On Feb 28 Brian Lilley, host of Sun TV’s Byline was in London to talk about his new book, “CBC Exposed.” I was on-hand to video the entire event which was hosted by the International Free Press Society (Canada). Introductions were by Mary Lou Ambrogio and before Brian took the stage we heard from Bjorn Larsen, President of IFPS, and Joseph Ben-Ami of the Meighen Institute. A Q&A followed were Brian answered questions on the CBC, conservatism, immigration and other topics.
Good Lord! – The Right, The Honourable
Abortion And Islam – Morally Superior?
Rude Interruption – The McBean Consensus
Puzzle Unsolved – Issues Resolved
The sphere and cylinder conundrum video by itself.
On March 22nd, 2012 I sat down with Lord Christopher Monckton for a one-on-one discussion of education, journalism, Catholicism, Islam, conservatism, and philosophy.
GUEST: The Rt Hon Christopher Monckton, Autodidactic Mathematician, Game Designer, Architect, Journalist, Politician, Skeptic
GUEST: Professor Christopher Essex, Dept Of Applied Mathematics And Past Director, Theoretical Physics, UWO; Co-Author Of Taken By Storm
Global Warming – Has All The Hot Air Dissipated?
Advising Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher – Changing The Views Of The Iron Lady
From SudoKu X To The Puzzle That Is Lord Monckton
The Courtier’s Conundrum – The Intersect Of Science And Politics
“On your birthday, I shall not bow to you. I shall not kiss your hand. Rather, I shall shake it as equals do, and smile at you as you smile at me. I shall speak to you as a friend, no more.
“On your birthday, I find you wherever I turn. I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, and could not understand many more.
“On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you’ve always been a source of inspiration to me, and that I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you.”
Within hours there were tens of thousands of Twitter responses calling Mr. Kashgari an apostate and a blasphemer and that he should be executed. A Facebook page was created to call for his execution with over 13,000 people joining it.
Fearing for his life, Kashgari boarded a plane for New Zealand on Sunday. Unfortunately for him it had a stop-over in Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country. Upon landing he was arrested and repatriated back to Saudi Arabia. Malaysian police in Kuala Lumpur said Kashgari was detained at the airport “following a request made to us by Interpol” the international police cooperation agency, on behalf of the Saudi authorities.
Interpol has issued a rather vague statement distancing itself from the case.
“The assertion that Saudi Arabia used Interpol’s system in this case is wholly misleading and erroneous.
“(Interpol) has not been involved in the case involving a Saudi blogger arrested in Malaysia and deported to Saudi Arabia. No Interpol channels, its National Central Bureaus in Kuala Lumpur and Riyadh nor its General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France were involved at any time in this case.”
It is difficult to determine whether or not Interpol was involved because the statement it released does not answer the question directly.
It says that it is misleading and erroneous that Saudi Arabia used Interpol’s system. Erroneous perhaps but how is it misleading? Did any other Muslim country ask Interpol to red flag Mr. Kashgari’s flight? They don’t say.
Interpol also refers to a “Saudi blogger” which may or may not be Kargashi who is a journalist and not primarily a blogger. There is a lot of evasion and possible misdirection in Interpol’s statement.
On the other hand the Malaysian police have been pretty clear that they arrested the man due to Interpol’s involvement at the request of Saudi Arabia. If this is true then Interpol has a lot to answer for.
Here are some facts regarding Interpol:
It is not a police force. It does not make arrests. It is primarily a central hub of information between national police forces from 190 countries. It collects and relays information on individual criminals and suspects alerting police departments as to their whereabouts. It’s headquartered in Lyon, France and has several offices throughout the world. In Canada it shares offices with the RCMP in Ottawa. Canada’s annual contribution to their budget is $2 million.
According to Interpol’s website it does not involve itself in political or religious matters and follows the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights when determining when to get involved in disseminating information. Part of the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights is the right to free speech which is contained in its preamble, and freedom of religion.
Clearly, if Interpol had any involvement in the arrest of this man for simply saying that he did not want to pray for Muhammad, and if Mr. Kashgari gets executed for his beliefs then Interpol should consider itself complicit in his execution. If such is the case, whoever was responsible for passing on to Malaysia the fact that Mr. Kashgari was on the flight to New Zealand must be held personally accountable.
Malaysia should not get off scot-free either. Their extradition of Mr. Kashgari, without any due process, back into the hands of the Saudis is unforgivable. They don’t even have a formal agreement on extradition with Saudi Arabia. Anyone traveling anywhere near Malaysia should take note that if at any time in their past they may have said anything about Islam which might be taken as offense they may end up being executed for it, thanks to Malaysia. Besides Saudi Arabia, a despotic, backward country of homophobes and misogynists which should be ostracized by the civilized world we can now add Malaysia to the list of pariah nations.
As for our own involvement in Interpol I think our government should demand a clearer statement from Interpol regarding this case, and if they find they were involved should seriously consider restricting the information it shares with this organization for fear that innocent Canadian be rounded up for their religious or political views.
To be sure, on the face of it an organization like Interpol which has been around since 1923 may very well play an important role in the capture of real criminals and terrorists but since many of its member nations are predominantly Muslim (including Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran) then its commitment to non-involvement in political and religious crimes is suspect.
Dutch Parliamentarian, Geert Wilders appeared at an invitation only event in London, Ontario on May 8th. The event, sponsored by the International Free Press Society – Canada and the Canada Christian College was moderated by Sun News host Ezra Levant and also featured an interview by Mr. Levant of former Muslim, Sam Solomon.
I was fortunate to be invited to the event and allowed to record Mr. Wilders’ question and answer period. I present it here (see link below) in its entirety with the kind permission of the IFPS organizers.
Mr. Wilders has been an outspoken critic of not only what we in Canada have been calling Islamism but of Islam itself. He defines Islam as primarily an ideology not unlike fascism, communism or Nazism which must be combated before its adherents impose Sharia throughout the West. He is not opposed to Muslims per se as he defines a moderate Muslim as not a true follower of Islam. In doing so he makes the same distinction as do real followers of Islam. Those who wish to impose Sharia throughout the world label moderate Muslims as apostates.
Mr. Wilders has called on the banning of the Koran in the Netherlands but only as a result of his country’s laws which have banned Hitler’s Mein Kampf which Wilders describes as being far worse than the Koran in its racism and incitement to violence. His call for the banning of the Koran is meant as a way of pointing out the hypocrisy of the law makers in the Netherlands.
Amongst other measures to resist the Islamification of the West he is calling for a cessation of all immigration from Muslim countries, the closing of Islamic schools, the banning of the burqa and banning the construction of new mosques. He would see the expulsion of radical Imams and those who would commit violence to advance Sharia. Above all of these measures he calls on the West to allow for a free discussion on the issue of Islamification. To highlight this point Mr. Wilders had several body guards around him at all times and attendees had to pass through a checkpoint of four security agents. London police cruisers were stationed in the parking lot. The event in London was peaceful and went off without incident. It remains to be seen how the upcoming events in Toronto, Ottawa and Nashville fare.