Challenged Works



On Oct. 23, 2006, Maclean’s magazine excerpted Mark Steyn’s bestselling book America Alone. The book considers the impact of Muslim emigration to the Western democracies. In 2007, the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC) filed complaints with three Canadian human rights bodies. The CIC said Steyn’s “flagrantly Islamophobic” writing exposed Muslims to hatred and contempt.

The Canadian and Ontario human rights commissions dismissed the complaint, but the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal held a hearing in 2008. The tribunal cleared Maclean’s of any wrongdoing.

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