Influential muslim intimates veiled threats to Quebec if they do not pass Bill 59

As readers of this site will know, there has been a debate all week in the Quebec legislature about potential passage of a bill called, Bill 59.

There is so much wrong with it one doesn’t know where to begin. But begin we must for its the first flush of the principles of the enlightenment and Western Civilization and it will spread from Quebec across the Western world as people, most notably leftist and muslim groups, see this as a model of how to implement phase 1 of sharia blasphemy laws.

The clip below is a couple of short segments of a very influential muslim, Imam Salam Elmenyawi. in Montreal, who I am reliably informed is head of an organization what represents 70 islamic institutions including being the chaplain of McGill and Concordia University.

While an astute observer would be able to find quite a few flaws in this man’s ‘reasoning’ the one that concerns this website the most is the fact of selective enforcement. We can say with certainty that bill 59 will never be used to stop a muslim preacher from explaining to his congregation how all non-muslims are inferior and unworthy of the most basic of human dignities let alone rights, and that Jews are somehow apes and pigs etc. These notions, which compose a significant majority of the koran and hadiths, will be considered protected speech under their religious rights, while any attempt to point this out will be prosecuted under Bill 59.

How can I know this? The website Point De Bascule already attempted to take a hate preacher to task under already existing hate crimes laws and the case was refused. And that was in 2008. This new tool will only sharpen the distinction and make the fines for criticism of islam that much easier to prosecute and the fines that much more painful.

In these two clips of his testimony, the totality of which can be seen here, we can see everything from careful wording to guarantee that ridicule of non-islamic world views will be perfectly OK, while islam will be uniquely protected, to what sure sounds like a threat at the end of the second clip.

Thank you Sassy for translating these and sending them our way.

Marc Lebuis of Pointdebascule.ca speaks to the Quebec Legislature opposing bill 59

To be perfectly clear, this is tomorrow’ newspaper for the rest of the free world. The ultimate far left-islamic work around to laws which guarantee freedom of speech and the preservation of the Enlightenment. If the Quebec ‘Human Rights Commission’ is successful in this bid to make punishable criticism of Islam, groups like the OIC etc. will be redoubling their efforts to make this happen everywhere.

My previous post on this issue in order to understand the person behind the push to end freedom of speech to criticize religious authority, and in particular, Islam can be seen here.

Quebec’s bill 59. Canada’s French province runs screaming from the Enlightenment.

For the past couple of days, a Quebec law professor and former director of a George Soros funded ‘progressive-leftist’ group called Open Society Foundations, has been arguing in the Quebec legislature, that criticism of islam should not just be illegal but punishable by massive fines for a first offense and life destroying ones for a second.

The National Post editorial puts it this way:

National Post View: Quebec hate speech bill would re-establish bureaucratic despotism

Strong stuff for a national newspaper. But potentially an understatement.

As this site has argued since its inception, the most problematic aspect of any lever of power like Bill 59 is the fact that it will be selectively enforced. In this case it would be a safe wager that it will be enforced using the guidelines of UN Resolution 16/18 making it a criminal act to criticize Islam, but not stopping Islam from calling for the genocide of non-believers under their right to religious freedom.

Back to the Post:

Bill 59 assigns new powers to the Quebec Human Rights Commission (QHRC) to combat hate speech, as well as a variety of other provisions meant to protect against extremism, by censoring speech that promotes “fear of the other.” Ominously, the bill would allow the QHRC to pursue websites that in its estimation describe and denounce Islamism.

The bill takes its inspiration from recommendations made public by the QHRC in November 2014. Jacques Frémont, the commission’s president, explained that he planned to use the requested powers to sue those critical of certain ideas, “people who would write against … the Islamic religion … on a website or on a Facebook page.”

Let’s let that sink in for a moment before we move forward.

The Quebec Government is contemplating a bill that seems, even overtly, to criminalize and punish anyone who criticizes a political/religious ideology. Even if islam was not a threat doctrine this bill is an outrageous affront to the most core principles of democracy. One cannot make an informed choice without information.

So who is this Jacques Frémont?

Below is a short video with a couple of tiny excerpts from an hour long speech in French where he seems to tip his hand a little bit. In all fairness, I do not speak French, so I cannot be certain that these short excerpts which were sent to us properly represent his point of view. So here is a link to the entire video. Anyone wishing to and who can speak French may want to check it out and make sure these quotes are fairly taken. They are at:

12:11  16:39  and the first cut is within the first 3 minutes. Its only one line.

