AFC Newsletter - Mar 17, 2018
"No force can block the human desire for freedom. Freedom of expression is the basis of human rights, the source of humanity and the mother of truth. To block freedom of speech is to trample on human rights, to strangle humanity and to suppress the truth."
~ Liu Xiaobo~
Dear members and supporters of ACT! For Canada,
We have completely revamped our website and I very much hope that you will take a look! It is not only attractive, it is - more importantly - very informative about the spread of Islamism in Canada and the world - and what you can do about it.
On our Home page and About Us, we let the world know who we are. Our News page has all the latest news pertaining to the many issues that Islamism impacts. Go to our Resource page and you will find a wide selection of excellent books and videos, links to other websites involved in fighting Islamism, as well as some of our brochures and helpful advice about the use of technology for activists. Learn about the many ways in which you can help fight Islamism on our Action page. And there's more! So please have a look - and encourage your friends to do so as well.
Everyone - whether they know it or not - has skin in this game. Please help us protect the freedoms that we can no longer take for granted. Visit our page, help distribute the vital information you'll find there, and please support our cause - both financially and by ACTing! For Canada.
A very special thanks to Richard Lionheart.
National Director/ACT! For Canada
Atwal's learning the hard way that some crimes are unforgivable
Some crimes can't be forgiven, and convicted Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal is learning this the hard way. Atwal tried to distance himself from his terrorist past, and emphasized that he wants to move on with his life. But that's the problem with terrorism; you can't just apologize and move on. And that's why Atwal's media appearance was such a disaster.
Canada's Conservatives challenge Trudeau's Liberals with campus free speech plan
Attacks on campus free speech and academic freedom are roiling America's northern neighbor, but there are no events for conservative students in Canada like LibertyCon and the Conservative Political Action Conference, according to the Polish-born Kmiec. The issue reached a catalyst last fall when Lindsay Shepherd, a graduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University, showed a TVOne video to her undergraduates where University of Toronto psychologist Jordan Peterson debated the use of gender-neutral pronouns.
Canadian pledged allegiance to ISIS and vowed to kill in messages on prison cell wall, U.S. prosecutors say
U.S. prosecutors want a Canadian who plotted terrorist attacks in New York City for the so-called Islamic State to serve a life sentence due to the "depravity and extraordinary seriousness" of his crimes. There is no ambiguity as to El-Bahnasawy's intentions: he aimed to kill as many civilians as possible for and in the name of ISIS. That he ultimately did not succeed should not inure to his benefit. El-Bahnasawy failed, not because he thought better of his murderous goals, but because the plot was disrupted by law enforcement and El-Bahnasawy and certain of his co-conspirators were arrested."
Mother Convicted of Killing Daughters in Kingdom 'honour killing' ordered deported
Yahya, husband Mohammad Shafia and their son, Hamed, were each found guilty on four counts of first-degree murder with no chance of parole for 25 years. A woman found guilty of murdering her three daughters in a so-called honour killing was stripped of her permanent residency Thursday and ordered deported from the country. Because Yahya isn't a Canadian citizen and due to the first-degree murder conviction, she has no right under Canadian immigration law to appeal her deportation order.
Canadian Politicians: Please Don't Surrender to Islamists
Not many people in April 2014 envisioned more than 10 MPs of Muslim faith in our federal government. However, an Islamist fellow predicted and I feared. Eventually, it happened. I am a Muslim myself. So I am not an Islamophobe but those members brought an anti-Islamophobia motion in order to garner the fear of Islam in other Canadians. Today, I am warning my fellow Canadians that Canada's conservative parties are also being infiltrated by Islamists.
The contemptible concept of 'white privilege' is just ugly, angry racism by Rex Murphy
Maxime Bernier had criticized an earlier tweet by Ahmed Hussen in which the Immigration Minister said the federal budget was historic for "racialized Canadians." Bernier said he deplored that tweet's "awful jargon," the pitch to "racialized" Canadians, and put out a plea for "colour blindness," character over skin colour. His critics, Bernier said, implied (he was) a racist because "I want to live in a society where everyone is treated equally and not defined by their race."
