Criticizing Islam, Questioning Immigration Policy is Hate Speech according to Toronto Star & Canadian Press

Note the Globe has this same article, but with comments open. 

Political parties struggle to manage hateful comments online

OTTAWA— The recent terror attacks in Paris have led to a barrage of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant comments on the Facebook pages of federal politicians and their parties in Canada — much of it plainly visible to the public.

Managing racist, sexist, homophobic and harassing material is just one of the new challenges facing parties who want to have an active social media presence, grounded in the concept of free speech and open dialogue.

A Jan. 7 post on Stephen Harper’s Facebook account, in which the prime minister said he was “horrified by the barbaric attacks in France,” received approximately 575 comments. Some six dozen — expressing support for blocking immigration from Islamic countries, closing Canada’s borders or just criticizing Islam — were still on the page more than two weeks later.

How shocking! Islam was criticized in light of the of the Charlie Hebdo Massacre! Because naturally it had nothing to do with Islam.

Oh the horror! People actually questioned the wisdom of allowing immigration from Islamic nations! Forgive my hatefulness but I wonder if that has anything to do with the daily litany of horror that Islam visits upon the world?

But the most awful horrid hateful thing was that some people actually discussed closing our borders! Next those citizens will want rights like free-speech!

Is stupid a prerequisite for work as a journalist? Pity the Star isn’t allowing comments, Jennifer Ditchburn of CP and the Star would get an earful.


  • Rosenmops

    I’m glad to hear that more people are waking up to the dangers of Islam. Fck the Toronto Star and Crescent.

    • They are despicable.

    • Frau Katze

      You’re just a vile h8tr according to WC’s resident atheist. But I’m even worse because I’m actually helping with the blogging. I’m beneath contempt.

      • Rosenmops

        Stay away from Wondercafe. Its like a snake pit.

    • Jane

      and CBC!

  • Linda1000

    Harper says, “Extreme Mean? I can’t really help that people don’t like Justin’s hairy blanks or Tommy’s funny French accent.”

    • simus1

      Accent? Citoyen Malcair?

      • We need the Guillotine in Canada. – For alleged journalists;)

  • mauser 98

    lets not forget that beacon of freedom,always impartial CBC

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    To hold a job as a journalist or cameraman, they run you past the RCMP to get green-stamped by them, to keep that job. If they don’t like you, they don’t accredit you. Happened to me in ’87…

  • Jay Currie

    Odd, suggesting that we security screen immigrants from Islamist States seems prudent rather than racist… Silly me.

    • We just H8tr’s

    • occupant 9

      Over here at the Occupants’, we still know Islam is an ideology, not a race. How racist of us.

      • occupant 9

        Oh, and Salami and Bacon to all the Muslim readers/antagonists of BFC.

  • Ho Hum

    Of course the Star closed this for commenting. You can however tweet the idiot who wrote this garbage.

    According to her twitter bio she is a member of the Canadian committee for World press freedom. You can’t have press freedom without free speech.

  • Ho Hum

    I just noticed the same article was printed in the Globe & Mail and it is open for commenting

  • mauser 98

    re media:
    Zacary Evans killed in machete attack Gloucester

    “If the machete killers in Gloucester were not Muslims, do you think the
    British media would have media their names and pictures public by now?”

    • Ho Hum

      I am interested in learning the identity of this young mans killers. I suspect if they were non-Muslim we would know by now.

      Had the beheading of Lee Rigby not been captured on video his death would have been reported in the same manner “soldier killed in unproved knife attack – motive unknown”.

      There was a similar killing outside of a pub last week in Finland. In that case the killer was a Somalian refugee.

