Outremont cancels Muslim group’s reservation at community centre

another day same old sharia/jihadi links found

Outremont cancels Muslim group's reservation at community centre


Plans for a Muslim graduation ceremony at a community centre in Outremont were cancelled Saturday evening after the borough cancelled the reservation.
The borough of Outremont borough issued a press release, saying it had made the decision following “disturbing information” broadcast on the TVA Nouvelles network Friday.

The network’s investigative show J.E. said two fundamentalist imams — Salah Assawy and Omar Shahin — were hosting the Sharia Academy of America, which now goes by the name Mishkah, where diplomas were to be awarded in islamic studies.

In the statement, borough mayor Marie Cinq-Mars said she asked borough managers to cancel the reservation because the presence of controversial leaders mentioned in the television report was “unacceptable” and could lead to serious problems.

The rental agreement for a private Muslim school to stage a graduation ceremony and charitable event at the Centre communautaire intergénérational on McEachran Ave. featured the name A.S.I.C., which the borough believes is an acronym for the Association des Sciences Islamiques au Canada.

The name of Mishkah didn’t appear in the rental contract and staff at the centre learned about it during the television report, the borough said in its statement.

Attempts to contact Mishkah officials Saturday by telephone and email were unsuccessful.

On its website, Mishkah calls itself an institute for higher learning founded in 2004 which offers interactive web-based courses and aspires to be “a leading global provider of authentic Islamic knowledge.
“At Mishkah, we are committed to the dissemination of Islamic knowledge from the most authentic sources — the Quran and the Sunnah.”

Outremont’s decision is the latest in a series of incidents targeting members of the Muslim community in the wake of last month’s terrorist attacks in Paris on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical publication which had published cartoons showing the prophet Mohamed.

Montreal police are investigating vandalism at a Muslim high school in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, where the windows of two classrooms were shattered.

Last week, Collège de Rosemont announced its decision to evict an Arabic-language school which had been renting space there after it said it found links on its website to addresses which promote radical Islamic ideology.

Meanwhile, officials in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve said they will block efforts by self-professed imam Hamza Chaoui from opening a community centre in the east-end borough.



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The Gamergate law and order episode reveals progressives as the new architects of moral panic

Earlier this week, NBC aired an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that will go down in history as one of the greatest unintentional comedies in television history. The show is famous for turning sensationalised news stories into barely-believable police drama, but this week’s attempt to wade into gaming was, even by its usual standards, hilariously dire.



The episode, entitled “The Intimidation Game”, is a damsel-in-distress story, following the trials and travails of Raina Punjabi, a game developer who faces grief because she creates a “non-violent” game called Amazonian Warriors. (Non-violent warriors! Good one.)

The victim’s persecutors are a vigilante group of misogynistic gamers, who are portrayed as a cross between ISIS terrorists and the creepy serial killer from Silence of the Lambs. Gamers are also portrayed, hilariously, as master hackers and cyber-criminals, at one point hacking into one of the billboards on Times Square to broadcast their hate-filled messages. While not all gamers are portrayed as violent misogynists, they are portrayed as complicit in that sort of culture.

It’s all perfectly believable, of course. After all, it’s common knowledge that the denizens of redchan.it regularly use Times Square for hacking practice, isn’t it? In fact, they’ve done it once a year, every year since 1978, when the website was founded. Their usual procedure is to replace the billboards with livestreamed executions of console peasants, complete with level-up noises whenever beheadings are completed in one swing. As Ice-T eloquently explains in the episode: “It’s all just a game to them.”

I jest. None of that is true, of course. What is true, though, is that much of the mainstream and gaming press has spent the better part of the last six months demonising their core audience as reactionary, hateful, and violent – and that’s where the show’s creators found the sensational material they were looking for. The now-infamous line about gamers seeing sexual assault as “leveling up” was plucked straight from the op-ed pages of Slate. (The depiction of gamers as ISIS-style terrorists wasn’t exactly an original creation either.)

The truth is, the gaming press gave the writers of Law & Order: SVU all the ammunition they needed and more, because they have spent the past six months whipping up the greatest pop-culture panic since Dungeons & Dragons was accused of spreading Satanism in the 1980s. And all because they were upset about a little professional scrutiny and calls for better standards.

Sanguine as ever, gamers have taken it in their stride, creating memes and even songs to mock the hysteria erupting all around them. Many of them, especially the inhabitants of 4chan’s /v/ board, are quite happy to be seen as dangerous social outcasts again. For them, it’s a return to the good old days of liberating obscurity. But if games journalists are wondering why their industry has suddenly ceased to be “hip” or “geek chic”, they should go back and read their own articles.

Even journalists who previously went along with the anti-gamer narrative have baulked at defending this portrayal. With the exception of Polygon, a site that is rapidly becoming the epicenter of crazy in digital media, Law & Order received almost universal condemnation.Jason Schreier of Kotaku, Erik Kain of Forbes, and Chandra Steel of PC Mag all published damning verdicts on the episode. Even Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn couldn’t bring themselves to defend the show, despite the fact that it borrowed heavily from their own media narratives.

I suspect what really annoys them all about last week’s episode is that it unintentionally revealed the prevailing media narrative for what it is: a moral panic. As Kain and Schreier both note, it is impossible to watch the show without seeing the resemblance to the panics of times gone by. Comparisons to other famous exploitation films, like Reefer Madness(1936) and Mazes & Monsters (1982) are already being made.

But what’s interesting about the moral panics of today is where they come from. In the past, finger-wagging censoriousness tended to be driven by what was then called the “moral majority”, a large constituency of small-c social conservatives, often from strict Christian backgrounds. It was they who led boycotts of Monty Python and Kevin Smith movies, who accused Dungeons and Dragons of spreading Satanism, and who led campaigns against violent video games and music lyrics in the 1980s and 1990s. Virtually every moral panic of the late twentieth-century bore the fingerprints of the moral majority.

Today, that picture has changed dramatically. It was not conservatives, but progressive campaigners who championed the removal of Grand Theft Auto V from shelves in Australia. It was not conservatives, but progressive campaigners who banned a “corrupting” pop song on 20 campuses. And it is not conservatives, but progressive campaigners who are currently trying to whip up a boycott against Fifty Shades of Grey. 

In the world of gaming, we find the same pattern. The moral panic so starkly represented in Law & Order: SVU was not created by conservatives. Indeed, when conservatives have been involved, they have usually taken the side of gamers. Once again, it was driven almost exclusively by progressives and their cheerleaders in the media. Ordinary gamers, most of whom are moderates or liberals, now look to right-wing and libertarian media for fair coverage – an almost unimaginable position just a year ago.

Moral panic has once again returned to gaming. But, this time, it comes wearing neon hair dye, hoop earrings and plaid shirts, rather than blue rinses and Christian crosses. And people are starting to notice.



Chapel Hill Shooter loves islam and hate christianity #chapelhillshooting

On Thursday’s “CNN Newsroom,” CNN.com Religion Editor Daniel Burke reported that Craig Hicks, who is suspected of murdering three Muslim students, had previously written in defense of the Ground Zero mosque and criticized those who thought President Barack Obama was Muslim on what appears to be his Facebook page.

“When you kind of pore through his Facebook page, you see dozens and dozens of posts making fun of religion in general, making fun of the idea of prayer, the idea of god. A lot of these are quotes from people like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher, but I didn’t see anything that was violent, and I didn’t see anything that particularly pertained to Islam. In fact, there are a couple of instances in which he seems to implicitly defend Islam, there’s a post from around the time when they wanted to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York where he calls out conservative critics who didn’t want the plan to go forward saying, ‘hey, you guys are being hypocrites. If you are allowed your freedom of worship, Muslims should be allowed, too.’ He also calls out conservatives who made–spread rumors about President Obama being a Muslim. He said, ‘so what if he is Muslim? It’s okay if we have a Muslim president.’ So, his views against religion are kind of, very anti-religious, but nothing specifically against Islam,” he stated.





BREAKING: #ChapelHillShooting Victims’ Mosque Hosted Pro-ISIS Cleric in 2013

The father of two of the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting buried his daughters in a mosque that hosted a ISIS cleric.

Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha was on the shura council of the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR). He may still be on the council today but he isn’t returning requests for comment.

In November 2013 Abu-Salha’s mosque hosted radical ISIS cleric Ahmad Musa Jibril.

In December 2013, federal prosecutors say Jibril sent a direct message on Twitter to a family member of an ISIS fighter from England killed in Syria.

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Mohammed Abu Salha, father of two shooting victims is a leader in the mosque that hosted a pro-ISIS cleric and was raided for plot to murder U.S. Marines.




A female student learn the hard way that feminists and other SJW freaks of nature don’t like debate

instead of trying to debate these freaks she should cut them out from her life, don’t make friends with them, don’t associate with them, don’t take the same classes with them, avoid being in the same room as them, etcs



female student was threatened by feminist and LGBT organizations at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington after she invited them to attend a pro-life event.

Madison Marston sent personal email invitations to UNCW’s National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), PRIDE, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Student Association (WSSA), to extend an invitation to Ratio Christi’s “Abortion and Human Equality: A Pro Life Defense of the Unborn” discussion. The three organizations collectively declined while threatening Marston for sending the invitation.


“Each of the leaders of PRIDE, NARAL and WSSA ask that you no longer contact us directly,” the email, obtained by Campus Reform said. “As a student organization, your events are on the CAIC calendar, part of Hawk e-News, and disseminated in a variety of other ways, which is sufficient for us to be aware of them. We do not need, nor want, these invitations. If you continue to attempt to contact any of us, we will take further action.”

In the email, the organizations said they already had a separate event scheduled for that same date but also said they will not participate in any debates with the Christian apologetics organization as they do not share the same beliefs when it comes to abortion and LGBT issues.





Michel Angers, Shawinigan mayor, explains decision to reject mosque

The mayor of Shawinigan, Que. is admitting his council caved to “irrational fears” Tuesday when it refused to rezone an industrial park in order to allow a mosque to open.

Michel Angers said Friday city councillors were flooded with phone calls, letters, emails and text messages from across the province and beyond, imploring them not to allow the mosque.

“People are possessed with irrational fears, fed by the tumultuous times, particularly since the serious attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris,” Angers said Friday at a news conference in the city of 50,000, 160 km northeast of Montreal.


Angers said refusing the mosque was a difficult decision that challenged his personal values, but he felt it was the right thing to do.  He said just because people are afraid does not mean they are racist.

“People in Shawinigan aren’t afraid of Muslims,” he said.

“They know them. They’re their neighbours. What they’re afraid of is what could come from elsewhere.”

The Muslim Cultural Centre of Shawinigan initially applied to the city for a zoning change in order to open a mosque for about 30 families to gather and pray.

There’s no evidence the cultural centre has expressed radical views or has any ties to extremist groups.




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