May 28, 2015

Welcome to the OTHER Londonistan

Mary Lou AmbrogioRebel Blogger

If a tree falls in the Forest City and the London Free Press doesn’t report it, did it really fall?

Well, if reporting about this fallen tree is unflattering to Liberals, Socialists, unionists and/or Jihadists, then . . . what tree? 

Welcome to Londonistan, Canadian edition. We may not be as populous as Britain’s Londonistan, but Canadians have a reputation for punching above our weight and London is no exception. Our tolerance for Jihadists gets results!

Here’s a small sampling of Islamist activity the LFP didn’t bother spilling much ink over.

In 2011, Revenue Canada shut down the London, Ontario operation of a Gaddafi affiliated charity, World Islamic Call Society (WICS) run by Assem Fadel. Fadel was the former President of London’s Islamic Centre of Southwest Ontario, and remains on the Mosque Executive in “Human Resources”. The “charity” quietly raised funds which were then funneled to terrorist organizations around the world through Fadel’s personal bank account. 

Fadel wasn’t the only Londoner involved with WICS as reported by Pointe de Bascule; “In spite of his leadership position in the terror-funding Libyan WICS, Munir el-Kassam was appointed chaplain of the London Police Service in 2011.” Perhaps if the LFP had bothered to inform Londoners, el-Kassam’s Chaplaincy appointment might have received the scrutiny it deserved.

Also involved with WICS was London doctor, Wael Haddara, “an advisor to Muslim Brotherhood-backed Egyptian President Morsi”. During the heady days of Arab Spring jubilation in 2010, before it became obvious that this revolution was nothing to celebrate, we might have forgiven the LFP for sub-titling the article they finally wrote about Haddara, “Our Man in Egypt”. But, the LFP story didn’t appear until 2013, begging the question, “who were they kidding?” 

With the generosity of Saudi/Wahhabi oil money, Huron University College established a Chair in Islamic Studies attracting Ingrid Mattson, former President of the Islamic Society of North America, to the London-Windsor Community Chair. Mattson is a convert who has cavorted with some of the biggest names in Islamism although you wouldn’t know it from the scant but flattering coverage the LFP gave her appointment.

Converts remind me of reformed smokers in the zeal they bring to their new religion often identifying with more radical elements. Reformed smokers don’t just eschew cigarettes for themselves but would happily execute any smoker who doesn’t join them.

Who can forget the four young Londoners barely out of school, who somehow made their way to an Algerian desert to participate in a deadly terrorist attack on a gas plant? This incident should have had the LFP salivating over the opportunity to dig into the story which could have read like a less wholesome version of The Sandlot; a coming of age story about a young terrorist, laughed at by all the seasoned terrorists until a big shot at the mosque shows him how to properly throw a grenade.

London is also home to tenured French linguistics professor, David Heap. Some may remember his Boat to Gaza adventures which did receive some coverage in the LFP where he appeared as a principled defender of human rights rather than a radical Kaffiyeh wearing supporter of known terrorist organization, Hamas.

According to the latest census released in 2011, 1 in 20 Londoners, identify as Muslim and Arabic occupies the number 2 spot on the Top Ten Non-Official Languages spoken at home. These statistics might help explain “London Ontario’s best kept secrets” and why our local rag doesn’t seem interested in sharing those secrets with others.

If this is the last you hear from me, send CSIS. We don’t have nearly as many trees to hide behind as our Forest City moniker would suggest.


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commented 2015-09-12 18:43:53 -0400
When is St. Suzuki and his Trusts being shut-down?
commented 2015-06-19 10:49:35 -0400
Don’t know how I missed you, absolutely what we need to hear more of! I hope you are prolific Mary Lou, we will want lots more.
commented 2015-06-13 05:50:35 -0400
Hello Mary Lou, still looking forward to your next Rebel post.
commented 2015-05-30 22:28:10 -0400
Thanks for your support Bravo Zulu… I wrote to Conrad Black a few months before he founded the National Post suggesting he had a golden opportunity to break through the “Berlin Wall” of censoring contrary Canadian opinions by the CBC, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star at the time… (He was good enough to send me a brief thank-you…) In recent months I am sad to observe that even the National Post has tended to become part of The Wall with some of their columnists seeming to be having a “race to outleft each other” and that has spilled over into their choice of the letters to the editor they will run…
commented 2015-05-30 13:00:34 -0400
@ Andy – good idea – I am always censored by cbc, ctv and the star – intentional lower case – even if politely written – and even when I post factual information that can easily be checked with a quick internet search. I would suspect I am about one successful post out of nearly every ten that I write.

