November 29, 2017

Tempers flare at Toronto City Hall: “Tough questions” on Burma crisis akin to “Islamophobia”

David MenziesMission Specialist


Dr. Maug Zarni’s Canadian tour to bring public awareness to the alleged genocide of Muslims in Burma, known today as Myanmar, dropped by Toronto City Hall last week.

Dr. Zarni contends that what’s happening to Burma’s Muslim minority at the hands of the Buddhist majority qualifies as ethnic cleansing, a narrative reported by most media in the West.

But there are others who believe the vilification of the country’s Buddhist majority government is an elaborate PR stunt that depicts Muslims as oppressed victims and Buddhists as oppressors, when a case can be made that it is Muslim militants who are responsible for the bloodshed in Burma.

Things got heated at City Hall when an activist for Burma’s Buddhists, Rick Heizman, interrupted Dr. Zarni’s presentation in an attempt to offer the contrary point of view.

Tempers flared and accusations of “Islamophobia” rang out resulting in Heizman eventually being escorted out of City Hall by security guards.

We caught up with Heizman outside to get his side of the story regarding the alleged ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Burma.

The debate over what’s going on in Burma today will continue to rage but where’s the tolerance for allowing both sides of the story to make their respective cases?

Rick Heizman simply wanted to make his viewpoints known to those taking in the presentation at City Hall, but it seems any opinion that contradicts the Muslims as victims narrative is not welcome in a Western democracy such as Toronto.

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commented 2017-12-03 17:40:54 -0500
I will take this opportunity to share with readers of theREBEL a ZEN parable. It took place during the first islamic purge of buddhists in India…..a zen master was capyured and brought before the caliph…

“What will become of you when I strike you down infidel?”

Zen master " I shall be reincarnated one hundred times as a willfully ignorant jackass so that I might be worthy…and then I shall go directly to Hell"

“If that is the fate of a buddhist holy man then what is the point of buddhism?”

Zen master “If I was unwilling to go to Hell…who would be there to teach you?”

This piqued the curiousity of the caliph….the rest of the tale is much like 1001 Arabian Nights…the caliph was not persuaded to take refuge in the three jewels….but the killing stopped.
commented 2017-12-01 13:53:25 -0500
Hello Ken Martinson, I don’t think so. She is focusing the right decisions and her own job. You can check out Rick Heizman facebook. Many people are helping her what are the real news are.
commented 2017-12-01 12:22:33 -0500
..or I should say ‘quelled’. Thank you Iqra Khalid, so glad your parents brought you from their warring country to continue the family business and tradition on our shores.
Eventually you will be recognised for what you are doing, by the Canadians you are determined to ‘quell’.
commented 2017-12-01 12:17:08 -0500
Evil seeps in where free speech is quashed this way.
commented 2017-12-01 12:14:47 -0500
…and they are rolling over in those graves, Robert. They died fighting for something nobody gives a shite about anymore. They died for nothing. We have let them down and we have ruined the future for our children and grand children and for many generations to come. I feel ashamed that we can’t seem to do anything about this. There is just so much to lose.
commented 2017-12-01 10:52:10 -0500
Free speech is not free, many paid for the privilege and you can find thier memorials in the war graves of Europe and in the veterans hospitals in Canada.
commented 2017-11-30 21:10:47 -0500
That’s why trudope justina want’s to work at the UN united nation’s so he be with his muslim girlfriend’s
commented 2017-11-30 21:06:14 -0500
This phoney dr. maug zarni’s should shut his big ugly mouth. He can go to New York City and visit the UN united nation’s and talk to them in person, i hope the American’s arrest him
commented 2017-11-30 20:00:55 -0500
Hell no Terrence. Everybody knows it is only hate speech if the criticism is directed at trans, gay and non binary confused , and Muslims. Nobody else gets to wallow under that umbrella. That is only for the ‘chosen’ people.
“Some animals are more equal than others " don’t you know. It’s 2017!
commented 2017-11-30 13:13:46 -0500
So is Maug Zarni going to be charged with hate speech for his deceitful and unjustified attack on Burmese Buddhists? And will the members of Toronto City Council who gave him a platform for his calumny be charged as parties to the offence?
commented 2017-11-30 11:24:18 -0500
I agree, it should not be our problem. Our demographic is being changed, and new ‘Canadians’ who bring their hatred and warring with them from Islamic countries demand ‘their’ government get involved in their problems back ‘home’. Canada now has an Islamic government full of Islamics and apologists more than happy to oblige, one way or another.

Vizi Lo, the hammer coming down will be any day now. There will be no more calling a spade a spade. Compelled thought and speech is what Canadians have to look forward to. Just think of how polite that will make us Canadians look. Justin has turned our reasonable multiculturalism into a weapon against his own people and country. We have been watered down, get ready to be absorbed. Demographics is everything. Canadians failed to take it seriously- now we pay the piper.

You can bet Justin is laying the groundwork for bringing the poor little victimized Rohingya over here to our neighbourhoods. As far as Justin, Muslim’s and sympathizers are concerned, Buddhists and Hindus would be better off gone, killed off and out of the way. Muslims only live in ‘peace’ when everyone else is dead or has submitted. Muslims must be accommodated first and foremost, because they matter more than anyone else.
commented 2017-11-30 10:59:49 -0500
The left is just a small step away from a totalitarian dictatorship (again) where voicing your opinion will land you in jail. We are living sad times.
commented 2017-11-30 09:38:57 -0500
By necessity Muslims are the world’s best propagandists. The necessity arises from the fact that Islam cannot withstand scrutiny and would cease to exist but for the propaganda.
commented 2017-11-30 08:34:53 -0500
Good comment Brian.
But it should be noted that none of the politicians or their children ever or the filthy rich ever find themselves on the front lines.
It should be noted that Mohamed bin Trudeau’s father, Bin Trudeau senior, the son of a wealthy criminal did not show up on the battlefields of Europe during WWII. However, he was seen riding motorcycles in downtown Montreal while wearing a Nazi helmet.
commented 2017-11-30 08:19:32 -0500
Here’s a headline from an RT news story dated November 30th.
“Pro-ISIS propagandists call for lone wolf attacks on children in Western countries”
Although RT is from Russia and therefore not to be trusted if you are an American their stories don’t seem to be fake news. There is very little news about Hollywood, the shenanigans going on in Washington or sports.
It sure is a lot more accurate than CNN which looks more and more like the communist news network.
commented 2017-11-30 03:53:12 -0500
Oh so it’s not just Christians or Jews their incompatible with Didn’t see that one coming! Honestly it’s none of our business what happens outside our borders. All of these leftists that are crying for this issue send them and their kids over to stop what’s happening first they’ll change their tune when it’s them getting shot at. Their Balls are huge when they send some unknown soldier with a wife and kids of his own to get shot at sure as he’ll won’t be a liberal doing it. Easy fix here. YOU liberals WANT TO HELP THEM THEN YOU GO FIRST TOUGH GUY.
commented 2017-11-29 23:56:43 -0500
That should read, “The farther backward you can look……”
commented 2017-11-29 23:54:49 -0500
“The farther backward you can , the farther forward you are likely see”. Winston Churchill
When has anyone ever lived in peace with the Mohamedans?
commented 2017-11-29 23:35:02 -0500
Attached is a 2 min. video of Buddhist children describing their experience of the Muslims wanting to burn one of them alive.
Who do you believe?
Muslims have a reputation of torturing and killing for 1300 years.
Buddhists have a reputation of being one of the most peaceful people anywhere.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMlZIYdYPew
commented 2017-11-29 22:52:57 -0500
Rick Heizman you are not Islamophobic. You are just afraid of islam. A phobia is an irrational fear. Your fear is anything but irrational.
commented 2017-11-29 22:36:26 -0500
I think this Rick Heizman fellow should become a foreign reporter for The Rebel.
commented 2017-11-29 22:27:40 -0500
We know the truth, if they were not violent and trying to take over the Buddhists would welcome them as brothers. The country is merely acting in self defense. There are innocents but the ones putting them in the position they are in are the other Muslims.
commented 2017-11-29 21:35:27 -0500
Read it and weep, Dr. Maug Zarni. If you think you can hide the truth about the Rohingya you will be disappointed.
commented 2017-11-29 21:24:05 -0500
Rohingya terrorists have been carrying out many attacks in the Rakhine province and in the northern part of the province where they form nearly 90 per cent of the population, they have long followed a systematic pogrom of killing and driving away the indigenous Rakhines, and destroying Buddhist & hindu shrines. The Burmese authorities have, naturally, cracked down very hard on them, thus triggering their exodus to Bangladesh and South-East Asia. The Rohingyas have killed scores of Burmese troops and police officers. The latest was a series of attacks on Burmese posts bordering Bangladesh by a Rohingya Islamic terror organisation called Rohingya Solidarity Organisation in early October that left nine police officers dead Burmese security forces are engaged in a fresh anti-terror operation against the Rohingya terrorists which the Rohingyas and bleeding-heart human rights bodies term as ethnic cleansing.

The propaganda whitewashing centuries of bloody acts by the Rohingyas, their ethnic cleansing and genocide against Rakhines and their trying to take over an integral part of Myanmar by sheer force after totally altering its demographic composition. Human rights activists gloss over the fact that the Rohingyas too have blood on their hands. They paint the Rohingyas as the only victims of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar when the facts of history are quite contrary to that. Unfortunately, most of the world buys this false narrative.

A former Australian ambassador to Myanmar, Trevor Wilson, said that the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), .shows many of the attributes of Islamist terrorist groups (such as IS) elsewhere.
ARSA has declared links with Islamic State, uses crude anti-authoritarian propaganda, and shows a willingness to introduce arms into what was previously an ‘unarmed political struggle’,” he wrote in an online post for the Asian Studies Association.
“The utterly opportunistic nature of their public profile, and blatant use of ordinary Rohingya to cover for their own extremism are similarly shared attributes.”
Mr. Wilson said ARSA’s destabilising influence in Myanmar has attracted attention from intelligence agencies, and referred specifically to a report on a news site run by exiled Burmese journalists — Mizzima — that said IS and Pakistan were behind the Rohingya attacks on Myanmar security forces.
commented 2017-11-29 21:20:58 -0500
- Muslims invade. They commit atrocities & then claim to be an oppressed minority whenever there is any pushback. Once they are the majority there is no further talk of minority rights, non-Muslims are converted or exterminated. The same all over the world since Islam began.
commented 2017-11-29 20:18:13 -0500
Buddhists are a peaceful people who fight as a last resort only. They have pushed back before when they have had to, and that is what they are doing now.

Stephen E. did he really say this? It just seems too fantastic to be true. I can’t find it do you have a link?
“The very concept of a nation founded by European settlers is offensive to me. Old stock White Canadians are an unpleasant relic. and quite frankly, replaceable. And we will replace them.”
commented 2017-11-29 20:17:02 -0500
Much hissing and spitting and name calling as regressed leftists are confronted with stark realities which contradict their dogmas.
commented 2017-11-29 20:05:09 -0500
Islamophobic definition = a rational response by someone who is knowledgable about Islam
commented 2017-11-29 19:56:30 -0500
So far as I know, Buddhists are peaceful people. Muslims, on the other hand, not so much. Therefore, if I were to wager a bet, my money would be on the Muslims being the aggressors whether it’s in Myanmar or anywhere else on this planet.