No Cortex it isn't racism, Islam is a religion not a race. Here is an article about Moderate Muslims asking for help. They are also afraid of the radicals. This is an issue that needs to be resolved so we all can live in harmony together. Nice try thou.
Moderate Muslims demand action on fundamentalists’ threats
CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
TORONTO — A Canadian Muslim group wants Ontario to stop fundamentalist Muslim leaders from making what they call "thinly veiled death threats" against moderate Muslims.
"We have been subjected to a hate campaign by conservative and Islamist groups with allegations of being anti-Islam (or) smearing Islam, which is tantamount to being accused of blasphemy or apostasy," Farzana Hassan, president of the Muslim Canadian Congress, said Wednesday.
"Non-Muslims may scoff at these allegations, but within the Muslim community these allegations are understood to be thinly veiled death threats, without actually uttering them."
The congress has written to Michael Bryant, Ontario’s attorney general, asking him to examine the matter.
Calling someone anti-Islam or an apostate should be considered a hate crime, argued the group.
Apostasy, or renouncing a religion, and blasphemy carry the death penalty in many Muslim countries. Hassan said there are people in Canada willing to take it upon themselves to carry out such a sentence.
"This is a very real threat," Hassan said. "This is not some kind of a fanciful conclusion on our part."
Raheel Raza, another member of the congress, said the threats began escalating over the past year fuelled by the debate within Canada’s Muslim community over a proposal in Ontario to adopt Islamic Shariah law tribunals to arbitrate some family disputes.
The proposal set off protests and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty eventually shelved the plan.
© CanWest News Service 2006