Toronto: Church provides space for event honoring “Palestinian” terrorist responsible for jihad massacre

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The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine is ostensibly a Communist organization, but it is wholly aligned with the jihad force. Ghassan Kanafani was responsible for the murder of 17 Christians, as well as eight Israelis, but that doesn’t matter to the Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church. Being woke is ultimately a suicidal act, but at least the members of Trinity-St. Paul’s can congratulate themselves that they were never “racist” when their own time comes and their jihadi friends turn on them.

“B’nai Brith Canada slams church for assisting event honoring PFLP terrorist,” by Ilanit Chernick, Jerusalem Post, July 7, 2019:

B’nai Brith Canada has condemned a decision by Toronto’s Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church to “provide a space” for an event that honors Ghassan Kanafani, a designated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist.

The event, which is being hosted by the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) on July 13, is listed as the Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholarship Launch.

According to PYM’s Facebook invitation, the event will “be an evening of spoken word, music, and food to celebrate the artistic and cultural contributions of Palestinians in the diaspora and showcase the winners of the Ghassan Kanafani Resistance Arts Scholarship in this years anthology entitled ‘We feel a country in our bones.’”

Kanafani and the PFLP, were responsible for the Lod Airport Massacre in May, 1972, that left 26 civilians dead – including a Canadian, 17 Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico and eight Israelis – and 80 others injured.

At the time of the terror attack, Kanafani was the spokesman for the terrorist group.

In response to the event, B’nai Brith Canada started a petition on Friday calling on the church not to host the scholarship launch.

In the letter that is set to accompany the petition, B’nai Brith Canada pointed out to the church that “the ‘Palestinian Youth Movement,’ the group holding this event in your church, has also hailed Mohammad Tareq, a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed three Israelis,” in the settlement of Adam last July.

At the time, PYM stated that, “we recognize that our youth are forced into becoming heroes because of the conditions in which they live, and that the people of Palestine will continue to resist until our land and our people are liberated from the river to the sea.” The movement also translated Tareq’s final message prior to the attack, in which he advocated violence against Jews and Zionists across Israel….

The organization added that a “Trinity-St. Paul’s spokesperson claimed that the PYM had provided a statement that it did not promote or condone violence,” and had since not responded to subsequent communications.

Malaysia’s Islamic Schools Face Festering Problems: Sex Abuse, Unsafe Conditions, Exposure To Extremism – Analysis

As Malaysia’s ethnic Malays have increasingly turned to traditional Malay Islamic schools, known as pondoks or Tahfiz schools, the fact that they are largely unregulated is allowing problems to fester, including unsafe conditions, exposure to extremist teachings and especially child sexual abuse by ustazes, or teachers.

Almost 1,000 new pondoks have opened over the past six years. However, there are no reliable figures on how many there are because many are not registered. They escape Federal Ministry of Education supervision because Islamic education is a responsibility of individual states. Registered and unregistered pondoks number into the thousands with an estimated 150,000 students, some from neighboring countries of Indonesia and Thailand. This represents about 6 percent to 7 percent of Malaysia’s total secondary student population.

In recent times concerns have grown that pondoks incubate extremist teachings. A number have been closed by police although it is rarely reported. In one reported case, local and foreign Ustazes found at a pondok in the state of Perlis were found to have connections with terrorist organizations. There have also been several fires, with one claiming 21 lives. Severe canings have resulted in loss of life and torture reported.

Yet one of the areas of biggest concern in pondoks and Tahfiz schools is child sexual abuse. The problem has been around a long time with only a few cases reaching the notice of authorities but:

  • In mid-2018 a 21 year old ustaz was charged for allegedly having oral sex with a 14 year old boy. The ustaz asked the boy numerous times and eventually the boy had given in because he didn’t want to disappoint or upset his teacher.
  • The principal of another pondok in Kepong was charged for allegedly sodomising nine of his students. A hostel warden in Kangar was arrested for allegedly sodomising two students and molesting three others and absconded while on bail. The warden was eventually caught and sentenced to 228 years jail and 42 strokes of the rotan after pleading guilty to 25 counts of sodomy and gross indecency against five Tahfiz school students. An ustaz was arrested and charged with allegedly fondling the genitals of a 10 year old boy while he was reciting the Qu’ran.
  • In Kuantan, a school volunteer was charged with 38 counts of sodomising and molesting young boys at a Tahfiz school.

All of the above cases were only reported after the boys returned home and told their parents, after which police reports were made against the teachers and wardens.

Pondoks are perfect places for Ustazes to groom their victims. Students are vulnerable as they believe the school is a holy place and hold their teachers in an extremely high regard. The inclination of students is to please their teachers. Malaysia has the highest power-distance culture in the world in which a leader’s position at the top of the hierarchy is accepted without question. This high power-distance culture means students can easily fall vulnerable to paternalistic leaders and obediently comply.

Canada: Iranian refugee slates the country which gave her a new home as a Racist Colonialist Project Like Israel

Nasim Asgari, who was born in Tehran, told an interviewer during the annual Al Quds protest that she does not consider herself to be Canadian because Canada is a “white-supremacist, colonialist, racist project” much like Israel. Asgari describes herself as a poet and an artist, and she is currently studying human rights and equity studies at York University. which begs me to ask the question why is she living in Canada.

https://www.memri.org/tv/iranian-canadian-participants-toronto-quds-day-rally-do-not-consider-myself-racist-colonialist-israel-cease-exist

Al Qaeda-linked charity helps Canadian Mosque fundraising

An Al-Qaeda-linked Kuwaiti charity helped a Canadian Islamic organization fundraising to buy a former Church to convert into a mosque, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) reported on Wednesday.

The Toronto area Abu Huraira Center describes itself in its website as a “diverse & unique community” that attracts over 1000 regular attendees, running a wide range of programs and services including a full-time Montessori Islamic school and evening Islamic classes. 

According to their website, the total property cost for the church amounted to $ 8,800,000

As revealed by Kharon Brief, a media platform that covers topics at the intersection of global security and commerce, and reported by IPT, the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS) participated in the fundraising effort. 

In 2008, the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society, which operates under the auspices of Kuwait’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, was designated by the US Department of the Treasury for providing financial and material support to Al-Qaeda and its affiliates. The ties between the charity and the terror organization were also denounced by the UN.

Moreover, as noted by the IPT, the controversial American Sheikh Waleed Idris al-Maneese was one of the judges of the annual Quran competition hosted by the Abu Huraira Center in January 2019. 

Al-Maneese has repeatedly expressed extremist and antisemitic positions, including inciting violence against Jews. 

Kharon Brief shared a screenshot of the fundraising campaign for the event set by the RIHS on their website. 

At least six former attendees of the Abu Huraira Center left Canada to join the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia.

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