Steynianism 154.5

“It is indeed ironic that Britain had to cope with large numbers of people from other faiths and cultures arriving at exactly the time when there was a catastrophic loss of Christian discourse. Thus Christian hospitality, which should have welcomed the new arrivals on the basis of Britain’s Christian heritage, to which they would be welcome to contribute, was replaced by the newfangled and insecurely founded doctrine of multiculturalism. This offered “tolerance” rather than hospitality, in some cases benign neglect rather than engagement, and an emphasis on cultural and religious distinctiveness rather than integration. […] [T]he result has been segregated communities and parallel lives, rather than an awareness of belonging together and a common citizenship which foster integration and respect for fundamental freedoms for all.”

~ Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester ~

Mark Steyn

~ COUNTDOWN TO CONVICTION: “DOES THAT INCLUDE MARK STEYN?” — “Pete Vere talks to the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission just ahead of Monday’s show trial. And Tahir Aslam Gora says that the book that launched a thousand suits, America Alone, is funny and satirical but also serious, scientific and a “philosophical analysis“. Mark’s US bestseller and Canadian hate crime is just released and back on the bestseller lists. Don’t wait for the thought police to seize it from the bookshelves: order your personally autographed copy exclusively from the Steyn Store.” …. (blazingcatfur.blog, &c.)

~ THE ISLAMOTOPIAN FUTURE: Steyn– “There’s an emerging sub-genre of Islamotopian fiction, and it’s not my fault”; Mark Steyn: It’s a novel. For now …. (macleans.ca, 5fof)

~ THE STEYN on the Coren Show, in case you missed it …. (fivefeetoffury)

Pete Vere: “From my latest column:

Bob Nicholson, where are you?
(Sung to the tune of Car 54 Where Are You?)

There’s a hold up on the coast,
The Steyn’s stripp’d of his speech rights
That we’re demographic toast
Upset multi-cult elites
Now accused of speech most vile
Stalinesque, show trial?

Bob Nicholson, where a-a-a-are you?

(Thanks to Dave on Ezra Levant’s blog for the creative inspiration.)

Ezra Levant

~ GULLIVER EZRA HAS A POSSE— OF HRC LILLIPUTIANS MINIONS.. “Fifteen Government of Alberta employees are working on my case”; It takes 15 union bureaucrats to fight one Ezra Levant! Say.. $50K per bureaucrat per year, 6 months work = $2.25 million in taxpayer dollars to indulge Mr. Soharwardy & the Muslim Council of Edmonton in their tantrum against free speech, or a mere $375 000 a month! We stand too be corrected …. (Ez)

~ PETE VERE: “Ezra Levant recently leveled a rather serious allegation against the Canadian Human Rights Commission” …. (sootoday)

~ ON EZRA: “Feds limiting free speech, pundit says; Time to fold up the tents on human rights commissions” …. (metronews.ca, firstperspective.ca)

Ezra Levant, an Alberta lawyer, speaks at The Fraser Institute yesterday about media censorship.

FreeSpeechies

~ MUSLIM CANADIAN CONGRESS— Imam flaunts contempt for Canadian Law: MCC urges police to lay charges against polygamous Muslim men …. (muslimcanadiancongress.org)

~ SAITH PACHECO: “It’s da Religion, Stupid” …. (socon.ca)

~ GHOST OF FLEA: “There are rumblings at Enturbulation of hijacking the “human rights” commissions as a tool to use against the “church” of Scientology. Given events, my only surprise is the Scientologists have not already tried to use the HRCs as a tool to use against Anonymous” …. (ghostofaflea.com)

~ CANADIAN Human Rights Racket: Aw c’mon leave us alone turn off that spotlight… ple-e-ease!; and “We are all Mark Steyn: a call for slogans!” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ ANGLICANS GETTING ANGRY: Bishop says collapse of Christianity is wrecking British society – and Islam is filling the void. Plus, thoughts from the Black Crowes …. (pajamasmedia, mcj)

~ MUSLIM CONVERT Baptized by Pope Warns, Islam’s Growth Result of Western Relativism …. (Wz)

~ SOCON.CA— Rob Nicholson Strikes Again; We Should Strike Back. Keep the BC Civil Liberties Association away from the Kangaroo Court! …. (socon.ca, jaycurrie)

~ MACLEAN’S IS GUILTY OF SPREADING TRUTH! A Reminder for West Coast Free Speechers …. (girlontheright.com)

~ THE TITANIC IN SLO-MO: Canadian Anglican Church Hugely Broke. Alienate and exclude everybody except socialist hard-leftists on almost every possible topic imaginable, then blame them for leaving, staying home, or redirecting givings. Ignore iceberg, leaks. Hilarity ensues. At one point a few years ago when I was running one of the world’s most popular Anglican blogs (CaNN: Classical Anglican Net News), they actually threatened to sic the lawyers on me over this and that (like: reporting useful Anglican news in a timely and unbiased way, unvetted by the Ministry Of Truth at HQ). Majoring in the minors: re-arranging deck-chairs and all that …. (rjjago)

~ KRALIZEC— The Suicide Sockpuppets; More Cartoon Episodes Like This, Please …. (kralizec)

~ KS: SUPPORT the “flagrant Islamophobe” this Monday, June 2 in Vancouver; In the Lord of the Rings books…; God save us from “progressive” Muslims like that …. (5fof)

~ MORE ON Vaclav Klaus’ Washington CEI speech …. (xanthippaschamberpot)

~ PURSUIT of ‘fairness’ hinders real debate …. (thespec.com)

