October 12, 2016

I gave a Yom Kippur speech at a synagogue — and got called a racist!

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

I’m not particularly religious but Yom Kippur is an important holiday for Jews, and I was surprised to receive an invitation to speak at a synagogue last night.

I started off by praising Canada: other than perhaps Israel itself, there is no safer, more welcoming place in the world for Jews to live today.

Then I mentioned Palmyra, the ancient city that was recently taken over by ISIS, then liberated; Palmyra was once a mighty city, and now it’s in ruins.

And then I mentioned Malmo, thirty years ago a ship-building city of Swedes. Today it’s half Muslim, with huge no-go zones, that I only visited in broad daylight with a bodyguard, when I went there this spring.

And my point was, to these content, complacent Jews, living in suburban Toronto — how long will Toronto be the delightful city, so comfortable and Jew-friendly that it is?

Because there are about 350,000 Jews in Canada, about one per cent of the population. But since 9/11, Canada has doubled its Muslim population.

And we’re not vetting anyone for their beliefs, even though polls show Muslims from places like Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey don’t share our western values.

And I said one last thing:

As a child I went to a small Jewish school in Calgary, and our principal and Grade 1 teacher were Holocaust survivors, who had in fact met in a concentration camp. They taught us about the Holocaust, and all I could think was:

How could they not see what was coming…?

WATCH to see what happened at the synagogue after my speech:

Who agreed with me, and who didn’t. The split was very revealing…

NEXT: Our good friend John Carpay from the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, comes on to talk about a troubling free speech story out of Edmonton, where a court ruled that the city was justified in pulling bus ads promoting help for Muslim girls and women at risk.

THEN: Author Noah Richler joins me to discuss his book "The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail," about his run for office as an NDP candidate.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2016-10-15 22:32:28 -0400
Interesting, in this review, the sources of problems in Middle East are defined as USA, Israel, Iran, ISIS.. and Russia is not even mentioned. So what does this fact say about the news/media of Canada & USA, with their portrait of Russia as the main “pillar” of the bloody regimen & the massacre of innocent civilians of Palmira?
commented 2016-10-15 21:22:10 -0400
I think this was your most brilliant speech ever! I couldn’t agree more with every word. I want you to know that although I was born and raised here and am blessed to be living a comfortable middle aged life with a wife and 3 incredible children, I fear for them and our future generations. Radical Islam is our # 1 threat and it seems like no one else sees it or cares. Sadly I have many Jewish friends and family who also support Justin’s approach of taking in many more Muslim immigrants. They ask me where is my compassion. But I find it insulting when they try to compare the plight of these imported muslims with Jewish Holocaust survivors who came here after the war. I know that my parents would be turning over in their grave if they knew that other Jews and synagogues would support Syrian migrants who hate us.
People with good intentions can get you killed! Thanks for speaking up.
Shannah Tova
Leon Kushner
commented 2016-10-15 18:43:36 -0400
Dirty Harry….you cannot be a racist because islam is not a race…it is a cult. The reason islam breeds retards is because the leader of that cult is a retard. To those who disagree and are politically correct go and read THE PEOPLE VS MUHAMMAD. This book will give you an understanding of that nut case muhhammad. Muslims follow the teachings of the koran just as followers of any religion follow the teachings their holy books
commented 2016-10-15 12:09:32 -0400
Which group of immigrant’s offspring are trying to go to Syria to murder people? Is it the Italians? The Greeks? The Chinese? No. It’s the muslim offspring. They come here enjoying safety and freedom of religion then because of their religion they want to go back and destroy someone elses safety and freedom of religion. I know what I hate. Islam and any retard that follows it to the point of wanting to harm others. Why does it seem that Islam breeds retards? I don’t know but I certainly don’t want this trend to increase. Remember: Jihadi John was raised in England and could have been a footballer but he instead chose to kill nationals of his newly adopted country and gave up his humanity. He was not alone. Australian, Canadian and American muslims all went to the middle east to enact murder based on their religious beliefs. This tells me that that religion deserves no leeway in this country. If you think I’m racist for that opinion then please get stuffed.
commented 2016-10-15 10:16:29 -0400
A phobia is an irrational fear. Fear of Islam is not irrational, therefore there can be no such thing as islamaphobia.
commented 2016-10-15 06:48:21 -0400
Your question – My answer, preceded by some introductory remarks on where I come from.
I was born in London, in 1940. Some things were “pre-war” – and the quakity was better. Other stuff was wartime products, and these were generally understood to be of adequate, but inferior, quality. My elder brother, (RIP) was a “pre-war baby” – while I was a “war baby:” I always felt that this was a slur on my person. Silly, I know, and knew then, but true.
My father was dying of cancer. He finally popped his clogs in 1944. My mother was left with eight children, my younger sister, me, and six elder brethren. There were also a lot of aunts, an uncle on active service overseas, and a gaggle of cousins. Children in the street where I lived were few and far between – most evacuated, but my mother couldn’t go away, she had a business to run, renting out properties in north west London, largely to central European jewish refugees – who comprised the bulk of my extrafamilial playmates. There was a christian boy across the road, but he was very beligerant, thought that friends were for fighting with: it always ended in a fight, where he wanted to hit me, but I didn’t want to be hit, so, being slightly larger, I would embrace him in a sort of bear hug, pinning his arms to his side, and we would then wrestle around on the floor until he had had enough. Sad, really.

