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January 5, 2016

Canada has ‘no intention’ to cancel $15bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

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On the latest  Saudi arms deal, the new Liberal boss in Ottawa Canada is just like the old Con boss and Liberal Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s approval the bulk of the Saudi arms deal could have been written by former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper. Well. If further proof was needed that the sunny new regime in Ottawa is perfectly capable of behaving just like the un-sunny previous regime, we now have it, in a memo that was stamped “Secret,” then rather inconveniently laid bare in the Federal Court of Canada. Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion,  wilful blindness and justification for selling billions worth of fighting vehicles and weaponry to Saudi Arabia, one of the most oppressive regimes on Earth.is still unacceptable.  Dion explicitly endorses Saudi Arabia’s ruinous military campaign in Yemen, the victims of which, according to the United Nations, are overwhelmingly civilian. Sadly Saudi Arabia’s fundamentalist Sunni regime is grimly determined to suppress, by any means  any demands for autonomy by Shia populations living on the Arabian peninsula. When Shia demonstrations erupted in Bahrain during the so-called Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia sent armoured columns across the causeway linking it to the Sunni-ruled island, which proceeded to pitilessly crush the dissent, imprisoning and killing and torturing and demolishing Shia mosques. The kingdom was also an eager and early bankroller of the Sunni rebels in Syria. That some of those groups were affiliated with al-Qaeda is relevant to Riyadh. Then there is the little matter of how the Saudis treat their own citizens. They have a hideous record of torture, oppression, arbitrary arrest and mistreatment of detainees, suppression of speech and religion, and institutional misogyny.  Bur when the Liberals were in opposition: “Principled foreign policy indeed.”Once in government,   moral outrage is a less affordable luxury.  Canada is not  any more hypocritical than other countries that shill vigorously for their arms manufacturers.  Talking out of the sides of their mouths is the Canadian way. Also, it’s not like the Saudis are killing their own. Mostly poor foreign “jackals” and no bodies so who cares…right?  You wanna know why they don’t care about the Saudis attitudes. The affluent are incapable of caring. Incapable.  Elite: a group of persons exercising the major share of authority or influence within a larger group. Everything after election including lies, fraud is legal. for the Lieberals too.  The  majority of the electorate made it fairly clear that they  wanted change. They have been screwed again.  Don’t look for positve change under any Canadian regime as even  the Liberals have no courage, brains or backbone to make their own decisions.   Canada   supporting a country that abuses human rights and importing their oil making them richer and richer  and how much more hypocritical can they get… The liberals “change” was just a haircut… When it comes to war,surveillance state and pocket book issues neo-liberals and neocons are twins. Most are sheep led by corporate media

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Growing anxiety about weapons sales to Saudi Arabia is prompting the European Parliament is  urging a ban on arms exports to the Mideast country. The European Parliament called on the European Union to impose an arms embargo against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, saying Britain, France and other EU governments should no longer sell weapons to a country accused of targeting civilians in Yemen. EU lawmakers, who voted overwhelmingly in favor of an embargo, said Britain had licensed more than $3 billion of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since Saudi-led forces began military operations in Yemen in March last year. Nearly 6,000 people have been killed since the coalition entered the conflict, almost half of them civilians, according to the United Nations, and the European Parliament said it was acting on humanitarian grounds.”This is about Yemen. The human rights violations have reached a level that means Europe is obliged to act and to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia,”Saudi Arabia, a country with an abysmal human-rights record .

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International concern is mounting about Canada supplying arms to the Saudis as the Canadian government waits for production to begin of weaponized armoured vehicles that Ottawa is selling to Riyadh in a $15-billion transaction – the biggest manufacturing export deal ever struck in Canada.

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The passage of the resolution in the European Parliament would not be binding but would be a moral censure of trade with Saudi Arabia and put further pressure on the Trudeau government to reconsider Canada’s role in equipping the Saudi military.

2A PRAYERS

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Protesters in the Canadian capital of Ottawa demanded the cancellation of an arms deal with Riyadh, worth some $15 billion, after Saudi Arabia executed dozens of prisoners..

