October 26, 2017

Mark Latham Sued for Defamation — We're Fighting Back

Mark LathamRebel Host

We know how the left in Australia hates free speech. They can’t win arguments on the merits so they use political correctness, censorship and the outrage industry. And there’s a fourth tactic: lawfare.

I know all about lawfare because Osman Faruqi started a defamation action against me in the Federal Court for comments I made about his anti-white tweets.

Faruqi is notorious for denigrating white people for no other reason than they are white. Some of his appalling Twitter comments include:

"Mediocre white people: they should be in the bin but instead they own everything and are every f***ing where"

"I have a rule of using all media appearances to make fun of white people"

"The number of white people desperate to wear blackface shows that darker skin is objectively better"

"I love debates about sunscreen. Just more evidence that white people don’t belong in Australia"

"Half this country is named after racist, genocidal maniacs, just sit down for ONE SECOND white people"

The above comments by Faruqi are offensive enough, but then on the 27th July this year he had a Twitter exchange with Yasmin Abdel-Magied (you know the one: “Islam is the most feminist religion!”). She asked what was happening with Senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters who resigned from the Senate for having dual citizenship. Faruqi replied with the tweet (note: we blanked this out, not Faruqi): 

The white people are getting f***ed. It’s happening.

Imagine if someone said this about black people: ‘the black people are getting f***ed. It’s happening’. That is, the black people are getting wiped out of the political system. And Osman Faruqi is approving of this happening for white people.

These comments above are outrageous and unacceptable.

So I condemned it on my program, Mark Latham’s Outsiders.

That is what he is suing me over.

If he wanted to debate the issues I’d invite him onto my program. He can answer all the questions. He can have the last word.

But that’s not their tactic. Instead of debating an issue they would prefer to sue to try to destroy our free speech and send a warning to others.

Well, we’ve got to stand up against this!

We’ve set up a defence fund at StandWithLatham.com where you can support us and be provided with updates on the progress of the case. Please support our action to fight back against this.

We’re not going to be bullied by this guy!

Remember the section 18C case at Queensland University of Technology? Those innocent university students were persecuted by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Gillian Triggs.

Well, the guy who saved them in the courts is Tony Morris QC, a hero of free speech, and I’ve been very fortunate in being able to hire him for my case.

Hopefully, he can get the same result.

But hiring lawyers to fight against this left-wing Muslim with close associations with the Greens and fundraising organisations like GetUp, and supported by the left-wing, national law firm Maurice Blackburn, is not cheap.

We haven’t got the billion dollar budget of the ABC or the unlimited resources of a media magnate like Rupert Murdoch. All we’ve got is your support.

If you can give us your backing for our fighting fund, please donate. 

We are due in court on Thursday, 16 November for an initial hearing to set down the steps that the parties need to take to prepare the matter for trial. 

If we lose this case then it will be a powerful example to left-wing extremists throughout the country that litigation can be used to silence speech that they don’t like.

We are going to fight to ensure that this doesn’t happen.

Please help us fight for free speech and support us with whatever you can - $5, $10 or more if you can. It makes all the difference.

I really value any support you can give us in this very, very important fight!

Thank you, 

Mark Latham

P.S. If you prefer to contribute by cheque, please make it payable to “Rebel News Australia" and mail it to PO Box 409, Broadway, NSW 2007

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commented 2017-10-29 18:26:19 -0400
I wonder if the left wing politicians even know that they are selling us out. Could be that they are just gullible.
commented 2017-10-28 15:57:13 -0400
As Geert Wilders says, and I paraphrase, this generation decides if the next generation will live in a free democratic country or on an Islamised continent.
I say, doesn’t every generation have some responsibility to preserve their hard won freedoms for the next? Why do we have children if just to feed them to the wolves?
commented 2017-10-28 15:20:07 -0400
Maybe I just need to become a bieleber.
commented 2017-10-28 15:11:27 -0400
" Geert Wilders: We are being conquered by Islam. Not only through acts of terror but mostly through a process of population replacement. Our people are being substituted and the consequences will be devastating because the bulk of the massive flow of immigrants replacing the indigenous Europeans are Islamic. Islam is a dangerous totalitarian ideology, Islam hates us and intends to wipe away all our Western values and freedoms."
https://voiceofeurope.com/2017/10/interview-geert-wilders/
Geert Wilders for Voice of Europe: “The Patriot Spring is not over yet. It is just beginning.”
commented 2017-10-28 14:05:59 -0400
If m103 gets passed to law for sure all bets are off. I will have to tape my mouth shut.
commented 2017-10-28 13:46:29 -0400
So it is already to late then. Too bad compliance won’t guarantee they leave you alone to live in peace.
commented 2017-10-28 07:42:29 -0400
@ liza Rosie commented 8 hours ago
Now, in my post below, I have criticised Islam, the mainstream media and Justin. I haven’t called for violence or hatred of anyone. I have stated what the situation looks like to me, what I have learned from the info from other sources that I have read, and thereby concluded for myself. No one else’s spin.
Will the comment below for example, be considered Islamophobic hate speech when m 103 becomes law? I say if the law passes as it is written now it will in effect be a blasphemy law and my comment would be considered hate speech. For the time being I don’t believe it would fit under the legal definition of hate speech. I think it is pretty important that people wake up to the threat m103 will pose to our free dom of thought and speech. Educate somebody you know has never heard about m 103. I can’t believe how many people I know who have never heard of it.


