February 27, 2017

Left’s hypocritical defence of Islam masks hatred of the patriarchy

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

The most egregious example of hypocrisy on the left today has to be the way they treat religion. The left goes to the edge of the world to defend Islam and its more extreme and illiberal practices all while hitting Christians and Jews with thinly veiled attacks on their faith and the State of Israel.

We’re seeing it in Canada right now with M103 where Islamophobia is singled out as a problem despite the hate crime stats not backing up the claim.

Just look at the total lack of outrage on the left recently when a Jesus statue outside a Pentecostal church in Indianapolis was beheaded twice in less than two weeks. And predictably there was silence from media commentators as well even those those who are so quick to point out cases of Islamophobia or Donald Trump’s supposed anti-semitism.

The left today is more concerned about possibly offending any muslim or any part of Islam, yet are so willing to normalize or ignore blatant anti-Christian and anti-semitic bigotry.

Watch as I explain why I think this has less to do with religion and more to do with the concept of white privilege and the patriarchy.

I’m an atheist and fairly libertarian so it’s natural for me to be slightly contemptuous of all religions, especially those who wish to impose their will on me or my country.

But where I differ from my fellow heathens on left is that I recognize that there is one religion that is clearly more dangerous and causes more problems in the world.

There’s one religion that makes very large claims for itself and you dare not challenge those claims or you shall be cast a racist, bigot, and xenophobe.

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commented 2017-02-28 20:29:25 -0500
Jay you have the mind of a 2 year old and he wants it back.I have asked you several time what has Trudeau done for the average Canadian?Positive not negative.He will go down as the most hated PM ever,and most so far were Liberal.I hope to see him charged with treason.
commented 2017-02-28 17:04:47 -0500
Harry Dawn, I agree with Liza Rosie on all said.
I have also read that it is “right” and “taught” that a Muslim can lie to an “infidel” but never to another Muslim.
Without serious repercussions of course.
Ex-Muslims have reported death threats.
Muslims have falsely reported “assaults” and “hate crimes”.
How many more were false but never investigated as such?
Islam will never take over Canada.
If that is the plan, just give up now. Move to a new country.
Try a “peaceful” Islamic Nation as I think Liza Rosie has peacefully suggested.
commented 2017-02-28 16:16:48 -0500
All the Atheists in Canada cannot change the fact that the country is built soundly on Judeo -Christian foundations. No generation can change that and no government can change that. It is our heritage, and is reflected in our culture and value systems. The lefties can attempt to throw our country away with out a thought to where we came from and who we are, but they have no right, and it won’t happen with out a fight.
commented 2017-02-28 14:22:15 -0500
Good vid, Chris. However I am always amused by the statement of unbelievers of most kinds who state that they don’t want any religion (or anyone) to impose their beliefs on them. i.e. “telling me what to do”.

You speak as though you live in a bubble and can determine what is right and what you will do. You could if you lived in isolation. The reality is we live in a context of culture, which is to say we live next door to other people and we work with other people. There have to be some agreements about how we will do that if we want to live in peace.

In reality somebody is always imposing their beliefs on us. We simply get to decide which beliefs those will be. The obnoxious neighbour who plays his loud music until midnight is imposing his beliefs on you. When you call the cops, you are imposing your beliefs on him. When the muslims tell you to pour out that beer they are imposing their beliefs. When we set speed limits someone’s view of right and wrong is being imposed on us. When we decide no one has a right to tell me what to do and I’ll drive on whichever side of the road I damned well please then we have chaos.

Throughout history when people become more lawless, a tyranny resulted as people demand the chaos to be dealt with. So we can pretend we live in a morally neutral universe or we can evaluate which belief system has a historical foundation for its claims. We can also evaluate the results of those belief systems. It is apparent to me that the best countries in the world to live in are those that came out of the Reformation. Not perfect by any means but better than any of the others.
The countries we excoriate for their rejection of common sense and all the evidence are the countries formed out of the Reformation who have now embraced secularism. They have no moral foundation on which to build a society so their birth rate falls, they welcome in those who will obliterate them and their culture and they become increasingly chaotic. Tyranny follows.

Now the problem is that you can’t pretend to believe in Jesus as lord to get the benefits of doing so. You actually have to believe that it is true. Any belief system , in my mind, must be externally verifiable. If it could be proven that Jesus did not rise from the dead then I would chuck my faith.

