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 ...