Saturday, April 12, 2008

Speaking of zombies

One of the Canuckistan Five, Jonathan Kay writes about a memo from Canada's politburo CHRC:
In Ottawa, the attempted censorship of Canadian magazines in the name of “human rights” has caused such a backlash that some politicians are openly talking about amending the Human Rights Act (HRA). But the Ontario Human Rights Commission hasn’t gotten the memo: In a politically tone-deaf statement released on Wednesday, the OHRC told Canadians that it covets the same censorship powers that have brought so much discredit to its counterparts in Ottawa and other provinces.

Of particular concern to the OHRC is Islamophobia, “a form of racism that includes stereotypes, bias or acts of hostility towards Muslims and the viewing of Muslims as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level.” (I am quite curious about the use of the word “stereotype” here. One supposes that all sorts of Jewish, Buddhist, Ba’hai and Confuscian terrorist cells are getting busted up all the time — but the Islamophobic media never reports it.)

...and those Amish...what are they up to anyway? Eh? Eh?! Think we believe they're just raising barns? What's in the barns? I think we deserve to know.

All the details and background here and here.

Drop a shilling or two in Kathy's tip jar to cover her upcoming legal expenses.

1 comment:

N. Trandem said...

Islam = Racism? What race is Islam, again? I thought the Enlightenment was supposed to give us an intelligentsia, not a dumbassocracy...