In Harper’s world, payback’s a bitch

Harperites do payback like experienced bullies – quickly, bluntly and seemingly out of nowhere. They even sometimes outsource their retribution to reliable guns for hire, the kind of folks who know how to keep their mouths shut. That way, the Harperites keep their hands clean but the dirty deed gets done.

Dollars to donuts, that’s what happened Tuesday when the RCMP – a.k.a. The Royal Conservative Mounted Police – suddenly pulled the plug on its support for a handbook produced by the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) that was designed to stop young Muslim Canadians from joining extremist terror groups that behead people in Syria, Iraq and possibly even in Canada – if you listen to the fear-industrial complex.

My goodness, the Mounties were once so keen on the laudable campaign to reach troubled, impressionable kids before they become machete- and Kalashnikov-wielding terrorists, that the police force was listed as a contributor to the handbook, called United Against Terrorism: A Collaborative Effort Towards a Secure, Inclusive and Just Canada.

A smart move, right? Get the police to work with established and well-respected Canadian Muslim advocacy groups to try to prevent so-called “homegrown terrorism”…