Trudeau Government Exempts Foreign Oil From Emissions Regulations They Impose On Canadian Oil
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has found that the Trudeau government is exempting foreign oil from the emissions regulations they impose on oil made right here in Canada. This means the government is purposely giving an advantage to oil from countries like Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Venezuela, while punishing our own homegrown Canadian oil industry.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh linked to Sikh rapper who promotes independent homeland
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has personal ties with a Canadian Sikh rapper who glorifies violence and promotes Khalistani independence, the Toronto Sun has learned. The historic footage shows the aftermath of Khalistani terrorist attacks, as well as an actor firing a gun at a photo of the first female Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi - who was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984.
Canadian government issue Women's Day image of hijabi: "#MyFeminism is about equality for everyone"
All over the Islamic world and among Muslims in the West, all too many women are forced to wear the hijab, so as to ward off the possibility that men might be tempted by their appearance. The hijab is a sign of the Islamic belief that it is the woman's responsibility to prevent that temptation, and her fault if men are tempted anyway. That's equality? The hijab is an intrinsically misogynistic garment that should be repudiated by any genuine feminists. Instead, it is being celebrated by mad Justin Trudeau's government. Madness.
Trudeau Government Exempts Foreign Oil From Emissions Regulations They Impose On Canadian Oil
The Trudeau government is betraying our nation, our workers, our consumers, and our homegrown energy industry, all while foreign oil gets an advantage.
"The rest of the world is laughing at us," Craig said. "Canada has the third largest oil reserves in the world and yet we're spending billions each year on importing oil. Then, when someone tries to build a pipeline to eastern Canada to reduce reliance on foreign oil, the federal government puts up a roadblock. It's crazy."
Sick and tired of having your own politicians forcing "Islamophobia" down your throat along with the accusation that you're a racist and a bigot? Consider signing this.
Freedom of Speech
The Meaning of Freedom
"Lock them in and burn it down!" someone cried to scattered whoops of approval as protesters barricaded the doors with garbage bins. Someone else banged on the stained-glass window of the historic Grant Hall at Queen's University until it broke. The mob was protesting the appearance of University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson, who had been invited to deliver a lecture on compelled speech in Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister threatens to enforce Sharia laws on social networks
Sharia is not only a law, but also a government ruled by Islamic values. Since the beginning of his term, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been constantly talking about "Islamophobia" which means fear of Islam. It seems that Justin Trudeau is trying to limit freedom of speech by criminalizing criticism of Islam. There are already anti-hate speech laws in Canada, and there is no need to give Islam a special status under Canadian law.
If you are Canadian you may be better not sharing this post if you do not want to end up in jail. Political correctness is designed to camouflage the problems of multiculturalism in the West.
Radio-Canada reporter arrested for harassment after requesting interview from subject of story
Antoine Trépanier was reporting on Outaouais Big Brothers and Big Sisters executive director Yvonne Dubé, who was once admonished by an Ontario court for practising law when she wasn't a lawyer. The charitable organization that now employs her was kept in the dark about her past, Trépanier reported. On Tuesday night ,Trépanier was arrested by Gatineau police and arrested for alleged criminal harassment while pursuing the subject of a story.
Censorship is never the answer, Sadiq
Hateful tweets are the price we pay for internet freedom. One of the problems of policing hate speech, online or off, is that it's hard to pin down. One person's hate speech is another person's belief system. And where once we might have associated hate speech with violent, racist comments, the definition seems to be getting broader and broader. Last week, Scottish MP Mhairi Black called for misogynistic speech to become a hate crime, and included, as an example, the phrase 'scruffy old bint'.
The crucial question here is: who decides what is and isn't hate speech?
EU: More Censorship to "Protect" You
On March 1, The European Commission -- the unelected executive branch of the European Union -- told social media companies to remove illegal online terrorist content within an hour, or risk facing EU-wide legislation on the topic. The ultimatum was part of a new set of recommendations that will apply to all forms of "illegal content" online, "from terrorist content, incitement to hatred and violence, child sexual abuse material, counterfeit products and copyright infringement."
Confirmed: Facebook's Recent Algorithm Change Is Crushing Conservative Sites, Boosting Liberals
This is still more social media censorship, and more attempts to silence all conservative voices. We are seeing an unprecedented erosion in our First Amendment rights, increasingly prohibiting the flow of ideas and free expression in the public square (social media). Run by left-wing self-possessed snowflakes, social media giants are indulging their worst autocratic impulses. And because they can, it is getting worse. "Absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Lecturer is banned from giving talk on free speech at his own university after being blasted by hard-Left activists
A lecturer has been prevented from giving a talk about free speech at his own university after he was criticised by hard-Left activists. Dr Adam Perkins, who teaches psychology at King's College London, was told his event was being postponed because it had been assessed as 'high risk'. The talk, which was scheduled to take place on campus yesterday, was called The Scientific Importance of Free Speech. But officials became worried it could be gatecrashed by demonstrators who are opposed to Dr Perkins's research.
