Written by Paul Fromm
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 03:30
*Egypt's Arab Spring turns dark*

EGYPT'S Coptic Christians are understandably terrified. And as a
reality check for those who naively ignored all the warnings about Islamic
extremism and insisted enlightenment and tolerance would follow the Mubarak
dictatorship's downfall last February, their fate could hardly be more

Sadly, the question that inevitably arises is whether, as a community, the
Copts will survive the overblown hype of the Arab Spring. A new report from
the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organisations show that nearly 100,000
Christians have fled in the past six months - 14,000 of them to Australia.
Copts are not emigrating voluntarily, according to the human rights group.
They are coerced by threats and intimidation of hardline Salafists and a
lack of protection from the Egyptian regime. An estimated 250,000 members
of the Coptic community, which comprise 10 per cent of Egypt's 80 million
people, will have fled by year's end. And who, given the way the ruling
military junta has shamefully kow-towed to the Muslim Brotherhood and
ultra-extremist Salafists and failed to protect the Copts, can blame them
for fleeing?

Paradoxically Copts were in the vanguard of the revolution. They stood
shoulder to shoulder with Muslims in Tahrir Square demanding freedom and
democracy, believing there would be a place for them in the new Egypt. But
before long they were targeted by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists
given free rein by the junta. Churches have been razed and individuals
brutalised. A new Christian governor in Upper Egypt was barred from his
post. Muslim clerics have been referring to Copts derisively as dhimmis,
inferior citizens who should pay a special tax.

Cairo has seen its worst sectarian violence in modern history, with dozens
of Christians killed and wounded by Islamic mobs and the army driving
armoured vehicles full-tilt into Christian crowds. Stung by the outcry, the
junta has now promulgated a law feebly setting a $4920 fine for
discrimination on the basis of gender, origin, language, religion or
This is unlikely to assuage Coptic fears. By allowing Islamic extremism to
gather such a head of steam, the feckless military council has betrayed the
noble ideals that echoed across Tahrir Square. Egypt as a whole will be the
ultimate loser.:(*The Australian, October 16, 2011)*


October 17, 2011)
LEVANT: No More Witchhunts
Written by Paul Fromm
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 02:43
* LEVANT: No More Witchhunts*

For 34 years, Canada has had a disgraceful censorship law that violates our
human rights.

In 1977, Pierre Trudeau rammed through the Canadian Human Rights Act — an
Orwellian name for a law that actually destroys real rights.

The entire law is a corruption of justice — it creates a kangaroo court,
run by non-judges, that does not follow the same rules and procedures of
real courts, but has massive powers to punish and fine people who aren’t
politically correct.

But the worst part of the law is Section 13, the censorship provision.
Section 13 creates a word crime — the crime of publishing or broadcasting
anything that can cause hurt feelings.

Back in 1977, that law was focused on telephone lines and answering
machines. But 10 years ago, it was expanded to include the Internet.

So it even covers things like whatever you post to your Facebook page.
Section 13 says “it is a discriminatory practice ... to cause to be ...
communicated ... any matter that is likely to expose a person ... to hatred
or contempt.”

So if you publish anything on Facebook, or on your cellphone voice message,
that might make one person feel bad about another, you’ve just broken the

Truth is not a defence to being charged with “hate” under Section 13. Fair
comment is not a defence. Religious belief is not a defence. Telling a joke
is not a defence. The law has nothing to do with truth or the right to have
an opinion. It’s about whether or not you’ve offended someone or hurt their

Section 13 is an insane law. So un-Canadian, so contrary to our traditions
of liberty that go back centuries, inherited from the United Kingdom.

It’s no surprise that this law had a 100% conviction rate in Canada for the
first three decades of its existence. This federal law was copied by
provincial legislatures. B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan all have censorship
provisions, too.

I found out about this the hard way. In February of 2006, I published a
magazine called the Western Standard. We reported on the major news story
that month — riots around the Muslim world purportedly in response to some
pretty banal Danish newspaper cartoons of Mohammed. Those riots killed more
than 200 people, and we wanted to show our readers what all the fuss was
about. But a radical Muslim imam in Calgary named Syed Soharwardy
complained to the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

He said I violated his human right not to be offended. He wanted to ban the
cartoons, and his hand-scrawled complaint even bitched about the fact that
I dared to publicly defend my right to do so.

I laughed off that little nut-bar. I mean, get a life — you’re in Canada
now, not Saudi Arabia. But to my surprise, the Alberta Human Rights
Commission took his complaint and ran with it.

The Alberta government, using its provincial version of Section 13,
prosecuted me for 900 days, with no fewer than 15 government bureaucrats
and lawyers. It spent $500,000 prosecuting me, before dropping the case —
and leaving me with my $100,000 legal bill. But sometimes freedom wins a

Last week, the federal justice minister, Rob Nicholson, stood up in the
House of Commons and answered a question about Section 13.

The question was about a private member’s bill, put by Brian Storseth, an
MP from northern Alberta. Storseth has introduced a private member’s bill,
C-304, to repeal Section 13. But private member’s bills have little chance
of passing without the endorsement of the government.

But Nicholson did endorse it. He called on all MPs to support it, too. Bill
C-304, Storseth’s bill, is now effectively a government bill. And with a
Tory majority in both the House and Senate, this bill is as good as done.

No more witch hunts by the Canadian Human Rights Commission. No more
persecuting their political and religious enemies.

This is the best thing the Harper government has done in five years.
Freedom is on the march. (*Toronto Sun*, November 19, 2011)
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Written by Paul Fromm
Monday, 21 November 2011 18:11
Hear Paul Fromm -- The Fighting Side of Me: The Distortions & Deceptions of

November 15, 2011
[image: Ari Ben Menashe and Arthur
*Ari Ben-Menashe & Arthur Porter*

*Paul Fromm discusses:*

- *Protecting violent minorities — another crime “story” that tells us
- *Don’t shed any tears for the Somali pirates — bling-crazy, careless
and heartless to their own people;*
- *Uh-oh, another politically correct non-White appointee, Sierra Leone
native Arthur Porter, must resign; head of watchdog over Canadian spies
(CSIS) resigns as his connections to ex-Mossad agent and International gun
runner Ari Ben Menashe exposed;*
- *Why miscegenation is wrong.*
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