[translator’s note: Terrebonne is a suburb of 100,000 inhabitants, north of Montreal]
A place in the city’s industrial estate is however used for activities and prayers by the Muslim community since 2010
TERREBONNE | After a zoning change to ban a mosque in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve [a Montreal neighborhood], and then the refusal of the city of Shawinigan [a small city of 50,000 inhabitants between Montreal and Quebec] to allow a mosque to be established in the industrial estate, a third mosque is the object of a judicial dispute, threatening to disallow its establishment in the industrial estate.
Terrebonne directed its lawyers to obtain an injunction forcing the eviction of the mosque located in the city’s industrial estate, on Pascal-Gagnon Street, last Friday.
Muslims who patronize the mosque do not find the controversy amusing. “No neighbours complained about us, and we have added fire extinguishers and smoke detectors as per the fire by-laws, ” pleads Karim Sibous, a spokesperson for Estime Rive-Nord and the manager of the mosque.
The hesitations and bungling on the part of the city of Terrebonne seem to prove him right.
The case started December 2010. The mosque had opened without official notice to the city, in 2000 sq. ft. premises located on two floors, in the city’s industrial estate.
Two more years
– It was only two years later, in October 2012, that the city recognized its mistake of having permitted the establishment of a mosque in its industrial estate. The chief inspector, who originally gave the okay, later ordered the mosque to leave its premises within 90 days, but the mosque never left.
– On June 17, 2013, the city’s executive committee refused to change the zoning for the premises to allow the establishment of a house of worship.
– Last January 26, the city issued a legal notice of non-conformity, with an order to evacuate the premises “with the briefest possible delay”.
That refusal to change the zoning and the two legal notices of non-conformity have been up to now ignored by the mosque’s management, and they have not received any further sanction from the city’s authorities.
– It was only last Thursday that the city tasked the Deveau law office to bring to a halt that illegal utilization of an industrial area for worship purposes.
The mosque still has hope
Today, the mosque is patronized mostly on Friday evenings and during weekends. About thirty worshippers were on the premises for the final prayer and some cultural activities last Friday.
Saturday the Muslim association management refused, after consulting its members, to send us, as was agreed, the original written documents allowing the mosque to occupy its present premises for the past five years, in spite of the zoning regulations.
In an e-mail that he sent last Saturday, Karim Sibous writes: “We have the firm conviction that we will be able to negotiate in full confidence with the city’s authorities and find a solution to our problem.”
In this image posted on a militant social media account by the Al-Baraka division of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, a fighter fires a heavy weapon mounted on the back of a pickup truck during fighting in Tal Tamr, Hassakeh province, Syria. AP Photo
A prominent bishop on Feb. 25 accused Turkey of preventing Christians from fleeing Syria while allowing jihadists responsible for their persecution to cross its border unchecked.
Jacques Behnan Hindo, the Syrian Catholic Archbishop of Hasakeh-Nisibi, made the claim on Vatican Radio, a day after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group abducted at least 90 Assyrian Christians from villages which had been under the control of Kurdish forces.
“Every day, families are emigrating from Damascus by plane because of the blockade we have around us,” the bishop said.
(IS it time to learn French and move to Quebec? I think I can live on poutine)
“The same rules need to be applied to everyone. I will therefore not hear you if you are wearing a scarf on your head, just as I would not allow a person to appear before me wearing a hat or sunglasses on his or her head, or any other garment not suitable for a court proceeding.”
El-Alloul was in court to apply to get her car back after it was seized by Quebec’s automobile insurance board, the SAAQ.
(This judge is too reasonable to actually spend much more time on the bench in a post modern world. Respect to her indeed. But my favorite part of the CBC take on it is how this woman says that the day she arrived in Canada with her hijab on she swore to be a good Canadian. Which to her I guess means living on welfare with kids you can’t afford, getting your license suspended then driving anyway. Funny the CBC didn’t think to ask her what she thought being a good Canadian is)
Thank you Draculea, M., Yucki, Richard, Don C., GoV., and many many more and much more to come. In fact some startling things to come.
