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Islamic Thugismo at Work

Islam sues its way to victory.

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David Solway

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November 9, 2013 - 12:03 am
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Recently a close friend received a notice of libel for an article he had written detailing the unsavory ties between a notable Islamic organization and the Muslim Brotherhood. Although most of the evidence adduced in the piece was conclusive, there was a degree of reasonable interpretation based on a number of obscure passages on the organization’s website, which my friend did not hesitate to point out. Some of his language was perhaps intemperate, but not appreciably different from what has been posted and printed in innumerable blogs, websites and political volumes, certainly since 9/11. (See, for example, Miroslav Marinov’s devastating takedown of CAIR-CAN, rebadged as the National Council of Canadian Muslims, on Blog Wrath.) The article contained a minor glissando, in which the organization in question was conflated with another radical semblable, since the two groups had worked together on numerous occasions and shared the same notorious board member — a man who had declared his greatest hero to be Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, who regarded Hitler as a role model for Muslims. The acronymic error — one site’s alphabetical moniker mixed up with the other’s — was understandable in the circumstances and easily rectified.

Moreover the Islamic website my friend had consulted was under construction, doubtlessly in order for the organization to distance itself from its previous somewhat rancid embodiment. None of this prevented the offended group from retaining a prominent law firm to sue a private citizen of limited means on the shaky grounds of defamation. Within the terms of Canadian defamation law, which massively favor the complainant, a leftist judge would likely find my friend guilty — and leftist judges abound in the country, consciously or unconsciously working in tandem with disputatious Muslim councils and associations. These latter use the laws of our country to make non-Muslims less free, and leftist lawyers and judges enable them to do so. A decision by Canada’s Supreme Court rendered on February 27, 2013, stated that in certain cases truth is no defense in the framework of causing offense to designated minority groups.

Thus, such brawny Muslim organizations and their minions, initiating predatory  defamation suits, are able to flaunt their thugismo with almost total impunity. The same applies to Muslims acting as individuals, whether lawyers, imams or students, amplifying the nuisance factor until it reaches untenable proportions. A human rights suit filed against publisher and journalist Ezra Levant by Calgary imam Syed Soharwardy for reprinting the Danish cartoons in his newspaper, The Western Standard, cost Levant 900 days of litigation, over $100,000 — and The Western Standard. This despite the fact that Soharwardy ultimately withdrew his complaint.

Similarly, a suit lodged by one Mohamed Elmasry, an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo and president of the Canadian Islamic Congress, against Canada’s largest weekly, MacLean’s magazine, for publishing a book excerpt by Mark Steyn about the Islamic threat to the West, led to the predictable result. The suit cost the magazine $2 million despite an eventual acquittal. Nonetheless, it was mission accomplished for the Islamic machine: MacLean’s now steers clear of sensitive Islamic subjects. (See Levant’s Shakedown for an account of these travesties of justice.) Under the peculiar laws governing the status of Canada’s human rights commissions, neither of the plaintiffs had to cough up a cent, enjoying a free ride on the taxpayer’s dime.

Civil suits are adjudicated differently, but those without deep pockets — that is, most of us — have little incentive and less chance of carrying on the fight indefinitely against obscenely wealthy Islamic organizations or individual Muslims who go proxy for them. They are very sure of themselves, strutting about the halls of power and justice like milites gloriosi in pinstripes. Indeed, the legal profession is brindled with Muslim lawyers who know the law intimately and are comfortable deploying it against non-Muslims who offend them, offering their services to their co-religionist clients at a reduced rate or even pro bono. In consequence, the verdict is largely predetermined: win or lose, the defendant’s life is almost always ruined. In my friend’s case, the plaintiff demanded exorbitant punitive damages and legal fees, as well as an over-the-top, reputation-killing retraction. The option of rejecting so outrageous a settlement and pursuing the matter in court is both too costly and too risky for the defendant, since the juridical apparatus in this country is weighted against the dispensation of elementary justice. Welcome to the Great White North.

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Disturbing reading, but wonderfully rendered. I am afraid the "legacy media" has much to do with fostering this moral docility.
44 weeks ago
44 weeks ago Link To Comment
We are stupid, not what. Your articles are a great contribution, nonetheless.
44 weeks ago
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Expected better of Calgary.
44 weeks ago
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Given the favored speech of Islamists, why isn't it them fellers bein' sued?
44 weeks ago
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"A decision by Canada’s Supreme Court rendered on February 27, 2013, stated that in certain cases truth is no defense in the framework of causing offense to designated minority groups.”

Let Canada be Canada and express Canadian values and Canadian rights. As a multiculturalist I respect and support Canadian Good Government.

Freedom of Speech is an American value. Let Canada not be corrupted by American understandings of human rights.
44 weeks ago
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Freedom of Speech WAS an American value.

As an American, I well know the decline of American Values precipitated by the embrace of so-called multiculturalism. But, if embracing a decline in self worth, individual identity and the rule of law are attributes of "Good Government," let me be the first to welcome you back to your home of Canada.

For Americans, the trial seems to be at an end and we have lost. Now the hardier among us just want to see how many cuts we can endure before expiring. We get it.

Now we're sort of curious, like watching a dog being tortured to death on the other side of a chain link fence. (Shout out to muslims for the dog metaphor. I love dogs.) You can't do much about it but you feel like you need to watch because someone needs to bear witness--- and a slim possibility exists that the bastards will some day be held accountable. None of us are holding our breath in the meantime.
44 weeks ago
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"Freedom of Speech is an American value."

That might be news to many Canadians.

Do you have any knowledge of how the idiots sitting on various provinces' so called Human Rights Commissions have let some of Islam's "soft jihad" proponents bring cases (at no cost to the complainant) before them ?

"As a multiculturalist..."

Whatever :)
44 weeks ago
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Hey Allah lets 'em use all the instruments of the worthless infidel societies they're looking to replace, has laid the groundwork for the Shakedown.

Inshallah, baby.
44 weeks ago
44 weeks ago Link To Comment
Ford was elected by the suburbs. Not one trendy downtown urban ward voted for him. It was all working suburbanites. Granted, the crack smoking is a bit much, but a lot of people are enjoying watching him stick his finger in the eyes of all the Right People. It's been very entertaining, and he still has a lot of support. The media covers his antics, but you'll notice they don't discuss his polls - harshes the narrative, don't you know.

As for radical islam, I've started to turn shi'ite into a swear word (use it just like the one it sounds like). You'd be surprised by how much quiet support I get in civil-service-dominated, liberal-voting Ottawa.
44 weeks ago
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RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

"can't do anything other than whine and moan about a crack addled mayor"
The ruling political elite has realized they need no longer abide by the rule of law or fear public opinion.
44 weeks ago
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"The ruling political elite has realized they need no longer abide by the rule of law or fear public opinion."

They should fear the day when the public realizes that road goes both ways.
44 weeks ago
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Just came back from the great white north and frankly I thought you'd be posting about the latest paragon of virtue: Rob Ford.
The Canadians I talk with are so nice that they don't know or don't care that their rights are being diminished. Most aren't outraged by Ford - more like embarrassed. Again, I get it - but where's push to shove him out of office?

If they can't do anything other than whine and moan about a crack addled mayor running the largest city in Canada, it's unlikely that they will stand up to the Islamists. Am I hopeful? Hope is not a strategy. Thing do not look good for my Canuck friends.
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