Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for to .
Amazingly they were actually convicted of first-degree murder, not manslaughter. Yes, religion was the culprit.
I don’t have high hopes of this one going our way. The reasoning in the Ontario appeal decision was kinda esoteric, and probably won’t hold in general.
This gouging is something that I’ve witness personally on multiple occasions, having helped students from many different countries.
I was surprised that 16% actually said we should go back to the Imperial system.
But islamophobia still doesn’t exist, right bigots?
The details of this story are just astounding. The threat was to blow up a
small artisanal amateur explosive [device]once a day, and while the threat said
these are not meant to kill anybody, it also said:
The only aim is to injure some Moslem students. Unfortunately, some non-Moslems might be collateral damage.The threat writer claimed to be a member of the
Council of Conservative Citizens of Canada, which may have only existed in his head, but the American Council of Conservative Citizens has been quick to distance themselves. The writer also took pains to assert – in both English and French – that his group was
not affiliated with the Conservative Party of Canada, quite obviously to protect them from any accusations of responsibility, yet explicitly cites Trump. And the logo of the group includes both a Christian cross and a Jewish star.
One man was actually arrested after a
serious threat. I wonder if it would be effective to mount a campaign to call in complaints to get the damn thing taken down again.
h/t Derek Gray
I like it when journalists aren’t afraid to point fingers squarely at where blame lies; one of the section titles in this piece is actually
Fuck you Kellie Leitch.
In addition to pointing out why “islamophobia” is indeed the correct term, Salutin actually gives a brief history of the term “political correctness” that reminds that it was never really a thing; it’s always just been a rallying cry for the right with no real basis in reality.
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