The Week In Which Britain Locked Up Journalists for Being Right Wing
Britain First disappeared down the memory hole by Facebook, and its leaders locked up by the British government. Once again, Tommy Robinson has been attacked by the government and the media. I tweeted earlier this week how a small scale civil war may come to Britain if these actions are upheld and continue on. Some people laughed, others said I was personally threatening the war myself. No. The point is the first shots have already been fired, and it wasn't our side that fired them
Yes, Antifa is the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis
Let's be clear: Totalitarian is precisely what they are. Mark Bray, a Dartmouth lecturer who has defended antifa's violent tactics, recently explained in The Post, "Its adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists" who believe that physical violence "is both ethically justifiable and strategically effective." In other words, they are no different from neo-Nazis. Neo-Nazis are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that killed 25 million people last century. Antifa members are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that, according to "The Black Book of Communism," killed between 85 million and 100 million people last century.
Poland: Jihad in Asylum-Seekers' Clothing
Mourad T was assigned the role of "scout," to identify venues for attacks in Europe. He entered Europe with the refugee influx in 2014 by pretending to be a Syrian asylum-seeker, falsifying his date of birth -- portraying himself as much younger, to increase his chances to be granted asylum -- and travelling through Greece, the Balkan states, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, and finally to Poland. In 2015, he received a residence permit in Vienna from the Federal Office for Foreigners and Asylum, who were fooled by his false identity and registered him as a Syrian refugee.
Still at Breaking Point: EU Braces for Fresh Migrant Surge
While often described in the past tense, the migrant crisis is far from being resolved, with a meeting of EU interior ministers on Thursday anxious to prepare the continent for increased pressure on its land and maritime borders as the weather improves. The EU has done a poor job of mitigating the associated security risks, with its own "rescue" efforts failing to coordinate effectively with police authorities and pass on information about new arrivals, due to "ethical" considerations and data protection rules.
The High Price of Denial
The surprise that within days of each other, both Chancellor Merkel and the New York Times have become willing to admit facts which they and their apologists have long pretended to be imaginary could be progress of a kind. It may not, however, be a cause for optimism. Rather than being a demonstration that things are getting better, that they are now admitting what is visible to the eyes of ordinary Europeans may be an admission that things have got so bad -- and are so well-known -- that even the Gray Lady and Mutti Merkel are no longer able to ignore them. If so, one thought must surely follow: imagine what might have been solved if the denials had never even begun?
Around the World
German Interior Minister: "Islam Does Not Belong to Germany"
Horst Seehofer, Germany's new interior minister was asked if Islam belongs to Germany. He responded: "No. Islam does not belong to Germany. Germany is shaped by Christianity. This tradition includes work-free Sundays and church holidays and rituals such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas." Seehofer added that Muslims living in Germany are "of course" part of Germany. But that does not mean, he said, "that we therefore, out of false deference, give up our country's traditions and customs." He added: "My message is that Muslims have to live with us, not next to or against us.
Britain's Grooming Gang Crisis
We cannot cure an illness before we have understood it. It is therefore important to be careful and nuanced. But I empathise with the frustration of those whose blood will boil on seeing those words. Like terrorism, this is a phenomenon that would not have existed on a comparable scale if not for the unprecedented top-down cosmopolitanism encouraged by the same political and media classes who now tactfully look the other way. Nuance was not a priority while that process was taking place, which is why its architects were tragically and appallingly unprepared to deal with its complications.
UK: Whistleblowers on Muslim rape gangs in Telford were punished, silenced, and fired from their jobs
Britain is well and truly finished. The May government is clamping down on "right-wing extremists" while ISIS jihadis roam British streets. It is only a matter of time before Britain loses even the appearance of being a free society. But as they go into Sharia enslavement, Britons can congratulate themselves that they were never, ever, even for a moment, "racist" and "Islamophobic."