People have no idea how the media controls thought and thought process.

I like to think I am not alone in that one – perhaps headers like:

Letter to the Editor Refused or Comments refused on news news article xxxx by cbc / ctv / star, etc

Might make for an interesting read.
commented 2015-05-30 04:08:09 -0400
Mary Lou, thank you. I read your article through the link you provided, and it was just like reading about one of my own experiences. You have a strong voice and perspective that is easily relatable. Keep it up, and do look me up if you’re ever out in Edmonton, AB.
commented 2015-05-29 15:43:14 -0400
A clarification on my previous post… What I am suggesting is a new column to share Letters To The Editor, not just on any subject, but which were not used because they were critical of a newspaper’s coverage of a story and errors re facts. For example, the National Post did not run my attempts to critique Don Butler’s March 7th hatchet job on the Monument To The Victims Of Communism. Ditto for letters sent to The Ottawa Citizen…
commented 2015-05-29 14:52:00 -0400
Mark Vandermass’ post reminds me that I recently suggested to Amanda Achtman that she talk to The Rebel’s editors about creating a new column where we could post Letters To The Editor which had been “studiously” refused by the MSM. I personally had six letters about the Monument To The Victims Of Communism project deep-sixed by the usual suspects and they still haven’t seen the light of day… Good idea or not….?
commented 2015-05-29 10:06:05 -0400
Thank you Erin. I appreciate it and am also always happy to run into others who may have taken the more circuitous route to conservatism. You’ll likely be able to relate to this too then:
commented 2015-05-29 04:51:34 -0400
Mary Lou, it was a pleasure reading your first Rebel Post.
As a native Londoner (Ontario) and former rebellious, commie-pinko/anarchist, angst-filled teenager turned small ‘c’ conservative Albertan, I’m especially happy to be introduced to a writer such as yourself, with such a similar background and outlook to my own. I quickly googled/binged you, and from your published interviews and op/ed writings in local London news/media outlets to your political activities, confidence, overall life achievements and accolades, I was highly impressed.
Not that my opinion is determinative, but I am confident you will fit in quite well here, and I look forward to reading your next post. I have no doubt it will be equally as topical and erudite as your first.
Welcome to TheRebel, Mary Lou!
commented 2015-05-28 16:04:20 -0400
1. Congrats on your first Rebel post!

2. Thanks for the link (‘radical kaffiyeh’) to the editorial the London Free Press would not run! ( I and my friends—new and old—stood for 1 hr per day in front of the London Muslim Mosque for 26 days in 2011 to protest its support and participation in the so-called Boat To Gaza. The LFP ran heroic fluff stories about David Heap and his fellow ‘delegate’ (the Ops Mgr for the mosque) on the Boat To Hamas, but they absolutely refused to print a story about our protest even though they interviewed me 2×. We even protested at their offices w/signs accusing them of anti-Israel bias, but no story.

Nor would they publish an op-ed submitted by my friend/ally Gary McHale (Caledonia). No way were they going to tell Israel’s side of the story. No way were they going to talk about the truth that there was NO humanitarian crisis in Gaza. No way were they going to talk about the evil of breaking the blockade that keeps weapons out of the hands of Hamas terrorists. And…no way were they going to talk about the Arab and Israeli kids who would die if that shameful Boat To Hamas actually succeeded in its mission. (Remember, this was 2011…long before the latest barrage of rockets and resulting war)

Too many pseudo-journalists and media outlets have become robbers of truth and betrayers of freedom. It’s time we -the robbed- punished these poseurs by refusing to pay for the trash they sell us. To that end, our longstanding subscription to the London Free Press has now been cancelled. Cable TV and CNN are next.

Readers can read the online diary I kept during the protest here: