A Toronto-area mall’s management says they’re taking measures to stop imitation goods from being sold there after a U.S. government report claimed it was among the world’s most notorious sources of such products.
Markham, Ont.-based Pacific Mall management says in a statement that they are deeply disturbed and disappointed by a recent report suggesting its vendors sell imitation goods.
In January, the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative named the predominantly Chinese-Canadian shopping centre in its annual review of so-called “notorious markets” that included 18 brick-and-mortar locations and 25 online retailers.
The mall’s preliminary steps to tackle the illegal activity include issuing written advisories and warnings to store owners and tenants partaking in such activities.
Pacific Mall says it is also partnering with manufacturers to assist in identifying imitation products and commissioning a private investigator to conduct internal audits and monitor for imitation goods.
It also launched a website where shoppers can report suspected imitation goods at reportimitationgoods.com.
Management says it hopes “to reaffirm the public’s confidence in Pacific Mall as a place where consumers and families can find a wide array of cultural opportunities and products at great value.”
remember Rosewood, Florida a Black American town burned down and wiped off the map by a racist mob who believed a false rape accusation similar to this
AOL.COM REPORTS: “A Texas teenager, who ran into a church half-naked claiming that she was gang raped by three black men, has been indicted on felony charges after admitting it was all a hoax. (VIDEO BELOW ARTICLE)
Breana Harmon, 19, was indicted on two third-degree felony accounts of tampering with physical evidence and a third-degree felony count of tampering with a government record.
Back in March, Harmon was found covered in blood and only wearing a shirt, bra and underwear when she ran into a church in Denison, Texas, alleging that she had been raped by two black men while another held her down, KXII reported.
However, a medical examination did not find evidence that the teen had been sexually assaulted — cuts on her jeans that were discovered didn’t match those on her legs, the station reported.
Two weeks after the incident, the teen admitted to police that she lied about the attacks and that her injuries were self-inflicted.
Harmon said that “things from her past started going through her head” and that she “began cutting herself and her jeans,” according to the Herald Democrat. The teen said she made up the assaults so her mother wouldn’t know she cut herself.
She was indicted on felony charges earlier this week, after being initially hit with a misdemeanor in March. Each of the charges carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum fine of $10,000, Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown told the outlet.
“The more we have looked at what happened in this case, and considered the harm it caused, and certainly could have caused, we believe what she did fits these higher charges,” Brown said in a statement, according to the newspaper. “What she did was very serious, and we believe it was felony conduct.”
A woman in Saudi Arabia was “arrested for going out without her abaya,” while CTV in Canada reports that “people in Regina tried on a piece of Muslim culture” at the Southland Mall, and that “people experienced what it’s like to wear a hijab – a head covering that represents modesty, harmony and respect.”
Many uninformed, arrogant leftists read pro-jihad and Muslim Brotherhood propaganda to discover the “merits” of the hijab, without concern about or even interest in what it really means for women’s rights in Islamic countries. This mentality is a slap in the face to the real women who have experienced the horrors of the hijab, as one (of many) Saudi woman did when she discarded hers:
The woman faced intense criticism on social media, with some people calling for her execution. One message reportedly read: “The least punishment for her is beheading her.” Another read: “Kill her and throw her body to the dogs.”Other tweets said “we want blood” and “we demand utmost punishment, for the state has rules that she did not respect.
The event was hosted by Islamic Circle of North America Sisters Regina. The Islamic Circle of North America’s self-proclaimed goal is:
to communicate the message of Islam to the society at large” and “also to initiate change in the social and political spheres [of American society] in light of the principles of the noble Qur’an,” according to the group’s 2020 Vision program.
Western leftist politicians and irresponsible media personnel are primarily to blame for the pervasive ignorance that blinds so many to the incalculable global abuses committed in the name of Islam. This has also enabled the Islamization of the West, especially across Europe, and the subsequent weakening of democratic states.
“Shoppers try on hijabs in Regina,” by Colton Weins, CTV News, February 18, 2018:
People in Regina tried on a piece of Muslim culture on Sunday at the Southland Mall.
People experienced what it’s like to wear a hijab – a head covering that represents modesty, harmony and respect.
The event was in conjunction with World Hijab Day and was hosted by the Islamic Circle of North America Sisters Regina. Shoppers also had the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the culture.
“They really like it and honestly it makes me so happy to see people who don’t have an idea of it but they come and they learn so many new things, I think it’s been very positive,” said Minhal Mussawal, external communications, Muslim Youth Network Regina. “This is what it means to be a Muslim in Canada in the 21st century, I felt this was a really a good way to show that to other people.”
One of the participants, Darian Pelletier, is planning a trip to Morocco with her mother and came to the mall to look for a hijab. She says finding the booth felt like fate.
“I honestly really like it. It makes me feel comfortable and makes me feel pretty because every time I see women with hijabs, I want to stop them and say they’re so beautiful like inside and out,” Pelletier said.
World Hijab Day was founded by Nazma Khan from New York in 2013. Khan, who emigrated from Bangladesh at 11-years-old, says she remembers facing hate and discrimination while growing up in the Bronx.
“I was called names such as Batman and ninja. At one point a student literally kicked me and spit at me, both inside and outside the school,” Khan said in a YouTube video.
That strength, courage and perseverance is breaking stereotypes and educating others about the millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab. It’s something the Ayesha Azam, president of the Muslim Youth Network Regina wants to carry that forward.
“We’re just trying to show what hijab is about, not more oppression but more freedom and expression is what I think it is,” Azam said.
The Islamic Circle of North America Sisters Regina has plans to continue the event……