Saturday, December 22, 2007

Free Mark Steyn!

Mark Steyn is one of my favorite -- if not my favorite political/cultural writer -- "columnist to the world" as Hugh Hewitt calls him. He is being hauled before some Orwellian creation called the Canadian Human Rights Commission by a bunch of militant or whiny Muslim namby-pambies because of articles he's written about radical Islamofascists and his book "America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It. The book is a devastating and eye-opening look at the demographic time bomb awaiting Europe and its possible Islamicization through declining birth rates of Europeans and massive immigration and increasing birth rates of Muslims. He is no bomb thrower and is not one to spout or believe (from all that I've read of his writings) that all Muslims are bad, etc. But a group called the Canadian Islamic Congress apparently doesn't think so and so they have sued him and one his employers --- Maclean's Magazine in Canada before this "Human Rights" Commission.

There is a new blog out called Free Mark Steyn! to keep us all abreast of his travails and to protect free speech from these radical Islamic fear mongering identity politics playing fascists. PC qualifier -- of course most Muslims are not this way, but an awful lot of their Western mouthpieces seem to play this most dangerous game with minimal peeps out of moderate Muslims.

Is this the type of fascistic intimidation that is to come? Let's hope not. Free speech brings with it a lot of trouble no doubt -- but those troubles pale into comparison to the limitation of basic free speech rights related to political and religious opinions and ideas. Free Mark Steyn!

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