August 31, 2017

What if they were mosques? Media ignores vandalized churches — even ISIS graffiti

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Let me show you a news story. It appeared on two local newscasts and a local website — but not in national papers or TV:

“Lakeside Church vandalized with Islamic State messaging”

In Iraq last month, I saw ISIS graffiti on churches. That’s what terrorists do.

Now, maybe what happened to this Canadian church is a hoax. There are many hoax hate crimes, because demand exceeds supply. Anti-Christian bigotry exists, but sometimes petty criminals do this for publicity or psychological reasons.

Yet when vandals target mosques, there is mass national media coverage, accepting without question or sometimes even evidence that a hate crime was committed.

Tonight, I'll tell you about other Ontario churches that have been targeted.

Have you heard about any of this?

Under Justin Trudeau, we’ve opened our borders, with a particular emphasis on Muslim migrants.

We already know that a disproportionate number of these self-selected "refugees" are criminals.

How many are would-be terrorists?

We don’t know. But if these attacks on churches ever escalate into violence, expect the mainstream media to downplay it, misreport it, or even deny it.

NEXT: Our own David Menzies joins me to talk about a related story he's been following, about a Toronto street preacher who was allegedly assaulted for criticizing Islam.

THEN: Breitbart.com Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak and I discuss the surprising announcement that the mayor of Berkeley, California wants Antifa declared a street gang.

It's not all good news, though...

FINALLY: Your messages to me, and an update on your great response to our StandWithTheRebel.com campaign.

We all thank you for that, and there is more to come!

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commented 2017-09-04 10:12:47 -0400
Forty years ago, young well-to -do secular men from Pakistan came to the UK to study and very often married Christian women and sometimes raised their children as Christians. Fast forward to 2017.

The UK Pakistani community has since become ‘traditional’. Women are covered. Muslims are taught to keep their distance from non-Muslims. Marriage with non-Muslims is forbidden. Cousin marriage is very common, with all the resulting genetic defects. And it’s this community that the dozens of males come from, who’ve been convicted for “grooming” British girls, often as young as 11. This should be viewed as an attack on British society as a whole, not just on a group of young vulnerable girls.

Anjem Choudary who is now in jail in the UK for trying to recruit members for ISIS, calls himself a former “party animal” who drank and did drugs. Later on, he embraced Islamism and since then has spent his life promoting this ideology, all while collecting welfare which he recommends his supporters to do, in order to weaken the state so Islam can take over.

British Muslims have gone from being secular to traditional over the past forty years. That has created a serious problem in the UK.
commented 2017-09-04 09:17:01 -0400
Speaking at Kanal D TV”s Arena program, Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey commented on the term “moderate Islam”, which is often used in the West . “˜These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

Milliyet, Turkey, August 21, 2007
commented 2017-09-04 08:52:55 -0400
Liza – well said!! You have made the situation perfectly clear.
Jay – prayer is a communication, either one-way or two-way, between a person and a “god”, “gods”, or “God”. It is not a meditation, where a person reflects on his own condition hoping for some enlightenment from his “inner being”.
So one must be sure that the “god/gods/God” with whom one is attempting to communicate is, first of all – real. There is no sense in trying to communicate with someone who does not exist.
Second, the focus of my prayer must be someone who is trustworthy, not some powerless weakling who has no ability to deal with what I am presenting. He is not worth my time.
And third, the focus of my prayer must be someone who can understand my condition, cares about and loves me, and has my best interests at heart (No – this is not looking for a Santa Claus-type “god” whom I expect to give me just what I want. It is someone who is far wiser than I am and will meet my needs according to His wisdom, not my wants!).
Allah may exist (he could also just be a figment of Mohammed’s imagination), and he may be powerful, but he is not loving and caring. Allah is possibly Satan, or a demon, and if he is he has only destruction as his goal. Just look at the countries where he is worshipped – the proof is in the pudding! Barbaric, backwards, and no respect for human dignity. Read the Koran, and read the Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and you will clearly see the stark contrast between how a fake “god” and the true God interact with people.
The only person worth praying to is the God of Christianity. He exists; he is sovereign over all the universe (after all – He created it out of nothing); He has promised in His word to hear my prayers; and He cares about me so much that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for my sins and extend to me the gift of eternal life simply on the basis of faith in Jesus Christ, complete with the joy, peace, and contentment that only He can grant by His grace.
So – go to a mosque? This sense of tranquility that you mention is an illusion, hiding the deeper darkness that pervades the whole Islamic world and culture. I think Liza clearly outlined the situation – Islam is not compatible with western culture and values and we would do well to do what we can here in Canada and the USA to make sure that it is seen for what it is – a destroyer of people.
commented 2017-09-04 02:03:38 -0400
As far as I am concerned the teachings of Islam are not compatible with the west. I am not interested in covering my head or sitting in the back or with the ‘sisters upstairs’ . I have seen inside a Mosque and spoken to many ex Muslims as well as practising Muslims. I know whose information is closest to the most logical conclusions. I read about Islam past and present. Islam makes no sense for the west. Everything about it is the antithesis of what the west stands for. Quite simply, Canada is a democracy, Islam is totalitarian and far from a pure religion, it is largely a political construct as you know.

