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In Saturday’s National Post Andrew Coyne (attacking Stephen Harper) argued that we should be “Watching our words on Islamism“.
Coyne makes the odd reasonable observation, like for example:
“… they [Islamists] are commanded by their faith to take up arms in its defence. Of this there can be no doubt: they have said so, on a hundred different occasions, and we would be wise to take them at their word.”
… then, sadly, he decides to advocate for Obama’s highly dubious “strategy” of lying about Islam’s blatantly obvious connection with terrorism – concluding that to be truthful, like Stephen Harper, is “playing with fire“.
In other words, Coyne, like Obama, presumably on the word of so-called “moderate” Muslims (Obama has close associations with members of the Muslim Brotherhood), prefers to ignore the obvious realities of political Islam and its extremist, violent opposition to the West (and to infidels everywhere). He prefers to go along with the many “moderate” Muslims in the West who peddle the obviously self-serving fiction that ISIS and other similarly motivated terrorists “are not Islamic”.
Rather than trying to mollify these “moderate” Muslims by ignoring or downplaying (lying about) the obvious links between Islam and Islamist terrorism we (that includes you, Mr. Coyne and Pres. Obama) should be insisting that they stop trying to obfuscate or deny the issue and instead to clearly and firmly denounce the radical elements in their midst – march in the streets (as they are so quick to do when Western satirists mock Mohammed). If, as they claim, ISIS, al Qaeda and other killers are indeed perverting Islam (rather than faithfully observing it) and are giving the one “true” Islam a very bad name, it is up to these “moderates” to be shouting out, en-mass, against it loudly, publicly and often. Can we expect this to happen any time soon? Not bloody likely – especially with the Obamas and Coynes among us giving them cover.
BTW. In the NP epaper, there were lots of great critical comments, while in the open version linked above there are a great many of the usual dhimmi leftists supporting Coyne.
And here is Blazing Cat Fur‘s blunt assessment:
Idiot At National Post Says If We Pretend Islam & Terrorism Aren’t Linked Muslims Will Like Us More!
Why and how do young people get recruited by Muslim extremists?
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The National Post has been making a big deal out of a Federal Court judge`s ruling that strikes down the government`s policy banning the niqab during the citizenship swearing in ceremony. The complainant is activist Muslim, Zunera Ishaq (Hmmm. Not even a citizen yet and already a pushy leftist activist.) In today`s letters to the Post there were 5 letters disagreeing with Ms Ishaq and the judge. The first:
… The veil issue is about having the courtesy to accept the traditions of Canada. The reason this particular story has hit such a strong emotional nerve with so many Canadians is that Zunera Ishaq’s stance demonstrates an insulting lack of respect — indeed contempt — for this country. Imagine how she would feel if a non-Muslim barged into her mosque and refused to take off his construction boots — in fact demanded that it was his God-given right to keep wearing them. Would she not feel anger at the brazen show of disrespect? That is precisely how so many Canadian feel over this issue.
Anger is also multiplied by both Ms. Ishaq’s puzzling desire to be a citizen and the government’s immigration rules that cheapen what it means to be a Canadian by allowing people with attitudes like hers to become citizens. No one asked her to come here and certainly no one is asking her to stay. Like Montreal imam Hamza Chaoui, who puzzlingly chooses to stay in Canada despite preaching Islam and democracy are incompatible, or Chiheb Esseghaier who came here to consume our educational resources and as a thank you decided he wanted to blow up a train, all three show both a lack of respect and blatant hypocrisy.John Love, Toronto.
Here`s Ezra`s and Marissa`s take:
Omar Mouallem is an Edmonton-based writer, Metro News columnist and editor of The Yards:
… Thankfully … as of this morning, the most trusted name in bigotry is gone. Sun News Network has shut down.
… It was a network that promoted racism—against Arabs, against Romani people, against First Nations …
[Nonsense. Ezra expressed his sincere regrets for his comments about the Romani, but Sun’s coverage of First Nations focused on issues of systemic dysfunction and corruption among the Indian leadership, the systemically racist regime perpetuated by the Indian Act as well as highlighting competent, successful reserves like Osoyoos. And, Sun’s coverage of “Arabs” wasn’t about Arabs it was about radical Islam, its reign of misogyny, homophobia and terror; and it was about execrable Western lib/left apologists covering for it.]
… young reporters launched their careers by contributing to a hate-machine that perpetuated prejudice, especially against Muslims …
[“hate-machine”? Not so much. Sun was a TRUTH machine. But then the truth doesn’t cut much ice, even with our often ridiculously PoMo Supreme Court: “the use of truthful statements should not provide a shield in the human rights context” .]
… If the now unemployed Sun News Network staff, or the congenial media professionals offering their condolences to those who lost their jobs, were brown or Muslim they’d understand just how harmful it is to casually sensationalize stories about Islam …
[The phony race card, again. And Sun News wasn’t “casual” about its coverage of radical Islam, it was deliberate, forceful and truthful.]
… because this is the overwhelmingly white Canadian media …
[Now, speaking of bigotry, that’s just …phobic.]
