Sunday, March 12, 2006

Toronto Stands for Freedom

Slowly the edges of dhimmi support for fascism are melting away. One can hope that eventually the core left will be so thin and pale it won't be noticeable to the public as anything more than a dirty fringe flapping in the rain. In Canada, hardly the worst hit of nations in this war on fascist Islam, at least a number of people made some effort to rise in a public demonstration to show that they will not be silent in the midst of the howls of canned rage we hear from the umma. Canadians stood up for freedom. Not all, not many, and in fact, very few. But the time is coming when the streets will be packed with people who have had enough, and they will turn the war against those who now feel the war is theirs to win. It is not. A hundred or more courageous people today will give heart to a thousand next time. And we will continue to grow stronger until we are victorious against this evil that is fascist Islam and Left dhimmi fascism.
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Toronto marchers back right to publish Muhammad cartoons

11/03/2006 10:03:47 PM

More than 100 demonstrators took to the streets in Toronto on Saturday to support free speech.

CBC News

They were protesting against the sometimes violent riots that targeted Denmark and its embassies after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad last year.

The strong reaction to the cartoons has highlighted the conflict between the Western ideal of freedom of speech and what some Muslims say is a blasphemous offence against a religious figure.

The Toronto demonstrators marched in front of the Danish consulate, where former TV news anchor Peter Kent said "any democracy worth its salt should be strong enough to endure the most controversial speech."

Kent represented the Canadian Coalition for Democracies, which seeks to change Canadian policy that they say "consistently fails to support sister democracies who share our values," such as India, Taiwan, the U.S. and Israel.

Daniel Dale, a York University student who helped organize the protest, said "we will not stand idly and meekly by while a democracy and ally is violently and senselessly attacked."

He does not endorse the cartoons, but backs the right to publish them, as Calgary-based Western Standard magazine did in February.


- FROM FEB. 13, 2006:

Most Western publications did not reprint the cartoons, many saying they didn't want to give unnecessary offence. However, critics have said the publications had been intimidated.

Ezra Levant, Western Standard publisher, will speak in Toronto on Tuesday to explain why the magazine reprinted the cartoons.

http://news.sympatico.msn.cbc.ca/National/ContentPosting.aspx?feedname=CBC-CANADA-V2&newsitemid=demonstrators-toronto060311&showbyline=True
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5 comments:

truepeers said...

People need to understand that normal Torontonians are among the most reserved of people. I once read - though i have never been able to find the original source - that the famous Canadian scholar, Northrop Frye, once called southern Ontarians the most brutally inarticulate people on the face of the earth. He was probably only partly joking. So while the many leftists in Toronto have their demos because they are just like moon barking leftists anywhere, for proper conservative people in that city, the idea of attending a public demonstration is altogether foreign. So, "more than a hundred" in Toronto = many thousand sufficiently angry to demonstrate in any other city. Way to go Toronto. The tide is turning.

eyesallaround said...

Things are changing in the Great White North! First a conservative PM and now demonstrations! Good for them.

waterdragon52 said...

Dag:

I live in mid-town Toronto and I'm interested in the blue scarf movement. I also have a few friends, who, like me, made it to Saturday's rally outside of the Danish consulate and feel passionately about the threat posed to 21st century society by Qu'ran thumping fanatics.

I can be contacted via lteperman@sympatico.ca

dag said...

Waterdragon52 has shown a long-term and intelligent commitment to this cause that few I know of can rival it. We are winning. We see it in our friends.

It's been my experience that those in Toronto are every bit as brutally inarticulate as Truepeers and Northop Frye claim, which one can easily verify by reading the Toronto Star. It takes sane and normal people to give them a voice.

I've heard the voice of Northrop Frye. Were he alive today he'd be with us, blue scarf and all, quoting the perfect line for the occasion from William Blake. When I compare the voice of Frye to the screeching of the howler monkeys in the minarets I know that we are winning. I can hear it now.

I'm off in a dream. Some of you are going to take his place. We'll do better than win, we'll excel.

t-ham said...

WD!

How have you been? We need to put some concrete effort into this problem and do more than just argue on JW/DW. Stake out your own little corner of the free world and work on attracting some thoughtful people for important discussions. Be a tendril.