An update on this story: Ezra Levant’s courageous stand meets only dhimmitude in Saskatoon. They believe in freedom of speech, of course. Sure they do. Except when it matters. “Magazine pulled from Saskatoon store,” from the StarPhoenix, with thanks to LGF:
The latest edition of the Western Standard will not reach magazine stands at any McNally Robinson Booksellers stores, owner Paul McNally confirmed Monday.
“We obviously are fervently in favour of freedom of expression but looking at this one, we don’t see anything as being expressed except a kind of hurtfulness toward Muslims,” he said in an interview from Winnipeg.”I don’t know if there is anything to be learned or communicated by publishing the cartoons.”
The cartoons are offensive to many individuals, he added.
“We feel there is nothing to gain on the side of freedom of expression and much to lose on the side of hurting feelings,” he said.”We just thought we would take a pass on this.”