You were so right, Rick: “the idiots will follow you into your own house…”
So I go to the mailbox, which is not even outside, and see that according to the latest Maclean’s (July 28 issue, not online yet) the imam who sued Ezra Levant for publishing the Mo-toons still doesn’t quite get it, even though he says he does now, for sure.
Honest to Allah with double pinkie swears!
Maclean’s asks him about the Levant mess, which has cost the Jewish (but that’s just a coincidence) publisher (Words bad! Muslim smash!!) about $100,000 in legal fees (which probably came from the ZOG account anyway) and two years of his (undeserved pig-dog infidel) life:
“Is it safe to say you miscalculated the public response?”
It was not a miscalculation. I honestly believed at the time that, in Canada, if you felt offended by something that had been said about your religion or identity, this was the way you resolved the issue.
Incredible. 99% of Canadians had never even heard of the HRCs before he brought his complaint against Levant, and most still don’t know what they are. But Syed knew all about them. So where did he get this wacky idea?
Based on what I’d seen in the media and read on the Internet, I thought this was a process that brought the parties together to set things right. I had seen, for example, that other groups, including members of the homosexual community, had done it.
Well, thanks again, gay activists, for your absolutely fabulous contributions to Canadian life! This is right up there with amyl nitrate and French bulldogs.
Yeah, gay activists’ complaints against Christians who dare to publically express their Christian beliefs has brought people together all right — now more straight people hate gays than they did before! Brilliant…
And congratulations to an orthodox Muslim imam for taking a page from the gay agenda manual. I’m sure your co-religionists will be thrilled to learn who inspired you. Will Syed be the token “righteous straight dude” grand marshall at the next Pride Parade?
What a country. Syed, your Order of Canada is on its way.
I felt genuinely hurt by Mr. Levant’s decision to publish the cartoons, and I still feel he did it intentionally to offend my religion.
a) aw, goo goo ga ga. b) Yeah, so what if he did?
But wait, there’s more:
Syed, he say…
For the first year of the whole controversy, I was quite convinced I had done the right thing. I had no intention of controlling Mr. Levant’s speech.
When Maclean’s points out that, well, that was pretty damn retarded of him and all, Syed replies:
Yes, but you must understand that this is not what I set out to do.
Have you ever noticed how often radicals of all stripes (cough Obama cough) insist that we (benighted idiots) “must understand” their completely stupid and un-understandable bullshit? And how they elevate “intention” over “consequences” in all things?
So he says stuff I already know, because I do that’s why, about how talking to Bishop Henry changed his mind. Because Bishop Henry was facing an HRC complaint (see “gay activists” above) and suddenly it dawns on Syed (my paraphrase):
“Hey, I’m a religious leader, too. It’s one thing for ME to bankrupt right wing (Jewish) publishers who print stupid drawings, but this means someone could come after me now! Yikes! Religious leaders are more important than stupid old publishers any day, at least, that’s how we view things were I come from (and where I don’t still live for some reason…)”
Anyway, Syed’s newfound objections to the HRCs has more to do with this kind of elitist snobbery than with Enlightenment principles. He tells Maclean’s:
Basically, it’s a bunch of bureaucrats: some of them are lawyers, but for the most part these are people without a great deal of legal training. They have neither the ability or [sic] the means to deal with these sorts of issues.
And make no mistake — Syed wants “these issues” “dealt with”. Hooooo yeah.
Asked about the “soft jihad” of international “lawfare” (although not in those words), Syed tells Maclean’s:
In a lot of these [Muslim] countries, the population is undereducated and exploited by their own leadership. Their response to something they see that offends them, like the cartoons, is irrational and there will be civil unrest. So what these governments are trying to avoid and the only way they can do so is to ask the Western governments to stop people from doing it.
Maclean’s asks, not unreasonably, why the God-given liberties and rights of civilized people should be curtailed just because idiots who don’t even have a word for “toilet paper” go all Rodney King, and why the Muslim governments don’t “stop people from doing it” by, say, arresting all the rioters? (OK, Maclean’s did use the word “curtailed” but the rest is me.)
(And hey: did Syed, an actual Muslim, just say that “most Muslims can’t read” and are “illiterate, violent tribal peasants”? Because, according to Warren Kinsella’s Super Secret Liberal GoodThink Decoder Ring, that makes Sowarhardy a… white supremacist who needs to file an HRC complaint… on himself.)
There has to be a balance between freedom of speech and sensitivity about material that is offensive to other religions. (…) We should come to [an international] consensus about what is legitimate free speech and what is abuse of free speech.
Hey, Syed, “legitimate” or “abusive” or “corn-on-the-cob-ic”, here’s my contribution to the “debate”:
Syed says he has two Master’s degrees. He does work at IBM and they don’t tend to hire morons. Likewise, the Sock Puppets who harrassed Mark Steyn, not to mention Puppet Master Mohammed El-Sharpton, are all university grads.
Freedom loving Canadians, listen to me know and believe me forever:
THESE ARE THE EDUCATED ONES our governments keep telling us we’re supposed to want coming into our country and if we don’t we are evil racist hicks.
So: imagine the fun we’ll be having soon with the “uneducated” ones? What’s French for “car-beque” again? Would you like your wife’s hijab in “Black” or “Extra Black”? Your kid’s puppy? Here’s its furry little head.
But Kathy: multiculturalism is grand! Just think of all the great restaurants!
Yes, but what good are they when I can’t go to them wit
hout wearing a veil?
Also: I’m kind of fond of my clitoris. Attached to it, you might say. Wouldn’t want anything to…happen to it…
So, Syed, it’s not a matter of not believing you (the new and improved you who, as someone recently said of the Archbishop of Canterbury, “invariably carries the imprint of the last person who sat on him…”)
I believe you with knobs on.
That you believe you is the part that scares me.