Sunday, January 13, 2008

Freedom Of Speech

Ezra Levant defends his decision to print cartoons before agents of the state.

His response to interrogatories by the Alberta Human Rights Commission should be shown in every journalism class in the (as yet) free West:

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

The entire interview may be found here.

Ezra Levant's site may be found here.

A full account of these incidents from a moderate Muslim perspective may be fond here.

3 comments:

Anonymous 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!

Don Pesci said...

Sadly, I agree with you. But government agents of this kind must be resisted at all costs, at the risk of losing our hard won liberties. I do not think people are so dull as to be unable to make proper distinctions between violent and deceptive jihadists and moderate Muslims. But it is very important for moderate Muslims to oppose what they should oppose whenever possible. This is a very hard case for moderate Muslims to oppose, because Mohammed is held in special reverence by them and one always resents an attack on what one holds dear. But there are plenty of occasions for opposition to those who violate the laws of God and the nature of man. As for winning – the jihadists have shown in places like Anbar that they lose permanently when they win temporarily. There is something in a man that rebels against unjust oppression, some untouched part of his soul that will not accept humility and disgrace; I’m betting on that.

Anonymous said...

"I do not think people are so dull as to be unable to make proper distinctions between violent and deceptive jihadists and moderate Muslims."

You'd be surprised how many people don't want to see the difference. The idea that all Muslims are the same seems to unite right-wing nutjobs and loony left.

"But it is very important for moderate Muslims to oppose what they should oppose whenever possible."

It is, but not too many people want to hear what we have to say.

"As for winning – the jihadists have shown in places like Anbar that they lose permanently when they win temporarily."

Militarity, Jihadists are nothing (Anbar). Politically, they are very formidable (Ezra's case).