Shut Up, New York Times

There is a reason why rags like this are going under:

IT is easy to tut-tut the overindulgences of the American right. For Canadians, it is practically a birthright. None of our politicians, many of us would like to believe, would dare invoke the Trumpian galaxy of Mexican rapists, or ponder publicly, as the Republican nominee Ben Carson did, that Europe’s Jews would have fared better against Hitler if only the Third Reich hadn’t instituted gun control.

Yet over the last several weeks of an increasingly caustic election campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canada’s ruling Conservative Party have managed to erase much of our trademark smugness.

Faced with a stalling economy and a corresponding dip in the polls, Mr. Harper had a stroke of luck. The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed his government’s ban on the niqab — the face veil worn as part of the hijab by a small minority of Muslim women — from Canadian citizenship ceremonies.

Rather than accept the ruling, the Conservative government proclaimed its intention to appeal to the Supreme Court, and then took the issue to the hustings. During a recent campaign debate, Mr. Harper declared that he “will never tell my young daughter that a woman should cover her face because she is a woman” — as though his political opponents would do just that, given the chance.

Effectively, Mr. Harper hopes to win his fourth term on Oct. 19 in part by demonizing those few who wear the niqab — and much of Canada’s Muslim population by extension. In one particularly pungent mailing to voters, the Conservative Party suggested that the election of one of Mr. Harper’s opponents would turn the country into a dystopia of high taxes, high unemployment and citizenship ceremonies clogged with covered Muslim faces pledging allegiance to the queen.

  • truthdareisay

    Every English newspaper in the foreign press are so obsessed with Harper. It is unbelievable. Does our left wing newspapers in Canada contact everyone they know in the United States and the UK to ask them to please write the meanest unkindest article on Harper? Forget about fact checking! The Guardian had an especially disgusting article on our Prime Minister of Canada by Nick Davies and now this???

    • Exile1981

      The times is doing it on behalf of the CBC in exchange for the CBC doing a hit piece on trump and carson next year.

    • Icebow

      Guardian? Expect disgustingness.

    • BradThomas

      He is perhaps the only western leader to clearly and openly support Israel – and they hate him for that.

  • Gary

    The women with the Niqab isn’t even a citizen yet and she a pain in the a$$ that loves to get a lawyer when she can’t get her way with imposing sharia law in Canada.
    Just wait until she IS a Citizen and we can’t deport this career whiner that just started her Crusades to islamize Canada and use our own Freedoms to take them away from us to keep this death-cult happy.

    • Petrilla

      Tarek Fatah knows exactly who this woman is and who backs her. Her background is everything Canadians hate, Muslim brotherhood and all those vicious people we wish we had never heard of, but we did. On 9/11/01. This date which lives on in infamy to quote Roosevelt after Pearl Harbour. Silly us, who thought she niquab woman did it all by herself. I a sixth generation Canadian, could not, nor would I ever want to mount a Supreme Court lawsuit against pretty much anything. I am a very happy Canadian. So, a Pakistani woman, not a Canadian citizen, prodded by middle eastern sharia law supporters, can now NULLIFY we Canadians? Think before you vote. Think on that picture of Trudeau, hands in the right way, did he say the Shahada? If you say it you are Muslim. Did he say the shahada? Liberals and NDP agree with niqab woman and those three Ontario judges who did. I don’t agree with anything that goes against Canada, which this does.. All judges must be elected. I think I can’t really say anything more. Except God Save Canada. God Bless Canada.

  • What an incredible liar the NYT writer is. He has the chronology of events exactly backwards. You can’t say “something caused something else”, if the “something else” preceded the “something” event on the time-space plane. Logic 101.

    If I drop a pencil on the floor, I can’t say that “the floor jumped up and hit the pencil”, when in fact the opposite happened on the time-space plane — the pencil hit the floor because I in fact dropped the pencil first, the floor didn’t jump up and hit the pencil.

    I see this sort of false causation logic all the time when I read the accounts of Left journalists. It’s Marxist dialectics — a method that reverses causation and distorts facts for political ends.

  • Waffle

    New York Slimes and Macleans Magazine — la meme chose. Marty didn’t even have to change hats.

  • Seems to me this piece of garbage was written by Jon Kay.