Monday, May 28, 2012

Shoot the Whistle Blower and Pass the Tasty Samosas

Four interfaithy types--a clueless Jewess and three Muslims--decry the whistle blower(s) who squealed about the Jew-hate being taught under the auspices of local Khomeinists Islamic Shia Ithna Asheri Jamaat of Toronto (ISIJ) at the East End Madrassah:
Were we in the ISIJ's shoes, we would surely have expected a more reasonable process than the one that has played out to date. We might question the motives of an accuser who goes straight to the media and police with a complaint rather than referring their concerns first to the source - and who then demands the shaming and casting out of the source even before the investigations are complete. If the goal of the investigation is truly to "put a plan in place to ensure no group is ever targeted as the Jewish community has been," as Avi Benlolo of the Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre has stated; then the strategy pursued by the complainants is counterproductive, at best.
Yeah, because it's far more, ahem, productive to ignore the hate and share delicious ethnic foods at convivial gatherings. (Just don't mention that pesky Jew state, 'kay?)

Update: Earlier this month, two of the four ("Barbara Landau and Shahid Akhtar, co-chairs, Canadian Association of Jews and Muslims") weren't quite as condemnatory of the whistle blower. In a letter to the National Post they wrote that
Using ancient texts for the purpose of promoting hatred in todays (sic) society is unacceptable. In many religions, ancient writings contain words of violence and exclusion. Inflammatory excerpts from such texts should not be used to perpetuate stereotyping or sow seeds of intolerance between faith groups.
However, we should be vigilant that unfortunate incidents like this are not turned into a campaign to single out the Muslim community.
If similar websites are brought to light, the police, the media, school authorities and the community at large should react with similar outrage. We must show respect to all religions and adhere to the highest standards of acceptance and diversity.
Indeed. But what of "ancient writings" that are literally taken literally today and that justify, oh, off the top of my head, violent jihad and the superiority of Muslims over non-Muslims and Islam uber alles? To ignore the lack of "acceptance and diversity" in those writings, and to succumb to delusional interfaithy reveries, may be good for those purveying the "there can be no true peace and justice sans Islam" line, but is not so good--is, in fact, suicidal--for the rest of us.

Update: BCF detects taqiyyah galore courtesy the Khomeinists.

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