Last night, free speech suffered a setback in Ottawa, Canada and tyranny notched a win. The Free Thinking Film Society had scheduled a screening of the new Clarion Fund film, “Iranium,” this evening at the Library and Archives of Canada in downtown Ottawa, the Canadian capital. The film is a documentary featuring a slate of Iran experts discussing the threat of the Iranian nuclear weapons program. Unfortunately, all it took was the reported telephone threat of protests from the local Iranian Consulate to call in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, evacuate the building, and cancel the event.
Posts Tagged ‘free speech’
Posted by avideditor on January 19, 2011
Posted by avideditor on January 16, 2011
The jihadis want to install a ban of free speech in France. I hope they fail. I don’t exactly agree what he said. But I agree with his right to say it.
An article at François Desouche reviews the story of journalist Eric Zemmour’s comments about race and crime, a media event from March 2010 that led to a trial for defamation and racial discrimination. The trial is now in session. The comment that may cost Zemmour some money, if not his personal freedom was:
French immigrants are more closely monitored than others because most drug dealers are blacks or Arabs… It’s a fact.
Another comment he had made earlier may also cost him:
Employers have the right to refuse Arabs or blacks.
Posted by avideditor on January 14, 2011
Read the rest ESW: Thoughts Before a Trial
Posted by avideditor on January 13, 2011
The latest in the pro jihadis, pro sharia, and pro caliphate action from Saudi Arabia. Wonder if the FCC is going to do the same BS and limit free speech here with there new power grab?From http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/01/saudi-arabia-forces-news-blogs-to.html
Saudi Arabia has enacted stringent new regulations forcing some bloggers to obtain government licenses and to strongarm others into registering. In addition, all Saudi news blogs and electronic news sites will now be strictly licensed, required to “include the call to the religion of Islam” and to strictly abide by Islamic sharia law. The registration and religion requirements are also being coupled with strict restrictions on what topics Saudi bloggers can write on–a development which will essentially give Saudi authorities the right to shut down blogs at their discretion.
Posted by avideditor on January 21, 2010
Here is the transcript I found here. HT Wild
Posted by avideditor on October 22, 2009
It seems people I respect are against it. Am I missing something?. I think it is important that a law is passed to allow people to view everything without paying thugs everywhere a vig. I think that no bureaucracy is needed just a law. I admit there are probably some crazy things attached to it. But on princliple I agree that no one should pay thugs to have there info distrubted on the net.
Here is what beck said on it Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by DJM on January 21, 2009
A Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put a right-wing politician on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.
Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders made a controversial film last year equating Islam with violence and has likened the Koran to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
“In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to… draw a clear line,” the court in Amsterdam said.
“…to draw a clear line…”
Between what? Free speech and hate speech? Or between unpopular truth and popular fantasy? Between intolerant hatred and bigotry hidden under the guise of religion?
There is more on the line here than Freedom of speech. It is one thing to limit free speech by prosecuting inciting and hateful comments. But the real danger is to limit free speech that expresses truth.
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
Below the fold, a short video on the difference between Hate Speech and Religious Right: