Call to Pickett Ruhollah Khomeini’s Anniversary Event in Toronto!
Date: June 2nd 2013
Place: 975 Kennedy Road, Toronto, Ontario-Al Huda Islamic Centre
An event has been organized by the “Muslim Community of GTA” to mark the 24th death anniversary of Ruhollah Khomeini in Toronto. Ironically the theme of this event as identified on the flyer is “Imam Khomeini’s Struggle For Justice of the Oppressed.”
This is ironic as Khomeini was the brutal Islamic dictator who high-jacked the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and was the “Supreme Leader” of an Islamic dictatorship that not only has been oppressing its own people for the past 34 years, but is also very much involved in international terrorism worldwide.
Khomeini is a widely hated figure in Iran and is seen by many as the Iranian “Hitler”. He is responsible for the arrest, torture, rape and imprisonment of thousands of Iranian political dissidents after the revolution.
After the revolution millions of Iranians were forced to flee Iran in order to save their own lives or the lives of those they loved. Over the past 34 years many Iranians have come to Canada to escape for that type of Islamic extremism and have embraced the Canadian values of freedom, democracy and secularism.
It is unfortunate that Canada which is a safe haven for many Iranians who have escaped from Islamic extremism and terrorism has become a breeding ground for Islamic extremists who view Islamic dictators as heroes to be celebrated and worshiped.
Canada is a free country and while these individuals may have the right to hold such events on private property we also have the right to picket such events and voice our concern over these types of events which serve to disseminate Islamic extremism and hateful propaganda throughout Canada.
Hope to see everyone there!
Sayeh Hassan is an Iranian Canadian lawyer, blogger and pro-democracy activist