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Mark Steyn Case Wakes Up Canadian Press to Human Rights Tribunals' Threat to Free Speech
LifeSiteNews ^ | December 19, 2007 | Hilary White

Posted on 12/19/2007 6:11:07 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182

Mark Steyn Case Wakes Up Canadian Press to Human Rights Tribunals' Threat to Free Speech

Calgary Herald writer says the Commissions must be shut down.

TORONTO, December 19, 2007 ( - Opposition is growing in the press to the power and boldness of the Canadian Human Rights Commissions (HRC) to suppress freedom of expression and to police what Canadians may say in public. While Christians and social conservatives in Canada have been under attack through the HRC's for years, it was not until the case against popular columnist Mark Steyn and Maclean's magazine that the Canadian mainstream media has picked up the scent of a threat to their own freedoms.

In today's Calgary Herald, Rebecca Walberg writes that the Commissions must be "shut down." Earlier this week the National Post protested that the Steyn case is one of "censorship in the name of 'human rights'". The Chilliwack Times ran an editorial calling the Commissions and their tribunals "a powerful ally" in the efforts of some to "further restrict our right to free speech."

The case that has garnered the attention of Canada's mainstream media is that brought by the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC) against popular conservative columnist Mark Steyn and Maclean's, Canada's foremost news magazine. Maclean's published an excerpt, headlined "The Future Belongs to Islam," from Steyn's bestselling book "America Alone" in which he predicts a coming clash between an increasingly aggressive Islamic minority in Europe and the shrinking remnants of European post-Christian social values.

The CIC complained to the Human Rights Commission of "exposing Canadian Muslims to hatred and Islamophobia". A representative of the group claims the complaint is intended to "protect Canadian multiculturalism and tolerance"..........[snip]

[snip]Others have pointed out that the Human Rights Commissions are so weighted in favour of the complainant that it is wide open to abuse as a means of making money. Richard Warman, a far left human rights lawyer based in Ottawa, is a former employee and investigator for the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Warman has filed an unusually large number of complaints with the HRC against groups on the right and admitted that he files complaints in his spare time.

In 2006, in a keynote speech to the violent Anti-Racist Action group in Toronto, Warman described his high volume, tax-funded activism the "maximum disruption" approach to leftist agitation. "I've come to the conclusion that I can be most effective by using what I like to describe as a 'maximum disruption' approach...If I think that they've violated the Canadian Human Rights Act, then I'll look at all of the potential targets and file complaints against them starting on a 'worst offender' basis".

He added, "Sometimes if I just find people to be particularly annoying this may move them up the list a bit." Publicly available documents show that Warman has been awarded at least Cn. $48,500 in "special compensation" via Human Rights Tribunal complaints since 2003.............."

TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freespeech; homosexualagenda; steyn
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To: Ramius
Ramius, you are target dead center with your post.

Islam IS incompatable with democratic society and freedom of thought.

But one further point:

The remedy of Islam to such incompatability is Fascism: Religio-fascism similar to the historical Rumanian variety.

Any scat who applies a Churchillian analysis of modern Islam, can conclude this fact. Its fascism.

The only reason the world does not know this yet, is because of the liberal Utopians who control most of the media, education and the political infrastructure of so much of the West.

Its like 1930 all over again. Only this time, democracies may wake up too late, after the Muslim Fascists acquire nuclear weaponry.


This is a thought that should be scaring every man, woman, child and dog in the West, and guys like Steyn are spreading the word.

And the Muzzies cannot stand the light of truth.So they invoke their liberal dhimmis. This case will be landmark, and you can bet it will go before the Supreme Court of Canada.

And the Muzzies will have lost even if the case goes against Steyn and MacLeans,because the Steyn truth will get so much publicity, that everyone will read his writing and think carefully about the truth Steyn reveals, exactly what the muzzies feared the most. The only way the muzzies can win the publicity war now is to withdraw all of their complaints.

The muzzies may have been far too clever.

41 posted on 12/20/2007 4:54:58 PM PST by Candor7 (
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To: Snowyman

I take that back. I googled and found Stephen as just found guilty a week ago. So it was someone else - sorry, I wish I could remember who that was. I know Paul Fromm, a well knonw neo-Nazi has oodles of fines against him and lost a lawsuit to Richard Warman, but he hasn’t seen jail yet.

42 posted on 12/20/2007 11:11:27 PM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Anti-Bubba182; milford421; Calpernia

Bump and ping.

43 posted on 12/21/2007 6:28:17 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (I vote to outlaw hidden links in articles. If the URL is worthy of clicking, then show it.)
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