January 26, 2017

Gender identity and Islam: Waging war on free speech in Canada

Faith GoldyRebel Host Faith Goldy
 

Tonight, I show you why a world without free speech amounts to authoritarianism, and who is behind the push to drag our society evermore towards that state. 

From academia and media, to popular culture and to Parliament, a war is being waged to shut you up.

If you haven't already, please SIGN my petition at FreedomToOffend.com.

Then, back by popular demand, Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Lemieux joins me to explain why he stands with persecuted Professor Jordan B. Peterson in the fight for free speech.

Lemieux says that, as prime minister, he would repeal Bill C-16, which compels speech as it relates so-called “gender identity” — this is one interview you won't want to miss!

Plus, we've got your weekly top headlines and Quote of Honour!

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commented 2017-01-30 23:13:11 -0500
“Duplicity
MP Iqra Khalid, like MP Omar Alghabra, is typical of the Islamist extremists that are using political Entryism to infiltrate our political system. She leads and supports front groups which espouse Islamist extremism, such as the Muslim Student Association, yet at the same time claims to be a victim of the (largely) fake concept of Islamophobia.
Canada and its Parliament would be best served is Member of Parliament Iqra Khadid would either directly denounce the Muslim Brotherhood, the ISNA and the Muslim Student Association or admit that she is a supporter of extremist Islamists – including those that advocate wife beating here in Canada.”

http://tsecnetwork.ca/2017/01/27/member-of-parliament-iqra-khalid-is-an-islamist-hypocrite/

Terrorism and Security Experts Canada
commented 2017-01-30 23:07:43 -0500
http://tsecnetwork.ca/2017/01/27/member-of-parliament-iqra-khalid-is-an-islamist-hypocrite/

“These women may even enjoy being beaten at times as a sign of love and concern.”

“MP Iqra Khalid cannot advance the cause of extremist Islam on one hand and then complain about Islamophobia on the other. Her direct connections to Islamist front groups means she must either publicly disavow extremist groups such as Jamaah e Islami and the Muslim Brotherhood, or withdraw her motion.”

“Clearly, the intent of her motion is not to address issues of discrimination, but rather to silence anyone who speaks out against Islamists in Canada.”
commented 2017-01-29 20:24:30 -0500
@ Glenn Craig, "I am buddhist. The very fact that I live and breathe is ‘an insult to islam’ .
Look up at the night sky and contemplate the fact that it is impossible for us to be alone in the universe. “Heaven” is everything from the ground up going in all directions outward from the earth. So far that you cannot conceive of it. Even the darkness in the sky is an illusion your senses cannot see through. There is actually not even one spot of darkness that is not actually a star who’s light just hasn’t arrived here yet…it is all one glorious luminosity. "
I like.
commented 2017-01-29 15:11:45 -0500
Edward, I suspect that Trump knew who David Duke was, if he momentarily missed a beat I bet it was because he knew the Nazi reference they were going to try to pin on him next. It’s what the left does, they try to dictate the narrative. The left are the true gestapo, but they project it onto their ‘enemy’ to attempt to paint them as the Nazi, fascist, white oppressor, patriarch, misogynist, Islamophobe, racist, homophobe and use whatever label fits the conversation they are determined to direct.
Trump won’t let them do it. He remains in charge and that’s why they hate him so much. They know none of it will stick.
commented 2017-01-29 15:01:18 -0500
“It isn’t just the issue of terrorism….it is their overbearing sense of manifest destiny.”
Yes Glenn, yes. It makes them all the more dangerous. Of course they aren’t all terrorists, but they are all soldiers for Islam and they need more ‘host’ countries in which to enforce what they believe is better than any other, Islam. They are forcing their will on us.
And we are submitting.
commented 2017-01-29 13:26:16 -0500
I am buddhist. The very fact that I live and breathe is “an insult to islam”.

Look up at the night sky and contemplate the fact that it is impossible for us to be alone in the universe. “Heaven” is everything from the ground up going in all directions outward from the earth. So far that you cannot conceive of it. Even the darkness in the sky is an illusion your senses cannot see through. There is actually not even one spot of darkness that is not actually a star who’s light just hasn’t arrived here yet…it is all one glorious luminosity.

“There is no dweller in the Heaven realm but the Arabic pagan crescent moon god “Allah”……absolute nonsense…..the Heaven realm has many living entities in many forms….“In my father’s house are many mansions, if this were not so I would have told you”

“And Mohammed is the prophet of God”……Really? What prophesies did he make that actually came to fruition?

