Thursday, June 12, 2008

Canada's Hate Literature Law

Back in 2007, author Mark Steyn was summoned to appear before the Canadian courts for statements made in his book America Alone. Styen argues argues that Western nations are succumbing to an Islamist imperialist threat. In the book, Steyn predicts that Muslims will swarm over Europe, ban alcohol and put women in veils. Maclean's magazine printed an excerpt in October, 2006 that outraged Islamic Canadians, who complained to human-rights tribunals in Ottawa and the provinces. The article entitled, "The Future Belongs to Islam," has been blasted by Muslim critics for spreading “Islamophobia.” As the trial continues, a history of the incident can be found in this search of Globe and Mail articles on Mark Steyn.

Also of interest in this censorship issue are Mark Steyn's Blog , the original Maclean's article by Mark Steyn, and information on the Hate Literature Legislation from the Canadian Parliament.

Part of Mark Steyn's marketing plan includes the words, "Soon to be banned in Canada" on the cover of his book."

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