April 24, 2016

Haroon Siddiqui’s “unintentionally funny” advice for Canada’s “anti-Muslim” media

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

When Canada’s biggest Islamist apologist, Haroon Siddiqui, said he had penned his final column for the Toronto Star way back in April, 2015, I figured it was too good to be true so I wasn’t surprised when he penned a sort of comeback column a few days ago.

I knew I’d love his Star yarn from the headline alone:

“Canada’s news media are contributing to mistrust of Muslims.”

It didn’t disappoint.

The column was an excerpt from a lecture Siddiqui delivered at the Aga Khan Museum in which he argued that the media have contributed to “widespread Islamophobia” by conflating Muslim terrorists with all Muslims. In doing so, he said, the media are violating their own declared principles of fair and ethical journalism.

He said the biggest culprits are the National Post and the Postmedia group of newspapers. He failed to mention Rebel.Media!

Watch as I dissect his column which begins in a weirdly incestuous way with Siddiqui asking Toronto Star associates if they agree with him about an anti-Muslim bias in the rest of the media and then simply repeats his assertion, ultimately offering helpful suggestions to the press when it comes to reporting on Islam.

Wait until you hear what he says about Rex Murphy and the CBC.

Siddiqui signs off in an unintentionally funny way describing himself as an “incurably optimistic Canadian.” How perversely ironic that a self-described optimistic Canadian is also such a shameless apologist for many in his community who reject and despise Canadian values.

But what do I know? I’m just a cog in that biased, Islamophobic media.

I’d like to make a joke about shooting the messenger but somebody out there might take it literally.

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commented 2016-04-25 19:01:13 -0400
Jamie MacMaster said: “Not if they ALL spoke out, PETER. And that’s the point that all “moderate” Canadians, Muslim or otherwise, just don’t get.”

Great point!
commented 2016-04-25 12:53:55 -0400
“but can you really blame them since speaking out would probably mean their life and possibly the lives of their family…”

Not if they ALL spoke out, PETER. And that’s the point that all “moderate” Canadians, Muslim or otherwise, just don’t get.
commented 2016-04-25 11:11:07 -0400
Jamie MacMaster said, "It is your 4th category – Those that want nothing to do with the first three and just want to live their lives live every other regular person in our society – where the problem lies. Because, just like every other “moderate” Canadian, they are keeping their heads down and their mouths shut – staying absolutely silent about that which should be condemned and rooted out. "

My original contention was with those people on this website who claim all Muslims are part of the first three categories only:
1) an Islamic terrorist
2) a quiet supporter of Islamic Terrorism
3) a plant in our Western society bent of changing out culture from within.

I understand that the silence of that fourth category of Muslims in an issue, but can you really blame them since speaking out would probably mean their life and possibly the lives of their family?

There are those Muslims that do speak out, and if I am not mistaken don’t they all have a fatwa on them?

However, my original point was that not all Muslims are bad as many on this website claim.
commented 2016-04-25 11:02:52 -0400
Don’t feel any sympathy for the National Post being called out here (even though it’s BS, the National Post is as bad as this Haroon Siddiqu when it comes to being Islamist apologists). This is the response by one of their staffers, and in the last paragraph they typically blame Harper for " Islamophobia."
http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/jonathan-kay-dont-blame-the-media-for-islamophobia
The Liberal-run media and their love for the most violent and primitive ideology in the world is absolutely insane.
commented 2016-04-25 10:46:29 -0400
So, JS can you come up with a list of planets that are ripe for colonizing? I would gladly pay a lefties way to one of them. Think of the opportunity! You lefties could show the rest of us redneck hayseeds how it should be done. Of course this is all dependant on there being such planets. I’ll await your list of habitable destinations.
commented 2016-04-25 09:47:57 -0400
J. Siciliano said “The best way to organize a society is to … ensure that religions are practiced in the areas of worship.”

I conclude that you wish all religious ideas to be muzzled…of course to be fair that should also include all ideologies, atheistic or not. Atheists are no different, they just worship themselves. And the West’s Judaeo-Christian religions that ensured liberty and equality, law and order, the idea that all men are created equal in value…you believe that imprisoning these ideas behind walls would have made it better…?

Secularist religion/ideology is in vogue today, but it is no better than what rules in Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea…it is an atheistic religion that, according to you, should be kept in areas of worship where you can keep your ideas to yourself…isn’t that your plan…to ensure we keep our ideas to ourselves and out of your aggressive way?

