Canada: Ottawa library cancels planned screening of documentary on Muslim migrants in Europe

I haven’t seen Killing Europe, or even heard of it before this controversy began. But this is cause for concern. All that anyone can tell from a 30-second Google search is that it is accused of being “hate speech,” not that it is actually “hate speech.” What constitutes “hate speech” is a subjective judgment, based on the core beliefs and preconceptions of the person making the judgment; the increasingly common assumption that it is an objectively quantifiable category of speech is extremely disquieting, as it paves the way for censorship and authoritarianism.