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Islamic Conquest and Extortion

February 25, 2014

Islamic Conquest and Extortion by Kab Ashraf

Here is my latest, so U can embed it in a blog post.  This is my post at Islam Is A Cult Not A Religion. Embed code at the end.  U can easily put it in one of WP’s text widgets.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/208692157/Islamic-Conquest-and-Extortion

This pdf exemplifies deliaring of the Islamic assertion of passivity; that killing innocent people is harram. It displays pages 141, 212, 213, 214 & 216 of Hedaya, vol. 2 with the crucial clauses highlighted.

Those pages are complimented by relevant quotes from the Qur’an, hadith, tafsir Ibn Kathir and The Reliance of the Traveller with links to source texts.

The following points of Islamic law are displayed by the contents of this file:
1. Infidels may be attacked without provocation.
2. Muslims are obligated to attack passive infidels at least once in each year.
3  The widows & orphans, real and personal property of Infidels are plunder for Muslims.
4. If Jihad is not carried out, the Ummah is in a state of sin.
5. Not believing in Allah is an evil which must be removed by Islam or death.
6. Imposition of Jizya is a punishment for not beliving in Allah.
7. Jizya is imposed in lieu of death.

This file is free for all.  Please download it, study it and upload it to other groups.  Link to it in your replies to al-Taqiyya/

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Fjordman: The Folly of Open Borders

February 20, 2014

From here:

We Europeans do not have an obligation to destroy ourselves. Africans, Muslims and others are adults and should be able to fix their own problems. Moreover, Europe and the wider Western world simply don’t have the strength to fix all of the problems of Africa, the Islamic countries and the rest of the developing world, even if we wanted to.

The Folly of Open Borders

“There will be free movement, country to country. Globalization in its purest form should not have any boundaries…”– Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh. (Both of her children live in North America.)

Posted By Fjordman On February 19, 2014  In Daily Mailer,FrontPage  Comments

1348336233_0-450x337Ceuta is one of two small Spanish enclaves in North Africa, the second being Melilla. They provide the only possible entry to European territory without leaving Africa. Ceuta is separated from the Iberian Peninsula by the Strait of Gibraltar, and lies at the strategically important boundary between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. 1300 years ago, Muslims used it as a staging ground for their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula and their aggressive inroads into Europe. The tide took centuries to turn, but in 1415 the Portuguese conquered Ceuta. This event marked the beginning of half a millennium of European dynamism and global expansion.

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It is ironic that Ceuta is now once again at the front lines. This time we are witnessing the retreat and decline of Europe, and the demographic expansion of Africa and the Islamic world. As one member of Spain’s maritime rescue services commented in late 2013: “It has been a very busy summer, because we’re now also rescuing Africans who not only cross in a toy boat but haven’t even spent money on buying proper oars.”

Apart from scaling the fences at Ceuta and Melilla, other common routes into Europe are by boat, sometimes via Spain’s Canary Islands off the Atlantic coast of North Africa, but more frequently to Mediterranean islands such as Italy’s Lampedusa. Some also enter Europe from the east, via the Greek islands. Greece has a huge problem with illegal immigrants, many of them Muslims coming from as far east as Afghanistan.

The tiny island of Malta, which is a member of the EU, has already received tens of thousands of illegal immigrants coming in by boat. Many of the arrivals hail from the poorest and most war-torn parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Their arrival constitutes a heavy burden for such a small nation.

On February 6 2014, at least 14 illegal immigrants, most of them sub-Saharan Africans, died while trying to swim from Morocco to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta. The Spanish government’s local delegate said that the migrants were “aggressive” and began throwing rocks. Civil Guard officials used anti-riot gear to dissuade them from rushing the border, yet about 200 attempted to swim around the seawall. Sources said that the migrants stampeded, some stepping on others on the beach, as they jumped into the sea. Authorities said the police in Ceuta used rubber bullets to ward them off, but that they fired them in the air and did not target anyone directly. “We did not use anti-riot equipment when the immigrants were in the water.”

Meanwhile, the number of illegal immigrants landing in Italy rose tenfold in January 2014, the country’s deputy interior minister said. “In 2013, Italy was subjected to an incessant and massive influx of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East,” Filippo Bubico told parliament. Throughout 2013, a total of 2,925 vessels of various shapes and sizes landed on Italian shores, carrying about 43,000 people. This represented a rise of 325 per cent in just one year. Reality is increasingly imitating fiction, with boatloads of people coming from the south to Europe, just as described in Jean Raspail’s novel The Camp of the Saints from 1973.

In early February 2014, more than 1,000 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in nine overcrowded rafts and dinghies were rescued by the Italian navy within the space of just 24 hours. The vessels, in which approximately 1,120 people were packed tightly, were first spotted in waters south of Sicily by Italian military helicopters attached to naval ships. Once reached by naval patrol vessels, the migrants were given life jackets and transferred to a larger ship. It is thought they were trying to reach Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost island. The turmoil in the Middle East in the wake of the Arab Spring, the civil war in Syria and instability in Africa has led to a sharp increase in the number of illegal immigrants trying to reach European shores.

The German professor of sociology Gunnar Heinsohn worries about the “demographic capitulation” of European nations. He fears that their low birth rates will lead to the collapse of the welfare state. Immigration from Third World nations cannot solve this problem; it only makes it worse. He does not believe that material aid to countries with large youth populations will prevent violence and terror. On the contrary, it may fuel more unrest. Over the course of five generations (1900-2000), the population in predominantly Muslim countries grew from 150 million to 1200 million — an increase of 800 per cent. This growth still continues. Heinsohn notes that Western countries are funding the Palestinian population explosion, for instance. He thinks that we must cease this support. He also believes that the West should stay out of the affairs of Muslim countries with expanding populations as much as possible. We should only interfere briefly if they threaten us directly.

It’s true that birth rates do not remain static. Even in some Muslim countries, birth rates are now lower than they were a few years ago. However, they are still substantially higher than those in virtually all European nations.

We don’t know exactly what the population was in the entire Roman Empire in the first century of our era. However, estimates typically range between 50 million and 80 million people, perhaps a little bit more, perhaps a little bit less. By comparison, it was estimated by 2013 that the global population grew by around 75 millionpeople annually. This means that the world’s total population is now growing by roughly another Roman Empire, every single year. Most of this rapid growth is concentrated in dysfunctional and technologically backward societies.

The continent of Africa today houses a population larger than that of the continent of Europe. This has not happened for thousands of years. Already today, African and Muslim illegal immigrants are fleeing from their own failed societies to get into Europe, sometimes risking their lives by literally swimming to European shores.

