Trudeau announces Amira Elghawaby as Canada's first representative to combat Islamophobia

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'No one in our country should experience hatred because of their faith,' Trudeau says​

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of a special representative on combating Islamophobia that will advise the federal government on how to better fight discrimination against the Muslim community.

Human rights activist Amira Elghawaby will be responsible for serving "as a champion, advisor, expert and representative to support and enhance" the government's efforts, the federal government said in a statement.
Meanwhile over 20 christian churches were burned and he barely said anything and several people employed by the federal gov't turned out to be overtly antisemitic even before they got hired. But we desperately need an anti islamophobe ministry.

This is just more divide and conquer.
 
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Meanwhile over 20 christian churches were burned and he barely said anything and several people employed by the federal gov't turned out to be overtly antisemitic even before they got hired. But we desperately need an anti islamophobe ministry.

This is just more divide and conquer.

Just more bureaucracy and more tax dollars being wasted on some Muslim nonsense again. I wonder how much this gang of diversity screwballs is now going to cost the already overtaxed Canadians? All we get from the federal government is a more and bigger government with more taxes to be forked out to one more of those woke federal bureaucrats. Diversity and equality is all about divide and conquer. Diversity and equality are part of the programs and agendas of communism.
 

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Meanwhile over 20 christian churches were burned
I thought it was almost 50. Quick google & I got 48. “It is unacceptable and wrong that acts of vandalism and arson are being seen across the country, including against Catholic Churches,” Trudeau said. But then added, “The anger … is real.”
..and he barely said anything and several people employed by the federal gov't turned out to be overtly antisemitic even before they got hired. But we desperately need an anti islamophobe ministry.

This is just more divide and conquer.
 

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I thought it was almost 50. Quick google & I got 48.
Well there you go. Hard to keep up, they stopped being front page news after the first dozen or so. You'd think the terrorists could have done 2 more to give us a nice round number.

“It is unacceptable and wrong that acts of vandalism and arson are being seen across the country, including against Catholic churches,” Trudeau said. But then added, “The anger … is real.”

So - the big difference there is he didn't even address it was an attack on religion - just that all acts of "vandalism" (not chrisiophobea or the like, just vandalism) are unacceptable, oh and by the way that happens to include catholics. Then he did nothing. Except give a little credibility to the anger.

The language is entirely different and the actions are entirely different. The muslims - it's their faith that should be protected and we're appointing a minister. Christians - well screw their faith, but vandalism... y'know, we shouldn't do that. But then again, the anger is real in their cases, the anger isn't real when it's Islamophobia i guess.

It's just so blatant. Small wonder anti semites and christiophobes wind up in his gov't constantly
 

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Well there you go. Hard to keep up, they stopped being front page news after the first dozen or so. You'd think the terrorists could have done 2 more to give us a nice round number.
I forgot to post the link above for the citation of 48 churches. Went to pull it out and the next site says it was 68, which still is not a nice round number for you. That’s in a two month span (June & July of 2021).

Sorry, 68 are burnt and vandalized, so 48 might still be accurate for just just burnt down.

Out of curiosity, I googled “how many mosques have been burnt down in Canada in 2021” and google got confused. it kept trying to lead me to the number of churches burnt down in that same period.
 
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I forgot to post the link above for the citation of 48 churches. Went to pull it out and the next site says it was 68, which still is not a nice round number for you. That’s in a two month span (June & July of 2021).
What is it with these people, always two short of a round number. I mean - two more churches, how hard is that?
Sorry, 68 are burnt and vandalized, so 48 might still be accurate for just just burnt down.
Well the one number we can all agree on is the number of ministers Trudeau appointed to deal with THAT religion's persecution. Zero. Which apparently is also the number of fucks he gives about any religious group other than islam.
Out of curiosity, I googled “how many mosques have been burnt down in Canada in 2021” and google got confused. it kept trying to lead me to the number of churches burnt down in that same period.
I just tried it and yeah - got the same thing. took a bit more digging to find why. There weren't any. So google is trying to figure out the next best thing you might be interested in and it came up with churches.

So 68 churches burned or seriously damaged - zero mosques. And we get a 'department of islam' in our gov'.t Also - hate crimes against jews including violence up more than any other religion and hits record levels - but we get a department of islam, nothing for the jews.


