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Latest Blog Entries on Extremism, Terrorism and Violence Against Women
Open Letter to the Minister of the Status of Women – Are Women Inferior to Men? Can They Be Sex Slaves?The Honourable Patty Hajdu Minister of Status of Women House of Commons, Ottawa Dear Minister Hajdu, According to the Mandate Letter from Prime Minister Trudeau, your our overarching goal will be to “ensure government policy, legislation, and regulations are sensitive to the different impacts that decisions can have on men and women.” Additionally, the mandate letter refers to the importance of a “comprehensive federal gender violence strategy.” It is noted with concern that the Government of Canada, including the Prime Minister and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, regular interact with organization that openly advocate violent misogynistic polices. In April of 2016, for instance, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent greetings to the Council of Imams at their annual dinner and commended the Imams of their many years of service to the country. At this meeting, Minister John McCallum received an award for his outstanding service from the same organization. Dr. Iqbal Al-Nadvi is the Chairperson of Canadian Council of Imams. He was also recently elected as the Emir (President) of Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). The ICNA openly advocates violence against women and advocates a variety of policy which are openly misogynistic. The syllabus of learning from the ICNA, advocates, among other that: Women are inferior to men Wife beating is permissible Owning slave girls should be legal A Muslim wife must obey her husband when he calls her to bed “Sex slaves” are permissible in certain circumstance Pregnant adulteress to be stoned after giving birth Other key points of the ICNA syllabus are that hell is largely full of women and that Islam is totally... read more
The Prime Minister and his chief law enforcement and intelligence officer have both made unsupported claims of hate crimes by Canadian citizens, even though there is no evidence to support either case. This kind of false claims against Canadian citizens in an area where too many fake claims are already made is damaging. From very senior officials, we expect better.read more
Carleton University, like many others, has a credibility problem in this area. Peer review, once the gold standard of academic work has increasingly come under intense criticism for its widespread fraud, misrepresentation and plagiarism. An entire industry has been build up around reporting these problems and tracking the large numbers of retractions from “peer reviews journals.” The courts have not been kind to peer review either, especially in the areas of extremism and terrorism, as can be seen in Words Matter: Peer Review as a Failing Safeguard .read more
VICE Magazine published an article on 23 August 2016 claiming that our recent research project on extremism in Canada is “Mostly Bullshit.” The entire article by VICE is below for ease of reference.
The reality is that the VICE Magazine article itself is not Bulls**t. It is much worse than that. Any farmer or politician can tell you that Bulls**t has some uses. The VICE Magazine article is lazy journalism passing itself off as “hip” or “edgy.” This kind of narrative journalism in a post-modern and post-fact era seems to be an acceptable standard.read more
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We are Canadians who are concerned about the role of extremism and terrorism in Canada. We believe in the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and the Criminal Code of Canada. We believe that all people are equal before the law. We believe that the issues of extremism and violence against women are closely linked through ideologies that are exclusionary, misogynistic, supremacist and regressive. We take no foreign money, corporate money, no political party money or university money. We believe that accurate, timely and solid intelligence analysis serves Canada, its allies and all of those who value the freedom of speech, thought and ideas.