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“Canada opposes the death penalty and decries the execution of 47 individuals in one day in Saudi Arabia on January 2, 2016.”  The Saudi regime has a history of locking up bloggers, executing critics and cracking down on dissent. “In the wake of these executions, we reiterate our call to the Government of Saudi Arabia to protect human rights.” in Canada Conservatives and now effectively under the Liberals: backing the Saudi regime despite its poor human-rights record. That is U.S. policy, and it has been Canadian policy, too, Conservatives and now effectively under the Liberals: backing the Saudi regime despite its poor human-rights record. That is U.S. policy, and it has also been a Canadian policy, too

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“The Canadian light armoured vehicles, or LAVs, that will be sold to Saudi Arabia are not  mere jeeps. They are   armoured vehicles with gun turrets on top. And they are being sold to an internal security force, not Saudi Arabia’s regular army. That force, the Saudi Arabian National Guard, is tasked with protecting the royal family. It deploys its armoured vehicles at protests. There can be no assurance they will never be used against Saudi civilians.” Some of the armoured combat vehicles Canada is selling to Saudi Arabia in a controversial $15-billion arms deal will feature medium- or high-calibre weapons supplied by a European subcontractor – such as a powerful cannon designed to shoot anti-tank missiles.  This contradicts Justin Trudeau’s assertion during the federal election campaign that the deal brokered by the Canadian government was merely for what amount to “jeeps.”

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Canada’s condemnation of the most recent gross human-rights violations by the Saudi regime rings   hollow . Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to play an activist role in promoting Canadian business and investment with a major trade mission to China who is another major human rights violator, China’s treatment of Tibetans , the Chinese  they are also guilty of spying in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals clearly now are guilty of dual standards, hypocrisy when it come to making money and human rights concerns. Money comes first to them too.

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While  Stéphane Dion, Canada’s foreign affairs minister called on the Saudi’s to “protect human rights, respect peaceful expressions of dissent and ensure fairness in judicial proceedings”, Canada is particularly concerned that the kingdom’s execution of Sheikh Nimr which could “further inflame” sectarian tensions in the Middle East.   The move was condemned as a violation of human rights across the globe.

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Still Canada has ‘no intention’ to cancel $15 bn arms deal with Saudi Arabia   despite Canada now condemning the executions of 47 prisoners in Saudi Arabia as the deal is the largest military exports contract in Canadian history. The biggest Saudi mass execution in decades – delivered by beheading and in a few cases firing squad – is  falsely not moving Ottawa to reconsider a massive deal to supply the Mideast country with armoured fighting vehicles. The transaction will support about 3,000 jobs in Canada for 14 years.  Activists allege Saudi Arabia sent Canadian-made fighting vehicles into Bahrain in 2011 to help quell a democratic uprising. The Canadian government does not deny this happened.  Critics including Project Ploughshares and Amnesty International have cited Riyadh’s abysmal human-rights record

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The federal rules oblige Ottawa to examine whether arms shipment to countries with poor human rights records would endanger the local population.   Amnesty International has cited the kingdom’s “abysmal human rights record” and said the Canadian transaction would appear to violate their export-control regime. The Liberal government’s support for the Saudi deal comes even though they have pledged to sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which regulates the flow of conventional weapons.

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Canada and the US are falsely taking side with Saudi Arabia over Iran. The Justin Trudeau Liberal government are not the peace makers they had  lied and said they were during the elections. Relations between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite-dominated Iran have been strained for decades. The oil-rich foes have also been divided over the nearly five-year war in Syria, where Iran is backing the regime, and the conflict in Yemen where a Saudi-led coalition is battling Shiite rebels. Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records in the world today.

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Why the increase of Islamic wars today?

About 1,300 years ago after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, a succession crisis divided Muslims; and the widening schism continues to play out today. The dispute over how to replace Muhammad as the leader of the Muslim world after his death in 632 — and increasingly after the deaths of subsequent leaders — led to competing iterations of the Islamic faith, diverting followers into two major branches — the Sunni and the Shia with doctrinal distinctions created the schism. In History we also did have the non violent Catholics and the Orthodox split.

