February 25, 2017

Silenced for his own protection: Toronto man learns limits of free speech in criticism of Islam

David MenziesMission Specialist

Eric Brazau found himself in Ontario Superior Court again last week. The 52-year-old Toronto man, who has already served eight months for being a so-called “hate mongerer,” was facing several new charges including three counts of causing a disturbance and breaching the peace.

Yet Brazau’s true crime, at least in the eyes of the state, is that he has a big mouth.

When he opines, he speaks about the threat posed to the Western world by Islam, which our politically-correct government, judiciary and police services, consider a no-fly zone.

Previously, I brought you the story of what happened to Brazau when he attended an anti-Trump rally in front of the American consulate back in January.

It was one of those touchy-feely “Love Trumps Hate” events where radical leftists openly advocate for the assassination of the President, which apparently is okay, but Brazau was handcuffed for trying to exercise his free speech.

Whether you support Brazau or find him to be a vulgar crank, he’s never crossed the line of advocating any sort of harm toward an individual or group.

The charges he faced last week had to do with a display he erected at Yonge-Dundas Square in November 2015, just hours after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Watch as I explain what’s happening to him as a result of his “crime” of warning passersby about the dangers inherent to Islam.

Surely the persecution of this man is proof that we don’t need the odious M-103, a motion that might pave the way to officially make any criticism of Islam a criminal offence.

In an ironic turn, outside the courtroom where Brazau was being tried stands a plaque entitled “Freedom of Expression”, stating “The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees, as a fundamental freedom, that everyone has the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression.”

Everyone? Really?

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commented 2017-02-27 09:43:39 -0500
JAY KELLY
“Surely in the public eye, and especially for reporters, a man can dress as a man and a woman can dress as a woman.”

Jay, what kind of cis-gendered bigot are you? How dare you impose your white, patriarchal, colonial biases on the people of this nation! In the future think of the feeling of others please. Truth and evidence have nothing to do with this.
commented 2017-02-27 09:40:13 -0500
REBELATION REBELATION commented 2017-02-26 04:23:39 -0500
“It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamo-Ignorance by the Left.”

Excellent point, my friend! e have to all start using that term in response to the more common misguided one.
Thank you, Revelation.
commented 2017-02-27 09:37:59 -0500
REBELATION REBELATION commented 2017-02-26 04:23:39 -0500
“It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamo-Ignorance by the Left.”

Excellent point, my friend! e have to all start using that term in response to the more common misguided one.
Thank you, Revelation.
commented 2017-02-26 20:45:56 -0500
Muta Ween——Good comments 12hr ago. If the Western World cannot out finance Saudi Arabia in court cases, what do we do, just hand over our Superior Civilization to these Camel lovers?
commented 2017-02-26 14:55:53 -0500
DAVID , you ended the video with the sign — that says it all
The sign , it’s for show , to show us that it’s only for certain people
commented 2017-02-26 13:23:57 -0500
“Muslim Group calls for beheading of Canadian host of Indian TV Show” An Indian Muslim group has called for the beheading of Canadian author and broadcaster Tarek Fatah. Fatah, a prominent critic of Islam, had recently started hosting a talk show on an Indian news channel.

The Muslim organisation, All-India Faisan-e-Madina Council, placed a bounty of 1,000,786 Indian Rupees on the head of Fatah for opposing required Burqas and other Sharia practices oppressive to women. The number ‘786’ in the bounty refers to the numerical value of the Quranic verse “in the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most beneficent”. So much for the mercy and beneficence.
commented 2017-02-26 08:07:10 -0500
Re: Funding of Legal Defense Islamophobia Related Charges
Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn have both had legal attacks launched against them in the past .At great cost to them I might add. There will be a test case similar the one Geert Wilders has just endured in The Netherlands , and it will be high profile.
It will cost a lot of money and it will require a lot of legal and technical expertise, some of which will necessarily require international legal minds and experts on Islam.
How much? Millions . This isn’t just a Canadian problem. The Saudis have been pouring millions into North America for the building of mosques and madrasas for decades. They have also secreted lots of cash into the Liberal and Democrat machines.
If we are going to defeat the expansion of Sharia and Islam, we are going to need a lot more than a few dollars raised or donated to a local fund. I know that sounds blunt and unsympathetic to Mr. Brazau’s plight but we are fighting a Global initiative.
commented 2017-02-26 07:18:49 -0500
@jay Kelly …the White House DOES in fact respect theREBEL and it is not on the shit list because it has not attempted to deceive the American public with REALLY FAKE news like the REALLY BAD journalists who find themselves in the dog house instead of the Shame on You Whitey House. In fact I am willing to bet that if theREBEL followed proper channels and protocol and requested a question by SKYPE from the press secretary they would be more likely to get a favourable response than the CBC or it’s barber shop quartet on the Canadian MSM Cable system.

As for David the Personzoid Personzies having to wear a bourqa in order to make a point, it just goes to show what measures you have to take if what you are “reporting” is not simply political corrections chastizing…like what some have tried to pass off as journalism.
commented 2017-02-26 04:23:39 -0500
It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamo-Ignorance by the Left
commented 2017-02-26 03:18:00 -0500
David Menzies is a reporter for The Rebel and should be shown some respect for that. Despite what the Trump Whitehouse is saying these days, reporters have an important role to play in public affairs.

Mind you I find it difficult to go along with a reporter like Menzies who wears women’s clothing in public. When he wore the full-length black gown into the voting booth at the last election I felt embarrassed.

Surely in the public eye, and especially for reporters, a man can dress as a man and a woman can dress as a woman.
commented 2017-02-26 00:33:52 -0500
NDP Sucks 13 hr ago—-I agree we have to help Eric Brazeu financially , but the way you described would only bring in nickels instead of dollars.
The way to do it would be to convince Ezra to have one of his people start up a crowd-fund. Even if 2000 Rebels paid $30.00 each, that would be a decent start.
commented 2017-02-26 00:21:27 -0500
I have been reading American sites and they are aware of our lack of a 1st Amendment, and the Dictator Trudeau bringing in new anti-free speech laws. The typical answer was that Canadians have to get up from behind their keyboards and march on the street.
commented 2017-02-26 00:01:33 -0500
No not everyone, just special interest groups. I think it was Churchill who said something like "Democracy fails when special groups gain too much power "
commented 2017-02-25 22:55:48 -0500
MUTA WEEN commented 2017-02-25 12:38:01 -0500

“Notice I didn’t say police withholding information. it’s Trudeau that has issued the gag order.’
Since when do the cops take orders from the Tater Tot? Surely there must be a cop somewhere who is willing to do the right thing- what he or she was sworn to do.

Maybe its time for a mass gathering of people denouncing islam enmasse. I’d like to see them charge 1000 people all at once. Not the optics they want.
commented 2017-02-25 21:47:09 -0500
Peter Netterville & Paul Taalman yep they will regret their crimes against all that the west stands for in the future, they will see what the collaborators felt like after the Nazi’s were run out. I will have no sympathy for them.
commented 2017-02-25 20:37:47 -0500
When the time comes, Canadian Patriots will not forget those that sold us out!
commented 2017-02-25 20:32:41 -0500
Let me get this straight: An Imam in a mosque in Toronto or Montreal, or anywhere for that matter, can spew death and hatred but if I say: “I’m offended.” I’m Islamophobic and I could get up to 2 years in jail? Welcome to Canadastan folks! It has arrived….
commented 2017-02-25 19:50:13 -0500
Two sets of standards. You can’t look sideways at a Muslim without being accused of the soon to be crime of Islamophobia, but Muslims can call for genocide to every other group of people on the planet in their mosques and that’s overlooked. This is such hypocrisy.
commented 2017-02-25 19:35:37 -0500
As long as it doesn’t affect me.That is most stupid canadians.But it won’t be long now,
commented 2017-02-25 18:30:30 -0500
Liza Rosie good post! If or when they charge you with any chicken-shit to do with islam, start a Go Fund Me account and see how fast your lawyers are financially covered. Islamophobia is a word created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons. Everything I needed to know about islam I learned on 9/11
Not all members (in fact very few ) of the KKK lynched people but their silent approval allowed the few to carry on. Is someone going to suggest it never happened? That it isn’t happening today? Do these fools only watch the pathetic liberal cbc ? Cnn ? Toronto star ? No caps on purpose. Another defence is to say you are a muslim hockey player from Quebec and you can do and say whatever you want. And get away with it
commented 2017-02-25 17:22:26 -0500
Half the country is going to jail then. Here is an easy to print out list of a few of the reasons why I hate Islam, for them to use when they come to get me.

