Muslim Activism Done Right


progressive_muslims_rally.jpg.size.xxlarge.promoThe news pages, both in print and online, are routinely splashed with a plethora of stories about groups that claim to represent Muslims (think: CAIR) and that contribute to the demonization of the Global War on Terror (GWT). Rarely are readers exposed to a Muslim group that fights this demonization.

But in Canada, a new group called the Progressive Muslims Institute Canada (PMIC) has been vocal in its opposition to Islamic jihadists, and they’ve been able to build bridges with the Jewish community.

In a wide-ranging interview not only with PMIC but with representatives of B’Nai B’rith of Canada, one of the groups that has reciprocated PMIC’s extended hand, FrontPage Magazine was able to get a view of these activists’ unique perspective of the GWT.

Tahir Gora is the Director General of PMIC, and he said that the goal of the group is not only to fight extremism but to make sure that there is a clearly separated marker between religious and political affairs:

Progressive Muslims Institute Canada (PMIC) strongly denounces all forms extremism and terrorism in the name of Islam. The group advocates and promotes gender equality.  It promotes liberal, progressive and secular values among Muslims and believes in clear separation between religion and state.

As part of its efforts, PMIC has also formed the Muslim Committee against Anti-Semitism (MCAAS), which, according to Gora, was “established to counter and discourage ideas and concepts of anti-Semitism amongst Canadian Muslim Diaspora. It conducts monthly seminars, workshops, conferences and rallies in order to curb anti-Semitism.”

Included in those efforts was a rally held on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Queens Park in Toronto, Canada. That rally was organized in response to a series of terrorist attacks committed around the world by Islamic terrorists.

One speaker, Arshad Mahmood the PMIC honorary director, said, “I stand here today and publicly announce that I am sorry. I am sorry that I did not come here before. I am sorry that I did not stand up when my religion was being hijacked.”

Among those who covered that rally was the Jewish Tribune of Canada, the media arm of B’nai B’rith of Canada.

B’nai B’rith is a worldwide organization that operates on behalf of the social welfare of Jews the world over. Sam Eskanasi handles press matters for B’Nai B’rith in Canada, and he said that PMIC is part of a number of Muslim groups in Canada, locked in a struggle between those looking to stand up to extremists and reach out to the Jewish community and others that tacitly approve of Islamic extremism while demonizing the Jewish race. According to Eskanasi,

The Jewish community has a good, working relationship with the certain branches of the Muslim community in Canada. Some personalities such as Tahir Gora and, Asma Mahmood, Salma and Naseema Siddiqui … are among those with whom we work on a regular basis and on a variety of issues. We regularly interface with them through interfaith dialogues, but also express our concerns regarding radicalization.

However, there are many other groups in Canada with whom B’nai B’rith has not been able to form such a nice relationship:

There are groups within the community that are not as open to dialogue with us such as the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF), whose former president Khaled Mouammar, who had made hateful remarks, or the Canadian Islamic Congress, who have, with the CAF, been accused of spreading “hateful sentiments” toward Israel and Jews. This is in addition to those who hold a yearly “Al-Quds day rally” or who have held rallies blaming “Zionists” for the sectarian violence in Pakistan[.]

Both Gora and Eskanasi said that Canadians in general underestimate the threat from Islamic jihadists because there hasn’t yet been a successful attack on Canadian soil. Both say that Canada’s long-time official stance against Islamic extremism makes the country an inviting target. Eskanasi noted that this is a double edged sword:

There is a clear and present danger to Canada as we continue to be outspoken against the threats of Islamic extremism. One need not look much further than a recent government report or the VIA Rail Bombing plot, let alone the infamous Toronto 18 from 2006. Canada is one of, if not the only country, mentioned by Osama Bin-Laden and Al-Qaida that has not been hit.

