“She’s a champion of equal rights, except when it comes to Jewish rights,” Foxman said of Sarsour. “She plays that game, ‘I love Jews, I don’t like Zionists.’ Well, I’ve got news for her. Every Jew who’s a Jew prays to Jerusalem, says ‘Im eshkachech Yerushalayim,’ (If I forget you, Jerusalem.) So this is a throwback to 1948.”
Whether devout Muslims will respect this law is a whole other matter. Muslims come to this country with a ready-made model of society and governance that they faithfully believe supersedes man-made law. It is the Islamic precept of hakimiyyah – the principle of Allah’s exclusive power and right to govern, legislate, and pass judgement.
“For a long time, we’ve been saying that Christians in the Middle East needed a protector,” the Canadian philosopher Mathieu Bock-Côté wrote in Le Figaro. “This has never been truer. But who is willing to play that role? France was, for many years. Over the past few years, Putin’s Russia has claimed that role, as if it was being called to take over as Europe renounces its Christian origins.”
Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil for lashing out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a Friday Justice Department statement relating to the city’s non-compliance with federal immigration law and crime.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently weighed in on the heated debate over the Friday prayers for Muslim students in public schools in the Peel District School Board (PDSB).
Trudeau reiterated that Canadians should behave “beyond tolerance towards acceptance and friendship” with other fellow citizens from all faiths and cultures.