O Canada!

This mosque in Ottawa lost its status as a charity for hate speech against Jews, gays, and women.

As the narrator, Alexandra Belaire, points out, they have many verified incidents of hate speech plus one member who tried to join ISIS (who is now sitting in prison), and yet they haven’t been brought before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal?? Hey, if it was good enough for Mark Steyn, why isn’t it suitable to stitch up these guys?

You’ll notice some wind interference, but it was shot by Vlad Tepes, so blame him, eh? Turning on the caption feature eliminates any problems with comprehension. That’s why it’s here…for your edification.

What Really Happened on Danforth Avenue in Toronto?

Last Monday a mentally disturbed young man named Faisal Hussain went on a shooting rampage at a café in the Greektown district of Toronto. Two people were killed in the unfortunate incident and thirteen more wounded.

The gunman’s motives remain mysterious. It is thought that he frequented extremist websites, and in the past had traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan, but Toronto police said that he had no apparent connection to terrorism. One thing is certain: the incident had nothing to do with Islam.

A few days ago Vlad Tepes interviewed the former CIA station chief Brad Johnson about last week’s events in Toronto. In their discussion Vlad and Mr. Johnson speculated about some possible angles to the Faisal Hussein case that the Toronto police might have missed:

Faisal Hussain: A Nut Case With No Connection to Terrorism

It’s official: the Toronto shooter was a culture-enricher named Faisal Hussain. I’m a WAYCIST, so all I can say is: “What did you expect?”

Now it’s time to dust off the media mantra. Everybody repeat after me: “A lone wolf with a history of psychological problems who was radicalized online, with no connection to terrorism.” Keep repeating that until your eyes glaze over and your brain’s higher functions shut down.

Then you will be well-equipped to add, without further prompting: “The incident had nothing to do with Islam.”

The shooter’s bereaved family has already started the ball rolling by issuing a press release about their late son’s psychological difficulties. Here’s the latest CBC report:

Faisal Hussain ID’d as Gunman in Deadly Danforth Shooting Attack

Faisal Hussain has been identified as the gunman in the deadly Danforth Avenue shooting rampage. He was 29 and lived in the Thorncliffe Park neighbhourhood of Toronto.

Family of 29-year-old shooter says he had severe mental health issues

Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) released Hussain’s identity on Monday evening, hours after he opened fire on a number of Danforth Avenue restaurants, killing two people and injuring 13 more.

Hussain, 29, then died of a gunshot wound after exchanging fire with Toronto police. The SIU is looking into whether Hussain was shot by police, or if he shot himself.

Earlier Monday, police executed a search warrant at Hussain’s residence, in the city’s Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood.

Hussain’s family issued an email statement to CBC Toronto saying they are devastated by what happened and suggested that their son was struggling with severe mental health challenges, including psychosis and depression.

“We are at a terrible loss for words but we must speak out to express our deepest condolences to the families who are now suffering on account of our son’s horrific actions,” the family’s statement said.

Hat tip: Vlad Tepes.

Mr. Smith Goes to Toronto

There was a mass shooting last night in Toronto. The incident may not merit the term massacre, since “only” two people were killed, with twelve others wounded.

I don’t know how the perp acquired his weapon, since Canada has such strict gun control. You’re not supposed to be able to buy a handgun up there in the Frozen North. The law obviously needs to be tightened…

Anyway, the incident has all the hallmarks of an Islamic terrorist attack, although it could also be the work of a common-or-garden psycho. However, early indicators are that the guy is at least a dark-complected culture-enricher, since the media are fastidiously avoiding giving out a name or description.

I’ll give a larger excerpt below, but here’s the relevant snip from CTV News:

Saunders said it’s too early to say what motivated the shooting.

“I’m looking at absolutely every single possible motive,” Saunders said.

[…]

Chris Lewis, CTV’s public safety analyst and a former commissioner of the OPP, said investigators would be looking into whether the man was working alone or had accomplices in planning or carrying out the shooting, what he may have been reading or talking about online, and how he obtained his gun.

“Was he inspired by some terrorist group? Was this a specific vendetta to kill a specific person and then he shot everybody else in his path?” he said.

When we eventually learn his “motive”, it will in all probability be that of a “lone wolf” who was “radicalized online”, with “no connection to terrorism”. In other words, unless a membership card for the Islamic State (or Al Qaeda, or Boko Haram, or Al Shabaab) was found in the pocket of the corpse, the perpetrator can’t have been a “terrorist”.

