“I think fairness requires Canada to adopt a similar standard in the case of the evil bastard who murdered his daughter. As hinted here, no effort was made before the murder by Canadian society or laws to impose Western values on the man. Just the opposite, in fact — he and his ‘diverse’ traditions were welcomed with open arms, invited to thrive in multicultural bliss.
“How can we punish him for simply doing what we’ve been encouraging him to do since he got here — that is to say, holding on to his traditional Muslim (i.e. wife-beating, honor-killing) values?
“No, if I were the judge, I would rule something like this:
“‘The defendant is not guilty, he was simply exercising the religious freedom promised him by his adopted country. If Canada does not wish for its citizens to practice Islamic traditions, it must make such a statement firmly and clearly; otherwise, punishing an honor-killing would be as unjust as punishing a Christian for being literate (well, bad example there, but you see what I mean). Until Canada adopts serious measures to protect its liberal values on a society-wide level (I would suggest a ban on the hijab, for starters), killers like this goat-humper cannot in good faith be held responsible for their actions. He did nothing but live the Canadian dream.'”