“My favourite part was when Syed Soharwardy explained that he quit his complaint when:
“‘people were looking at Ezra Levant as a martyr of the freedom of his speech’ … ‘taking this into a different direction that I did not want.’
“Well then! I’m sorry to have been so uncooperative, by saying things that he ‘did not want’ me to say, such as that I (and he) live in Canada, not Saudi Arabia.
“Time to take one more look at Soharwardy’s complaint. Look at section F. It’s not even about the fact that I published the cartoons — it’s that I dared to try to defend that decision. It wasn’t the deed that bothered him the most, it was my unwillingness to back down. The bulk of the complaint is about me daring to speak my mind.”
Soharwardy mentioned the “Code of the West” yesterday in his admission of defeat (as opposed to the Code of the East — Sharia — he wants to impose on Canadians.
One of my readers provides this helpful guide to the Code of the West, because he suspects (as I do) that “that word doesn’t mean what Soharwardy thinks it means…”
* Defend yourself whenever necessary.
* Look out for your own.
* Don’t make a threat without expecting dire consequences.
* A cowboy is pleasant even when out of sorts. Complaining is what quitters do, and cowboys hate quitters.
* Always be courageous. Cowards aren’t tolerated in any outfit worth its salt.
And the extremely unMuslim:
* A cowboy always helps someone in need, even a stranger or an enemy.
* Never shoot a woman no matter what.
* Honesty is absolute — your word is your bond, a handshake is more binding than a contract.