To spell it out, Dr. Zijad Delic is the Executive Director of the Canadian Islamic Congress, the people who took Mark Steyn to court for, er, “sarcasm.”
A few questions:
Does DND also celebrate “Christian History Month”?
Do those “cultural dances” enact exaggerated “rape camp” stories?
And are JAGs invited?
Here’s an excerpt from my forthcoming article for Islamist Watch:
David Harris notes the mixed messages being sent out by [Prime Minister] Harper’s actions.
On the one hand, as Ezra Levant noted, they have declared that they are distancing themselves from groups like the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC).
Yet at the same time, Harris points out, “the Executive Director of the CIC was a featured speaker at a Department of Foreign Affairs put together by the Muslim Communities Working Group. The Working Group is a clearing house for all things Muslim, has no equivalent relating to any other religion or ideology, and came into existence early in the Harper government’s existence.”
Harris points to the main webpage of Canada’s Security and Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) as example of the establishment’s privileging of Muslims.
“Canadian government websites are available in Canada’s two official languages,” Harris explains, “but the site for the independent watchdog organization offers a third: Arabic.
“This is extraordinary in itself. It is the more remarkable given the propensity of some Canadian communities struggling with terrorism and espionage in their midst — say, ethnic Tamils, Sikhs, Indians, Iranians, Chinese — to speak non-Official Languages other than Arabic.”
UPDATE: Mark Steyn reacts to this post…
The Government of Canada does not, of course, observe International Free Press Day but it does celebrate Islamic Heritage Month — this year with the very group that tried to criminalize my writing in the Dominion and force Canadian liberties to submit to the strictures of Islam.
There is barely any point in complaining about this.
You can measure the state of Her Majesty’s northern dominion by asking yourself this:
Who’s more likely to wind up in the Order of Canada — Ezra Levant or Imam Zijad Delic?
Come to that, who’s more likely to end up as Governor-General?