They set up three speaking venues, all of them superb.
If I had to pick a favourite it would be Ottawa, because that was where we had the most opposition. CAIR-Canada tried to get us banned. Not because they are a thuggish bunch of censors, an offshoot of the Hamas linked CAIR (Council of American-Islamic Relations), or unindicted co-conspirators from the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial. But because they were concerned to save the Ottawa Public Library’s finances from the burden of hosting hatemongers like Law and Freedom. CAIR-Canada are now a fiscal watchdog.
There are no mosques in England. According to the planning register they are all “community and welfare centres for the benefit of all faiths” or suchlike bilge. Similarly, CAIR-Canada poses as a free speech organisation opposed to public subsidy for the discussion of religion. They’re historically ill qualified for this role, but never mind.
They seem to have been poked into action by a delicious bit of drivel in The Ottawa Citizen, where an unlikely double act complained that Act for Canada were “foolishly inviting” Law and Freedom “to build support for anti-Islamist activism”, no less. And that we “end up ironically supporting the Islamist view there is no Islam other than what Islamists insist it is”. Oh, the irony. They needn’t worry: we don’t build support for “anti-Islamist” activism – we build support for anti-Islam activism. Read it yourself, but take a warning from Shakespeare:
“(their) reasons are as two grains of wheat hid in two bushels of chaff: you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them, they are not worth the search.”
As this article confirms, the term “Islamist” is a cowardly piece of pedantry looking for a distinction without a difference. Talk about non-Islamists, and the celebrated moderate muslim, brings to mind Bertie Russell’s reply to a question about what he would say if he came face to face with God: “Sir, why did you go to such lengths to hide your existence?” [i]
Hard on their heels came this press release from CAIR-Canada. It lacks CAIR’s usual ululating, but is still fit for our trophy scrapbook:
(February 1, 2013) The Canadian Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR.CAN), a national Muslim civil liberties organization, is calling on supporters and concerned Canadians to immediately contact the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) to urge that it revoke permission for the appearance of an anti-Muslim hatemonger at its main branch on February 4, 2013.
No censor was ever a teenager, otherwise they would know that calls to ban a talk, like calls to ban a record, make it more popular. I must thank the censors for filling the rooms I spoke to.
The good news is that the freeborn citizens of Ottawa dissected this repressive rubbish, first by turning out to judge for themselves, and second by writing to the press. Robert Sibley ’s perceptive take is here. My less elegant response is here (kudos to Sun TV). And the lovely Janice Fiamengo nailed it here. Thank you Janice!
Then on to Montreal and Toronto. The warmth of the audience, and the shrewdness of the questions, was most obvious at Montreal. I am continually surprised at how far ordinary people, i.e. non politicians, have thought through the problems and how they will play out.
If you’d like to watch me bore the pants off a Montreal audience, then here is the video evidence:
For example, no politician ever turns his mind to the endgame. They see no solution, so they would just as soon see their multicultural paradise hang for a sheep as for a lamb. If their People (that’s you and me) fail to make diversity Fascism work then we deserve the ensuing welter of violence, as the German Fascists consigned the German people in 1945. But ordinary people have not given up looking for solutions, and do so with a steely and humane gaze.
The nicest audience was at the Zionist Centre in Toronto. It is a sad indication of what Islam has brought to Canada that security at the Zionist Centre had to be so efficient. I loved it of course, because it was fun to feel like Beyonce with a bodyguard for an evening. I don’t think you will find more loyal friends anywhere. Thank you, Meir!
The only thing nicer than a roomful of Islamophobes is a roomful of Zionist Islamophobes. It was a pleasure to tell this mainly Jewish audience exactly what I thought of them: a light among the nations. And before you accuse me of pandering, that isn’t me talking, but the Nobel lists. If you are ever in the presence of a muslim and a Jewish guy, then the Jewish guy is over 4,000 times more likely to have won a Nobel prize. If you take out the nonsense Nobel Peace prize, then that disparity almost doubles. Remember that next time you’re discussing immigration policy in the pub.
