Steynianism 116

International Defender Of Freedom Of Speech
And Freedom of Religion; Defier of Jihad & Western Surrenderism

The Bigger Picture

~ WORD FROM THE ROOTS— Highlights from Pope’s Address to the United Nations – Religious Freedom Means Faith Allowed in Politics. Pope to Educators: Appeals to Academic Freedom Cannot Justify Positions Against the Faith …. (lifesitenews)

~ DR. SANITY: BENEDICT WEIGHS IN ON CULTURAL RELATIVISM— From Pope Benedict’s UN speech yesterday …. (drsanity.blog)

~ THE TRUTH OF our culture: Verboten Thoughts & Speech— “Welcome, Life, Sort Of, Pope Benedict” …. (merecomments, Curt Jester)

~ MERE COMMENTS— “Heritage on Religious Freedom” …. (merecomments)

~ KATHLEEN PARKER: There’s something comforting about a stubborn pope in a world of moral relativity. “‘Out of Step’” …. (nro)

~ THE DEEPER ROOTS— Passover …Never forget. Andrew Bostom: “My Passover thoughts on a holiday which celebrates freedom, including Israel’s liberation from 13 centuries of jihad-imposed dhimmitude.” And delivery from the bloodthirsty devil of Nazism …. (atlasshrugs2000, frontpagemag)

Video: Passover Vienna 1947.
The Viennese Jew helps celebrate Passover
with the help of his American brothers

Mark Steyn Links

~ CANADA vs FREE SPEECH: THE BIG TWEAK— The “human rights” racket’s last friend makes a small shift …. (steynonline)

~ MARK STEYN: “The guns got taken away, and the Europeans gave up on churchgoing once they embraced Big Government as the new religion.”– “God and Guns” …. (NRO)

~ AND LO, YOU SHALL GO, BUY, READ, AND ENJOY many copies of America Alone in paperback– Order your autographed copy now! The paperback edition, with a new introduction by Mark, is out in the US this week and in Canada on May 5th. More details here …. (steynstore.com)

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Ezra Linkery

Warmest greetings to Ezra and his family, and to all our Jewish readers for a Happy Passover, 2008!

~ EZRA WEIGHS IN— Maclean’s shoots back; Turning enemies into friends …. (ezralevant.com)

~ MORE EZRA GOODNESS— Jimmy Carter, disgrace; Doug Aldridge, RIP …. (ezralevant.com)

FreeSpeechery

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— I’m heading to New York to speak to Mr. America; Covering the pope’s visit …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ SHAIDLE WARNS THAT “You know your country’s in trouble… when the liberal Jews sound like the radical Muslims” …. (5fof)

~ WHILE WE WEREN’T WATCHING— David Frum on Elections Canada: Power-crazed bureaucrats or dangerous speech-censors? The original link. And were these liberal appointees? Elections Canada vs Free Speech …. (blazingcatfur.blog, shotgun)

~ ALL NEW Send your “human rights” questions to “Ask the Scold”; Thanks to the folks who..; England is doomed, quite possibly possessed by Satan …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ GHOST OF FLEA: “Paging Jay Currie to the HRC fax machine” …. (ghostofaflea.com)

~ ONTARIO INQUISITOR Barbara Hall stands firm against her critics …. (nationalpost.com)

~ NATIONAL POST: “Human rights vs. human ambitions” …. (nationalpost.com)

~ THE CJC’S BERNIE FARBER: Commission overstepped bounds …. (thestar.com)

~ LAW IS COOL still dead. Grrr. Get your site better looked after, guys! …. (lawiscool.com)

~ DUST MY BROOM: “Which came first … the gangbanger or the racist?” …. (dustmybroom)

~ RADIO DERB: Listen to John Derbyshire on Brigitte Bardot, the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish, England’s first Islamic pub, and much more …. (NRO Radio)