It isn’t just the issue of terrorism….it is their overbearing sense of manifest destiny.
commented 2017-01-29 10:16:25 -0500
Liza Rosie: What you described in your second last post reminded me of Jake Tapper’s stunt live on C.N.N. when Jake Tapper asked Donald Trump how he felt about David Duke endorsing him. Admittedly Donald fumbled the ball on that one but I don’t blame him. If I was meeting hundreds of people possibly thousands and someone threw up a name it might take me a few moments to process who you were talking about especially when names at not one of my strong points. But they used this to blow up the whole Donald Trump is accepting endorsement from the KKK theme even though Donald later disavowed on several occasions and David Duke openly denied giving and also called out the dishonest media who also failed to mention it was 40 years ago he had been involved with the KKK and never offered his endorsement (as if Trump could stop anyone from voting for him anyhow).
commented 2017-01-29 01:26:55 -0500
The sovereignty of Canada, something Justin Trudeau has no respect for.
commented 2017-01-29 01:25:04 -0500
Yes Edward I read you. How do we keep the left from defining the terms? You are right, they have turned alt right into neo nazi. Who wants anything to do with that? None of us. They keep trying to change the playing field. Tommy Robinson has had to deal with much the same, when he decided to leave the English Defence League which actually started to draw some pretty unsavoury characters. I wish things didn’t get muddied but they always seem to. I don’t know where that leaves us, but somehow we have to stand up for ourselves and the sovereignty of Canada. We won’t have any if the demographic is tipped via Islam.
commented 2017-01-29 00:52:00 -0500
Liza Rosie: I agree. I guess for me what I was trying to get at is intent. I don’t like allowing the left to define terminology as they have taken it upon themselves for too long to do so without challenge. One example I can think of is how the tea party seemed to evolve into what was called the alt right. As much as I thought the tea party had some valid points I also wasn’t crazy about some of the extreme elements which kind of struck me as a bit foolish. This last summer was the first time I think I heard this term alt right being used and as much as I think the truth is the left has gone too far left and the centre right has shifted left I was OK with the term alt right. Then I was surprised to find out they meant it too include neo Nazis and I was a bit taken back. I never accepted anything like that when I first embraced that term. In the same sense I don’t believe disagreeing with Islam is being insulting in the same manner as someone who is trying to provoke a Christian by suggesting Jesus was gay without any evidence. It is not my desire to upset someone just because I can and yet I recognize now matter how polite and how inoffensive you intend to be some people will just be offended because they are insecure which is why in a sense I agree we have the right to offend.
commented 2017-01-28 22:28:16 -0500
@ronn Voss Maybe I was splitting hairs but what I was getting at is for too long we have allowed the left to define morality and now they want to ban criticism of Islam. Much criticism is legitimate. Some may not be but that can be argued but it is still vastly different than saying I want to insult someone. I have no desire to do that. I would agree and argue for yours or anyone else’s right to do it. If I dislike when someone insults Jesus why would I want to do it to anyone else? BTW I do like Robert Spencer.
commented 2017-01-28 22:18:37 -0500
Ron, thanks for clarification, I had my brain turned around for a minute. Also for the Samer Majzoub, plea for understanding (re: e petition). Its amazing what we are expected to swallow in this country and we do, because Canadians are nice guys, not too smart, but nice.

Edward, I think the title of Faith’s petition is more indicative of how the left is going to take anything we say as offensive even if its an opinion or a valid question. Of course our first reason for speaking is to speak the truth, get to the truth and to understand and have our concerns recognized, not to offend. Free speech means I can say I don’t appreciate Islam having special rights and privileges afforded it which ignore Canadian values. Free speech is our right under the constitution. The true definition of hate speech is very small and succinct.
Hate speech is calling people to physical bodily, violence. We can’t let them conflate free speech with hate speech. We know the difference and won’t be bullied.
commented 2017-01-28 22:00:21 -0500
It’s never been a fair fight Edward ,for sure. The media has always been accustomed to writing the narrative. In Canada the usual suspects cbc et al have always reported the news with more spin than substance. With the growth of ‘a more global outlook’ both socially and economically we have been hearing the same song over and over, but with new verses every now and then for some time now. It goes something like this, multiculturalism, multiculturalism, free trade, we promise we won’t abuse it to mean no borders,we need to send more money to the UN, they help look after us, we must save mother earth, there is no economy with out massive made up enviro regulation, too many people, no more babies, recycle, live a hedonist life, discriminate against nothing, love everyone, free stuff, legal drugs, multiculturalism, white privilege, you can be any gender or make a new one, God is dead.

