March 09, 2017

Bigoted shoppers overreact to shouts of “Allahu Akbar” and “I’ve gotta gun”

David MenziesMission Specialist

I’ve changed my mind about M-103, the motion that may one day lead to making Islamophobia illegal. At first, I didn’t think it was needed since I didn’t believe Islamophobia was rampant in Canada but an incident at a suburban Toronto mall last weekend gave me pause. 

A man, perhaps a Muslim, walked into the Winners store at Vaughan Mills and started yelling that he was visiting the store “in the name of Allah”. Shoppers ran out of the store looking for cover, some of them screaming.

He also said he was carrying a gun but didn’t say it was loaded and never fired it but the reaction of those shoppers was so typical of the stereotypes that prevail when you combine shouts of “Allahu Akbar” with the display of a firearm.

The poor gunman must have been shocked by what was clearly a rejection of both him and his faith.

Not one person engaged him in a thoughtful discussion about the “root causes” of his motivations but I bet that’s what Justin Trudeau would’ve done if he’d been shopping at Winners that day.

Forget about the trigger on the guy’s gun! Can you imagine how triggered he was by the rude reception for professing his love for Mr. Allah?

I hope the authorities find the poor guy and richly compensate him for his hurt feelings and offer him a heartfelt apology for the lack of inclusiveness those scaredy-cat Winners shoppers displayed.

Let’s all get behind the anti-blasphemy motion M-103! Just because someone walks into a store screaming “Allahu Akbar” and “I’ve gotta gun” doesn’t mean such a person should be stigmatized.

Surely, Canadians are better than that, and if we’re not, maybe we do need legislation to force us to think otherwise.

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commented 2017-03-12 19:20:05 -0400
Menzoid…just a few weeks ago I found a gun I have been wanting for some time on the rack my local hunting and fishing emporium at a real bargain price…I would say that this was just unbridaled enthusiasm…I wanted to run out of that store shouting…I’VE GOT A GUN!!!….but instead I installed the trigger lock and put it in the guitar case I use for making my purchases discrete…That fellow has got to learn about the prevalent hopolophobia in Canada…it’s just not like back in the old country where wedding parties feature clips of cheap Chinese ammo being blasted off from your AK-47 in celebration….Canadian hopolophobes are just so killjoy.

But I didn’t realize that WINNERS has started to feature clearance bargains in guns…tell me it’s true Menzoid….OH GOD BE PRAISED!!!
commented 2017-03-10 17:26:47 -0500
you wont hear of any attacks or killings in Canada the CBC only does warm and fuzzy propaganda for trudeau
not like reporting the truth
commented 2017-03-10 17:24:31 -0500
you are kidding, right? cause if you are not you are one crazy mother
one reason i would take him serious is in Canada you cant walk around with a gun and you wont get a license to go to the Winners store with it lol, so yeah i would take him so very serious lol
commented 2017-03-09 20:15:05 -0500
commented 2017-03-09 19:44:35 -0500
Too bad he didn’t try this stunt in a concealed-carry state.
commented 2017-03-09 17:48:36 -0500
Your a pistol Dave.
commented 2017-03-09 16:56:18 -0500
Was this gun toting Embassador of Peace ever caught?
commented 2017-03-09 16:30:41 -0500
I sure would feel a whole lot safer if we were more like Texas, Fraser. This is war and not one of our politicians will accept that truth.
commented 2017-03-09 16:06:35 -0500
He should be commended. He is doing yeoman prep work for the citizenry Just a precursor of much more to come. Kind of a pre-game warm up.

We are so screwed with baby doc on the controls.
commented 2017-03-09 14:24:58 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,949 Attacks, 211,248 Killed, 295,210 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-03-09 14:17:46 -0500
Good piece. I laughed when you talked about shoppers not wanting to engage in a discussion about the barbaric and poisonous contents of the Quran.
commented 2017-03-09 13:56:09 -0500
the difference of living in country like Canada and living in the great state of Texas is. In Texas if a beard toting muslim said ala Akbar I’ve GOT A GUN he would have had 5 Texans filling him full of lead bullets before he took his last breath
commented 2017-03-09 13:37:01 -0500
When did that happen? I didn’t see that in the news.
commented 2017-03-09 13:11:07 -0500
Yer a funny guy Dave…keep it up.
As for the perpetrator in question, whether he was some kind of dysfunctional Moslem terrorist incompetent retard, or an old-stock Canadian making a brilliant point, the message is pretty clear…
commented 2017-03-09 12:59:53 -0500
This is a how to:
Clear the check out lines.
Get a parking spot close to the door.
Find your car in the parking lot.
Impress everyone with your voice.
Claim exemption under M103.
commented 2017-03-09 12:34:06 -0500
No wonder shoppers reacted in this way! Firstly, someone walking into a shopping mall, yelling about “Allah” and that he has a gun, has committed a criminal offence and should have been arrested, regardless of race or religion.
commented 2017-03-09 12:33:33 -0500
These winners shoppers put 2+2 together and ran for their lives , but this time nothing happened , what a bunch of racist islamophobes they are
commented 2017-03-09 12:28:48 -0500
I used to shop at this mall all the time! He has a good point. When is fear considered lawful and when is it considered racism according to M-103 anyway?
commented 2017-03-09 12:19:40 -0500
I hope that the police were on hand to arrest all the Islamophobes running out of the store!!!

If not, they should have been. With M103, they WILL be.

Ain’t it grand?
commented 2017-03-09 12:12:08 -0500
Which Allah was he referring to? Must have been the other fake one that has nothing to do with Islam. Or perhaps they all misunderstood him and he actually said “in the name of Buddha”. Well terrorists are welcome here too. Islamic diversity is our strength.
commented 2017-03-09 12:01:10 -0500
Well, guess what.

People are afraid of islam.

Is anyone surprised?

Better that they bow down and submit – after all joe trudeau wants to invite tens of thousands more in to Canada.