January 18, 2016

Trudeau’s unsubstantiated claim: mosque attacked “to incite fear, hatred and division”

Jonathan D. HaleviRebel Blogger
 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accompanied with Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef visited on Sunday, January 17, the Masjid Al-Salaam in Peterborough, Ontario and met with the President of the Kawartha Muslim Religious Association.

Masjid al-Salaam was severely damaged in a fire on November 14. The arson was strongly condemned by the federal government, the City, faith groups and members of the public from all walks of life. More than $110,000 were raised in few days to help renovating the mosque. On December 24, 2015 Masjid Al-Salaam was re-opened after a full renovation.

Peterborough Police treat the arson as a hate crime. In a press conference on Novenber 16, 2015, Inspector Larry Charmely from the Criminal Investigations Unit of Peterborough Police Service emphasized that the Police has no information to support the claim that the arson was carried out in response to Paris terrorist attacks (November 13, 2015). Inspector Larry Charmely said the following:

“At this time we are treating it as a hate crime… at this time we don’t have any information to suggest that it is in relation to anything that has happened overseas in the last few days.”

An officer at Peterborough Police Service told (January 17) CIJnews that no suspects have been arrested in this case which is still being treated as a hate crime even though no evidence found to confirm the motive of the perpetrators.

However, in his speech at the mosque Trudeau unequivocally stated that the arson was a “hate crime” and implied that it was carried out in relation to Paris attacks by highlighting the fact that it “happened to this place of worship just a one day after the brutal terrorist attack in Paris”. With no suspects arrested and no evidence to confirm the motive of the arson, Trudeau determined that “criminals attacked this mosque hoping to incite fear, hatred and division”.

The following is the transcript of Trudeau’s speech at Masjid Al-Salaam in Peterborough:

“The opposite happened, didn’t it? Your community responded with hope, love and compassion. It was not just friends and neighbours to reach out and offer support. People from all across Canada from different faith communities all came together to support fellow citizens in their time of need…

“I’m overwhelmed by courage, positivity and grace. After all you and this community live those values every day.

Thanks you once again to all community leaders who are here with us. Thanks to your generosity and optimism. Thank you for showing Canada how it’s done. Know that as your we stand with you.

“We will continue to denounce senseless acts of discrimination and like you we will work hard to make our communities kinder, more open more inclusive places to call home I wish you all a wonderful year ahead a year of faith, community and new beginnings May peace and blessing be upon you.”

(This article originally appeared at CIJNews and is reprinted with permission.)

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commented 2016-01-20 09:45:53 -0500
As the tyrant south of the border this prime drama queen queen will now start race wars, he’ll be using Indian nations/Islam/environment device and conquer! Get ready!
commented 2016-01-19 09:40:09 -0500
Bravo Zulu – Nothing happened and there will be no follow up. A row of businesses surround the scene of the alleged crime and no one has any security camera footage of this alleged pepper sprayer or the crime itself. Several people were quoted immediately after about how they could smell black pepper and none displayed any signs of pepper spraying in the immediate aftermath. The original reports stated “a crowd of 100 were pepper sprayed”, then it changed to “about 30”, then “15-30”, then “about 15”. Now I am reading “about a dozen” were actually hit with “spray” by someone. This will give our PM something to throw into conversation for years to come. I need to know the truth, no matter what it is.
commented 2016-01-19 09:03:23 -0500
Given Islamic doctrine and history, and assuming that the attack was anti-Muslim, it would be more accurate to describe it as an anti-hate crime.
commented 2016-01-19 08:16:59 -0500
Bravo Zulu – it’s been one tragedy after another since the pompous ass was instilled in our parliament illegally. This is all just a set up to make the public believe that Junior’s beloved race is being wrongly attacked. I don’t believe it for a second. It’s the dictator way! It makes me sick thinking this airhead is actually the PM of my country!
commented 2016-01-19 08:12:50 -0500
The gay boy does love his rapefugees – I wonder what their hold on him is?
commented 2016-01-19 08:04:37 -0500
I am still saying the gay boy with nice hair had it all arranged – to drum up sympathy from the media.

To bad the person using pepper spray had not used something a little harsher and with more volume.

