Govt urged to tweak tunnel fees to cut jams

The government has been urged to lower toll fees for the Eastern Harbour Crossing (EHC) and to increase charges at the Cross Harbour Tunnel (CHT) to balance traffic flow between the two.

The call came after the government took ownership of the EHC at the weekend when a 30-year franchise expired.

An associate professor at Polytechnic University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hung Wing-tat, said the proposal would mean queuing times at the CHT would reduce by 30 to 40 percent, with only a slight increase in delays at the EHC during rush hours.

The Transport Secretary Anthony Cheung has said the government needs more time to look at various options.

Canadian Imam: Muslims must reject secularism, strive to establish Islamic State

Mazin AbdulAdhim, a prominent Imam of Iraqi descent in London, Ontario who is affiliated with the radical Islamic global movement of Hizb ut-Tahrir, calls on Canadian Muslims to stick to the Islamic law, reject secularism, work together to spread Islam, re-establish the Islamic State (Caliphate) and implement the rulings of Islam (Sharia Law).

The following are excerpts from Mazin AbdulAdhim online study group on July 29, 2016:

What is the ruling [حكم] of Islam? let’s ask ourselves, we want to be revived? What is the ruling [حكم] of Islam for Palestine? What is the ruling [حكم] of Islam for Kashmir?

“The Muslim armies, or the Muslim men need to move and go protect the people that are being oppressed.

“That’s the ruling [حكم] of Islam. وَإِنِ اسْتَنصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ [Sura al-Anfal, verse 72: And if they seek help of you for the religion, then you must help].

If weak people who need help ask help from the armies of the Muslims or the army of the Muslims, because it should be a one united army, you are required. So it is a command… you are required to respond. You must go and help them.

It’s a requirement upon the Muslim armies to go and liberate Palestine and liberate Kashmir and protect Iraq and remove all the oppressors from there and protect Syria, protect the skies and so on and so forth. That’s the ruling [حكم] of Islam…

The problem of the Ummah [Muslim nation] today is that we’ve been secularized.

The problem of the Ummah [Muslim nation] today is that we’re ignoring our political rulings [احكام] of Islam. Muslims are not working towards, Muslims are not demanding so, and we’re talking about a quarter of the planet. If one quarter of the planet demand something it’s going to happen.

“But not only are Muslims not working towards it, Muslims are fighting against it. How many videos do you see online where some famous speaker is speaking out against the call for the Caliphate (Islamic State – خلافة)?…

“Wherever you go you find Muslims fighting against this call, because they’ve been secularized, because they’re told [that] politics is, put it aside, keep it outside of the mosque [مسجد], we don’t it in the mosque [مسجد]. And so we have to look at the practical application, that’s whatI mean by the rational concept of a revival rather than, it is a topic related to the Islamic Law[شرعي] without a doubt, but it has to be put into context in our current reality today.

“Once we do, then we apply all the verses [آيات ] and the [Islamic] rulings [احكام] in the context of the Islamic Law [شرعي] on it, but first you have to first of all set up the context andsay: This is the problem that we’re facing today which is the Ummah [Muslim nation] is being influenced by a creed [عقيدة] other than Islam…

Secularism is system that makes you think that you’re being a practising Muslim, but you’re actually being a practising Muslim secularist, because you’re only focusing on the things that secularism teaches you to focus on, which is fasting and praying and praying and readingQuran and making supplications [دعاء] and doing the remembrance [ذكر] of Allah in the morning and praying in the mosque [مسجد] and getting married and so on and so forth, and maintaining Halal business dealings, but you have no role in legislation, no role in politics.

The only thing you do with politics is how Muslims go vote for people whoimplement Kufr [heresy].

“And that’s the problem is that we today have essentially as an Ummah [Muslim nation] adopted secularism as our creed [عقيدة] as our way of life as our comprehensiveidea of life in universe

“This is the cause of all of our problems. We have been secularist and we don’t even realize it.This is why we have to order the good and forbid the evil [الامر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر].