[It needs to be understood that the article below, translated from a Swedish news site, is not just another story about ‘immigrants’ denying the Holocaust. This is a story about a teacher getting in trouble for stopping an adult immigrant at a learning center who stood up and disrupted a news piece on TV about the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz demanding that everyone agree that all Jews are liars and that this didn’t happen. This is about a teacher being reprimanded for not allowing a student to insist on a fully sharia compliant view of history irrespective of the facts of which the teacher and supervisor are fully aware. – Eeyore]
One of the biggest newspapers in Sweden (Sydsvenskan) which covers Malmö and the surrounding country brings the following choking story about how much power immigrants have attained In Sweden.
During an SFI lesson (Swedish for immigrants/asylants) last week, the students were asked to listen to the news.
One of the issues was about the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp:
(with commentary and translation by Hans Erling Jensen with mush thanks!)
During an SFI lesson at the core of last week, the students listen to the news.
One was about the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
There are different opinions about what happened next.
The teacher says, that one of the student questioned the truth of holocaust, and that he explained to the student, that it was not the time and the place to discuss the student’s claim.
But the student continued to highly express his views on the Holocaust and Jews, according to the teacher. In the end, the teacher argued against the student and said that the student had to leave the classroom if he could not be quiet.
When a supervisor was required to solve the situation, the student said that he only wanted to provide the class with facts about Holocaust and the stories about concentration camps.
The day after, the teacher was called to a meeting with the school principal. The dialogue was recorded. The newspaper has a copy of this recording.
The meeting was recorded and HD has taken note of the recording.
”The student told me that he had been misunderstood and that he felt the teacher had offended him by asking him to leave the class room and called him a holocaust-denier and a nazi”, the principal says on the recording.
The teacher answered, that the student denied holocaust without any doubt!
“But the student said that he was violated”, the principal answered.
– He has not been singled out. I just told him that it’s not okay to say that the Jews were just lying.
”But the class room was not the right place for this discussion”, the principle said. “You have to be careful about what you are saying, because you have the linguistic issue, and should not violate the students!”
The conversation continues. The coordinator emphasizes that teachers must be careful to discuss, they have a linguistic advantage and must not violate students.
”Ok”, says the teacher, ”but I have played this news program for other classes with no problems at all!”
– You may also keep in mind that what we regard as history is the history we have read. When we have other students who have taken part in other history books, it is no use discussing the facts against facts.
After this meeting the teacher felt himself let down by the school board. He reckoned, that he himself had defended the values stated in the Swedish education institutions about democracy and equality of men, and for that now only being criticized.
”I was indignant during the conversation but tried to be cooperative. I am only a new teacher on the job and I did not want to be a difficult person. But thinking the whole thing through afterwards I found that they (the principal and the board) made a fatal mistake. Holocaust is an important issue”, the teacher says to the newspaper.
The deputy principal of the Kepez Atatürk Anatolian High School in the southern province of Antalya reportedly suggested the formation of so called “harassment teams” at a meeting about school uniforms on February 9. She said that “male students could follow girls who wear short skirts to make them feel uncomfortable, after which the students would eventually have to dress ‘properly.’”
(This is the Gates of Vienna post on the horrific video out of the Islamic State that we titled and published yesterday, although it is a separate upload with a minor font error corrected on a couple of the explanatory titles)
I found this video more disturbing than those that depict mass executions, beheadings, snipers, bloody surf, and all the other grisly forms of violence so lovingly chronicled by the Islamic State. This is a celebration of a form of violence that is inflicted on the hearts and minds of children.
Some of these boys are very young, and probably can’t remember much of their life before the Syrian “civil war” began four years ago. If it hadn’t been for the “Arab Spring” and the jihad against Bashar Assad — brought to you courtesy of Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and EU Inc. — these kids might have been able to have a more or less normal childhood and grow up to lead more or less normal lives. Normal by Syrian standards, that is: rough, backward, and sometimes brutal, but nowhere near as brutal as the rule of the Islamic State, which has become the new normal in large swaths of Syria and Iraq.
Every mobile phone user in Pakistan is being ordered to have their fingerpints taken as part of the country’s tough new anti-terror laws.