My mother was not only the landlord, she was also a shoulder to cry on. Various tenants would come to pay their rent, but stay to talk about the war, and their families, and their flights, and their despair, and so on. Many moved on, after the war was over, to Israel, whence many of them kept in touch, writing letters describing their trials and tribulations there. Other stayed on, lonely, in an alien land, until they died. Most of what my mother learned from these quite intimate contacts are lost, taken with her to her grave. But she did, just once, try to pass on to me what she had learned. I forget her exact words, but she was discussing the difference between those who had fled, to England or elsewhere, and those who left it too late. “They didn’t want to let go.” “They had too much to lose.” “They never believed how bad it could get.” And who can blame them ? It is so easy now to “see” – to appreciate the Nazi threat – but that is the advantage of 20/20 hindsight.

Little extra, from the Great War. My father, then in his prime, had a jewish friend who was a German citizen working in London as a stockbroker. Before 1914 there was little animosity to Germans: he was probably more sensitive to antisemitism, which was never too far away. In the summer of 1914 he shut up shop, (“Sell in May, and go away, and come back on St Leger day”) and took a vacation in Germany to visit friends and family there. Then the ArchDuke Franz Ferdinand got shot ! Crisis ! Alarm !
Whatever next ? What are “we” going to do ? This man’s family were in no doubt: it looks like WAR. "Go back to London, NOW. Cut your visit short. If there is no war, we can see you again next year, but if you stay, and there is war, you will be conscripted. In London, you will only be interned as an “enemy alien.” We would much rather know you were locked up in England, than never know what was happening to you at the front." He got on the last train out of Germany before the frontier was sealed, and spent the duration on the Isle pf Mann, which was copnvertede into an internment island, to contain all enemy aliens in a loose but secure confinement. He later became my father’s business partner, but the partnership was ended when my father died. I don’t think pld man Zennor wanted to be in partnership with my mother – he, a jew in (still residually) antisemitic England, was himself some kind of German Jewish Male Chauvinist Pig – funny how many different steps you have to combine in the dance of life. (My use of GJMCP is purely descriptive, not perjorative.)

I dunno if this helps with your question. It is not the full answer, but complete and perfect answers cannot be had from men. But I recognise the abuse, it is par for the course: I have been called many things in my time – racist, bigot, antisemitic, idiot, capitalist, and more: also anarchist, atheist, guru, genius, poet, prophet, sorcerer and saint – this last from a Muslim, but I am not sure what islamic sainthood entails, or even if it is now possible (!) so let that pass. Most people get most things wrong some of the time, and some get all things wrong all of the time – is it not so.

commented 2016-10-14 19:17:52 -0400
It is obvious that it is not possible to have an honest public conversation about the Islamic fact in Canada today. This is not solely the fault of Muslims. It is primarily the fault of non-Muslim liberal information gatekeepers who decide what public discussion is permissible. Western society as a whole, and Canada in particular, is infested with racial self-hatred amongst young-middle aged White liberals in the information industry, government and academia – due to the supposed/alleged past wrongs of Whites. These liberal extremists are obsessed with bringing about as rapid transformation of the population as possible to replace the European descended majority. The most shocking aspect of this is the extent to which the liberal White self-hatred is based on opinions, rather than historical fact. Misinformation abounds within this group about the supposed evils of White people. The history of slavery is barely understood by such people, with a distorted view of White origination of slavery, rather than knowing that it was the British parliament that first officially ended slavery. The violent expansion of Islam over the past 1,400 years is barely understood. Even the number of Islamic terror events in the world is underestimated by the person on the street because the mainstream media does not address it. Now in Canada, Islamic related incidents of various kinds are concealed by mainstream media. The artificial concept of Islamophobia is being promoted instead, as the “real problem”.

