“Allahu Akbar! Arabs outside Calgary’s city hall were allegedly chanting “Kill the Jews”.
Montreal police are investigating a possible hate crime in which a Jewish man was punched in the face in Snowdon on Monday.
The alleged assault is just one of seven reported cases of anti-Semitism in Montreal since last weekend, a direct effect of growing tensions arising from increased violence between Israel and Gaza.
A French tourist, the man, who does not want to be identified because he fears for his safety, said he was walking out of a kosher restaurant on Queen Mary Rd Monday, talking to his sister about Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, when two men approached them in front of the Pharmaprix drug store.
One of the men punched him. Continue reading
VANCOUVER — The RCMP has charged a British Columbia man for leaving Canada to take part in a terrorist activity.
The Integrated National Security Enforcement Team says 25-year-old Hasibullah Yusufzai of Burnaby is accused of committing an offence for the benefit of a terrorist group or was directed by or associated with such a group.
A police statement said the man left for Syria on Jan. 21.
A woman who answered the phone at Yusufzai’s home said he wasn’t there, then said she didn’t speak English.
Xenophobe Brad Saltzberg has been on a bit of a media tear lately, as spokesperson for what can only be called a hate group for modern times, Putting Canada First.
Saltzberg and his cronies are largely dismissed by city councils and mainstream news media, but I would argue we need to take this group seriously as dangerously divisive and hateful. We should find their invocation of “Canada” and “European Canada” to be disturbing and hateful for the fictions such terms attempt to make of our multicultural, settler society.
Putting Canada First has powerfully worked to align the narrative of our hard-earned tax dollars to that of the greedy migrant. Saltzberg’s interviews attempt a dispassionate view of multiculturalism veiled as a waste of taxpayer resources, telling a Shaw Continue reading
Canada’s West Coast hub, Vancouver, is home to a Chinese immigrant population so large that the city has earned the nickname “Hongcouver” and the title of“most Asian city” outside of Asia. The city’s Chinese have enriched the culture and created employment opportunities, but recently the growing number of Chinese-language signs and advertisements has sparked protests from some non-Chinese residents.
Brad Saltzberg, a North Vancouver resident, told the Vancouver Sun he takes issue with targeted Chinese advertising for real estate agents, financial planning and other products because it undermines “traditional English and French Canadian identity.”
Saltzberg is also the spokesperson and regional director for Putting Canada First, a nonprofit “dedicated to the maintenance and advancement of traditional Canadian identity, history and language.” It appears that Saltzberg isn’t the only one who has a problem with the increasing use of Chinese in public. Last week, stickers that said “Please Respect Canada’s Official Languages” covered Chinese-language advertisements in West Vancouver’s bus stations. Continue reading
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.
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London stabbing thrusts Asian grocery stores under spotlight
By Kate Dubinski, Kelly Pedro, The London Free Press
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 9:55:50 EST PM
Food Island Supermarket, which opened just three weeks ago is located at Wonderland and Oxford streets in London. Two employees of the supermarket were involved in a stabbing at two homes on Beaverbrook Avenue nearby on Tuesday Jan 15. 2013. MIKE HENSEN/The London Free Press/QMI AGENCY
It sticks out like a sore thumb — more than a dozen people packed into a house built for a single family in a quiet London suburb.
Next door, there’s another just like it. Continue reading
Côte-des-Neiges under fire for offering gender-segregated swimming
Sessions an ‘infringment on rights’: Drainville
CBC News Posted: Jan 14, 2013 2:32 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 14, 2013 3:40 PM ET
Gender-segregated swimming hours should not be allowed, say Bernard Drainville, Quebec’s minister for democratic institutions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Facebook
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Gender-segregated swimming sessions at the Côte-des-Neiges sports centre have come under fire after an official complaint was filed with the borough.
Every Sunday, an hour is set aside for women-only swimming and another hour for men at the public swimming pool. The borough implemented the sessions 16 years ago at the request of some of its Muslim and Jewish citizens. Continue reading
GTA Muslim School Girl Praises Hezbollah Leader’s Defeat Of Zionist Regime In Madrassah Speech Competition
In 2010 the Wali ul Asr school, located in Brampton Ontario, staged a speech competition among its elementary school students.
Wali ul Asr is affiliated with the Shia sect of Islam. From it’s web site:
“Wali ul Asr School is a federally registered non-profit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of Muslim leaders who will support our Imam’s cause. The school strongly believes that Muslim children and youth can integrate into society as ambassadors of their faith and become leaders rather than followers who become merged and lost.” Continue reading