A report from 2013 predicted that sub-Saharan Africa will record the largest population growth between now and 2050. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the world’s poorest region will more than double in population, from 1.1 billion to 2.4 billion. The entire population of the European Union is about 500 million people. It is estimated that Africa’s population will grow by at least twice that much, in just two generations. Where are these people supposed to live? Will they have water, food and work at home? If not, where will they go next?

Western governments and human rights organizations seem to treat the huge influx of illegal immigrants as some kind of natural disaster, something that will pass. It’s not. It’s an ongoing process, which keeps getting worse and worse. Europe’s misfortune is that it is situated right at the doorstep of the world’s most dysfunctional continent – Africa – and the world’s most dysfunctional cultural sphere, the Islamic world.

By 2014 Muslim-dominated Bangladesh was estimated to house perhaps 165 million people, a number that keeps growing by a couple of million annually. In 2000, the then Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, was asked by the Los Angeles Times how the country was going to feed, house and employ the expected doubling of its population by 2050. She replied: “We’ll send them to America. Globalisation will take that problem away, as you free up all factors of production, also labour. There’ll be free movement, country to country. Globalisation in its purest form should not have any boundaries, so small countries with big populations should be able to send population to countries with big boundaries and small populations.”

Sheikh Hasina was again Prime Minister of Bangladesh in early 2014. Coincidentally, both of her children live in North America.

Hasina is essentially arguing that her nation needs more Lebensraum, and that other countries should accept this. The Nazis wanted more Lebensraum for Germans. This was seen as evil, and other Europeans fought them. Why are they now supposed to meekly accept more Lebensraum for Pakistanis, Egyptians, Nigerians or Bangladeshis in Europe? Despite their flaws, the Germans have at the very least shown themselves capable of maintaining a science-based industrial economy. That’s not equally the case with Nigerians and Bangladeshis.

We Europeans do not have an obligation to destroy ourselves. Africans, Muslims and others are adults and should be able to fix their own problems. Moreover, Europe and the wider Western world simply don’t have the strength to fix all of the problems of Africa, the Islamic countries and the rest of the developing world, even if we wanted to. We constitute a rapidly shrinking part of the world’s population and economy. Moreover, we have plenty of unemployment, debt and other problems of our own to deal with.

It’s nice to be kind and humanitarian, but the enormous migration waves we are currently facing are unprecedented in recorded human history, both in speed and in sheer numbers. At some point, the issue will no longer be about our humanitarian ideals or feeling good about ourselves. It will be about a fundamental question: Do we want something recognizable as European civilization to exist and flourish a century from now? If so, then the Utopian and dangerously naïve ideal of open borders simply cannot be sustained for much longer.

-Fjordman-

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The muslim ideology is all about hate, revenge, intolerance, violence and lying to gain advantage over your enemy – it’s all about might-makes-right extortion, aka CRIME.

Their religion teaches hate and intolerance, they rape, sodimize, torture and mutilate and kill anyone that will not convert to Islam.

Rape, war and poverty were all endorsed by Muhammad, who called them “holy duties!” Naturally, the poverty bit didn’t apply to him personally.

Islamic “beliefs” include the belief that their god cannot be understood nor reasoned with, (so it might as well not exist at all) only feared and obeyed. They also include the criminal notion that, since Muhammad got away with committing his crimes, (and he tried them all, enthusiastically, many times and, far from ever feeling remorse or apologizing for them, instead encouraged everyone else to join him in committing them, too) then “god” must have wanted him to get away with committing those crimes! So obviously islam is only an ancient yet ongoing extortion-racket CRIME syndicate, and the only “religious” part in it, is where they say:

“God told us to commit these crimes!”

(Capisce?)!

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So why does it now always seem to be “illegal” to accuse these moslem criminals of their crimes, if doing so might hurt their feelings (and so “make” them commit even more crimes!)?
Simply because:

Liberals are racists – they always assume that ONLY White, Western people (including, of course, the Jews in Israel,) are INTELLIGENT enough to be judged guilty of being truly evil, while all their pet “People Of Colour” (including, of course, the “swarthy palestinians,”) just can’t help being violent animals, the poor oppressed little dears, so they’ll always indulge their crimes, much as one ignores the new puppy as it pees on the rugs.

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Multiculturalism IS racism! The reason all the so-called “islamic” countries are at the exact bottom of all the global developmental indexes, can only be EITHER “nurture” (the software programming, education/”cultural” indoctrination) OR “nature” (the hardware, or “race”)!

Since all humans are born tabula rasa (as blank slates) it’s obvious that their islam causes their own suffering; let’s dare to compare:

In reality, it’s all about human reason and an ongoing, dynamic agreement to become situationally right (as in factually correct) as opposed to whining that one should be entitled to the static, idolatrous and victim-blaming right to remain irresponsibly wrong:

We self-reliantly CHOOSE to agree to the Golden Rule of Law, which, by simply defining all situational morality as: “Do Not Attack First!” enables trust, progress, and Civilization.

(See all “Western” countries)!

They force everyone to obey the brazen rule of chaos, which embodies destructive criminal slander and prejudicial immorality as: “Our god says we always have to attack all ‘The Others’ first!” and so inflicts distrust, stagnation, and Barbarism.

(See all ‘moslem’ countries)!

;-(

The Twisted Motives Behind Political Correctness

February 19, 2014

From here:

February 18, 2014 by

The Twisted Motives Behind Political Correctness

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As I have confessed in the past, in my early years I found myself active in the Democratic Party and the general liberal methodology. I had no understanding of the concept of the false left/right paradigm. I had no inkling of the dangers of globalism and central banking. I had no concept of decentralization or non-participation. I had never even heard of libertarianism. I knew only that George W. Bush was a criminal (and I was right), but the problem went far deeper than the GOP. I was astoundingly ignorant of the bigger picture.

However, what I did have going for me was an almost violent sense of nonconformity. I hated collectivists, yet I found myself surrounded by them while working within the leftist culture. It was the insanity of self-proclaimed “liberals” that taught me the true nature of the facade of politics. When I realized that the Democrats were essentially the same corrupt entity as the neoconservatives, everything in my life changed.

One aspect of liberalism with which I am now very familiar is political correctness. I didn’t understand it at the time, not until I stepped outside the cultism of it and looked in from a wiser place. It always bothered me, but I couldn’t quite grasp why until later. Then, it hit me like a revelation. Political correctness was not a political ideology. No, it was a religion, a full-fledged spiritual con, a New Age ghetto of frothing mishmash that is sociological voodoo. And the leftists were eating it up like steak night at an all-you-can-eat buffet.

