Thursday, December 31, 2015


According to various reports, ISIS is not the only one who mistreats the Yazidis. It is claimed that Kurdish militias barred the Yazidis from fleeing Mount Sinjar and have abused Yazidis in refugee camps. Also the Turks mistreat the Yazidis. Additionally, Canada and the US are not giving priority to Yazidi refugees who seek political asylum. Due to this, recently a Yazidi family drowned at sea while trying to move to the free world and the mainstream media has ignored the incident.

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In August 2014, ISIS attacked Northern Iraq, which was home to over 400,000 Yazidis. After ISIS occupied the area, the UN confirmed that 5,000 Yazidis were executed with many of them being beheaded; the women and children were abducted. From that point, ISIS sought to target Yazidi men for annihilation and Yazidi women for sexual slavery. The children were designed to be indoctrinated to become Islamists. The fate of the Yazidis has been recognized by the US Holocaust Museum as a genocide. However, recent revelations reveal that perhaps part of the humanitarian disaster could have been averted.

Mirza Ismail, chairman of the Yazidi Human Rights Organization, told recently a hearing in Washington, DC on the ISIS genocide that over 10,000 local authority forces were in the Sinjar region in order to protect the Yazidis: "In the early hours of the evening, the Yazidis tried desperately to flee for their lives to Mount Sinjar but the local militia would not allow it. At about 10pm, these same local forces who promised to defend us began to withdraw from the Yazidi villages on the southern side of Mount Sinjar without notifying the Yazidis. They escaped back to the KRG region. The Yazidi men begged the local forces for weapons and ammo so that we could defend ourselves from ISIS but they refused. They would not spare even one weapon, not one round of ammo to the Yazidi men, women and children whom the local militia had trapped in what was a waiting room of death and carnage at the hands of ISIS. And several Yazidis who begged and pleaded for weapons to save themselves and their people were killed like dogs by the Peshmerga."

Ismail claimed that these Peshmerga were associated with the KRG. According to Israeli scholar Mordechai Kedar, who wrote an article on the subject in Arutz Sheva, "The only power located anywhere near the Yazidis is the Kurdish militia in Iraq, the Peshmerga, but the real tragedy is that in Northern Iraq, there is an understanding perhaps even an agreement to the effect that as long as the Kurds do not defend the Yazidis, they can live in peace. The Yazidis relate that the Kurds are no less cruel to them than the Islamists." Rananah Goldhar, co-founder of Canadian Jews and Friends of Yazidis, added: "It was the local Kurdish forces. It was not all the Kurdish forces. It was only the Kurdish forces that were there that were protecting the Yazidis. The Yazidis knew ISIS was coming closer. They tried to go to Mount Sinjar and were stopped by the Kurdish forces. A family tried three times to get out and were stopped by the Kurdish forces. Somewhere around midnight on August 3, all of these Kurdish forces disappeared and at 2am, ISIS came in and the massacres and mass kidnappings began."

However, Geoffrey Clarfield of the Human Rights organization has a different take on the situation: "The Kurds of all the Muslims in the Middle East are the most enlightened via the Jews, the Yazidis and the Christians. They are not in a holy war to destroy Jews or to slaughter Yazidis. However, that does not mean that the well-being of the Yazidis is at the top of their agenda. The Kurdish Regional Government have militias, not trained armies. Because the US is dedicated to a unified Iraq and the Iraqi military fell to pieces, many of the arms that the US sent to Iraq got to ISIS. ISIS is better armed than the Kurds. They retreated for they could not hold onto the Sinjar. Therefore, they just pulled out. According to Islamic tradition and theology, non-Muslims cannot bear arms. The Muslim protector should bear the arms. The Jews in Kurdistan used to be clients of a sheikh, who used his armed forces to defend the non-Muslims. This tradition of Muslims at best being the protectors of their non-Muslim clients played out there. At a deeper level, people take care of themselves. They retreated from the Sinjar for they felt that they were not up to par to the ISIS weapons. What happened is that the Yazidis were exposed and thousands of Yazidis were killed and thousands were made slaves. That is why the Yazidis are bitter for they see it as a major betrayal."

