Monday, November 27, 2006

Progressive Muslims To Liberals: Don't Be Dupes

"Muslim delegates at the convention are not a herd of cattle for sale to the highest bidder," Salma Siddiqui says today, pointing out that Liberal Party leadership contenders should not assume that Islamist windbags like Mohamed Elmasry speak for Canada's Muslims.

Mohamed Ilmasry is the guy who answered the question: "So everyone in Israel and anyone and everyone in Israel, irrespective of gender, over the age of 18 is a valid target?" with these words: "Yes, I would say."

"Muslim Canadians are not a tribe led by some medieval clan leader," Siddiqui says. "Any leadership candidate who thinks he can buy our loyalty by appeasing one self-styled community leader is in for a sad surprise."

Munir Pervaiz, Secretary General of the Muslim Canadian Congress, is calling for an end to 'ethnic politics' that panders to self-styled community leaders inspired by Islamist ideologies rather than Canada's fundamentally liberal values. "The racism of lower expectations must come to an end, once and for all," Pervaiz added.

That would be nice. The "racism of lower expectations" continues unabated today in the comments section below my column last week: Anti-War Movement's Strange Allies: Hard Line Islamists, with self-styled leftists citing Baathist and Holocaust-denial websites in aid of their attempts to the paint me as a neonservative Zionist.



Blogger Robert G. said...

Kool Mo El is also the dude who called for dry campuses a couple of years ago, which, if anything, is slightly more heinous:

Disappointing--I only counted 17 or 18 iterations of "zionist" in the Tyee forum. Thought you'd crack two dozen for sure.

5:59 PM  
Blogger tglavin said...

Crikey. He's crazier than I thought.

Yeah, disappointingly low "Zionist" smear count. Next time, maybe I'll mention Israel, in passing. That'll double it.

7:26 PM  
Blogger waterdragon52 said...

El-Masry, prof Eng at Waterloo, these days has his sights set on Salim Mansur, prof Poli-Sci at Western, going so far as to send a letter to the head honcho at Mansur's university accusing Mansur of spreading hatred of Muslims, because, naturally, Mansur is a pro-reform, pro-Western Muslim.

6:58 AM  

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