Afternoon Jihad TV In Canada

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  1. Annie
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    There are reasons I don't want a dish that picks up Al Jazeera:

    http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=4737dd34-8de6-4f54-b376-3484f3b3a6f7&k=0

     
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    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

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    See what ultra tolerance does, it allows intolerance because no moral judgments can be made about what is right and what is wrong, making everything morally equivalent. Im sorry, but im not gonna wait till im perfect to make moral judgments, that what a society is supposed to do to stop crap like this from airing.

    http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/013585.php



     
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    In some places, wouldn't that be a free speech thingy? Serious question.
     
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    I agree. Which is why I said I wouldn't buy Dish.
     
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    What's to be done? Government censorship? Did you read where the article said that Vision TV is going to monitor the show in future?
     
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    I read. Doesn't change the content, does it? Then again, that wasn't the point.
     
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    I was really referring to actsnoblemartin's point. If we stand for the principle of freedom of speech (and I know we all agree it's not an absolute) then we have to be prepared to negotiate how it happens. Taking a broad brush approach to something we might disagree wth is the first step to a dictatorship. I don't know about you but I'm firmly convinced that liberal democracy in the west is under threat from within as well as without.
     
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    In some places it would, but in Canada it wouldn't. As you probably know, Canada has laws against hate speech, promoting genocide, and the funding of terrorism. A serious legal argument can be made that calls to Jihad violates the Anti-terrorism Act (S.C. 2001, c.41) and Section 318 of the Criminal Code: Advocating Genocide.

    In places like the US where it would be a free speech thingy, the offended parties would have to resort to boycotts and demonstrations and shit to put pressure on the parent company to shut the product down.
     
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    What hate speech? A differing opinion is NOT hate speech!!!!!!!!! Kathianne doesn't get that. Do you?
     
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    There is a difference between allowing free speech and promoting enemy propaganda. Many broadcasts of Al Jazeera are PR releases for Al Qaeda. Is it not the promotion of enemy propaganda that new tapes from the criminal leaders of Al Qaeda appear via Al Jazeera and are thereby released worldwide? Is it not enemy propaganda to promote the fact that violent jihad is Islamic duty? Was radio Berlin allowed to broadcast in North America in 1943? Did radio Hanoi broadcast in Toronto or NYC in the 60s and 70s? We should not permit a transnational enemy to broadcast in North America simply because it hides behind a media outlet from Qatar.
     

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