Quebec National Assembly Bans Kirpans

Yesterday, February 9th, the Quebec National Assembly voted for common sense over political correctness. It was a great day.

Of course, the political-correctness freaks don't see it that way, but really... who cares?

And it wasn't a vote that left any room for doubt, either. The vote in support of security workers who stopped four Sikhs from entering the assembly in January because they were carrying kirpans (typically made from iron, kirpans range in blade size from 3 inches to over 3 feet) was unanimous: 113 - 0.

The four were apparently coming to testify on Bill 94, which bans Islamic face coverings, and all four refused to remove their ceremonial daggers, and were refused entry as a result.

Bill 94 has massive support, if the polls are anything to go by.  The idea has 95% support in Quebec, and 80% support across the rest of Canada.

Louise Beaudoin presented the motion to support security workers, partly because she wanted to get a clear idea of where provincial Immigration Minister Kathleen Wall stood on the issue, that being security vs. religious freedom.

Speaking to the press, she made a good point about the unwillingness of the four Sikhs to respect Canadian values.

Frankly, they could have made an effort to respect our institutions and our values.

But that’s the thing about multiculturalism, isn’t it.  It’s the club used to beat the rest of us down, to tell us how intolerant we are, all the while giving special rights to specific minorities.

It’s not about protecting or enhancing Canadian culture as some acolytes would have us believe.  It’s about undermining and destroying Canadian culture by ensuring nobody has to assimilate into Canadian culture.

You and I would probably have been arrested for carrying a concealed dagger into the Quebec National Assembly.  We would likely have been charged with carrying a concealed weapon dangerous to the public peace, and sent off to visit Bubba in the Big House.

Yet Sikhs want to cry that this is a “human rights violation”.

Please, let’s pretend we’re willing to have even the slimmest hold on reality, okay?

Nobody is going to die because they had to give up their dagger, no matter what name they want to put on it.

Human Rights should apply to everyone equally.  They shouldn’t give one group of people the right to do something that would send everyone outside that group to jail.

That’s absurd.

Yet that’s exactly what the Supreme Court of Canada ruled back in 2006.

The Supreme Court, in a stunning show of their usual stupidity and disconnection from reality, ruled in 2006 that the kirpan is not a weapon, but a religious symbol, like a crucifix.

Right.

That decision needs to be revisited, and by revisited, I mean reversed.

You see, the facts in that case are this:  12-year-old student Gurbaj Singh Multani brought an 8-inch kirpan (knife or dagger) to school, and managed to accidentally drop it on the ground.

Naturally, school officials and parents were concerned that a kid was bringing an 8-inch knife to school.  But the Supreme Court, masters of all they survey, know better than us little people, and ruled that it’s not only okay for Sikh students to carry concealed weapons to school, but it is their Right.

As with all moronic decisions the Supremes make, this one had the usual unintended consequences, and they weren’t good.

In 2008 a 13-year-old Montreal student was charged after threatening another student with his kirpan.

The Supremes couldn’t see that one coming?

I’m shocked.

Unlike a crucifix (a small cross, typically about an inch tall and worn about the neck on a chain), the kirpan is not just a religious symbol, but a dagger that can be used to kill someone. Or at the very least,it can be used to threaten to kill someone, like the 13-year-old Montreal student did in 2008.

Can you imagine some Christian child trying that?

“You be careful or I’ll take off my crucifix and stab you with it!”

Sounds really plausible, doesn’t it?

Yeah, not so much.

Carole Poirier, another member of the Quebec National Assembly, said that the decision by security personnel was justified, citing the 1984 shooting spree where Denis Lortie took two machine guns into the Assembly, killed four people and wounded thirteen more.

“Are we going to allow the Supreme Court to dictate to us?” she asked?

Thankfully, the answer to that is a resounding NO!  If only the rest of Canada’s provinces would have the balls to stand up for themselves against Ottawa and the Supreme Court!  But no, Quebec is the only province that routinely tells Ottawa, and in this case the Supremes, to pound sand.

The funny thing is that Quebec not only “gets away with it”, they get rewarded for it.

Naturally, the World Sikh Organization of Canada wants to make this a human rights issue.

"We're disappointed that the wearing of the kirpan, which is a human rights issue, has been politicized," Balpreet Singh, legal counsel representing the World Sikh Organization of Canada, said in a statement. "Today's vote represents a turn away from the values of tolerance and multiculturalism."

To which Beaudoin replied:

“Multiculturalism is a Canadian value, not a Quebec value.”

Full marks to Ms. Beaudoin for setting the record straight.  AND for making it clear that Quebec is not and has never been a signatory to the 1982 Trudeau Constitution.

She also called multiculturalism divisive.

