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Muslims make remarkable contributions to Canada, Thomas Mulcair

Muslims make remarkable contributions to Canada, Thomas Mulcair

1-Thomas Mulcair Feb 27 2015

(March 4, 2015) – Muslims are making remarkable contributions to Canada, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair told the Friday congregation at the ISNA Mosque on February 27.

“Friends, I’m here with you today because New Democrats understand that Islam is not our enemy,” Mulcair told the Friday congregation. “Muslim Canadians contribute so much to this country, hopefully one day we will see that on the evening news, insha’allah.”

“Muslim-Canadians make remarkable contributions to this country… you deserve to live and raise your children without fear and suspicion,” continued the NDP leader. “I’m proud of the close bond that New Democrats have with Muslim-Canadian communities right across the country.”

“And I’m committed to continuing our work together, building prosperity for the middle class, opportunities for your children and unity for all Canadians,” he added. “By working together, we can build a better Canada … and a more peaceful and respectful world.”

The NDP leader was speaking at the ISNA Mosque located in Mississauga following the weekly Friday congregational prayers. Fayaz Karim, the NDP’s candidate for Mississauga-Streetsville, accompanied him.

The leader of the official opposition criticized Prime Minister Stephen Harper of using Muslims as ‘ the scapegoat for his political debates’ and for fueling Islamophobia.

“On the night of the Parliament Hill shooting, I spoke to the nation and said that violence should never make us more fearful of our neighbours or less confident in ourselves,” Mulcair told the congregation. “Unfortunately, the Prime Minister has chosen a very different approach – he’s chosen to divide, to drive fear and to weaken the very freedoms we’re supposed to protect.”

“He’s chosen to make Muslims — your family and friends — the scapegoat of his political debates,” he said. “Why else would he openly suggest that Islamicism is Canada’s biggest threat, or that Canadian mosques are home to radicalization?”

“The Prime Minister’s comments are offensive, they fuel Islamophobia… and he should apologize.”

2-Thomas Mulcair Feb 27 2015

Thomas Mulcair with Fayaz Karim, NDP’s candidate for Mississauga-Streetsville

Thomas Mulcair further called on the government to work with communities to fight radicalization.

“In the United States, President Obama is working with communities and faith leaders, supporting them in their efforts to fight radicalization before it starts,” he said. “Canada needs a similar approach — yet there is nothing in Mr. Harper’s bill to fight radicalization.”

The NDP leader was particularly forceful in his remarks about Bill C-51, the Conservative government’s Anti-Terrorism Act.

“Mr. Harper’s Conservatives have introduced a bill that is sweeping, dangerously vague, and likely ineffective,” said Mulcair. “Mr. Harper’s bill could target any Canadian who disagrees with his government, regardless of whether or not they are a real threat.”

“Despite the deep concerns of a growing list of experts— including four former Prime Ministers — the government is rushing this bill through Parliament without any meaningful consultation or oversight,” he added.

“That’s why New Democrats are calling on the Conservative government not to rush its anti-terrorism legislation through Parliament, and to listen to the concerns of experts—and ordinary Canadians,” urged Mulcair. “And that’s why we’re calling on the Liberal Party to reverse its support for this dangerous bill, and to work with the Official Opposition to protect the fundamental freedoms of all Canadians.”

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  • Pete MacNeil

    Just gathering votes for the next election.Muslims contribute nothing to Canada all they do is take and want more.

  • cmblake6

    Wake up, you stupid pos. Are you really that much of an idiot?

  • Dwight Upton

    Mulcair suggests the Bill C-51 is too vague yet has determined that it won’t work. How can enabling one security body to communicate with another security body not work?
    CSIS communicating with RCMP helps prevent duplication of effort and speeds up necessary action.
    As we now know about contributions to the US Democrats and especially through H. Clinton, perhaps a look into contributions from other countries to the NDP would be in order.
    As for Muslim contributions to their new countries let me mention Norway, Sweden, France, Spain, London England, Italy and more.

  • Barry

    Dwight, really well taken points.

  • Fredrick J Bulabula

    I see little benefit and much trouble. If it’s one faith with different splinter groups Islam is the “with us or against us religion”. Canada does not deserve prayers in the streets stopping traffic five times a day. It’s not our way.

  • David Carmichiel

    The truth of islam is that it cannot coexist with a free, secular or religious, society that embraces equality of thought and speech. So in truth there will come a time when islam will either be forcibly remodeled, from within or without, or cease to be a viable religion in our world. We would not tolerate anyone who espoused marrying 6 year girls, even if they promised not to breed them untill they were 9 years old. Nor would we tolerate anyone condoning and actively striving for the genocide of entire peoples, the jews and the infidels, as is stated in the koran. we fought an entire world war against the nazis in part over that genocide issue, and we fought that world war also to stop the domination by what the free world saw as fanatics bent on crushing all the freedoms the rest of us cherished. it is understandable that we shrink from the eradication of an entire populace embracing the ideology of islam. but we are coming to a place where we will have but one choice. submit to the will of allah and sharia law or exterminate them to the point they cannot even conceive of further aggression towards non beleivers. the world must understand that we do not take this fight to islam they bring it to us everytime they try and enforce their blasphemy laws on secular peoples and other religions that do not follow the tenets of islam………….we are not the aggressors here islam is with its innate beleif that they can make ANYONE follow the rules of their religion or die …………….THAT is the problem

  • Mike Manis

    Islamist are the leading cause of Islamaphobia.

