February 08, 2017

Our reporters are being assaulted. Here’s how we’re fighting back.

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Remember our Alberta bureau chief, Sheila Gunn Reid, being attacked by a “male feminist”, at the Women’s March last month in Edmonton? When Lauren Southern was attacked by left-wing extremists at the University of Toronto?

The other day, Gavin McInnes was pepper sprayed.

Then last weekend, masked Black Bloc fascists tried to storm a speech I was giving at the U of T. You may have seen the video of them calling our reporter Jay Fayza (who is black) a “white supremacist.”

On Sunday, the CBC ran a whole segment attacking the Rebel, calling us racist and hateful.

Here’s what Nora Loreto, a Unifor journalism union boss, said a few days ago:

No denunciation by journalism professors, by politicians or by her own union.

I think the worst is yet to come. People want to silence our voice.

Tonight I’ll explain what we’re going to do about it.

Among other things, we’re hiring bodyguards.

I know, it’s insane. This is Canada, not Russia or Venezuela.

But that’s what life is like under Justin Trudeau and Rachel Notley and Kathleen Wynne.

Bodyguards can cost up to $65 dollars an hour, and usually you have to pay for a four-hour minimum. So that has actually just doubled the cost covering public events.

But what’s the alternative?

Can you please help? We’ve set up a special crowdfunding page for our safety: SafetyFund.ca 

Thank you for any help you can provide.

We promise to keep bringing you the other side of the story.

We won't let the fascists win.

NEXT: Our newest Rebel contributor, Barbara Kay, comes on to discuss the theme of her latest video:

Her worry that honest criticism of Islam could soon be illegal in Canada, thanks to Parliamentary motion M-103.

THEN: Someone who has unfortunately experienced more than his share of abuse for exercising his free speech rights, Tommy Robinson, calls in from the UK to talk about the attempt to ban President Trump from addressing Parliament on his state visit to England.

(PS: Tommy will also be joining the Rebel as a contributor very soon!)

FINALLY: Your messages to me!


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commented 2017-02-09 21:13:53 -0500
Paul Manning , nope they are left wing, try looking at history. They were fine with Obama doing the same thing , and MAO, Stalin , and Pol Pot were not right wing.
commented 2017-02-09 13:49:01 -0500
I am not sure why these vandals and rogues term themselves as being on the “left wing” would it not be better to call a spade a spade by telling the truth, surely by their violent conduct and extreme fascist manner they put themselves firmly on the “right wing”. Do we not associate a rabble crowd of people, who try to shut down free speech with violence, as being on the “right”? People that destroy bus shelters and go around punching rebel journalists in the face in an effort to shut them up I consider to be on the fascist right, would not anyone who has reason to think? People that stand and watch as a fellow human being is being harmed by being kicked and pepper sprayed and thereby condone such actions, surely put themselves on the “far right”, would you not think so? Its as if these leftists (I mean rightists in reality) actually want to be seen as extreme Nazi’s, because they conduct themselves as such. In a way such masked menacing people are shooting themselves in the foot every-time they act with violence and threats, they stupidly choose to be identified with the “Mob” and evidently so. Once you decide to use violence, in any form, in an effort to make your point, then YOU HAVE LOST! It makes me smile to think that their message is in vein and is wasted and has no real moral ethical force, because as soon as their inevitable lack of control kicks in, and their punches fly out to hurt the innocent, then I know who they really are, they are fascists! But of course they would consider themselves to be doing the world a favour by ‘informing’ us, however their message is drowned out by HOW they inform us, and that is evidently with violence. I would have some respect for them if they protested peacefully with some dignity and respect, we all have that right in a free society, but as soon as they start smashing car windows and turning over street trash cans, all in a frustrated and childish blind effort to vent their spleens against someone or other, be that you or me, be it The Rebel Show, be it my friends Ezra Levant or Faith Goldy, then we see them for who they genuinely are… Extreme Rightists! Come on these jokers can’t truly be considered to be on the “left wing” not acting the way they do. Let them keep shooting themselves in the foot, for in that way we know who they are, “For by their fruits ye shall know them.” Be brave Ezra, you have my backing.
commented 2017-02-09 12:25:47 -0500
- These leftists are the greatest of cowards. They attack when they think it’s safe – when they have someone outnumbered 5 to 1 or 10 to 1. When they can’t intimidate they start crying. They become victims. This is why they’ve gotten the label of crybullies.

- I’ve been following this bill. It’s disgusting that it got the approval of all MPs. It’s amazing how fast Trudeau and company have implemented the worst of what’s been happening in Europe. He’s covered up the details of the mosque shooting, sold a narrative and is now using it to justify pushing through censorship legislation. Canadians need to wake up.

- Globalists keep pushing that locker room video of Trump from over a decade ago. They combed through his past & that’s the most damning thing they come up with. Meanwhile they ignored far, far, far worse from every member of their own rank & file.
commented 2017-02-09 11:31:12 -0500
BOB URBAN commented 13 hours ago
Hey. Rebel , if. Your beautiful reporters are on location in southern Ontario here, please let me know, I will gladly provide security but only to the yummie ladies .. I can send pics of my appearance, think you would understand why not many dare to tangle with me. Cheers
You’re kind a useless… Freedom of speech comes in both genders and all colors.
If you want to be taken seriously grow up.!!!
commented 2017-02-09 10:55:37 -0500
It might be a good idea to hire a private investigator to find the identities of some of these masked assailants.
commented 2017-02-09 09:24:21 -0500
ANDY ELLERBY, commented, “you need to get pierre lemieux on again, he was the only cpc candidate in saturdays debate that spoke of free speech in his closing remarks. was speaking of opposing m103?”
At the end of January, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Lemieux came out with a strong statement (Stop the Violence, but keep Free Speech) against Motion M-103 including saying the following:
“In today’s National Post there is coverage that, in light of Sunday’s attack, it’s highly likely that Liberal Motion 103 (M-103) will pass the House of Commons. I respectfully say: this would be a mistake.I have been overwhelmed by the number of Canadians who have written me this past week to voice their support for free speech. On their behalf, I voice serious concern with Liberal Motion M-103. M-103 equates even legitimate concerns about religious extremism with hatred. It uses vague terms that are undefined. The consequences of M-103 on free speech will be far-reaching….. Chronic political correctness is strangling free and respectful debate in Canada and it has to stop….M-103 is nothing more than the government’s latest attempt to unduly regulate interactions between individuals and limit free speech….I encourage Parliament, especially Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, to carefully consider their response to M-103”.
commented 2017-02-09 09:17:30 -0500
Jay Fayza (who is black) a “white supremacist.” Reminds me of the Dave Chappell show skit.
commented 2017-02-09 06:28:10 -0500
you need to get pierre lemieux on again, he was the only cpc candidate in saturdays debate that spoke of free speech in his closing remarks. was speaking of opposing m103?
commented 2017-02-09 04:07:14 -0500
Is Ezra going to update us on the lawsuit against the male feminist who attacked Sheila? Maybe the money earned from suing that prick can go to pay for security.
commented 2017-02-09 00:54:33 -0500
The first thing we need to do is to petition for a change to the Courts of Justice Act. The single line that says “judges can’t be held accountable for their decisions”. That’s a flaw in our democracy, for bad ppl will always seek out such ultimate power. An exception needs to be added – to the effect that they can be charged with Breach of Trust for “activist decisions”.

A good example is that given by Giddy the other day, that if a refugee applicant denied by the US goes to the border guard, they’ll be denied. But if they cross into Canada illegally, they’re home free. Our Supreme Court, as Giddy noted, has “stretched” the law. In fact, they’re rewarding bad behaviour (a hallmark of the Left). Most Cdns would be against this. Even many Liberal voters. The judges will be ’scared straight" if they could end up on charges. THEN you can proceed to bring other cases with a much better chance of winning.
commented 2017-02-09 00:43:55 -0500
History is repeating itself and for some reason the progressives think it is fine, they are too dense to understand that it will turn on them in the future. One bright side of communism taking over will be the state choosing a job for the snowflakes and jailing them if they do not work. I guess every cloud has a silver lining.
commented 2017-02-09 00:41:45 -0500
A Hunter you got that right, they have been exposed for what they are and now they only have fascism as a weapon.
I will chip in what i can , and will hopefully be able to show up for some events, i would step in front of Sheila in a nanosecond and make sure twerps do not get away.
commented 2017-02-09 00:12:06 -0500
Sue the little twerp who socked Sheila – an excellent idea. As we all know the process is the punishment as Mark Steyn says. Dion Bews likely doesn’t have a pot to piss in but that doesn’t matter. Drag him thru the courts and wring him dry and also widely publicize what he did and what happens to him. DO NOT let these scum get away with any of this stuff. This will be horrific punishment for these little fascists (yep sue as many as you can). BTW this is likely to get worse before it gets better you can just see the direction this is going. In fact people will likely start to ___________ and _____________ with____. Sorry can’t say it too clearly or the coppers will come to my door. What a country.
commented 2017-02-08 23:51:10 -0500
I am wondering if we can push the police a little harder for co-operation. As it was explained to me once as I was trying to protest a ticket I am sworn to uphold the law". I think violent acts are in a higher offence bracket than 20 over the limit. There is no way the police should be allowed to be derelict of their duty.
commented 2017-02-08 23:47:20 -0500
names, badge numbers,police chief and the force they work for…the so called police officers who don’t do their job and arrest and charge the perpetrators of these assaults on rebel staff…superior orders were NOT accepted as an excuse at Nuremberg and should not be today!!!ax m-103…and while we’re at it, ax the useless hrc’s coast to coast!!!
commented 2017-02-08 23:38:15 -0500
@libs Rmorons: Don’t lower yourself to their level. Self defence or defence of others is one thing but don’t go looking for a fight. If you can help fund the security. I cannot stress enough it is better to leave these issues to professionals who know the laws and won’t end up getting you or the rebel sued. We do not have to allow ourselves to get beat up however not knowing the law you could end up harming the people you want to help.
commented 2017-02-08 23:36:51 -0500
Ezra, can’t some sort of legal action be taken against Nora Loreto who is basically advocating violence against the Rebel to stop it from reporting?
commented 2017-02-08 23:35:38 -0500
Conservatives are still too much on the defensive. We need to start thinking more assertively. The best defence is a good offence. Now – start thinking that way every minute of every day. Apply it to every situation. Here’s an example . . .

