No surprise there... two dropped charges, denied on arrest record.
Controversial U.S. pastor Terry Jones denied entry into Canada - thestar.com
The German crime wasn't dropped. Using credentials improperly in Germany is considered to be a form of fraud. Given that I can order a doctorate from a fly-by-night website, this makes a certain amount of sense.
Maybe I'm just highly, highly cynical but this is, to me, all just a part of the big PR game. What gets more press for him (or for anyone else denied entry) being denied access at the border or having to go through with a debate? Actually what I should say is, what is the easiest press?
I won't lose any sleep over it, could care less to hear what he has to say, I think he's a tool. But it's so contrived on both sides of the coin, making big drama even bigger drama.
I guess it is cynicism.
You said exactly what I feel. He's made off like a thief with unearned PR, freely bestowed by the idiot press. The collection cups will runith over
Well I'm glad that the opposition has come out against the Conservative Party's attempts to pass a bill that will allow the immigration minister to deny entry to people for uncomfortable speech. I usually see the liberals supporting the suppressing of extremist speech and the conservatives defending free speech. It's odd to see the reversal, but good being a liberal and all.
That's the funny thing about free speech. You can say whatever you want but you can't force people to listen. When the media whips up the controversy over inflammatory speech, they are taking words which would normally be ignored and disseminating them, making it easier for people to hear the hate speech they're questioning should be said. They're creating the news, which isn't what the media should do but sure as hell makes them tons of money.
Nope, I'm all for it.
We should be able to deny entry for non-Canadians for any reason, on a whim, or for no reason at all.
This is our house, and we need not let anyone in if we don't feel like it.
I just wish we would stop letting in families with the women all dressed up in their own personal tents.
Free speech and the right to enter or stay in Canada are two very different things.
I think you should be able to say whatever you wish, especially when it comes to commentary on religious, political, or cultural issues.
But I don't have to let you into my house to say it.