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“Against the argument that you cannot cry fire in a crowded theatre: Oh yes you can — you must, if in your considered view there is a fire. In that case there is a duty to cry fire.”

Julian Porter, QC, speaking at the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal

Mark Steyn

Journalism professor John Miller, who attempted to intervene on behalf of the Canadian Islamic Congress, makes the case for why Maclean’s content should be regulated by the state. Mark Bourrie, Sean Berry, Deborah Gyapong and PelaLusa have further thoughts.

~ Is the Canadian Islamic Congress in the pay of Mark’s publicist? Is Mullah Krekar? (See also today’s Vancouver Province)

~ Steyn’s article “not actually as offensive as I thought it was going to be“, followed by some lawyerly back and forth and back again. And, from Britain, the great Natalie Solent says “Canada is no longer a free country.”

~ In The Toronto Sun, Michael Coren wants in on the hate-crime action. Rob Breakenridge on a question Maclean’s was prevented from asking. So have we reached the tipping point? A letter to the Attorney-General of British Columbia. And how it all looks to The Daily Kos. The St Louis Post Dispatch has been watching the case from down south, and a reader proposes one way for Americans to make their feelings known to the BC government.

~ Tribunal weighs rights complaint,” reports CanWest, while other outlets weigh the tribunal: The Globe And Mail calls for the BC hate provision to be excised, and law prof Ann Althouse calls it “Canada’s shame“. The Calgary Herald‘s Nigel Hannaford thinks that the Canadian Human Rights Commission would have to be insane to proceed with the federal case. Then again, given that the CHRC is dumb enough to have begun hoovering official courtroom transcripts, it’s not clear they’re capable of calculating their own best interest (even in the midst of an RCMP investigation).

~ Don’t forget the book that started it all, America Alone, is just released in paperback and back in the Top Five. Amazon Canada has temporarily sold out, but the book’s available online from Chapters-Indigo – and you can order your personally autographed copy exclusively from the Steyn Store… (Steyn)

~ UPCOMING: “Mark will be speaking to Right Girl this Monday” …. (

~ STEYN: “What Steyn says about the world is what Ratzi has been saying about the Church; things can’t be turned aside at this point. And hanging the bastards who put us here is a wasteful luxury” …. (

~ MARK STEYN: Nothing in Obama’s resume suggests he’s the man to remake America and heal the planet. “Obama, Political Viagra” …. (

~ THE GREEN-EYED Monster …. (

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Ezra Levant

~ EZRA LEVANT— “Counterfeit courts, nutbars and Stalinists” …. (

~ EZRA LEVANT WARNS: his show trial will be a show, all right …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ FRESH RED MEAT— “New – Evidence tampering on CHRC transcripts” …. (


~ FASCISM HAS COME TO CANADA— “In a scathing editorial in the most recent issue of The Catholic Insight (CI), Fr. Alphonse de Valk, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, argues that the ideology of the “divinization” of the state that has historically been called “fascism”, is fast encroaching on the rights and freedoms of religious believers in Canada” …. (

~ THE RIGHT TO PARTY! The Canadian “human rights” nomenklatura prepare for their annual wingding …. (

~ PUNDITA— Only Steyn: “Before I got involved with Section 13 matters I’d read Mark Steyn maybe three times, so one of the unexpected perks of my efforts to stay abreast of the doings in Canada is that I visit Steyn’s website every day” …. (

~ CB POST: “Rights watchdogs in the spotlight” …. (

~ BC TRIBUNAL weighs rights complaint against Maclean’s …. (

~ DOWN WITH EVERYBODY— Bargain! Only $485.00 To Hear Public Servants Speak. Little Ol’ Prince Edward Island: Where The Real Money Is …. (downwitheverybody)

~ MEDIA COVERAGE: “Go right to the source”; and “Multiculturalism a dream turned nightmare” …. (

~ TIME IMMORTAL: “What could a conviction of Maclean’s mean?; CHRC transcript tampering exposed” …. (

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Three strikes yer out: The Canadian Jewish Congress was wrong about the Danish Motoons (condemning their publication as being unduly “provocative”), wrong about wanting Queen’s Park to pay for religious schools (thereby funding sharia schools), and wrong, wrong, wrong, about using HRCs as a security blankie to “protect” Jews from hate (at the cost of our most crucial freedom—free expression)”; and A Titanic joke/tragedy …. (scaramouche)

~ OOMPH! “Hey, lady! Know what makes ME cry, years later? Actual dead people, burned alive at the hands of your fellow Muslims” …. (

~ MUSLIM MULLAHS Making Mark Much Money …. (

~ A MERE 300 STORIES LATER the Winnipeg Sun wades into the Steyn trial …. (MaD)

~ EN FRANCAIS— Commentaire: L’Occident doit soutenir une réforme de l’islam, par le torontois Salim Mansur. “Au Canada, des musulmans vulnérables travaillent seuls ou en petits groupes, malgré l’ostracisme et la diabolisation par d’autres musulmans. Ils dissèquent l’extrémisme et l’exposent aux yeux de tous en essayant, malgré d’immenses difficultés, de conserver leur foi dans les idéaux de l’islam. Sans le soutien de l’Occident aux authentiques réformistes, le résultat du combat contemporain à l’intérieur de l’islam donnera la guerre ou la paix de notre époque”. 7 juin, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (

~ GHOST OF FLEA— “A nice knock-down argument for you” …. (

~ WHEN SOFT-TOTALITARIANISM metastasizes.. “The Legacy of lunacy in New Zealand” …. (MaD)

~ FIXING THE FACTS— Breaking! Canadian Human Rights Commission issues doctored trial transcript to hide evidence – Testimony relevant to RCMP probe deleted from CHRC transcript …. (ghostofaflea, blazingcatfur)

~ HAREMS & HYPOCRITES, By: Stephen Brown: Liberals ignore Muslim imam’s performing 30 polygamous marriages in Toronto …. (

~ DOWN WITH EVERYBODY— Free Speech Debate? Nope, Drug Testing Bus Drivers. Michael Coren To Human Rights Commissions: Let’s Party …. (downwitheverybody)

~ NO APOLOGIES— “A Wave of hate from Alberta’s “Chief Kangaroo” against Christian pastor” …. (

~ FRONTPAGE MAG: “A Muslim Hate Crime is in Your Future” …. (

~ SOCON.CA— Another Day at the “Truth is No Defense” Office? More incompetence or fraud at the CHRC …. (

~ FORMERLY GREAT BRITAIN’S Free Speech Breakdown, by John Stephenson. And “To ban Piglet in Britain is to many minds, an admission of unconditional surrender. Once Piglet is gone, England is gone, and the West will follow” …. (pajamasmedia,

~ HATE INCARNATE: “Whatcott wins appeal to have nursing license reinstated!” …. (MaD)

~ PRIEST WARNS fascism has arrived in schools .. ‘It is a first for a province to claim right to determine moral teaching’ …. (wnd)

~ NOT WITH A BANG… but with a whimper: “A meeting of the Church[of England]’s “parliament” was due to discuss whether clergy should be doing more to convert British Muslims to Christianity”; UK: CoE Says Government Discriminating Against Christianity in Favor of Islam …. (, Wz)


~ WOULD-BE KASPLODY BOYS… “Animal lovers: Over in that other courtroom—the one where some devout lads are in the dock for allegedly plotting acts of terror—the talk isn’t about the malign influence of Mark Steyn’s Maclean’s article. It’s about the malign influence of…well, you know who. Here’s Christie Blatchford’s colourful account in the Globe and Mail” …. (scaramouche, Wz)

~ PAJAMAS MEDIA— “Why We Need More Leaders Like Vaclav Havel, by Bruce Bawer. “The courageous playwright who destroyed Communism in Czechoslovakia could teach us much about the need to defend Western freedoms against totalitarian Islam” …. (

~ US TO WALK AWAY From UN Human Rights Council …. (Wz)

~ FRONTPAGE— Rejecting Terrorism, But Not Jihad. By: Robert Spencer. “One of the world’s leading jihad theorists misleads gullible Westerners” …. (frontpagemag)

~ ON THE Cartoon Jihad …. (

~ MUSLIM WRITERS: “Islam has been harmed more by Muslims than by the West”.. How many prisoners are locked up in Muslim prisons for their opinions, ideas, and cultural identity?” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SHIRE NEWORK PODCAST previews New, Improved Durban II – This time with 23.7% More Jew Hatred …. (shirenetworknews)

~ BREATH OF THE BEASTA note from French lunatic asylum …. (

~ HOT AIR TV: New Jihad Watch …. (

~ PAKISTAN: “Fatwa Issued Calling for Christian Man’s Death for Acting as Witness in Christian/Muslim Marriage” …. (Wz)

~ TAX DOLLARS @ WORK, Legal Jihad, God’s Will: “Indicted Saudi gets $80 Million US government contract” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ ONTARIO turns a blind eye to creeping sharia: Stephen Brown in FrontPage Magazine blasts the lily-livered McGuinty Liberals for doing nothing to shut down the sharia-sanctioned polygamy taking place in the province …. (scaramouche)

~ ISLAMIST Mayhem In London …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ NORWAY: Muslim Couple Charged Over Genital Mutilation of Five Daughters …. (

~ BORROW a Muslim …. (lassooftruth)

~ ANDREW BOSTOM— James Carroll’s Delusions of Adequacy on Islamic Antisemitism …. (

~ SPANISH JIHAD: Proving That Appeasement Fails …. (

~ MAGISTATS: “Get your Jihad Meat Balls while you still can” …. (

~ MURDERING— Forgetting Teddy… or: A Kennedy that didn’t suck– killed by a Muslim …. (girlontheright)

~ CANADIAN City Backpedals on Decision to Censor Pro-life Bus-shelter Ads …. (

~ SHAIDLE: “We are better than you. Why not just shut up and accept it? (Part of a continuing series…)” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ BAD JIHADI JACK! “A “Dear Jack” letter: The Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC) is urging us to write letters to Jack Layton, informing him of our displeasure with the NDP’s decision to lobby for Canada’s attendance at that international gang-bang of Israel, Durban 2” …. (scaramouche)


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