Many long-time observers of the Middle East note with great sadness that the Jewish, Arab and Muslim people have a great deal of natural similarities that aren’t being recognized as a result of longstanding bad blood and the growth of Muslim extremism. Movements PMIC are meant to counteract that dynamic and bring people  together.

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  • OfficialPro

    Yeah I think this is the group that Tarek Fatah is involved with. These guys are actually sensible and reasonable. And a lot of them don’t even go to Mosque (which I guess is why they’re so sensible and reasonable!)

    • MburuChege

      “And a lot of them don’t even go to Mosque” …..are they really muslims then? very funny!

      such people are opportunistic folks just to mint money from anti-islamist forces, but i dont see them making much headway into the muslim community!

      please save your cash from this “muslim” bloodsuckers!

  • Chez

    A couple of years ago, when Canadian liberals were preparing – in all their multicultural ignorance – to allow Muslims in Canada to be governed by sharia law, it was Canada’s Muslim women who rose up in protest and pressured the powers that be into reconsideration. It was the kind of pressure that – quite perversely – no Canadian native could have approached without being tarred with the hue and cry of racism.

    Those Muslims who seek solutions to the problems in their communities OUTSIDE the purview of Islam, they should be supported. Those who insist that Islam has been “hijacked” and that the faith is actually rooted in a lighter, more infidel-friendly version (all theological and historical evidence to the contrary), they are disingenuous and should be repudiated.

    • OfficialPro

      Back when that idiot Bob Rae was running Ontario, his Justice Minister had the bright idea of letting in some Sharia law for the Muslims over there. (A female NDP feminist no less, this Justice Minister was)

      I think that a successive government (Mike Harris’s Conservatives IIRC) took away though.

    • duartmc

      Canada will only lose energy dealing with the contradiction called Islam. This religion will bring nothing positive to our nation, only conflict. Stop all immigration from Muslim countries.

  • southwood

    Better if these idealistic Muslims were to leave Islam. They are just muddying the waters of the image of Islam, making some naive people believe it really IS a religion of peace. It’s not; the quran is a manual for violence and persecution.

    • DontMessWithAmerica

      Right on. It is good to read comments from folks who have perspective.

  • Demetrius Minneapolis

    The moment islam weeds away anything to do with Mohammed, there will be progress toward their organization actually becoming a religion. Until then, keep dreaming.

  • itaintmojo

    Its about time some secular Muslims who appreciate the freedoms of North America are taking a stand against radical Islam. More power to them. Sharia law is the scourge of Islam, and should be banned from all free and democratic societies, on the basis it is totally incompatible with our way of living.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Its about time some secular Muslims who appreciate the freedoms of North America are taking a stand against radical Islam.

      Except for the fact that radical Islam exists only within the minds of those that have been duped by Islamic taqiyya. Indeed, there is no such thing as radical Islam, just like there is no such thing as moderate Islam either. There is only Islam and the sole fundamental purpose of Islam is to subjugate into Islamic totalitarianism every religion and infidel via the imposition of Sharia.

      Sharia law is the scourge of Islam, and should be banned from all free and democratic societies, on the basis it is totally incompatible with our way of living.

      Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, is the heart and soul of Islam and is what every Muslim submits unconditionally to under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy when he or she submits to the will of Allah. While it is totally incompatible with the West, nevertheless, every time the West enables a Muslim to immigrate, it nonetheless is importing Sharia at the same time.

      • workingbrain

        To say that ALL Muslims want Sharia, isn’t so. I’ve met these people and like I am a secular-Jew, they are secular-Muslims. They genuinely don’t want theirs or their children’s lives controlled by Sharia.
        I’m not suggesting that Jew-hatred in the Muslim world isn’t rampant, I have no doubt it is. But there are some Muslims that really don’t hate Jews, nor do they want to live under Sharia. When those people speak-out against their community they face a lot of criticism and threats. This group, while small in numbers, deserves the support of everyone who is opposed to Sharia.

        • ratonis

          A “secular” Muslim is a contradiction and an impossibility. Sort of like “Christians” who don’t believe in God (e.g. the “Death of God” theologians of the 70s). As for Sharia, it IS Islam. What the protesters and activists are, it seems to me, are “reformist” Muslims, but what is the basis of their reformation? Certainly not the Qur’an or other authoritative Muslim texts (hadith). As someone (it may have been Ibn Warraq) has said before, “the problem that moderate Muslims have is Islam itself.”

          • ObamaYoMoma

            A “secular” Muslim is a contradiction and an impossibility.

            Unlike in Judaism, where people can’t escape their Judaism, a non-practicing Jew is still a Jew, a secular Jew. However, in Islam a secular Muslim would be a secular Arab, a secular Iranian, a secular Pakistani, etc. They would also be blasphemous apostates that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed because apostasy is a capital offense in Islam.

            Indeed, because no faith-based religions compel belief under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy, Islam is not a religion, but instead a totalitarian cult that masquerades as being a religion and that has as its fundamental sole purpose the subjugation into Islamic totalitarianism of all religions and all infidels via the imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law.

            What the protesters and activists are, it seems to me, are “reformist” Muslims, but what is the basis of their reformation?

            A reformist Muslim according to the texts and tenets of Islam constitutes a blasphemous apostate, which again is a capital offense in Islam.

        • defcon 4

          You’re a fool. A fool duped by islamo-nazi lies.

        • defcon 4

          How about you try this little experiment. Put on a kippah and tallits and try walking the streets of:
          Beirut,
          Modadishu,
          Islamabad,
          Tehran,
          Cairo,

          Put your money where your mouth is and your faith in the
          “good” muzzies to the ultimate test.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          To say that ALL Muslims want Sharia, isn’t so.

          First of all, you don’t have half a brain, much less a working brain. Nevertheless, the first and foremost requirement of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy by all adherents, and what is this will of Allah? In essence it is Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Hence, all Muslims are Sharia compliant per their unconditional submission to the will of Allah or otherwise they are blasphemous apostates that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed.

          I’ve met these people and like I am a secular-Jew, they are secular-Muslims. They genuinely don’t want theirs or their children’s lives controlled by Sharia.

          Yeah right and I’m the fairy Godmother. Moreover, Islam is not a faith-based religion as was explained above. Indeed, what faith-based religions compel faith via the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy? Islam is a totalitarian cult that masquerades as being a religion to dupe gullible useful idiot infidels exactly like you, so that they can be subjugated into Islamic totalitarianism via imposition of Sharia.

          Nevertheless, a secular Muslim, just like a so-called moderate Muslim, would be a blasphemous apostate moonbat that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. You don’t have the first clue what you are talking about and it’s hilarious the way you leftwing loons make up your own facts on the fly!

          But there are some Muslims that really don’t hate Jews, nor do they want to live under Sharia.

          Muslims hate all infidels, not just Jews, and of course any Muslim that openly doesn’t actually hate Jews, is again a blasphemous apostate that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. In addition and one more time, any Muslim that betrays his or her unconditional submission to the will of Allah, which is what Sharia actually is, is again a blasphemous apostate that per the dictates of Islam must be executed.

          When those people speak-out against their community they face a lot of criticism and threats. This group, while small in numbers, deserves the support of everyone who is opposed to Sharia

          Those Muslims are waging jihad via “Taqiyya” to dupe gullible useful idiots just like you. Indeed, their purpose is to reinforce the political correct nonsense that Islam is a so-called religion of peace, that most Muslims are moderates, and that only a small number of radicals perpetrate terrorism that unfortunately is spread via mass media. The reality is none of that crap is true! None if it, as all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another.

          • workingbrain

            You really should get some fresh air and re-fill your prescriptions. You’re rantings of how every one of the 1.5 BILLION Muslims, regardless of their denomination, having to fit into your single-minded dogma is an immature and distorted perspective. It’s not that your arguments are rock-solid, it’s your head.

          • defcon 4

            You’re an idiot. All muslime states are totalitarian pigsties run by sharia law, the ONLY difference being the extent to which sharia law is enforced.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            You’re rantings of how every one of the 1.5 BILLION Muslims, regardless of their denomination, having to fit into your single-minded dogma is an immature and distorted perspective. It’s not that your arguments are rock-solid, it’s your head.

            You’re a worthless delusional leftwing useful idiot, the word Islam in Arabic means “submission” and the word “Muslim” in Arabic means one who submits, and again the first and foremost requirement in Islam of all Muslim is the “submission” to the will of Allah “under the pain of death” for blasphemy and apostasy. Thus, all Muslims are not only Sharia compliant; they are also all jihadists in one form or another per the dictates of Sharia, which in essence is the will of Allah. The truth is you don’t have the first clue about Islam and you are also spewing idiotic nonsense like, regardless of their denomination, which is absolutely hilarious, especially since Islam is a totalitarian cult masquerading as a religion to dupe its intended victims. Accept it, you are a loon.

        • MburuChege

          the word “secular muslim” is actually an oxymoron ….like saying “muslim homosexual” :)

          • MburuChege

            or a “atheist muslim” hahaha….just the thought of it is just hilarious!

      • itaintmojo

        I hear you, but there is data to support that at least a bare minimum of 20% of Muslims are secular, and don’t do Sharia. Egypt is a good example. Out of 80 million people approx 20 million would rather not do Sharia law. Very sad for them seeing as the govt there has written in Sharia law as part of its constitution, since Morsi, and his Muslim Brotherhood got in. The Muslims protesting in Turkey now are secular, and do not want Sharia law imposed on them, even though the protests sparked from a different issue.

        More personally, I was next door neighbors for 10 years with a Turkish Muslim. His wife is German and they have a lovely daughter. They are all down to earth normal people. My Turkish neighbor lives the North American lifestyle, appreciates it, and would not hurt a fly.
        So while I’m with you, I just felt you should know there are some normal Muslims out there. Sharia law is closely adhered to by approx 25% of the 1.6 Muslims there are in the world. 70 % condone it though. Sharia law dates back to the 7th century, and hasn’t changed much. Its still the barbaric caveman ideology it was when it started. Sharia law is extremely disrespectful to its women. In North America we can’t relate to that at all. If communism merited a cold war, then we ought to have a freezing cold war against Sharia. And if secular Muslims who appreciate North America would like to join, they should be allowed. 1st in line eeven better.

        • Warren Raymond

          Ask your Turkish friend if he allows his daughter to marry a Christian or a Jew without honour killing her. Then you know how ‘moderate’ he is.

          • itaintmojo

            He married a Catholic, and his daughter has never had a Muslim boyfriend. The only criteria for him, is that her suitor treats her well, and that she like/loves him. My friend is as American as anyone can be for a guy born here from Turkish parents. It Sharia law that is the garbage of Islam. Not every last Muslim adheres to Sharia law. Too many do, but not everyone, and not my friend. He deserves a continued welcome here by his actions.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          I hear you, but there is data to support that at least a bare minimum of 20% of Muslims are secular, and don’t do Sharia.

          You don’t say…well I’ll be damn. I guess that means I will have to go back to the drawing board and cook something else up to denigrate Muslims because according to you a bare minimum of 20 percent are secular and don’t do Sharia even though that would be an automatic capital punishment in Islam. Not to mention that a person can’t be a Muslim and secular at the same time, as that would make he or she a blasphemous apostate that again per the dictates of Islam must be executed. Cooking up idiotic statistics to support your absurd arguments doesn’t exactly add to your credibility you loon.

          Furthermore, just like not all people living in America are Christians, not all people living in Egypt are Muslims either. Of course, here in the United States everyone is treated equally under the law and provided the same opportunities. However, in Egypt and all other Islamic totalitarian hellholes, non-Muslim infidels are oppressed into harsh and degrading dhimmitude to compel conversion over time.

