Fred Litwin and Salim Mansur “concerned” with those in Canada “foolishly or mistakenly inviting Gavin Boby” to build support for anti-Islamist activism

Mistaking Islamism for Islam
Too many who oppose fanaticism end up supporting the Islamist view that Muslims cannot be moderate, write Fred Litwin and Salim Mansur.

By Fred Litwin and Salim Mansur, Ottawa January 28, 2013

Unfortunately, there are non-Muslim organizations in the West that believe they are opposing Islamists but who have misguidedly turned to making all Muslims and Islam their enemies.
We are daily inundated with news of horrors from the Arab-Muslim world to the extent that for many in the West Islam as a venerable faith-tradition can no longer be distinguished from the organized terror and violence of radical Muslims, or Islamists.

There is something gone terribly wrong in the world of Islam, and setting aside political correctness there is the urgent need to publicly identify and discuss the evil of Islamism masquerading as a religion.

Gavin Boby in Canada

Mosques, Gavin Boby, and Sam Solomon
Posted on January 14, 2013 by Eeyore
Gavin is coming to speak in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto soon. I have republished part of the ‘Act for Canada’ press release once already but will do so a few times more before the events begin.
One of the most important questions that should be asked by anyone, people on the side of the preservation of liberal democracy for example, (hopefully all of us at Vlad) is,

‘Why should we stop the construction of mosques’?

While Gavin answers this well in his Australian speech, I thought this might be a good time to republish one of my first interviews. June 2010 with Sam Solomon in Ottawa right before he spoke at the International Free Press Society/Free Thinking Films event with Bat Ye’or and David G Littman (RIP)

Boglarka Kincses to be deported to Romania as Ottawa deemed her medically ineligible

Mother, disabled daughter face deportation

CBC News Posted: Jan 28, 2013 2:57 PM CST  Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 6:14 PM CST 

Reka Kincses and her daugher Boglarka face deportation to Romania because the federal government says the medical costs for the 22-year-old are excessive.Reka Kincses and her daugher Boglarka face deportation to Romania because the federal government says the medical costs for the 22-year-old are excessive. (CBC)
Legal efforts are underway to stop a mother and her disabled daughter in Saskatoon from being deported to Romania Wednesday.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada wants to send the women back to the country because the 22-year-old daughter is deemed to be medically ineligible.

Boglarka Kincses has cerebral palsy and Ottawa says she places an excessive demand on the country’s health care and social systems.

Alberta to allow Sikhs to wear religious dagger in court

Sikh wearing kirpan banned from Calgary court in 2008

The Canadian Press

Posted: Jan 28, 2013 12:56 PM MT

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013 12:54 PM MT

Alberta has come up with a policy to allow Sikhs to wear a ceremonial religious dagger called a kirpan in courthouses.

Under the Justice Department policy, a person must tell security officers they have a kirpan and wear it in a sheath, under clothing.

The blade of the kirpan can be no longer than 10 centimetres.


Montreal: Philippines-born artist Lani Maestro receives 2012 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award


WAYNE GLOWACKI/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Manila-born artist Lani Maestro with her neon installation at Plug In ICA.

Philippines-born artist wins prestigious Canadian award
November 25, 2012

Visual artist Lani Maestro.

Montreal artist Lani Maestro, born and raised in the Philippines, received the 2012 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, Nov. 19, 2012. The prestigious award is a $25,000 prize for outstanding achievement by a Canadian artist. The awards ceremony, followed by a reception, took place at the Bourgie Hall at the Musee des beaux-arts in Montreal.