Jihad: An equal opportunity employer

The CBC's intended lesson of the day: Profiling of terror suspects will not work because they come from all walks of life.  They are just like you and me . . . except for the small matter of the jihad.

. . . most of them appeared to be normal, friendly Canadian residents from a variety of Middle Eastern backgrounds, with loving families, who kept very much to themselves.

"Some are students, some are employed, some are unemployed," RCMP Assistant Commissioner Mike McDonell said Saturday. "They're all residents of Canada and for the most part, they're all citizens," he said.

"They represent the broad strata of our community."

Rocco Galati, the lawyer for two of the Mississauga suspects, told Canadian Press that Ahmad Ghany is a 21-year-old health sciences graduate from McMaster University in Hamilton.

He was born in Canada, the son of a medical doctor who emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago in 1955.

Shareef Abdelhaleen is a 30-year-old unmarried computer programmer of Egyptian descent, Galati said. He emigrated from Egypt at the age of 10 with his father, the lawyer said.

. . . Suspect Steven Chand lives in a middle-class, east-end Toronto neighbourhood that is filled with children, lined with two-storey homes and well-maintained lawns.

The CBC's unintended lesson of the day: The 'root causes' justification of terrorism: poverty, deprivation, victimisation, solidarity with the Palestinian cause, the impact of arrogant foreign policy, etc . . . is all a load of bollocks.

Apologists assert that if they just had the things that we in the West take for granted, then they wouldn't be forced to hate us.  They wouldn't be driven to desperate and violent acts.

What is the left's apologists' counter-terror strategy?

Employment opportunities? Computer programmer, check!

Escape from poverty? Two-story houses and well maintained lawns, check!

Education? Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences, check!

Freedom to worship? Thousands of mosques and prayer rooms across the country, check!

Freedom from persecution? Constitution with entrenched minority rights and official policy of multiculturalism, check!

I think this SHOULD put the final nail in the coffin of the 'root causes' argument.  Unfortunately, it won't.


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