We should seek criminal charges against CBC and that Sunday panel under 319 (1) “Incitement likely to lead to a breach of the peace”. By calling you guys fascist, they’re inciting ppl to hate you, leading to the violence you’ve shown on today’s episode. They’re not guilty if they can prove you’re lying on your show, which they’ll try to do, but they can’t. You express concern, backed up by evidence. Also, they can show no groups of conservatives acting like them.
commented 2017-02-08 23:30:19 -0500
The tabling of Motion M-103 in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid on December 1st, 2016, taking us down this dangerous path towards limiting our constitutional right to freedom of expression, was paved (facilitated) by the unanimous support of a motion, based upon e-petition e-411, brought forward by NDP Leader Tom Mulcair on October 26th, 2016. However his previous attempt on October 5th, 2016 was thwarted because of objections from the Conservative bench. I hope that the Rebel does some instigative work to find out the reasons for this dramatic change of heart by the Conservative bench.
commented 2017-02-08 23:11:22 -0500
Gov’s typically take new legislation to members of the Supreme Court to test for validity. I’ve written to the PM demanding he do so. Ezra, I think when it passes you should do a Charter Challenge. It will be good for ratings and bring the issues to the fore, contrary to their wishes. If you’re too busy, I’m happy to give it a shot.

Unfortunately Ezra, it’s time to admit we are NOT a rule of law country, we’re a Rule of Favouritism.

As for Sheila’s assailant, I think you should start a petition demanding fullest strength of the law be applied. To be handed to the Crown. You won’t get if you don’t demand. Suing him is a great idea, but we also need to let the Crown’s office and the judges know we won’t stand for this. They need to feel the heat. Silence is acquiescence!
commented 2017-02-08 22:56:34 -0500
What Bill Elder said.
First thing I thought of when you brought up the civil litigation.
Sue them for every dime and plow the proceeds back into the organization.
commented 2017-02-08 22:35:22 -0500
Hey. Rebel , if. Your beautiful reporters are on location in southern Ontario here, please let me know, I will gladly provide security but only to the yummie ladies .. I can send pics of my appearance, think you would understand why not many dare to tangle with me. Cheers
commented 2017-02-08 22:04:24 -0500
I think you need to get the hell out of Ontario and come back home. This is where the heart of your source is
commented 2017-02-08 22:03:53 -0500
Curious. I just posted Barbara’s YouTube clip regarding M-103 to my fb page and now I can’t open my page … just a gray screen on my ipad. Curious.
commented 2017-02-08 22:03:45 -0500
Becoming harder to decide who is worse, the Morons of the Left or the Death Cult called Islam. Muslims are going to be kept busy converting Left Wing Dings to the Religion of Peace. Bet they find a lot of volunteers.
commented 2017-02-08 21:47:38 -0500
The leftist liberal CBC, like the rest of the MSM, are running scared and viciously attacking all the conservative news organizations because they’ve lost their credibility, their influence and their viewers -and they’re desperate to get them back.

It won’t work. And it’s too late for them, because nobody is listening to them anymore. Just browse the comment sections of organizations like CBC, CNN, National Post etc. 9 times out of 10 they’re full of people calling them out on their BS. Yet go to the comment sections of organizations like the Rebel or Brietbart and you can see people are discussing the issues.

It’s all over for the lefty MSM. Their attacks are meaningless, and ultimately, useless.
commented 2017-02-08 21:44:38 -0500
Notice to Mr Trudeau…you probably will have to take fewer vacations and spend more time attending to the things in your JOB DESCRIPTION. Mr Trump is twenty years your senior but he is going to work you to death. ….something you’re not used to.
commented 2017-02-08 21:43:13 -0500
The answer is law suits and private prosecutions to knuckle-dragging bolshies who defame and/or attack you – use the awards money to get even larger.
commented 2017-02-08 21:38:23 -0500
Notice to Mr Goodale….I warned those who criticise me for my politics that the reason why I abandoned the “liberal” party was their disregard for the value of free speech. So if you are kicking down doors and taking names….MY NAME IS LEGION FOR WE ARE MANY…..so you might as well get the membership lists of the Royal Canadian Legion……..:-)
commented 2017-02-08 21:38:14 -0500
GLENN , great idea , we’d have to come up with some appropriate names for the REBEL dogs