As reported by the Geller Report a few days ago, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM / formerly CAIR-CAN) “wants Trudeau to designate January 29 to be a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia, because of the January 29, 2017 attack at a Quebec mosque.”
Opposition is growing in Canada against this proposal by the NCCM/CAIR-CAN, a lobby known for its endorsement of several proponents of armed jihad in the past.
Quebec’s two main opposition parties have already come out against the proposal.
Camille Carrier, whose 37-year old daughter Maude was killed in a jihadist attack in Burkina Faso in 2016, has also explained on Facebook why she opposes such a proposal.
Maude Carrier was a high school teacher. During the Christmas holiday in 2015-6, she accompanied her father Yves on his fourth humanitarian mission in Africa. Since his retirement, Mr. Carrier had been helping the Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours order of nuns by fixing up some of its schools and orphanages.
As Yves Carrier, his wife Gladys, their son Charlélie, Maude, and two friends of the family were in the capital Ouagadougou relaxing before three of them were set to board flights, jihadists “stormed the Splendid Hotel and Cappuccino café.” All six died, along with at least 22 other people of several nationalities, The Globe and Mail reported at the time.
Here is the translation of Camille Carrier’s Facebook message opposing the designation of January 29 as a National Day against Islamophobia in Canada.
[Translation] Camille Carrier: “It is rare that I express personal feelings on Facebook. But I am emotionally very troubled by this request to designate a National Day in memory of six people who were killed by an Islamophobe. We are told not to forget the killings as if Quebeckers are responsible for this. I belong to a family who has lost six members whom we loved and valued. They were killed by Islamists. I lost my daughter and four other persons who were an integral part of my life; my children have lost their father and their stepmother. This turns a life upside down for a very long time. These people were not praying, they were expressing their love for others by taking part in the construction of a school in Africa. More Quebeckers have also died [at the hands of Islamists]. Nobody has asked to commemorate these events by designating a special day and we are not constantly recalling these events.”
“I am angry. I am not only opposed to the designation of National Day against Islamophobia but also to the commemoration [of the attack at a Quebec City mosque] year after year as if all Quebeckers should feel guilty for this. If the government accepts this proposal, why not designate a special day in remembrance of all the victims of Islamism and all the pain experienced by their families and their friends?”
The NCCM/CAIR-CAN and its leaders, who are behind the proposal to designate January 29 as a National Day against Islamophobia in Canada, have endorsed several proponents of armed jihad in the past.
In its own documents, the NCCM/CAIR-CAN has described the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations as its “parent organization” (see p.14). In 2009, the FBI severed its liaison relationship with the Council on American-Islamic Relations because of its links with the terrorist organization Hamas.
In 2014, the RCMP rejected the NCCM/CAIR-CAN’s so-called anti-terrorism guide. The guide promoted jihad (misleadingly presented as “striving, struggling and exertion in the path of good”/Guide p.10) and several Islamist scholars including proponents of armed jihad (see Siraj Wahhaj in particular).
According to his LinkedIn profile, Faisal Kutty is a co-founder of NCCM/CAIR-CAN. He was on the organization’s board from 2000 to 2008 and served as its vice-chair and legal counsel. He recently pushed, unsuccessfully, for Pamela Geller to be banned from Canada. Kutty also endorsed the NCCM’s so-called anti-terrorism guide after it was rejected by the RCMP.
Faisal Kutty is an open supporter of Hassan Turabi, “the main force behind the forceful introduction of sharia in Sudan in the eighties.” In a Canadian legal case, Turabi’s Sudan was described as a “country of horrors [where] people are whipped in the name of Shari’a, terrorist bases are harboured and the Christians in the South are exterminated.” Kutty also supports the notorious Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who has praised Hitler and the Holocaust.
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