Steynian 282


~ EX-CANDIDATE John McCain knew how to bring it to the Viet Cong enemy; he later showed heroic courage in resisting torture and soul-breaking suffering. However, he did not know how to bring it to Obama & Joey Plugs, 30+ years later. How to take him on, hit at his weak spots and neutralize his strong points, and bring about some passion and voter-excitement. He was too nice.

We’re not talking about mud-slinging, or dirt-digging, or rumour-mongering: but the capacity to stand and fight for crucial ideas and principles in a time of decision. It was his job: mission not accomplished, John. It’s politics, not a pillow-fight: act like important stuff is at stake.

Spina Absentia

Is ‘niceness’ all that’s left of the best of us? Good intentions and inoffensiveness? Jellyfish and squid and such spineless creatures are all well and good, but we need more men and women of backbone and smarts and wit and inner toughness in our communities, and in our ruling and chattering classes. Too many of us lack even the virtues of a noble pagan, let alone the Spirit-led world-changing brightness and holy toughness of the saints that transformed the ancient world into the Western World and all it stands for– or stood for.

What are the words by which America shall live for the next 4-8 years?

“Give me Liberty, or give me socialized health care!”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all government programs are created equal…”

“We the government, in order to form a more perfect Utopia…”

Sorry, that’s pretty cold gruel to this Canadian, who has lived most of his life under the suffocating wing of a state intended to be all-embracing, and all things to all people. Americans have some hard lessons ahead, and generations to pay, unless they turn from the fascist-socialist temptation and the grand experiment of the United States is to survive the 21st century.

Remember When?

The nominal tax-rate that helped set the 13 Colonies alight with rebellion back in the day was.. wait for it.. 2%. Since World War I, Americans have meekly bent under ever-increasing tax-demands from a government now bent on convincing them it’s ALL actually the government’s money, anyway. Under Obama, all things will become the business of the government: what you eat, wear, think, where you live, how you vote, what you may happen to write on th internet and in your e-mails. All for goodies from the almighty government.

Perhaps we’ve arrived at the deadly point forewarned by old Benjamin Franklin:

“When the people find that
they can vote themselves money,
that will herald the end of the republic.”


De Tocqueville

Or as that noted observer of America, Alexis De Tocqueville put it:

“The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money.”

Election 2008 may well have been the true tipping point for Franklin’s warning. The first experiments in American fascism were top-down; then the bottom-up rebellion of the 1960s: now the radical top and radical bottom have come together in a possible perfect storm of nanny-state and ninny-citizens, voting themselves money from the ever-growing government horn of plenty. Such is the price of freedom. Goodies for all!

De Tocqueville also observed:

“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”

For Our Own Good

Let’s hope God uses Obama to nail home the lesson that the delusion of almighty government is an idolatry and tyranny to us, and to generations yet unborn. America may need this time of purging to remember herself aright, to be punished for serving other gods– but may she arise renewed, a brighter light yet for liberty, freedom, and hope for the enslaved and benighted nations and peoples of the world. ~


~ FOR THOSE who’ve been following the Perfessor John Miller dust-up with Ezra and Binks and others after the Halifax Symposium on the Media & Free Speech, the lovely and talented Deborah Gyapong has a must-read today, where– as a moderate, talented and life-long professional journalist herself– she takes Dr. Miller to the woodshed. The guy really does give the impression of a bad case of illiberal ‘”I’m-Totally-Right-Itis” and HRC-ish Naziphobia. Sadly, that he cannot see any good in the comments and criticism of his words and actions except to start ranting about Ezra and his Hate Squads and such– all while smearing Steyn and anybody else in passing– doesn’t bode well for his actual tolerance and open-mindedness. Plus, if he wanted feedback– instead of disciples meekly receiving his pearls of Zeitgeist-y wisdom– surely he would allow comments on his site? I’ve spent half of my life dealing with high-handed profs and politically correct clergy and church bureaucrats, and so all Perfessor Miller’s Jedi mind-tricks and liberal-Fu just leave me underwhelmed. Political correctness?  ZzZZzzz. Sorry, I already have a religion, thanks. Experts and chattering classes all repeating the same mantras? No thanks, I already have The Messiah. ~