These people were rationally retarded. Every idea they proposed they merely parroted from books and articles they had read. They were like malfunctioning automatons trapped in a cycle of discontented social criticism. Their desperation to invent meaning in the midst of their irrelevant lives made me feel ill. If they could not find a legitimate cause to champion, they would create one out of thin air and defend it relentlessly, regardless of how shallow it truly was.

When I outline my analysis of economic destabilization within the United States or I write about the rise of the police state, I am driven by a fundamental sense of concrete concern. There are indeed real problems in the world, swirling in a storm of obvious factual conflicts. But the warriors of the PC culture don’t see any of it. Rather, they fantasize about injustices that don’t exist, trespasses that are ultimately fictional. They imagine themselves champions of some greater purpose that, in the end, doesn’t matter.

Recently, I read a news story about a “transgendered teen” in Maine. When the boy was in the fifth grade, he decided to dress as a girl and demanded to use the girl’s bathroom at his public school, despite having the biological apparatus of a male. This story was international news, folks! Why? I can’t say, except that the mainstream media have made a point to focus on “gender optional” issues as if they represent some kind of civil rights uprising.

The issue perfectly illustrates the disturbing nature of politically correct culture.

Teachers at the school did not deny the student the use of restroom facilities. In fact, they allowed him to use the teacher’s bathrooms to avoid any confusion. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, on the other hand, had other ideas. It ruled that the school’s refusal to allow the boy to use the girl’s facilities constituted a violation of the State’s anti-discrimination law. The ruling has been heralded as a massive victory for the politically correct narrative.

Now, let me make one thing clear: I could not care less about this boy’s sexual orientation (if he even has one). I do think the very idea that a fifth-grader at about the age of 10 is sexually conscious enough to develop a sense of gender dissuasion is absurd. Children who haven’t even experienced puberty yet, proclaiming they are transgendered? Utter nonsense. I find it far more likely that the student’s PC-obsessed parents influenced him to come to such a decision despite his naivety.

That said, a person’s sexual proclivities are not my concern. In fact, I have no interest whatsoever in the infatuations of any individual. That is a personal matter. I do not judge such people on their attractions. I do, though, judge people on how they handle their infatuations. What happens when someone wears his sexuality on his shoulder like a fashion accessory? Why is that even necessary? Is it not rather mentally backward for any person to base his public persona solely on his carnal compulsions? Do I dance around on the sidewalk bellowing to strangers how much I love the curves of women? Do I require a sociopolitical legal apparatus to vindicate my existence? Do I feel the need to shame gay people into publicly embracing my straight man’s libido? No, I do not.

The PC culture demands that we, as individuals, openly accept the sexual orientations of anyone and everyone; otherwise, we are labeled prejudiced monsters. It is not enough that we object in a logical manner. No, we must fall to our knees and thank the stars for the very existence of gender chameleons.

In the end, the psychological gender position of any particular person does not overrule his biological features. A child with a penis is a boy. Period. He will never be a girl. Ever. Not without surgical aid. And even then, he will never have the ability to give birth, which is the very hallmark of femininity. (Sorry, feminists, but that’s how it goes.) A boy, no matter his mental orientation, does not belong in a girl’s lavatory. The privacy rights of the girls outweigh the gender confusion of the boy. If I were a girl (why not play some gender games since everyone else is), I would beat the living hell out of any boy gallivanting in a dress in a bathroom I was using and make sure he never dared come back. And, by extension, if I were a rather mischievous boy with an aptitude as a peeping tom, why not dress up in a tutu in the hopes of getting a glimpse of the forbidden while being legally protected by the State?

The warped conflicts that arise, though, are not the creation of the child in question. A fifth-grader has no concept of gender rights or political correctness. This issue was a creation of the PC cult and its acolytes. These people don’t actually care about the children they involve in their legal dramas. They exploit them, with every intent to abandon them once they have chiseled their agenda into the gray matter of every American.

What truly motivates these people? Why do they do what they do? I think my experience with leftists makes me a well-positioned observer of the psychology of the culture. Here are the hidden thought processes I have witnessed while dealing directly with the PC army.

PC Elitism

One of the unfortunate side effects of religion is that proponents often use it as a means to feel superior to others. I have seen it in Christianity as much as I have seen it in any other belief system. It is the primary reason why I refuse to subscribe to organized and establishment-sanctioned spiritualism. Religion should be a personal experience first and foremost, not an easy way to fit in with the collective. Communing with others who share one’s beliefs should be secondary. Hypocritically, politically correct adherents often criticize Christians for their collectivist elitism while suffering from the same problem themselves.

PC culture allows participants to pretend as though they have some greater understanding of the world, an elevated knowledge of life that makes them superior to the uninitiated. It is important to understand that when a person pursues the methodology of zealotry, he doesn’t do it to make the world a better place; he does it to feel better about his place in the world.

The politically correct are so violent in the assertion of their ideals because they crave the subjugation of the mainstream and a recognition of their “rightness.” They don’t want people to “accept” their beliefs as tolerable. They want people to adore their beliefs as supreme. They want every man, woman and child to reinforce their ideals without question.

The malfunction of this philosophy is that zealots are never satisfied. They must always find new ways to feel superior to others. So they continuously engineer new taboos and new sins, no matter how ridiculous, so that they can forever look down upon the laymen. Because of this, there will never be an end to PC law. It will go on forever, labeling numerous social interactions and stances as “aberrant” — never satiated and never satisfied.

PC Futurism

The young are always searching for ways to feel wiser than the old. This is just the natural way of things, at least in America. Now, I know from ample experience that age does not necessarily denote intelligence. I’ve met plenty of idiotic people who had decades of time to learn from their mistakes but didn’t. But the young, many of whom lack time and struggle, have a terrible tendency to either pretend that they have “seen it all.” Or they pretend that the very atmosphere of the day somehow gives them a greater insight than generations past. The reality is that most of them know very little of import. This attitude comes from a philosophy called “futurism” (popular with the Nazis and the Soviets), which holds that all the beliefs and discoveries of the past mean nothing compared to the beliefs and discoveries of the present. This ideology is alluring to the young, because it gives them a way to feel intellectually dominant over older and more “ignorant” people who are “behind the times.”

Political correctness is basically an appendage of futurism. By labeling elders as social bigots and products of a barbaric era who don’t understand the “lingo” of the PC elite, liberalism draws in and collectivizes the fledgling left. Younger generations are given a cultural avenue toward high priesthood, a right of passage usually reserved for the aged. They get to skip ahead past all the trials and tribulations of life and announce their deep awareness of the so-called greater good.

The values of forefathers past become archaic scrawlings of racist and prejudiced cavemen who could never appreciate the “brilliance” of today’s academia. The inherent freedoms of natural law that have existed since time began are nothing more than obstacles to them, standing in the way of a new and better world where they have somehow outsmarted human instinct and centuries of history.

