June 30, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Media suddenly SILENT about that Islamophobic “hate crime” in London — could THIS be why?

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator
 

A London, Ontario incident has made national headlines as an example of the fear that Muslims live in because of Islamophobia.

A Muslim mother was shopping in a grocery store when she was allegedly hit and spat on by a woman wearing a “Canada” shirt of all things. During the altercation, the victim’s hijab was removed.

I don’t like the idea that anyone in my city or in my country could be attacked without provocation, but this particular story didn’t sit right.

From NDP Member of Provincial Parliament Peggy Sattler to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, politicians lined up to denounce this “hate crime” against Muslims. Media outlets didn’t challenge anything, but accepted at face value that a crime against a Muslim must be a hate crime.

When police in London identified and charged the suspect, they only charged her with common assault—not anything "hate" motivated.

More curiously, they refused to name her, which is a stark departure from their usual practices, through which the names of anyone charged are released to the media. Even when asked by media outlets, police were tight-lipped.

Not one news article appeared mentioning the name of the accused, nor did anyone cover the details of her first appearance in court. One detail in particular.

And I think I found out why.

After accessing court records, I learned that the accused is 38-year old Sheila Shaidaie of London. We don’t yet know her motivations for the alleged assault, but we do know one thing:

When she appeared in court, she had a Farsi interpreter.

Farsi is a language spoken almost exclusively by people from Iran. We also know the Muslim population of Iran is about 99.4 per cent.

We don’t know whether Shaidaie herself is a Muslim. We don’t know whether this alleged attack was random or targeted towards the victim because she was a Muslim. There is a lot about this that we don’t know—and part of covering court cases is learning as things unfold.

But in the absence of anything more concrete, reporters and politicians spared no effort in proclaiming to have already identified the accused’s motivation.

The facts are irrelevant to them, as their refusal to cover this case any further has indicated.

Contact Andrew by emailing andrew@andrewlawton.ca

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commented 2016-07-06 17:46:16 -0400
It appears that only Christians, whites, and Canadians can be charged with hate crimes. All other appear to be exempt from such charges. Why?
commented 2016-07-06 17:37:17 -0400
One again we have police covering up wrongdoing by Muslims.
commented 2016-07-06 17:33:40 -0400
Iranians are Shiite Muslims and their women do not wear veils. The woman with the veil is most probably Sunni. Sheila Shaidaie who attacked the veil wearer is most probably a Shiite woman from Iran and that is why she objected to other Muslim woman wearing a veil. The fact that Sheila Shaidaie had to have a Farsi interpreter when she appeared in court means that she must be a very recent arrival from Iran. This is a Muslim on Muslim hate crime and in spite of the Canada shirt worn by the attacker.
The mainstream media and the politicians are trying to blame this intolerance on Canadians in order to justify ever more Draconian legislation to curb free speech, thought, and opinion.
commented 2016-07-06 15:24:46 -0400
Happy Eid-al-fitr, everyone!
commented 2016-07-06 15:00:25 -0400
Talk radio used to be the last bastion of rightwingers. The left has now taken it over as well. The infection runs deep and continues to spread.
commented 2016-07-05 17:58:24 -0400
ADAM ROBERTS, I miss Dave Rutherford too. Alberta talk radio 770 and 630 have been taken over by NDP and Liberal supporters. There is nothing wrong with differing view points but NDP and Liberal talk show hosts are blind to their own prejudices and biases.

Thank you Andrew Lawton for keeping on top of this story, we need the facts to these stories because the MSM will cover up the facts. The MSM would have never posted it in the first place if it were just two women, one hitting and yelling at another. As soon as a hijab was mentioned the MSM ran to the presses.

