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Why I went after Ezra

Posted By: John Moore · 11/21/2014 4:22:00 PM

My most recent column in The National Post was a take down on viral anti-Muslim propaganda including a recent column by Ezra Levant for The Sun. I got quite a few e-mails from Levant fans and Levant himself responded in a letter yesterday published in the print edition of The Post. So why did I write the column?

I get it. Fundamentalist Islam is a cancer and jihadists are beheading civilians. They hate everything about us and they want to kill us. But that has nothing to do with every day Muslims just trying to get by in Canada, many of them newcomers facing exactly the same challenges our own ancestors faced. Trust me, no matter what ethnicity or nationality you stem from -Irish, Italian, Greek, Ukrainian, Polish you name it- your people were once considered nuisance foreigners in this country. Their food smelled funny, their clothing was ...

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Born and raised in Montreal, John Moore arrived in Toronto in 2003 to take over the afternoon show on NEWSTALK 1010 but was already a regular contributor to the morning show since 1999 – the show he currently hosts. Moore in the Morning, the informative morning show airs Monday to Friday 5:30AM – 9AM.

John holds a degree in Communications from Concordia University and graduated from the School of Community and Public Affairs. He cut his teeth as a hard news reporter and anchor in the 1980s before moving into entertainment and arts reporting which involved fewer separatist rallies and more free wine. His movie reviews and freewheeling entertainment commentaries were a staple for years on several Montreal stations, NEWSTALK 1010 and Global Television.

John was one of the founders of the award winning On the Spot Improv and spent years playing reporters and evil lawyers in film and television. He worked as a director and reporter at the French language CBC for two years before they decided his accent wasn’t nearly as cute as everyone had thought. Moore also writes regularly for The National Post.