Sunday, September 2, 2012

Canadian Values or pure hate? Walk your Dog In Front Of a Mosque day

For the past week there has been an event page on Facebook called Walk Your Dog In Front Of A Mosque Day. This event claims to be standing up for "Canadian values and freedoms".

Basically what happened is some radical Muslims decided to hold an al Quds Day event at Queen's Park in August. The JDL (Jewish Defence League) showed up to protest the event. Allen Einstoss, ( not associated with the JDL ) decided to walk his 165 pound mastiff dog named Cupcake with an Israeli flag tied to it's neck right up to the radical Muslim protesters.

Mr. Einstoss was punched in the chest by one of the radical Muslim men. Mr. Einstoss shoved the man back. The police grabbed and arrested Mr. Einstoss and threatened to charge him with trying to incite a riot and assault. Some time during the punch to the chest and the shove back it seems Cupcake got kicked as well.

Now anyone with any common sense can see that Mr. Einstoss was there with his dog to protest the al Quds day supporters. He was not just some man out for a walk when he had the bad luck to be assaulted by Muslims and then arrested for it like so many seem to believe.

The police dropped the ball when they arrested Mr. Einstoss and not the Muslim man who punched him in the chest.

Queen's Park made what many people felt was a mistake for allowing the al Quds day rally to happen at Queen's Park.

The Walk Your Dog In Front Of A Mosque protest has decided to target this mosque right when Muslims will be going to pray.

Dharminder Kumar of the Canadian Hindu Advocacy has said that this event is a peaceful one, about love and Canadian values. However a quick look at the events page shows some of the most venomous hate and anger that has been seen in a long time. Mr. Kumar himself even takes part in the hate by calling Muslims "muzzies" and "pakis".

Some of the more vocal hate filled supporters have even posted photos of Anders Behring Breivik, Norway's notorious Muslim killer, calling him a hero and saying the Muslim children he slaughtered were "traitors to Norway".

This event and its supporters have stated to say over and over that they are not racist, and it is not a racist event. I've been giving it a lot of thought, if it is racist or not. Islam is a religion after all, and anyone of any culture and colour can become Muslim. But then I noticed all of the photos, all of the videos posted, all seemed to only show the Arabic and African side of Islam. Calling Muslims "sand niggers", drawings showing Muslim men about to rape children...

I truly believe that not everyone supporting this event is a bigot or racist. But a hell of a lot of them are. Any Muslim who dared post on the event page talking about Islam was insulted, was called a liar, and dismissed. Any non-Muslim who questioned the logic of protesting at this mosque rather than at the police station, or at Queen's Park was told that they were secretly a Muslim ("muzzie") plant, a left wing loon, and dismissed.

A few days ago someone started a blog highlighting the comments that a number of posters have been making. Reblog A Racist. This blog seems to be updated daily with new venom filled screenshots from the event page.

A few people who supported this event have been turned off by the hate shown and decided not to go, which just helps prove that not everyone who supports the event is a bigot.

Muslims have been in Canada since the 1950s. Yes there have been a few that were evil (the Honour killings of the three daughters by their parents). But you can not damn a whole group of people for the actions of a few. If we start to do that the Christian churches would have a lot to answer for (KKK and WBC come to mind).

Is this event hateful? Bigoted? Racist? You be the judge. What Canadian values are, and mean is up to you.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post, but muslims have been in Canada for much longer than the 1950s. The Al-Rashid mosque, which opened in 1938 in Edmonton. was the first mosque in Canada. Since people don't usually build their places of worship overnight, it's safe to say that Canada has had a muslim population for much longer than that.

F.E Skin said...

" But you can not damn a whole group of people for the actions of a few"

It's not just a few, look at western and eastern Europe and the middle east.

Islam is not peaceful

Anonymous said...

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Kyle Trojan Murphy said...

Actually you are the first person to mention it. I've been meaning to play with the format a little since I took over the bulk of the writing.

Look for some more changes in the next few weeks

Kyle Trojan Murphy said...

F.E. Skin, just look as the Muslims in Canada.

Yes radical Islam is bad, but that does not mean all followers of Islam are radicals. Just as not all followers of Christianity are WBC (the "God Hate Fags" people).

If someone is a violent extremist, be it in religion or politics, they should be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law.

Neuskeupon said...

F.E Skin You are generalising the actions of a few to a whole religion. And your statement is false. Most muslim countries are peaceful countries and have similar laws as western "civilised" countries in regards to human rights.

Anonymous said...

The spread of Islam is a real threat. Recognizing so does not make one a racist.

Kyle Trojan Murphy said...

So why is the spread of Islam a threat then?

QueeDee said...

There is no such thing as radical Islam. This is an invented term. Just like there is no such thing as radical Christianity or radical judaism, there is also no such thing as radical Islam.

A question, why do you refer to the organizer of the Al-Quds event as radical muslims? The people who attend this event do so to stand in solidarity with the Palestinians. My mother was born in Jerusalem (in the British Mendate of Palestine). Not long after her birth, her family was evicted by the European jews who came as immigrants to the land and decided to take it to form a Jewish land.

Her family was given few minutes to leave their house or be killed. They chose to run for their life. That's how West Jerusalem was turned into an "only" jewish neighborhood.

Israel is doing the same thing now with the Eastern Part which belongs to the Palestinians.

Groups that orgnize counter demonstrations like the JDL are the radicals since they support injustice in the Holy Land.

QueenDee said...

This is why people join walks like "Al Quds" day:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/east-jerusalem-eviction-orders-threaten-new-embarrassment-for-netanyahu-1.292885

And by the way, the JDL group is labelled a terrorist group in the US. They adhere to Rabbi Kahane teachings who is an extremists and his followers have committed many acts of violence such as the assasination of Israel PM and an attempt to assasinate a US congressman.

The "JDL" and people who support Rabbi Kahane views (which in other words means to ethnically cleanse the Land of Palestine from non jews) are the people who are trying to influence people to believe that those who resist their actions are radicals, when in fact, they are (JDL) the radicals.

QueeDee said...

If you read this, you'll understand what the JDL stands for:

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/groups/jewish-defense-league

Something you'll never read in The Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette and another 20 so Canadians news because they are owned by Israel Asper who has ties to Israel and supports the opinion of such groups.