Category Archives: Politics – International

Sirtefied II

The images of him being dragged, alive, into the crowd: The animal-like sounds of the crowd, accompanied by the screaming of “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”), being an obscene religious perversion, within my limited understanding of the religion. Reminds me … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich: Shock at Making Sense

Was flipping channels earlier today to find out more about the Paul Dewar news conference announcing his candidacy for leadership of the federal New Democrats. Went to CPAC, Canada’s Public Affairs Channel, and found no Paul Dewar, but instead a … Continue reading

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All Islam, No Democracy?

I have previously written about the curse of elevated expectations, politically and otherwise, plus my shock at the protests in London on the day of the 9/11 commemorative services. I asked my friend Lorne why it seemed that in Islam, … Continue reading

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Ontario: Greece Vision

Saw the new Dalton McGuinty election ad. I and my partner, both Conservative, were impressed: She pointed out that McGuinty came across as someone thinking about the future of Ontario; someone with a vision. He cited fact upon fact as … Continue reading

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9/11 Reconcile to Burnit: Easy to Slip

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, what does Britain have to deal with? Muslim protesters burning the U.S. flag in front of the U.S. Embassy. At the same time, other British Muslims regard it as virtually a civil imperative to … Continue reading

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Islam, Islamicism: Nowhere, Somewhere

In a recent interview, The Prime Minister referred to “Islamicism” as the greatest current terrorist threat to Canada. Specifically: MANSBRIDGE: Couple of closing questions. Where’s the major threat to us as a country right now? Where does it come from? … Continue reading

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Over and Over; Blackened

A small story in the local paper; a few centimetres in a corner of a page. Found it difficult to believe; what could be the logic or objective? I have accepted invitations to attend mosque services and related events during … Continue reading

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