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
Censorship is an impulse that no true totalitarian can resist. Re-branding censorship as curtailment of “hate speech” may give it a facade of legitimacy, but it is an attack on free speech nonetheless. Consider the latest overreaches happening in the most democratic of countries:
In January (2016) Facebook Germany launched the Orwellian sounding “Initiative for Civil Courage Online” with the mission: “To promote the civil courage displayed by organisations and grassroots activists carrying out valuable counterspeech work online.” By “counterspeech”, they mean to find and suppress free speech that contradicts the narrative of the political leadership.
Every time Islamists attack, western leaders release their usual boiler-plate statements that fail to name the problem. They talk about “terrorists” in generic terms and how “our thoughts and prayers” are with the victims etc. To hell with the platitudes!
In the twisted Orwellian logic of government political correctness, the FBI has decided to attack the wrong people.
From political pulpits on the left, especially the Obama administration, we continue to hear the same tired rhetoric: that terrorism has absolutely nothing at all to do with Islam. On the right-wing, every Muslim is a terrorist.
Unfortunately, episodes like the San Bernardino Jihad attack Continue to remind us about just how far regressive leftists are willing to go to deny the obvious. Everything that needed to be known in order to predict this attack should have been clearly obvious to law-enforcement had they not been boxed in by a politically correct narrative that denies the linkage between Islamism and violent Jihad. The truth was out there: Continue reading “FBI vs. Apple: Weapons of Mass Confusion”
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.
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.