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January 22, 2008
The "Human Rights" Jihad Against Liberty
Ezra Levant isn't the only Canadian feeling the squeeze as political correctness squashes political freedom north of the border.
The magazine Catholic Insight has been denounced to the Orwellian Canadian Human Rights Commission for expressing disapproval of homosexual depravity, an apparent violation of "hate crimes" legislation.
Another prominent example is the Muslim–moonbat campaign to silence Mark Steyn:
The Canadian Islamic Congress, one of Canada's largest Muslim groups, says Maclean's, a popular Canadian weekly news magazine, subjected Muslims to hate speech with an article in October 2006 by best-selling author Mark Steyn that said a high Muslim birthrate, combined with Muslims "hot for jihad," could conquer a West that is unwilling to stand up for its civilization. […] The Canadian human rights commission would not comment on the case but said it was authorized by Parliament to investigate what it calls hate speech.
Muslims are demanding that the government force Maclean's to publish their rebuttal. Media is controlled by the government in their Islamic homelands, why not in the new territories they colonize? The liberal establishment is only too happy to bring it about.
A Canadian citizen cries out against the erosion of freedom by both federal and provincial "human rights" commissions:
At stake in Canada is a principle recognized in all liberal democracies for hundreds of years: the principle that all speech, even hateful speech, is sacred, and not to be limited merely to prevent offense to others. This principle is embedded in British common law and in the American Bill of Rights. […] Speech is sacred. This principle stands between civilization and barbarism, between the good of the American Republic and the evil of Nazi Germany. In Canada, it is under attack.
As NewsBusters reports, the American media has ignored the tragedy unfolding in Canada, even as Democrats push "hate crimes" legislation designed to recreate it here.
On a tip from Cheetah.
Posted by Van Helsing at January 22, 2008 11:07 AM
I hope people start noticing how dangerous mindcrime legislation is. It started out with unnecessary "hate crime" enhancements. These enhancements were completely unnecessary because there were already enhancements in place that didn't disciminate amongst victims. Good old fashioned 1st degree murder or aggravated assault etc.
Now it's the next step. Mindcrime laws that give special protection to members of a gangster death cult from any strong criticism or even from hurt feelings.
This is suicidal.
Posted by: forest at January 22, 2008 4:28 PM
They can't make up their minds: Does global warming increase or decrease the frequency of hurricanes.
Posted by: White Cane at January 22, 2008 6:40 PM
Posted by: White Cane at January 22, 2008 6:52 PM
I'm beginning to think we are building the fence on the wrong border.
Posted by: tmac at January 22, 2008 7:27 PM
When they sing "Oh, Canada" aren't they being exclusive against the other 200+ countries?
Posted by: Jimbo at January 22, 2008 8:14 PM
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee."
How long until this gets the axe? "native land", "strong and free"?
Hopefully Lyndon Slewidge will "drop the gloves" if moonbats keep undermining it.
Posted by: forest at January 23, 2008 5:57 AM