Monday, February 16, 2015

The death of Sun News makes this Arab-Canadian happy

Omar Mouallem is an Edmonton-based writer, Metro News columnist and editor of The Yards:
... Thankfully ... as of this morning, the most trusted name in bigotry is gone. Sun News Network has shut down.

... It was a network that promoted racism—against Arabs, against Romani people, against First Nations ...
[Nonsense.  Ezra expressed his sincere regrets for his comments about the Romani, but Sun's coverage of First Nations focused on issues of systemic dysfunction and corruption among the Indian leadership, the systemically racist regime perpetuated by the Indian Act as well as highlighting competent, successful reserves like Osoyoos. And, Sun's coverage of "Arabs" wasn't about Arabs it was about radical Islam, its reign of misogyny, homophobia and terror; and it was about execrable Western lib/left apologists covering for it.]

... young reporters launched their careers by contributing to a hate-machine that perpetuated prejudice, especially against Muslims ... 
["hate-machine"? Not so much. Sun was a TRUTH machine. But then the truth doesn't cut much ice, even with our often ridiculously PoMo Supreme Court: “the use of truthful statements should not provide a shield in the human rights context” .]

... If the now unemployed Sun News Network staff, or the congenial media professionals offering their condolences to those who lost their jobs, were brown or Muslim they'd understand just how harmful it is to casually sensationalize stories about Islam ... 
[The phony race card, again. And Sun News wasn't "casual" about its coverage of radical Islam, it was deliberate, forceful and truthful.]

... because this is the overwhelmingly white Canadian media ... 
 [Now, speaking of bigotry, that's just ...phobic.]
 It would seem that the real bigot here is Mr. Mouallem.  But never mind, that whiter-than-white, Jewish, lib/leftist, Jonathan Kay, liked the cut of his jib:
Which brought this obvious suggestion in reply:
Because the latter is a long-perpetuated lie and the former is a suppressed truth?
A gripping tale of a hyper-sensitive "brown" guy and his "white" liberal apologist - both of whom have a disdain for the truth.


Jack Allore said...

Omar Mouallen is an Edmonton-based
muslim apologist.

JR said...

Yes, and many of the Muslims for whom he's an apologist would consider him an apostate worthy of a death sentence.

Anonymous said...

Makes me happy too. But I am just a soldier in Alberta.

Anonymous said...

As a diverse multicultural society, we need to be respectful of others and I think one can criticize radical Islam without being racist and brandishing all Muslims as evil. I found Ezra Levant liked to generalize groups and certainly came across as intolerant to me and whether it was his intention or not, in a diverse society like Canada its not needed. I was born in Vancouver, but live in Toronto, but highly diverse cities and having met people from just about every corner of the globe, I can tell you there are good and bad people in every culture.

Besides Islam is a very diverse religion with 1.6 billion followers globally, only 20% who are Arab and I should in Canada, the largest number of Muslims are amongst South Asians, not Arabs and likewise almost half of the Arab-Canadian community are Christians so interwining Islam and Arabs shows ignorance as they two are not the same. Not all Arabs are Muslim, and likewise the majority of Muslims are not Arabs.

Anonymous said...

oldwhiteguy says.....multiculturalism is a PC liberal curse. people should integrate with the existing culture and not set up ghettos where they can live in the same dirt they left behind. muslims need to gain intellectually because continuously worshiping a god that tells you that you must kill those who do not believe as you do, will eventually get YOU killed.

JR said...

Anon @7:51 PM,

... I found Ezra Levant liked to generalize groups and certainly came across as intolerant ...

That's how you choose to interpret Sun hosts' coverage of radical Islam - blindly, naively, intolerantly.

It was always quite clear who's extreme behaviour and ideology Sun hosts were exposing. Any intolerance towards these people is well earned, as there should be no tolerance for violent, racist, misogynist Islamism, here or abroad.

Sun guests often included truly moderate Muslims who, unlike most Western Muslims, openly and courageously condemned radical Islamism. Sun provided a perspective that the PC, multi-cult worshippers of the mainstream-media refused to provide.

Your words about Arabs seem mostly obvious and pointless. For example, South Asians are obviously not Arabs. However, local South Asian culture was and is still being heavily influenced by Arab Islamic culture (eg. Pakistani women never wore the niqab before Arabs came along). This is obviously how Pakistan (for example) became Muslim in the first place.

But, notably (and sadly), the currently on-going cultural imperialism in South Asia (not to mention across the globe including Canada) is by the Arab-oil-money-sponsored extremist Wahhabi brand of Islam (think Osama bin Laden). This is what accounts for the on-going Talibanization of Pakistan and Afghanistan.