~ THE SYSTEM WORKS? Um: no, the HRC system spat out Steyn and Levant because they were too big to swallow without a possibly terminal case of legal heartburn. We’ve still got Levant, Boissoin, The Freedom-6, and others under legal stomping by the HRCs, and others. Donate. They’re fighting for you, and for the clawing back of the HRC legal powers. Until 13.1 is gutted, we’ve not got a DEMOCRATIC system that works, to protect the fundamental freedoms and rights of ALL Canadians, not just the loudest or the protected politically corrected classes. ~



Mark Steyn

~ JUST GO AND READ everything in sight.. and make sure to buy something as well, to help with Mark’s legal bills! …. (marksteyn)

~ TODAY’S Mark Madness …. (walker)

~ MARK STEYN: Americans would rather die than live free, apparently …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ IS UGANDA’S Allan Tacca the Mark Steyn of Africa? …. (

~ FRIENDS DON’T LET friends vote liberal: “I wish Mark Steyn would stop telling us how much he likes Peggy Noonan and Kathleen Parker” …. (

~ MARK STEYN continues the push for a small government Republican party …. (shotgun)


~ EZRA THE ZIONISTICAL WHITE-POWER JEW: “My opening remarks at today’s Media Lawyers Association conference in Ottawa” …. (ezralevant)

~ PERFESSOR MILLER & Ezra’s google experiment– Deborah Gyapong brings the facts; Ghost Flees: “The beclowning of John Miller” …. (deborahgyapong, ghostofaflea)


~ DER SHAIDLE: “ALREADY in its SECOND printing! Get my new book The Tyranny of Nice — signed by Mark Steyn” …. (5fof)

~ UTTERLY DISGUSTING:An insult to all those who died for freedom: complain to your MP..CHRC to lay wreath at Remembrance Ceremonies; or as Ezra delightfully reports it “Neo-Nazi organization infiltrates Ottawa Remembrance Day ceremony“…. (5fof)

~ SCARAMOUCHE asks: Is the writing on the wall for Section 13(1)? …. (

~ THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: “Prime Minister Stephen Harper insisted that, as per Canadian policy, no ransom was paid to the abductors of Ceeb correspondent Mellissa Fung. However, as Norman Spector points out in the Globe and Mail, money may not have exchanged hands, but her release did come at a cost” …. (scaramouche)

~ FREEDOMISM is disgusting …. (cv)

~ THE UK HUMAN RIGHTS Act: The law that has devalued your human rights– “The Telegraph has been running an excellent series on the 10th anniversary of the alleged Human Rights Act in th UK. It’s a horrifying mess, not unlike the madness found in Canada courtesy our Marxist Mullahs and their enablers” …. (

~ IT ALL MAKES SENSE, SOMEHOW.. Ottawa: “Media lawyers conference bars… the media” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ A CANADIAN, Oil-For-Blood, and The UNIFEM Gala …. (sda)

~ WORD FROM THE OAKVILLE MUSLIM GULAG: “Muslims say their rights are in jeopardy” …. (

~ YOURISH: “Canadian Human Rights Commission missed one” …. (

~ PRAGUE, 1952: When Communists took over Nazism under the guise of antizionism …. (

~ HARRY and the Human Rights Violation: Chapters 1, 2, & 3 …. (

~ DEAR PHYSICIANS: act on your convictions By Rory Leishman …. (catholicinsight)

~ OUR OBAMA: “The Charter of Rights was designed by Trudeau to make you fear the state” …. (MaD)

~ THE CHRC & Jimmy Hitler together again on CBC?? Nalls of macadamia: I just about fell off my chair.. Jay Currie: “When the CBC starts making fun of you you are pretty much done.” …. (bc, jc)

