Monday morning update
It's been a busy few days since my "human rights" interrogation on Friday afternoon. As of yesterday, the video clips I uploaded were viewed nearly 200,000 times, making them the 5th most watched "channel" on YouTube. I'd like to thank the blogosphere for covering a story that has been under-reported by the mainstream media, and I'd like to thank generous visitors for their financial support for our legal defence via PayPal.
For new visitors to this site, here is a quick summary of the facts.
In February of 2006, the Western Standard magazine, of which I was publisher, reprinted the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. We were immediately hit with two "human rights complaints". These are a strange species of lawsuit, inimicable to Western liberal traditions of rule of law and freedom of speech. A real court would have thrown these complaints out as baseless, but Alberta's human rights commission has proceeded. Friday was the day of my interrogation. I videotaped it.
I have uploaded several video clips from Friday, each with written commentary. The first video clip is my opening statement. There are seven clips so far, and I'll upload a few more, including my closing comments.
I recommend scrolling down to the bottom of this blog page, and working your way back up -- that's roughly chronological in terms of the video clips, and my written commentary makes more sense that way, too.
I'm truly heartened by the moral support that I have received on the blogosphere, in my own blog's comments, via e-mail and even on the Facebook support group. I promise I will continue to fight this battle to the end, even if that means appealling it all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.