Sunday, 28 April 2013

Can you know where you're going if you don't know where you've been?

                                                          Ezra at a camp-out!

Today, I bring you another very disturbing article, verbatim by Ezra Levant of the Toronto Sun, entitled, 'Bad advice: Think Justin Trudeau’s instincts are scary? Take a look at what two of his advisers have to say'.
My response is below with room for your comment below that, unless you prefer to send an email but please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack others personally, and keep your language decent.

                                                     Justin Trudeau, Leader of the opposition

What are Justin Trudeau’s foreign policy views, especially about the threat of Islamic terrorism? Two years ago, Trudeau criticized the new citizenship guide for new immigrants, called Discover Canada. One passage in that guide book said, “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, ‘honour killings,’ female genital mutilation, forced marriage or other gender-based violence.”

Pretty tough to disagree with that. But Trudeau did. He said, “There needs to be a little bit of an attempt at responsible neutrality” by the Canadian government. Honour killings shouldn’t be called “barbaric,” he said.
Same thing nearly two weeks ago, when Peter Mansbridge asked Trudeau about the Boston bombings. His thoughts were not with the victims, but rather the perpetrators. “We have to look at the root causes,” he said. “But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded … We also have to monitor and encourage people to not point fingers at each other.”

Three were dead and close to 200 injured, but Trudeau was more concerned about finger-pointing.
Another worrisome sign came last December, when Trudeau spoke at a Muslim conference in Toronto that was sponsored by IRFAN-Canada. That group had its charitable status stripped by the Canada Revenue Agency in 2011, which claims they used deceptive fundraising to send nearly $15 million to groups with ties to the terrorist group Hamas. In the subsequent media storm, IRFAN quit as a sponsor. But Trudeau accepted the invitation when they were part of it.

If Trudeau lacks foreign policy judgment, who are his advisers? One answer is his brother, Alexandre “Sacha” Trudeau. Sacha once wrote a bizarre column in the Toronto Star praising Fidel Castro, saying, “His intellect is one of the most broad that can be found … Combined with a Herculean physique and extraordinary courage, this monumental intellect makes Fidel the giant that he is.”

Sacha is a filmmaker. He made an anti-American movie, called Embedded in Baghdad. He made an anti-Israel movie called The Fence. And his latest masterpiece is called The New Great Game, about Iran’s courageous decision to defy America and Israel. Sacha made it in co-operation with Press TV, the state-run propaganda agency of Iran.

Sacha is like Justin — a spoiled dilettante. But Trudeau’s more serious adviser is Omar Alghabra, the Saudi-born former president of the Canadian Arab Federation who briefly served as an MP from Mississauga. This month, Alghabra told Al Jazeera, “On the issue of Iran, Trudeau has clearly stated that he is for engagement.”

                                     Omar Alghabra and Bob Rae Meet Voters for Coffee

But that’s the thing. The world tried engagement for years. Iran played us for fools and kept building nuclear weapons. So now the world’s democracies are done engaging Iran. We’re desperately trying to stop them now with full-blown sanctions. But Trudeau wants to suddenly reverse course? To reward Iran with normalized relations?

Alghabra has extreme views. When he was president of the Canadian Arab Federation in 2004, he denounced Canada’s largest newspaper chain for using the term “terrorist” to describe Muslim terrorist groups like the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. He said that was a mere opinion, not a fact.

Alghabra wrote a letter to Toronto’s police chief in 2005 condemning the chief for participating in a charity walk for Israel, saying Israel was “conducting a brutal and the longest contemporary military occupation in the world.” In a letter to a journalist, he wrote the chief’s visit to Israel was comparable to visiting Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship.

When arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat died, Alghabra put out a press release announcing he was mourning for him. When Canada was setting up a no-fly list for passengers considered security threats, Alghabra opposed it. And when Ontario narrowly rejected adopting shariah law for Muslim divorces, Alghabra was disappointed, calling it “unfortunate.”

Justin Trudeau’s instincts are wrong — on terrorism, on honour killings, on extremist groups. But even scarier than his own instincts are those of his advisers.

my response.....

