Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Tarek Fatah Eviscerates Harpoon Siddiqui--and It's a Thing of Beauty

The other day I posted a letter to the National Post written by Harpoon Siddiqui. A response to another letter to the editor, Harpoon's contended that he was not in any way hateful toward Israel. It's just that, over the years, he has felt the need to condemn that awful "Occupation," and that many Jews have done exactly the same. (An argument that, sorry Harpoon, sounds a lot like that "some of my best friends are Jewish" line, the one that's a perennial favorite among Jew-haters.)

Today in the Toronto Sun, Tarek Fatah takes Harpoon apart piece by piece, accusing him of having "fanned the flames of victimhood among Muslims, while looking the other way as Islamism spread":
In the post-911 era, Siddiqui was often the champion of all things Islamist, including Muslim mediation/arbitration courts for divorce proceedings in Canada, while attacking Muslim opponents of sharia. 
Siddiqui, for example, mocked a Quebec Muslim legislator, Fatima Houda-Pepin, who led the charge against creeping sharia, as “reportedly not a practising Muslim” and suggested she was “reviled” by many Muslims. 
On Jan. 21, 2001, during an infamous case of a young Nigerian woman who was sentenced by a Nigerian sharia court to 100 lashes, he trivialized the outcry against the punishment. 
Defending sharia as “good law,” Siddiqui wrote, “The sharia, however, is popular. It has restored order to a corrupt, lawless society.” 
Instead of falsely accusing others of Islamophobia, perhaps Siddiqui should reflect on his own lack of contribution in fighting the forces of international jihadism.
Read my lips: Never. Gonna. Happen.

Not in a jillion years.

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