May 20, 2015

The Globe and Mail isn't on Team Canada - they're pro-terrorist

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The latest for Team Khadr is a fluff piece by the Globe and Mail.

Not once did the words 'convicted', 'Al Qaeda', 'murder', or 'Christopher Speer' appear.

The word 'terrorist' appears one time. How did the Globe and Mail use the word? In a quote by Khadr's lawyer saying that calling him a 'terrorist' is name-calling.

How can anyone take The Globe and Mail even remotely seriously?

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commented 2015-06-07 12:48:53 -0400
I do not disagree with the outrage and disgust for the violence, lies, actions, choices, words, diatribes, violence, immoral abuse, lies and violence of radical Islam. I do not disagree with the frustration, disappointment, and exasperation over what has appeared as Islamic state sponsorship, and some Islamic people condon or are apparently unwilling to condemn, seek, root out, and fully end such behaviour as Islamic radicals perpetrate in the name of that religion.
However, my sympathy for this outrage and revulsion does not go so far as to agree with the premise of this video: that we should punish instead of support Omar Khadr.
There were many words left out of the “puff-piece.” It would have been more fair to include some of the words listed. However, the choices of Omar Khadr’s parents, especially his father, are not touched upon. If I sent my 14-15 year old son to aid Timothy McVeigh and his partners, it should not be my son who is arrested and punished. It should be me. My son on the other hand should be helped to recover from my abandonment of him and my choice to place him in such a dangerous place: dangerous both to his body and his mind.
It disappoints me to read or hear the many people who do not acknowledge this situation. After all the bombings, murders, atrocities, outrages upon outrages, a simple punishment of this man is an easy act of vengeance, especially to feel an answer to this monsoon of pain. I understand that. I also understand that we can show the world what real justice looks like. The men who perpetrated the Boston Marathon Bombing chose for themselves to take on that uncalled for act I do not disagree with the outrage and disgust for the violence, lies, actions, choices, words, diatribes, violence, immoral abuse, lies and violence of radical Islam. I do not disagree with the frustration, disappointment, and exasperation over what has appear as Islamic state sponsorship, some Islamic people condoning and apparent unwillingness to condemn, seek, root out, and fully end such behaviour as Islamic radicals perpetrate in the name of that religion. However, my sympathy for this outrage and revulsion does not go so far as to agree with the premise of this video: that we should punish instead of support Omar Khadr. The men who perpetrated the outrageously unthinkable act of the Boston Marathon Bombing made an adult choice to carry that out against wholly innocent people. Mr. Khadr, on the other hand was a young teen, choosing at the behest of his so called “parents.” To compare Omar Khadr to those men now as “about the same age” fails to acknowledge this fact.
I personally do not agree with death penalties, executions, and other such events, however I do not think it is appropriate to make that argument now. Some things go beyond my way of thinking. I don’t always know what’s exactly right. And that’s just me acknowledging the nature of life. I cannot just wrap it up into a nice ball of string and tell myself that’s it. Some things are unclear to me and remain so. And that’s more honest than than feeding people a simple answer for a very complex problem. “Kill ’em.”
The tradition I follow, with few exceptions, is that children who are neglected and abused and are arrested as children, are given support to recover from their experience and are not paraded by a misguided and corrupt government who are at their wits end to find a way to portray themselves as “in control” of a situation of which they clearly are not in control. All children and teens deserve better than that and it behooves all civilized people to actually demonstrate that to a rageful, unthinking world.
This rant against the treatment of Omar Khadr just panders to that same sentiment: to demonstrate a perception of control when it’s just a rabid desire for the comfort of revenge, even though it’s at the expense of someone who was a youngster lead astray by those who should have protected him.
If you want to stand up for what’s right, try to get this man help. The same way we need to get help to child soldiers who “manned” the enemy lines of African militias and warlords. They were abused!
commented 2015-05-26 17:07:46 -0400
liza i guess ezra The real cost of the $10.5-million payout to Maher Arar isn’t the money, it’s the demoralization of Canada’s police and security services, and the wild encouragement given to any accused terrorist to wage legal and political war against Canada. A quick visit to Arar’s vanity website shows a half-dozen smiling faces of his lawyers, no doubt eager to make the money and publicity of a dozen more such claims.

