Since the presence of Justin Trudeau at the Islamist convention in Toronto has been made public, many anti-sharia Muslim personalities have discouraged him from attending this Muslim Brotherhood-linked event. Trudeau was also criticized by them for opposing the use of the term “barbaric” in order to designate honour killings last year.
Tahir Aslam Gora
Tahir Aslam Gora is a writer of Pakistani origin who came to Canada as a refugee in 1999 because his life was threatened in Pakistan due to his criticism of religious fundamentalism. Unfortunately, Gora has not found the haven he was looking for in Canada since Islamists keep on threatening him. In the past, Gora has been a member of the Exile Writers panel of PEN International and he worked with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.
As the president of the Muslim Canadian Congress, Salma Siddiqui issued a press release to enjoin Justin Trudeau to stop pandering to the Islamists:
In March 2011, Justin Trudeau showed good-will towards Islamists by condemning the use of the term “barbaric” that was used to designate honour killings in a study guide for would-be Canadian citizens. After having been criticized by Raheel Raza and many other persons, Trudeau backtracked and apologized.
In an interview given to the National Post in September 2012, Raheel Raza said that her husband and she left Pakistan 24 years ago to escape radicalism, and then came to Canada only to find that same ideology being promoted here.
Her new organization has been set up to hold workshops and conferences that bring a progressive perspective, an alternative to the numerous conferences held by extremists such as the one attended by Justin Trudeau.
ALSO Point de Bascule videos
On the occasion of Tariq Ramadan’s visit to Montreal in 2010, Point de Bascule organized a press conference with four anti-sharia Muslim personalities who explained and denounced Ramadan and the Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology.
Tarek Fatah – Toronto ON
Journalist and TV host, author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State. In 2007, Canada’s National Press Club and the Canadian Newspaper Association honored Fatah with the Press Freedom Award. In 2007, he was selected by Maclean’s Magazine as one of Canada’s fifty most well known and respected personalities, from journalists to politicians, offering their comments on the issues of the day.
Salim Mansur – London ON
An Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, he contributes to numerous publications where he presents analysis on the Muslim world, Islam, South Asia, Middle East and foreign policy. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington-based Center for Islamic Pluralism and a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Coalition for Democracies. He has been an academic consultant with the Center for Security Policy (Washington DC) and CIDA and the author of Islam’s Predicament – Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim and Delectable Lie: a liberal repudiation of multiculturalism.
Zudhi Jasser – USA
President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Dr. Jasser is a past President of the Arizona Medical Association. He chairs the Bioethics Committee for Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Dr. Jasser has participated in a number of academic panels and given a number of speeches on Islam, Islamism, and democracy at the Hudson Institute. He is one of the anti-sharia Muslims featured in the film Islam vs Islamists produced by ABG Films in 2007.
Naser Khader – Denmark
Former member of the Danish Parliament and founder of Muslim Democrats of Denmark. In 2006, he received the Prize for Freedom of Expression Award by the Jyllands-Posten (the Danish newspaper that published the caricatures of Muhammad). In 2007, he received the French Prix international de la laïcité.