Dear Stephen Harper,
Today, many of us Canadians celebrate ‘Family Day’. As I look around my living room, seeing my husband and growing sons, I cannot but worry about the future of our society.
Last October 7th, my younger son was, as a co-op student, working just a few short blocks from the War Memorial. When the terrorist attack occurred, I could not but rush to his side and managed to get in to his building moments before the lockdown was imposed.
I mention this to illustrate that for me, the prospect of my family being endangered by a Jihadi attack is not a theoretical one…
Of all the Western leaders, You, Mr. Harper, are handling the Jihadi threat the best, providing our law enforcement people the laws they need to use as tools in order to protect Canadian citizens, while providing judicial oversight in order to protect our civil liberties, in a true libertarian fashion. And that is most excellent!
However, in order to apply those laws effectively, our law enforcement people need another very important tool: it is time to accurately label terrorist organizations as such.
The Muslim Brotherhood is already labelled as a terrorist organization in many countries and Canada would be wise to join them. But, The Muslim Brotherhood has many front organizations, identified as such in documents including Explanatory Memorandum , published by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Among these Muslim Brotherhood affiliates are many organizations that have infiltrated Canadian institutions. Perhaps one of the most intensely destructive of these is the Muslim Student Association (MSA), which has chapters in most institutions of higher learning in Canada. For example, Awso Pesdary, recently arrested on terrorist charges in Ottawa, was active in the MSA at Algonquin College.
Pesdary may indeed be an outlier, but the truly subversive actions of the MSA are their everyday monitoring of students who happen to be Muslim or appear to have Muslim names and coercing them into attending religious services, which often contain very radical preachings. This social pressure on moderate students who just happen to be Muslim does not stop at just prayers: the MSA is actively discouraging Muslim students from forming meaningful social bonds with students outside the MSA. It is easy to see how this would negatively impact those Muslim students who wish to integrate into the great Canadian society, as the intimidation by the MSA bullies can be quite intense. In the end, all of our society looses when bright young Muslims are prevented from integrating and enriching our society.
Of course, MSA is not the only organization with strong ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR, as well as its fully owned Canadian subidiary, CAIR-Can (currently known as National Council of Canadian Muslims, NCCM), must also be on the list of terrorist organizations, as should be MAC (Muslim Association of Canada), MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council), II (Islamic Free Market Institute) and at many more, including (but not limited to) the following:
- • Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
- • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
- • The Muslim Communities Association (MCA)
- • The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS)
- • The Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE)
- • Islamic Medical Association (IMA)
- • Islamic Teaching Center (ITC)
- • North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)
- • Foundation for International Development (FID)
- • Islamic Housing Cooperative (IHC)
- • Islamic Centers Division (ICD)
- • American Trust Publications (ATP)
- • Audio-Visual Center (AVC)
- • Islamic Book Service (IBS)
- • Muslim Businessmen Association (MBA)
- • Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
- • ISNA Fiqh Committee (IFC)
- • ISNA Political Awareness Committee (IPAC)
- • Islamic Education Department (IED)
- • Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA)
- • Malasian (sic) Islamic Study Group (MISG)
- • Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP)
- • United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)
- • Occupied Land Fund (OLF)
- • Mercy International Association (MIA)
- • Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
- • Baitul Mal Inc (BMI)
- • International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT)
- • Islamic Information Center (IIC)
Identifying them for what they are – outposts of Islamism within our great country – is essential if we want to protect all Canadians, Muslims and non-Muslims, from the coercive and corrosive influence of these front organizations for Islamic terrorism and if we want to give our law enforcement people the tools necessary to protect us and our families from future domestic terrorist attacks.
Please, Mr. Prime Minister, give our law enforcement people the tools they need to protect us by declaring Muslim Brotherhood and all its affiliates for what they are: terrorist organizations.
blogging as Xanthippa
February 17, 2015 at 10:15
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February 17, 2015 at 16:30
There is only one way to counteract terrorism:
Refuse to be afraid!
Instead, we cower under our beds and plead for the state to protect us.
This is not counteracting terrorism.
This is giving in to terrorism.
While the progressives destroy our rights and freedoms in the name of “tolerance,” the conservatives destroy our rights and freedoms in the name of “security.”
Both are equally evil.
February 17, 2015 at 17:36
I plan to fight terrorism!!!
OK, I am in the preliminary stages and must get my proverbial ducks lined up but.
