November 14, 2015

I'm flying to Paris right now. Here's why.

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Ezra_at_airport_on_route_to_France.JPGI’m writing this note from Gate A51 of the Montreal airport. I’m about to get on a flight to Paris, France.

That might strike you as a rash thing to do, the day after Muslim terrorists launched five attacks around that city, murdering at least 129 people and injuring 352.

I won’t lie — it wasn’t an easy decision, especially when my young kids asked me if I’ll be safe “from villains”.

But the truth is, we’re not safe now, even in Canada. We’ve had terrorist attacks in our country too — just last year, a Muslim terrorist murdered Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial, and stormed his way into Parliament, in a hail of bullets. It seems like every month police stop another terrorist attack just in the nick of time, whether it’s the plot to blow up VIA Rail, or the CN Tower, or the legislature in Victoria, B.C. And we know that dozens of Canadian Muslims have gone to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State’s terrorist army over there.

I’m afraid the main difference between us and France is that we’ve just had better luck. So far, at least.

Both Canada and France are on the enemies list of the Islamic State. Because all infidels are. Especially those that believe in freedom, and the separation of mosque and state, and the equality of men and women — Canadian values.

That’s what "Islamic State" means: they believe the entire world should live under sharia law, where the Koran is the constitution and democracy is abolished. They’re as brutal as the Nazis were, and their plans are no less ambitious.

And that’s why I’m going to Paris. Along with a videographer from The Rebel, I'm going to see what a beautiful city, a pillar of Western Civilization, looks like when it's under siege by radical Islam. And to learn lessons from Paris, before we have to learn them ourselves the hard way in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, — or your home town.

According to authorities, at least two of the Paris terrorists came to Europe amongst the hordes of unscreened Muslim migrants claiming to be “Syrian refugees”. And yet Justin Trudeau stubbornly insists on bringing in 25,000 Muslims from Syria’s war zone in the next month, promising to fly them to Canada even before they’re screened.

So I want to talk to Parisians about the waves of unscreened Muslim men who have streamed into their country first. And I want to talk to the Muslim men themselves — to ask them their candid views on democracy, the west, and terrorism.

In short, I want to have the kind of honest conversation about radical Islam, migration and terrorism that is virtually banished from the mainstream media.

Seriously, last night, as the terrorists were still rampaging, the Globe and Mail’s John Ibbitson publicly declared that this terrorism “must not change our refugee policy”. Is he mad? And the Globe’s Doug Saunders actually attacked anyone who had said “pray for Paris”, calling it a “cruel slogan”.

His morality is so perverted, that he chose to condemn Christians praying for life, rather than Muslims praying for death.

The CBC is even worse. Did you know they actually have a formal editorial policy not to use the word “terrorist”? The say using that word would mean taking sides.

Do you see why I feel I have to go to Paris? Because I know that I just can't trust a word the mainstream media says about the threat of Muslim terrorism in the west. I have to go to see for myself, to ask questions for myself. And I promise to share what I learn with you, on our independent news network,

Like millions of people, I grieve for the victims of the Paris mass murder. But I also know that it’s not enough to grieve, and put a picture of the Eiffel Tower on my Facebook page and say something like "Je Suis Paris". It’s not enough.

We need to know the truth about terrorism and the risks of mass Muslim migration. And we need to understand the inevitable logic that if we don’t change the path we’re on, we’re likely to end up where we’re going.

And I fear that will look like Paris.

Ezra Levant

P.S. I’ll have updates every day. I don’t know exactly what I will see in Paris; but I think it’s fair to say I’ll show you things that you simply won’t find on the other news media. They are too busy excusing terrorism to do their jobs as reporters.

P.P.S. We’ve created a special e-mail list to send you regular updates from Paris. You can sign up here.

