Wednesday, June 30, 2010

When Things Were Rotten

Let's compare and contrast, shall we? In 1998, Mark Harding of Meaford, Ontario was convicted of "three counts of inciting hatred against Muslims"--a hate crime under our Criminal Code. What "hateful" things did Harding say about this identifable group? Did he perchance call for their "mass slaughter"? Opine that all Muslims were "filthy terrorists"? Suggest that Hitler's "solution" could solve the Muslim "problem"? Don't be silly. According to this 1999 National Post piece by Faisal Kutty,
Harding published and distributed pamphlets in Toronto through his organization, the Christian Standard. According to Detective Dino Doria, who lead the investigation, the Standard, which describes itself as a “self-supporting group of Christian soldiers serving God and the Lord Jesus Christ in Canada and around the world,” was a one-man show.

The Standard’s recorded phone message told callers that Muhammad was a false prophet, and that the Qur’an was the work of the devil. In a pamphlet entitled “Are all the Muslims living in Canada today TERRORISTS [sic],” Harding suggested that Muslims “sound peaceful and try to act peaceful, but underneath their false sheep’s clothing are raging wolves, seeking whom they may devour, and Toronto is definitely on their hit list.”
Muhammad "a false prophet"? Some Muslims terror-minded wolves garbed in fake fleece who have Toronto in their crosshairs? How shocking! At least to the likes of F. Kutty and, oh yeah, B. Farber, that is:
Nobody should oppose Harding’s right to believe in and to preach his belief in the exclusive truth of Christianity and the falsehood of Islam, just as a Muslim must have the right to advocate belief in the exclusive truth of Islam.
But Harding went beyond this. He tried to create fear of Muslims. He was not debating theology or ideology. If Harding’s stereotyping and calls to be wary of Muslims were not hatemongering, then what is? Bernie Farber, director of community relations for the Canadian Jewish Congress, said that Harding’s material “could have been a tinderbox. It could lead to violence.” Many would agree.
No doubt. And many would also agree that Bernie was right about that tinderbox thing. But not in the way he meant. Post-9/11, post-Toronto 18, Harding's words seem prescient if not downright prophetic. And a tinderbox has been set off, in no small part due to the exquisitely sensitive climate of political correctness that the Dorias and Farbers labored so long and so hard to create, the one that made it verboten to say anything negative about Muslims and their beliefs. Today, of course, there is violence and hatred in Toronto, but it isn't directed against Muslims. You can find it, among other places, at taxpayer-funded Palestine House, which backs Hamas and Hezbo and their annihilationist agenda; on university campuses, where the Israel-loathing is palpable and there's an anual Let's Hate Zionism Week (a.k.a. IAW); and on city streets, where police protect hatemongers and tell those with balls enough to stand up to them to move along and not make any trouble.

And then there's our old friend Salman Hossain, whose latest musings re the "filthy" Jews and his call to eliminate them (a final Final Solution) I posted on yesterday. Hossain is someone who actually does call for a genocide, who is a stereotyping hatemonger, who is inciting hatred against an identifable group, and who has been doing so repeatedly for years. And yet, unlike Mark Harding (who is/has done none of the above and who, nonetheless, has a criminal record) he has yet to even be charged with a hate crime, let alone been convicted of one.

Something really stinks here. I think it's the stench of the "human rights" carp (a bottom-feeder) rotting from the head down.

Update: Where else can you find "hatemongers"? At Islamic conferences, via satellite hook-up.

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