Seeking a Caliphate Instead of the Commons

In preparation for the National Summit on so-called Islamophobia last Thursday, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) released a series of recommendations that reveal an agenda of separation, not integration.

As its report rightly states, Canadian Muslims are not a monolithic group. However, there was little presence of any diversity that makes up the Canadian Muslim community. Voices of Kurdish, Iranian, Baloch and anti-Taliban Afghans were absent as were those of North African Francophone Muslims largely settled in Quebec.

It was a jamboree of victimhood-seeking Islamists who have always desired Sharia law in Canada over the decades. In contrast, Muslims who have escaped the tyranny of Sharia and have integrated into mainstream Canadian society were rebuffed. Those who seek a worldwide caliphate over the skeleton of Western civilization were celebrated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party’s vote-bank machine.

This love affair between the Liberal party (Conservatives and the NDP being no exception) and Canada’s Islamists did not go unchallenged.

The Montreal-based Association Québécoise des Nord-Africains pour la laïcité (AQNAL), led by University of Montreal Prof. Nadia El-Mabrouk, issued a scathing critique of Muslims who seek to influence public policy by playing the victim card of Islamophobia.

In a statement AQNAL said, as Canadian citizens of Muslim culture or religion, we welcome all initiatives to combat hatred and intolerance and to foster social cohesion and understanding among citizens. “However, not only do we not see any social cohesion in the NCCM recommendations,” the largely North African Quebecois Muslims said they “consider the NCCM report as only exacerbating tensions that accentuate anti-Muslim feelings.”

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