.. and Christians. And all westerners who aren’t Islamic jihadists. Or gay.
Oh you already were. OK then.
But one viewer of the liberal “Vision TV” channel (statement made at one time by their Audience Relations rep who was boasting about being “balanced”: “Throughout its 14-year history, Vision TV has maintained a strong commitment to gay-positive programming.”) said it quite well in this good piece by Stewart Bell in the National Post concerning a recent broadcast:
“The part about the jihad, he said very specifically that it is incumbent upon Muslims to wage jihad against their enemies until Islam rules supreme over the world,” Mrs. Alter said.
“I’m sorry, I don’t think that belonged over the airwaves of Canadian TV. You can put that in whatever context you like. To me that’s preaching jihad.”
For those who don’t know, “jihad” is real, actual hate.
Muslims Urged To Take Up Fight Against ‘The Enemy’
Stewart Bell, National Post
Published: Friday, July 20, 2007
TORONTO – VisionTV says it will monitor one of its shows more closely after it broadcast a lecture by an Islamic preacher who said scripture requires Muslims to either fight jihad or finance it.
The multi-faith channel, available in 7.8 million Canadian homes, said it took the precaution following a complaint about last Saturday’s broadcast of a lecture by the Pakistani fundamentalist.
In the hour-long talk, Israr Ahmad said, “Jihad in the way of Allah, for the cause of Allah, can be pursued either with your financial resources or your bodily strength when you go to fight the enemy in the battlefield.
“So jihad, the highest form, is fighting in the cause of Allah.”
Mr. Ahmad runs a seminary and bookstore in Lahore, Pakistan, and his writings foresee the “global domination of Islam,” compare Jews to “parasites,” describe the Holocaust as “divine punishment” and predict the “total extermination” of Jews.
His followers in Canada include terror suspect Qayyum Abdul Jamal, who was arrested last summer for his alleged role in a plot to detonate truck bombs in downtown Toronto.
According to Mr. Jamal’s wife, Mr. Ahmad was her husband’s teacher and mentor.
The television program left some wondering how the Pakistani preacher, who claims that Jews control the world through a secret conspiracy involving financial institutions, made it on to Canada’s government-regulated airwaves.
Mr. Ahmad is not just a religious scholar. He heads a self-described “revolutionary” organization called Tanzeem-e Islami, which wants to turn Pakistan into a fundamentalist Islamic state.
In his book Lessons From History, he writes that the revival of Islam will begin in Pakistan, because it is the only country that “has the potential for standing up against the nefarious designs of the global power-brokers and to resist the rising tides of the Jewish/Zionist hegemony.”
Islam will come to rule in four stages, he claims: the Ultimate World War in the Middle East, the appearance of the anti-Christ, the extermination of the Jews and the “domination of Islam, over the entire globe.”
Mr. Prasuhn [VisionTV’s chief operating officer and vice-president of programming] said the show was screened before it was aired and that no problems were identified. He said he watched the show again after receiving a complaint on Monday and did not see a problem.
THE WRITINGS OF ISRAR AHMAD
“This is how the Jews were able to take control of the affairs of the world without really exposing or endangering themselves. This unnatural and artificial alliance between the Jews and the Christians—the basis of the New World Order—is actually nothing more than the relationship between a parasite and its host.”
Meanwhile, the real evil on this continent, Fox News Channel, let some conservative thoughts escape this week to be absorbed into the Canadian mindset. Not being used to such a thing, and completely incapable of reasoned debate, several Canadians will likely complain to the Human Rights Commission in order to shut them up.
Also see news item today: “Pakistan descends deeper into chaos: Bloodshed”