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Hiatus interruptus

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

As some of you kindly noticed, I interrupted my summer hiatus to do a guest-hosting stint on The Rush Limbaugh Show – and to make a comment on the passing of Rush’s great guest-host of the Nineties, Tony Snow.

Since last we spoke, many readers have wanted to know the state of play re the “human rights” show trials: The Canadian Islamic Congress has publicly announced that it will appeal the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s dismissal of their case. We’ll see whether they follow through. Meanwhile, the pseudo-judges of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal are still deliberating whether to pronounce us guilty or to follow the feds and jump for the exit. However, Commissar MacNaughton, clearly impressed by Khurrum Awan’s turn as Joketester-General in her courtroom, has now expanded her comedy brief and gone after stand-up comic Guy Earle for breaching the hitherto unknown human right to heckle. Mr Earle is having a big ol’ fundraiser in Toronto on July 19th. Denyse O’Leary‘s misgivings about the event may well be borne out, but, if I weren’t going to be several thousand miles away, I’d certainly be there myself – and I urge all freespeechers in the neighborhood to attend: Be there even if you’re square. No doubt many of the participants were hitherto entirely relaxed by the thought police cracking down on Swift Current White Supremacists and the First Church of Christ the Same-Sex-Marriage Disparager. But the reality is that any truly free society will have its share of anti-Semites and homophobic pastors and right-wing blowhards and left-wing pottymouth comics, and, if you give the government license to squash the liberties of selected citizens, you soon find they’re selecting all kinds of other folk. So, if you’re in Toronto this Saturday, do check out Guy Earle and co.

As for me, I’m grateful to all those who’ve chosen to express their support by buying our new America Alone Free Speech Special. We don’t have a legal defense fund and I want to keep it that way. If you want to help, I’d rather you got a book or T-shirt in return. That way we all win. However, if you are anxious to donate, then send something the way of the Freedom Five – the handful of bloggers targeted by Richard Warman, the man who’s turned Section 13 of Canada’s Human Rights Code into his own personal Lucy’s Law. So please spare a buck or two for Ezra, Kate, Kathy, and Connie and Mark at Free Dominion. They’re on the front line in a worthy cause.

For the next little while, I’m off in distant climes for a long overdue project. The Binkmeister at Free Mark Steyn! is your one-stop shop for daily updates on the campaign to restore free speech to Canada. And check in with my pals at The Corner for all the doom and gloom of Campaign 2008.

See you soon,

Mark

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More Mark

~ READER OF THE WEEK— “America Alone by Mark Steyn. It’s the wittiest and funniest book on a dead serious subject I’ve ever read.” MONA CHAREN National Review, July 3rd 2008 …. (nrotc)

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— “The Canadian Islamic Congress to appeal CHRC dismissal” …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ MARK STEYN ON GUY EARLE’S “Comics for Freedom Rally” – Laughing the Human Rights Commissars out of existence; Shire Network News is also on the case: Podcast demands Right to Laugh in Canada …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ NROTC on population-loss: “Even old pro-life warhorses will find themselves stunned after reading this DailyMail article titled “I blanked out the emotions after each of my SEVEN abortions.” …. (nrotc)

Ezra

~ COMEDY BENEFIT for Guy Earle, July 19th in Toronto …. (ezralevant.com)

~ EZRA NEMESIS Syed’s transformation: “Yes, it’s true. Syed Soharwardy, famous for complaining to Calgary police about Ezra Levant and, when they told him to shove off, taking his “hurt feelings” about Ezra’s sass and his temerity in publishing some Danish Mo ‘toons to the compassionate souls at the Alberta Human Rights Commission, who said, “C’mon down!,” has turned over a new leaf” …. (scaramouche)

Being Legally Bullied? Innocent? Join Ezra’s Crew Now!

FreeSpeechers

~ MARK MERCER TAKES the Fight for Free Speech to the New York Review of Books …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ THE JUNE INTERIM ON how human rights commission are marginalizing religion in the public square. And “Why the battle against the human rights commissions is so important” …. (theinterim.ca)

~ SHAIDLE: “Sharansky’s new book, “Defending Identity”, sounds awesome ” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ OH NO… MORE KHURRUM?! FRESH FAISAL?!? This is called “not knowing when to quit.” says Time Immortal …. (timeimmortal.net)

~ SUPPORT HARRY’S PLACE Blogburst. Saith Harry: “Thanks for most of the support” …. (neoconstant.com, hurryupharry)

~ VIA MACLEANS: “Quick, someone call a Canadian Human Rights Commission” …. (macleans.ca)

~ COMEDIANS, YOU SAY? And who will they come after next? …. (canada.com)

~ THE HORROR! Nah, just joshin’.. “Christians riot, burn British Embassy, demand speech restrictions in response to BBC drama in which Christian beheads Muslim!” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM in Canada: Comedy and libel – a quick update; Intellectual freedom in Canada: First order of business is comedy! …. (post-darwinist.blog)

