Islam taking on free speech. And winning, sadly

by Kal El on June 26, 2008 · View Comments

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More and more we see in the news people being accused of islamophobia for criticizing muslims who kill their wives and daughters over ‘honor’, or blow themselves up in the middle east and south Asia, or call for death to infidels.

The jihad of the word

The signs have been ominous for some time but now it has become clear beyond a doubt that those who tell the truth about Islam, Islamism or Islamist terrorism risk having their career, livelihood and maybe even their liberty placed in jeopardy – and all in the name of human rights. In Canada, the columnist Mark Steyn has been arraigned before a kangaroo court for the crime of publishing in Macleans magazine an excerpt from his bestseller, America Alone, in which he argues that demographic change is turning Europe Islamic.

Led by the Canadian Islamic Congress, Muslims have taken Steyn and Macleans to a ‘human rights’ tribunal on a charge of ‘hate speech’, a totalitarian statute enforced by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (sic) who are in the business of destroying the freedom to voice perfectly legitimate – indeed, absolutely vital and important – opinions about the need to defend western society against Islamist attack. Bad enough that Islamists browbeat and threaten people who express such opinions. For a body such as the CHRC to do their dirty work for them and act as the enforcers of the jihad against free speech takes us straight into the nightmare landscape of Kafka.

Read this article to get a flavour of the terrifying nature of these proceedings, the mixture of gross abuse of power, mad thinking and clownish incompetence which characterises totalitarian regimes and has been playing in a courtroom in downtown British Columbia. Perhaps the most chilling observation of all is this:

The Canadian Human Rights Commission, which enforces the act, has a record of conviction that recalls the awful efficiency of Soviet courts: In over three decades of existence, the commission has yet to find someone innocent.

This article spells out in more detail how the Canadian human rights tribunals have been handed unfettered power to abuse power:

The human-rights tribunals are a censor’s dream. Under Canada’s human-rights act, commissioners can convict if they believe any published material is “likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt.” Since they are “remedial” institutions and not real courts, they need not follow strict legal procedures or grant traditional rights of the accused. No one goes to prison, but the panels can fine and silence people at will — and run up the lawyer bills for years. Truth is no defense, and commissioners are authorized to confiscate a computer without a warrant. Evidence can be woefully flimsy.

But this appalling development is not confined to Canada. A few days ago the UN decided to outlaw any criticism of Islamism – as defined by the Islamists themselves. Since they classify any criticism whatsoever of Islamist aggression as ‘Islamophobic’, this means that the UN will outlaw all such comment. As Jeffrey Imm has reported on CounterterrorismBlog:

There are some good reference links in this article in the Spectator. I highly recommend you read it.

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  • http://www.mosquewatch.blogspot.com Jeff

    The 3 biggest lies.
    1: Checks in the mail.
    2: Of course I’ll respect you in the morning.
    3: Islam means peace.
    :)

  • Storm-Rider

    Americans who love life, liberty and creative pursuit of happiness should be on guard; we have two enemies of our sacred human rights. The Totalitarian Islamists have found allies among us in Europe, Canada and the United States; their allies are the Totalitarian-minded Marxist/Socialists among us.

    This is a more formidable alliance than many realize, as the Marxists/Socialists have members in the U.S. Congress (D), and on the United States Supreme Court. We are entering the early stages of a real struggle for our God-given human rights, and freedom of speech is first on the chopping block under the guise of “Islamophobia”, “Hate Speech”, and the “Fairness Doctrine”.

    At the end of the day there is a common thread between Islamists and Marxists/Socialists; they both wish to rule over us without our consent.

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington

    “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” Thomas Jefferson

    “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Thomas Jefferson

    “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” Thomas Jefferson

    “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Patrick Henry

  • Tonto (USA)

    Gee whiz Toto,isn’t PC a violation of my second ammendment rights?

  • ADIZZY999

    Storm-Rider your words are sound, but the people don't listen! In the UK we will be rid of our communist government next May, but the replacement Torys will still appease the islamic rabble as long as the oil is rolling in!! I think debate is now at an end. It is time for decisive practical action, the sad thing is, we have no Churchill figure!! Where is St George when you want him!!!!

  • ADIZZY999

    Storm-Rider your words are sound, but the people don't listen! In the UK we will be rid of our communist government next May, but the replacement Torys will still appease the islamic rabble as long as the oil is rolling in!! I think debate is now at an end. It is time for decisive practical action, the sad thing is, we have no Churchill figure!! Where is St George when you want him!!!!

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