Getting Canadian Muslims to voteI know I've heard that name before...
Muneeza Sheikh is communications director for the Canadian-Muslim Vote, a non-partisan group that encourages Canadian Muslims to vote
Could it be...? Wasn't she...?
Why, yes she was...one of the three then-law students (a.k.a "the sock puppets") who puts their names to a "human rights" complaints filed by the Canadian Islamic Congress against Maclean's magazine. (Maclean's alleged crime against sharia and Canada's "human rights" codes: it was too snippy and free speechy about Islam and radical Muslims for the taste of the CIC and its then-president, Mohamed "All Jewish Israelis are Fair Game for Terrorists" Elmasry.) The names of the other two "sock": Naseem Mithoowani and Khurrum Awan.
Of course, you wouldn't expect the CBC to mention Ms. Sheikh's past puppet antics--and in the TV interview it definitely lived up to expectations.
Mark Steyn, who debated the fresh-faced activists on TV back then, said something that has turned out to be prophetic:
“At one point,” remarked Steyn after that televised “debate,” “I looked across at the Sock Puppet Three and thought: It’s not about who wins the argument. They’re the future of this country, and that’s that.”"That's that"?: that's for sure. The three young debaters have certainly come into their own since their socks days:
- Along with being the public face of The Canadian-Muslim Vote, Muneeza Sheikh is a partner at a downtown Toronto law firm that represents union interests, and has had a documentary film made about her life.
- Naseem Mithoowani has had her name in the news for representing--and winning a case for--a Muslim woman who demanded her "right" to keep her face covered while reciting Canada's Oath of Citizenship.
- Khurrum Awan, now a lawyer in Regina, sued Ezra Levant for defamation and was awarded $80,000 by the court.
Because if the future belongs to the socks, it makes sense that it must belong to "mosqueteer" Justin--or someone Justin-like--too.