Like most Canadians, I do not watch CBC’s The National on a regular basis. But when you strip away the indoctrination, the bias, and the boredom, a gem occasionally pops up (see my post of a couple weeks ago, “Iranian Family Comes to Canada for Freedom from the Hijab”). On Tuesday, March 6, this featured report from Joan Leishman exposed the violence and intimidation used by Canadian-based Jihadists to silence those Canadian secular-positive Muslims who promote an Islam that is compatible with modern, democratic, pluralistic society. See the report here, in two parts (h/t LGF):
Featured in the report are Munir Pervaiz – an anti-Sharia activist who claims he was threatened by pro-Sharia zealot Mubin Shaikh (who keeps his wife in a full burka, and works hard at dissimulation in his interview here); Mir Mahdavi, who came to Canada from Afghanistan after being persecuted for daring to criticize Islam and tribalism in his native land, only to be beaten by Jihadists in Hamilton, Ontario; Tahir Gora, who was bankrupted by an economic boycott of his Urdu-language weekly Watan after daring to accept advertising from the Ahmadiya sect and reporting on a scandal at a local Islamic school; and Tarek Fatah and his Muslim Canadian Congress, targetted by Mohammed Elmasry with threats and law suits last fall.
I do not agree with everything these “moderates” believe in (the Muslim Canadian Congress, aside from its fight against Jihadists, also rails against Israel regularly on its web site). However, no community can reform itself without advocates from within. Pervaiz, Mahdavi, Gora, and Fatah are brave men who deserve the support of Canadians who value freedom for all above the dangerous fetish of multiculturalism. Whatever they think about Israel or Jews, their stand against the barbarity of radical Islam is our greatest weapon in an existential fight to preserve modern civilization. And once again, credit where credit is due for CBC and Joan Leishman.