Anti-Hate Network’s Amira Elghawaby to attend panel with imam who voiced anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Jewish statements

Anti-Hate Network’s Amira Elghawaby to attend panel with imam who voiced anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Jewish statements

On December 16, 2019 I sent a media inquiry to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network regarding the upcoming participation of its board member in a panel alongside an American imam known of his anti-LGBTQ, anti-Jewish and anti-Christian statements. As of December 17, 2019 the Canadian Anti-Hate Network declined to respond to the media inquiry.

MEDIA INQUIRY

Amira Elghawaby, Board Member, Canadian Anti-Hate Network media@antihate.ca

Bernie Farber, Chair, Canadian Anti-Hate Network media@antihate.ca

Amira Elghawaby, a Board Member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, is about to participate in a panel with an American Imam and scholar, Ysair Qadhi, who appears to hold anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-LGBTQ views based on authentic Islamic sources.

The panel “From the Pulpit to the Picketline: Bridging the Scholar-Activist Divide” will be held on December 21, 2019 under the umbrella of the Reviving of the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto. More details https://risconvention.com/program/

Ysair Qadhi implied that the Jews are “evil people despised by the creation,” called Jews and Christians “filthy” and “impure” and described the LGBTQ behavior as “unethical”, “immoral” and “harmful to body and soul.”

Questions

What is the policy of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network regarding the participation of its board members and employees in panels with people who hold anti-Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-LGBTQ views?

Was the participation of Amira Elghawaby in the aforementioned panel alongside Ysair Qadhi approved by the Canadian Anti-Hate Network?

Please respond by 5pm December 16, 2019. If more time is required please advise.

Sincerely,

Eric Stanely Brazau,

Investigative Journalist

EricBrazau.com

Trudeau to enforce social media platforms to remove hate speech within 24 hours or face severe penalties

Trudeau to enforce social media platforms to remove hate speech within 24 hours or face severe penalties

Here is an excerpt from the mandate letter sent by Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau to Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage:

I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities. In particular, you will:.. Create new regulations for social media platforms, starting with a requirement that all platforms remove illegal content, including hate speech, within 24 hours or face significant penalties. This should include other online harms such as radicalization, incitement to violence, exploitation of children, or creation or distribution of terrorist propaganda.

Official report: “Canada admitted 313,580 immigrants in 2018/2019”

Official report: “Canada admitted 313,580 immigrants in 2018/2019”

On September 30, 2019 Statistics Canada published its annual report on demography “Canada’s population estimates: Age and sex, July 1, 2019.”

Here are the highlights of the report:

  • Canada’s population was estimated at 37,589,262 on July 1, 2019, up 531,497 compared with July 1, 2018.
  • Canada posts the largest annual population increase in numbers.
  • Canada’s population growth rate is the highest among G7 countries.
  • Canada’s sustained population growth is driven mostly (82.2%) by the arrival of a large number of immigrants and non-permanent residents.
  • Canada admitted 313,580 immigrants in 2018/2019, one of the highest levels in Canadian history.
  • In 2015/2016, Canada received 323,192 permanent immigrants, including nearly 30,000 Syrian refugees.
  • The number of non-permanent residents rose by 171,536 in 2018/2019, the largest increase in the country’s history. While also fuelled by rapid growth in asylum claimants, this gain was mainly led by an increase in the number of work and study permit holders.
  • In 2018/2019, Quebec (+1.2%) saw its largest population increase in 30 years, while Ontario (+1.7%) recorded one of the highest growth rates for the same period.
  • Alberta’s population growth (+1.6%) accelerated for a second consecutive year, owing in part to interprovincial migration exchanges, which were positive after three consecutive years of losses.
  • On July 1, 2019, the Canadian population included 6,592,611 seniors. Of this number, which is increasing quickly, more than one in two people (51.1%) were born during the baby boom (1946 to 1965).
  • On July 1, 2019, Canada had 10,795 centenarians, topping 10,000 for the first time.
  • The Prairie provinces and the territories have the youngest populations.
Islamic schools refuse comment on allegation regarding not commemorating Remembrance Day

Islamic schools refuse comment on allegation regarding not commemorating Remembrance Day

I’ve sent a media inquiry to Islamic schools in Ontario and Alberta asking to respond to an statement made by a senior Muslim imam and scholar from London, Ontario that reads: “Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it.” As of November 23, 2019 none of the Islamic schools responded to the media inquiry.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Mazin AbdulAdhim, a prominent Muslim scholar and Imam from London, Ont. has stated that “Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it.”

