Just a few years ago, blasphemy laws in the West were considered a laughable relic from an oppressive society. Leftists and conservatives alike agreed that people’s opinions about religion should be kept private and the government had no business in snooping into people’s heads.
Things started changing after Islam burst into the Western political scene and demanded its own place. That development was hard to ignore because Islam is a totalitarian cult, which from its inception has transformed and ruined countries by terror and violence. Christianity needed about 300 years to walk the way from the missionary travels of St. Apostol Paul to the first Christian country, Armenia. Islam to conquered huge territories within just a few decades, led by the sadistic warmonger Muhammad and his henchmen.
Now, we are under enormous pressure to restore the blasphemy laws but only to protect Islam. The so-called “Istanbul process”, initiated by the 57 Islamic states, members of the United Nations, has as its goal criminalizing the criticism of Islam. It was supported by Hillary Clinton while she served in Obama’s administration. And who could forget Obama’s ominous words at the UN that those who slander the prophet of Islam have no future?
However, this time it’s the conservatives who are alarmed, while the lefties pretend that nothing is happening.
The latest blow on free speech came from Denmark, where a man was charged with blasphemy for burning a Koran (archived here):
A man who filmed himself burning the Quran has become the first person to be charged under Denmark’s blasphemy law in 46 years.
The 42-year-old filmed himself burning a copy of Islam’s holy book in his back yard in December 2015. He then posted the video on the anti-Islamic Facebook group, “Yes to freedom – no to Islam” along with the words, “Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns.”
Danish prosecutor Jan Reckendorff announced his decision to bring charges in a press statement issued on Wednesday afternoon.
“It is the prosecution’s view that circumstances involving the burning of holy books such as the Bible and the Quran can in certain cases be a violation of the blasphemy clause, which covers public scorn or mockery of religion.”
Nice touch of deception: “…books such as the Bible and the Quran…” Everybody and his uncle knows that burning a Bible will never bring up such a reaction. The authorities will be even happy to see it happening.
In Canada, the process of criminalization of criticism of Islam is promoted at full speed. There is a motion pending in the Federal Parliament, M103, which singles out for condemnation “Islamophobia”, defined as an irrational fear of Islam, even though the fear of Muslim barbarism is completely rational. Last week, Ontario’s provincial parliament passed unanimously a similar motion (archived here).
According to the reports, the votes for it were 81 to 0. The legislature has 107 members, meaning that 26 chose not to show up. Regardless of their motives, it is safe to say that all of them were cowards. There was not a single man or a woman to stand up and say that he or she was not going to support the witch hunts against critics of Muslim totalitarianism.
And the chief coward is Patrick Brown, the leader of the Progressive-Conservative Party, who went with the flow:
Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown said Ontario’s legislature “unequivocally opposes Islamophobia.”
“Islamophobia is real and we have to condemn it unreservedly,” he said.
That sounded exactly like his statement from the last year that “climate change is real”. After jumping on the global warming scam wagon, he went even further to support the predatory carbon tax. There is no difference between him and the other two parties.
The fear of the “Islamophobia” motions comes from the possibility that their promoters will introduce new laws criminalizing criticism of Islam. However, we already have the laws that Muslims will exploit to force their cult. They have been very successful using the Human Rights Code. A few years ago, the ISNA mosque in Mississauga, run by an organization whose charity status was revoked for financing foreign Muslim extremism, started a case claiming that not allowing its visitors to park for free on a nearby property is religious discrimination. That is the well-known “Parking jihad” favourite bullying tactic in Great Britain. http://www.blogwrath.com/?p=5833
What is even worse, in Canada’s Criminal Code we have a section specifically condemning blasphemy:
Criminal Code (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-46), Blasphemous Libel
296 (1) Every one who publishes a blasphemous libel is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.
Question of fact
(2) It is a question of fact whether or not any matter that is published is a blasphemous libel.
(3) No person shall be convicted of an offence under this section for expressing in good faith and in decent language, or attempting to establish by argument used in good faith and conveyed in decent language, an opinion on a religious subject.
This is a classic witch hunt premise, with ambiguous language. Who is to say what “good faith” and “decent language” are? To Muslims, any criticism of their cult is a show of bad faith. The text immediately excludes from protection satire, which always drives most Muslims into a state of animal rage. Let’s not forget the case of the Danish cartoons of Muhammad in 2005. Besides, it is impossible to describe in “decent language” the excesses of Islam – especially their “Prophet”, with his taste for sex with little girls and the orgy of violence and genocide that his followers unleashed on the world.
The archaic section 296, which should have been abolished long time ago, is the perfect stepping stone for Muslims to start prosecuting and jailing their enemies. And our corrupt judicial system will be more than willing to assist them.
Even before this section is invoked, it is clear that Islam already receives excessive “protection”. I can give you two examples.
A few years ago, it was revealed that Yasir Naqvi, an Ontario Liberal MPP, endorsed a book by a Muslim author advocating wife beating (archived here).
It was a scandalous revelation. No member of the legislature should defend such views, even though in Islam wife beating is a favourite method to straighten out an unruly woman. Islam is a deeply misogynist cult. Mr. Naqvi’s defense was that he didn’t read the book but still sent a supportive letter to the author.
That defense made him look even worse in the eyes of normal people – he proved himself to be sloppy and careless in his judgment. However, his party stood behind him, because, according to the Liberals, a Muslim can do no wrong. The party’s chief, Kathleen Wynne, said that his explanation was good enough for her. The worst part was that this guy, despite his poor judgment, made a career in the judicial system of Ontario. He became corrections’ minister and now he is the Attorney General of Ontario. I wonder, if he still makes decisions without reading the materials.
The other example is Tarek Fatah, a journalist who has opposed Muslim extremism for decades. He believes that Islam can be reformed from the inside. Despite his bravery, his efforts have brought no significant results other than proving that Islam is an extremist movement.
In 2011, while in hospital battling cancer, Mr. Fatah received death threats, which he reported. The police and a few unidentified officers made sure that the threats were downplayed. No actual investigation was conducted.
His life became even worse recently, when he went to India to research a new book and managed to get a contract for 13 TV shows on the issue of religion. His straightforward approach earned him a big following – reportedly, tens of millions tuned in to watch him. However, the touchy Muslims were also part of that crowd.
In the best debate traditions of Islam, when Muslims have no rational arguments against their critics, they become hysterical an resort to looting and death threats:
One group has filed a court case demanding the show be cancelled, calling it a threat to communal peace, another asked the elections commission to take similar action, suggesting the show is a ploy to fuel Hindu nationalism, while petitions have pressed sponsors to drop the program.
More viscerally, an infuriated critic put a bounty on the Canadian’s head, while one of his own guests suggested on air that he be decapitated.
A local imam promised to pay a few hundred bucks to any Muslims willing to behead Tarek. Something tells me that Islamic reforms don’t work, because now the prominent Canadian is a virtual prisoner in Delhi, afraid to go out and face his Muslim “cultural critics”. Of course, the National Post finds a way to blame Tarek Fatah and not his enemies for the horrible situation:
He has arguably evolved into a more inflammatory critic, appearing regularly on The Rebel — sometimes called Canada’s Breitbart News — applauding Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban on seven Muslim countries and supporting the debunked theory that a Muslim was involved in shooting six members of a Quebec-city mosque last month.
It’s always the right-wingers’ fault…
So, here we have the tale of two Muslims. One of them endorses something outrageously opposed to the Canadian values and gets promoted into a spectacular career. The other one naively believes that Islam can be made to respect Canadian values and is forced to go into hiding to avoid beheading.
Islam and its suppression of criticism thrive in Canada and our courts are on their way to force the blasphemy ban not only on rogue Muslims, but on all of us.
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