February 01, 2017

Media Party’s rush to link mosque attack to Trump ignores Quebec cultural protectionism

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

The attack on the Quebec City Mosque is a national tragedy. It was an attack on Muslims during prayer committed by Alexandre Bissonette. Charges have been laid but we still have very few answers for what could have motivated this young man to commit such a heinous crime. 

But that hasn’t stopped the Media Party from trying to link this crime to Islamophobia, Donald Trump, Christianity, and right-wing beliefs, all despite a lack of information from either the police or the prosecutors.

Watch as I take a look at some of the headlines and tweets from Canadian media that all paint Bissonnette as a fan or supporter of far-right or alt-right inspired by Trump.

But those assumptions are based on the simple fact he “liked” certain Facebook pages.

So, what other Facebook pages did he like? Our Sheila Gunn Reid tweeted out an archive of the pages Bissonette “liked” and there we find the separatist Parti Quebecois, the Federal NDP, and the late Federal NDP leader Jack Layton too. For someone who was supposedly far-right, there are an awful lot of left wing and left leaning pages to like.

And the CBC’s Neil MacDonald suggests even in his now edited story that Bissonette was “likely Christian based on his name” but why would he like the Facebook pages of noted atheists Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins?

The media may find it convenient to blame Trump and the far right, but I think we may find that it had more to do with the culture in Quebec which differs from the rest of Canada.

As the nation grieves, we cannot allow the Media Party to define the incident in order to push their agenda.

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commented 2017-02-04 00:31:19 -0500
So many attempts to link the 27 year old Quebec murderer to his “likes” on social media. Among the names that come up: Christopher Hitchens, Pope John Paul II, Jack Layton, and Richard Dawkins.

Actually I do not know if he “liked” fifty or fifteen hundred public figures.

More importantly, Quebec politicians spoke courageously before and at the funeral of the victims. Quebec public leaders seem willing to do what many of us cannot. They seem to be willing to do what The Rebel readers cannot.

So many public leaders are able to admit that they allowed hate-speech and bigotry to take place without speaking out.

So many public leaders have done what most of us on The Rebel have not yet been able to do. To apologize for our own ignorance and promise to do better.
commented 2017-02-02 18:53:04 -0500
Immigration from Islamic countries is much further down the road in Quebec than the rest of Canada. They started it years ago in hopes of keeping their language alive as their population dwindled. That was Quebec’s premise, and people swallowed it for a while. Quebecer’s got fed up with it first because they have lived with it longer. Expecting multiculturalism to work peacefully when you bring in from mostly Islamic countries is an unrealistic expectation for obvious reasons. None of which are anything other than logical conclusions given human nature and the nature of Islam itself. Not to mention the fact that ‘the two solitude’s’ have never coexisted in complete harmony in the first place, so why should we think it a good idea to add to that.

Whether or not any of that had anything to do with it remains to be seen. As well as the possibility that the shootings had a more complicated Muslim on Muslim connection. There is still the matter of the convenient timing, and the passing of M-103, and the profound determination of the liberal government to have Canadians accept this infringement on our rights. It’s all connected somehow and the cause for this tragedy is not a simple one dimensional thing like Trudeau and others would have us believe.
Canadians have questions, go figure.

Quebec’s cultural conservatism is definitely not being considered here, or at least being given fair due or respect. People who live in Montreal and Quebec City are not representative of those in the countryside.
commented 2017-02-02 15:42:07 -0500
The same pro-multiculturalism Quebeckers who made the link with Trump are the ones who despise Quebec’s cultural conservatism. Maybe Rebel should try to find people who understand Quebec’s particular socio-political environment before commenting on its issues.
commented 2017-02-02 10:43:23 -0500
Montcalm lost to Wolfe and the French still haven’t gotten over it.
Poor losers all!

DJBT
commented 2017-02-02 09:36:05 -0500
When will the media ask why it is that every mass shooting in Canada occurs in one province, Quebec!
U of Montreal 1989, Concordia U 1991, Dawson college 2006ish not to mention the guy who stormed the so called national assembly with a gun (one killed I believe) , attack on the premier (one killed), soldiers killed in St Jean and a week later another Quebecer murders a Canadian soldier and storms the parliament buildings . I can actually go on but I think I have made my point .
commented 2017-02-02 09:17:25 -0500
Last month alone
Islamic attacks 380
Islamic kills – 779
commented 2017-02-02 08:18:41 -0500
Maybe it’s time to retire the “Media Party” slogan because it implies that the media is a separate entity from the government. It isn’t. It is a totally integrated functionary of the Liberal Government and the left in general.
Nothing we see on TV or read in the papers hasn’t been filtered or altered. It is now being censored and soon we will experience penalties for expressing viewpoints differing from the government / media complex.
It was one thing to have been duped by the guile and brilliance of Trudeau the senior. A totally different thing to be duped by his offspring who has an IQ eclipsed by a groundhog
commented 2017-02-02 01:24:32 -0500
Funny how the media party suddenly gives credence to someones FB likes. Well certain ones anyway.
commented 2017-02-01 21:34:26 -0500
If the MSM are right and this Kid was a Loner, he should be given a Medal. How many Canadians have died by the hand of Islam.
I am sure Trudeau would not agree but then I am not sure of which Planet He comes from.
commented 2017-02-01 21:33:35 -0500
Lucky for Trudeau he wasn’t at Friday prayers that night.
commented 2017-02-01 21:07:54 -0500
Canada’s biggest dirty secret is that Quebec is the bigot capital of the nation – just listen to the bigoted anti-Anglo the PM spewed before he was nominated – these interviews no doubt went down the Canadian soviet media memory hole.
commented 2017-02-01 20:59:29 -0500
Aha! that Parti Québécois supporter! Wasn’t it also true he “liked” Starbucks? Oh those Satanic coffees must be the cause … Honestly, for the MSM to link such an act to “being a trump supporter” is just irresponsible and ignorant. I’m appalled that anyone falls for this hate-baiting anymore. Just goes to show the detestable “progressive” rubbish that now runs our MSM. I unplugged them some time ago… They just keep on confirming my reasons why that was…
commented 2017-02-01 20:22:14 -0500
All victims were male. Gender segregation saved women. Justin would approve.
commented 2017-02-01 20:09:27 -0500
That was my immediate reaction when Trudeau came out with the usual Islamophobia canned speech – I knew that they would stay as far away from Quebec/French cultural issues as possible! Just blame it on white people with no other context involved.
commented 2017-02-01 19:46:50 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,739 Attacks, 209,902 Killed, 293,542 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-02-01 19:38:32 -0500
It is going to take me at least a coupla minutes to get over MY Grieving. People get killed every day. Mass shootings. Happen every day. It will take me a while longer than 2 minutes to get over the the POLITICAL opportunism and the sanctimonious Bull shit being unleashed by the Politicians , the Media and especially the MUSLIMS that are MILKING this for all that it is worth. I really don’t think that any of you give a Damn about the Dead . It is all about YOU.
commented 2017-02-01 19:19:57 -0500
They conveniently ignored the fact that he liked the NDP as well. I wouldn’t talk about it but the left likes to mention stuff like this if it suits them.