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  • What Signal Does Barbie's Burka Send? (Mark Steyn On Islamopandering In The West Alert)

    12/11/2009 9:43:13 AM PST · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 1,770+ views
    Macleans ^ | 12/11/2009 | Mark Steyn
    The other day, George Jonas passed on to his readers a characteristically shrewd observation gleaned from the late poet George Faludy: “No one likes to think of himself as a coward,” wrote Jonas. “People prefer to think they end up yielding to what the terrorists demand, not because it’s safer or more convenient, but because it’s the right thing . . . Successful terrorism persuades the terrorized that if they do terror’s bidding, it’s not because they’re terrified but because they’re socially concerned.” This is true. Resisting terror is exhausting. It’s easier to appease it, but, for the sake of your self-esteem, you have...
  • Rights organization dismisses complaint against Maclean's (CHRC drops charges against Mark Steyn)

    06/27/2008 12:38:52 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 527+ views
    National Post ^ | 6/27/2008 | Joseph Brean
    The Canadian Human Rights Commission has dismissed a hate speech complaint against Maclean's magazine. Brought by Mohamed Elmasry, national president of the Canadian Islamic Congress, the complaint was the centrepiece of a three-pronged offense against what he sees as Islamophobia in the national newsweekly, with columnists Mark Steyn and Barbara Amiel the main offenders. An identical complaint, brought with the help of three Muslim law students who became the public faces of the complaint, was rejected in Ontario on jurisdictional grounds. The third was heard this month by a British Columbia tribunal, which is now deliberating. Announcing the decision (the...
  • Canada's thought police

    06/17/2008 7:02:09 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 26 replies · 100+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 17, 2008 | Johah Goldberg
    [The Canadian Islamic Congress] took [Maclean's Magazine and author Mark Steyn] to "court," but not a real court. These tribunals [of the Canadian Human Rights Commission] have all the rigor of a student government star chamber. There are no rules of evidence and, again, truth is not a defense. Why bother with evidence at all? Hate speech is essentially defined as anything certain "victimized" people find offensive... And what about free speech? Dean Steacy, an investigator for Canada's national commission, explained it nicely: "Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don't give it any value." He gets points...
  • Liveblogging the Macleans Trial V: Stand and Deliver

    06/06/2008 10:52:18 AM PDT · by bamahead · 6 replies · 40+ views
    Maclean's ^ | June 6, 2008 | Andrew Coyne
    Merciful heavens, its the last day. Time for final arguments Faisal Joseph for the complainants: Were here to right a terrible wrong. Case involves a complicated intersection of two important values free speech and the right to be free from discrimination. Neither trumps the other, in his view. Not all speech is afforded the same protection speech that is not close to the core value of free speech is not as well protected. That would be hate speech. Doesnt advance truth-seeking, because it silences the target group. Doesnt advance their self-development, etc. Not offensive speech were after, but...
  • Idiots Guide to Completely Idiotic Canadian Human Rights Tribunals

    06/05/2008 6:38:26 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 26 replies · 209+ views
    NRO ^ | 6/5/08 | Mark Hemingway
    At issue is a cover story National Reviews own Mark Steyn wrote for the Canadian newsweekly Macleans, titled The Future Belongs to Islam. An excerpt from Steyns bestselling book America Alone, the article highlighted the fact that demographic trends suggest that Muslims may well become a majority in much of Europe and that this obviously represents a threat to Europe as we know it. A few Muslim law students objected to the article and filed multiple complaints with Canadas national and provincial human rights tribunals and presto! Steyns opinion and Macleans right to print it have now been effectively criminalized....
  • Liveblogging the Macleans Trial IV: Habib and Habib Not (Free Republic Mentioned!)

    06/05/2008 11:18:48 AM PDT · by marinamuffy · 111 replies · 223+ views
    Macleans ^ | June 5, 2008 | Andrew Coyne
    Were back, and the first item for business is Joseph demanding an apology for yesterdays scaredy-pants outburst, which he says is causing his client stress. It seems he is going to call Habib, but first wants to introduce yet another piece of last-minute evidence, from yet another blog post this one from the California-based Free Republic site which is yet again operated from somewhere in that vast section of the universe that is outside the jurisdiction of the tribunal. McConchie is raising objections, probably futilely.
  • Liveblogging the BC HRT, Day Two: A Day That Will Live in Entropy (Mark Steyn, and Macleans)

    06/03/2008 11:31:47 AM PDT · by fanfan · 14 replies · 94+ views
    Macleans/Andrew Coyne ^ | June 3rd, 2008 at 12:18 pm | andrew coyne
    Lots of good coverage of yesterdays proceedings, beginning with the mighty Ezra Levant, who had so much fun hes staying on another day. Also Brian Hutchinson, my old stable mate at the Post, pays appropriate homage to the majesty of it all. Plus the great man himself, of course, and uber-blogger Michelle Malkin and Jay Currie and well, I better get in while theres a chance of a seat 9:32 AM Habemus dongle! The good folks at Rogers wonderful people, never said a bad word about them have kitted me out with some sort of external modem...
  • The Trial of Mark Steyn (Hugh Hewitt)

