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4/2/2010

Steyn on the Decline of the West, Part 427

Filed under: International,Political Correctness — DRJ @ 8:04 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Mark Steyn is noted for his wry and informed take on many topics, especially the decline of Western civilization. Today’s installment looks at Canadian support of Islamic hate speech:

“The Jewish Defence League held a demonstration today in Toronto at Palestine House, one of the many jihadist front organizations without which no sophisticated multicultural western city is complete. Tomorrow night, for example, they’re hosting the editor of the London newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Abd al-Bari Atwan. Mr Atwan is a celebrity eliminationist who declared on TV that “if the Iranian missiles strike Israel, by Allah, I will go to Trafalgar Square and dance with delight.” Because Palestine House is government-funded, Mr Atwan’s appearance to share this and other insights is effectively being underwritten by Canadian taxpayers.”

Steyn concludes:

“Lenin famously said the west would “sell us the rope by which we will hang them. He was underestimating our suicidal stupidity: We’re happy to give it away.”

No one can sum up and skewer in the same sentence quite like Steyn.

– DRJ

12 Responses to “Steyn on the Decline of the West, Part 427”

  1. Re that rope, which we’re giving away instead of just selling at a loss:

    Don’t worry, we’ll make up for the losses with higher volume!

    Beldar (5ff4b5)

  2. Plus, the rental on the lamp-posts.

    AD - RtR/OS! (8b509d)

  3. Just so I have the gross level of outrageous hypocrisy straight in my mind: Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant were hauled before the Human Rights Commission (or whatever it was) in Canada for hate speech or inciting hate with the Steyn article in MacLeans and Levant’s publishing of the Danish cartoons, and yet this outfit that is clearly inciting hate, discrimination and even threatening death to the Jews while being subsidized by the Canandian government.

    In what universe does this make sense???

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  4. Perhaps it’s time to minimize any purchases from our Northern neighbor?

    AD - RtR/OS! (8b509d)

  5. while is being subsidized by the Canandian government?

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  6. “Equality” overrides reality.

    Icy Texan (02cc95)

  7. ‘At the demo, Palestine House officials were caught on tape telling Jewish protesters “You need another Holocaust” and “We love jihad… We love killing dogs… your bitches with you”. As a notorious “Islamophobe”, I certainly don’t begrudge anybody his Judeophobia. What I don’t understand is why Canadian taxpayers should subsidize it.’

    Steyn is one of our best at telling it like it is.

    [note: released from moderation. --Stashiu]

    GeneralMalaise (556297)

  8. Every time I get into arguments with my fellow Canadians about how they’re so often ignored by their neighbors to the south, I usually point to something like this. They’re incredibly silly about their rampant PC – ness, but now they’re rapidly approaching the tipping point into outright insanity.

    Dmac (21311c)

  9. Canada still has not recovered from the 60s and Trudeau. It is really three countries, it seems to me. There is Quebec, which everyone there seems to equate with European sophistication although I don’t believe it has had a positive GDP since World War II. There are the western provinces that have more in common with us than the rest of Canada except British Columbia which has taken on a sort of San Francisco Je ne sais quoi. Ottawa seems to be trying to hold everyone together by being all things to all people. The Newfoundland provinces would be better off as part of Maine. The western provinces pay for the whole thing and everyone knows it.

    One day, a Muslim will blow himself up in Toronto and the fat will be in the fire.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  10. “One day, a Muslim will blow himself up in Toronto and the fat will be in the fire.”

    And no doubt, someone will find a way to blame the USA for it.

    the friendly grizzly (3711fe)

  11. It’ll be the fault of the NRA!

    AD - RtR/OS! (9b3f49)

  12. Did Sean Penn attend?

    daleyrocks (718861)


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