Pro-Beijing Groups in Canada Hold Event to Denounce Hong Kong Democracy Protesters

TORONTO—Just two days before news emerged that China has mobilized troops near the Hong Kong border, a group of pro-Beijing organizations held a rally in the Toronto area against protesters in Hong Kong. The Aug. 11 event in Markham featured former Ontario cabinet minister Michael Chan as a speaker.

The demonstrations in Hong Kong began in June against an extradition bill that would enable authorities to send those wanted by Beijing to the mainland. Since then the protesters have evolved in their demands, requesting more democracy and autonomy from Beijing as well as an inquiry into police brutality. The Hong Kong government has suspended the bill, but so far has refused to withdraw it.

Chan’s ties to Beijing was the subject of a warning to the provincial government in 2010 by then-head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Richard Fadden, according to a report by The Globe and Mail. Chan has launched a lawsuit against the Globe over the report.

A notice about the Toronto rally said the event included former Ontario MPP Han Dong, who is now seeking the Liberal nomination for Don Valley North. In a Facebook post, Dong distanced himself from the event, saying that neither he nor anyone from his campaign attended it.

The rally was reportedly meant to “support stability and peace in Hong Kong, for a better Hong Kong and China.”

Among the organizations attending were the Confederation of Toronto Chinese Canadian Organizations (CTCCO), Beijing Association, and Council of Newcomer Organizations, which was founded by Liberal MP Geng Tan.


Speakers addressing the rally included well-known figures in the Chinese community who are go-to persons for the Chinese consulate, including Ping Tan and Wei Chengyi. Ping Tan, Wei, and Geng Tan have all been past executive members of the CTCCO. At the rally, Ping Tan was representing the Chinese Canadians for China’s Reunification (GTA) (CCCR) group.

The organizations have also been among those posting ads in local Chinese publications in Canada in support of the crackdown on Hong Kong protesters.

Both the CCCR and CTCCO ran ads in Chinese publication Today Commercial News in July to speak out against the Hong Kong protests. The publication is in part funded by Sally Aw, former owner of the overseas Chinese-language publication Sing Tao.

The National Congress of Chinese Canadians (NCCC), of which Ping Tan was also an executive, ran a similar ad on the front page of the Ontario edition of Sing Tao.

Pro-Beijing groups in Vancouver have also recently printed ads in Sing Tao, as well as another major Chinese-language publication, Ming Pao, calling protesters “radicals.” Signatories of the ad include CTCCO, CCCR, and many others.

Philadelphia: Maurice Hill, who wounded six cops in shootout, is devout Muslim who attended jihadi mosque

“Clarion Intel Exclusive: Philadelphia Shooter Attended Radical Mosque,” Clarion Project, August 16, 2019:

Maurice Hill, the criminal who wounded six police officers in a shootout in Philadelphia and was arrested after a seven-hour standoff, attended a radical mosque.

The mosque, called Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar, is known for preaching the Islamist ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia referred to as “Wahhabism.”

Clarion Intelligence Network has been aware through its sources that the area where the shootings took place is known for trafficking in guns, drugs and counterfeit items. This criminal market has a strong Islamist element that includes extremist gangs.

Hill’s older sister said he “occasionally attended” an unnamed mosque, confirming initial reports from our sources that Hill is a Muslim. The sources do not yet have first-hand evidence of the shooter being personally involved in Islamist extremism.

Clarion Intel’s sources report that Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar is a Salafi mosque which follows the theocratic teachings of Saudi Arabia’s top Wahhabist scholars.

At this point, there is no indication that Hill’s shooting of police officers was motivated by Islamism or anything other than a desire to resist arrest.

However, Islamism’s inherent hostility towards Western governments and values fuels anti-police bigotry that can justify violence against law enforcement. Clarion’s sources stated that many of the mosque’s attendees view the police as oppressors of Muslims….

Canada: Conservative leader Andrew Scheer panders to imam who hates Israel and sanctions wife-beating

Ezra Levant of Rebel Media reported last April about Omar Subedar:

He’s an Islamic teacher, publisher, politician. He’s a huge fan of Justin Trudeau — and of Patrick Brown, the disgraced former leader of the Ontario PCs.

He’s obsessed with posting anti-Israel, pro-PLO memes.

Subedar also wants people to live according to the strict laws of Islam, sharia law.

TONIGHT I’ll show you some of this advice from Andrew Scheer’s new friend Omar Subedar, on how to deal with a “stubborn, arrogant or disobedient” wife.

Subedar says that, if all else fails:

Strike them: If the problem still does not get resolved then as a final resort Allah has permitted the husband to discipline his wife by striking her, however this does not imply that Allah is promoting domestic violence. The Prophet (P.B.U.H.) has made it very clear that the beating should not be agonizing in any shape or form.

He actually goes on to recommend using a foot-long heavy stick.

There is also concern about Scheer’s commitment to a free press and the freedom of speech, as Christine Douglass-Williams wrote here last year:

The National Policy Committee Convention Package is undoubtedly a positive one, but there are reasons for concern about whether the party is prepared to implement its own written policy: contrary to the reference to free speech as a “hallmark of a free society,” Scheer banned Rebel Media from sending any of its reporters to the Halifax Convention, while the most Conservative-critical leftist media are welcomed. Also among its exhibitors is “The Canadian Muslim Vote.” I received multiple emails, alarmed that this group was participating while Rebel Media was banned.  On the Board of The Canadian Muslim Vote is Ingrid Mattson, whose reputation precedes her, but yet she still somehow is accepted into the Islamic mainstream in Canada, welcomed with open arms by Liberals and fearful Conservatives. I was unable to verify her attendance officially in Halifax, but via email (unverified), I was informed that she will be in attendance.

Canada: Conservative leader Andrew Scheer panders to imam who hates Israel and sanctions wife-beating