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Canada's Liberal Party demonstrates contempt for Muslims. We demonstrate a lack of Spine

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  • Tarek Fatah
    Friends, The elections in Canada have begun and the traditional Muslim leadership has once more demonstrated its weakness in responding to arrogance and
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2005
      Friends,

      The elections in Canada have begun and the traditional Muslim leadership has
      once more demonstrated its weakness in responding to arrogance and
      authority.

      Yesterday, a prominent Muslim politician, city councillor Khalid Usman, who
      was seeking the Liberal party's contested nomination in suburban
      Mississauga, was told something to the effect, "You will not be allowed to
      run, so back off."

      Khalid Usman, one of the most popular, respected and loved Pakistani
      Canadians, a seasoned politician, did exactly as he was told. He dropped
      out, or rather, was forced to drop out.

      In another part of the city, something similar happened to Ukrainian
      Canadians. A star candidate was dropped in; Michael Ignatieff, former
      Harvard professor who endorsed Geiger Bush's illegal invasion of Iraq.

      Did the Ukrainian Canadians respond like Pakistani Canadians? Not.

      Within hours, there were demonstrations outside Michael Igantiuef''s
      coronation ceremony. The issue was all over the media. Could Pakistani
      Canadians have done something similar? Could they have reacted like
      Ukrainian Canadians? Yes. Did they? No!

      In fact, hordes of them continue to kiss the Liberal backside with delirious
      pleasure. This is the party that has imprisoned, deported, slandered,
      demonized the Pakistani and Muslim communities, but I guess what we learnt
      thorough centuries of colonial domination will not disappear in few years.

      As long as Muslims and Pakistanis continue to demonstrate their lack of
      integrity and dignity, they will not get the respect they deserve.

      Tomorrow evening, the place Khalid Usman rightfully deserved will not be
      his, for no fault of his. It will be because the Pakistani and Muslim
      communities continue to behave like cattle. Well not exactly, at least
      cattle have a spine; we don't.

      Tarek
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