October 14, 2015

Mohamed Fahmy: "An ingrate and a liar"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Mohamed Fahmy is the latest Muslim celebrity in Canada.

At least he isn't a terrorist like the last one, Omar Khadr.

But according to Egypt's government, he's a Muslim Brotherhood propagandist; that was his job as an Al Jazeera reporter.

PM Stephen Harper lobbied Egypt's president to get Fahmy (a Canadian citizen of convenience) released from prison.

Now that Fahmy is back in Canada, he's thanking the other party leaders for their support -- but denouncing Harper!

There's a lesson in all of this about how much your can trust the rest of the media -- and not just Al Jazeera.


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commented 2015-10-19 15:12:24 -0400
Joan, everything you have stated is a fabrication. Have you bee talking to Fahmy recently?
commented 2015-10-18 20:14:41 -0400
Fahmy was accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood. In the end, he was convicted of some regulatory infractions. Is he guilty and of what?

Fahmy is sympathetic to the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood including replacing democracy with shariah in Canada. But as a journalist, he was working under an assumption of objectivity to which his personal beliefs and convictions were, ostensibly, irrelevant, at least under international law.

Fahmy was charged while Morsi was still in power and refused consular help until President Al-Sisi took power and began sentencing all Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers to death.

Fahmy also initially refused to appeal his conviction, bragging he would use his 7 year sentence to get a degree in shariah law courtesy of the Egyptian purse. No complaints about prison hardship. He only changed his mind about that when Morsi was ousted.

PM Harper and our government tried to help Fahmy from the beginning but he resisted. So yeah, his complaints against Harper are disingenuous.

Fahmy hired Clooney for her international media visibility and to use her status to try to publicly intimidate and embarrass both Al-Sisi and Harper based on half-truths and straight-out falsehoods. Fahmy has never stopped working for the Muslim Brotherhood interests of undermining a Harper government especially one allied with President Al-Sisi. And it is that political activism that hurt his case, not any lack of effort by Canada.

