Before 9/11, these self-righteous Knights were merely annoying. But no more. As the Levant/Maclean’s case shows, they are actively defending a censorship regime that serves to persecute those sounding the alarm against radical Islam — which, unlike teenage Nazi graffiti, presents a real threat to our liberal society. Perhaps those who see themselves as the protectors of society’s most vulnerable groups might cast an eye toward the challenges we face in 2008 — and stop battling the demons of 1994.
Section 13 (1) is being and will continue to be used against those it was designed to protect – the Jewish community. This fight needs to be settled in the open marketplace of ideas, free from the risk posed by this vile legislation.