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Now, Canadians are doing jobs Americans won’t do: They have journalists who will fight for a free press 1/13/08

Posted by Steve Boriss in Government.

Meet Ezra Levant. He is co-founder and former publisher of Canada’s Western Standard magazine, which had the courage two years ago to reprint that controversial editorial cartoon — you know, the one whose publication by a Danish newspaper led to protests and fatalities in the Muslim world. He has now been hauled before Alberta’s ironically-named governmental “Human Rights Commission,” which is challenging his rights to a free press because a handful of Islamists were offended by the cartoon. For his crime of free expression, he is in jeopardy of fines and imprisonment. In the video below, he confronts a powerful, but lifeless bureaucrat, berating her and her agency for being the tyrants that they are. According to Powerline, it shows “the spirit of the free man resisting the tyranny of the administrative state.”

Now, meet America’s mainstream journalists. No such confrontation with a government bureaucrat was even necessary in this case because virtually no outlet had the courage to publish the offending cartoon in the first place (exceptions: Austin American-Statesman, Philadelphia Inquirer, Akron Beacon Journal, Denver Rocky Mountain News). And when we do have the need to confront the tyrants in our government — like when Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) declared that we needed to reinstitute the Fairness Doctrine, a proven free-speech-chiller that suppressed talk radio for decades, there are no American Ezra Levants to be found. Worse yet, the eight deans of our leading journalism schools now suffer from a strain of kidnapping victims’ Stockholm Syndrome. They identify with their government suppressors, and are now demanding that the government regulate local TV news content even more. Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather once signed-off his broadcasts with the word “courage!” Good idea, Mr. Rather. But you won’t find it in mainstream media. You’ll only find it in the blogosphere.


1. reformislam - 1/13/08

Canada: Freedom of Speech succumbing to Kangaroo Courts of the Human Rights Commission

Proceedings against Ezra Levant are nothing short of ridiculous, but let’s consider the implications for moderate Muslims. This “investigation” will further divide Muslims and non-Muslims in Canada. It will give credence to radicals’ claims that the West is at war with Islam. It will antagonize non-Muslims and moderate Muslims will be pushed towards radicalization. Regardless of the outcome, once again Islamists skillfully manipulated Dhimmi justice system and came out as clear winners. Thank you, Human Right Commission!

Muslims against Sharia

2. Dave - 1/13/08

Hello, my Yankee friends!

Just wanna make a couple of points FYI, ‘k…

These so-called “human rights” commissions aren’t part of the Canadian justice system at all. They’re rogue moonbat extremist activist bodies which have morphed via leftist interference into the fascist, politically correct kangaroo “courts” they are today. Originally they were mandated to merely act as sort of an arbitrator/mediator for folks who thought they’d been wronged in stuff like housing and employment, etc. Today they’re acting like the kids in “Lord of the Flies”, as y’all can see very well. It’s like the Ninth Circuit Court, but without any legitimacy whatsoever under the law and the constitution. It’s run by mostly brain-dead moonbat activists like the dummy woman in the video.

There’s also no provision in the Canadian Constitution Act, Bill of Rights, nor Charter of Rights and Freedoms for such a commission as we see them acting today.

These commissions have operated for too long under the radar (and still are) of the MSM and the Canadian People. But this is going to change, and start changing… a couple of days ago. The MSM is mostly silent, but I doubt they can ignore this for too long.

Just like the ACLU and the Ninth Circuit Court and other leftist bodies and “judges” and so on in America, these commissions actually violate Canadians’ rights at the pathetic, petulant behest of extremists representing, mostly, GLBTs and Islamoimperialists. There’s no trial. Evidence is irrelevant. Facts are irrelevant. Constitutional rights are irrelevant. All that matters to these left-wing fascists of the commissions is that a special, favored-by-the-Far-Left group member has claimed that someone “hurt his feelings” or something… and then the accused is summarily found guilty and ordered to pay thousands of dollars to the complainant. Holy shee-it, that sounds like a bloody jizya (the tax Muslims make dhimmis pay)!!!!

I can assure you, as a member of the party that governs my country today, we Conservatives don’t want these commissions taking away our right to freedom of expression and other rights. We want them abolished. We have made it clear to the Prime Minister and our MPs. Many, many, many people, including Americans, are donating money to Ezra’s legal fund.

This is a critical crossroads in Canadian and human liberty history.

And, don’t forget, the same liberal fascist forces that affect Canada affect America as well. And the entire Free World.

Therefore Ezra Levant is essentially making the first stand, taking a leadership role…

We must follow Ezra. We must also fight tyranny and evil as he is.

Sic semper tyrannis!

Let’s roll!

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