How ironic that our western legal system, with its checks and balances designed to protect our liberal freedoms, has become the favourite instrument of illiberal attackers of the West. The Western Standard itself has been a victim of that abuse: In 2006, after we published a story about the Danish cartoons of Mohammed, a radical Calgary imam used Alberta’s human rights law to attack us. One year and thousands of dollars in legal fees later, we’re still fending off that contortion of our justice system, while the Saudi-trained imam’s case is funded by Canadian taxpayers. His concept of “human rights” is alien to our Canadian values, but that doesn’t stop him from using a legal shield as a sword against his enemies. Unlike the federal government, we won’t cave in to political pressure.

Of course, Canada’s media was gaga for Arar; the CBC should get a cut of the payout. Hyper-skeptical when reporting the spin from government or corporate press secretaries, the mainstream media became stenographers for Arar’s PR machine. Not just stenographers–cheerleaders, actually. For in Arar they saw a weapon to demonize the police, the military and the war on terror. They painted Arar as an unalloyed victim of racial profiling and police excess, conveniently ignoring facts about his visits with other terrorist suspects, his unusual international travel, and even his purchase of a gun–something that would normally condemn a man in the eyes of the press. Of course they didn’t question his tale of torture. And, as Kevin Steel’s outstanding story on page 34 demonstrates, neither did the multimillion-dollar Arar Commission. You’d think it might have come up.

What will happen now? The Arars will retire on whatever part of their fortune is left after his lawyers take their cut; Arar’s wife, Monia Mazigh, has turned her crusade into a permanent political campaign, even running for office as an NDP candidate. Arar will no doubt do the speaking circuit, telling tales of his suffering–not so much at the hands of his coreligionists in Syria as at the hands of Canada, the country that welcomed his family and secured his freedom. Just don’t expect there to be a question-and-answer session after Arar’s speeches–he didn’t take the stand in the commission, and he’s not likely to risk answering some of the prickly questions that we write about here.

Regrettably, the most important facts about Arar likely will remain confidential for security reasons. How frustrating it must be to be an RCMP officer or diplomat, knowing the secret dossier on Arar, but unable to disclose it, either for reasons of security or a political gag order. We don’t know those details either–but we know there is enough on the public record to conclude that there is more to Maher Arar than the media darling the mainstream press have manufactured.
commented 2015-05-23 17:03:19 -0400
Thanks Garry, that refreshed my memory, I wasn’t computing what you were saying at first, got it now. Canada seems to react from a place of fear and guilt instead of common sense when it comes to celebrity Islamists. The left wing bleeding hearts all start singing, and the ever powerful Supreme court judges pick it up and there you have it, they are back on the street and suing us in no time. The rest of the west think we are crazy allowing ourselves to be bullied by these thugs(the new verboten word!) The Globb is too politically correct to be anywhere near any resemblance of reality.
commented 2015-05-23 13:57:30 -0400
liza-google mahar arar see what pops up!harper paid off terrorist but bush labelled him terrorist!
commented 2015-05-22 00:00:58 -0400
Gary Wood, I may be the only one but I don’t know what you are babbling about.
commented 2015-05-21 13:13:50 -0400
@dan mancuso are you defending m.ara aka $10million man to who is terrorist paid off my by taxpayer and syephen harper-ezra levant
commented 2015-05-21 12:41:20 -0400
In response to this G&M story:
“Public editor: Stick to the facts in Omar Khadr stories”
I posted this comment at the G&M’s site:
“You ‘people’ are insane! Especially ‘people’ like your ‘public editor’! Only an insane person could trot out the specious BS and stupidity, the convoluted twisting and torturing of logic, reason and fact and the spewing of outright lies, like the Globe and Mail does or the rest of the lefty/liberal/collectivist/cultural Marxist Media Party, and only an insane and morally bankrupt, low information voter-dupe could believe or accept such spurious drivel.
The reason no one, or at least no one sane, reads your filthy rag anymore is because YOU ARE ALL INSANE!!!! Liberalism is a mental disorder – seek help!”
I’m pretty sure they deleted it…like the rest. LOL
commented 2015-05-21 11:20:16 -0400
The Americans got it right when it came to the Boston Marathon bomber! And the young man was not much older than Mr. Khadr!
commented 2015-05-21 00:43:37 -0400
The Globe and mail wasn’t always this left wing, but that was decades ago. The only person I know who takes them seriously is maybe Terry. The Globe is the equivalent of the Washington Post, left wing boot lickers.

