Lars Hedegaard with Michael Coren
Thanks to BCF
“Hate Speech” is a full frontal assault on Freedom of Speech. Â Because if you Â tell the truth, you will be terrorised, vilified and dragged through the courts forÂ leaking classified material.
In other news:
The fight for free speech in Canada is not over
Here we are eight months after the bill was voted through the House of Commons and it is still not passed into law. Why?
Right now two bloggers in particular,Â Five Feet of FuryÂ andÂ Blazing Cat Fur, are dealing with legal bills that ultimately stem from their fight for a return to Canada’s longstanding legal tradition of free speech. They don’t have the cash and could use your help. Even $5 or $20 will go a long way if enough people dip into their pockets and put cash in the hat.
You don’t need to agree with everything that these two bloggers say in order to support them, that is part of the deal with free speech. They have long stood for your right to speak your mind, can you help them now that they need help?
Further toÂ yesterday’s post, Bruce Bawer has a very good report on theÂ attempted assassination of my friend Lars HedegaardÂ in Copenhagen:
Hedegaard opened the door and was handed a package by the guy, who then drew a pistol and shot at him. Miraculously, the gunman missed – just barely. While he fumbled with his weapon, trying to get off another shot, Lars acted fast, striking his assailant, who dropped the gun. Lars tried to shut the door, but the perpetrator stuck his foot in and managed to push it open again and to pick up his pistol. The two men struggled, and the goon finally took it on the lam.
He was last seen at the Copenhagen Zoo, which seems appropriate. We laugh at the ineptitude of these bozo jihadists, but, as the IRA taunted Mrs. Thatcher after the Brighton bombing, they only have to be lucky once; you have to be lucky every time. This time Lars was lucky. That first shot whistled past his ear â€” and then a spry septuagenarian clobbered “a man around 25 with a foreign background” with the phony package he’d been handed, and tenaciously fought back.
Last summer, over in Europe, I had the privilege of presenting Lars with a Defender of Freedom Award for his brave words. Yesterday morning, he was called on to defend freedom more directly. Had he died, it would have been a grievous loss. Even so, because of the folly and delusion of the European establishment, it was a close call â€” and not the last.