Pegida Canada rallies at Toronto terrorist attack scene: “Revoke citizenship of jihadis”

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Pegida Canada sympathizers gathered on Saturday, April 9, 2016 outside of the Joseph Shepard building in Toronto, where a month ago two soldiers were recently injured in a terrorist stabbing attack.

 

On March 14, 2016 at approximately 3:30 pm, 27 year old Montreal-born Ayanle Hassan Ali entered a government building located at 4900 Yonge Street in North York, walked towards the recruiting centre and struck a uniformed soldier, who fell to the ground but managed to get up and noticed that the accused had a large knife in his hand.

The accused continued to advance to the soldier, slashed him in the upper right arm, then went to the centre and attempted to slash a uniformed female Canadian forces member who managed to escape unharmed. Military personnel on the scene managed to corral civilians into a safe location and were able subdue the accused before the police arrived and arrested him.

According to Chief of Police Mark Saunders, while at the scene, the accused said that “Allah told me to do this. Allah told me to come here and kill people”. Ayanle Hassan Ali is facing nine charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

The protesters marched outside the Joseph Shepard building holding signs against terrorism and radical Islam: “Revoke citizenship of jihadis”, “Remove imams who preach hate”, “Remember the victims of Islam”, “Rapefugees not welcome”, “No Sharia barbarism”, “Don’t let Canada become Europe”, “Islamic theocracy hates democracy”, “Watch the mosques”, “stand with us Pegida Canada, preserve our values”, “Continue the war on ISIS”.

One of the protesters told CIJnews that “We will continue to have a voice, albeit small, and we hope that by our efforts, support will grow, and people will not be afraid to speak, and fight for truth and justice.”

When asked about the nature of Pegida Canada and allegations in media of being a “far right and violent” group, she explained: “We are patriots, pure and simple. We love our country, and we want to preserve our Judaeo/Christian democracy. We are neither racists nor bigots nor fascists, and we certainly take exception to those labels. Our rallies and demos are peaceful, and done within the boundaries of the law.”

“Our fight against Islamization is necessary. Islam, by its very nature, is not compatible in a democratic society,” she added. “People in North America are complacent. They have never experienced oppression or war on their soil in this century, and they are secure in their prosperity. We want to wake them up to the potential disaster that could overtake this great country if measures are not put into place. We urge them to look to Europe and the chaos that is happening there.”

We continue to demo, quietly, peacefully, and we continue to educate. We also petition our government. We have had very little response from our government. However, we think it important to have a voice there.”

Pegida Canada held similar rallied in recent months at Dundas Sqaure, Yorkdale Mall and outside the Promenade mall in Thornhill.

Mainland accused of abducting Taiwanese from Kenya

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Taiwan has accused the mainland of kidnapping eight Taiwanese who had been cleared of criminal charges by a court in Kenya, and has demanded their immediate return.

The alleged abduction — described by Taiwan’s foreign ministry as “illegal” and “uncivilised” — posed a potential challenge to president-elect Tsai Ing-wen, who takes office next month.

Kenyan authorities in November 2014 arrested 28 Taiwanese along with 49 other ethnic Chinese on charges of illegally entering the African state and being involved in an telecoms scam, the Taiwanese foreign ministry said in a statement.

A first group of 37 suspects, among them 23 Taiwan citizens, was found not guilty by a Kenyan court on Tuesday last week. But eight of the 23 Taiwanese, were deported to the mainland by Kenyan authorities last Friday due to Beijing’s pressure, it said.

Taiwan has no diplomatic ties with Kenya, which recognises the government in Beijing. Its nearest diplomat is based in the South African capital.

The ministry said Beijing used “technical methods” to delay news of the Kenyan court’s verdict. “By the time our official rushed to the airport, the eight Taiwan citizens had been forcefully taken to a passenger plane of China Southern Airlines and sent to the mainland,” it said. “The illegal and uncivilised measures have severely infringed upon the fundamental human rights of the eight people.”

The ministry demanded that the mainland immediately return the eight to Taiwan, and called on Kenyan authorities to free the other 15 acquitted Taiwanese.

Asked to comment on the row, a foreign ministry spokesman in Beijing, Lu Kang, said: “We need to check on the details, but we need to note that the One China policy should be upheld.”

In 2011, authorities returned 14 Taiwanese suspected in a major fraud case after the Philippines had deported them to the mainland. That came after nearly four months of efforts to secure their return.

Survey: 66.6% of S. Koreans Intend to Vote in General Elections

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In a recent survey, 66-point-six percent of South Koreans said that they will definitely vote in the April 13 general elections, an increase of eight-and-a-half percentage points from the previous general elections.

According to the survey commissioned by the National Election Commission(NEC), the rate was highest in Gwangju and Jeolla Province at 70-point-six percent, followed by Incheon and Gyeonggi Province at 69-point-five percent, and Busan, Ulsan and South Gyeongsang Province at 66-point-six percent.

Thirty three-point-three percent of the respondents said that they will consider the competency of candidates when voting, while 28 percent said they will focus on policies or election pledges. Nineteen percent said that they will elect candidates based on party affiliation.

Among the respondents who said that they will not vote, 49 percent felt things would not change, while 20 percent said that they are not interested in politics.

The telephone survey was conducted last Monday and Tuesday by Research and Research on 15-hundred voters over the age of 19.

The poll had a 95 percent confidence level with a margin of error of plus or minus two-point-five percentage points.

Report: Extremist group affiliated with ISIS operating in a mosque in Windsor, Ontario

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Al Forqan Newspaper‎ (جريدة الفرقان) is bi-monthly magazine printed in Windsor, Ontario anddistributed in Windsor, London and Detroit. Its founder, CEO and Editor in Chief is Mohamad Hisham Khalifeh (محمد هشام خليفة), a Canadian of Lebanese descent.

The magazine has a regular section called “The Secrets of the [Muslim/ Arab] Community”. In Issue 35 (December 2015 – January 2016, p. 2), Al Forqan revealed the following “secret” related to the local Muslim community in Windsor, Ontario:

Regarding this issue’s secret, it is reported that there is a ‘hard-lined group’ which holds meetings at a Windsor mosque. They are members of an extremist cell affiliated with ISIS [a.k.a. ISIL, Islamic State, Daesh, Caliphate]. Therefore, we call on those in charge of the mosque to rectify the matter, and especially during this difficult time.”

The magazine did not elaborate whether this issue was reported to the RCMP and CSIS.