November 16, 2016

Muslim-only housing in Montreal: Does this reflect “Canadian values”?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Kellie Leitch is running for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and her signature policy is something so basic, I’m stunned that it’s controversial: Leitch wants a test for new immigrants to Canada, to make sure they accept Canadian values.

As in, equality of men and women; tolerance for other religions, that sort of thing. You know: the separation of mosque and state. (If you agree, please sign our petition here...)

But now a new message has come, from Montreal:

Nabil Warda has plans for an 80-home housing development, but only for people who meet his test, for Muslim values. 

I haven’t heard a peep on this from Justin Trudeau, or Maryam Monsef and the other Muslim MPs in the Liberal party.

Why? Because they do not oppose it.

In Toronto, as we have shown you before, there are already Muslim-only subsidized housing compounds — where if you’re not Muslim, you’re banned, even if you’re poor and disabled.

Yeah, Canadian values. They’re just as important as money matters, and taxes and jobs.

American values were important to American voters in the U.S. election.

I suspect Canadian values will be important to Canadian voters in the next...

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commented 2016-11-21 17:45:42 -0500
@katrina USTAJEVIC…The Halifax I grew up in had schools that segregated genders. It also had Catholic and Protestant school boards which created a Halifax that was just a shot away from being as conflict ridden as Belfast in Ireland. A lawsuit bankrupted the Catholic Church and all of that division changed.

In spite of what you might hear about Africville…it was a third world slum and an indictment on society…I now see a Halifax where black and white kids play on sports teams together…and if there is racial divide it is fed by “nigga” culture from the USA

Now you would re-introduce this division…I honestly don’t think it’s a good idea.
commented 2016-11-19 13:12:55 -0500
Katarina I have had Muslim neighbors in my neighborhood with zero problems. There are many many neighborhoods to choose from. As you suggested Canada is a big country. If in it’s vastness you cannot find people you can tolerate living beside, there is also plenty of places where your closest neighbor is miles away, if none of these options are tolerable perhaps you might want to consider if you are the intolerant one.
commented 2016-11-19 13:05:17 -0500
Katrina Ustajevic: Your arguments are ridiculous and not founded on law. Yes is a large country what has that got to do with anything? There are many large countries in the middle east as well but I don’t think any of them would put up with a takeover of territory. 2. No one is stopping you from associating with whoever you like to but your freedom to associate stops when it impedes on other people’s rights to purchase property that is by law available to all. You may want to read the link through in it’s entirety before posting it because it says nothing about preventing others from buying property based on religion or race.
commented 2016-11-18 22:09:53 -0500
Canada is a huge country.
More than enough room for all of us to form our own little communities.
Who says that I want to live in their community?
commented 2016-11-18 11:35:03 -0500
A propos Nabil Warda’s plans for an 80-home housing development catering to sharia values . New homes built with toilets facing the ‘RIGHT’ direction, no less, so has not to offend Mecca’s kabaa when doing your business. Islam is infested with a million a one fetish. In this ghetto, Sharia devoted souls will be saved from eternal fire by not paying interest on loans~!?!
When will the holy-jihad to create another autonomous ’ land of the pure ’ the creation of an other failed state governed by sharia begin …
commented 2016-11-18 03:59:22 -0500
The Canadian reality in the 1950s, with the influx of hundreds of thousands of political refugees from war torn Europe, was that many chose to live in proximity to their kinfolk, BUT there was never a hard borderline as to who chose to live where… THAT’S A FACT!…Sure there were Polish enclaves, Dutch enclaves, German enclaves, Polish enclaves,, Baltic enclaves, and later on, Portugese and Italian enclaves:…Hell: Toronto’s emerging downtown skyline of highrises were built by the Italians!… But none of those social enclaves were ever the No-Go Zones of the Muzzie ilk… It’s THE fundamental difference of what is going on now, and what too many, enjoying the shield of hundreds of years of Western Culture, fail to appreciate now…
commented 2016-11-18 01:32:59 -0500
Katrina: What we are trying to prevent is forced segregation which hasn’t seemed to work out so well in other parts of the world. If people do not like democratic values they should remember no one forced them to come here or is forcing them to stay.
commented 2016-11-18 01:24:42 -0500
Katarina Ustajevic: You seem to have got it backwards. No one is telling you where you can or cannot live but you cannot tell anyone else where they can or cannot live either. That is the essence of equality. If you set up neighborhoods for Muslims only then you are not respecting the rights of others to buy properties that become available to the general public. Again if someone denied a Muslim an opportunity to buy a property simply because he is Muslim then he would have a right to be angry. It works both ways.
commented 2016-11-18 00:48:50 -0500
It was the use of profanity that gave you away..
commented 2016-11-18 00:48:01 -0500
Katrina… That rhetoric almost sounds kind of familiar… Are you sure you’re not hiding behind a pseudonym..?
commented 2016-11-18 00:07:55 -0500
My philosophy is this
1. I respect you, promise to do you no harm and will not interfere in your life
2. I expect that you will reciprocate and leave me the “F” alone.
Another victim of ideology that lives in a dream world.
commented 2016-11-17 22:29:47 -0500
My philosophy is this
1. I respect you, promise to do you no harm and will not interfere in your life
2. I expect that you will reciprocate and leave me the “F” alone.
commented 2016-11-17 22:27:58 -0500
Mind-blowing how “conservatives” want a big government
to dictate where and how people should live
and who they should associate with.
This is Alt.Reality
commented 2016-11-17 22:24:49 -0500
Forced integration?
commented 2016-11-17 22:23:24 -0500
Integration not segregation…
commented 2016-11-17 22:19:48 -0500
You can lead socialist to water and forcefully drowned it but you cannot make it drink if it is not thirsty..
commented 2016-11-17 22:19:33 -0500
Katarina Ustajevic: You could not legally say a piece of property can not be purchased by someone based on religion, sex or race. A gated community has more to do with those who can afford the extra security than anything else. If someone were to refuse to sell to another because he was black or white could result in a lawsuit.
commented 2016-11-17 21:59:13 -0500
Katarina Ustajevic: First off the tax payers should not be asked to pay for it. Secondly I have to ask you how would you feel if a Muslim was told you are not allowed to live here? That is the flip side of the coin. If it is bigotry to say a Muslim can’t live here why is the reverse not true?
commented 2016-11-17 20:58:10 -0500
I can understand the need for no segregation in public life but I think I have the right to freedom of association. You guys are a bunch of socialists trying to dictate to me how and with who I can live. That is not liberty. If I want to live in a gated community and enjoy my private property the way that I choose with other like-minded consenting individuals then who are you to say I should not be allowed to do that?
commented 2016-11-17 20:10:24 -0500
Katarina Ustajevic: I think you are confusing self determination with group determination. In Canada the government is not supposed to use the tax payers money to allow one group to discriminate. As hard as it may be to comprehend we believe in equality without respect of one particular group.
commented 2016-11-17 18:46:02 -0500
Katrina… Here in Canada we integrate not segregate into separate communities..
How hard is that for you to understand..?
commented 2016-11-17 18:44:09 -0500
Don’t tell me what I support Katrina… You are a leftist through and through so you would be unable completely understand or extrapolate any information to a logical conclusion from anything that I had to say
commented 2016-11-17 18:34:29 -0500
Liberty, freedom of association, self-determination are not socialist rhetoric. I am a libertarian conservative that believes in the equal dignity of all people. YOU support government mandated living which takes away from the self-determination required for individual dignity. Your desire to prevent me from setting up a community of private property and do with it what I want is big government socialism.
commented 2016-11-17 17:26:34 -0500
Katrina… Replying to your comment to this thread. Under many flags we are divided as a nation under one flag we are united.
All that socialism and rhetoric that you put forth sounds good in theory but the reality of it is people divided are amongst themselves.
commented 2016-11-17 15:46:09 -0500
Leviticus: Sorry if I caused any confusion but I had not intended to compare Nazis with far right extremists. I was trying to suggest this term “alt right” was one being thrown around by the MSM and initially to me it was just a rebranding of terminology for conservatives but at a later point seemed to now be being used to include nazi or racist references which I never realized they had intended to include. I do agree that the Nazis were national socialists who were on the left of the political spectrum.
commented 2016-11-17 15:40:08 -0500
I have no problem with this.

I believe in the right of self-determination and freedom of association. I think we should all be allowed to build our own gated communities based on shared values and beliefs. This means that Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and Atheists should all have the LIBERTY to create their own communities.

Likewise if someone wants to build a Chinese, Black, Indian, white or whatever community they should have the right.

BUT is Muslims can build a Muslim community while a Catholic is not allowed to build a Catholic community then we have a huge injustice.
commented 2016-11-17 14:34:42 -0500
Moderate libertarian… It seems to me that the majority the overwhelming majority of Canadians not only on this site but others as well seem to prefer free speech and liberty… It’s a very good thing that your ultra tiny minority does not rule the majority… In free countries the majority rules.
“when the people fear the government you have tyranny.. when the government fears the people you have freedom” what is so hard to understand about that.?
commented 2016-11-17 13:54:22 -0500
Moderate libertarian… I think you have a split personality and you have to do that in order to garner support for yourself because you and wretchedearth are one and the same.
How pathetic when you must open another account to agree with yourself to convince other people that your SUNNI ways are what’s best for Canada.