I can’t believe Jonathan Kay

- October 12th, 2012

The National Post used to be considered a place for serious conservative writers and for sober thought. For a long time they delivered but for the last while it has felt like the old post has been slipping away. Their news coverage went the way of the consensus media a long time ago. Their editorial pages though were hold outs.

I wonder if that can last with Jonathan Kay arguing that Florida pastor Terry Jones be kept out of Canada just in case something were to happen.

Innocence of Muslims wasn’t filmed by the U.S. government. But once it circulated on YouTube, the Muslim world branded it as a White House production. The reaction in regard to Canada would be similar if Jones performed one of his stunts — I’m thinking fire, but urine isn’t out of the question — with a Canadian flag and a few local hotheads grinning in the background.

Kay is arguing here that we need to stop someone from entering the country just in case they do something offensive, but not illegal, and that leads other people to violence. Welcome to The Sharia Post.

I really do hope that Jon has temporarily lost his common sense because if this is the new standard that he thinks Canada should operate on then why not just declare that we are no longer the Canada of the Charter, the Bill of Rights or the Magna Carta. That we have given up on the rule of law and will abide by the rule of the mob.

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17 comments

  1. Karen says:

    So let me get this straight, so now we are what Muslim sympathizers? What are you caving in to their outrageous beliefs? Chicken? Wow, Canada how weak we have become. No wonder people are calling our country Canastan, I wonder what the vets think about it, they must feel used and ashamed to have fought for a country that would bend their knees to this nonsense.

  2. Lyndia says:

    I am ashamed of the CBSA for not allowing Pastor Jones into Canada. The CBSA lets in all kinds of anti-semitic; anti-Christian and islamanazis. The El Quds were allowed to protest on the Parliament’s front lawn shouting all kinds of hate and were accommodated by the Government. I think it is time for any good person to leave this Country as it will become in the near future Sharia.

  3. Steve says:

    I think Mr. Kay makes a splendid dhimmi.

  4. Lorraine says:

    I couldn’t agree more with the previous comment. What is happening in Canada? What is happening to our free speech? Are we caving to others who are offended by our laws? Laws that have been introduced for our freedoms? How ridiculous is that! Is that all it takes for our country to become similar to those countries run by corruption! Shame on Canada. And shame on Jonathan Kay — I’m sure he could take a lesson from his mom, in this case. Where are the proud Canadians!

  5. Jonathan Usher says:

    I agree – Jonathan Kay has gone over to the left side. HIs columns now
    often show a lack of common sense. Perhaps he talks to Marni Soupcoff too much. They now seem to be a team of weak hitters. However the rest of the National Post is still terrific and the letters page is far superior to the editorial-following letter pages of the other papers.

  6. Alain says:

    That the government allowed the CBSA to bar this man from entering Canada is disgusting and unacceptable, for it is our own government submitting to Sharia. Kay is the same no matter how he tries to spin it, but then Kay is just one insignificant individual. I hold the government responsible, since the CBSA does not act independently.

  7. wyatt ironbridge says:

    Kay really is a dhimmi this days. Yes, the local hotheads are always a threat – one should definitely attempt to channel all hour behaviour to avoid risk. (sarc) What a weasel. I assume he can’t bring himself to disagree with the freedom of speech argument, so he tries an even dumber argument.
    Frankly, if muslims want to freak out over local hotheads, let ‘em. It’ll be the excuse for the day.

  8. Geoff Tarbat says:

    I agree fully Brian, Jonathan Kay is normally rather sober-minded and logical. I find it disturbing that so many people ar so willing to abrogate their own right to free speech, in a pathetic attempt to appease the unappeasable. This will only embolden “Canadian” islamists – who only recently were allowed to stage a thinly disguised antisemitic hate-fest on the lawn of Queens Park. If we can’t count on our conservative commentators to defend our free speech rights, all is lost – because the left have no interest in anybody’s freedom of speech, except their own of course..

  9. Ringo says:

    It’s regrettable that the National Post’s Managing Editor for Comment wants to deprive someone of their opportunity to give free comment. Doesn’t say much for what’s going on at that newspaper these days.