Egypt has an independent judiciary, similar to Canada’s. Al-Sisi wanted to deport Fahmy but Fahmy resisted because he wanted to stay in Egypt and continue his political activism on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood and in opposition to President Al-Sisi. It was Egypt’s judiciary that took a dim view of that and gave him a hard time over it, not al-Sisi. It was the Egyptian judiciary that made sure he was pressured to give up his Egyptian citizenship and leave as a disgraced convict. Egypt’s courts very strictly oppose leniency to Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers like Fahmy.
commented 2015-10-18 11:38:37 -0400
So you are saying Drew that Canada gives out Citizenship as a matter of convenience? What laws did he break in Egypt? It has been stated here that Harper did direct some diplomats to assist – if he was guilty of a serious crime in a foreign country why would Harper even connect his name to the case?
Even El-Sisi stated that the men should have just been deported and the judge in the original trial stated that Fahmy was brought there by the “Devil” to destabilize Egypt. Pretty factual accusations. The trial was condemned as a farce around the world and eventually Fahmy was pardoned because everything was trumped up BS. He hadn’t held an egyptian passport in more than 10 years and his immediate family lives in Canada and moved here while he was a teenager.
So I would say, like most immigrants I know – my family included which moved here from Holland in the 1960s – he is a Canadian first. Not sure what BS was his? A highly regarded journalist. This headline by Ezra is just inflammatory and akin to National Enquirer type of journalism. Baseless crap. Come on Ezra. Give your little brain a shake.
commented 2015-10-18 03:18:45 -0400
Jason R he is an Egyptian first renouncing after you break a law is not binding , any proof that he did , other than his own BS?
commented 2015-10-18 03:14:32 -0400
Nathan Khadr was not a soldier , soldiers wear uniforms. And he was not tortured , please prove it if he was.
commented 2015-10-18 03:13:19 -0400
Jay Kelly he was a citizen of convenience and other countries have laws that need to be followed.
commented 2015-10-17 16:28:20 -0400
Fahmy is a journalist, and that is what gained him celebrity status. I am surprised that Ezra Levant would accept without question the verdict of an Egyptian court, but thankfully their final verdict on the matter was to release Fahmy.
If a Canadian journalist is arrested in any country because of their views I would hope the Canadian government would do everything to ensure they are not treated unfairly.
commented 2015-10-17 15:17:34 -0400
Glenn – not sure what power Trudeau would have had in Egypt. Leader of currently the third ranked party on our Parliament. I am sure El-Sisi wouldn’t take his calls.
commented 2015-10-17 15:14:47 -0400
James – He renounced his Egyptian citizenship while in prison. Making him exclusively a Canadian citizen. It is a privilege to have Canadian citizenship and along with that privilege comes rights, protections and freedoms. I know the story in South Africa and condemned the liberals at that time for not stepping in – although the hostages were not being held by the government as was Fahmy’s case. These were baseless charges by the Egyptian government and Harper should have used the weight of his office to assist in his release. If Fahmy had committed real crimes maybe it would have been different. Is there any proof the was sedition on his part? Zero. The fact that Harper either chose not to intervene or had no power to intervene clearly shows that deterioration of Canadian influence abroad. Losing a seat on the Security counsel also confirms that fact. We have one class of Canadian Citizen – a Citizen. I don’t want to race bait here but…..
commented 2015-10-17 12:52:31 -0400
@jason R – You forget. He is an Egyptian Citizen First. He never renounced his Egyptian Citizenship. You, my friend, need to learn the politics of citizenship and the mandate of Canadian Government. When the Liberals were in power, 5 Canadians were kidnapped in South America. There was not government help of interference from the Liberals. That is not what the government is supposed to do. It is supposed to protect Canadians inside Canada. You leave, you are on your own. I quite like it the way it is, even though I am a Canadian Citizen who has worked outside of Canada for the past 20 years. Keep you nose clean, respect the people in the country you are visiting, and you don’t have problems.
commented 2015-10-17 03:09:40 -0400
Jason R….Canadian citizens get arrested and jailed all the time. Especially overseas. There are lots of them out there…they just don’t make the news because they don’t have affiliation with Al Jazeera.

“Spreading false news” was section 181 of the Criminal Code in Canada. It was struck down in 1985 by the Supreme Court in the case of holocaust denial by Ernst Zundel.

Shame on Harper for what exactly? Not every Canadian in jail abroad gets media celeberty privilege….and Harper called the Egyptian president personally….what did Trudeau do to help get him out?
commented 2015-10-16 21:04:50 -0400
A Canadian Citizen is arrested, tortured, and held unjustly in an Egytian prison and our PM does nothing to assist in his release beyond allowing a few low level diplomats try and help? Or is it perhaps that Harper has so little respect on the world stage that he couldn’t have had any influence in Egypt? either way, shame on Harper. Famy is a well respect journalist and a fellow Canadian who has suffered tremendously. He deserves better that the callous remarks directed at him here. Grow up.
commented 2015-10-16 18:57:31 -0400
This idiot will become Trudolts next advisor lucky us will have a terrorist in every neighborhood thanks jusdick
commented 2015-10-16 18:13:41 -0400
Mohamed Fahmy = “moderate rebel”… NATO-paid Islamic destabilization operative that Egypt arrested and tortured.

$10 says that as they tortured him, they repeatedly demanded to know which Western government had sent him. Fast-forward to NATO’s installation of the Muslim Brotherhood. I trust Egypt’s opinion over Parliament, the Media, or Mohamed Fahmy.
commented 2015-10-16 15:54:59 -0400
LARS NORDGREN: Yes, Mohamed Fahmy is now finally in Canada where Canadian citizens should be. He was accused of spreading false news and there was zero evidence to support it so thankfully he was acquitted and sent home.
commented 2015-10-16 15:51:35 -0400
NATHAN W: I completely agree with you! Omar Khadr deserves our compassion not our denouncement.
commented 2015-10-16 09:33:45 -0400
He is now in Canada with his wife. What’s her status? Citizen? Visitor? How long will she stay?
commented 2015-10-16 09:20:26 -0400
Nathan W – your boy decided that he wanted to kill our allies, and was making bombs. Stop trying to put lipstick on this terrorist pig. He confessed, and his butt should rotting in jail right now, until he takes his last breath. If it wasn’t for the activist judiciary, overriding the laws made by our elected officials in parliament, this dog would still be where most Canadians think it should be, rotting in jail.
commented 2015-10-16 06:39:33 -0400
Khadr was a child soldier, and we did NOTHING while the Americans tortured and interrogated him for years until he “confessed”. That’s a bullshit confession.