When I got up this morning I hailed Vlad on skype, hoping a card-carrying Canadian could give me more information, but he didn’t know any more than I did:

Baron:   Any word on the Toronto massacre? The article I read was very cagey about “motive”. No perp name, natch.
Vlad:   Yep. And the video link I sent you edits out where they seem about to give descriptions.
Baron:   So no name yet? The name will tell us, unless he’s a revert.
Vlad:   No, I think they are looking for any piece of paper he ever signed in his life where he didn’t use “Mohammed”.
Baron:   Lol
Baron:   Too true to be funny, actually.
Vlad:   So we will hear his name is “gimme ya numba”, as he left that on a napkin at a bar.
Baron:   Or he got a fake driver’s license using “John Smith”. All the media reports can then refer to him as “Smith, a Canadian citizen”.
Vlad:   Yes.
 

This is a screen cap from one of the videos showing the shooter in action:

I can’t tell anything about the fellow from this photo. He could easily be one of those new Martian immigrants brought into Canada under Justin Trudeau’s Interplanetary Refugee Resettlement Initiative.

Here’s a larger excerpt from the CTV News report:

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Social Justice: An Analysis (Part 1)

Below is the first part of a four-part guest essay by Richard Cocks about Social Justice (and also, of course, Social Justice Warriors).

Social Justice: An Analysis

by Richard Cocks

Part 1

Cosmic justice: infantile and nihilistic

Social class, home environment, genetics and other factors all contribute to differences between individuals. People differ in looks, height, income, social status, morality, various kinds of intelligence and athleticism, musical ability, industriousness, discipline, and every other human characteristic. Differences in culture, history, and geography generate differences between groups. Being born into a culture that emphasizes hard work, education, conscientiousness, and thrift is a tremendous advantage.

“Social justice” advocates describe the resulting disparate achievements as “inequalities” with the suggestion that these represent some kind of injustice. Unequal achievement is treated as though it must be the result of discrimination, “privilege” or some other unfairness, while it is in fact the inevitable consequence of differences between individuals and groups. These differences will exist no matter how a society is organized, barring a race to the bottom where the laziest, least talented individual set the bar and every achievement that surpasses that pitiful measure gets confiscated and distributed — removing any incentive to do anything much at all.

Very young children and even some animals[1] have a sense of justice or fairness. In humans this starts out with an intuitive perception, later gets modified by reflection and culture, which in turn influences what gets perceived as just or unjust. Iain McGilchrist describes this as right hemisphere perception, left hemisphere mid-level processing, returning once more to the right hemisphere.[2]

An egocentric child, without prompting, can perceive that receiving a small ice cream while his brother gets a large one is unfair and unjust.[3] However, he is also likely to think that the fact that his older brother has fewer restrictions on what he can do than he does is unfair. Both cases generate resentment. However, only one is justified.

In the second case, being older and thus a little wiser, the older brother does not need as much supervision. He is more capable, self-sufficient and responsible, and therefore has more privileges. These privileges might seem unfair and unjust in some “cosmic” sense, but they are in fact perfectly reasonable.[4] His parents are not being unjust at all. It is merely that age and experience are on the side of the older brother. To harbor resentment at the parents is unreasonable, unfair and unjust. They are blameless. To resent the brother is also ridiculous. There will always be an older sibling as long as siblings exist. The protest is misguided.

Part of the maturation process is learning to distinguish between events that are due to favoritism, attempts to solicit elicit sexual favors, or some other inequity and occurrences that are the result of relevant differences between people. To feel resentful towards someone merely because he is better in some way, such as in looks, status, wealth, or popularity, is in some sense natural. It is also puerile and undeserved. It is a sin in the literal sense of missing the mark. Certainly the envied person is not at fault simply for being superior. The defect is in the heart of the malicious resentful one.

It is true that even a relatively happy, mature person will almost inevitably suffer occasionally from this kind of inappropriate resentment, but he recognizes that the fault lies in his own breast, not in the other person.

By failing to distinguish between deserved resentment and inappropriate hatred towards someone or some group simply for being superior in some way, “social justice” returns people to an infantile inability to differentiate between resentment based on actual unjust treatment, and resentment that is generated simply by the desire to have or be what someone else has or is.

If the universe itself can be considered unjust in some way, due to the unequal distribution of admirable characteristics, it is not the fault or responsibility of man and it is not in man’s power to fix. It is certainly not the fault of “society,” which the phrase “social justice” implies. Justice and fairness appropriately considered enter the picture only with regard to human institutions and rules.

To reject inequalities is to rebel against reality itself. All people bar two are superior to some and inferior to others in any conceivable characteristic. To reject that fact is to renounce the character of existing at all.

