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Criminalizing Thought

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For those of us who cherish liberty and the freedom we enjoy in the west to engage in spirited debate, stories like this are very disturbing:

Up north, the Canadian Islamic Congress announced the other day that at least two of Canada’s “Human Rights Commissions” – one federal, one provincial – had agreed to hear their complaints that their “human rights” had been breached by this “flagrantly Islamophobic” excerpt from my book, as published in the country’s bestselling news magazine, Maclean’s.

Here’s hoping that this one gets tossed out of court quickly. And remember – eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Marc Vander Maas


  • James

    PLEASE help Canada by allowing lots of Canadian students to your university! And pls come up and give talks!

    We need help!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan VandeBunte

    “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.”

    The Usual Suspects

    I think that is applicable here. The best way for militant Muslims to achieve their agenda is to a) convince everyone that there is no militant Islamic agenda, or, if that isn’t possible, b) forbid anyone from ever talking about a militant Islamic agenda.

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