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WebElf Report News Blog-O-Rama August 10, 2008

Mark Steyn

~ COPYBOOK GODS– “When it’s about America, it’s never about America. America bashing is the great reflexive attempt by many millions to relieve their anxiety, about their own lives and societies. Whatever is wrong with us, we are not Americans. ‘Tis a pity you’re not. The Steyn was right, it does look like America Alone. There are many South Ossetias in the modern world, many crimes against humanity, but the militant Left could care less if they can’t find some way to blame America”; and Ghost Flea: “An outbreak of violence”; Pravda Blames Evil Republicans For Instigating War in Georgia …. (Various)

“…what we used to call before the multicultural age: ‘facts'”

The Great One doing his stuff

Ezra

~ CURRENT NEWS & Links Round Up …. (ezralevant.com)

~ CATHOLIC INSIGHT responds to Ezra Levants Acquittal by the Marxist Human Rights Racket …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ SCARAMOUCHE– “Walking imam’s bio: The cleric who’s a favourite of the CJC (since they both want to “build bridges in the Canadian context” and despise Ezra Levant, whom they see as an impediment to their interfaith construction project) has quite the impressive C.V.” …. (scaramouche)

~ WELCOME to the New World Order! “soone or later you shall pay” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ ASIDE FROM his man-up fighting words, the commenters over at Ezra’s site are well worth the reading.. despite his supposed ‘edginess’, Ez is a well-connected conservative: if Syed thought he was going to easily take down or intimidate some mouthy Jew, that was yet another stupid misreading of the Canadian situation …. (Wiki)

~ ABOUT FEELINGS< NOT RIGHTS: “Ezra Levant’s case proves that the human-rights process works, according to a Calgary Herald columnist. Levant, needless to say, disagrees” …. (damianpenny)

Being Legally Bullied? Innocent? Join Ezra’s Crew Now!

FreeSpeechers

“Oh, complainants, what do they know? Entre nous, they’re just a bunch of Jews, Muslims, homosexuals … We’re officials. We know. Anyone above the rank of obergruppenführer at the Federal or Provincial Human Rights Commissions knows. We’re trained to tell the good cholesterol “offensiveness” from the bad cholesterol “hate.” It’s a skill you acquire in human-rights school … You sit for an exam and get a framed diploma for the wall.”

~ George Jonas ~

~ MARK MERCER: “Hate-speech laws misused to put chill on ordinary views” …. (chronicleherald.ca)


Mercer: Rouser of Rabbles

~ GLOBE & MAIL To HRCs: Repeal Thyself! …. (downwitheverybody, theglobeandmail)

~ MAMA IN DRAG? The prototype leader for the Nanny state? …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ DOUBLE-SECRET PROBATION: “Catholic Insight Placed on “Content “Watch List” by Heritage Canada Magazine Publications Funding arm” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ GYAPONG– “Why bother to develop an argument” …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ LEMIRE: Kulaszka final submissions on the Constitutionality of Section 13 of the CHRA …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ IRISH BABY-BOOM? “Happy thoughts for Monday: we need some new “-icides” …. (anglocath.blog)

~ ALL RIGHT, SO THEY’RE Oppressive. Now On With The Fun Stuff. Another blogger checks his morality at the door to enjoy a couple of weeks of swimming and trampoline …. (downwitheverybody)

~ YESSS, PRECIOUSS.. They Hateses the nasssty Human Rights Commissions in North Bay …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ THE NORTH AMERICAN Muslim Foundation presents a debate between Jonathan Kay from the National Post and Dr. David Liepert from the Faith of Life Network …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ A BRILLIANT IDEA– “Here’s an idea: after we scrap Section 13.1, can we go after Section 27 of the Charter?” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ CALGARY HERALD: No Praise For Alberta Human Rights Commission …. (downwitheverybody)

~ MEDIA ISN’T POLE-DANCING ENOUGH FOR THE RUSSIANS! Western Media One Sided Reporting Of The Russian/Georgian War; An outbreak of violence; Georgia’s An Ally, And Russia Is Attacking It; More backstory on Russia’s imperial aims in Georgia. Canada’s Emerson issues statements on hostilities in Georgia …. (Various)

~ DOUG BANDOW: Dems don’t do diversity. “Party of Intolerance” …. (nationalreview)

~ WAR? WHAT IS THIS ‘WAR’ YOU SPEAK OF? Tigerhawk and Lileks both note that “peace” groups have, so far, maintained radio silence on the conflict between Russia and Georgia. Nothing from the Canadian Peace Alliance yet, either; and pulling a Chamberlain.. “The Left sneers at suggestions for a strong response to Russia” …. (damianpenny, americanthinker)

~ SOCON.CA– Canucks: Bought for a Price …. (socon.ca)

~ DAMIAN PENNY– Not just hatemongering creeps, but cowardly hatemongering creeps– “A few of the Westboro “Baptists” allegedly did get into Canada, but they were no-shows at Tim McLean’s funeral. Thank God – and thanks to the Winnipegers who kept watch” …. (damianpenny)

~ PROTEIN WISDOM: “The enforcement of PC speech — be it by social pressure, or, when it is relabeled “hate speech,” either legally or through disciplinary functionaries of various stripes, from HR officers to campus thought police — is, as I’ve long insisted, an attempt by those who use it (be they left or right) to shut off entire arenas of expression, with the end game being to close off debate on a number of important policy questions.” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ DUST MY BROOM– “This Mr. Li gets to go weee weee weee all the way here” …. (dustmybroom)

