By JACOB SULLU
February 16, 2008 -- LAST month, when an officer of the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission in terrogated him about his decision to reprint the notorious
"I do not want to be excused from this complaint because I was reasonable," he said. "It is not the government's authority to tell me whether or not I'm reasonable."
Legally, that remains to be seen.
Syed Soharwardy, president of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, claims
Soharwardy is demanding an apology. The commission can impose fines and gag orders as well.
The Canadian Islamic Congress claims Steyn "subjects Canadian
Even if a complaint is dismissed,
"A warning shot has gone out to every other media [outlet] in the country," he said during the 90-minute commission interview. "'Don't mess around with the
But in a sense,
The one thing they didn't say was what Levant said when confronted by
"I reserve maximum freedom to be maximally offensive, to hurt feelings as I like,"
While he has publicly explained the journalistic reasons for running the