And has history ever given us a more spoiled bunch, or a better sermon against the dangers of pampering, than the self-destructive (literally in many cases), and so-called, Palestinians?
A super tour, and the most welcoming people. It would make for a boring article to thank everyone who was so generous, hospitable, and supportive, so we’ll do it privately.
If you’re wondering where to go on holiday next, choose Canada. I think it is even more beautiful in winter – in a mysterious, noir-ish way – than in summer. And if you have money looking for a safe haven, Canada’s probably it. Whilst much of Europe is scheduled for collapse, Canada will stay standing.
Over the next 20 years the English speaking world has a fighting chance of defeating Islam without atrocity, without dirtying our hands. Ex politicians will then look for someone to blame for this dignified outcome, and for their personal disgrace, having skidaddled for the airport to esc ape the chaos they created. When they do, they could do worse than this: Blame Canada!
[i] The following list of Koranic quotes is compelling. When I meet the moderate muslim, I hope he is grateful to be reminded of the commands that he must obey.
Some Koranic Hate Verses
“And well you know there were those among you [Jews] that transgressed the Sabbath, and We said to them, ‘Be you apes, miserably slinking!’
“When there came to them [Jews] a Book from God, confirming what was with them — and they aforetimes prayed for victory over the unbelievers — when there came to them that they recognized, they disbelieved in it; and the curse of God is on the unbelievers.
“And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is God’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”
“Let not the believers take the unbelievers for friends, rather than the believers — for whoso does that belongs not to God in anything — unless you have a fear of them. God warns you that You beware of Him, and unto God is the homecoming.”
“You are the best nation ever brought forth to men, bidding to honour, and forbidding dishonour, and believing in God. Had the People of the Book believed, it were better for them; some of them are believers, but the most of them are ungodly. They will not harm you, except a little hurt; and if they fight with you, they will turn on you their backs; then they will not be helped. Abasement shall be pitched on them, wherever they are come upon, except they be in a bond of God, and a bond of the people; they will be laden with the burden of God’s anger, and poverty shall be pitched on them; that, because they disbelieved in God’s signs, and slew the Prophets without right; that, for that they acted rebelliously and were transgressors.”
“We will cast into the hearts of the unbelievers terror, for that they have associated with God that for which He sent down never authority; their lodging shall be the Fire; evil is the lodging of the evildoers.”
“God has heard the saying of those who said, ‘Surely God is poor, and we are rich.’ We shall write down what they have said, and their slaying the Prophets without right, and We shall say, ‘Taste the chastisement of the burning.’”
“If you fear that you will not act justly towards the orphans, marry such women as seem good to you, two, three, four; but if you fear you will not be equitable, then only one, or what your right hands own; so it is likelier you will not be partial.”
“Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that God has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. If they then obey you, look not for any way against them; God is All-high, All-great.”
“They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of God; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”
“And for the evildoing of those of Jewry, We have forbidden them certain good things that were permitted to them, and for their barring from God’s way many…”
5:17“They are unbelievers who say, ‘God is the Messiah, Mary’s son.’ Say: ‘Who then shall overrule God in any way if He desires to destroy the Messiah, Mary’s son, and his mother, and all those who are on earth?’ For to God belongs the kingdom of the heavens and of the earth, and all that is between them, creating what He will. God is powerful over everything.”
“O Messenger, let them not grieve thee that vie with one another in unbelief, such men as say with their mouths ‘We believe’ but their hearts believe not; and the Jews who listen to falsehood, listen to other folk, who have not come to thee, perverting words from their meanings, saying, ‘If you are given this, then take it; if you are not given it, beware!’ Whomsoever God desires to try, thou canst not avail him anything with God. Those are they whose hearts God desired not to purify; for them is degradation in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.”
“O believers, take not Jews and Christians as friends; they are friends of each other. Whoso of you makes them his friends is one of them. God guides not the people of the evildoers.”