Your comments – despite your thoughts – can be twisted in to hate speech.

You forget how many “good laws” have been twisted by weak and insipid judges – as well as the many corrupt and evil lawyers – all to fit an agenda.

Many original laws have become so corrupted as to be almost the exact opposite of what they were originally meant to be.

In the UK if you posted that on Face Book you could be arrested.

And it is coming to Canada – never doubt this.

Never………….
commented 2017-10-27 23:30:15 -0400
Iqra Khalid may look like a sweet little thing but her reputation and the reputation of her family precede her. You know Menzies didn’t get into that event because in Peel Region Islam rules, it is just a fact. No counter narrative allowed.
commented 2017-10-27 23:20:15 -0400
Now, in my post below, I have criticised Islam, the mainstream media and Justin. I haven’t called for violence or hatred of anyone. I have stated what the situation looks like to me, what I have learned from the info from other sources that I have read, and thereby concluded for myself. No one else’s spin.
Will the comment below for example, be considered Islamophobic hate speech when m 103 becomes law? I say if the law passes as it is written now it will in effect be a blasphemy law and my comment would be considered hate speech. For the time being I don’t believe it would fit under the legal definition of hate speech. I think it is pretty important that people wake up to the threat m103 will pose to our free dom of thought and speech. Educate somebody you know has never heard about m 103. I can’t believe how many people I know who have never heard of it.
commented 2017-10-27 23:13:34 -0400
My antenna was up when I watched the following report. I knew this would be next on LPC immigration plan to bring more muslims to Canada. This is Iqra Khalid’s territory! Msm reporting since has supported my theory.
“Fake” P.R. campaign? Non-Muslims barred from event claiming genocide of Muslims in Burma – May 12/17
https://www.therebel.media/_fake_p_r_campaign_non_muslims_barred_from_event_claiming_genocide_of_muslims_in_burma
commented 2017-10-27 23:04:03 -0400
Good example Al. The MSM is irresponsibly reporting the situation in Burma and ignoring some very important historical facts. The Buddhists are getting a raw deal and no one seems to be defending their rights. I’ve heard the word ‘Muslim’, Muslim genocide. I don’t see how they can call it that. Muslims aren’t about to be wiped off the face of the earth any time soon considering the numbers. Islam is a conquering political force any and everywhere it goes. A menace. Listening to the cbc , et al ,would make one believe otherwise if you were too busy to look at other sources for information, and swallowed the sound bite narrative that the Buddhists were the only ones doing the blood letting. It looks like they are defending themselves to me. That said, the whole situation is a ‘bloody ’ mess, unfortunate for many innocents. Does the MSM report that, no because if they did, Justin would have a harder time talking Canadians into taking in the ’Rohingya’. Just what we need, more warring.
commented 2017-10-27 18:53:40 -0400
LIZA ROSIE commented 7 hours ago
Oh Frank , Jesse?(you didn’t deny it)it sounds like you are afraid that you will never have a better gig. I am sorry for you. Your fear and loathing is showing.
When I do venture over to the cbc to see what propaganda and spin they are spewing on a particular issue…
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Liza let me give you a ferinstance.
While in Calgary I had time to watch both the CBC and CTV ( the Pravda and Izvestia of our nation). Every time they featured the Rohingya issue in Burma they never once uttered the word muslim. Now why was that do you suppose? A It was an other example of the MSM lying by omission. Par for the course.
commented 2017-10-27 16:18:53 -0400
Liza,
Islamization of the civilized world. The predictable steps after a jihadist attack.
This Black Pigeon Speaks vid is older, I’m re-posting the link
Creeping Sharia: The ISLAMIZATION of the WEST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hueHtOM5dTY
commented 2017-10-27 16:11:16 -0400
Liza, thanks for posting the link with Tommy’s interview with Brittany Pettibone.
Great advice from Tommy.
commented 2017-10-27 16:00:58 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

I said THIS was hypocritical.

The bottom line is that if The Rebel wants to accept the Alexa ranking when they are doing well by celebrating and hyping it with their post that I linked to, then they also have to accept when there has been a huge decline per the same metrics.