On International Draw Muhammad Day, 20th of May, I plan to hold a ‘Draw Muhammad – and the Pope’s mother’ event on Parliament Hill.
So, yes, I am fighting terrorism and standing up!
February 17, 2015 at 20:14
My point is that your praise of Canada’s anti-terrorist legislation is, well, misguided to say the least.
The whole intent of terrorism is to frighten us into destroying ourselves by passing laws that obliterate our rights and freedoms to promulgate the illusion of security.
And that is exactly what we are doing.
Stephen Harper claims that “not now, not ever” will rights be taken from Canadians.
But don’t listen to the propaganda.
Just read the law to see that Stephen Harper lies.
Here is the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act, Bill C-51 on the web, and here is Bill C-51 in PDF format. You can track the progress of this disgusting parody of a law here: LegisInfo for Bill C-51.
This law would authorize CSIS
(a) to enter any place or open or obtain access to any thing;
(b) to search for, remove or return, or examine, take extracts from or make copies of or record in any other manner the information, record, document or thing;
(c) to install, maintain or remove any thing;
(d) to do any other thing that is reasonably necessary to take those measures.
This is the actual text of the bill, with emphasis added by me.
We are supposed to be comforted by the fact that these powers are subject to a so-called “disruption warrant” to be issued by a judge. But then we read
(e) the judge may receive into evidence anything that, in the judge’s opinion, is reliable and appropriate, even if it is inadmissible in a court of law, and may base a decision on that evidence;
Can this really be a law that instructs judges to disregard the law pertaining to the admissibility of evidence? We begin to suspect that this is some sick parody from theonion.com or some other hotbed of internet ass-hattery. But no, it comes directly from parl.gc.ca, so this kind of tripe really does pass for serious legislation in Canada today.
Here is a short summary of why you should be outraged by the direction in which Harper is trying to push this country: Canada’s New Anti-Terror Bill Is Everything You Hoped It Wasn’t. And here is an article focusing only on the chilling effect of this bill on freedom of speech: Are you already violating the feds’ new anti-terror bill?
Even the ultra-right-wing National Post is arguing against this monstrosity of a bill: It’s easy to imagine Bill C-51 actually undermining Canada’s anti-terrorism strategy.
There is nothing praiseworthy about the legislation coming out of Ottawa during the reign of the Harper conservatives!
February 17, 2015 at 21:57
Which, CodeSlinger, is not the point of my letter.
February 18, 2015 at 01:32
I don’t disagree with the main thrust of your letter; perhaps I should have said so.
What I disagree with is the part where you said:
“Of all the Western leaders, you, Mr. Harper, are handling the Jihadi threat the best, providing our law enforcement people the laws they need to use as tools in order to protect Canadian citizens, while providing judicial oversight in order to protect our civil liberties, in a true libertarian fashion.”
None of that is true.
February 18, 2015 at 13:11
So, Obama anc Cameron are handling this better than Harper is?
I beg to differ, CodeSlinger: Harper is doing the best from our Western leaders!
February 18, 2015 at 17:27
All Western leaders are using the “war on terror” as a blatantly transparent excuse to demolish the classical liberal foundations of Western civilization.
There is no significant difference between them.
February 18, 2015 at 17:35
Sorry, CodeSlinger, but I think that despite of what is going on, Stephen Harper is handling it way better than any other Western leader.
February 18, 2015 at 21:01
Well, let’s see… these days, in Canada…
You have to show two pieces of photo ID just to get on a bus from one small town to another.
If you have your own transportation, you are photographed at every major intersection and at intervals along every major highway.
When you deposit cash in your bank account, you are interrogated as to where it came from.
When you withdraw cash from your bank account, you are interrogated as to what you plan to do with it.
The government keeps a permanent copy of everything you upload or download.
Your banker, your accountant, your doctor, and other professionals are required by law to spy on you for the government.
If you are attacked and use force to defend yourself, you will almost certainly be charged with a crime.
The government can seize anything you own just by making accusations, without having to prove anything.
Terrorism is defined so broadly in law that almost anything, including the mere expression of an opinion, can be framed as terrorism.
You can be jailed for something the government claims you might do in the future.
There is no longer any such thing as inadmissible evidence.
The intelligence agencies are being used against the public and are allowed by law access anything, seize anything, and do anything they want.
How are these abuses of power any better than those of other Western governments?