Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Free Mark Steyn!!

Update June 28/08

CHRC dismisses Canadian Islamic case against Mark Steyn & Macleans.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission has dismissed a complaint filed by the Canadian Islamic Congress against Maclean's magazine & Mark Steyn.

A similar complaint filed with the Ontario Human Rights Commission failed when the commission ruled in April that it did not have jurisdiction to hear it.

(The CHRC is under investigation by the RCMP , by a
Privacy Commission, and a Parliamentary investigation pending!! It's about time!!! Likely this is why they dismissed the case, but regardless, the CHRC mandate is to investigate and try to settle complaints of discrimination in employment and in the provision of services within FEDERAL jurisdiction, so this complaint was out of their jurisdiction)

Strike Two for Muslim Fundamentalists! One More To Go. Let's see if the BCHRC understands the freedoms enshrined in the Canadian Charter. We know the Supreme Court of Canada does!!

Khurram Awan: Liar and Two Time Loser.

Original Post: 06/09/08

Five Feet of Fury points out this from Ezra Levant

"Khurram Awan is a serial liar"

After obfuscating for a few rounds, Awan acknowledged that he never in fact offered a "mutually acceptable" article -- that was simply an after-the-fact lie, a little bit of taqqiya that Awan et al. has told the press.

Quelle Surprise.....NOT!!

In December 2007, I wrote a piece titled " Stand Beside Mark Steyn".
Two months later, this comment was left by some one named 'Mike Savant'

I think many people do not understand why a complaint was filed against Macleans Magazine. The following YouTube link provides an interview from Khurrum Awan *himself* on the Mike Duffy Live Show explaining the facts.


After watching the video, I responded:

In discussing the article in which Mark Steyn's book "America Alone" was excerpted in Maclean's Magazine, Mike Duffy did not, as he put it "badly paraphrase" what Steyn's book is about ---he so utterly twisted and distorted the content of the book that one wonders if he actually read it or if is merely too stupid to understand it.

Now, onto Mr Awan who is obviously not a Muslim fanatic, but rather dashing, articulate, and understandably concerned about the way in which Muslims are portrayed.

Mr Awan claims that the article is inflammatory because it states that Muslims living in the West have to be feared by virtue of their numbers and because they are part of a Muslim conspiracy to take over the West, build their caliphate and subjugate Westerners.

Again this is a complete distortion of the article and, by fiat, the book, but let's discuss this aspect in particular:

"to take over the West, build their caliphate and subjugate Westerners".

Since Mr Awan feels this is inflammatory, then shouldn't the target of his suit be the clerics who in fact have stated this very goal endlessly in major newspapers and various CNN documentaries by Christiane Ammanpour---- a goal they also preach religiously in their mosques, be they in the UK, The US, Canada or Saudi Arabia.

Mr Awam also alleges that several other articles published in Maclean's about Muslims went so far as to claim that Muslims engage in sex with minors and animals, drink the blood of non believers, and that a CBC sitcom is part of a conspiracy to make Islam acceptable just like homosexuality in western society.

Now, let's look at what Mark Steyn actually wrote in that piece about the CBC series "Little Mosque on the Prairie"

"And I went on to explain that back in the nineties, sitcoms and movies began introducing gay characters who were the most likeable and got all the best lines, and that Muslims were likely to be the lucky beneficiaries of a similar dispensation. In both cases, the intent is the same: to make Islam, like homosexuality, something only uptight squares are uncool with."

Mr Awam chose to fixate on ONE line, and then took it completely out of context.

Let's look at the rest of what Mark wrote:

"I would love to see a really great Muslim sitcom. After all, one of the worst forms of discrimination is to exclude someone from the joke. Gags are one of the great pillars of a common culture...You don't have to look hard to find comedy in the Muslim world.

In a debate at Trinity College, Dublin, recently, the aforementioned Omar Brooks said that Muhammad's message to non-believers was: "I come to slaughter all of you." He meant it, but come on, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to weep with laughter.

Warming to his theme, he said, "We are the Muslims. We drink the blood of the enemy, and we can face them anywhere."

That comment "we drink the blood of the enemy" which Mr Awam managed to twist so as to read "Muslims drink the blood of non believers" in order to suit this interview-- and to justify his bogus legal action against Macleans and Mark Steyn-- was made by a BRITISH MUSLIM COMIC in London, England!!

