 10 | Fri, Nov. 11 | Mon, Dec. 26

Also from the website:

Please share your feedback and comments about our programs and tell us how we’re doing.

We used the word “more” in the title because it’s not the first time sharia supremacists have taken over Canada’s public swimming pools.

Toronto: Sharia swim times prevent dad from watching own daughter’s swim class

Ontario: YMCA starts sharia compliant swim hours

Canada: Muslim demands women only hours at McGill Univ gym

Canada: Summer camp takes Muslim “refugees”, sharia compliant swimming follows

Canada: La Presse article fails to mention terrorist links of Islamophobia report authors

…funded by the Canadian Red Cross. Excerpts via: Point de Bascule Canada

The Islamist background of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, missing from a recent La Presse article

La Presse (Montreal) recently announced the launch of a guide on Islamophobia / Archive.Today by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) for Canadian schools without providing any information regarding the NCCM’s Islamist background. The Winnipeg Free Press and the Calgary Herald (August 27 paper edition, p.C10) made the same announcement in the same manner. This article aims to correct this situation. The Islamic Social Services Association and the Canadian Human Rights Commission partnered with the NCCM to produce the guide and the Canadian Red Cross provided funding. See the last page of the guide for the other credits.

On August 24, La Presse (Montreal) published a text announcing the launch of a guide on Islamophobia for Canadian schools by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Winnipeg-based Islamic Social Services Association. However, the text nowhere mentions the links that exist between the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM, formerly CAIR-CAN or CAIR-Canada) and radical Islam since its incorporation in 2000 and even before as CAIR-Montreal. This lack of information deserves to be corrected and that is what we intend to do with this article.

What the notion of “phobia” implies is that those who are accused of “Islamophobia” have an “irrational fear” of some trend or aspect of Islam.

In December 2012, the NCCM (then called CAIR-CAN, CAIR-Canada) accused Point de Bascule of Islamophobia after we criticized Justin Trudeau (then a Liberal leadership contender) for having agreed to address the RIS Islamist convention scheduled to take place later that month in Toronto. Point de Bascule condemned Mr. Trudeau’s decision because the event was being sponsored by IRFAN-Canada whose charitable status had been revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency the year before. IRFAN had lost its status for having transferred many millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. The very same day our text was published in English, the NCCM retorted that Point de Bascule had an “Islamophobic bias.” If the denunciation of an outfit whose charitable status has been revoked for funding terrorism is not acceptable to the NCCM, nothing short of a complete servility toward Islamists will pass the NCCM test as neither “hateful” nor “Islamophobic.”

On December 15, 2012, five days after the initial Point de Bascule article about IRFAN and Justin Trudeau was published and the news picked up by the National Post and other mainstream media, IRFAN withdrew its sponsorship of the event. After only a few days, what the NCCM had presented as an irrational fear, a phobia, an Islamophobia proved to be a meaningful threat. In 2014, IRFAN-Canada itself was added to Canada’s list of outlawed terrorist groups.

The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the NCCM / CAIR-CAN’s parent organization (see ‘parent organization’ p.14). In 2009, the FBI “severed its liaison relationship” with the CAIR after evidence presented in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial demonstrated a relationship between the CAIR and the terrorist organization Hamas. In 2009, Judge Solis also ruled that “The [U.S.] Government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR…with Hamas.” (United States of America v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development / pp.14-15 of 20).

In Canada in 2014, the RCMP headquarters in Ottawa directed its Manitoba division to dissociate from another NCCM guide that endorsed several Muslim radicals, including Imam Siraj Wahhaj who had advocated converting youth to Islam before inciting them to wage armed jihad in U.S. streets.

Many other positions taken by the NCCM since its beginnings in Montreal in 1996 and its incorporation in 2000 deserved to be mentioned in the La Presse article publicizing the NCCM Islamophobia guide. We have mentioned some of these positions in the following chronology.

Those who would like to know more about the content itself of the Islamophobia guide produced by the NCCM and its partners will read with interest an analysis by Lise Ravary that was published by the Journal de Montréal on August 30 and another one by Barbara Kay in the National Post on September 14.

