Tahir Aslam Gora, Hamilton Spectator
Is it not an irony that we are fighting the Taliban thousands of miles away in Afghanistan, but are unable to fight them and their ideology here at home? Now the Taliban even dare to write an open letter to us, threatening Canada to stay away from the conflict.
Is it too much work for our politicians to work on potential legislation that could challenge the hatred ideologies spread by Islamists every day? Unfortunately, I haven’t heard anything like that from our political circles.
On the other hand, Islamists in Canada seem pretty smart. They have infiltrated political parties, they are taking shelter from our feel-good media and human rights groups. They are taking positions in government offices, intelligence institutions and campuses.
And they are trying to distract a vast silent majority of Muslims who too often fall prey to their agenda.
So the question remains, how could our intelligence resources and law enforcement agencies bring radicals to justice without proper legislation? They can’t, of course.
CSIS chief Andy Ellis and RCMP Inspector Jamie Jagoe analyzed very well in their presentations about the evolutionary process of radicalization, but seem helpless to execute adequate measures against it.
They apparently seek help even from those circles which, in Tarek Fatah’s words, are “a cause of the problem.”