Omar Khadr, convicted murderer of Christopher Speer, is free because Canada is stupid. No other way to say it. I don’t know what I’d say to Khadr if I saw him on the street but there would be words.
commented 2015-05-20 20:01:47 -0400
“It Takes A Worried Man To Sing A Worried Song”. Hey Terry Riddence, you getting scared? The Rebel is so popular with the Public. I can smell the excrement running down your left leg, even from your Blog.
commented 2015-05-20 18:17:11 -0400
“but wil he ever talk about mahawer arar aka harper $10 MILLION man!” Hmm… one thinks if Ezra did that, he would then be accused of a witchhunt against another “poor lost soul”, you know, like Omar.
commented 2015-05-20 17:49:59 -0400
@rick plesnick ya i ezra levant always right to but wil he ever talk about mahawer arar aka harper $10 MILLION man!
commented 2015-05-20 17:46:06 -0400
“Western Standard, Sun Media, or Gee, I dunno. Maybe because they actually manage to stay in business?” Western Standard was broadsided by lefty HRC’s looking to silence a news source at the behest of the Islamists. Sun Media was torpedoed by the lefty CRTC and their Socialist Media friends who opposed it at every turn, still allowing a Terrorist Network, Al Jazeera onto our Cable System? Go figure! Whatever happened to the stated goal of CRTC for Canadian Content? Oh yes, throw it out the window when it might interfere with the Socialist narrative! Rebel Media, whether one likes it or not is here and does manage to present opposing viewpoints and generate discussion as evidenced by some commentators to this site. Somehow, that strikes me not as a bad thing, but as a vehicle to enable debate. Disparaging other outlets that tried to present free speech and opposing narratives is not cool. It demeans the people who worked and contributed to these organizations. As previously pointed out, CBC likely would not be around (in it’s current form) without massive infusions of taxpayer dollars. Globe and Mail (for now) survives catering to their leftist agenda and supporters. MSM outlets have been on their way out for some time now due to the advent of the Internet and the information that can be obtained, with a few keystrokes, even for those admittedly computer illiterate. This will accelerate as more of this Nation gets access to Cable and/or WiFi Services. Canada needs opposing points of view if Canadians are ever able to evaluate the news placed in front of them Regrettably, most of the Socialist Media do not report the news anymore. They “interpret” news items, put their spin on it, and then present that as news!
When one does the background research on these “news” items, one finds this to be the case!
commented 2015-05-20 17:18:39 -0400
Terry Rudden I have letters after my name that mean you are talking to business…so when you speak in defence of the indefensible that’s not business…that’s bullshit.
commented 2015-05-20 17:16:00 -0400
Terry, your last post indicate just how much you hate Ezra, otherwise you would not be mocking him in your explanation of just how “enjoyable a comic” he is.

Let me spell it out for you. You disagree with what he say, so therefore you call him a “comic playing at journalism”, as if only those that say something you agree with are “real” journalists.

I had asked you once before on another article just what constitutes a “real” journalist as opposed to what you consider a “comic playing at journalism”, but like like I expected, you did not have the courage to answer. So I will ask again. Pay attentione Terry.

