“Another no-go area in Londonistan” — by Melanie Phillips
Earlier this year in the east London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Newham, posters suddenly sprouted in the streets declaring: ‘You are entering a Sharia controlled zone. Islamic rules enforced.’ Underneath were images indicating that smoking, alcohol and music were banned. Also this year posters declaring Tower Hamlets a ‘gay-free zone’ were put up across the borough. Police and local councillors declared that they would take all such posters down.
Now, however, it seems that the threatening implications of self-declared ‘Muslim areas’ are spreading into the heart of our democracy.
Last Friday Mike Freer, MP for Finchley and Golders Green, was forced to abandon his constituency surgery at the North Finchley mosque and hide in a locked part of the building when a group of activists from the ‘Muslims against Crusades’ group forced their way in. The Daily Mail reported that Mr Freer, a gay man and a member of Conservative Friends of Israel, said he was called a ‘Jewish homosexual pig’.
During the past 24 hours, Israel has been under sustained rocket attack from Gaza. Some 35 rockets and mortar shells were fired deep into the country, killing one man in Ashkelon and injuring four other people elsewhere. In Ashdod, vehicles were set on fire and a school –fortunately empty — was hit. The rocket barrage followed an IDF strike on Gaza which killed five members of Islamic Jihad – and which itself was targeted at the IJ terrorist cell responsible for launching a Grad rocket that exploded in Ashdod last Wednesday.
This, however, is how BBC News has reported the past day’s events on its website:
The Biases of the CBC
November 13, 2011, 2 PM
Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington, Ottawa
Admission: $15 ($10 for students)
Please join us for our first self-produced documentary which examines whether the CBC is biased against Israel and biased against conservatives.
After the film, we will have a panel discussion with:
- Mike Fegelman of HonestReporting Canada.
- Stephen Taylor of the National Citizens Coalition
- Brian Lilley of Sun News.
- Eric Duhaime from the Le Journal de Montreal.
- David Krayden from the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies.
This event is part of the 2nd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival which runs between November 11-13th, 2011.
For more information, please visit www.freethinkingfilmfest.ca
Admission to this event is just $15! Or you can buy a festival pass for $75 and see all the events in the Festival.
This event is co-sponsored by Le Réseau Liberté-Québec.
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And Noach did all that HASHEM had commanded him, and Noach was six hundred years old and the flood waters were upon the earth. And Noach came and his sons and his wife and the wives of his sons with him into the Ark because of the waters of the flood. (Breishis 7:5-7)
“I never thought I’d live to see this day in my life,” Bernie Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress said of the twinning of 50 synagogues and 50 mosques in Canada and the U.S., including eight in the Toronto area this coming weekend.”
“The goal was to get 25 mosques and 25 synagogues,” Rabbi Marc Schneier, president of the foundation and also chairman, World Jewish Congress United States, told me over the phone. “The response was overwhelming.”
“Almost concurrently, a full-page ad appeared in the New York Times, heralding the “milestone event” of twinning. The ad was sponsored by Schneier’s foundation (ffeu.org), the Islamic Society of North America (isna.net), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (mpac.org), and the World Jewish Congress (worldjewishcongress.org).”
“In the Toronto area, the Solel Congregation is twinned with the Islamic Centre of Canada, both in Mississauga; Temple Emanu-El, North York with the Noor Cultural Centre, Don Mills; Temple Har Zion with the Jafari Cultural Centre, both in Thornhill; and Beth Torah with Lote Tree.”
Last weekend, ISNA rolled out the red carpet for iERA (Islamic Education Research Academy) to hold a conference. The conference was first to take place at the Sheritan Hotel Toronto, but was cancelled because of information supplied from the Jewish Defence League. iERA is a hate group. Please review the following report:
Canadian local media is reporting on a controversial conference associated with the Islamic Society of North America being held in Mississauga, Ontario. According to the report, critics of the conference have accused the sponsors of anti-Semitic and anti-gay remarks and one of the conference organizers suggested that the Jews were behind the 911 attacks:
The Site of the Temple
King Solomon wanted to build his great temple honouring G-d in the holiest spot in Israel.
One night Solomon took a walk. Suddenly he saw a man carry an armload of wheat to a neighbouring field, and then come back for more. He did this till the first field was empty. Then the man crept away. “A thief,” thought Solomon.
Suddenly a second man appeared in the neighbouring field, picked up an armload of wheat, and did the same thing as the first man, except this one carried the wheat back to the first field.
The next day Solomon called the first man to him and asked, “Why did you steal from your neighbour?”
That neighbour’s my brother,” this first man insisted. “He has a large family, while I am single. My brother needs more wheat than I, but would never accept any from me. I carry the wheat to him in secret. I can do without.”
Solomon then called the other brother before him and asked the same question. “My family helps me in the field,” said this brother. “My brother is alone and has to hire help. He needs more wheat to sell, so he can pay the people he hires. He won’t take wheat from me, so I give it to him, on the sly.”
Solomon brought the brothers together.
“Forgive me for thinking you were thieves. Sell me your fields,” begged Solomon, “for they are holy with brotherly love. There’s no finer place to build a temple.”
Protesters visit conference
October 23, 2011
People who spread hatred about others are not welcome in Canada.