CANADIAN “HUMAN RIGHTS” KANGAROO COURT UPDATE: Punished First, Acquitted Later:
My lawyers have just received a copy of a letter from the Alberta Human Rights Commission dismissing the complaint of â€œdiscriminationâ€ filed against me by the radical Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities. They had complained that by publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammed in the Western Standard in February 2006, I had engaged in an illegal act.
Their complaint was identical to the one filed earlier by an anti-Semitic imam named Syed Soharwardy. Soharwardy abandoned his complaint this spring. You can see Soharwardyâ€™s complaint here; it named both me and the magazine. The Edmonton complaint named just the magazine. My initial legal response is here.
The two complaints cost Alberta taxpayers in excess of $500,000 and, according to access to information documents, involved no fewer than 15 government bureaucrats. What a scam â€“ on the part of the complainants, who were able to wage â€œlawfareâ€ against an infidel without paying a cent; and on the part of the HRC, as a make-work project.
Fire. Them. All.
Good idea. Either that, or free-speech supporters in Canada are going to have to adopt Muslim extremists’ tactics — which seem to work — and saw off a few heads. The rule of law is better, if people will let it work.