June 16, 2006

June 16, 2006: Ban radical Sheikh ...

Muslim and Non-Muslim Canadians: Ban radical Sheikh invited to address young Canadian Muslims

Please send an email to Monte Solberg, Minister of Immigration, Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, and Stephen Harper, Prime Minister

Ottawa, Canada, Thursday, 15 June, 2006 - The Canadian Coalition for Democracies (CCD) is calling on Immigration Minister, Monte Solberg, to refuse entry on security grounds to Sheikh Riyadh Ul-Haq of the United Kingdom. Ul-Haq is scheduled to visit Canada at the end of June to speak to various Muslim groups in Toronto and Montreal.

"Sheikh Ul-Haq has preached hatred of Hindus and Jews while glorifying martyrdom and jihad,” said David Ouellette, director of CCD. “Canadians may have just narrowly escaped the kind of massacre that occurred in the London transit system last year, a massacre perpetrated by young British Muslims radicalized by such racist, violent rhetoric.”

"If the Harper government is serious about ending the radicalization of young Muslims in Canada and protecting the lives of Canadians, banning Ul-Haq and like-minded preachers from entering our country is absolutely essential."

“Last week at a press conference on Parliament Hill, a spokesperson for one Muslim group said that Islamic extremism is ‘impossible to see’ here in Canada,” Ouellette added. “It is impossible not to see the inflammatory extremism of this radical Sheikh, and we hope that Muslim groups will protect their youth and fellow Canadians by joining the call to ban Ul-Haq from entering Canada.”

"Fighting radical Islam and its promoters is a key component of the war on terror," said David Harris, CCD's Senior Fellow for National Security. "Our government must take steps to confront Islamist incitement at every opportunity, otherwise Canadians may experience the same horrors as the residents of London, Madrid and New York."


We must stop the preaching of hatred and jihad in Canada. This would be a start.

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