The media has directed government (I used to think it was the other way around. I guess it is a symbiotic relationship, not sure which came first the chicken or the egg) and it keeps the entire cabal in perpetual employment( as well, the power trip gets them off at least as much I am sure.)

Who directs the media, really? Global interests. Global interference. The list of suspects is long.

But now we have this new pipeline called the internet. Some have used it to cherry pick rather than get the source information needed to form an intelligent,educated opinion. Those of us who are using it wisely can’t be fooled anymore. The media doesn’t like it, they dig their heels in. Trying to convince them with logic is useless. No matter how much fact and reason you put under their noses, they refuse to even consider. The people with their whole lives invested in the lies dig their heels in and their annoyance gets louder and more abusive. I don’t know if it will ever stop, and I don’t know what else to do but make their heads spin even more. That’s what this ‘awakening’ is doing, it is showing that the emperor has no clothes. The result will be the witches shrivelling under fallen houses across the land. Trump getting in has tipped the axis.

Don’t be bullied. Put on your hard hat, it’s going to be great fun. Our numbers are growing(it’s all we got).
commented 2017-01-28 21:14:24 -0500
EDWARD JOBIN, “I honestly didn’t care for the wording of the petition but signed it anyway”. Actually “Freedom to Offend: Support free speech, not sharia” is the title of Faith’s post. The petition following the background, is the following: “Our legislators must denounce any legislative initiative to curb our fundamental right to free speech”.

This excellent presentation, “How Islam killed free speech in 30 years” by Robert Spencer (Director of Jihad Watch) in Montreal in April 2016 traces the history and development of how Islamic organizations plan to, and systematically do attack, freedom of speech world wide (to criminalize free speech to prevent criticism of Islam):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TFiXaY6w50&channel=UC0uCp-4P4JHVw0XrzO2Sp8g
commented 2017-01-28 21:07:42 -0500
I am composing a formal letter to the Department of Justice to see if the phrase "Islamophobia in all of it’s forms " includes “Islambamthankyoumamaphobia” and I will demand citations from authorities who would get standing as expert witnesses and/or intervener status in a court of law.
commented 2017-01-28 20:02:35 -0500
I honestly didn’t care for the wording of the petition but signed it anyway. The freedom to offend sounds like I am seeking to be offensive. It is not my desire to offend anyone but at the same time sometimes free speech will offend and it not just contingent on me.
commented 2017-01-28 19:58:51 -0500
What strikes me as odd is that for years I thought Christians were really unfairly treated in Hollywood and in the media but I never questioned the right of those to question or disagree or bring to light real cases of abuse. To me it was never a matter of the right to criticize but rather why were they taking such a one sided bias and ignoring the many good works and charities being done. This is why I am all the more surprised that the media now is so all embracing and willing to overlook and downplay many of the same stories that if were committed by other religious groups would be headlining these same media outlets.
commented 2017-01-28 19:08:51 -0500
LIZA ROSIE, “People come on here and accuse us of fear mongering. They don’t realise that there is really something to be fearful of, and that is Islam.”.
With respect to “They don’t realise that there is really something to be fearful of”, in November 2016, Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican Party and incoming White House chief of staff, said that there were elements of Islam that he found “problematic”, while defending future National Security Adviser, former Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s comments about Muslims (including one on Twitter this February in which Flynn stated ‘Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL’ and linked to a video to support his position: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJnW8HRHLLw&channel=CleanTVcom
And I would add to that video in the Canadian context: "The terrorists who attacked on October 20th in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and on October 22th on Parliament Hill, leading to the deaths of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo, were Muslims”). The video starts out saying “Islamophobia (an irrational fear of Islam) is an oxymoron”.
In February 2015, Justin Trudeau, speaking in the House of Commons, made the following comment with respect to Bill C-51, the Harper government’s anti-terrorism act: “I want to affirm once again to our friends and fellow citizens in the Muslim community that Canadians everywhere know that recent acts of terror committed in the name of Islam are an aberration of their faith (also stated in e-petition e-411). We believe that continued, mutual co-operation and respect are critical. The government should develop and fund a structured community process that brings people together and helps prevent the influence of distorted ideological propaganda posing as religion”.
Further, in March 2016, Justin Trudeau in an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes opined that Islamic Terrorism can be overcome with “Openness” and “Respect”.
commented 2017-01-28 18:59:48 -0500
Liza Rosie It is a really tough and I would say unfair fight where we are expected to fight with one hand tied behind our back while the other side claims to go high when we go low. What troubles me more than anything is the media not telling the full story. I expect politicians to fully suck up to any demographic they can take advantage of. It is the medias job to tell the whole story and ask the questions no one is asking. I want to know why no one is asking about Muslim bigotry and how will it be confronted if asking or saying anything derogatory is deemed anti-Muslim. Muslims criticize other Muslims. Is that anti-Muslim? Some people are easily offended. So how do we know if someone is being offensive or someone being over sensitive and why should their over sensitivity be our crime? No one outside of this forum seem to be tackling these issues and we need to break through the wall.
commented 2017-01-28 18:54:41 -0500
Liza, it was in the motion by NDP leader Tom Mulcair on October 26, 2016, which I cited below: “That the House join the 69,742 Canadian supporters of House of Commons e-petition (e-411) in condemning all forms of Islamophobia”.
commented 2017-01-28 17:21:16 -0500
Ron where did you get a tally for the petition?
commented 2017-01-28 17:19:03 -0500
I agree Edward, that some of the comments don’t do us any favours, but you can’t get much more extreme than my comments regarding Islam. Although I refrain from gratuitous name calling, I have been called every name in the book for my view of Islam. Racist mostly, which is ridiculous since Muslim is not a race and I hate the ideology not people. I am not sure it matters much to the left what we say they will brand us, so I figure I may as well pull out all the stops. I can never go back, now that I know what I know I can’t unknow it. Some through the Rebel but a lot of research on my own and it’s ongoing as I am sure it is for many of us.