The Montreal Gazette covered yesterday’s hearings on Bill 59

Quebec hate-speech bill prompts strong opinions at public hearings

But the most heated debates took place at the end of the day with the Association des musulmans et des arabes pour la laïcité au Québec (the Association of Muslims and Arabs for a secular Quebec).

Bill 59 was one of a slew of initiatives presented June 10 by the Quebec government to combat radicalization leading to violence, as it pledged to work with the city of Montreal on a deradicalization centre — their concerted response to terrorist attacks last October and the phenomenon of youths leaving Quebec to join terrorist ranks.

But it was also an answer to how to deal with the growing problem of Islamophobia, and on both counts AMAL-Québec welcomed the initiative.

“It is obvious that when the call to hate, demonize, and dehumanize certain groups becomes commonplace, it has the effect of accentuating attitudes filled with prejudice and stereotypes,” said AMAL president Haroun Bouazzi, before the Commission des institutions at the National Assembly in Quebec City.

For anyone uncertain about what “the call to hate, demonize, and dehumanize certain groups” means, just read a koran, the hadiths and the Sunna, or book of the life of Islam’s founder, Mohamed. Alternativly, sit in for a week or so at any mosque and listen to the sermons. Maybe bring a tape recorder so you can have the Arabic bits translated later.

One might wonder if this particular pernicious individual is so dangerous to real liberty and the Enlightenment if he had caught the notice of any of the Counter-Jihadists before?

Check out this post and video from Dec. 2014:

“I’m sorry. The debate is over. Islam is the religion of Peace!”

This is an interview with the President of the Quebec Human Rights Commission. In it, he appears to be saying that Quebec, or Canada, is going to be implementing something which looks a whole lot like the criminalization of criticism of Islam.

I would like to remind every man, woman, child and bureaucrat that freedom of speech was implemented for one thing in the West. To criticize religious and political authority. That once you limit that freedom even one little bit, all other freedoms of speech will diminish exponentially, because all things can be seen as functions of islamic observance.

Thank you Poste De Veille for the interview video and Sassy for the Translation.

Could it be that the time to make that most ancient of decisions which almost define human history has arrived for Quebecers?

The answer to that appears imminent. The desicion?

Do we stand and fight, or do we move to somewhere not as far along the downward spiral of despotism.

Eeyore for VladTepesBlog

Highly placed muslim ‘security advisor’ suspended by Canadian government for links to ‘questionable’ organizations

Husein Hamdani is also tied in with major counter-radicalization organizations in the USA and UK.

There is a lot to read about him at Point de Bascule here and here. If you can at all, please take the time and read these links.

A news report on him here from today on Quebec TV

Here he is talking about doing ‘dawa’ (Islamic proselytization) and using many of the common deceptions muslims use such as quoting ‘no compulsion in religion’ and not quoting “he who changes his islamic religion, kill him”

Here he is being praised for helping defeat ‘radicalization’ as opposed to funding and promoting it, which is what it looks like he may have actually been doing, from the Globe and Mail.

SECULARISM: Quebec wants to ban the wearing of the full Islamic veil

An original translation by CB Sashenka with much thanks!

From this Quebec Website


March 10, 2015 (3:30 pm)
Agence France-Presse

Quebec Premier Couillard promises a plan of action and a law

The Quebec government will legislate on secularism by the summer to ban the wearing of the full Islamic veil for officials in contact with the population, as well as for citizens in public administration, an unprecedented measure in Canada.

The law on “state neutrality” should remind us of our “fundamental individual rights” that apply in this province, said Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard during a recent interview with AFP.

“It will be proposed that both the person providing a public service and receiving it must have their faces exposed for communication, safety and identification purposes.”

The Liberal leader, elected with a large majority last April, notes that this will apply to both public service and municipal government.

This enforcement action will prevent the wearing of the full veil (niqab or burqa) by employees or users of the administration.

“It’s the least the government could do. The expectation of citizens was high to ensure that the state decides on its relations with the religious,” considers Jocelyn Maclure, a philosophy professor at Laval University in Quebec City.

“It’s surprising that this has not yet been done.”

Bill tabled for June

“We aim to table the bill by June,” said Mr. Couillard, a bill that will also include a component to constantly maintain open dialogue with ethnic and religious communities. Continue Reading →

Muslim Student’s Assn. of Concordia in Montreal busted for being, well, islamic really.

The MSA’s are in fact among the more problematic of the countless muslim brotherhood front groups. For anyone curious about them, the video below of their pledge of allegiance as said at all meetings should tip off most to it’s values.

