Saturday, we rallied in Toronto at Mel Lastman Square, North Toronto. This was a flash rally (not advertised) to avoid counter protesters. We were scheduled to rally at 1pm, but we discovered a group setting up for a rally in the same location. This was a rally in protest of the Iranian mullah regime and the human rights violations taking place in Iran.
We did not want to intrude on their event, so we spoke with them ahead of time to see where they stood, and if they wanted us to rally down the street. They were aware we were coming, as the police had advised them of this. PEGIDA Canada had been in contact with the police ahead of our rally, as we do every time we rally.
The Iranian group wanted to know what our subject matter was, we gave them an outline of our speech and as it turned out, we both had the same objective, fighting oppression and advocating democracy. They were doing this on behalf of Iran, PEGIDA Canada was doing it on behalf of Canada.
We started out to the right of the other group, we were asked to move by city workers as we were in a ‘fire route’ apparently. We also could not be on Mel Lastman Square property either, as we hadn’t booked the property. Never mind that last January we held a rally there, and the police put us directly into the square. No permit. Well, that’s bureaucracy, I suppose. We could stand ‘here’, but not ‘there’ (two inches over). A city worker’s got to do what a city worker’s got to do.
We finished our rally to the left of the Iranian group and during this time, one of our supporters had a lovely exchange with one of the Iranian supporters. Below is her story:
” into the video at about 35.33 an Iranian woman came over to me and said hello, ( you can see me with my white hat on….. behind the speaker) gave me a kiss on the cheek, told me she was raised a Muslim,… talked about the hate in some of the Muslims hearts, and what they where doing to her country … that she had converted to a Christianity, , told me all about Jesus , told me the church she goes to in Toronto …. very emotional to hear her story…She was holding her Country flag, and I was holding my Jewish and Christian and Canadian flags , 2 women holding each other with tears in our eyes …… this is something I will never forget.”
A great day, speaking to the public with no opposition, fighting hate, promoting democracy and unity. We ended with a moment of silence for the victims of Islamic terror and the singing of our national anthem.
Pegida Canada here, We want to address Torontonians. People that live and work here. We don’t want to fight with counter protesters, because they distract from our message. What is our message? Warning against the growing threat of Islamism and globalism. The reason we get on the streets with our message is because very little of what we talk about makes it to main stream media. Many people do not have any idea about what is going on regarding Islamism, because it isn’t reported for the most part. So, we are here to let people know what we know. What we know is backed up by fact. No sensationalism, just fact.
Strangely enough, Islamists, Progressives and Communists seem to work together in our society today. All are globalist in nature, but so very different in philosophy. Progressives are people advocating or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas worldwide, Communists rail against capitalist democracy, while Islamists are calling for full implementation of sharia worldwide. All are anti democracy. At the moment, they are using each other to further their own ends.
In Toronto, one week ago, thugs threatened and intimidated an event at York university. Retired members of the Israeli Defense force were there to answer questions and inform the attendees. The event was held in light of the rocket attacks against Israel that have been happening throughout the past month. This event was protested against by a combination of communists, Islamists and BDS activists. Over 500 people were basically chanting for the death of Israel. Chants included “intifada, intifada, go back to the ovens”. In Canada. Canada is a supporter of the state of Israel.
These protesters were not disciplined, nor were they made to leave this event. York University president Rhonda Lenton said that she was shocked that this type of thing would happen in her university. Pegida Canada wrote a letter to Ms Lenton about a month ago concerning intimidation of Jewish students by Pro Palestine students on campus. We received no reply. Now she is shocked by such an event? Why?
Thursday night at their Annual General Meeting, the York Federation of Students (YFS) passed a motion aimed at preventing Israelis from being invited to speak on campus. Another step not only against the Jewish community, but against free speech. At York University.
Doug Ford said he was shocked by what happened last week. Doug Ford spoke condemning words about the Al Quds march that is held in the summertime in Toronto, vowing to stop this event. The event was held this past summer once again. And he is shocked by what happened at York University? Why?
Mayor John Tory was shocked by what happened. Mayor Tory allows Al Quds march to happen unimpeded. A march where little children call for the death of Jews, the death of Israel. Yet he was shocked by what happened at York University. Why?
Pegida Canada has also written John Tory and Doug Ford about our concerns regarding Al Quds. For our efforts, Mayor Tory more or less called out Toronto against one of our rallies, inferring that we were a white supremacist group.