I actually admire Sheila Shaidaie’s attitude, except for the spitting. But she is obviously proud to be in Canada wearing a Canada t shirt. And she is obviously more knowledgeable of the various factions of Islam. Sheila can be a proud Canadian and still practice her Muslim religion within a 21st century civilized society.
commented 2016-07-05 16:22:00 -0400
Something Seems Fishy here…..is this a False Flag from the left?
commented 2016-07-05 10:26:02 -0400
Was listening to news talk 770 in Calgary yesterday. Angela kokott mentioned this incident and the islamaphobia, but neglected to mention the facts about the story. I called the news desk to inform them but no correction was made. I followed up with an email. It goes to show the quality of the station nowadays. I miss Rutherford.
commented 2016-07-04 22:52:57 -0400
CBC had all the info to call this a hate crime for which the woman was not charged with but with the Fredericton High School who handed over 2700 pages of refugee complaints they, the CBC didn’t have enough info to report the story. What a crock!!!!!
commented 2016-07-04 16:31:42 -0400
The MSN needs to be eliminated. They are totally compliant in causing all of this divide we see happening. They need to be called out every single time they are lying and spreading half truths.
commented 2016-07-04 15:01:38 -0400
This event isn’t the first (nor will it be the last) event where it has been reported that a Canadian committed a “hate crime” against a Muslim woman when no criminal act ever took place. Liberal politicians and main stream media fall all over themselves to point the “hate crime” finger at Canadians but fail dismally in following up and informing the public of the truth.
commented 2016-07-03 13:41:25 -0400
If CBC didn’t further investigate the spraying of pepper spray at a Vancouver Mosque , then guaranteed they discovered that the perp was either one of or a combination of the following ;not white, not christian, Muslim, feminist, transgendered, staunch Liberal. or a SJW.
commented 2016-07-03 08:34:22 -0400
And we’re still waiting the truth about the pepper (bear) spray incident at the mosque in Vancouver while celebrating the new Syrian refugees into Canada, earlier this year.
Politicians at the event-never interviewed.
Security personnel-never interviewed.
CBC reporters notified of incident hours before any other media got wind of the incident.
But it’s reported by CBC a young man in a white (light colored) hoodie on a bike was the suspect.
Never an arrest.
Prime Minister Trudope even declared it to be an expression of hate.
Now how would a young man wearing a light colored hoodie riding a bike, who happened to be carrying bear spray, ever know the reason for the large gathering at a mosque would be for the celebration of new Syrian refugees? Riding by just as the unadvertised event had drawn to a close? Yet CBC had enough info to declare it hatred.
Anyway, way off topic, but CBC is very selective of what and how they report news.
commented 2016-07-02 22:03:42 -0400
Years ago, I knew two Iranian immigrants to Canada. They were brothers and I believe their whole family had fled Iran after the Shah was overthrown in 1979 after centuries living in Iran. They were Jews. They were used to difficult moments in pre-Ayatollah Iran but they said things had just become completely impossible after the Ayatollah took over. It wouldn’t shock me if the alleged attacker turned out to be from a minority in Iran – or one of the other countries that have many Farsi speakers – who had perhaps had bad experiences at the hands of the Muslim majority there. Or maybe she’s just loopy.
commented 2016-07-02 20:49:36 -0400
You will see this crap every time there is a terrorist attack in the world…this one happened after Orlando…they use to say “Muslims fear backlash” but when nothing happened to the Mohammed Snowflakes, they started to make up stories. There was the poor Hijabed asshat attacked by 2 men when she was picking up her kids from school. There was the fire at the mosque in Peterborough that was a big deal and suddenly dropped. I’m quite sure there will be another “attack” after the Bangladesh outrage – perhaps white men dropping from the skies to spit on poor burkadettes…who knows?? the media will swallow anything…
commented 2016-07-02 16:09:59 -0400
No point letting the truth get in the way of a ‘good story’ eh?
Note all the apologies to Canadians who, as a group, have been smeared by this hate journalism…
commented 2016-07-02 16:04:47 -0400
how right are peter babich…see “Assault double standard” by david menzies…on the Rebel…
commented 2016-07-02 16:00:03 -0400
But if it were a hate crime against a Christian you can be sure the media would say it was instigated by the Christian
commented 2016-07-02 12:55:41 -0400
The hardest thing to believe apart that this is a hate crime is that it even happened at all .
The so called victim who dosnt want anyone to know her name or face now says that the bad lady gave her a black eye and broken teeth? Pined her Agaisnt the wall in a crowded grocery store and just drilled her .
Yet no witnesses apart. From the so called victim and her brother in law?
And when police charged the bad lady with the Canada T shirt they were begging for witnesses and said they will review the video cams to see what happed ??
WHAT ? There are dozen of cams just look at the picture the are 5 cams behind the so called bad lady ,if anything happened they would have recorded it .
But it gets worse the so called victim says she called 911 just after this major assault happened,but the police say this investigation started only after they saw her brother in laws Twitter account talking about a bad lady .
5 will get you10 it didn’t happen they way the so called victim ( dosnt want to give her name ,brother in law closed Twitter account ???) says it happened
FYI London Police who charged the so called bad lady will not answer questions on this even though they have charged a lady and made her the poster lady for Islamaphoia in Canada ,
Must suck now that she turns out to be a Muslim .
commented 2016-07-02 10:18:12 -0400
TOORAJ KOUROSH ; Who really cares. The point here is that the MSM will never cover this story completely because it was a Muslim wearing a “Canada” T shirt spitting on another Muslim. The MSM wanted so badly to report a real Canadian , possibly Christian, spitting on a Muslim. Unfortunately for them they will look a long ,long time before they ever find that story. However Muslims spit on, behead, blow up rape and molest christians on a daily basis.
commented 2016-07-02 04:54:27 -0400
Tooraj SORRY WRONG! 60% of the 80 million in Iran speak the language, which is 48 million people , the total population of the other countries you say equaled more speakers is only 39 million all together , and that does not even factor in for the other languages. Try some actual facts yourself before crapping on others telling the truth.
commented 2016-07-01 23:05:16 -0400
its just like in the states. if a name, race political party or ideology isn’t mentioned, the libmedia/govt is protecting them because it doesn’t fit the liberal agenda and all of these ppl are key to their agenda.
commented 2016-07-01 21:24:53 -0400
Thanks to the Rebel for this follow up info. You wouldn’t hear this on any other Canadian media sites, for shame. They would rather demonize the local non-muslim Canadians as being “intolerant”. Could be a false flag, a muslim sect division, or even just a local nutbar as mentioned who happens to speak Farsi.
Either way the national MSM got their anti-white Canadian “pound of flesh” which is why there is no follow-up reporting.