We have to teach the Ummah [Muslim nation] this. This is why it is important to work to re-establish the Caliphate [Islamic State], because if everybody is teaching these ideas then everyone would realized that they’re being secularized.

The more Muslims are training Dawah [outreach, propagation to Islam] the fast the Caliphate [Islamic State], Allah Willing [ان شاء الله] will be establishedwe need to call for the implementation of Islam.”

Pamela Geller: Shocking New Details Emerge in Idaho Muslim Migrant Rape Case


A hearing was held Thursday in the case of the little five-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho who was raped — with three Muslim migrant boys being the primary suspects. Now I believe it is absolutely certain and undeniable: Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs lied outright when he said, “There were no Syrians involved, there was no knife involved, there was no gang-rape.”

In fact, there was a knife involved, and there was gang rape. Why are Loebs and other law enforcement and government officials so desperate to cover up the facts of this case?

The hearing was called a pre-sentencing hearing and was essentially worthless, but one stunning and previously unknown fact emerged: two of the suspects — the seven-year-old and ten-year-old Muslim migrant boys — are accused of assaulting this defenseless five-year-old girl both orally and anally. This appalling allegation had not even been revealed previously to the victim’s mother.

And Grant Loebs has the audacity to say that there was no gang rape?

It is not yet known whether or not the alleged ringleader of this appalling attack also assaulted the girl orally and anally, because he has not yet had to appear in court. But what was revealed Thursday coincides with and amplifies what the poor little girl’s mother got straight from the victim herself: “This is what my daughter has told me: that they grabbed her at knifepoint and forced her into the laundry room and told her that if she tried to leave, they would kill her. The seven-year-old boy took her clothes off. She tells me he put his private in her mouth and peed in her mouth, and put it in her private, and then peed all over her. And she said they recorded her, too… She also told the emergency room CARES doctor that they had a knife as well, and they found on her neck a cut. Then the day after, they claimed it was a scratch, when in fact it looked like a cut.”

It also provides confirmation of what the father reported to me about video he saw that the attacking boys took of their attack: “I watched the 8-year-old boy push my daughter up against a wall and pull her pants down and his pants down; he then attempted to penetrate her from behind. She was able to run away and crouch in a corner shaking in fear while the boy danced around naked laughing at her. I stopped watching after that.”

It also was revealed during the court hearing that the two Muslim migrant suspects who were required to appear in court Thursday have moved, and all three are not in custody – they are free. They roaming around loose and unsupervised.

The court hearing Thursday was a circus. The family of two of the alleged attackers appeared (the seven-year-old and ten-year-old); the alleged rapists’ father came with three Muslim women, one of whom was likely the mother of the seven-year-old attacker. A Muslim interpreter was on hand via telephone and was translating the proceedings for the Muslim parents.

In other legal cases, Muslim interpreters have been accused of exercising undue influence over the proceedings, often at the expense of victims. One Muslim woman who was rapedwrote this in a suicide note to her attorney: “Everything I told you then is true… But the interpreter there told me that a faithful woman must not use words like sex and rape. Words like that would dishonor my husband and our family. She also said that I was a blasphemer, because I went to the police. No woman should report her own husband. The husband must be honored.”

Meanwhile, the victim in Twin Falls, once a happy and social child, now frequently insists that she wants to be alone. She finds a small and safe space inside a closet and stays in it alone for hours. Once a very chatty child, she has become very quiet. Even in the summer heat of Twin Falls, she now always wears two t-shirts and two pairs of underwear. She talks constantly about “those naughty boys” and asks her mother repeatedly not to tell her father everything that happened because it will upset him.

The alleged attackers’ families had no trouble getting new home, but the victim’s family is still without a new apartment. They are enrolled in new schools. Do Grant Loebs’ children go to their new school? Local news editor Matt Christensen’s?

This little girl deserves justice. And she is not getting it.