Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Harper Effendi Offends

Nice soldiers you have over there in Afghanistan. Be a shame if anything were to happen to them. Accidentally, you know. People get hurt:

"I think the fact that people choose to reprint the cartoons could put our troops in danger," said council spokesperson Riad Saloojee.

"That's, I think, one of the reasons why major [Canadian] media outlets have been responsible and chosen not to do that."

And look who comes playing spineless, apologetic dhimmi: Stephen Harper!

"I regret the publication of this material in several media outlets. While we understand this issue is divisive, our government wishes that people be respectful of the beliefs of others. I commend the Canadian Muslim community for voicing its opinion peacefully, respectfully and democratically."

Thank you for not rioting, eh?

Harper could have manned up and made a spirited defence of the freedom of speech and thought that we have fought so hard to win and keep, and win for others, against tyrants of all stripes.

It would have been just the sort of statement Canadians could have rallied behind, and it would have been politically smart too. Stephen Harper, unafraid and uncompromising defender of Charter rights in the face of our most dangerous enemy!

And he missed the opportunity, instead falling in line with the politically correct expressions of appeasement other Western leaders and media outlets have made, for fear of being shot or blown up.

He'll never win the respect of the chattering classes by joining them in their cowardice. And he'll lose the respect of Canadians who do realize the threat that Islamism represents, and who have been looking for some sign that our federal government does too.

Source: CBC

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