August 13, 2015

Toronto Star: Canada should prioritize Muslim refugees over Christians, Yazidis and Jews

Jonathan D. HaleviRebel Blogger

While the election campaign heats up, the left-leaning Toronto Star keeps pounding the Conservative government and its Prime Minister Stephen Harper on a daily basis.

Yesterday the Muslim card was pulled out. Wednesday’s editorial harshly criticizes PM Harper’s pledge to increase the support for “persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East” and to bring to Canada additional 10,000 refugees from this area.

In his speech on the campaign trail in Markham, Ontario on August 10, Harper clarified that the term “persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East” refers to Alawites (Muslims,) Bedouins (Muslims,) Christians, Druze (offshoot of Islam,) Ismailis (Muslims,) Shi’a (Muslims,) Yazidis, and others who are under threat from the genocidal terrorist organization ISIS.”

The author of the editorial chose to interpret the aforementioned term differently. In contrast to Harper’s clarification, he argued that the statement made by Harper doesn’t implicitly refer to Muslims, but rather to “Christians, Yazidis, Jews and others.” The Star failed to provide an explanation why the “Jews” were added to its list even though they were not mentioned by Harper, and where exactly are Jewish communities being threatened in ISIS-controlled areas?

Prioritizing the “persecuted religious minorities,” meaning (according to the Star) “Christians, Yazidis [and] Jews,” as refugees who deserve an urgent humanitarian support is wrong, asserts The Star. “The vast majority of people in dire need are Muslim,” the Star emphasized. “Cherry-picking non-Muslims may please constituencies that Harper is keen to woo but it would run afoul of UN guidelines.”

In stark contrast to the critical position towards Harper, his political opponents are being hailed by the Star, with Justin Trudeau's demand to open doors for additional 25,000 Syrian refugees and Thomas Mulcair's promise to significantly increase Canada’s humanitarian aid to Syria and Iraq.



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commented 2015-08-15 11:28:11 -0400
The enemy of my enemy is my fried! Guess Toronto maggot media is liberal friend, I think?
commented 2015-08-15 06:50:47 -0400
Has anyone written to the Star to correct this disinformation?
commented 2015-08-15 00:47:59 -0400
The Koran orders all Muslims to attack the unbelievers until there are none left. Leave the Muslims and Druze behind. Take the Yazidis and Christians. The Jews are long gone from those regions.
commented 2015-08-14 22:52:10 -0400
We should take some, and I agree, Yezidis and Christians, but are we the only country with open doors? We cannot take everybody, and our quotas are too high already.
commented 2015-08-14 22:37:02 -0400
Harper should take in ALL THE YEZIDIS and displaced Assyrian Christians, (thus filling our quotas for the next five years) and then no more immigrants at all for the same time period! Once here, they, as native Arabic speakers, should be given priority jobs at CSIS, tracking and translating all the muslims’ threats.
commented 2015-08-14 21:43:11 -0400
ABSOLUTELY YES! Canada must open doors for additional 25,000 Syrian (if not more) refugees and Thomas Mulcair’s promise to significantly increase Canada’s humanitarian aid to Syria and Iraq.
commented 2015-08-14 19:54:06 -0400
The Toronto Star should rename it’s self, The Daily Worker. A Communist Rag. The star is a Traitor to Canada, good only foe picking up Dog waste. Shit, that is.
commented 2015-08-14 18:29:41 -0400
Excuse the language.
commented 2015-08-14 18:28:12 -0400
So the Toronto “Red” Star is picking Christians and Yazidis from Harper’s list and adding their own, “Jews”, and then accusing Harper of saying something he did not say.

As atrocious as this is, it is no different than what the main stream media has been doing to Harper since 2006, except for the twisting, obfuscation, and outright lies are becoming greater and more frequent as the main stream media becomes more desperate to control the election to their favor.

If only we had a billion or so to take all these lying bastards to court and sue their asses off.
commented 2015-08-14 18:20:33 -0400
Anyone know who wrote it?
commented 2015-08-14 18:16:30 -0400
Let’s begin a boycott of this rag.
commented 2015-08-14 17:56:46 -0400
Muslims said they would destroy us from within.
commented 2015-08-14 16:01:39 -0400
the real joke is torstar ownd cp….. sub journalism at its finest.. and subsidized by our subsidy to the fabulous cbc..
commented 2015-08-14 15:35:05 -0400
“There’s going to come a time when our government is controlled by Muslims”.