~ ARE WE PUNKY? PUNKISH? “..on the internet, there is a punky attitude that disguises itself as sort of an electronic libertarianism”… An Interview With Ron Coleman About Legal Issues For Bloggers And Blog Readers …. (drhelen.blog)

~ WINE-AND-CHEESE THUGGERY– WASHINGTON (Map, News) – Tom Matzzie is mailing threatening letters this week to nearly 10,000 people with whom the liberal political operative vigorously disagrees.. “The urge to suppress dissent is steadily becoming more prominent among liberal politicians and activists”. IowaHawk is having none of it: “This is Your FINAL WARNING” …. (Various)

~ MEDIA-BOTS? Journo Review: Dissent When We Tell You …. (newsbusters.org)

~ WAR-MAKING, FASCIST STYLE: Russian distortions, advances, and perhaps a motive? Georgian Government Websites Under DDoS & Cyber Attack. The Georgia/Russia War Will be Blogged; Georgian President : We Are Engaged in a War for the Future of Europe …. (shotgun, mypetjawa)

~ DISSENT equals “hate”: Street Health snubs, insults critics of “safe crack” kits …. (5fof)

~ SMEARING & COVERING-UP LIKE AN ORWELLIAN LIBERAL: Garth Turner vents his spleen on a senior citizen on long-term disability — and prepares to backtrack; Garth Turner attempts to wipe his blog clean of his latest stumble …. (stevejanke)

~ FASCIST SHOW-GAMES? Olympics Opening Ceremony Fireworks ‘Faked’ on TV …. (wired.com)

“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”

~ Supreme Justice William O. Douglas ~

Jihad

~ DIANA WEST– “It would be very tough to convince religious people that [the novel] isn’t pretending to be the correct history.” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ THE SHAIDLE– “Jihad Comes to China”: my latest in FrontPage …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ PEACE-LOVING Egypt: Muslim scholar writes novel defaming Copts, Christianity …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ UNLIKE EX-CBC NEWS-WHORES, David Frum is not for sale at any price to Al Jazeera English …. (lgf)

~ CLUCK, CLUCK! CNN Avoids Mentioning Islam in Segment on ‘Honor Killings’ …. (newsbusters)

~ SURRENDER IN MINNESOTA? Minneapolis enables sharia law …. (creepingsharia)

~ CAIR LASHES TYSON: CALLS AMERICANS ISLAMOPHOBES– Soft-Jihadi Unindicted co-conspirator CAIR is lashing out at Americans for patriotism and pride …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ HATE DEM JEWZ! Feel the love: In a review of Andrew Bostom’s recent book, Bruce C. Thornton gets at the “root cause” of Islamic Judenhass. From City Journal …. (scaramouche)

~ PHILIPPINES: Muslim violence? Product of Christian altruism!…. (jihadwatch)

~ FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: “Bangladesh: Muslim Editor on Trial for Advocating Ties With Israel, Accused of “Praising Jews and Christians” …. (Wz)

~ WATCH THOSE CONNECTIONS– DNC Invites Radical Islamist to Convention ‘Interfaith Service’ …. (lgf, gw)

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG on “Terrorism using Western leverage” …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ SUBMISSSIVE HOLLAND Recognizes Polygamous Muslim Marriages …. (Wz)

~ OH GOODIE.. “UK: at long last, Sharia-MasterCard makes its debut” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ MOROCCO IN ‘TRANSITION’: “If you have a yen to visit sunny Morocco, you’d better do it soon. It looks like this most modern of Muslim countries may be in the process of becoming far less hospitable to tourists and their foreign ways” …. (scaramouche)

~ CLASSY IRANIAN B-BALL PLAYERS Defy Regime… Hug Russia’s Israeli Coach, risk infection with Jew-cooties …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

~ ACADEMIA PUSHED to Have Book on Mohammed and his Child Bride Squashed by Publisher …. (Wz)

~ GENIUS Former CIA analyst: “Islam is not the reason for the rise of Islamist movements” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ EXTRY, EXTRY: UN remedies endemic, systemic Judenhass; appoints Israeli Jew to exalted position …. (scaramouche)

~ MALAYSIA-GOV ACCUSES Catholic Newspaper of Insulting Islam …. (Wz)

~ THE USUAL SUSPECTS.. “Islamophobia Observatory” denounces forthcoming German conference as being motivated by “racial hatred and xenophobia” …. (jihadwatch)

~ QUEEN OF HEARTS RELIGION STRIKES AGAIN: Pakistan: Two Men Beheaded by the Taliban for “Spying” on the Mujahideen. In unrelated news, “UK: Jailed Muslim Terrorists Threaten to Behead Prison Guard” …. (Wz)

~ WAFA SULTAN on Sharia …. (creepingsharia)

~ DEATH OF A NOVEL: Random House’s cowardly self-censorship …. (frontpagemag)

~ DETONATING THE FUTURE: “Kiddie Suicide Bombers in Pakistan ” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ NAIVE Condi Quietly Forced to Admit Israel was Right, Scholarship Students Have Links to Hamas …. (Wz)

~ TOLERANCE IN NIGERIA: Man Allegedly Makes “Blasphemous” Statement Against Mohammed, Promptly Beaten to Death by Angry Mob …. (Wz)

~ THOUGHT ON Iranian feminism …. (blogfreeworld)

~ SAVAGE SEEKS TO EXPOSE CAIR’s International Funding Sources by Bringing Case to the Supreme Court …. (Wz)

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