PC Collectivism

The very foundation of political correctness is solidified in a desire for the perpetual reinforcement of one’s worldview. PC people need every other person around them to sing the praises of their pure virtues. If I happen to disagree with the idea of gender bending, for instance, as some kind of socially persecuted subculture that needs overt government protection, then I am, of course, labeled a hateful Neanderthal. If I stand in opposition to the concept of victim group status in general, in which the state demands that designated “minorities” be given special treatment regardless of the status of the individual, then I become a racist political fossil ignorant of the bigger picture. You see, if you disagree with PC culture in any way (even if that way is rational), you cannot win. To refute political correctness is to refute the god of the New Age; and to refute their god, even with concrete logic, is blasphemy.

This kind of blind faith in political correctness lends itself entirely to collectivism. The average person begins to think that without a viable appreciation of the philosophy, he may be left out or cast aside. Most people do not know how to function without the approval of others. Therefore, even if a father happens to have a healthy skepticism over the idea of a make-up wearing fifth-grade boy waltzing into his daughter’s school bathroom, he is likely to keep his mouth shut, because to speak out would be a risk to his position within the group, or the community.

PC Control

The prevalence of PC philosophy is not subtle. I have always found it interesting that political correctness seems to consistently support the demands of the state. Our system smothers children with it in public school, our workplaces are rife with the propaganda for fear of lawsuits and colleges are veritable breeding grounds for the PC oligarchy. Politically correct culture goes out of its way to constantly test others to make sure they are also true believers. This is exactly what is going on in the following interview with Jerry Seinfeld, who, to his credit, dashes the nonsense to the ground.

The truth is some discrimination is healthy, and some discord is needed for a society to remain balanced. As long as we don’t allow our disagreements to end in the physical harm of others, then those disagreements are our natural-born right. If you are a racist (this goes for non-whites as well), that’s fine. Just don’t act out your racism in a violent way around me, or I will have to put you down permanently. If you have a distaste of homosexuality (or asexuality, as seems popular nowadays), then whatever, I don’t care. You shouldn’t have to have organizations like GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) in your face attempting to force you to put on a smile for gaydom, coordinate man-on-man heavy-petting protests in your favorite restaurant (Chick-fil-A) while you’re trying to eat a damn sandwich, push boys into the girl’s bathroom, or trying to shut down your favorite TV shows because the stars happen to share your views (“Duck Dynasty”).

Now, PC proponents will argue that the very existence of bigotry does harm to society as a whole, and it must be educated out of individuals. Frankly, I see that kind of utopian fascism as a far greater threat to society as a whole than bigotry ever will be.

Look at where we are today because of the PC nightmare! We have a Nation on the verge of industrial and economic collapse, partly because companies are forced by law or persuaded by government subsidies to hire people with victim group status, even if they are unqualified, while ignoring highly qualified people who just happen to have lighter skin. We have children not even old enough to discover their own inherent character being clinically diagnosed with “gender dysphoria” by a psychiatric community of quacks, which conjured most PC terminology out of thin air. We have boys who are told that they are stunted for acting out their natural male impulses and girls who are told that true femininity is weakness and that they should act more masculine. We have a mainstream culture that coddles and infantilizes young adults, young girls who think promiscuity is the key to womanhood and that motherhood is disgusting (which I find rather ironic), and young men who have no testicular fortitude and no clue how to take charge of their own lives.

The American family unit has been completely destroyed. We have women who are ashamed to set aside careers to raise children because feminism frowns upon “breeders” who bring down the whole gender. We have men who abandon their children and refuse to take responsibility. And we have a weak-minded population addicted to collective affirmation and unwilling to think outside the box for fear of being shunned and shamed. Honestly, I can’t see a single redeeming quality to political correctness other than the fact that those people who espouse it do so loudly and obnoxiously, making it easier for me to identify and avoid them or to take special note of them as an obvious zombie threat in an America swiftly declining into mundane oblivion.

Brandon Smith

Gun-Grabbing Liberal Hypocrite of the Year Gets His Just Reward

February 16, 2014
Washington Times News

GUN STUN: Gun control activist swears he forgot he was carrying gun while visiting school

Hypocrite

And is that a palestinian-supporting “anti-violence” kaffiyeh he’s wearing, too?

 

By Eric Owens

A Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who is well known locally for pushing for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law has been arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school.

The arrested gun-control advocate, Dwayne Ferguson, caused quite a scene at Harvey Austin Elementary School, reports local CBS affiliate WIVB.

At about 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, police acted on a pair of anonymous 911 tips. A battalion of cops quickly swarmed the school. The brigade included over a dozen squad cars, the SWAT team and K9 units. The Erie County Sheriff’s Air One helicopter and what appears to be an armored vehicle also turned up.

The school was immediately placed on lockdown. Parts of two streets were closed.

About 60 students who were still on campus participating in after-school activities were funneled to the cafeteria.

Cops searched the school room by room and would not let parents on campus until they were satisfied that no shooting threat existed.

Ferguson, 52, was at Harvey Elementary because he works as a mentor in an after-school program for disadvantaged students.

He said he frequently carries a pistol. He has a license but the license does not matter under the strict state law Ferguson helped pass.

Among much else, the 2013 law, deemed New York’s SAFE Act, made it a felony to carry a gun on school property, according to The Buffalo News.

While it had previously been illegal to carry a gun on school grounds, the new law bumped the crime from a misdemeanor to a felony in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The community activist has claimed that he forgot he was carrying his gun in a felony gun-free zone he helped create.

Rev. James E. Giles, Ferguson’s friend and the president of Buffalo’s Back to Basics Outreach Ministries, vouched for this claim.

“I’m sure Dwayne went into the school not thinking he had the gun on him,” Giles told The Buffalo News.

Giles said Ferguson even asked police on the scene what was going on.

“Dwayne’s reaction was to get his kids — he had about 50 of them — and make sure they were safe,” Giles explained.

Ferguson was eventually busted when police were patting down the people at the school so they could evacuate. He was wearing the gun in a holster. Throughout the duration of the terrifying lockdown, the community activist never bothered to tell the cops that he was carrying a gun.

“He had opportunities,” local chief of police Kevin Brinkworth told the News.

“I will say he had no ill intent to harm these students,” Brinkworth noted. “I don’t know why he had it on him.”

Ferguson is the head of the Buffalo chapter of MAD DADS, a national group that opposes gang violence and illegal drugs. MAD DADS is an acronym for Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder.

The father of three also belongs to Buffalo Peacemakers, a separate anti-violence group that stands athwart gang-related crime.