Is the Justin Trudeau 'Hug-a-Thug' Solution going mainstream? Now that President Obama's ties to the Muslim brotherhood have been exposed, what other conclusion can we draw? Is shariah around the corner for our good friends in the United States of America when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) thinks "Muslim brotherhood members" have "influence" in President Barack Obama's administration?


Louie Gohmert Muslim Brotherhood
 Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
In an interview on WND Radio published on Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) criticized President Barack Obama for his immigration reform efforts in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, claiming that "radical Islam is at war" with America. The title to this piece is a variant of the quote attributed to George Santayana-"Those who are unaware of history are destined to repeat it." To some of us history buffs, 'Hug-a-Thug' Solution sounds too much like a younger Winston trying desperately to wake-up former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and the then Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who both tried to appease Adolf Hitler while not rearming sufficiently to prepare for the Second World War!

According to the Huffington Post, in an interview on WND Radio published on Thursday, Gohmert criticized immigration reform efforts in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, claiming that "radical Islam is at war" with America. "It’s very clear to everybody but this administration that radical Islam is at war against us," Gohmert said."And I’m hoping either this administration will wake up or a new one will come in at the next election before irreparable damage is done."

Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser.
Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.
Salam al-Marayati – Obama Adviser, founder of Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director.
Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar, Islamic Society of North America.
Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
                                                                                                            photo: front page magazine

Gohmert then implied that "Muslim brotherhood members" influence the Obama administration. "Thank God for the moderates that don’t approve of what’s being done," Gohmert continued. "But this administration has so many Muslim brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making wrong decisions for America."

Written by Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President of the Center for Security Policy ( and host of the nationally syndicated program, 'Secure Freedom Radio', 'Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration' is a crisp wake-up call for Americans...and Canadians, too. Letting infiltration happen is the most dangerous action this President, and this Opposition leader have done, allowing those who would promote their own agenda, like shariah to work from the inside of our governments. Where is the outrage over this? Will folks rise up and demand better? 

                                                      The Gang of Nine?

This is not the first time Gohmert has brought "radical Islam" into a conversation about immigration. On April 17, Gohmert claimed that "radical Islamists" were being "trained to act like Hispanics" in regards to crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. "We know al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border," Gohmert said. "We know that people that are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanics when they are radical Islamists."

Gohmert's comments echo a Tea Party group that blamed the Boston Marathon bombings on Obama and "radical Islam." The right-wing Tea Party Nation, classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, posted a statement on its website on April 16, claiming that the government is "not committed to protecting America" and that "radical Islam is our enemy."

                                                          Trampling on the Constitution?

When the matter of the the bomber's funeral came up, Noor Javed of the Toronto Star writes, "Imam Talal Eid of the Islamic Institute of Boston believes the community has been absolved of any obligation to conduct a funeral prayer. “He is a (an alleged) murderer, and according to the Qur’an those who kill innocent people will dwell in hellfire forever, without parole,” Eid said, in an interview with the Star. “In the eyes of our faith, he is not a Muslim. “How can I do a burial and ask God to forgive him? He didn’t do it in a fit of anger, it was a deliberate act,” said Eid, who has not been approached by the alleged bomber's family. “We as a community should react very aggressively toward such acts of terror and not give him any benefit of the doubt.”

The New York Times thinks the alleged Boston bombers “self-radicalized” on the Web, but didn’t bother to thoroughly investigate the alleged bomber's mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too. USA Today, on the other hand, did look very closely at their mosque; the Islamic Society of Boston and found “a curriculum that radicalizes people,” according to a local source quoted in the paper’s investigation. “Other people have been radicalized there.”  In fact, several ISB members and leaders have been convicted or suspected of terrorism, including:
• Abdurahman Alamoudi, the mosque’s founder and first president, who in 2004 was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for plotting terrorism as al-Qaida’s top fundraiser in America.
• Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT scientist-turned-al-Qaida agent, who in 2010 was sentenced to 86 years in prison for planning a New York chemical attack.
• Tarek Mehanna, who in 2012 was sentenced to 17 years for plotting to use automatic weapons to murder shoppers in a suburban Boston mall.
• Ahmad Abousamra, an ex-mosque official’s son, who fled the country after the FBI charged him with conspiring with Mehanna to kill Americans.
• Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a mosque trustee and Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader banned from the U.S. after issuing a fatwa that OK’d killing U.S. soldiers.
• Jamal Badawi, a former ISB trustee who in 2007 was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a plan to funnel $12 million to Palestinian suicide bombers.
In justifying mall attacks, the FBI said Abousamra stated “civilians were not innocent because they paid taxes to support the government and because they were kufr (non-Muslims).”