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The Islamic split began very early history of Islam. Those pushing for selecting successors as caliph of the Islamic State and as the religious authority only from among the family of Muhammad became known as the Shia, from the Arabic for “the followers of Ali,” a reference to Muhammad’s son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib. Those pushing for a selective process based on seeking the most qualified from the wider tribal context became known as the Sunni, from the Arabic for “people of the tradition.” This was really a political dispute, but that political dispute early on over who should continued over centuries and a theological sectarian split. A study in 2009 by the Pew Research Center says there were more than 1.57 billion Muslims around the world, about 23% of the world’s population. Of those, 10 to 13 percent were Shia and 87-90 percent were Sunni. It is largely where those Shia live that has become important. The majority of Shias (between 68 to 80 percent) live in just four countries: Iran, Pakistan, India and Iraq. In many other countries in the Persian Gulf, Shia remain a minority within Sunni dominated states. That makes theology increasingly also  political.

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The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of thirir own Islam whose beliefs do differ from the regional Sunni-Shiite tensions They literally want to overthrowthe world and replace it with thei own Islamic view of the future.  In 2014, after taking control of territory in the Sunni heartland of Iraq, ISIL proclaimed itself a caliphate, calling other states illegitimate and placing itself as the exclusive authority over the Islamic world, as if the world was the same as it was 1,300 years ago. SIL targets Shia Muslims as well as the West as it imposes its strict interpretations within territory it controls. ISIL wants to convince everyone the struggle is one epic clash of civilizations between the false Western religions and the Islamic World — with themselves as the true  representative of the world’s Muslims and as their religious authority — their caliph, the scholars said. The ISIL also carves its bloody notion of a new Islamic State world wide  lashing out at targets both within the Muslim world and in the West. They claim they do  have restored the Islamic empire called the caliphate as they believe that the caliphate is required in order to properly implement Islamic law and Islamic governance. They consider other systems of governance, even if there’s a Muslim sitting at the top, as illegitimate as long as the caliphate is absent. Members of the two branches if Islam, Sunni and the Shia had originally lived together peacefully and intermarried, but this highly politicized, the divide also becomes next “very heated” and now lead to calls for excommunication from the Islamic faith. In the current context of the self-declared Islamic State, that means death to all, even the.Sunni and the Shia Islamists

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The notion of Shia now  being the dangerous iteration shifted through fundamentalist Sunni groups such as the Taliban, al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also referred to as ISIS). For a while, exploiting the Sunni-Shia split served the interests of nations controlled by either branch. Saudi Arabia, is also guilty of forcefully exportating it’s Suuni Islamist ideology. The ISIL, Shia-Sunni split is terribaly important when the major backers of each branch are dominating influences in the same, sensitive region: Middle East, Iran and Saudi Arabia. The ISIL, Iran and Saudi Arabia has aquired loads of money and are  now also able to acquire, and to finance many  Their recruits, many ISIL recruits too..

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 Saudi Arabia under King Salman is rejecting U.S. and European calls for human-rights reforms, King Salman surprised observers last year by moving quickly to position the kingdom even closer to the xenophobic Wahhabi religious establishment. These clerical leaders preach an intolerant form of Sunni Islam that denounces Shiites and other so-called heretics.

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The source of Islamic extremism that promotes the sort of ugly brutality that is carried out by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) lies also  with the fanatical Wahhabi strain of Islam,   rooted in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the only countries in the world where Wahhabi Salafism is the state religion. However, this agenda does not stay in these states because it is actively propagated throughout the Muslim world. Over the last few decades, billions of dollars have been pumped into a huge campaign aimed at eroding the more moderate strains of Islam and replace them with the more extremist variety. If the West really wants to crack down on ISIS and make inroads into reducing the funding for the promotion of such violent extremism, then this means confronting Saudi Arabia, rather than continuing to bury heads in the sand.

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The policy of Saudi Arabia is in total contradiction to the interests of the West”

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And the war in Syria, being waged by Saudi-backed rebels against the Iranian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad, has begun in the past few weeks to go Iran’s way, thanks to the intervention of Russian forces last fall in support of the Assad regime. Meanwhile the citizens of Saudi Arabia  o are beginning to feel the pinch from the deflated price of oil. Saudi subsidies that often are doled out to win popular support are being withdrawn and taxes are being raised to try to address the shortfall in available public funds.