While Clarfield does hold the KRG responsible for not doing enough to help the Yazidis and to protect them from the ISIS threat, he also emphasized that the West never offered the KRG the option of supporting the recognition of a Kurdish state on the condition that the KRG did more to protect the Yazidis and other minority groups. He honestly believes that if the West gave him such an offer and the logistical support needed to protect minorities in the face of ISIS, the KRG would do more to help the Yazidis as their leadership is practical and many of them are Western-educated people who are thus more willing to abandon local prejudices in the name of enlightenment. Clarfield noted that the Kurds are like the Lebanese Christians in this sense.
Yet, according to Kurdish rebel Mohammed Alizadeh, the KRG did not have anything to do with preventing the Yazidis from fleeing, mistreating the Yazidis, or preventing them from bearing arms to fight ISIS. According to him, it was the PKK who did these things to the Yazidis and they have a long history of persecuting Yazidis as well as others that oppose their group: "Please tell the Yazidi people that if the KRG didn't help, ISIS would kill everyone. The PKK wanted to make the Sinjar like Syria. They wanted it be a Kurdish place, where Yazidis could live but they wanted to force them to support them."

However, Alizadeh noted that the PKK forces active in the area have a policy of turning against Yazidis who refuse to support their group by having their children join PKK training camps. He emphasized that the PKK abandons these Yazidis and lets ISIS do as they please with them. He believes that this is probably what happened on Mount Sinjar; PKK who also call themselves Peshmerga prevented the Yazidis from fleeing and bearing arms, thus leaving them to ISIS domination due to the fact that the Yazidis there were not PKK supporters. Alizadeh denied that the KRG was anywhere near Mount Sinjar at the time of the ISIS invasion in 2014, so he stressed that they could not be responsible for these atrocities. He emphasized that the KRG supports minority rights including for the Yazidis and that it is the PKK who mistreats them.

 Regardless who was to blame for the disaster, whether it was the KRG, the PKK or the West, the results of the ISIS takeover was devastating for the Yazidis. "On August 6, 2014, ISIS attacked the Yazidis and the Chaldo-Assyrians Christians in Nineveh Plain," Ismail related. "The resulting genocide took the lives of hundreds of thousands of Yazidis, Chaldo-Assyrians, and Shia minority refugees. There are thousands of young Yazidi women, girls and even children, who as I speak have been enslaved and forced into sexual slavery.  These girls are subjected to daily, multiple rapes by ISIS monsters.  According to many escaped women and girls whom I talked to in Northern Iraq, the abducted Yazidis, mostly women and children, number over 7,000.  Some of those women and girls have had to watch 7, 8 and 9 year old children bleed to death before their eyes, after being raped by ISIS militia multiple times a day."

"I met mothers, whose children were torn from them by ISIS," Ismail stressed. "These same mothers came to plead for the return of their children, only to be informed that they – the mothers – had been fed the flesh of their own children by ISIS, children murdered, then fed to their own mothers!" When asked to confirm whether ISIS has forced Yazidi women to eat their own children and thus to engage in cannibalistic behavior, Clarfield noted that he heard such reports and that they might be true but he could not say for sure: "It is quite possible just because ISIS claims to be acting within their fatwas on raping women in a certain way that doesn't stop people from behaving barbarically. The Nazis comparison is relevant. When you go down that route towards pure evil, crazy things start happening just like in the Holocaust." During the Holocaust, Jewish women were raped even though the Nazis barred sexual relations between Aryans and Jews; in the same manner, he noted that ISIS could have slaughtered Yazidi children in some instances and forced their mothers to eat them even though such behavior is considered inhumane even by ISIS guidelines on how to treat sex slaves.

Regardless, no one can deny the genocidal depth of ISIS's savagery against Yazidis. "ISIS militia have burned alive many Yazidi and Christian girls for refusing to convert and marry ISIS men," Ismail proclaimed. "Young Yazidi boys are being trained to be jihadists and suicide bombers.  The entire Yazidi population was displaced in less than one day on August 03, 2014! The Yazidis and Chaldo-Assyrians Christians face this genocide together.  Why?  Because we are not Muslims and because our path is the path of peace.  For this, we are being burned alive for living as men and women of peace. ISIS has wiped from existence the most culturally diverse areas in the Middle East."

