May 02, 2016

Political Islam critic Robert Spencer’s Calgary talk: Smeared by lefty media, welcomed by normal people

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Controversial Author Robert Spencer was in Calgary last week to give a talk at an event hosted by the newly founded Calgary chapter of the Jewish Defence League.

Robert Spencer is only really controversial because he is a vocal critic of radical Islam. He doesn’t say anything hateful. He’s factual. Spencer's speeches and writings frequently cite the Koran and the teachings of Islamic leaders. If you want to know what radical Islamists advocate, look to their book. Makes sense to me.

Security was tight at the Calgary event but the room was packed. People from all different religions and backgrounds were there to listen to Spencer talk about how the Western world is failing to address the threat of radical, political Islam. Of, course,the leftist media had a field day with the mere fact that Spencer’s feet touched the ground in Calgary.

Before a word had even left Spencer's mouth, the Calgary Herald had sought Imam Syed Soharwardy for comment. Soharwardy told the Herald that Spencer's mere presence and words would cause a fracture in the faith community in Calgary. Perhaps Soharwardy and his fact averse ilk need a safe space from Spencer’s truths.

CBC was just as bad. Of course. They ran to Soharwardy,too. They did their best to smear the JDL as terrorists and Spencer as an “anti-muslim blogger”. Spencer is a best selling author and expert on political Islam. CBC would have you think he is a hate preacher.

I was there and Soharwardy wasn't. I didn’t see division. I saw unity between Jews and Gentiles against the threat of fundamental Mohammadism.

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commented 2016-05-04 19:40:24 -0400
But to suggest that years later a nation should be invaded for something that happened years ago is ludicrous and is not how the world works.

America did pre-emptive war and violated the national sovereignty of another nation and violated international law and standards. As a result, the US’s war did create problems for the region and years later Iraq is not stable. That is the truth. The whole idea of invasions correcting problems simply has not worked for the 14 years. The US also promised to create a democratic project which has also failed and now Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya are nations which are chaotic as a result of the three invasions, and now the US wants to go into Syria and Iraq. Iraq is being again invaded for a 3rd time in 25+ years. That is startling and it does show that the US simply needs war to help its economy.

We need a smart foreign policy so that we understand what we wish to do and everything should be defined around those conditions.
commented 2016-05-04 02:04:15 -0400
John S Saddam gassed the kurds with WMD’s , and Kuwait asked for our help and Afghanistan was invaded by the Taliban , we came to set them free.
commented 2016-05-03 13:18:26 -0400
The co-opted media’s job is to make you doubt the realities before your eyes and to shame you if you do not agree with their alternate reality narratives. Both the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal and Calgary CBC are the beach head of the reality denial media in AB.

The 4th estate is now the 5th column.
commented 2016-05-03 13:08:58 -0400
Many people like to blame the U.S. for all the problems going on in the middle east but they woefully neglect to acknowledge the middle east has been a hornets nest of activities for thousands of years that cannot seem to ruled without the presence of a ruthless dictator. Add to that they forget to mention how the U.S. helped out Muslim countries like Afghanistan when it was under Soviet invasion or other Musli countries when they were facing a genocide in Europe. For these efforts they were rewarded with 9/11 and personally I don’t condemn Bush for invading Iraq. Everyone knew Saddam had WMD and after multiple lies and stalling tactics simply claimed he had them but that he had gotten rid of them. When pressed as to where he simply claimed he didn’t know. So are you to take the word of a proven liar on an issue like WMD? Would you believe any government if they claimed they had lost nukes? Then why take Saddam at his word over other WMD? Verification means everything. Sure Bush could have waited and yes he got bad Intel but that does not negate the fact Hussein acknowledged having them or that he had a history of lying and stalling. The mistake was Obama pulling out too soon and undoing all the efforts the army made because he had his own agenda. All that followed after is that the middle east is full of radicals each wanting to seize power for their own self interests It is the same chaotic middle east is has been for centuries despite any involvement of the U.S. and their lofty dreams of creating democracies.
commented 2016-05-03 12:13:44 -0400
Do not forget about the phony intelligence right Dale?
commented 2016-05-03 12:11:55 -0400
As a result of the US and the West starting the wars, the casualties occurred, and now with Saudi Arabia being accused of 9/11 like Iraq and Afghanistan before it the government and the politicians are seen as liars and I would say that the system needs more parties to revitalize and make the system trustworthy again.