~ BREAKENRIDGE: “Section 13 in Conservative Crosshairs?” …. (am770chqr)

~ 144 CHRISTIANS— including ex-Muslims — appeal for support of freedom of conscience, equality under the law from Christian-Muslim conference …. (

~ LET THEM BE ANATHEMA: Top Ten Irritating Phrases …. (insightscoop)

~ AN ARMY OF 1000 lawyers formed in first decade of Human Rights Act …. (

~ SCARAMOUCHE: “Is the writing on the wall for Section 13?: The Conservative Party of Canada, the party that holds power in the land, is having a convention” …. (scaramouche)

~ THE POISON OF INCLUSIVITY in Oxford– “I live in Oxford, and this decision is typical of the atheistic stand the Council often takes in the name of multiculturalism and inclusivity. Leaders of other faiths in Oxford as dismayed by this too, as they know as well as I do that at the heart of this is a wish to deny any sort of space for God in the world. Well done the Vatican for speaking out!” …. (

~ UPPITY Quebec feminist: Political left undermining women’s rights …. (dustmybroom)

~ REMEMBERING Kristallnacht, 9 November 1938 …. (novascotiascott)

~ INFIDEL BLOGGERS AWARDS NOMINATIONS: “Click on image to go to Infidel Blogger Awards” …. (

~ AUSTRALIA WANTS an international end to death penalty, so people shouldn’t be afraid when killing Australian Nationals …. (MaD)

~ DOGS ARE PEOPLE, TOO: “Britain’s environment secretary has sparked controversy with a list of proposed new rules that could mean jail time for pet owners who walk dogs on hot days” …. (sda)

~ VERBAL JACOBIN ALERT! Thought Showers Grip Bournemouth … (dustmybroom)

~ A WHAT-NOW?!? ONTARIO COURT OF APPEAL HEARS ARGUMENTS ON CRIMINAL POEM: “Last year, November 23, Royson James wrote a column for the Toronto Star entitled, Councillors need lesson on economy” …. (

~ GHOST FLEAS: “The police are not always your friends. The important lesson to take away from the linked video is not that freedom of speech will be curtailed in Obama’s America (though it most certainly will be) but that it is not the job of the police to protect your civil liberties. It is the job of the police first and foremost to maintain public order; in this case by forestalling a riot and/or a lynching” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ DUST MY BROOM: Freedom? That’s Just Some People Talking; Strength and Justice …. (dustmybroom)

~ PERGRESSIVISM IN ACTION.. “LÉVIS- Five Liberal campaign organizers in Lévis face charges of public mischief after posters of the local Action démocratique du Québec MNA were taken down and replaced with posters of the Liberal candidate.” See/ Cuz for pergressivists, the opposition isn’t just mistaken or debatable, but evil incarnate …. (

~ REPORT: Auschwitz blueprints discovered in Berlin apartment. ‘The documents refute once and for all claims by those who deny the Holocaust took place’. Note to the CJC & HRC and other self-appointed Nazi-Hunters: evidence, facts and arguments smack down the basement-Nazis and bigger deniers, not your idiotic speech-codes, media notoriety, and years-long trials and publicity & martyrdom for the cause of stupid …. (wnd)

~ SPECIAL JUSTICE, PLEASE: “Father who froze his babies wants sentencing circle.” Sure, get the aboriginal dose, then the rest of your punishment, like everybody else has to …. (dustmybroom)

~ STUPID Politicians = A Stupid Electorate? …. (am770chqr)

~ YOUR GOV-TAXES @ WORK— Creepy Canadian government “anti-accident” commercials …. (yourdailychum)

~ DUST MY BROOM: “Help us become frenzied and excited!” …. (dustmybroom)

~ CATBOX: “Bitchy Flamer used BCHRT in personal vendetta against Firefighter” …. (

Omerica: Surrendered


~ DE-UNTRUTHING the interwebs: Obama camp scrubs website to remove references to “mandatory” community service; The Obama draft begins …. (shotgun)

~ FANNIE & FREDDIE, REDUX? The Cabinet of Doom. Today the Chicago Tribune listed a couple of strong contenders for the position of Attorney General.. The Gorelick?!?; and Obama’s Chief of Staff was Director of Freddie Mac During Scandal …. (

~ THE MESSIAH Still Wants Your Money …. (politico)

~ WEB FAUX PAS: Plan leaked for ‘civilian security force’? Before blogs caught it, Obama site told of requiring students to serve. Emanuel co-authored book calling for compulsory universal service— ‘These young people will be available to address their communities’ most pressing needs’ …. (wnd)

~ NO JOY IN JEWVILLE: “Odd men out: While much of the world continues to hail the Obama win, one country has already leapt off the bandwagon. From the Jerusalem Post” …. (scaramouche)


~ RIGHT GRLLL— Brass Balls Radio: Post Election …. (girlontheright)

~ UNITY BITES!: The Weekly Standard’s Andrew Ferguson explains why “unity”—a recurring theme of the Obama campaign—is something to be shunned, not embraced …. (scaramouche)

~ REPUBLICANS— “Your Mission, If You Choose to Accept It” …. (

~ HITTING REWIND: “Obama’s Team Consulting With Liberal Advocacy Groups to Compile List of 200 Bush Actions to Quickly Reverse, First up….Making Abortions Easier” …. (Wz)

~ THE TRUTH WILL OUT— “Obama appointee active member of group linked to massacre. Hindu organization believed responsible for killing 2,000 Muslims, perscuting Christians” …. (worldnetdaily)

~ APOTHEOSIS! A god amongst men! — All Obama All The Time: “And so it begins, the coming deification of the new god. At least the Romans waited until their Caesars were dead”; Notes From The Underground; Chris Matthews Gets On All Fours …. (thereturnofscipio)


~ WILL AN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION repudiate Bush-era legal opinions? …. (volokh)

~ PETER HITCHENS: “The night we waved goodbye to America, our last best hope on earth” …. (5fof)

~ RAINING ON THE PARADE: There are those who see the sight of a “Messiah” who’s apparently been endowed with superhuman gifts because he’s black and who say, “Yesiree. Good things are on the horizon for the Jewish people and all mankind. Peace on Earth. Swords into ploughshares. No more jihad. Und so weiter.” And then are the party poopers who say, “What? Are you kidding me? He’s going to fix things because he happens to be black? How does that work, exactly?” …. (scaramouche)


~ HE’S AFTER THE YOOTS! Obama’s Virtually Mandatory National ‘Service Corps’ Frightening: Critics …. (

~ PRESIDENTIAL security team swamps Obama neighborhood.. ‘I live one block away. I get ‘carded’ to go on my block’ …. (wnd)

~ EUSSR voices ‘strong concern’ over Russian missiles …. (

~ UNCONVICTED Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers Whines: “I’m Becoming the Target of a Terrorist Attack”. In other news, thief complains of theft, and rapist reports getting raped …. (Wz)

~ YOU REMEMBER AIG, don’t you? Our dunces in Congress gave them an $85,000,000,000 bailout package during the Great Pre-Election Giveaway …. (uppitywoman08)

~ SAITH RBO: “Still paranoid after all these years. Carl, ever think maybe it’s Bill and Bernie?”; and “Time to shut up now, Bill” …. (therealbarackobama)

~ THE WHITEY HOUSE? Shut up, racists. The Binks chimes in …. (scaramouche)

~ CAROLINE GLICK: “With Senator Barack Obama’s victory in the US presidential race, the stakes have been raised for Israel’s February 10 general elections” …. (carolineglick)

~ SCENE OF THE CRIME… Perhaps, being a Chicago crowd, they knew some of the things that 52.5 per cent of America prefers not to know …. (ghostofaflea)

~ TEH SCARY MUSH— “Magic” Obama: Kathy Shaidle posts an insightful piece by Brendan O’Neil. O’Neil writes that the pres-elect was the beneficiary not only of liberal guilt, but of a desire to vote for a black guy to demonstrate one’s moral superiority over the great unwashed (who supposedly won’t vote for a black guy ‘cause he’s black). (I’ve decided not to call him Bambi anymore—been there, done that—although, post-election, he has had that “deer caught in the headlight look” at least once or twice.) Anyway, the whole piece is well worth a look-see” …. (scaramouche)

~ PACKWOOD— Correct me if I am wrong here… “But if soon to be President Obama institutes his mandatory Obama Jugend are all those Daily Show viewers going to be rethinking their vote?”; His O-liness, the first black President, brings back slavery …. (ghostofaflea, 5fof)

~ MICHAEL COREN: “Obama fools us”; David Warren: “America elected her demagogue Tuesday” …. (via 5fof)

~ PLEEEEEASE! We want line-ups and rationed care, too! “As Americans look forward to receiving free health care under a new and altogether hopey, changey President Obama, Canada’s existing public health system is falling to pieces” …. (dailybayonet)

~ WAIT FOR IT— “This isn’t the Tony Rezko I knew.” …. (sda)

~ THE SAVIOUR AS SILENCER: “Quick, somebody get Michael Coren a big glass of that hopey-changey Kool-Aid. He’s under the misapprehension that the Saviour’s election isn’t the dawn of a brand new rainbowy day, and that it may, in fact, signal the end of free speech in America” …. (scaramouche)


~ PRE-MEMORIAL! “National Obama Day? “Would that I was kidding. Sadly, my ability for parody is not so well-formed as to be able to compete with real life, so there it is: some groups are proposing that a national holiday be declared in honour of, possibly the day of his inauguration.” Secular messianism at its finest. And by “finest,” I really mean “most troubling.” …. (timeimmortal)

~ O=COMMUNIST: American Communists Get It…. but “The American people themselves, are not primarily of the extremist class that Obama comes from … and even though they’re taken with the pixy dust right now, I can’t see the magic surviving if The Big O tries to move ahead a far left agenda” …. (

~ DEAD UNICORN! “And I think I know who the first under the bus will be: the homosexuals! After working their hearts out for Obama, they came up empty-handed on November 4, with marriage amendments passing all over the country. Surprise, surprise, the pro-homosex cause wasn’t popular with black voters, and some of the activists aren’t taking it too well. Maybe they still think that the King of Kings will come to their rescue, but don’t count on it” …. (


~ SHAIDLE OPINES— If we’ve lost PJ O’Rourke, we’ve lost America; Robert Stacey McCain to PJ O’Rourke: “What do you mean ‘we,’ Kemosabe?” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ AMERICAN THINKER— Obama is planning to ‘rule’ us? …. (americanthinker)

~ EVEN THE MSM HAS NOTICED! “Sales of rifles, pistols and ammo are surging in parts of the United States, as many gun owners fear President-elect Barack Obama’s administration may seek to tighten ownership of certain weapons” …. (girlontheright)

~ CUDDLES? “Kneecap him at every opportunity” — John Hawkins brings it; Black elites hate America? …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ BOO-BOO KITTY… Bill Ayers’ special op-ed for Toronto Star: “I was the target of a ‘terrorist’ attack” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ GEORGE WILL on the Dawning of the Age of Obama …. (

Boss of Teacher Who Berated Student for Backing McCain/
Supporting Military is NOT Happy

~ THE OBAMA CULT’S “O” revisited …. (therealbarackobama)

~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Response to President-elect Obama reveals a world with jitters and what the Republicans might reconsider. “Be Careful What You Wish For”; and What does the new presidency mean? “The Day After” …. (victorhanson)

~ NEW ZEALAND Swings Right– America – still out of touch with the world (or, at least, 20 years behind in being dazzled by Utopianism) …. (MaD)

