The Robespierre of Canada is going after Ezra Levant again—and several other Canadian bloggers: Richard Warman has sued me — and other conservative bloggers.
The Muslims arrested in 2006 for plotting mass murder attacks in Toronto are still in jail awaiting trial, even though Canada appears to be having some of the same trouble as the US with prosecuting terrorists in civilian courts. But even though no court has ruled on their guilt or innocence yet, the reliably ultra-leftist Toronto Star is acting as their public relations firm, with an unbelievably soppy article: For the families - fear and bewilderment.
Another $148 million from the United States to finance the world’s longest-running grievance theater.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government has pledged 148 million dollars this year to the UN refugee agency to aid Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and neighboring countries, both said Wednesday.
The UN Relief and Works Agency said the amount includes 91 million dollars to UNRWA’s fund for refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria as well as 57 million dollars to its 2008 West Bank and Gaza emergency appeal. The statement on the UNRWA website follows a similar one on the US State Department’s website.
“This support is essential for improving the daily lives of Palestine refugees who face hardship in the region,” UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Karen Abu Zayd said in a statement of gratitude to the US government.
Shire Network News has a podcast interview with Canadian publisher Ezra Levant, who reveals that his chief “human rights” inquisitor has asked to resign from his case: Podcast reveals resignation of State interrogator.
Wow. We’ve discovered a new form of troll, as Mark Steyn reveals that Canadian Human Rights Commission “investigators” are posing as “hate crime” perpetrators—by posting comments at the neo-Nazi site Stormfront: SteynOnline - Agent provocateur.
Yes, really. I wonder if we have any of these human rights trolls here at LGF?
However, as it happens, the Canadian “Human Rights” Commission controversy is not short of agents provocateurs. Want some names?
Okay, step forward, senior CHRC “human rights investigator” Dean Steacy, last heard from in these quarters explaining that “freedom of speech is an ”American concept“. Mr Steacy likes to hang out at the ”white nationalist“ website Stormfront and post under the name ”Jadwarr“, as the CHRC quietly conceded just before Christmas:1. Do any investigators post on Stormfront.org?So let’s see if I understand this. Canada’s ”Human Rights“ Commissions have managed to get anonymous website comments designated a crime and its investigators now go around leaving such comments themselves? Is that right? Traditionally, an ”agent provocateur” in the men’s room has to entrap the guy in the adjoining stall into propositioning sex. In other words, the target still has to commit the actual crime. But in the case of the HRCs the agent provocateur can, in effect, commit the crime himself and then charge the target with it.
I am not aware of any investigator other than me, who has posted on Stormfront.
2. Getting back to Jadewarr, do Commission employees sign up accounts on Stormfront, under pseudonyms such as ”Jadewarr“?
I used the Jadewarr email address to create an account on Stormfront. I am not aware whether or not other investigators have created other accounts on Stormfront.
3. Do you know who Jadewarr is?
Jadewarr is not a person, it is an email address and a user account on Stormfront.org. I created the Jadewarr email address on yahoo.ca and the Jadewarr account on Stormfront. I have used the Jadewarr email address and the Jadewarr account on Stormfront on occasion, in the course of investigating complaints. I am not aware of anyone else having used the Jadewarr email address or account.
4. To your knowledge, is Jadewarr a Commission employee?
5. As part of your duties, have you ever signed up with a message board and made postings?
Yes, I have done so using the Jadewarr account in investigating section 13 complaints.
The story behind Syed B. Soharwardy, the Saudi-trained propagandist who filed a “human rights” complaint against Canadian publisher Ezra Levant for printing the Danish Mohammed cartoons, gets even more ridiculous today, as Levant reveals that Soharwardy himself is the subject of a human rights complaint—for discrimination against women.
Imagine my surprise.
The Muslim leader who filed the “human rights” complaint against Ezra Levant is Saudi-trained propagandist Syed B. Soharwardy. To give you an idea of the kind of degenerate who is playing the Alberta Human Rights Commission for fools, here’s an article by Soharwardy written shortly after the 9/11 atrocities, an extended victocratic whinefest in which he denies Muslims were involved in the attacks, makes excuses for Osama bin Laden, and hints very broadly that the true culprit was Israel: Americans are not the only victims (by Syed B. Soharwardy).
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon did not only shock the Americans or the western world, these attacks have put the entire Muslims of the world into a very defensive position. From Morocco to Indonesia all Muslim governments are stun by these terrorists attacks. The Muslims living in the western world were concerned about the backlash. The terrorists have committed a great evil against Non-Muslims and Muslims alike. They have not only spilled the blood of innocent people, but in doing so they have also splashed that blood on all Muslims. Majority of the Muslims believes that Muslims could not commit these heinous crimes because of the sophistication and precision in the planning and execution of these terrorist attacks. In the midst of the attacks on WTC and Pentagon, people are being led to believe that this kind of operation has been launched by someone from the dark corners of the world putting the whole American intelligence apparatus at bay. Don’t the world understand as to who exactly are the real beneficiaries of this episode. On the other side, who will be suffering the most from these terrorist attacks? Yes, America was attacked. Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in property and business damages were lost. But the losses for Muslims are very severe as well. Following are some of the losses, which the entire Muslim nation (Ummah) will face after these attacks.
Ezra Levant’s blog has more video of his session in the Alberta Human Rights Commission star chamber, and more comments on this gross abuse of governmental power. I liked this part:
I talked about the chilling effect that human rights complaints have not just on the victims — e.g. the people and companies named in the complaints, like we were — but on other media who see what could happen to them if they dare upset thin-skinned whiners. It’s similar to the phenomenon of libel chill, except it’s worse. Libel chill is when reporters are worried about writing a story for fear of being sued. But that’s not much more than a healthy fear — if a story’s facts are true, it’s defensible in defamation law. More than that, any would-be plaintiff would have to finance his own lawsuit, be subject to well-known rules of court, and have to pay the costs of any failed nuisance suits. None of those restraints are checks againt “human rights commission chill”: truth is not a defence; plaintiffs complain for free; taxpayers pay for the prosecuting lawyers; rules are arbitrary; legal precedents are not applied consistently; and instead of judges, tribunals are stacked with activists, many not even lawyers.
The worst part is that there is no deterrent to spurious complaints — there is no cost to making false accusations. That’s where the “human rights chill” comes in: why would any rational publisher or editor report on sensitive subjects (read: radical Islam) if they knew they would be tagged with a no-win complaint?
That’s the point I was making. And after I made it, Officer McGovern said “you’re entitled to your opinions, that’s for sure.”
Well, actually, I’m not, am I? That’s the reason I was sitting there. I don’t have the right to my opinions, unless she says I do.
He’s now posted six videos at YouTube; here’s the most recent, on the limits of free speech:
Here’s a fourth video from Ezra Levant of his brilliant appearance before the Canadian Human Rights Star Chamber.
The earlier videos: Outrage of the Week: Canadian Publisher Persecuted for Mindcrime.
An excellent opening statement by Ezra Levant, at his Canadian Human Rights Commission “hearing” for publishing the Danish cartoons of blasphemy. This hearing is an outrage, and Levant is brilliant here.
In the second video in this series, Levant answers a bizarre Kafkaesque question from his inquisitor:
And the third video deals with the real source of violence:
(Hat tip: Mambo Bananapatch.)