There is no place in Canada for Islam’s political ideology. There is no western country that is better off for allowing Islam to become systemic. Islam was kept out of Europe for centuries for these reasons and others. Reasons our present day globalists have chosen to ignore or over look. The globalists think they are using Islam and Islam thinks it is using the globalists. I am dedicated to neither proceeding with their agenda.

What are your feelings about Mohammad Jay?
commented 2017-09-03 22:09:21 -0400
Liza Rosie, first I want to thank you for your reflective and calm tone. Sometimes here on the Rebel we are led to belittling one another even though that is not our nature.

May I make a practical suggestion in terms of a deeper understanding of Islam? Find out where the closest Mosque is to where you live. Find someone who attends that Mosque and approach that person politely. Ask if she or he would be willing to take you into the Mosque outside of prayer times, just to look inside the building. I suspect that there you would encounter a simple space without any great ornamentation, and without statues or slogans. You would likely have the deep sense that this is a place of prayer.

Then, if you feel so inclined, ask if you could attend during Friday prayers. Most Mosques in Canada are welcoming to all people of good will. Almost certainly you would be struck by the diversity of the congregation. Muslims in Canada have their origins from across the globe. That fact alone: that people from India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, France, the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, etc, can pray together in one room, is enough to move many to tears.

An experience of Islam in Canada is an experience of Canada itself. There are secular and devout, there are ideologues and pragmatists. But overall, Canada is a place of high ideals of tolerance, of peace, and of welcome.

Even you and I belong here.
commented 2017-09-03 15:43:26 -0400
How about this for an immigration question , Are you a meccan Muslim or a medinan Muslim? If they ignore the angry and often violent rewrites of the verses Mohammad abrogated, maybe they are cool? Medina being Islam before Mo and Mecca being Islam after Mo was born, became angry and abrogated many of the peaceful, teachings replacing them with jihad and the caliphate. I have to get Tommy’s book ’Mohammad’s Koran’ which puts the verses in chronological order, I have not read it yet. Those abrogated verses are key to understanding Islam, I believe.

Aman can you shed any light on this? Do you believe there is any such delineation in the present day Muslim population?
commented 2017-09-03 15:14:23 -0400
At around 39:27 of the link I provided, Gad Saad asks Salim Mansur how he reconciles identifying as both a Muslim and a secular, classical liberal. Salim goes on at great length about how diverse a religion Islam is. I simply do not understand that comment. It flies in the face of everything taught in the Koran. It seems an absolute contradiction to me. He talks about every religion but. He never does explain to me how he squares that circle.

Salmin Mansur has spoken at Senate committee’s on immigration and has told them he is in support of a moratorium and does not want sharia law in Canada. However he makes excuses for Islam and believes in reform. He is a buffet Muslim , he picks and chooses from the buffet what he will and will not accept from Islam. Fine, but he is not the majority of Muslims who are now in Canada. It is easy to see. If we had ‘buffet’ Muslims sitting in our Parliament, we would not be discussing blasphemy laws, or prayer rooms in our public schools. Being a ‘buffet’ Muslim is not a good enough explanation for me to want to accept Islam into my country. Not by a long shot. So I agree that the honesty is not there. I am hearing no authentic answers from any Muslim I have listened to. The only answers that seem logical to me I get from the Apostates. I would like to see the Rebel have some EX Muslims interviewed. There simply does not seem to be any way to reconcile Islam and the ’moderate Muslim. I am waiting for someone to be able to convince me otherwise.

