July 07, 2016

UPDATE: Assailant in “hate crime that wasn’t” misses court for mental health treatment — but media STILL claims Islamophobia

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator
 

Last week, I shared with you details that no other media outlet in the country did; the woman accused of assaulting a Muslim woman at a London, Ont. grocery store was, herself, an immigrant—likely from Iran.

I uncovered this after noting in court documents that a Farsi translator was requested for the woman.

The accused was scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning for the next stage of her proceedings. I was in the courtroom, as were her lawyer and interpreter--but the woman at the centre of this all wasn't there. The reason for the absence, according to her lawyer, is that she is currently being treated at a mental health facility as an involuntary patient.

This admission is not tied to any official legal action, which means it’s safe to assume she is dealing with existing mental health issues, which reveals an even bigger disconnect than was previously known between the likely reality of the situation and the narrative that this incident is indicative of rampant anti-Islamic crime in Canada.

Earlier this week, the National Council of Canadian Muslims unveiled its charter against Islamophobia in a number of Canadian cities—including London. In news coverage in the London Free Press, as well as the Toronto Star, this supermarket incident was cited in stories about the charter without context, and without sharing any of the details that I broke last week.

The Star even went so far as to report, in the same story, on a survey that found an “epidemic of Islamophobia.”

I will continue to follow this case: the accused is expected to appear in court next month.

This may just be a troubled woman who took out her issues on another who happened to be Muslim. Or it could be something else entirely. This is why it is so important to let the facts unfold, rather than to speculate, which so many have done in the last couple of weeks.

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commented 2016-07-11 06:07:05 -0400
Thank you Andrew Lawton, for following up on this story and for your word to continue to follow it. The closer one can get to the whole truth is important. Perhaps even moreso in this day and age in which we now live. So again: thank you.
commented 2016-07-10 00:21:06 -0400
Is this typical of the Rebel? The woman accused of fear of Islam is shown to be a mentally disturbed woman, probably herself of Muslim background.

So The Rebel makes her out to be the enemy — vicious and hateful.

Perhaps The Rebel should be more straightforward. This is a mentally disturbed woman tearing at the hijab of a grocery shopper.

Do you want to be more spiteful than that, or do you want to let it go?
commented 2016-07-09 03:54:46 -0400
Andrew, your ongoing coverage of this incident is appreciated but now that you’ve uncovered the ‘attacker’ suffers from mental illness, could you please stop victimizing her by continuing to use these horrible photos to illustrate your stories?

Thank you.
commented 2016-07-08 17:42:39 -0400
the fk up libturda are going to get a civil war going against them n there lousy immigrations policies immigrants before whites in canada now i was in a housing co-op last week it was all black n islamist in the housing screw the whiteman waiting 10 yrs
commented 2016-07-08 14:23:01 -0400
http://www.lfpress.com/2016/07/04/charter-condemning-all-forms-of-islamophobia-lauched-in-london-canada
The young lady Hala who broke the original story is still calling this a hate crime in her latest story about some pandering politicians signing a charter for inclusion whatever that is .
Hala wears the same type of religious head gear as the so called victim ,and most her stories seem to be about Muslims in London Ontario.
The so,called victim lied when she said she called 911 right after it happened as the police themselves said the whole thing started by what they read on Twitter and after reached out to her to contact them .
The fact that the accused is in the nut house should have no bearing on this story except that it prevented her from attending first court date ,dosnt mean she is guilty
CBC report on this was basically the accused attracter of the MUSLIM LADY was a head case and is seeking treatment as if that was the reason for the alleged attack.
CBC points out the religion of the so called lying victim but fails to mention the name of the accused and her religion
Thanks to the rebel we are getting another side to this story
commented 2016-07-08 10:39:47 -0400
Jay k , I find your form of satire along the same lines as Sean pens son , where ever he is these days , one day in the fall when I’m not too busy I am going to examine your finger prints and Sean pens sons finger prints , perhaps you’re one entity of two beings , but never the less your satire magnifies the Conservative points well
I thank you for that
Yes I have a lab in the back of my shack
commented 2016-07-08 09:13:15 -0400
Mark Sutherland said, “Jay Kelly, sometimes you have thought provoking comments, but at other times you seem so far off the deep-end I can’t help but wish you’d stay away from the keyboard and quit the baiting game.”

I have noticed this behavior too. I associate it with a bi-polar condition. Multiple personalities. That man/boy/woman/girl/it need serious psychological help.
commented 2016-07-08 07:56:41 -0400
Peter and Maurice,

Based on the yearly average number of attacks, kills and injuries since 9/11, extrapolation can lead us to some potential numbers for attacks, kills and injuries since the year 800.
So here goes:

Average yearly attacks since 9/11 ……. 2,086
Average yearly kills since 9/11 …………. 13,233
Average yearly injuries since 9/11 ……. 18,577

Estimated number of attacks since the year 800 ……… 2,536,738
Estimated number of kills since the year 800 …………… 16,091,166
Estimated number of injuries since the year 800 ……… 22,589,227

