Mark Steyn will be holding a special ONLINE FUNDRAISER for Ezra Levant’s legal fund THIS WEDNESDAY, July 29.
Khurrum Awan may be too stupid even for employment as an identity-group grievance-monger in latterday Trudeaupia. Although the libel notice purports to be the work of Brian Shiller, the semi-literate rambling and pronoun confusion betrays its true author…
So, as we did on Warman Wednesday last year, this week we’ll be holding a Khurrum Awadnesday over at the Steyn Store to raise a little dough for Ezra’s legal bills. Hope you’ll swing by.
Canadians who value freedom owe this man a lot. Ezra has shown real courage at a huge cost to a young family these last couple of years. Let’s stand with him.
This (Monday) morning, Ezra Levant has a new post. Be sure to read the whole thing. Here’s an excerpt:
I don’t think that any of us would have been as engaged by the HRCs had they not forcibly engaged Mark Steyn and me with human rights complaints, and later other bloggers through nuisance suits.
I don’t think that Richard Warman’s streak of neo-Nazi outbursts would have been denounced as “disappointing and disturbing” by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal were it not for the massive publicity that he brought upon himself by suing me, Kate, Kathy, Connie, Mark and the Post.
And now Khurrum Awan is signing up for a little bit of that. (…)
To battle stations!
P.S. Thanks very much to everyone who has chipped in to my legal defence fund. Seriously, that’s the only thing I’m worried about here, running out of money for lawyers. I’ve got plenty of fight in me — I’m the most stubborn person I know. If you can help shore up my legal defence fund, I promise to fight until I’m done. Not until they’re done, but until I’m done.
(My original Sunday post):
Thank you, sir — may I have another…?
Khurrum Awan is now the envy of thousands of women (and not a few men) everywhere.
First he got spanked by Mark Steyn.
Now he’s assumed the position once more…
You may remember Khurrum Awan as the lone male “sock puppet” who foolishly accused Mark Steyn of “Islamophobia” and took him to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. You’d think Awan’s humiliating defeat in that wrongheaded battle would have taught him a lesson.
Now Khurrum Awan is suing Ezra Levant, for libel.
Aren’t you squirming in your seat right now? Has this news not just made your entire life worth living again?? Don’t lie.
I’ve known about this case for a while now, and already read the libel notice. It is unintentionally hilarious, full of typos and the usual beligerent Muslim “how dare you”s.
My favorite bit is what my husband is calling “psychic defamation.”
See, Awan is mad because Levant criticized a letter Awan wrote to the Toronto Star.
But Awan insists (and he’s made this claim before) that the Star‘s editor changed his original letter and printed another version.
So: Ezra should have just known the printed letter wasn’t the original letter — presumably using his super-powerful Jewish ESP powers — then called the Toronto Star, asked to read Awan’s original letter, and criticized THAT one.
You think I’m kidding.
Needless to say, Ezra slices and dices Awan’s “case” over at his blog this morning:
Awan’s letter is an attempt, a year later, to change the embarrassing history of his big public campaign against Maclean’s. He was eaten alive by every journalist in the country, and was made a laughingstock in the blogosphere. Even his fellow sock puppets had the sense to abandon his suicide run. Not Awan: he’s still proudly out there calling for more censorship powers for the government. If I were a Canadian Muslim, I’d be pretty embarrassed that Awan was claiming to speak for me.
It’s boring to read such whining. Awan was whiny in response to Maclean’s magazine; he was whiny on the stand at the BCHRT. He’s whiny in his endless Op-Eds. And he’s whiny in this rambling libel notice.
But whiny or not, this suit will cost Ezra Levant money.
He and I and others are already being sued for criticizing a former Human Rights Commission (HRC) employee who spent time with “neo-Nazis” on the internet.
Ezra also has other cases against him, all HRC related — and now this.
Plus a new baby.
So once again, he (and I) are calling on the blogosphere to help out financially.
Since all our troubles started, the economy has taken a nose dive. Another friend of mine just got laid off, joining me, my co-author and pretty much everyone I know in the Right Wing Jobless Club.
I know many of my readers are in the same situtation.
But: even though this lawsuit is literally a joke, it will still cost Ezra Levant thousands of dollars to fight. Just filing all the necessary paperwork costs time and money. (Unlike SOME people, Ezra doesn’t act as his own lawyer — he’s no fool…)
Make no mistake: this is not personal. This is another case of SOFT JIHAD.
Beligerent Muslims are using our own societal structure and institutions (like the legal system) to silence their critics.
The soft jihad will not succeed — but ONLY if we don’t weary of the fight, and help each other out.
I KNOW, from personal experience, that this stuff gets depressing and exhausting after a while. So along with giving any money we can, we also need to contribute to keeping each other’s morale up.
That’s why I’ve decided that Awan v. Levant will be the first ever lawsuit with its very own theme song!
See what you think. It was either this, “Hair of the Dog,” or “Master and Servant”…