Embracing Muslims in Canada

The Muslim communities are here in Canada to stay; they are not going to leave Canada. It is also important to make the Muslim communities feel welcome in Canada and not marginalizing them. It is important for other ethnic groups to embrace Muslim communities to prevent Muslims to create their ethnic enclaves. For example, when Europeans came to Canada, they created their ethnic enclaves and the second generation moved out of the ethnic enclaves because the mainstream society welcomed them and counted them as one of them. Today, the mainstream society needs to recognize Muslims as Canadian. Otherwise, Canada will be walking in a dark alley and has to deal with bizarre events.

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Islamophobia in Canada

480px-No-mosque.svgIn the 1970s, the eastern people began to immigrate to the western nations, and the eastern people brought their cultural values to the western nations. One aspect of the cultural value is the religion, and since the western countries were predominately Christian, the Islamic values did not go so well. The Muslim communities began to face discrimination in the western nations, and the notion of Islamophobia emerged as a neologism to define the current state of fear among the western individuals that they deemed Islam as a threat to their existence.

Runnymede Trust published a report with the title of ‘Islamophobia: A Challenge for Us All‘ that the Muslim communities were facing bigotry in their communities. There is also a claim that since the incident of 9/11 the intensity of prejudice against the Muslim communities has increased.

The Canadian government decided to legislate Motion of 103 to allow Muslim communities to live in Canada as a free person. It seems like a good idea, but there is a problem with this policy because the government is trying to police people’s thought and no one can police people’s thought. Therefore, the notion of Islamophobia remains at heart and mind of people and will clandestinely practice the Islamophobia. The Motion 103 does not help anyone but perpetuate anger and animosity among people.

The solution for Islamophobia is to allow everyone to speak their minds, and engage one another in making the air clear that where people want to meet with Islam. It is not up to a lobby group or a political party that how they want to govern their society. It is up to people to govern their society. Let people decide for themselves and not the hidden hand of lobby groups.

Canada is Responsible for Its Sovereignty

John Ivison: ‘U.S. policy is not to defend Canada’ in the event of a missile attack, general says

North Korea has been testing nuclear bombs, and the intention is to destroy Japan and South Korea. Therefore, the nations are the world are concern about their security, too. Today, it is North Korea, and tomorrow it is another country waging war against another country.

Canada is also concern about its security and does not want another nation drops a nuclear bomb in Canada.

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Canada relies on the US to defend its sovereignty. There is this understanding that if a country attacks Canada, the US will deploy its arm to push back the invading army. Such a mentality is a problem for Canada. If a country invades Canada and the US push the aggressor out of Canada, the US would not withdraw its army from Canada. Particularly, the US forces land in the oil-rich of Alberta.

The bottom line, Canada is responsible for its security and cannot rely on other nations to defend it. The other countries have their problems. Especially, the US is spending over $700 billion annually on its military; it has caused the financial burden on the US economy. It is possible that the US may reduce its military budget and allocate those funds toward other programs.

 

Easternization of Western Nations

Hijab not mandatory Iran 1979

When in 1979 Khomeini returned to Iran from exile, and Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi unseated from the Peacock Throne because of Jimmy Carter wanted to export freedom and human rights to Iran with the help of BBC. During the early stage of Khomeini in power, he promised that hijab would not be enforced as Islamic law. Women were free to do what they wanted to do. Until Khomeini was able to establish his power base in Iran, he created moral police officers that they were going around and they were enforcing Islamic laws by beating up people, slashing people, throwing acid on people, kidding brides before brides meet their new husbands or people imprisoned for violating Islamic laws. Iran no longer was a land of free people; it turned into a prison. The clerics turned Iran into a big prison, I used my imagination by seeking refuge in the West, where people were free, and there were no Islamic laws. I listened to Michael Jackson music to escape the ugly reality that I was in. I found the Islamic legislation to be inhumane and not reflecting nature of humanity. I liked the Western laws because the laws are legislated base on reason and not based on feelings of a person, or someone passed laws several centuries ago that those laws reflected nature of that society.

Here, I am in Canada and escaped Iran because I do not want to see Islamic laws. However, I see the Islamic laws enforced in the West. I ask myself if these people love Islamic laws then why are they here? They can stay in their own origin country and face Islamic laws; they do not need to export their values to the West in the same manner West cannot export its value to the East.

Let’s end this paper like this. Khomeini was saying that he will export his revolution to other nations. Indeed, he exported his revolution to other nations.

Western Identity is Shaping

Hijab not mandatory Iran 1979

When in 1979 Khomeini returned to Iran from exile, and Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi unseated from the Peacock Throne because of Jimmy Carter wanted to export freedom and human rights to Iran with the help of BBC. During the early stage of Khomeini in power, he promised that hijab would not be enforced as Islamic law. Women were free to do what they wanted to do. Until Khomeini was able to establish his power base in Iran, he created moral police officers that they were going around and they were enforcing Islamic laws by beating up people, slashing people, throwing acid on people, kidding brides before brides meet their new husbands or people imprisoned for violating Islamic laws. Iran no longer was a land of free people; it turned into a prison. The clerics turned Iran into a big prison, I used my imagination by seeking refuge in the West, where people were free, and there were no Islamic laws. I listened to Michael Jackson music to escape the ugly reality that I was in. I found the Islamic legislation to be inhumane and not reflecting nature of humanity. I liked the Western laws because the laws are legislated base on reason and not based on feelings of a person, or someone passed laws several centuries ago that those laws reflected nature of that society.

Here, I am in Canada and escaped Iran because I do not want to see Islamic laws. However, I see the Islamic laws enforced in the West. I ask myself if these people love Islamic laws then why are they here? They can stay in their own origin country and face Islamic laws; they do not need to export their values to the West in the same manner West cannot export its value to the East.

Let’s end this paper like this. Khomeini was saying that he will export his revolution to other nations. Indeed, he exported his revolution to other nations.

My Dream

Every person in this world has a dream; I too have a dream that we no longer hurt one another but to love one another. We do not punch one another but exchange flowers with one another. We do not use foul language but exchange beautiful words with one another. We do not get angry at each other, but we understand each other. We do not ignore each other, but we care for each other.

This is what makes us human when we care about each other. We understand each other; we go beyond our limitation to give hands to each other, we do not look down at people we grab hands and pull up one another, we build a relationship, we do not create anger and seek vengeance at each other. Perhaps a day will come that 9/11 will become a symbol of unity among nations.

Canada Denied Entry to Iranian Stars

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/iranian-actresses-barred-traveling-toronto-film-fest-1036205

Canada takes great pride to be a land of tolerance as people from the diverse background can come to Canada and make Canada their home. Those who face persecution in their motherland, they no longer need to fear persecution, there is Canada for them, they can come to Canada and start a new life for themselves. Canada has been home to the LGBTQ communities from other countries that they face bigotry.

There are other voices in Canada that they stand by the others. The Right Honorable Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Treadue calls himself a feminist. He distances himself from a patriarch society. It is good that he favors women to participate in society and she is not just a voiceless and faceless person in society.

Recently, it came to light that Shayesteh Sajadi and Mahour Jabbari were denied to come to Canada to watch their movie, it is due to premiere in the Toronto International Film. It is sad to know that these new artists cannot watch their film. The movie is about social justice that how women are facing barriers in the society. The movie is challenging the conventional wisdom of society as the LGBTQ community does as well as the feminist do to move the society toward equality among different genders.

Hoping a day comes that everyone can share their views with one another and move toward the concept of the Global Citizens and borders are no longer holding back people, but people are holding hands with each other.