Shelled … a mural of the late Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Lebanon.
Bangash is a staunch supporter of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran and has called for Islamic revolutions in other countries, stating that “Muslims must strive to overthrow the oppressive systems in their societies through Islamic revolutions, and not by participating in fraudulent elections organized by the elites operating through various political parties that actually divide the people.” Tarek Fatah describes him as the “unofficial spokesperson for the Iranian regime in Canada.”  However, Bangash has denied being an advocate of creating an Islamic theocracy telling the Toronto Star “I am suggesting not necessarily an Iranian-style theocracy but I am advocating that people in the Muslim world should get rid of their corrupt regimes in the same way as the people of Iran got rid of the corrupt regime of the shah, of course.”
In 2004, the Toronto District School Board proposed the introduction of “anti-homophobia education” at a downtown Toronto school. Bangash supported the right of Muslim parents to exclude their children from classes discussing families with same-sex parents. “We don’t want our children subject to that kind of thinking. It’s very clear in our belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. It goes against the core beliefs of Muslims; our understanding springs directly from the Qur’an,” said Bangash. (Wikipedia)
Jewish groups denounce Islamic ‘hate’ rally
10:01 pm, August 9th, 2012
TERRY DAVIDSON | QMI AGENCY
TORONTO — Jewish groups are calling out Ontario Liberals for permitting an “anti-Semitic hate rally” to be held at Queen’s Park by an Islamic group labelling Jewish nationalists in Israel as “oppressors and criminals.”
An Islamic group marking International Al-Quds Day — started in 1979 by Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini to mark the last Friday of Ramadan — has been approved by sergeant-at-arms Dennis Clark to gather outside the Ontario legislature on Aug. 18, as they did last year and years before that.
Last year’s rally featured several controversial speakers, including Zafar Bangash, an Islamic journalist and commentator from Toronto who called Israel an “apartheid state” of “oppressors and criminals,” and urged Muslims to “march” to liberate Palestine.
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