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Author Archives: Jonathan D. Halevi

Jonathan D. Halevi
Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi is co-founder and editor of CIJnews and a senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is also a co-founder of the Orient Research Group Ltd.

Toronto Imam apologizes for “misspeaking” about “filth of the Jews”, killing Jews

Ayman Elkasrawy, an imam (religious leader) at Masjid Toronto mosque (Dundas and Bay) and a Teaching Assistant at Ryerson University, tweeted an apology for the supplications he recited during Ramadan in 2016 in which he asked Allah to give Muslims victory over the infidels, annihilate the enemies of Islam and “purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews.”

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Muslim lobby defines Islamophobia: “Irrational fear and hatred of Muslims”

In an op-ed on CBC’s website, Amira Elghawaby, the communications director at the National Council of Canadian Muslims provided a definition to the term Islamophobia arguing that there is no need to modify Motion 103 that calls on the government to condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination and requests that the Standing Committee on Canadian ...

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Kathleen Wynne mum on Dundas mosque’s hateful messages against non-Muslims

As of February 21, 2017, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has not yet issued any statement regarding the controversial supplications to Allah that were recited in 2015 and 2016 at Masjid Toronto mosque (Dundas and Bay). Imams led the congregation in prayers in support of the “mujahideen (those of engage in jihad) everywhere”, the total destruction of the enemies of Islam ...

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Major obstacle for Islamophobia motion: Government cannot define “TRUE Islam”

On February 16, 2017 the House of Commons will vote on motion M-103 “Systemic racism and religious discrimination” that was tabled by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid (Mississauga–Erin Mills). The motion condemns “Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination”, but fails to define the meaning of “Islam” and “Islamophobia.”

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Quebec, Ontario imams say apostates to be executed by The Islamic State

Since 2015 Sheharyar Shaikh serves as the Imam of the Islamic Society of Kingston, Ontario and he also served as the President of North American Muslim Foundation and the Imam of Masjid Qurtabah in Scarborough, Ont. In recent years, he also took part in Dawah (introducing Islam to disbelievers) with activists affiliated with the Islamic booth at Toronto’s Dundas Square.

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