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commented 2015-11-15 18:27:27 -0500
RICK PLESNIK, with respect to Paul Ramage saying: “Hope they get ya over there ezra”, noteworthy that he was appealing to his Islamist ‘friends’ to do this dirty work, “Hope they get ya..”. Noteworthy, as well, that his left-wing pals did not call him out for that reprehensible, hateful comment, but instead became apologists. Ramage is a real class act. In October, when Vlad Johnson announced that he was removed for violating the rule, to “avoid excessive profanity”, Ramge responded with,“Whaaaa Vlad Sniffle Sniffle Suck my liberal dick cons ha ha ha”, thereby being a fine representation of his other left-wing pals.
commented 2015-11-15 18:09:33 -0500
I agree with Brent. Go hang out with ISIS. Please do it!
commented 2015-11-15 17:59:38 -0500
Carefull! The UN climate nazi’s are also in town(the real ones behind public terrorism) the shiny lap dog is also committing treason with impunity with all the rest of world tyrants! You would be safer with the Islamic terrorist. GODS speed Ezra And company.
commented 2015-11-15 17:50:20 -0500
Michael Mann said: “And one nutjob in Canada isn’t the same as massive planned attack with apparently three teams that went into the Paris attack. Don’t get wrong – death is horrible on any level, but Cirillo’s death isn’t remotely the same as the Paris attack and shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath.” In your opinion. And that is all it is. Not fact. Even the politically correct RCMP determined the underlying motives of Cirillo’s killer!
commented 2015-11-15 17:44:46 -0500
Ex-Sun News watchers: does anyone know what happened to Michael Coren? All of his opinions have suddenly shifted to the Left. I wonder if it’s just easier for him to be employed this way.
commented 2015-11-15 17:44:03 -0500
Paul Ramage said: “Hope they get ya over there ezra” I must say I find that offensive. Even I would not wish harm upon a leftie. Proves the point how lefties are devoid of morals, integrity, respect for human life, and the list goes on and on!
commented 2015-11-15 16:51:15 -0500
Do you feel the same as Sean Penson about the “refugees”, Michael? Should we be calm and tolerant as parliament bows to the George Soros cultural destruction of Canada?
commented 2015-11-15 16:49:36 -0500
The Islamist gunman who killed Cirillo, was it his intent to only kill one unarmed soldier and then be shot to death?

I think not. His plan did not pan out to completion… Undoubtedly the goal was to kill as many as possible. The life of one innocent Canadian is as important as many… But try telling that to the left, who disregard the importance of an individual in favor of looking at the COLLECTIVE.
commented 2015-11-15 15:58:47 -0500

I was responding to Ezra’s post, where he only mentioned Cirillo in the same context as the Paris attack and that’s bullshit. One person tragically getting killed in any capacity – terrorist or random killer isn’t the same as a mass murder like say Sandy Hook.

And one nutjob in Canada isn’t the same as massive planned attack with apparently three teams that went into the Paris attack. Don’t get wrong – death is horrible on any level, but Cirillo’s death isn’t remotely the same as the Paris attack and shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath.
commented 2015-11-15 15:45:51 -0500
Remember the cowardly troll not revealing his full name, having the gall to accuse Ezra of lacking courage, keeping in mind that Ezra posted the drawing of Muhammad at The Rebel, but the other media, like the cowardly CBC, did not.
I am sure that many, like MARIE SOFIE, are “just perplexed as to why secular Westerners (potentially Westerners of others faiths as well?) aim to protect and support Islam”.
Recently, Phil Zuckerman, a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College in California, had the courage to answer and let the cat out of the bag as to why “it is okay for those on the left to critique, mock, deride Christianity, but Islam gets a free pass”.
According to Zuckerman, it’s acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not “fear” retaliation from Christians, but he does fears retaliation from those adhering to Islam:
“I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear. I’ve got three kids. So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I’m not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that’s wonderful. I would never write the same kind of stuff that I do about certain religions – Judaism, Christianity, LDS, whatever – as I would about Islam – just straight up fear.”
Well, thanks Professor Zuckerman for enlightening us as to one reason why this insidious hypocrisy exists – the left is a bunch of cowards . However, I would contend that it is not just abject cowardice to which Prof. Zuckerman subscribes, but also has much to do with the socialist ideology of the ‘progressives’, many of whom make comments at this site. They look upon the Islamists as useful ‘friends’, functioning much like a battering ram to further transform Western civilization, grounded in capitalism and Judeo/Christian values, so as to help hasten the emergence of their beloved socialist utopia.
commented 2015-11-15 15:08:12 -0500
Michael Mann said: “This wasn’t Canada’s 9/11 and people need to stop equating it as such.” Really? Two of the Canadians killed at the WTC site were my personal friends. Do not debase their lives with your lefty BS!
commented 2015-11-15 14:59:08 -0500
Mike Tate said: “Homegrown or from another country these extremists present the same danger. If one looks back at history you will find as an example Nazi supporters in the United States , England and yes even Canada.” Canada. That hero of the left, Pierre Elliot Trudeau!
commented 2015-11-15 14:50:36 -0500
Nathan Cirillo was from my city (Hamilton), killed in my province (Ontario). He was not allowed to be armed (despite being a soldier). I am currently serving house arrest for having a legally owned firearm without a concealed carry permit. We are disarmed sitting ducks. Cirillo’s death was a terrorist attack, was a 9/11. An innocent man died by the hands of an Islamist, was not trusted by his government to be armed for defense, as they OK fully automatic weapons for Islamists fighting Assad, the secular leader of Syria.
commented 2015-11-15 14:46:39 -0500
Canada’s 9/11 (and every other country who’s funded “moderate rebels” and now gleefully accepts “refugees”) is right around the corner.

