May 07, 2015

Cowardly media surrenders to Muslim terrorists -- but keeps bashing other religions

Brian LilleyArchive

There is a big debate over free speech in the wake of the jihadist attack on Garland, Texas on Sunday but that right is being willingly surrendered by the cowardly media in the West.

Literally the same newspapers that are bashing Pamela Geller and her "Draw Mohammed" contest are running articles that are highly critical of other faiths besides Islam -- apparently without noticing the irony or the hypocrisy.


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commented 2015-05-11 10:28:18 -0400
Another good piece by Brian Lilley, well-researched and articulated. One reason the new York Times attacks Catholicism and supports Islam has to do with the NYT’s anti-democratic and anti-human rights views. Since a significant body in present-day Islam supports the murder of innocent civilians, mass war crimes and anti-Semitism — and since the majority of Muslim populations live in autocratic dictatorships, the New York Times (and much of the media) support Islamic opposition to free speech. This is core of the issue here: the NYT and fellow media no longer support liberal, Western values. — David Murrell, Fredericton,NB
commented 2015-05-09 15:20:17 -0400
Cartoons? We will have arrived when they make a comedy movie about this 7th century sexist, megalomaniacal religion.
You thought ‘Blazing Saddles’ or ‘Spaceballs’ was funny, wait until ’Where’s My Seventy Virgins for Jihadists?’ comes out.
The fact that this anti-semetic, anti-freedom, anti-women religion can gain adherents in our society shows us how our once bright and beautiful values have been lost in our sexualized and materialistic culture.
We know the answer: It is not to curse the darkness, but to increase the light.
commented 2015-05-08 14:55:47 -0400
Why is this being treated as a zero-sum game? Why can’t free speech advocates provoke the terrorists among us to show their true faces? We get to kill them, they achieve martyrdom and everyone wins!!!
commented 2015-05-08 14:07:15 -0400
Rick Plesnik said:-
Joan: “Media is biased. Geller didn’t provoke violence; she challenged intolerance. Like Martin Luther King did.” I believe MLK was a socialist.
commented 2015-05-08 14:00:13 -0400
I watched Daniel’s video and agree with the Fox reporter. Franklin Graham said as Christians we should not insult other religions. I see Pam’s good buddy Ilana Mercer also agrees with Pam that free speech trumps all else. I say they are both wrong. Now to get it straight fundamentalist terrorist Mohammedan jihadists need to be defeated. They have declared war on us. They can only be defeated one of two ways. On the battlefield or by a new Christian revival. There is no political way other than capitulation. The free speech crowd have it wrong and are stooping to the same level as the “savages” they claim to have moral superiority over.
commented 2015-05-08 13:39:50 -0400
Joan: “Media is biased. Geller didn’t provoke violence; she challenged intolerance. Like Martin Luther King did.” Exactly.
commented 2015-05-08 11:21:20 -0400
Incredible. This former Fox News anchor wants to stop the speech in order to stop the violence. Like Geller, we need to speak out and expose the Islamists for what they are.

Geert Wilders, Pamela Geller, and her courageous cadre of patriots deserve our praise.

See “Islamists Fear Cartoons” at
commented 2015-05-08 10:34:10 -0400
Thanks, Ian. That’s number 11
commented 2015-05-08 08:30:29 -0400
Bill – quite true. The ideals of the mainstream media appear to be “we are tolerant, therefore anyone who disagrees with us in intolerant. We must oppose those who are intolerant. Anyone else who opposes those who are intolerant must therefore be supported.” In other words, I think that they don’t know what the word “tolerance” means.
commented 2015-05-08 07:21:58 -0400
It’s worse than “Bias” in the media Joan, the modern MSM is duplicitous.
Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in their apologist agenda toward radical Islamist intolerance – this transgresses 2 of the politically correct code the MSM operate under – namely; religious dogmatism and theocratic intolerance – the media is silent on the atrocities of Islam like Jihadi violence and assassination, Sharia female circumcision and capital punishment for female immodesty, persecution of gays and other faiths and religious fervor in general, yet they rigorously denounce Christians under the same supposed leftoid taboos even though these supposed theological transgressions have not been part of Christianity since the reformation centuries ago – Media has a selective dual set of standards- but this duplicity runs throughout elitist leftism which is championed by the MSM. The best explanation I have herd for this yet for media duality is that media is now a product of campus humanities indoctrinating in cultural Marxism – Marxist destbilization of the culture through the monopoly of the language and public dialogue for political purposes ( Political Correctness is linguistic revisionism), In adopting a political set of values and abandoning a set of absolute moral values, the media make politically correct decisions, not morally correct decisions – we see the results in their ideological hypocrisy daily.
commented 2015-05-08 06:36:12 -0400
Media is biased. Geller didn’t provoke violence; she challenged intolerance. Like Martin Luther King did.
commented 2015-05-08 04:55:27 -0400
Remember folks, the islamic terrorist pawns don’t want free speech. And the communist/socialist/marxist pigs don’t want it either.

Check out the communist PIG in the white house. Any questions?
commented 2015-05-08 02:52:49 -0400
The media can’t have it both ways — it can’t claim the rights, privileges and protections associated with freedom of speech and expression and then pick and choose politically-correct moments in which to assert same. I am tired of media that attacks individuals who merely seek to exert their own fundamental freedoms, as if the media itself holds some sort of monopoly.
Don’t even get me started on post-secondary institutions… Oy, I could fill a book or two just recalling my personal experiences of institutionalized political bias in one third-year philosophy of science course.
commented 2015-05-08 00:59:08 -0400
Maurice… I believe another threat to our freedoms is the infiltration of radical ideologies in our University’s.
commented 2015-05-08 00:55:59 -0400
Pamela Geller will forever be the villain in this battle of free speech. Except to us of course. She’ll go down in history as a true freedom fighter.
Was it provocative? Maybe yes. Only because of the expected irrational reaction to the contest. To many in the left, a Conservatives mere existence in provocative. And this contest was absolutely necessary to make a point. And the reaction to the event proved that point in spades. Freedom of speech must be fought for in earnest always. The MSM must be exposed for what they are. Cowards.
commented 2015-05-07 22:08:50 -0400
Let’s all get mohamed hats.
commented 2015-05-07 21:28:01 -0400
The thought that came screaming to my mind Brian is…..Have the R.C.M.P. or the Ottawa Police are they providing you and Ezra and Marissa with protection. With these nut bars on the loose I hope you are well armed.. If they would attack a harmless conference what is stopping them from attacking you. Your work and your comments are welcomed by us viewers and the rebel is providing a service to Canada so just keep your eyes open.
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commented 2015-05-07 20:25:55 -0400
No surprise. The Socialist Media would love to see all of us oppressed under Communism or Islam. Sort of a “captive audience one might say”. They fail to realize that under Islam, they will be the first to be brutally beheaded. Delusional!
commented 2015-05-07 20:01:20 -0400
Did Pamela Geller invite the kind of response that happened. No. But it was provocative and we saw the result. Happily the police were on the alert for the likely assault. Free speech must continue even with the repercussions we saw in Paris. Fight on all of us who are freedom fighters for free speech.
commented 2015-05-07 20:00:06 -0400
I’ll post this again. Because I type and read so slowly, just can’t seem to keep ahead of the disappearing articles. Hopefully it fits here:

Joan, Ron, everything you’ve stated is absolutely true. It’s abundantly clear, however, that Politician, Law Enforcement, the Courts, MSM and the general public don’t take the threat seriously. I think it then behooves us to take whatever action we can to stand against the threat. I’m not sure what we can do, but we have to put our heads together somehow and figure something out, and then face the threat head on, on a broad front. It seems no one else will, at least not publicly. Like Joan says, Bill C-51won’t do much if the police and the courts won’t enforce it. Earlier in another post I sent a list for Ron Zager of the areas that we need to address re: Islamic extremism. As I said, I probably missed some. Please read the list and add to it whatever you think I missed, and also perhaps add any sugestions for actions you and I may take. Here’s the list:

" if we were to “slow down immigration from muslim countries” that would only plug one hole. I think problems are multi-layered. I’ll try to articulate them as best I can, but I’m sure I’ll forget some, but here goes….

1) Immigration policy, as you point out.
2) 2nd and 3rd generation Muslim youth: Often Muslims whose parents came to Canada fleeing genuine oppression and persecution, become apathetic and begin a search for meaning to their lives. As G.K. Chesterton said, “Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure.” Too often they find that meaning in radical Islam.
3) Radical Imams in the mosques, teaching radical jihad to impressionable youth: What they’re saying in the mosques needs to be monitored and documented.
4) Internet radicalization.
5) The comparative birth rate of Muslims to the rest of the population: In one or two more generations, they will have the numbers to impose their ideology through the ballot box.
6) Law enforcement that turns a blind eye to hate speech from Muslims, but pounces on anyone who say anything considered to be “Islamaphobic”.
7) Ditto for the Judicial system.
8) MSM: need I say more?
9) Liberals and NDP who would sell their soul to the Devil to get votes. In the case of Islam, that’s exactly what they’re doing.
10) The apathy of the general public who don’t recognize the threat, not to just their way of life, but to their very lives!

Those are the threats to our freedom as I see them. I’m sure I missed some. They must be challenged and confronted head on, on a broad front. Abraham Lincoln said we must not be deterred from our pursuit of liberty by “fear of dungeons to ourselves”. I fear that to fight the good fight for our freedom, some of us might very well have to submit to “dungeons to ourselves”. I hope it isn’t me, but the fight is worth it."

That’s what I see. Please add to it any threats you see that I may have missed, along with your suggestions on how to confront them. Thanks.
commented 2015-05-07 19:57:06 -0400
I don’t agree with Pamela organizing the cartoon contest. However Peter is quite right when he says:-
" The very fact that they do not restrict images offensive to other religions clearly indicates that there is something unique about Islam that they should surrender to the will of the extremist Islamists". Obama, Trudeau, Miliband and a host of other political nitwits tell us Islam is a religion of love and peace. The MSM just parrots the same hogwash. What Pamela did was expose the MSM for being supporters of terrorism. They always have been. Now it is there for all to see.
commented 2015-05-07 19:39:17 -0400
I wonder if the media that does surrender truly thinks they are surrendering. Have they convinced themselves the only reason they are not showing the images is because they are being considerate to Islam?

I would be able to believe that reasoning if the media did the same for all religions. The very fact that they do not restrict images offensive to other religions clearly indicates that there is something unique about Islam that they should surrender to the will of the extremist Islamists. So, do the media surrender because they believe in Islam or do they surrender because they are cowards? There may be some of the former, but I suspect it is mainly the latter.

I salute Pamela Geller. She is a heroine of free speech, the real free speech.