These numbers may not be exact, but I doubt if anyone can dispute them. I am pretty sure that not all attacks, killings or injuries were recorded.
commented 2016-07-08 07:32:33 -0400
It’s not a phobia if they want to kill you, kind of like you’re not paranoid if you’re actually being hunted, but it also needs to be stated the attacker is a Farsi speaker, making this Muslim on Muslim crime. Diversity is our strength sarcasm

But hey we the media started this bleed so it must lead, facts be damned.
commented 2016-07-08 03:42:03 -0400
Jay Kelly, sometimes you have thought provoking comments, but at other times you seem so far off the deep-end I can’t help but wish you’d stay away from the keyboard and quit the baiting game. You cannot in all honesty believe this Farsi speaking woman (who asks for a translator) is Canadian born. We have two official languages (please look them up, if you get the chance away from trolling) and compulsory education, it has been like that for decades. For you to associate this statistically predisposing fact with a long-shot speculation is totally farcical and not even worth satirizing. Please, step outside into regular Canada and outside of your very sheltered ghetto for a change.
commented 2016-07-08 02:02:24 -0400
The media party must be in a panic – yes the same media party the CBC controls by paying out bribes from their $1.4 BILLION in annual taxpayer confiscated cash to the others like CTV, CanWest, Torstar, etc to control the media party narrative.

It’s not news by the media party in Canada, it’s instructions on what to think – liberal agenda fraudulently turned into Canadian values.

Do you understand how Canada’s mono-narrative is financed and controlled by decades of liberal/socialist governments???
commented 2016-07-08 01:22:19 -0400
I do not like islam. I think people who practice it are brainwashed and stupid.
I also believe that anyone who uses the word islamophobia is stupid. I haven’t heard anything like Christianophobia being dealt out, and I don’t expect to.
I have that right. There is no city mayor, provincial premier, federal prime minister or islamic imam or leftist moron that can take that right away from me. I invite all politicians, lefties,and muslims who think I don’t have that right to leave the country.
commented 2016-07-08 00:12:03 -0400
Peter Netterville, the Rebel presents this story in good faith. Andrew Lawton writes his item based on the information he has and emphasizes certain things. He mentions that the woman is probably of Iraqi descent.

It is true that Andrew Lawton’s initial story may have some falsehoods. But that is not enough for you to condemn her and the other reporters.

Keep an open mind. Read the stories.

The Rebel is not perfect, but it tries.
commented 2016-07-08 00:06:26 -0400
Watched it Bravo. I wonder how close we’ll get to that in Canada. How do you turn back when it gets that thick? I hope it isn’t so gradual that no one takes notice until it gets to that point. I hope it becomes glaringly obvious trouble is ahead, if Justin keeps up with his ‘refugee’ policies. If it has to get worse to get better lets get on with it.
commented 2016-07-07 23:50:44 -0400
Jay, you want discussion? Then explain why when some contributor to TheRebel covers a story you complain “why didn’t they cover this thing over here” or “why are they perusing this angle to the story and not this other angle that I feel is more important” or some other rather meaningless comment. Because you can always find a complaint about why someone is not doing this, that or the other thing in exactly the way you think they should. It really is an idiot complaint.
commented 2016-07-07 23:29:16 -0400
Andrew, good reporting but it’ll never change the fact that the Liberal media has an agenda and will not sway from it.
Maurice, it’s too bad you couldn’t count the attacks, killed and injured,(physically and mentally) before 9/11. It would likely be in the billions.
commented 2016-07-07 22:43:37 -0400
Liza, remind me where and when the pepper spray incident took place.
commented 2016-07-07 22:38:25 -0400
These so called Islamophobia cases need close attention or everyone suffers. Good work Andrew. This was shown not to be a case of Islamophobia and that truth is an important outcome for all of us. I wish we could get some firm answers on the Mosque fire. There seems to be no definitive proof either way. However that doesn’t stop Justin from using it to further his agenda of divisiveness. The same with the pepper spray incident.
commented 2016-07-07 22:36:43 -0400
Chris, I was hoping and thinking that items on The Rebel lead to further discussion and reflection. Perhaps I am wrong.
commented 2016-07-07 21:47:40 -0400
And yes Jay, we all here at the Rebel hope that you get the mental health care you so need.
Good luck, take care.
commented 2016-07-07 21:24:04 -0400
Andrew Lawton is taking an interest in this matter, even attending the courtroom where the accused was to appear.

But what on earth does he mean by saying: “it is so important to let the facts unfold, rather than to speculate”. Is his interest not based on speculation? He uncovered that the accused had asked for a Farsi translator, which he speculated meant that she was not born in Canada, and was likely (statistically) born in Iraq.

Is his hope that this woman will get the mental health care she needs? Of all the legal cases going on in London, ON, at this time, to put so much energy into one seems to be one long-shot speculation.
commented 2016-07-07 21:22:11 -0400
ANDREW , thanks for digging in the corners and finishing off you check
commented 2016-07-07 21:08:38 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM: 31,292 Attacks, 198,493 Killed, 278,650 Injured.
commented 2016-07-07 21:03:05 -0400
Good work, Andrew! I really appreciate the time you spend getting us the truth. Also too, you are a damn good orator.