The values of Ayatollah Khomeini are not Canadian values.
Here’s more information about his teachings, which Canadian Muslims will be celebrating at a Toronto event tomorrow:
Sunday, June 2, 4:30 pm
Islamic Society of York Region
1380 Stouffville Road, Richmond Hill
Here are some of those “values” and “teachings”, described in a 2004 article about a similar Muslim community celebration of the Ayatollah:
Khomeini accordingly delivered notorious rebuke to the Islam-is-a-religion-of-peace crowd: “Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against war. Those [who say this] are witless. Islam says: Kill all the unbelievers just as they would kill you all! Does this mean that Muslims should sit back until they are devoured by [the unbelievers]? Islam says: Kill them, put them to the sword and scatter [their armies]…. Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword! People cannot be made obedient except with the sword! The sword is the key to Paradise, which can be opened only for the Holy Warriors! There are hundreds of other [Qur’anic] psalms and Hadiths [sayings of the Prophet] urging Muslims to value war and to fight. Does all this mean that Islam is a religion that prevents men from waging war? I spit upon those foolish souls who make such a claim.”
Was the woman who carried Khomeini’s image in the Dearborn demonstration concerned about the human rights of women? Did she know that the Ayatollah himself married a ten-year-old girl when he was twenty-eight? Did she know that Khomeini called marriage to a girl before her first menstrual period “a divine blessing,” and advised the faithful: “Do your best to ensure that your daughters do not see their first blood in your house”?
It is unlikely that the protestor knew that in 1985, Sa’id Raja’i-Khorassani, the Permanent Delegate to the United Nations from the Islamic Republic of Iran, declared, according to Amir Taheri, that “the very concept of human rights was ‘a Judeo-Christian invention’ and inadmissible in Islam. . . . According to Ayatollah Khomeini, one of the Shah’s ‘most despicable sins’ was the fact that Iran was one of the original group of nations that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
Note that this 2004 event took place in Dearborn, Michigan (which is now a majority Muslim city where crimes against Christians and Jews go unpunished).
Is tomorrow’s Canadian Muslim event a sign that Toronto is headed down the same path?
If you don’t want the answer to be “yes,” then please join JDL Canada HERE tomorrow at 4:30 pm ET.