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The Western allies have increased their military campaigns against the terrorist group, those in neighbouring Arab nations, seemingly better-placed to weed them out,  have been mostly indifferent and why?   it basically comes down to Iran. “Iran and Saudi Arabia underpin everything going on,”  “The reality is that Islamic State is seen in the region as less of a problem than the prospect of an ascendant Iran,” The prospect of any meaningful military activity on the strength of 34 co-operating Islamic nations against the IS   here is thus still null.  “And there are certain countries that would like to see IS thrive as long as they don’t come and take their territory. Some are  even funding IS so it’s a real   can of worms.”   “Their concern about IS, while a real concern, will continue to take a back seat until such time they have reduced the threat of Iran by removing it as a principle player in the region, and by removing the Assad regime in Syria, providing that Islamic State forces do not overthrow the government in Baghdad.. ”

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/should-we-deport-all-muslims-from-canada-2/

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Germany said it would “critically review” its future arms exports to Saudi Arabia,  Germany now has  warned Saudi Arabia  that  Berlin would review military exports to the oil-rich nation in light of Riyadh’s mass executions of prisoners two days earlier. Germany has  already refrained from selling the Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifles, battle tanks,  and other offensive military weapons to Saudi Arabia.   In the first six months of 2015, Germany permitted the export of arms worth over 178 million euros ($192.56 million) to Saudi Arabia. Germany is the world’s fourth-largest arms exporter, with sales valued at roughly $4 billion in the first half of 2015.  Exports to Saudi Arabia last year included patrol boats, all-terrain vehicles, aerial refuelling equipment, drones and parts for combat aircraft and armoured vehicles. “A moratorium on arms exports would be the right signal now – business as usual is not an option,” CDU politician Michael Hennrich, who is head of the German-Arabic parliamentarian group .

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PRESSURE is also now building on Britain to halt all weapons sales to Saudi Arabia after Germany pledged to “review” its trade links with the kingdom. Amnesty International estimates arms worth £1.75bn were sold to the kingdom in the first half of 2015 alone.  Britain has long been accused of fuelling that conflict by trading weapons and machinery with the Arab kingdom.  Saudi Arabia has been a major buyer of UK weapons since the 1960s, with around 240 UK Ministry of Defence civil servants and military personnel working in the UK and Saudi Arabia to support contracts between the two countries. “UK bombs and fighter jets have been central to the destruction of Yemen. As long as Saudi enjoys the political and military support of the most powerful Western nations, then it will continue oppressing its own population and those of neighbouring states.” As  the continued sale of arms from the UK to Saudi Arabia is illegal, immoral and indefensible.   “Thousands of civilians have been killed in Saudi-led airstrikes, and there’s a real risk that misery was ‘made in Britain’. The UK must halt these arms sales immediately.”

France has now also condemned Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 prisoners, including a Shiite cleric, and voiced concerns about growing tensions in the Middle East following riots in Shiite-dominated Iran. France opposes the death penalty “in all places and circumstances.

In Belgium, the  Minister-President Geert Bourgeois, announced  that he has refused an application for an export licence to ship weapons to Saudi Arabia.

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see also

https://putin1hero.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/turkey-s-war-with-putin-is-also-about-oil/

A bad Liberal is equal to a bad Conservative.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/a-bad-liberal-is-equal-to-a-bad-conservative/

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October 1, 2009

Racism, Dire warning of Israeli strikes on Iran

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See also https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/18/jews-arabs-none-of-them-politically-correct/

The recent news of construction of a covert nuclear installation in Iran – Qom, has created a   major blow to the credibility of the American intelligence community, which has continued to undermine Israeli reports of growing concerns of a real nuclear threat. Israel feels it might have to deal with the situation on it’s own.  In other words, to prevent Iran from developing a single bomb (Israel has  a rather intimidating deterrent) we should simply learn to live with more terrorism here.  http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/09/29/israeli_expert_dismisses_fear_than_an_attack_on_ir/

Speculation: Israeli Strike Against Iran Inevitable and the Americans Will “Recuperate” If An Attack On Iran  occurs”…  Iran’s Islamist leaders THEMSELVES also   have for decades called for Israel to be eliminated from the pages of history, fueling calls by many Israelis for their government to strike and destroy the Iranians’ ability to make nuclear weapons. Israel has for some time warned it is ready to launch preemptive strikes against Iran’s nuclear facilities at any time. With international pressure growing on Iran to freeze its nuclear program, analysts say Israeli leaders are toning down those warnings and giving diplomacy a chance to work.  For months, Israel warned it was ready for an immediate preemptive strike on Iranian targets much like the ones it conducted in the past against Syria, and Iraq under Saddam Hussein.   Israel says all options remain open  meaning that Israel is not in danger of disappearing because it has the means to deal with Iran. 

