Muslim ‘parallel society’ within Canada a threat: Report

The Montreal Gazette:

Islamists aim to build a "parallel society" in Canada that risks undermining its democracy and multiculturalism and becoming a "catalyst for violence," warned a national security report published Monday.
Islamists aim to build a “parallel society” in Canada that risks undermining its democracy and multiculturalism and becoming a “catalyst for violence,” warned a national security report published Monday.

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OTTAWA – Islamists aim to build a “parallel society” in Canada that risks undermining its democracy and multiculturalism and becoming a “catalyst for violence,” warned a national security report published Monday.

The newly declassified document obtained by the National Post says Islamic hardliners are calling on Muslims living in Western countries to segregate themselves and adhere only to Shariah law.

“Even if the use of violence is not outwardly expressed, the creation of isolated communities can spawn groups that are exclusivist and potentially open to messages in which violence is advocated,” warns the report posted on the newspaper’s website.

“At a minimum, the existence of such mini-societies undermines the resilience and the fostering of a cohesive Canadian nation.”

The report was written by the Integrated Threat Assessment Centre which collates threat information from Canada’s spy service, federal police, military, foreign affairs department and other agencies.

According to the National Post, it was circulated internally after a Hizb-ut-Tahrir conference in Toronto last year on establishing an Islamic caliphate. “By definition, their world views clash with secular ones. A competition for the hearts and minds of the diaspora Muslims has hence begun,” the report concludes.

It notes that Islamist hardliners while promoting the synchronization of state laws with religious beliefs “are careful to couch their policies in terms of Western freedoms.”

They see the movement as “the peaceful advocacy of minority rights,” it said.

But the report also notes the Dutch Intelligence Service has labeled the movement as “sinister” and one which “could gradually harm social cohesion and solidarity and could harm certain fundamental human rights.”

As well, it cites examples in Denmark in which Muslims bypassed the court system to administer their own form of justice, in one case beating a man accused of assaulting a young boy.

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