~ FREE SPEECH— Who cares, they understand modern Canada only too well …. (MaD)

~ HOW THE ORCS WORK IT— “Olympic checklist.. Silence occupied Tibet – check.. Keep dissidents out of Beijing – check.. Ensure glowing coverage from the rest of the world – Have to keep an eye on that Sudan thing.. Make sure outside broadcasting gets blocked – check”; BBC to provide UN proof of China violating Darfur arms embargo …. (shotgun, bbc)

~ YUP, IT’S IRONIC ALL RIGHT: “In an ironic twist, an international Wahhabification interfaith conference set to start Wednesday in Madrid was organized by a man accused of working with a senior Al Qaeda financier and who unabashedly supports Palestinian suicide bombings” …. (ivp)

~ LEFTIES ARE HUMEROUSLY-CHALLENGED: “Rich, Should We Send David Remnick a Wine Basket for the Free P.R.?”; and “Comics Fear to Blaspheme the Son of the Living God” (Obama In The Highest, that is) …. (nrotc, iht)

~ LIB MEDIA calls for jihad against New Yorker magazine; Obama negatively portrayed! …. (p2bc)

~ EUSSR COURT Of Human Rights To UK: Your Laws Are Illegal …. (DwE)

~ WATCHING THE WATCHERS— [CNW] “The federal government’s single-minded determination to deny the legitimacy of conscientious objection to what is plainly an illegal war rife with human rights abuses is abhorrent.” …. (downwitheverybody)

~ CATFIZZ: “This is the type of power available to the thugs on the tribunal panels who police our thoughts and words” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ PROTECTING FREE SPEECH From Foreign Islamist Censors: “Sens. Arlen Specter and Joe Lieberman have an op-ed in the WSJ today [ Foreign Courts Take Aim at Our Free Speech ] on a bill they are co-sponsoring which would immunize Americans from Islamists bent on using foreign libel law to squelch critical speech in the US”; Bipartisan movement in Congress for freedom of speech (and against libel tourism) …. (mypetjawa, wsj, pw)

~ BEWARE THE CANADIAN Whine Experts: Canuck Speeds UK’s Decline Of Freedom Of Expression …. (downwitheverybody)

~ DENYSE O’LEARY on the upcoming Guy Earle fundraiser …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ SHOCKING COMMON-SENSE: “To which, I might add: I do not see the need to prove my multicultural or tolerant bona-fides by recognizing the validity of, or merit in, other philosophical viewpoints, e.g. atheism, Islam, or anything else which is not in harmony with Catholic teaching.” When immigrants come to Canada and insist on our laws and culture reshape to comfort them, it is pure injustice, prejudice, and nonsense …. (timeimmortal.net)

~ LEMIEUX: The Illusion of Moral Neutrality– In this week’s column, Pierre Lemieux tackles a subject of great personal interest to me: the notion that, ideally, the state ought to practice “moral neutrality.” …. (shotgun)

~ PEOPLE FIND THIS SITE by the oddest means…. Legal Aid Ontario landed on my site today after doing a search for “Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Mental Damages”. Now that seems fitting 😉 …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ BLASPHEMY now a crime in Canada & didn’t require a LAW BEING PASSED in a democracy …. (MaD)

~ UK HUMAN RIGHTS Chief: Kid-Shmid. Paid Maternity Leave Is Bad For Career …. (downwitheverybody)

~ I HAVE HIGH hopes for Guy’s show …. (post-darwinist.blog)

~ SMUG POSTURING R US? “Norman Spector thinks Canadians–or at least our chattering classes–are more interested in making themselves feel good morally and “intellectually” than in either serving national interests or doing much actually to achieve anything that really helps others” …. (damianpenny)

~ TUESDAY MORNING OUTRAGE: vet to be evicted for flying Canadian flag …. (rjjago)

~ WHAT DID NOT MAKE the front of the Star, Globe, Vancouver sun, Winnipeg Free press but made the New York Times …. (MaD)

~ ACCEPTIBLE SLAMMING: “Bush fiddles; the U.S. burns: A cover ‘toon that didn’t raise any eyebrows”; “There are no jokes in Leftism: The New Yorker cover showing Obama in desert garb and the Missus rigged out as an urban terrorist isn’t eliciting many yucks in pro-Bambi quarters”; Death To The Infidels Who Insult Our Prophet! …. (Various)

~ DOWN WITH EVERYBODY— “Right. Which Human Rights Activists Have You Been Listening To?” …. (downwitheverybody)

~ MELANIE IN OBAMALAND: Attending a Hadassah convention in Los Angeles, Melanie Phillips comes face to face with two associated dementias from which far too many American Jews suffer–Bush Derangement Syndrome and Obamamania. Scary! …. (scaramouche)

~ THE NEW YORKER satirizes the “politics of fear” …. (deborahgyapong.blog)

~ IF YOU’RE WAITING for one of Canada’s Olympians to take a stand on China’s human-rights record, don’t hold your breath …. (downwitheverybody)

