Manu Militari – L’Attente

Ideologically conservative media in Canada are apoplectic over a francophone, Montreal rapper that has a song which appears to celebrate violence against Canadian troops, by the Taliban, in Afghanistan. The video shows Canadian soldiers being killed.

The Prime Minister’s Office obviously came out against the song, but the Canadian government also helped finance it through an arts program, MusicAction. Canada frequently gets in such seemingly unpatriotic hot water, also recently with the punk group Living With Lions.

Hopefully, Manu Militari is not serious. But the strong backlash against the song also goes to show how free speech does not always need be restricted when the court of public opinion can also weigh in.

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