However, the Yazidis who managed to escape ISIS areas also are in a dire situation. According to Ismail, there are over 25,000 Yazidi refugees who are languishing in Turkey and Syria: "They are abused by the Muslim authorities in charge, denied food and medicine.   Or they can't get into UN refugee camps at all since the Muslims who dominate the camps do not want them there." He emphasized that while the UNHCR is not helping the Yazidi refugees get to Europe, America, Canada or Australia, where they can live in peace and have their human rights respected, the situation is horrendous for the Yazidi refugees stuck in the refugee camps, whether they are dominated by the Turkish government or by the PKK. Aside from the lack of food and medicine, there is a lack of security in the refugee camps in Turkey due to the crossfire between the PKK and the Turkish military.

Alizadeh confirmed that the conditions in the PKK dominated refugee camps are very bad for the Yazidis. He stressed that the PKK cusses at them and even uses force against them, stressing that they persecute anyone who does not support them. Goldhar added the following about the refugee camps where Yazidis live presently: "In the camps, when the delegations come to visit the camps, they are escorted by the Kurdish forces, the Muslims in charge of the camps, and they do not see what happens. If the Yazidis tell the truth, they are punished and threatened.  A girl that was part of a protest asking for international intervention was beaten by the Kurdish forces. She was near death afterwards." However, Ismail also claims that the KRG abuses Yazidis in the refugee camps who speak out against them whenever international observers' visit and that it is not just the PKK, an accusation denied by Alizadeh, who stresses that the only Kurds that abuse the Yazidis are the PKK, who are recognized as a terror group in many different countries. 

Clarfield has a different perspective about the condition of Yazidis in the refugee camps. According to him, the root of the problem with the refugee camps is that the UN relies upon locals to manage them on a daily basis rather than foreign UN workers: "The UN camps have local people hired. They may have a head admin from abroad but most of the staff are local. In Turkey, it will be mostly Turks or people from other Muslim countries largely. So the prejudices play out which the Yazidis experience in their own society, where ISIS has earmarked the Yazidis for slavery and everyone else for conquest. Christians can pay the jizya, but for the Yazidis, it is conversation or death. This prejudice that is widespread in the Islamic world is reproduced in the camps. That is the sociology of it."

According to Clarfield, "The UNHCR decides who is a refugee and who is not. They are their own bureaucracy. The UNHCR has a lot of autonomy and control, especially in the countries they are operating it. When you arrive as a refugee if you make it, if you are a Yazidi or a Kurd, they will give you a letter saying that you are refugee. They may or may not be able to help you. They put you in a line and they have to process you. The Yazidis are given secondary interviews years into the future. At best, they languish in the camps. At best, they are treated the same as the Muslim refugees." He added that since the UNHCR decides who is a refugee and they rely heavily upon local workers, this affects how many Yazidis receive approval to move to the West: "The Yazidi are at the bottom of Canada's list. Countries like Canada and the US are mirroring the prejudices of these home countries and the UNHRC. You have a persecuted people in the Middle East that are the object of ISIS and somehow, the North Americans and Europeans put Muslims at the top of the line. That was one of the election promises of the new Canadian government." 
Goldhar concurred regarding Canada's Yazidi policy: "We had a fair amount of involvement over the last year with the previous conservative government and they said they were making efforts. Harper spoke about helping the refugees that were the neediest, namely the Bahais, Turkoman, Chaldeans, Yazidis, and Mandeans. They are all in trouble. We asked for help for all these groups. We met with all of the significant political and non-political leaders in Canada over the last four months. It seemed that they were serious about helping the Yazidis and these other groups. It did not go further with this new liberal government despite trying to be in touch with them numerous times. We have no planned meetings. We have written many times. They may have called back but they did not proceed more. In the previous government, we had many meetings. We presented two times in the parliament. They seemed to be serious about wanting to help the Yazidis. With this new liberal government, we did not get a response."
According to news writer Doris Stub Epstein, Obama too is focusing only upon Syrian refugees even though minority groups like the Yazidis, Christians and others are the ones facing a genocide and not the Syrian Muslims, although their situation is also not good. She noted that this is problematic not only because it neglects those that are most in need but also because it endangers the West due to the fact that ISIS has announced that they hid 5,000 terrorists amongst the Syrian refugees immigrating to the West. In Lebanon, where one in five people is a Syrian refugee, it is said that there are 20,000 jihadists among them. She emphasized that it is impossible to screen the Syrians as their institutions are no longer functioning and thus potential criminal background cannot be checked.