Now it is Terrebonne’s turn to ban a mosque

An original Translation by Carolus

From Journal de Montreal

[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.”

Related video:

Police press meeting for the ‘Toronto Peace Tunnel’

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.

Exposing enemies of the West in Quebec. Salah Assawy and Omar Shahin

The Director of Point de Bascule was interviewed by Montreal’s LCN / TVA reporter and news anchor Michel Jean on Feb 15, 2015.

After the Montreal Outremont borough issued a press release Saturday morning saying it had made the decision that an event would not be held in the city’s cultural center following “disturbing information” broadcast on the TVA Nouvelles network Friday, the network’s investigative show J.E. said two fundamentalist imams — Salah Assawy and Omar Shahin —were leading an event organized by a Shariah Academy where diplomas in Islamic studies would be handed out in.

Following this event, LCN / TVA’s journalist Marie-Laure Delainey interviewed, after difficult negotiations, one of the two leaders behind the shariah academy graduation event, Omar Shahin. Following the excerpt between Delainey and Shahin, Michel Jean interviewed the director of Point de Bascule to expose Shahin’s disturbing links with Islamic radical organizations and individuals who were directly associated with Osama Ben Laden, the late Al-Qaeda leader.

Further reading on this:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/11/16/20081116scrutiny1116.html

http://www.investigativeproject.org/197/suspicion-about-imams-grows-as-terror-links-pile-up

http://www.investigativeproject.org/case/419

http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/islamic-center-tucson#

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/nov/28/20061128-122902-7522r/?page=all

The MTS [Montreal Transit Society] allocates a space for muslim prayers

Original Translation by Sassy

From Le Devoir

MONTREAL: Pursuant to the request of ONE MUSLIM EMPLOYEE,  the Montreal Transit Society [MTS] approved allocation of a prayer space in its Youville maintenance workshop Department.

Arnaud Stopa | Le Devoir | 2015-02-06

Since Wednesday, rumor has been spreading among the employees working in the subway repairs’ department, as confirmed by the STM Public Relations to Le Devoir newspaper.

Isabelle A. Tremblay – Corporate Advisor to the STM Public Affairs – stated in an email that regardless if the request was made by a religious Muslim, ” NO, this space is not dedicated to a specific religion”.

However, according to Luc St-Hilaire, President of the Montreal Transit Union, the public institution’s statement is contradictory.  “[The STM] says the space is open to everyone but should the request be made by a Québécois Catholic, it would first require an initial review.”

A request that would be granted?  “It’s a good question, but I was told that since no such request was made, they have no answer.”

In the same email, Mme Tremblay confirmed the STM position.  “The request would be studied according to the same criteria as those applied for requests already received.”

“For many years now, there have been individual requests for accommodations”, explains the Union representative, “and they’ve always been accepted.  But now, it is a new situation: there will be a dedicated space.”

The new space is located under a stairwell, 5′ wide by 25′ long, according to plans of the premises obtained by Le Devoir.  The space will accommodate ‘six people according to various times of the day’ and already has a basin for ritual cleansing.  Apparently “no additional costs were incurred by the STM except for the replacement of six neon tubes […] and the removal of a door lock”. Continue Reading →

Mayor of Montreal gives press conference about imam denied a permit for ‘community center’

The bill to which the Mayor refers, is this one, a federal anti-terror bill. 

Sorry guys. I messed up. I still don’t understand LiveLeak well yet.

I uploaded a new video and made a mistake so I had to delete it and then re-upload a corrected version with a subtitle fixed and accidentally deleted this one instead of the new one with the error.

A professor from Paris reacts to the presence of a veiled student by undressing in class

Original translation by Oz-Rita

From Journal De Montreal

French prof

Archival photo of the lawyer and Professor Grégoire Lafarge while he was answering
media questions concerning one of his clients: the vice-president of the Front
National (Marine LePen’s party), Florian Philippot.

LE JOURNAL

MONAY 19 January 2015

A French lawyer and Professor, Gregoire Lafarge, created quite a commotion (in class and online) – this Friday, when he took on one of his students during a course of ethics.

Le Figaro (Respected French centre-right Daily) quotes one of the students who witnessed the scene: “Arriving in the lecture hall, the professor looked at the veiled young girl intensively. He approached her, probably to ask her to take of her veil, but other students prevented him from ending his sentence. He reacted badly and left the lecture hall immediately. Before returning, apparently in anger, “he undressed in taking off his scarf, his jacket, his shirt. He shouted “my religion is naturism”. (Nudism)

The collegues of the targetted student also reacted, as reported in Le Figaro.

Continue Reading →