Montreal massacre anniversary special: Syed Soharwardy says battered woman is faking it!
I've written a couple of blog entries outlining the bigotry of Syed Soharwardy, Calgary's most vicious terrorist-supporting Muslim radical. I won't recap all of his hatred here -- there's just too much to treat it quickly -- but go back and read the details in my earlier reports if you like. If I had to choose the most telling comment from Soharwardy's anti-Semitic rants, I'd choose the page where he publishes this:
A great slaughter of the Jews will ensue and every one of them will be annihilated. The nation of Jews will be exterminated.
Not much wiggle room there. What the hell were Calgary's Official Jews thinking by letting such a bigot co-sponsor their rally against anti-Semitism last month? And what the hell is Judy Shapiro, Calgary's chief Official Jew, doing going to such a man's propaganda "Hannukah Party" later this week?
I've written about Soharwardy's bigotry and his other misconduct at his mosque before. Nearly two years ago, I received this laughable legal threat from his lawyer, to which I immediately replied: "let's rumble". I never heard back, which is too bad, because such a trial would have been a spectacular civic education for the city about the stealthy jihad against our values being perpetrated by Pakistani-born, Saudi-trained radicals like Soharwardy.
Well, I didn't hear back from Soharwardy's lawyer this time -- I heard directly from the bigot-in-chief himself! I won't give him the publicity of reprinting his whole rant, but let me choose two key passages.
The first is actually a pretty bold statement from the old Jew-hater. He doubles down, and says that everything he wrote on his websites is defensible. The call for the extermination of the Jews; the slanderous lie that the Talmud instructs Jews to murder Gentiles; the lovingly reprinted commentary from Muslim Brotherhood terrorist Al Qaradawi; the disparagement of the Jewish Holocaust, and the claim that Israel itself is perpetrating a Holocaust. Soharwardy doesn't back down an inch from any of that. Instead, he writes:
I will be delighted to discuss with you the contents of any article on ISCC and related websites, which you seem to find Anti-Semitic.
I "seem to find" the call for the extermination of Jews to be anti-Semitic. He'd be "delighted" to make the case to me directly. Wow -- sounds about as interesting as accepting an invitation from Jim Keegstra for a history lesson about the Holocaust.
The second point is just fascinating. As I've documented before, Robina Datt was a dissident at Soharwardy's mosque. She asked pesky questions, like "where the hell did the donations go?"
So she was beaten to the point of hospitalization.
Here's a contemporaneous report in the Calgary Herald. And here's pictures of poor Robina in a Pakistani-Canadian newspaper:
The crime was committed. It was reported in the Herald. Robina Butt was admitted to hospital and treated for her injuries. She told police that her attackers warned her to stop criticizing Soharwardy's mosque.
So what does Soharwardy have to say about this brutal attack on an innocent woman?
The most bizarre statement you could imagine: Soharwardy calls the whole thing -- including the woman's injuries -- "a plot against me".
The only thing he didn't say was that it was a Jewish conspiracy, but I guess that's a given when you're dealing with a man who attends rallies for Hezbollah.
So it's all a plot, designed to embarrass him. Except it's also a crime that needs to be investigated:
Calgary is not a lawless city. All these alleged crimes are under investigation with the Calgary Police. I have been reminding Calgary Police to complete their investigation and bring criminals to justice as soon as possible. I would urge you to do the same instead of posting false information about me.
Huh? It's all a fake -- but it's also real? Has some little imam been watching old videos of the O.J. Simpson trial?
Here's more from his real/fake explanation of the beating of Robina Butt:
I am confident that the above mentioned three incidents were staged. The majority of Pakistani community in Calgary believes these incidents were staged. It was a conspiracy... I have every confidence in Calgary police that soon the police will find the culprits and the culprits will face the Canadian justice.
So the police should hunt down the criminals who beat up Robina Butt... except that it wasn't a crime, it was all staged? I love the line that most of his friends believe it was fake. Do you really think ol' fire and brimstone actually took a survey of Calgary Pakistanis to ask them that? And even if he did, do you think that bizarre appeal to mob rule is more persuasive than what the police and medical experts had to say?
That may be how they judge battered women in Saudi Arabia -- in fact, being raped is itself a crime in Soharwardy's beloved Saudi -- and a woman's testimony in a sharia court is afforded only half the weight of a man's. Sorry, you old bigot: we don't try and convict battered women here by asking a bunch of your hookah buddies if the bitch deserved it.
Stop for just a moment and imagine what you would say if a woman was beaten to a pulp -- not just any woman, not a stranger, but a member of your own congregation. Whether you liked her or not, what would you say -- if you said anything? Would you really do what Soharwardy did: issue a public statement claiming that her injuries -- documented by a Calgary hospital -- were fake? Would you actually call a battered woman a liar? Would you actually say that "most people" thought she was a liar and a faker?
I think he knows it's thin ice -- because he lapses back to what he knows normal people would say: I encourage the police, yadda yadda. The only thing he hasn't copied from O.J. was his promise to help find the actual killers himself.
Syed Soharwardy isn't just a Jew-hater. He hates women, too.
Judy Shapiro should take a bodyguard along with her.
P.S. Just for old times' sake, let's close with a picture of the graffiti that was spray-painted by the thugs who attended Soharwardy's pro-Hezbollah rally in the heart of Calgary's Jewish neighbourhood. Hey, it doesn't say anything that Soharwardy's own website doesn't say, so what's the big whup, right Judy? And it was probably put there by Robina Datt to frame Soharwardy anyways.