October 07, 2016

Safe haven for honour killing victims takes back seat in Edmonton bus ad dispute

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

I hope we never see another honour killing in Canada, but if we do, our own government might be complicit.

An Alberta judge just ruled that a bus ad promoting a help service for girls and women afraid of their families is “offensive,” and thus was a suitable candidate for censorship by the City of Edmonton.

The saga started in 2013 when the American Freedom Defense Initiative launched a campaign on Edmonton Transit buses featuring a photograph of seven “Muslim Girls Honor Killed By Their Families”.

“Is your family threatening you? Is there a fatwa on your head?” the ad asked. "We can help.”

After a complaint from an Edmonton city councillor, the ads were pulled, prompting a charter challenge lawsuit by the AFDI, represented by Canada’s Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. On Thursday, however, Justice John Gill ruled that “the benefits of providing a safe and welcoming transit system outweigh the deleterious effects of the city’s policy limiting offensive or discriminatory advertising on its public transport.”

The ad doesn’t say anything about Muslims, except for the fact that the specific girls pictured were Muslims and were honour killed by their families—both of these facts are correct.

Edmonton’s advertising standards of truthfulness, fairness and accuracy are not contradicted by this ad, despite the judge’s claim that it is “offensive, discriminatory and demeaning” and that “it is speculative that this would actually be helpful to Muslim women in Edmonton.”

I hope we never learn the hard way how wrong he is.

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commented 2016-10-10 11:35:10 -0400
Typical spineless liberal judge. Useless like our p.m.
commented 2016-10-09 17:33:32 -0400
Henry – the point is that political appointees make political decisions, not legal judgements
commented 2016-10-09 16:06:51 -0400
It’s just a coincidence, I’m sure, but the original Star Trek series had an episode where a historian from Earth was studying a planet and then decided to “unify” the planet by adopting Hitler’s methods; the historian’s name was John Gill. This was the episode where both Kirk and Spock – both Jewish in real life – had to don Nazi uniforms to stop the slaughter.


This is not to say that the real-life judge is a Nazi but I suspect his well-meaning (?) decision will have unforeseen and possibly catastrophic results for at least a few individuals, just as the actions of the fictional John Gill did….
commented 2016-10-08 18:48:27 -0400
Don’t let the Judge forget his decision on this.
commented 2016-10-08 16:03:56 -0400
Thanks for that important detail Bill Elder:- “John J. Gill – Co-Chair in 2004 of the Alberta federal Liberal Campaign: appointed to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench;”…. In today’s poisoned political atmosphere that explains everything…. And isn’t Redmonton these days just more of “Toronto Northwest”?….
commented 2016-10-08 14:52:38 -0400
Jan G commented -“The judge is John J. Gill of Edmonton.”

Is this the guy? Federal Liberal connected – explains the servile dhimmitude

The judicial appointments made by former Liberal Justice Minister, Irwin Cotler (2004 – 2006), also reveal that a significant number of prominent Liberal politicians and friends were appointed to the Bench during his term of office (Source: Lawyers Weekly, May 20th, 2005).

John J. Gill – Co-Chair in 2004 of the Alberta federal Liberal Campaign:
appointed to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench;
commented 2016-10-08 14:39:40 -0400

This country disgusts me! Liberals are absolutely destroying this country. Canadian society peaked long ago and is now in a regressive state
commented 2016-10-08 12:24:51 -0400
It’s like we’re living in parallel universes where western society has gone through all the steps to attain women’s equality and another universe where it hasn’t even begun.
commented 2016-10-08 12:08:07 -0400
Political correctness on psychotropics!
Delusional liberalism meets elitist power wielder…judicial tyranny reigns in Canada!
commented 2016-10-07 23:17:40 -0400
Yeah how dare they have a place to call for help. Because we know damn well our justice system will do nothing for them until they are dead. Funny how being pro life is a war against women , but killing them for dressing and speaking a certain way is just a cultural misunderstanding.
commented 2016-10-07 22:55:33 -0400
Pompous ass of a judge to make such a claim & shame on him big time. Does he not understand English, because there is nothing discriminitory here at all, only factual wording. This should definitely not be happening & help offered to those who feel threatened & are scared.
commented 2016-10-07 21:23:14 -0400
They want to hide these crimes under"domestic violence" and not use the truth as to what these crimes really are, and that is honour killings. The real elephant in the room is not allowed to be labelled, because Islam doesn’t like that.
commented 2016-10-07 19:44:05 -0400
We know why the judge came with that verdict. Apparently all these women on the poster were victims of honour killing? But we only know about the Shafia honour killing in Canada and there were more? Therefore again the media and people in power made sure that nobody knows of any other honour killings in Canada. We, the Canadians are outraged by those atrocities!
commented 2016-10-07 18:22:11 -0400
If this Judge had permitted the advertisement to stay as it was, HRH Justin Trudeau would have fired him and replaced him with another Liberal.
commented 2016-10-07 18:04:47 -0400
This judge who believes public service messages can be censored should be treated to a little Sharia just his/her self. What an insulated pontificating asshat.

