Saturday, June 14, 2008

"Dignity, Feelings, and Self-Respect"

The BC Human Rights Tribunal hearing the case of Mark Steyn and Macleans magazine in connection with the article "The Future Belongs to Islam" ended its session last week without issuing a ruling. No one seems to know when one will be issued. My guess is that the complainants -- the 3 Muslim students known as the "Sock Puppets" and their puppeteer Mohamed Elmasry -- their lawyer, and the bureaucrats running the tribunal are terrified of the torrent of mockery coming their way if Steyn and Macleans are found guilty. My other guess is that the Canadian press which has mostly been silent is waiting to see which way it goes before they come out for "human rights" or "free speech." But the hearing made it to the top of the June 12 front page of the New York Times.

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