Monday, June 30, 2008

Mark Steyn Wins Round One

From this source:

The Canadian Human Rights Commission has dismissed a Muslim group's complaint against Maclean's magazine.

The Canadian Islamic Congress had argued the magazine published an article in October 2006 that would likely expose Muslims to hatred and contempt.

The article, entitled "The Future Belongs to Islam," by Mark Steyn claimed that Muslims are on the verge of dominating Europe and the West because of a demographic shift.

The article claims that their greater numbers will eventually allow Muslims to dominate Western countries. The article goes so far as to quote a European imam who allegedly said Muslims are reproducing like "mosquitoes."...
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Excerpt from the Maclean's article which led to the proceedings -- "The Future Belongs to Islam," published on October 20, 2006, and from Steyn's book America Alone:

Sept. 11, 2001, was not "the day everything changed," but the day that revealed how much had already changed. On Sept. 10, how many journalists had the Council of American-Islamic Relations or the Canadian Islamic Congress or the Muslim Council of Britain in their Rolodexes? If you'd said that whether something does or does not cause offence to Muslims would be the early 21st century's principal political dynamic in Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom, most folks would have thought you were crazy. Yet on that Tuesday morning the top of the iceberg bobbed up and toppled the Twin Towers.

This is about the seven-eighths below the surface -- the larger forces at play in the developed world that have left Europe too enfeebled to resist its remorseless transformation into Eurabia and that call into question the future of much of the rest of the world. The key factors are: demographic decline; the unsustainability of the social democratic state; and civilizational exhaustion.

Let's start with demography, because everything does....

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As Anonymous stated about Mark Steyn's victory, on another thread here at IBA: "GREAT NEWS for Freedom of Speech for Infidels!!!"


Always On Watch said...

This is not yet resolved:

Meanwhile, a decision from the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal over the same issue isn't expected for several months.

Damien said...

Ironically if he can win this battle over the long run, he could prove himself wrong. Maybe the future does not belong to Islam. Maybe in the long run we will win this war.

Pastorius said...

I don't think this war is going to be resolved in the courts.

Perhaps in the Court of the Crimson King.

Damien said...


I never said this war will be resolved in the courts. I am not that naive. However if Mark Steyn does win this battle it could encourage other people to speak out, and name the enemy.

By the way, what do you mean by the Court of the Crimson King?

Pastorius said...

It's just a reference to a silly old rock song from the 70's.

The Court of the Crimson King is the court of blood.

Mark said...

Encouraging news of a little anti-dhimmitude there in Canada.

Anonymous said...

what can one say .... when most of u guys dun even know the real facts bout 9-11 .... u blame it on the muslims without any proof .... i wud say go watch FARENHIET 911 or LOOSECHANGE .... maybe they will push sum sense into u .... it was all planned by the american government to capture the oil rich country of iraq and to capture the mineral rich country of afghanistan ... n to support infilteration and terrorist activities in pakistan

Damien said...


I hope you're joking

Pastorius said...

The oil rich country of Iraq tells us how much we are going to pay, and they tell us what percentage of their oil they are going to allow us to have the right to pay for.

In other words, they are a free country.