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Monday, October 22, 2007
Controversial Montreal-based imam faces deportation Monday after efforts to get the Federal Court to intervene and stop border officials from removing him from Canada failed.
A lawyer for Muslim cleric Said Jaziri — who fervently supports the creation of faith-based sharia law for Canadian Muslims and has publicly denounced homosexuality as a sin — said the court rejected his application to stay in the country following a teleconference late Sunday afternoon. Jaziri's last resort was an appeal to Citizenship and Immigration Minister Diane Finley, who could have used her discretionary authority under federal law to let him stay on humanitarian grounds.
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To paraphrase a famous line from the battle of Midway:
"scratch one ragtop"
Posted by: Epsilon | 2007-10-22 11:10:58 AM
And don't let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-22 11:15:04 AM
Let's have a lot more of this.
Posted by: John | 2007-10-22 11:31:58 AM
Diane Finley should not only reject his petition, she should issue a clear rebuke: liars, cheaters, and Islamist sharia-pushers are not welcome in this Dominion. The rest of you, make it easy on yourselves, and go home now voluntarily.
Posted by: Neil Flagg | 2007-10-22 11:37:33 AM
Said Jaziri is known for inflamming the radicals everywhere he operates.
Wishing for faith-based laws and to describe homosexuality as a sin is not far from our hardcore Canadian right wingers. If this was is worst crime, a lot of others would be deported.
But Said Jaziri lied about is criminal record in France. He left France to Canada after the autorities there were after him for inciting to violence.
He had appear often on tv to help the viewers understanding the side of faithfull Muslims in our reality. The MSM had received tons of complaints from many muslims and organisations saying this man does not in anyways the vues of muslims and, in any ways, the muslims living in Québec. He's a mad m.f.
Of course, this was only an attempt from Quebec MSM for "creating the news". Shame on them - but inna sense, all this was benefic for our common knowledge on radical islamists and in fact, it helped speeding the process for its deportaion.
He was invited some weeks ago on a new show to discuss the "reasonable accomodations" issue. Him, a rabby, a priest, Julius Grey and Luck Merville were having a diner on tv for the occasion. When he arrived on the set, he told all the others that if they wish to drink some wine, it would be in the kitchen only - if not, he would leave the set...
He then made a real fool of himself by insulting the intelligence of Quebecers, targeting the contreversy.
He was behind the "Sugar shack contreversy" as well and he was ahead of an attempt to troubles peace by heading into Hérouxville with cameras.
He also was arrest in Mtl in the past for attacking someone in front of a mosque.
Outside in brainwashed wife, no one will cry when he will leave tonight - especially not moderate Muslims.
Posted by: Marc | 2007-10-22 12:03:17 PM
Neil Flagg - Diane Finley should not only reject his petition, she should issue a clear rebuke: liars, cheaters, and Islamist sharia-pushers are not welcome in this Dominion.
What about the Iranians she allowed back into the country in March after they had already been deported?
Is she still suffering from Graves disease?
Posted by: lotus 25 | 2007-10-22 12:04:08 PM
Trudeau is suffering from graves disease, lotus blossom.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-22 12:14:03 PM
And give him a good kick in the butt on his way out -- one that he'll remember for the rest of his life!
Posted by: Werner Patels (THE SPADE) | 2007-10-22 1:47:48 PM
Let him stay on "humanitarian" grounds? What the hell would he and his ilk know about anything close to humanitarian? He belongs right back where he came from where he can live life according to his all encompassing religion which he is accustomed to and preaches.
The message has to be shouted loud and clear, this is not a Muslim country, no laws will be enacted to accommodate their religion.
Yes he needs a good kick send off with the toe of a frozen boot, it'll leave a lasting impression.
Posted by: LizJ | 2007-10-22 2:33:52 PM
One Islamosavage gone, 699,999 to go.
Posted by: JP | 2007-10-22 2:43:25 PM
A small step in the right direction but there remains a lot more of these fanatics to round up and deport. You won't find the moderates screaming in demonstrations in support of Hizbollah or any other terrorist group, so add in that bunch.
Posted by: Alain | 2007-10-22 5:28:05 PM
I am a Muslim and I claim this. Sharia is not a benign Law Book but malignant inspiration of creating global Islamic State. It is anti-Islamic - see Sura Anam verse 48 and 30 other verses - God does'not send messengers except for delivering good message and warning people. Sharia-based political Islam is world's strongest force against secular democracy. This venom is spread globally from Saudi Arabia. I'm glad Toronto-Sharia Court was abolished in 2005.
Muslim women are primary victims of Sharia. We must be careful that our politicians don't play in thier favour for vite-bank of Muslims. This is happening in Europe.
Posted by: Hasan Mahmud | 2007-10-22 6:43:30 PM
You may stay in Canada.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-22 6:47:51 PM
And this story has been highlighted all over the media: (sarcasm)
"Violence in Iraq drops sharply: Ministry"
BAGHDAD (al-Reuters) - Violence in Iraq has dropped by 70 percent since the end of June, when U.S. forces completed their build-up of 30,000 extra troops to stabilize the war-torn country, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
The ministry released the new figures as bomb blasts in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul killed five people and six gunmen died in clashes with police in the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala south of the Iraqi capital.
Washington began dispatching reinforcements to Iraq in February to try to buy Iraq's feuding political leaders time to reach a political accommodation to end violence between majority Shi'ites and minority Sunni Arabs that has killed tens of thousands and forced millions from their homes.