She’s right.

Unless, of course, you  believe it’s okay, as George Orwell so aptly put it, that “some pigs are more equal than others.”

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One thought on “Quebec National Assembly Bans Kirpans

  1. RE: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/kirpan-puts-canada-on-brink-of-multiculturalism-debate-no-one-wants/article1903372/

    Dear Mr. John Ibbitson,

    The only Canadians who don’t want a debate on multiculturalism are those Canadians who spit on their country, like you, and allow it to be overrun by those who come not to be Canadians…but to create little enclaves within our country, to destroy our heritage and culture, to use our country as a source of revenue and staging ground for terrorist actions, to use it as a base for drug importation and distribution, to demand change and accommodation for their every whim and desire. You, Mr Ibbitson, are little more than a piece of human garbage, just another cell in the arrogant, sneering Liberal politically correct multiculturist cancer that eats away at the heart of a once great country. As you piss on our traditions, our history and our heritage, you sell the very soul of this country to the lowest bidder, to the immigrant war criminal, to the immigrant criminal, to the immigrant terrorist, to the immigrant Aids carrier, to the immigrant who arrives at our borders with an extended hand, an overwhelming sense of entitlement and expectation based on nothing more than skin colour and the ability to fog a mirror.

    Our new guests, armed with the mantra of most newcomers and given licence with the full support of contemptible souls like you, treat us daily to tongue lashings and shrieks of “intolerance”, “racism”, “human rights” ad infinitum, ad nauseaum. If not catered to they clog our courts with frivolous and vexatious lawsuits. Courts are not the only weapons in their arsenals. The ever popular tax payer funded “Human Rights Commissions” are the preferred avenue of redress for every thin skinned immigrant with an axe to grind. Didn’t get that job…RACISM!!!. didn’t get that promotion…RACISM!!…don’t get put to the front of every line they stand in….RACISM…didn’t get that low cost housing and free education….RACISM!!!! It’s enough to make one vomit.

    Mr. Ibbitson, you turn a blind eye as our immigration system is manipulated and made a mockery of with Asians in Halloween masks, billionaire tyrants, anchor babies, specious refugee claims and the hundreds of Tamils who, boarding a virtual cruise ship, step off onto our shores and into the hands of a government funded festival of boot licking costing the Canadian taxpayer millions of dollars. These ‘New Canadians” come to our country with much more than just suitcases and duffle bags. They bring with them their petty tribal wars and grudges. They bring the revolting and deviant facets of their cultures like child brides (pedophiles), genital mutilation, slavery, wife burning, the identification and abortion of female fetuses and the wrapping of women in sackcloth. All of this and still, Mr. Ibbitson, you look away, turning your toe in the dirt mumbling “cultural diversity, human rights and tolerance”

    From the Official Languages Act to the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer and the singing of our national anthem in our schools, there is not one law, tradition or facet of Canadian culture that has not suffered assault after assault at the hands of immigrants and Hindus and Sikhs have been at the very forefront of that assault. The list of grievances from our East Indian guests is long indeed: turbans in the RCMP, turbans in our Legions, turbans in our Armed Forces, kirpans in our schools and kirpans in our legislatures. It is obvious from the whimpering and whining of Hindus and Sikhs as they parade about our legislatures all puffed up with self righteous indignation and the airs of injured martyrs that they are not happy here in Canada. Well, may I suggest they pack their bags and GO HOME!!!!

    Even the sanctity and worth of Canadian citizenship is not immune to the abuses of newcomers. Our new guests become “Canadians of Convenience” living in war zones and using their citizenship as a “get out of jail fee” card should life in war zones ‘neath tyrants become too difficult. Witness the recent events in Lebanon and now Egypt as they squeal to the international press when, as Hyphenated-Canadians, playing the Immigrant New Canadian Race Card, they demand first class airline tickets home at the expense of the Canadian taxpayer. These “New Canadians”, they come not to embrace Canada but to strip mine this country for their own pleasure and gain at the expense of the original citizens.

    (yeah yeah yeah….I know….now you’re going to remind me about the “original citizens”…the Indians….well, try reading the book “Riddle of the Bones” by Roger Downey”….funny thing that…..skull of a man….8000 years old…and he’s…….wait for it!!!!………WHITE!!!!!!!….YUP CAUCASIAN!!!!!….YUP…… there goes every land claim and land claim cheque…….indian leaders, glorified panhandlers the lot….note the recent revelations of Chief Shirley Clarke of the Glooscap band in Nova Scotia, 950,000 dollars in annual salary for the stewardship of 300 souls……nothing like skin colour and liberal sentimentality to fatten a bank account not to mention getting a good table in the local bistro)

    Mr. Ibbitson, your message to immigrants is quite clear…..

