There is huge demand from the Media Party for any hate crimes. It’s why there’s so many fakes, and why the media is so eager to report on them.
Of course they only do this when the hate crime fits a certain narrative — a white racist, and usually a visible minority victim, ideally a Muslim victim. So if there’s a hate crime outside of that narrative, they don’t just ignore it — they hide it, they even try to debunk it.
Which brings us to our story today, about a hate preacher in Edmonton, Alberta.
Is he some white nationalist? Some Donald Trump supporting racist? Some alt-right gang?
No, it’s a Muslim man from Egypt, preaching in Arabic.
Shaban Sherif Mady is his name. I’ve been following him since 2015, and even reported on him for the Sun News Network, so you know it’s been a while.
He preaches violence against Jews, violence against Christians, he preaches in support of the Islamic State. He’s a one-man hate machine.
Now look at this news from earlier this week:
Imam ousted from community center in Edmonton: Imam in Canadian city prevented from leading prayers after B’nai Brith Canada draws attention to his hateful rhetoric.
That sounds dramatic. But it’s not quite true.
That headline sounds like maybe his own flock has rejected him. Nothing could be further from the truth:
Sheikh Shaban Sherif Mady, who says he was licensed by the prestigious al-Azhar University in Egypt, told congregants in March that “international Zionism” was behind the Islamic State (ISIS), the recent terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand, and “all terrorism.” (...)
In 2014, he shared a post predicting that, on Judgment Day, “the Muslims will kill the Jews.” In 2018, he stated that “The mission of the Muslim Brotherhood – to expel the Jews and restore the al-Aqsa Mosque – has not ended.” The post is notable because Mady identifies himself as a supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.
There's more in this vein. So obviously he’s a conspiracy theorist. What a weirdo. Weirdo — but a hater. He wants to expel the Jews.
But let me point out the obvious:
I’m not quoting from the Edmonton Journal.
In fact, I searched every single Canadian newspaper for the name "Shaban Sherif Mady," and not one has ever reported on him. (If you can find one, let me know.)
So where is the Canadian media?
And where’s Justin Trudeau?
Well, I’ll tell you:
The imam Shaban Sherif Mady talks about Trudeau a lot.
TONIGHT I'll show you how much, such as the fact that he calls Trudeau "the Najashi" — that’s a historical figure in north east Africa, a non-Muslim king who welcomed Muslim refugees in when others didn’t. And after a while, those “refugees”, once they gained their strength, went back to Saudi Arabia after Mohammed had killed off the Jews.
I wonder if that’s why the CBC and the Toronto Star and the rest of the anti-hate brigade seem just fine with all this.
NEXT: To talk more about this shameful lack of interest in this particular example hate speech, I'm joined by Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter.
FINALLY: Your messages to me.