Fans of JQWorld know that I've assembled an extensive, categorized series of links that document government-enforced dhimmitude in the Western world, here.
But some acts of governmental dhimmitude are so egregious, so outrageous, and so close to home, that they deserve special, isolated attention.
Such a case was contained in today's Washington Times, below. After reading it, compare it to the following story, and ask yourself: How hard must the radical Islamists, and the jihadists they support, be laughing their asses off at how easily they are totally conquering Canada, without having fired a single shot?
Activist's Remarks About Islam, Sex Probed
The Washington Times, July 25, 2007
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario — Organizers of a conservative online forum in Canada say their free-speech rights are under attack after they received a letter saying a complaint has been filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
The complaint, filed by a private citizen and accepted for further investigation by the commission, protested a critical posting on the forum's Web site regarding Islam and homosexuality.
The remarks were posted on FreeDominion.ca, a sister site to the conservative U.S. forum FreeRepublic, by FreeDominion member Bill Whatcott, a former homosexual prostitute turned outspoken Christian activist.
“I can't figure out why the homosexuals I ran into are on the side of the Muslims,” Mr. Whatcott wrote on the Web site. “After all, Muslims who practice Sharia law tend to advocate beheading homosexuals.”
He also attributed the worldwide Muslim fury at the Danish Muhammad cartoons to “violence and discrimination inherent in Islamic theology.”
The complaint, which has not been made public, reportedly said the posting “has a discriminatory content against Muslims, and Free Dominion contributes to disseminating hate literature by allowing it to be on its Web site.”(.....)
If the case does reach adjudication, she said, the tribunal would be empowered under the Canadian Human Rights Act to order the Web site to “cease and desist” the publication of hate speech or to impose a monetary fine.
Canadian hate speech laws are more stringent than in the United States and outlaw some remarks that would be protected in the United States by the First Amendment. Miss Gregoire said she was unsure whether a tribunal could order the shutdown of a Web site.(.....)
“Whatever your political persuasion, you can't possibly condone this attack on free expression by an unaccountable, unelected bureaucracy,” wrote Kathy Shaidle of Toronto, who denounced the complaint as a “secular fatwa” on her widely read Relapsed Catholic blog.
Islamist (er, I mean, Canadian) fascism, anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone? Keep in mind this is a private website on which a (supposedly) free people express opinions.
Now, are you ready for the second part of the double-feature on Canadian dhimmitude?
OK, read on...
VisionTV Defends Airing 'Jihad' Lecture
National Post (Canada), July 19, 2007 (h/t LGF)
(JQWorld: Taxpayer-funded) VisionTV says it will monitor one of its shows more closely after it broadcast a lecture by an Islamic preacher who said scripture requires Muslims to either fight jihad or finance it.
The multi-faith channel, available in 7.8 million Canadian homes, said it took the precaution following a complaint about last Saturday's broadcast of a lecture by the Pakistani fundamentalist.
In the hour-long talk, Israr Ahmad said, "Jihad in the way of Allah, for the cause of Allah, can be pursued either with your financial resources or your bodily strength when you go to fight the enemy in the battlefield.
"So jihad, the highest form, is fighting in the cause of Allah."
Mr. Ahmad runs a seminary and bookstore in Lahore, Pakistan, and his writings foresee the "global domination of Islam," compare Jews to "parasites," describe the Holocaust as "divine punishment" and predict the "total extermination" of Jews.
His followers in Canada include terror suspect Qayyum Abdul Jamal, who was arrested last summer for his alleged role in a plot to detonate truck bombs in downtown Toronto.(.....)
The television program left some wondering how the Pakistani preacher, who claims that Jews control the world through a secret conspiracy involving financial institutions, made it on to Canada's government-regulated airwaves.
"Israr Ahmad is widely known for his hateful words and vilification of Jews," said Canadian Jewish Congress spokesman Bernie Farber. "We are deeply concerned that Vision would give this individual the imprimatur of Vision's credibility. It was a mistake in judgment and ought to concern all of us."
Ah, yes. And I'm sure the Canadian government is going to get right on the case, to make sure that this "preacher" never again is permitted on the TV network that it forces its citizens to pay for.
VisionTV Gives Islamic Radical More Air Time
National Post (Canada), July 19, 2007 (h/t LGF)
A day after saying it regretted broadcasting a lecture by a Pakistani preacher who says Muslim scripture advocates violent holy war and the "extermination" of Jews, VisionTV put him back on the air again this weekend.
A leading Jewish organization said yesterday it would launch a formal complaint with Canadian broadcast regulators after Vision aired another hour-long talk by fundamentalist Israr Ahmad on Saturday.
The preacher's reappearance on Canadian television came as a surprise to some, since VisionTV had issued a statement on Friday expressing regret for broadcasting Mr. Ahmad's lecture on violent jihad on July 14.
But despite the statement, Vision aired another lecture Saturday afternoon by Mr. Ahmad, who compares Jews to "parasites," describes the Holocaust as "divine punishment" and calls Jews "condemned."
"It is most troubling that VisionTV made a calculated decision to re-broadcast a segment featuring a radical Imam, whose words have the potential to incite hatred and violence," Frank Dimant of B'nai Brith Canada said yesterday.
"It is a complete abdication of their responsibility to knowingly give a platform to this individual whose calls for jihad can clearly be interpreted by his supporters as a call to engage in terrorism. B'nai Brith Canada will be launching a formal complaint with the CRTC calling for a full investigation of this matter." (.....)
Last week, a Vision executive, Mark Prasuhn, described "Dr. Ahmad" as a religious scholar --he is a medical doctor --and in a recent interview the preacher acknowledged that he was not welcome in Canada. "I had no official information about a ban [from entering Canada] but I understood that I was not in the good books of the U.S. and the West, especially after 9 /11, due to my concept of radical Islam; which demands a Muslim to struggle against the prevailing corrupt and exploitative system in the world," he said.
Mr. Ahmad heads a self-described "revolutionary" organization called Tanzeem-e Islami, which wants to turn Pakistan into a fundamentalist Islamic state and a launch pad for the global domination of Islam.
Read it all.
Keep this all in mind the next time you hear a highbrow intellectual, activist or politician tell us that we could learn from our neighbors to the north.
Or worse, when we are lectured that we could learn so much from the Eurotrash Union which is going much, much further --- by attempting to ban the word "jihad" altogether, as well as the phrase "Islamic terrorist," here. More on that later.
Oh, and think it can't happen here?
Newsflash: It already IS happening here:
The (taxpayer-funded) government-run cable TV network in Burlington, VT is now featuring al-Jazeera, mouthpiece of radical Islamist & jihadist propaganda (it's al Qaeda's favorite network!); VT govt. network official: "I think it’s more mainstream and more objective than CNN.” Read it all here (h/t LGF).
Have a nice day.
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