U.S. Wonders if Iran Is Playing for Time  October 2, 2009  WASHINGTON — President Obama got what he said he wanted when United States negotiators met with their Iranian counterparts this week in Geneva: direct engagement, without preconditions, with Iran. President Obama is trying to walk a fine line between celebrating a possible breakthrough in negotiations with Iran and being wary of the possibility that Tehran may just be playing for time.  But the trick now for Mr. Obama, administration officials concede, will be to avoid getting tripped up. In other words, is the Iranian government serious this time?  The clearest risk is that the Iranians may play for time, as they have often been accused of doing in the past, making promises and encouraging more meetings, while waiting for political currents to change or the closed ranks among the Western allies to break.  After Tehran agreed to send most of its openly declared enriched uranium outside Iran to be turned into fuel, Obama administration officials were clearly walking a fine line on Thursday between celebrating what could be a possible breakthrough in international efforts to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions and sounding appropriately skeptical http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/world/asia/03policy.html?em

 WASHINGTON —  “We regret the reports of Israel’s plans to approve additional settlement construction, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement. “Continued settlement activity is inconsistent with Israel’s   international commitments to the peace proces sunder the Roadmap,” he said, referring to the blueprint for a permanent two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  “As the president has said before, the United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued settlement expansion and we urge that it stop,”  http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gEeOBTqrp_Xwhd8Lzshr-sppfjew

UN Finds Signs of War Crimes on Both Sides in Gaza New York Times –   A United Nations fact-finding mission investigating the three-week war in Gaza issued a lengthy, scathing report on Tuesday that concluded that both the Israeli military and Palestinian armed groups “committed actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity.” …

“We are right to question the state of Israel’s actions and I am not anti-Semitic for doing so. I think the religious fundamentalism exhibited by certain Zionist and Orthodox Jewish groups needs to be dealt with in a similar manner to Islamic fundamentalism, I don’t see the distinction between the two, both are equally repulsive. “

*Jews, Israel for a start falsely, to try to get the support of others, even like to use the term anti Semite often, as a false diversion  even for a start,  as  they here supposedly want to say that they alone are not the objects of the hate, racial  attack but so are the others..  Although the term anti-Semitism has wide currency, it is regarded  as a misnomer, falsely now  implying discrimination against all Semites, including all Arabs and other peoples, who now firstly are not the clear targets of anti-Semitism today as it is usually the fact. It is not the past Jewish culture being attacked now too, but rather their presently specific now bad  personal acts, poor values associated with Israel, especially when they the Jews too often and  falsely, undeniably too now, the chosen ones,   tend to think they are now really superior to all other nations too and they can do what they want, for they can do no wrong. Rather this is not so in reality, they the Jews too can be held accountable for their too often now bad acts as well… even against the Palestinians.

God still wants both Jews and Arabs to live in peace.. peace takes both parties real participation too.  

Psalm 133:1  A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2  It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3  As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

 Not surprising  Calgary has the highest rate of hate-motivated crime in the country, according to a new study released by Statistics Canada.. there racism does exist. And it’s a shame that it does. 
 
The other four cities were all in Ontario. Calgary is the most racist place in Canada, there is a lot to hate about Calgary I m not surprised. People in Calgary treat colored people like a 2nd class citizen. I don’t know about Ontario, but the conditions here are atrocious. Canadians have this misconception that they are tolerant people I can tell you about Calgarians, majority are racist. Everyone saying “I’ve been here for a million years and have seen no sign of any sort of hate crime!” must walk around with their eyes closed. I never thought so much racism, homophobia and just plain ANGER could exist. It’s really sad .This province has set a selfish pace.. our politicians are self-serving, they have little regard for the less fortunate, and they do little to enhance fairness. We’ve dug ourselves a hole, stuck on narrow-minded politics. It’s no surprise hate crime is up – we teach intolerance when our example is “every man for himself.” Search “The Calgary School” to see how this all spread to a national level – as intolerance is fueled and thrives, it will grow and spread.  This story does not surprise me in the least. As a Calgarian I was always amazed at how common blatant acts of racism, bigotry, and intolerance were – and even more amazed at how apathetic the average Calgarian was to these acts. I think if anything, the more recent diversification of Calgary from places such as the east coast will help to displace the older, narrow-minded baby boomer generation that has dominated and suppressed the culture there for so long. It just adds to the Eastern persona that Calgary is full of red neck hicks and right now, I can’t blame them.  “I liked the comment about attributing the high number of hate crimes in Calgary to new arrivals from the East. I believe this is what psychologists refer to as “deflecting” or projecting one’s own character failings onto others.   If newly arrived Easterners are truly responsible for all the hate crime, then what attracted them to Calgary in the first place?”   http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2008/06/09/hate-crimes.html.
 