    WELCOME TO CANADA, DO AS YOU PLEASE, WHEN YOU PLEASE, TO WHOM YOU PLEASE, WITH COMPLETE IMPUNITY AND IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION, BRING WITH YOU SICKNESS AND DISEASE AND A LONG CRIMINAL RECORD THAT SHOULD INCLUDE WAR CRIMES AND LEISURELY ATTEMPTS AT MASS MURDER AND GENOCIDE AND IF YOU’RE SHORT OF CASH WE’LL HELP FUND IT WITH TAXPAYERS DOLLARS!!!

    But, if you hadn’t noticed Mr. Ibbitson, the times they are achanging. The pendulum swings back, the winds of change are afoot in the United States, Europe and here in Canada. Leaders of nations around the world have admitted that multiculturalism is a murderous and miserable failure that has done almost irreparable harm to their countries. Even the most patient people in the world, the Dutch, after watching their country ravaged and virtually destroyed at the hands of immigrants has had enough. Geert Wilders, a Dutch MP who won a stunning 28 seats in the Dutch parliament recently, did so on a platform of total immigration reform.

    Geert Wilder’s speech in the Dutch parliament several days ago echoed around the world. Wilders stood and demanded the expulsion of immigrants, particularly muslims, from his country who are intent on the destruction of the same. Wilders has called for the closing of the immigration doors to his country, the closing of islamic schools, the termination of government funding for immigrants and the immediate deportation of all immigrants who have committed a crime in the Netherlands. This outrage is spreading across Europe as the same sentiments expressed in the Netherlands are echoed in Germany, France and Britain.

    The joy-ride is over, our patience has worn out, we have been slapped around, spit upon, insulted, injured and treated like fools. The backlash has arrived. Can you feel the breath of the storm on your neck Mr. Ibbitson, does it frighten you? Can you feel the anger of those who extended hands of generosity and kindness only to be spit upon and have those hands bitten…..this outrageous and injurious immigrant ingratitude fully supported, nay, diligently cultivated by hand wringing uber-sensitive politically correct perm-apologists like yourself who, saddled with a terminal case of post imperialist white guilt, find offence and some sort of “ism” in everything from breakfast cereal to long distance calling plans. Mr. Ibbitson, you are an endangered species, soon to be run into corners like vermin and…….and……and……..well Mr. Ibbitson, use your imagination as to what follows. In the end it will be not a day too soon and good riddance say I and a great many Canadians. As for the looming debate on multiculturalism, bring it on, the sooner the better.

    I am reminded of the words of an Australian Prime Minister John Howard:

    ‘Immigrants, not Australians, must adapt. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’ This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’

    ‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society. Learn the language!’

    ‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

    ‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

    ‘This is our country, our homeland, and our lifestyle, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our Christian beliefs, or our way of life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’
    ‘If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’

    I have a Western Union for you Mr Ibbitson, this is not the country for an immigrant, any immigrant, if he chooses the divisive and destructive course of action he has. He can go back to his own country and I will purchase the ticket. Considering your manifest hatred of this nation perhaps we can make that a passage for two.

    Mr. Ibbitson, my ancestors can be traced back in North America to the landing at Plymouth Rock. My family has, through the past four centuries, poured sweat and spilled blood in the forging of a great nation, Canada. I will not see my heritage, my culture, my country, my homeland turned into a cesspool through the immigration of the most troublesome and lowest common denominators from every third world country around the globe. I will not see it destroyed through liberal sentimentality and lunatic immigration policies.

    In closing Mr. Ibbitson, perhaps you feel your role as journalist is to provoke thought and dialogue. I strongly suggest you mark very carefully the degree of provocation you incur. Your vomitous screed spewed from the bully pulpit of a national newspaper may be welcome fare for thoughtful tete-a-tete in the local Starbucks but there are many who, with long memory’s , find your avocation of every ungrateful immigrants fancy and whims to be the treacherous promotion of treason.

    Just a couple of thoughts…..

    and Mr. Ibbitson, whilst you are choking on the Liberal bile rising in your throat, I’II say it for you……

    (amounting to nothing more than the hateful, intolerant, narrow minded, genocidal, racist, misogynist, self serving, malignant propaganda of another monstrous, indian abusing, immigrant hating, redneck, Western Canadian Conservative, oppressive, land stealing, dream-catcher destroying, happy hunting ground plundering White Devil….who, considering his refusal to continue funding the criminal and outrageous actions of our “New Canadian Immigrants”, must be a closet Neo-Nazi who not only doesn’t buy his coffee at Starbucks but burns crosses on the weekend and kicks his dog…….

    what a bastard I am!!

    Regards,

    Don Laird

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