Canada: Beware of the Muslim Brotherhood, expert warns

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via Beware of the Muslim Brotherhood, expert warns | Ottawa Citizen.

Authorities should be concerned about the unseen hand of the Muslim Brotherhood gripping sections of Canada’s diverse Muslim community, says a U.S. security expert.

The movement has planted its revivalist interpretation of Islam, political ideology and activism among some Muslims here and sees itself as a minder and broker between them and the rest of society, Lorenzo Vidino, who specializes in Islamism and political violence, told the Senate’s national security committee recently.

“They basically aim to be the gatekeepers to Muslim communities, that whenever politicians, governments or the media try to get the Muslim voice, if there were such a thing, they would go through them, sort of the self‑appointed leaders of Muslim communities,” he said.

Vidino is director of the program on extremism at George Washington University and author of The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West (Columbia University Press, 2010). He sees no direct links to terrorism among the group’s western supporters. In fact, some work to prevent violent radicalization, he said.

“It would be an analytical mistake to lump them, as some do, with al-Qaida or ISIL. These are not organizations that plan attacks in the West, and actually in many cases they do condemn them.”

The problem is more indirect, Vidino said. “Generally speaking, the movement has not abandoned violence as a tool to advance its agenda.” Tactically, it doesn’t pursue violence, “but it’s not heartfelt,” he said.

“They have this narrative where they lump together foreign policy issues with issues like cartoons and so on as part of a big narrative that proves this point that the West hates Muslims and Islam. It’s that mainstreaming of this narrative which is very much the staircase to violent radicalization and the brotherhood does mainstream that. It provides somewhat of a fertile environment.

“That kind of narrative in the mind a 16- or 18-year-old is extremely dangerous, because violence is justified when Muslims are under attack. If it’s OK in Gaza and Afghanistan, why is it not OK in the West, where you’re also telling me that Islam is under attack?”

The brotherhood is a banned terrorist organization in some Middle East and other countries, notably Egypt, where the movement was born. But it has different profile in the West.

To start, there is no group calling itself the “Muslim Brotherhood” in North America. Instead, a few hundred sophisticated, politically savvy and well-funded supporters in Canada have over the past 50 years created vocal and visible organizations that represent a very small part of the Muslim community. They exert a disproportional influence over mosques, schools and spaces where Muslims come together, said Vidino.

While they don’t take orders from any Arab capital, they “are part of an informal network where you have strong links based on personal and financial connections, and at the end of the day what matters the most: ideology. They all embrace a certain world view.”

Groups sometimes go to great lengths to sever or hide such ties, Vidino told the committee. He said they include the Muslim Association of Canada and what used to be called CAIR-CAN, now the National Council of Canadian Muslims.

Another group he identified is The International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy – Canada, IRFAN. Its charitable status was revoked after the government alleged the organization sent almost $15 million to groups affiliated with the Palestinian terror outfit Hamas between 2005 and 2009. IRFAN has since been listed as a banned terrorist organization in Canada.

Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the NCCM, said Vidino is misinformed.

“The NCCM is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit grassroots Canadian civil liberties and advocacy organization with a public track record spanning 15 years,” said Gardee. “The NCCM is not a religious group and does not and has never had any affiliations, links, ideological or of any other kind, with the Muslim Brotherhood or any other overseas group.”

The Muslim Association of Canada did not respond to a request for comment. But its website traces its roots to the teachings of Egyptian Hassan al-Banna, who founded the brotherhood in 1928 to revive and integrate traditional Islamic teaching and practices, such as sharia law, with modern society.

Vidion’s parting advice to the committee: “Engage with knowledge. Know that they have an agenda.”


The U.S. was warned too.

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Study: Almost a third of UK schoolchildren believe ‘Muslims are taking over our country’

Survey says: The kids are smarter than the adults running the UK. Or at least more honest.

They’ve seen their countrymen beheaded in the streets, their sisters and mothers become victims of the rape jihad epidemic, and their Christmas celebrations, favorite pork foods and other freedoms curbed. They are not blind.

via Almost a third of school pupils believe ‘Muslims are taking over our country’, study claims – UK – The Independent.

Almost a third of schoolchildren believe that Muslims are “taking over our country” according to the largest study of its kind carried out in the UK.

The survey’s results come shortly after Labour MP Tristam Hunt’s embarrassing encounter with a schoolchild, who told the shadow education minister that he would vote Ukip because he would “like to get all the foreigners out of the country”.

The data, based on questionnaires sent to more than 60 schools across the UK by charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) between 2012 and 2014, also found that 60 per cent of children questioned believed “asylum seekers and immigrants are stealing our jobs”.