Still more, Ferguson is something of a professional vigilante in Buffalo. He can be seen patrolling local malls and city streets in an effort to stop gang violence.

Ferguson now faces two felony charges of criminal gun possession.

He faced his first court hearing on Friday, reports local NBC affiliate WGRZ. Prosecutors had asked Judge Jeanette Ogden to set bail at $10,000. However, Ogden allowed Ferguson to walk out of her courtroom on his own recognizance, citing his community involvement and his squeaky clean criminal record.

Ogden did order Ferguson to submit all of his guns to authorities and to stay away from Harvey Austin Elementary until his criminal case has been resolved.

Alan Borovoy – criminal at large

February 15, 2014

Billed on the front page as “He’s the man who was right – Alan Borovoy has managed a career of being on the just side of history”

From the Ottawa Citizen leftards, here:

The man who was right

By Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen, published Friday, February 14, 2014, P.#A11:

Column: Alan Borovoy, the man who was right

Canadian lawyer Alan Borovoy. Credit: courtesy Irwin Law Inc.

Photograph by: Irwin Law Inc.

Over the course of the past few decades’ most divisive and closely contested struggles for civil rights and social justice promoting false group-might-made-rights at the expense of real live individual human’s rights in Canada, exceedingly few people can credibly claim the right to say “I told you so.” One person who can say it is that scruffy and wisecracking kid from Toronto’s Grace Street gang, back in the late 1940s, the one who could always be counted on to throw the first punch.

(Actually, attacking first pretty-much defines criminality)

That kid was Alan Borovoy, best known for his 40-year role as general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. In his just-published At The Barricades (Irwin Law, Inc., 364 pages, softcover), a surprisingly elegant cross-genre fusion of legal history, political analysis and riveting memoir, the 81-year-old Borovoy nevertheless doesn’t allow himself so much as a boast.

Neither would Borovoy let me goad him into any bragging during our conversations earlier this week, but looking back over a lifetime of front-line activism against the more thuggish practices of the Canadian establishment, Borovoy has consistently shown up on the just and the decent side of history. Similarly, in Borovoy’s many fallings-out with the mainstream of liberal-left opinion, it’s the liberal left that has ended up looking not so great, in retrospect.

Borovoy’s At the Barricades presents a sweeping panorama of dramatic social change in Canada. It is chilling to be reminded of Pierre Trudeau’s grossly overreaching invocation of the War Measures Act in 1970, but how many of us remember that the FLQ crisis record for mass arrests was broken more than a decade later when the Toronto police carted off more than 300 people in a 1981 sweep of gay bath houses?

The bathhouse raids came 20 years after the Ontario legislature established Canada’s first Human Rights Commission, which was the result of a campaign Borovoy helped lead against the racist and anti-Semitic practices of landlords, public beach managers, private clubs and golf course owners in Toronto, Windsor, St. Catharines, Hamilton and Newmarket.

By the mid-1960s, Borovoy had helped found the Halifax Committee for Human Rights, setting in motion the historic and controversial forced relocation of the residents of Africville, the long-neglected and marginalized ghetto of black people on the outskirts of Halifax that had its origins in the tumults following the War of 1812.

That led to the Kenora campaign, one of the major agitations for Aboriginal people in Canada during the 20th century. Among other things, the campaign led to the revival of the Anishinabe Treaty Council and a tightened federal focus on Aboriginal housing and health across the country.

All this was while Borovoy was still with the old Labour Committee for Human Rights, before he’d taken up his post with the CCLA, on the magnificently auspicious date of May 1, 1968.

Still, Borovoy says he never considered himself a soixante-huitard — a “68er”of the New Left — preferring to think of his political standpoint as hailing from an earlier, sterner-stuff tradition, that of the “1930s liberal.” This helpfully explains why Borovoy so often found himself obliged to fight in opposition to the received wisdom of Canada’s liberal establishment.

Borovoy was an early skeptic of “hate speech” laws, for instance.  and yet he helped craft and create them. This put him at odds with the Canadian Jewish Congress (Borovoy had been a CJC activist from his school days) as far back as the 1960s. By the 1980s, Borovoy was finding himself having to more or less side with such unsavoury characters as the Jew-hating high school teacher and Eckville, Alberta mayor Jim Keegstra, and the neo-Nazi Ernst Zundel, the serially-imprisoned author of such pamphlet classics as “The Hitler We Loved, and Why.”

The folly of Canada’s hate speech laws would end up producing an embarrassing public spectacle half way through the 21st century’s first decade. While right-wing pundit Ezra Levant was prosecuted for publishing allegedly offensive cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, similarly absurd proceedings were brought against Maclean’s magazine over an allegedly “Islamophobic” series of articles by conservative author and polemicist Mark Steyn. No convictions resulted, in either case.

Which, he fails to note here, is the first time the Commission had EVER lost any cases, previously having a 100% conviction rate, since they had no real procedural rules, no real judges, and free kangaroo suites of lawyers for only the “plaintiffs” and none for the guilty-until-never-proven-innocent slander-defendants.

By the 1990s, Borovoy also ended up having to confront something he hadn’t quite expected. A disturbing authoritarian tendency on Canada’s university campuses, of all places, produced a sequence of rights-trampling excesses of the kind conservatives will attribute to political correctness.

But which same authoritarian tendency to produce rights-trampling excesses liberals will no-doubt always attribute to ‘Freedom!’

“I was a social democrat, a civil libertarian, a secular Jew, and a philosophical pragmatist,” Borovoy writes, a “small l liberal” and a skeptical egalitarian, but “an unequivocal anti-Communist and perhaps even a Cold War hawk.” Thus was Borovoy situated a the margins of the main liberal-left currents of late 20th century (Borovoy was a youthful admirer and later a dear friend of the great American political theorist and philosopher Sidney Hook).

When his friends in the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (later the NDP) were all for Canada pulling out of NATO, Borovoy wanted none of it. When almost everyone on the “left” seemed animated by an unseemly antipathy to Israel, Borovoy remained steadfast that Israel was deserving of our affection and support, not least because it is a democratic island in a sea of police states.

“This commitment to democracy became, as I allegedly matured, the central point of my philosophy,” Borovoy told me, not missing the chance for a wisecrack with that “allegedly” bit. “Every experience I had shored that up. You’ve got to be able to fight on all sides, intentionally.”

Thus proving the adage that “People who stand for nothing will fall for everything,” evidently.

The fight is nowhere near over.

But then, it never is, is it, liberal criminals? It’s all part of the “Eternal Struggle” (kampf) for Understanding” which is a great alibi excuse for your crimes, to pretend to be infantile delinquents in order to hide your eternally victim-blaming criminal negligence conspiracies.