Antisemitism is deeply entrenched within the Islamist/BDS crowd. Countless articles have been written with regards to what the Quran and Hadith say about the ‘People of the Book’, meaning the Jews and Christians. Imams and prominent Islamists have consistently spoken derogatory/threatening words about and towards the Jewish people. (Signs)
We have spoken previously about Al Quds, a day were pro Palestine activists march through the city of Toronto, many of them chanting death to the Jews and to Israel. Songs have been played on the streets of Toronto, calling for the death of Jews (Sign)
Is it any wonder that the event at York university happened? When our elected officials and persons in authority do nothing to stop the hate against the Jewish people, why should we be surprised at this?
It was revealed on Wednesday by an article in the Toronto Sun that nothing will be done about Al Quds. The march will continue, despite blatant threatening behaviour from the participants. And city council does nothing.
Why are we seeing this type of hatred in Canada and the West? Why do people feel the need to act out their passions without restraint? I have addressed this at almost every rally we have held. I believe it is because we have lost our Judeo/Christian ethic.
And what does that mean, living by the Judeo/Christian ethic? It means demonstrating love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These attributes are sadly lacking in our society today.
This week, I watched an address by American Attorney General William Barr. In his speech addressed to the University of Notre Dame Law school, he spoke about this very thing. Judeo/Christian moral laws have kept a restraint on people’s inner passions, and thus society was able to function without these passions getting out of control. Today, there is no such restraint. Progressives feel that anything is permissible. Anything that makes you feel ‘happy’. As a result, our society is becoming more and more lawless. Everyone does as they see fit, and if you disagree, you are ostracized, labelled, vilified and hated.
I spoke earlier about Progressives, Communists and Islamists working in tandem in our society today. Islamists are very aware that progressive globalism will create chaos. They are also aware that people have a need for restraint. Progressives are useful in that they create chaos for a globalist dictatorial regime to step in. Keep in mind that Islamism is globalist in nature, but with a very specific agenda. We are seeing the beginning of this in Canada.
One area where we are seeing the implementation of globalist Islamism is in the industry of Halal.
Earlier in the month, we conducted a small poll on our social media sites, asking participants whether or not they would knowingly purchase or eat halal. We had a response of 1800 votes, the majority voting no and the main reason being it was cruel to the animals being slaughtered. Follow up reasons were they did not want to eat food sacrificed to a false god, and the third reason was that the fees paid for halal certification have been reported to allegedly support jihad or terrorist organizations. Investigations have been done, concerning the third reason, and definitive connections have been made between halal certification and monies being funnelled towards Hamas via charities. IRFAN, a Canadian charity, lost it’s charitable status for such reasons.
Certification does not come cheap. According to an official Canadian Halal certification website, fees can range from $1000.00 to over $100,000.00 annually, depending on the facility.
Other reasons people gave for not purchasing/eating halal included it is unsanitary, and it is a form of sharia.
Canada has had reports of farm slaughter being performed in very unsanitary conditions, particularly around the Islamic holiday of Eid. A farmer acquaintance was asked if they were willing to sell their goats for such an event. The buyer was willing to pay whatever the farmer asked.
A ‘Back yard’ slaughter was performed in Milton behind a mosque this past Ramadan. Abattoirs have also been under investigation for not following Canadian food safety laws.
Halal means ‘permissible’, so in order for an observant Muslim to consume food, it must be blessed and slaughtered in the Islamic tradition. Right before slaughter, the words ‘In the name of Allah’ are recited.
In addition to our poll we also contacted major producers and grocery store chains about their policies regarding Halal.
Out of over 20 inquiries, we received a total of five replies. None of the respondents were willing to give percentages on how much of their product was Halal. However, one of our readers sent us a story about one producer who admitted that all of their product was halal, but some was sold as non halal.
Dr Ceric, grand mufti of Bosnia stated at a 2010 conference that the Halal movement has the strength to lead Muslims to rule the global economy, as food and other services are the basic need of every human being.
He is correct. As the demand grows, as the love for money grows, so the halal industry grows. And an industry it is. There is halal in every aspect of consumerism. Drugs, food, clothing, anything you can think of. And all of this is accompanied by the certification fee. Is anyone tracking these fees? I want to believe that our intelligence people are on top of this. I hope they are.
Aside from the fees, this is sharia being forced on the public without their knowledge. Something to think about. Following is a quote from Islamic Society of North America Canada director Catherine Bullock
“From the Islamic point of view there is absolutely nothing radical about wanting caliphate or wanting Sharia these are completely normal and traditional points of view.”
