5th Column

Kenney rejects crackdown on religious satire recommended by Quisling Fifth Columnist Imams

OTTAWA – Employment Minister Jason Kenney rejects outright the idea put forward by some imams in Canada that cartoons satirizing religious leaders should be punished by law.

The debate over free speech and religious accommodation has been renewed since the Paris attacks.

Even though a blasphemy law has never been removed from Canada’s law books, it’s rarely used. The last prosecution was in 1935.

In the past week, however, some Islamic communities have asked that depictions and satirizations of Mohammed, considered a prophet by Muslims, and whose image is sacred and not to be shown, be pursued by legal means.

Kenney showed no interest in those pleas.

  • David Murrell

    “In the past week, however, some Islamic communities have asked that depictions and satirizations of Mohammed, considered a prophet by Muslims, and whose image is sacred and not to be shown, be pursued by legal means. Kenney showed no interest in those pleas”.

    Ah, but we have yet to hear from Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, about his plans. He is to become prime minister this coming September 15.

    • Linda1000

      If he becomes PM, I’m leaving.

      • moraywatson

        We’re going to need a bigger Israel.

      • mauser 98

        to where?…. if Jeb or Hill get in will be no difference

        • Linda1000

          North to Alaska – at least they have big guns. Now that I think about it, all I have to do is put on a burka and I can fly anywhere on a false passport, no questions asked.

      • DVult

        The idea boggles the mind. We have already seen what a disaster an imbecile president is so now we want to elect an imbecile Prime Minister? BTW, his father was elected because the US had had a cool president in Kennedy and we wanted a cool Prime Minister. Stanfield was anything but cool whatever else he was. The picture of him eating a banana where it looked the same size and shape as his nose didn’t help nor did the picture of him fumbling a football. In retrospect though the media was also in the can for Trudeau as they are again for his idiot son.

    • moraywatson

      Justin Trudeau (pbuh) is busy looking for root causes. And Islam has nothing to do with Islam, so I know he won’t go looking for roots in islam’s 14 centuries old totalitarian-supremacist doctrine as conjured up over 20 years of to manifest the self serving delusions of mohammed (justin be upon him).
      Allahu Akbar (God is greatest). And Justin is nearly as great. Well at least in his own mind he is.

    • Censored_often

      Will JT publicly convert to Islam, or just promote it when he becomes PM?

      • moraywatson

        Based on Ezra Levant’s presentation last night you could conclude that JT has already converted to islam. I expect JT and Obama to come-out together.

  • moraywatson

    Those Canadian imams denouncing freedom of expression have “nothing to do with islam”. They are just lone wolves, possibly mentally ill, but they only serve to denigrate the true islam. For the last time “ISLAM has nothing to do with ISLAM”. Now fuck off infidels.

    • DVult

      Through ’em out just in case.

  • A desert highway robber, murderer and pedophile in his spare time, claims to be a prophet, and blasphemy laws should be applied to anyone who draws a picture of him or who reminds people that he is a highway robber, murderer and pedophile? Even if some people are stupid enough to believe in this guy, does that mean that people who do not believe in him have to honor him?

  • Linda1000

    Islam followers want to dominate and erode everything in western countries. Their incessant demands never stop. I think almost everyone is fed up with having to give up our western freedoms to cater to muslims. They should take their sharia blasphemy laws and go back to their own hellhole countries. It is normal and prudent to question, slander, discuss religions in western countries even though it might not be in good taste.

    • DVult

      We should be pushing hard to have pislamic blasphemy laws removed everywhere including Saudi Arabia and Pakistan NOT giving them any foothold here.

    • moraywatson

      “Good taste” is something we agree on in a relationship that either one of is free to discontinue. “Good taste” does not include strictures imposed by a third party (be it the state or otherwise). Using “good taste” as a benchmark for public discourse, leaves me with a bad taste in my free speech mouth.

      • Linda1000

        Agree, as free speech or expression is either totally free or there is no free discourse. Some non-muslim politicians and media considered the cartoons in poor taste so refused to reprInt them. Many of the Charlie cartoons are quite funny but others I found “dumb” because I don’t always understand the French sense of humour or it doesn’t translate very well to English.

  • minuteman

    Just to make it totally clear, parliament should move to remove an statute relating to blasphemy because it is a: kinda dumb and b: incompatible with our free speech rights. To make it more worthwhile it would send the usual suspects into a tizzy.

    • Alain

      I had exactly the same thought.

    • Minicapt

      The point that is being overlooked is that Canada’s current blasphemy law can be applied against the entire Mohammedan community, and especially its leaders, for their presentation of Jesus.