The decapitation plans that the Toronto jihadist-wannabes had for the Prime Minister brings to mind the incompatibility of their world view with civilized society. It also doesn't help that the "peace camp's" tactics would enable the demise of those same civilized societies whether it means to or not.
When you start thinking that compassion means not defending your ideals, your believability becomes the first victim. This mania is almost always expressed by people attacking the forthright in their own society. It brings to mind the fury some on the left in Canada spewed on their own military out of archaic habit. Said one Canadian group blog:
When Gen. Rick Hillier described the forces that oppose the NATO mission in Afghanistan as detestable murderers and scumbags Jack Layton called the remarks said "disconcerting."In view of the conspiracy to attack Canadian targets which has been in the works for 2 years (long before Canada’s visible involvement in Afghanistan and during the Martin’s passive-agressive appeasement of anti-americanism), Layton has since taken a muscular looking stance for fear of voter abandonment.
Now , the NDP wants to bestow their most enobled status on the Taliban---that of victim.
Nonetheless, fellow travelers remain befuddled:
The irony was delicious. The lead paragraph of the Toronto Star story on this week’s terror arrests in Canada was: “In investigators’ offices, an intricate graph plotting the links between the 17 men and teens charged with being members of a homegrown terrorist cell covers at least one wall. And still, says a source, it is difficult to find a common denominator.” But illustrating the story was a photo of two women in full Islamic dress, their faces entirely covered except for a slit for their eyes. Difficult to find a common denominator? The investigators could have found it in the photo accompanying the story about them in the Toronto Star: all the arrested men were Muslims, and as more came out about their plans it was clear that they had been planning jihad attacks. All of which sheds light on why suspects demanded to be given copies of the Koran immediately upon their arrest.Something appears to be finally sinking in with the Canadian left - that a symbolic stance will not protect you from a violent ideology that opposes pluralism and free will.
But the mainstream media can find no "common denominator."