This is a small victory in a long war. A special thanks to our readers and the bloggers who supported this effort but most importantly we thank those who worked behind the scenes to make this happen. Good work all of you!
What we have witnessed is the effort by an extremist organization to legitimize itself in the public eye. This did not happen without enablers; useful idiots or willing conspirators the CIC had help from the inside. Whether the rot extends to DND itself or is confined to DFAIT remains to be seen. Hard questions must be asked. Access To Information requests with the Defence Department’s visible minority advisory group will be filed. We'll have more on the plan of action as it develops.
Contrary to the counter spin of the usual suspects the Canadian Islamic Congress has not been denied their right to free speech. They have simply been disinvited to speak at a government event, they remain perfectly free to continue expressing their views. Furthermore, and contrary to what some charge, the CIC has not been disinivited solely on the basis of the anti-semitic remarks of past president Mohamed Elmasry, rather it is the Canadian Islamic Congress's historic and continued advocacy of radical Islamist doctrine and anti-semitism that forms the justification for their exclusion from this event.
Noteworthy Canadian Islamic Congress Facts:
The CIC advocates on behalf of Hamas and Hizbollah, banned terrorist groups
The CIC has honoured Islamist hatemonger Zafar Bangash as a "Community Leader" a relationship they maintain to this day.
The CIC publishes work by notorious jew baiter "Greg Felton" author of the vile "The Host and the Parasite" , CIC representatives also happily shared a stage with Felton at a CIC event.
The CIC has been linked to the distrbution of Anti-Semitic election flyers
The CIC has promoted anti-semitic essay contests
The CIC was responsible for the infamous Maclean's Human Right Commission Free Speech Witch Hunt, which Imam Delic endorsed.
The CIC advocates for the notorius Islamist sponsored anti-free speech UN resolution promoting the "Prohibition of the public defamation of religion" which is a soft-jihad lawfare effort by the Organisation of Islamic States to make criticism of Islam illegal. Showing much fortitude Canada voted against this effort to subvert our fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression, causing CIC President Wahida Valiante to reveal the true nature of the CIC's Islamist agenda against free speech and Canadian values in her denunciation of our government. The "defamation of religion" resolution is considered so dangerous a threat that even normally soft-headed members of the lib-left, such as John Ralston Saul, have denounced it.
The CIC's current president, Wahida Valiante espouses a particularly vile strain of 911 Trutherism " "By associating the words "Islamic terrorism" with the unknown attackers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon....
MacKay pulls plug on imam's speech at defence HQ
OTTAWA — A speech at National Defence headquarters by the outspoken executive director of the Canadian Islamic Congress has been cancelled due to his organization's "extremist views."
A spokesman for Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Imam Zijad Delic was scheduled to make an address as part of Islamic Heritage Month on Oct. 4 but that MacKay decided to cancel the event.
"The Canadian Islamic Congress has declared that Israelis over the age of 18 are legitimate targets of suicide bombers," spokesman Jay Paxton said in an email to Global National.
"These types of comments don't support Islamic Heritage, they simply divide Canadians, promulgate hate and they have no place in Monday's celebrations." An expanded version of the article appears here in which Imam Delic lies through his teeth.
Here's the original Post: What the hell is going on at DND?
Does our Government, the one that cut off relations with this anti-semitic organization know what the hell is going on? I'm told this is the work of the "Muslim Communities Working Group at DFAIT which has promoted pro-Sharia speakers,". Only one other rogue agency has established ties with the CIC, the CHRC.
Gee do you think they'll allow a Christian Heritage Month?
I see the last agenda item is a "cultural food tasting", which is probably why they decided to invite Imam Delic of the Canadian Islamic Congress and not Wahida "The Hutt" Valiante, President of the CIC, Chair of Islamic History Month and 911 Troofer!
"By associating the words "Islamic terrorism" with the unknown attackers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and by not acknowledging that a political agenda is not the same thing as a belief system, Bush invoked the oldest and the strongest kind of human fear -- fear of the unknown. Bush and the pro-Israel lobby continue to instill fear in the West by escalating unsubstantiated threats against them and fabricating a vast web of lies to justify their actions against Palestine, Iraq, Syria, and now Iran.""
signatory to this document "A Defense of Free Speech by Canadian & American Muslims" and a fine practitioner of taqiyya. In this CIC communique, "Harper Government condemned for not saying "NO" to islamophobia", she chastises the government for voting against the notorious OIC sponsored anti-free speech UN resolution "Prohibition on the public defamation of religion"
Nice folks you hang with DND!
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