Globe and Mail: Amid ISIS, Canada Must Fight Bigger Threat Of Islamophobia

The Globe and Mail’s William A. MacDonald implores Canadians not to express “Islamophobia” in response to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) or “homegrown extremists,” stating: “We cannot let 0.003 percent of the Muslim world speak for the other 99.997 percent.”

In responding to the rise of the Islamic State with a rallying cry to fight the real enemy, “Islamophobia,” MacDonald makes a number of dubious claims, beginning with his argument that “99.997 percent” of Muslims are peaceful. He does not cite any poll data to make this assertion, perhaps with good reason.