Continental Breakfast

Jordan Peterson and the Transgender Wars

At the University of Toronto, after receiving two written warnings, he [Jordan Peterson] has been in danger of losing his job following his announcement that he would refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of students and faculty who don’t identify with their biological gender, to the fury of radical transgender activists. The use of such pronouns is mandatory under a recently instituted Canadian law, Bill C-16. Peterson rejects the injunction on free speech grounds. ‘I’m not going to cede linguistic territory to post-modernist neo-Marxists,’ he says. He has expressed the view that he might use the preferred gender pronoun of a particular person, if asked by that individual, rather than having the decision foisted on him by the state.

The Maple Leaf Mujahideen: The Rise of the Canadian Jihadi Movement

Though seldom mentioned in the same breath as prolific Western jihadi producers such as France, Germany, and Belgium, Canada has a long and often overlooked history of producing jihadists. From the “Millennium Bomber” and the “Toronto 18” to the “Ottawa 3” and the “Calgary cluster,” jihadis have organized on Canadian soil to carry out attacks, both in-country and around the world. While Canadians have fought on jihadi battlefields as far flung as Afghanistan and Syria, their government has failed to implement comprehensive counterterrorism and deradicalization measures. Lagging far behind its Western allies, Canada implemented its first counterterrorism strategy in 2012 and has yet to create a desperately needed nationwide deradicalization program. The rise of ISIS and lone wolf attacks has increased the need for these reforms.

Rex Murphy: All global warming predictions are infallible… until they’re not

From a number of venues normally in robotic lockstep with the great consensus of settled science, the London Times, the Washington Post, and even the maniacally warmist The Independent, a story emerges that the famous models of the global warming industry may have overstated the degree of global warming in the past two decades.

They do not say this on their own, mind you. That would localize the heresy, and no organ of respectable journalistic opinion is willing to go full apostate on the creed of the Ecopocalypse without external backup.

h/t Marvin

UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

If the U.N. sexual abuse crisis has an epicenter, it is the Congo, where the scope of the problem first emerged 13 years ago — and where promised reforms have most clearly fallen short. Of the 2,000 sexual abuse and exploitation complaints made against U.N. peacekeepers and personnel worldwide over the past 12 years, more than 700 occurred in Congo, The Associated Press found. The embattled African nation is home to the U.N.’s largest peacekeeping force, which costs a staggering $1 billion a year.

h/t RM

Canada’s Sikh population needs to communicate its identity to the country

The population of Sikhs in the world today is approximately 27 million. Jagmeet Singh is one of those who have worked hard to find a place in Canadians’ hearts, recently stepping down as deputy leader of the Ontario NDP in take a shot at replacing Tom Mulcair as next federal leader of the NDP.

At a Brampton rally the other week, as soon as Singh stood up and started to speak a woman who was angry about Islamic sharia law interrupted him.

“We know you’re about sharia law. We know you’re about the Muslim Brotherhood. We know about your votes,” she yelled in Singh’s face. “When is your sharia going to end?” the woman asked the Sikh politician in regard to Islamic law.

  • simus1

    A very carefully written shameful avoidance of the true intent of the women’s question as she was careful to state to anyone at the time who was really interested in the truth.

    The Sun grows ever more weak and disgusting.

    • “Singh deliberately settled this critical situation with great respect.”


    • Ho Hum

      Yes this is an example of why the SUN/Postmedia “conservative” paper chain is dying. They give a platform to a Sikh writer who promotes the nonsense that the lady interrupted Singh because she thought he was a Muslim. The lady has stated she knows he is a Sikh – she was attacking him for his support of Shariah law. She knows that not everyone with brown skin is Muslim in fact she works for an organization (Rise Canada) that is headed up by a Hindu.

  • tom_billesley

    We’ve made it to 24th., despite all the doom-laden media articles. Planet X, Nibiru, Lil’ Kim, or Rapture? Now we’re expected to believe that there will be 7 years of “tribulation”. Oh well, that’ll cover Trump’s second term, won’t it?

    • J. C.

      Yeah, the world didn’t end yesterday…

      I am disappointed. 🙁

  • tom_billesley

    UN peacekeepers in Congo:
    Those Nigerian soldiers could otherwise be deployed against Boko Haram in their own country, but then there wouldn’t be the flow of money from the UN via sticky fingered politicians, bureaucrats and military hierarchy.

  • ontario john

    I hope everyone enjoyed the Justin Trudeau show at the Invictus Games opening ceremony. The media is all excited this morning at the great performance little Justin put on. Too bad he doesn’t really give a shit about our military. And the Sunday Toronto Star stories are, Trudeau is wonderful, socialism is great, Trump is Hitler, and muslim terrorists in Burma are being persecuted.

    • shasta

      I noticed that there was hardly a mention of the 1st lady of the US being in town on Canadian media.

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    Church schools serve all-halal meals without informing parents. Church of England and Catholic schools in Lancashire buying meat from animals slaughtered without stunning. Comment disabled of course.

    The vast majority of animals prepared for halal meat are stunned, but the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM) opposes the practice.
    Abdul Qureshi, LCM chairman, hit back by accusing Mr Driver of embarking on a “crusade” and said Muslims would boycott school meals if the council voted to ban non-stunned meat.
    He said: “It will create huge agitation in society and we are already fighting against Islamophobia.”
    He said “many, many Muslims” attended Lancashire’s Catholic and Church of England schools.
    “Some of them are 50 per cent Muslim, some may be even more.”

    • simus1

      Do as they want or they will set up their own schools with their own teachers is an effective threat anywhere in the west.

      • tom_billesley

        They won’t want to set up schools with their own money, though.