When Canada’s biggest Islamist apologist, Haroon Siddiqui, said he had penned his final column for the Toronto Star way back in April, 2015, I figured it was too good to be true so I wasn’t surprised when he penned a sort of comeback column a few days ago.
I knew I’d love his Star yarn from the headline alone:
“Canada’s news media are contributing to mistrust of Muslims.”
The column was an excerpt from a lecture Siddiqui delivered at the Aga Khan Museum in which he argued that the media have contributed to “widespread Islamophobia” by conflating Muslim terrorists with all Muslims. In doing so, he said, the media are violating their own declared principles of fair and ethical journalism.
He said the biggest culprits are the National Post and the Postmedia group of newspapers. He failed to mention Rebel.Media!
Watch as I dissect his column which begins in a weirdly incestuous way with Siddiqui asking Toronto Star associates if they agree with him about an anti-Muslim bias in the rest of the media and then simply repeats his assertion, ultimately offering helpful suggestions to the press when it comes to reporting on Islam.
Wait until you hear what he says about Rex Murphy and the CBC.
Siddiqui signs off in an unintentionally funny way describing himself as an “incurably optimistic Canadian.” How perversely ironic that a self-described optimistic Canadian is also such a shameless apologist for many in his community who reject and despise Canadian values.
But what do I know? I’m just a cog in that biased, Islamophobic media.
I’d like to make a joke about shooting the messenger but somebody out there might take it literally.