Canada: Apologize For What? Telling the Truth?

From Canada Free Press

In a powerful speech before a very supportive crowd of Canadian Muslims,  Persians, Asians, South Asians and Russians, in the multicultural Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill,  Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper threw down the gauntlet against homegrown jihadi terrorism.

In doing so, Harper has driven a wedge between Canadians who look to the government to protect their freedoms and their democratic Canadian way of life and the federal Liberals on the left who are clearly blind to the threat of jihadi terrorism in Canada.

In his speech, Harper pulled no punches: “Over the last few years a great evil has been descending over our world…Jihadi terrorism is one of the most dangerous enemies our world has ever faced….  Jihadist terrorism is not a future possibility, it is a present reality…Violent jihadism is not just a danger somewhere else, it seeks to harm us here in Canada, in our cities and in our neighbourhoods.”

On this occasion as in other previous occasions, Harper has cited several examples of very real and disturbing jihadist terrorist actions that have occurred in Canada;

  1. The Toronto 18, a Muslim terrorist cell in which its members planned blowing up Toronto landmarks ( the CN Tower), the Parliamentary buildings in Ottawa and capturing Prime Minister Harper and publicly beheading him. This group was infiltrated and stopped. Some of its members have been successfully charged and convicted with terrorist offences;
  2. The proposed blowing up of Via Rail trains by two Canadian Islamic militants;
  3. The tragic murder of a Quebec soldier in Quebec, run down by a car driven by a local Muslim terrorist; and
  4. The equally tragic shooting of a unarmed Canadian soldier on Parliament Hill in Ottawa by another home-grown radical Muslim terrorist. 

Accordingly, Harper and his majority government has introduced sweeping anti-terrorist legislation which would in effect,  grant Canada’s spy agency, the Canadian  Security Intelligence Service, (CSIS) the power to intervene and disrupt threats to national security.  This proposed legislation would also make it legally easier for CSIS to use these additional powers effectively and expeditiously.  This new legislation is a major change from CSIS merely collecting intelligence and handing off the matter to Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( RCMP).

Specifically, this proposed legislation is in direct response to the above third incident, whereby the Canadian authorities had sought a court action to monitor or restrict the actions of the alleged Muslim terrorist and murderer, but was denied because of the then legal barriers in place under the current anti-terrorist legislation.

The rationale is that if this proposed legislation had been in place, that murder may have been prevented. 

Certain measures in the proposed anti-terrorist legislation are as follows:

  • Giving courts the power to order the removal of “terrorist propaganda” from websites using Canadian Internet service providers.
  • Making it easier for authorities to restrict the movements of suspected jihadis, meaning they can apply to a court if they only believe terrorist activity “may be carried out.” The previous threshold called on law-enforcement authorities to state they believed an act “will be carried out.”
  • Extending the length of time authorities can detain suspected terrorists for up to seven days from three.
  • Relaxing the threshold needed to prevent suspected jihadis from boarding a plane, allowing Ottawa to bar those whom the government believes are heading abroad to take part in terrorist activities.
  • Granting government departments explicit authority to share private information, including passport applications, or confidential commercial data, with law-enforcement agencies.

To Harper, his Conservative government and a majority of Canadians, jihadi terrorism is a very real threat to Canadians’ security, Canadian values, and to Canadian freedoms.  And the fundamental role of government is to protect Canadians, their values and their freedoms.

To Justin Trudeau, the leader of the Liberals, his party and to many Canadians on the left, their position is markedly different .

Fundamentally, Trudeau and his Liberals believe that these young men are not Islamic terrorists,  but mentally ill young men. Alternatively, if they are not mentally ill, they are at least misunderstood men who have been alienated from society. Or these men are angry at Canada due to Canada’s foreign policies in Muslim countries. ( Recall Trudeau’s comments about the “root causes” of terrorism after the horrific Boston Marathon bombing.)

In other words, the blame lays with western societies ( or more particularly Canadian society) and Canada’s militaristic foreign policies.

Note the recent comments of Judy Sgro, long time Liberal MP, who blamed the threat of ISIS coming to terrorize Canada, primarily upon PM Harper, for his support of Canadian forces in Iraq, assisting the American-led coalition in fighting the brutal ISIS group.

In a very real sense, Trudeau, his Liberal party and many Canadians on the left who support Trudeau, are somewhat sensitive and sympathetic to these jihadi terrorists because they blame Harper, the Conservatives,  and their anti-ISIS foreign policies on the existence of these terrorists on Canadian lands.

Trudeau’s prescription is to stop all Canadian foreign adventures in Arab and Muslim countries. And that any criticism of radical Muslim terrorists, both locally or foreign or their activities is racist and Islamaphobic, because Islam is a peaceful religion.