Constant vigilance is called for, and Borovoy sees ominous signs even now, nearly half way through second decade of the 21st century. While he admits to a nostalgia for the “Red Tories” of Canada’s recent conservative past, Borovoy doesn’t have the kindest words for Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

“I’m particularly bothered by his anti-crime agenda, the way he’s using it to pander to his base,” Borovoy said. “With minimum sentences, he’s undermining the judicial process. Does anyone in his right mind believe that raising a minimum sentence from four years to five years is going to do anything for deterrence? Please.”

Another thing weighing heavily on Borovoy’s mind these days is the Quebec Charter of Values: “It’s a gratuitous assault on inter-religious respect and rapport. It’s fanning the flames of xenophobia, and it really disturbs me.”

He’s “disturbed” because Quebec doesn’t like muslims public threats as presented by their triumphalist uniforms (hijabs etc)! And so he thinks people noticing the islamic threat are the ones creating that same xenophobic and lack of religious  respect and rapport threat!

On foreign policy matters, however, Borovoy is perhaps not so hard on the Conservatives. “I’m not prepared to kiss Harper’s ass just because he’s supportive of Israel,” Borovoy told me. “But in Harper’s recent visit to Israel he was paying a special respect to a political democracy in that part of the world, in the Middle East. I do appreciate his attachment of a special value to Israel, because Israel is a democracy, a beleaguered democracy.”

Borovy remains active, having gone back to his roots in the labour movement — he serves as the chair of the public review board for Unifor, the successor union to the Canadian Auto Workers — and from time to time he takes on teaching assignments. Borovoy has some advice, too, for young activists.

It’s not what you believe that matters, but how you believe it.

Spoken like a true criminal!

“Beware of your allies.”

Stalin would be so proud! But then, with allies like other liberals (criminals) who needs enemies, right?

😉

Respect, but do not “worship,” the people. Things get better, but usually in small increments, so avoid fantasizing about what you can easily achieve.

Most importantly, have fun: “We should attach a high priority to having fun. It’s often such fun to kick the ass of the establishment. And there’s no reason to be deprived of it.”

Not even if or when the establishment becomes right?  No, of course not – extortion is such fun because liberals love to hate! Whee!

Terry Glavin is an author and journalist whose most recent book is Come from the Shadows.*

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

(*Which is an apology for Afghan muslims).

Formerly a decent journalist of a conservative bent, Glavin was recently corrupted into becoming a liberal (criminal) himself.

;-(

Suicide Bomb Trainer in Iraq Accidentally Blows Up His Class

February 12, 2014

Sometimes, even the NYT gets it rigth!

From here:

7 signs your identity has been stolen

February 12, 2014

I found this article the other day that I thought would be a good reminder of what it looks like when you have your identity stolen.

There have been dozens of data breaches over the last few months, from Target to Nieman Marcus.  The companies are giving lip service and telling customers they are trying to protect them better in the future.

But it raises the question: how do you know if your identity has been stolen?  This article from the Today Show is a pretty good reminder of what to look for if you suspect your card information might be comprimised.

Also, there is not replacement for good identity protection.  Lifelock and IdentityGuard are both good reliable services.

So, have you ever had your identity stolen?  How did you discover that it had been?

Looking out for you…

Chris Peterson,
Privacy Advocate

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7 warning signs your identity may have been stolen

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo, a customer swipes a MasterCard debit card through a machine while checking-out at a shop in Seattle. Congress ...

Identity theft could become more common as hackers break in to retail store computers. Herb Weisbaum lists seven ways to see if your ID has been stolen.

You can’t run and you can’t hide. Data breaches are the new normal and the problem is likely to get worse as hackers get even better at breaking and entering.

“Every company, no matter how good their security team and no matter how strong their security technology, has something valuable these thieves want — and they will get it,” said Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice, a digital security company. “It’s not a matter of will they get in; it’s what happens to your data once they get in.”

It’s estimated that nearly a billion records have been compromised in the last 10 years.

“That means everyone in this country should assume that their personal information has already been compromised,” said Robert Sicilano, identify theft expert at BestIDTheftCompanys.com.

Approximately 16.6 million people became the victims of identity theft in 2012, according to a report from the Justice Department. The most common types of misused information: credit card (40 percent) and bank accounts (37 percent) information. The Justice Department estimates the cost of this crime was $24.7 billion in direct and indirect losses.

Most people find out they’ve been victimized when they are contacted by their financial institution. Fraud experts say we can’t rely on someone else to catch the problem — we must take steps to protect ourselves.

“The longer ID theft goes on, the more damage is done and the longer it takes the victim to recover from it,” said Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center.

That’s why it’s so important to be constantly on the lookout for any warning signs that your personal information has been stolen and is being used.

“Surveys show nine out of 10 people don’t check their financial statements,” Siciliano said. “That’s irresponsible. You shouldn’t be waiting for a retailer to tell you there’s been a breach. You should be checking your financial statements more than you check your Facebook page, but people’s priorities are skewed.”

Here are seven of the key warning signs that you’re the victim of identity theft:

  • Bills for goods or services you didn’t purchase appear on your credit/debit card statements: Don’t ignore small charges. Crooks who buy stolen account numbers sometimes do a test with a small purchase. If it’s unauthorized, check it out.
  • Statements show up for an unknown credit card account: Armed with the right information, a thief can apply for credit cards in your name. They hope to go on a shopping spree — in your name, of course, before they get caught and the account is closed.
  • A new credit card or store charge card that you didn’t apply for shows up in the mail: An ID thief pretending to be you may have applied for that card. Don’t assume it’s a mistake. Contact the company right away.
  • Collection notices or calls for a debt you don’t owe: It could be an honest mistake. It could be that an ID thief is using your personal information to buy things and not pay the bill. You’d better find out.
  • Errors (misinformation) on credit report: You have the right to a free report every 12 months from the big three credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion). Get a report from one of the bureaus every four months and look for anything suspicious, such as an account you didn’t open or credit inquiries when you didn’t apply for credit. Use this site: annualcreditreport.com.
  • You have good credit, but an application for credit is denied: Don’t get upset, find out what’s going on. An identity thief could have mucked-up your credit file and ruined your credit score.
  • Missing mail or email: There could be a problem if the monthly statement from your bank or credit card company suddenly stops. A thief may have filed a change of address form to get that statement and keep you from spotting his dirty work for as long as possible.

“If you take five minutes to follow-up on something that’s out-of-the-ordinary, weird or just doesn’t make sense, you could save yourself a lot of headaches later on,” Velasquez said. The Identity Theft Resource Center has a full list of ID Theft Red Flags.