The survey’s results come shortly after Labour MP Tristam Hunt’s embarrassing encounter with a schoolchild, who told the shadow education minister that he would vote Ukip because he would “like to get all the foreigners out of the country”.

SRTRC chief executive Ged Grabby said the results demonstrated more needed to be done to combat far-right extremism and cautioned what message younger people were taking from the media.

“This survey shows that this is fuelled by a totally distorted view of the number of immigrants and Muslims living in the UK,” he told The Guardian.

Of the 5,945 children survey across England, 49 per cent agreed with the statement that migration was out of control or not being managed properly.

University of Manchester professor Hilary Pilkington cautioned that the results were “not evidence of widespread racism among young people” but instead an indication of “anxiety – often based on inaccurate information”.

41 per cent of children did not think that “Muslims are taking over England” and just under half (47 per cent) thought that relations between Muslims and non-Muslims were poor.

But Dr Paul Jackson from the University of Northampton, who also worked on the research project, was pessimistic – despite acknowledging some young peoples’ “gap between the reality and perception on issues”.

He said: “The subsequent levels of hostility towards these groups is very worrying and is something that we, as a society, need to take seriously.”


Rather than worry about kids who want to live a peaceful life according to their British customs and values without foreigners telling them what they can and can’t do, the British “society” must take seriously the disastrous immigration policy that is destroying the U.K.

 

Are Muslims in America Different? (images)

via American Muslims: Is There A Different Mohammed? A Different Quran? A Different Sira? A Different Hadith? A Different Allah? A Different Sharia Law? | tn Council 4 political justice.

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And they are different….how?


For another brief rundown on the never-ending list of Muslim terror attacks around the world re-watch this Video: Basics of Islam and terrorism.

Canada: Draw Muhammad Day 2015 on Parliament Hill canceled…fearing violent Muslims

The real Islamophobes strike again. Their fear is based on previous violent actions by Muslims. And that’s how sharia creeps.

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via Xanthippa’s Chamberpot.

UPDATE:  FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN CANADA HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!!

DESPITE HAVING RECEIVED APPROVAL FOR THIS EVENT FROM THE RCMP HILL SECURITY LAST WEEK, LESS THAN 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT, A BUREAUCRAT FROM CANADIAN HERITAGE HAD CALLED TO INFORM ME THAT THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO SECURITY CONCERNS.  PLEASE, DO NOT COME TO TRY TO EXERCISE YOUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN CANADA – THE BUREAUCRATS HAVE CANCELLED IT!!!


 International Draw Muhammed Day 2015

Date:  Wednesday, 20th of May, 2015

Time:  13:00 to 15:00

Place:  Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada

Come and join us in drawing Muhammed, the Pope’s Mother, Buddha with headphones and or any other religious/political figure!

Let’s exercise our freedom to blaspheme – while we still can!!!

We will meet at 13:00 hours (1pm) at the Eastern Entrance to the Parliament Hill, because this is the entrance that the October 22nd, 2014 shooter had entered The Hill from after shooting Sgt. Cirillo at the War Memorial.

Then we will walk up along the route the shooter had taken and set up a table on the North-Western corner of the front lawn (just before the shrubbery) at about the half-way point between the two shootings.  (If it is wet and rainy, we will put up a tent, so we can actually produce art and Draw cartoons/pictures.)

And we will exercise our freedom to blaspheme any and every religion we wish!!!

Come one, come all!

Tell your friends!

And let’s prove that freedom of speech still trumps all religious blasphemy laws in the beautiful, wonderful Magna Carta country of ours!!!

UPDATE:

RISE CANADA has been kind enough to put up a Facebook event page for this event:  please, share and spread the word!


More from GoV: Sharia Comes to Parliament Hill

http://youtu.be/x9aImdkbih8

See also: Mark Steyn writes about today’s cancellation, as well as Molly Norris, Lars Vilks, and other Draw Mohammed Day topics.


Our rendition from a previous year:

Texas Imam wants “change to the [free speech] law” (video)

 via Atlas Shrugs: Islam

“I think there needs to be a change to the law where people do not disrespect especially high people,” Imam Mobasher Ahmed said.


Joel Eisenbaum, Investigative Reporter, with a slanted report.

And it’s not just one Muslim imam. Many Muslims in the U.S. feel the same way:

 

Colorado: Saudi who ‘kept maid as sex slave’ refuses sex offender course, denied parole

via Saudi who ‘kept maid as sex slave’ denied parole in US for refusing to attend sex offender course. h/t Jihad Watch who provides many Islamic quotes justifying sex slavery.

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A Saudi national who was convicted of keeping his Indonesian maid as a sex slave has refused to attend a mandatory sex offender’s course, arguing that his Muslim beliefs do not allow him to look at pictures of scantily-clad women.

Homaidan al-Turki, 45, was jailed for 28 years in 2006 after his maid claimed she had been forced to work 12 hour days with no break and then locked in a cellar and abused regularly by the Saudi, who was in the US on an academic scholarship with his wife and five children.

Al-Turki’s sentence was reduced in 2011 to eight years-to-life but his parole applications have been repeatedly denied because of his refusal to attend a sex offenders course.

Al-Turki told prison officials in 2013 that the sex offender treatment programme “conflicts with [his] Islamic faith”, according to a letter by the then executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, Tom Clements.

His lawyers told the court in the same year that the programme: “would require [him] to look at photos that included women in bathing suits or undergarments as part of the evaluation process”, AP reported.

A Colorado Department of Corrections spokesperson told IBTimes UK: “Our treatment program does not show photos or images of scantily clad women” but that it would involve open discussion and admission of his offenses, which al-Turki has always denied.

Al-Turki’s extremely complex case began in 2004 when he, his wife and the maid – who the family had brought to America from their home in Riyadh – were arrested by US immigration over visa issues. The housekeeper claimed that she had suffered four years of exploitation and abuse by the family, including being sexually abused in a cellar in the al-Turki home.

After a two-and-a-half week trial – where it also emerged that al-Turki was being investigated by the FBI over potential terrorist links – he was convicted and given 28 years for sex offences and unlawful imprisonment. This was reduced to eight years in 2011 with a Colorado judge arguing that the original sentence had been “excessive”.

The case has become a cause célèbre in Saudi Arabia, with Al-Turki’s conviction and subsequent failure in 2013 to persuade the courts to allow him to serve his sentence at home garnering major media coverage.

As well as the refusal to take the mandatory treatment, prosecutors argued that there was no guarantee that the Saudi authorities would not release al-Turki as soon as he landed in Riyadh.

A hashtag in Arabic featuring al-Turki’s name had got over 900 thousands tweets by Thursday, and prominent media figures had made statements calling for his release.

 

San Antonio Human Resources Mgmt Association eliminates CAIR from ‘Islam in the Workplace’ curriculum

May many others follow suit.

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via FFA – San Antonio Human Resources Management Association eliminates CAIR from seminar entitled Understanding Islam in the Workplace curriculum.

San Antonio Human Resources Management Association eliminates CAIR from seminar entitled Understanding Islam in the Workplace curriculum.

Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on May 4, 2015 entitled San Antonio Human Resources Management Association sponsors CAIR seminar for educational certification credit entitled Understanding Islam in the Workplace. The email alert asked Floridafamily.org subscribers to send emails that urged San Antonio Human Resources Management Association officers and board members to abandon CAIR’s curriculum, cancel the May 12th workshop and terminate future educational relations with this organization. Thousands of people sent emails.

The San Antonio Human Resources Management Association (SAHRMA) website now has a new person addressing the workshop scheduled for May 12th instead of CAIR. The website NOW provides the following description of the new speaker: Rodney Klein graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and was hired by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as an Investigator in 1992. Mr. Klein investigated individual complaints of employment discrimination, along with large class and systemic cases. He worked as a liaison between the EEOC and various fair employment practice agencies. And, he was the San Antonio Office’s Charge Receipt Supervisor, responsible for receiving and processing all incoming discrimination complaints. Currently, Mr. Klein is the Dallas District’s Outreach and Training Manager. He speaks to audiences about employment related matters, the civil rights statutes, and EEOC procedures, and he is a featured speaker at his office’s yearly training seminars for employers.

Florida Family Association did not copy the web page before SAHRMA changed the speaker for the class. However, a Google search the morning of May 6, 2015 still contained part of the CAIR description in cache as shown in the photograph at the bottom of this email alert below. The Cache may change to the new description shown above for this Google search https://www.google.com/search?q=%22sahrma.org&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#q=%22sahrma.org%22+cair but at the time it was photographed the morning of May 6, 2015 the Google search cache stated: “The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was created as an “organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims”, a “Washington-based …”

Thankfully, it appears that SAHRMA has eliminated CAIR from teaching this course. Emails of concern clearly made a difference in SAHRMA’s quick removal of CAIR from teaching the course. Florida Family Association responded to the change of speaker by sending emails to inquire with SAHRMA’s top officers and directors if CAIR would have any other involvement in the course. None of the San Antonio Human Resources Management Association (SAHRMA) officials responded to Florida Family Association’s inquiry. Florida Family Association hopes to receive a report from insider(s) about the course presentation.

 

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