~ CANADA: flirting with fascism-lite. Bernie Farber: Section 13(1) Work Good Mostly, OHRC Bad …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ THE EX-LEFTY SHAIDLE: “When a leftist says, “The answer is obvious”… Grab your wallet in one hand and your gun in the other.”; A guy got fired for writing this column; and “A crucial case for all Canadians” (received via email); This actually stopped happening to me… when I stopped fraternizing with liberal/leftist/progressive men …. (5fof)

~ NATIONAL POST— Joseph Brean: A friend of free speech?– “Bring on the critics: Barbara Hall will staunchly defend human rights”; Human rights vs. human ambitions …. (nationalpost.com)

~ EXTREMIST CRUSADER LUNATIC— Ohio teacher in trouble for keeping Bible on desk. After all, “All those atheists who assert that raising a child as a Christian is tantamount to child abuse should be salivating over this court case” …. (shotgun, timeimmortal)

~ JONAH GOLDBERG: Supreme Court justices are supposed to decide what the written law requires, not pick winners and losers based upon some sense of noblesse oblige. “Courting Disaster” …. (nro)

~ ARAB AMERICAN NEWS “Commission criticizes Maclean’s” …. (arabamericannews.com)

~ DAMIAN PENNY— “The Ontario Human Rights Commission is a government agency with the power to impose penalties and sanctions upon private citizens and businesses. Maclean’s magazine is a privately owned magazine with the power to impose nothing. But, hey, same difference, as far as the Canadian Islamic Congress’s lawyer is concerned” …. (dp)

~ FREE DOMINION— (CHRC files) Jessica Beaumont – The Best Offense: Wink wink …. (freedominion.com)

~ THE SHAIDLE ON The “psychopath in the bar”, Instapundit, that 8-year-old Muslim divorcee… and way more at an all new FreeMarkSteyn.com …. (5fof)

~ KATE @ SDA— “As The Aryan Guard Parades Down A Calgary Street Under Police Escort. Scratch a leftist… you know the rest.” …. (smalldeadanimals.com)

~ SAME OLD LIBERAL BILGE not selling dead-tree media, for some reason. “Canada’s most liberal newspaper cuts more jobs …. (noapologies.ca)

~ SOCON.CA— “The Law Into Our Own Hands” …. (socon.ca)

~ OUR NIFTY TERROR-HAVENNESS, as a Tamil-Tiger Friendly Zone. You know, it being all multi-culti and diverse and all: “Dear Bob Rae: A letter from a Tamil Canadian” …. (dustmybroom, Gerbil)

~ HMMMM— “Asian?? Do they mean Scottish Moors?” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ BLOGGER ‘Thought You’d Never Ask’ says– “Just mouthing off — because I can. I can has freedom of speech” …. (thoughtyoudneverask.blog)

~ WORD FROM KAMLOOPS— OPINION: “Going wrong way with our rights” …. (kamloopsnews.ca)

~ BLAZING CATSUP— “Hey lazy butt artistas get with the program…. Letter to the editor Ottawa Citizen: Censorship cry rings hollow” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ LIBEL TOURISM: The Soft Jihad …. (pajamasmedia.com)

~ JUST CATCHING UP, 4 months in: “Muslims versus intolerance; Islamic Congress files human rights complaint over magazine articles” …. (thewhig.com)

~ BIG BLUE WAVES— “Righteous crusader or civil rights menace?” …. (bigbluewavenews.blog)

~ PAUL TUNS IS WORRIED: “Holy crow, I agree with Warren Kinsella” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

~ GIRL ON THE RIGHT: “Yeah, sorry” beened busy …. (girlontheright.com)

~ PAJAMAS MEDIA— The PC Speech Police and ‘Gotcha Politics’, by G.M. Roper– “Candidates have dispatched the speech police to seek out infractions by their opponents. Good thing no one has used the word “niggardly” [Origin: 1325–75; Middle English nyggard, equiv. to nig niggard ( Scand; cf. dial. Swedish nygg; akin to Old English hnéaw stingy) + -ard] …. (pajamasmedia.com, dictionary.reference.com)

~ OH NO he DIDn’t! Of course, he got fired… For having the nerve to actually say it… “Columnist David Bullard made a good point, and one we have made here in the past: compared to the stone age – or to anything else, Western civilization is a gift.” …. (hallsofmacadamia.blog)

