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If We’re Nice to Them, Maybe They’ll Kill Us Last (A Continuing Series)

Filed under: Political Correctness — Jack Dunphy @ 12:28 am

[Guest post by Jack Dunphy]

Canadian journalists Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant were recent guests on Milt Rosenberg’s program on Chicago’s WGN radio. They discussed their respective encounters with the kangaroo courts that are Canada’s “human rights tribunals.” Their alleged crimes: offending Muslims by means of published materials. Steyn did so in a series of articles published in Maclean’s magazine, the Canadian newsweekly (as Steyn puts it, like Time or Newsweek, only better). As for Levant, he had the temerity to publish those Danish cartoons that had so many Muslim knickers all in a bunch back in 2005. Mr. Rosenberg’s show is always interesting, and this one was exceptionally so. It’s available for a free podcast here.

In the video below, Ezra Levant is shown under interrogation by some bureaucrat intent on determining whether his state of mind is such that he is deserving of censure by the Canadian government for “hate speech.” Rather than bowing and scraping and begging for forgiveness, Levant lets the woman know what he thinks of her inquiry. All I can say is, Bravo.

–Jack Dunphy

19 Responses to “If We’re Nice to Them, Maybe They’ll Kill Us Last (A Continuing Series)”

  1. The lady said it all when she said “This is not America”.

    nk (4b5c8a)

  2. Ezra Levant, not Ezra Klein
    “Canadian journalists Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant”
    “In the video below, Ezra Levant”
    He’s a hero.

    Fixed. That’ll teach me for posting late at night.
    –Jack Dunphy

    m (3f1c73)

  3. Go to Levant’s website…as the hearings were progressing, he posted vid of every one…all are priceless.

    Roger B (fd8c20)

  4. I don’t know about you guys but I’m waiting for DCSCA to show up and tell us how that woman totally put Levant in is place.

    (The rule of law and all that, right, generalissimo?)

    danebramage (700c93)

  5. The greatest quote was “…I’ve offended the prophet mohammed, but he’s dead by the way!”

    We have the right to offend people. If the imams and their flocks can’t take it, Iran and Saudi Arabia will open their doors to them. No one in Canada or the United States will force anyone to stay.

    Osama Bin Laden said “Democracy is un-islamic.” I agree with him.

    arch (73a848)

  6. I think is real old. But still teh awesome.

    Dash Rendar (658a33)

  7. Live free or die, Canadian style! Woot, give ’em hell Ezra!

    Ray (9c6b5f)

  8. Bravo. How can that woman continue her job after hearing this eloquent polemic?

    BTW notice the informal surroundings: judge in everyday garb, gentle painting on the wall, soft lights. All trappings to disguise the presence of oppressive, fascist-style Big Government, to lull you into a false and fatal sense of security.

    Patricia (2183bb)

  9. Canada has a Bill of Rights, but inquisitions like this show it’s ineffectual.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  10. There was once a book titled The Banality of Evil. We thought that period was over and would never come again. I think the title conveys what that woman showed in the interview. She had no sense that what she was doing had any moral dimension. She was just following orders.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  11. Bravo.

    Mr. Pink (0ee368)

  12. If that bureaucrat had been a male, we all know what would have shriveled up and fallen off at Levant’s contempt and disdain for the government actually taking those complaints seriously. As it is she probably has an orifice that has been closed forever.

    Then again, being a do-good, nanny state , can’t we all be nice to each other liberal she probably never understood a word or point Levant said and went home that night fat, happy and dumb.

    MU789 (94ef48)

  13. Best line?

    “I think you’re playing silly buggery.”

    Nothing beats British slang. Nothing.

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  14. Ezra Levant is the fuggin MAN!!!!

    thebronze (a99c8e)

  15. Franz Kafka would be proud of the bimbo gov’t. official; and can anyone argue that 1984, while late in arriving, is clearly upon the Western Democracies. And, for goodness sake, can anyone dispute that there is an ongoing war between the West and Radical Islam? We can say “what the f%$# has happened to Canada, but take a look at the apologist, politically correct U.S. government? All we have to look forward to is doom and gloom . . .

    jkw (4146d2)

  16. BRAVO! is correct.
    Mr.Levant has every right to say or print whatever he wants, this Kangaroo Court style of questioning goes to show us ALL that OUR RIGHTS are being swept under the carpet so we can placate our enemies and their sensibilities. YOU ROCK Mr. Levant! Continue to stand up and be counted. BRAVO!

    Marilyn Couch (935f74)

  17. I still don’t see DCSCA here to put a spin on how we are all bitter rednecks clinging to our guns and religion.

    PCD (02f8c1)

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