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Trudeau: Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention exemplifies “our shared beliefs”

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, sent a video message to the annual Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (December 25-27) in Toronto.

The annual “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” (RIS) convention is according the organizers “an attempt by the youth to help overcome new challenges of communication and integration.” Its official Facebook page states the following: “The convention aims to promote stronger ties within the North American Society through reviving the Islamic tradition of education, tolerance and introspection, and across cultural lines through points of commonality and respect.

“Furthermore, the convention will be a celebration of our identity and Islamic faith. To help attain these ideals, the convention will feature a wide range of voices from various parts of the world. The convention showcases Islamic leadership from across the globe sharing a common platform before the widest cross section of our community. This program hopes to empower the youth across North America and inspire a true revival.”

The following is the transcript of Trudeau’s message to the Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention:

“As-salamu alaykum, Hello my friends. I’m thankful for this opportunity to share a few words with you tonight. I attended the Reviving the Islamic Spirit [RIS] convention in person three years ago and have had the pleasure to of sharing a message every year since.

“It brings me great pride to support the efforts of this organization, a true force for the promotion of Muslim Canadian identity. I’m sure you will enjoy your RIS experience as much as I did.

“Since its inception in 2001, RIS has fostered the creation of a proud and a dynamic community. It exemplifies the rich diversity that makes our country such a great place to live.

“The RIS convention provides an important form for so many of us to exchange ideas and promote stronger ties between and within our communities.

“Every year, you seek to create a unique experience that highlights the many positive contributions of the Muslim community in North America.

“This is also about celebrating our shared beliefs in justice, fairness, equality of opportunity and acceptance. The work you do in communities across the country is what builds the and strengthens our multicultural fabric.

“As your Prime Minister, I have noted with deep regret a number of highly disturbing acts aimed at Canadian Muslims. These recent acts of intolerance have no place in our country and run absolutely contrary to Canadian values of pluralism and respect.

This is why we are moving quickly to welcome refugees from Syria who are fleeing extraordinarily difficult situations. These people step off the plane as refugees and they walk out the airport as new Canadians.

“We define a Canadian not by skin colour or language or religion or background, but by a shared set of values, aspirations and hopes and dreams, and we are strong always not in spite of our differences but because of them.

“One does not need to look further than Maryam Monsef, our newly elected MP for Peterborough who came to Canada as a young refugee from Afghanistan and is now a Minister of the Crown.

“In Canada, the role of our government is to bring Canadians together, not to divide them. It is through this shared vision that we will work closely with you to build a better and a stronger Canada. May peace and blessings be upon you.”

Literature dealing with the Caliphate and flogging adulterers at Toronto Islamic conference

CIJnews obtained a textbook called “Islamic Studies” by Husain A. Nuri and Mansur Ahamd (Level 10) that was being sold during RIS conference at one of the Islamic booths. The following are excerpts of the textbook:

p. 79

“…her [the woman’s] legal liabilities are equal to man’s liabilities. If she commits an offence, her penalty is no less or no more than a man’s penalty i a similar case. For the crime of adultery, her punishment is 100 stripes, the same for a man…”

p. 83

“The ayah [Quranic verse] instructs men not to marry idolatrous women…

p. 85

Islam allows a Muslim man to marry a Jewish or Christian woman…Islam has prohibited Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men

p. 87

“While Islamic ethics advocates strict monogamy, Islam has allowed a Muslim man to marry up to four women. However, a Muslim man can have multiple wives only if is under certain obligations, and provided that he meets certain conditions.

p. 97

“When Allah intended to create human beings, He mentioned them as khalifah. Evidently, the role of human beings as khalifah requires them to live up to the status of being true representatives of Allah…

“In fact, in the Quran the word khalifah is used in the sense of one who judges or rules in accordance with the command of God. in ayah [Quranic verse] 2:30, the word khalifah is used to mean the children of Adam (A) as well as all of mankind. In ayah 6:165 the word khalifah is applied to include all of mankind…

P. 98

“In many Islamic writings, the word khalifah is understood as a political system. The title khalifah is used for the leader of the Islamic world. The leader has the right to adopt the divine rules, protect the religion, and rule the Islamic world. Thus all the leaders after Rasul [messanger] Muhammad (S) where political successors to Rasulullah [messenger of Allah] (S), therefore, known as khalifah. A Caliph or Khalifah is recognized as the Amir al-Mu’minin, or the Commander of the Faithful.

