I’ve never before been embarrassed by a fellow Osgoode Hall Law School graduate until now.
My fellow alumni are the three complainants behind the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal complaint against Maclean’s magazine for publishing supposedly “Islamophobic” articles, including columns by Mark Steyn. It is embarrassing that these complainants graduated from Osgoode Hall when it is apparent that their education seems to have lacked any lessons in the true meaning of civil liberty.
What the complainants, including the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC), have done is to issue nothing less than an administrative fatwa against Maclean’s and Steyn, and they are seeking to have the human rights tribunal enforce this fatwa in the form of a judgment from the tribunal. Just as Ayatollah Khomeini once called for Salman Rushdie’s head, they are now calling for control of Maclean’s presses and won’t stop until they have it.