The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is calling on a Toronto-area Conservative candidate in the upcoming fall Federal elections to drop out of the race “following reports about her past social media posts,” which the NCCM deems to be “Islamophobic.” The candidate is Ghada Melek, a Coptic Christian immigrant. The acting executive director of the NCCM, Nadia Hasan, claimed that Melek “’wouldn’t know how to serve’ all citizens in the very diverse riding of Mississauga-Streetsville.” A sufficient explanation of how Melek was “Islamophobic” is absent, but since Melek caused the NCCM “offense,” that was enough reason for the NCCM to charge her with being unable to serve all citizens as an elected official.
Melek stands accused of retweeting “a post that blamed Detroit’s ‘economic hell’ on Islamist extremism in 2013″. The NCCM also made irrational leaps to conclusions about Melek’s views about gays.
It’s odd that the NCCM never makes an issue of the death sentence for gays in many Islamic countries, and the hatred for gays that is being preached in some Canadian mosques. In fact, Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the NCCM, said about an Ottawa mosque that lost its charity status for preaching hate and intolerance that “he’s worried about the future of the mosque because it relies on being a charity to raise money.” The NCCM is also silent about the Muslim genocide of Christians, even as it declined an invitation to attend the US summit on religious freedom because of Trump’s temporary ban on immigration from several Muslim countries — countries that were selected by the Obama administration.
One wonders why and how the NCCM, which has grown to wield mammoth influence in Canada, is able to exercise such influence with impunity. Islamic supremacist groups such as the NCCM have been an oppressive force in Canada since their founding.
Canadians in general, like citizens of many other Western nations, are all too often naive about the extent to which Islamic supremacist influences have entered into Canada and are now actively engaged at every layer of society.
In the U.S., CAIR is the foremost Islamic supremacist group of influence. In Canada, it is the NCCM, formerly named CAIR-CAN — an offshoot of CAIR. Its earlier press releases identified the group as: “Council on American Islamic Relations Canada”.
Some more background: “In 2009, the FBI severed its liaison relationship’ with CAIR after evidence presented in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial demonstrated a relationship between the CAIR and the terrorist organization Hamas. In 2009, Judge Solis also ruled that “The [U.S.] Government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR…with Hamas.”
When CAIR-CAN decided to rebrand its image in July 2013 and change its name to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, it “reassured” its following in a press release that “we remain the same organization our constituents and partners have come to rely on to represent a broad and diverse spectrum of Canadian Muslims.”
An excerpt from a Discover the Network’s report about the NCCM’s parent organization, CAIR, states:
CAIR promotes a radical Islamic vision, as evidenced by the fact that its co-founder Omar Ahmad told a Fremont, California audience in July 1998: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran … should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” In a similar spirit, co-founder Ibrahim Hooper told a reporter in 1993: “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future.” In 2003 Hooper stated that if Muslims ever become a majority in the United States, they will likely seek to replace the U.S. Constitution with Islamic law, which they deem superior to man-made law. In the late 1980s, Ihsan Bagby, who would later become a CAIR Board member, stated that Muslims “can never be full citizens of this country,” referring to the United States, “because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country.”
Consider some other key points on the Canadian website Point de Bascule, which has long been dedicated to “describing the methods and means used” by Islamic supremacist and jihadist organizations to “implement their program in Canada.”
La Presse (Montreal) published a text announcing the launch of a guide on Islamophobia for Canadian schools by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Winnipeg-based Islamic Social Services Association. However, the text nowhere mentions the links that exist between the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM, formerly CAIR-CAN or CAIR-Canada) and radical Islam since its incorporation in 2000 and even before as CAIR-Montreal.
As reported by Fabrice de Pierrebourg in La Presse at the time, it is certainly no less indispensable to tell readers that, in the past, the NCCM endorsed scholars such as Siraj Wahhaj who advocated the conversion to Islam of youth who felt excluded, and eventually arming them with Uzi submachine guns so that they could wage jihad in U.S. streets.
