~ HURRY! Only 4 days left until our contest closes! Enter soon, and you could win autographed books from a who’s who of conservative authors & bloggers: Mark Steyn, Jonah Goldberg, Norman Podhoretz, Deborah Gyapong, Kathy Shaidle, Denyse O’Leary! …. (WebElf)
“I hope SteynOnline readers will support Ezra, Kate, Kathy and Mark and Connie at Free Dominion. They are private citizens like Richard Warman. Unlike him, they have not been enriched by tax-free awards of significant five-figure sums for entirely mythical “pain and suffering“. So please go on over to the various websites and make a donation, as my pal Michelle Malkin did earlier today. In Kathy’s case, you might also consider buying a copy of her book Acoustic Ladyland: it’s in a good cause, but you’ll get the better end of the bargain because it’s a great read.“
~ Mark Steyn ~
A Person’s A Person, No Matter How Small
IF JAY CURRIE (pbuj) is right, and the lawsuits contra the Blogger-5 is Richard Warman’s all-the-marbles in one throw, it occurs to the WebElves that Little Ricky just doesn’t get it.
Due to the kindness of one of our readers, we’re reading John O’Sullivan’s great The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World. He writes evocatively of the Poles standing tall against not just the government, it’s spies and functionaries, but the armed might of the entire Evil Empire of the USSR. Why? Because the Pope and Reagan and Thatcher and Lech Walesa and most of the Polish people were on their side, but more– because the truth of human freedom and dignity and aspiration was on their side. Solidarnosc!
The Soviet Empire ultimately collapsed because Marxist-Leninism is an inhuman lie, however beguiling. Surveillance-state socialism and thought-control as advocated by some in our society, and some of the Human Rights cadres across Canada, is an inhuman and devilish lie. It must be resisted, and loudly, whatever the cost. Moral authority comes from serving authentic human dignity, freedom, and the truth.
Despite the hyperbole-prone interwebs, Canada is not the USSR or Iron-Curtain Poland, and so our work doesn’t involve resisting tanks– instead, it requires patient persistence, donating and encouraging each one in the fight (like Ezra and the Blogger-5), and lots of letter-writing. We must re-educate ourselves in the nature of real struggles, which might take years, not days. In God’s time, sooner or later, the truth will out.
Already, the pro-freedom blogburst has spread far and wide across the world; Warman is getting a PLANETARY reputation for being what he appears to be; good folk are donating, commenting, writing articles and blog entries and the avalanche continues. Sucks to be the HRC/ CHRC apparatus and their like-minded tyrants now, doesn’t it? Don’t worry– we’ve a feeling it’s going to get much, much worse, from thier persepective.
This is your fight, too. Behind the thought-police the Jihadis are watching to see if Canadians can stand against this minor challenge to their freedoms. Like all bullies, they want to see if we’re worth the trouble, if we’ll fold up like an old tent when the breeze starts to blow– or if we’ll fight back here and elsewhere.
Here we stand– is there any other real choice?
BlogWars With Warman
~ PLEASE DONATE “to the Save The Canadian Blog Children Fund.” Free Speech is your God Given Right, it should be theirs too. Says Shaidle: “My EXACT feelings about being sued by Richard Warman just for being a blogger” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ REMINDER Steyn: The warman suit is a CHRC suit …. (freedominion.com)
~ FROM DOWN UNDER: “Note that this Warman dude, a former CHRC employee, who has also made his living by extracting “damages” from website owners by threatening to sue them, this serial and vexatious litigant who has even prompted one Canadian state government to pass a law to protect libraries from his claims, is now working for the Directorate of Special Grievances at Canada’s National Department of Defense” …. (dogfightatbankstown)
~ MARGINALIZED DION– Warman determined to take on free speech every where, though he can’t remember why …. (steynian)
~ INSTAPUNDIT: MORE ON THE CRUSHING OF DISSENT IN CANADA, from Eric Scheie. “So, in fighting the growing censorship movement, every little bit helps. Because it can happen here.” Follow the link to see what you can do …. (instapundit.com)
~ CANADIAN bloggers sued …. (kraalspace.blog)
~ RICHARD MATHIAS WARMAN wigs out and Neville gears up …. (steynian)
~ A NEW SHIRT for the Canuck-6: “Take that, Che!” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ INSTAPUNDIT: AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, the Ontario Human Rights Commission backed down over the Mark Steyn case, but not without issuing some anti-Steyn dictum in spite of its self-confessed lack of any jurisdiction. Here’s a news story on the event, and note this passage …. (instapundit.com)
~ RICHARD WARMAN, Canada’s Serial Human Rights Complainant, Now Sues National Post Newspaper, Others …. (freedominion.com)
Mark Steyn & FreeSpeecher Links
~ STEYN 1: ISLAMOPHOBIC HATER NOMINATED FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM AWARD: Have they run this past the OHRC? …. (newswire.ca, InstaP)
