April 29, 2015

Why were Mallick, Ondaatje silent when "Charlie Hebdo" mocked Christians, Jews?

Brian LilleyArchive

The international left has some strange priorities, like making sure the Islam (a religion that opposes everything progressives support) is protected from insult.

A celebrated Canadian author and a champion of everything progressive at Canada's largest newspaper are outraged that Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine that was attacked by terrorists earlier this year is being honoured by an organization dedicated to free speech and ensuring authors are not censored.

They say they're outraged that Charlie Hebdo mocked Islam.

Funny, I don't remember them protesting the magazine's many crude cartoons about Catholics and Jews...

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commented 2015-05-01 16:24:20 -0400
No, but the Muslims, to whom I was referring…..WILL.
commented 2015-05-01 14:48:13 -0400
No Barry, it’s because they are cowards. They know Christians won’t seek them out and cut off their heads if they write something negative.
commented 2015-05-01 14:35:15 -0400
Why were Mallick, Ondaatje silent when “Charlie Hebdo” mocked Christians, Jews?
Simple….“lefties” HATE Christians and Jews….and so do Muslims. “The enemy of my enemy….is my friend”. They’ll protect Muslims to the last Jew…the last Christian….and then….as THEY are being marched to the square for THEIR beheadings….still won’t understand just what it is that they have done.
commented 2015-04-30 23:39:21 -0400
Cathy – Islam was much more dangerous twenty years ago when it was corrupting all our institutions while no one knew what was going on than it is today. At lesst now it’s out in the open.

Canada is partners with over 60 other countries in the fight against terrorist radical Islam. That is good news.

I sense we may be on the verge of a turn-around. Mind you, the moster is such a beheamoth, it will take some doing, still, to completely extinguish the threat. But at least we are – well, except Obama – addressing it now.
commented 2015-04-30 23:32:21 -0400
Glenn Craig – smart women bleed? All women’s ideas are controlled by the moon?

Neanderthal!! (-:
commented 2015-04-30 20:07:09 -0400
We all know that Islam’s goal is to take over the entire world with their sharia law so how they brainwashed everyone is beyond me, but it looks as though they have. None of us will ever be able to figure this out, but it doesn’t matter because all democratic nations need to ban islam off the face of the earth. It is not on par with other religions as it supersedes the others with it’s political structures and laws (sharia) within it. Islam’s intent is to over throw democratic governments and rule the land and peoples with barbarity. Islam, with all it’s trouble making around the world and mass slaughtering of Christians (disgusting how people can forget about this), is gaining far too much attention/empathy and I’m sick and tired of it. My only hope regarding islam is for there to be boots on the ground from all countries joined together to stop all the insane pillage and mass murder in the middle east and north Africa. And one more peep from jihadists here in our countries equals immediate deportation or shoot them on the spot for inciting war crimes.
commented 2015-04-30 18:32:37 -0400
I agree with you Brian but isn’t this more recognition than Heather Mallick deserves? I never thought of her as a journalist or a writer. She’s more like an snotty blogger. I put her columns on a par with stuff I used to read in the comments sections of online msm rags. Speaking of which the "I hate you, you hate me " stuff in this comment thread is putting me in mind of those comment sections.
commented 2015-04-30 16:18:33 -0400
Maurice, you started it. Don’t pick on me if you don’t want me to challenge your attack.

None of us is any less qualified than any of the rest of us to comment on this story, let alone unqualified. Glenn Craig’s hatred certainly doesn’t especially qualify him.

Glenn Craig accuses some of us who post here of hating him which, quite franky, is an accustion that borders on pychotic if not intended to provoke with its hyperbolic and inflammatory falsehood. Because of that, I take with a grain of salt his insinuation that Mallick did him some personal wrong.

I think Glenn Craig hates Mallick for her views, for what he calls her feminism, and for her gender.

Having a different view, a different experience than someone else, gives no one the right to claim his/her opponents are, therefore, motivated by hatred. Unless someone is quite clear s/he hates. You know, for example, by saying so like Glenn Craig has done.

If Glenn Craig did not express his opinion to Mallick because he feared loss of advantage, he chose, freely, to not exercise his right to freedom of conscience and freedom of expression under the Constitution and he so chose in exchange for personal gain. He sold his conscience and free expression and he sold it willingly. That is not Mallick’s fault nor is it any woman’s fault. It is a choice.

Freedom, including freedom of expression and freedom of conscience, has a high price, one Glenn Craig was, like most of us, unwilling to pay. He should count his bounty well earned.
commented 2015-04-30 14:46:56 -0400
Joan, “eloquent” simply means he expressed his point of view well. “Hating” anyone is always wrong. You can hate what they do while still respecting their human dignity. And while I can state that unequivocally, I can’t judge someone else’s experience. What made Glenn so angry? Something surely did. I was going to comment on the story but after having read Glenn’s comments, I didn’t feel qualified; there was too much that I didn’t know. And, frankly, I really don’t care what you think of me or my posts. That’s entirely up to you and none of my business.
commented 2015-04-30 14:13:54 -0400
Get a room, you two! :)
commented 2015-04-30 11:35:31 -0400
Kevin Nestor – I love you too. (-:
commented 2015-04-30 08:41:40 -0400
Kevin Nestor stated, “Maybe you should all concentrate on commenting on the videos instead of attacking each other.”

