(September 12 UPDATE) RefugeeChallenge.com has now topped the $7000 mark. Thank you again for your generosity!
(September 11 UPDATE) We reached our $5000 goal in under 48 hours! Watch my video message of thanks to all the generous Canadians who donated to RefugeeChallenge.com
Paul Wells and Tabatha Southey didn't accept my challenge, though. They didn't give so much as a dollar.
Not that I'm really surprised...
PS: It isn't too late to donate to RefugeeChallenge.com.
Money raised goes to One Free World International, which rescues Christian and Yazidi girls and women being held as ISIS sex slaves.
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Did you see the viral video that just came out of Hungary? It showed a stampede of migrants illegally rushing through the country en route to the big welfare payouts promised in Germany.
But one news camerawoman didn’t just film the migrants. She tripped a couple of them, including a dad carrying a child.
It’s fair to be skeptical of these migrants — I am.
But seriously — a journalist tripping someone, and of all people, tripping the one migrant who is carrying a child? That’s nuts. No surprise, she was fired.
But here’s the little vignette...
Paul Wells of Maclean’s magazine tweeted that story and wrote:
“The moral divide in Europe is pretty stark. Has Ezra taken up a collection for the camerawoman yet?”
Really? I’m a dad myself. There’s no parent alive who would trip another parent carrying a baby.
I’m against illegal immigration, and welfare scammers, and fake refugees. But I’d support an assault? I’d raise money for someone who tripped a babe in arms?
But look at Wells' opening line: “The moral divide in Europe is pretty stark”.
See, that’s what this whole story is for Wells and most of the media: an opportunity to show just how morally superior they are.
One journalist will say: we ought to take 10,000 of these migrants! But he doesn’t mean that he wants to take them himself, let someone sleep on his couch. Oh, no.
It’s a peacock parade, a contest of moral preening by liberal journalists and politicians to see who can outbid each other for who cares more.
But here’s my point today. Last month, we interviewed Majed El Shafie of One Free World International. As you may recall, he literally goes to this war-torn region, and saves true refugees.
Not the packs of healthy, free, young, military-age Muslim men rushing to Germany for their welfare. He literally rescues the young Yazidi girls who are rape slaves of the Islamic State.
Now, on our show, we publicized Majed’s refugee work, and we told people how to contribute directly.
But we also raised some money ourselves. And one month ago, working with a partner, I cut a $3,000 dollar cheque to Majed’s project. It was cashed on August 13, three weeks before the media frenzy made refugees cool.
I don’t need public adulation for cutting this cheque. If I wanted that, I would have publicized it three weeks ago.
I’m not looking for an apology from Paul Wells. And I’m not disclosing our donation to embarrass him. I’m doing it as a challenge:
My challenge today to Paul Wells is to match me:
Donate $3,000 of your own money to real refugees, and show me the cancelled cheque.
And then challenge the rest of your Media Party friends to do the same, like the ghoulish millionaire Tabatha Southey who said that the dead Kurdish boy is the fault of Canada’s immigration minister?
To make it easy, I've set up RefugeeChallenge.com. It’s on Indiegogo.
All money will go to Majed El Shafie’s slave redemption project at One Free World International for Yazidi girls and other rape slaves.
A senior editor like Paul Wells and a millionaire divorcee like Tabatha Southey can surely give $3,000 dollars. But really, even $300 is amazing. Even $30 dollars.
Frankly, one dollar is more than any of them are doing.
You're all invited to donate too at RefugeeChallenge.com