John, it is time you realized that all ideologies ARE NOT THE SAME and that rules such as yours are oppressive…why would I agree with you any more than Sharia law or Atheistic Communism? In the end, when you silence religions/ideologies you have become a tyranny.
commented 2016-04-25 09:37:00 -0400
Mr. Siciliano,

Would you please tell us more about yourself?
How old are you?
Did you attend a post secondary institution?
Are you presently employed?
Are you a parent?
Do you actually live in Canada?
If employed, is your employer in the private or public sectors?

You see, knowing a bit more about you will help us understand where you are coming from.

In any event, thank you for your well thought out arguments and logical presentations of your thoughts.
commented 2016-04-25 08:57:04 -0400
“I am a minor party supporter of the Canadian Action party which views the US as the main imperialist player in the world. The party is non-interventionist, anti-war, anti-globalist, anti-free trade, pro-humanity, pro-unity and somewhat anti-immigration but not racist. They are also nationalist.”

Oh! Thanks, John Siciliano. Most insane people don’t self identify like that. But good for you! Such a revelation is the first step to recovery.
commented 2016-04-25 08:45:50 -0400
I just reject the idiotic notion that 100% of all Muslims in existance on this planet only fit into the following three categories: 1) an Islamic terrorist 2) a quiet supporter of Islamic Terrorism 3) a plant in our Western society bent of changing out culture from within.

Well said, PETER NETTERVILLE. It is your 4th category – Those that want nothing to do with the first three and just want to live their lives live every other regular person in our society – where the problem lies. Because, just like every other “moderate” Canadian, they are keeping their heads down and their mouths shut – staying absolutely silent about that which should be condemned and rooted out.

JOHN SICLIANO, The idea that we should stay the hell out of all Muslim shitholes has some merit, but to suggest that depredations that have been taking place in, and emanating from, said shitholes (a) would never have happened if the West wasn’t there, and/or, (b) would cease if the West pulled out, strains the threads of credibility. It also completely avoids this question: Is the West to idly stand by and resort to candle-lightings and endless chants of Give Peace A Chance as ISIS, Boko Haram, and dozens of other collections of human garbage inflict hundreds of thousands of innocents to rape, tortures and mass executions?
commented 2016-04-25 04:44:28 -0400
Must be why the Calgary sex attack, the Kitchener sex attack, and the Chebucto assaults are getting so much air time…
commented 2016-04-24 22:57:19 -0400
<i>Canada’s news media are contributing to mistrust of Muslims.</i>

The correct version of that headline would be: <b>Muslims contributing to mistrust of Muslims</b>.
commented 2016-04-24 21:03:28 -0400
John Siciliano, so you support Trump then? Please list some of the lies you say the rebel is telling us.
commented 2016-04-24 20:47:53 -0400
I don’t know who is more ridiculous John Sciliano or Siddiqui. At least they are both good for a laugh.
commented 2016-04-24 20:28:44 -0400
“Global and CTV are centre-right networks. CBC is centrist based on the definition of centrism that centre-left, centrist and centre-right party members” – bla bla bla bla ad infinitum.

Siciliano you are so disally ignorant of political orientation you probably think Hillary is “centrist”. Read some and come back later.
commented 2016-04-24 20:14:20 -0400
John Siciliano:
All the money you invested in your education could have been invested in something actually worthwhile!
Go lie down, have a sleep and wake up when you’ve grown up!
commented 2016-04-24 20:07:41 -0400
John Siciliano commented 6 hours ago
The War on Terror is just a jobs program with no end.

So blowing up your family is part of one of the job descriptions?
commented 2016-04-24 19:14:59 -0400
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last.
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.
commented 2016-04-24 17:39:24 -0400
John Siciliano commented 5 mins ago

“So no I feel that Canada is mainly an oligarchic country that follows the US into everything…”

Well stated John-Boy. I have been trying to follow the conflicting arguments in your rants, but at least in this you have stated something logical.

Canada is definitely now run by the Laurentian Elite Oligarchy composed of champagne socialists. This oligarchy is definitely following the US Administration’s lead in all things with resect to foreign policy, and the Laurentian elite’s leader, Junior, definitely likes to lick the ass of his master, Obama.

Again, very good point Johnny.
commented 2016-04-24 17:28:03 -0400
Being anti-war does not make one pro-Muslim or Islam, that is complete distortion and lying to put people into categories when purely and simply I feel that religion is a control mechanism to put people into camps to eventually lead to large scale wars.

