Monday, July 25, 2005

Is That A Threat?

A Toronto imam has just told Anne McLellan to watch her back if the government takes one more step against Muslims.

"If you try to cross the line I can't guarantee what is going to happen. Our young people, we can't control," Aly Hindy, the head of Scarborough's Salaheddin Islamic Centre, recalls telling the minister at the May meeting she held in Toronto with dozens of Muslim leaders.

The meeting was part of an effort by Ms. McLellan to reach out to Canadian Muslims amid complaints that the RCMP and Canadian Security Intelligence Service are engaging in racial profiling.

The minister and her officials have been meeting community leaders to explain they are not targeting Muslims generally, only individuals with possible terrorist links


Mr. Hindy, who has long complained that CSIS is spying on him, his family and his mosque, told Ms. McLellan that a young Muslim woman complained to him she was roughed up by Canadian spies while her husband was away at prayers. This allegation could spur reprisals because "our women are the most valuable thing to us" and "for a Muslim, honour is more important than his life," Mr. Hindy said in a recent interview.

He made the point to the minister. Several people who attended shrugged off the imam's remarks, but some Muslims and government agents later approached Mr. Hindy asking him to explain himself.

"The police came to me and said, 'This is a kind of threat,' and I said yes," he said. "But it's for the good of this country.

"And they said, 'Do you know some of the names of those people you expect to cause some problems?' And I said, 'You just open the telephone directory.' "

Them's fighting words, where I come from. That should have bought Hindy a lifetime of being one of the usual suspects rounded up whenever RCMP or CSIS gets wind of a terror threat, at the very least.

Threatening a minister of the Crown is no laughing matter, even if this particular minister is, because it's a threat directed against the peace, order and good government of Canada.

That last sentence shouldn't just be shrugged off as hyperbole, either. Hindy believes that he can raise up the entire Islamic population against the government. I wouldn't doubt that if the choice is between loyalty to Islam and to Canada, they'll choose Islam every time.

Source: The Globe and Mail


Anonymous said...

Thats such a fucking racist comment. If I were to say Jews are more loyal to Israel than Canada, I'd be labelled an anti-semite by you right-wing lunatics!

Loyalist said...

Hit a nerve, have we?

There is no comparison between Jewish loyalty to Israel and Islamic loyalty to Dar ul-Islam.

Jews are not commanded by God to declare war on the rest of the world and subjugate it to Israel and Judaism.

Islam commands its adherents to subject the rest of the world to Islam by force.

Anonymous said...

Of course there's no comparison because you said so. Islam and Muslims are different and will always be held to a different standard. Its right-wing flame throwers like yourself which will continue to alienate newer Canadians, especially Muslims, from the "new" Cnservative Party. As a smug Ontario Liberal, I would like to thank you. Keep up the good work. If only Stephen Harper would follow the lead of his followers and label all Muslims traitorous terrorists and announce a policy of rounding slims up and placing them in internment camps in their next election platform. Come on Stephen, listen to the grassroots!

Loyalist said...

We don't need to round them all up. Just expel those lunatics such as Aly Hindy and their fellow-travellers.

Cut off immigration and restrict entry visas to Canada from the countries that produce the worst of the lot, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

The rest will get the hint and realize active support or tacit acceptance of the terrorists in their midst doesn't pay.