Steynian 224

~ WORLD VISION: Georgian Humanitarian Relief and more details here; The Russian aggression in Georgia should be met by an instant and total boycott of Russian goods, especially the obvious ones, by Western consumers and of Russian tourism by the same …. (Various)

Mark Steyn

~ FREE SPEECH IN AN AGE OF JIHAD: “Mark’s keynote address to the recent conference in New York on free speech is now in print, along with valuable contributions from Roger Kimball, Andy McCarthy, Rachel Ehrenfeld, Ezra Levant and others. It’s available as part of our America Alone Free Speech Special: the bestselling book and the legal battle that ensued – together in one great package!” Exclusively from the Steyn Store, only $20.95 …. (steynstore)

~ 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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FreeSpeechers

~ HERITAGE CANADA Letters to Catholic Insight or Censorship? Nonsense! It’s just “Monitoring”, Double Standards? Whattsamatta U don’t like Little Kids? …. (blazingcatfur)

~ MEDIA WRITES THAT conservative Christians have filed a complaint against Supreme Court Justice Beverley McLachlin for her role in getting Morgentaler into the Order of Canada–when abortion is a matter that may yet come before the courts …. (prowomanprolife)

~ SCARAMOUCHE: “Me? I could care less about being medal-less. Like some letter-writers to the National Post, I’m far more agitated about being free speech-les” …. (scaramouche)

~ ALL THE GOLD medal winners at the Olympics are just social constructs …. (MaD)

~ TIME IMMORTAL: B’nai Brith misses the point …. (timeimmortal)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Today’s protest song: With apologies to one hit wonder/original raging granny, Malvina Reynolds” …. (scaramouche)

~ BARBARA KAY on the UK meltdown: “The legal war against men may seem to be more advanced in the U. K., but the legal culture of every Western nation is permeated by the spirit of radical feminism. In a continuing dumbing-down of female moral agency, abuse — real, but also reciprocal and merely alleged — has become a catch-all strategy for exculpating women who batter or kill their partners” …. (barbarakay.ca)

The Libel Tourist (video)

~ PUTZ THINKS Everyone Else Is An Idiot, Too …. (downwitheverybody)

~ FRANK DIMANT— Hate speech at McMaster University: “Charge anti-Israel demonstrators with hate crimes, Ontario A-G urged” …. (bnaibrith.ca)

~ KEEP THOSE CARDS & letters and Hate Crime Complaints a-comin’ …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ HUMAN RIGHTS Commission Striking It Rich In Vegas …. (downwitheverybody)

~ UNIVERSITIES can’t stand diversity. The fight for free speech vs tyrants …. (MaD)

~ THEODORE DALRYMPLE— “Insofar as Solzhenitsyn finally destroyed the possibility in the West of intellectual sympathy for the Soviet Union (which inhibited the prosecution of the Cold War), he helped bring about the demise of the revolutionary, ideological state, and for that he will be remembered as long as history is written” …. (city-journal.org)

~ A LAWYER COMPLAINS in Toronto, and the OHRC tells the entire province’s transport system to change. Oh, and to spend your money …. (downwitheverybody)

~ FUREDI— “Wellbeing crusaders have turned a private emotion into a public policy issue” …. (frankfuredi)

~ FLEA GHOST— “A sophisticated form of conspiracy theorizing” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ ON HERITAGE CANADA— “What also caught my attention,was all the Crown advertising in it.” …. (SDA)

~ BIG BROTHER To Screen Catholic Magazine …. (forlifeandfamily)

~ DENNIS PRAGER— “Why I Am Not A Liberal” …. (www.no-libs)

~ NAOMI LAKRITZ – still doesn’t get it – warning more Human Rights Commission Censorship Apologist tripe ahead …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ WHEN KIWI LEFTIES ATTACK, then retract a webpage, except forgetting THAT PESKY Google Cache and the Wayback Machine …. (beehive.govt.nz)

~ EQUALITY And Human Rights Commissions Posts Job Offer …. (downwitheverybody)

