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An unjust society, full of lies, is the joint accomplishment of its intellectual and proletarian classes, the changes desired by each as necessary for its creation proceeding hopefully forward together. In this event, traditional definitions of truth and justice must be altered, truth being redefined among the intellectuals toward the destruction of justice and justice being redefined in the proletariat toward the destruction of truth. While no political party is immune from this dynamic, certain of them approach its embodiment.”

~ S.M. Hutchens ~

Mark Steyn

~ THE COYNE From inside the BCHRT: A complete archive of Andrew Coyne’s liveblog from the hearing. The lawyers final statements. And what our peers are saying about the case …. (macleans.ca)

~ CONTRA STEYN— The Antidote to the Islamic Baby Bomb: China? … The explosion of Christianity in China is nothing less than a miracle …. (Wz)

~ STEYN: L’ÉDITION EN FRANÇAIS: EST ARRIVÉE! For our readers in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Mauritius, but probably not (until the appeal is heard) Québec. Disponible de Amazon, FNAC, et Decitre …. (Steyn En FRANÇAIS!)

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“A state of freedom ought to mean a state in which no man can silence another. As it is, it means a state in which every man must silence himself. It ought to mean that Mr. Shaw can say a thing twenty times, and still not make me believe it. As it is, it means that Mr. Shaw must leave off saying it, because my exquisite nerves will not endure to hear somebody saying something with which I do not agree. Freedom means that we cannot oppress each other. But unless we insult each other we shall never do anything.”

~ G.K. Chesterton ~

Free

~ CANUCKETTE: Canadian Human Rights Commish: I’m Protecting You …. (downwitheverybody)

~ A WHOLE NEW NO-GO ZONE — Nazir-Ali boycott will cause chaos at Lambeth …. (telegraph)

~ NO EMPTY HAT THERE— “As Father Dall’Oglio warns darkly, Muslims are in dialogue with a pope who evidently does not merely want to exchange pleasantries about coexistence, but to convert them” …. (jaycurrie)

~ THE CHRC FILES: Step down Jennifer Lynch; and Single White Female …. (freedominion.com)

~ CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION? Too wide a net for hate, says Toronto Glob & Flail …. (theglobeandmail, DwE)

~ MARTIN AMIS: Obama could get a fatwa …. (magicstatistics)

~ SCARAMOUCHE CONTRA BERNIE— Stand by your shiller: “Tammy” Farber sings …. (scaramouche)

~ PIERRE LEMIEUX— “In his latest column, a time-consuming run-in with airport security leads Pierre Lemieux to examine the various ways in which the state seeks to limit our liberty “for security reasons.” Human rights commissions and the limits they place on freedom of speech are only the latest attempt by state bureaucrats to intimidate us for our own good” …. (shotgun)

~ RENEGADE THEOCRAT! “My parish priest sounds the warning on free speech” …. (pumpkin-watch.blog)

~ CANADA AND TERRORISM: We’re so polite that we can’t see a danger hiding in plain sight …. (pajamasmedia)

~ FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS curbed because of uncivil leftist behaviour; Liberal leader’s wife on abortion controversy as possible domestic terrorism threat …. (noapologies)

~ FREAQUI SIDDIQUI— “Harpoon’s curiously contradictory C.V.: According to his Wiki entry, in 2002, Bernie’s amigo Harpoon Siddiqui “was awarded the World Press Freedom Award by the National Press Club in Ottawa for his James Minifie Memorial Lecture at the University of Regina, warning against ‘creeping censorship’ in Canada under media concentration.” …. (scaramouche)

~ TORSTAR COLUMNIST: “Reasonable Limits” Needed For Free Speech. Starting with Toronto Star jounalists, perhaps? …. (downwitheverybody)

~ RABBLE-ROUSER! Free-speaking Halifax prof strikes again with an an exceptional article for the Ottawa Citizen. More: CENSORSHIP DEBATE: SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY, Letter to the Editor …. (Various)