    06/02/2008 5:44:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 446+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    Canada's descent into self-mockery opened today with the start of trial of Mark Steyn on allegations of human rights violations by the British Columbia Human Rights Commission.
  • Iowahawk: Canadian Radio Classics: Warman of the Mounted

    06/03/2008 10:56:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies · 247+ views
    Iowahawk | June 2, 2008 | David Burge
    Announcer From the Maritimes to the Yukon, the Great White North was once a lawless land where cruel and offensive opinions roamed free - until one man stood up and brought them to justice. One mighty masked man, clad in the scarlet breechcoat of the Royal Canadian Mounted Human Rights Police, astride a golden disabled lesbian steed, with his faithful transgender Indian scout at his side. Together they rode from Yellowknife to St. John's, keeping Canadians safe from the spectre of multicultural insensitivity. The Canadian Broadcast Corporation invites you to return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear...
  • Liveblogging the BC Human Rights TribunalPart I

    06/02/2008 10:39:03 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 12 replies · 200+ views
    McLeans ^ | 6/2/08 | Andrew Coyne's Blog
    I am posting the first few postings from Andrew Coyne who is live blogging the BC Human Rights show trial....soliciting freeper comment and updates throughout the day. So we are in, and almost ready to go. As trials of the century/year/week go, this one is decidedly down-market: the courtroom would make a good walk-in closet. Macleans legal team is out in force, a phalanx of half a dozen suits. The opposing counsel, by contrast, is one suit and two or three badly-dressed juniors. If I didnt know the stakes, Id be rooting for them. Actually I am rooting for them,...
  • There's a New Sharif in Town (Mark Steyn)

    06/03/2008 12:29:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies · 89+ views
    The Corner on National Review Online ^ | June 2, 2008 | Mark Steyn
    ...Omar Sharif saying that, when he has a problem with some guy, he finds it far easier to go to the neighborhood sheikh to sort it out than to have to mess around with all that western legal mumbo-jumbo. He'll be happy to know they've introduced a similar system in British Columbia: The sheikhs sit on a "human rights" tribunal and lay down the smack without any time-wasting rubbish about rules of evidence, presumption of innocence, etc. Andrew Coyne is live-blogging the first day of the Steyn/Maclean's show trial from the Robson Square courthouse in Vancouver, and from the Omar...
  • Just to be clear, folks, it's a novel

    05/30/2008 8:47:51 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 16 replies · 99+ views
    Macleans ^ | May 28, 2008 | Mark Steyn
    The Dominion of Canada. It was nice while it lasted: "Nineteen Regular Army divisions, one dozen divisions of the Army National Guard, plus the Second and Fourth Marine Divisions, rolled across the border just before dawn on 11 May, 2020. "Despite the gallant resistance put up by the main elements of the Canadian Forces, notably the Royal 22nd and Twelfth Armored, which died in defense of Quebec City, the Royal Canadian Regiment and Royal Canadian Dragoons, shattered in the forlorn defense of Ottawa, and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry and Lord Strathcona's Horse, butchered in detail in a hopeless...
  • Free Steyn! (National Review: Stop The Canadian Fatwaists Now Alert)

    12/19/2007 4:12:09 AM PST · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 181+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/19/2007 | National Review Editorial
    Our readers know Mark Steyn well. His witty and learned commentary appears in every issue of National Review, and in many other English publications across the world. What Steyns American readers may not know is that a Muslim advocacy group in his native Canada is doing its best to muzzle him. On December 4, the Canadian Islamic Congress announced that it had filed a complaint with three of Canadas human rights commissions over an October 2006 article that Steyn had published in Macleans, Canadas leading news weekly. This article completely misrepresents Canadian Muslims values, their community, and their religion, said...
  • Mark Steyn: A music book that's not musak -

    09/09/2007 10:52:16 AM PDT · by UnklGene · 28 replies · 834+ views
    Macleans - Canada ^ | September 10, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Steyn: A music book that's not muzak - Wilfrid Sheed's 'The House That George Built' moves from one memorable riff to another MARK STEYN | September 10, 2007 | "You can't receive all your inspiration from listening to old records," writes Wilfrid Sheed. "It's like receiving your fresh air in cans." I know what he means. Today, in 2007, we understand that It Had To Be You and The Way You Look Tonight and My Funny Valentine are great songs. They've been declared to be so, over and over. But I wonder if we'd have figured it out at...
  • Mark Steyn: Anybody Out There Seen My Book? You won't sell my book in Canada? Why, I'm flattered

    11/02/2006 1:22:31 PM PST · by quidnunc · 50 replies · 2,315+ views
    Maclean's ^ | November 2, 2006 | Mark Steyn
    Some years ago, back when this here Internet thing that the kids are crazy over was brand new, I remember reading a piece about Amazon.com. And some fellow was wondering whether he should invest in Amazon.com. "No," said the big financial journalist, "you should be amazon.com." From the murky slough of my memory, this thought swam up to the surface for the first time in years. The other day my new book was published as you may recall, if only because it was the cover story in Maclean's a couple of weeks back. Don't worry; lest you think this...