I thought taking on the witty, intelligent and remarkable Mark Steyn might just be a bridge to far for the multi-culti, we actually hate free speech bunch.
This is what I expected. Marc Steyn is widely respected and is NOT known for pulling out the stops. Regretably, Canadians don’t seem to mind if a few preachers or Catholic bishops are ordered not to preach the Bible, but I think this case will backfire on the Tribunals.
The very name “Tribunal” makes me think of Napoleon or the French Terror. Definitely time to shut them down. How about it, you conservatives who are currently running the country?
The HRC has been trying to shut down FD for quite a while now.
The case against Mark Stein has the almost amusing side-effect of proving him to have been correct in what he wrote, that started the whole mess in the first place.
He’s hauled up in front of the Human Rights Tribunal basically for writing something to the effect that Islam is obviously incompatible with modern western civilization.
And now, because Muslims are unable to deal with criticism and are hypersensitive... And dangerously so... His freedom of speech to criticize Islam must be curtailed.
Freedom, a hallmark of western civilization, is incompatible with Islam.
In other proceedings like slander or libel, truth is an affirmative defense. Curiously enough in these Canadian Human Rights Tribunal cases the truth is specifically NOT a defense. It doesn’t matter that what you say is verifiably true. It only matters that someone takes offense to it.
Its staggering. Even Stalin wasn’t so clever.
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.Thanks AB182.
What human rights? There is no human right not to be offended. The only justifiable restriction to free speech would be a direct incitement to violence.
"The legislation...gives them permission to disregard the usual rules of legal procedures meant to protect defendants' rights such as rules of evidence, presumption of innocence, bias of witnesses or representation. Its officers and adjudicators do not have to have legal training but are political appointees, commonly representatives of special interest groups."Disregarding rules of evidence???
Disregarding presumption of innocence????
Disregarding bias of witnesses?????
Do you mean to tell me that this ignominious bilge has been the law in Canada since the 1970s! And Canadians are just now becoming alarmed about it?????
And Canadians consider this justice?????
"This system, many have said, leaves the HRC's wide open to abuse..."
...and the West sinks deeper and deeper into the Decadence that is the Left.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus