JDL Canada – Tues. Jan. 10, 7pm, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto ~ Canada’s RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH

by justjournals on January 9, 2012

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Tuesday, January 10
7:00 – 8:30 pm
George Ignatieff Theatre
 15 Devonshire Place


I (Meir Weinstein, National Director,Jewish Defence League of Canada) am very concerned about the direction of CIJA. There will be a Town Hall on January 10 put on by CIJA which will deal with the issue of Section 13. One of the key note speakers is Richard Warman. This man wants the video Fitna to be classified as hate. This would mean that the showing of ‘Third Jihad’, ‘Obsession’ and other videos that expose radical Islam would fall under the same classification. And this classification would be a danger to the Jewish Community. CIJA must have to answer. A Jewish Group must represent the Jewish People and not selfish individual interests.

Information about CIJA Town Hall:

Is the right to free speech absolute?  Where do we draw the line between speech that is merely offensive and speech that is worthy of prosecution?

Questions such as these will form the subject of an upcoming Town Hall debate between Nathalie Des Rosiers and Richard Warman regarding Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the controversial hate speech provision.  The Town Hall, hosted by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), will take place on January 10, 2012 from 7:00-8:30pm at the George Ignatieff Theatre in Toronto.

Section 13 labels as a discriminatory practice, worthy of prosecution, for a person to communicate messages using telephone or Internet that may expose others “to hatred or contempt” because of their race, religion, ethnic group or other similar category.

At the Town Hall, Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, will argue for the repeal of Section 13 and Richard Warman, one of Canada’s foremost human rights lawyers, will argue for its retention.   Community members are encouraged to attend this lively debate, question the experts, and help to shape policy on this important issue.

RSVP to the event

* * *The JDL will attend this Town Hall and intends to ask very direct questions to Richard Warman.  And it is vital that JDL force major Jewish Groups to cut their ties with the false left.  There are links on Richard Warman’s web site to groups and people that support ‘Israel Apartheid Week’.  Now is the time to cut the ties with the false left.

For more information on the event and Section 13: http://ow.ly/8ktWc

The live webcast: http://www.cija.ca/resources/webcast/
IF viewing the webcast, questions can be sent online through the live stream or Twitter using the hash tag “#Sec13″

CIJA Twitter: http://twitter.com/CIJAinfo
CIJA Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cijainfo

Freedom of Speech and Hate Speech in Canada


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbash January 9, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Certainly these will not be the first two movies banned in Canada (if they get banned). Will be interesting to hear the outcome of this meeting. Though in my opinion, if a documentary is using frauds (ie Walid Shoebat & Noni) as guest speakers, then there’s no point in holding a meeting to discuss section 13. They may as well toss those two movies in the garbage.

2 1389 January 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I have already addressed your accusations against Walid Shoebat.

Nonie Darwish is well regarded by non-Muslims and is not considered a fraud by anyone whose reputation I respect.

You clearly want to stifle freedom of speech, the press, and assembly when it comes to any criticism of Islam. I would suggest that if there were any validity to Islam, you would have no cause to fear anyone else discussing it. Muslims want to hide the truth about Islam until it is too late for us non-Muslims to do anything about it.

Fitna is available for viewing on 1389 Blog. It is by Dutch MP Geert Wilders. We have defended his right to freedom of speech. We completely support Geert Wilders and this movie.

Obsession was produced by a team. Yes, Walid Shoebat and Nonie Darwish were interviewed for the movie. Neither will be appearing at the meeting on Section 13.

The Third Jihad is, if anything, too soft on Islam. It is narrated by a devout Muslim who draws a distinction between Islam and “radical Islam.” As Recep Tayyip Erdogan infamously pointed out, there is no “radical Islam”; there is only Islam.

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