Our politicians are cowards except for a few, so we need to support the one who says it best. The noise from the ‘educated’ right will be a part of the ‘discussion’ eventually, as we are seeing it start in a few places in Europe. I just hope we can learn something from Europe and now from the U.S. before we have to go too far down the road to hell. I am not holding my breath as, all the smoke from the virtue signalling in this country is still pretty thick, and reason does not seem to be in the DNA of progressives.

People come on here and accuse us of fear mongering. They don’t realise that there is really something to be fearful of, and that is Islam. Most people can’t even say that so it will be a long bumpy road I’m sure.
commented 2017-01-28 17:09:14 -0500
Your getting a little shrill faith and it detracts from your message.
commented 2017-01-28 16:23:42 -0500
LIZA ROSIE, “This sort of attitude from Muslims also makes me very resentful of Islam.” Understandable given their desire to impose sharia law on Canada! I wonder how many of the 69,742 supporters of the e-petition (e-411) were Muslins?
commented 2017-01-28 14:52:37 -0500
Their is also some inherent dishonesty by those media actors who are aware of the difficulties but choose to use it anyhow to help their beloved political pay masters out. Correction. That is There is not their.
commented 2017-01-28 10:52:29 -0500
Liza Rosie: Conservative politicians are fearful of the power of the smear by the all powerful media and the chances are many of them get their information and develop their own worldview from those same news sites. I believe that if people did tune into the rebel and listen to the well formulated arguments they would begin to see the other side of the story most news organizations are just not telling the people or the public would be alarmed. I should add at times I do think a few of the more extreme posts by commenters only plays into the hands of those who see us all as a bunch of right wing nut jobs. The kind that refer to people as smelly or refer to people as sand fleas etc. As much as I believe in free speech this kind of rhetoric gives fuel to the MSM to dismiss us all and is political kryptonite to any politician. The importance of free speech and it’s related complications is not well understood by the general public who are constantly being ginned up by the use of trigger words and expressions including labelling anyone who challenges their narrative as fascists or Nazis. Their is also some inherent dishonesty by those media actors who are aware of the difficulties but choose to use it anyhow to help their beloved political pay masters out.
commented 2017-01-28 08:44:09 -0500
The problem that underLIES the whole “hate speech” thing is speech codes on university campuses. The “hate speech” definition in the Criminal Code is advocacy to violence.

Far too many people who are academics or university graduates (or drop outs for that matter) think that the speech codes of their alma matter are the law of the land…but they are not.

I think that the tories wimped out on that motion simply because at the time the CBC were still in a position to give them a spanking if they opposed it. Things have changed and it is opponents of free speach who are in for the spanking.
commented 2017-01-28 02:31:04 -0500
Peter Legend the left calling people Islamophobes is hate speech , go lecture them.
commented 2017-01-28 02:27:52 -0500
Peter Legend sorry wrong again the left are the ones using hate speech and obsessing over certain groups. And who the hell are you to decide what is hate speech?