A recent report by the Belgian French-language public broadcaster, the RTBF, explained how Islamists, and those close to the Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure in particular, use the accusation of Islamophobia to advance their cause. In this TV report, sociologist Gilles Kepel stressed that “Islamophobia is a weapon being used against non-Muslims who criticize Islam. It is also being used against those Muslims who have a wrong interpretation of Islam, in other words an interpretation they disagree with.” What the notion of “phobia” implies is that those who are accused of “Islamophobia” have an “irrational fear” of some trend or aspect of Islam.
On December 15, 2012, five days after the initial Point de Bascule article about IRFAN and Justin Trudeau was published and the news picked up by the National Post and other mainstream media, IRFAN withdrew its sponsorship of the event. After only a few days, what the NCCM had presented as an irrational fear, a phobia, an Islamophobia proved to be a meaningful threat. In 2014, IRFAN-Canada itself was added to Canada’s list of outlawed terrorist groups.
Like CAIR, the NCCM is also infamous for launching lawsuits against citizens for stepping out of line on issues pertaining to Islamic supremacism and jihad.
The NCCM, which widely wields the word “Islamophobia” in efforts to shut down criticism of Islam, defined what it means by the word “Islamophobia” in a Toronto District School Board guidebook: “fear, prejudice, hatred or dislike directed against Islam or Muslims, or towards Islamic politics or culture.” According to this definition, it would be considered “Islamophobic” to oppose the Sharia.
The NCCM was responsible for “Islamophobia” Charters in six major Canadian cities (Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Windsor and London), and it heavily backed anti-Islamophobia Motion M-103, which accuses Canadians of fostering “a climate of fear” toward Muslims, a fear that must be “quelled.”
For more information about the highly questionable influences behind M-103, click here. For an extended report about M-103, its dangers and why it should be broadly opposed by Canadian citizens, click here. The NCCM receives taxpayer funding from the Trudeau government, as announced by MP Iqra Khalid, who introduced Motion M-103 to help “take action” against “Islamophobia,” which includes “monitoring citizens for compliance.” Iqra Khalid held a press conference at the end of June 2018, in which she openly admitted that the NCCM and IRFAN (International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy Canada), “that does a lot of data collecting on hate crimes and pushing that advocacy needle forward,” will be receiving funds from a $23-million anti-discrimination initiative, in which efforts to combat “Islamophobia” are included.
By now, one can see how far-reaching the influence of the NCCM is in Canadian affairs, similar to its parent organization CAIR. Together, both organizations serve as “watchdogs” over the democratic nations in which they operate freely. The latest in Canada now is the hoopla about Ghada Melek. Some quick facts about Melek, from her website: she has a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering, serves as a senior manager at a business firm, is Vice President of the Mississauga Streetsville Rotary Club, Vice President of the Greater Toronto Area Ontario Progressive Conservative Women Executive, Board Executive with the Coptic Professional Association, and a married mother of two.
By all indications, Melek is a hardworking community-involved immigrant who has contributed significantly to the professional and social fabric of Canadian society, as many immigrants have done. But she has suddenly become branded with the dreaded “Islamophobia” label by the NCCM, which (like its counterpart CAIR) is doing more damage than any other group in the country to divide citizens by manipulating identity politics.
It is atrocious that Ghada Melek, a Coptic Christian Conservative candidate originally from Egypt who should be safe from persecution in Canada, is being bullied by a Muslim Brotherhood-linked organization.
The Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist group in Egypt, where the organization was founded by Hassan al-Banna in 1928. When Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited the White House in April, he urged President Trump also to designate the group as a terrorist entity, which the Trump administration is now contemplating. Such a move by the U.S. “would have far-reaching effects, sanctioning companies and individuals who had any interactions with the group,” which would be a welcomed move, considering the dogged efforts by MB-linked groups to subvert the West as indicated in its own words taken from “Government Exhibit 003-0085 3:04-CR-240-G in U.S. v Holy Land Foundation, et al: An Explanatory Memorandum On The General Strategic Goal For The Group In North America”:
The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.