~ A ‘REFORMED’ CHINA? Churches ordered closed during Olympics: Pastors forced to sign agreements not to meet for 90 days …. (stoptheaclu)

~ HM QUEEN NANCY Loves That Whole Free Speech Thang …. (stoptheaclu)

~ OXYMOONBATS— “No Homophobia! No Fascist Canada!” …. (dustmybroom)

~ TORONTO IS ON CRACK, literally! Toronto Mayor David Miller handing out free Crack kits …. (MaD)

~ THE CLASSIC COMEDY Young Frankenstein Teaches Leftism 101 …. (breathofthebeast.blog)

~ SPUN GOLD— CHINA BUSTED Scrubbing Internet of Articles That Show Gymnasts Are Too Young To Compete! …. (gatewaypundit.blog)

~ BEIJING 2008: The Totalitarian Games– “Ever wonder why Western athletes aren’t defecting to the Communist paradise?” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ THE ROOTS of European unity: “Without the moral vision of its founding fathers the new Europe is a hollow and fragile achievement” …. (mercatornet)

~ MIKE BROCK— “It’s gotten to the point, where we hear about the almost daily harassment, detainment and other egregious actions against the press reporting on the Olympics by Chinese authorities. From a South American journalist who’s internet privileges were revoked, and questioned for searching for “forbidden” terms on the internet, to the roughing up of a British ITV journalist attempting to report on a protest in Beijing” …. (mikebrockonline)

~ IRD URGES Chinese Government, “Stop ‘Lip-Synching’ Religious Freedom” …. (theird.org)

~ PODCAST helps Ibn Warraq Defend the West …. (shirenetworknews)

Everyone Will Finally Be Equal

Georgia

~ POPE CALLS for end to Georgia fighting …. (catholicregister)

~ HUGH HEWITT— “If You Go To Georgia, As I Have Several Times” …. (hughhewitt)

~ GEORGE JONAS: Georgia’s crisis looks a lot like Kosovo’s …. (nationalpost)

~ MICHAEL LEDEEN: My unscientific perusal of the Western punditocracy suggests that most of the deep thinkers are full of admiration for Putin’s decisive actions. “The Lights Went Out” …. (nro)

~ OBVIOUSLY, IT’S ALL Israel’s Fault …. (indymedia)

~ FOR ALL OUR SAKES, Canada must stand with Georgia …. (dustmybroom)

~ WHEN WILL AMERICA, NATO and Europe step up and smack Putin down? Where are the peace protesters! …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ WHAT DO we know about the Georgia-Russia conflict …. (dustmybroom)

~ DID RUSSIA Employ Communist PKK Ahead of Georgia Invasion? Russia Deployed Chechen Units Into Georgia …. (threatswatch)

~ ALTHOUGH analysts may debate how far Putin decides to go in Georgia, its actions are indistinguishable from a campaign that intends to go “all the way” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ BACKGROUNDER— Johns Hopkins University scholar, Svante E. Cornell explains some of the differences between Abkhazia and South Ossetia (hat tip to Will) and details Russia’s strong arm, bullying gangsterism in the region …. (ghostofaflea)

~ PUTIN TO CALL OFF the assault in Georgia surviving Lefty MSM’s as usual miss the real reason …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

Tamara Urushadze shot on live TV !

Jihad

~ DOWN FROM CANADA— Muslims, Cyanide, And Illegal Immigrants, Oh My!; Move Along, Nothing To See Here. Sister: Denver Cyanide Man “Not Terrorist”. Why? Because He Was a Muslim. “Not Terrorism“: Dead Somalian Had Pound of Cyanide.. 1 pound could’ve killed hundreds …. (rightwingnews, Various)

~ SAUDI “HONOUR KILLING”: Muslim Father Cuts out Daughters Tongue, Burns her Alive for Converting to Christianity(Wz)

~ THE COUNCIL of Europe Fights “Islamophobia” …. (brusselsjournal)

~ MOHAMMED Cartoonist Says He’s Ready to Defend Himself in Jordanian Court …. (Wz)