Eagles of Death Metal is one of my brother’s favorite bands. He showed me their video for “I Really Wanna Be in LA” some years ago… He goes to these goddamn concerts in Toronto, I never go to those things anymore, despite liking hard rock music. It horrifies me how unsafe we are, how unsafe our families, women and children are… All done by the folks claiming to be acting in our best interests. PARLIAMENT, you folks have shit the bed.
commented 2015-11-15 14:45:12 -0500
Michael Mann said: “While one person’s death – Nathan Cirillo’s death was indeed tragic, you need to stop equating it with a 9/11 or now Paris level terror attack. It’s insulting, ignorant and it’s fear mongering.” And how many deaths will it take? Get your facts straight Michael. There has been more than one death, and many more averted! Go post on CBC!
commented 2015-11-15 14:39:24 -0500

Coulda, woulda, shoulda. That’s not what happened. This wasn’t Canada’s 9/11 and people need to stop equating it as such.
commented 2015-11-15 14:29:29 -0500
Leftist westerners defend radical Islam because it achieves many of the same goals they are too weak to do themselves, silencing freedom of speech and debate, destroying Christian culture, advancing Western deconstructionism, and of course, WELFARE, otherwise known as “jizya” to their radical Islamist henchmen.

The fake right CINOS also like to use Islamists. The obvious threat they present allows for legislation to curtail civil liberties, allow people to be spied on and arrested arbitrarily. You can bet that ten years down the road, maybe even five, this legislation that was justified for “getting the terrorists” be used against Libertarians, gun-owners, free-market advocates, Christians, all under the premise that they are “terrorists”.

I wish that not one Muslim had ever set foot here. But I see parties of all stripes, including so-called “Conservatives” waving them in by the tens of thousands for the last fifteen or twenty years.
commented 2015-11-15 14:17:11 -0500
Justin Trudeau should call for the arrest of ObaMao and all the Pentagon sociopaths who spearheaded this conflict. Until you stand up and do something right, you might as well change your last name from Trudeau to Bieber. If Bieber was Prime Minister, I seriously think things wouldn’t look much different… That is how intentionally ignorant you’ve been. Call a spade a spade, Obama is a war criminal, time to treat him as such.
commented 2015-11-15 14:15:39 -0500
Joe, thank you for your comment. I will be more clear- I never implied they were “more” faithful than any religion. I meant the ones who perpetrate these acts are faithful to their perceived God (Allah) as they follow the words of their literature. How many supposed Muslims have you met here that embody Western values, do not pray or even read the Quarn? What about them is Muslim? That is the issue- they try to separate the acts carried out by Jihadists from Islam, when really their holy book allows for it. These moderate Muslims claim “Islam is perfect” and a peaceful religion. Yet we know the Quarn says otherwise! How could one interpret these writings falsely? They still choose to carry the name of Islam despite all of what is transpiring. I was hinting that Islam does not correlate with Western freedom, values and beliefs. Yet we find Westerners here who fully support Islam, that is what perplexes me. Could you elaborate on why you think such Leftist Westerners defend this religion?
commented 2015-11-15 14:14:35 -0500
Joe yet again, I agree with the statement you just made. It is time for the true right to stand up for the rights we Canadians have the right too.

Notice all the RIGHTS that were in that sentence…
commented 2015-11-15 14:10:29 -0500
Charles, I do think the left is extremely culpable, but I would include some of the so-called “Conservatives” in there with what I call the left, who’ve turned a blind eye to supporting Islamists, all to get rid of Assad. I view the entire political spectrum to be complicit in allowing this situation to arise, except for the Libertarians and Wild Rose folks who have always said we have no business in any of this garbage, that Canadian money and diplomatic support should not be for Islamists no matter what cute “moderate” names parliament gives them.

