It is interesting that we don’t hear our politicians speak like this, is it not?
Aside: it took me two days to translate, because even though I had the text and two other translations to work from, she wanders off the script and the arguments were not in the pre-prepared official text. And the audio is terrible, especially when people are talking over each other.
I raise this point because I found it extremely interesting that after the Turkish Ambassador and some other notable guests had walked out in protest against what JuDr. Klara Samkova was saying, the moderator DID shut her down.
And he said that what she was saying is beyond ‘opinion’ and is, rather, ‘propaganda’.
Even though she has facts to back up everything she says…
Had it not been for the strong push-back from the audience, that brave lady standing up to the moderator and demanding to know who made him the authority to decide on what is or is not propaganda, she would not have been able to finish her speech.
She would also not have been permitted to finish had the other panelists convinced the moderator that if she were not permitted to deliver the rest of her speech, it would appear to be censorship and would be bad optics…
Even so, she was instructed to tone down her rhetoric before continuing – and, indeed, she did do that. Which is when she frequently deviated from the official text…
We did it! We did it! We did it!!!
We held a free speech demonstration on International Draw Mohammed Day on Parliament Hill, and we live to tell the tale!!!
There was only one minor injury: when taking out my permit, I got a paper cut…
Otherwise, everything went wonderfully and peacefully and we proved that in Canada, we CAN exercise freedom of speed!
That Sharia blasphemy laws do not prevent us from publicly displaying images of Mohammed!!!
Thank you, everyone who came and also all of you who helped behind the scenes to make this happen!
*A few minor limitations apply. Permit says we must not breech hate speech laws, or write or draw anything obscene or offensive or, like, mean. Oh, and I’m not allowed to have any structure that people could write or draw on…don’t worry, I’ve figured out a way!!!