  • flora

    Sura 4:89 Round up the infidels where ever you find them and slay themQuran (2:244) – “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”
    Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”
    Quran (4:76) – “Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah…”
    Quran (4:104) – “And be not weak hearted in pursuit of the enemy; if you suffer pain, then surely they (too) suffer pain as you suffer pain…” Is pursuing an injured and retreating enemy really an act of self-defense?
     
    Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them” No reasonable person would interpret this to mean a spiritual struggle.
    Quran (8:57) – “If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember.”
     
    Quran (9:14) – “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands and bring them to disgrace…”
    Quran (9:123) – “O you who believe!fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness.”
    Bukhari (52:177) – Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
    Quran (48:29) – “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. And those with him are hard (ruthless) against the disbelievers and merciful among themselves” Islam is not about treating everyone equally. There are two very distinct standards that are applied based on religious status.
     
    Bukhari (52:220) – Allah’s Apostle said… ‘I have been made victorious with terror’
    Muslim (1:33) – the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah
    Tabari 9:69 “Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us” The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam.
    Ibn Ishaq: 992 – “Fight everyone in the way of Allah and kill those who disbelieve in Allah.” Muhammad’s instructions to his men prior to a military raid.
    Quran (2:191-193) – “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-believers]… but if desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”
    There is a good case to be made that the textual context of this particular passage is defensive war, even if the historical context was not. However, there are also two worrisome pieces to this verse. The first is that the killing of others is authorized in the event of “persecution” (a qualification that is ambiguous at best). The second is that fighting may persist until “religion is for Allah.” The example set by Muhammad is not
    Quran (4:95) – “Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward,-” This passage criticizes “peaceful” Muslims who do not join in the violence, letting them know that they are less worthy in Allah’s eyes. It also demolishes the modern myth that “Jihad” doesn’t mean holy war in the Quran, but rather a spiritual struggle. Not only is the Arabic word used in this passage, but it is clearly not referring to anything spiritual, since the physically disabled are given exemption. (The Hadith reveals the context of the passage to be in response to a blind man’s protest that he is unable to engage in Jihad and this is reflected in other translations of the verse).

  • flora

    Islam is a crime against humanity.
    A death cult. Must be banned

  • ZKhan

    Stop Copy paste from False website and stop spreading false propaganda..

  • Unbelievable

    Just exactly what have Muslims contributed, except violence, crime, fear, intolerance and stink

  • Chaz_Martel

    Which Muslims are those Angry Tom? The ones who have several wives and collect welfare under different names for each wife as well as for themselves? Muslim rape and groom gangs? Muslim Imams who preach Jihadism to their flock of sheep? The Jihadis who respond with terrorism to this Jihadi preaching? The Muslim cabbies who refuse to pick up people with service dogs and alcohol? Please elaborate Angry Tom , we really need to know which Muslims you are talking about.

  • Roger

    LOL, “working with community and faith leaders” (Nation of Islam, CAIR, Sharptonite, etc) .. guess what, these are the groups currently behind & organizing the violence & civil discord .. undoing decades of societal effort & legislation aimed at true equality.

    Good luck Canada, you’ll need it .. liberal socialism is highly over-rated.

  • Bert Dirt

    OTHER THAT CONSTRUCTION OF MORE MOSQUES….WHO ARE OWNED 90% IN NORTH AMERICA BY SAUDI ARABIA BIRTH PLACE OF ISLAM AN ITS INVASION PLANS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD. THEY RECEIVE 17 MILLION A YEAR OFF THE GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS FREE LAND TAX ALL THE CASH GOING TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, ACCORDING TO REVENUE CANADA. MOSQUES ARE NOT A FRANCHISE LIKE BURGER KING OR MCDONALDS. THEY ARE PLACES TO HIDE WEAPONS, AND SCHOOL TO TEACH HATRED AND WARFARE INFILTRATION CENTERS.. FROM WHERE TO LAUNCH ATTACKS. AS PROVEN IN FRANCE AND BELGIUM. THERE ARE NOT GOOD MUSLIMS AND BAD MUSLIMS THERE ARE MUSLIMS………NO MORE THAN THERE ARE GOOD CANADIANS AND BAD CANADIANS JUST CANADIANS……..CUT THE BULLSHIT., WHEN EVER THEY ASK EVERYONE FOR A CHARITABLE DONATION. THE MONEY AND THE PRIZE ALWAYS GOES TO MUSLIMS….ZERO TO ANYONE ELSE. MAKING THEM LOCUSTS. NO AMOUNT OF MUSLIM ASS KISSING WILL GET YOU ELECTED TOM. YOUR A LOSER, NOW REPEAT AFTER ME LOSER.
    ONCE YOUR GROUP DECLARES WAR ON ANOTHER GROUP AND OR THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THAT GROUP. YOU ARE A THREAT ,NOT A GUEST., SO CONSIDER YOUR TIME VERY LIMITED.

  • Bert Dirt

    THANKS

  • Bert Dirt

    MUSLIMS ARE MUSLIMS WHY SORT, JUST DEPORT

  • Bert Dirt

    WITH OUR SLIPPERY ROADS AND HUMMERS WITH BIG BUMPERS , ACCIDENTS ARE BOUND TO HAPPEN..ON MASS