Monday, April 07, 2008

America Alone: Soon to Be Banned in Canada?

Mark Steyn’s best seller, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, suggests that the Western world is falling to the unrelenting tide of radical Islam, and concludes that if we don't do something soon, we'll wake up one day to the end of church bells, replaced by a Muslim call to prayer; the end of free speech, replaced by strict, religious-based censorship; the end of liberty and justice for all, replaced by Sharia law.

That is Mr. Steyn’s belief; it may or may not be yours, or mine. Few of us would argue that Mr. Steyn is entitled to his beliefs, as are we all, and that he is further entitled to express those beliefs publicly. But perhaps not free speech does not exist in Canada, where the government is considering banning the book.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission has labeled the book as "flagrantly Islamophobic," and it is now out of official favor of the Canadian government.

That, dear friends, is what censorship is all about.

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