Sunday, February 1, 2009

Obama's Middle Name - A Reason For A "Human Rights" Complaint?

Believe it or not, some radical Muslim thinks that mentioning Barack Obama's middle name, or stating his full name - Barack Hussein Obama - is hateful and derogatory. So he's filing a "human rights" complaint against Andrew Lawton, the author of the Right Wing Canada blog:
I am writing today to inform you that as of 10:27am EST this morning, I have filed a claim against you under the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Among other hateful and inflammatory remarks made on your blog,, you referred to President Obama as "Barack Hussein Obama," citing that he is an Arab-American. This was made in a hateful and dirogatory manner, and such racist propaganda is forbidden under section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Obviously, that won't go far; the complainer probably knows that. But he also knows that the process of being indicted for "hate speech" is in itself a punishment, so he doesn't mind trying. After all - there's nothing there for him to lose; the cost of his complaint will be paid for by taxpayers. And at the same time Andrew may have to spend thousands defending his freedom of speech in front of Canada's Orwellian Tribunal. Could there be a better way for a loud-mouth "designated victim" to get back at someone he doesn't agree with?

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