Canadian muslims lose bid to deny free speech

by Kal El on October 13, 2008 · 8 comments

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In this case free speech offends followers of pedophile Muhammad. Remember everyone, clerics calling for stoning of gays, infidels, whomever is a-okay! Calling for people to blow themselves up in public wounding and killing hundreds is a-okay! Writing a magazine article that claims islam is a threat to Western Society? That’s a fatwa!!!!

B.C. Human Rights Commission rejects Muslim complaint over Maclean’s article

VANCOUVER — The B.C. Human Rights Commission has rejected a human rights complaint against Maclean’s magazine that claimed an article about Islam violated anti-hate laws.

In a ruling released Friday, the commission found the article by Mark Steyn did not violate anti-hate laws or raise hatred against Muslims.

It’s the third time the complaint by members of the Canadian Islamic Congress has been dismissed by a human rights commission in Canada.

The October 2006 article, called “The Future Belongs to Islam,” discusses the global ambitions of young Muslims and suggests the West doesn’t have the will to withstand the challenge.

In the B.C. complaint, the Islamic Congress claimed the writing suggests Muslims pose a threat to Western society, to democracy and human rights – a violation of the B.C. Human Rights Code.

In a ruling released Friday, the provincial human rights panel dismissed the claim.

The article may have been “hurtful and distasteful” to some, the commission tribunal found.

But “read in its context, the article is essentially an expression of opinion on political issues which, in light of recent historical events involving extremist Muslims and the problems facing the vast majority of the Muslim community that does not support extremism, are legitimate subjects for public discussion,” it found.

“The article may attempt to rally public opinion by exaggeration and causing the reader to fear Muslims, but fear is not synonymous with hatred and contempt.”

In June, the Canadian Human Rights Commission rejected the same complaint against Maclean’s, saying the views expressed weren’t extreme, and a similar complaint filed with the Ontario Human Rights Commission failed when it ruled it didn’t have jurisdiction to hear it.

The B.C. tribunal did find that the article by Steyn “contains historical, religious and factual inaccuracies” and used common Muslim stereotypes.

And the responses it elicited online were often “disturbing to read,” said the decision.

But despite “all its inaccuracies and hyperbole,” the article resulted in political debate that hate laws were never intended to suppress, it said.

“In fact, as the evidence in this case amply demonstrates, the debate has not been suppressed and the concerns about the impact of hate speech silencing a minority have not been borne out,” the tribunal found.

The article, an excerpt from Steyn’s book “America Alone,” discusses the global ambitions of a growing number of Muslim youth and suggests the West “lacks the will to rebuff those who would supplant it.”

“The article explicitly and implicitly states the influx and presence of Muslims in Western societies poses a threat to Western society, to democracy, to human rights, and to peace and order due to their religious identity and beliefs as Muslims,” the complainants said in their submission to the tribunal.

Maclean’s did not call any evidence at the tribunal hearing. In a written response, the magazine called the article “fair comment on a subject of public interest.”

More soft jihad from those followers of muhammad too chickensh*t to join the ranks of the backpack/vest/belt/shoe bomber jihad brigade.

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  • Philip Saenz

    You can’t blame authentic Muslims for being cruel. Their religion teaches Muslims to be mean and cruel.  The Muslim War Manuel, the evil Qur’an, teaches cruelty.
    “Infidels are your sworn enemies,”(Sura 4 Verse 101).
    “Make war on the infidels around you,”(Sura 9 Verse 123, and Sura  66 Verse 9).
    “Be ruthless to the infidels,”( Sura 48 Verse 29)
    “Fight those who believe not Allah nor the The Last Day,” (Sura 9 Verse 29).
    It’s sad that some Muslims take their religion seriously.  That’s the problem.

  • jennyjen

    A victory for free speech in the face of oppressive Muslims! The more serious you take yourself, the more ridiculous you look. If only that was in the Koran!

  • Tonto (USA)

    I wouldn’t mind so much if they “kept it in the family” and just blew up and slaughtered each other.  After all, there’s what, 60 different sects of muzinsanity and they all think each other is apostate?  They could keep busy for a century and never hassle a Christian, Jew or Hindu or nobody else.  They could just beat, kill, burn out, and rob each other!  What a concept!!!  Fuckin’A y.k.!!!

  • golfdad

    “The article explicitly and implicitly states the influx and presence of Muslims in Western societies poses a threat to Western society, to democracy, to human rights, and to peace and order due to their religious identity and beliefs as Muslims,” the complainants said in their submission to the tribunal. 

    Yeeesss.  And your complaint is???

  • ender

    how Texans fight back:

    more than 60 mosques in Houston and of course they want more.
    my guess is that they can “train” better out in the country.

  • jennyjen

    Oh to be at a Texas pig race, I hope the entire Muslim population is offended. I’d love to see them try to raise hell in Texas they’d get a cowboy boot to the cranium fo’sho!

  • Tonto (USA)

    Thanks ender, I viewed the vid.  Did you notice the laughter in the Fox studio?  That was a social comment all it’s own.  These muz pukes are really stupid.

  • ender

    Does he use the call to prayer as the starting gun?
    was wondering if they BBQ the losers, letting that great smell spread across the field.  with a bunch of grinning cowboys splashing sauce all over as they eat.
    know where I would put the bones when I’m finished.

    yes the laughter was funny.  but whats scary is what “training”  they are planning there that can’t be done at one of the over 60 mosques in town.  maybe they learned from that idiot in Chicago that running around a city park at night with an AK47 isn’t the smartest thing you can do.  but in the backwoods on your own 11 acres might be better.
    I also think that they bought the land there with the intention of running everyone else in the area off theirs.  hearing the call to prayer 5 times a day might just affect property values.