Vicious media mobbing of Adil Charkaoui, in Quebec

Press conference to denounce political suppression
Press conference to denounce political suppression
Charkaoui’s press conference to denounce political suppression

Recently, in Canada, the combination of persistent racist fear in the Quebec nationalist movement, of broadly based Islamophobia in Quebec society at large, and of the Canadian government’s de facto policy of energetically fabricating a frenzied public paranoia of “terrorism” as the main false pretext for Canada’s new illegal war campaigns in the service of the USA (most recently against Syria), has given rise to a vicious media and institutional mobbing against Quebec’s public intellectual Adil Charkaoui.

Charkaoui is a dedicated campaigner and organizer against Quebec’s societal Islamophobia, arguably the most prominent figure in this battle. In 2003, he was intimidated by the state and jailed under a “security certificate”, the infamous secret-trial instrument implemented by compliant courts in this country (Canada, the author is Canadian). He won that case against the government, in a long and gradual battle leading to full release in 2009, largely thanks to his courage and public presence. The government has to this day refused to disclose (even to the defendant) the evidence against him, under the pretext that this would show how it gathers evidence for these secret trials. Indeed.

Charkaoui is also a teacher and a leader of community-based education in support of proud and productive Montreal Islamic youth. His community organization rents out rooms in government schools for such activities among the large range of classes that he offers.

Recently, one such school cancelled its contract to rent rooms to Charkaoui, apparently in relation to it being possible, within “three clicks” from Charkaoui’s school’s web-site to arrive at some “terrorist site”. Charkaoui was understandably outraged and went public with his complaint.

What followed was the establishment’s backlash against his being so bold as to go on the offensive, best illustrated by this incredible mainstream TV interview in which so-called journalist Anne-Marie Dussault acted like an unrelenting vicious attack dog. (The less-complete official Radio-Canada video link is this one:

The attack is not masked at all. It is a straight-up mobbing, and a most disgusting display of media bias, journalistic sophistry, and bald-faced Islamophobia. Charkaoui’s response is consistently brilliant and informed. He does not allow the toxic questions to be accepted as objective, and he does not allow himself to be victimized by this grotesque show of force.

Non-French speakers will need to await a transcript of this epic interview, which so clearly exposes what Canada and Quebec “stand for”, namely geopolitical criminality and the lies that mask Canada’s role in these crimes against peoples.

This is disgusting media at its worst. I had never seen anything like it before in Quebec. This is a sign that the Quebec intelligentsia is losing its morality. I have not heard the needed condemnation against Radio-Canada.

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{p}Denis G. Rancourt was a tenured and full professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He was trained as a physicist and practiced physics, Earth sciences, and environmental science, areas in which he was funded by a national agency and ran an internationally recognized laboratory.{/p} {p}He published over 100 articles in leading scientific journals. He developed popular activism courses and was an outspoken critic of the university administration and a defender of Palestinian rights. {/p} {p}He was fired for his dissidence in 2009 by a president who is a staunch supporter of Israeli policy. He is the author of the 2013 book “Hierarchy and Free Expression in the Fight Against Racism”.{/p}
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  1. You insult all Quebeckers calling them all racists and islamophobics without any good reasons but only to defend one person. Stay in Ontario Mr Rancourt, i think you belong more there than in Quebec. Bad publicity from English Canada against all french people specially Quebeckers is a national sport there that comes only second after hockey. French Radio-Canada or CBC for English Canada are biased (two public institutions owned by the federal government of Canada)? What a surprise ! Don’t need you to know that. Where have you been during the last Quebec elections to mention only this last obvious example of bias in TV and newspapers in Canada? It seems nobody is interested to report the truth any more and it looks you are no different.

  2. Wouldn’t the “three clicks” rule apply in like manner to every Zio yeshiva on the planet for Zionist genocide of Palestinians? Amazing, isn’t it? when the worst mass murderers in all of history still operate as the world’s exemplar victims because they own the media.

  3. Here in Quebec, a large contingent of university students and others martyr themselves in being arrested several times a year now for engaging in peaceful street protests, all because they are conveniently determined to be illegal under a provincial law which demands that an itinerary be registered in advance with the police in every instance, before anyone ‘takes to the streets’ – an impossible demand, and an unworkable process in the extreme. Meanwhile the ‘morality of Quebec intellectuals’ does not exist, since any debates on Palestine, US-supported wars of aggression, and phony terrorism false flags, including the most recent exercise which killed a soldier in the nation’s capital of Ottawa, never meet the light of day. The public is glutted with mindless consumerism and wealth-envy, while spirituality is a dead issue thanks to widespread atheism and materialism. Meanwhile the arts community, media, academia, trade unions, and healthcare organizations revolve in their own little worlds flavoured with bribery and corruption of various kinds. Social injustice and show trials flourish.

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