~ A UNICORN In Every Garage! …. (llamabutchers)

~ DOUG GILES: Should Christians Honor Barack Obama? …. (

~ UPPITY WOMAN: “Most popular entry on this blog: “Obama will pay for my gas and mortgage” …. (uppitywoman08)

~ HERE’S HOPING! “Unless guided by faith, Obama’s ‘hope’ mantra will soon run out of steam” …. (mercatornet)

Saturday Night Obama Rap

~ THE AMERICA CORP. Family of Companies: “Over the last couple of months, the U.S. Government has gone into the banking business, the investment house business, and the insurance business. There are now government bureaucrats sitting on the boards fo those companies: how long before they start meddling and telling them how to run their business?” By Roger Kimball …. (rogerkimball)

~ NEW SOUVENIR Postcard collection celebrates President-elect Obama’s past successes …. (


~ THE HARD-LEFT Obama Agenda Will Face Court Fights …. (

~ TURKEY: 44 Sheep Sacrificed to Honor Obama’s Victory, “his Muslim Ancestry has Excited us” …. (Wz)

~ CAIR: 90% of Muslims in America Voted for Obama, 2% for McCain …. (Wz)

~ IS KENYA BANKING on Obama payback for detaining Corsi? …. (wnd)

~ INNER BIGOTS come out of the closet and into the streets …. (cv)

~ REALITY Hits As Obama Does Nothing, Really, On Economy …. (

~ THE INFALLIBLE Obama apologizes to Nancy Reagan for ‘seance’ crack …. (breitbart)

~ A LOVE STORY for the ages: the press and Barack Obama; Obama vs. Pelosi? Yes, we hope …. (

~ ALL THAT CREEPY Obama iconography still showing up post-election …. (

~ HUFFPOO Writer Horrified Everyone Didn’t Vote for Obama …. (Wz)

~ GHOST OF FLEAS: “No, libertarianism is not the answer. What the Republicans need to gain the ingrate vote is a non-threatening, apparently cool top of the ticket. Obama had that (forgive me for I know not what I do) in spades while (for reasons which escape me) Sarah Palin alarms – outrages – many young people” …. (ghostofaflea)

~ OBAMA DOESN’T Call It “Change.Gov” For Nothing! …. (walker)

~ NOW THAT’S a hockey stick …. (jaycurrie)

~ SURVEILLANCE video: Al Franken “finds” another 1,000 votes. ACORNs, anyone? …. (

“Obama is a hoser”

~ PEOPLE’S CUBE: Headlines From the Year 2020 (Part V) …. (thepeoplescube)

~ THE OBAMA Apologizes For First Offensive Brainfarty Comment …. (


“There is no rampant Islamophobia in Canada –
only an attempt at gradual Islamization.”

~ Blazing Catfur ~

~ UNSPEAKABLE Coptic Priest Zakaria Botros: “Was Mohammed a Messenger of God or Satan?” …. (Wz)

~ ANY NEGATIVE reports about Muslims, even if true, resulted in claims of Islamaphobia …. (MaD)

~ BREAKING NEWS: Historic 1st – Muslim claims victim status! In perhaps the first recorded instance to date a member of the muslim community in Canada has proclaimed himself a victim …. (BCat)

~ VATICAN SAYS: “Too many Christian-Muslim dialogues.” U.N.: World powers line up for another Saudi-led “dialogue” charade …. (fivefeetoffury, JiWa)

~ THE ISLAMIST ROLE in the 2008 Canadian Elections – now with added Sock Puppet sighting! By Raheel Raza – American Thinker. “If you are Canadian and Islamist, you probably voted for the New Democratic Party (NDP), which won 18.2% of the vote on October 14, 2008. This was an increase in of about 1% in the vote and led to seven more seats from the 2006 elections.” There is no rampant Islamophobia in Canada – only an attempt at gradual Islamization …. (,