She is correct, as a Muslim, why would you not advocate for sharia?
And a quote from Canadian Imam Aasim Rachid regarding Canadian government compliance with sharia.
“I’ll tell you who wants to bring Sharia law the Canadian government wants to bring Sharia law and that’s no joke”
I believe he was speaking about family sharia courts here.
Canadian Imam Bilal Philips speaks about the implementation of sharia:
“The sharia is the law of God the law of Allah. Which is good for all times and all people in all places. That is the reality. Wherever Muslims are able to apply it is their duty to apply it.”
So, applying this to halal, we are seeing the implementation of sharia. Halal is everywhere in Canada, and growing. Pressure is put on restaurants, grocery stores etc to provide it.
Canadian Imam Said Rageah speaks about the Muslim lobby. The pressure is put on our society, using our democratic system.
“We here we may as well benefit from the system that they have here”. “What can you do with unity? you can do a lot you can change the policy of this country” “With four or five hundred thousand Muslims you can create the most powerful lobby in Canada”
What he is saying is that pressure works. A large demographic works. We are seeing that in Canada, and not just with respect to halal.
Our greatest concerns with halal as Pegida Canada is the aspect of sharia, and where certification fees go.
Over the last several years, we have seen a growth in public rallies around the world. These rallies are held for a variety of reasons.
In Canada, we have seen rallies for Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine and more. For the most part, these rallies are attended by hundreds if not thousands of people across Canada.
While many of these causes are worthwhile, we have yet to see a rally attended by thousands of Canadians because of concern for the state of our Country.
Iranians and Hong Kongers rally to protest oppression in their home countries. Yet here in Canada, we are losing more and more of our freedoms. Petitioning for another country is laudable, but please do not forget Canada. We are becoming more and more like the countries you are rallying about.
Canada has much Islamist sentiment coming out of mosques. I could speak about Imams that pray for the death of non Muslims, Imams that advocate death for apostacy, that advocate for a caliphate, that advocate the killing of gays, that advocate polygamy, that advocate wife beating, that admire the tragedy of 9/11, that express hatred for Canada. There is a great amount of material out there about these leaders in the Muslim community. These same leaders are teaching the next generation of Muslim Canadians.
We have spoken previously about the Muslim Brotherhood and their influence in our society, including in our universities and in our government. To refresh your memory, the Muslim Brotherhood creed is very specific in their goals. This creed is echoed by the Muslim Students Association. (sign)
Our concern is real, it is justified, it is substantiated. Canadians that close their eyes to these issues are foolish indeed.
We have on several occasions been approached by Muslim observers who thanked us for our work. Muslims that have come to Canada to escape oppression. We have asked them to go on camera with their comments.
They were not comfortable to do that, and this is understandable. Repercussions can be great within the Islamic community if you go against the grain. Just ask any ex Muslim.
Terrorism is a very concerning part of Islamism, and it continues on a daily basis. Even though ISIS was allegedly defeated, they and other terrorist organizations continue to operate and grow. Just recently, the courts in Canada have released two potential threats. Across the world, people are slaughtered because they will not submit to Islam. Women are considered property, children a commodity. Christians are killed for their faith on a weekly basis in Islamic countries. Christian asylum seekers in Canada are threatened because they offended Islamists.
What can you do with this information? You can investigate further. Check out our facebook page. Our articles are backed up with proof. Another thing you can do is contact your government officials, as we do. Pressure via communication does garner results, we have seen it. A quick email from a lot of people can go a long way in creating change.
With the new government in place, immigration will increase at an unprecedented pace. Both the liberal and conservative governments were advocating for a target of at least 300k immigrants per year. As this comes to fruition, we will see more and more Islamism taking root in Canada. While governments in Europe are struggling with an increase in crime, including rape, theft, murder and antisemitism, Canada is committing social suicide by welcoming an irresponsible immigration policy. Toronto is already struggling with an unprecedented amount of violence.
Where will we be in 4 years? Canada is perhaps 5 years behind Europe right now as far as Islamization goes. We pray that it doesn’t take that long for people to stand up for their country, for their heritage. A mare usque ad Mari, from sea to sea. That is a quote on Canada’s coat of arms, taken from Psalm 72 in the bible.
Stay strong, stay united stay peaceful. God keep our land glorious and free.