Clinton-Petreaus Double Standard

“Animal rights come before religion”

Finally, somebody really, really gets it!

Just because somebody believes in an ancient myth does not give them the right to torture animals in the name of that silly myth!

And now, Denmark has banned the religious exemption for Halal and Kosher slaughterers not to adhere to humane slaughtering practices.

Yes!

Yes!!!

YES!!!

From Time.com:

‘The ban, which requires slaughterhouse workers to stun animals before killing them, will now extend to religious communities that were previously afforded an exemption. “Animal rights come before religion,” Danish minister for agriculture and food Dan Jørgensen told Denmark’s TV2.’

Finally, one place where common sense and human compassion wins out over irrational beliefs!

How the Feds’ Subpoena of Reason and Gag Order Went Public

Draw Muhammed Day event denied: interview

Today, Vlad Tepes interviewed me regarding my failed attempt to hold an International Draw Muhammed Day event in Ottawa, on the Parliament Hill, yesterday.

I hope this clarifies any outstanding questions as to why I though I had a permit to hold the event, when, at the last minute, it had been denied.

Also thanks to Vlad Tepes, here are some audioclips from CFRA, Ottawa’s talk show station, on the topic.

First audioclip is from Tuesday night’s Late Night Counsell on 19th of May

And here, Vlad was kind enough to put up commentary and comments from CFRA’s Lowell Green show on May 20th:

So, what exactly happened with that ‘Draw Muhammed Day 2015’ event yesterday…

I had hoped to hold a Draw Muhammed day event in Canada’s capital, Ottawa – on the grounds of Parliament Hill – yesterday, May 20th,  the International Draw Muhammed Day.
I must admit that through this whole process, I have proven myself to be rather naive, since I thought that ‘following the rules’ was the best way to approach this issue…
As per instructions, I applied for the appropriate permit and was told (via phone) that all was in order and only the security issue needed to be addressed before the permit would be granted.
Understandable.
So, I worked with the Protective Policing detail of the RCMP, the people in charge of the security of The Hill, to move the time and specific location of the event in order to make it as easy for them as possible to ensure the safety not only of this event, but also of every other visitor to The Hill.
In order to ensure this could not possibly be interpreted as an attack on one religious minority and their beliefs, I ensured that this event would be critical of all religious persecution of freedom of speech:  since the Pope claimed violence would be a justified response to an insult to his mother, I invited people to draw the Pope’s mother; since people are in jail for having used an image of Buddha with headphones, I invited people to draw an image of Buddha with headphones.
And, to demonstrate that the prohibition against depicting the likeness of the Islamic Prophet Muhammed is by no means as universal as some loud voices today would have us believe, I planned to display historical Islamic depictions of Muhammed.
In addition, I invited people to draw any other religious/political figure they want – this was a freedom of speech event at the occasion of the International Draw Muhammed Day, nothing less or more.
After both an email and phone exchange with various members of this team, I had met with them – in a local coffee shop, none the less, and was told that thanks to my eager cooperation, all of their security concerns had been addressed and the permit would be issued within hours.
Naively, I believed what I was told, and started to let people know about the event.
Being just one individual and not a member of any organization or political party, I simply posted the info on my blog and sent emails to my friends, who sent emails to their friends, and so on….a word of mouth thing, as I have no budget for ads and such.  RISE Canada even took it upon themselves to put up a Facebook page for the event, as I had not even the skills for that.
I waited for the promised paperwork, and waited, and waited.  As of Tuesday afternoon, I was assured it was coming.
Then, at 5:25pm on the 19th of May, I received a phone call informing me that the permit for the event was denied.
Frankly, I was surprised and at a loss for words – I did all I was told and was assured that all ‘security concerns’ were fine – yet, it was precisely ‘security concerns’ that were cited as the reason fro the denial.
No appeal was possible.
No explanation for what these ‘security concerns’ were was going to be provided.
I contacted the RCMP protective detail assigned to me for the event and let them know….and while I realize I don’t understand internal politics, it seemed to me that they were not the ones with ‘security concerns’.
So, I updated the info on my blog, re-sent emails and let everyone know that indeed, in Canada, our constitutionally guaranteed ‘freedom of speech’  only extends to bureaucratically permitted speech…
Anyhow, everybody respected the prohibition against the event – only some reporters and numerous security forces were reported to have shown up….
I have been asked by many people to please re-schedule the event for another time and that is indeed what I will do.
Yet, I am left with the logistics question of how to go about it, since the official permit will, no doubt, be just as likely denied as the first time….and begging for a permit to exercise freedom of speech seems very silly, if not downright oxymoronic…
Anyhow, that is the stage in which things find themselves now.
Thoughts?

Open Letter to Stephen Harper: It Is Time to Classify Terrorist Organizations as Such

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.

Sincerely,

Alexandra Belaire,

blogging as Xanthippa

Pat Condell: A Special Kind of Hatred

As we remember World Holocaust Day, let’s not turn a blind eye to the rising anti-Semitic violence from Islamofascists:

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