Islamic supremacists can’t handle free speech. They can’t abide any negative talk about Muhammad and Islam, even if that negative talk consists essentially of quoting other Islamic supremacists in their use of the Qur’an and Sunnah to justify violence and that same Islamic supremacism. Sharia norms dictate that a dhimmi who speaks ill of Muhammad or Islam forfeits his contract of “protection” and thus may lawfully be killed. And in our own day, the Organization of the Islamic Conference is working at the United Nations to criminalize “criticism” of Islam, which means any honest talk about how jihadists justify their behavior by reference to Islamic teachings. In the U.S., thuggish groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations work to stifle free speech about Islam and defame those who engage in it. In Canada, meanwhile, there is Khurram Awan.
Fearless, peerless Kathy Shaidle has the news on the latest attempt by a Muslim to silence free speech about Islam and jihad:
[…] You may remember Khurrum Awan as the lone male “sock puppet” who foolishly accused Mark Steyn of “Islamophobia” and took him to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. You’d think Awan’s humiliating defeat in that wrongheaded battle would have taught him a lesson.
Now Khurrum Awan is suing Ezra Levant, for libel.
Aren’t you squirming in your seat right now? Has this news not just made your entire life worth living again?? Don’t lie.
I’ve known about this case for a while now, and already read the libel notice. It is unintentionally hilarious, full of typos and the usual beligerent Muslim “how dare you’s.
My favorite bit is what my husband is calling “psychic defamation.”
See, Awan is mad because Levant criticized a letter Awan wrote to the Toronto Star.
But Awan insists (and he’s made this claim before) that the Star’s editor changed his original letter and printed another version.
So: Ezra should have just known the printed letter wasn’t the original letter — presumably using his super-powerful Jewish ESP powers — then called the Toronto Star, asked to read Awan’s original letter, and criticized THAT one.
You think I’m kidding.
Needless to say, Ezra slices and dices Awan’s “case” over at his blog this morning:
Awan’s letter is an attempt, a year later, to change the embarrassing history of his big public campaign against Maclean’s. He was eaten alive by every journalist in the country, and was made a laughingstock in the blogosphere. Even his fellow sock puppets had the sense to abandon his suicide run. Not Awan: he’s still proudly out there calling for more censorship powers for the government. If I were a Canadian Muslim, I’d be pretty embarrassed that Awan was claiming to speak for me.
It’s boring to read such whining. Awan was whiny in response to Maclean’s magazine; he was whiny on the stand at the BCHRT. He’s whiny in his endless Op-Eds. And he’s whiny in this rambling libel notice.
But whiny or not, this suit will cost Ezra Levant money.
He and I and others are already being sued for criticizing a former Human Rights Commission (HRC) employee who spent time with “neo-Nazis” on the internet.
Ezra also has other cases against him, all HRC related — and now this.
Plus a new baby.
So once again, he (and I) are calling on the blogosphere to help out financially.
Since all our troubles started, the economy has taken a nose dive. Another friend of mine just got laid off, joining me, my co-author and pretty much everyone I know in the Right Wing Jobless Club.
I know many of my readers are in the same situtation.
But: even though this lawsuit is literally a joke, it will still cost Ezra Levant thousands of dollars to fight. Just filing all the necessary paperwork costs time and money. (Unlike SOME people, Ezra doesn’t act as his own lawyer — he’s no fool…)