I highly recommend Josh McDowel’s book, “Evidence That Demands A Verdict”. We always say only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But we spend almost no time investigating the truth climbs of those who say they have an answer to death. But we sure spend a lot of time listening to those who say they can save us some money on taxes.

The martyr, Jim Elliot said so succinctly:
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose”.
commented 2017-02-28 14:12:18 -0500
Complete domination means converting to Islam or be murdered. Their ultimate goal, is to exterminate all Jews and Christians. This is the battle between good and evil, and Jesus has already won the battle by his death and resurrection. We need to repent and hold to our faith in Christ, and warn everyone else, so that they may be saved from the horrors that are coming. The rapture of God’s church is on the horizon!
commented 2017-02-28 14:01:35 -0500
The only thing we really need to know about Islam is that its intention is to dominate you. It will dominate your educational institutions, your law enforcement, and your political leaders. Every aspect of your life will be dominated by Islam. If you like living under foreign domination of a totalitarian regime that has more to do with communism and fascism than any religion, then fill yer boots. Just don’t do it in Canada. Islam is only the solution for Islamists who need it to fulfil their agenda of ‘peacefully’ invading, subjugating, and dominating other cultures in order to make them a part of the Islamic state.
Harry Dawn if Islam is so great why don’t you go to an Islamic country to enjoy it? I don’t want it and will indeed fight its control in Canada. Islam is about arrogance and power.
commented 2017-02-28 12:07:26 -0500
Sorry for one more long reply here, but this id for Harry Dawn, whoever he is…

The poem quoted by Harry Dawn is by Yusaf Islam, who used to be known as Cat Stevens (Steven Demetre Georgiou ) who was extremely popular in the 1970s etc. He became a Muslim after a near-death experience while swimming. Now, there is nothing wrong with seeking spiritual enlightenment, but Steven could have turned to his parent’s beliefs which were Christian.

Harry, you know only a tiny bit about Islam. Cat Stevens himself – as Yusuf – is also ignorant. He worships the Arabian moon god (Allah) and it is not a religion of peace. A true Muslim is someone who believes both the Koran and the recorded hadiths) interpretations of the Koran regarding the false prophet Mohammad).

What most Muslims do not know is that their ‘holy’ book has both peace verses and war verses. Ie, Mecca verses and Medina verses. They are blind to using the war verses because Satan blinds them to that. Before you get in a rumble, Harry, remember that we are talking spiritual things here. So get the spiritual things right, okay?

Here are a few of the more than hundred war/killing verses in the Koran:

Sura 2: 191-193; “"And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out.”

Sura 3:56: “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

Sura 4:89: “But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them…”

Sura 5:33: "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world…”

Sura 8:12: “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them…”

Sura 47:4: “those who disbelieve smite at their necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them…” etc

I counted 109 verses like this. Contrast it to these two groups of verses in our New Testament:

Matthew 32: 37-40 – “Jesus said to him,“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[a]38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

John 3:16 – “ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

There is no warfare commanded by God for us. It is all about the glorious love of God for us. The Koran – and Islam – is all about hate and war and destruction. The Muslims who say otherwise are all lying. It is known as Aprobation and Taqiyya. God will wage His own war. Look these things up before you spout off about the false peace of Islam.

God bless you when you find this Truth.
commented 2017-02-28 11:34:05 -0500
“ Christ has replaced the dark door of death with the shining gate of life.”

Jay Kelly, what DO you mean by the phrase “the Left, who most Christians are…”? Peter Babich and Paul Dixon are right – you need to know who the real Christians are (hint: the first six letters of the larger noun). And Ezra Levant, himself a Jew, has at least stood up in defense of Christians when other “Christians” have not. He knows the differences. I like the way that Maurice Potvin put it here: “That’s the thing about truth; it has no agenda, it simply IS!” Way to go, Maurice. Your argument here has that wonderful quality of essays by C.S. Lewis. Oh, I’m not beating on you, Jay, or on Chris Wilson. But neither of you know the Truth. Use the mind that God gave you! These things are just the truth. There is Absolute truth (ie God exists and he created everything) and there is Relative truth (ie Islam is on a rampage but it will not last forever).

Jim Norwood, you are right. We need to resist this Leftist agenda before it totally destroys us. I wrote my MP, who replied that Motion 103 had an alternative motion presented, but it was voted down. Neither motions are any good. Islam needs to be identified for what it is, and our fear of this deadly ideology recognized. I am writing another letter to my MP. Standing up in the Visitors gallery in parliament and shouting would not do the job.
commented 2017-02-28 11:30:07 -0500
Harry Dawn
I DO NOT AGREE WITH AND AM HIGHLY CRITICAL OF ISLAM AND THE TENETS THEREOF.
I DO NOT AGREE WITH AND AM HIGHLY CRITICAL OF SHARIA LAW AND THE TENETS THEROF.
I DO NOT AGREE WITH AND AM HIGHLY CRITICAL OF THE ISLAMIZATION OF WESTERN SOCIETY THEREOF.
I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE MASS OPEN BORDER INFLUX OF UN-VETTED MIGRANTS AND FAKE REFUGEES FROM KNOW COUNTRIES THAT SUPPORT TERROISM.
I DO NOT AGREE WITH AND AM HIGHLY CRITICAL OF THE FALSE NARRATIVE BY MUSLIMS THAT THIS IS ISLAMOPHOBIC, XENOPHOBIC AND RACIST BECAUSE I HAPPEN TO DISAGREE WITH THE OPPRESIVE IDEOLOGY OF A VIOLENT AND HATEFUL POLITCAL IDEOLOGY AGAINST JEWS CHRISTIANS HINDUS GAYS AND WOMEN OR ANYONE ELSE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT VIEW . ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION AND IT IS NOT PEACEFUL IT IS AN IDEOLOGY DISGUISED AS A RELIGION BENT ON WORLD DOMINATION.
NOW IF THAT OFFENDS YOU GET OVER IT BECAUSE THATS HOW A FREE SOCIETY WORKS.
CANADIANS HAVE BEEN PLENTY OFFENDED BY THE HATE THAT MUSLIMS PREACH FROM THEIR MOSQUES HERE IN CANADA AND ARE GETTING FED UP WITH IT.
SO I DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARE TRYING TO CONVINCE IN YOUR POEM BUT YOU SURE WON’T CONVINCE ANYONE HERE WITH IT.
commented 2017-02-28 11:19:49 -0500
The eco warriors need to start thinking about the pollution of filling the world with excessive amounts of people. Our numbers are getting to great to sustain the earth yet they cuddle up to those that breed a minimum of 5 children apiece. We must address the rampant overpopulation of the earth. Especially to this so called religion of peace (not).
commented 2017-02-28 11:04:36 -0500
The fact, Christopher, that you call yourself a fairly libertarian atheist gets a nod of approval from me, a Christian. At least you are tolerant of those of us who are tolerant of other people who do not practice religious genocide (Islam). I’ve been inside and outside and all around this topic for many decades now, and I know the differences. Other atheists slam Christianity by pointing to the Crusades etc. But it was not Christianity who persecutes the Jews or Muslims – that was the catholic Church – merely a cultural form of Christianity.

