On suing Maclean’s

Maclean’s recently published an excerpt from a 2006 book  by Mark Steyn entitled, “The future belongs to Islam.” On Dec. 4, the Canadian Islamic Congress will hold a press conference to launch formal human rights complaints in Ontario, British Columbia and the Federal Human Rights Commissions for publishing an “Islamophobic article” that “subjects Canadian Muslims to hatred and contempt.”

There’s a quote commonly attributed to Voltaire, “I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.”

Article 19 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed in 1948: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” 

The right to freedom of expression is the basis of all other “rights.”

’nuff said.