Every citizen who wants to use a device must make sure their name, phone number and finger prints are on record in order to keep their SIM card.
Since the new measure was announced earlier this year, Pakistanis have been lining up at mobile phone stores and in front of vans and kiosks to have their fingerprints scanned so their identities can be verified, meaning they can keep their phones.
People line up in front of a street trader in Islamabad to have their SIM cards verified by giving their fingerprints
A series of blasts in Cairo on Thursday killed one person and wounded at least seven, Egyptian security officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks using homemade explosives that authorities blame on Islamist militants.
The officials said four bombs exploded in the residential districts of Imbabah and Mohandiseen in the Egyptian capital, which is home to some 18 million people. Later, a blast outside a police station in the nearby Warraq district wounded four people, including a police conscript.
Associated Press video footage from the site of the Imbabah bomb blast showed a large pool of blood on the ground and a badly damaged car with debris covering a large area. The blast took place outside a fast food restaurant.
Germany’s top Jewish leader suggested on Thursday that Jews shouldn’t wear the traditional skullcap, or kippa, in areas with large Muslim populations but also said that hiding isn’t the right approach to concerns about anti-Semitism.
Security worries among European Jews have been stoked by recent attacks in Paris and Copenhagen. Jews in Germany generally feel safe, though security measures need to be evaluated frequently, Josef Schuster, the head of the Central Council of Jews, told rbb Inforadio.
One of Schuster’s predecessors last year suggested that Jews in Germany should make sure they’re not recognizable as Jews.
The US embassy in Jordan’s capital, Amman, has warned American citizens against visiting the country’s posh shopping malls after receiving “credible information” that they may be targeted by terrorists.
“Extremist groups have repeatedly expressed interest in attacking so-called soft targets, such as malls and restaurants, in Jordan,” the US embassy said in a statement. “The US Embassy has received information of a potential threat against high-end malls in Amman.”
Amman has recently stepped up its role in the US-led military campaign against Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) in Syria after the jihadists burnt alive captured Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh and released a video showing his grisly death.
Jihadi John’s former university was a ‘hotbed of radicalism’ where students ‘celebrated 9/11′, it has been claimed.
A former student has lifted the lid on his time at the University of Westminster – as it’s also revealed a talk by a Muslim hate preacher has been postponed due to ‘security concerns’.
Haitham al-Haddad was set to speak tonight, but the event will not go ahead as planned after it was revealed ‘Jihadi John’ studied computer programming at the university.
Today, the terrorist was named as a university graduate from London who was able to flee to Syria despite being on an MI5 terror watch list.
Thank you Draculea, M., and all who sent in material including Wrath of Khan and many others. More to come.
I believe that my email server is under attack so I am getting emails sporadically or not at all or sometimes after days. Once I have established a new email address I will post it for people here but for now, I have redirected comments on the site to go to a new one I am trying out. This means that I should be getting any comments reliably, but if you send me an email directly for the moment I may not have gotten it.
This problem goes back a few days now. So for those of you that have anything important you want me to see or post and sent me directly or, until this morning, in the comments, please re post in comments if it hasn’t appeared or you expected an answer and didn’t get one. As a consequence, I am more disorganized than even usual recently and losing track of who sent what when. But over the course of the next 48 hours I hope to sort all that out.
Thank you again for your patience and patronage of this site.
The country’s public broadcaster, Yle, has divided the reading into 60 half-hour segments, including a discussion between two experts on the context and meaning of each part. Beginning on 7 March, the project is “intended to increase people’s knowledge of the Koran and Muslim culture in Finland”, Yle says on its website. A leader from Finland’s Muslim community, Imam Anas Hajjar, will discuss each section with Professor Jaakko Hameen-Anttila, who translated the text into Finnish
(The article goes on to discuss interpretation, showing that none of the parties know or will admit to the fact of legal interpretations of koranic passages called ‘tasfirs’ which would solve the issue but not in the way the imam wants I suspect)
The Pentagon let slip that one of its training camps to help fight Islamic State terrorists is in Jordan — information the pro-U.S. kingdom had specifically requested be kept private, and the latest gaffe in a series of sensitive leaks coming out of the Department of Defense.
