Canadian Islamists who have been trying to bring in Sharia into Canada

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By Khalid Hasan

WASHINGTON: Canadian Islamists who have been trying to bring in Sharia into Canada, so far without success, have now chosen another route - Islamic banking.

According to Tarek Fatah, founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, “In 2003, we saw Islamists trying to sneak Sharia into Canada through the backdoor of Family Law and under the cover of Multiculturalism. Now, they seem to be taking a different route. They claim they are introducing the seemingly innocuous ‘Islamic banking’ by claiming such banking to be ‘interest-free’ and ‘Sharia-compliant’. This is one more ploy to prey on the fears and insecurities of Muslim Canadians. Invoking Islam to make a fortune is only one part of the agenda. The other is to try one more time to make ‘Sharia’ part of the Canadian lexicon. Only this time, it has the backing of corporate lawyers and senior bankers who see big money at the end of the line. The whole concept is a fraud that will further marginalise an already marginalised community.”

Because they don’t charge interest, financial services, like mortgages, offered by Islamic institutions tend to be higher priced than those from secular. Fatah said ideally, Islamic financial institutions should operate in places with a Muslim majority. “If it hasn’t picked up, this is because the Muslim community is not foolish,” he said. Islamic financial services in Canada are being pushed by banking executives from the Muslim community who feel that by creating a niche they will be able to tap into an area non-Muslims can’t access. “It’s a complete fraud because what you are doing is you are adding interest upfront and building it into your investments and dishonestly calling it interest-free,” he added.

A Muslim Canadian business executive who manages a shipping business in Pakistan, said, “In essence, ‘Islamic’ banking is manipulative, deceitful and fraudulent at several levels. Any finance student will tell you that interest-based banking as we know it today is a component of inflation, risk and the opportunity cost of money. It is centrally regulated and transparent. Furthermore, by having a more efficient Aggregate Demand-Aggregate Supply dynamic, one can minimise the inflation component but the other two components are the basis of a regulated banking system that is a key aspect of economic and technological growth. The Islamists have their own arguments which probably culminate in: ‘why do something with honesty and transparency when religion can be misused to obfuscate the issue and concentrate power in the hands of a few’!” A report by Brian Adeba in the Ottawa publication The Embassy, says rules on interest, real estate and overcoming apprehension from both within and without the Muslim community make it tricky for Sharia-inspired banks to be set up in Canada.\05\25\story_25-5-2007_pg7_10


Re: Canadian Islamists who have been trying to bring in Sharia into Canada

Brilliant Jordan Thorton. You spam the world and then complain when caught. You are such an idiot.

Re: Canadian Islamists who have been trying to bring in Sharia into Canada

Editors, this is what I was talking about.

Why do these shameful Policy Violations persist? This hater's clearly got an unhealthy obsession.

Re: Canadian Islamists who have been trying to bring in Sharia into Canada

It's worth pointing out that an awful lot of crap comes from just a few sources. In this case, the guy is Jordan Thornton, of Regina, Saskatchewan. He has a tiny stock of set buzzphrases he uses to sign his post -- "9/11 = CIA, Mossad, PNC" is one of them, "Zionism Irrelevant in a Generation" is another as is "Various", "Ban The Plant" and "Harper Betrayed The Troops.". He's also the major source of antisemitic BS on Israel's Indymedia. What's a Canadian guy doing pouring his assinine spew fill hate all over the world through the IMC network? Obsession does that to a guy.

Incidentally, you might want to ask yourself -- who's banned at Thunder Bay?

What do all those posts have in common? Two things. One, they're from Jordan Thornton of Regina, Saskatchewan. Number two: Thunder Bay hid each and every one of them. There are probably a lot more, too.

Like these few….there’s a ton of them from London IMC:

And these sites, now closed due to Jordan’s Uber anti-semitic spamming:

Sad thing is there is one common thread, Jordan Thorton