Toronto immigration lawyer Guidy Mamann added also that no criminal records doesn't eliminate the possibility of terrorists infiltrating: "The 9/11 hijackers had no criminal records, nor did the Boston Marathon bombers or the San Bernardino shooters. These are not anti Muslim statements; they're facts.  Not all are bad, but some are.  We are asking our border officials to do the impossible, to try and figure out what's inside someone's mind and to figure out what a person is going to be thinking tomorrow."

To the contrary, there are no security issues associated with accepting the Yazidis and other minority groups within the West. As a result, Clarfield strongly disagrees with this policy in both the US and Canada: "The Yazidis lived in peace with the Jews till they made Aliyah. They are not only not anti-Semitic but they are sympathetic to Israel and the Jews. It would be nice if they would throw every dollar to help Yazidis get to the US and Canada. . There is nothing anti-Jewish in Yazidi culture. There is no theological issue with Judaism like in Christianity and Islam. That is why they should go to the top of the immigration list."

However, due to the conditions in the camps described above and the difficulties Yazidis face in moving to the West, Yazidi refugees are daily risking their lives in order to flee to Greece via the Aegean Sea on boats and by foot to Bulgaria. The same can be said for Chaldo-Assyrian Christians, who also have been forced to renounce their religion or die, and who also face enslavement, rape and the destruction of their churches as part of the ISIS genocide against non-Muslims. Since December 10, over 40 Yazidis have drowned while trying to reach free countries.

According to Ismail, in one of the tragic incidents, Majid Abdal and his family that included nine members that recently immigrated to Canada noted that his cousin who had a family of seven decided to travel from Turkey to Greece like many other refugees and as a result, drowned in the Aegean Sea. Only the father survived the boating accident. Yazidi activist Khaled Khalef added: "These are all Yazidi children that drowned but no media gave them attention because they are of the Yazidi faith. These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago. These kids and their family were fleeing from Turkey to Greece for a better, safer and more promising life but no media has given any publicity to this horrifying news."

Iranian human rights activist Shabnam Assadollahi noted: "The plights of Yazidis has been forgotten and ignored by the UN, the liberal government of Canada, the mainstream media and the rest of the world but when Alan Kurdi's photos went viral, it helped the liberal government of Canada win the election by a landslide which prompted the acceptance of over 50.000 Sunni Muslim Syrians to this country which according to the experts, vetting would be impossible. The Kurds, Christians and Yazidis are facing massacres and yet are being ignored. Did the liberals and their media including ISIS have an agenda showing Alan Kurdi, the drowned Syrian boy?"

In conclusion, Epstein proclaimed: "For Jews, these persecuted peoples, abandoned by the world, strikes a painful, familiar chord.  It evokes the anguish of the Jews of the 1930's threatened with the Nazi genocide. Then too, the world was silent. Many in the Jewish community say the situation of Syrian refugees is similar to the plight of the Jews in WW11. But Jews were never a terror threat; there is evidence terrorists and radical Islamists are hiding among the Syrians.  Jews were singled out for persecution by the Nazis; it is the Yazidis, the Christians and other non-Muslim minorities who are being hunted down by ISIS.   The situation of the homeless Syrians is dreadful and heart wrenching.  But choices must be made; priorities established.  On humanitarian grounds, the Yazidis and other minority groups should receive priority because they are the most persecuted in the Middle East and have nowhere else to go. They present no social adaptation or security problems and face daily genocide and imminent extinction." Dr. Catherine Chatterley, Director of the Canadian Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism, added: "Special priority should be given to the orphans, especially girls and young women, who are the most vulnerable to sexual assault and exploitation in refugee camps and the victims of ISIS's rape culture of sexual slavery."

image descriptionPhoto Credit: Rananah GoldharYazidi child refugee drowned at sea for no country wanted her Photo Credit: Rananah Goldhar
image descriptionYazidi child refugee that drowned at sea trying to reach the free world Photo Credit: Rananah Goldhar


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On the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, hundreds of Lakotas and supporters arrived on horseback at the gravesite at Wounded Knee to mark the massacre's 125th anniversary.
On the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, hundreds of Lakotas and supporters arrived on horseback at the gravesite at Wounded Knee.


