The most prominent Islamic conference in the Western world, Reviving the Islamic Spirit features dozens of politically-oriented speeches from Muslim clerics and activists. The event is taking place in Canada on Boxing Day, December 26th, 2021.
According to journalist J.M. Phelps, speakers include New York-based Siraj Wahhaj, “listed as a potential unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.”
“The Imam’s views on women, homosexuals have often led counter-extremism analysts to refer to Wahhaj as one of the most extreme preachers in North America.”
Why are Jagmeet Singh and Erin O’Toole scheduled to speak along with fourteen religious fundamentalists?
The answer is altogether trite: because this is Canada. Within our parameters, political competition for the “new arrival” vote is fierce. Previous to the 2015 federal election, Justin Trudeau set the pace with a coast-to-coast tour of Canadian mosques. He also spoke at a Reviving The Islamic Spirit conference.
In 2021, Jagmeet Singh and Erin O’Toole are playing catch-up. Canada’s Muslim community become a cherished voter segment for political parties.
Statistics Canada informs us that less than 4% of our demographic are Muslim-Canadians. Why then would federal party leaders jump all over this? One idea is that the 4% are headed for 14%— and well beyond. The Conservatives and NDP are aiming to jump on the expansion early in the game. At present, 3rd World migrant vote-chasing is top priority.
The Sunday sessions begins with speech from Shaykh Yahya Rhodus. In 2004, who reportedly refused to denounce Osama bin Laden, claiming it was “a little bit offensive for us to talk bad about someone behind their back.”
“That the leaders of Canada’s official opposition should so willingly attend such an event alongside such extreme voices is extraordinary.”
The event would be far more extraordinary if Canadians knew about it. A Google search delivers not a single article acknowledging the conference. Why not? What is it about this event which motivates CBC, CTV, Globe & Mail and Toronto Star to hide away its existence?
Immigration policy finds the Muslim community growing at an exponential rate. It’s beginnings coincide with the election of Justin Trudeau. After six years of political pandering, O’Toole and Singh are now banging at the door of Trudeau’s “woke” marketing agenda.
What does this tell us about Canada’s future? For starters, everything that legacy media are not telling us. Political investment does not occur in random fashion. It happens because politicians know that a significant pay-off is to be had.
Ironic it is that the advent of Islam in Canada is surrounded with perceptions of a persecuted community. How can a rise to prominence and systemic oppression occur simultaneously?
Quick answer: because it can. Jagmeet Singh wants the Muslim vote so badly that he is willing to share the stage with religious extremists. Erin O’Toole thinks he is going to beat the Liberals by emulating the Liberals. It will never happen.
We have here a re-orientation of political priority taking place before our eyes. Thus it is that informed Canadians witness a fundamental shift in society.
Or would witness it– if a media agenda to bury it from public awareness didn’t exist.