The best way to organize a society is to base a society on wealth, unity, nationalism, secularism and ensuring that religions are practiced in the areas of worship. Defending the nation is essential. Having a military should only be used in the most extreme cases. In the modern age, we should be trying to modernize and structure society where we can colonize planets and become a world where we ascend. Right now, that is the complete opposite.

I say that since all of our world leaders are puppets and clearly they have no aspiration to want nations to be better, meaning unite us and have nations where full employment and happiness can truly occur. They live based on fear and control. So no I do not get controlled by Trudeau or anyone.

I am a minor party supporter of the Canadian Action party which views the US as the main imperialist player in the world. The party is non-interventionist, anti-war, anti-globalist, anti-free trade, pro-humanity, pro-unity and somewhat anti-immigration but not racist. They are also nationalist. I think I have made my intentions clear.

Levant is merely a talking head, pretending to represent independent people but he supports the Conservative party and states that all media is Liberal yet he fails to admit that Global and CTV are centre-right networks. CBC is centrist based on the definition of centrism that centre-left, centrist and centre-right party members and contributors and talking heads come on the network. That alone means centrist based on the Wikipedia definition. So this network is basically cultist and does not care about the truth or improving Canada or even being straight with their contributors, supporters and people that watch Rebel. So no I feel that Canada is mainly an oligarchic country that follows the US into everything and we are just as warlike as well. The best way to have a foreign policy is finding out where we stand in the world and truly basing it off of what the people want.
commented 2016-04-24 17:18:07 -0400
The West wants controlled nations under the US thumb. I am anti-globalist, anti-imperialist and anti-war and for real national sovereignty of nations. People in nations should be allowed to decide for themselves. We should not command them how to act, but we should defend our own nation, but not invade others, as that would be acting against international law. We should engage in cowboy diplomacy. Iran is helping out Iraq after it was devastated by years of US imperialism and the oil-for-food program which caused 500,000 to lose their lives. Speaking against imperialism is not anti-Canadian but pro-nationalist because I feel all nations should decide for themselves without intervention or another nation deciding. I also feel that 9/11 laid the foundation for all the wars to follow. You have to admit that with the Saudi legislation that does show how much we have been lied to by the mainstream media, Rebel and others about this so-called “War on Terror” which has really just been a jobs program for the weapons manufacturers like Lockheed Martin and others. I do not support Islam but I am against wars which the so-called high and mighty Christian fundamentalists have supported who know what God wants. Of course, God would want peace and diplomacy, however I am atheist so I feel that those calling themselves religious clearly want the rapture and a clash of civilizations, and no doubt more wars with the eventual war with Iran, China and Russia. To me, that is the end goal!

I think my comment here answers exactly what the point of these foreign wars are exactly about which is control and sacrificing our freedoms and giving us something to be scared out.

The fact is fear is control and the Conservatives play that card quite well!
commented 2016-04-24 16:40:37 -0400
JOHN SICILIANO commented 2 hours ago
That is because Kurt I believe it is fed to us by the mainstream media which does talk about it in small doses and Rebel. With the news about Iraq and the lies from that and Saudi Arabia, the intelligence is flimsy and it proves that everything since 9/11 have been complete lies. Even the people that talk about Quran verses fail to acknowledge that 3 million Muslims that have died since 2001 from these wars. It is your choice if you choose to hate but these wars are just used to get easily influenced people to easily hate. The uniters which I would claim to be one feel that these wars have caused the migrant c

Read, Robert Spencer.

According to their own Eastern histories, islam has an official 1,400 year history of “holy” lies, extortions, robberies, tortures, arsons, kindappings, slaveries, rapes and 270 million murders (that’s OVER A QUARTER-BILLION INNOCENTS SACRIFICED TO ALLAH, so far – it’s a larger death-tally than that of EVERYONE ELSE, both secular and religious, COMBINED, and with an historical average of less than 1% of the global population to have committed it with, too)!

Do the math: 270 million divided by 1,400 is almost 200,000 per year, or over 500 per day, or over 20 per hour or about one person every three minutes being murdered by Muslims ever since Islam was founded.