~ EN FRANCAIS— Multiculturalisme: Le multiculturalisme n’est pas viable, par le musulman torontois Salim Mansur. “Le multiculturalisme est devenu une voie à sens unique où l’Occident fait des concessions et les non-Occidentaux, des demandes. C’est intenable. L’Occident est maintenant exposé au paradoxe de la perte d’identité culturelle autogénérée qui est un affaiblissement politique dans un village planétaire. La tâche qui nous attend est de guérir de l’illusion multiculturelle en réaffirmant une fois de plus les valeurs qui ont rendu l’Occident fort et attrayant pour le reste du monde”. 29 mai, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (pointdebasculecanada.ca)

~ CAJ APPLIES to intervene in Maclean’s human rights case …. (newswire.ca)

~ FIVE FEET OF FURY— Stuff White People Like: “Being Offended”; When someone says it “isn’t about free speech” — it always is …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ STAND YOUR GROUND comments on “Liberals Target Voters By Ethnicity”; and Canada? Great The Way It Is …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)

~ WYMYN’S RIGHTS versus freedom of speech …. (shotgun)

~ A TOKIN’ CHARACTER— “Ottawa now has its own Human Rights Commission complaint by a medical marijuana user. The last one was against a Burlington restaurant and ended in (predictable) defeat for the restaurant owner. This time, the complainant is a standup comedian, who’s been barred from smoking pot in the smoking area of an Ottawa comedy club” …. (kraalspace.blog)

~ TRUE LIBERALS are all Appeasers …. (cjunk.blog)

~ DAMIAN PENNY: “Apparently, there are people out there who actually believe a university is a place where complex, controversial moral issues should be debated. And we can’t have that” …. (damianpenny.com)

~ TIME TO FOLD UP the tents on human rights commissions …. (dustmybroom.com)

~ ACTION DINO ON “Another Liberal for free speech” …. (MaD)

~ SHAIDLE— “Maybe they just didn’t wanna deal with Bill… Seriously: congratulations to Bill Whatcott for winning one for the free speech cause” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ WARRANT? SCHMARRANT! “Apparently, working for the Canadian Human Rights Commission means you don’t have to get a warrant to receive or collect evidence for an ongoing investigation” …. (timeimmortal)

~ BLAZING CATFUR: “Guys ask The Canadian Jewish Congress & Richard Warman, follow their playbook” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ LIBERAL FASCISM @ WORK: Deny debate …. (dustmybroom)

~ FREI SPRECHEN? VERBOTEN! TimeImmortal: “I see that York University’s student government is once again trying to ban pro-life groups from the campus, on the grounds that “pro-life organizations seek to deny women of their basic human right to choose.” …. (timeimmortal)

~ WE WERE wrong– terribly, terribly wrong: here’ the proper link for “There’s no tri-als like show tri-als”.. and more versified goodness via her blog here …. (scaramouche)

~ SCARAMOUCHE: “Saudis inspired by our Trudeaupia?” …. (scaramouche)

Jihad & Shari’a & LawFare, Oh My!

~ TODAY MARKS the 555th anniversary of the real Nakba, or perhaps more precisely the καταστροφή — the Catastrophe: on this day in 1453, the armies of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II entered Constantinople, marking the end of the Eastern Roman Empire, more commonly known as the Byzantine Empire. That’s not to mention the more recent Turkish nastiness against the surviving Greeks. There’s even a petition, and a blog …. (Various)

~ DUST MY BROOM: “President of the North American Muslim Foundation Sheharyar Shaikh on the issue of Muslim polygamy in Canada” …. (dustmybroom.com)

~ CONGRESSWOMAN SUE MYRICK: “On behalf of the Society for the Defeat of Islam, I am requesting that you contact your members of Congress to request their support for Rep. Sue Myrick’s (R-NC) “Wake Up America” agenda” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ ‘TOLERANCE’ — Saudi Minister on Wahhabi King’s Interfaith Meetings: We Tell Christians and Jews That Their Holy Books Are Distorted and That We Want to Bring Them Back to the Original Religion …. (Wz, JiWa)

~ WORD FROM DEARBORNISTAN— Coach fired because his associate evangelized Muslims. In America …. (timeimmortal, wz)

~ CHRISTIANS, Crosses, Prayer, and Persecution …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ BACK DOOR SHARI’A: French court annuls Muslim’s marriage because wife not a virgin …. (rjjago)

~ DEPARTMENT of Homeland Security Dhimmis up: We Shouldn’t be Using the Term “War on Terror.” Andy McCarthy asks “If we strike “War” and “Terror,” are Muslims comfortable with “on”? Or does that offend all the moderate prepositions?” …. (Wz, nrotc)

~ THE RETURN OF THE Incredibly Strange Palestinian Police Cadets With Substandard Pants …. (lgf)

~ CARING DEMOCRATIC Syria stonewalls on inspections of possible nuclear reactor support sites …. (jihadwatch)

~ VIA GATES OF VIENNA— “The Koran and The Psychopathology of The Prophet (Part I), by Sergei Bourachaga” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ DAMNABLE APPEASERS— Another Noble Peace Prize Winner Meets With Hamas …. (Wz)

~ TOLERANCE & PEACE: Qur’an critic to be executed in Iran within days …. (jihadwatch)

~ DON’T LIKE Terrorist Symbols in Pop Culture? You Racist! …. (littlegreenfootballs)

~ GIVING A BAD NAME TO LAMENESS, APPARENTLY— Video: “Beyond Fitna” Released, Iran’s Lame Attempt at Refuting Wilders Film. A direct link …. (Wz)

~ ‘INSULTING TO MOSLEM ARABS’? — “The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown, for there has been a news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere. Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Moslem Arabs. Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.” Via …. (tothepointnews, sda)


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