I trust you understand that this is the only logical conclusion.
commented 2017-10-27 15:53:55 -0400
Black Pigeon is good, thanks will take a listen.
commented 2017-10-27 15:29:15 -0400
Tammie, I heard in Menzies latest piece, one of the interviewees stating that the U.S. is a melting pot but Canada is a tapestry, indicating that here in Canada we got it right. Diversity is our strength yada yada.

I would submit that the world is a tapestry and countries must be melting pots to have peaceful coexistence within it’s borders. Diversity is divisive and destructive of the fabric of any society. It is proven all over the world century after century.
commented 2017-10-27 15:24:27 -0400
I know Jimmy jack will try to drag us back into the ditch, but I just listened to the recent interview Tommy gave with Brittany Pettibone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GAi4jiZQB4
In it Tommy made a very good point and gave some simple good advice. Any blasphemy law must be fought tooth and nail. Once they can charge us for speaking out against a religion, we are hooped. As it now stands they can try to scare you but cannot throw the book at you for criticising an ideology. We are still free to speak out against Nazism,communism, Islamism and any other ism or religion or book, holy or satanic. Make sure you do not criticise any people as a group but you are still free to criticise the group. By this reasoning, if that fella who scrawled ‘no more Muslims’ on a park bench had written ‘no more Islam’ instead,I don’t think he would be looking at any fine or jail time. For the time being at least. Already we are having to curb our speech. However those who attack US for our race, ethnicity, group or religion have free reign. Seems a little skewed to me. We need to keep an eye on all cases, and lets hope Mark can push back against this false defamation charge he is facing. Faruqi and his lawyers know they can’t run Mark through the ringer with a hate speech charge this time, hence the defamation charge. We are going to have to watch our p’s and q’s.

It is very important that people understand the full threat that m103 poses to our freedoms in Canada and the reasons why our government is pushing so hard to make it law. If it passes here it will set a precedent for other western countries as well.

If anyone has the time or inclination, this is one is also interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxE2D3ysdYg
UK Police AT MY HOUSE for “HATE CRIME
commented 2017-10-27 14:55:11 -0400
Jack, wrong again. I didn’t say Alexa was completely reliable two years ago.
I researched this site you are using and posted two links. One dates back to August 2015 and the other May 2017.
I’m saying don’t trust the stats of this easily manipulated site, then or now.

Had you read the articles, you would find there are better ranking systems.

Anyway, it’s msm that’s getting their ass kicked by alternative media sources and people who do their own research to get at the truth. If you think Trudeau coined the term “Diversity is our strength” I have ocean front property in Timmins to sell you.
commented 2017-10-27 14:39:17 -0400
liza Rosie,

LOL.

You were happy about the ranking in 2015 when The Rebel was on top, but now it’s not reliable because there is a decline?

We both know that you are being hypocritical.
commented 2017-10-27 14:36:28 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

It was completely reliable when The Rebel and Rebel supporters were celebrating the outranking of Macleans on Alexa.

https://www.therebel.media/the_rebel_now_outranks_macleans_ca_after_less

Now that The Rebel is getting their ass kicked by pretty much everyone – Alexa is no longer reliable, despite the fact that Alexa is still the standard in the industry to rank websites.

That is hypocritical and confirms you have ZERO objectivity.
commented 2017-10-27 13:18:15 -0400
How is this for proof.

https://www.therebel.media/the_rebel_now_outranks_macleans_ca_after_less

The Rebel was ranked 997 on Alexa in 2015, beating Macleans.

Today The Rebel is ranked 3,014

https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/therebel.media

Macleans is 592

https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/macleans.ca

Macleans is decimating The Rebel and that is undeniable as The Rebel have had a HUGE decline – especially after the recent backlash and loss of popular hosts.

To deny that The Rebel is struggling to keep viewers is to deny reality.
commented 2017-10-27 11:49:28 -0400
Oh Frank , Jesse?(you didn’t deny it)it sounds like you are afraid that you will never have a better gig. I am sorry for you. Your fear and loathing is showing.
When I do venture over to the cbc to see what propaganda and spin they are spewing on a particular issue I am reminded how lucky we are to have the internet, because our government broadcaster’s lies and the lies of much of the mainstream media and the deep state globalists can no longer pass for truth. We no longer have to rely on the one horse show that the cbc has been for so long in this country. People can do their own research, we can get different points of view, but more importantly we have access to source information so we can and do make up our own minds, connect the dots for ourselves and as that ‘who’ song says, ‘we won’t be fooled again’. When some of the salaries at the cbc came out I just about choked at the absolute highway robbery the Canadian government is performing to keep their tight control of the narrative. Long live a free web!
Stay out in front Jack and continue to flap your gob. You are a good reminder.
I think the Rebel has proven it can and will continue to roll with the punches.