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-22 6:53:19 PM
Hasan Mahmud is the right person to represent the community of muslims in this country.We need an intellectual muslim like this fellow.He represent highly intellectual individual!a new genaration of muslim canadian!go hasan mahmud.
Posted by: Allan Bautista | 2007-10-22 9:01:06 PM
don't come to Canada if you don't like our culture and laws
Posted by: brenda | 2007-10-22 11:23:55 PM
As an immigrant myself I must say the most of us came here because we believe -and I firmly believe- that the values of this culture and those of the democratic tradition are the ones we need to cultivate in order to respect life and human dignity. Thus, those who find it difficult to appreciate what Canada has to offer, like this Tunisian cleric must leave.
This incident (and I repeat, I'm in favour of his deportation) should not eclipse what goes on in other parts of the Western world: the Swiss just voted in an openly racist and xenophobic parliament; Spanish authorities had to arrest a young Catalonian man who brutally kicked a defenseless Ecuadorian woman in the subway in Barcelona only because she's not a native Spanish, and so on.
Unfortunately, this intolerance is fueled by the demands some immigrants bring in that their host cultures set their clocks back in order to accommodate social behaviours largely proved to be detrimental to the enjoyment of life.
Posted by: Alvin | 2007-10-23 7:03:57 AM
"the Swiss just voted in an openly racist and xenophobic parliament"
What do you expect when the mainstream parties ignore the people's wishes of limiting immigration? Who else are they going to vote for to express their disgust with government policy?
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-23 7:10:40 AM
It's immensely saddening to see people like the imam (who is hardly alone in his islamic radicalism) come to this great country and take advantage of the good will of Canadians. These people, due to both backward customs and violent cultures, have destroyed their own countries. One would think that they would take advantage of the values and customs of a vastly more civilized land and actually advance themselves. Instead, the overwhelming majority simply import their barbaric cultures and restart all of it here in our land, while the majority of Canadians are utterly deaf, dumb, and blind to this reality (or at least choose to be so). Deporting this islamofascist is hardly cause for joy; he, along with thousands of his brethren, should never have been allowed in this country to begin with.
Posted by: Michael Hollingsworth | 2007-10-23 9:41:52 AM
It seems there is a lot of hate in the air, so much so that I can choke on it. But more importantly, so much that it has killed the faculty of critical thinking in everyone.
So this imam is being deported. What are his 'crimes' that elicit such vicious reaction from everyone? He said 'homosexuality is a sin'. I don't condone this, but he is hardly alone in believing and voicing this. I can name you many prominent and not-so-prominent 'chritains' and 'jews' who say the same. He wanted to implement sharia law for muslims. Apart from general ignorance of the public on this issue, this topic is absolutely a non-issue, since what people actually understand of it ... that it will replace 'canadian law' will never come to fruition, nor is this what its proponents so desire.
It would be helpful if the readers of WS actually critically thought their ideas through and not 'think' on reflexes and emotions. Otherwise this sort of bigotry will only intensify and boomerang back to its progeniators.
Posted by: Steven Kern | 2007-10-23 3:44:01 PM
Steven, Yalie, my man - the "crime" was entering Canada under false pretenses, then avoiding deportation by hiding out in a mosque for years. Being a sharia-pushing radical only makes him that much more unwelcome.
Get your facts straight before you lecture.
Posted by: Neil Flagg | 2007-10-23 3:57:16 PM
"the Swiss just voted in an openly racist and xenophobic parliament"
One small step for the Swiss, one giant leap for European survival.
Posted by: DJ | 2007-10-23 4:04:03 PM
>"It seems there is a lot of hate in the air, so much so that I can choke on it."
>"He wanted to implement sharia law for muslims.... that it will replace 'canadian law' will never come to fruition, nor is this what its proponents so desire."
Who are you, Kreskin?
How do you know what they desire?
I suppose you didn't see those "Caliphate NOW!" signs when the proponents of Sharia were proposing it.
(probably don't know what the Caliphate is do you)
>"It would be helpful if the readers of WS actually critically thought their ideas through and not 'think' on reflexes and emotions. Otherwise this sort of bigotry will only intensify and boomerang back to its progeniators."
Posted by: Steven Kern | 23-Oct-07 3:44:01 PM
This is the Shotgun, not the WS, Bozo, and your sort of bigotry isn't welcome, so just crawl back under your toadstool and choke, why don'cha.
Posted by: Speller | 2007-10-23 4:11:45 PM
Spot on Speller. As Hasan has already stated he did not come here to live under sharia. There are many Muslims who want no part of this fanatical ideology. In any case the whole point is that if one chooses not to live under our laws and to flaunt them and is determined to import their own system, then they better stay where they are. As for their supporters here, they are free to leave to live under sharia elsewhere and that includes Kern.
Such arrogance to try to lecture us on what sharia is! Many of us know very well what it is and what it is not, so go try this elsewhere.
Posted by: Alain | 2007-10-23 4:20:12 PM
a full citizen must have, under law, every liberty and right protected.
a non-citizen should be treated almost as arbitrarilly as the State wishes. there should be very little evidence or reason required to expel him.
the only rights a non-citizen should enjoy are safety and protection, like everyone else.
Posted by: shel | 2007-10-23 8:28:56 PM
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