      • mauser 98

        that is gist of article
        …this is getting depressing
        Somali Muslim Who Raped Dead Swedish Woman Won’t Be Deported
        “The Somali Muslim settler was caught raping a dead woman. In his defense, he claimed that it was consensual”

        • Ho Hum

          And the media in Canada is just as bad. Here is a video uploaded to Liveleak of a brutal unprovoked attack by a group of men described as appearing “middle eastern” at a McDonald’s in a Toronto suburb. The video has not been shown on local media in fact there has been no reporting of this attempted murder and the York Region Police have not released the video asking for help in arresting the thugs (who I suspect are Muslim).

          • Do we know this took place in Toronto for certain?

          • Ho Hum

            Yes! Here is the ONLY media coverage of the incident. A brief blurb on AM640


            They describe the incident as an “assault situation” which doesn’t convey the absolute savagery that took place.

            The McDonalds is at the corner of Weston Rd and Rutherford.

            EDIT: Also note this from Police:

            “Police say the suspects fled immediately after the attack. Their descriptions are unknown at this time.”

            This is a complete lie because we know from the uploader of the video they were middle eastern / south asian in appearance.

          • Thanks.

          • tom_billesley

            Coverup, like that of the Zak Ali (Zack Davies) machete attack on a Sikh man in a North Wales supermarket.

            In that case the media dressed it up as a white supremacist attack. It is probably recorded as such by TellMAMA.

          • Jane

            Then there was the American teacher working in abu-dubay who was butchered to death while shopping in a mall there when she went alone to shop and used the restroom. A black clocked ‘person’ went in behind her and butchered her to death. She was a single mom of twins, 37.

    • Possibly not, we’ll have to wait.

    • Frau Katze

      I saw that story. I had the same reaction. If the perp was a white non-Muslim, I’m sure we would know by now. Machetes are popular killing tools in Africa.

      • Rosenmops

        There are several mosques in Gloucester–it has been infested just like the rest of the West.

        Here is a story about a Zoomali who raped a women in Gloucester:

        • Frau Katze

          Diversity is our strength! Don’t be a h8tr!

      • Jane

        Apparently so if pouring lighter fluid on young girls like that 19 year old American girl set on fire who died a few months back…she was dating an African guy and broke it off…..

        • Frau Katze

          I’m being sarcastic.

    • Rosenmops

      We shall see, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised.

      Here is story about a Muzloon in Gloucester 2 years ago. Pic looks like a Zoomali:

      And there are several mosques in the vicinity:

  • BillyHW

    The mainstream media sites turn off the comments whenever they know they’re lying.

    • mauser 98

      TorStar will not even open comments now for Heather Mallick
      they know she is poison and don’t care

      • Aww that was mean of em.

      • Jane

        What is that story?

        • mauser 98

          comment section for her some of her articles are never open

    • Frau Katze

      NYT does the same thing. I much prefer WSJ, which allows comments on all articles.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘The recent terror attacks in Paris have led to a barrage of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant comments on the Facebook pages of federal politicians and their parties in Canada — much of it plainly visible to the public.’

    Your point?
    Those politicians work for us.
    They should expect to get feed back.
    Fuck them if the can’t take criticism.
    (The same goes for the Muslims still whining about Mo-toons.)

    • Frau Katze

      When will this cartoonphobia end?

  • James Hamilton

    “Managing racist, sexist, homophobic and harassing material is just one of the new challenges facing parties”.
    You mean curbing free-speech?? Not for too long for now, tide is turning. mohammedans, leftists & their sympathizers won’t have enough space left to hide.

  • kkruger71

    Far from anything new, in fact things are far better now than they were 15 years ago. Back then I had people trying to “out” me for simply questioning if there was any way to be against “state-funded multiculturalism and open-door immigration policies” without being a racist.
    We still have miles to go, especially when it comes to the media, and it is a constant struggle, but as bad as it seems, free speech is in better shape in Canada now than it was a decade ago.

    • Frau Katze

      The Internet had helped a lot.

    • Jane

      Once white women can go out again at night, we will have are freedoms back!

  • roccolore

    Liberal and Muslim fascists think everything is “hate speech.”