“This meaning of the term does not override the original sense applied during the creation of Adam (A). However, our purpose here is to see how the concept of the term applies to all of us and how each of us can be khalifah on earth…

p.99

“In the seventh century, Islam provided mankind the ideal code of human rights. These rights conferred honour and dignity to mankind and eliminated oppression, exploitation, intimidation, coercion and injustice. Allah is the ultimate provider of law and He is the source of all human rights. Establishing and upholding human rights is integral to overall Islamic order. Thus, it is obligatory for Muslim government and rulers to implement human rights in true Islamic spirit. Therefore, no ruler, government or king should curtail or violate the human rights conferred by Allah…

p. 100

According to many scholars of Islam to establish the institution of khilafa is fard al-ayan. It is a legal obligation that must be performed by each individual Muslim… According to some scholars, to establish the institution of khalifah is fard kifayah, or communal obligation. Although it is a duty for each individual, as long as a sufficient number of community members perform it, the duty is fulfilled.”

Cijnews also obtained an audio cassette in which Imam Hamza Yusuf, who vehemently opposed domestic violence, discusses the rights of men and women and explaining the Quranic verse (chapter 4 – An-Nisa, verse 34):

“Men have authority over women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.” — translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali.

Referring to the meaning of the words “strike them” mentioned in this verse, Yusuf relies on the interpretation of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. “This idea of striking, the Prophet [Muhammad] clarified that it is a light strike. It is just a way of really saying: listen to me, please, you know, listen to me, and it is a type of discipline…” Yusuf said.

He further explained: “I just wan to end with what [the Muslims scholar] Ibn Ashur says because I really feel that it is so important. He says, after a long extensive investigation of this verse, he says it is prohibited to abandoned a woman or to strike a woman because one thinks she is going to do something wrong. In other words, something has to have happened, it needs to be a gross breach of a marital contract, and this is why a Muslim man have to know the rights and responsibilities of marriage. Really. They have to know them. You are supposed to know them before you get married… So what he says? As for striking, this is a very dangerous matter. he says: and really defining it is very difficult to examine this. And then he says: it is permitted in situations where [moral] corruption [فساد] is clearly manifested. In other words, You’ve got a very dangerous situation. She has gone into an aggressive behaviour. She is really in a state of aggression against her husband… it is only permitted if there is no harm that comes from it. That means that physical violence is prohibited. You cannot harm a person.”

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About 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.

35 comments

  1. May peace and blessings be upon us? You sick bastard! Fking traitor!

  2. Jonathan,
    Depressing though it is, thank you for this article. Justin Trudeau is certainly the dhimmiest of wits and his sucking up to Islamists like this puts us all in jeopardy.

  3. Turdeau, you’re a shame!… We don’t have anything in common with savages!

  4. The North American version of Angela Merkel and David Cameron, another clueless leaders bending over to the Muslim will.

  5. What garbage. Same Liberal arrogance, from someone named Trudeau. Gosh, what a surprise.

  6. Well, I guess we can’t really blame Justin, I mean after-all look at his family roots, where he came from so to speak…an affluent beginning, a nutty mother, literally. Is it no wonder he’s not right? He says the Islamic Spirit is “our shared beliefs”…well, it’s not my shared belief nor the belief of many Canadians. More Canadians voted against him than for him and yet he’s the one who gets to call the shots, so lets figure this out, what wrong with this picture? I think the blame lies in Canada’s electoral system, “the voting process if you will”. It’s flawed, it doesn’t work…the mathematics aren’t there. How we can fix it or if it can ever be fixed is something I don’t know. But one thing I do know is there is nothing good or peaceful about Islam, any of it! Has Justin actually read the Koran? He is backing it it seems…we are in trouble, Canada has a rough road ahead from which there is NO RETURN. Some countries are banning Islam for good reason and yet Trudeau promotes it. History has shown of another Canadian PM not so long ago accepting cash money in brown paper bags under the table for his own take. Makes one wonder what could be behind Justin’s actions, something has to be…why take such a drastic chance with Canada’s wonderfully peaceful true north strong and free, once it’s gone it can never be returned.

    • I agree. You are 100% correct.

      The islamic jihad has arrived in Canada.
      Islam is at war with anyone against Islam.
      Their goal is total world domination.
      You either convert to islam, die, or pay a hefty tax.
      Using political correctness, and by force, this army is invading nations. Nations like Sweden who JUST LIKE CANADA, WELCOMED THE “REFUGEES” into their country only to find the TRUE AGENDA of those they welcomed so lovingly and openly into their country. SINCE THE “REFUGEES” ARRIVED RAPE IN SWEDEN HAS INCREASED BY OVER 1,000%. SWEDEN IS NEAR CIVIL WAR. Research this yourself. Mainstream media is not reporting. This is global. This is the New World Order – A One World Goverment Plan now being executed. It is complex, diabolical, barbaric, evil and will affect everyone on the planet. This is not a joke. You will not like the information you find. It is very disturbing. But you need to know the truth and share it. It is our only hope. No government will come to your rescue. You need to help yourself. YOU are the resistance. Help Canada to WAKE UP!

  7. I would like to believe that “Canadian” values are shared values with ALL religions, but, sadly, that is not the case with the ideology of some extremist religious viewpoints. Tolerance is supposed to be a two-way street with each side showing mutual respect and understanding of the others’ viewpoint. Unfortunately there are those who wish to impose a one-way route for all to follow. It is either my way or the highway! So, when the “exalted” leader utters statements such as he has done, he should not blame the ordinary Canadian for being skeptical and derisive!

    • Religions themselves are value sets, obviously being distinct they’re going to be mutually exclusive at some point.

      Would you really expect, say, the Aztec religion to overlap with Canadian values at all? Clearly not.

      That aside, what you’re pushing as ‘Canadian’ is a vague soft secular pluralistic humanism. It allows other views only so long as they defer to that type of humanism as a highest value and puts any other value, family, religion, ethnicity, even community, as secondary or less. It’s actually quite intolerant in and of itself, but this is natural as mutually exclusive value sets can’t co- exist within a society without conflict. So the closest thing you get to ‘multiculturalism’ is unilaterally and intolerantly declaring any real extant individual human value or identifier as unacceptable.

      We are not there yet because we are not ‘multicultural’ yet. Deny them as we might we still are very European, we’re still very Christian, we’re still VERY Western in the global sense of the word. And those European western values value a great deal of freedom and provide a great deal of identity. As we actually become multicultural you will find we become much less free, much less cohesive as a society, and much less prosperous. We’ll edge towards internationalism and Marxism and live more like those who lived in the Great Leap Forward, or under the iron boot of Stalin. Multiculturalism at it’s end celebrates no culture and will crush it fiercely.

  8. Allen Lingenfelter

    WTF. Who the hell is this moron talking about? I certainly do NOT share in the muslim beliefs. Now tell me Canada who do you think this idiot stands up for? Certainly NOT Canadians. He is way MORE interested in standing up for the muslims and IF a Canadian disagrees our OWN PM calls us racist and islamophobes. We Canadians do not mean much to the liberals. Sharia law IS coming to your neighborhood. MARK my words. I am so thankful I am a senior and May not have to deal with Canada becoming a muslim nation. And again MARK my words as long as junior is in power it WILL be a forgone conclusion.

  9. The keynote speaker at this Muslim supremacist HATE FEST was an American HATE PREACHER – Zaid Shakir – who called on the new caliphate to wage jihad against non-Muslim states. How did he even get into Canada? How was he able to get on an airplane? He should be on a no fly list.

    Too bad that EVERY major media outlet in this country ignored the fact that Trudeau spoke – via video – to a conference catering to hate-filled Muslims.

    http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/top-american-imam-called-resurrected-caliphate-wage-jihad

  10. Prime Minister Trudeau’s values are not my values. Damn the Canadians who voted for this person. He will never be my Prime Minister in my heart.

  11. Turdeau is a treasonous scumbag.

  12. There is nothing violent in this religion .. it is the new edition of the Bible as the Bible was the new edition of the Torah .. Women had in Islam 1400 years ago more rights than Christians and Jews women .. They gave them the right to inherit 1400 years ago while in most countries including Canada .. women started to inherit in the 20th Century, it means 13-14 century later. Muslim women are not required to do anything. They are only to be taken care of like a piece of jewelry. Man should offer her everything from home to clothes to jewelry. Islam gave the women the right to divorce while all other religion don’t allow divorce. This is the real Islam.
    Khalifa in arabic means representative, as you mentioned Islam believes Khalifa is the good human being, as every person on earth is the representative of GOD, There is nothing relate to violence, everything Khalifa should do is to be a good person. There is nothing in Quran says Khalifa should rule or govern people, it is a dirty politic trick some dirty people use (because ruler can’t rule another ruler!!!). Khalifa should govern himself only in order to be a good human up to the status of being true representatives of Allah

    • Try reading Impact of Islam. Everywhere Islam has gone it has gone with violence. It creates poverty and disease and rules with an iron first. You don’t have to go far to find 1,000’s of examples.

