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Canadian Iranian lawyer Sayeh Hassan
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Promotion of Islamist Ideology in Toronto-Canada

by Sayeh Hassan, April 12, 2012

As many of you may have noticed, Toronto is increasingly being targeted by Islamist to promote Islam and Islamism, to recruit Muslims, especially younger individuals into the Islamic movement, and to create a certain united Islamic front.

The Imam Mahdi Islamic Centre which was created in 2004 by “certain Iranians” is one such place. While the Centre keeps a low profile and flies under the radar of non-Muslims and non Islamists, it is quite active within the Islamic community, promoting the Islamic ideology practiced by the Islamic Regime dictatorship in Iran, and recruiting individuals into the Islamist movement.

The Centre has organized a series of events featuring Dr. Mir Bagheri which started on April 3rd and will continue until April 13th. Mr. Mir Bagheri is an influential religion professor under the Islamic Regime.

It is no secret that the Regime is active in sending religious and cultural attaches to Canada in order to “normalize” and promote the Islamic Regime and the type of Islam practiced by the Regime. These cultural and religious representatives can take the shape of film makers, directors, actors and singers, influential scholars and professors etc… These individuals through cultural or religious events try to hide the brutal dictatorship that has been oppressing the Iranian people for 32 years, and instead focus on culture or religion in an attempt to show a different side of the Islamic Regime in Iran.

The organizers of this event have tried to keep the event low key, no doubt to prevent protests and any other type of criticism.

It is crucial to realize that this is not an Iranian issue or an Iranian problem. The promotion of the Islamic Regime and its brutal values which is actively taking place in Canada affects all Canadians. It is the responsibility of each one of us to become engaged, vocal and active against this dangerous trend.

The first step to take is awareness, to become informed and inform others around us of such activities taking place. Once we are aware and armed with knowledge we must take action through protests, writing, and voicing our concerns with the Canadian Government.

Let’s Get Started!

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran

 
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