8 Nov 2012
No charges? No closing of the school? No deportation of the staff, including being stripped of citizenship if they had managed to obtain it under obviously false pretenses? Incredible.
8 Nov 2012
The Canadian Prime Minister should be sent two things. He should be sent the account of Mohammed's attack upon the Khaybar Oasis, as described in the excerpt from this infinitely vile 'schoolbook' cited in the National Post article. Captioned: 'blaming the victims: the Muslim version'.
And to go with it, for purposes of comparison, he should be sent a copy of what the scholar S Margoliouth had to say, in 1905, about the significance of Khaybar:
"The taking of Khaibar marks the stage at which Islam became a menace to the whole world.
'True, Mohammed had now for six years lived by robbing and brigandage; but in plundering Meccans he could plead that he had been driven from his home and possessions; and with the Jewish tribes of Medina he had in each case some outrage, real or pretended, to avenge.
'But the people of Khaibar, all that distance from Medinah, had certainly done him and his followers no wrong; for their leaving unavenged the murder of one of their number by his emissary was no act of aggression.
'Ali, when told to lead the forces against them, had to enquire for what he was fighting; and was told that he must compel them to adopt the formulae of Islam.
'Khaibar was attacked because there was booty to be acquired there, and the plea for attacking it was that the inhabitants were not Moslems.
'That plea could cover attacks on the whole world outside of Medinah and its neighbourhood; and on leaving Khaibar the Prophet [sic] seemed to see the world already in his grasp...
'Now the fact that a community was idolatrous, or Jewish, or anything but Mohammadan, warranted murderous attack upon it; the passion for fresh conquests dominated the Prophet':
David S Margoliouth, in Mohammed and the Rise of Islam, pp. 362-363.
Mr Harper should also be given more details about the circumstances of the taking of Khaybar, as they appear in the canonical texts of Islam, known to all instructed Muslims, and contemplated by them with nothing other than unrepentant triumphal gloating: the attack at dawn upon unarmed farmers as they went out to cultivate their fields; the slaughter of many of the men; the enslavement of many of the women and children; the torture-murder of Kinana; the rape, that very night, by Mohammed, of Kinana's teenaged wife Safiyyah, and his stuffing her into his ever-expanding harem. That is what the Muslims are teaching their children to admire, and to view as just and as justifiable - a mass-murderous, plundering assault upon peaceful oasis farmers, the murder of a man and the rape of his newly-bereaved wife.
And the question should be asked, pointedly: if any other school in Canada, run by any other group, had been found with textbooks containing similar sorts of stories, and similar teachings - teaching its students, for example, that wholesale destruction of a Jewish community was justified on the basis of "Jewish intrigues and conspiracies" - would that school be permitted to continue in operation?
It might be worthwhile sending the same passage from margoliouth's book, to the National Post editor, along with relevant pages from Mr Spencer's 'The Truth About Muhammad'.