A brief background about the Explanatory Memorandum: It was entered as evidence in the largest terrorism funding trial in America, the Holy Land Foundation trial, which uncovered the vast network of Muslim Brotherhood groups and affiliates operating in North America. A list of these groups which were designated “unindicted co-conspirators” to jihad terror can be found HERE. Based on evidence from the HLF trial in 2015, the FBI cut ties with CAIR.
It is surprising how so few leaders have even read this critical document, the “Explanatory Memorandum.” Muslim Brotherhood affiliates have manipulated the “Islamophobia” subterfuge and “racism” victimology using a cry wolf routine to stymie anyone deemed to be a threat to the advance of their objectives. And it’s working well, at the expense of real victims of discrimination.
Muslim groups with established ties to the Muslim Brotherhood claim to benignly represent the voices of Muslims in Western societies, but instead their objectives are to erode Western democratic principles, especially the freedom of speech. The spread of Islamic supremacism is the single biggest issue that divides Canada. This can be seen in the controversy over the UN Migration Pact, on which Canada vowed to “lead the charge”; Canada’s Somali immigration minister Ahmed Hussen intends to flood Canada with economic migrants from Muslim countries, while any opposition to his ideas are deemed to be “xenophobic” and “racist”. A Christian family, meanwhile, faces deportation back to Nigeria. Justin Trudeau has called evangelical Christians the “worst part of Canadian society”.
Canada currently suffers from a vacuum in leadership under the Liberal government. While the official opposition is the Conservative Government under Andrew Scheer, the new People’s Party of Canada (PPC) could either split the vote in fall elections or, some say, balance representation in Parliament. The PPC under Maxime Bernier, who left the Conservative Party last year, has unveiled a policy to “work with allies to defend Canada’s security, especially against radical Islamic terrorism.”
There have been many concerns and questions about whether the Conservative Party of Canada has been intimidated by Islamic supremacist influences and, in fact, by the Trudeau government, which is quick to levy accusations of “Islamophobia” against the Conservatives, even for questioning its support for the return of Islamic State fighters. Some points of concern about the Trudeau government:
- Trudeau was in violation of conflict of interest rules over lavish vacations that he and his family took on the Aga Khan’s island, paid for by Canadian taxpayers. It emerged that a $15 million grant from Canada went to the endowment fund of the Aga Khan’s Global Centre for Pluralism.
- Trudeau paid jihadist Omar Khadr 10.5 million dollars for Khadr’s supposedly shoddy treatment in Gitmo; Trudeau made up silly excuses and said he also felt the frustration of Canadians when questioned about it.
- Trudeau met privately with Joshua Boyle, a suspicious former Taliban captive faced with 15 criminal charges.
- Trudeau has heavily and passionately advocated for returning Islamic State fighters and welcomed any immigrants rejected by America, while he accused the Conservative party of “Islamophobia” for inquiring about jihad terrorism.
- The Trudeau government was trying to reopen ‘diplomatic’ relations with the Iranian regime, with his Iranian MP Majid Jowhari starting a petition to do so.
- The Liberal government’s sharia-supporting MP Omar Alghabra represented Canada at the 44th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. Since when is Canada an OIC state?
The Trudeau government’s biggest scandal, involving SNC Lavalin, was linked to Libya . “SNC-Lavalin paid for Gadhafi son’s debauchery while he was in Canada…..Receipts showed $30,000 in payments to Saadi Gadhafi for sexual services in Canada in 2008.”
So far, Coptic Christian Conservative nominee Ghada Melek still remains as a contender in the upcoming federal elections, and presumably this means that she is being supported by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer.
Melek will most likely be further harassed by the NCCM and its allies before elections in October and beyond, should she emerge as an MP in her riding of Mississauga-Streetsville. It is the fate of anyone who offends the NCCM by criticizing Islamic supremacism, jihad terror and its risks to democracy. Hate speech is already in Canada’s criminal code; it doesn’t need to be re-defined by Islamic supremacists, Muslim Brotherhood associates, the Fiqh Council of North America, or the profiteers of high pressure special interest groups.
