Yvonne Ridley guest speaker for Islamists in Canada
Author: Barbara Kay
Source: The Suburban, October 8, 2008
Original title: Opinion — The NDP: Sowing a dangerous whirlwind
Liberal leader Stéphane Dion recently rejected the idea of a coalition with the NDP on the grounds that “Mr. Layton already has a coalition, I understand. He has a coalition with the Nudist Party, a coalition with the Marijuana Party. He has plenty of [experience] with coalitions.”
He’s right about the marijuana and the nudists, but at least Canada’s nudists and tokers just want to enjoy themselves. They are not ideologically committed to eroding the foundation of our democratic system: equality of all citizens under the law.
So never mind them. Mr. Dion left out the most important coalition of all: the NDP’s complicity with Islamists, by whom I mean those who promote Islam as a political ideology rather than a faith, and whose goals not only run counter to Canadian values, they are meant to subvert them.
The NDP has over the years become the go-to party for Muslim ideologues with the stated objective of introducing Sharia law to Canada, laws at sharp odds with the UN Declaration of Human Rights. These ideologues are attached to organizations that, amongst other subversions of the Canadian way of life, are actively trying to chill free speech in the media. In brief, the NDP is the go-to party for the soft jihad.
Jack Layton’s Quebec lieutenant Thomas Mulcair is among the worst panderers in this respect. He is strenuously engaged in this election in getting out the vote for one Ms. Samira Laouni, whose close ties to the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC), an organization with troubling Islamist views, and with ties to an internationally controversial radical Islamist make her — or should make her — a lot more problematic than a nudist or a marijuana smoker.
Last September radical Islamist British journalist Yvonne Ridley was invited by the CIC to speak at a fund-raising dinner that I attended. Samira Laouni, the present NDP candidate, was an active member of the organizing committee; her name is on the program as a contact person for the event. As I wrote in a column at the time:
Barbara Kay (National Post – September 12, 2007): Taliban stooge
Thomas Mulcair, who was then running for office, and former NDP leader Alexa McDonough arrived at the dinner immediately after Ridley finished speaking in order to bring NDP greetings to the people. I was surprised that any politician would associate himself or herself with these vile views. The next day I called Mr. Mulcair to ask why he would lend his presence to such an overt agent provocateur. He expressed complete ignorance of Ms. Ridley’s reputation, and registered absolute surprise when I gave him a blow by blow account of her controversial background.
I took his protestations of innocence at his word, and did not mention in my column that he was present at the dinner. I see in retrospect that I was foolish to imagine that his eagerness to distance himself from Ms. Ridley was an indication that he was so repulsed by her views that he would distance himself from her supporters as well. I see now that where it is a question of votes, the NDP can adjust its pious scruples.
For here we are one year later. Mr. Mulcair cannot plead ignorance of the fact that his candidate, Samira Laouni, lent her friendship and approval to an Islamist who actively supports the Taliban, that is to say Canada’s mortal enemies, the very brutes who are killing Canadian soldiers, as well as Hamas and Hezbollah, both officially classified as terrorist organizations by the Canadian government.
Frankly I do not know how either Mr. Mulcair or Mr. Layton can look themselves in the mirror without flinching. They have exhibited the most brazen hypocrisy and irresponsibility. It is political opportunism of the most dangerous sort. They have sown the wind without a thought to their fellow Canadians who must reap the whirlwind. Shame on them both.