If there is racism in Canada, there has to be racists but some racists are taking exception to this designation. It proves how deeply ingrained racism is that its proponents refuse to even acknowledge it. People of color have a tough fight ahead for equality and justice.
Police brutality in the US is inter-woven into the ruling power structure’s mode of operations as the long list of murders of innocent blacks shows.
Sporadic acts of looting during protests against police brutality led the American establishment and media to try and delegitimize the protests. The ruling mega-thieves have been plundering America’s wealth for centuries; they are in no position to complain about petty thieves.
More than three-quarters of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck while those at the top—the mega-thieves—have plundered $40 trillion of US wealth in the last 10 years. This is done quite “legally” since the laws are framed by their agents sitting in Congress.
Narendra Modi and his fascist followers are hell-bent on turning India into an exclusive Hindu state with no room for other religious groups. Their first target India’s 200 million Muslims but it will not end there. Modi’s racist policies have aroused Indians from a broad cross-section challenging its slide into absolute fascism.
Under pressure from pro-Israeli groups, Toronto City Hall has come out swinging against the annual Quds Day rally and want to deny it public space that the fascists, racist, zionists and white supremacists enjoy without any hindrance.
While the Western campaign to demonize Muslims is used to justify its war agenda, ordinary Muslims are being targeted by the Zionists, Christians, Hindus and even ‘peaceful’ Buddhists everywhere!
Black History Month is now well established in the US and Canada but it only ‘celebrates’ establishment-approved figures, not the true revolutionaries.
Murdering and mutilating men, women, and children; read and find out who did this.
Canada is a multicultural country but this is no guarantee against racist teachers. The case of one School principal in York Region (same locality where Crescent is based) has brought to the fore the danger of such people poisoning young minds.3
The much-maligned Muslims are the greatest victims of hate crimes as the growing attacks on Islamic centres and mosques show.1
The police in America can do no wrong even when they kill innocent people. Since the police investigate themselves, they destroy the evidence. In the unlikely event of a case going before the court, racist judges ensure police are exonerated. Not surprisingly, so many blacks have been killed in recent months. Black anger is understandable in view of such brutality. Even President Obama says the justice system is broken but is helpless to fix it.1
Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister-elect, has made a number of very encouraging promises. Will he be able to deliver on them is the big question. He has a lot going for him but whether he will be able to break the stanglehold of powerful lobby groups has yet to be tested. He is off to a good start with a clear majority in parliament. And the Muslim community had a lot to do with his resounding victory.
In this ninth volume of the multi-volume tafsir series, Imam Muhammad al-‘Asi has dealt with only the first 40 ayat of Sura al-Mai’dah. These ayat relate to important injunctions requiring detailed treatment, and hence the explanations here enable readers to understand the divine commands with the motivation to go out there and make some changes. Those readers that have followed the tafsir series thus far would appreciate the depth of treatment accorded to the Qur’anic ayat herein. Imam al-‘Asi has taken special care to link the divine commands to today’s reality and identify the present-day covenant violators and oppressors.2
Another horror has been perpetrated in the US, this time by a 21-year-old white racist supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina. Dylann Roof shot and killed nine members of a black church while they were studying the bible in the evening on June 17. The police have described the killings a hate crime and the state governor has called for the death penalty for the accused.