~ STEYN 2– “AN OMINOUS RING”: Even The Toronto Star sees the “human rights” thought police as a threat to freedom …. (thestar.com)
~ STEYN’S RECENT APPEARANCE– Free Speech in the Age of Jihad: “Pamela from Atlas Shrugs was liveblogging the event with pictures and should have video up soon” …. (mypetjawa, atlasshrugs2000)
~ MARK STEYN UP FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM AWARD– Journalists are “media workers” now? The press-release. The Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom Site. Are bloggers covered, too? Or is it only the old-school journalists, with their generally leftward degrees & outlook? Lots more cartoons here …. (5fof, Newswire, CCWPF)
~ ON A TEAR– THE GYAPONG: A book store; A Master’s Artist writes about anger; Treason and incitement to terror okay—but conservative opinion not; I told you this would happen: Many have indicated they’re redirecting their CPC donations to this effort, and have copied their MP’s as to why. Social conservatives should join charge against C-10; What more proof do we need? Dr. Sanity diagnoses the OHRC Steyn verdict …. (DG)
~ FRONTPAGE MAG, with La Shaidle: ” Radical Islam and Our Cultural Suicide: my latest in FrontPage Magazine”; A quick note before I start work; Richard Warman vs. Conservative Bloggers story — lots of great background …. (5fof)
~ SPINE ALERT! Canada votes against defamation resolution: “When we talk with people of another faith, we need the freedom to express what is dear to us and hear what is dear to them,” he said. “We also need to leave room for disagreeing where we think things are not true . . . We shouldn’t allow anything to shut that down . . . It is a blessing of God that we live in a country where we can talk freely.” …. (canadianchristianity.com)
~ PAGING ALL PAPISTS— Catholic Insight’s legal fees mount up; Spiritual golden age inspired French missionaries; Celebrations mark 350th anniversary of Canada’s first bishop; Congress organizers focus on the spirit …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ FRESH GEORGE JONAS on free speech– “The problem is, the Weimar Republic had such laws. It used them freely against the Nazis. Far from stopping Hitler, they only made his day when he became Chancellor” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ GO AND RE-READ the current spine-filled goodness from the Muslim Canadian Congress …. (sda)
~ JAMES TARANTO: Cyber-Slapp– “From reading Seidel’s brief, it is clear that she is either savvy or well-advised about the law. But many bloggers probably aren’t, and would be intimidated into silence by such an effort. It might behoove the ACLU, or some organization devoted to civil liberties, to devote some resources to figuring out how to defend speech that is inconvenient to plaintiffs lawyers” …. (online.wsj.com)
~ TORONTO STAR editorial: “Press freedom at risk”. Lefty news outlet breaks ranks with Bash-SoCons-At-Any-Cost mentality …. (TS)
~ PAUL WELLS: “I’ve taken great pains to write nothing about this magazine’s assorted travails at the hands of various human-rights commissions under a longstanding personal rule of thumb: when a story’s well covered by colleagues I might as well go elsewhere and provide variety instead of repetition” …. (macleans.ca)
~ KRAALSPACE: “It never fails to astonish me how time stands still for leftists. Darwinism and Marxism were born in an era when leeches and bleeding were still up-to-date medical practices, yet the old mutton legs still keep being warmed up and offered as spring lamb” …. (kraalspace.blog)
~ FREESPEECH-WARS? It’s Not Just For Canada Anymore (UPDATE)– “What’s not just for Canada is the penalizing of people by “human [civil] rights commissions” for acting on their religious beliefs. It’s just happened in New Mexico, and the victims are a Christian husband-and-wife photography team who refused to do the photos for a lesbian “commitment ceremony.” According to the Alliance Defense Fund” …. (reformedpastor)
~ FREE ADVICE FROM PUNDITA: “China Olympics debacle: Pundita lectures athletes on the Laogai, the Dalai Lama on message discipline, and leaders of the Free World on how to lead”; and from yesterday: “John Batchelor scores, Mark Steyn soars, Marc Lemire roars, and Pundita thanks Richard Warman” …. (pundita.blog)
~ DAVID BURLINGHAM: Any defender of individualism would be horrified by government human rights commissions suppressing dissenting opinions…. Marni Soupcoff Posts in the Post …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ NOAPOLOGIES.CA: “I’m tired of being called irrational” …. (fivefeetoffury.com)
~ PODCASTY GOODNESS via Mark Brock: Al & Mike Show Episode 20 …. (mikebrockonline)
~ CATFUR: “At least the Human Rights Commission will defend me” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ NATIONAL POST– Ontario’s spooky thought police …. (nationalpost.com)
~ GROVELSTAN– Britain: Soft on Terror …. (brusselsjournal)
~ THE PASSION OF THE LEFT: “Edward Michael George dissects Max Yalden’s self-serving apologia for the censorship set” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
Love That Jihad & Shari’a Law!