~ FREE DOMINION— Human rights complaint languishing: Commission has yet to rule whether Catholic mag promotes hatred against gays …. (freedominion.com)

~ JIM PANKIW was hauled in front of a human rights commission for telling the truth …. (MaD)

~ JUST TO BE CLEAR— What we’re up against: There’s some primo cluelessness on display in the Toronto Star’s letters page today. One chap rushes to defend Human Rights Czarina Louise Arbour, whom he insists is an “honourable Canadian.” Another reader—a Muslim woman with an Italian-sounding name (can you say “revert”?) upbraids Star columnist Richard Gwyn for failing to notice that “Iraq and Afghanistan were invaded by the U.S. and its allies” and for writing something which “perpetuates the notion that Muslims are largely responsible for acts of terror.” …. (scaramouche)

~ PETER WORTHINGTON— Anyone care about free speech? …. (edmontonsun)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— Disempowering the freedom deriders: Canada’s Barack Obama, Pierre E. Trudeau, once famously opined that the state had no business in the bedrooms of the nation. Given the growing foofarah over the human rights racket and its intrusive powers, it is time update the quip. The new version should read: “The state has no business in the headrooms of the nation.” …. (scaramouche)

~ WRITE! Canada coverage highlights intellectual freedom risks, troubles of book industry …. (post-darwinist.blog)

~ CHRC NEWS from South of the Border– “More American media outlets are reporting on Canada’s human rights abuses cloaked in Human Rights Commissions” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ PROTECTING THE UNOFFENDED from possible offense: “UK local council has a brainstorm” …. (magicstatistics)

~ ACTIVIST COMPLAINT: Speaking In Public OK, Just Don’t Dare Put It In Writing …. (downwitheverybody)

~ REMEMBER, SLAVES— “The essence of the charter is to let the courts take the place of elected parliamentarians” …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ TORONTO’S Public Housing System Easy To Scam On Human Rights Grounds …. (downwitheverybody)

~ BLOGGER POWER— “Last week, Joseph Brean of the National Post wrote a very revealing article on the HR convention that took place in Niagara Falls. I was particularly unimpressed and amused at Ms. Eliadis’ reactions. Here’s a selection of them” …. (socon.ca)

~ OUR CONTRIBUTOR NOTES “If you can find the time in your busy day, you must read this article. This puts our fight into a context, a perspective, and expands our fight beyond our borders to people who don’t even know what we stand to lose”.. The Ideological War Within the West, by John Fonte …. (unc.edu)

~ EN FRANCAIS— Multiculturalisme: Intégration des musulmans dans la Belle Province, par Jean-Jacques Tremblay. “Depuis de nombreuses années, le Québec a la chance d’être le réceptacle d’importants flux migratoires en provenance du Maghreb, un phénomène dont on ne voit pas la fin et qui va d’ailleurs s’accroître étant donné l’infinie luminosité de notre classe politique, médiatique et culturelle. Pourquoi en provenance du Maghreb ? Tout simplement parce qu’une immigration francophone nord-africaine semble être, peut-être pas pour toujours mais du moins encore aujourd’hui, ce que réclame la volonté politique et les idéaux du Parti Québécois” …. (pointdebasculecanada.ca)

~ UNINTERESTED: “Aish funded research suggests more than half of “Britons” think Christianity and Judaism will have disappeared in “Britain” a century from now” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ THE OECD’s “Future Of The Internet” Review Puts Freedom Of Expression At Top Of The List …. (downwitheverybody)

~ CHESTERTON ON INSULTS: “More than 100 years ago, “the right not to be offended” was already snivelling its way through western society” …. (kraalspace.blog)

~ ACTION DINO ON The hateful need to destroy Christianity. Is this the essence of why lefties are unhappy? …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur.net)