You are close to the truth when you recognize that today the Jews and Christians (Bible believing ones) are not the problem. It is only a simple step, Christopher, to go from your atheism into the Truth of Christ. You’ve demonstrated the ability to see that. How much better an end do you think you have above and beyond the path of the Muslim or unbelieving Jew? God blesses even the atheists and waits for their response.
commented 2017-02-28 10:45:56 -0500
HARRY….. It is DAWN……….WAKE UP!!!! You must have practiced your taqiyya.
commented 2017-02-28 10:24:51 -0500
Harry Dawn sounds like Jay Kelly found poetry
commented 2017-02-28 08:54:43 -0500
Harry Dawn,
Either you or this Yusuf Islam have not read the Koran and know nothing about the Hadith. I do not know which religion this poem is referring to? It certainly is not Islam!
commented 2017-02-28 07:30:45 -0500
Dear People of the word…..
Do you know the truth about….. Islam?
Or do you think it’s about
Bombing planes and killing innocent people…..?
Forget about the lies…..
I’ am here to tell you how it really is…..
You deserve to know the truth
About this beautiful way of life…..
People of the world
Islam is all about peace
Terrorism it doesn’t teach
Its all about love and family and charity
And praying to one God
This is Islam
It’s something you should know…..
I know it’s really helped me grow
It does away with greed, filth, arrogance
And teaches us morality
A perfect way to live…..
So don’t believe all you see and hear
Too many people wear a title of a Muslim…..
But they don’t practice Islam…..
People of the world
Islam is all about peace
Terrorism it doesn’t teach
Its all about love and family and charity
And praying to one God
This is Islam
And it teaches us the creator’s made this life for us a test…..
And if we follow truth and do good deeds, He’ll reward us in the Next…..
If we remember God & teach each other the truth and patience in His way
Together we can live…..in peace…..
This is Islam
Lyrics by Yusuf Islam
Please Google peace tv and visit the FAQ section for answers to the questions you may have about Islam.
I am sure that you will find that Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance, justice, kindness, charity, love and worshiping one God.
commented 2017-02-28 05:35:44 -0500
I read a fairly compelling paper making the argument that Karl Marx contempt for and attack on the Judeo Christian construct has been continued up to today. The left are willing to embrace Islam as an ally in their quest to destroy Jews and Christians. Somehow they feel that they can deal with the Muslims when the dust settles after destroying us.
The so called progressives have stamped down our traditional religious values , most notably right to life and marriage. Clinging to their guns and bibles a theme , as Obama said contemptuously .
We think there is no rationality or logic in the left embracing and protecting the tenets of Islam while at the same time striking down some of the same tenets contained in other religions. But it is logical to crush one enemy at a time and therein lies the only rationality for the progressives actions related to Islam. Remember that up to including WW2 , communism was just as repugnant as fascism to the West But we had Russia as an ally to defeat Germany. One enemy at a time.
commented 2017-02-28 02:33:21 -0500
The left make headway politically demanding everyone be PC and playing the victim card. lslam aligns itself with the left to get in the door the same way, and for the same reasons. Both sides are totalitarian and their success at insinuating themselves onto the population is predicated on control. They make out to each other that theirs is a symbiotic relationship. Each side think they are the one in control of the other. If Islam was designated properly as an ideology as opposed to a religion it would be unable to gain power or make headway in our pillars of society, (educational, legal or political) The leftist, globalist, Marxists are as much a political,economic, and social ideology as Islam, but have easily gained power, because we are saps.
Both are the antithesis of freedom and liberty, and both are destructive to western democracy. We refuse to learn from history.
commented 2017-02-28 01:06:44 -0500
Jay Kelly an Imam can call for the death of Jews in Canada, where is your criticism of that?
It is so funny watching you get more and more pathetic as the truth becomes more and more apparent , you have very little to counter any of it, i mean other than insulting a brave woman like the little coward that you are.
commented 2017-02-28 00:42:45 -0500
We won WWI and WWII. Prior to that we beat back the Muslim Empire. We launched the industrial revolution by mining coal (why Lefty’s hate it so much) and starting the first patent office (they hate that too). And here’s the biggy – Marxism was to prove superior to capitalism, only it didn’t, it collapsed – and the HATE us for it!!

For decades now I’ve run across these stupid stories the left make up about Al Saladin (a top general in the Ottoman Empire), as being some kind of super compassionate warrior. Nonsense! It’s ridiculous! And they like the Islamists for overthrowing Europe as they did for 350yrs, and want to see them do it again, since they can’t seem to manage themselves. They see them as co-victims. Now you know why they love Islam so much!!
commented 2017-02-27 22:43:27 -0500
The silent majority is going to have to get smarter and start counter protests if we want our country to survive. The left is adept at maximizing their influence. For example, when the feminists protest, the gay lobby, unions, etc. all join them in protesting. That way they support each other to make their protests look larger.
commented 2017-02-27 21:58:06 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,896 Attacks, 210,877 Killed, 294,905 Injured that we know of.