It would seem that the real bigot here is Mr. Mouallem. But never mind, that whiter-than-white, Jewish, lib/leftist, Jonathan Kay, liked the cut of his jib:
.@omar_aok has a point. How is “Islam’s war on the world” less hate-speechy than, say, “Jews: scourge of humanity”? http://t.co/2sICJnJofu
— Jonathan Kay (@jonkay) February 14, 2015
Which brought this obvious suggestion in reply:
Because the latter is a long-perpetuated lie and the former is a suppressed truth?
A gripping tale of a hyper-sensitive “brown” guy and his “white” liberal apologist – both of whom have a disdain for the truth.
I recall once that Stephen Harper believed in championing religious freedom. Except for people he doesn’t like. Now he’s appealing a federal court ruling allowing people to exercise their religious freedom by becoming citizens while not publicly removing their niqab. But why, you ask? Because Canada is transparent, open, equal and just. And Stephen Harper … Continue reading Stephen Harper: Racist AND a Hypocrite! →
Globe editorial – Parliament must reject Harper’s secret policeman bill:
“Prime Minister Stephen Harper never tires of telling Canadians that we are at war with the Islamic State.”
News flash, we ARE at war with the Islamic State. The Islamic State has declared war on Canada. Our CF-18’s are bombing them. Our special forces are on the ground designating targets and shooting back at ISIS fighters in self defence.
“… recklessly conflates the two recent lone-wolf incidents in Canada with the Islamic State’s call for attacks on “non-believing countries.” … no evidence that either attacker was connected to ISIS. …”
Wrong. Police and CSIS investigators have shown that both Jihadi terrorists were inspired by ISIS videos and propaganda.
“If the Prime Minister has evidence that either attack was directly linked to ISIS, he should provide it …”
No! With our own eyes and ears we’ve seen and heard what atrocities ISIS has committed and is threatening to commit. If the Globe has any evidence that ISIS is NOT a threat, then IT should provide it.
Whoever wrote this piece of nonsense is doing so either from Neville Chamberlain’s naive head-in-the-sand playbook or as anti-Harper political propaganda. Or both.
Anti-Semitism has returned to Europe. With a vengeance.
… It has become routine. If the kosher-grocery massacre in Paris hadn’t happened in conjunction with Charlie Hebdo, how much worldwide notice would it have received? As little as did the murder of a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse. As little as did the terror attack that killed four at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
… In Berlin, Gaza brought out a mob chanting, “Jew, Jew, cowardly pig, come out and fight alone!” Berlin, mind you.
… European anti-Semitism is not a Jewish problem, however. It’s a European problem, a stain, a disease of which Europe is congenitally unable to rid itself.
In the comments it’s clear that it’s not just a European problem. Canadian Jew-haters came out in force, as usual. (In America its no doubt the same, plus, the hug-a-Muslim, kick-a-Jew mentality extends to the very top.)
By contrast, the comments behind the e-paper pay-wall harbour no such sentiments. Here are two:
I say this without reservation – Israel’s dilemma is the West’s dilemma. No ifs ands or buts. There’s only one “cure” for anti-Semitism and that would be death. By any means necessary. I’m not talking about those confused and crazy nobodies, the “rebels without a cause” that pick the non-thinking obvious – Israel specifically, and Jews generally. I include union leaders and university professors in that group. And skinheads.
The enemy is Islam. The example to be set is Islam. It’s state enablers and financial backers. Gone. By any means necessary. And then maybe I can get on a plane without taking my shoes off. Or my belt. Or leaving my trusty pocket knife in a desk drawer. By any means necessary. Until that job is done. Unfortunately, not any time soon.
It is appropriate to see the term “Jew-hatred” replacing the anodyne “anti-Semitism”. How many “progressives” have told me that they cannot be anti-Semitic because, after all, Arabs are Semites too?
Time to call out the Muslim world and their useful idiots – the United Church, Sid Ryan, CUPE, Noam Chomsky, student unions, academics, liberal media, and many on the left for what they really are - Jew-Haters.
The bodies were still warm when the shameless apologia started turning up on my Twitter timeline yesterday. There was an MSNBC piece from a former editor for the Onion, sputtering the usual bromides about how the sla…
November 2014: 5,000 people murdered by Muslim extremists.
Also: IS barbarians stoop to a new low.
Plus: Promoting, in Burma, a bar with an image of the Buddha wearing headphones is asking for trouble. And here’s the Internet Movie Database listing that scares the destructive Scientology cult.
Full story: Thursday’s Religion News Roundup
Dear Readers: I was going to save this article for Sunday Morning’s “religious” column, but decided to publish it today because of assholes like Justin Trudeau, who keep saying that Islam is a religion of peace! We took a detailed look at both Christianity and Islam in my book “The Plain Truth About God” and […]
“Some men just want to watch the world burn!” Folks, I don’t know if it’s just me and I’m missing something, or perhaps there is an agenda I’m not aware of, or maybe even a point about human psychology that is foreign to me, but I’m really confused about these Islamic radicals and what they’re […]