Go on the offensive
Take steps now to reduce your risk of harm when your personal information gets stolen in a data breach.

That means using secure passwords and having different ones for different accounts. If the password for your online gaming service is the same as your bank account, that’s a real problem.

In her new book, Privacy in the Age of Big Data, Theresa Payton has another recommendation: Have a unique email address that you only use for your financial accounts. Why? Because an email address stolen from a department store or social media site can be the key to more fraud.

“If you use the same email address for everything and they steal that in a breach, the first thing they do is go to your financial accounts, ask for a password reset, and bingo — they are now able to access your financial life,” Payton said. “People need to take matters into their own hands, and a separate email for financial services is a good place to start.”

Herb Weisbaum is The ConsumerMan. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter or visit The ConsumerMan website.

Mexican Vigilante Gunmen Disarm Local POLICE So They Can Rid Town Of Feared Knights Templar Drug Cartel

February 10, 2014
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Mexican Vigilante Gunmen Disarm Local POLICE So They Can Rid Town Of Feared Knights Templar Drug Cartel

Mexican Vigilante Gunmen Disarm Local POLICE So They Can Rid Town Of Feared Knights Templar Drug Cartel

Hundreds of armed vigilantes stormed a Mexican town and arrested federal police in the latest bloody battle between residents, criminal gangs, and the police locals say are in league with the gang members.

Around 600 members of local ‘autodefensas’, or self-defence groups, stormed Paracuaro in the troubled Michoacan state yesterday in an attempt to seize control of the town back from the feared Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel.

The battle was the latest in a long-running war between the drugs gang in Mexico’s south-west and local residents who say state and federal police are not protecting them.

Small groups of local vigilantes took up arms and joined forces to storm Paracuaro, headquarters of the Knights Templar gang, where they arrested police officers and seized control of the town in a blaze of gunfire.

They drove into the town in black armoured vehicles shouting ‘Don’t be frightened, we are vigilantes’, before expelling drugs traffickers, whom they accuse of kidnapping people and bribing them to make money. Several gun battles were reported, leaving at least one dead.

Police officers, whom the vigilantes accuse of being in league with the cash-rich drug gangs, were rounded up by machine-gun toting locals, along with others suspected of associating with gang members, and a checkpoint was set up at the entrance to Paracuaro.

2 Wis. Men Charged in Theft of $5M Violin

February 8, 2014

U.S. pair muslims charged after Stradivarius violin stolen

From the AP/Ottawa Citizen, Saturday February 8, 2014, P.#E12, and here:

Prosecutors say it was the suspect’s “dream theft”: to simply snatch an expensive Stradivarius violin from an unsuspecting musician.

Never mind that Salah Salahadyn, 41, had already tried and failed at art theft. The Milwaukee man pleaded guilty in 2000 to trying to resell a $25,000 statue to the art gallery owner from whom it had been stolen in 1995, and his ex-girlfriend told investigators that while he hadn’t stolen it himself he did plot the theft.

Salahadyn was sentenced to five years in prison for that crime. Now he could face up to 15 years in prison for a separate theft, after he and another suspect were charged Friday in connection with the January heist of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin valued at $5 million.

A confidential source told police that Salahadyn talked about stealing high-end art, the criminal complaint said.

“Salahadyn explained that his dream theft was a Stradivarius violin because of its potential value and the fact that it could be snatched from the hands of a musician as they walk down the street,” the complaint quoted the source as saying.

Salahadyn and a second man, Universal Knowledge Allah, 36, appeared in Milwaukee County court Friday on charges of being a party to robbery. Allah is also charged with possessing marijuana.

Court Commissioner Katharine Kucharski ordered cash bail of $10,000 for Salahadyn, citing a lengthy criminal record that includes theft and bail jumping, and $500 for Allah, whose record is clean.

Allah’s defense attorney, Paul Ksicinski, noted that the criminal complaint says his client wasn’t at the scene of the robbery. The complaint filed Friday does say Allah bought the stun gun used in the attack.

Salahadyn’s public defender, Alejandro Lockwood, left through a door inaccessible to reporters.

Many Stradivarius violins, crafted by renowned Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari, are owned by private collectors who lend them to top violinists to be played in symphonies. Experts say a Stradivarius violin degrades with disuse but remains in good condition when played regularly.

Experts estimate 600 to 650 Stradivarius instruments remain — about half of what the master produced — and they can be worth millions of dollars apiece.

It wouldn’t be hard to find one. Symphonies that feature a Stradivarius often play up the fact in brochures, advertisements and local media. For example, Frank Almond, a concertmaster at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, gave newspaper and magazine interviews about the Stradivarius, built in 1715, that was loaned to him by a private owner, and he’s discussed the instrument in podcasts.

Almond had just completed a performance Jan. 27 and was putting the violin in his vehicle when a man shocked him with a stun gun, Almond told investigators. Almond fell to the ground, and by the time he recovered the thief’s van had sped away.

Violin thefts are generally rare, perhaps because thieves know the easily identified instruments would be hard to sell. But the robberies seem to be increasing, and musicians should be more cautious, said David Bonsey, a New York-based violin maker and appraiser.

“It’s just one of these really unfortunate things where there’s really a loss of innocence,” Bonsey said Thursday. “We’ve seen a lot of this in recent years.”

Police found the stolen violin late Wednesday night in a suitcase in the attic of a Milwaukee home of Salahadyn’s acquaintances.

More muslims? You betcha!

Police said the homeowner didn’t know what was in the suitcase.

Of course not!

The music industry breathed a sigh of relief when police said the violin appeared to be in good condition. But the theft also rekindled conversations about how to balance keeping the violins safe and making sure the public has a chance to enjoy them.

Muhammad said music was evil, so the safest way would be to ban muslims from attending or loitering near music concerts!

Kerry Keane, an international consultant for musical instruments from Christie’s, said his clients who own Stradivarius violins are rethinking what to do with them. Many bought the violins with the philanthropic intent of lending them to top virtuosos, he said, but as the violins increase in value, so does the risk.

“One client is considering buying a lesser grade of violin he can lend out,” Keane said. “That’s my greatest fear — that this will add hesitance to the philanthropists who buy them so they can be played in public.”

So your greatest fear is to NOT make musicians Submit to islamic terror and to sharia’s anti-music tenets!? Traitor!

Cleric behind mosque’s proposed condo project probed for hate crimes in 2012

February 8, 2014

From here:

Imam Syed Mohammed Rizvi and the East End Madrassah were the targets of a hate-crimes investigation in 2012.

Carlo Allegri/National Post/FilesImam Syed Mohammed Rizvi and the East End Madrassah were the targets of a hate-crimes investigation in 2012.

