Ann Coulter Speech Cancelled by University of Ottawa.
I despise this woman’s values but I disagree with censoring her. Let’s counter the insane face on by letting her own words ‘hang’ herself. Making a martyr of Coulter is just plain dumb and cowardly. Like minded people like Dick Chaney, lie to our face using the media but by censoring her we fill their windbags with air. Let the nut jobs ruin their own agenda’s by debating them not cancelling them. Come on Canada, ya you too MP’s, and bring it on through the media. I hazard a bet many MP’s do not even know who she was until this weeks censorship and paranoia by U of O and RCMP>
Canada’s talking and tweeting about American pundit Ann Coulter. Monday night she told a 17-year-old Muslim student at the University of Western Ontario to “take a camel.” And last night her event in Ottawa was canceled due to security concerns. As she makes her way to Calgary, we figure out what freedom of speech looks like and feels like here in Canada.
OTTAWA — A protest by hundreds of students led organizers to cancel a Tuesday night speech by American conservative commentator Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa.
A spokesman for the organizers said Coulter was advised against appearing after about 2,000 “threatening” students crowded the entrance to Marion Hall, posing a security threat.
“It would be physically dangerous for Ann Coulter to proceed with this event,” said conservative political activist Ezra Levant inside the hall. “This is an embarrassing day for the University of Ottawa and their student body . . . who chose to silence her through threats and intimidation.”
A protest organizer, international studies student Mike Fancie, said he was pleased they were able to stop Coulter from speaking.
“What Ann Coulter is practicing 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.”
The announcement of the cancellation was greeted with shouts of “Shame” and “We want Ann” from about 100 people inside the hall. Outside protesters mockingly chanted “Goodbye Ann Coulter.”
About 10 Ottawa police cars were called to the scene, but there were no incidents
From Ann Coulter’s Blog: http://www.anncoulter.com/:
“OH, CANADA! by Ann Coulter March 24, 2010
Since arriving in Canada I’ve been accused of thought crimes, threatened with criminal prosecution for speeches I hadn’t yet given, and denounced on the floor of the Parliament (which was nice because that one was on my “bucket list”).
Posters advertising my speech have been officially banned, while posters denouncing me are plastered all over the University of Ottawa campus. Elected officials have been prohibited from attending my speeches. Also, the local clothing stores are fresh out of brown shirts.
Welcome to Canada!”