Trudeau appears at Islamic rally despite human rights organization's appeal
TORONTO – According to Justin Trudeau, those who expressed concern over his
appearance Saturday night at a controversial Muslim event taking place over the
weekend in Toronto were doing it to spread fear and prejudice.
The Liberal Party leadership hopeful took a swipe at his critics in a veiled
reference to B'nai Brith Canada, the Muslim Canadian Congress, Canadian Friends
of Simon Wiesenthal, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
Jason Kenney, MP Marc Garneau and others in his keynote address at the Reviving
the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Conference Saturday night.
"There are already too many forces in the world that drive us into separate
camps, that isolate us, and make us suspicious of one another. Yesterday,
protesters tried to prevent me from speaking at a school because of my stance
defending gay marriage and women's rights. And as you know, some conservatives
tried to stir up controversy about my appearance here today. They tried to
appeal to people's fears and prejudices, the very things that this gathering was
founded to overcome," Trudeau told hundreds of people at the Metro Toronto
"Now, I respect and defend their right to express their opinions, but I want you
to know that I will always stand up to the politics of division and fear. It is
short-sighted to pit groups of Canadians against one another. It may make some
feel good for a little while, or even work politically in the short term, but it
is no way to build a country, least of all this country. It is not who we are."
Although the audience cheered and applauded when Trudeau criticized "the
politics of division and fear," they did not respond in kind to his comment
about supporting gay marriage and women's rights.
Some of the seating at the conference was segregated by gender. A woman named
Mona Sharkawy complained on Twitter that she and her husband were ejected from
the conference because they had sat in the men's section. She wrote that they
had only done so after discovering there were no seats available in the family
section. In one of her Tweets, she said of Trudeau, "Wonder if he knows what he
In the weeks leading up to the event, Trudeau had refused B'nai Brith's request
for a meeting to discuss the Jewish human rights organization's serious concerns
about some of the sponsoring organizations as well as some of the speakers
featured at the conference such as one Islamic scholar who has written and
spoken approvingly of wife-beating.
Trudeau's snub of B'nai Brith reportedly took Kenney by surprise. According to
the Toronto Sun, Kenney "told QMI Agency he was taken aback by Trudeau's refusal
to meet with B'nai Brith and urged the Liberal leadership hopeful not to
`flippantly' dismiss the group's request to meet."
The troubling positions that have been professed by some of the conference's
speakers in the past were not mentioned by Trudeau in his speech.
Nor did he mention the purported connections between one of the conference's
original sponsors and Hamas.
IRFAN-Canada withdrew its financial support from RIS after bloggers raised the
alarm and Garneau told the media he would not attend the conference precisely
because of IRFAN-Canada.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) revoked IRFAN-Canada's charitable status in 2010
because, according to the CRA website, its "analysis of the audit information
has led the CRA to believe that IRFAN-Canada provides support to Hamas, a listed
terrorist organization. Our findings indicate that IRFAN-Canada provided over
$14.6 million in resources to operating partners that were run by officials of
Hamas, openly supported and provided funding to Hamas, or have been listed by
various jurisdictions because of their support for Hamas or other terrorist
IRFAN-Canada is reportedly appealing the CRA's decision.
In his speech, Trudeau spoke about Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier and emphasized
that "a country can be great, not in spite of its diversity, but because of its
Trudeau began his speech with, "As-salamu alykum," and ended with, "may peace,
mercy and blessings be upon you."
When speaking about the people who have come to Canada throughout the country's
history and have worked to find common ground with people of other faiths,
Trudeau also quoted from "the Holy Qur'an."
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Another Stupid Dhimmi
Metrosexual dhimmi fool Justin Trudeau attacks conservatives as intolerant in defense of his decision to speak before a group representing the most oppressive, intolerant and hateful ideology on earth. He also boasts of his support for gay marriage. How on earth do these leftists on one hand proclaim their support for gay and women's rights and then turn around and embrace islam? Don't they get it that these two positions are contradictory. Freedom, gay rights, women's rights, religious liberty and respect for religious differences cannot coexist with islam. Liberals have to make a choice about whether they will defend their traditional liberal ideals or defend islam? What a clueless idiot this Trudeau is. It's simply amazing how liberals do not grasp the dichotomy of the positions they take.