Scantily clad woman “wants attention and possibly much more” – Toronto Islamic booth

Scantily clad woman “wants attention and possibly much more” – Toronto Islamic booth

On October 28, 2019 I sent a media inquiry to the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter asking for an explanation why Muslim Dawah (Islamic propagation) activists hand out Islamic literature that contains controversial content regarding women. A day later I left a courtesy message on Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter’s answering machine extending the deadline. At the time of publishing of this article I have not yet received a reply.

Media Inquiry to the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter

Mohammed Obaidullah, Volunteer President, Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter

Owais Rafi, Vice President, Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter
info@collectfreequran.org

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Copies of the book “Islam Balancing Life And Beyond” by Suhail Kapoor are being handed out for years by activists of the Islamic booth at the corner of Yonge and Dundas (Dundas Square) in Toronto.

Quotes from the book, a project of Islamic Propagation Center in Mississauga, Ontario:

Page 53

Mixed gatherings offer opportunities where base desires are unleashed, and once allowed free reign, have the potential to even destroy families. Are the results of promiscuity not in front of us? The illegitimate and abandoned children, broken homes, adultery, abortions, divorces and sexual diseases and more. Relationship out of wedlock is known as ‘fornication’, punishable by Islamic Law in an Islamic state. It is in the larger interest of our society that Islamic high moral standards are advocated and enforced.”

Page 46

“…because of the apparent restriction on Muslim women to remain away from the public realm, many Westerners see the Muslim hijab as a symbol of female oppression. However, on the contrary as per those women, especially Westerners who embraced Islam, the hijab is instead a symbol of ‘liberation’. The Islamic tradition of hijab frees women from being perceived primarily as sexual objects.”

Page 48

“Human beings are conditioned by the society in which they live. Naturally when you see a woman scantily dressed and revealing her physical features, versus when you see a woman modestly dressed, covering her head, not revealing any of her physical features, impressions that will come to mind do not need mentioning. Needless to say, dress represents her modesty, and through it she commands the respect in the society. Whereas when a woman chooses to show her body in one form or another, the message is only one: she wants attention and possibly much more.”

Page 50

Islam puts an upper limit of four wives and gives a man permission to marry two, three or four women, only on the condition that he deals justly with them, which, if not impossible, is certainly extremely difficult. Knowing well of our shortcomings, Allah in His infinite wisdom says later in the same chapter: “You will not be able to do justice between your wives however much you wish (to do so).” (Qur’an 4:128-130) This verse serves as a deterrent of fear of Allah and as such, less than 2% men in the Muslim world exercise this option. Therefore polygamy is not a rule but an exception. Many people labour under the misconception that it is an open-ended verdict for a Muslim man to have more than one wife. This is absolutely not true.”

Page 51

The system of polygamy according to Islamic Law is a moral and human one. It is moral because it does not allow man to have intercourse with any woman he wishes, at any time he likes. He is not allowed to have intercourse with more than three women in addition to his (first) wife, and he cannot do that secretly, but must proceed with a contract and announce it, even if among a limited audience. To attain full legitimacy it must be registered with the law.”

QUESTIONS

Do activists with the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter hand out for free at Dundas Square or elsewhere copies of the book “Islam Balancing Life And Beyond” by Suhail Kapoor?

The book states: “Relationship out of wedlock is known as ‘fornication’, punishable by Islamic Law in an Islamic state.” The Islamic Law prescribes a punishment of flogging for the unmarried and stoning to death to the married. Does the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter agree with stoning fornicators to death in the Islamic State?

Does the Walk-In Islamic InfoCenter agree with the messages of the book regarding women including the statement “when a woman chooses to show her body in one form or another, the message is only one: she wants attention and possibly much more”?

Does the book “Islam Balancing Life And Beyond” by Suhail Kapoor reflect in whole or in part the true teachings of Islam as being taught by your Dawah organization?

I’ll appreciate a response by 4 pm October 28, 2019. If you require more time please let me know.

