Freedom of Speech – a fundamental right under threat

A Canadian conservative is hauled before “Human Rights” commission

His crime? Publishing those “Mohammed” cartoons.

The accused, Ezra Levant, delivered a stirring opening statement at his interrogation. Here's an excerpt:

“I believe that this commission has no proper authority over me.
The commission was meant as a low-level, quasi-judicial body to
arbitrate squabbles about housing, employment and other matters, where
a complainant felt that their race or sex was the reason they were
discriminated against. The commission was meant to deal with deeds, not
words or ideas.

“Now the commission, which is funded by a secular
government, from the pockets of taxpayers of all backgrounds, is taking
it upon itself to be an enforcer of the views of radical Islam.
So much for the separation of mosque and state…”

Do read the whole thing.

Meanwhile, the persecution of Mark Steyn by the same Human Rights Commissions continues. You can follow this ongoing saga at FreeMarkSteyn.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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