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Canada to Immigrants: No Tolerance for “Honor” Killing
Pajamasmedia.com ^ | November 13, 2009 | Phyllis Chesler

Posted on 11/15/2009 9:55:09 AM PST by Ravnagora

New Citizenship Guides Spells It Out

The Canadian government has just revamped its citizenship guide for immigrants. The document is titled “The Rights and Responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship.” According to Canada’s National Post,

“In Canada, men and women are equal under the law,” the document says. “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, ‘honour killings,’ female genital mutilation or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canada’s criminal laws.”

Western governments are beginning to wake up to dangerous or “barbaric” practices among immigrants—especially among Muslim immigrants. Whether such practices are pre-Islamic, non-Islamic, even anti-Islamic (and people have argued all of the above), the truth is that certain “barbaric” practices are most often committed by Muslims against Muslims. Sikhs and Hindus, to a much lesser extent, also commit honor murders.

Some scholars argue that the Qu’ran specifically supports and inspires such practices; other scholars argue the opposite case. One must note that Islam has, so far, failed to educate against or abolish certain “barbarisms,” and has, instead, enshrined them in state shari’a law in Muslim states such as Iran, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Somalia, and Sudan.

But something new may finally be afoot.

Canada has just sentenced a man, Yusef Al Mezel, the head of Ottawa’s taxi union, to a year in jail for threatening—just threatening—very serious violence against his daughter. In 2007, the town council in Herouxville, Quebec passed a motion “governing the behavior of immigrants, including provisions against stoning women and genital mutilation.”

It is not only Canada. For example, Britain has opened a special police unit to deal with honor-related crimes, including honor-related violence and honor killings. They have the power to find and repatriate to Britain any British girl or woman who has been kidnapped to a foreign country such as Pakistan. The police also help hide the intended victims of an honor killing — i.e., police protection, new identities — fully the equivalent of America’s federal witness protection program. Finally, Scotland Yard has also reopened cases that they now believe were honor killings but were not classified as such a decade ago.

All across Europe, debates about the creation of “grand mosques,” whether polygamists, their multiple wives, and many children should be allowed to live on the state dole, the genital mutilation of girls, normalized daughter- and wife-battering, forced marriage, and the forced veiling and shrouding of girls and women, continue to dominate headlines. Just this week, France, which has banned all religious insignia, including the Islamic headscarf, the Christian cross, and the Jewish star and kippah for public school attendees, has announced that it will not, at this time, ban the burqa. I have written about this many times and have, many times, suggested that the United States should also begin thinking about these issues before it is too late. Solutions are complex, but we must first wrestle with the problem in order to find possible solutions.

I am quoted in two separate articles that appear in the National Post. However, neither mentions any of my thoughtfully radical solutions. Use your imagination. If multiple family members actively collaborate in the honor murder of one of its members, and some remain bystanders to the crime, what might serve as a possible disincentive? Why not make it clear that western governments will not only jail, try, and sentence the murderer and all his accomplices but will also deport even the innocent (”bystander”) members of the extended family? For immigrants who care deeply about their extended families, something like this might serve as the only disincentive.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; crushislam; crushsharia; culturalsuicide; honorkilling; illegalimmigration; immigration; islam; islamicviolence; islamofascism; jihadinthewest; muslimwomen; nationalsuicide; nosharialaw

1 posted on 11/15/2009 9:55:12 AM PST by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora; fanfan; Canadian Outrage

Good news.


2 posted on 11/15/2009 9:57:37 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 298 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Ravnagora

About Bloody Time!


3 posted on 11/15/2009 9:58:10 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Ravnagora

Don’t believe it. Just diversity whores throwing crumbs at angry conservatives.


4 posted on 11/15/2009 10:00:50 AM PST by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Ravnagora

Canada, under Harper, is taking a sharp, right hand turn -

now allows the buying of personal health insurance,
just rescinded the law requiring registration of rifles,
and just put out the notice of what is required if you want to become a citizen -

they are pulling back from the brink - while we are racing full bore, like lemmings, for the cliff.

Maybe we can escape to Canada...


5 posted on 11/15/2009 10:02:10 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Ravnagora

How embarrassing - Canada formally denounces Muslim barbarity before we do!

Liberal, collectivist, human-rights-court Canada! Sheesh!


6 posted on 11/15/2009 10:03:26 AM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Talisker

Canada has a big advantage. Harper isn’t a muslim.


7 posted on 11/15/2009 10:07:05 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 298 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void; Clive; exg; kanawa; backhoe; -YYZ-; Squawk 8888; headsonpikes; AntiKev; Snowyman; ...
Thanks for the ping, Nully.