The old saying holds true that there is as much blood on the judges gavel as there is on the criminal’s knife.
commented 2016-10-07 17:48:14 -0400
That’s what I call blasted poetry
commented 2016-10-07 17:15:10 -0400
There’s some good news on the Islamic front. Here’s a short article from The Clarion Project:

“Sixteen ISIS fighters, including senior leaders, were killed when a suicide vest malfunctioned and detonated during a strategy meeting. Quoting Al-Sumaria, an Iraqi news outlet, Al-Masdar News reported the accident left a further 16 wounded. The vest detonated in al-Mahaws village, 34 miles southwest of Kirkuk. According to Al-Sumaria, a number of the ISIS members were wearing explosive belts during the meeting, and the explosion took place due to a defect in one of them. The meeting was held to prepare for an attack on the positions of the security forces in Hamrin Mountains, al-Zawiya area and Ajil area in Salahuddin Province.”

Poetic justice or what?
commented 2016-10-07 16:05:43 -0400
So is he pro life or is he pro choice??
I think by his actions he’s pro choice , the choice of being honor kill by a second party
commented 2016-10-07 15:54:21 -0400
If Princes Sophie Hasnobrains has an affair with Gerald Butts (who is into ass), and PM Baby Doc kills her as an honour killing, will the city councillors of Edmonton change their minds?

We must examine all scenarios.
commented 2016-10-07 15:40:56 -0400
I wonder how this judge would feel if his daughter was wed to a muslim and said "i’m not wearing that costume " and because of that fraise her husband kid her and your grand children how would that judge feel. HE’S OK WITH IT.
commented 2016-10-07 15:09:15 -0400
Maybe the judge would have felt better if they put aboriginal women on it too?

Can he be sued for a decision that leads to more women (of all groups) being killed because they did not know about this place to go?
commented 2016-10-07 14:27:14 -0400
Gotta wonder how anyone can say that Canada is not Shariah compliant.
commented 2016-10-07 14:19:49 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 31,908 Attacks, 202,862 Killed, 284,114 Injured…. that we know of. (The reason the number of injured has dropped by 6 since yesterday is that they since died and are now part of the killed list). The legal system in this country (lawyer, judges, cops) is just as evil and in bed with Satan as the MSM, University Professors, SJWs and leftist Marxist politicians (Notley, Wynn, JT). They will ALL have to stand before God one day, and I believe that day is coming very soon.
commented 2016-10-07 14:13:40 -0400
I hope the judge sees this article – he is scum – he is complicit in the next honour killing.

He should be forced to attend the grave site of each one of those girls and contemplate what he has done.

Another example proving we have a legal system and NOT a justice system.

I personally believe he deserves a strong kick in the nuts

His ruling is EXTREMELY offensive.

He has proved yet again the courts are the enemy of the people.
commented 2016-10-07 14:13:30 -0400
Honour killings should be called what they actually are premeditated murder. Calling them by any other name softens what is actually happening to the women that have their lives ended prematurely in this way.
commented 2016-10-07 14:11:57 -0400
The absolute cruelty of so called “liberalism”, to throw abused and dead women under the bus. Pardon the pun.

An obvious illustration that the left is collaborating with Islam.
commented 2016-10-07 13:45:37 -0400
Justice John Gill has a real problem on his hands. Any Honour killing in this city will be on his head. He is now complicit. This ruling is wrong headed. A victory for shariah law and a big lose for Muslim women in Canada. I guess like Justin, John Gill is the antithesis of a feminist.
Shame on them.
commented 2016-10-07 13:38:59 -0400
The legal system is overrun with activists for the UN’s agenda. They are so arrogant, and this so called judge is no exception. They pick and choose the laws they enforce and interpret them to suit their agenda. This judgement needs to be challenged, though it likely won’t make a difference. The SCOC is socialist haven, made up of the same arrogant judges, who believe they are the law makers.
commented 2016-10-07 13:12:49 -0400
The telling words in this “judgement” are the ones Mr. Lawton highlights in the video:

“In my view, it is speculative…”

In other words, the “judge” said, “I have an ideological opinion which is going to inform my judgement!”

In short, the ‘judge’ was not going to inform his decision by some silly thing like the law of the land, when his ‘view’ is so much superior.