Maclean Magazine is the latest publication to be called to the dock to answer to the new speech police in Canada. The magazine is accused of hate speech and has had to answer for the publication of an article written by Mark Steyn entitled Why the Future Belongs to Islam. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, a Robespierrean institution that reviews and punishes improper speech, held a week of hearings on the magazine and will soon issue its ruling. The tribunal is an example of an expanding crisis in various Western nations, where free speech is being sacrificed in the name of combatting intolerance.
The complaint was filed by two members of the Canadian Islamic Congress: Naiyer Habib, an Abbotsford cardiologist and B.C. director for the Canadian Islamic Congress and Ontario resident Mohamed Elmasry, the president of the Canadian Islamic Congress.
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It is otherworldy to see Western nation’s rolling back on free speech in the name of combatting intolerance. Anti-Muslim sentiments is a real problem, but you do not defeat it by shoving it below ground. Our Canadian cousins are making a terrible mistake in curtailing the freedom of speech and these tribunals are themselves institutions of intolerance — toward non-majoritarian or non-approved ideas. Ironically, it is the ultimately measure of intolerance and blow against pluralism to subject speech to such majoritarian reviews.
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