M-103 is ant-Canadian, an infringement, unecessary and an excuse to bring in a blasphemy law to pave the way for more and more uncountered sharia accommodation.
The teachings in the Koran are hateful and threatening to non Muslims
Islam is more a cult than an religion, in fact it is a theocracy. A political ideology with a religious hook as a way to oppress and maintain control.
Islam is incompatible with western democracy and society.
Islam is the antithesis of all the hard won freedoms our ancestors fought for.
Islam is an intrusion into my right as a Canadian to live in a Canadian country and not an Islamic one.
Islam pushes their doctrine on the west.
The caliphate is a threat to the west.
Islam is oppressive to women.
Islam preaches hate and retaliation to all unbelievers.
Islam promotes death to Jews.
Islam is in the throws of civilization jihad in Canada, through the infiltration of our pillars of society. (educational, policing and political institutions)
Islam demands above and beyond the laws of Canada, Sharia practices, through the implementation of such things as prayer rooms in schools,
full face coverings (which are a Saudi construct for control and oppression of women) and has little to do with Islam.
Pushing halal some proceeds of which fund terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah through many Canadian and North American Muslim organizations.
Sex segregated pools.
A call for (hypocritical) blasphemy laws.
The Koran is a book advocating violence.
Islam is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group which if the U.S. has its way will be given the designation it deserves, as a terrorist organization. Our country is riddled with the Muslim Brotherhood. It is involved in every mosque, in universities, and in our government.
Islam has agenda to absorb Canada.
Islam is a threat to Canada
Islam in the numbers which have been imported into this country is a danger to us, unless looking like the UK is acceptable, and to most Canadians it is not.
Muslim majority communities are a step away from a Muslim majority country.
Islam is the problem, because our politicians have made it a problem by aggressive immigration policies which make Canadians (call us old stock if you like, and Canadians who came here to be Canadian and share our bounty and freedoms) second class citizens.
I don’t hate Muslims, but I resent Islam being pushed on Canada. It is and always will be anti Canadian and anti democracy, and our governments accommodations are at the expense of our freedoms, and at the expense of our peaceful country.
Did I miss anything?
commented 2017-02-25 16:08:47 -0500
The disorientation of the Western World will always be effective, as long as we have Trudeau’s, Stalin’s and Hitler’s misleading us.
commented 2017-02-25 14:19:27 -0500
The Wynne does not stand with the community, she sits in the back, in a corner, her head covered and without shoes. The picture of a true leader….ah, ah, ah. She is as pathetic and weak as Tory. Both are so vain and in denial; whores who have sold their soul for a vote.
commented 2017-02-25 14:00:21 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 32,883 Attacks, 210,831 Killed, 294,795 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-02-25 12:38:01 -0500
So Brazeau was convicted and jailed for being a hate monger , but Bissonnette shoots up a mosque killing and wounding people and that isn’t hate mongering?
Bissonnette must have had another motive and the Government isn’t telling us for obvious and cynical reasons. To protect their interest in promoting this islamophobia nonsense.
Notice I didn’t say police withholding information. it’s Trudeau that has issued the gag order.
commented 2017-02-25 12:24:40 -0500
Islam, the Religion of Jihad, is all about taking over the world. Why else do you think they have grown to 1.6 billion strong? Wake up if you think the barbaric poison of Islamic beliefs are good for Western society.
commented 2017-02-25 11:57:03 -0500
For some comedy relief watch Tucker Carlson try to have a conversation with Sunsara Taylor.
commented 2017-02-25 11:48:07 -0500
Paul Dixon ,Prison time in Canada for a critical view of Christianity? Not under Joe Trudeau’s watch. How about Marie Henien taking the case, would that upset the snowflakes?