Canada Denies Freedom of Speech to Terry Jones
“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.”–John Stuart Mill
Â Qur’an-burning pastor denied entry to Canada
Freedom of speech “controversial?”
A controversial American pastor whose congregation burned the Qur’an was denied entry to Canada hours before he was scheduled to appear in Toronto.
Terry Jones was held at the Michigan-Ontario border for four hours before being turned back.–More controversy atÂ CTV News
Terrorism works. Just the possibility of the threat of violence by Muslims , not even a real threat, is enough to shut down any semblance of free speech.
Jones was slated to square off against Toronto imam Steve Rockwell, U.S.-based Muslim author Masud Ansari, and Sikh community leader Bikram Lamba. The event was also to feature a memorial to Cpl. Christopher Speer, a U.S. a medic killed in Afghanistan by Canadian war criminal Omar Khadr.