~ A ONE-WAY STREET— “We will not tolerate the construction of the Museum of Tolerance” …. (5fof)

~ TOLERANT SOMALIA: Kenyan Christian Converts to Islam, Promptly Shot Dead by his new Co-Religionists; Muslim Converts to Christianity Plead With the Vatican to Help end Their Dhimmi Status in Islamic Countries …. (Wz)

~ CANADIANS REJECT Islamic politicians …. (dmb)

~ WISDOM: “You can’t defeat militant Islam with militant mush: Why were the Ottomans turned back at the Gates of Vienna in 1683, thus ensuring the survival of Western civilization? It was because they faced a formidable Christendom that refused to surrender. And why is our current-day civilization not up to the task of turning back the relentless tide of Islamism? It is because Christendom isn’t what it used to be, and because what has arisen in its place—radical secularism—has neither the wit not the will to fend off the invasion” …. (scaramouche)

~ 6,000 Muslim clerics endorse anti-terror fatwa …. (shotgun)

~ DUST MY BROOM: “Calgary small-eye imam completes sea to burning sea walk” …. (dmb)

~ UNOCRATS @ PLAY— “UN Meeting Next Week to Discuss Islamophobia, Bush to Address Conference” …. (Wz)

~ UK LETS HEZBIE Spokesman Into Country to Attend Seminar, Two Weeks After Saying Foreign Extremists Wouldn’t be Allowed to Enter Britain …. (Wz)

~ BEATDOWN! Muslim medic in UK: Muslim men “think they have God-given right to beat wives” …. (

~ BRITISH Intelligence: “Thousands” of Jihadists Active in UK …. (Wz)

~ NETHERLANDS: CDA Study Says Islam and Sharia Promote Democracy …. (Wz)

~ EN FRANCAIS: Liberté d’expression– “Faire du Danemark la capitale internationale de la liberté d’expression, par Naser Khader, député danois, musulman Khader a participé à la fondation d’un nouvel organisme international contre l’islamisme. Il veut aussi faire du Danemark un pôle de la lutte pour la liberté d’expression, ce que le pays est de facto par le biais de la défense des caricatures de Mahomet. Il travaille à organiser la première conférence sur la liberté d’expression sur le modèle de la conférence mondiale sur le changement climatique. Une Déclaration de Copenhague sera rédigée.” 8 novembre, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (

~ DUTCH Christians for sharia law …. (

~ MOROCCO bans French magazine for insulting Islam: Cover featuring Christian-Muslim confab carries headline ‘The Jesus-Muhammad Shock’ …. (wnd)

~ NAIVE AIN’T IT! “Great expectations: Tzipi Livni—think of her as the un-Obama, since no one sees her as the answer to anyone’s prayers—says Israel is fully onside with the Palestinian state the world is willing into existence, with one big proviso” …. (scaramouche)

On Sharia Finace

~ HARPOON’S “big picture”: The Toronto Star’s highly esteemed Islamic pundit Harpoon Siddiqui surveys the Muslim world—crises galore in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Gaza, and Syria—and says the pres-elect had better knock it off with the American belligerence that’s behind them all (except for the “crisis” in Gaza, which, naturally, is Israel’s fault) …. (scaramouche)

~ HOSTAGE DRAMA: Ceeb correspondent Melissa Fung was kidnapped nearly a month ago in Afghanistan, but due to a news blackout, her abduction came to light only yesterday, after her rescue. Here she is recounting some of her ordeal (in the Ottawa Citizen) …. (scaramouche, sda)

~ OF TO HELL IT IS, THEN: “Last rites: Some of the faithful gathered in Indonesia today to give a trio of their own an emotional send off” …. (scaramouche)

~ DELIGHTFUL Somalis in different “contexts”: The Telegraph reports that Somalis in the U.K. have been sending lots of shekels back home to help fund a notorious gang of jihadis; the group is said to be behind the recent stoning of a 13-year-old girl …. (scaramouche)

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