          So while I’m with you, I just felt you should know there are some normal Muslims out there.

          Oh sure, there are some ex-Muslim apostates quietly living especially in the West, and hoping at the same time that they want be executed by practicing Muslims. But such a person could hardly be considered a normal Muslim, much less a Muslim at all, as their secularism would make them a blasphemous apostate, which is an automatic capital punishment per the texts and tenets of Islam. Moreover, I hate to rain on your naive parade so much, but a normal Muslim is a Sharia compliant jihadist in one form or another

          Sharia law is closely adhered to by approx 25% of the 1.6 billion Muslims there are in the world. 70 % condone it though.

          Post a link to your stupidity. I want to laugh at your moronic source!

          And if secular Muslims who appreciate North America would like to join, they should be allowed. 1st in line even better.

          There is no such thing as secular Muslims, as that would make them blasphemous apostates that must be executed per the texts and tenets of Islam. Believing in such idiotic nonsense is why you gullible useful idiots are so easy to be duped.

          Nevertheless, Islam should be outlawed and mass Muslim immigration to the West along with all of its excess baggage, which is really a very ubiquitous form of non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, should be banned and reversed ASAP. Since Muslims never ever migrate to the West to assimilate and integrate, but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate via the imposition of Sharia, which is Islam’s totalitarian law. See the thousands of Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia sprinkled throughout Western Europe today if you have any doubts.

          Indeed, every time the West imports a Muslim, it is importing at the same time Sharia law, which in essence is the will of Allah, as all Muslims unconditionally submit to the will of Allah as the first and foremost requirement of Islam under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy, and that my friend makes Islam a totalitarian cult. Thus, Islam in reality is a totalitarian cult that masquerades as being a religion to dupe its intended victims into Islamic totalitarianism via the imposition of Sharia, which is Islam’s totalitarian law. Indeed, the sole purpose of Islam is to subjugate into Islamic totalitarianism all religions and all infidels via the imposition of Sharia.

          • itaintmojo

            PEW research did some studies on reports on Sharia usage and had data as to how many Muslims condone Sharia. It varies form country to country as to the exact usage. This subject has interested me for a while, but from my searches it seems that exact data on how many people practice Sharia strictly, is difficult to obtain. After all my readings I came up with approximately 20% of Muslims are not interested in Sharia. That’s how it appears to pan out. That 70 % of Muslims condone it, half of whom practice it diligently. Its all approx according to my readings. I don’t know how far off I am, but from what I’ve read I can’t be that far off. By secular I meant non practicing Muslims, just the same as a Catholic who does not attend church, of which there are many. A Jew is still a Jew whether they go to Synagogue or not. A Muslim is still a Muslim whether they attend Mosque or not. These people who don’t adhere to the religions they were born into don’t automatically consider themselves atheist, simply because they are non observant of their various religions. By normal, I meant what I know as normal for me, which is North American style living. There are Muslims who have integrated into North American life, and are peaceful citizens. I think its ok to weed them out and give them a shot at the American dream, but they need to speak out more against Sharia.

            http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics_(Shari'ah)

      • MburuChege

        I read somewhere that “the sole fundamental purpose of Islam” is to spread virtue in the world and minimize vices.

        VIRTUE: worship of one true deity, helping parents, poor , orphans and build noble human characters!etc

        VICE: homosexuality, prostitution, immorality, women dressing “indecently”, theft etc

        i have yet to meet a muslim who regrets that his non-islamic ancestors were conquered by muslim armies and eventually made muslim!

        • ObamaYoMoma

          Apparently, you are a moonbat!

      • duartmc

        You are delusional about the distinction of ‘secular’ Muslims and ‘radical’ Muslims. This is a smoke-screen. Yes, some are more violent, some less….but they all want to take over wherever they go. Stop daydreaming!