Re Fahmy: Does the Rebel take the word of a military dictatorship in their judgments of journalists?
commented 2015-10-16 03:18:49 -0400
Garry Wood….Allah did not write the Koran….Allah did not pick up a pen…Allah did not dip a pen in an inkwell….Allah did not write words on paper……men did.
commented 2015-10-16 02:15:12 -0400
Gary Wood i think your goat needs to get checked for infectious diseases , by the way the whole middle east was not Muslim until they invaded and forced conversions at the point of a sword
commented 2015-10-15 23:32:56 -0400
C’ mon Justin—— Welcome this User to your side. Make Canada Proud——
commented 2015-10-15 23:23:18 -0400
The Low -Lifes of Society -Fahmy and Wynne – sure are counting an a Liberal win. I wonder WHY?
commented 2015-10-15 20:17:41 -0400
I can hardly wait for my Granddaughter to come to grips with that fact that she only Thinks that she is girl.
commented 2015-10-15 17:27:49 -0400
Wait until this Monday. With all the propaganda the CBC has been pounding into the heads of the Canadian public, the NDP or Liberals just might win the election. Fahmy and Omar Quatar will be given important positions in parliament because the NDP or Liberals think these people love Canada. Instead they’ll be slowly and slyly bringing in their stinking sharia law and laughing behind their backs, the infidels. I am not looking forward to this Monday night.
commented 2015-10-15 15:42:04 -0400
He is an Egyptian citizen. He has dual citizenship. This guy screwed up in the country of his birth and citizenship. He should know better being a reporter. That is not my problem. This is his job. It is unfortunate that he has attacked the current Canadian Government for interfering in Egyptian Policy to request his pardon. I’d send him back for being so ungrateful for being allowed here.
commented 2015-10-15 14:25:47 -0400
A number of commenters on here seem to have a low opinion of Fahmy’s journalistic credentials. I have never even had a chance to read his material. But it would certainly surprise me if others had read enough by other journalism instructors at universities to compare Fahmy’s qualifications to theirs.
I cannot quite figure out why so many people on this site, including Ezra Levant, seem to think that Egypt has the best system of law. I prefer the Canadian system myself.
commented 2015-10-15 14:22:15 -0400
Mohamed Fahmy was a Canadian Citizen, of convenience or not, I guess Harper had no choice than to attempt to obtain his release. I just wish that he had not tried so hard.
Moh Fanny is, of coarse, in bed with his Muslim friend Sinbad Trudeau and are no doubt, plotting the best way to Islamize Canada.

GARRY WOOD, Can you tell me where the Ak Bar is, I’m thirsty.
commented 2015-10-15 13:10:25 -0400
Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Fahmy should have been left in the Egyptian Prison. Can you imagine if we had similar laws in Canada against false or misleading reporting none of the existing NEWS services would survive and its so-called “reporters” would all be in jail! But no, they support one whose clandestine politics through the Muslim Brotehrhood news arm Al Jazeera would ultimately be to destroy those NEWS outlets and only allow Islamic favouring propoganda like Al Jazeera to exist. We need to get rid of the likes of Fahmy not “repatriate” him into a country he could care less about save to take it over with Sharia Law!
commented 2015-10-15 12:57:22 -0400
I would love to see his actual qualifications for the position, and I want to see who was excluded from applying for this position. He shouldn’t be allowed to teach his faux journalism in Canada.