The cleric of a Muslim community group behind a proposed condo and townhouse complex in a predominantly Jewish area was one of the key figures in an Islamic school that used teaching materials that disparaged Jews and encouraged boys to keep fit for jihad.

Imam Syed Mohammed Rizvi and the East End Madrassah were the targets of a hate-crimes investigation in 2012, and although charges were not laid, a York Region police report said a review of 30 school syllabus books found portions that “challenged some of Canada’s core values” and “suggested intolerance,” even if they were not criminal.

Mr. Rizvi and the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat (ISIJ) have applied to the City of Vaughn to redesignate and rezone their property at 9000 Bathurst St. in Thornhill, north of Toronto, in order to build two 17- storey apartment buildings and more than 60 three-storey townhouse units. The group wants to build the 28-acre development around the Jaffari Community Centre mosque, which is on land they have owned for about 20 years.

About 700 people turned out for a public meeting to discuss the proposal on Tuesday night, though the focus was on zoning and density, rather than religion.

“This is absolutely a municipal argument about land use and zoning change,” said Rom Koubi, interim chair of the Committee to Preserve Thornhill Woods.

Two speakers who were opposed to the development were kicked out of the meeting for what were considered racist remarks, he said, one of them for having brought up the hate-crimes investigation.

“We’re not opposing the fact that they’re going to build their own community,” said Mr. Koubi. “But it needs to satisfy the way the neighbourhood looks today.”

He and his fellow speakers for the committee spoke at the public hearing about their concerns in regards to zoning, real estate, traffic, education, infrastructure, finances, and parking. “Nowadays, every single gathering that they have, whether it’s a prayer, whether it’s a high holiday, we’re experiencing about 2,000 to 3,000 car overflow outside of their facility,” Mr. Koubi said.

The ISIJ declined any interviews Wednesday regarding the proposal and refused to comment on Imam Rizvi’s connection to the current controversy and the police investigation two years ago.

‘It’s their land and they’re going to do whatever they want on it’

The police report in 2012 confirmed some of the school materials originated from books published by Iranian foundations, one of which is an alleged front for the Islamic regime. The Iranian-origin passages referred to Jews as “crafty” and “treacherous,” and contrasted Islam with “the Jews and the Nazis.” Police held Imam Rizvi and Principal Masuma Jessa responsible. “As leaders in their respective roles, the two must accept responsibility for failing to appropriately screen the learning material,” the report said. “Although not held criminally responsible, the complaint has raised a legitimate concern and has prompted change.”

ISIJ president Shabbir Jeraj said in a press release Tuesday that the group intends to design the development while thinking of the broader community. “As such, we envision that many parts of the development will be open to all residents of Vaughan and the surrounding areas, including the playing fields and tennis courts.”

On the side of the development at Tuesday’s meeting, Mr Koubi counted six speakers and the developer Shafiq Punjani, who told CTV News the property would be “open to everybody.” The remaining speakers, more than 40, were there to speak out against the development.

Mr. Koubi said his group had met with the ISIJ multiple times and the last meeting took place at the Jaffari mosque where they spoke with Mr. Punjani, who is listed on the ISIJ website as the chair of their planning advisory board. According to Mr. Koubi, the meeting ended with them being told that this had been decided for their community, that they already had given the public more leeway than they planned to and that “it’s their land and they’re going to do whatever they want on it.”

Mr. Koubi said Vaughan Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco wants to create a task force to seek a compromise that works for both sides of the issue. After 120 days have passed since the time of the application, the ISIJ can take the issue to the Ontario Municipal Board and it will be out of the city’s hands.

National Post

More, from here:

CANADA: Outrage over proposed MUSLIM-ONLY condo complex in a primarily Jewish neighborhood

Residents of a Thornhill community are speaking out over a proposal to construct two Muslim low-income residential highrise buildings in a low-density neighborhood. The proposed condos would be built at the Jaffari Community Centre, at 9000 Bathurst Street next door to Ner Israel Yeshivah, in the Thornhill Woods Community, and would contain 377 units.

Is that statue giving the town the middle finger?

Is that statue giving the town the middle finger?

CityNews (h/t SusanK)  Residents who live in the Thornhill Woods neighbourhood, located right beside the community centre, say they don’t want the area to become overcrowded. The Jaffari Centre has submitted a proposal to turn its 30-acre property into a high-density Muslim community which would include the highrise buildings as well as 61 townhouses.

Shabbir Jeraj, president of the Jaffari Centre, told CityNews this kind of expansion is going on everywhere in the area.  Neighbourhood residents say they are also concerned because some of the proposed housing will be subsidized, which they believe may decrease their property value.

Residents opposed to the plan have started an online petition which had garnered over 2,500 signatures by Monday evening.

A meeting has been set up on Tuesday for community members to express their concerns over the development.

Join the JDL to oppose Muslim Only Condos in the Heart of Thornhill

Attend the public hearing
Tuesday, February  04, 2014
Vaughan City Hall
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive
6:15 pm

BACKGROUND ON JAFFARI CENTER:

JDL  TORONTO, ONTARIO — (Marketwire – Nov. 8, 2012) — Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) — the organization which lodged the complaint with police in May 2012, is pleased to learn the Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto (ISIJ) — tied to the Jaffari Center in Thornhill, Ontario, and the Toronto East End Madrassah have been put on notice by the York Region Police (YRP) that the antisemitic hate contained in their school curriculum is not acceptable, and reassured by a YRP report suggesting Canadians must examine our level of tolerance for allowing such offensive ideology, that is in conflict with our country’s core values, to be taught to our children.

Although criminal charges are not being laid in this instance, the YRP Report makes it clear that further promotion of antisemitic material, resulting in a cumulative effect of hate propaganda, may lead to a different outcome:

“The antisemitic hate contained in the curriculum of Toronto’s East End Madrassah was blatant; it is frightening to learn that this revolting content, including a topic on “The End of Jewish Plots and Treacheries,” is being taught to young children; their minds are being poisoned and I cannot imagine how these youngsters will one day become grown ups capable of functioning as tolerant and respectful adults in a multicultural society,” explained Avi Benlolo, President and CEO of FSWC. “Although criminal charges are not being laid in this case, I think it is incumbent upon the Toronto District School Board, and indeed all Boards of Education who lease their property to private schools, to investigate the content being taught on their premises to ensure an incident of this nature does not happen again.”

“What I don’t understand is where the odious comparison of Jews to Nazis fits into the history books of these organizations,” says Mr. Benlolo. “If they are truly relying on ancient texts, what is the justification for referencing Nazism other than as a form of Holocaust revisionism?”