I think the only way to fight back is to use twitter ,or facebook postings of her Canadian t-shirt press photo with a comment exposing this info. Let your friends/family and community know about the double standards and false reporting in our main stream media.
commented 2016-07-01 18:40:08 -0400
Tooraj Kourosh, I think the point the speaker in the clip is making is that the woman is not a non-minority white Ontario woman as the media would like to claim so they can blame those big bad evil racist white people. If the woman speaks Farsi, she is clearly a minority most likely a Muslim woman.
commented 2016-07-01 17:04:19 -0400
So much for professional journalism. The speaker in the clip claims Farsi is spoken predominately in Iran and the language is spoken in few other places other than Iran. He should have done a little research before making a fool out of himself. Farsi, Tajiki and Dari are the different names for what we call Persian in English. It is the official language of Tajikistan as well as one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. Not to mention half of the population in Uzbekistan speak Farsi as well. So to put it all together there are more Farsi speakers in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan than there are in Iran.
commented 2016-07-01 13:33:01 -0400
So, in a round-about way, by reporting the false story and then not reporting the truth about this, aren’t the MSM inciting hatred against Canadians? Isn’t that a crime in itself?
commented 2016-07-01 08:50:52 -0400
Now that the facts directly oppose the narrative, the presstitutes will claim this is simply a “local interest story”.
commented 2016-07-01 08:24:39 -0400
Mike Scott: exactly what I was thinking.
commented 2016-07-01 07:25:50 -0400
If she needed a Farsi interpreter … she was probably Iranian … Which means she was almost certainly Shia.
The other woman was likely a Sunni.
The hate between Sunni and Shia is one of the greatest hates in the history of the world.