I was prepared to argue that this would have been quite a small compensation for the prejudice of being pictured, on the sole account of being French, as a blathering hysterical homosexual with a béret basque and a small penis — and on British television and US silver screens to top it all.
You see, I never wore a béret basque, even for kicks(1). In fact, you'd sooner see me hanging out with the Hezbollah's Boy Band than put on this ridiculous piece of clothing that instantaneously makes one look like one's been milking a very sick cow that couldn't hold it any longer.
If those of you who still know what a cow looks like can forgive the picture.
Alas, considering a no less recent resolution by the International Dictator's Club and Political Branch of the Global Islamic Conquest (sometimes shortened by the stealthier and less alarming nickname of "United Nations") it would seem that my libel tourism trip only stands a chance, really, if the aforementioned hate speech applies to one religion, and one religion only.
Apparently, in addition to being only one God (and Mo being his prophet), there is only one religious offense, and that is the preposterous propagandist invention of "islamophobia".
There go my dreams of living off the British Court-ordered generosity of some among the most famous British entertainers.
Then again, Britain always lives up to its reputation of being a land of opportunity for us libel tourists, this time courtesy of a woman, no less, Miss Home Secretary Jaqui Smith(2):
Ministers have adopted a new language for declarations on Islamic terrorism.Of course, some of us happen to disagree with that latest bout of cultural suicide and taxpayer funded march towards Dhimmitude(3), with the notable exception of the thousands of us already killed at the cries of "Allah is the greatest", and therefore finding themselves in a completely neutral position on the issue (or any other, for that matter) what with being completely dead and all.
In future, fanatics will be referred to as pursuing "anti-Islamic activity".
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that extremists were behaving contrary to their faith, rather than acting in the name of Islam.
Security officials believe that directly linking terrorism to Islam is inflammatory, and risks alienating mainstream Muslim opinion.
The alleged terror attack on Glasgow Airport last summer: The Government is renaming Islamic terrorism as 'anti Islamic activities'
In her first major speech on radicalisation, Miss Smith repeatedly used the phrase "anti-Islamic".
In one passage she said: "As so many Muslims in the UK and across the world have pointed out, there is nothing Islamic about the wish to terrorise, nothing Islamic about plotting murder, pain and grief.
"Indeed, if anything, these actions are anti-Islamic'.
Right on you say, but wait, how does that make Britain a land of opportunity for the libel tourist? (wonders, hypothetically, the less enterprising minds in the audience.)
Easy. Follow my train of thought, if you can:
a. Mark Steyn was "summoned to appear before two Canadian Human Rights Commissions on vague allegations of (…) being "flagantry Islamophobic"(4), for speaking out (writing, actually) against Islamic terrorism, basically.
b. Under the new British Government Official Terminology Relating to Islamic Terrorism, Islamic terrorism is neither Islamic or terrorism, but "anti-islamic activity".
From which we can deduce that:
a. Speaking out against the anti-islamic activities formerly known as Islamic terrorism confirms Mark Steyn as a dedicated islamophile.
b. Ergo, attacking Mark Steyn for taking a courageous stand against anti-islamic activists (formerly known as Islamic terrorists) exposes these two Canadian Human Rights Commissions, as well as the non-profit (you wish) Canadian Islamic Congress which initiated the complaint, as vicious and dangerous islamophobic entities and organization.
Conclusion: approach Mark Steyn and offer legal counsel, fill a complaint in British courts, sue Canada and fill mattresses with Canadian Dollars(5).
I understand some of them even have Her Majesty's face on.