That alone proves that governments cannot be trusted especially for something as important as taking people to war.
commented 2016-05-03 12:09:10 -0400
Once again John you are makin stuff up !
Your reference to deaths of moooslims was a nonsense site . . . the vast majority of those dead moooslims were killed by OTHER mooslims !
But like Craig Oliver . . . why let FACTS get in the way of a good story . . . lol
Take a trip to Sicily John and see what they are dealing with today . . . likely coming here too ! ! !
commented 2016-05-03 11:52:49 -0400
So much for Rebel caring about free speech. They took down pretty much all the comments.
commented 2016-05-03 11:25:33 -0400
Robert Spencer speaks the truth about Islam, and this is why the leftwing lose their minds when he speaks!
commented 2016-05-03 09:00:54 -0400
I sure wish I knew what Gunn Reid means by “normal people.” I guess it excludes anyone who disagrees with her.
commented 2016-05-03 05:20:24 -0400
The CBC spent a long time trying to slam Duffy. Now that it is all over, it has become a ‘yeah but’. Yeah but, who can we crucify then? They had an interview on that where they did just that and, in true CBC fashion, timed the last comment to be a jab at Harper. It would be funny if I didn’t want to puke. The CBC is soooo evil and has most of the population fooled that it is the go-to source of objective news. I could go into how our national news source loves to censor our citizen’s opinions, but I’m sure most know that one, too.
commented 2016-05-03 02:54:45 -0400
Will the real John Siciliano——please stand Up.
I agree with you.
commented 2016-05-03 02:49:12 -0400
For me—- The Cow just jumped over the Moon.
commented 2016-05-03 02:48:14 -0400
I know tenets and ideologies quite well but I am anti-globalist, anti-immigration, anti-imperialist, protectionist, civic nationalist and for real economic and monetary reforms.
commented 2016-05-03 02:45:54 -0400
I am a nationalist.

I oppose fascist massive superstates.

What the world has to return to is hundreds of nation states all working towards the betterment of humanity.

For Europe to survive, other than nations being nation-states and individual ones at that, economies must be mixed with more protectionism and less free trade and focusing on what the world wants and selling products based on that. The economies have to be restructured and reformed since many economies are massively indebted.

I also believe NATO and the UN should be dismantled. I am anti-globalist after all.

As for religious-wise, the migrants need to be sent back and immigration limits have to be placed. I foresee the right wing anti-immigrant parties winning but my biggest concern about such parties is the lack of concentration on economic, social, cultural and structural issues. Which is why such left/right movements based on those terms does not handle the debt, employment or anything.
commented 2016-05-03 02:38:05 -0400
I just meant there is massive disagreement among liberal and conservative parties in N. America, while Germany, France and the G7 nations want to do open trading with Iran.

Normalized is just a term suggesting sanctions will be lifted and removed.

For me nuclear weapons should not exist at all. Iran should be monitored to show that they are complying. To me, sanctions are a prelude to war.
commented 2016-05-03 02:36:09 -0400
What to you think of the Euro-zone- as an atheist?
For me- the sooner it falls apart -the better.
commented 2016-05-03 02:29:28 -0400
I guess that would depend on what you mean by ‘normalized’.
commented 2016-05-03 02:27:45 -0400
But to m foreign policy will not change. Right now, all parties agree with some form of multi-lateralism with many nations working in coalitions with each other.

I am atheist but I believe that no religion is perfect but there should be freedom to practice. I agree the rule of law must be followed and upheld but like I said I want multiculturalism because it has always been with us and it cannot change unless there is only a white society. All we can do is lessen immigration and know where vacancies have to be filled and do small type immigration.
commented 2016-05-03 02:22:43 -0400
You mean 1400 years. I agree with you on Libya—- if I had my way the whole god-damned Bush family would be rotting in prison. Islam is pure Evil. Iran will be the catalyst for the cataclysm.
commented 2016-05-03 02:21:27 -0400
But I think President Trump by wanting better relations with Russia and China may move closer to the type of foreign policy I may like. IS should be defeated but I do wonder what he means on issues such as Iran when the rest of the world wants normalized relations. I mean Trump does seem all over the map.
commented 2016-05-03 02:18:42 -0400
Yes, I think supports should end and I support basically isolationism and focus on domestic policies.
commented 2016-05-03 02:15:51 -0400
So—-What to you want in this Modern World ? If it was just ME,

I would not waste one penny on the Mid East. Is this what you want John S?
commented 2016-05-03 02:14:36 -0400
I just feel that Libya should never have been invaded.

As for Mohammed and religion, I think pitting religions will just lead the overly zealous to want a clash of civilizations. I am against violence and war. War should occur in rare circumstances without manipulation or fear, but with facts and evidence and truth and no distortion.

But yes to me it is evident that those people supporting anti-Islam and anti-migrant demonstrations and movements like that are useful idiots for the war agenda because fear just leads to hostility and irrational behavior and lack of critical thinking and emotional irregularities.

So no I think the War on Terror is going to continue without pause as it has for 14 years, and I think Iran is going to be the end goal.
commented 2016-05-03 02:10:32 -0400
So——do it!
Are you saying that you want absolutely no UN interference.
Fine by me.
commented 2016-05-03 02:02:31 -0400
The fact is globalism is the massive war agenda which interventionists fail to notice about themselves. Nationalists like myself are normally non-interventionist and anti-globalist something for you to be aware of.

And Gaddafi was another US puppet that had to go at that specific time.

I am by no means a defender of Gaddafi but all peoples should decide how they should have their country ran through elections with the nation deciding how to hold them. There should also be no outside influence.
commented 2016-05-03 02:02:20 -0400
John—if we take the politics out of everything—— I think that Mohammed was pure EVIL. He is the opposite of Christ. He is the anti-Christ. Is there a SIN -that this asshole did not make legit ?
commented 2016-05-03 01:53:26 -0400
I am 9/11 truth, anti-imperialist, anti-Zionist, anti-war and for a non-interventionist foreign policy.

Oh ya and Libya another failed and unnecessary war.