~ INSTAPUNDIT: THE BEST REMEDY FOR RADICAL ISLAM? Exposure to radical Islam …. (instapundit.com)
~ THE CUDDLY & EVER-LONGER arm of Jihad– “Spy photos reveal ‘secret launch site’ for Iran’s long-range missiles”; Capable of reaching targets in Europe. Iran’s Thug-In-Chief wants to “annihilate corrupt powers”; Long-range missile sites found in Iran …. (jihadwatch, hotair.com)
~ JIHAD USA– CAIR vs. the NYPD: The Wahhabi lobby attacks. And curricular sharia-creep: “Sharia in the schools: Monitoring the American madrassa“; and last but not least.. Fitzgerald: Islam’s credibility and the Pentagon …. (Various)
~ CANADA VOTES against defamation resolution …. (freedominion.com)
~ MUSLIM WIMMINS R STOOPID– Egyptian Author: ‘The Hijab Symbolizes The Claim That Women Have No Brains’ …. (weaselzippers)
~ STANLEY KURTZ– I and My Brother Against My Cousin: “Is Islam the best way to understand the war on terror? Tribalism may offer a clearer view of our enemies’ motivations” …. (weeklystandard)
~ FRIENDLY & GENTLE Jihadist plot for mass restaurant poisoning foiled …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ LAMEOID LEFTIES IN Lotus-Land blow a gasket: THEOCRATS! Christianists! Without government grants! “Man the barricades! YWAM is coming!” …. (shotgun)
~ PEACE-LOVING & TOLERANT Indian Muslims Wants Israel Expelled From International Community for “Nazi-Like” Crimes …. (weaselzippers)
~ FUN WITH JEW-BASHING: “Reverend Lee’s Response Sounds Like The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” …. (pajamasmedia.com)
~ REMEMBERING THE SORROWS of young Aisha, girl-bride of 50+ Muhammed. REVISIT: It’s still happening today: “Yemen: 8 Year-old Girl Seeks Divorce From 30-Year Old Husband.” In other news, Western Feminists groups call for world-wide hunger-strikes, government action to highlight the plight of women in Islamic tribal societies …. (prophetofdoom, weaselzippers)
~ ISLAM AND THE Evolution of Europe’s Far Right, by R. John Matthies …. (pajamasmedia.com)
~ THERE’S AN UPCOMING Town Hall Meeting in London – Speaking out for Free Speech …. (freedominion.com)
ON LITTLE AISHA– “Of course, Muhammad would have waited for a couple of decades for that baby to mature before marrying her, since he was 60 years older than she. Tabari VII:7, Ishaq:281 “The Prophet married Aisha in Mecca three years before the Hijrah, after the death of Khadija. At the time she was six.” “When the Apostle came to Medina he was fifty-three.”
Well, maybe he would have at least waited until the baby was potty-trained. Some more on Moe’s young maiden: Tabari IX:128 “When the Prophet married Aisha she very young and not yet ready for consummation.”
Bukhari:V9B87N139-40 “Allah’s Apostle told Aisha, ‘You were shown to me twice in my dreams [a.k.a. sexual fantasies]. I beheld a man or angel carrying you in a silken cloth. He said to me, “She is yours, so uncover her.” And behold, it was you. I would then say to myself, “If this is from Allah, then it must happen.”‘”
Tabari IX:131 “My mother came to me while I was being swung on a swing between two branches and got me down. My nurse wiped my face with some water and started leading me. When I was at the door she stopped so I could catch my breath. I was then brought in while the Messenger was sitting on a bed in our house. My mother made me sit on his lap. Then the men and women got up and left. The Prophet consummated his marriage with me in my house when I was nine years old.”
Bukhari:V1B4N1229-33 “Aisha [who was 9] said, ‘I used to wash semen off the Prophet’s [who was 53] clothes. When he went for prayers I used to notice one or more spots on them.’” Info Via.
~ JUST GO AND re-read everything on Ezra’s awesome blog. Pure 24K interweb gold, from on of Canada’s manly men, a hero of free speech not just for himself, but all Canadians. And don’t forget his HRC Videos …. (weaselzippers.net)
~ INDONESIA Ends Ban on YouTube, MySpace, Asks Public for “Forgiveness” …. (weaselzippers.net)
In Other News
~ TRUTH BE TOLD: “Real Men Wear Kilts” …. (neatorama)
Spike Milligan – Kilt Chimes