So, simply and precisely because of their “THOU SHALT KILL!” cultural indoctrination, MUSLIMS ARE STILL FROM BETWEEN FOUR AND SEVERAL HUNDRED TIMES MORE LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN MURDER (and all other crimes,) THAN EVERYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD!
commented 2016-04-24 16:29:07 -0400
@ Daryl Herman – "once “in” there are serious consequences in leaving "

I completely agree. I would take that one step further to include those that are born into Muslim families are considered to be Muslim even though they may not want to have anything to do with it, just like with any religion. How many people do you suppose that were born into a Catholic family, are considered to be Catholic, but want nothing to do with Catholicism? In any case the Muslims that were also born into a Muslim family would live in fear of a fatwa on them should they openly denounce their faith. Whereas you can openly go apostate if you are a Catholic and no action will be taken against you, the same cannot be said for Islam.
commented 2016-04-24 16:22:16 -0400
@ NDP Sucks – “The ones who do not believe in destroying the infidel are the vast minority and live in fear.”

Yes, I am sure there are more categories than what I mentioned, but what you listed are sub-categories from my point of view.

But in regards to your sentence I quoted, my whole point was that do exist, a minority I am sure. Just how many who really knows for sure, but they do exist. And yes, I am certain they would live in fear. So, I guess we agree! :o)
commented 2016-04-24 16:18:17 -0400
siciliano does trudope pay you for every post you make telling us how good the murdering muslims are
commented 2016-04-24 16:03:29 -0400
JOHN SICILIANO, you have a boner for Ezra, admit it.
commented 2016-04-24 15:14:07 -0400
Trudeau is too gutless to fight a war with a real enemy such as ISIS. Instead he attacks his own citizens, especially those who don’t vote for him. Trudeau is an atheistic communist and loves people like muslims who want to destroy Canada. Hey, why go overseas for a war when you can start one right at home. Trudeau is so devisive and destructive he gets the taxpayers to fund his home grown war. Fuck off and die Trudeau.
commented 2016-04-24 14:30:30 -0400
I meant we should not engage in cowboy diplomacy. We need an independent foreign policy which is against pre-emptive war.
commented 2016-04-24 14:29:31 -0400
The West wants controlled nations under the US thumb. I am anti-globalist, anti-imperialist and anti-war and for real national sovereignty of nations. People in nations should be allowed to decide for themselves. We should not command them how to act, but we should defend our own nation, but not invade others, as that would be acting against international law. We should engage in cowboy diplomacy. Iran is helping out Iraq after it was devastated by years of US imperialism and the oil-for-food program which caused 500,000 to lose their lives. Speaking against imperialism is not anti-Canadian but pro-nationalist because I feel all nations should decide for themselves without intervention or another nation deciding. I also feel that 9/11 laid the foundation for all the wars to follow. You have to admit that with the Saudi legislation that does show how much we have been lied to by the mainstream media, Rebel and others about this so-called “War on Terror” which has really just been a jobs program for the weapons manufacturers like Lockheed Martin and others. I do not support Islam but I am against wars which the so-called high and mighty Christian fundamentalists have supported who know what God wants. Of course, God would want peace and diplomacy, however I am atheist so I feel that those calling themselves religious clearly want the rapture and a clash of civilizations, and no doubt more wars with the eventual war with Iran, China and Russia. To me, that is the end goal!
commented 2016-04-24 14:20:48 -0400
The disinformation seeders in the MSM try to confuse the west’s rational distaste of hegemonic Islamist statism with religious bigotry.

Anyone who insists that hegemonic Islamic statism is a “religion” is a either ignorant or a liar. Islamism is akin to Zionism or Marxism – it is a cultural supremacist political dogma. And anyone who slanders you for holding an objective opinion of it is being POLITICAL, not moral or intellectual or factual.

Of course slandering/silencing anyone with a dissenting political opinion is the loathsome act of amoral political dogmatism, but these types disguise their intolerance and social despotism under the presumed sanitizing banner of “professional journalism” or “multicultural enlightenment” and portray their belligerent intolerance as moral outrage – oldest ploy in the 5th columnist’s playbook.
commented 2016-04-24 14:19:39 -0400
@ John Siciliano
Sounds like you are about as brainwashed as the average Muslim! Tell us, why are all those Muslim run countrys just a bunch of backward shitholes, in which they breed themselves into starvation?? Obviously you are a very low information type person. Maybe you need to either do more research or just go and hug all those Iranians, Saudis, Syrians anyone who is Muslim. If you support them as it sounds you do, you must approve of pedophilia, rape, honor killings, chaos and slavery. Here in Western civilization you are considered a CRIMINAL – which just about any person on this commentary abhors. If you want to live under Sharia law – go to any one of those eastern shithole countries and live there! …or maybe you already over there?!