Legitimacy for ISIS?


A Toronto Star editorial on Monday slammed Prime Minister Stephen Harper for not doing enough to alleviate the refugee crisis in Syria, and called upon the future elected government to “open the gates to more refugees” and to accept the existence of the Islamic State (ISIS) as a fait accompli. …

Supporting a “political settlement to Syria’s destabilizing civil war” means that all parties involved in the conflict should be regarded as legitimate entities for brokering a new political order. After four and a half years, the Syrian regime has lost control over large swaths of the country to ISIS, which established its own Islamic State with Raqqa as its unofficial capital, and other radical Islamic groups such as Jabhat a-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.

The position made by The Star implicitly suggests that the Canadian government should abandon the international military coalition against ISIS, and alternatively use its “moral leverage” to support international effort to bring ISIS to the table of negotiations with the Assad regime in order to hammer out a political deal that may provide legitimacy to its Islamic rule.

  • ontario john

    I’m sure the “Star” would want to hold talks with the Nazis if they were around today, and ignore the deaths of Jews.

    • WalterBannon

      the toronto star are nazis

    • Cheryl

      Agree completely! Why are people still reading or listening to the star? Do Canadians not have the intelligence to figure things out for themselves? You only have to look at the state of the economy to see we don’t need anymore people here now especially people the taxpayers have to support. I think all the refugees should be supported fully by the Toronto star.

      • Justin St.Denis

        In answer to your question:
        No, Canadians do not have the intelligence to figure things out for themselves. Not anymore.

        Perhaps a better question would be:
        Do Canadian-born Canadians not have the intelligence to figure things out for themselves?

        The answer you receive to my revised question would likely be a different one than your original question would receive.

        And that is simply a FACT that most Canadians are too damned polite to point out. Or perhaps they fear being called racists. Which they aren’t.

        Canadian-born Canadians have no problem with Filipino immigrants, most Chinese and Asian immigrants etc. But Mexicans, central and South Americans tend to be fucking stupid, as do Somalis and many other groups characterized by familial inbreeding and/or islam. These latter groups also rape a lot! And they rape children! The average Columbian rape victim is 12 years old. that is standard in South American hellholes.

        Unfortunately, hellholes only produce criminal scum, rapists, stupid people, terrorists, drug runners, etc. These are not places from which we should be drawing ANY immigrants, even for “humanitarian” reasons. You cannot domesticate feral humans in their lifetime. It takes generations. Let the feral populations of hellholes evolve at their own pace, don’t interfere, and DO NOT let them into any civilized first world country.

    • Shebel

      The “Star” is still upset that the Nazis failed in their Quest to purify Humanity.

    • I believe so, too.

      This automatic nay-saying leftists do is beyond juvenile. How the hell do you legitimise child-rapists?

  • mobuyus

    We should immediately launch an invasion on the Toronto star. After a barrage of cruise missiles, a full Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Para-capable, can move in and mop up this isis satellite operation. Any survivors could be fast delivered to the to the shit holes they wish upon those who refuse to surrender their families and lands to defeatism and slimey islamic madness.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Sounds like a plan…

  • DMB

    The Toronto Star recently had a column written by Tony Burman who declared Steven Harper worse then ISIS yet they now want us to negotiate a peace deal with ISIS. Both ISIS and the Toronto Star are full of scumbags. There just doesn’t seem to be a bottom for the Star. Tony Burman also is a commentator at the CBC so what I just don’t get is how Steven Harper continues to fund the CBC when they are so blatantly hostile towards his government. Does the Star, CBC have to call out demand that Harper gets assassinated before somebody does something.

    • Petrilla

      Correct me if I am wrong but doesn’t one time CBCer Tony Burman have a lot to do with Al-Jazeera? That might explain a lot. I think I’ll take my democratically elected PM Harper over ISIS the head choppers and cultural antiquity destroyers, wouldn’t you? I am also wondering what Burman taxpayer funded pension from CBC is like?

      • Petrilla

        He was a big wig in the CBC, then was a bigwig in All Jazeera, now, all you happy parents going into debt, he is teaching your poor wee children at Ryerson. I hope you will consider whether this is money well spent.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Ryerson is hilarious. ESPECIALLY its “journalism” school. A Ryerson degree is an investment in the deficit column of the Budget Book Of Your Life.

          Friends of ours recently put their foot down and refused to participate (i.e. pay) for their son to attend Ryerson. Said son was provided a list of universities his parents would endorse/finances where he could acquire a diploma in the same discipline but actually get a job thereafter. This is not the norm when you are equipped with a Ryerson degree, which is today’s equivalent to a Walden University degree three decades ago.

          Employers pay good money but expect performance in return. Ryerson grads don’t have a reputation for workplace performance. I doubt they ever will.

  • Martin B

    “…and to accept the existence of the Islamic State (ISIS) as a fait accompli”

    The Maple Leafs will win a Stanley Cup in Hell before the Toronto Star accepts the existence of the Jewish State (Israel).

  • Waffle

    This isn’t the Star of my misspent youth. Today I wouldn’t even wrap my kitty litter in it and haven’t for some time. I may be wrong, but I see the fine hand of Harpoon somewhere in the shadows.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I, too, have more respect for pet shit than that.

  • Hard Little Machine

    ISIS will be recognized as a legitimate state by Obama by the end of this year.

    • Clausewitz

      And he will cut off all diplomatic ties to Israel by recalling the Ambassador, closing down the American Embassy, and helping to co ordinate a new Arab/Israeli war by providing air support for his Muslim brethren.

  • Shebel

    That pussy cat has every right to be alarmed. The Kitty has nine lives.

    The rest of the suicidal fools only have ONE. What a waste.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Justin Trudeau will stick to this like a fly to dogshit. You just watch.