Canadian University Tells Ann Coulter To Watch Her Mouth

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    Mar 23, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    A Canadian university has forewarned Ann Coulter to be mindful of what she says when she speaks on its campus this week.

    The National Post reports that University of Ottawa Academic Vice President and Provost Francois Houle e-mailed the controversial pundit on Friday. He wrote:

    "Our domestic laws, both provincial and federal, delineate freedom of expression (or "free speech") in a manner that is somewhat different than the approach taken in the United States. I therefore encourage you to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable in Canada and to do so before your planned visit here."

    He continued, "Promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges."

    Houle also reminded Coulter of the strong Canadian tradition of "restraint, respect and consideration."

    In response to Houle's e-mail, Coulter wrote on Big Government that she was "hoping for a fruit basket" from the university -- "not a threat to prosecute."

    Coulter's visit also raised the ire of some students on campus. According to Macleans, University of Ottawa students started a "Ban Coulter from Campus" Facebook group and forbidden signs advertising the talk from being posted in a main campus building.

    Coulter, while known primarily for her barbs aimed at the Middle East, has been critical of Canada. She once said that Canadians "are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent."

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    She is another parasite on the USA.


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    Mar 23, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    I don't think Ann Coulter knows how to educate herself. She was (and may still be) in support of Apartheid in South Africa. She claims that the Iranians want to be invaded by the U.S to deal with their current president. And that Jews should be perfected. Also that interracial couples have a chip on their shoulder.

    Of course there's a lot more that this nutcase has said.
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    Mar 23, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    I despise the bitch. There are few people that make me sick to my stomach the way she does. I think she's worse than Rush, if thats possible.
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    Mar 23, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI despise the bitch. There are few people that make me sick to my stomach the way she does. I think she's worse than Rush, if thats possible.


    that is her goal...to stir people up. i really don't think she believes even 10% of what she says.
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    Mar 23, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    Oh, she's in for a rude rude awakening when she speaks up here.icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 23, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    I'm so glad this is happening in my city. Originally, it was supposed to happen at Carleton U (which is where I go) which would have made planning disruptions so much more convenient. Oh well, here's hoping she gets pied in the face or something!
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    Mar 23, 2010 3:22 AM GMT
    Thing is, they will likely on the whole treat her decorously, as is her due, but she'll become painfully aware in a short time what short shrift Canadians give bigotry.
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    Mar 23, 2010 6:54 AM GMT
    did the university invite her to speak or is she getting her skinny ass over there on her own?

    ...maybe theyll throw some pies or some shitz like that.....bitch is used to dat...lolz
    .shes kinda hawt sometimes...ill give her that....icon_twisted.gif


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    Mar 24, 2010 12:44 PM GMT



    Isn't this fun? Ms Coulter is filing with Canadian Human Rights that she's a victim of a hate crime because of the Uni's letter to her reminding her of speech laws in Canada, claiming she got the letter because she's a conservative.

    What a dope. icon_lol.gif

    Our country is run by Conservatives, (they sealed the deal on gay marriage), we don't as a rule define each other by our politics up here, and it wouldn't matter if she was a member of the Communist or Rhinoceros Party; she's a bigot.

    The Republican Party in the US should distance itself as much as possible from these kinds of people. They're inciters of hate as well as being intellectually and ethically bankrupt.

    -Doug
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    Mar 24, 2010 1:50 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWell, I don't really know much about Canada's free speech restrictions, but it sounds like the university where she was to speak is well within it's rights.



    The easiest way to think of it is that Section 2 (a) of the charter guarantees freedom of speech/expression (an individual right). Section 7 guarantees the right to live, liberty, and security of person (a public right). Section 1 says that the rights of the public outweighs individual liberties.

    In essence, you have the right to free speech in so far as it doesn't infringe on another person's right to security of person. The example given in High School law classes is that you don't have the right to yell fire in a crowded theatre (if there is none) because your right to freedom of speech is outweighed by the need for those in the theatre to feel safe and secure.

    Coulter's dumb fuck opinions are in clear violation of canadian free speech laws and constitute hate speech according to the constitution. Her telling a 17 year old muslim girl that she should take a camel rather than a magic carpet because muslims should not be allowed to fly as all terrorists are muslim (apparently she's never heard of Timothy McVeigh) constitute a form of hate speech.
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    Mar 24, 2010 1:52 PM GMT
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    Mar 24, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Fountains said
    Her telling a 17 year old muslim girl that she should take a camel rather than a magic carpet because muslims should not be allowed to fly as all terrorists are muslim (apparently she's never heard of Timothy McVeigh) constitute a form of hate speech.


    in a way, people like coulter and hannity, beck and rush are helping america define what is meant by freedom of speech. it won't be too long now before they start calling for a revolution or a military coup or an assassination.

    just like some of the early comics defined what could and couldn't be said in prime time, these guys are going to help outlaw open and unabashed hate speech...particularly on the radio and TV. if we start there, then maybe the dumbasses who call senators Fs and Ns will get the hint that acting like adults means to stop pretending you're at recess and still in the 4th grade.
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    Mar 24, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    "OTTAWA - Hundreds of screaming students succeeded in what few thought possible Tuesday night - they silenced incendiary right-winger Ann Coulter.

    Organizers for the American's tour of Canada scrubbed her much-anticipated speech at the University of Ottawa when students crowded the entrance before her arrival. A spokesman for the organizers said about 2,000 "threatening" students posed a security threat to the darling of the American right, and she was advised against appearing.

    "It would be physically dangerous for Ann Coulter to proceed with this event," said conservative political activist Ezra Levant inside Marion Hall.

    "This is an embarrassing day for the University of Ottawa and their student body . . . who chose to silence her through threats and intimidation."

    The announcement was greeted with shouts of "Shame" and "We want Ann" from about 100 people who had managed to get into the hall.

    Outside students celebrated: "Nananana, nanana, Goodbye Ann Coulter."

    About 10 Ottawa police cruisers were called to the scene, but there was no violence.

    Coulter expressed her outrage at the unfolding of events in Ottawa in interviews with the U.S. media.

    "This has never happened before," she told The Washington Times Tuesday night.

    "I go to the best schools, Harvard, the Ivy League and those kids are too intellectually proud to threaten speakers."

    Calling the University of Ottawa a "bush league" institution, Coulter said "their IQ points-to-teeth ratio must be about 1-to-1."

    There were early signs the evening would not go smoothly.

    A crush of bodies greeted organizers about 90 minutes before Coulter's 8:15 p.m. speaking time as about 1,000 showed up for the 400-seat hall.

    At about 7:30 a fire alarm was triggered.

    Then hundreds of protesters arrived, mostly students carrying signs and chanting. There was no accurate head account, but one student said the protesters accounted for about several hundred while one event organizer estimated 2,000.

    "Ann Coulter should go back to where she came from because we don't want her back here," shouted Ellen Ocran, a University of Ottawa student in a shouting match with a Coulter backer.

    A protest organizer, international studies student Mike Fancie, said he was happy they were able to stop Coulter from speaking.

    "What Ann Coulter is practising is not free speech, it's hate speech," he said. "She's targeted the Jews, she's targeted the Muslims, she's targeted Canadians, homosexuals, women, almost everybody you could imagine."

    Levant blamed the bedlam on university academic vice-president Francois Houle, who had written Coulter to warn her that Canadian laws make provisions for hate speech.

    "Promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges," he warned her in the letter, which Coulter quickly leaked to the media.

    The university has refused to comment since, but Levant said Houle's not-too-subtle advice to Coulter emboldened students to block her appearance.

    Coulter was in the middle of a three-city tour of Canada which began at the University of Western Ontario in London on Monday, and ends in Calgary on Thursday.

    The event in London went without incident, but not without controversy.

    When answering questions from students, Coulter told a 17-year-old Muslim student to "take a camel" instead of a the flying carpet she has previously suggested Muslims use for transportation.

    And earlier on Tuesday, she protested, with a bemused smile, that she was the real victim.

    "I've been a victim of a hate crime," she said in a CTV interview of Houle's letter. "I think he's accusing me of criminal proclivities."

    If publicity was the goal of Coulter's Canadian tour, the trip has already been a smashing success.

    She even got a mention in the House of Commons, with New Democrat MP Olivia Chow accusing the government of hypocrisy in allowing her into the country, after having given the boot to an ideological opposite.

    Chow said the decision last year to bar British MP George Galloway, who has expressed pro-Palestinian views, shows the Conservatives have a double-standard on freedom of speech.

    Immigration Minister Jason Kenney defended keeping Galloway out of the country by noting his financial help to a terrorist group, Hamas.

    "Hogwash," responded Chow.

    "George Galloway has no criminal record. He can travel the United States, all over the world. What the minister is doing ... people he agrees with, fine come; people he doesn't agree with, you can't come."

    Levant said the protest proves another point, that was the reason for the tour in the first place.

    "The point of the tour was to demonstrate that the state of freedom of speech in Canada is in jeopardy, especially on university campuses," he said.

    Coulter is a best-selling author and syndicated columnist who has been called one of the leaders of the angry right wing in the United States, along with talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck. She embraces the outrage she triggers although she has often dismissed the ensuing controversy by suggesting she was trying to be humorous.

    Her "camel" comment on Monday was obviously a joke, she said on CTV.

    She has said worse things, including "not all Muslims may be terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims," and that Canadians ought to be grateful the U.S. didn't roll over them. That was after former prime minister Jean Chretien refused to follow George W. Bush into the war in Iraq.

    Coulter told CTV she made the remark when "the French-speaking influence was a little bit more dominant in Canada."

    Asked to comment on the Harper Conservatives, Coulter said she didn't pay much attention to Canadian politics, but judged they were not her cup of tea.

    "If they support same-sex marriage and socialized medicine, no they are not conservative enough," she said.

    And she summed up the harsh reaction to her with another smile.

    "I am dangerous," she said."
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    Mar 24, 2010 1:59 PM GMT
    This woman is so ridiculous. She's just well-informed enough to be dangerous.

    Her response to the original email from the university was not a "threat to prosecute." It wouldn't be the university who would have prosecuted her--and in fact they could have been liable themselves, hence their concern.

    CTV News reports the visit was cancelled (http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100323/coulter_canada_100323/20100323/?hub=OttawaHome) by the University "because organizers feared protesters would turn violent."
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    Mar 24, 2010 3:32 PM GMT
    Coulter is an ass and a disgrace. But this incident is an indictment of Canadian education. It smacks of book burnings and is, frankly, a terrifying example of the dangers of groupthink and illiberalism. Those who stopped Coulter are freedom's enemies.
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    Mar 24, 2010 4:10 PM GMT
    Freedom's enemies? They'd likely do the same if Hitler showed up.

    Just think, she's gone public screaming that this has never happened to her before. Well, it's about time it did. Someone (students) finally stood up to the bully. She stands for everything freedom isn't.

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    Mar 24, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    I agree Coulter is a nutjob.

    But, let's not forget that in Canada gay bookstores are harassed for attempting to carry quite vanilla material that is widely available in the U.S.
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    Mar 24, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    I love it when Ann and et al act like this. It forces the GOP to see themselves in the mirror and it disturbingly reminds them of who they're allied with.
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    Mar 24, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
    http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/03/ann-coulters-adventures-in-ottawa-so-what-really-happened-last-night.html
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    Mar 24, 2010 8:52 PM GMT
    If this ultra-conservative, brainless bitch distrusts and dislikes Canada so much then why the goddamned hell is she doing a speech in Ottawa or anywhere else in Canada?
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    Mar 24, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    B787 said

    In response to Houle's e-mail, Coulter wrote on Big Government that she was "hoping for a fruit basket" from the university -- "not a threat to prosecute."



    I didn't know that snakes ate fruit.

    Huh. You learn something new every day.
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    Mar 25, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    She's supposed to speak here tomorrow night.

    The group that's bringing her here is the same that brought George Bush last year.....it's a conservative group in Calgary that's trying to raise funds to eventually get more conservatives elected to our Municipal government. I guess Rush Limbaugh is coming in September!

    I doubt anything will happen here.......although I wouldn't be dissapointed if she was hit in the face with a pie. Or a baseball bat.


    violence against women is wrong

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    Mar 25, 2010 1:29 AM GMT
    Truthfully, you all sound like bigots and sexists describing someone you disagree with. I guess you would be happy to receive the treatment in return if you wanted to speak at a university campus.

    Censorship belongs with China and communism, not in America or Canada.
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    Mar 25, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    phaetonsfury saidTruthfully, you all sound like bigots and sexists describing someone you disagree with. I guess you would be happy to receive the treatment in return if you wanted to speak at a university campus.

    Censorship belongs with China and communism, not in America or Canada.


    I would be happy to receive any treatment I was deserving of. So.....yes.

    This does not have anything to do with censorship and has already been pointed out elsewhere in this thread the laws regarding free speech are different in Canada and the US. Because they're different countries.
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    Mar 25, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
    phaetonsfury saidTruthfully, you all sound like bigots and sexists describing someone you disagree with. I guess you would be happy to receive the treatment in return if you wanted to speak at a university campus.

    Censorship belongs with China and communism, not in America or Canada.


    His first post wins! Welcome to RJ.But here you may find free speech is only accessible to the lefticon_wink.gif