The Tsarnaev brothers, who allegedly killed three and injured some 200 spectators, appeared to share that rationale. In 2009, ISB invited Yasir Qadhi to speak, even though the Saudi radical advocates turning the U.S. into an Islamic state and calls Christians “filthy” polytheists whose “life holds no value in the state of jihad.”

                                                      Is this what the RCMP just averted?

After reading what Ezra has to say about Justin's handlers, why are Justin and his apologists not focused on the side of potential victims? Of particular concern is why are Justin and his apologists focused on the side of the accused? Don't these folks realize you can't justify the unjustifiable! Are they trying to deceive and deflect with dis-information on purpose or is Justin simply mouthing the words of his handlers and speechwriters? Only Justin can answer that question!

Magic Man, wrote into the Toronto Sun with this...."I just don't see Justin who is the front or face of tired, foolish, repackaged Liberal nonsense being a Leader. On the Jihad/terrorist file, we are an easy target. We need to walk a fine line; vigilance without curtailing civil liberties too much. After about 15 years of Liberal Governments, I do not want to go back to those days. I used to be embarrassed when I traveled, and people used to ask me what Canada was doing".

                                            Winston Churchill's last visit to Toronto in 1953!

There used to be more clarity when real leaders, like Winston Churchill rescued the free world from tyrants but with perceived weakness all around us, I am concerned for the welfare of Canadians.....and the welfare of our friends in the United States of America for it is clear that there is concerted campaign underway to deceive and deflect and it behooves each of us to question and be wary of what we hear, on both sides of our border!

It’s comforting to know that at least certain imams in Toronto don’t subscribe to the usual “hug a thug” platitudes being thrown around by those who should know better. Instead of looking for “root causes by those who feel excluded,” wouldn't it behoove Justin to reverse course and tell the world that his primary concern is for the potential victims of Terrorist attacks?


It was with relief that perhaps a small step in that direction occurred last Friday when the Liberals joined the Conservatives to vote for the reintroduction of prior Liberal policy, the Combating Terrorism Act, which would renew police powers introduced after the terror attacks of 9/11. This bill, known as S-7 passed with a vote of 183 to 93 bringing back two central provisions that were originally instituted by the Jean Chrétien government after the Sept. 11 attacks in New York in 2001 but were "sunsetted" after a five-year period.
                            -one provision allowed for "preventive detention," meaning someone can be held without charge for up to three days just on suspicion of being involved in terrorism. The person can then be bound by certain probationary conditions for up to a year, and if he or she refuses the conditions, can be jailed for 12 months.
                              -the second provision provides for an "investigative hearing" in which someone suspected of having knowledge of a terrorist act can be forced to answer questions. The objective is not to prosecute the person for a criminal offence, but merely to gather information. If the individual refuses, that person can be imprisoned for up to 12 months.

If he or she refuses, that person can be imprisoned for up to 12 months. When the Harper government, during its first term, tried to bring back the terrorism measures in 2007, the Liberals opposed the move. Now, however, the government has Liberal support and only the official Opposition, the NDP, is protesting the bill.

                                   Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Toronto mayor Rob Ford

When the Harper government, during its first term, tried to bring back the terrorism measures in 2007, the Liberals opposed the move. Now, however, the government has Liberal support and only the official Opposition, the NDP, is protesting the bill.

To Magic Man's comments, I have little to add except, call your politicians, ask those questions and demand those truths!!!


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