Paul I fear you are correct about the reason Islam is here.
commented 2017-09-03 14:40:36 -0400
I guess the key point for me is: If Muslims cannot be honest with themselves about their religion and its practices, won’t educate themselves while remaining ignorant, or ambivalent, about the Koran and Mohammed, and are willing to just hush up and be silent about the atrocities carried out every day in various parts of the world by their co-religionists against my fellow Christians, Jews, and literally everyone else who does not agree with them, then why in the world would I be expected to show them respect?! If they cannot be honest with themselves, why would I expect them to be honest with me? Without mutual respect and honesty there can be no dialogue. They need to stay in the Middle East, or Africa, or whatever other hellhole from which they came.
Interesting question: If Muslim immigrants are so intent on having sharia law and all the cultural trappings of their homelands, why not stay there where they have them already established rather than having to suffer through all the “indignities” of our Canadian Constitution, democracy, and rule of law? I think all of you and I know the answer: the imperialistic nature of Islam! Even more reason to keep it out of Canada!
commented 2017-09-03 13:46:30 -0400
correction : There is good reason Islam was kept out of Europe for all these centuries, and it wasn’t for lack ‘of trying’ on the part of Islam.
commented 2017-09-03 13:38:24 -0400
Gad Saad , “there are 10,000 religions and one that constantly comes up in my face”

Paul Dixon your post expresses how I feel exactly. How can we be expected to trust Islam? A look at history makes it impossible. There is good reason Islam was kept out of Europe for all these centuries, and it wasn’t for lack on the part of Islam. So why were our leaders smart enough to know to keep that influence out in the past, and our present day leaders are so stupid, gullible or just down right corrupt to actually be ushering Islam in??

I too do not want Islam influencing my country and with the complete disregard for demographics by our immigration policy(which has run amuck since somewhere in the 90’s) it now seems inevitable. Between 200,000 and 300,000 immigrants (not even counting all the illegals) per year, mostly from Islamic countries, next to none being Christian (aside from the recent Haitian influx) is a number which can have only one result. There IS no good reason for it. The self serving excuses used by our politicians are myths, lies and bombs which will blow up in our faces. This is irrevocably changing Canada and it is not for the better. It is already clear to see for anyone who cares to look honestly at it.

I cannot trust Islam so it makes it impossible to trust the followers of Islam. Paul knows this as I do and many do after much research and study of the history. For me it has been a learning curve over almost ten years. I didn’t arrive at my opinions through someone else’s spin, or propaganda. I have looked at the facts past and present.

As there is more talk about ‘educating’ the public about Islam, starting in the classroom and even some rumours suggesting ‘corrective’ education, it becomes imperative now for people to educate themselves. I would never allow the public school system to explain Islam to my child. Beware.
commented 2017-09-03 08:49:41 -0400
Aman – I am a Christian. If people claiming to be Christians were bombing, massacring, running over, knifing, beheading, raping, abducting, and shooting men, women, and children, all around the world, all the while shouting “Praise the Lord”, or claiming to be doing this in the name of Jesus, over 30,000 times in sixteen years, I would be ashamed to admit to being a Christian. I would expect people, even in Canada, to be very suspicious of me. I would expect to be challenged at every turn. I would expect to be profiled and/or carded. I would expect to hear derogatory comments made about me.
So here is what reason and common sense would compel me to do. First I would examine my religion to see if it truly supported what these idiots were doing. If I found that the Bible did not support these abominations I would attempt to dialogue with my detractors to demonstrate that what these lunatics were doing was not Christianity. I would show that Jesus did not promote what they were doing. I would invite public dialogue, with all the teachings of Christianity laid out for all to examine.
But if I found that Jesus and the Bible did promote this demonic behaviour, I would leave Christianity and denounce it as a farce.
But what do we see Muslims doing, in light of the fact that people of their religion are doing all of the above? They shout “hate speech” and attempt to silence a street preacher when he quotes the Koran. They persist in claiming that Islam is a “religion of peace”, but give no support other than a few out-of-context or incomplete quotes from the Koran or Mohammed. They whine about not being understood, while offering no coherent explanation of Islam itself. They holler discrimination when they are not allowed to practise their wretched sharia law. They even flock to their mosques across Canada to hear, day after day, week after week, year after year, hatred for Jews and “infidels” preached by their Saudia Arabian-trained imams – and say nothing in opposition to it, neither to authorities or to the mosque leaders themselves. Aman – if I walked into a Christian church and heard in a prayer or sermon one sentence similar to what those imams said when caught on tape preaching hatred, I would be all over that person and would challenge the leadership of that church. But you know what – in 33 years as a Christian I have NEVER, not once, heard that kind of language. NEVER!
So it is time that Muslims took the initiative and did something about their situation. Unfortunately they are like sheep and just follow and do what their slavemaster imams say, because they do not have the courage to stand up for themselves and know that the repercussions on them would be brutal. Islam is demonic and a sham, and Mohammed was a criminal of the worst kind. When they can own up to those truths, they will be taken seriously and respected by Canadians like me. And if they do not like that, they can go back to their septic tank countries and practice their religion there. I can accept atheists, Buddhists, Sikhs, etc., but I do not want Islamic culture/religion influencing our Canadian culture.
Bottom line: I do not trust Muslims! They are either intentional deceivers, or they are so captive to, and absorbed by, their demonic religion, meaning that they are, by nature, deceivers, whether they know it or not.
commented 2017-09-03 04:57:26 -0400
Can you fucking people be any more prejudiced, condescending, and sanctimonious? Like holy fuck. Stop judging people just because they may or not be muslim just because of something you saw on the internet . You’re all obsessed and may need psychiatric help.
commented 2017-09-02 22:14:34 -0400
No, because diversity is not our strength.
commented 2017-09-02 14:13:25 -0400
@Liza Rosie, Doesn’t that just add another strand to the fabric of our diversity?
commented 2017-09-02 11:59:29 -0400
Why would any western country want to welcome this or any other cultural barbaric ritual?
https://pbs.twimg.com/ext_tw_video_thumb/903777064318328833/pu/img/ooeSne00X5xhSL0i.jpg
video on Tommy Robinsons twitter page. Absolutely sickening. “And for all you know the vandal that did the graffiti could have been a rebel media subscribers.” …and we burn down our own Churches to try to make you look bad also? Modernize, fit in, integrate and don’t expect special treatment, if you do that why would you have any problems? My question is if you cannot do that and you do not love the west for what it has to offer why do you come here?

If you were displaced and want to return then that should be arranged by our governments in my opinion, I would not begrudge the extra tax to pay for it. I wouldn’t want anyone to be stuck in Canada who didn’t want to be here.
commented 2017-09-02 06:20:35 -0400
You all need to stop it with this contempt for muslims. They are human beings above all else just like you and in you’re communities whether you like that or not. Many of them are not really even that devout just like most christians. Eighty per cent of Rebel Medias content is geared toward not just diparaging Islam but also disparaging human beings for the crime of being who they are. The comments I read are reactionary, lack rational thought and context, and give me the impression that you’re all a bunch of sanctimonious malcontents and self appointed moral supremacists. And for all you know the vandal that did the graffiti could have been a rebel media subscriber just like all of you and he has nothing better to do with his life other then look for muslims and make life hard for them.
commented 2017-09-01 22:38:20 -0400
‘you should not jump to conclusions’, your ignorant accusations are beyond an innocent jest.
We should not jump to conclusions , you mean like the left always does when it is against a Muslim? It is usually perpetrated by a Muslim of a different sect from the offended. As with the veil being ripped off the face of a women in a supermarket. That Mosque in Peterborough that was torched? No proof whatsoever, nothing, and it was immediately determined to be a hit by a ‘white’ Christian., so don’t bother preaching to us to not jump to conclusions.
commented 2017-09-01 22:24:22 -0400
To the Andrew Stephenson, how would you feel about your shed was tagged with a swastika? Would you be concerned then? Having a building tagged with lslamic State is even worse. Nazis are not a big threat today, regardless of what the msm is trying to whip up.
Churches are being torched in Canada by Islamic fundamentalist punks and trolls are making excuses for Islam. Pathetic, but typical.
Aman dumb dumb, the only person talking about skin colour is YOU. What does that make you? I long suspected.
commented 2017-09-01 20:17:32 -0400
Peter I did not make my statement as if it was fact. Prejudice and tribalism has to stop. People in you’re community who are different then you are not you’re enemies. You are are they’re enemy if you choose to be. The point I was trying to make was that you should not jump to conclusions. It could have been nutbars who wish to incite a witch hunt. The way I see it. conservatives started the fight with muslims. Not the other way around.
commented 2017-09-01 20:13:52 -0400
“Peter Netterville commented 22 mins ago
Andrew Stephenson, the point is that the vandalism would be national news if the vandalism happened to a mosque. As a matter of fact, vandalism has already happened to mosques and it was national news. "

