May 03, 2015

(UPDATES) EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS: The Rebel's David Menzies reports from terror attack on Garland, Texas "Mohammed cartoon" event

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

The Rebel's David Menzies was one of those attending the $10,000 Muhammad cartoon contest hosted by author Pamela Geller, when shots were fired outside the building.

Stay tuned for more video updates from David Menzies.

VIDEO UPDATES 11:00 pm ET:

Initial reports say two suspects, reportedly armed with AK-47s were shot dead after attacking the site.

Armed officers rushed into the event and took Gellar along with well-known Islamic critic and Dutch politician Geert Wilders  to safety as a firefight erupted outside the venue.

An officer on the scene was shot in the leg and taken to a nearby hospital.

100 people, including The Rebel's David Menzies, were being kept inside on lockdown.

Police armed with M-16s have the area blocked off and helicopters are patrolling the skies.

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commented 2015-05-05 09:48:04 -0400
David, I love you and all the folks at The Rebel, but (and I hope that doesn’t make me a member of the you-know-what brigade) could you please turn your cellphone to landscape mode for videos. It’s a major PP of mine, I hate seeing vertical videos – we don’t turn our monitors or TVs sideways to watch them, so why torture us this way? P.S. May I just add I was disgusted with the way most of the mainstream world media handled this story. Congrats to you and The Rebel for getting it right.
commented 2015-05-05 08:35:30 -0400
Good job, Menzoid! I’m glad you’re safe.
commented 2015-05-05 08:28:30 -0400
Joan – Thanks for the reply. One of the elements I had thought was necessary for fascism was the collectivist nature of the relationship between the government and industry within the nation. I looked at a few other online dictionaries and found that that central pillar of fascism (as founded) isn’t widely mentioned (as it wasn’t in the definition that you posted). Surprisingly to me, several of the dictionaries described fascism as a political movement of the right. From what I had learned before this break search, fascism is a system under which the individual exists only as a member of the larger group or groups, and that is where the key break between the left and right is to be found, in my opinion. I agree that fascism is close to an authoritarian system instead of an anarchic one, but it is also closer to the communistic model than it is to the individualistic. The right, in Canada and the US, has a strong preference for individual rights. Our “right” and “left” have more to do with the willingness to change the existing system and try new things, with those on the right saying “you’re going to break it, leave it alone” and those on the left saying “it can be made better, we need to tweak it”.

Regardless, thank you for a thoughtful post.
commented 2015-05-04 22:49:26 -0400
Michael – I used the term “fascist” to describe the ideology of individuals, extremist outliers on both the left and right of the continuum of political thought. According to definition like this one: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism

Fascism continues to be a contoversial term and concept that is variously defined. I might use it to describe a regime like Egypt, for example. Very authoritarian, very dictatorial, and of course, currently a military dictatorship and an ally of the west. Also, one may argue, right-wing.

The thing about fascism that is most hotly contended is whether it is right- or left-wing. In my view, it combines elements of both. Capital punishment, for example, is right-wing. As do strict moral codes tend to be. Corporal punishment too tends to be right wing, authoritarian and too often, brutal.

Nazism of course grew out of the National Socialist German Workers Party. The brownshirt activities are often described as fascist and the rationale for the SS murdering them.

Fascism is still a very young political concept. Still lots of time to come up with examples. We may agree some Islamic states are fascist, combining elements of right-wing ideology such as a strict moral code including abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, corporal and capital punishment, and brutal authoritarian dictatorship. Many people consider Islamic states to be extremely right-wing but in fact, their economic and financial systems are extremely socialist in ideology.
commented 2015-05-04 22:19:32 -0400
CBC Reported : “According to mainstream Islamic tradition, any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad — even a respectful one — is generally considered blasphemous.”
Except that is not true all you have to do is Google for “paintings of prophet muhammad” and you can find many up to the Ottoman era :
https://www.google.ca/search?q=paintings+of+muhammad&safe=off&sa=X&biw=1278&bih=664&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=lydIVan0EMr1oAT-k4HYCg&ved=0CCcQsAQ#safe=off&tbm=isch&q=paintings+of+prophet+muhammad
commented 2015-05-04 20:06:57 -0400
Thanks for that Dave Menzies.
Is “baiting” allowed in Canada?
Is that why they didn’t let the Rev. Terry Jones into Canada, to debate an Imam?
That’s standing up to them?
commented 2015-05-04 16:39:24 -0400
So what will the Messiah (Obama) call this? Workplace violence?
commented 2015-05-04 14:54:32 -0400
seems to me alot of brainless moves & actions by moo-zlamies lately…

I’m guessing here but, IMO the izlamik/moo-zlame gene pool not too healthy with all the inbreeding over thousands of years… right up to now, in present time.
doubt they can ever recover or even recognize the damage done.

izlame is a evil cult of doom hellbent on world domination and is not compatible with western societies in any way…

islam is the curse of the Earth!
commented 2015-05-04 13:17:37 -0400
Freedom of expression 2 Islamic Buffoons 0!!!
commented 2015-05-04 11:48:29 -0400
Maurice, that video statement summed up my comments I made to my daughter (think before you judge), time does make every decision we enforce relevant.
commented 2015-05-04 11:12:14 -0400
Just finished watching Global News in Vancouver this morning. Absolutely no mention of this attack. Selective reporting? Not newsworthy? Haven’t a clue what’s going on in the rest of the world? Just more proof that you can’t rely on the MSM for your news.
commented 2015-05-04 11:06:01 -0400
Don’t mess with Texas.