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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Many fail to recognize that those driving the BDS agenda have ambitions that extend well beyond Israel. For them, Israel is the small Satan whilst America is the big Satan. The founder of the largest on-campus BDS organization, Students for Justice in Palestine, has called for a violent uprising, "an Intifada", here in America against the United States. Leading BDS leaders and top signatories of the foundational document of the BDS Movement have been connected to a range of groups shut down by the Justice Department for raising money on behalf of Hamas and other terrorist or radical groups.
The acceptance of these groups as legitimate voices in public discourse is dangerous. Those who justify suicide bombings in Tel Aviv or stabbings in Jerusalem, also endorse the brutal murder of American civilians in the World Trade Center. Indeed, the same radical Islamist groups that staged violent anti-Israel protests on the streets of Europe in the summer of 2014 have provided fertile ground for ISIS and others to recruit those that have committed the recent wave of attacks in Brussels, Paris, London, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and San Bernardino in the US.
History has taught us that when Jewish people are targeted with economic sanctions, much more dangerous things are on the horizon - and the consequences often extend well beyond the Jewish community.
What begins with the Jews never ends with the Jews. So, for the sake of Israel and America and all those who share Western values, we must stop BDS today. Nothing less than our future and our very way of life is at stake.
(Excerpt from article by Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.


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Kids Forced to Kill
A Japanese author is shedding light on an ongoing tragedy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His work examines the plight of children who have been forced to become soldiers and take part in atrocities.
Kenichi Oishi has written a manga to express the children's cries for help. It tells the story of 14-year-old Zaza, who starts out as a kind-hearted boy, loved by his family and neighbors. But when his father and sister are both killed by insurgents he is tricked into becoming a fighter himself.
The story develops based on a relationship kindled between the boy soldier Zaza, and a reporter from Japan. While the characters are fictional, Oishi says the events are all-too real. "I wanted people to know what is going on in Africa, the things happening there right now," explains the author.
Oishi has seen the situation first-hand, during a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An ongoing civil war has claimed the lives of more than five million people. Every village bears scars from the war, and the suffering continues today. Oishi was able to talk to former child soldiers and heard stories of unimaginable horror.
"The armed militants forced us to transport weapons. They tortured and shot those who refused," said one former child soldier. Oishi met another boy suffering from such deep psychological wounds he couldn't even hold a conversation. "People say this boy was nearly an animal when he was brought here," relates Oishi. "I see why they had that impression. I really felt his heartrending cry."
After returning to Japan, Oishi was determined to depict the slaughter taking place in Congo in graphic terms. "The situation cannot be conveyed in words alone. But it is also too violent to show in photographs. That's why we thought using manga would be good. It's a question of how much of the brutality I witnessed can be expressed," he explains.
In the beginning, Zaza is reluctant to fire his gun, but he is promoted to lead the other boys. Oishi refused to gloss over the harsh realities of war, but his story also offers hope. It includes a scene where Zaza lays down his weapon.
"If readers can imagine their own children forced to become soldiers, they will feel for these boys, just like I did," says Oishi. And while life in Tokyo feels a long way from the world of civil war and terrorism, the author's manga is giving a voice to the many young people suffering in Africa.



Have you been paying attention?  Are you concerned?  Are you alert?  The price of democracy is eternal vigilance.

(Watch the video at the link for an important detailed report.) 

Has anyone shown that they understand the significance to our Canadian values of dealing with "Shariah-compliant investments".  When you voted for "change", is this what you envisioned?  In four years, will you still want to vote for this?  In the end, who will "own" Canada?

December 09, 2015
Omar Alghabra: Justin Trudeau's new anti-Semitic Foreign Affairs pick
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We've all seen those pictures of Justin Trudeau, praying at a mosque, dressed up like a medieval desert tribesman.

Justin campaigned at a lot of mosques. That's because one of his senior organizers was Omar Alghabra, whose one line job description was to get Muslims to vote for Trudeau. Which they did.
Now, Alghabra's received his reward:

He's been appointed to Foreign Affairs -- Global Affairs, the Liberals call it now -- as Parliamentary Secretary to the foreign minister.

That means he's in charge of our international consulates.