Using a credible external reference(s) (not your opinion, because truthfully that is meaningless) to describe how Ezra is not a real journalist.
commented 2015-05-20 16:36:01 -0400
Hey, Token, I don’t “hate” Ezra at all. I think he’s hilarious, a great marketer, and most of the time an enjoyable comic playing at journalism. He’s almost (but not quite) as funny as the fans who take him at face value. He’s a pretty terrible businessman, though.
commented 2015-05-20 16:29:29 -0400
Why is the left so stupid blind to the truth………..
commented 2015-05-20 16:10:37 -0400
Hey Terry. is still in business. Get it right, would ya, for once! I think I just figured out why you hate Ezra so much. He’s been the leading conservative media personality in Canada for quite a while now, longer than I had previously realized. That’s why you hate him – he’s a conservative with the audacity to challenge the consistantly left wing standards that have been traditionally applied to Canadian media. Without him the left would have had free reign to drown us all in the lies they so often ooze out. BTW, it’s usually a lot easier to stay in business once you’re established than it is to get established. Us entreneurial types get that. You do know that nobody cares what you think, don’t you? It’s like, there’s an earthquake somewhere, we can all count on you coming on a story by Ezra to educate us on why it’s Ezra’s fault. Watching a blind hater like you is entertaining at first, but then, you know…
commented 2015-05-20 15:58:16 -0400
Good Canadians who lead good lives are willing to give Khadr a chance.

I am skeptical. He served most of his sentence so law says he can be out. But has he reformed? Is he penitent? I don’t think so.

Khadr is a politician. With skills and experience in terrorist activities. With influential family in Pakistan and elitst family ties in Al Qaeda. His handlers are spinning him as a victim of our PM. What on earth could go wrong?

So far I am not impressed with Khadr’s sincerity toward his fellow Canadians. Were he to sue for $1 million, I’d feel more kindly toward him. But why should we taxpayers pay him or his debt to his victims to the tune of $20 million or more?

Khadr wears an electronic bracelet so he isn’t going to do anything rash right now. But he won’t wear it forever. What I want is for him to flee to Pakistan. Let CSIS and Interpol deal with him. What I don’t want is for him to stay in Canada and run for office on a pro-shariah ticket.
commented 2015-05-20 15:39:39 -0400
@ Rick Plesnik commented 1 hour ago
“The Socialist Media ramps up the propoganda war another notch! Are Canadians really that stupid? "

Unfortunately Rick – the answer is – Yes they are.
commented 2015-05-20 15:34:54 -0400
ya i guess ezra levant love terrorist like m.arar aka $10milion from stephen harper
commented 2015-05-20 15:26:04 -0400
TERRY RUDDEN seems to be another member of Team Khadr. Ra Ra Go Khadr!
If your beloved CBC wasn’t living off welfare from the Canadian taxpayer, one seriously wonders if the CBC could “manage to stay in business”.
commented 2015-05-20 15:18:36 -0400
The glob and snail is/are just a bunch of paid “water carrying gnats” for the socialists/liberals/communists/marxists.

We know that socialists/liberals/communists/marxists want NO freedom of speech and NO religion, so it makes sense that kawder is a “power tool” for the socialists/liberals/communists/marxists to attack Christianity and Judaism. Once these two religions are dimished, islam is next. Kawder is too simple to comprehend this.
commented 2015-05-20 15:03:29 -0400
I haven’t read that rag in a long time, and wouldn’t even use it to paper a bird cage, as I wouldn’t want my birds to get screwed up, by all of the hogwash they are spewing. We Canadians, need to be more vocal about these terrorist loving organizations. Let’s have a hand in putting them out of the media business.
commented 2015-05-20 14:38:58 -0400
Can’t see why the globe and mail are still in business when they can get away with honoring a convicted terrorist out on bail in our country and ignoring the fact that he is still very much an Islamic muslim terrorist as far as I know. Does anyone feel safe with this POS wandering around in our midst? Khadr should go and live in the neighborhoods of these media liberals where he will be happily welcomed. The rest of us don’t want him.
commented 2015-05-20 14:29:19 -0400
Have we come to this when a lawyer chides us for name calling?
commented 2015-05-20 14:27:04 -0400
In reply to the doomsayers ( Terry) Fox News seems to be doing quite well giving another side to the news. Some people just can’t handle the truth I guess.
commented 2015-05-20 14:14:01 -0400
“How can anyone take The Globe and Mail even remotely seriously?”
As opposed to the Western Standard, Sun Media, or
Gee, I dunno. Maybe because they actually manage to stay in business?
commented 2015-05-20 14:12:28 -0400
The Socialist Media ramps up the propoganda war another notch! Are Canadians really that stupid?
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