The decay of Canada’s values continues with full speed. There is already a judgment in the high-profile libel trial against Ezra Levant, which took place earlier this year. It was started by one of the three Muslim students, who a few years ago tried to destroy Maclean’s Magazine through the human rights commissions with the help of the anti-Semitic Canadian Islamic Congress. The judge in the case just awarded $80,000 plus legal costs to the plaintiff Khurrum Awan.
This monstrous miscarriage of justice will make it easier for every Muslim extremist or anti-Semite to go after his or her critics. With the help of judges who don’t give a damn about the values and the future of Canada, Islam is gradually winning in Canada. Ezra Levant is not going to roll over and take the abuse – he has already expressed his determination to appeal the unjust decision:
Today I lost the lawsuit against me brought by Khurrum Awan, the former youth president of the Canadian Islamic Congress.
You can read the full ruling here. The judge awarded Awan a whopping $80,000 plus legal costs.
I am reviewing the technical aspects of the ruling with my lawyer. But there is something terrifying, buried in this ruling, that I already know I simply must appeal — all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.
On paragraph 166 of the decision, the judge ruled that calling Awan an anti-Semite is defamatory, and that’s one of the reasons I lost, and have to pay him so much money.
But Awan was, at one time, the youth president of the Canadian Islamic Congress, an anti-Semitic organization. At the time Awan was its youth president, the CIC was led by a notorious anti-Semite, Mohamed Elmasry. Elmasry famously went on national TV to state that any adult in Israel is a legitimate target for terrorism. The CIC has publicly called for the legalization of anti-Semitic terrorist groups.
And yet the judge ruled that it is defamatory to call the former youth president of an anti-Semitic organization, anti-Semitic. Because he denied it in court, and said he never knew about his organization’s infamous misconduct.
This is a shocking case of libel chill that should concern anyone who is worried about radical Islam, the right to criticize it, and the right to call out anti-Semitism in the public square.
Read the rest and learn how you can help Ezra here.