~ SCREED-WATCH: “Words speak as loud as actions”.. it also shows up in the Calgary Star …. (thestar.com, ch)

~ J.D. CARRIERE— “Paper, Scissors, Human Rights” …. (jdcarriere.blog)

~ STUPID, SCARY Sign of the Times. Black American athletes Jesse Owens & Cornelius Johnson beat the Uber-Aryans, anybody? Leni Riefenstahl’s film Olympia? Nazi product-marketing & image-branding? Google? Hello-o-o? That leftist can be so stupid is quite frightening, really: reality is the moment, the bad guys are the current protest-targets, capital-T “Truth” is a tool of the oppressors, or something like that. Here at FreeMarkSteyn.com, we keep waiting for some pseudo-Nazi or lefoid to welcome/ accuse us of being Nazis, because we seem to know an awful lot about such stuff. Well, that’s called a history degree (with honours), founded on the realization that whatever else it was, World War II was the biggest thing that had ever happened, and I was born less than 20 years after it was over, and the tidal waves were still sweeping in from it.. plus 35 years of reading, movies, pondering, remembering, and tracing the tentacles of utopian evil in the left-wing ideologies Communism and Fascism, which have cost us 200 million dead, give or take, including some of the brightest and best. It’s all still with us: history is now, and the bad ideas of past generations do not die merely because Nazism or the Berlin wall toppled in the face of principled opposition …. (Various)

~ THE GRODNER EFFECT— “A person, politican or company, particularly a lawyer or law firm who is corrupt and arrogant tries to create a position in which he or the company, party or entity for which they work or represent can repress or harm an individual or individuals simply by having connections in the legal system, political connections or personal wealth. That person, party or entity gets blogged and the entire story goes viral on the Internet, causing the person or entity who is blogged about to lose pretty much everything, like our hero and pet, Jay Grodner.” Grodner is now an actual verb: Grodner [’ghræd n3r] (v): 1) To aggressively self-destruct through felony vandalism crossed with a sense of invulnerability and entitlement. 2) To be-prick oneself in public while flashing the victim card. …. (freedominion.com)

They, Like, SO ♥ Shari’a & Jihad

~ GATES OF VIENNA— The Forest, the Shmoos, and Pundita …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

DHIMMI CARTER VENERATES HAMAS & SYRIA

~ HAMAS-KISSER: The Sick-Of-Jimmy-Carter Coalition. Jimmy Carter’s Friends Attack Israel. Most Disgraceful Former President Ever …. (Various)

~ THE ‘USEFUL IDIOTS’ of Militant Islam …. (pajamasmedia.com)

~ AID & COMFORT TO THE ENEMY— Carter’s Comfort for Hamas, By Michael Kraft …. (counterterrorismblog.org)

Paging Avi Lewis: 6 MILLION Muslims
Convert to Christianity Every Year

~ WORD-FOR-WORD— “Antisemitism in the Hadith and Early Muslim Biographies of Muhammad: Motifs and Manifestations” …. (andrewbostom.org)

~ TOO SMART to be approved– “Rep. Sue Myrick’s 10 Point Plan to Tackle Domestic Islamists, Starting With CAIR” …. (Wz, JiWa)

~ THOSE SO-CALLED ‘HONOUR-KILLINGS’: HELP CATCH THE KILLER, THEIR FATHER YASER– Aunts of THE MURDERED GIRLS Amina and Sarah have set up an account with “Crime Stopper”. They are trying to catch the murdering, torturing father that killed these sweet girls in an “honor” killing …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ ORDINARY WHITE PEOPLE: New Intel on Al Qaeda’s Western Recruits …. (counterterrorismblog.org)

~ THE FIGHT-BACK: It is not only the Iranians’ fight, says Mohammad Parvin. “An unprecedented campaign has started by Austrians to protest any deals with the regime of Mullahs in Iran and to support the Iranians who fight for a secular and democratic Iran” …. (americanthinker)

~ FUN WITH SELF-DEFEAT— September 11th Healing Fund Underwrote Crazy Yalie’s “Heteronormative” Rant; Chicken Yale Says Its Artistic Prodigy Was Just Engaging In “Performance Art”– and “Can You Abort Binky?” …. (Various)

~ PAGING MO’ ELMASRY to oppose This Sort Of Thing!… Deathly Silence Ensues. “Egyptian Physician Wants a Lot of Jihad” …. (lgf)

~ 110 CHURCHES CLOSED IN THREE YEARS— “Islamic extremist groups and local governments in Indonesia closed 110 churches from 2004 to 2007, according to religious and human rights organizations” …. (canadafreepress)

~ FUN WITH JEW-ASPLODY BOMBS— As the risk of nuclear attack on U.S. rises, Benjamin Netanyahu warns the world — and the crickets chirp. Echo…echo …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ PEACE-LOVING OHIO MOSQUE Marks Anniversary of Beirut Embassy Bombing by Hosting Hezbollah Supporter …. (Wz)

~ CODDLE, ENABLE, APPEASE— Paul Tuns on UN dysfunction: “From the New York Sun on preperations for follow-up confab for 2001 U.N. Durban conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and intolerance” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

~ WELL DONE, THEN! Al Qaeda Officially Hates The Counterterrorism Blog …. (counterterrorismblog.org)

~ A SLOW JIHAD.. “Fat camp for Muslim boys?” …. (hallsofmacadamia.blog)

~ LOVE DAT E-E-E-EVIL— “Speaking of front groups and falsehoods, here’s CAIR using PRNewswire again to spread vicious distortions and attacks on their critics, while promoting a fundraiser for Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian: CAIR: Calif. Theater Cancels Al-Arian Doc After Pressure From ‘Anti-Muslim Bigots’.” …. (lgf)

Friendly Islam: Muslims will Conquer and Rule Europe!

~ VIA ANDREW BOSTOM— Von Grunebaum: Islam As Inherently Political …. (andrewbostom.org)

~ DER SPIEGEL: INTERVIEW WITH ISLAM EXPERT DIETRICH REETZ– ‘Muslims Have a Right to Be Different’ …. (spiegel.de)

~ US ELECTIONS & JIHADISM— McCain Camp Quotes Hamas’ Endorsement of Obama, CNN Unimpressed …. (Wz)

~ WOMEN IN ISLAM: Suffering the Barbary of an Ideology …. (canadafreepress)

~ EUROPE’S ROAD Ever More Difficult, by By Douglas Farah. “Several pieces today tie together to form a disturbing mosaic. The first two are the growing threat of radical Islam in Great Britain and the penetration of the structures of several elite universities there. The second is the new report by the NEFA Foundation on the Muslim Brotherhood structure in Belgium” …. (counterterrorismblog.org)

~ HOME-GROWN TERROR— “Goose Creek update: New charges, new indictment” …. (michellemalkin.com)

~ DOES IT MATTER whether or not radicals dominate Islam? …. (jihadwatch)

~ CHAOSISTAN— NEFA Foundation: Videos of Pakistan Terror Training Camp, UK Airline Bomb Plotters …. (counterterrorismblog.org)

~ RIGHT, THEN.. “Oh, then I guess Muslim women really do have equal rights”…. (jihadwatch)

~ THE DEBUT— 25 Years Ago Today Iranian Backed Islamists Attacked American Soil. Ohio Islamic Center hosts Hizballah apologist to coincide with 25th anniversary of Beirut embassy bombing …. (mypetjawa, JiWa)

Havin’ A Fit-na

~ THEY’RE GETTING IT— Dutch Gays Turn to the Right, by Baron Bodissey. “Dutch gays are starting to like Geert Wilders” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ JIHADWATCH: “Does Fitna misquote the Qur’an?” …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ OPINION: “Fitna Isn’t Anti-Muslim” …. (canadafreepress)

~ A CONTRIBUTOR NOTES THAT “Some Dutchmen still have their balls and sense of humor” …. ( ri)

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Het spijt ons, Nederlanders, niet.
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