Peter, I would seek to move to Russia, where I can carry a weapon for self-defense, where my govenrment would actually attack Islamists rather than fund them, where George Soros is not welcome… Only that I’m quite sure that the same leftists and CINO nation-builders have plans to overthrow Russia, there is NOWHERE on Earth to fully escape these globalist plots.
commented 2015-11-15 14:05:12 -0500
Richard V, I tend to agree with you. especially where you state “You have a responsibility to know what your government is doing on your behalf.” Quite true. But right now, Canada suffers under an incompetent federal government simply because it is a far leftist government, even more so hast the USA has. The same lamebrains who castigated Harper for having only 39% of the popular vote now have Justin Trudeau who actually garnered less than Harper this time around. Add to this the 20% for Mulcair, we have a majority of left-wing nutcases. Yes, nutcases; that’s what the left is all about. So, Richard, you make a good point in saying “You have a responsibility to reject blind-support…”. Our biggest danger in politics today is allowing ANYBODY to vote, no matter how ignorant they are, and right now the majority of Canadians are ignorant, as you say in your last line.
commented 2015-11-15 14:00:36 -0500
Peter Netterville; This is Charles Moulton now don’t bash Richard too bad please!

Richards statement;
Canada, your willful ignorance makes this suffering possible. ( He is stating that the left and their equal rights for everything has gotten out of hand).

Richards statement;
The free-reign you’ve given to the idiots in Parliament has caused a Christian genocide in Syria, as well as several orchestrated terrorist attacks, including the one that just passed. ( This is stating, that because we are too worried about insulting anyone, we have turned into “a yes boys state” and he is starting feel we are going to be crushed very soon).

Richards statement;
You “progressive” world-peace types have been asleep at the wheel. ( this statement I agree with 100%. Yes we have been asleep at the wheel for way to long, it is time we wake up as Canadians and stand a post. Get into the fight, have strong pride for the nation, and the fellow Canadians that died for our freedoms).
commented 2015-11-15 13:56:00 -0500
Sorry… Mr Fleury’s report was about 16 hours ago, not 126 hours. My mistake for not spell-checking…
commented 2015-11-15 13:53:29 -0500
I scrolled down through the many comments here, and I have to say that on the topic of the war against terrorism (a real war), the most intelligent posting was some hours ago by Will Fleury, who has correctly identified how we should fight a war, as opposed to how the modern world tries it. Thanks for those great comments, Mr Fleury. It is so true that now the world will only fight ‘politically correct wars’. How many of you out there are disgusted by that phrase? The world is divided into two camps: the left and the right. The center are just compromises. Things are either right or wrong. The Left is rarely right on anything, and the Left does not know how to argue intelligently. They only know the ad hominem procedure (note Kevin C). I urge all of you to go back about 126 hours here and re-read Fleury’s comments.
commented 2015-11-15 13:47:29 -0500
The Canadians who approved of funding jihadi “moderate rebels” with tax dollars, supporting them diplomatically, based on the hokey and fraudulent evidence that “Assad the butcher” gassed his own people… Only to have their “moderate rebels” carry out two well-known gas attacks on civilians… You advocated our country’s participation in providing the means for these already very dangerous Islamists to be strengthened militarily.

There are some, that even to this day, still feel that supporting “the opposition” in Syria is the “Canadian” thing to do… Despite the Christian genocide, numerous terrorist attacks, and massive waves of “refugees” it has generated. Now we stand on the eve of war with Russia and China, and you fools still demand Assad step-down so you can install an Islamist puppet government, as was done in Egypt.

There is guilt among those who are politically unaware as well. You have a responsibility to know what your government is doing on your behalf. You have a responsibility to reject blind-support of a given political party, when all of them are demanding the same destabilization of a secular country.

The number of folks here who are truly good Canadians can be counted on one hand.
commented 2015-11-15 13:45:30 -0500
Kevin C, you are wrong in calling Ezra “a sorry excuse for a human being”. It was Trudeau, not the CBC, who called the Paris attackers terrorists. The CBC in fact DOES refrain from naming them terrorists. CBC DOES indeed stop at calling any jihadist a terrorist. It’s their organizational policy now. Just watch their ‘news broadcasts’ and commentators like the wishy-washy Mansbridge as they chatter on about these things: they NEVER refer to them as terrorists. You really twists words, Kevin, to make someone telling the truth (Ezra) into a liar. That makes you, Kevin, as the actual liar here. So typical of all you lump-headed Leftists.
commented 2015-11-15 13:37:47 -0500
KEIRA ANDERSON All the MSM outlets you mentioned are useful idiots for islam, The truth matters not to them. They could care less they all wanted liberals in power now they have them, they will back them no matter what.