Sincerely,

Eric Stanley Brazau,

Investigative Journalist

EricBrazau.com

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh declines to comment on killing Islamic State leader

NDP’s Jagmeet Singh declines to comment on killing Islamic State leader

On October 28, 2019 I sent a media inquiry to Jagmeet Singh the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) asking why he hasn’t published any statement on the killing of the leader of the Islamic State. Singh didn’t respond to the media inquiry.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

On October 26, 2019 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate) was killed by American special forces in the area of Idlib in northern Syria.

ISIS under the leadership of Baghdadi established an Islamic state and proceeded to commit crimes against humanity as defined by the UN. These crimes include but are not limited to: genocide, ethnic cleansing, targeted systematic rape, torture and beheading.

Hundreds of Canadians left to support and participate with ISIS in establishing the Caliphate – Islamic State and taking part in war crimes. Terrorist attacks inspired by the Islamic State targeted Canadian nationals in Canada and abroad. Eighty of these ISIS fighters have returned to live in Canada.

Canada is a member in the international coalition tasked with defeating ISIS, including through the Global Coalition, Operation IMPACT and the NATO training mission in Iraq.

Both Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party, issued statements supporting the elimination of the leader of the Islamic State. Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) has not issued any statement.

QUESTIONS

Why have you not made any public statement regarding the killing of the leader of the Islamic State that orchestrated with the help of Canadian nationals genocide, ethnic cleansing, systematic rape, torture and beheading?

If you have made a statement could you kindly forward it to me.

I would like a reply by 12 noon on the 29th of October if you need more time let me know.

Thank you

Eric Stanley Brazau

Investigative Journalist

www.EricBrazau.com

“She requested waxing of her scrotum” – Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling against Jessica Yaniv

“She requested waxing of her scrotum” – Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling against Jessica Yaniv

On October 22, 2019 the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal issued its ruling in the legal case between Jessica Yaniv (the complainant) and various waxing salons (Blue Heaven Beauty Lounge and Sandeep Benipal, Suhki Hehar and Sukhi Beauty Dream Salon, Marcia DaSilva, Hina Moin, Pam Dulay, Judy Tran and Merle Norman):

[1] Jessica Yaniv is a transgender woman. All of the Respondents operate businesses which offer waxing services. Ms. Yaniv requested waxing services from each of the Respondents. In five cases, she requested waxing of her scrotum. In two, she requested waxing of her arms or legs. In each case, she told the Respondent that she was a transgender woman and the Respondent refused to provide Ms. Yaniv with service. Ms. Yaniv says that this refusal to serve her is discrimination on the basis of her gender identity and expression, in violation of s. 8 of the Human Rights Code [Code].

[2] With one exception, all of the Respondents are women who advertised their services through Facebook Marketplace. They were either providing the service out of their home, or in the client’s home. Most of them presented as racialized, with English not their first language. Only three Respondents presented a defence to Ms. Yaniv’s complaints. These characteristics are significant because they support my conclusion that Ms. Yaniv has engaged in a pattern of filing human rights complaints which target small businesses for personal financial gain and/or to punish certain ethnic groups which she perceives as hostile to the rights of LGBTQ+ people.

[3] In this decision, I analyse Ms. Yaniv’s complaints in two categories: genital waxing cases and cases involving arm and leg waxing. In the genital waxing cases, I find that scrotum waxing was not a service customarily provided by the Respondents. As such, they did not deny Ms. Yaniv a service and did not discriminate against her. I dismiss these complaints under s. 37(1) of the Code. In the leg and arm waxing cases, I find that Ms. Yaniv filed the complaints for improper purposes. I dismiss these complaints under s. 27(1)(e) of the Code.

[4] The three Respondents which presented a defence were all represented by Jay Cameron and Brandon Langhelm of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms [JCCF]. Ms. Yaniv has applied for an order of costs against these Respondents arising out of conduct which she attributes to Mr. Cameron and the JCCF. She also applies for costs specifically against the Respondent Sukhdip Hehar. I dismiss all of Ms. Yaniv’s applications for costs. I do, however, find that Ms. Yaniv has engaged in improper conduct during the course of this complaint. I order her to pay the represented Respondents $2,000 each.

The ruling is available here.

Trudeau ignores the American role in eliminating al-Baghdadi

Trudeau ignores the American role in eliminating al-Baghdadi

On 26 October 2019, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate), killed himself and three of his children by detonating a suicide vest during the Barisha raid conducted by the American Delta Force in Syria’s northwestern Idlib Province.

In a speech to the nation Sunday morning, President Trump, said the U.S. had been searching for al-Baghdadi for years, calling his capture or death “the top national security priority of my administration.”

Hours later Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau issued on Twitter a short statement:

The death of al-Baghdadi is a major step in the fight against Daesh. Canada will continue to work with our partners to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh, including through the Global Coalition, Operation IMPACT and the @NATO training mission in Iraq.

In his statement Trudeau avoided mentioning any reference to the Islamic ideology of the Islamic State (ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate), that based its policy on the teachings of Islamic Law (Shariah) and ignored the American role in the war against ISIS and the elimination of al-Baghdadi.

Andrew Scheer, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada tweeted:

The evil ISIS terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. The world is a safer place today thanks to the efforts of US forces, as well as the intelligence gathered by our Kurdish allies. I commend those involved in delivering justice for al-Baghdadi’s many victims.

Toronto Mayor Tory calls to ban feminist Meghan Murphy after welcoming anti LGBT Imam

Toronto Mayor Tory calls to ban feminist Meghan Murphy after welcoming anti LGBT Imam

Toronto Mayor, John Tory, supports banning Vancouver-based feminist journalist Meghan Murphy from speaking at the Toronto Public Library because of her views on transgenders.

Murphy was invited by Toronto-based group Radical Feminists Unite to speak on an October 29 panel at the Toronto Public Library – Palmerston Branch called “Gender Identity: What Does It Mean For Society, The Law And Women?”

Founder of Feminist Current, a blog and podcast, Murphy hase criticized third-wave feminism, male feminists, the sex industry, exploitation of women in mass media, trigger warnings, and transgender legislation.

In May 2017, she appeared before the Canadian Senate to oppose Bill C-16, which encoded gender identity and gender expression into Canadian law. She told the Senate: “Treating gender as though it is either internal or a personal choice is dangerous and completely misunderstands how and why women are oppressed under patriarchy as a class of people … The rights of women and girls are being pushed aside to accommodate a trend.”

Describing her views as “offensive”, Mayor Tory said that Meghan Murphy should not be given a platform in any premises of the City of Toronto. The Toronto Star reported,

“Mayor John Tory meanwhile, a former leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, has voiced his disappointment with the library’s position, saying officials should use the “highest of standards” to ensure that public buildings not become a place where “offensive commentary” is permitted.”

John Tory’s position in Meghan Murphy’s case stands in stark contradiction to his stance regarding Wael Shehab, the head Imam of Toronto Masjid Mosque who is known for his anti LGBT statements.

Tory stated he visited Wael Shehab’s mosque “many times” and on May 7, 2019 he hosted an Iftar dinner (breaking the fast of Ramadan) in the Council Chambers with the attendance of Imam Wael Shehab.

Imam Wael Shehab wrote,

Homosexuality is a sinful act in Islamwe should not associate with them and should not take them as friendsIn Islam, changing one’s sex is not permissible if the person (male or female) has ‎complete male or female sex organs… Given the above, it’s my advice for him to return back to his original sex and go through professional counseling and treatment to lead normal happy life.”

On 10 May 2012 Wael Shihab issued an Islamic ruling (fatwa) titled “Same-Sex Marriage and Objectives of Shari`ah”. Shihab’s Islamic ruling reads in part:

“Like all the world’s major religions and traditions, Islam has a clear stand on this issue, as it emphatically forbids homosexuality and lesbianism and regards them as a violation of the commands of Allah. It states clearly that same-sex marriage poses a serious and dangerous threat to human societies and communities… So it’s clear that the Islamic concept of marriage is totally different from “gay or lesbian” styles of marital relationshipsSame-sex marriage endangers true faithful family atmosphere where children should be soundly and morally raised. Gay and lesbian marital relationships lack social acceptance and impose serious dangers to the family institution. Same-sex marriage, moreover, threatens the existence of human species. Such relationships could not build human communities or secure the existence of humans… same-sex marriage imposes serious social dangers that destroy the basic foundations of families, societies, and human communitiesSame-sex marriage, on the other hand, imposes serious dangers to the family institution, lacks social support, endangers the real lovely family life, and breaks the social order of the human community.”