Today I want to continue with the subject we started yesterday. We were looking at how Muslims are conducting war against the West through the use of our laws. We call this lawfare. We were talking about the fight that Ezra Levant is having to fight up in Canada.
Ezra is a defender of conservative values. He speaks the truth on many subjects, including Islam. He has been attacked for doing so and just lost a law suit against a former Muslim leader of the Canadian Islamic Counsel. He has already spent over $100,000 in his defence.
Some of you will remember the incident where we had trouble getting our materials into Canada. I had asked my pastor to take some of our materials up to our shippers in Canada and he was detained at the border. The seized our materials and called it hate propaganda. There was an investigation and it was determined that our materials did not incite hatred, violence, or riots and that we were free to take the materials into Canada.
We make every effort not to incite hatred against Muslims. We emphasize that Muslims are the victims of Islam. We teach how to evangelize them and bring them out of Islam.
This is the kind of thing you expect to hear from totalitarian regimes like Communist Chine or the former Soviet Union. It is not what you would expect at the border between two free countries.
In the history of Canada there has never been a Muslim prosecuted for hate speech. The one group which is preaching jihad and the overthrow of the West is the one group that officials are too afraid of to prosecute. They will go after Christians, but they will never go after a jihadist.
After this incident I wrote and article “Muhammad At The Border Crossing.” I raised the question of whether Canada would let him in if he tried to cross the border with his materials. If they did they would be inviting all kinds of hatred. They would be inviting real hate speech that says kill those who don’t believe like you, inviting material that teaches having sex with children, etc. If they held him to the same standards as those who oppose Islam neither Muhammad nor his material would be allowed into the country.
The end goal is not just to stop people from saying things against Islam. The next step in their plan is what has already happened in Europe. If you speak out against Islam it is now a criminal offense. People who tell the truth about Islam are going to jail for “defaming” Islam. When Sharia law is fully implemented they will then kill those who speak out against Islam.
Ezra will be appealing this case and he needs our help. If you go to his website, Stand With Ezra, you can read the whole court ruling and see everything the judge had to say. You can decide for yourself who is right and who is wrong. It is going to cost me about $30,000. If, after looking at the ruling, you think that he should appeal you can click on his PayPal button and make a donation. If you would rather send a check there is the address of his law firm where you can mail in your donation.
We believe that Ezra must appeal all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. If this judgment is allowed to stand it will limit to free speech of everyone. Ezra will be very grateful if you could help in any way. This isn’t just his fight, this is our fight for our freedoms and our way of life. Let me remind those of us who are not in Canada, it will come here next. As a mater of fact, it has already stated. They are using our hate crime laws against us. Even if you can only give a small amount, please do so. A lot of small gifts equal one big gift and every little bit helps.
I mentioned what is going on in Europe. Most of what is happening there is due to UN Resolution 1618. Search this site for resolution 1618 and you will find a number of articles explaining what it is and why it is dangerous. This resolution makes it a criminal offense to defame any religion, but it is more targeted toward Islam.
For years the US has been voting against accepting this resolution. When Hilary Clinton was Secretary of State she worked on the Istanbul Process which shaped the language so we could vote affirmative on it and we did. This means that our nation has said that it should be a criminal offense to defame a religion. This is usually taken to mean that saying anything negative about a religion would be criminal. However, the definition of “defame” is to hurt the reputation of (someone or something) especially by saying things that are false or unfair. Stating something that is true is not defamation, yet in Europe we see this being used to silence anyone who says anything negative against Islam, no matter how true it may be.
In Europe all of the prosecutions have been against Christians. There has never been a prosecution against a Muslim for “defaming” a Christian.
Since those like Hilary Clinton have not been able to get Resolution 1618 passed into law here in the US, they have brought it into the policies of the various departments, like Home Land Security. This has put restrictions of the agents who are charged with rooting out terrorist activity. They are no longer able to consider the teachings and doctrines of Islam in their investigations.
The major force behind this resolution is the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) which is a major voting block in the UN. What is happening in Canada with Ezra Levant shows how Muslims are using this to suppress the freedom of speech. The laws based upon this resolution, and the prosecutions based on these laws are all geared to silence all opposition to Islam. This is what lawfare is all about. Lawfare is part of cultural jihad, and is being used to make Islam the dominant religion in the West.
If you have the means to do so, won’t you help Ezra Levant battle against lawfare in Canada. If this is not stopped it will endanger freedom and our way of life.