Highlights of the National Council of Canadian Muslims / CAIR-CAN history

1994 – Washington-based CAIR was founded by three leaders of the Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP), an organization representing Hamas in the United States at that time. One of CAIR’s founders, Nihad Awad, is still in the leadership of the organization today in 2016 as its Executive Director. The article 2 of the Hamas Charter describes the terrorist organization as “one of the wings of the Muslim Brotherhood” in Gaza. The IAP is entity #22 in a list of organizations identified in a 1991 Muslim Brotherhood internal memorandum as being associated with the Brotherhood in the U.S. This memorandum was seized by police and produced for evidentiary purposes in a terrorism trial that led to the convictions of all leaders accused of terrorism financing in 2008.

In this memorandum, the goal pursued by the IAP and the other organizations belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood network in North America is described in no uncertain terms:

Point 4.4 The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions… It is a Muslim’s destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes.

Read it all if you need more evidence of CAIR’s terrorist origins and purpose in the U.S. and Canada.

Unsurprisingly, media outlets big and small including Fox News provide free air time to CAIR regularly and never mention their terror links, convictions or deportations.


Canada: School lets Muslims skip mandatory music class, violates the sharia

Only Muslims are allowed to skip the class.


Source: Mandatory music classes hit a bad note with some Muslim parents – The Globe and Mail  h/t Blazing

When music class begins this week at Toronto’s Donwood Park elementary school, Mohammad Nouman Dasu will send a family member to collect his three young children. They will go home for an hour rather than sing and play instruments – a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum he believes violates his Muslim faith.

The Scarborough school and the Toronto District School Board originally had offered an accommodation – suggesting students could just clap their hands in place of playing instruments or listen to acapella versions of O Canada – but not a full exemption from the class.

After a bitter three-year fight, however, Mr. Dasu felt he had no other opton but to bring his kids home.

According to documents ob-tained by The Globe and Mail, some parents insist they cannot allow their children to be in the same room where musical instruments are being played. Mr. Dasu, a Koran teacher who sometimes leads prayers at Scarborough’s Jame Abu Bakr Siddique mosque, says he has led the fight on behalf of parents. He has consulted with national Islamic bodies, and requested a letter from the leader of his mosque.

“We here believe that music is haram [forbidden]. We can neither listen to it, nor can we play a role in it,” said the mosque’s imam, Kasim Ingar.

Conceding that Muslims have to adjust when they send their kids to public school, he suggested that some matters, such as teaching music, are beyond debate.

“We do not compromise with anyone on the clear-cut orders and principles conveyed by the Prophet,” said Mr. Ingar, who also leads the Scarborough Muslim Association.

Within Islam, the question of whether Muslims are banned from music is divisive and nuanced. Similar to questions about whether women should wear veils, there is no consensus on the issue.

But Ontario’s primary-school curriculum is unambiguous on music class: It must be taught, without exception, to all primary-school-aged children. Officials at the TDSB say they can only bend the rules to accommodate religious students, but not exempt them.

The Globe used freedom of information laws to access TDSB e-mails on how the issue evolved at Donwood Park, where it first surfaced in 2013.

The released records redact the names of students for privacy reasons, and very few families appear to have been adamant over pulling children from music classes. Early internal e-mails show administrators wanted to find “some common ground.”

But Mr. Dasu, who says he represents many of the parents at the school concerned about the issue, pushed for exclusion for his own children by invoking the prospect of litigation and the religious freedoms clause of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Continue reading

Ontario judge defends Islam as he sentences three Muslims for jihad activities

Suliman Mohamed, Ashton & Carlos Larmond as they appeared in court

Source: Ontario judge compares ISIL to the devil as he sentences three Ottawa men who planned to join jihadist group | National Post

Ontario Superior Court Justice Colin McKinnon, in handing down sentences for the surprise guilty pleas, said homegrown terrorism is a virulent form of cancer that needs to be aggressively eradicated, and that the terrorist plans of the three men were a betrayal of the teachings of Islam.

“It is now hoped that they learn the error of their ways and the utter futility of pursuing jihadist terrorist causes, which constitutes a one-way street to inevitable disaster,” the judge told court. McKinnon said pledging allegiance to ISIL is like pledging allegiance to the devil.

Ashton Larmond, the 25-year-old “director” of Ottawa’s cluster network, seemed the most confident in the prisoner’s box, standing up straight away, saying he takes full responsibility, that he’ll learn from his mistakes and that it will never happen again.

Larmond, clean-cut and wearing a suit, was sentenced to 17 years for instructing a person to carry out a terrorist activity. When he walked out of Court Room 30, he smiled and waved to friends in the gallery, then shook his lawyer’s hand firmly. Joseph Addelman wished him good luck.