With further regards to his claims that Macleans published articles that went so far as to claim "Muslims engage in sex with minors and animals, drink the blood of non believers and that the CBC sitcom is part of a conspiracy to make Islam acceptable just like homosexuality in western society", one has to wonder why the Muslim Canadian Congress was not angered by this article that allegedly defamed Muslims in this manner. It's interesting how we've not heard one peep from them. It seems their Muslim sensibilities were neither hurt nor offended -- perhaps because they know that was NOT what the article said.

I pulled up every article about Muslims from Maclean's online magazine, and conducted a "find" for "sex with minors and animals" and NOT ONCE did that appear in any of the 19 plus articles I searched.

Perhaps Mr Awan would be so kind as to provide the date, title, as well as copies of these articles that made these alleged claims about Muslims. I 'd be interested in seeing the context in which these claims were allegedly made, seeing as Mr Awan has a very bad habit of twisting the truth, and taking statements out of context.

This interview has only served to prove that Mike Duffy cannot comprehend what he reads, or hasn't read the articles or the book that he chooses to discuss in an interview, and that Mr Awan selectively takes sentences out of context to further his agenda, accusing Macleans of making claims that I can't seem to find in any article, and falsely attributing an inflammatory quote, not to the British MUSLIM comic who made it, but to Mark Steyn.

Khurram Awan has a bad habit of distorting the truth and outrightly lying, not only to the media and gullible talk show audiences, but also to the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

And should Mr Awan & Mr Faisel feel the need to submit my blog for censorship by the Tribunal-- because ---heaven forbid-- I dared to discuss this absurd lawsuit and point out the the truth about Mr Awan's lies, then I'll simply refer them and the Tribunal to the provocative and courageous Irshad Manji's revelations about the trouble with Islam.

Ms Manji, a Canadian lesbian and Muslim, endured excessive hate mail, threats and and fatwas issued against her BY MUSLIMS for daring to engage in her own-itjihad --the concept of self examination and inquiry, when she published her book aptly titled " The Trouble With Islam".

What is about 'free speech that too many Muslims don't get or like?

Do Faisel Joseph and Khurram Awan plan on taking her to the Human Rights Commission and parsing every sentence she wrote in 2003 in which she calls for "reformation and tolerance in the ISLAMIC world" and --in what now seems to be a case of "deja vu all over again" -- writes:

"What I do hear from you, is that Muslims are the target of backlash. In France, Muslims have actually taken an author to court for calling Islam "the most stupid religion". Apparently he is inciting hate. So we assert our rights - something most of us wouldn't have in Islamic countries. But is the french guy wrong to write that Islam needs to grow up? What about the Koran's incitement of hate against Jews? Shouldn't Muslims who invoke the Koran to justify anti-Semitism be themselves open to a lawsuit?

What makes us righteous and everybody else racist?"
Isn't that the question the BCHRT should pose to Mr. Awan and Mr.Joseph?
" Not soley because of Sept 11, but more urgently because of it, we've got to end Islam's totalitarianism, particularly the gross human rights violation against women and minorities. As I view it, the trouble with Islam is that lives are small and lies are big."
Ms Manji speaks truth to the power. Are you listening Khurram Awan? More importantly is the BC Human Rights Commission listening???


Read what the Muslim Canadian Congress has to say about this Canadian Islamic Council

The Muslim Canadian Congress has welcomed the decision by the Ontario Human Rights Commission not to proceed with complaints filed against Maclean’s magazine related to an article where the Canadian Islamic Congress had alleged that the magazine had violated their human rights.

However, the MCC is disappointed that the OHRC has become the virtual organ of Canada’s Islamist organizations and that it has taken sides in the bitter struggle within Canada’s Muslim community where sharia-supporting Islamists are pitted against liberal and secular Muslims.

In a statement, the President of the MCC, Farzana Hassan said, the OHRC decision had the finger prints of its pro-Islamist commissioners who have close association with the Canadian Islamic Congress. It is not just the commissioners, but we have reason to believe that there are staff on the OHRC that support sharia law and endorse the CIC’s positions.

Had the OHRC restricted itself to the legality of the issue, the MCC would have no problem with its decision. But in editorializing and coming out to bat for Canada's Islamists, the OHCR is sending a very dangerous message to moderate Muslims who reject Sharia and do not take inspiration from overseas Islamic countries or groups.

On the one hand the OHRC criticizes Macleans for "portraying Muslims as all sharing the same negative characteristics," but then does the same thing by perpetuating the Islamist
myth that Muslims in Canada are a persecuted group. Those of us Muslims who do not share this addiction of victimhood, seem to have no resonance with the OHCR.

The MCC finds it shameful that the OHCR would use Islamist supplied information in a blog discussion that called for "the mass killing, deportation or conversion of Muslim Canadians" and position it as reflective of the view of media and ordinary Canadians.

The OHCR decision must be cause for celebration in Osama Bin Laden's cave and among the soldiers of the world Jihadi movement that love to spread the falsehood that Canada is at war with Islam and that Muslims in Canada live under a cloud of racism and persecution.

Nothing can be further from the truth.

*bold & underline added for emphasis*

Friday, June 13, 2008

Broadcast Journalism has lost one of its best.

NBC News Washington Bureau Chief & moderator of "Meet The Press", Tim Russert, has died.

May Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest, Sweet Prince.

Our loss is Heaven's gain.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

MSM confirms Michael Yon's observations.

From The New York Observer " 60 Months In The Red Zone"

Five Years Later, the American Press Corps in Iraq Is War-Weary and Depleted—Also Committed, Engaged and Desperately Seeking a Narrative to Wake Up Readers; ‘The Press Redeemed in Baghdad,’ Says George Packer, ‘What It Missed in Washington’

From John Burns, NY Times:

“War is surprisingly easy to cover,” Mr. Burns said. “I always said this. The story dictates itself. There’s never one morning when you get up and wonder what you’re going to do today.”

Richard Engel of NBC News acknowledged the recent drop in violence, and said it gave reporters more room to report.

“How much you can move is impacted by the level of danger. … I recently went down to Najaf, which is south of Baghdad. I was walking around the city doing interviews, without any kind of security protection or back up at all. That felt great. I hadn’t done that in years. A Chinese restaurant, takeout, just opened up down the street from our bureau. There were no businesses opening in ’06 and ’07. People are getting out more. You see more people on the streets going to markets. When I go to do interviews, I can stay longer.

From ABC News:

There’s a marked drop-off in the appetite for stories from Iraq,” said ABC News correspondent Terry McCarthy. “That’s partly due to the election, partly because of fatigue, and partly because things have started to go right here. The spectacular car bombs, the massive attacks, you just don’t see them anymore. A drip, drip story that’s getting a little bit better day by day doesn’t make a headline.

Seems like the MSM has finally caught up to Michael Yon That's sure to send the loons at Firedoglake into a tailspin!

As the American press corps gets older, wearier—and simultaneously younger and more untested as the veterans leave—there are truths that some of the reporters of Baghdad have learned about the war in Iraq.

Chief among them is that even if you grab hold of a part of the truth, it has a way of becoming false. Second: If you manage to find a true story, don’t depend on anyone back home wanting to hear it.

From Fox News:
Because the press put out all that stuff in the early days in 2003, the press is now blamed,” said Courtney Kealy of Fox News. “People say to me, what’s the real story in Iraq? I say, read the books that have come out and won Pulitzers. Look at my friends’ articles. Look at the stories I’ve done. They’re not looking, and they’re not reading; they don’t want to.

People who like Fox have said, ‘Well, I like your stuff, but I won’t read that paper.’ I say to them, anybody who has covered Iraq for a serious time frame, they’re a solid reporter. You can pretty much trust and read their stuff and forget about thinking there’s some great media conspiracy that we’ve all been co-opted by some right-wing or left-wing agenda. But no one can get their heads around that anymore.
“There is a chance for this place to remain quiet. There is a chance for the Iraqi army to get better. There is a chance for a timetable for withdrawal that could work. The only issue I have is when I talk to people in the States … they really just ask me, what should we do, have we won or lost, how long are we staying? I think that winning and losing should be struck from the lexicon right now.

Ever cautious and wise, John Burns echoes sentiments that Mike Yon, also cautious while optimistic, has frequently expressed
"But this war is a long way away from over. We may be taking the temperature of this a little too soon. The numbers will come down and the surge will end and the Iraqis themselves will become less assured of an American presence, and there will once again be a great risk of the politics of ethnic schism in Iraq. We may not have seen the worst of it yet.”
One look at the comments from left wing loons & you see just how blinded by hatred they continue to remain.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Torn Between Compassion & Law

This is an extremely personal issue for me, and I too am always torn between compassion and law. I'll continue to discuss this on Blog Talk Radio.