He further explained that “it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims… it’s because it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims… The Ottomans were Muslims, and Remembrance Day first started after Britain and France and the others defeated us, killed millions of our people, and then made this celebration starting on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11th, to forever remember *their* soldiers who fought to defeat us in that war and then invade our lands. That is why we don’t celebrate Remembrance Day, because we would be remembering their soldiers who killed millions of Muslims.”

Mazin AbdulAdhim’s Facebook post on November 11, 2019:

Today is Remembrance Day, and here is an interesting conversation I had with my daughters about why we don't celebrate…

Posted by Mazin AbdulAdhim on Monday, November 11, 2019

Inquiry: Does your school observe/celebrate Remembrance Day? YES or NO

Kindly respond by Monday 18th of November. If you need more time let me know.

Sincerely,

Eric Stanley Brazau,

Investigative journalist

ericbrazau.com

The media inquiry was sent by email to:

Ontario

1. School of Islamic Legacy, 72 Joy Mayor Driver, Mississauga

2. Al-Manariat Heights Islamic School, 2250 Argentina Road, Mississauga.

3. Islamic Foundation, Durham. Principal is Biquar.

4. Understanding Islam Academy Canada, 2570 Haines Road, Mississauga.

5. School of Islamic Study Ontario. Chairman is Syed Hussain.

6. Center for Islamic Knowledge.

7. MAC Al-Huda School, Ajax, downtown, Mississauga, Mississauga North, Brampton.

8. MAC Al-Furqan School, Scarborough.

9. Free Islamic School.

Calgary

1. Islamic School Omar Bin Al-Khattab.

2. Somali Students of Calgary.

3. Calgary Islamic School.

4. MAC Calgary.

Edmonton

1. Edmonton Islamic Academy.

2. MAC Edmonton.

“Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it”

“Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it”

Mazin AbdulAdhim, a prominent Muslim scholar and Imam from London, Ont. has stated that “Islamic schools won’t have it [Remembrance Day] as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it.”

He further explained that “it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims… it’s because it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims… The Ottomans were Muslims, and Remembrance Day first started after Britain and France and the others defeated us, killed millions of our people, and then made this celebration starting on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11th, to forever remember *their* soldiers who fought to defeat us in that war and then invade our lands. That is why we don’t celebrate Remembrance Day, because we would be remembering their soldiers who killed millions of Muslims.”

Mazin AbdulAdhim’s Facebook post on November 11, 2019:

Today is Remembrance Day, and here is an interesting conversation I had with my daughters about why we don’t celebrate it:

I was talking to my daughters – Safiyyah and Maryam – about whether or not there is school tomorrow because it might be a holiday for Remembrance Day, and I mentioned that Islamic schools won’t have it as a holiday because we don’t celebrate it.

Maryam asked “why not?” I told her that it’s because it is a day to remember those who died while fighting and killing Muslims. She said “but it’s a day to remember everyone who died in wars.”

I said “Ok, do you know who fought in World War 2?” She said “The whole world?” And we all laughed (she knew she was joking). I said “No, it was a war between the Nazis against Britain, France, America, and some others.” I asked her “So, do we remember the fallen from among the Nazis?” She said “No, obviously not.” I said “See, we don’t remember everyone who died in wars. We only remember the those who died from among the British, French, and so on.”

I said, “Ok, now do you know who fought in World War 1?” My older daughter Safiyyah said “Wait, I know this one. It was Britain against the Ottoman Islamic State!” And I almost shed a tear with pride that moment (I don’t remember teaching her that), and told her “You just won $100 Safiyyah!” (of course she didn’t win $100). She said “I learned that in school last year.” I told her she was correct, and then I said “The Ottomans were Muslims, and Remembrance Day first started after Britain and France and the others defeated us, killed millions of our people, and then made this celebration starting on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11th, to forever remember *their* soldiers who fought to defeat us in that war and then invade our lands. That is why we don’t celebrate Remembrance Day, because we would be remembering their soldiers who killed millions of Muslims.” She said “ooooh, ok.”

Someone might say “Don’t you think that this is too much to teach a young girl?” And I say: If she is old enough to be taught to remember the dead among the Kafir colonialist West, then she is old enough to remember the dead among the Muslims of the Uthmani Khilafah.

We cannot allow our children to be raised to look fondly on the crimes of the colonialist Capitalist West, or be taught to feel that this is their own history. We have our own history, and we must teach our children to look at the world from our own perspective.

Our children will either be our future, or they will be the future of the liberal secular colonialist West.

May Allah (swt) protect the minds and hearts of our children, and raise them to become the future leaders, teachers, and intellectuals of this Muslim Ummah. Ameen.