    • Dear Mrs (?) Ala,
      You obviously have very little knowledge of western legal systems, and of sharia.
      Women in Islam can receive only half of what men receive: 4:11.
      The right of women to vote has been late to come, but it is now universal, whereas it has not reached many Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia where there no elections at all.
      And few are the Islamic countries where women can hold elected positions with real power. The example of Mrs Bhutto, murdered because she was a woman, comes immediately to mind.
      With regard to divorce, a muslim man can have up to 4 wives and divorce anyone of them simply by repeating three times “I divorce you” . Which is not possible for a woman who needs twice the number of witnesses of as a man in order to prove her case.
      With regard to your pretense that women need only to be taken care of, it is so ludicrous that I doubt your feminity, thus my “?” before your name. Just read Irshad Manji, Homa Arjomànd, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Majid Rafizadeh, among many others.
      With regard to the lack of violence in Islam, I refer you to the detailed studies of the Koran and hadiths by Spencer, Oukacha and Townsend, among many others also.

  13. He’s Prime Minister. It’s his job to include all people who were born in, or have chosen to live in, Canada. He’s doing his job, and he’s doing it a lot better than the previous PM did.

    • You are an idiot. He is pandering to those who despise the society that had made the mistake of welcoming them.

    • Concerned Canadian

      You are truly delusional.

    • He’s the empty-headed, entitled, Petit Dauphin guided by his multi-culti fweewings and without an iota of critical thinking under his oh-so-dreamy hair.

      Stupid f***er is going to get us killed.

    • Brian John Simm, this drama teacher who slept with moslems so he could be elected is worse than his father. Quite honestly, I sincerely hope that we have a 9/11 here in Canada so that people like you wake up – but then again, they could murder your whole family and you would blame Harper lolol

  14. I believe his brother is married to s muslim and would not be suprised if it eas his belief as well

  15. we need to share the beliefs that all Canadians should have a roof over their heads, a job and a hot meal. Forget the “shared” beliefs…show us the belief in CANADIANS!

  16. This whole RIS organization seems to be just a front for deception. There is no mention of sharia or the caliphate or the oppression and slaughter of infidels. It’s just a softening process to make the gullible think Islam is harmless.

  17. Would Justin attend a conference on Reviving the Christian Spirit or Reviving Judeo-Christian Society? What’s with this obsession with Islam that he shares with Obama? We aren’t Muslim nations but we have opened our doors to Muslims, as we have to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Athiests from all over the world. We do it because we believe those less fortunate by birth both desire and deserve western freedoms and opportunity. People aren’t emigrating to Muslim nations; because those nations are intolerant. Of all the tensions that exist in Western society – most dire seem to involve Muslims or Islam. Look at what is going on in Europe. Reason dicatates that westerners do not have a problem of prejudice against immigrants but rather some immigrants are baised against western values and seek to change western society. Why in the world are we promoting Islam and lecturing Canadians on the virtues of tolerance and compassion rather than promoting western values and preaching to Islam about how to honour their host nations? Lecture us when their prayer rituals are threatened because that right, and the protection afforded every resident by he Rule of Law, is all they are owed by the western nations they choose to make their homes. Making it work is up to them.

    • Hi Katherine. Very well said!! Feel exactly the same and starting to be sick to my stomach from all of this. My parents and some relatives live in Europe. It’s an absolute disaster. I really worry Canada is heading that direction as well.
      Anyway, Happy New Year!!

      • It makes me sick to ,I have tried to make people understand here in Canada, what my Family in Europe in going through. Most of the Muslims are on welfare about 80% of them ,
        We have gang rapes and the crime rates have soared to epidemic proportions.

        • Anna, Itt’s the same here, my husband has family in differennt areas of europe, we can’t even get our children to listen when we tell them. We have been told we are racists, bigots. We have been told that we can’t believe what we are told. We hhave posted so much only to be cutt off.

    • I vote for katherine

    • Thanks Jerry J Jehlik. I know what you mean. Happy New Year!

    • Well said. Thank you for saying it so I didn’t have to.

  18. This man is sick!
    Mentally ill! Muslim bastard

  19. There is absolutely NOTHING any real Canadian has in common with this murderous Political Terrorist Ideology!! Trudeau is an idiot!!!!

  20. @nancyhenry_ Are you playing silly buggers or is this real?

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