  10. Peter Martin says:

    What has happened to the National Post? Did it undergo a change of ownership or has it adopted a new policy? The daily drumbeat denigrating Romney and declaring Lance Armstrong to be the Antichrist is an odd set of priorities. Thing is, I don’t know of a better web site to browse the daily news even if it has gone native, ie Torontocentric. Any suggestions? And please don’t tell me Bourque. The National Post was terrific when Conrad Black owned it and now it is a tepid shadow of its former self.

  11. Rose says:

    Reminds me of the arguments used in the eighties that women who wore revealing clothing caused their rape. So will the police, not the Sharia force, investigate those that infered violence would ensue if Jones came into Canada??

  12. denis c. casey says:

    Wow. Jonathan Kay said that.
    I cannot wait to renew my subscription with The National Post.
    Thanks for the heads up.

  13. Constantin says:

    Consider the chilling message this decision is sending to the moderate and more enlightened Muslims, wherever they live. Most of them live now in societies dominated by fascist fundamentalists and are now contemplating in dismay how the so called free countries voluntarily submit to an extremist version of Sharia. There is no place left for them to even escape to.
    Even articles writen “in support” of the pastor’s entry into Canada, called him “idiot”. Far from being an idiot, this man understood and tried to make the rest of us understand, admitedly through a form of political stunting, the basic idea that blasphemy rules (interpreted to the lens of some extremists) cannot and should not be enforced against citizens of a free country who don’t even share those beliefs. If they are enforced, it is a form of subjugation. It is a perfidious and specific tactic of the modern day Islamists to convert by way of fear and force, as opposed to by way of debate and persuation. Before we know it, we create a taboo around this “sacred” text in the midst of a largely secular and or Christian world, and our debusolated youth may become fascinated by the special treatment – so dissonant from context – the Quran receives. This is like opening the gate to indoctrination, while mistreating our own free people. The spectacle is so pittiful! I can imagine the mullahs’ jubilation over our cowardly and shallow understanding of what is going on. I have no words to express how deeply ashamed I feel of what the government did and the actions of the Border Services officers.
    Apeasing barbarians like the one who killed his wife of 30 years and mother of their 6 children because she allowed them to adopt Canadian ways is an abomination. Instead of teaching Muslims the value of tolerance,and gently force them to come to terms with the idea that our freedom is not negotiable, irrespective of their religious beliefs, we enforce extremist Sharia. The pastor did not do anything illegal and was on his way to attend a debate with a Muslim Imam. Our mistreatment of this pastor is a very sad day for freedom and a preview of the future we deserve. Shame!

  14. Bill Elder says:

    So Canada is now a soviet-styled jurisdiction which will not allow visas/entry based on political opinion – specifically any opinion which challenges the morbid mediocrity of status quo PC thought crime police.

    This is not news, it’s been happening for a while – ever since we allowed the PC gate keepers access to mainstream media control. If it is not the conventional consensus media opinion, they exert pressure on the government to stop it at the border – how soviet is that? Harper is a guilty accomplice in enabling these twisted PC creatures who get bent out of shape when true diversity of opinion exists.

    As for the Post, I stopped subscribing when Steyn left and then I gave up on it when Kay relinquished editorial control to litigious left wing pressure groups. All I do now is browse their online opinion page for George Jonas’s column. Other than that, the Post is indistinguishable from any other GTA based lefty agit-prop rag.

  15. Mike says:

    Brian, Mr. Kay’s stance may be partly your fault. You and your colleagues at Sun media are doing a terrific job harnessing and expressing the nation’s right-wing sentiment. National Post, in light of it’s proprietor’s current financial woes, may be reacting by abandoning it’s former political space of choice and leaning on it’s team of opinion writers to move further left where, at least strategically, a greater number of untapped “friendly” subscribers may lie. Of course that other “Kay” – Barbara, Jonathon’s mom, is made of sterner stuff and likely won’t have any of this.

  16. old Lori says:

    I also have noticed a marked drift in National Post columns to the so called “conservatism” that is little different the positions taken by many Liberals today. It’s a cowardly sort of Conservatism that seeks to not offend and to come to consensus.

    I’ve supported the National Post with a subscription for some years now, but I think it’s time to end it.

  17. Brian says:

    The gradual slide to the left will be the last nail in the Post’s coffin. Like their sister paper the Ottawa Citizen they are losing subscribers because readers want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Not the one sided pap the consensus media try and ram down our throats.

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