Islamists love to claim that Islamophobes are bullying them, but, really, with all their hate, who is bullying whom?
When I was in school, there was always the one kid who constantly ratted on others and called them names. When challenged, he hid behind the teacher’s skirt and curried favors from her. He became the teachers “pet” and no one could touch him. Would you be surprised, if one day, found alone, that kid could be roughed up?
A similar scenario seems to be playing out in North America.
Thanks to the “victim ideology” promoted by the likes of CAIR and their darling Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib as well as Omar Suleiman, some Islamist individuals and organizations seem to be getting away with hate mongering at a dangerous level.
Omar has left no stone unturned in her vicious anti-Semitism. At the same time that she was lobbying for the release of a Muslim Brotherhood operative, she spoke about 9/11 as “some people who did something.”
Does she think people are stupid? Omar’s ongoing diatribes not only expose her hatred but like the kid who irritated other kids and got away with it, Omar also lashes out with the confidence that she can get away with saying whatever she likes and nothing will happen.
So far, all these hate mongers have been given a pass by the Democratic party.
The hate perpetuated by Omar and her ilk is very dangerous. As we know from the new documentary Kids: Chasing Paradise by Clarion Project, hate leads to radicalization which leads to violence. Omar, in particular, is from Somalia and should be focused on Somali youth who are at risk of being radicalized, instead of fanning the flames of hate and division.
North of the border, in Canada, the same drama is being played out where Islamists wrap themselves in a cloak of protection given to them by Motion 103 (which basically says that critiquing Muslims or Islam makes you an Islamophobe).
While indulging in deflection, willful ignorance and offensive remarks, these Islamists are being handled with cotton gloves by political and religious leaders. Not only does this give them a pass to be hateful, it also gives them the go-ahead to blame everyone else. As soon as they are called out, they yell “Islamophobia.”
There is a strong sentiment by ordinary Canadians that Islamist organizations are being pandered to and getting special handling despite some of the subversive activities they are involved in.
Last month, an event was held at the Noor Cultural Centre in Toronto titled: Dalit & Muslim Persecution in India: History and Current Politics. Noor claims to be a “progressive” Islamic center, but the ideology of the administration at Noor is troubling.
According to a report in The New Delhi Times, which was forwarded to me by an irate and frustrated Hindu friend, at this event Muslim speakers called the Hindu gods Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu rapists.
In addition, a Muslim speaker accused the “Hindu Right” of being in cahoots with American White Supremacists. Finally, they demanded Prime Minister Modi be sent to prison for abandoning his wife.
According to one eye witness, there were uniformed guards at the event so no one could object or speak out and the audience was informed as much.
Such blatant hate has never been seen in Toronto. One wonders if this was their own initiative, or if are they playing out the agenda of India’s enemies.
Some years ago when we had the Toronto launch of Clarion’s film Honor Diaries, the same mother-daughter team that run the Noor Center came and threw a temper tantrum and then proceeded to write a piece lambasting the film. Significantly, they could not pinpoint any factual inconsistencies.
First the Jews, then the Hindus – who next? Obviously these Islamists do not understand the concept of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
At this tenuous time when the gulf between people of faith is increasing, how are Islamist organizations and institutions that deal in “fake” interfaith dialog any different than the white supremacists they blame their problems on?