Green Square campaign Day Quebec. 29th of January is the official grief & mourning Islamophobiaday to remember the Quebec City mosque attack. It seems this national day will be used as a launching point to pressure the Canadian federal government to pass legislativeAction Against Islamophobia and to pass legislation, tabled by the NDP, the London Family Act.
NCCM (National Council of Canadian Muslims) has tabled a list of demands contained in the London Family Act. The demands are:
Education Reform: Removing Islamophobic content.
White Supremacy: Prevent white supremacist groups incorporating.
Hate Crime Unit: Allocate considerable funding.
Anti-Racism: Funding councils to combat negative attitudes.
Human Rights Complaints: Increase accessibility and aid for those making complaints.
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If all Canadian’s Engage in Grief & Mourning will Islamophobia be stopped?
Green Square Campaign Day Quebec
Shortly after this Attack on the Mosque, Canada passed the Islamophobiamotion m103. Because of this “whole government approach” to addressing systemic racism and Islamophobia. This includes a substantial funding increase to Islamic organizations.
NCCM is asking all Canadians to wear a green square in support of Muslims killed by people suffering from Islamophobia. NCCM ask all Canadians to do this in an attempt to End Islamophobia
In the weeks prior to Nov 2, 2020, France has been stricken with two jihadist attacks. French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded and 3 people in a church were killed, including an elderly woman who was decapitated. American Imam Yasir Qadhi, a world renowned Islamic leader, is responding to the backlash.
Interview with ‘The Thinking Muslim’ Podcast: Difficult Questions About the Situation in France Premiered Nov 2, 2020
The following description is from Imam Yasir Qadhi’s youtube channel:
Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi speaks about the French Policy towards Muslims, the potential for the ‘French model’ to be exported to other countries where Muslims are a minority. He also touches on the Islamic justifications for violence, how we should defend the honour of the Messenger of Allah. (SAW) Below is an excerpt of the lecture.
“Again I reiterate our loyalties are to our creator not to our nation state. As for France, I’ve only been three times, I think. I agree with you. And of course I have met many French Muslims. I agree with you the xenophobia, Islamophobia, I really don’t know of any other Western country in the world that is more blatantly Islamophobic than France. I do not know of any other country. Now that is frightening because France has the highest percentage of Muslims of any – the entire Western world. Those two facts together do not bode well for the future. That’s all I will say – do not bode well. If you study history, and the exacerbations going on, tit for tat, at what point do the Muslims say enough is enough?” Video Excerpt
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi is a Pakistani-American Islamic scholar, theologian and preacher. Since 2001, he has served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution with a center in Houston, Texas. He also taught in the Religious Studies department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is currently the resident scholar of the East Plano Islamic Center in Plano, Texas.
Qadhi has written numerous books and lectured widely on Islam and contemporary Muslim issues. A 2011 The New York Times Magazine essay by Andea Elliott described Qadhi as “one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam.
Qadhi was previously affiliated with the Salafi movement but has since left the movement and now identifies as a Sunni.
The following are excerpts from Islam Q&A academic, educational and da‘wah website supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, dealing with the topic of execution for insult or blasphemy.
Defaming the Prophet PBUH is a kind of kufr. If that is done by a Muslim then it is apostasy on his part, and the authorities have to defend the cause of Allaah and His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) by executing the one who defamed him.
If a Muslim hears a Christian or anyone else defaming the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) he has to denounce him in strong terms. It is permissible to insult that person because he is the one who started it. How can we not stand up the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? It is also obligatory to report him to the authorities who can carry out the punishment on him. If there is no one who can carry out the hadd punishment of Allaah and stand up for the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) then the Muslim has to do whatever he can.
That is because there is no room for compromise with regard to the rights of Allaah but there is room for compromise when it comes to the rights of human beings.
from al-Adaab al-Shar’iyyah (1/237-238)
The ruling of execution because of a word that somebody utters is what the Muslim scholars call al-riddah (apostasy). What is apostasy and what constitutes apostasy? What is the ruling on the apostate (al-murtadd)?
Texas Imam, Yale PhD scholar Yasir Qadhi: What is the Ruling on Blasphmy? Lecture premiered Nov 3, 2020. The beading of French teacher Samuel Paty happened days prior to this lecture. Below in an excerpt
“The fourth question Muslim minorities, us, in America, in England, in France, in Canada, in Australia, in Germany and across the European and Western worlds. We are living in secular democracies. We are living as a minority and we all understand that the laws of the land are based on sources that are not our sources. So what is the responsibility of Muslims living in Western lands vis-a-vis the laws found in the classical books and the rulings pertaining to any type of judgment that is of a penal nature ie: criminal law that are found in the Shari’a?” Complete video
Muslim scholars teach that implementing Islamic Law is a moral duty of Believing Muslim. Bilal Philips in Australia.
In 2017 the European Court heard a case where sharia law was applied to a disagreement between citizens of Greece who are Muslims.
Christian Concern (CC), a non-profit organization based in London, intervened in the case, “because of the importance of the case in European law and its implications for countries across Europe, including the UK,” according to a press statement by CC.
According to Dieppe, an estimated 85 sharia courts operate in the UK. “The use of Sharia has led to the promotion of parallel societies within the United Kingdom,”
Throughout Europe there are Shari’a law tribunals. Some experts will say “While there are undoubtedly lots of different councils and tribunals dealing with Shari’a principles, they aren’t courts of law. Most are Shari’a ‘councils’ set up to make decisions on purely religious matters, although there are some bodies that mix Shari’a principles with legally binding arbitration. But none can overrule the regular courts. However civilly undocumented marriages are performed when a second wife is taken.
The following are excerpt from Islam Q&A academic, educational and da‘wah website supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, dealing with the topic of Muslims dealing with non-Islamic laws.
The statement that whoever does not judge according to what Allaah revealed is a kaafir, a zaalim (oppressor or wrongdoer) and a faasiq (sinner), as Allaah says: “. . . And whoever does not judge by what Allaah has revealed, such are the kaafiroon.” [aayah 44]; “. . . And whoever does not judge by that which Allaah has revealed, such are the zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers)” [aayah 45]; “. . . And whoever does not judge by what Allaah has revealed (then) such (people) are the faasiqoon (rebellious or disobedient).” [aayah 47].
Referring for judgment to courts of man-made law which is contrary to sharee’ah is not permissible; the same applies to working in them and applying those laws among people.
The scholars of the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas were asked: What is the ruling on referring for judgment to American law in a dispute between Muslims, with regard to cases of divorce, commerce and other matters?
They replied: It is not permissible for a Muslim to refer for judgment to man-made laws.