QUEBEC: Judge Eliana Marengo will not bow to public pressure to hear Muslim woman who refuses to remove headscarf

Quebec Court supports judge who refused case unless hijab removed

GIUSEPPE VALIANTE

The Canadian Press

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The Court of Quebec is standing by the decision of one of its judges who refused to hear a woman’s case unless she removed her Islamic headscarf.

Court spokeswoman Annie-Claude Bergeron said Friday that despite widespread public criticism, Judge Eliana Marengo will not bow to public pressure and Tuesday’s court ruling stands.

Driving with a suspended licence: Quebec Judge refuses to hear Rania El-Alloul unless she removes her headscarf

El-Alloul was in court to apply to get her car back after it was seized by Quebec’s automobile insurance board, the SAAQ. ‘The car was seized after police stopped El-Alloul for driving with a suspended licence.

Judge Eliana Marengo is heard telling Rania El-Alloul courtroom is a secular place in audio obtained by CBC

By Steve Rukavina, CBC News Posted: Feb 26, 2015 4:28 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 26, 2015 10:15 PM ET

A Quebec judge told a woman appearing in her Montreal courtroom she would not hear her case until she removed her hijab.

In an audio recording of the proceedings obtained by CBC News, Judge Eliana Marengo is heard telling Rania El-Alloul on Tuesday that the courtroom is a secular place and that she is not suitably dressed.

“Hats and sunglasses for example, are not allowed.  And I don’t see why scarves on the head would be either,” Marengo says in the recording.  

 RAW: Court audio of Quebec judge ordering woman to remove hijab3:26

“The same rules need to be applied to everyone. I will therefore not hear you if you are wearing a scarf on your head, just as I would not allow a person to appear before me wearing a hat or sunglasses on his or her head, or any other garment not suitable for a court proceeding.”

El-Alloul was in court to apply to get her car back after it was seized by Quebec’s automobile insurance board, the SAAQ.

‘The judge should have known better. It’s not the first time somebody walks into a courtroom with a religious dress’- Sameer Zuberi, Canadian Muslim Forum’

The car was seized after police stopped El-Alloul’sson for driving with a suspended licence. In such cases, the board keeps the car for a month. If someone wants it back sooner, they have to appear before a Court of Quebec judge to make a request. That’s what El-Alloul was trying to do Tuesday afternoon.

When El-Alloul first appeared before Marengo, the judge asked her why she had a scarf on her head. El-Alloul replied that it was because she is a Muslim. The judge then said she would take a 30-minute recess.  

Muslim Week at York University, including tips on wife beating

Muslim Week at York University (with Wife Beating Tips)

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The booklet “Women in Islam” recommends:
“Although beating of women is generally forbidden, Islam permits the beating of wives in a restricted and limited sense only as a final solution and acceptable valid reason when all else fails. This is analogous to spanking children when all else fails and they must learn a lesson in obedience for their own protection and success.”
York University has always provided a constant stream of crazy events and ideas, which show what you can expect when you take seriously Marxism and social engineering. The place is dominated by people and organizations that are nearly impossible to understand if you are an outsider.

The latest event held there didn’t disappoint. Apparently, right now the university is offering another “bridge-building” initiative called Islam Awareness Week. Its purpose is to improve the image of Islam and show that the latter is not some kind of a medieval violent cult that regularly produces murderous terrorists of all possible ethnicities and races. Great initiative! Let’s see how it worked.

The pictures and the video below were graciously provided by a person, who attended the event. Unfortunately, I can’t credit him or her, because he or she was chased away for taking pictures of the Muslim women. Being on the receiving end of the Muslim “tolerance” usually means that you need to go into hiding. The photos are not perfect, but that’s the best one can do in such circumstances.

MONTREAL: RCMP says it fears Merouane Ghalm will commit terrorism offence

RCMP says it fears Montreal man will commit terrorism offence; seeks peace bond

Merouane Ghalmi, 22, is seen here performing in a Merouane Ghalmi, 22, is seen here performing in a mixed martial arts fight. (YouTube)

The Canadian Press 

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:22PM EST

MONTREAL – The Crown is seeking a peace bond against a Montreal man the RCMP says it fears will commit a terrorism offence.

A summons has been issued for Merouane Ghalmi, who is required to appear before a Quebec court judge on Thursday.

The summons says the 22-year-old man will be asked to sign a peace bond when he appears before the judge.

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Daniel Brien, a spokesman for the federal Crown, says the peace bond is a preventative measure.

The RCMP’s Quebec detachment would not comment when contacted today and a person answering the phone at Ghalmi’s residence hung up when contacted by The Canadian Press.

‘No imminent threat’ to West Edmonton Mall, RCMP say

Andrea Janus and Michael Shulman, CTVNews.ca
Published Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:48AM EST
Last Updated Sunday, February 22, 2015 10:15PM EST

City police said there is “no imminent threat to Edmonton” after al-Shabab released a propaganda video on Sunday calling on Muslim fighters to launch attacks and named Canada’s West Edmonton Mall as a potential target.

At a news conference Sunday afternoon, police said they are working closely with mall security and sharing information with the RCMP after the al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Somalia issued a video that urged attacks on shopping malls in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Al-Shabab was behind a 2013 shopping mall attack in Nairobi in which 67 people were killed.

Al-Shabab has released a video making threats against Canada, Britain and the U.S.

Edmonton Deputy Police Chief Brian Simpson said police are taking the issue seriously, but they have not identified a “specific threat.”

“I have to emphasize I feel West Edmonton mall is very safe, I also feel that this community is very safe,” he added.

Toronto imam Hamid Slimi calls for Ottawa to stop linking Islam and terrorism

End to the war of words: Toronto imam calls for Ottawa to stop linking Islam and terrorism

 | February 21, 2015 4:25 PM ET
Dr. Hamid Slimi, centre, chairman of the Muslim seminary, the Canadian Centre for Deen Studies, called on the federal government to stop using language linking Islam to terror at a conference last week in Toronto.

DR. HAMID SLIMI Dr. Hamid Slimi, centre, chairman of the Muslim seminary, the Canadian Centre for Deen Studies, called on the federal government to stop using language linking Islam to terror at a conference last week in Toronto.

At a conference to combat radicalization held last week in Toronto, a prominent local imam called on the federal government to stop using language linking Islam to terror.

“Lead by example, change the rhetoric, and stop saying these words. They hurt,” said Dr. Hamid Slimi, former chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams and current chairman of the Muslim seminary, the Canadian Centre for Deen Studies.

The plea, met with overwhelming applause, referred specifically to remarks made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper weeks before that characterized mosques as potential spaces of radicalization.

Several days later, U.S. President Barack Obama, whose government has refused to use words such as “Islamic” or “jihad” to characterize violent extremism, found himself under fire for taking the opposite side of the semantic battle.

“What’s wrong with this man that he can’t stand up and say there’s a part of Islam that’s sick?” former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani reportedly said, after the president defended his government’s position this week at a White House summit on combating extremism.

“We are not at war with Islam,” Mr. Obama said. “We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.”