Addelman told Postmedia that the sentence reflects Larmond’s degree of responsibility, and his guilty plea allowed his followers, twin brother Carlos Larmond and Suliman Mohamed, 23, to get more favourable sentences. Carlos Larmond and Mohamed were each sentenced to seven years.

Carlos Larmond was arrested in January 2015 at a Montreal airport as he was boarding a flight overseas with plans of joining ISIL. He sold his belongings on the Internet before taking a train from Ottawa to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. His descent into extremism was quick and came at the behest of his dominant twin brother. In RCMP wiretaps, Carlos expressed hatred for Imams who preach modern Islam. He said they’re worse than infidels because they tell Muslims to sharpen pencils instead of knives.

Ashton Larmond gave up his street life in Vanier in 2011 when he converted to Islam. He went from ecstasy parties and hip hop to studying an extreme form of Islam, and when his passport was revoked days before a scheduled flight overseas to join ISIL, he grew increasingly frustrated and instead spent his time recruiting others — including and unbeknownst to him, an undercover RCMP agent.

The RCMP’s case against the three men involved wiretap and informant-provided body-wire evidence. That evidence revealed, in particular, disturbing thoughts and plans by the Ottawa network’s director, Ashton Larmond:

  • On the day Michael Zehaf-Bibeau unleashed homegrown Islamist terrorism in Ottawa on Oct 22. 2014, Ashton Larmond said he had bigger plans for his jihadist crew, saying a better strike on soldiers would be to storm Fort Bragg in a cement truck loaded with enough assault rifles and explosives to wage a three-day war against U.S. troops.
  • After seeing a soldier at Tim Hortons, he said he wanted to slit his throat.
  • He is heard telling his twin brother how the attack in a Sydney, Australia, café should have gone down: “You take the head off one of them, then you’re in control.”
  • He tells his twin brother that he knows the police are “afraid of them .. they know our religion very well, this is why they’re scared. Because they know what our religion says about killing and stuff.”
  • He met the undercover police agent in the parking lot of an Ottawa mosque to give him $1,300 in an envelope to book a flight overseas to join ISIL.

Mohamed was the only terrorist who showed emotion in the prisoner’s box, and when asked if he wanted to say anything in court, he wiped away tears as he read a handwritten statement. It was written in pencil and Mohamed’s hands shook as he read.

“It is something I am not proud of and I would like to make amends. My time in custody has reminded me of my Canadian values and who I really am. It has shown me that I do not agree with extremism in any way,” Mohamed told court.

Did anyone ask the judge specifically which teaching of Islam the actions of these three Muslims were a betrayal of? How does the judge separate “homegrown terror” from Islam?

Islam Watch has two posts recently that the judge should read as he is guilty on both accounts. First, Tropes about Islam:

Trope: “A significant or recurrent theme; a motif.” (OED).

“A common or overused theme or device.” (Mirriam-Webster).

In the west there are a number of such tropes about Islam that are widely used. What unites all of them is that they are false. Some are bare-faced lies, others are more subtle and contain various grains of truth within the myths and falsehoods. What follows is a discussion and a few examples of some of these.

The “Islam is the religion of peace” trope.

This is the Daddy of them all and so widely used that it has become a mantra.

It is a sub-trope of the “It’s nothing to do with Islam!” trope (below), but I could not avoid treating it separately given it’s prominence.

It is regularly and reliably trotted out as the first, almost Pavlovian, response to an Islamic terror attack which kills westerners.

Second, Stop Running Away from the Quran:

…there is no shortage of offensive commands in the Quran. Pick your favorite outrage, or select from the list below, all of which are criminal acts in the U.S.:

  • Chopping off hands of petty thieves (Surah 5:38)
  • Death for apostasy (Surah 4:89)
  • Inequality of women (Surahs 2:282 and 4:11)
  • Paradise promised for those who “kill and are killed.” (Surah 9:111)
  • Perpetual warfare against non-Muslims (Surahs 2:216 and 9:123)
  • Polygamy (Surah 4:3)
  • Rape of captives (Surah 33:50)
  • Sex with young girls (Surah 65:4)
  • Treating women as “tilth” – marital rape (Surah 2:223)
  • Wife beating (Surah 4:34)

Pretty sure they’d all be crimes in Canada too. Unless you are Muslim.

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