A few days ago, I was at a Sunni mosque in the greater Toronto area speaking with several of their leaders as part of an ongoing dialogue we have had for over six months. Suddenly, in the middle of the conversation, I understood on a whole new level why it is so dangerous to deny the connection between Islamism and terrorism. Continue reading “Why “Nothing to do with Islam” is so Dangerous”
Identity Politics vs. us Little People
A headline in the Toronto Star reads:
Ontario facing ‘epidemic of Islamophobia’ survey finds
The Star article asserts that we are “facing a wave of something sinister — Islamophobia”. According to the survey:
- Only a third of Ontarians have a positive impression of Islam
- More than half feel its mainstream doctrines promote violence
- 75% of Ontarians believe we need to prioritize people here
- 75% of Ontarians said they feel Muslim immigrants have fundamentally different values
Despite a generally positive view of immigrants, 53 per cent of Ontarians said we should only allow immigrants from countries that have similar values to our own while 74 per cent said we need to be more strict about what kinds of immigrants we accept. – The Star
How bad ideas are causing death and suffering in the name of tolerance
Several recent news articles highlight just how deadly ignorance can be:
- An Alberta toddler died of meningitis due to the parent’s reliance on homeopathy
- Permanently disabled victim of faith healing Mormon parents
- Measles outbreak spreads because of anti-vaxxer fears
In all of these cases, routine and timely medical intervention would prevent tremendous suffering.
As previously reported on this blog, films on this subject, such as “Honor Diaries”, garner much hate mail by extremism apologists such as Sheema Khan who want to shut down any honest discussion about how Islam is being interpreted in the world today. The extremists know that accusations of so called “islamophobia” will silence the media.
More in the previous blog post: Honor Killing Film Shortlisted for Oscar
The new film “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” has been nominated for best Documentary Short at this year’s Academy Awards. It documents the incredible story of Saba Qaiser who was shot in the head by her own father, and left for dead in a river in Pakistan. Continue reading “Honor Killing Film Shortlisted for Oscar”
The Angry Foreigner is a Swedish immigrant and citizen journalist who brilliantly exposes the politically correct media in his country. His YouTube videos are typically well researched and entertaining.
When the media censors itself for political correctness or the misguided notion that they should avoid fanning the flames of xenophobia, they will ultimately fail as journalists and also amplify xenophobia.
“The Intercept recently discovered a pattern of deception in the actions of a staff member. The employee, Juan Thompson, was a staff reporter from November 2014 until last month. Thompson fabricated several quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts that he used to impersonate people, one of which was a Gmail account in my name.”
More analysis here: