This is a You Tube video of a problem that is cropping up in the US, and no doubt happens in Canada too. It will only get worse, I suspect. Women are particularly vulnerable since they carry a purse. Check it out: Sliders
I am offering another web page. There is an op-ed piece in todays Calgary Herald, written by a Bob Breakenridge, where he outlines some of how he feels regarding some speakers that have come to Calgary and have spoken at various Muslim functions. As he points out at the start of his commentary, Calgary has had Muslims here for years, coming from all different sects and countries. His concern and from what I read in his column, I am too, is the message some of the speakers bring to these meetings.
The Muslim Council of Calgary, has brought in Imam Siraj Wahhaj as the featured speaker. He has argued that the Islamic penalty for fornication, which would include adultery and pre-marital sex, is 100 lashes. He has said of thieves and adulterers “If Allah says 100 strikes, 100 strikes it is, if Allah says cut off their hand, you cut off their hand, if Allah says stone them to death, through the Prophet Muhammad then you stone them to death.”
Last year they brought in a Dr. Bilal Philips as the featured speaker at an event billed as a “Celebration of Islam in a Multi Cultural Canada.” Philips is on record describing homosexuality as “evil and dangerous” and believes that AIDS represent divine punishment for gays. He also believes that the Islamic punishment for gays is death.
There is a lot more in the Breakenridge column and it can be accessed via the web by Googling Calgary Herald. Breakenridge is a broadcaster in Calgary at Newstalk 770. weeknights at 9:00 to 11:00 pm.
You can check out more information too at the Calgary Muslim web page: Muslims
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy
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