SO WHERE DO YOU GO OUTSIDE DAR AL ISLAM TO FIND LIKE MINDED PEOPLE? YOU GO FIND DAVID DUKE AND THE KKK, THEY HATE JEWS AS MUCH AS MUSLIMS…
Police asked to investigate Muslim group’s website
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke at a Holocaust conference in Tehran in 2006.
Stewart Bell, National Post · Apr. 10, 2011 | Last Updated: Apr. 12, 2011 2:20 PM ET
TORONTO — Police have been asked to investigate a Canadian Muslim Internet site that features an “anti-Semitic” video address by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
In a letter sent to York Region Police on Tuesday, the Canadian Jewish Congress asked for an investigation into the Canadian Shia Muslims Organization website.
The three-page letter said the congress believed the website was willfully promoting hatred, a violation of Canada’s hate crimes law. A York police official confirmed receiving the letter and said it would get “appropriate and timely attention.”
The Markham-Ont.-based Muslim group did not respond to an e-mail requesting a comment about the call for a police probe. The former Klansman’s video remained on the site Tuesday afternoon.
“This has now been fully reported in a national newspaper, bloggers have taken it on themselves,” said Bernie Farber, CEO of the congress. “There is no way that they cannot know of the concern.
“And the very fact it remains on their site, I think, speaks to a purposefulness, a real desire to basically say ‘we don’t care that this might be anti-Semitic, we stand by it.’ Otherwise it would be gone.”
Mr. Duke is a former Grand Wizard of the KKK. He played a key role in attempting to spread the Klan into Canada through his association with the country’s most notorious white supremacist leaders.
The Canadian KKK eventually collapsed but Mr. Duke has now resurfaced in Canada on the website of the Shia Muslims group, which posted a 12-minute video in which he espouses conspiracy theories about “Zionist running dogs.”
The Canadian Muslim group was incorporated in 2008 to “support multiculturalism” and “interfaith dialogue.” Federal records list the directors as Munir Hussain Syed, Riaz Husain and Syed Fayyaz Mehdi Rizvi.
Mr. Farber said websites will typically quickly remove racist material once it is brought to their attention. “That’s what we expect reasonable, rational people to do. The fact that it’s [still] up there I think tells the entire story.”