We Stand On Guard?
A critic of a nationally-known Imam gets beaten up by thugs, and there’s word from Ottawa via a reputable journalist that when it comes to the whole Steyn/ Levant matter, some MPs might be afraid to speak out on this issue, afraid their families might be targeted. Welcome to Canada, 2008.
Freedom is not free, even in Canada, where the government tries to be all things to most people.
- We must speak out, stand up, and turn off the TV and the interweb and the iPod long enough to pay attention to our local, regional, national and international realities. If not us, who? If not now, when? We are in the midst of a civilization-wide religious and ideological war, and Europe is currently the front line, rapidly turning into no-man’s land.
- We must be ready to protect ourselves, our neighbours, strangers, anyone who stands in need of aid, comfort, or encouragement. There are wolves out there, and too many sheep— the sheepdogs shouldn’t be dozing, and the shepherds can’t all be busy at shepherding workshops, laying down their club & staff because somebody says they’re dangerous weapons.
- We must prepare ourselves and those around us and under our care to be safe and secure— in home security, personal security, self-defense, weapon-training, whatever fits the situation. If we can’t be bothered to defend our freedoms, nobody else will. Whatever her faith, Robina Butt is our sister, and the cowardly bastards who beat her or who support such action are our enemies, and enemies of the Canadian way of life, pure and simple.
- We must get our spiritual lives in order. Nature abhors a vacuum, and the same is true for super-nature. If Christians and other people of faith, and people of good will are not willing to believe what they believe, stand up for it, and for the civilization faith built, then we should not be surprised when other views and other powers creep in and begin to take over. Political Correctness is a flaccid creed, not a living faith. There is a particular duty laid upon Canadian Muslims of good will to stand together and to name, expose, and shame the radical elements in their midst, and report such people to the authorities, and persevere if those authorities appear too clueless or timid to do the right thing.
After all, even amidst the so-called moderate Muslim community– self-designated by the Osgood-4, there are warnings of things to come. At the Ryerson Forum on January 18, 2008, the pro-Palestinian speaker and ‘integrated activist’ Khaled Loufti Mouammar chatted away about many things. Near the end of his speech, however, was an only slightly veiled threat about what would happen if everyone didn’t agree to his victimological account of Muslim discontent. As in, “Nice country/ property/ cars you gots there– be a real shame if anything happened to it, ya know?“
Our Friend Mouammar said:
..if you have this substantial minority feeling that they are not wanted, they are alienated, they are marginalized – how can you expect them to be loyal to the country and participate and produce, for the betterment of the country?
Feel the love, the blame. And cuddly Mo repeats himself twice below, in case we missed it the first time:
Canada, therefore, is not immune from what happened in France, unless we stop this. We stop this maligning, discrimination, dehumanization of racialized groups – all racialized groups – specifically Muslims and Arabs – because if we don’t we will end up with a social division, we will end up with social problems, and we will have the riots that happened in France in June of 2005. [our emphasis]
As if to say– ‘Won’t be our fault, but yours– we’re the victims, and you’ll be the victims of our victimhood if you don’t submit. Of course, we oppose violence,but.. those wild ‘n’ crazy non-specific rioting Yoots™ of no specific religion– whatacha gonna do?’
Well– sorry, Mo: we’re not offering unconditional surrender, or your backhanded warning and threats of violence. To borrow from Sir Winston Churchill: Who do you think you are? Who do you think WE are? We only riot over Stanley Cup wins, after all.
The war is here, in increasingly visible forms and moments: will we stand for who we are and what we believe in? Or will we surrender the world into a new dark age?
O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
~ REMEMBER your actionables: write, call , speak out, letters to the editor (and remember to mention the url FreeMarkSteyn.com in all of them). The ‘Echo-Chamber’ effect of the blogosphere is not enough to bring about real-world change. It’s our country, and our freedom to lose. Get to work. And remember MP Keith Martin, too. Harper & Co. be darned: make yourself heard! … (FreeMarkSteyn.com)
~ GLOBAL WARMING ENFLAMES DANISH MOB: The return of the intriguingly generic “youth” – plus: Dial-a-bride, and The party of the first part’s parts — “Margaret Wente was interested to know what Canadian “human rights” commissions do when they’re not prosecuting magazines for publishing Steyn book excerpts” …. (nrotc)
~ DEB GYAPONG: Could MPs be afraid to speak out? And not of Harper? Afraid of whom, we wonder? Raging Baptists? Hordes of Steynians? Ravening zombie-like mobs of Catholic youth? It’s like a gathering where there’s an elephant with uncontrollable flatulence in the middle of the room, and nobody wants to mention the slight smell for fear of offending …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ UNDER A SPELL— fresh brilliance from David Warren, The Ottawa Citizen …. (canada.com)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Burn Her!!!!!
~ THE CBC? AIDING-AND-ABETTING, as usual: “Trampling on rights”. First the HRCs, now this: yes, our tax-dollars at work, yet again …. (Herald.ca)
~ DEB GYAPONG— “Who are we? Even Quebeckers don’t know says Iain Benson” …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ PUNDITA— “What is this, “We’ve Noticed Our Western Civilization is in Grave Danger” week?” …. (pundita.blog)
~ HERE’S THE REASON why we should also allow free speech in Canada …. (canada.com)
~ MARK BOURRIE on censorship then and now …. (ottawawatch.blog)
~ CANADA’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT: A HISTORY, via Blazing Cat Fur…. (bcf)
~ HELPING THE OIL MAFIA— Canadian company Entrust provides internet security for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of the Interior …. (sda)
Ezra Levant News
~ EZRA ON THE BEAT-DOWN— “This is the first instalment!” Yup, good thing we have crazy-restrictive gun-laws, so Canadian woman can be beaten half-to death without the perps having to worry about getting fileld with well-deserved holes. And furthermore, here are all the Status of Wymminz types on this situation? Or did she ‘have it coming’, as a multicultural experience in our tolerant, gutless, and hapless Canuckistan? …. (ezralevant.com)
~ THE EZ ON How Syed Soharwardy fights. Though, Ezra, please rememebr the gentleman is from Pakistan, not Saudi Arabia …. (ezralevant)
~ EZRA LEVANT— “The important work of human rights commissions” …. (ezralevant.com)
~ SHOTGUN BLOG— Licia Corbella on Syed Soharwardy …. (shotgun)
~ CONTRA SAYED— Free speech in Canada…. (rightsideup.org)
~ THE NETHERLANDS: ‘I don’t hate Muslims. I hate Islam,’ says Holland’s rising political star …. (sda)