And vandalism on churches has also made national news. Most doesn’t. There’s a mosque about a km from where I live. It gets vandalized every couple of months. Never made the national news. Shall we overinterpret that?
commented 2017-09-01 19:51:11 -0400
Aman said, “It is most likely right wing bigots who did the graffiti.”

Horse shit!
commented 2017-09-01 19:50:32 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, the point is that the vandalism would be national news if the vandalism happened to a mosque. As a matter of fact, vandalism has already happened to mosques and it was national news.
commented 2017-09-01 19:40:23 -0400
It is most likely right wing bigots who did the graffiti. Here is a similar story of Trumptards doing a false flag stunt so they could blame it on leftists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A—X4ei9sVw.

For all you people know maybe it was Kevin Johnston and David Menzies who did the graffiti. Johnston has in the past used very cheap actors in his videos like a so called ex muslim with tattoos all over his arms. He’s also claimed that 2 young men in Windsor were planning to shoot up a post secondary school until they’re car crashed but had no evidence other then racial profiling and an agenda to persecute people with racial profiling. Windsor is a border city so maybe they were smuggling arms. They could have been white guys and conservatives wouldn’t care but according to the conservastive mind. Skin colour determines whether or not anyone is a gun smuggling criminal or a terrorist.
commented 2017-09-01 18:38:16 -0400
Andrew Stephenson commented 3 hours ago, "You acknowledge the local media covered it, so it wasn’t “ignored”. Petty vandalism is rarely national news, even when mosques are targeted (it’s a daily occurrence, yet it’s in the news maybe a few times a year). You hear about it a lot less because churches are targeted way less frequently.

Andrew, I believe Ezra said that the newspapers ignored the mosque vandalism, not that CBC didn’t report it.

The MSM ignores whatever flies in the face of their ideology. It’s quite clear that the MSM hates The Rebel. Chris Selley from the National Post joyously proclaimed that the Charlottesville situation regarding Faith Goldy was destined to ‘wipe the smirk off the Rebel’s face’.

Richard Warnica used the front page of the National Post, five additional inside pages and about 10,000 words to do a hit piece celebrating the meltdown of The Rebel and the demise of Ezra Levant because the MSM can’t stand the fact that he’s is a free agent and they’re not.

The news media always writes on what’s close to their hearts.
commented 2017-09-01 16:53:40 -0400
It’s interesting that your criticism does not lie with its accuracy.
commented 2017-09-01 16:02:19 -0400
Andrew……Petty, that describes your post perfectly.
commented 2017-09-01 15:15:51 -0400
You acknowledge the local media covered it, so it wasn’t “ignored”.

Petty vandalism is rarely national news, even when mosques are targeted (it’s a daily occurrence, yet it’s in the news maybe a few times a year). You hear about it a lot less because churches are targeted way less frequently.

My shed got tagged. Must be media party bias that it’s not on a 20 minute cycle on CBC News. I bet it would be if I wasn’t white.
commented 2017-09-01 14:27:44 -0400
Amanda hug and kiss any liberal ass…..comprehension certainly has not been your strong point. Ezra points out very early that the only reporting was from a local station. If you’re going to come to an intellectual gun fight, don’t bring a spoon.