Melek’s retweet or shared posts on Facebook about Islamic supremacism was not discussed intelligently by the NCCM in a spirit of open dialogue. Melek is simply accused of “Islamophobia.” The NCCM routinely accuses and dictates who should be punished, and leads witch-hunts in an atmosphere of political correctness that it helped to cultivate and advance in Canada.
By all indications, Melek did not smear Muslims. Melek responded politely in this way to the NCCM:
As a Coptic-Christian, I know what my family and friends often endured under Morsi and the (Muslim) Brotherhood, and that passion may have got the best of me at times.
How did it get the “best of her”? Here Melek made an obvious effort to be conciliatory, but the Canadian public is still left with the question: what did Melek say that was so offensive and discriminatory as to warrant her stepping down as a politician? It is the “disbelievers” in Canadian society who are constantly placed on trial by the NCCM, and scrutinized for how they might represent Islam. In Canada, any criticisms of Islamic supremacism and the sharia are deemed to be “Islamophobic” by the arbiters of public opinion — the NCCM et al.
“Islamophobia” is a word that must be rejected in honest efforts to fight discrimination, and replaced by “anti-Muslim bigotry.” Since “Islamophobia,” according to the NCCM, means “fear, prejudice, hatred or dislike directed against Islam or Muslims, or towards Islamic politics or culture,” all democratic societies should have problems with Islamic politics and certain aspects of Islamic culture that harm innocent people, such as female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, forced marriage, the inferiority of women, the covering of women (Quran 24:31, 33:59), the persecution of Christians and other minorities, stonings, murder of apostates, gays etc. There should be no apologies for opposing such things.
Canada has become a country that “protects sharia law,” and it is in need of leadership that is willing to be unapologetic about defending the rights and freedoms of all people, including those who are courageous enough to address the biggest issue threatening Canada’s security, peace and freedom: Islamic supremacism.
Merely a few decades ago, Canada (like the U.S.) which was divided along political lines between liberals and conservatives, knew where to draw lines of respectability in the face of difference. Dialogue was civil beyond maybe a “fuddle duddle,” and free speech thrived. Like any “household,” society needed constant work toward improvement, but its constitution was never threatened, and the freedom of its citizens was never in question. Those were the days where if Christianity was insulted, public feedback from opinion columns identified the crassness, the lewdness, the moral degeneracy of those who insulted Christianity, but the offender was never threatened with violence, lawfare, or stigmatizing labels.
To indicate open support for managed immigration, the freedom of speech, pluralism and equality for all creeds and races should be a basic requirement of and expectation from all Western leaders, without apology.
Even Pierre Trudeau, who was well known for his Communist alliances, was also widely recognized even by his foes as a statesman (unlike his son Justin) who fought to unite the country, and battled the separatists of Quebec. Although “he became the key architect of multiculturalism, he regretted how multiculturalism had been warped to emphasize an immigrant’s identification with his country or culture of origin rather than his assimilation of a Canadian identity. At a private luncheon with MPs in the mid-1990s, Trudeau was asked whether multiculturalism had developed the way he hoped. He replied: ‘No, this is not what I wanted.’”
It was ultimately the Progressive Conservative Government of Brian Mulroney that passed the Canadian Multicultural Act to “promote the full and equitable participation of individuals and communities of all origins in the continuing evolution and shaping of all aspects of Canadian society’ by establishing legislation to protect ethnic, racial, linguistic and religious diversity within Canadian society.”
That diversity is dying, giving way to Islamic supremacist intolerance. This also affects Muslims of good will. I spoke on a panel in March on “religion in the public space,” on which a Muslim indicated how his children suffered intimidation from their coreligionists for not fasting in accordance with Islamic doctrine. Islamic supremacism represents the opposite of what the real meanings of the words “diversity” and “pluralism” represent. Let’s hope that Ghada Melek continues to represent Canada proudly as a pluralistic country, as well as provide a glimmer of hope for those persecuted people who arrive in Canada — such as the Christian Copts and other minority groups who have suffered under Islamic supremacism. Canada must protect their rights and freedoms, not cave to the very evil that they escaped from back home.