WHY SHOULD ANYONE TOLERATE THIS?

THE WEST SHOULDN’T ‘TOLERATE’ ANY ASPECT OF ISLAM…IT IS A BARBARIC 7TH CENTURY SYSTEM DESIGNED TO ALLOW FOR THE RAPE AND MURDER OF NON MUSLIMS WHILE CONQUERING MORE LAND FOR ISLAM..

Canadians less tolerant after 9/11: Poll

By Amy Chung, Postmedia NewsSeptember 7, 2011
OTTAWA — A majority of Canadians say society has become less tolerant of  various ethnicities and faiths since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a new study  shows.

Over half of Canadians surveyed in an Ipsos Reid poll for Postmedia News and  Global TV said that Muslims are discriminated against more now than they were 10  years ago. However, Canadian Muslim groups say the impact of 9/11 was good and  bad on the Muslim community.

“On the good side, there has been the ability for Canadians to access their  fellow citizens with Muslim backgrounds, to get to know them more, and  essentially have the ability to get accurate information about Islam in the  Muslim community which has been a great thing for those who want to have that  information,” said Kashif Ahmed, a national board member with the Canadian  Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Ahmed said that when Canadians have access to information about Islam or know  a Muslim person, whether it be a colleague or friend, they tend to view Muslims  and those of the Islamic faith more favourably because they are more  informed.

Conversely, more research into the faith can also have an opposite effect  leading to more prejudiced opinions.

“I wouldn’t say there is a huge discrimination problem against Muslims,  however, there are civil rights concerns that have increased since 9/11,” said  Ahmed.

For instance, some ordinary Muslim-Canadian families are afraid to donate to  Muslim charities fearful their name would end up on a watch list, explained  Ahmed.

Other complaints the group has seen surround workplace discrimination, but  Ahmed said it’s mainly rooted in misunderstanding or a lack of information about  the faith.

“Once (organizations) know about the faith practices, they are more open to  make reasonable accommodations or resolve issues without any further problems,”  said Ahmed.

With regards to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent comments on CBC,  saying “the major threat is still Islamicism” in a post-9/11 world, Ahmed cites  the Norway massacre as the perfect example that terrorism isn’t just coming from  one community.

“The common misconception people have about Islam is that it promotes  terrorism and that the Muslim community doesn’t condemn terrorism, or women are  chattel of Muslim men,” said Ahmed.

“Most often, these are cultural practices that don’t reflect Islam,” he  explains.

“(Canada) needs to concentrate on investigating crimes and criminal  behaviour, not communities.”

Here are some highlights from the Ipsos Reid poll:

– 74 per cent of Canadians agree that “our society has become less tolerant  of others since the 9/11 terrorist attacks”

– 60 per cent think that Muslims in Canada are discriminated against more  than before the attacks

– 59 per cent say the 9/11 attacks have given them a negative impression of  certain ethnicities and religious faiths

– 81 per cent say Muslims living in Canada should receive the same treatment  as any other Canadian; however, 31 per cent of Albertans and 21 per cent of  Quebecers believe that Muslims should be treated differently. The national  average who feel this way is 15 per cent.

“(This poll) shows that there has been discrimination and that the country is  less tolerant,” said John Wright, senior vice-president of Ipsos Reid.

“The majority of Canadians are saying we are a less tolerant society, but the  people who were surveyed said they are open and tolerant,” he said.

For this survey, a national sample of 1,012 adults were interviewed online  between Aug. 26 and Aug. 30. There is an estimated margin of error of 3.1  percentage points, 19 out of 20.

achung@postmedia.com

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3 thoughts on “WHY SHOULD ANYONE TOLERATE THIS?

  1. The filthy mussies , the plague Switzerland accepted, are now clamouring that Switzerland change its flag to adapt and suit muslim sensitivities.

    Canada, take heed!

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