Oh Crap! Canadian Muslims kick off over another cartoon

Oh Crap! Canadian Muslims kick off over another cartoon May 12, 2008

NOVA Scotian Cheryfa MacAulay Jamal is a 44-year-old convert to the Religion of Perpetual Outrage.
And she is outraged over the fact that her husband Qayyum Abdul Jamal was arrested in 2006 in an anti-terrorism raid.
Now the Muslima in her one-woman tent says she “wants millions” in compensation from the federal government for the suffering her family allegedly went through as a result of her husband’s arrest.
This demand prompted Nova Scotia’s leading newspaper, the Chronicle Herald to run a cartoon depicting a woman in a burqua holding a sign that reads:

I want millions … I can put it towards my husband’s next training camp.

Dan Leger, the Herald’s director of news content, said the cartoon did not take aim at all Muslims.

The whole purpose of that cartoon was to comment on the outrageous demands of this individual for compensation long before any hearing into her case had ever been held.
Our cartoonist MacKinnon depicted her exactly the way she looks and used her own words, and that’s the genius of cartooning that you’re able to do that.

Now the The Chronicle Herald is being hauled before the province’s human rights commission for an alleged “hate crime”. More than that, the paper has been contacted by the police, too.
In his excellent blog, Ezra Levant, reveals that the complainant here “is not Mrs. Jamal, the money-grubbing wife of the accused terrorist. It’s Sheikh Ziaullah Khan, of Halifax’s Centre for Islamic Development”.
Levant also reveals that, when attractive Canadian teenager Aqsa Parvez was killed last year by her father for, amongst other sins, not wearing a hijab, Khan, in a YouTube video, did not focus his fury on Parvez’s father, but on the “hatemongers” in the media for covering the horrible story. Says Levant:

I’m surprised he didn’t file a human rights commission complaint back then.

He adds:

Why is it that Khan, whose job description is the promotion of Islam in Halifax, has allied himself with the Jamals? It’s because, regrettably, too many imams in too many mosques in North America are radical themselves, and even if they don’t preach terrorism, they excuse it, or in this case, sympathize with the accused terrorist. If only the Khan’s of this world were as eager and angry to speak out against Muslim terrorism, instead of media coverage, or Canadian counter-terrorism efforts.

Here is the bearded weirdie Khan in full-fat rant mode

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  • @MacKinnon,
    Good work indeed

  • I think Sam Harris’ recent observation (talking about Fitna) is apt here:
    ‘The position of the Muslim community in the face of all provocations seems to be: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn’t, we will kill you. Of course, the truth is often more nuanced, but this is about as nuanced as it ever gets: Islam is a religion of peace, and if you say that it isn’t, we peaceful Muslims cannot be held responsible for what our less peaceful brothers and sisters do. When they burn your embassies or kidnap and slaughter your journalists, know that we will hold you primarily responsible and will spend the bulk of our energies criticizing you for “racism” and “Islamophobia.”’

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  • Atko

    I agree that there a pockets of extreamist Muslims. However as much as it pains me to say it the “berdi werdi” does start of with some very apt points. Newspapers do make Islam into the “boogie man”, this an unfair. Islam as a religion, is no worse than any other in a historical sense.
    And as the man said, in the quaran it does say “Let There Be No Compulsion in Religion”. But there is, the problem is that the compulsions of religion, and pol seem to be choosen them when its suits. And dish out harsh punishments for it. So although Islam does not approve the death of this young girl, it created the frame work and dogma which a evil man can use to justife killing his inosent child.
    Religion isn’t the evil, it is just crap. But it allowes evil people to justife evil acts.