(Robert Spencer explains this as politics. He is being kind. I add this to how they leak every Israeli move for solid defense reasons in a manner which may force an Israeli-Syrian war no one wants and I get a pattern that doesn’t look good for the USA)
(But wait till you see how the BBC spun the results of that poll in the headline. And no speculation on what percentage of those who refused to answer either. So I will. 100% agree with the 27% who admit it)
(Once again the Daily Mail shows it is one of the last men standing in terms of media telling the truth and showing the news. When they manage to take that down, the debate will move to a whole new level)
(Actually I believe it is third in the world after South Africa and Botswana)
Forty years after the Swedish parliament unanimously decided to change the formerly homogenous Sweden into a multicultural country, violent crime has increased by 300% and rapes by 1,472%. Sweden is now number two on the list of rape countries, surpassed only by Lesotho in Southern Africa.
Significantly, the report does not touch on the background of the rapists. One should, however, keep in mind that in statistics, second-generation immigrants are counted as Swedes.
In an astounding number of cases, the Swedish courts have demonstrated sympathy for the rapists, and have acquitted suspects who have claimed that the girl wanted to have sex with six, seven or eight men.
On Monday night, swastikas and death threats were left on four cars in a Montreal apartment building’s parking garage, frightening the residents living there.
Daniel, one of the residents whose car was damaged, described the scene: “There were four cars with swastikas on them, and five cars with envelopes on them, and on the white envelopes there were swastikas on them. The swastikas were huge. They covered pretty much the majority of the hood.” He also said a neighbor’s car’s windshield was smashed and a pickaxe lay next to the car.
The State Department has helped to relocate tens of thousands of refugees from the war-torn African nation of Somalia to Minnesota, where they can take advantage of some of America’s most generous welfare and charity programs.
But the effort is having the unintended consequence of creating an enclave of immigrants with high unemployment that is both stressing the state’s safety net and creating a rich pool of potential recruiting targets for Islamist terror groups.
In the fiscal year that ended in September, Minnesota welcomed 1,118 Somali refugees arriving directly from Africa, most of them without family ties to the state, according to State Department statistics. Overall, more than 30,000 Somalis live in the midwestern state comprising the nation’s largest concentration of Somali immigrants, according to U.S. Census data.
Thank you M., Draculea, antikythera, Oz-RIta, Richard, and all. More to come.
Many people have sent in a number of links about what seems to be synchronized drones over French landmarks at night. I haven’t posted them because I am still thinking about it. Anyone can google for it and get them of course but I remain puzzled. If this was a muslim plot to attack, why not attack? Once they have them in the air and in location it doesn’t make sense to do it again for real as countermeasures will surely be in place and jamming digital radio signals cannot be that hard. Also I am reluctant to add to anti-drone hysteria as its one of the last fun and useful things that Joe Public can do both for fun and aerial photography and videography, and like many things it has potential in the wrong hands to do damage, the problem cannot be in the tools it has to be in the culture of those that would pervert the tool to an evil purpose.
So long as governments, encouraged mostly by the left side of the aisle typically, continue to feel the solution to social problems is allow the most pernicious of people to roam among us while defanging the entire population to prevent bad events, we walk eyes open into totalitarianism where the most thuggish will, not might, will, set the rules for all of us.
We can already see that taking place in areas where muslims form a large minority, such as the UK and parts of France. The governments disguise this new totalitarianism with euphemisms about ‘cultural harmony’ etc. but removing magna carta and the freedoms of the Enlightenment are what they are no matter what you call it.
2. muslim sues LA fitness for not letting him pray in the gym. There has been no word as to whether or not other gym members can work out at his mosque.
3. CNN: Kidnapped Christians by the Islamic State, US state Dept. makes incomprehensible noises. Who is funding these days?
4. There really is something mighty fishy about the one artifact that was found in the ‘Peace Tunnel’ which the police have chosen to share with us. It is a little too ‘iconic’ to be meaningful at face value.
Here is the whole session with Shahina Siddiqui. Hold on to your air sick bags for her initial few minutes and one senator in particular who can only think of one question for this clandestine CAIR speaker. How much do you want and how can we make sure we get you everything you need fast enough.
