Dispatch from Canuckistan

The only Canadian magazine to publish the infamous “Mohammed cartoons”, the Western Standard, is no more, but their group blog, The Shotgun, remains active.

After some initial defiance, the new owners just apologized to a well-known Muslim troublemaker; he’d gone to the police (?!) complaining about anonymous anti-Muslim comments at the blog.

I hope their capitulation isn’t a sign of things to come. I’m talking of course about the other Muslim activists bullying another Canadian magazine, merely for publishing an excerpt of Mark Steyn’s bestselling book, America Alone.

The story is getting international attention; Canadians and Americans alike have contacted Prime Minister Harper, expressing their concerns about this ridiculous persecution.

The best “one stop shop” for all the latest developments on this very important case is the cheeky, entertaining blog Free Mark Steyn.

This story threatens to drag on for months, as Steyn and the magazine in question don’t get hauled before the Human Rights Commission kangaroo courts until well into 2008.

Luckily, the Free Mark Steyn blog is poised to keep up informed and entertained for the duration. Well done, “Binkie”!

Of course, in a decent world, such blogs would be unnecessary…

(Kathy Shaidle blogs at FiveFeetOfFury)

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