Also any additional efforts to combat home-grown terrorism, both legally and militarily should be constrained out of political correctness and an undue concern for violating Charter rights and freedoms.
So herein lies the fundamental divide between these two federal leaders and their parties.

Harper and his party believe it is the fundamental duty of the federal government to fight home-grown jihadis, protect Canadians’ security and their freedoms and values.

Trudeau and his party believe that there is no jihadi problem in Canada. And if there is such a problem, the best way to protect Canadians is through isolationism, non-militaristic peace-keeping and being more sensitive and sympathetic to the radical Muslims in our midst and in our neighborhoods.

I believe that this is a defining moment in our country’s history. The next federal election will be fought on these two conflicting visions and belief systems.

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Harper would not have made those remarks if he wasn’t sure of the connection. The Muslim groups are starting to get worried and so they should cuz the Harper Government is onto them!

~Blessed B~

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13 Responses to Canada: Apologize For What? Telling the Truth?

  1. Clyde says:

    Doesn’t matter where they are, liberals are stunningly stupid of the imminent threat to THEM, as well as everyone else. Harper has NOTHING to apologize for, however, the stuck-in-the-7th-century barbarians DO. Good post, B.

    • upaces88 says:

      LOL….Jist cudn’t hep myself…..I cracked up laughing when they “wanted an apology.”

      • Blessed B. says:

        It’s pretty ridiculous! But the reason they want Harper to do so is because they know he’s telling the truth and that just can’t be good for their agenda!

    • Blessed B. says:

      Thanks Clyde! I agree with you…..Harper has nothing to apologize for! He stated the truth and if it got their widdle panties tied into knots…oh well….too damn bad!

      The legislation was passed in the house of commons and all parties voted for it! Now Trudunce and MulCAIR are saying that the comments Harper made were inflammatory and showing islamophobia! The leaders of the PSP’s just don’t understand the threat that we are all under and that we better get our system set up for up.

      The 7th century barbarians better apologize to all Canadians for allowing the mosques and muslim groups for fostering this jihad!

  2. Liz entrekin says:

    Thats great Blessed. Canada is coming across more than ever as a strong nation. Unlike here.

    You know I wonder through the next few years as and after we face down this disease, where the liberal minded attitudes will be. I honestly do not see them continuing to affect much after a country has become mindful of what liberal attitudes have helped foster and try to validate. Will they again go underground or this time like vampires exposed to the sun be eliminated? Or, like a recurring series of horror trashy films maybe they will slink into hibernation waiting for the next call for mass stupidity.

    • Blessed B. says:

      The Liberals here almost got wiped out during the last election! They had the fewest seats in the history of Canada. The New Dhimmi Party (NDP) actually is now in opposition to the Harper Gov’t.

      Usually it’s either the Liberals or the Conservatives in power and the other is then the opposition party.

      I would love to see them disappear completely but I highly doubt that will happen here. They would just form another group or join another more leftwing party and continue the insanity they bring with them.

  3. vonMesser says:

    Now, just to get the US leaders to wake up. GO CANADA>

    • Blessed B. says:

      LOL! Pray that we keep Harper in the PM seat!

      As it looks right now, if the writ was dropped for an election in the Spring….Harper would get another majority gov’t. Our election though is suppose to happen this Fall and who knows by then what will transpire.

      My hubby was asked to help trudunce with his campaign, by another fella who is a Canadian Liberal working in Oman! My hubby told him “Not a chance”! When the fella asked why, hubby told him that trudunce is not what this country needs AND if someone working for the sheik of Oman had his hand in Canadian politics, then he wanted nothing to do with it! He has higher standards than that!

  4. Kathy says:

    Good post, BB, we here in the states can only dream of having such leadership.

    • Blessed B. says:

      Thanks Kathy! You got the leadership you have cuz too many have been sleeping for too long….. More are becoming aware I think and hopefully with your next election things will start to get turned around for you.

      When PM Harper first came on the scene…I didn’t like him one iota! I thought he was a kid playing in a sandbox! It wasn’t till after Sarah Palin came and spoke to Harper privately that he actually started to make sense with his stance. He seemed to grow up before our eyes and actually take his position seriously. I don’t know what she told him but….he obviously took her advice and became the leader he is today!

      Sarah doesn’t know it but I’m eternally grateful to her for doing that! 🙂

  5. Bullright says:

    Good, I give Harper credit. What he should say now is “not only will you not get an apology but when the next thing that happens, the first place we’re coming is to the ones demanding an apology.” Let Trudeau try to worm his way around that. People know what should be done.

    • Blessed B. says:

      LOL! I think I’ll send him that! He’d get a chuckle from it. I’m sure it’s probably what he’s been thinking!