One response to existence and Being is to reject it; to decide that it is better never to have lived and then, having lived, to end it as soon as possible. Mass shooters act out the intention not just to end their own lives, but to kill as many as they can in a rejection of Life itself.[5] Social justice warriors are engaged in a similar kind of nihilism. Scapegoating and killing the “kulaks”[6] in the manner of Stalin has no logical end. Since differences of achievement are unavoidable, the logic of social justice is the complete destruction of the human race. By encouraging undeserved resentment against individuals and whole sectors of society, “social justice” activists ramp up intergroup hatreds that promote internecine conflict and, if unchecked, will lead to more horrible violence than simply one individual picking up a gun. Once the scapegoated group is murdered, differing levels of success within the persecuting group remain, and the process will continue.

To reward merit or productivity?

In thinking about economic success, Thomas Sowell recommends simply jettisoning the notion of merit. He argues that “the concept of merit brings an insult to misfortune and arrogance to achievement.”[7] It is impossible to separate how much achievement is the result of talent, for which a person can take no credit, and how much is the result of industriousness. On the face of it, hard work seems meritorious. However, even industriousness tends to be highly affected by familial and cultural influences; an unearned advantage. This means that it is not possible to assess merit. What can be rewarded — what is known how to reward — is productivity.

Rewarding productivity creates an incentive to be productive, and all tend to benefit. They benefit because rewarding productivity encourages using the latest technology and most effective methods, raising the quality of products while reducing their cost. Simply rewarding effort would not be optimal for that reason.

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My Old Halal Kentucky Home

Several Kentucky Fried Chicken (or are they just KFC now? — an acronym with no title reference) restaurants in Australia have made themselves 100% halal, and are therefore no longer offering bacon or any other pork products to their customers.

This story merits further discussion, but first here’s the brief news report from The Daily Mail:

How Australian KFC stores are refusing to sell bacon in their burgers — because they only use HALAL products

KFC has refused to sell bacon at three Australian stores to keep in line with Halal certified products.

A customer revealed the rule after contacting the fast food company about the lack of bacon offered at a store in Punchbowl, in Sydney’s west.

‘Why is bacon not available at KFC Punchbowl, NSW?’ Disgruntled customer Marc Miller wrote on Facebook.

In response, KFC said the fast food chain’s stores in Punchbowl and Bankstown South in NSW, as well as a location in Fawkner in Victoria, don’t sell bacon to keep in line with other halal products.

‘Hi Marc, currently, the KFC stores at Punchbowl (NSW), Bankstown South (NSW) and Fawkner (VIC) have a number of products which are certified Halal and are available to customers from these stores only,’ the statement reads.

‘Some Suppliers of chicken have indicated they are Halal certified. However, we cannot claim our stores can be classified as being 100% Halal, as there is bacon in all stores (except for three stores listed above) plus the Suppliers of certain seasonings, marinades etc have indicated that they are not Halal certified.’

The spokesperson added that there are no current plans to extend the number of stores in Australia which have Halal products.

I ask readers to temporarily suppress their natural and understandable outrage over this news, and consider it as part of a larger process, one that is underway throughout the Western world.

The offering of halal products is obviously a business decision. If you have a lot of Muslims in your customer base, and you see a lot of women in bags and men in dresses in beanies, then you will offer them halal items, because that’s what they want, and that way you will sell more stuff. It is of no moment to you — if you are aware of it at all — that a percentage of the cost of halal products is turned over as zakat to “charitable” organizations, including jihad groups. After all, that’s just part of the cost of doing business.

However, in this case the decision not to offer any non-halal products goes beyond a mere business decision. KFC has at least some kafir customers — obviously, since one of them publicly complained — so the franchise in question could make a greater profit if it continued to include menu items with bacon to satisfy the demand from the kuffar.

Yet they decided to withhold bacon and forgo some of their profits. Why?

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Imam Hassan Goes to Ottawa

The “Quebecois” imam Hassan Guillet hopes to represent the voters of Saint-Léonard-Saint-Michel, in Montreal, in the House of Commons. As you can see from his headgear — the truncated Santa Claus hat — in the photo of the illustrious cleric, he is a graduate of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, which means he is a top-tier scholar of Islamic law.

Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from the French-language public broadcaster in Canada:

Imam Hassan Guillet wants to run for the Liberal Party of Canada

June 2, 2018

[Photo caption: Hassan Guillet became known worldwide in 2017, during a speech at the funeral of the victims of the Quebec Mosque. Photo: Radio-Canada]

His sermon went around the world in the aftermath of the bombing at the Quebec mosque. The spokesman for the Council of Quebec Imams now wishes to join the troops of Justin Trudeau. Hassan Guillet will be a candidate for the Liberal nomination in the riding of Saint-Léonard-Saint-Michel, in Montreal, in an upcoming by-election.

By Thomas Gerbet

Hassan Guillet announced his intentions on Facebook on Friday: “I’m planning to run for the federal elections.” Then he confirmed it Saturday, after a call from Radio-Canada.

The Imam of the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Mosque, a resident of Saint-Rémi in Montérégie, took the opportunity to publish his curriculum vitae. A retired engineer and lawyer, he has been Director of Strategic Purchasing for Bombardier and is fluent in seven languages.

His intentions sparked a debate on social networks. “An imam is perceived as a religious man, and a religious man has no place in politics in a secular state,” said Lamine Foura, the founder of the Maghreb Congress in Quebec.

“The candidacy of an imam will be perceived as an interference by religion in politics.” —Lamine Foura, founder of the Quebec Maghreb Congress.

“It’s not an imam who is running,” answered Hassan Guillet. “It’s a multilingual man with a multidisciplinary background and a universal and multi-faith culture.”

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“Wild-Eyed, Angry and Middle Eastern”: Eight Dead in Toronto

Vlad Tepes is reporting on a rented van in Toronto, which swerved onto the sidewalk, mowing down pedestrians at a fast clip:

BREAKING: Possible truck of peace in Toronto

Vlad posted a tweet from someone else, who said:

Witness to truck ramming into pedestrians tells local Toronto TV station that the driver looked wide-eyed, angry and Middle Eastern.

Here’s a video:

And Vlad editorializes:

“It may well be the first day of jihad season now in Canada.”

Sadly, I think he’s right. Spring arrives and people are out enjoying the nice weather. A perfect opportunity for killers.

Send in the Clowns

Canadian Prime Minister Justin “Baby Doc” Trudeau visited France recently, and didn’t make as much of a fool of himself as he did earlier in India.

The French video outlet TV Libertés had a few things to say about Mr. Trudeau’s visit. But I must say that I object to their characterization of him as an “Anglo-Saxon”. He’s Canadian, but Québécois, which means that he is French (even if he is a rube by Parisian standards). Besides, if the rumors are true, he has quite a bit of Latino-Caribbean blood — about 50%, actually.

Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Two Words the CBC Won’t Mention

In the following video, Vlad Tepes interviews Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam about a recent CBC news report on a young “Canadian” mujahid named Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy. Mr. Bahnasawy was convicted in the USA of plotting a major terror attack in New York City, which he said would be on the scale of 9/11.

I won’t embed the odious CBC report, but here it is, in case anyone wants to watch it. It never mentions jihad, and has almost nothing about Islam in it. The only thing we find out about the young mujahid is that he was an atheist, and bipolar. His parents think he deserves a “second chance”.

Dr. Warner discusses the “dead elephant in the room” that’s missing from the CBC video: Mohammed and the Islamic doctrine of jihad:

Below are excerpts from a more recent CBC article on the same topic. Notice that this one actually mentions the word “jihad” — because the junior mujahid uses it himself to describe his planned atrocity:

Canadian parents plead for mercy ahead of son’s sentencing in NYC bomb plot

Prosecutors say he’s a threat and deserves a life sentence; parents say he’s mentally ill and needs help

The parents of a Canadian man convicted of plotting ISIS attacks against busy New York City landmarks say their son was a mentally ill teenager and doesn’t deserve to spend the rest of his life in prison, however horrible his crimes.

Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, 20, of Mississauga, Ont., pleaded guilty in October 2016 to conspiring with ISIS operatives in the failed plan to bomb Times Square and the city’s subway system.

At his sentencing hearing in federal court on April 9, U.S. prosecutors will argue for life in prison, but his parents are appealing for a lesser sentence and treatment for their son.

In an exclusive interview with CBC News and the Toronto Star, Khdiga Metwally and Osama El Bahnasawy say they realize the gravity of their son’s crimes.

But both say they firmly believe their son’s history of mental illness and drug addiction made him vulnerable to manipulation — first by ISIS recruiters, and then by the intelligence agents who were tracking him.

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COEXIST: Self-Censorship Buys Peace at Quebec University

Many thanks to Ava Lon for this translation from Le Devoir:

College professors at Maisonneuve self-censor

by Marco Fortier
February 17, 2018

A “very deep” malaise has taken hold of the teaching profession: teachers practice self-censorship to avoid hurting the religious or cultural beliefs of their students. They ignore works about sexuality, nudity or mental illness for fear of triggering an explosive controversy.

This troubling observation is part of a report on the “COEXIST” milieu at Collège de Maisonneuve, made public Friday. This CEGEP [public educational institution that constitutes the first stage of Québec higher education], east of Montreal has been a place of radicalization of students who went to wage jihad in Syria for three years.

The religious tensions calmed down in the establishment of 7,000 students, who took a series of measures so that peace would return within its walls. A pilot project on “COEXIST”, which has just ended, however, brought to light a real uneasiness among college teachers.

7,000 — This is the number of students attending Collège de Maisonneuve, half of whom come from recent immigration.

“The main problem lies in the fact that many teachers claim to have adopted a form of self-censorship over time (especially in the last decade or so) and thus have avoided being inconvenienced by cultural or religious clashes. For example, particular contents may be discussed only superficially, significant works are not touched, humorous remarks put aside, etc.,” says the report of the pilot project on “COEXIST”.

“One cannot help but note here that in most cases these changes are made in advance, and not necessarily as a result of an intercultural incident. The phrase ‘I buy peace’ is, in this respect, symptomatic. If the threat is not always real, the discomfort, meanwhile, is very deep, and reminds some teachers of periods when censorship and blacklisting were well-established. The stakes are far from trivial,” the document continues.

Cultural and religious diversity is partly responsible for the malaise. About half of Collège de Maisonneuve students are first- or second-generation immigrants, i.e. the students or their parents were born abroad.

The report notes that young people are comfortable with diversity. This is the reality of Montreal: they grew up alongside friends from all backgrounds. It is relationships with adults (especially teachers) that give rise to tension, explains the 98-page document.

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Building in Mississauga Goes BOOM!

Update: Based on this drone footage of the burning wreckage of the strip mall, it looks like it was the Chinese restaurant that blew up, rather than the Afghan one. If that’s the case, why were the media so reluctant to publish the exact location or the name of the business? Maybe they knew it was an ethnic explosion, but they weren’t sure which ethnicity was involved, so better safe than sorry…

Early this morning a strip mall blew up in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. All the news articles about the blast relentlessly avoided mentioning the exact address of the building, or the name of the business that exploded.

That made Vlad and me suspicious, so we spent a half an hour or so on the phone working together to track down the exact location of the fire shown in the aerial photo above. The news articles gave us enough information to work with — the adjacent buildings, the mention of the T.L. Kennedy School, and the fact that Hurontario Street was closed off between Dundas and Hillcrest — so that we could pinpoint the plaza as 3058-3070 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON L5B 1N7.

My bet is that if the explosion had occurred in a Jamaican or Chinese place, and not the Afghan kebab restaurant, the name and address of the business would have been included in the news reports. But maybe I’m just paranoid.

Here’s what Vlad posted about it — go to his place for more photos and a video:

Major explosion at business in enriched section of Toronto

Here are two MSM stories on the same event. As of 1:47 PM today, Feb. 11 2018, BOTH MSM outlets avoid saying where exactly the explosion took place. It is a stunning example of how media today works to make sure people do not know what takes place.

1. Global News:

Two people and one child have been taken to hospital following an explosion at a commercial buiness building in Mississauga Sunday morning.

Police were called to the area of Dundas and Hurontario Streets at 7:30 a.m.

One man has serious, non-life threatening injuries and a woman and child both sustained minor injuries.

All three people have been transported to hospital.

2. Toronto Star:

Images tweeted by Peel paramedics show flames and heavy smoke billowing from the business in a strip mall, with debris scattered along Hurontario Street. Five people, including a child, were assessed for injuries.

Peel Regional Police:

#PRP in area of Agnes St./Hurontario St #Mississauga for a commercial business explosion. Unknown injuries at this time
Hurontario St closed both directions from Dundas St to Hillcrest Ave.
Please avoid area Updates to Follow
Call came in at 7:28 am pic.twitter.com/iMJFd1oxW

— Peel Regional Police (@PeelPoliceMedia) February 11, 2018

After about 30 minutes working with Baron B. at Gates of Vienna on Google Maps, we think it must be in this strip mall.

Just past the mall you can see a parking lot and the school, T.L. Kennedy, which is mentioned in the articles.

Hey this place looks like a fun place to eat!

The most extensive information on the incident came from CP24 (which is also where the aerial photo came from), but it still doesn’t specify the address where the building blew up:

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