Saturday, March 21, 2009


Ezra Levant emails:
As you know, in 2006 I was the publisher of the Western Standard magazine when we reprinted the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. In response, a radical Muslim imam complained to the government's so-called "human rights commission", and I became the only person in the world to be charged with a legal offence for doing so.

You stood by me and our magazine's freedoms -- freedom of the press, freedom of religion and our property rights. It was a fight between our modern, enlightenment values and a medieval fatwa designed to silence criticism of radical Islam.

Thank you again for your support -- I sure needed it.

For 900 days, a team of fifteen government bureaucrats and lawyers investigated me, treating me like I was a major crime scene. I was even subjected to a 90-minute interrogation at the hands of a government "human rights officer", for daring to exercise my freedoms.
Videos of his interrogations are available here. His book describing events, Shakedown, is published on the 24th and can be preordered from Amazon, where it's already at number 67. By the way, Mark Steyn wrote the introduction.


Anonymous blogstrop said...

The Ezra Levant/Mark Steyn/Macleans prosecutions in Canada serve as a warning to all those with a laissez-faire attitude towards the human rights caravan headed this way.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Leon Bertrand said...

The same 'human rights body' is incredibly ironic, given the agenda is actually to remove rights.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Like predecessors who have gone into hiding after Fatwas were issued, Levant carries himself with a tremendous dignity. Such a contrast from the puerile whining we hear from 'some' people, convinced they are genuinely being oppressed by the Joooos.

7:55 PM  

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