Here is an article at the Toronto Sun on this session. its worth the read as are the comments. Below, is a short segment of the whole thing from above where at least one Senator actually was hip to her nonsense and called her on it to the extent she could in a venue like that.
Notice the classic methods of dissimulation used. She condemns the loss of all “innocent” life. This of course means muslims because to a muslim religious enough to wear a garment proving your religiosity on the head, innocent means muslims as the sharia explains it. Many of these kinds of devices are in every idea she forms.
AMMAN (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian activists said on Tuesday.
A Syrian Christian group representing several NGO’s inside and outside the country said it had verified at least 150 people missing, including women and elderly, who had been kidnapped by the militants.
“We have verified at least 150 people who have been adducted from sources on the ground,” Bassam Ishak, President of the Syriac National Council of Syria, whose family itself is from Hasaka, told Reuters from Amman.
Libyan Army Spokesperson: Libya’s Largest ISIS Camp Just 45km from Tunisia
The biggest ISIS camp is reportedly only 45km away from the Tunisian border, according to Libyan army spokesperson, Ahmed Mesmari in an interview with Tunisian daily newspaper Assarih. Mesmari stated that around three to four thousands militants are training in a camp in Sabratha, most of whom are Tunisians and foreigners connected to other alleged terrorist groups in Tunisia.
Mesmari claimed that the number of Tunisian fighters in Libya have drastically increased in Derna. Six Tunisian suicide bombers killed themselves in Benghazi according to Mesmari, while another Tunisian blew himself up using an ambulance car.
“We have a list of a number of Libyan and Tunisian charity organizations that are supporting ISIS,” and work through social media, Mesmari said. He further added that it was the Libyan army’s willingness that revealed the true nature of these alleged charity organizations to the Tunisian authorities.
Tunisian Foreign Minister Tayeb Baccouche reiterated on Sunday Tunisia’s position of neutrality toward the different Libyan factions, a position which the Libyan army spokesperson expressed respect.
5. Yesterday was another day of hearing presentations at the Senate committee on National security. A woman with CAIR-CAN, although she did not present herself as such, gave some pretty numbing presentations using a nice mix of political correctness and victim politics after which she took some questions. The whole thing will be up later for those who can take it, and for Canadians, I recommend you do. But I couldn’t help but post this clip from one senator who obviously sees through the usual hyperbole and laid a few things out on the table. It was refreshing after listening to an hour of the usual taqyyia and one islamophilic senator who couldn’t come up with a question that was not: “How much more money do you need and how can we make sure you get it all and fast enough?”
Thank you M., ML., MK., Richard, Yucki and all. More to come Quite a bit actually.
I like where the police spokesman says something like, ‘it isn’t a crime to dig a hole’.
In Toronto it probably costs $15,000.00 and takes 14 months to get a permit to build a back deck for your BBQ. and that would be on your own fully owned private land. So building a concrete reenforced tunnel with heating and gas generators with no permits etc. etc. in a public park or whatever that is, I am pretty sure would cause the municipality to wrap its collective heads around parking meters trying to get a compile list of laws and regulations broken. Unless of course they are muslims. Then it was a public service project no doubt.
I mean if that concrete heated gas powered tunnel with lights etc. is “digging a hole” then you Toronto people can easily build a granny suite over your garage and just call it piling up some sticks.
(I think the clue in this article is that: “The ‘zealous’ assault was only discovered when a teacher at the girl’s school noticed her injuries. When asked about the incident the father still did not understand what he had done wrong.”
France, Belgium and now even liberal Denmark regret letting in so many immigrants from Muslim countries. Their swelling Islamic communities have become breeding grounds for terrorists. So why is the U.S. opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims?
The threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House’s three-day summit on terrorism.
Instead, Vice President Joe Biden assured Muslim groups gathered during one session that the “wave” of Muslim immigration is “not going to stop.”
If the Obama Administration is serious about making progress in defense of America’s best interests, the President and his national security team will forthwith request resources from Congress to rid Nigeria of the scourge called Boko Haram, while also swiftly implementing a robust plan to crush the Islamic State, what remains of Al Qaeda, and other adherents of radical Islamist jihad.