That way the gay boy could have made an even bigger fuss.
commented 2016-01-19 02:03:21 -0500
Odd how when Muslims slaughter people, rubes like stupid need all the evidence before judging. The worm turns and guilty till proven innocent.
commented 2016-01-19 01:34:22 -0500
When Muslims kill innocent People—- Justin—- goes to the nearest Mosque to pray.
commented 2016-01-19 01:13:15 -0500
It’s a sad sick thing but there have been several incidents reported on jihad watch where Muslims have purposely done stuff like this to create the phoney dreaded ‘backlash’. Just saying nothing would surprise me anymore. Anyhow, guess the local imam has a nice new mosque to continue preaching love and peace.
commented 2016-01-18 23:39:23 -0500
I can’t bear to watch him … it just makes me feel barfy
commented 2016-01-18 23:32:09 -0500
John. Absolutely!! The left will grab hold of the tiniest thing and turn it into a mountain, and if they can’t find something, they’ll do it themselves. Notice there were never any charges relating to the ant-muslim graffiti in Toronto transit. They showed pics of two white guys and left it at that. So they IMPLIED it was White guys and just let it hang there.
commented 2016-01-18 23:31:39 -0500
JT is the perfect example of why I quit being liberal politically and became conservative. He is such a tool.
commented 2016-01-18 23:21:57 -0500
Sorry I had to wipe off my screen after I puked. WTF! and what a POS!
commented 2016-01-18 22:22:16 -0500
First time I ever heard of something being charged without evidence in Canada! This is completely against our values and logic! I am suspicious that they may have started the fire themselves!
commented 2016-01-18 21:22:56 -0500
Someone should tell him that the election is over and he can stop campaigning.
commented 2016-01-18 21:16:48 -0500
When is the last time Justin Trudeau attended a Christian church, in public? Did he attend any Christmas services? If so, did the media report it? All he does is pander to the Muslim voters and the media backs him up. This leftist narrative only supports Muslims and refugees as victims, never perpetrators. Canadians have died and there is our Prime Minister, whining about alleged hate crimes to his beloved prize voters. He makes me sick.
commented 2016-01-18 20:53:13 -0500
Sorry – below I meant to say ‘I do not wish Muslims any harm’. I think readers will figure it out but it is important I am clear on this point. Dam fat fingers at the worst possible moment!!
commented 2016-01-18 20:44:18 -0500
I am not a fan of Trudeau and I do not support the Liberal party and I really dislike ‘progressivism’. I will also say that I am not Muslim nor will I ever be a Muslim and I categorically reject Islam. With that said, I wish Muslims any harm or ill will. Acts of violence and the like should be rejected and all citizens should publicly speak against these kind of acts.
I am going to give Trudeau a pass on this one. Maybe he is jumping the gun. I don’t know but the above post referred to the incident as arson. If it was arson then the people responsible should be punished to the full extent of the law. This should be no different than if this was some club for atheists, or an evangelical church, or a synagogue, or someone’s house. Canadians respect the rule of law and when they don’t they break the social contract. When that social contract is broken the consequences must be meted out with no partiality. Everyone is equal under the law in this country or at least I still hope so! If that ever changes I want to be the first one to stand up in armed revolt against the government. This is where the line must be firmly drawn.
commented 2016-01-18 20:33:46 -0500
HO Hum—- because they intend to expand it and spread peace and good will throughout the Land.
commented 2016-01-18 20:18:43 -0500
I wonder, did Trudeau ever think that this Mosque burning could have been an act of God, even if it was torched by persons unknown, it would still be an act of God, he works in strange ways.

If I were the PM I would be more careful, I am sure God must be upset at what he is doing, especially the way he is treating Canadian Christians and Jews.

I would advise him to beware the Wrath of God.

One day he will hear, in his head, the deep voice of God, and God will say, JUSTIN, YOU PISS ME OFF.

Trudeau, the great Dicktraitor.
commented 2016-01-18 20:18:05 -0500
Wynne and Notely are going to look like Saints and Purveyors of Patriotism by the time we gain the courage to hang Justin.
commented 2016-01-18 20:17:45 -0500
The sad thing is not one of the many media in attendance challenged Trudeau on the FACT that no arrests have been made and therefore we have no way of know about motive.

Another thing completely overlooked by the media is the FACT that the mosque raised $110,000 online DESPITE HAVING INSURANCE TO COVER DAMAGES!! The mosque gave most of the money to local charities but they pocketed $33,000. Why? Why aren’t police investigating the mosque for raising money under false pretenses?
commented 2016-01-18 19:50:34 -0500
Actually only 27% of Canadians voted for JT, 31% of Canadians never bothered to vote.
39% of 69 = 27%
commented 2016-01-18 19:28:35 -0500
Deborah Graupner said: “Obama’s Minnie me is lying! He is copying his hero B.O. The funny part is that there are about 60% of eligible voters, who never voted for this loser. So I expect the little boy will be crying when that 60% pushes back!” Which is why (wait for it), the RCMP those coming enforcers of Sharia will be moving post haste to disarm Canadians!
commented 2016-01-18 19:15:41 -0500
Nothing speaks to the gravity of the situation better than the scores of selfies he was taking with his followers. Peace on him.
commented 2016-01-18 19:15:40 -0500
Nothing speaks to the gravity of the situation better than the scores of selfies he was taking with his followers. Peace on him.
commented 2016-01-18 18:22:10 -0500
Obama’s Minnie me is lying! He is copying his hero B.O. The funny part is that there are about 60% of eligible voters, who never voted for this loser. So I expect the little boy will be crying when that 60% pushes back!
commented 2016-01-18 18:03:38 -0500
Guy Fraser – exactly!
commented 2016-01-18 17:59:02 -0500
It is just a likely Justin Arranged for the fire to push his agendas. No evidence either way, purely partisan politics and pro Sharia propaganda.
commented 2016-01-18 17:55:43 -0500
Anyone that says that crap about peace being upon you is a Muslim. Christians’ share the peace that passes all understanding, which is God’s peace. The only real peace comes from the one true God, the God of Israel.