Ezra Levant is a less masculine Ann Coulter and generally prides himself on being a bit of a twat whenever the opportunity presents itself. But today I read his column expecting the usual lies and innuendo. (He has been found guilty in a court of law of deformation on more than one occasion, so the charge of liar is a fair one.) But on this occasion his coverage of the Egyptian President’s call for radical change in the Islamic world was great. It was great right until he could hold back no longer, and like the scorpion on the frog’s back , he reverted to form.
For with Obama in retreat, and the Islamic State and Iran on the rise,
- Islamic state and Iran are enemies, so lumping them together is disingenuous.
- Iran are reaching out in many areas to create links with the West
- IS are not on the rise, they are being pummeled by the coalition and others.
- Obama is not in retreat he is leading the attack which we are contributing to in a minor way.
He is right to castigate the western media for not covering this speech and it’s implications – The Algemeiner being a notable exception. It shows that the way Ezra repeatedly portrays muslims, is a fallacy and yet another lie. Even muslim presidents have recognised the problems and deserve support; and maybe Ezra will be at the forefront of this effort. I won’t hold my breath given his previous, but for 90% of this column Ezra was right… and then he blew it with more bollocks.