Al Qaeda Threatens Canada

It’s been common for Americans traveling abroad to wear Canadian flags to divert anti-American sentiment. It looks like the days when everybody loved Canadians might be over according to this report in The National Post:

An al-Qaeda strategist has warned Canada to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan or face terrorist attacks similar to 9/11, Madrid and the London transit bombings.

The threat, attributed to a member of the al-Qaeda information and strategy committee, condemns Prime Minister Stephen Harper for refusing to pull out of Afghanistan.

It also refers to Canada’s “fanatic adherence to Christianity” as well as its purported attempts to “damage the Muslims” and its support for the “Christian Crusade” against al-Qaeda.

I suspect that conservatives will be all over this story, claiming that we must fight the terrorists in Iraq so that they don’t attack Canada as well as fight us at home. Perhaps if the United States had finished the job in Afghanistan, as opposed to diverting resources to Iraq and strengthening al Qaeda, there wouldn’t be enough of al Qaeda left by now for this to be a credible threat.

There has probably never been a time before when the folly and ignorance of one man has placed so many people in danger. Every death from al Qaeda, as well as from a nuclear North Korea or Iran, will partially be a consequence of the incompetence of George Bush.

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    Cicero says:

    In response to the liberal attitude towards the war on terror I offer an intejection of reality. First, the war is not a “Christian Crusade”. It defies logic to claim it is; as all western Allied countries share a fundamental separation of Church and state guaranteed by their democratic institutions. The reality of the nature of this war is that it is only the latest round of defensive actions taken by western nations in response to the ongoing muslim aggression that has existed uninterupted since the beginnings of Islam. Any objective study of history clearly reveals the intent of Islamic nations to expand their secular influence on all free peoples through violent coercion and blatent savagery. Liberal attitudes and policies pander to the enemies of individual freedoms and threaten the very democratic institutions that gave western societies the “luxery” of affording liberal views. The core values of western democracy do not include any form of violent religious conversions of foreign peoples. In fact, unlike muslim nations, western societies are institutionaly tolerant of any and all religions and their various sects. The Islamic world treats all non-muslims with violent intolerance.
    How many innocent victims of fanatical muslim aggressions will it take to justify western nations in their defensive military responses. Liberal bleeding hearts would have the West extend a hand of peace to murdering fanatics instead of the right wing approach of showing honor and respect for the traditional culture they represent politically, and defend the lives and freedoms of their citizens. It is easy to have liberal views when you are safe and protected by the hard working individuals who lay down their lives just to have their great sacrifices and endeavors undermined by the lack of support fuelled by liberal spin, and intentional mis-information. Shame, shame on you liberals for not supporting the defense of the very culture that makes you strange illogical and valueless creatures possible. The soldiers currently in theatre and those at home deserve great respect as do those who are burdened with the great responsibilities of mobilizing these honorable volunteer citizen warriors in defense of the free world.

    In defense of the “Republic”,

    Cicero…

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Cicero,

    Liberals neither claim that this is a Christian Crusade or oppose fighting Muslim extremism.

    What we object to is the Republican policies which undermine our national security, strengthen al Qaeda, and strengthen Iran.

    It was liberals who warned about the danger of Muslim extremism starting well before 9/11 while Republicans were ignoring the problem, and continue to play politics rather than addressing the problem.

    Shame on liberals? No shame on you ignorant conservatives who have no understanding of the values we are fighting for. Irrational reactions such as yours, and the conservative move to abandon the principles this country was founded on is exactly what terrorists hope to achieve.

    Shame on conservatives for lying about the views of liberals. Shame on conservatives for undermining our national security and playing right into al Qaeda’s hands.

    In defense of individual liberty, freedom of religion. a rational defense policy which strengthens rather than weakening the United States, and in defense of the liberal values American was founded upon.

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