Friday, 14 December 2012

Oh Canada! ... I Want To Be Free To Express Myself

Ya but, ... I Just Wanted to Express My Feelings!

The Supreme Court today delivered a stinging defeat to Ottawa terrorist Momin Khawaja with a landmark ruling upholding the constitutionality of Canada’s anti-terrorism law.
In a unanimous decision authored by Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the high court firmly rejected Khawaja’s constitutional challenge of his 2008 conviction for plotting with a group of British Islamist extremists that was planning to bomb London in 2004 and wage a wider jihad against the West.
At issue was whether a key section the federal Anti-terrorism Act violates the constitutional right to freedom of expression. 

The so-called “motive clause” requires authorities to prove an individual’s alleged terrorist actions were motivated by religious, ideological or political beliefs. ... more here.

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