From Damien Cave, NY Times:

States Take New Tack on Illegal Immigration

MILTON, Fla. — Three months after the local police inspected more than a dozen businesses searching for illegal immigrants using stolen Social Security numbers, this community in the Florida Panhandle has become more law-abiding, emptier and whiter.

Many of the Hispanic immigrants who came in 2004 to help rebuild after Hurricane Ivan have either fled or gone into hiding. Churches with services in Spanish are half-empty. Businesses are struggling to find workers. And for Hispanic citizens with roots here — the foremen and entrepreneurs who received visits from the police — the losses are especially profound.

“It was very hard because the community is very small, and to see people who came to eat here all the time then come and close the business,” said Geronimo Barragan, who owns two branches of La Hacienda, Mexican restaurants where the police arrested 10 employees.

“I don’t blame them,” Mr. Barragan added. “It’s just that it hurts.”

Sheriff Wendell Hall of Santa Rosa County, who led the effort, said the arrests were for violations of state identity theft laws. But he also seemed proud to have found a way around rules allowing only the federal government to enforce immigration laws. In his office, the sheriff displayed a framed editorial cartoon that showed Daniel Boone admiring his arrest of at least 27 illegal workers.

His approach is increasingly common. Last month, 260 illegal immigrants in Iowa were sentenced to five months in prison for violations of federal identity theft laws.

At the same time, in the last year, local police departments from coast to coast have rounded up hundreds of immigrants for nonviolent, often minor, crimes, like fishing without a license in Georgia, with the end result being deportation.

In some cases, the police received training and a measure of jurisdiction from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, under a program that lets officers investigate and detain people they suspect to be illegal immigrants.

But with local demand for tougher immigration enforcement growing, 95 departments are waiting to join the 47 in the program. And in a number of places, including Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, police officers or entire departments are choosing to tackle the issue on their own.

State lawmakers, in response to Congressional inaction on immigration law, are giving local authorities a wider berth. In 2007, 1,562 bills related to illegal immigration were introduced nationwide and 240 were enacted in 46 states, triple the number that passed in 2006, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. A new law in Mississippi makes it a felony for an illegal immigrant to hold a job. In Oklahoma, sheltering or transporting illegal immigrants is also a felony.

It remains unclear how the new laws will be enforced. Yet at the very least, say both advocates and critics, they are likely to lead to more of what occurred here: more local police officers demanding immigrants’ documents; more arrests for identity theft; more accusations of racial profiling; and more movement of immigrants, with some fleeing and others being sent to jail.

“It is a way to address illegal immigration without calling it that,” said Jessica Vaughan, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, which supports intensified local enforcement. She added, “They don’t just have to sit and wait for Washington.”

Community Complaints

Police officers here in a handful of Gulf Coast counties from Pensacola to Tallahassee said they started hearing complaints about illegal immigrants last year. With the national debate raging and the local economy sagging, many residents began to question whether illegal immigrants were taking Americans’ jobs.

It did not show up in statistics — the unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County was 3.6 percent in 2007, below state and national averages — so the arguments focused in part on unfair competition.

Donna Tucker, executive director of the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, said illegal immigration “creates havoc within the system” because businesses that used illegal labor often did not pay into workers’ compensation funds and paid workers less.

“Those businesses can survive a lot longer than the ones that are trying to do things right,” Ms. Tucker said.

Some of the frustrations also veered into prejudice.

George S. Collins, an inspector in charge of the illegal trafficking task force in Okaloosa County, said many people wanted to know “why we weren’t going to Wal-Mart and rounding up the Mexicans” — a comment Mr. Collins said was racist and offensive.

Usually though, the complaints were cultural and legal.

Interviews with more than 25 residents and police officers suggest that the views of Harry T. Buckles, 68, a retired Navy corpsman, are common. Outside his home in Gulf Breeze, Mr. Buckles said the main problem with today’s Hispanic immigrants was that they did not assimilate.

Even after hundreds flowed in to rebuild Santa Rosa County, Mr. Buckles said: “They didn’t become part of the community. They didn’t speak the language.”

Echoing the comments of others, he said he became irritated when he heard Spanish at the Winn-Dixie and saw a line of immigrants sending money home at the Western Union. Mr. Buckles said he feared his community would lose its character and become like Miami, with its foreign-born majority and common use of Spanish.

“We see things nationwide and we know that we could be overwhelmed,” he said.

In fact, only about 3 percent of the population of Santa Rosa County is Hispanic, according to census figures compiled in 2006. As a proportion of its population, the Hispanic community here is less than half the size of what is in Omaha or Des Moines — mostly white cities where the Hispanic population is still below the national average.

Santa Rosa is hardly the only place to use a tough approach against a small immigrant population. In Mississippi, where strict laws on false documentation recently passed, only about 1.7 percent of the state’s 2.9 million people were born abroad and more than half of them are in the United States legally, according to estimates from the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which favors tightening restrictions on immigration.

But here, the result is a divide often marked by a lack of in-depth interaction.

On one side are longtime residents like Sheriff Hall, who said immigrant laborers were not involved in fixing his office or home after the hurricanes, and Mr. Buckles, who said his relationship with Hispanics was based mainly on seeing them at stores or construction sites.

On the other side are a smaller number of immigrants and employers who use immigrant labor.

Some of the immigrants are newly arrived, sticking mostly to themselves. But the group also includes Antonio Tejeda, 38, a roofer and naturalized American citizen from Mexico who wears an N.F.L. jersey to church and speaks English with a slight drawl; and Ruben Barragan, 19, one of the workers arrested in one of the La Hacienda restaurant raids who, though illegal, spoke English and called his infant son Eric because he wanted him to have an American name.

When told about such men, Mr. Buckles said perhaps the government could find ways to create exceptions. But he was not convinced they deserved to stay.

“They got here illegally,” Mr. Buckles said. “They broke the law as soon as they came.”

The Raids

The half-dozen officers involved in the Santa Rosa operations did not announce their arrival. They detained 13 workers at Panhandle Growers. At the two branches of La Hacienda the police quietly detained 10 workers without resistance. And at Emerald Coast Interiors, a boat-cushion factory, the police arrested a handful more.

Sheriff Hall said that his department received tips that led him to all the locations he visited and that he was responding to a steep rise in complaints about illegal immigration. He said he had been frustrated a year ago by a lack of response from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And this time, customs officials said, he did not contact the agency for input before forming a multicounty task force that led to the February operation.

Sheriff Hall said his men were focused on identity theft and did not need special training because “it’s the same thing we do every day.” He insisted that the officers treated everyone fairly. Unlike Bay County officers, who surrounded construction sites last year and arrested immigrants who ran, “we didn’t chase anyone,” he said.

And at many locations witnesses said the police treated all workers equally.

Managers at the restaurants Okki, El Rodeo, China Sea and La Hacienda said police officers checked all employees’ documents, regardless of their ethnicity.

But other business owners, employees and residents said the police focused disproportionately on Hispanics or the foreign born and seemed determined to scare immigrants out of the area. In many cases, employers said, the officers did not even mention identity theft, narrowing their scope to immigrants.

“They were targeting all the places with Hispanic workers,” said Elvin Garcia, 26, a waiter at El Rodeo.

At Red Barn Barbecue, witnesses said that skin color clearly influenced police procedure. When several officers visited and saw no one who was Hispanic in the kitchen, they moved on. “We offered to give them records, and they said, ‘No, it’s not necessary,’ ” said Randy Brochu, whose family owns the business.

Meanwhile, at Emerald Coast Interiors, three employees — one black, one white, one Hispanic — independently said the police did, in fact, chase a handful of Hispanic employees who ran. Three women, they said, were caught in a ditch behind the main building.

Luis Ramirez, the plant’s operations manager, said the officers asked to see documentation only for the workers who fled. “It was racial profiling,” Mr. Ramirez said.

His company has not filed a lawsuit, so his accusations have not been tested. But Florida courts have repeatedly held that flight alone is not enough to justify a suspicion of criminal activity or arrest. In Bay County, officials said they tried to avoid chasing people now because prosecutors have warned that it undermines their cases.

Even without a chase, immigrant advocates say that local efforts to track down illegal immigrants undermine community safety by scaring immigrants from reporting violent crimes.

