Here's the petition (a link to which can be found on the Toronto Muslims Facebook page):
"Infinitesimally small"? Try tens of millions of people around the world, more like.
Petition to the House of CommonsWhereas:
- Islam is a religion of over 1.5 billion people worldwide. Since its founding more than 1400 years ago, Muslims have contributed, and continue to contribute, to the positive development of human civilization. This encompasses all areas of human endeavors including the arts, culture, science, medicine, literature, and much more;
- Recently an infinitesimally small number of extremist individuals have conducted terrorist activities while claiming to speak for the religion of Islam. Their actions have been used as a pretext for a notable rise of anti-Muslim sentiments in Canada; and
- These violent individuals do not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam. In fact, they misrepresent the religion. We categorically reject all their activities. They in no way represent the religion, the beliefs and the desire of Muslims to co-exist in peace with all peoples of the world.We, the undersigned, Citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to join us in recognizing that extremist individuals do not represent the religion of Islam, and in condemning all forms of Islamophobia.
Despite the fact that this petition is replete with outright lies, I would not be at all surprised if Justin Trudeau and his retinue of Parliamentary useful idiots are persuaded to follow it to the letter.
Update: On a personal note, I was in Seville, Spain the other week and happened to turn on the TV in our hotel room when some imam on an Algerian channel was in mid-rant. Since I don't speak Arabic, I can't tell you exactly what he was saying. I do know, however, that every so often he spat out the word "Yahud," a word which, for obvious reasons (i.e. being one myself), I did recognize.
I'm pretty sure he wasn't saying anything along the lines of "as Muslims, we desire nothing more than to coexist in peace with the Yahud."