        • ObamaYoMoma

          You are delusional about the distinction of ‘secular’ Muslims and ‘radical’ Muslims. This is a smoke-screen. Yes, some are more violent, some less….but they all want to take over wherever they go. Stop daydreaming!

          What are you guys reading, or is it I’ve ran into a bunch of moonbats with the reading comprehension skills of a 4-year old. First, you loons accuse me of all people of somehow being a liberal, now you guys are claiming I’m delusional about the distinction between so-called “secular Muslims vs. “radical Muslims”.

          Nevertheless, there is no such thing as a so-called “secular Muslim” or, for that matter, a so-called “radical Muslim”. According to the texts and tenets of Islam, a secular Muslim isn’t a Muslim at all, but instead a blasphemous apostate that must be executed. In other words, as soon as he or she makes the mental decision to stop being bound by the will of Allah, which in essence is Sharia, i.e., Islamic totalitarian law, per their total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy, which is the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam, that person instantaneously ceases being a Muslim altogether and in effect becomes a blasphemous apostate that per the dictates of Islam must be executed.

          Now with respect to so-called radical Muslims, the existence of the infamous so-called radical Muslims, i.e., Islamists, is an unhinged political correct myth. Indeed, just like the existence of so-called “moderate Muslims” as well, they don’t exist in reality. Indeed, you will run into the abominable snowman long before you will ever run into a so-called radical Muslim or a so-called moderate Muslim.

          The reality is jihad is not only the highest pillar of Islam; it is also a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another. Thus, all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world without exceptions are jihadists in one form or another. Even the ones living here in the good ole USA! Otherwise, they are blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of Islam must be executed. Again, there are no so-called “secular Muslims”, “radical Muslims”, “Islamists”, “moderate Muslims”, or whatever else people without a clue and blinded by political correctness call them. Indeed, they are all imaginary and they are all an unhinged political correct myth.

    • duartmc

      They are not going to. Just do a little study of Islam in India. See what the Hindus have had to put up with!

  • Peter

    There is / was no hijacking. There is no separation of Sharia and Islam, they are the two sides of the same coin.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Global War on Terror (GWT).

    Global War on Terror is an absurdity, as terror is not holy fighting in the cause of Allah to establish Islam via the imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Indeed, that’s jihad instead, and jihad unlike terrorism is waged by Muslims alone and in stark contrast to terrorism, manifests both violently, as in the 9/11 jihad attacks, and non-violently as in mass Muslim immigration to the West for the eventual purpose of the imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law. Indeed, the sole purpose of Islam, which masquerades as being a religion to dupe its intended victims, is to subjugate into Islamic totalitarianism all religions and infidels via the imposition of Sharia.

    Progressive Muslims Institute Canada (PMIC) strongly denounces all forms extremism and terrorism in the name of Islam.

    Jihad, which is the highest pillar of Islam and a holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another, can hardly be considered to be extreme or radical in Islam, and terrorism is not holy fighting in the cause of Allah to establish Islam via the eventual imposition of Sharia, which again is Islamic totalitarian law.

    The group advocates and promotes gender equality. It promotes liberal, progressive and secular values among Muslims and believes in clear separation between religion and state.

    Uhm…unlike in true faith based religions, the first and foremost requirement of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission of all adherents to the will of Allah under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy, and what is the will of Allah? The will of Allah in essence is Sharia or Islam’s totalitarian law. Hence, all Muslims under normal conditions are all Sharia compliant since to be otherwise would be blasphemous, which is punishable under the pain of death.

    However, in jihad an exception is made for the practice of “taqiyya” to dupe gullible infidels. Thus, Muslims can pretend to be anything and everything as long as it is in the ultimate long-term cause of Allah for the establishment of Islam. Indeed, in essence this is non-violent jihad, and because the Western world has been indoctrinated through mass media to conflate what is really jihad as being terrorism, and because terrorism, in stark contrast to jihad, is always and only violent, because taqiyya isn’t violent, it therefore isn’t construed as being terrorism. Thus, gullible infidels like B’Nai B’rith and this gullible writer as well have easily been taken in and duped by this PMIC group.

