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lord patch
07-03-2008, 04:11 PM
these paranoid csis foos have been harassing me and other folk like it
was hunting season over here in victoria, bc. nasty likkle cowards on
a lynch party throwdown. they came to my mosque and have been asking
all sorts stuff about me.some bruhs left the area to get away from
them rather than become tom spies and informants for a facist sector
out of control. not too cool.


Mtl Hour - Media reports on Hezbollah incite CSIS visits

Media reports on Hezbollah incite CSIS visits

When CSIS comes knocking

Stefan Christoff

Montreal Hour July 3rd, 2008

Zuberi: Wants Arab and Muslim Canadians to know their rights
photo: Tatiana Gomez
Recent claims in the Canadian press that Hezbollah are actively plotting operations in Canada has created a media firestorm and fuelled targeted visits in Arab and Muslim communities in Quebec by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
The report about Hezbollah, a political party with an armed wing based in Lebanon that formed as an armed resistance to Israel's military occupation of southern Lebanon in the 1980s, was spurred by a U.S.-based ABC news network report that was widely cited in the Canadian press.
"Hezbollah has been consistent in only engaging militarily with Israel inside Lebanon as either an occupation force or invading force, so these recent media reports are really incredible," explains Khaled Mouammar, president of the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF). While Canada and the U.S. regard Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, it is widely regarded as a legitimate resistance movement in most of the Arab and Muslim worlds. "Recent media articles will only provide additional ammunition for CSIS to intimidate and harass the Lebanese and Arab community." says Mouammar.
Arab and Muslim associations in Canada have criticized the reports as sensational, arguing they reference unspecified information from anonymous intelligence agents.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations Canada (CAIR) has been receiving distressed calls from Lebanese Canadians who have been visited by CSIS.
"This past week numerous calls have come in from members of the Lebanese community, people

who were contacted at their workplaces, at their homes in a very rude fashion in response to the recent media reports on Hezbollah," explains Sameer Zuberi from CAIR. "Effectively these media articles provide further justification for intelligence services to harass Lebanese and Shiite Muslims in Canada."
In Montreal, the Centre Communautaire Musulman de Montréal (CCMM), a major Lebanese community centre in Montréal-Nord, is speaking out against the CSIS visits.
"Since 2006, the Lebanese community has been experiencing many unwelcome visits by CSIS," explains Bassam Hussein from CCMM. "Whenever stories of this nature begin circulating, visits again become a serious, serious issue within our community."


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