(Ezra Levant will be back tomorrow, and David Menzies guest hosts tonight's show)
Justin Trudeau really played up to the Muslim vote at a local Eid Mubarak dinner last Friday. I was hoping to file a firsthand report of Justin's jolly jihadi of joy, but The Rebel Media was frog-marched out of the event which had been advertised as open to the media.
Other media were allowed to stay back, of course. And their accounts have been thrilling. Justin was in rock star mode for the friendly venue. There was no chatter about SNC-Lavalin, or Jody Wilson-Raybould. This was a celebration of all things Islamic and a not-so-subtle denunciation of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Except Omar Khadr. My cameraman and I were there to ask attendees for their opinion of the convicted terrorist who had been granted $10.5 million by the Liberal Party courtesy of the Canadian taxpayer.
According to the press release for the event,
“Notes for Media: The Prime Minister’s remarks to the Eid Dinner are open to media coverage as per the official itinerary for the date. Special accommodations have been made for media who are covering the event.”
But for us, there were some extra-special non-accommodations thanks to Grayson Bass of the Canadian-Muslim Vote organization.
Indeed, in what is becoming an increasingly frequent occurrence, the Rebel showing up to cover an event where Liberals are in attendance is welcomed about as much as the proverbial skunk to the garden party.
The Canadian-Muslim Vote purports to be non-partisan, but don't bet your burqa on that one.
During his address to the crowd — which included the Conservative Lisa Raitt and the NDP's Jagmeet Singh — Trudeau urged the crowd to ”make Muslim volunteers important to the Conservatives.” Not out of any goodness in his heart, but rather so that those Islamophobic Conservatives will be less likely to think it's a ”good idea to stoke fears and divisions against Muslims or any other group of Canadians.”
Clever, but slimy.
So, that's your non-partisanship. So non-partisan, in fact, that Grayson Bass decided to give the Rebel Media, i.e., the only right of centre media on the premises that night, the boot. But then again, according to Grayson, the Rebel isn’t a real media, because we aren't unionized.
Toronto Mayor John Tory joined the crowd as well, telling the gathered tables that he hoped and prayed that the next election would “steer well clear of the rhetoric and policies that even tilt slightly in the direction division being invoked elsewhere.”
No, we must've divide people. Unless you're the Muslim man who told us during an Al Quds Day rally that sharia law is coming to Canada with all of its attendant murdering of gay people and the like.
So, while I regret that I could not attend Justin’s Eid Mubarak shindig in person, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to attend Trudeau’s Ramadan-Palooza event… but in truth, I’m not very hopeful about getting into that one, either.
NEXT: Marc Morano of Climate Depot calls in to talk about the “birth strikers.”
FINALLY: Your messages to me!