“Say: ‘People of the Book, do you blame us for any other cause than that we believe in God, and what has been sent down to us, and what was sent down before, and that most of you are ungodly?’ Say: ‘Shall I tell you of a recompense with God, worse than that? Whomsoever God has cursed, and with whom He is wroth, and made some of them apes and swine, and worshippers of idols — they are worse situated, and have gone further astray from the right way.’”
“The Jews have said, ‘God’s hand is fettered.’ Fettered are their hands, and they are cursed for what they have said. Nay, but His hands are outspread; He expends how He will. And what has been sent down to thee from thy Lord will surely increase many of them in insolence and unbelief; and We have cast between them enmity and hatred, till the Day of Resurrection. As often as they light a fire for war, God will extinguish it. They hasten about the earth, to do corruption there; and God loves not the workers of corruption.”
“They are unbelievers who say, ‘God is the Messiah, Mary’s son.’ For the Messiah said, ‘Children of Israel, serve God, my Lord and your Lord. Verily whoso associates with God anything, God shall prohibit him entrance to Paradise, and his refuge shall be the Fire; and wrongdoers shall have no helpers.’”
“Thou wilt surely find the most hostile of men to the believers are the Jews and the idolaters; and thou wilt surely find the nearest of them in love to the believers are those who say ‘We are Christians’; that, because some of them are priests and monks, and they wax not proud.”
“They measured not God with His true measure when they said, ‘God has not sent down aught on any mortal.’ Say: ‘Who sent down the Book that Moses brought as a light and a guidance to men? You put it into parchments, revealing them, and hiding much; and you were taught that you knew not, you and your fathers.’ Say: ‘God.’ Then leave them alone, playing their game of plunging.”
“And to those of Jewry We have forbidden every beast with claws; and of oxen and sheep We have forbidden them the fat of them, save what their backs carry, or their entrails, or what is mingled with bone; that We recompensed them for their insolence; surely We speak truly.”
“And when they [Jews] turned in disdain from that forbidding We said to them, ‘Be you apes, miserably slinking!’”
“When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers’ hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!’”
“Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is God’s entirely; then if they give over, surely God sees the things they do.”
“Make ready for them whatever force and strings of horses you can, to terrify thereby the enemy of God and your enemy, and others besides them that you know not; God knows them. And whatsoever you expend in the way of God shall be repaid you in full; you will not be wronged.”
“Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”
“O believers, the idolaters are indeed unclean; so let them not come near the Holy Mosque after this year of theirs. If you fear poverty, God shall surely enrich you of His bounty, if He will; God is All-knowing; All-wise.”
“Fight those who believe not in God and the Last Day and do not forbid what God and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”
“The Jews say, ‘Ezra is the Son of God’; the Christians say, ‘The Messiah is the Son of God.’ That is the utterance of their mouths, conforming with the unbelievers before them. God assail them! How they are perverted!”
“They have taken their rabbis and their monks as lords apart from God, and the Messiah, Mary’s son — and they were commanded to serve but One God; there is no god but He; glory be to Him, above that they associate.”
“O Prophet, struggle with the unbelievers and hypocrites, and be thou harsh with them; their refuge is Gehenna — an evil homecoming!”
“God has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of God; they kill, and are killed; that is a promise binding upon God in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Koran; and who fulfils his covenant truer than God? So rejoice in the bargain you have made with Him; that is the mighty triumph.”
“O believers, fight the unbelievers who are near to you; and let them find in you a harshness; and know that God is with the godfearing.”
“When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. So it shall be; and if God had willed, He would have avenged Himself upon them; but that He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of God, He will not send their works astray.”
“Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and those who are with him are hard against the unbelievers, merciful one to another.”
“Say: ‘You of Jewry, if you assert that you are the friends of God, apart from other men, then do you long for death, if you speak truly.’”
“The unbelievers of the People of the Book and the idolaters shall be in the Fire of Gehenna, therein dwelling forever; those are the worst of creatures.”