“It’s a dangerous route to take,” said David Urias, a staff lawyer with the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, which sued Otero County in New Mexico this year after the police raided Hispanics’ homes for minor violations like an unleashed dog. “What you’re going to see,” Mr. Urias said, “is more people pushed into the shadows.”

The Aftermath

Indeed, three months after the sweeps, nearly everyone agrees that the fabric of this community has changed. Hundreds of Hispanic families, both legal and illegal, seem to have disappeared.

John Davy, a co-owner of Panhandle Growers, said some employers “treated their guys humanely” by helping them flee to other areas. “What we’re victims of is a system that’s broken,” he said.

Many residents said they felt torn between competing loyalties to compassion and the law.

“On one hand, I’m sitting here thinking when Ivan was here, you could not get enough people to do the thing that needed to get done,” said Mrs. Tucker at the Chamber of Commerce. “And these illegal aliens, people welcomed them with open arms because they were working hard, they were helping our community. But from a chamber standpoint, you’re operating on the side of the law. It’s a hard thing.”

In the immigrant community, fears now cloud the most basic routines. Many Hispanics said they avoided being seen or heard speaking Spanish in Wal-Mart, even if they live here legally. Others detailed their habit of meticulously checking their cars’ headlights, blinkers and registration to avoid being pulled over.

The message many Hispanics have taken from the raids is simple. “We’re Mexican — they don’t want us here,” said Erika Barragan, 20, whose husband, Ruben, came here illegally roughly six years ago and was one of 23 people scheduled to be deported after the February raids. She said she would go back to Mexico this summer.

Her husband’s employers, Geronimo Barragan (no relation) and his wife, Guilla, are trying to remain positive.

They are citizens and parents of four American-born children, ages 2 to 16. They have lived in Santa Rosa County for more than a decade, founding a Baptist church here and working 16-hour days, six days a week to build two restaurants known for their affordable food and Christian atmosphere, which extends to a ban on alcohol.

They said the raids came as a shock.

“We love the community, and we always tried to do our best,” Mr. Barragan said.

Mrs. Barragan put it more bluntly. “This,” she said, “is like our promised land.”

The Barragans said they did not know their workers were illegal because they provided Social Security numbers and other information that was required. Like most employers, they asked for nothing more.

They have not publicly opposed the sheriff’s actions, and in their effort to move on, they have distanced themselves from his critics. Mr. Barragan even visited Sheriff Hall at his office to tell him he had no hard feelings and would do everything he could to comply in the future.

And yet, the cost has been significant. Both of the restaurants were closed for more than two months. Only one has recently reopened.

Unable to find people in the area who can cook Mexican food, Mr. Barragan, 41, has been scouring the nation, recruiting in Houston, Chicago and Baton Rouge. He has yet to find all the workers he needs, relying on a handful of new hires with work visas that expire in November. He said he wished that Congress could find a way to bring more foreign workers to America legally.

For Mrs. Barragan, 39, a warm, thin woman with hair to her waist, the consequences have been more personal. On a recent Wednesday night, her church’s prayer service was half-empty. Many of her friends have left. And many of the employees that her family mentored in the ways of America are gone, taken away by the police.

“That’s what had the most effect on our lives,” Mrs. Barragan said, speaking in Spanish so she could be more specific. “Not closing La Hacienda, or ‘we’re not going to make money,’ or ‘how are we going to pay our bills?’ I personally didn’t think about that. It hurt me more to see them there — handcuffed. The way they went out.”

Her husband agreed, explaining between bouts of tears that some of the deported workers’ families had become victims of more violent crime. “One of them has a small daughter and someone robbed their house while he was in jail,” Mr. Barragan said. “Twice.”

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Canada's Shame - B.C. Human Rights Commission

Globe & Mail

Section 7 of the B.C. Human Rights Code is not compatible with freedom of speech and expression in Canada, and should be struck down by a court, if not by the tribunal.

And now we find that the Canadian Human Rights Commission has been involved in evidence tampering!

A transcript that is missing a crucial, damning piece of testimony. A transcript issued after having denied a transcript existed, after having dismissed the court reporter for a hearing calling into question the activities of the CHRC itself. As Halls of Macadamia puts it: It ain't the scandal that usually kills you... it's the cover-up.

We keep saying they should all be fired. Not good enough. There should be criminal prosecutions and criminal convictions before we are done.