People afflicted with Aviophobia should force themselves to get on an airplane; people with Agoraphobia should force themselves to leave the house; people with Blennophobia should slime themselves; and people with Islamophobia should confront Islam. When Canada’s Prime Minister attempted to do just that, Muslim groups in Canada demanded he apologize.
According to CBC News, Harper was casitgated by Muslim leaders and at least one useful idiot for suggesting that it’s possible for Muslim terrorists to hang out in mosques:
Two national Muslim organizations say they are troubled that Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week drew a link between radicalization and mosques.
Harper made the remark last Friday when he was answering a question about the Canadian government’s new anti-terrorism legislation. The measures unveiled in Bill C-51 include criminalizing advocacy for or promotion of a terrorist act. Another measure lowers the threshold needed for police to arrest somebody they suspect may commit a terrorist act.
Asked how to distinguish between teens messing around in their basements and someone who is radicalized, Harper said it would be a serious offence “no matter who you are.”
“It doesn’t matter what the age of the person is, or whether they’re in a basement, or whether they’re in a mosque or somewhere else,” Harper said Friday in Richmond Hill, Ont.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Muslim Lawyers’ Association (CMLA) said in a press release Monday that they are “deeply troubled” Harper “implicated Canadian mosques as venues where terrorism is advocated or promoted.” In a press release, the groups demanded Harper apologize.
Amira Elghawaby, human rights co-ordinator for the NCCM, said the organization found Harper’s comments “extremely divisive.”
“Considering that we’ve seen anti-Muslim violence and vandalism at places of worship, it was very disturbing to see the prime minister create this kind of impression in the minds of Canadians, that there’s something wrong going on when there isn’t anything of that sort,” Elghawaby said.
Elghawaby said imams and mosque communities have called authorities when they have concerns about someone.
“Whether it was a slip of a tongue — which I highly doubt — but whether it was or not, I think our leaders have to be held to a very high standard of responsibility in terms of setting a tone where all Canadians feel welcome in this country and where all Canadians know that they’re together on any issue that’s challenging them,” she said.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said the two groups are right to demand an apology.
“It was irresponsible of the prime minister to throw the mosques into his comments. It was a form of Islamophobia and it was wrong. So he should realize that he was wrong to do that and simply apologize to the Muslim community,” Mulcair said Monday after question period.
It should be noted that NCCM was found to have connections to CAIR and Hamas. CAIR has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Hamas has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. State Department. All of the leaders within these groups identify as being religious Muslims. As such, one can presume that they attend… mosques.
Aside from the fact that Muslims have been known to bear false witness in an attempt to create the perception that Islam is victimized, Mosques are indeed home to Imams and attendees who later commit acts of terrorism.
Though not in Canada, the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, VA is the poster child for mosques with a history of being very connected to terrorism. None other than Anwar al-Awlaki was an Imam at that mosque who welcomed three of the 9/11 hijackers. One of his proteges – Fort Hood Jihadst Nidal Malik Hasan – also attended Dar al-Hijrah. In fact, this very day, Mohammed al-Hanooti is a Mufti there. In 1995, al-Hanooti was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center attack and then later he made the same list in the Holy Land Foundation trial, as Shoebat.com reported.
Then, of course, we have the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) mosque that was founded by a convicted terrorist. Later, a man by the name of Suhaib Webb became the Imam there. This mosque was visited by the Boston Marathon bombers.
Before traveling to al-Azhar University in 2004, Webb was an Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC), the same mosque attended by Alton Nolen who, in 2014, beheaded a co-worker. As Shoebat.com reported, a man claiming to have attended the mosque when Webb was there, said he was told by Webb that all non-Muslims would have to one day ‘convert or die’ (presumably, death by terrorism was viewed as acceptable).
Muslim leaders were not the only ones who attacked Harper for attempting to overcome his Islamophobia. A useful idiot named Tom Mulcair, leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada confused confronting Islamophobia with exhibiting signs of it, accusing Harper of having Islamophobia by attempting to cure it.
Harper may be afflicted with Islamophobia but Mulcair has Stockholm Syndrome: