October 25, 2010
No freedom of speech for thee, just for me. Or else.
Government subsidized elitist liberal radio is not the only arena where the politically correct fear of offending Muslims trumps freedom of speech. It is happening in Canada also. Mark Steyn, the witty columnist and newly self described Wandering Islamophobe, has had his own legal troubles in Canada about his factual writings about Islam and Muslims; he was acquitted of "flagrant Islamophobia" two years ago. He was booked to speak on the innocent topic Head For The Hills: Why Everything In Your World Is Doomed at the London (Ontario, Canada) Convention Centre (LCC), a government owned facility. According to Andrew Lawton, his host and a blogger at Strictly RightI received a phone call from the LCC telling us that our venue had been pulled, and that Mark Steyn would not be permitted to speak there. The reason offered by the LCC was that they had received pressure from local Islamic groups, and they didn't want to alienate their Muslim clients. It's interesting to note...(Read Full Post)