It's crap like this which drives racial divisions and hatred up.
 
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'No one in our country should experience hatred because of their faith,' Trudeau says.​


Interesting. I'm just wondering, since Jewish people in Canada experience a greater rate of hate crimes in Canada than muslims, if there's an anointed representative to combat "Hebrewphobia"?

Remember when M-103 was first trudged out? It was predicated on the fact that over a specific three year period (I can't remember which 3 years now) hate crimes against muslims in Canada had doubled. I checked StatsCan to check the veracity of that claim and yes, it was accurate. HOWEVER, over that EXACT SAME 3 YEAR PERIOD, hate crimes against White Canadians had increased by 2.5X and against Jewish-Canadians had more than tripled.
I got curious and did some more looking. Over that same 3 year period muslim immigration to Canada had increased by over 20%.

The message from this govt is, if you're White, Christian or Jewish, you can go fuck yourself despite what Groper says. He's spent 7 years displaying his animus towards Canadians of Jewish heritage and those of European Heritage. Except for the French of course, they need to be "culturally protected".
 

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'No one in our country should experience hatred because of their faith,' Trudeau says.​


Interesting. I'm just wondering, since Jewish people in Canada experience a greater rate of hate crimes in Canada than muslims, if there's an anointed representative to combat "Hebrewphobia"?

Remember when M-103 was first trudged out? It was predicated on the fact that over a specific three year period (I can't remember which 3 years now) hate crimes against muslims in Canada had doubled. I checked StatsCan to check the veracity of that claim and yes, it was accurate. HOWEVER, over that EXACT SAME 3 YEAR PERIOD, hate crimes against White Canadians had increased by 2.5X and against Jewish-Canadians had more than tripled.
I got curious and did some more looking. Over that same 3 year period muslim immigration to Canada had increased by over 20%.

The message from this govt is, if you're White, Christian or Jewish, you can go fuck yourself despite what Groper says. He's spent 7 years displaying his animus towards Canadians of Jewish heritage and those of European Heritage. Except for the French of course, they need to be "culturally protected".
I can see an anti-hate agency (or division of an agency) having specialists to deal with the various cultures and religions that predominate in the country, but the rules/laws for all should be the same. Separate agencies or offices? Seems like a way to perpetuate division and "otherness."

I actually thought Maryland did a smart thing when the very first prosecution under it's brand-new "hate crimes" law 20-some years ago was against Black defendants who had ganged up on a White kid. Sent a message. Probably pissed off a lot of Black people as "just another way to beat us down," but over time they came to see that it was evenly applied, all in all. And it provided immediate reassurance to the White wine crowd that it wasn't "reverse discrimination."
 

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Politics Briefing: Trudeau wants Amira Elghawaby to clarify remarks about Quebeckers​

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expects the newly appointed special representative to fight against Islamophobia to clarify remarks she has made about Quebeckers and the issue.

Heading into a Liberal caucus meeting on Friday, Mr. Trudeau said he did not agree with the remarks of human rights activist Amira Elghawaby and he expected them to be clarified.

Mr. Trudeau’s comments came after La Presse reported that Ms. Elghawaby has previously written that Quebeckers seem “influenced by anti-Muslim sentiment,” referring to a 2019 column in The Ottawa Citizen. The LaPresse story is here.

WELP - that didn't last long before it went off the rails.
 
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I can see an anti-hate agency (or division of an agency) having specialists to deal with the various cultures and religions that predominate in the country, but the rules/laws for all should be the same. Separate agencies or offices? Seems like a way to perpetuate division and "otherness."

I actually thought Maryland did a smart thing when the very first prosecution under it's brand-new "hate crimes" law 20-some years ago was against Black defendants who had ganged up on a White kid. Sent a message. Probably pissed off a lot of Black people as "just another way to beat us down," but over time they came to see that it was evenly applied, all in all. And it provided immediate reassurance to the White wine crowd that it wasn't "reverse discrimination."

White racism and discrimination towards white people is on the rise. All I ever hear and see on American liberal TV news is way too many black announcers constantly attacking and mocking white people. They do love throwing the racist word around. They are the ones promoting racism and especially towards white people. Hate laws and speech laws are being created to shut down white people. Just my opinion.
 

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WELP - that didn't last long before it went off the rails.

There is very little anti Muslim hatred going on in Canada today. The Muslims are doing just fine in Canada. Again, this Islamic troublemaker is just another useless liberal government appointment and another tactic by the Marxist Trudeau to get people at each other's throats again. The overburdened taxpayer's in this country have way too many bureaucrats to pay for who really do nothing at all for their salary. She is just another waste of taxpayer's tax dollars indeed.
 

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There is very little anti Muslim hatred going on in Canada today.

There may be less than there used to be, but they still get hatred.

The Muslims are doing just fine in Canada.

Obviously, you not being Muslim can't speak for them.

Again, this Islamic troublemaker is just another useless liberal government appointment and another tactic by the Marxist Trudeau to get people at each other's throats again.

Your "hate" is showing.

But I do agree in the overall, this appointment is BS, unless there is equal appointments for Jewish Canadians, Christian Canadians, White Canadians, Black Canadians, Native Canadians, Eastern European Canadians, Irish Canadians, Hindu Canadians... basically every ethnic and religious group should have their own specialness!

The overburdened taxpayer's in this country have way too many bureaucrats to pay for who really do nothing at all for their salary.

That's true enough.

She is just another waste of taxpayer's tax dollars indeed.

Meh, agreed, unless those other Special appointments are made, then we're all equal and it's not a waste!
 

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Again, this Islamic troublemaker is just another useless liberal government appointment and another tactic by the Marxist Trudeau to get people at each other's throats again.
Pretty much. Trudeau's entire political strategy is and has always been divide and conquer. This will help spread division.
 
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White racism and discrimination towards white people is on the rise. All I ever hear and see on American liberal TV news is way too many black announcers constantly attacking and mocking white people. They do love throwing the racist word around. They are the ones promoting racism and especially towards white people. Hate laws and speech laws are being created to shut down white people. Just my opinion.
Yes, I know. Has there ever been any group as badly abused as straight White Christian men? Why, just THINK of all those all-Black governments in the U.S. that imposed slavery and Jim Crow on White men, denied them the vote, and locks them up on false charges to this very day!
 
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'No one in our country should experience hatred because of their faith,' Trudeau says.​


Interesting. I'm just wondering, since Jewish people in Canada experience a greater rate of hate crimes in Canada than muslims, if there's an anointed representative to combat "Hebrewphobia"?….
Yes. Straight White Jewish men. And thanks to the lefties that's once again also on the rise at a much higher rate than islam.
Maybe I’ve lead a sheltered life, but here’s a weird personal observation. I’m in my 50’s and have only lived in AB & SK, but have travelled a bit and have an interesting occupational background. I’ve lived in Calgary and Red Deer and Prince Albert and Regina, with much work in rural areas.

Other than TV celebrities, on TV, who identify as Jewish, I’ve yet to meet anyone ever that even in passing alludes to being Jewish let along pushes that stance, ever.

Maybe that’s just me, as I’m not religious, and a coincidence, but are those that’re Jewish just really casual about it in Canada and don’t need to advertise the fact, or is that just a Prairies thing?

I’ve met many people in over five decades where it slides into the conversation that they’re Catholic or Protestant, or on my doorstep on a weekend morning that identifies as Jehovah’s Witness, etc…but never anyone ever (in person) that slides being Jewish into the conversation.

Ancestry and Sexual Orientation and religious persuasion slide out into conversations regularly but never anyone who’s Jewish, at least with me present, ever.

I’ve worked in both areas below and have seen signs for the cemeteries and such…
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…crushing gravel mind you but I’ve worked in both areas repeatedly for 6-8 week stretches (and Lord only knows what prehistoric and historic artefacts we fed through that crusher from each location), but have yet to have anyone ever come out and say they’re Jewish, at least, in my presence….not that it makes any difference beyond the curiosity factor.

I’ve met more people personally that have let it slide into the conversation that they are Vegans, or Transexual, or claim to have missing time from UFO abductions…than have identified as being Jewish. I’ve met more people that identify as Wiccan than as Jewish. I’ve met more people on the Prairies that state they’ve voted Liberal than have identified as Jewish. Is this just me or is this personal observation fairly normal?