In 2006, 92 hate crimes were reported in Calgary — about nine incidents for every 100,000 people in the city, or three times higher than the national average of three per 100,000, said the agency Monday.

 
“The Criminal Code of Canada says a hate crime is committed to intimidate, harm or terrify not only a person, but an entire group of people to which the victim belongs. The victims are targeted for who they are, not because of anything they have done. Hate crimes involve intimidation, harassment, physical force or threat of physical force against a person, a family or a property.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/hatecrimes/
 
 
Race and ethnicity still top the list of Canada’s most common motivators of hate crimes, according to a Statistics Canada. It is too easy to  slip into racism like everyone else.. It likely has a lot to do with Calgary’s past history and cultural non mixing population make up.. Mormons, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Evangelicals, Mennonites, Germans, Ukrainians.. Calgary’s history includes wild west rustlers.  Most people in Alberta are eastern arrivals for only the natives are the originals.. who mow still wrongfully often are despised too. Vey few Black  or Asian people – Chinese, Korean, Japanese, etc.,  in the first place in Alberta as well.. Most people do not have main relatives, senior parents in Alberta.. and the only part of the town I found was friendly was Calgary NW… Most Calgarian churches are not mixed now as well.. segregated rather.. First RCMP post too. 1/4 of hate crimes in Canada  at least  are directed at Aboriginal people and Calgary is no exception here .. 
  
Alberta’s  political leaders and police themselves undeniably have to take the main blame too for racism, hate by their own bad examples. 
 

Most hate crimes committed by strangers in the Police-reported data indicate that hate crime incidents differ from crime in general in that they are more likely to be committed by strangers than by persons known to the victim (The  police itself tend not to report on thmselves still though – they are known to also absue natives Canada wide.. )   http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85f0033m/2008017/5200141-eng.htm

Conservative MP apologizes for ‘hurtful’ comments on aboriginal people  Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2008   CBC News  A Conservative MP who on Wednesday told an Ottawa radio station that former residential school students need a stronger work ethic, not more compensation dollars, has apologized for his comments. Pierre Poilievre apologized Thursday for questioning the value of residential school compensation. (CBC)  Pierre Poilievre stood in the House of Commons Thursday to say he was sorry for his remarks, which were made just hours before Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered a public, formal apology to former students of the native residential school program. “Yesterday on a day when the House and all Canadians were celebrating a new beginning, I made remarks that were hurtful and wrong,” Poilievre said. “I accept responsibility for them and I apologize.” Poilievre had come under heavy criticism for telling CFRA News Talk Radio that he wasn’t sure Canada was “getting value for all of this money” being spent to compensate former students of federally financed residential schools. “My view is that we need to engender the values of hard work and independence and self-reliance. That’s the solution in the long run — more money will not solve it,” Poilievre said.

 

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/harper-stays-silent-on-gaza/  

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/anti-jewish/

( Excluding racism againts Canada’s natives and the police themselves ) There were no hate crimes reported in Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières,( and we know that French seperatists do not hate the english or ethnic minorities in these towns?  dream on) St. Catharines-Niagara and Saskatoon. Relatively low rates were reported in St. John’s, Gatineau, Greater Sudbury, and Thunder Bay.

Hate crimes per 100,000 population
Calgary 9.1
Kingston, Ont. 8.5
Ottawa 6.6
London, Ont. 5.9
Toronto 5.5
Source: Statistics Canada
 
  
Calgary was one of five cities that reported data higher than the national average. Both Toronto and Calgary have some of the highest Jewish population as well. Due to relatively low coverage in some provinces, provincial comparisons of police-reported hate crime are limited to Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia where virtually 100% of all police services and detachments participated in the hate crime study.. The report is flawed depending on the municipal police reports accuracies too. We tend to know that landlocked towns tend to be more racists over seaport or border, tourist towns.

 

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