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Muslims v. Free Speech

Muslims are taking time out from murdering their daughters and raping women for reading the bible to attack one of our most cherished principles: Free Speech.

In 2006 Mark Steyn published an article pointing out that while civilized people are breeding at less than the replacement rate, fundy Muslims are breeding like hamsters. His conclusion: The future belongs to Islam.

As a result he faced two trials for “hate speech.”

The first one, brought up with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, was thrown out on narrow technical grounds, so the complainants shopped it to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. There Steyn was put on trial for having an opinion and daring to express it.

The trial was a sham, and Steyn refused to cooperate and defend himself. The judges allowed things written by other people to be introduced into evidence. They whined that he hadn’t included opposing points of view in his article.

Surprisingly, he was acquitted.

The real result of this kind of injustice is the chilling effect it has on writers. If I were living in Canada I would think twice about publishing this blog post. With legal fees, winning such a case could be almost as disastrous as losing it.

This kind of injustice is becoming prevalent in the Western world. In France former sex kitten Brigitte Bardot was recently fined 15,000 euros ($23,760) for stating the fact that the the resident Muslim community was “destroying our country and imposing its acts.” It was so nice of the French government to prove her point for her.

I’ve given up trying to distinguish between so-called moderate Muslims and the fundies. It is quite evident that the fundies are driving the religion, and they are not a tiny minority, as the left would have us believe. In a recent study of British Muslim students a third of them espoused violence to support Islam, and forty percent want to force all of us to live under sharia law.

The more I see of Islam in action, the more it becomes apparent that it’s incompatible with everything we consider important. It is incompatible with free speech. It is incompatible with women’s rights. It is incompatible with racial harmony. It is incompatible with democracy. It is incompatible with tolerance of different beliefs. It is incompatible with civil rights. It is incompatible with human rights. It is incompatible with civilization.

Barbarians have taken down civilizations before. They can do it from the outside, with violence and threats, and they can do it from the inside using our own laws and tolerance against us. We need to wake up fast and stop giving into them on everything, even things that may seem trivial. Every time we acquiesce we come one step closer to their goal of shira law for us all.

Further Reading:

The Wall Street Journal on Islam and Free Speech.

Mark’s Website.

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4 Comment(s)

  1. Our Canadian charter of rights and freedoms is supposed to guarantee “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication”

    But I guess they feel that they can ignore that at their convenience. We’ve got this Anti-Terrorism act that’s a part of the criminal code now, and section 320.1 allows the government to delete “hate speech” from online servers located within Canada.

    By their definition of hate speech, you can’t attack “religion, race, colour, ethnicity and nationality”

    Pretty screwed up, right?

    Parrot | Aug 14, 2008 | Reply

  2. What I am amazed at is in my area here( 10 min from NYC )I am noticing more and more converts to Islam. I see mostly black people who are converts but I am slowly seeing more and more white people. The women are usually covered head to toe while the men have that funny beard thing going on. I don’t get the attraction to it. I have read the Quaran myself and I still don’t get why people convert so easily to it.
    I still don’t understand why any Islamic people even come to the United States to begin with since it is so opposite of how they believe. It is even worse to see a person who was born free to be willing to give it all up for some mythical dude with a beard.

    Tom | Aug 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. Most of us hit low points in our lives, where everything seems bleak. We have few resources, few friends, and seemingly no prospects. This is when people are susceptible to conversion to a cult. The cult promises them easy answers to all their questions and easy solutions to all their problems. Out of curiosity they attend a meeting where they are love bombed by a room full of people who are genuinely delighted to have a new prospect in their midst.

    It has very little to do with the dogma. The dogma of Islam and Jehovah’s Witnesses and Scientology are all quite different, but their methods are basically the same. If someone is susceptible to a cult usually the first one that comes along wins.

    Dave Hitt | Aug 16, 2008 | Reply

  4. Just because someone follows an un-popular or not immediately clear system of beliefs does not make it okay to claim they are destroying the status quo (not that the status quo is fine to begin with, but I digress).

    How would you feel if you moved into a neighborhood and people immediately started claiming you were literally planning to dismantle the government? All based on what you believe. That would be just terrible, we can all agree; of course, that would make you a hypocrite.

    Clearly religious belief is not the reason you harvest some misguided hatred for muslims. I wish you the best of luck in all further ventures.

    Taylor | Jun 29, 2009 | Reply

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