Friday, January 11, 2008

Human Rights "Violations": A Blast from the Past

Do you remember the whole "Danish Cartoons" controversy a few years ago? Well, today in Calgary, Ezra Levant, the publisher of the now non-existent Western Standard magazine, has to appear in front of the Alberta Human Rights Commission to defend himself because of this letter:
I encourage you to click on the image above to read it in full or you can go here to view the PDF containing it. But here are some excerpts:

  • "[The] Western Standard printed extremely racist, hateful and insulting cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (...) as a terrorist, violent and immoral person."
  • "This false depiction of my Prophet and my ancestor has publicized me and my family as someone related to a terrorist and the followers of a terrorist."
  • "These cartoons have sighted violence, hate and discrimination against my family and me."
  • "We feel that our human rights have been violated."
  • "Our rights as Canadians and Albertans have been violated."
  • "These cartoons have created unbearable stress, humiliation and insult for my family and me."
Okay, let's all say it together: "GIVE ME A BREAK!!!"

In case you never saw them, here are the cartoons.

I, for one, eagerly await the verdict of this Kangaroo Court. It almost seems like the perfect premise for an hilarious Seinfeld episode, if it wasn't so incredibly serious. Your Freedom of Speech and mine is under attack. If you don't speak out against this travesty then you are giving tacit approval to it.


Muslims Against Sharia said...

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!

Sign Free Dominion Against the HRCs Petition

PelaLusa said...

I will say it here, just like I've said it elsewhere: The blame behind the travesties occurring against Ezra Levant and soon to occur against Mark Steyn have little to do with Muslims and everything to do with the politically correct and politically connected ultra-liberal social engineers who think they have every right and responsibility to tell us what we can say and, ultimately, what we can think.

I have many Muslim friends and adore each of them immensely. None of them are against free speech!