In his article, Tarek Fatah alludes to the fact that Islamic Relief Canada that sponsors Ramadan’s visit to Edmonton in 2012 also sponsored the visit of another Islamist (Zakir Naik) in Toronto in 2010. Naik was barred from entering Canada in 2010 for having expressed his support for Osama bin Laden and terrorism. In 2010, the Inter-Masajid Council, the second sponsor of Ramadan’s visit to Edmonton this year, had also sponsored a conference by Zakir Naik in Alberta’s capital.
Guess who’s coming to Canada? It’s none other than the prima donna of the world Islamist movement, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan.
Ramadan, who was barred from entering the U.S. until Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched her “appease the Islamists” diplomatic initiative, will be speaking in Edmonton this weekend as a guest of local mosques (and, believe it or not, CTV is a sponsor). Later, he flies to Montreal where the Muslim Brotherhood-inspired Muslim Association of Canada will host him.
Ramadan is a charming guy, but behind his smile lies a man committed to the goals of the worldwide Islamic jihad as laid out by his mentor, Sheik Qaradawi, and his father, the Trotsky of world Islamism, Said Ramadan.
While the rest of us will join the labour movement in parades or relish the last days of summer around family and friends, the Islamists will congregate in Edmonton and Montreal to receive guidance from Tariq Ramadan. Just last year, he told an American Muslim audience their job in the North America was to colonize the continent:
“We (Muslims) should all be careful not to be colonized by something which is coming from this consumerist society … It should be us, with our understanding of Islam, our principles, colonizing positively the United States of America.”
If that weren’t enough, Ramadan hinted that his presence in America and that of Muslims was not accidental, but the result of divine intervention. He said, “By the way, we are not here by accident.”
In Edmonton, the group hosting Ramadan is a freshly minted organization that goes by the name “Proud Muslims.” Their claim the event is “non-religious” is highly suspect as its main backers are “all the mosques of Edmonton and Islamic Relief Canada.” Islamic Relief is the same organization that sponsored the radical Indian preacher Zakir Naik to speak in Toronto in 2010. However, Naik was barred from entering Canada after news reports quoted him praising Osama bin Laden: “If (bin Laden) is fighting the enemies of Islam, I am for him … If he is terrorizing the terrorists, if he is terrorizing America the terrorist, the biggest terrorist, every Muslim should be a terrorist.”
His hosts (sic) in Montreal, the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC), is unashamedly pro-Muslim Brotherhood and vows to work towards a “Revolution in Islamic Work in Canada.” MAC makes no secret that it “adopts and strives to implement Islam, as embodied in the Qur’an, and the teachings of the Prophet … and as understood in its contemporary context by the late Imam, Hassan Albanna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
While in Montreal, Ramadan intends to draw a parallel between the “Arab spring” that led the Muslim Brotherhood to power in many Arab countries and the “Maple spring” in Quebec, which refers to the students protesting tuition fees.
It’s a dishonest attempt by Montreal Islamists to ride on the bandwagon of a popular secular student movement and appropriate it for their own agenda.
We can’t blame Ramadan for using our Labour Day weekend to propagate the Muslim Brotherhood credo of “destroying the West from within.” The blame lies with those who invite him to Canada. These Islamists must be held accountable, but they aren’t because Canada’s liberal intelligentsia will have nothing of that sort.
It tries to bully us into silence, warning that any opposition to Islamism is nothing short of right-wing racism. However, this lifetime leftist will not be silenced by Islamists or their allies.