If this would have happened under Justin Trudeau’s watch, he would apologize to the gunmen and pay reparation to them for their ‘feeling of alienation’…..while blaming us.
commented 2015-05-04 11:05:53 -0400
Hey Dave (the Menz) Menzies: almost sounds like the swat team was on site waiting for these guys. Is that true? Did they suspect something?
commented 2015-05-04 09:50:30 -0400
Can you confirm that there were no protesters outside?
commented 2015-05-04 09:12:51 -0400
Dave on the front line with something to say that was clear, concise and factual.
Quite a breath of fresh air compared to usual mode of the “big networks” with their endless semi authenticated minutiae recycled every two or three minutes in the endless quest for ratings points.
commented 2015-05-04 08:26:19 -0400
Tom Green – but we have to consider whether hunting using bait is legal in the jurisdiction hosting the event. That’s part of why Texas was a good match for this free-speech event.
commented 2015-05-04 08:24:48 -0400
Joan, you state "Vlad – you are right, of course, fascism is perpetrated (by?) extremists on both the left and the right. " Do you have any backup for fascism being perpetrated by those on the right? Late adoption of the ruling system of a nation is not the same as what builds the system (Germany, Italy – grassroots labour groups were the foundations of the national socialist movements). I agree with your final sentence. Fascists are the archetypes of the extreme left – intolerant of any views outside of their own. They are socialists on the national level, not to be confused with USSR type communism which is international socialism.

There are sects that purport to be on the right that look similar to fascists, but they have never risen to national leadership – the majority of the right rejects their thinking. Not so with the majority of the left and the fascists in the nations I identified.
commented 2015-05-04 08:05:37 -0400
Mohammedans love death. We should hold a martyrs rally and sent them all to Allah. Jihad watch are the bravest freedom fighters I have ever. Rebel Media is right up there too. What would we do without these brave men and women?
commented 2015-05-04 07:56:34 -0400
Vlad – you are right, of course, fascism is perpetrated extremists on both the left and the right.

Conservatives and Socialists who aren’t fascist don’t condemn based on colour, gender, sexual orientation, or any other difference. Fascists are intolerant and exclusive. They hate Jews, homosexuals, people with disabilities, people who criticize and disagree with them.
commented 2015-05-04 07:54:54 -0400
Oh yeah, forgot, for all those who decry the unnecessary constitutional rights of Americans , this is a crystal clear example of that 200yr old document working as the founders intended – this is a display of the first amendment being protected by the second amendment. You want free speech in a era of tyranny, you have to lock and load and shoot straight.
commented 2015-05-04 07:51:19 -0400
This is a high profile incident that will help turn sympathy away from terrorist apologists. Pamela has had spectacular success in court where she won the right to continue her anti-jihad advertsement campaign in several cities, including in very leftist San Francisco. Terrorist incidents like this won’t be successful to censor her.

Maurice – good video.
commented 2015-05-04 07:48:31 -0400
I finish it interesting how the socialist/marxist/liberal media paints fascism on the right. The most recognized fascist party was of course Germany’s Nazi party or the NATIONAL SOCIALIST party.
Big goobermint, centralized control, endless tax increases, big unions, no religion – these are all socialist/marxist/fascist/liberal/progressive ideologies and have nothing to do with conservatism.

And the islamic terrorists are just the pawns for the socialist/marxist/fascist/liberal/progressive crowd to take down Conservatism. Why? Because Conservatives already own and operate all that is worthwhile. The only side of the battle to take is to oppose it.
commented 2015-05-04 07:31:48 -0400
We should have one of these Mo art appreciation fests once a week – rotating locations, short notice events, staffed with ex-Iraq or afghan service men – great fun for all as the impromptu messengers of peace become the targets of opportunity of free speech.

One thing Pam Geller has done is show us that Islamic extremism is a new virulent stain for fascism.
commented 2015-05-04 06:50:22 -0400
Sensing a set up. Promote and stage a “mohamed is stupid” event, load it with armed security, wait for the act and then terminate.
Nicely done.
Two semi automatics going off and a security guard gets an ankle wound? No other injuries?
Snipers must have had the shooters in their crosshairs hours before this happened.
Sends a very strong message.

Two less islamic terrorists in the world today.
commented 2015-05-04 01:09:08 -0400
I like to think that I keep “good” company. News wise anyway.