“The teachings of imam Al-Hayiti are suprematists, misogynistic and hateful. According to the imam, his fellow non-Muslims are ‘koufars’ (unbelievers, infidels, impious), Québec women are perverse, and the population is ‘stupid and ignorant.’ The imam also calls for the destruction of the ‘idols’ of the West: democracy, human rights, secularism, freedom and modernity. By disseminating his teachings on the Internet, the imam tries to win adherents to his extreme views.
“The CHRC has launched an investigation against Maclean’s and writer Mark Steyn for ‘hate propaganda’ in relation to the publication by Maclean’s of an article entitled ‘The Future belongs to Islam’ (excerpts from Steyn’s bestselling book ‘America Alone’). The investigation follows a complaint filed by the Canadian Islamic Congress and four Toronto Muslim law students. This initiative is an attempt at censorship and an attack on freedom of the press, for which the CHRC acts as an enabler.
“If the CHRC refuse to investigate my complaint, the public will be free to conclude that an institution meant to promote human rights is practicing a form of one-way absurd censorship. As a result, legitimate criticism of Islam is discouraged, while those who advocate the destruction of democracy and freedoms are protected.
“If the CHRC agrees to open an investigation, the writings of the imam will be exposed and scrutinized and, hopefully, discredited by the media. In the future, the media and the public will feel free to denounce subversive and hateful preachers without having to resort to the CHRC.”