I exposed yesterday the presence of a neo-Nazi and antisemite, William W. Baker, at the just-concluded "Reviving the Islamic Spirit" conference in Toronto. Now comes news of an even more blatant instance of a Canadian Islamist organization, this time a publication from western Canada titled Miracle News, www.miraclenews.com joining forces with an even more blatant antisemite. On p. 12 of its Dec. 19, 2003 issue, Miracle News carries an article by Edgar J. Steele titled "Count the Ways" which (among other things in a huge list of particulars) blames Jews for rigging the stock market and running organized crime in the United States, assassinating John F. Kennedy, carrying off 9/11, and starting both world wars. (And Miracle News, by the way, has the audacity to feature a motto that reads "Bringing Harmony to all the Communities.")
There is little good news when extremists find each other and work together, but if there is any in the growing Islamist connection to neo-Nazis, it would be that the latter will contaminate the former and thereby confine them to the same corner of the political nut-house as neo-Nazis now inhabit. (January 8, 2004)
Jan. 24, 2004 update: The Vancouver Sun reports today that the editor of Miracle News, Nusrat Hussain, has publicly apologized in the periodical's new issue. "As Chief Editor of The Miracle I would like to apologize for publishing the article ‘It Wasn't Arabs' by Edgar J. Steele. Publication of the article offended and hurt the feelings of many throughout Canada and beyond, which was not intended. I apologize to the Jewish community, to the Muslim community, and to all of my fellow Canadians."