Establishment Politicians Hysterical After UKIP Peer Invites Tommy Robinson to Parliament
Tommy Robinson founded the English Defence League (EDL) street movement, but departed for the Quilliam counter-extremism organisation after claiming it had been taken over by extremist elements. He now works as an independent journalist, with a particular focus on Muslim grooming gangs, mass migration, and the impact of radical Islam on British society. Yesterday I met Lord Pearson, who was BOOED in parliament yesterday for asking 'Can we talk about Islam without being accused of hate crime".
Antifa Radical Charged with Hateful Vandalism Raises Over $80k Thanks to L.A. Times Article
An antifa-supporting activist who was charged last summer for vandalizing people's cars and fences with hateful, racist graffiti has raised over $80,000 in the past 24 hours, thanks to the sympathetic reporting of the Los Angeles Times, a watchdog has discovered.
Tillerson fired over rogue bid to save Iran nuke deal
"As the deadline approaches to fix the Iran Deal, Tillerson's departure is welcome news. We need our top diplomat to share the president's view on the disastrous nature of the JCPOA, and CIA Director Pompeo is the right man for the job," said one senior congressional official who works on the Iran issue. "Hopefully now our European partners understand the president's resolve and will work with us to permanently prevent Iran from going nuclear."
CAIR vs Ex-Muslim Anni Cyrus
CAIR makes similar efforts to shut down any speaker who speaks unwelcome truths about Islam, jihad and Sharia wherever they're given a mainstream platform, and always claims that these speakers are "bigoted and misinformed." When applying these labels to Anni Cyrus, however, CAIR runs into a problem: Cyrus was born in Iran and grew up in the Islamic Republic. Not only was she a Muslim, but she experienced Islam in a nation whose government prides itself on its strict application of Sharia rules.
Memo to gun control activists: #NeverAgain means one thing by Tiffany Gabbay
Throughout history, we, the Jewish people, have been run out - or burned out - of nearly every country in which we have settled. Even those we called home for millennia. We use two sacred words to remind the world why the existence of the Jewish State is so vital in ensuring that NEVER AGAIN will the Jewish people, specifically, have nowhere to run to when the hammer comes down. We use those words to convey, with gravitas, that our existence as a people, and that our homeland in Israel, is non-negotiable.
P is for Progressivism: also for Posters, Privilege, Parents and Pushback
Teaching children that they are inherently bad because of some immutable quality in their genetic makeup is pedagogical abuse. How does a child's shame over something he or she cannot control help end racism? It doesn't. On the contrary, it serves only to encourage fear and paralysis amongst the shamed and to endorse both resentment and self-pity amongst the "racialized."
Reverse racism real and deadly in South Africa
White farmers are being tortured, gang-raped and slaughtered in their own homes in terrifying numbers. The situation has become so bleak, being a farmer in South Africa is now the world's most dangerous job. ANYONE who still denies reverse racism is real needs to look at what's happening in South Africa.
Glazov Gang: Wendy Mesley's Pathetic Jordan Peterson Interview
This new edition of The Jamie Glazov Moment features Jamie discussing Wendy Mesley's Pathetic Jordan Peterson Interview, where he unveils how the CBC's leftis foot soldier embarrasses herself while trying to bait the author of 12 Rules for Life.
Robert Spencer video: Pro-Hijab Oppression at the University of Central Florida
In this new video, I discuss an incident at the University of Central Florida on World Hijab Day: a Muslim student called for the expulsion of another student for declining to wear a hijab, thereby revealing the sinister authoritarianism at the heart of the whole enterprise.
Quilliam's Maajid Nawaz Blasts 'Complicit' Politicians and Police in Pakistani Grooming Gang Coverup
For fear of racism - the local politicians for fear of losing votes and police for fear of being sacked by those politicians - have been hiding this situation. Of course, this led to a national inquiry - we know that because the conclusions of that inquiry were the same.
Brexit: Why Britain left the European Union
Is the European Union good for Europe? Or would Europeans be better off without it? Nigel Farage, a leader of the United Kingdom's Brexit movement, shares his view:
Mark Steyn on Lindsay Shepherd - this is worth listening to again; one of Mark's best
The heroic Lindsay Shepherd's outrageous "investigation" by Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario caused a furor in Canada and beyond, and many of the country's most eminent columnists have weighed in on the matter. But Mark wanted to say a word about it, too, which he does in this brand new SteynPost.
Glazov Moment: United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Terror
On this new edition of The Jamie Glazov Moment, Jamie discusses United in Hate: The Left's Romance With Terror and unveils what really lies behind progressives' dalliance with Jihad and Sharia.
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