Saturday, January 19, 2008

Minister Kenney Rebuffs Cdn Islamic Congress

It appears that the Canadian government is, indeed, watching closely this situation in which Muslim extremists are abusing an unconstitutional, illegal, Leftofascist node of the state apparatus (nurtured, of course, by Leftofascist Liberal governments of the past, and which are difficult to do something about in the short run) to take away fundamental rights from law-abiding Canadians.

Story here.

h/t: SDA... more there.

OTTAWA - A Conservative cabinet minister says the Canadian Islamic Congress is attempting to undermine basic Charter freedoms by filing complaints against a journalist who wrote a book on the Muslim world.

Jason Kenney, the secretary of state for multiculturalism, weighed in Wednesday on the controversy surrounding columnist Mark Steyn's bestseller America Alone. The Canadian Islamic Congress has filed complaints with federal and provincial human rights commissions based on an excerpt of Steyn's book that appeared in Maclean's Magazine in October.

"To be attacking opinions expressed by a columnist in a major magazine is a pretty bold attack on the basic Canadian value of freedom of the press and freedom of expression," Kenney said in an interview. "I think all Canadians would reject that kind of effort to undermine one of our basic freedoms."