We want to debate Mark Steyn,
e want to debate Mark Steyn, but only if Mark Steyn isn’t allowed to show up
By Ezra Levant on May 6, 2
The Canadian Islamic Congress’s sock puppets demand a debate with Mark Steyn:
The intention was to engage Mr. Steyn about his views on Muslims… If only Muslims would use the avenues available in a free and democratic society to engage in civilized debate. — December 8, 2007, Globe and Mail.
True to Canada’s tradition of free speech, we decided to engage Mr. Steyn in a debate about his views… We agree, which is why we asked Maclean’s for an opportunity to debate Mr. Steyn… This issue isn’t about attacking journalists or stifling free expression. It’s about ensuring that our media outlets provide a forum for open debate and argument. — December 20, 2007, National Post
The CIC’s sock puppets cancel:
Their main reason is that this is not what they have initially agreed to and that they would not have the time to prepare for such a debate.