Radical Canadian Imam denounces the right to free speech and the Canadian Prime Minister wholeheartedly agrees.
Washington Standard Samuel Paty, the French schoolteacher who was recently beheaded by a Muslim for showing his class a cartoon of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, was a “cursed individual,” an “evil-spirited man,” a “filthy excuse for a human being,” according to the Canada-based imam and Islamic scholar Younus Kathrada.
The imam complained that Muslims had objected to Muhammad cartoons for years, but “nobody bothered listening.” However, Kathrada quickly picked up an ally who echoed his remarks, albeit more mildly: asked about the cartoons, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Freedom of expression is not without limits.”
Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada: Samuel Paty was a Cursed, Evil-Spirited, Filthy Excuse for a Human-Being pic.twitter.com/i9DiZ5ZOs7
— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) October 30, 2020
Those limits include, apparently, material that offends Muslims. Trudeau explained: “We will always defend freedom of expression. But freedom of expression is not without limits. We owe it to ourselves to act with respect for others and to seek not to arbitrarily or unnecessarily injure those with whom we are sharing a society and a planet.”
Kathrada has come under fire before for radical statements made to his organisation, including calling on the young people in his care to “destroy the enemies of Islam, the heretics, and the atheists.”
In other words, if offense to a group, any group, is criminalized, that group has a free hand to do whatever it wants, including illegal activity, up to and including the imposition of tyrannical rule, without fear of opposition.
Instead of the equality of rights of all people before the law, a special protected class is established with privileges beyond those of other groups. Thus what Justin Trudeau is saying here subverts the very idea of a free society.