~ FRESH FIGHT-BACK AGAINST the Fun-Police: Anarcho-dandyism …. (shotgun)

~ GUY EARLE: human wrong …. (eyeweekly)

~ THE DAY THE POLICE INSTRUCT a political campaign to take down the English flag in England is the day the police are guilty of treason against the Crown, blasphemy against God and the rape of common sense …. (ghostofaflea)

~ GAULEITER Kinsella can’t get away from the Nazi ideology …. (MaD)

Jihad

~ CANADA’S TERRORIST— Omar Khadr, boy hero of the Canadian jihad, whining and crying under interrogation. Some martyr wannabe! Video: excerpts of Omar Khadr being interviewed in February 2003. If it wasn’t for his mother he wouldn’t be in this mess to begin with. Ghost of A Flea is underwhelmed …. (Various)

The Khadr Interrogation Video

~ ISLAMIC PEACE-MAKER: “Give ’em s state! Give ’em respect! Give ’em an army! Give ’em billions upon billions of dollars to pillage!” Give ’em dead Prime Ministers!” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ ANDREW BOSTOM— “Israel is a Miracle” (And So Is Bat Ye’or!) …. (andrewbostom.org)

~ AP FILMS TALIBAN MURDERING WOMEN, Calls it “Execution” by “Militants”; AP Stringer Stands by as Taliban Murder 2 Women, Gets Snuff Footage …. (mypetjawa)

~ RAYMOND IBRAHIM: Westerners are troubled and curious of the true nature of Islam. This article explores the custom of taqiyya, or the proper us of deceit, debunking Lapidos’s article in Slate. “Excusing Taqiyya?” …. (victorhanson)

~ BACKDOOR BADNESS: “A Sharia Enterprise” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)

~ WHEN JIHADIS Come Marching Home Again, Hurrah Hurrah …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ TURKEY: Study Reveals Honor Killers Welcomed by Society …. (weaselzippers)

~ A RELIGION OF PEACE? “the author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, shares the conclusion he reached after months of reading, consulting with experts—and prosecuting the terrorists responsible for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center” …. (nrotc)

~ THE DEMISE of Islam? By Jamie Glazov …. (FPM)

~ FUN WITH JEW-SPLODING.. Tales from a rocket-protected playground– “About 70-94% of Sderot children now show signs of PTSD – post traumatic stress disorder” …. (pumpkin-watch)

~ ISLAMIC Militants on Display …. (nrotc)

~ SAUDI MEDIA All of a Sudden Outraged That a 60 Year-old Man’s Marrying a 10 Year-old Girl …. (weaselzippers)

~ PAKISTAN: kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married …. (blogfreeworld)

~ OFFICIALS: Up to 700 “Americans” Studying in Pakistani Madrassas …. (Wz)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “John Bolton, the anti-Harpoon: As an antidote to Harpoon Siddiqui’s mishugas in the Sunday Star, here’s the former U.S. ambassador to the UN (why isn’t this man running for president?) explaining why time is running out and Israel will have to take action very soon” …. (scaramouche)

~ THE ITALIAN FRONT: Muslim Immigrants Creating Boom in Polygamous Marriages …. (Wz)

~ ATTACK OF THE CAIR Press Release: New Yorker Cover Promotes Islamophobia …. (Wz)

~ EN FRANCAIS— Finance islamique: Dow Jones congédie son conseiller vedette en finance islamique pour liens terroristes. “Taqi Usmani a été une star du monde de la finance islamique, siégeant sur les conseils de surveillance de la charia de banques du monde entier. Il conseillait le Dow Jones Islamic Market Index, qui accrédite plus de 25 fonds d’investissements. Il est l’auteur d’un livre exhortant les musulmans vivant en Occident à mener le djihad violent contre les infidèles à chaque occasion, et à continuer les tueries jusqu’à ce qu’ils paient la jizyah (impôt de soumission) après avoir été humiliés ou vaincus.” 14 juillet, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (pointdebasculecanada)

~ HAMAS DEFILING ABANDONED SYNAGOGUES Which Israel Left Behind During Gaza Pullout to Train Terrorists …. (Wz)

~ ROBERT JAGO— The Khadr Interrogation Video; SDS.. “You don’t care about me“, Khadr Sobs …. (rjjago, sda)

~ ADDLED GEEZERS— “Sex Pistols Singer to Crowd: “Praise Allah, Praise Allah” Crowd to Singer: You’re in Serbia Donkey” …. (Wz)

~ NEOCONSTANT— “The Danish Cartoons and the Problem of Islam” …. (neoconstant)

~ AFGHAN WOMAN OLYMPIAN Seeks Asylum in Europe, Quits Games. Fear of Reprisals From Islamists …. (Wz)

~ IRAN MAY TARGET Canadians: “National Post newspaper reports that the Iranian medium range missiles could target Canadian troops stationed in Afghanistan” …. (shotgun)

~ INTERNATIONAL HATE-FEST! Durban II: Trashing human rights …. (pumpkin-watch.blog)

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