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    Poll Designed to Show That Canadians Are Racists

    A Triumph for Multiculturalism Over Democracy

    Now that its battle on free speech issues with certain Human Rights Commissions is settled, youd think Macleans magazine would be the last to accuse anyone of thought crimes.

    Maybe its a delayed case of Stockholm Syndrome, but a Macleans poll-based feature story in the May 4 issue, Divided by religion: What Canadians think of Sikhs, Jews, Christians, Muslims .&Nbsp;. . , reads as though conceived and interpreted by the very HRCs that harassed the magazine.

    Like the HRCs, the article assigns a pre-emptive judgment of racism arising from opinions rather than any actual racist speech or acts: Readers are informed at the outset that Canadians hold deeply troubling biases because fewer than one in three Canadians can find it in their hearts to view Islam or Sikhism in a positive light.

    This Angus Reid poll, a survey of only 1,002 randomly selected Canadians, does not seek to offer a disinterested overview of Canadians views on religions other than their own. Rather it is a foregone conclusion cloaked in the respectability of scientific methodology, proving that Canada is a racist society.

    Through selection bias the poll reveals what we think, but not what they think. It permits old stock Canadians (Christians or Canadians of Christian heritage) to be held up for public shaming. But the views of specific minority groups such as Muslims, Sikhs and Tamilswho might have revealed themselves to be insufficiently celebratory of religious diversityare spared public exposure.

    One of the polls many weighted markers for intolerance is that far more Canadians point to Islam than to Christianity as a religion that sanctions violence. Macleans thus unreasonably penalizes objectivity, implying it is bigotry to acknowledge world events, and racism to honestly assess cultural outcomes over history.

    Of the many features offending against minimal standards of objectivity in this poll, two stand out as especially discrediting.

    One is Macleans solicitation of editorial commentary on the poll numbers from Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of Islamism-supportive CAIR-Can. CAIR-Can has never repudiated Islamic terrorism and fellow-travels with the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood is openly committed to the promotion of stealth jihad, and is universally acknowledged as the intellectual fountainhead of Sunni Islamic radicalism. No media organ should invite such an extremist institution to pass moral judgment on Canadians.

    The other is Macleans overt editorial criticism around the very low level of acceptance for shariah law. Hostility to officially sanctioned shariah law is falsely linked here with negativism toward Muslims. In fact Canadians opposition to shariah represents a wholesome rejection of Europe-style cultural suicide.

    It is offensive that Canadians should be implicitly labelled racists for upholding democratic ideals over willfully blind multiculturalism. To regard the phrase clash of civilizations without ironic quotation marks is not a sign of hostility toward individual Muslims. On the contrary, national self-interest demands that we view Islamism and the dangers posed by radicalized Muslim youths with dread.

    Sensationalizing and condemning Canadians thoughts around other religions or cultures is a socially unhealthy impulse. If thoughts were the equivalent of action, it would be easy, by polling our sexual fantasies, to conclude we are a nation of perverts. To what constructive end in either case?

    Our deeds are all that matter. By that measure Canada is probably the least racist society on Earth. Ironically, it is because old-stock Canadians display racist behaviour so infrequently that desperate HRCs have been driven to persecuting thought crimesas Macleans should know.

    So enough with these divisive show-trial polls that undermine heritage Canadians cultural confidence, while validating minority grievance-collecting and entitlement. They are lose-lose projects.

    It is the norm amongst academics to teach that only white Christians can be racist. But surely Canadians are entitled to expect better from Macleans. And surely, having itself passed an ugly few hours with Big Brother, Macleans should cleave to intellectual integrity as if its very life depended on it.
    http://www.amren.com/mtnews/archives...umph_for_m.php

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    Canadians Should Show Passport to Enter US

    A new border rule requires Americans and Canadians to present their passport or other secure documents if they want to cross the border and enter the United States.

    In what has been described as a lenient approach to enforcement, the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative taken effect on Monday is intended to secure US borders.

    "We're not denying any Canadians entry into the United States," said US Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mike Milne. "We are informing or reminding them of the new requirements."

    So far the only document the travelers needed to enter the US was a driving license. But under WHTI all travelers, including American citizens who want to reenter the country, should present their passports or federal identification cards to cross the US borders on the north or south.

    Despite taking effect the new border rule has not been too strict so far, and nobody knows when guards will begin turning away Canadians trying to enter with just a driver's license.

    "We really don't have a set date on that yet," Milne said.

    Critics of the new law maintain that WHTI could potentially put at risk regional commerce.

    "I guarantee you there's someone in Kansas or someone in Ottawa who's never even heard what WHTI is, who is used to going on their summer vacation with their driver's license," Roger Dow, president of the US Travel Association said.

    The new rules, US officials said, are aimed at securing borders.

    The US has recently started flying drones on its long border with Canada to uncover problems with drugs, border crossings or terrorism.
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    Canada Introduces Gender-Neutral Passport Option

    In a move to promote acceptance and equality, Canada has introduced a third sex category option on passports and other government documents.

    Beginning August 31, people can select X as an unspecified gender designation, which will be available on any federal document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Travel Pulse reports.

    By introducing an X gender designation in our government-issued documents, we are taking an important step towards advancing equality for all Canadians regardless of gender identity or expression, said the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, Canadas Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, in a statement. All Canadians should feel safe to be themselves, live according to their gender identity and express their gender as they choose.

    This move is part of a larger push to embrace nontraditional forms of gender expression. Back in November, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed a special advisor on LGBTQ2 issues to promote equality for the LGBTQ2 community, protect the rights of its members, and address discrimination against them both historical and current.

    However experts are worried that those with an X on their passport might run into issues when trying to enter other countries. Im really worried that in countries like Uganda and Jamaica, where being LGBT is illegal and theres laws on the books that prosecute people for identifying as trans, that this could leave people open to arbitrary detention, it could leave them open to scrutiny at airports, degrading treatment, said Adrienne Smith, a Toronto immigration lawyer who specializes in transgender legal issues, to Global News.

    Canada is not the first country to address gender identification on passports and other identification cards. According to the New York Times, Australia, Bangladesh, Germany, India, Malta, Nepal, New Zealand and Pakistan all have a third gender option available.

    In June, Oregon became the first state to allow residents to mark their gender as not specified on applications for drivers licenses, learners permits and identity cards.
    http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/0...rt-option.html

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