Reject the application of the Islamic Party of Ontario to run as a political party in Ontario
Dear Concerned Citizen,
The Islamic Party of Ontario has officially registered its name with Ontario elections authorities and plans to run candidates in Ontario’s next provincial election. Thing is, their platform is a bold statement of intent to make sharia law the ruling authority in the province. This platform reflects the supremacist strains found within Islamic ideology and declares Islam to be the native “DEEN”, or religion, of Ontario. It demands that Allah’s law “set the fundamental principles of the outlook of life and practices in private to public life --political, social, education, economy, health, environment, and the justice system”.
Obviously, it is intended that all Ontarians will need to trade in their Charter Rights and individual freedoms for the tenets laid down in sharia law. Free speech will need to yield to sharia speech codes that criminalize the criticism of Islam. Women will not have the same rights as men and non-Muslims will be disadvantaged in relation to their Muslim neighbours. The accepted and authoritative handbook of sharia law; “The Reliance of the Traveller”, shows this form of Islamic jurisprudence to be totally antithetical to Western legal concepts. Surely the Islamic Party of Ontario will be unsuccessful in its bid to form a provincial government, or will it?
The Islamic Party of Ontario will fail – won’t it?
It would be dangerous to assume that the Islamic Party of Ontario would hit a wall when it came to generating support within the Muslim community. This community is a powerful and growing political force and has the clout to impact outcomes in major city centres such as the GTA. This power was evidenced in the last federal election of 2015 when, with the organizing efforts of “the Canadian Muslim Vote”, 88% of the Muslim population turned out to help upwards of 11 Muslim candidates win their races.
This strength will only grow as the Canadian government works hand-in-hand with the U.N. to effect Agenda 2030’s Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees. These Compacts will see the international coordination of mass flows of migrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim-majority regions of the world to major Canadian city centres. As Canada gives over sovereignty of its migration and refugee policies to international law and harmonization, the Islamic Party of Ontario will have access to a growing and potentially supportive base. The issue becomes, will this base be energized by the Party’s sharia narrative?
The Canadian Muslim electorate – friend or foe of sharia?
Remember the M-103 study period held by the Heritage Committee in the fall of 2017? If related witness testimony taught Canadians anything it was that the Muslim community in Canada is split on the matter of sharia. On one hand, the majority of witnesses explained that they had come to Canada to escape Islamic law. On the other, we heard from spokespersons representing national, Muslim advocacy groups who saw Islamophobic discrimination as a problem removed from any sharia-based concerns. Which group of witnesses is representative of the Muslim community as a whole?
If Canadian and American Muslims can be treated as a common commodity for political purposes there might be reason for concern here. This, as the majority of the latter believe they “should have the choice of American or shariah courts, or that they should have their own tribunals to apply shariah”. Combine this with a growing number of Muslims that are arriving from much more sharia-friendly domains and the introduction of a GCM that will further limit Canada’s ability to be selective and the voting results may surprise. Still, if the ballot-box question is “sharia”, Islamist voters might not have the juice to get the Islamic Party of Ontario through the “first-past-the-post” electoral system. Just imagine, though, if sharia was allowed to fly under-the-radar as it has to date or if the Province went to a “proportional representation” electoral system as was officially proposed in 2007. Regardless and even if the worst happened, our politicians and judges would save our individual, fundamental Charter Rights. Wouldn’t they?
No worry, our élites will save our fundamental rights – won’t they?
We may be whistling past the graveyard if we expect our national political and judicial leaders to preserve fundamental Charter Rights from the supremacist and exclusionary aspects of officialised sharia law. After all, our Prime Minister has called Canada a country with “no core identity” and believes “Islam is not incompatible with Western secular democracy”. He and his Party have also been front and centre in defending Motion M-103 and its contention that an undefined “Islamophobia” needs to be “quelled”. In doing so, he fell into lock-step with European politicos that have fought the same fight by criminalizing the criticism of Islam and embracing sharia courts. As for our own Supreme court, they have been busy “balancing” away your fundamental freedoms to bolster the equality rights of certain “identifiable groups”. No, the federal élites cannot be depended on to turn back the march to sharia law in Ontario and beyond. This will need to be a bottom-up effort.
Make your concern known, sign this petition
Canadians across the land need to be concerned with what is happening in Ontario. Ontario may be in sharia's crosshairs now but the Islamization movement is worldwide and coming for every province and territory. Sign this petition and express to Premier Ford your concern that the accreditation of the Islamic Party of Ontario as an official party threatens your Charter Rights. Your signature will be automatically registered as a dedicated email that will land on Premier Ford's desk thereby ensuring he is made aware of your individualized concern.