Omar Alghabra used to run the Canadian Arab Federation, a group that is so anti-Semitic, it had its government funding cut off.

When terrorist Yassir Arafat died, Omar Alghabra announced that he was in "mourning". 

And does he ever hate Israel.

This troubling appointment raises questions about how Syrian refugees to Canada will be vetted, for instance.

Given what we know about Alghabra's views on Iran, will he be pressuring Trudeau to renew diplomatic relations with that country?

How about creeping sharia law? I'll show you what Alghabra thinks about that, too.

If you're concerned about Omar Alghabra being in charge of Canadian government policy, and if you're worried it will mean tens of thousands of other Muslim radicals coming to Canada as "refugees," 

Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 2:24 PM

Subject: Canada well positioned to become Islamic banking hub, according to report 

Canada well positioned to become Islamic banking hub, according to report

TORONTO - Islamic banking is being touted as the next big thing for Canada's financial services sector, but experts say it's up to the new federal government to demonstrate that it welcomes Shariah-compliant investments.

"It's absolutely fundamental that the Canadian government signal that, in fact, it is open to Islamic finance," says Walid Hejazi, an associate professor at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

They could do so either by issuing sukuk — Islamic bonds — or by making a public statement, Hejazi says, noting that the previous government was on record as saying it welcomed such investments.

"If there is a risk that a change in government is going to change its view on that kind of investment, that spooks investors," he said. "So the government must be clear to say . . . 'We're open to Islamic finance, we welcome it,'"

Islamic finance — which bans interest payments and investments in gambling, pornography, weapons, alcohol, tobacco and pork — is a fast-growing niche in the financial services industry.

A study released earlier this month by the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and Thomson Reuters says Canada has a number of advantages — including a growing Muslim population, a stable banking system and a favourable regulatory environment — that make it well positioned to become a North American hub for Islamic banking.

"Islamic finance is one of the fastest growing kinds of finance in the world," said Janet Ecker, president and CEO of the TFSA.

"There are opportunities here which should be explored. Toronto is an international financial centre. ... This is another way to keep our reputation and our capabilities growing."

Hejazi says the Islamic ban on interest doesn't mean consumers borrow money for free — it just requires loans to be structured more like partnerships between financial institutions and borrowers.

"The whole idea or the concept is to avoid people becoming buried in debt because, back in the days of the Prophet, ... when people weren't able to pay their debt they were enslaved or exploited," he said.

In the case of commercial loans, that means both the bank and the borrower must have a vested interest in the success of the underlying business.

"If the underlying business does well, they share in the profit," Hejazi says. "If it does poorly, they share in the losses. That's the fundamental difference; this idea of shared risks, and nobody can have a guaranteed return."

The report commissioned by TFSA says there are a number of opportunities for Islamic banking to expand in Canada. Some Muslim Canadians desire Shariah-compliant solutions to their personal finance needs, including mortgages, insurance and investment opportunities.

The Canadian government could also issue sukuk, or Islamic bonds, which are structured in such a way that they generate returns without the use of interest payments, to help fund its planned infrastructure spending, according to the report.

"The new federal government has an opportunity to demonstrate Canada's openness to foreign investment from markets in the Middle East and Southeast Asia by encouraging investments either in a conventional or an Islamic-compliant manner," said Jeffrey Graham, partner and the head of the financial services regulatory group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

"Other governments who have been seeking to do the same thing have issued sovereign sukuks, or Islamic bonds, to help promote their financial sectors."

However, a spokesman for the Department of Finance appeared to throw cold water that idea, saying in an email that "there continues to be very strong demand for regular 'plain vanilla' Government of Canada securities."

Meanwhile, one of the obstacles to the growth of Islamic finance in Canada is the lack of what Hejazi calls "human capital."

"We need to have people across the country that understand Islamic finance, which we don't have," said Hejazi, who teaches a course on Islamic finance, now in its fifth year, at Rotman. Last year the course was full, with 40 students on the waiting list.

"I get so many emails from people downtown, from the banks, the accounting firms, consulting firms, saying 'Could I sit in on your class?'" says Hejazi. "There's a lot of interest. People really want to learn more."

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015



Danny Scheltgen
 with Raeleen Brown and 2 others.

I will keep posting this photo till this person is exposed and police do their job