Sunday, January 13, 2008

Proceedings of the Alberta "Human Rights" Commission

Updates from Ezra Levant's appearance before the Alberta "Human Rights" Commission. He's charged with publishing those Danish cartoons depicting Mohammed in The Western Standard, a Canadian magazine.

This is a glimpse of the logical conclusion of Senator McCain's anti-First Amendment impulses. All Canada has done is to ignore its Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It was civil libertarians who set these commissions up with the best of intent.
Alan Borovoy, general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, underlined the danger last year after the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada filed a human rights complaint against the Western Standard for republishing a set of Danish cartoons that many Muslims found offensive. In an article in the Calgary Herald, Borovoy wrote: "During the years when my colleagues and I were labouring to create (human rights) commissions, we never imagined that they might ultimately be used against freedom of speech."
Liberal fascism may thus be seen as a mere failure of imagination. In this case, a failure to imagine that Government Bureaucracies are self-aggrandizing.

Opening statement
video

Kangaroo court
opening statement transcript

What was your intent?

Violence in Alberta

I don't answer to the state

"You're entitled to your opinions"

Update: 1:01PM YouTube appears to have removed a couple of these videos and they've then apparently been reposted, so you may have to check back periodically.

Added: The limits of free speech, and the power to order me to apologize

1 comment:

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Canada: Freedom of Speech succumbing to Kangaroo Courts of the Human Rights Commission

Proceedings against Ezra Levant are nothing short of ridiculous, but let's consider the implications for moderate Muslims. This "investigation" will further divide Muslims and non-Muslims in Canada. It will give credence to radicals' claims that the West is at war with Islam. It will antagonize non-Muslims and moderate Muslims will be pushed towards radicalization. Regardless of the outcome, once again Islamists skillfully manipulated Dhimmi justice system and came out as clear winners. Thank you, Human Right Commission!

http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/01/canada-freedom-of-speech-succumbing-to.html