The Rebel Media organization is heroic in positioning itself as an alternative perspective in this information landscape. Truly remarkable. There is no media organization in Canada as committed to the straight goods.
commented 2016-10-14 16:47:50 -0400
How soon they forget, my father a Canadian soldier was a guard at the Nuremberg trials . Affected him during his short life,he was never the same after hearing and watching the evidence !!! My God how people forget, that is why we repeat history ! Even Jews forget, distiurbing, and I am Christian!!!
commented 2016-10-14 16:24:04 -0400
Our Beloved Leader and his sycophants need to be reminded constantly of the risks they are running with rampant immigration, and how they will be hold accountable for their wilful disregard for Canadian values. They need to be inundated with emails and messages pointing out their recklessness, and invited to listen to Ezra and his associates whenever they make a point. In particular, we need to be very careful about the “racist” term lest it be used to stifle free speech.
commented 2016-10-14 01:05:01 -0400
The substance of your talk was accurate and correct. However, I feel that it was not appropriate for the venue and occasion. Your comments were not racist.
commented 2016-10-13 23:41:40 -0400
Islam is not a race , nor is it a religion. Islam is a political movement. A political movement that is threatening to enslave all in its path.
commented 2016-10-13 21:04:29 -0400
Ezra, by now you understand that not all Jews are smart!
The world is going to hell in a handbasket! Our so-called ‘leaders’ are filling our countries with the very people who have been our deadly enemies for 1400 years! What has changed? Not the moslems! Not the koran!
Our ‘leaders’ are taking stupid pills—they are criminally, traitorously insane!
You are a beacon of sanity in a world gone irretrievably mad!

commented 2016-10-13 20:54:10 -0400

Ezra. Your comments are valid and your questions are timely and appropriate. But I don’t think a house of worship is the place to discuss or talk about politics. I’m Catholic and I hate it when this happens in my church. God and religion should be above politics.
commented 2016-10-13 20:06:09 -0400
Ernie Konrad
I agree with you Ezra. Today its far more acceptable to promote evil than to promote good. There are many Muslims who want to live in peace but these do not really understand their own religion. If they did and they wanted peace they would condemn Islam. However, as we are seeing in the US today the elite will do anything not to loose power and they through the media are also using every opportunity to cover up the reality of Islam. I believe they are protecting Islam to create turmoil among the population. Once that turmoil takes hold they can then invoke marshal law and turn the country into their dictatorship and cement global governance. It seems to me that what is happening in free and democratic countries is a determined effort by powerful world elites like Soros, Obama, UN and EU leaders, and others to take over control and they know it can only be done by destroying the values and beliefs of Christians and Jews whose belief system was the origin of democracy, morality, and the knowledge that all men are created equal and in the image of God. They use every tool to do so, Islam, abortion, gender issues, evolution, lies, education, corruption, media, etc. The only thing sacred for them is unobstructed power. Sadly the vast majority of the free world populations do not recognize the signs and so are still going by the stories they see on TV and read in the main stream media. One day they will see the truth but it may be to late.
commented 2016-10-13 20:03:55 -0400
See also http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/260914/am-i-racist-howard-rotberg

I have been deeply involved in this war since the publication in 2003 of my first book, The Second Catastrophe: A Novel about a Book and its Author, which deals with a Canadian Jewish professor writing a book about Israel and finding out that Political Correctness and Cultural Relativism have altered traditional Canadian freedoms. This theme was further explored in my recent book, Tolerism: The Ideology Revealed: https://www.amazon.ca/TOLERism-Ideology-Revealed-Howard-Rotberg/dp/1927618010
commented 2016-10-13 19:43:40 -0400
Ezra gives a great explanation of how people, not just Jews, naively
ignore the lessons of history and ignore Solomon’s question, “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?”
commented 2016-10-13 17:58:07 -0400
Islam does not accept or allow assimilation or friendship with non-believers. Accept these facts and you begin to understand their parallel society that is obliged to destroy all democracies and religions as they are all un-Muslim.

This denies the principle of the separation of church and state which is the basis of all modern democracies. Through ignorance the west will destroy itself from within. Islam is a fascist system of government with a ‘religious’ basis. We have not seen something similar since the Knights Templar of the Crusades. Islam is carrying out an invasion of the west and our leaders are living in denial. A new Crusade may be necessary.

