Islam and Innocence: Canada’s Predicament

“…It would be reassuring to explain that Canada lost its innocence that week and that, while never abandoning its moderation and civility, suddenly took the threat of Islamist terrorism seriously. Not so. Not so at all. The leader of the Liberal Party, Justin Trudeau, initially refused to describe the attacks as terrorism and the leader of the New Democratic Party, Canada’s Labour Party, still will not do so. Those politicians who did admit that the organised murder of two Canadian soldiers and an attempt to slaughter MPs was perhaps terroristic, then exhibited what has become a notorious adjectival complaint. It wasn’t “Islamic” or “Muslim” terrorism, it was just terrorism. Terror for terror’s sake perhaps, or as part of an obscure hobby, or merely a result of childhood trauma. Both killers were described as being mentally ill, which now seems to be the verdict reserved almost exclusively for Islamist murderers. I don’t recall IRA, UVF or in Canada French separatist terrorists ever being considered mentally ill. Perhaps it’s just that mental illness is on the rise these days. Both killers, by the way, had been under police supervision, had had their passports confiscated and were openly supportive of jihadism and Islamic State.”

h/t Scaramouche

  • winniec

    Correct. Most jihadists are not ‘crazy’ in the sense people say. The IRA, communists, Nazis, Quebec FLQ terrorists were not ‘crazy’ in that sense either.
    About 75% of jihadists are university graduates and about 90% come from stable homes. They are ‘sane’, but their ideology removes common sense, morality and objectivity.

    • Bataviawillem

      “They are ‘sane’, but their ideology removes common sense, morality and objectivity.”

      You are smack on, my wife and me just came to the same conclusion.

  • mobuyus

    Here we go again, if it walks like Islamic terrorism, if it talks like Islamic terrorism hell if it smells like Islamic terrorism,it just probably might be what?islamic- outreach?Inter-religious tickling?

    • winniec

      No. “Political alliances”…not “inter-religious”.
      Cultural Marxists have made certain groups (such as Muslims) OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED VICTIMS (ODV). An ODV may not be criticized no matter how barbaric the behaviour. ODVs are exhibiting ‘revolutionary rage’, rather than ‘religious fascism’. Europeans, on the other hand, are OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED PERPETRATORS (ODP). Get the strategy? This eliminates the necessity to think independently. The Leftards reduce everything to slogans.

  • Rosenmops

    Both killers were described as being mentally ill,

    They suffered from islamity.

    • winniec

      Joining the military to become a combatant doesn’t mean one is ‘insane’. Many join up for ‘adventure’ or patriotism. JIhadists see themselves as ‘soldiers’ in the Islamic army. A court psychiatrist did not believe the killer of Nathan Cirillo was ‘insane’.

      A Dec. 2011 psychiatric assessment declared:

      ‘I am unable to find any features or signs of a mental illness and although he seems to be making an unusual choice this is insufficient basis for a diagnosis of mental disorder.’

  • mauser 98

    …….especially if wearing stripes and checks

    “Don’t yell at terrorist suspects, soldiers told
    Army chiefs warn interrogations are being hampered by go-softly rules”