We’re one election gone bad away from that reality Paul.
commented 2015-08-14 15:11:24 -0400
There’s going to come a time when our government is controlled by Muslims and the Toronto Star will be one of the many publications they outright ban…then the airheads at the Star will wonder: “Why is this happening?” And those of us who know better will be able to reply; “Because you worked hard to bring them here to do this to you!” Lefties are so damn naive…
commented 2015-08-14 15:07:13 -0400
Why are Islamic nations like Saudi Arabia and Qatar and UAE not taking these people. Wouldn’t it make more sense for nations in the area to open their doors to these poor folks? Especially those of the Muslim faith?
commented 2015-08-14 12:39:06 -0400
Don’t think Canadians need to see anymore muslims with their ghoul outfits and their sickening brainwashed sharia mentality, constantly whining about how offended they are so everything has to be changed to appease them and so on. Don’t christians facing getting burned alive or getting beheaded count as people who are need refuge? Christians aren’t as sickening either.
commented 2015-08-14 11:31:28 -0400
The Star anti-jewish? Does anybody need any more evidence? I’d be willing to bet that there are a fair number of jewish readers of the Star that totally missed the point of this journalistic bold-faced anti jewish crap.
commented 2015-08-14 11:02:30 -0400
10,000 to 100,000 MORE ME MUZLUM REFUGEES
Not for Canada as a whole…
Just saying…
commented 2015-08-14 10:42:29 -0400
Gee no more Muslims period. Somalians should show us that if nothing else.
commented 2015-08-13 23:24:47 -0400
Muslims hate each other, war with each other, why do we want to bring more of that to Canada? Enough already.
commented 2015-08-13 21:13:23 -0400
But the Star is a reputable, real media source staffed by real journalists. Not like this opinion rag. Just ask Jimmy, and Terry! They know. We don’t. This is bullshit, of course. The Star should learn to cherry pick their lies a bit more carefully.
commented 2015-08-13 19:51:34 -0400
“persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East” are not Muslims (no matter what denomination) Christians are being persecuted and murdered in the Middle East. Bring them here, leave the Muslims there. We don’t Jihad starting in Canada as it is in the UK, and Europe.
commented 2015-08-13 17:16:12 -0400
The problem is, an awful lot of programmed robots and other indoctrinated dupes and useful idiots do watch the CBC and CTV and MSNBC, and they do read the Red Star and the Globe and Mail and the ‘venerable Grey Lady’, and they do buy into the spin, misinformation, lies, and never see the sins of omission, or ever question what they’re consuming.
These ‘citizens’ are voting…well, some of them…look at Ontario, look at Alberta look at California, NYC, or even America under Obama. Were these elections fixed, or are that many people really that far gone? What about the next federal elections here and in the States? Already fixed?
The left doesn’t know about or are they interested in informing themselves outside of the MSM – or Media Party. Few of those people read THEREBEL or other non-MSM info/news sources, many more don’t read at all, or care. They think what they are conditioned to think and good luck drawing them into debate – outside of safe liberal/progressive topics! (some exceptions noted)
We are so far down the road to Backwardsland that these low information voters not only don’t recognize the WORLD-WIDE-THREAT of Islam and socialism, but work to persecute and prosecute those of us who do…and who stand up and say so!
Best we use our frustration and rage to get through to ‘those people’…how? Yes, exactly…
commented 2015-08-13 16:17:57 -0400
The only thing the drity red star is good for is bird cage linners.
commented 2015-08-13 16:05:36 -0400
who cares what the toronto star thinks? they’re like new york times………..crap.
commented 2015-08-13 15:27:30 -0400
Amazing how leftist media just refuse to get the facts straight. Thanks Jonathan.
commented 2015-08-13 15:10:09 -0400
Who gives a phuck what the commie star has to say?
muzi are a problem worldwide and must be dealt with.
Just stop importing these 7th century inbred lovers of all hate

Vote to save Canada from these leftest commies that are willing to ruin this “once” great country for their own gratifications…