Ah! Now there is a good idea! (not sarcasm)
commented 2015-04-30 08:02:49 -0400
Glenn Craig – you have interpreted Cohen’s Hallelujah to rationalize your ethic of saying/doing whatever you want, damn the consequences.

This old Cohen song speaks to the broken whom Christ intercedes for – you know, the humans the haters hate, including themselves: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/leonardcohen/suzanne.html
commented 2015-04-30 07:56:00 -0400
Kevin – why don’t you take your own advice? (-:

I criticize hate language because it skates so close to criminal activity.
commented 2015-04-30 07:54:39 -0400
Maybe you should all concentrate on commenting on the videos instead of attacking each other.
commented 2015-04-30 07:19:59 -0400
Maurice – nice try but it doesn’t wash. You don’t need to walk in any shoes to understand the denotation of words. To hate has a specific denotation not dependent on subjective walks. You called his words “eloquent”. You said you found his “I hate, I hate, I hate” eloquent – not his experience, his words. Experiences are not eloquent.

Why not take responsibility for what you say?

I thought you were Christian. Would Jesus find hate “eloquent”?
commented 2015-04-30 05:56:00 -0400
Michael Ondaatje’s understanding of free speech and free expression is riddled with political correctness. Mr. Ondaatje should have consulted his friend Salman Rushdie who could have explained the great importance of free speech and free expression. The six writers in question have just handed a victory over to Islamic State. Their decision is horribly wrong.
commented 2015-04-30 00:56:30 -0400
Joan, I didn’t walk a mile in Glenn’s shoes, so I don’t feel qualified to comment, or dispute his. Neither did you.
commented 2015-04-30 00:36:43 -0400
They were silent because they are scared, want to be on the right team, cannot think for themselves. Charlie Hebdo mocked everybody. He, they were very equal opportunity that way. We know this. They are so weak that they can’t even make that decision on their own, without someone telling them which side to stand on. Moral midgets.
commented 2015-04-30 00:30:20 -0400
Glenn Craig – methinks it is not others here who hate you but you who hate. My goodness, that must hurt you!!

Maurice “I hate, I hate, I hate” is your idea of eloquent? Jesus, help us!!

As for Mallick, Ondaatje and thecrest – they are jealous, pouty, spoiled westerners used to having their entitlements indulged. This one isn’t their party, so they aren’t going to go. Fine with me if they fade into obscurity.
commented 2015-04-29 23:10:45 -0400
The apparent double standard is understandable for cultural Marxists since it is in accord with their view that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
commented 2015-04-29 22:58:43 -0400
Me thinks the Mallick factory and her flock of CBC-gulls would really get excited to see gay Muslims dancing lively and crucifying Christians in the public square for amusement. These cultural Marxist radicals have always, fundamentally, hated this country. They may loathe themselves even more. Credibility=Zero.
commented 2015-04-29 22:19:47 -0400
I have former colleagues who hate me. Apparently I have commenters on Rebel who hate me. The quote I was remembered for in the graduation page of my high school year book was “SAY WHAT YOU THINK AND NOT WHAT YOU AUGHT” I stood out from the crowd for that in 1968…I live by that…I suffered for it…I took that on the chin…I do not regret it .

My favourite lines of Leonard Cohen are " Some say I took the name in vain…well I don’t even know the name…and even if I did ..hey what’s it to ya? And even if it all went wrong I will stand before the Lord of Song with nothing on my lips but ALLELUIA "

Brian, of the people you listed I agree with you they should not have special pundit status…but there is one on your list I despise above the rest….Heather Malick….how is it I spent 25 years walking on eggshells lest what I honestly thought of feminists be made manifest and my livelihood be stripped from me…while you were supposedly under the same policies and guidelines yet you never held back your venom and vitriol against men?

Now that I am beyond that threat of retribution I say this to Heather Malick …..speaking as a taxpayer you have robbed and extorted me…you are not a journalist you are a crass propagandist. As a human being you are a waste of the earth’s oxygen…a clump of cosmic filth…and a bloodless Hell spawned demon. I hate you rancourously…I hate you the way a Jew would hate Julius Streicher or Josef Goebbels ….and for pretty much the same reasons…the fact that the CBC saw fit to pay you a salary was one of the primary reasons why I initiated the taxpayer movement to have the CBC privatized…Are you related to Katie Mallick? I feel the same way about her.

So your punditry is worse than a joke to me…and your opinions on this subject would not have even been made public were it not for the CBC’s abuse of taxpayer dollars and the trust taxpayers placed in them.
commented 2015-04-29 21:51:26 -0400
Doesn’t matter. So Is The Globe and Mail or Toronto Star. But they still have the right to publish without being attacked.
commented 2015-04-29 21:48:49 -0400
This political ideology needs to be called out for what it is! Canada needs to stop all immigration from islamic countries NOW!
commented 2015-04-29 21:47:52 -0400
Maybe they don’t have any direction in their life and too much time on their hands. " An idol mind is the devils playground"
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