~ ARE WE THERE YET? “So … are you happy now? having fun yet? closer to Utopia?” …. (sleepyoldbear)

~ FUN WITH FENRIS! “Make the rich pay!” …. (dustmybroom)

~ UM, DUDE, where’s my sunspots? …. (theanchoressonline, SoHo.nasa.gov)

~ BLASTED MICKS! Daniel Hannan on the EU’s response to the Irish ‘no’ vote. Key quote from EU Commissioner Margot Wallstrom, “Don’t forget the European leaders have invested a lot of political capital into this whole procedure”. So here you have the authentic reason why the Irish vote must be ignored. Because the European elite have worked really really really hard …. (nrotc)

~ HARD & SOFT FASCISM— “Zut alors! Muammar al-Gaddafi smears Barack Obama!” …. (pundita.blog)

~ RAINBOW-FASCISTS: “Somewhere hot, an ex-Soviet leader is smiling”; and in Canuckistan, No skipping gay-friendly classes, schools tell parents. Allison Cross, Vancouver Sun– “The ministry guidelines stem from a contract the government signed with gay activists Murray and Peter Corren. The couple launched a human-rights case against the government, which ended the lawsuit by signing an agreement to add teachings about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues to the provincial curriculum.” …. (Various)

~ CRUNCHY-FASCISTS: “Climate change scientist: Put oil companies on trial”; and “The false premise promoted by the IPCC that human CO2 was causing global warming was being used to terrorize and undermine developed nations in pursuit of Maurice Strong’s goal of getting rid of them” …. (dustmybroom, canadafreepress)

~ CAMERA-FASCISTS— CCTV SURVEILLANCE IN UK OUT OF CONTROL: 1 CAMERA FOR EVERY 14 CITIZENS …. (sky.com)

~ TOP 10 Communist Jokes …. (rjjago)

~ MIGHTY, MIGHTY Sarcasm: Evolutionary Survival Skill? …. (livescience)

Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal
George Carlin Dead at 71

Benedict XVI affirmed that believers are thus “not afraid of anything,” knowing they are “in the hands of God.” “[The believer] knows that evil is irrational and does not have the last word, and that Christ alone is the Lord of the world and life, the Incarnate Word of God, he knows that Christ loved us to the point of sacrificing himself, dying on the cross for our salvation,” he continued. “The more we grow in this intimacy with God, impregnated with love, the more easily we will defeat every kind of fear.”

~ A Recent Sermon ~

Jihad

~ OUR COMFY TERROR-HAVEN: “The father of an Air India bombing victim is outraged that a Surrey temple held a weekend memorial for the victims while displaying a portrait of the alleged mastermind of the atrocity” …. (dustmybroom)

~ ULTIMATE JEW-BASHING FAN— IRAN’S NUKE: WILL ISRAEL SAVE THE WORLD? Appeasement that ends in war is a familiar theme of history …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ FUN WITH EVIL— OIC: Combating “Islamophobia” top priority, working with Western governments to restrict free speech …. (ihadwatch)

~ ANDREW BOSTOM— “Hezb’allah’s Jihad Genocide against Jews Worldwide” …. (islam-watch.org, atlasshrugs2000)

~ JEW HATERS UNITED! Radical Islamists’ “Fair Share” of the Security Council. By: Joseph Klein. Muslim nations’ plan to infiltrate the world body’s most important decision-making body …. (frontpagemag)

~ THE TELEGRAPH: Extremists are winning the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s young Muslims, a disturbing police report warns. Well, they’re trying to inspire loyalty. Liberal secular society isn’t trying, and acts vaguely ashamed of itself to boot …. (pajamasmedia)

~ UNICEF Cuts Ties With Jewish Business, Joins With Moslem Terror Group INN …. (atlasshrugs2000)

Durban II – The UN Conference to Promote Antisemitism

~ PARADISAL TURKEY: 5,000 Killed in “Honor” Killings During Last 5 Years …. (Wz)

