Before I discuss here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I want to wish my grandson, J... Happy Birthday! I'm looking forward to seeing you and celebrating your special day! Happy Birthday!
Today, there is something I would share with you, here on LwL.
Here is a link for an article by torontosun.com that is entitled, Muslim voting guide grant was 'weird': deputy minister: https://torontosun.com/news/national/muslim-voting-guide-grant-was-weird-deputy.
Hopefully, you clicked on that link, and read that article... that was posted February 18, 2020. I will share it (I copied/pasted):
The deputy minister of industry in an internal email described use of a taxpayer-funded research project to publish a 2019 Muslim voting guide as “weird,” in documents obtained by Blacklock’s Reporter.
The guide criticized opposition MPs for activities that “foment the kind of fear and moral panic that leads to violence and hate.”
“In the event we did pay for this, I’m just wondering if in fact we have any policies at the councils about paying for this stuff that is overtly political in the sense of paying for stuff that, for example, purports to guide people in how they should vote?” wrote Deputy Minister Simon Kennedy.
“It would seem weird that such a guide would be something we would subsidize no matter what one may or may not think about the content.”
The voting guide was published Oct. 18 by the Canadian Islamophobia Industry Research Project at Wilfrid Laurier University. The department said it was unaware of the guide until notified by B’nai Brith Canada on Oct. 24.
However in their successful application for $24,923 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, researchers said they intended to “create profiles of key public, media and political figures as well as organizations who produce and distribute Islamophobic ideologies and propaganda,” according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
“The Islamophobia industry is comprised of media outlets, political figures, academics, think tanks, far-right groups and ideologues, and the donors who fund their campaign,” read the grant application.
“These individuals, groups and institutions comprise a network that supports and engages in activities that demonize and marginalize Islam and Muslims in Canada.”
The Muslim voting guide gave Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier “fail” marks on immigration, refugees and Islamophobia, while Liberal and New Democratic leaders were given passing grades.
Scheer’s well-documented association with controversial far-right and Islamophobic public figures makes him complicit,” said the guide. “Bernier indicates little concern for the plight of oppressed people.”
Protests prompted an urgent call from the minister’s office, according to Access To Information records.
“Yikes,” emailed one Humanities Research Council staffer. “Let’s treat this confidentially,” replied Brent Herbert-Copley, executive vice-president of the council.
Dr. Natalie Brender, senior advisor to the council president, cited Twitter posts critical of the subsidy.
“Many dozens of tweets about this now from all sides so (we) can see why the prime minister’s office is worked up,” wrote Dr. Brender.
The council, in one staff email, insisted grants were “managed at arm’s length from government,” a claim disputed by Dr. Brender.
“The arm’s length phrasing concerns me because the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council does report to the Minister even if we are not a government department per se, and I doubt any of the critics of this issue will be mollified by that distinction.”
The council at the time promised to investigate the voting guide.
It remains posted on a university website.
It was amazing to me, when I read that article, because as it seemed to be that Muslims were being led by our Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau... who is in control of our government here in Canada.
Of course, Justin Trudeau did support Muslims... when he was hoping to be elected... by telling them on the news almost every day, that he would support them if he was elected... and would give them more rights.
I believe he was hurting everyone here in Canada who were NOT Islamic.
Thinking about that, made me think about Matthew 24:4, "And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.".
Amen! And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
I have NOT been deceived, as some other people have been.
Hopefully, Justin Trudeau will NOT be re-elected, again... for I believe he only wants to hurt Canada... since many years earlier, he tried to separate the Province of Quebec (where I was born and have relatives) from Canada.
Please join me in prayer... for if Justin Trudeau is NOT re-elected, he won't be able to deceive many Canadians... who he does NOT support well.
If you do, I believe God will bless you.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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