    Nevertheless PMIC’s purpose is to perpetuate this false political correct narrative that is so prevalent throughout the West and that is constantly being promoted via mass media that the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world are moderates and only a few radical/extremist Muslims are terrorists. However, take a look around the world, how many Islamic states are not totalitarian hellholes? How many Islamic states don’t oppress the non-Muslim infidels living inside their countries into harsh and degrading dhimmitude? Point to another non-Muslim country anywhere in the world that borders an Islamic country that isn’t under assault by jihad exactly like Israel. Finally, out of the millions of Muslim immigrants that have migrated to the West, cite one specific example of a group of Muslim immigrants that have legitimately assimilated and integrated into their new infidel host countries anywhere in the world instead of forming Muslim enclaves that eventually morph into Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia.

    I am sorry that I did not stand up when my religion was being hijacked.”

    We fought two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq under that false premise, and they both inevitably turned into the two biggest strategic blunders ever in American history.

    Unfortunately the Republican Party and most conservatives are little more than gullible useful idiots when it comes to Islam and this article printed on a conservative website is an eye opening example of it.

    • workingbrain

      There are 613 commandments to follow in Judaism, so by your definition of religion (above), if you’re not following them you’re not Jewish,? Get real; not everything is a conspiracy and these people are indeed moderate, secular-Muslims. I wish there were many more like them, with the courage to openly speak-out against Sharia both inside and outside their mosques.

      • defcon 4

        Ever heard of argument by false equivalence? Why don’t you preach your moderate islamo-nazism in any islamo-nazi state sunshine? Put your money where your mouth is, instead of talking out your bunghole.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        There are 613 commandments to follow in Judaism, so by your definition of religion (above), if you’re not following them you’re not Jewish,? Get real; not everything is a conspiracy and these people are indeed moderate, secular-Muslims.

        First of all, Islam is not a religion. It’s a totalitarian cult that masquerades as being a religion to dupe gullible useful idiot moonbats just like you. Hence, stop equating Islam with Judaism you loon, because it’s not a religion.

        … these people are indeed moderate, secular-Muslims.

        I know by now that this may sound redundant, but Islam is not a religion; it’s a very aggressive totalitarian cult. Hence, again any Muslim that is a so-called moderate or is secular, as you naively believe, in Islam would be deemed a blasphemous apostate that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed. However, since out of ignorance you incessantly equate Islam as being a religion, it’s understandable and also hilarious why you believe such nonsense. In fact, in your case it is not so much that you believe. It’s more that you assume that Muslims are just like you since you ignorantly believe that Islam is a religion just like Judaism, but it’s not.

        I wish there were many more like them, with the courage to openly speak-out against Sharia both inside and outside their mosques.

        Uhm…read the article…when did they ever speak out against Sharia? Again, you are assuming like an unhinged loon. Where do you flakes come from?

        • workingbrain

          I was at that rally. I know what was said.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            You are an unhinged leftwing moonbat and exactly
            like most moonbats you are incredibly delusional.

  • CJ Lawrence

    I wish this group all the best and its about time. I do fear for their safety though, as they are speaking about thoughts and actions that would warrant a fatwa of death in most areas of the middle east.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Of course, if it isn’t violent, then it isn’t construed as being terrorism, but nonetheless jihad is not terrorism, it’s holy fighting in the cause of Allah to establish Islam via the imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, and it is not only waged by Muslims alone, but unlike terrorism it also manifests both violently and non-violently, but astronomically far more non-violently relative to violently. “Taqiyya” the art of dissimulation is one of the many forms of non-violent jihad used for deception, and apparently it is not only working to deceive B’Nai B’rith and this gullible writer, it is also working to dupe you as well.

