As many of you know, The Rebel was born in February 2015. Thanks to your support, we’ve grown amazingly in two years, with viewers around the world.
That means we also have international commentators now too. We already have a solid team in the UK; I met with them recently in London.
Tonight, I’ll introduce you to some new faces, this time in Australia:
Some of you are already familiar with Claire Lehmann, through her outspoken (yet soft spoken) videos for us.
We talk about the problems she had getting her writing critical of feminism published in the Australian press, and discuss what other topics the media considers taboo here.
Next, meet Dr. Tanveer Ahmed.
He came to Australia from Bangladesh when he was a child. Ahmed became politicized when he began witnessing troubling trends within his Muslim community, especially in his role as a psychiatrist.
After hearing our conversation about identity, patriotism and immigration, I think you’ll be eager to see Dr. Ahmed’s first video commentary for the Rebel!
Finally, I’ll introduce you to Alison Bevege.
A while back, she actually won a Human Rights Tribunal case she filed after a Muslim speaker in a public library told her to sit at the back of the room.
From there, she asked him if he believed that apostates from Islam should be killed — and he said yes!
As you might have guessed, Bevege is a fearless reporter — she reminds me of our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid.
Bevege will be covering different beats in Australia for the Rebel:
Multiculturalism, immigration, indigenous affairs — issues that have stunning parallels in Canada, as you'll hear.
All three of these commentators agree that the Rebel will give Australians a forum to discuss issues that are often considered off limits — and not just in “Oz,” either.
I wind up my report with a funny encounter we had in Sydney. We later learned that this “Antifa activist” was really a Melbourne comedian named Lewis Spears , but I have to say, he sure had the Marxist lingo down pat.
And hey, if we're already well-known enough in Australia to get “trolled,” that's not so bad...
So stay tuned as we bring out new videos from Claire Lehmann, Dr. Tanveer Ahmed and Alison Bevege — bringing you “the other side of the story,” from the other side of the world.