Ottawa is a city I frequent on occasion. It’s a beautiful city and I just love going there. From the museums to the markets, from the exotic restaurants and bars to the posh night clubs, that city has something to offer to everyone. It’s truly a wonderful experience. Unfortunately there are those in this world who want to change all that. They would rather it be a city that lives in constant fear that some random act of terror is going to occur. These latest attacks (the one in Ottawa and the other in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.) were carried out by delusional lunatics who were both fairly recent converts to Islam. This is the approach that was preached by a recent video via ISIS. From a National Post Article published on Sept 21 of this year:
“In a 42-minute audio speech, Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani urged ISIS supporters to kill Canadians, Americans, Australians, French and other Europeans, regardless of whether they were civilians or members of the military.
“Rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be. Do not ask for anyone’s advice and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the disbeliever whether he is civilian or military, for they have the same ruling,” he said.”
There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that Prime Minister Harper made the right decision to support the military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The time has now come to redouble our efforts to rid the world of this hateful, fanatical group of murderous lunatics. The time has also come to stop making excuses for terrorists and the hateful stone age religion that has inspired this madness. We did not bring this on ourselves by trying to stop ISIS from taking over Iraq and Syria and the surrounding area as they behead journalists and kill and/or enslaving scores of men, women and children in the process. We did not bring this on ourselves because we criticized Islam “the wrong way”. Idiots like Ben Afleck can shout “you’re a racist” at the top of his lungs until he’s blue in the face. He can chastise Sam Harris for not being the “acknowledged codified expert on Islam” (whatever the hell that means) all he wants. This won’t ever change the fact that Islam is the root of the cause for these acts of terrorism. It’s all in the Qur’an. It’s preached by ISIS constantly. The view that we are somehow responsible for the homicidal ravings of lunatics is the epitome of masochism. It’s got to stop. We don’t need “sensitivity training” or censorship or anything of the sort. We need to stand up and call a spade a spade and come to the realization that although everyone seems to be extremely reluctant to want to be at war with Islam, it’s absolutely positively at war with us. The sooner we wake up out of this coma, the sooner we can get on with the business of ridding ourselves of this menace to open, civil society.