8 posted on 11/15/2009 10:39:42 AM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Ravnagora

If Canada is at all serious about this, they should at once get rid of their imbicilic “Human Rights Commissions.”

Not holding my breath...


9 posted on 11/15/2009 11:00:02 AM PST by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: maine-iac7

I’m one of those people who became Canadian on April 17. If Canada becomes more conservative as the US becomes more liberal, I’m heading North.


10 posted on 11/15/2009 11:18:03 AM PST by SeanOGuano
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To: SeanOGuano
I’m one of those people who became Canadian on April 17. If Canada becomes more conservative as the US becomes more liberal, I’m heading North

Right behind ya!

I figure, if I don't get out in time, my 72-hour bug-out bag will get me to Canada, it's borders wrapping around my state and all...


11 posted on 11/15/2009 11:58:14 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Ravnagora

They can always move to the good ple USA where obamination will do everything in his power to protect the “teachings “ of the parasite allah


12 posted on 11/15/2009 12:16:22 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Ravnagora
We can make it clear that we expect new immigrants to adopt our values and assimilate into our culture and not the other way around. Those who don't like how we live are free to remain in their home countries.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

13 posted on 11/15/2009 12:20:23 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Good to know we have a place to flee.


14 posted on 11/15/2009 12:26:00 PM PST by Cheryllynn
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To: maine-iac7

Yep, I’m just a couple hundred miles from the border. In MT, 200 miles is a drive across the neighborhood.


15 posted on 11/15/2009 4:45:36 PM PST by SeanOGuano
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To: SeanOGuano
200 miles is a drive across the neighborhood

LOL

My kind of country!

I'm not as far up north - up where I grew up - as I'd like but my little house is snuggled down in forest = backed by miles of forest. I have a 60' barrier of forest between me and the road. Quite private and quiet.

the one store village is 1 1/2 miles 'down the road' - whole town @ 700.

By 8:00 at night, no traffic...

I do love it. It's not that I'm antisocial, just that I like to choose who I socialize with, and when.

16 posted on 11/15/2009 7:45:41 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Ravnagora

bump


17 posted on 11/15/2009 7:52:39 PM PST by VOA
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To: null and void

It is good news. New immigrants are not going to automatically receive huge chunks of money either. They will be expected to learn English and get a job.!! CO


18 posted on 11/16/2009 11:13:54 AM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what medicine is to a wound - HEALING!!)
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To: Canadian Outrage

And French?


19 posted on 11/16/2009 11:22:21 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 299 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

And French? In Quebec maybe. I just read English!! CO


20 posted on 11/16/2009 11:31:17 AM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what medicine is to a wound - HEALING!!)
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To: maine-iac7

I pray that millions of my American friends and relatives, REMOVE the evil in their own back yards pretty soon. If that fails, welcome to Canada. CO


21 posted on 11/16/2009 11:33:41 AM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what medicine is to a wound - HEALING!!)
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To: Ravnagora

At least the Canadians get it.


22 posted on 11/16/2009 11:51:30 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Blessed Be The Name Of The Lord,For His Name Alone Is Exaulted)
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To: Canadian Outrage
I pray that millions of my American friends and relatives, REMOVE the evil in their own back yards pretty soon. If that fails, welcome to Canada. CO

We're determined - but if the stuff hits the fan -

my dau. and hubby were 'on loan' to the RCAF (he was a pilot instructor for your Orions) and lived in CA for 3 years. I visited as much as I could (The Maritimes).

They and I loved Canada and the people. (My granddaughters still sing "Oh Canada")

They have since switched to the CG and he flies the HC-130's. They are seriously considered moving back to CA and getting dual citizenship. If so, I won't be far behind.

I'm not familiar with New Brunswick - my trips to NS were on The Cat - but I like the idea of NB and the Maritimes as they are somewhat 'removed' from the rest of the country - and high concentrations of 'certain' immigrants?

And weather-wise, in the same longitude as I grew up in.

23 posted on 11/16/2009 12:46:54 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: maine-iac7
If you let us know where you are, you may have a lot of Freeper company. ; )
24 posted on 11/16/2009 4:45:25 PM PST by mia
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To: mia

Actually, this wouldn't be a bad time for like-minded folk to think about an 'intentional community."- a 'place to land"

25 posted on 11/16/2009 4:56:29 PM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: maine-iac7

My husband was born in North Sydney, NS. I was born in B.C. and we have lived here our total married life (B.C. that is.) Nova Scotia is beautiful too except for in the winter. The coastline is gorgeous.

The Maritimes is very very friendly. You would love it. CO


26 posted on 11/17/2009 12:39:23 PM PST by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what medicine is to a wound - HEALING!!)
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