      • CJ Lawrence

        Your right Time after time so called moderate Islam has proved to be nothing but a dream and a very dangerous dream at that. Lets not forget that Anwar Al-Awlaki was the WH house go to guy for all things Jihad. Very well could be “Taqiyya. The label terrorist is a big mistake, terrorism is a tactic of asymmetric warfare. We are in a long war with the armies of Allah they have a clear objective that we fail over and over to see. They will never live in peace with infidel’s plain and simple. So the test is simple if this group goes unharmed its leadership is working stealth Jihad. If not they might want to rethink their course of worship.

    • Jsjk

      I think some routinely receive death threats (also hear that cops refuse to press charges against those making the threats).

  • Gloria Stewart

    Two cheers for the PMIC. Let me inject a cautionary note. The PMIC might wish to separate political Islam from religious Islam, but unfortunately the Prophet Mohammed did not. One might say that Islam is a political system hiding behind the fig leaf of religion. At any rate, it is a comprehensive belief system. It is not divisible.
    I do not know what the members of the PMIC are practicing. I suspect that the sincere ones have accommodated themselves to the liberal atmosphere of Canada and consider themselves moderate Muslims. Unfortunately there is no moderate Islam.
    There are two kinds of Jihad – war jihad and stealth jihad. If the PMIC is not practicing the latter they are facilitating it by presenting to the public arena a false picture of Islam.
    By the way, Alamoudi and Awlaki were at first considered moderate Muslims and were pets of the government for a period of time.

  • defcon 4

    Fools duped by muslime lies. Pretty words don’t substitute for concrete action and I can’t help but notice there was no attempt made by the muzzies to decry or denounce the rabid Jew hatred found THROUGHOUT ALL THE HOLY BOOKS OF ISLAM or the actions of their most holy prophet in slaughtering/enslaving/deporting the ENTIRE Jewish population of Soddy Barbaria.

  • JoJoJams

    Yeah. Good luck with that reform stuff, Arshad. Your religion hasn’t been hijacked! YOU are an apostate for clearly going against the teachings and EXAMPLE of your (false) prophet, whom himself waged wars, robbed caravans, beheaded captives and raped their wives etc ad nauseum! Unfortunately for the world, Arshad, YOU are the “extremist”, in that your peaceful beliefs (if not Taqiyya) are NOT how your prophet lived. The brainwashed masses of ignorant muslims even copy that god-awful ugly beard! How much so all the other examples of “the perfect man” do they follow? ALL of them! It’s YOU who are wrong about your religion. If you can get a reformation started, more power to you. But you’r not only trying to push a boulder uphill, you’re trying to push the hill up the mountain (obviously impossible).

  • sheikyermami

    ” I am sorry that I did not stand up when my religion was being hijacked.”

    That’s BS.

    Islam is not being “hijacked”.

    Islam is the religion of hijackers.

    There is also no need for Muslims to rally against “extremism”, Islam is Islam and that’s it.

    What these sly jihadists mean is not to terrorise the kaffirs until they can muster enough strength to tip the situation in their favour.

    They don’t deserve the light of day.

  • Giles Blyzzard

    Okay, so how do these secular muslims get around the fact that Mohammed was a child rapist and mass murderer who beheaded many of his victims according to their own “holy books”? No one hijacked their religion. The jihadists are living it to the letter. The jihadists are emulating the life of Mohammed. It is the secular muslims whose interpretation of Islam is fantasy.

  • MburuChege

    A “muslim” calling for “liberal, progressive and secular values” and “separation between religion and state” is not a muslim in the first place!

    like saying ” muslim homosexual”!

    this guy sounds a lot of a zionist foot soldier to destroy islam from within

  • duartmc

    Canada should not allow Muslims to immigrate here. It’s obvious. Even a little study of history affirms this.