Sorry to hear that you’re an Atheist, Christopher. But you shouldn’t be surprised that Islam, or ANY Religion for that matter, claims to be the exclusive truth, and the ONLY way. That’s what religion is; it’s a personal statement about what one believes to be objective truth. That includes YOUR religion, by the way…. Atheism. That’s the thing about truth; it has no agenda, it simply IS! As eighteenth century French Philosopher, Jean Jacques Rousseau said, “Falsehood has an infinity of combinations but truth has only one mode of being”. Relativism only applies to taste and culture. There are only three possibilities for our existence that I can think of. 1) God created the Universe for his own divine purpose, 2) The Universe just spontaneously popped into existence for no particular reason, or 3) The Universe has existed for all eternity. If you can think of more possibilities, I’d be interested in hearing them. But from our finite human perspective each of these scenarios may seem far-fetched, but since we cannot deny the existence of the Universe or ourselves, obviously one of them is necessarily true. Which explanation is the most plausible? I’m going with the God of the Bible. I’ve taken time in previous posts to outline my logical and evidence-based defense of that position, so I won’t repeat it here. However, tolerance for other people’s points of view is the hallmark of a free and civilized society. There is so much misunderstanding about the true meaning of that word, tolerance. Trudeau tried to expand the meaning to mean inclusion. affirming and embracing. This, of course, is the opposite of Tolerance; it’s actually INtolerance for anyone who doesn’t agree with his position. The very concept of the word “tolerance” contains within it the notion of disagreement. Where there is not disagreement, tolerance is irrelevant and therefore non existent. Example; I believe you’re completely wrong to be an Atheist, and you necessarily must believe I’m completely wrong to be a Christian. Either I’m right and your wrong, or you’re right and I’m wrong, or we’re both wrong. One thing is definite; we can’t both be right. But we can respect each other, and our rights under the charter to freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, and that’s what western democracy is all about. Islam has no place being singled out for special privileges.
commented 2017-02-27 21:46:09 -0500
Jay Kelly – I think your first statement saying that most Christians are on the left indicates only that you do not know what a Christian is.
In my experience as a Christian for 33 years I would say that most non-Christians, also even many people who attend a church worship service, and especially those in the mainline denominations, really do not know what makes a person a Christian.
I have seen the “Christian” label used of, and applied to, many people in the multitude of videos and posts that I have watched and read at the Rebel. Unfortunately I am convinced that most Rebel people, including contributors like Ezra, regretfully but understandably, do not know what a Christian is. This lack of understanding has led to many misrepresentations.
So could you please define a Christian for me, and then we can go from there.
commented 2017-02-27 21:08:24 -0500
Anyone can be forgiven, except those who reject Christ
commented 2017-02-27 21:01:56 -0500
Jay Kelly-why are you so obsessed with Jews? Tell the truth.
commented 2017-02-27 20:45:54 -0500
The Left, who most Christians are, feel threatened by the political atmosphere in the United States so far. Donald Trump proclaimed a sort of armistice for hate language.

Muslims are to be prohibited from entering the United States, “Kike” and other old-fashioned words for Jews can be used again and even posted on people’s doors. There is no list yet, but anti-Catholic terms are free of any prosecution.

Keith Barnes, there is your answer: Post “Kike” on your neighbour’s garage door in big letters. It is called freedom of speech.
commented 2017-02-27 20:26:26 -0500
The Left, like the Punks they are, feel safety in numbers and tend to join gangs. They like to belong to the meanest Gang around, they feel safer that way. This is why the cowards kiss Islamic Butt.

Justin Trudeau is a good example of the above, except that his Father told him never to do anything for nothing.
commented 2017-02-27 20:02:48 -0500
Hypocrisy plays big in the left’s transient value system, but with issue of religion where Christians are defamed for Homophobia or Misogyny the left’s bias is more a matter of craven cowardice – you will never see leftists take a protest against the patriarchy or homophobia to an Islamic nation or Neighborhood because they are simply afraid to – which is a practical demonstration of which religion is the religion of peace.
commented 2017-02-27 19:28:42 -0500
It is a lot simpler than the left being hypocritical. The regressive left simply mirror the Genoese of Galata, who looked to the bigger paymaster during the fall of Constantinople…Ottoman muslim or fellow Christian, but broke, Byzantium. Same with the AGW hypocrisy, Suzuki did not become worth $50 – 100M from being the front man of a CBC show.

Regressive left = corruption
commented 2017-02-27 19:20:57 -0500
The war on Christianity continues. The marriage of Islam and the left is all for a ‘good’ cause. Apparently, back in the day, Chrétien brought in a rainbow/alphabet club/radical feminist questionnaire for civil servants. It was voluntary but guess what, Trudeau is making it mandatory and if you don’t pass with 80+% 3 times your out. Fortunately for Muslims it’s ok to lie, especially, like I said, when it’s for a good cause.