When The Law Opposes The Truth Rather Than Protects It

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Douglas Murray via The Gatestone Institute,

  • Would we be allowed to ask who ISIS are inspired by?
  • Would they be allowed to say that the perpetrator was a Muslim?
  • Would they be allowed to say that there is a tradition of violence within the Islamic religion which has sadly permitted just such actions for a rather long time. Or would they have to lie?

The Canadian government suffers from many things. Among them is bad timing.

On Thursday of last week, the Canadian Parliament voted through a blasphemy law specifically designed to protect Islam. As Al-Jazeera was happy to report on Friday, the previous day's vote condemned "Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination." The non-binding motion that the Parliament passed also requested that a Parliamentary committee should launch a study to look at how to "develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating systemic racism and religious discrimination, including Islamophobia". The motion passed by 201 votes to 91.

It is just as well for those 201 Canadian legislators that they were debating all this in their distinguished national Parliament rather than the mother of all Parliaments. For had these legislators been in the House of Commons in Westminster, their thoughts may have taken on a sharper focus.

For one day earlier, the British House of Commons lived through an example of rampant Islamism rather than "Islamophobia". And although nobody in Westminster decided to turn into a crazy Muslim-hating bigot, they did manage to see what a hateful Muslim bigot could do when armed with the simple weapons of a knife and a motor vehicle.

The Canadian Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, who introduced the motion in Canada, proclaimed that the introduction of a de facto Islamic blasphemy law in Canada was needed because "We need to continue to build those bridges among Canadians, and this is just one way that we can do this." Hours before she said that, one of Khalid's co-religionists was using a bridge built more than a hundred and fifty years earlier for a very different purpose.

Khalid Masood of Birmingham chose to use an older bridge to drive at high speed into crowds of Londoners and tourists. On his rampage, he managed to injure people from 11 countries. He succeeded in killing Kurt Cochran, an American on holiday in London with his wife to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. He also killed Aysha Frade, a British national of Spanish and Cypriot descent who had been walking across Westminster Bridge to pick up her two young daughters from school. He also killed Leslie Rhodes, a 75-year old retired window-cleaner, described by a neighbour, who sat at his bedside in hospital as he died, as "the nicest man you ever met."

After this carnage, so similar to the vehicle attacks in recent years in Germany, Israel and France, the 52-year old Khalid Masood ran at the Houses of Parliament and stabbed to death Police Constable Keith Palmer, 48. As all this unfolded, the Houses of Parliament in Westminster were put into lockdown. As with the Islamist attack on the Parliament building at Ottawa in 2014, the assailant got disturbingly close to the very centre of power in the land before being shot dead.

After deliberately driving a car into crowds of people in London last week, Khalid Masood crashed the vehicle into the fence surrounding Parliament, and stabbed a police officer to death. (Image source: Sky News video screenshot)

So, we come to the central problem of what the Canadian Parliament did at the same time that the British Parliament was being assaulted. What are we allowed to say about this? Or at least what would we be allowed to say in Canada?

So far, we know that the perpetrator of the London attack was a 52-year old convert to Islam who appeared to have been influenced by Wahhabism, but whose particular aims or intentions remain, for the time-being, unknown. Unlike the murderers of British soldier Lee Rigby in 2013 (one of whom carried on his person a note to his children with numerous Quranic references explaining why he was doing what he was doing, and why it was right) Khalid Masood appears to have left no note. Nor has any suicide-video yet emerged.

But it is not unreasonable to speculate that he was motivated or inspired by ISIS. The group has claimed his attack for their side of the terror ledger and the style of the attack certainly conforms to the type called for by the group. But beyond this, what are we allowed to say? Or what would we be allowed to say in Canada?

Would we be allowed to ask who ISIS are inspired by? The question must linger. It must be hovering over the mind of many a Canadian journalist as they ponder the terrorist attacks that have previously taken place in their country and wonder how they would go about reporting an attack such as that in Westminster last week.

Would they be allowed to say that the perpetrator was a Muslim? Would they be allowed to say that he was a convert? Would they be allowed to mention the Wahhabi point? Or would this tread into the realm of the "Islamophobia". Let us assume that they would be allowed to mention these things in print. Would they be allowed to go any farther? Would they be allowed to ponder in opinion columns or quote people in reportage who said that Masood and indeed ISIS had not got their ideas from nowhere? Would they be allowed to say that there is a tradition of violence within the Islamic religion, which has sadly permitted just such actions for a rather long time. Or would they have to lie?

History suggests that when the law makes it illegal to tell the truth, a reliable portion of people can be called upon to lie. So it has been in the past. And so it will be with Canada. So it would be anywhere once the law became an opponent of truth rather than the protector of it.

Thanks to the Canadian Parliament and their lack of curiosity about a deeply opaque but ambitious word ("Islamophobia"), the Canadian press and public will have to stop certain inquiries into the truth about the events of our time. Who -- apart from the good legislators of Canada -- could possibly believe that the world will benefit from such censoring? And at such a time as this? To adopt a well-known expression: those whom the gods would destroy they first make ignorant.

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Looney's picture


Canada’s politics is about to get a major face lift.

The Conservative vs. Liberal dichotomy will be replaced with Sunni vs. Shia.   ;-)


BorisTheBlade's picture

Shia Labeouf urgently spells HWNDU in both Arabic and Farci.

mtl4's picture

Canada always goes too far left then has to backtrack again........they will be forced to repeal this idiocy just like they did the gun registry.  Trudeau is just a Clinton clone so the faster he gets the boot the better.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

Would Ayaan Ali Hersi be able to complain about being genitally mutilated in Canada?

This is how insane the Left are today, that an Islamic reformist who has had her clitoris snipped off by Muslims can find more support on the Right of Western Civilization than she can on the Left.  

The torch of the Humanist cause has been passed from the Right to the Left. we can well say that in hyperbole's absentia

Latina Lover's picture

Canadians are cucked beyond belief. They deserve to have their women raped by muslims while they parrot politically correct mindless tolerance programming. 

Then again, given the manufactured hostility against straight men, coupled with the sheer ugliness of progressive women, why would any normal male risk his health and life'white knighting' for these disgusting land whales?


Crash N. Burn's picture

We've got even got our first political prisoner, Eric Brazeau, who just loves Mohamed:

Draw mohamed day Toronto May 2014 Eric Brazeau challenges the streets

If you want to help him out:

Sharia Persecution in Canada
Stuck on Zero's picture

If the government enacted a law against hatred toward Christians wouldn't that violate this law?

Justin Case's picture

This is a woar on Christianity. Russia is doing a complete 180 to what the rest of the world is doing. There is a solid reason why Russia is doing that.

44magnum's picture

Who hates Christians more than the Muslims, I wonder?

Ink Pusher's picture

I am Canadian and Anti-Partisan.

I will not ever support ANY religion being introduced into the political arena. It's all backwards,archaic divisive and brutal.

Religion is nothing more than a construct of mortals.

This is proven by the simple fact that secular division exists within and is an accepted part of every religion.

Take note: The only true religion that is not a man made fantasy construct would have no secular divisions or separation of any kind.*( And there is not one religion on this planet not plagued by secular division)

This should be considered an obvious conclusion because ; No deity would ever permit one of his/her/its mortal creations the power or right to change the given word of that aforementioned deity, to and for the benefit of the mortal creation's fears or whimsy.


SmackDaddy's picture

Another doozy from the (((Gatestone Institute))).  Ernst Zundel, paging Ernst Zundel......

walküre's picture

UK is going down the islamic tube. The Queen has made a deal with the House of Saud. Saudis have the Queen by the balls because they sign her paycheques. Real reason for Brexit is that EU is not islamic enough.

Darktarra's picture

Oh Canada oh Canada why are so dumb and naive oh Canada! 

snowbird's picture

''Oh Canada oh Canada why are so dumb and naive oh Canada!'' 

Pity. At this rate of immigration, Canada will be a non Christian country in the not too distant future. Trudeau will be happy.


FringeImaginigs's picture

@snowbird.  When Trudeau (père) started all this multicultural Crap I seem to remember that it was just an English/French accomodation, and probably a well needed move. But not what that origianl multiculturalism has turned into. But even in the late 1960's Canada was a secular country even though it developed from a christian background. And as for turning into a non-christian country in the not to distant future... that alreday happened years ago. The failure of these policies is about to show itself. But we are so complacent and smug. We are so fucked and don't even know it.

SRV's picture

Simple answer... pandering for votes.

They've brought so many in the country that they now make up huge voting blocks in key urban centers... there are no geographical restrictions on immigrants even though Canada is about 90% sparsely populated (the supposed reason for so much immigration).

So, now they line up to pander with trash like this, and of course all the while lining up visible minority candidates to fill our parliament!

Yes, we've only just begun... local "secular" schools are closing the cafeteria to Friday afternoon prayer... Meh

Listen to Trump or this is your future!

Darktarra's picture

Well the mexican'ts and the muslims are now flooding into Canada ... give it 20 -30 years and Canada will become the North American Brussels! 

Bytor325's picture

Toronto isnt that far behind Brussels

walküre's picture

Montreal is a mix of Port-Au-Prince, Paris-Nord and Marseille.

Robert Trip's picture

Ever been to Montreal?

I fucking doubt it.

This continuous Canadian bashing here reaks of envy and jealousy.

And by the way, this "LAW" that was past is non-binding, so it's not a "LAW"

walküre's picture

jealous or envious of what?

Canadians are confused what to say anymore, but that's not surprising. Canadians never had much of a backbone to defend their opinion.

Robert Trip's picture

Canadians carried your bags in Afghanistan for 10 years in the hot Kandahar Province while you sat around in Kabul staying drunk or stoned.

The Canadians even lost 22 guys on a night patrol courtesy of a friendly fire bombing and strafing run by some chickenshit Yankee pilots.

Fuck you.

Justin Case's picture

As Washinton proudly removed the Christmas tree from the White Hut lawn and replaced it with the menorah. Shalom our neighbors.

Ink Pusher's picture

Ahem, The Capital of Canada is Ottawa not Toronto eh !


TAALR Swift's picture

Keep out more Reverse Darwinism. 

The US already has enough of that.

Lumberjack's picture

No more Cape Cod or Old Orchard Beach for them...

buzzsaw99's picture

surrender monkeys

 Hell I like you. You can come to my house and fuck my sister. [/Gunnery Sgt. Hartman]

Justin Case's picture

Definition of relative humididty:
Watching the bead of sweat from yoar forehead roll down the crack of yoar sister's ass while yoar doing her from behind.

Son of Loki's picture

Canada will soon have "No Go Zones."

USA would be headed in the same direction if Hitlery had been elected.

..or should I say, "beheaded" in the right direction?

Belrev's picture

USA has had not go zones for decades now. All those black and latino neighborhoods. Detroit, Harlme etc.

Justin Case's picture

Scary place.

I got lost trying to get through that shit hole once. I stopped in a section of the city that looked like Beirut Central District. When I called out to the guy, he ducked behind the open driver's door, scared shitless. During our conversation he he never moved away from the car door. That confirmed that I was most likely in a not so good neighborhood and should be moving on ASAP.

Pareto's picture

Its probably nothing.

cherry picker's picture

I know a lot of Muslims, good people.  However I don't want to hear about Sharia law and I don't like how women are regarded, like slaves and second class citizens to the male species.

I think of religeous police in Saudi Arabia and it makes me sick to see what those clowns get away with.

Kayman's picture

Islam is Theocracy. Theocracy is the governing of a state by self-appointed messengers of God/Allah.

I despise Theocracy. Ergo I despise Islam.

Canuckleheads are undermining the separation of Church and State. 

BorisTheBlade's picture

I can bet many Muslims don't want to hear about strict interpretation of Shariah that Saudi represents. They do recognize that in many respects it is a way for ruling family to stay in power: they won't say it publicly, but much more free-spoken in private conversations, especially those who had a chance to work there, not just visit for Hajj. I wouldn't even mention Daesh, because those types just straight out pull the most medieval and barbaric intepretation of Islam.

walküre's picture

There are no happy or free thinking muslims. Never will be. They don't know what true joy is. How could they know and how can they ever be allowed to mix with Western culture? Either they renounce their ideology (it's not even a faith, really) or they keep living under the wip of Islam in an islamic country.

Too late for many places, I know. The clean-up and the separation will take major efforts. Has to be done though.

Justin Case's picture

Maybe Canada can do what they did to our indigenous people in the late 20's. Kidnap the kids from their parents and put them in Catholic  run schools, forced assimilation. Kill the muslim inside the muslin and make him Canadian. Also sterilize the females so they don't multiply. This helped keep the native population from growing. But hey, we don't discuss this chapter in our history, unlike the Jewish kids, that are taught about the 6 million right from the get go in schools.

August's picture

<<<I think of religeous police in Saudi Arabia and it makes me sick

At least the Saudi religious police prevent improperly-attired female students from fleeing burning school buildings.

But what are fifteen incinerated schoolgirls when compared to the dignity and purity of Saudi manhood?

Justin Case's picture

Rape is also a celebrated sport. Any foreigner reporting rape is incarcerated for cheating on her husband. That is criminal there.

Ink Pusher's picture

Willful ignorance of islam will only get you classified as a good little DHIMMI, you'll be paying JIZYA because the islamic TAQIYA effort is working in western political arenas.

Herdee's picture

$1.5 Trillion of unfuned liabilities going forward in Canada, and no gold reserves. Cannabis ready to be legalized.Lay back, get your water pipe out and watch for negative interest rates while Socialist Canada adopts EU standards. Bust.


Verniercaliper's picture

Plenty of gold in Canada. It's in the ground. And Cannabis will be a cash cow for their tax-obsessed gov't. 

Abitdodgie's picture

The people in the Canadian govt who are voting and passing these law should be charged with sedition.

Global Hunter's picture

I said the same thing to my local MP but I think the word I used was treason.

Whalley World's picture

The canoe instructor is a useless Ninny who is going to social engineer this country into the Stone Age.

CRM114's picture

What Governments seem to be forgetting is that Free Speech is the most highly valued right for THEIR benefit as well as the citizens.

Because if you ban it, everybody shuts up.

And when it all goes quiet, just like with children, then the people are up to something, but the Government doesn't know what until the explosion happens.

Turning off the safety valve because you don't like the hissing sound has always been a monumentally stupid idea.