This morning, the Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the mass shooting in Toronto that left a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman dead, and more than a dozen wounded.
Since then, news of this terrorist claim has been published around the world. It might not be true — but historically, they tend to be proven accurate.
Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister — he’s on vacation. Has been for days. The mass shooting — even if it’s not, in the end, a terrorist attack — happened on Sunday night. It’s now Wednesday. At the time I record this, Trudeau hasn’t bothered to break himself away from building sand castles to speak to reporters, let alone fly back to Toronto to comfort the victims.
And silence from the state broadcaster, too.
Surely a terrorist-style attack in Toronto, and then the world’s most menacing terrorist group claiming credit for it — surely that’s news?
Nope — not when it’s against the narrative:
That this was just a mental illness.
Except last night — the truth came out. The family's statement mentioning mental illness wasn’t written by the family. It was written by Mohammed Hashim. According to his own biography, he’s a political activist of the left, including working with the Islamist lobby group called the NCCM — the National Council of Canadian Muslims. They used to be called CAIR-CAn — the Canadian branch plant of CAIR, the Council of American-Islamic Relations. A U.S. court has linked them to the Muslim Brotherhood and to the Hamas terrorist group.
But all of that was kept secret from viewers. The CBC actually colluded with him, and the murderer’s family. The very fact that he was somehow tipped off about this, and he had a chance to work with the murderer’s family, and with the CBC, to set the whole thing up is shocking and bizarre.
But not really — this is Justin Trudeau’s CBC. It’s his state broadcaster.
Don’t think people don’t see that politicians, the press, police, prosecutors, and professors are all obscuring the truth, not clarifying things. That they’re all telling us to mind our own business, not to worry our little heads about it.
We notice it.
They want to shut us up. They want to shut us down.
But it’s moments like this when an independent media company is most valuable — don’t you think?
NEXT: Manny Montenegrino, President & CEO Think Sharp Inc., has made a lot of sharp observations about the Toronto shooting on social media. We know our viewers enjoy hearing Manny's thoughts on the day's big stories, so tonight he joins me again.
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