A different take on human rights

From Ezra Levant’s blog:

In February of 2006, the Western Standard magazine, of which I was
publisher, reprinted the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. We were
immediately hit with two “human rights complaints”. These are a strange
species of lawsuit, inimicable to Western liberal traditions of rule of
law and freedom of speech. A real court would have thrown these
complaints out as baseless, but Alberta’s human rights commission has
proceeded. Friday was the day of my interrogation. I videotaped it.

I Don’t Answer to the State

As noted over at James Lileks’ blog, The Bleat, this is how you should answer anyone who asks why you published something.


  1. Muslims Against Sharia on 1/15/08 at 10:54 pm

    <b>Canada: Freedom of Speech succumbing to Kangaroo Courts of the Human Rights Commission</b>

    Proceedings against Ezra Levant are nothing short of ridiculous, but let’s consider the implications for moderate Muslims. This “investigation” will further divide Muslims and non-Muslims in Canada. It will give credence to radicals’ claims that the West is at war with Islam. It will antagonize non-Muslims and moderate Muslims will be pushed towards radicalization. Regardless of the outcome, once again Islamists skillfully manipulated Dhimmi justice system and came out as clear winners. Thank you, Human Right Commission!

    <b>Muslims Against Sharia are proud to be the first Muslim group to publicly support Ezra Levant and denounce HRC inquisition</b>
    <a href=”http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/01/canada-freedom-of-speech-succumbing-to.html”>http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/01/canada-freedom-of-speech-succumbing-to.html</a&gt;

    Sign Free Dominion Against the HRCs Petition
    <a href=”http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/a-free-dominion-against-the-hrcs.html”>http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/a-free-dominion-against-the-hrcs.html</a&gt;