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Thursday, May 01, 2008

"Taliban" Jack Layton picks a side

Well, color me surprised (what does that mean, anyway?) At a news conference yesterday, Faisal Joseph of the Canadian Islamic Congress produced a letter of support from NDP leader Jack Layton regarding the human rights complaints against Macleans.

Here's the letter in its entirety:

    Dear Muneeza Sheikh,

Thank you for your letter on behalf of the students and graduates who launched human rights complaints with the Ontario Human Rights Commission against MacLean’s Magazine.

The NDP appreciates the battle you are waging against mainstream media’s portrayal of Muslim Canadians and the intolerance and hatred against other communities such as Arabs and South Asians.

The NDP holds the view that intolerance and the promotion of hate speech and action has no right to thrive and grow in Canada. We believe all citizens deserve to live in a country where their culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation and lifestyle should be respected and celebrated. There is no room for Islamophobia, racism or discrimination in a country such as ours.

As you continue to find a resolution, I encourage you to stay strong in your fight for justice. Please keep me updated on your efforts.    

Sincerely,

Jack Layton, MP (Toronto–Danforth)

Living in the United States, I've had lots of opportunity to discuss the complaints against Macleans and the human rights tribunal system more generally with Americans from all parts of the political spectrum. Almost all of them -- whether on the left or the right -- are horrified. Americans take the First Amendment seriously, and I love them for it.

As for Jack Layton, he's willing to toss overboard "American ideas" like freedom of speech in the pursuit of a hate-free utopia. In the struggle for freedom, he's picked a side, and I only hope few Canadians choose to join him there.

Via Dust My Broom

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No surprise whatsoever. He is a born-in-the-wool hard core socialist and not likely to change.

Posted by: Alain | 2008-05-01 2:53:26 PM


Jack Lenin and the Endie Pees can now be sued into oblivion for mentioning MacLean’s Magazine in a letter congruent with terms like "intolerance and the promotion of hate speech and action".

That's libel right there.
If MacLean’s can get a court decision before the HRC gives a ruling Jack and his Communist brethren are toast.

Posted by: Speller | 2008-05-01 3:04:51 PM


Dear Mark Steyn,

Thank you for your article on behalf of the freedom loving peoples of the world (FLPW) which caused to be launched a malicious human rights complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Commission against MacLean’s Magazine.

The FLPW appreciate the battle you are waging against mainstream media’s failure to discuss the serious issues faced as a result of some intolerant Muslim Canadians and their hatred against other communities such as non-Arabs and non-South Asians.

The FLPW hold the view that their intolerance and the promotion of hate speech and action has no right to thrive and grow in Canada. We believe all citizens deserve to live in a country where their freedom of speech, conscience, and abhorence of barbaric religious practices and intimidation tactics should be respected and celebrated. There is no room for radical Islamists and their racism or discrimination in a country such as ours.

As you continue to find a resolution, I encourage you to stay strong in your fight for justice. Please keep me updated on your efforts.

Sincerely,

h20273kk9, Human Being (Somewhere North of the 49th)

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2008-05-01 3:17:50 PM


No one should be surprised at Taliban Jack.

Taliban Jack Layton marched
with a large demonstration in Toronto sponsored by the city's Stop the War Coalition, there were more Hezbollah flags, young men in Hezbollah t-shirts, and more placard-sized photographs of Nasrallah and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Posted by: Joe Molnar | 2008-05-01 5:08:51 PM


Dhimmiphobes of the world! Unite against Taliban Jack!

You have nothing to lose but your chains!

Somebody, please, file a HRC complaint.

Posted by: set you free | 2008-05-01 5:55:02 PM


Boy, some politicians have absolutely no morals or ethics when they are bottom-feeding for votes eh?

Taliban Jack is actually willing to sacrifice everything our soldiers fought for in two World Wars for a few desperate votes.

The guy is all class.

Posted by: rockyt | 2008-05-01 6:03:24 PM


Jack Layton has proudly secured peace in our time by capitulating to radical islam.Neville Chamberlain would be so proud,Churchill spinning in his grave.Layton is so embarassing grovelling for votes,pathetic does,nt begin to describe his antics.

Posted by: pessimist | 2008-05-01 9:45:09 PM


Love him or hate him, we need people like Jack to attract the other wingnuts and keep them all together so we can keep a eye on them.

Posted by: peterj | 2008-05-01 10:26:44 PM


Meanwhile, the real world has left all you CON kooks behind:

http://www.thestar.com/SpecialSections/article/420639

"The United States and Canada have been alone among NATO allies in southern Afghanistan in their refusal to talk with the militants.

Ahmed Wali Karzai, head of the Kandahar provincial council, said something needs to be done to stop "the madness" of the deadly insurgency.

"I absolutely support the Canadian decision," Karzai, the half-brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai, told The Canadian Press yesterday.

"It's a very wise and proper decision. There are people (with whom) we can talk and reason."

You gonna call Karzai 'Taliban', now, too?

Posted by: joe bleau | 2008-05-02 5:07:22 AM


The day after this letter was read at the Toronto news conference attempt to blackmail MacLean's, Jack Layton was on radio in Ottawa decrying the "censorship" he sees in the Tory move to prevent tax dollars going to porn movie makers. Smiling Jack thinks we are too dumb to see that he is a pandering jackass. On the one hand he expresses public support for a bunch of Islamics who want to limit free speech while on the other deploring as censorhip an effort to stop subsiding porn with tax dollars.


Keep up the good work Jack. Sure you "know what Canadians want". It explains why you and your party languish at 15 per cent in the polls.

Posted by: JMD | 2008-05-02 6:41:21 AM


JMD:

Is it that high?

I thought the Canadian Taliban were tied with the Green Party at around 10%.

Jack, Jack, Jack. Make all the movies you like ... on your own dime.


Posted by: set you free | 2008-05-02 8:30:43 AM


I agree with all the hit statements on Layton, but would apply many more to Harper. How would I vote if I despised the welfare/warfare state? Harper is every bit the welfare statist that Layton is, but he adds warfare to the program.

Welfare/welfare is exponential.

welfare x warefare = total gov't.

Posted by: abc | 2008-05-02 10:52:36 AM


Jack Layton = irrelevant

Posted by: Markalta | 2008-05-02 4:37:39 PM


Jack's second to Martin in changing his mind - he only came out in favor of Kyoto when Ontario was exempted. With his political base secure, he knew he could go all nutty. Nothing he says can be believed.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-05-02 4:41:25 PM


Taliban Jack and Olivia have been living in La-La-Land for so long, they have no concept of how dangerously batty Jack's latest white-hanky-waving foray into enemy territory looks--is.

Jack Laydown is out of control, but given a nation of severely challenged citizens, politicians, and journalists when it comes to discernment skills--hey, we've been brainwashed since PET, to always be "nice," you know?: multiculural, tolerant, diverse, open, aka to always be useful idiots--he just figured we wouldn't notice.

Laydown's a really bad joke and sticks around the Canadian political scene like a bad smell. A poster at Dust My Broom referred to him as "lesbian bed-wetter."

I always knew there was something weird about the guy.

Posted by: batb | 2008-05-03 7:14:57 AM


Google
ENRON, Pipeline, Taliban, Bush or Clinton
How do you expect to secure a pipeline across Afghanistan if you can't secure a road? If you want a pipeline across Afghanistan you will have to negotiate with the Taliban eventually.

Posted by: What did Edgar say | 2008-05-05 11:28:16 AM



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