Jack Kelly over at Real Clear Politics wonders why Islamists hate Canadians.
It was unthinkable, like a plot to kill the Care Bear, Santa Claus, or the Easter Bunny.
. . . No nation is more tolerant than Canada. No nation is more multicultural than Canada. Provincial authorities in Ontario have even considered permitting Muslims in the province to be governed by Sharia, rather than Canadian, law. Canadians oppose the war in Iraq. Canadians want the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed. So how could Muslims not love Canada, like every one else does?
Could it be that radical Islamists want to kill Canadians simply because Canadians aren't radical Islamists? This is a concept which Canadians who once thought they could kibitz the war on terror safely from the bleachers are now having to come to grips with.
A lawyer for one of the suspects already is threatening civil lawsuits, Rachel Marsden noted. But the arrests could be a long overdue wakeup call, she said.
. . . "Canada has been the doofus who keeps getting shoved into lockers, but still figures that if he gives up more lunches and bus money, the haranguing will end."The new Conservative government…has already denounced Iran and Hamas, deported illegal immigrants and told anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan to shove it."
"There's a new sheriff in town. Will the townspeople back him up?"
That's it! No more Mr. Nice Guy!