Horrific as reality now appears inside Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Yemen (places where America so far has intervened without achieving victory), Nigeria and Boko Haram present another vexing set of threats that America and what remains of the civilized world cannot ignore for much longer.
The case against Boko Haram is not nuanced. It is unambiguous. This band of Islamic rejectionists denies all benefits from modernity and commits unspeakable atrocities. In doing so, Boko Haram is already a potent threat to oil-exporting Nigeria, to neighboring African nations, and potentially to the entire world.
7. Armored fighting vehicles under American Flags appear in Narva, Estonia.
Thank you UK Pete, M., Richard, Wrath of Khan, Charles O., Tundra T., and all. More to come including some interesting testimony to the Canadian Senate committee on National Security by a woman who is high up in the CAIR echelon but did not bother to inform the committee that she in fact was with them at all.
This is an original translation from Danish media by Liberty Dk.
Foreword by translator:
Apparently we Danes are to be legally blindfolded in the name of the war on terror.
In an article in today’s Danish daily newspaper MetroExpress, the following article can be found (see translation below). Apparently the powers-that-be cannot tell the difference between people sharing information about what is really happening in the world vs. actually inciting and wanting to engage in terror…which of course, to a rational person, clearly is two different things entirely. To this end they furthermore propose to use the Child Porn filter.
To sum it up…a person actively engaged in trying to warn the Western world about the numerous atrocities perpetrated in the name of Islam would, by law, be put in the very same box as either a terrorist or a person inciting to terror.
The press it seems would be getting a free pass in this regard. We are apparently only to see those sanitized news blips the media chose for us to see.
Sadly, what is even more absurd is that, according to an on-going MetroExpress poll, most people agree.
SF wants to prohibit the sharing of terrorist videos
In a proposal which will be presented this week, the Socialist People’s Party (SF) will be tabling a suggestion which makes it illegal to share videos of terrorist attacks and beheadings. In several terrorism cases in Denmark there has been found, on hard disks and smartphones, videos of Al Qaeda’s terror and IS beheadings.
“It must be explicitly forbidden to share these horrific videos. We will also want ISPs to censor incitement to terror. To this end the idea the suggestion is that the child pornography filter can be taken into use so that it blocks access to sites with videos of executions and incitement to terror”, says the Chairman of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Karina Lorentzen (SF), who, however, wants to make an exception for the press.
SF further proposes that the National Police Cyber ??Crime Center monitors the network and go after Danes who praise and incite terrorism.
The Child porn filter is a collaboration between telephone companies and police that stops people who want to go to pages with sexual images of children. The telecommunication industry would like to discuss the possibility of using this tool.
“Execution Videos are awful and disgusting, and I understand as such also the thoughts behind the proposal”, writes director Jacob Willer, stressing that it will require careful consideration, since it pretty much amounts to censorship.
Both the Danish People’s Party (DF) Group Chairman Peter Skaarup and the Consersvative supports SF’s proposal. It is a proposal that we can fully support, says the Conservatives Mai Mercado.
While Liberal Karsten Lauritzen believes that the law is already sufficient. “We just need the right to make some cases to see if it should be allowed to share these video’s”.
[Editor comment: At the end of World War II then Supreme Allied commander Eisenhower ordered that the Nazi atrocities be well documented in order that:
“Eisenhower, upon finding the victims of the death camps, ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead. He wrote the following to General Marshall after visiting a German internment camp near Gotha, Germany:
The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick. In one room, where they [there] were piled up twenty or thirty naked men, killed by starvation, George Patton would not even enter. He said that he would get sick if he did so. I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to “propaganda”.
We should all make it our business to save and catalogue every video we can from the Islamic State in order that the horrors and rationale behind these horrors cannot be dismissed or denied.we do this although we do not have to watch them all to spare our own psyches from damage. But it is a crime against history to prevent people from knowing the facts of this scale of barbarity and the motives for it. And I also affirm that knowing what Islam does to human beings and why damages them more than any 1 in a million deranged muslims that may join their cause