Shooting The Messenger: Canadian Newspaper Does Hit Piece On Critic Of Islamism

The National Post, a leading Canadian newspaper has published what amounts to a “hit piece” on the Point de Bascule blog, a French language publication published by Marc Lebuis covering Islamism in Canada and whose work has been cited many times here at the GMBDW. The Post article centers on Hussein Hamdani, an advisor to a Canadian agency similar to the US Department of Homeland Security who was suspended over ties that were first identified by the Point de Bascule and reported last month. In the Post article, titled “Hero or extremist?” the author asks “So who is Marc Lebuis, and who is behind his website?” The author then raises four issues about Mr. Lebuis that appear to us to be carefully constructed to damage his credibility.

The issues and our response to them are as follows…