Margaret Wente’s piece about Steyn, Maclean’s and those crazy Muslims trying to silence them (and us) is now available outside the Grope & Flail’s firewall:
“Mr. Steyn, a regular contributor to Maclean’s, has probably offended 99 per cent of the readers at one time or another. That’s the kind of guy he is. The offending piece is vintage Steyn: provocative, highly coloured and wildly overdrawn. It argues that the West is in demographic and cultural decline, while Islamic populations, by contrast, have high fertility rates and a new cultural assertiveness. It doesn’t talk about Canadian Muslims at all.
“Curiously, the four complainants in the case are all law students or graduates from York University’s Osgoode Hall. You might think that law students, of all people, would be very big on stuff like civil liberties, tolerance and free speech. I guess not.
“Darn those feelings. They can make you feel so bad. If feelings were facts, no one in Canada would be allowed to state a controversial opinion.
“Standing in solidarity with the CIC is the Ontario Federation of Labour. ‘You can visibly see folks being stereotyped in this article,’ said OFL executive vice-president Terry Downey. ‘There is proper conduct that everyone has to follow, including the media.’
“In case you haven’t guessed, I’m no fan of the CIC. Its chair, Mohamed Elmasry, once let slip that he thinks all Israeli adults are legitimate targets for terrorists. Nor is the CIC a fan of mine. It tracked my sins for years, and concluded The Globe and Mail scores high on the Islamophobia meter.
“The CIC has lots to say about Islamophobia in Canada, but not a word to say about rape victims being flogged in Saudi Arabia or teddy bear demonstrations in Sudan. Plenty of Muslims wish it would just shut up, and for good reason.
“If the CIC wants to know who’s fuelling prejudice against Muslims, maybe it should look in the mirror. ”
The Ontario Federation of Labour, eh? I did not know that.
Let’s face it: no one who works indoors needs a union. Faced with dwindling power and influence, socialist labour union thugs are now obliged to come up with fabulous new forms of mischief with which to drag down society.
Tell the Ontario Federation of Labour to mind its own business (which, I’ve always assumed, is to destroy real businesses one asshat demand at a time), and get back to bullying both those real businesses, and its own unwilling dues-paying membership.
Contact Terry Downey and ask him what his unwilling dues-paying members must think of him spending OFL time encouraging the censorship of his fellow citizens.
Not to mention his public embrace of representatives of radical Islam.
Terry Downey can be reached at:
The Ontario Federation of Labour office is at:
15 Gervais Drive, Suite 202
FAX: 416-441-1893 or
The general email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember: Do NOT harrass secretaries and assistants. They just work there and probably wish they didn’t. (Here’s a tip from my peacenik past: if you plan to occupy some big shot’s office, bring flowers for the receptionist.)
UPDATE: “There seems to be some kinky kind of competition on the left to be the Islamists’ lead prison bitch.”
Speaking of which: Keifer’s learning to “fluff & fold.” So that’s what they’re calling it these days?