~ THE HRCS CAN ONLY DROOL, and dream– Yemen to establish “Morality Authority” …. (magicstatistics)

~ SHHHHHH: Scrubbing Jihad to Exclude Violence; Would a Jihadi by Any Other Name Smell as Foul? by Raymond Ibrahim …. (atlasshrugs2000, vdh)

~ RELIGION OF DEATH-THREATS: “Eritrean Christians Being Forced to Memorize the Koran or be Killed” …. (Wz)

~ WHACK-A-JEW! “North African youths” brutally beat Jewish teen in Paris. Andrew Bostom: “Another horrific attack by North African “yutes” (as per Joe Pesci’s character in “My Cousin Vinny”) [read: Muslims in France] on their Jewish prey in Paris, reminds one not only of Ilan Halimi, but a more recent attack earlier this year on a Jew in the same town where Ilan was tortured/ murdered, and the burgeoning, disproportionate (i.e., 25X the rate of the not terribly philosemitic non-Muslim denizens of Europe) rate of Muslim on Jewish depredations across Europe” …. (Various)

~ READER MAIL: Aqsa Parvez’s Dishonor Killing …. (timeimmortal.net)

~ BIG COURT TEST of Material Support to Terrorism Laws …. (nrotc)

~ WAKE-UP TIME: “Exiled Iraqi writer Najem Wali travelled to Israel to uncover some uncomfortable truths about Arab leaders” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ TO WESTERNERS and moderate Muslims shocked by the radical form of Islam now topping nightly newscasts, the efforts of liberal-minded Muslims like Tawfik Hamid, Italian Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi and a handful of others may seem like the perfect solution …. (Wz)

~ AW: BOYS’LL BE BOYS! “The Ottawa Citizen details the story of a local lad who liked Tupac and weight-lifting and, oh yeah, maybe the jihad” …. (scaramouche)

~ THE DENMARK FRONT— Municipalities Paying for Virginity Surgery, Allows Muslim Girls to Bleed on Wedding Night. Danish Court Ruling in Favor of Mohammed Cartoonists may Prompt More Witless Public Tantrums “Islamophobia” …. (Wz)

~ THE RELIGION OF INTERPOL— “Jordan … peaceful, friendly, Jordan … is in the end just another Islamic cesspool” …. (cjunk.blog)

~ NO FUN FOR YOU! “Pakistan: “Kite Flying has no Place in Islam” …. (Wz)

~ BLOG POST ON Haroon Siddiqui and Toronto Star column …. (reflight.blog)

~ SCARAMOUCHE ONThe object of their disaffection: “Capitalism, democracy, freedom—they’re just soooooo Age of Enlightenment. What’s got some of the young’uns in the U.K. all stirred up is the prospect of going back to the future—think 7th Century Arabia, only with iPods and dynamite vests” …. (scaramouche)

~ WHY LOOKY THERE! “New investigation into US government-funded Arabic news network reveals anti-Israeli content including Hizbullah leader’s speech, live coverage of Tehran Holocaust deniers’ convention” …. (Wz)

~ A PRIZED COUCH— “The Taliban demonstrate once again their feminist cultural politics by issuing their latest burqa warning. Now Afghan women of all cultures and creeds can be liberated* from having to worry about issues like fashion or looks” …. (ghostofaflea.com)

~ THE MAIN ABUSERS, KILLER, & HATERS of Muslims? Other Muslims. Heads Roll in Pakistan: Sunni Muslims Behead 11 Shiites …. (Wz)

~ THE PEOPLE’S CUBE— “Supreme Court Decision Drives TV Shows” announcing: Ali McBeal: Lawyer To The Terrorists, Terrorist to the Lawyers …. (thepeoplescube.com)

“When the stormtroopers wear clown shoes instead of jackboots,
it’s easy to forget that they’re still stormtroopers.”

~ Law Prof Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit ~

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