Public schools are meant to be secular and not pimping for one religion over another. We have churches, mosques, synagogues and temples therefore there is no justification for non-secular schools.

Islam is not a race. It is an anti-democratic belief system dedicated to the destruction of western democracy, culture and religions. If you cannot see this then your ignorance is not only monumental but also suicidal.

I am a devout Christian. My eldest daughter and son-in-law are Jews. I fully agree with Ezra on his stance. Islam does not accept or allow assimilation or friendship with non-believers. Accept these facts and you begin to understand their parallel society that is obliged to destroy all democracies and religions as they are all non-Muslim.

Islam denies the principle of the separation of church and state which is the basis of all modern democracies. Through ignorance the West will destroy itself from within. Islam is a fascist system of government with a ‘religious’ basis. We have not seen something similar since the Knights Templar of the Crusades. Islam is carrying out an invasion of the West and our leaders are living in denial. A new Crusade may be necessary.

Public schools are meant to be secular and not pimping for one religion over another. We have churches, mosques, synagogues and temples therefore there is no justification for non-secular schools.

Islam is not a race. It is a fascist, totalitarian, anti-democratic belief system dedicated to the destruction of western democracy, culture and religions. If you cannot see this then your ignorance is not only monumental but also culturally suicidal.
commented 2016-10-13 17:21:05 -0400
Dr. Kellie Leitch, candidate for Conservative Party leadership, opened the discussion nationally about ‘Canadian Values’ and got slammed by the mainstream media, similar to the criticism Ezra received from the young person in his synagogue address. Dr. Leitch started a debate that we would be wise to follow up on, and sooner rather than later! Thank you, Ezra, for being a sane voice in a world of dangerous political correctness.
commented 2016-10-13 16:56:07 -0400
“Jimmy Da Moron read and learn:
“Race” is the arbitrary classification of individuals according to physical traits that presumably have a genetic pattern. Islam is not a race. Islam has nothing at all to do with genetics nor is it an innate characteristic. It is an ideology – a set of beliefs about individual behavior and the rules of their society. People generally choose their beliefs; they do not choose their race. "

Semantic deflections do not change the intent of the comment, which is a broad, stereotype based denigration of some group with a visible identity.
commented 2016-10-13 15:55:58 -0400
I am diametrically opposed to NDP policy but I respect their right to think the way they do. I have no respect at all for Liberals. In my opinion they are the lowest form of life.
commented 2016-10-13 12:38:18 -0400
- “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder” & it’s side effect is cultural suicide

- So now if a future government finds SJWs to be offensive they could ban their ads? I’m guessing no, this will be one way only. This needs to be struck down.

- The Liberals have moved so far to the left that the NDP seems to be centrist by comparison.
commented 2016-10-13 11:10:20 -0400
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
commented 2016-10-13 10:34:48 -0400
Bill Elder and Jamie Macmaster, appreciate your comments!
Don’t waste time on the ’useful idiot" folks. He sets the bait with his inane comments and is pleased when people respond. ignore him and he will go back to his lair.
commented 2016-10-13 09:33:27 -0400
When Jimmy try’s to think, he farts. Now you know what he has for brains.
commented 2016-10-13 08:35:43 -0400
i have seen the rise for a few years in the number of woman in and around my granddaughters apartment building in edmonton in complete head to toe covered. when i ride the elevator with her we are always the only Caucasian so we are the minority. I thought to myself before trudeau even got in, why are we allowing so many people so different in their beliefs then us in so easily and yet my husband from U.S.A had to jump through hoops just to become a permanent resident, which took over 3 years. pissed me off then and i concede to the fact now that my granddaughter will be living in a much different country then the one i was raised in. Alberta
commented 2016-10-13 08:10:20 -0400
“…to these content, complacent Jews, living in suburban Toronto ,,,”

Are you talking about the ones who always vote for Liberals and NDP? The Jews who vote for governments that bring in legislation and policies that ultimately prove to be detrimental to Jewish existence? The Jews who keep pretending that neo-naziism is alive and well and still their number one enemy? Those Jews?

Don’t waste your breath, Ezra. You can’t fix stupidity…especially the terminal kind.
commented 2016-10-13 07:43:45 -0400
jimmy is a leftist…much worse then a racist! which Ezra IS NOT!!!
commented 2016-10-13 07:42:39 -0400
Denial is a powerful thing to overcome.
commented 2016-10-13 04:32:13 -0400
Jimmy you need a tune-up….behind the woodshed.