~ MORE CEEB SCHTICK: Sometimes it’s hard to tell who’s funding the Ceeb—Canadian taxpayers or Saudi Arabia. This evening, for example, the Ceeb frames the ruckus in China as being a matter of Muslim “separatists” desiring to, um, separate …. (scaramouche)

~ STEALTH JIHAD or Hysteria? By: Robert Spencer: “Is it unreasonable to be concerned about Muslim accommodation in the U.S.?” …. (frontpagemag)

~ PRO-ISRAEL VIEWS Gets NGO in Iraq Defunded by Catholic Charity …. (pajamasmedia)

~ UK GROUP SLAMS Yale Christian-Muslim Conference: “The Final Declaration Calls for the Conversion of Christians and Jews to Islam” …. (Wz)

~ SAUDI ‘JUSTICE’: Montrealer faces beheading …. (dustmybroom)

~ MUSLIM CANDIDATE kills Christian for refusing to vote for him …. (magicstatistics)

~ TASTELESS Flight 93 Memorial Blogburst: Memorial Project Lies About Threats …. (stoptheaclu)

~ TOWN OFFICIAL Sends Out Email Saying Muslims Who Want Sharia Should Leave: Dhimmis Fall All Over Themselves Apologizing …. (Wz)

~ NIGERIA: homosexuality and Islam, a strange mix …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ NAIVE EVANGELICALS in ‘la-la land’ over Muslim agreement …. (creepingsharia)

~ BRAVE JIHADIS of Allah bravely slaughter four unarmed people …. (timeimmortal.net)

~ ILLINOIS Muslims vexed over township assessors anti-sharia email …. (creepingsharia)

~ INDEED— “We Need to Stop Being Such Cowards About Islam” …. (Wz)

~ NETHERLANDS recognizes polygamous Islamic marriages …. (timeimmortal.net)

~ NO SHROUDS FOR YOU! Mona Eltahawy, one of those brave women who consistently speak out against the repressions of sharia, poses a timely question: Where are Saudi Arabia’s female athletes? …. (scaramouche)

~ RENOUNCING Islam: Son of Hamas leader becomes a Christian …. (dustmybroom)

~ DEAD POET society: An unfond farewell to the object of the Ceeb’s and other useful idiots’ veneration, Mahmoud “The Voice” Darwish …. (scaramouche)

~ BLOODLESS COUP installs new Supreme Imam atop Canadian Islamist hierarchy …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ FRESH BLOOD— Georgia Honor Killing: Father held without bond; Alleged man “honor killing”: he was a Christian dating a Muslim woman …. (blogfreeworld)

~ UNWELCOME company: I had a chance to visit Petra, Jordan, last year when I was in Israel, but declined to do so. My reasoning: even though Jordan made “peace” with us back in 1994, the Hashemite entity is officially Jundenrein; under the terms of Jordanian law, only one people are barred from ever becoming citizens—the Jews …. (scaramouche)

~ ANOTHER Glorious Victory…. for Allah’s brave jihadis… shooting at unarmed women …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ THE NECESSITY to whup the kafir is the mother of jihadi invention: Dissatisfied with the pace of Continental Islamization (it’s not going nearly fast enough for his taste) a true believer offers a “brilliant” suggestion for speeding it up…. (scaramouche)

~ SHAMEFUL CNN’s (the Crescent News Network) Taqiya on Honor Killings –Al Jizz and CNN are utterly interchangeable but this is criminal. They ought to have their license yanked. They did a segment on the sick, violent Islamic “custom” of murdering their wives, daughters, sisters and deliberately omitted Islam …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ DENMARK Security Recommends Dropping the Words “Jihadist” and “Islamist Terrorist” …. (Wz)

~ CROSSING Language Barriers …. (MaD)

~ AL QAEDA’S “Mata Hari” had Plans to Kill Dhimmi Carter …. (Wz)

~ THE TALIBAN; Opium; and Myths …. (cjunk.blog)

~ WHY AREN’T they demanding an apology from Arabs, who traded in African slaves for over a thousand years? …. (MaD)

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