October 28, 2014

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The official narrative gelled and hardened by noon the next day: The “€œMontreal Massacre”€ was proof that all men were evil.

But last week’s murder, and the one before that, and all the ones before those, are”€”oddly enough!”€”NOT proof that Islam might possibly, just maybe, be a less-than-wholesome belief system.

That, perhaps, doubling Canada’s Muslim population after 9/11 was ever so slightly like hiding Nazis in your attic during World War II.

(By the way, the refreshingly appalled non-Muslim mother of the Parliament Hill killer works for”€”you”€™ll never guess”€”the Immigration and Refugee Board.)

And yet:

In 1989, dozens of young men in their physical prime obediently followed Gamil Gharbi’s orders and meekly exited the classroom, leaving their female friends to their fate. There was a time when such displays of cowardice would have been greeted with cries of “€œShame!”€ instead of decades of silence.

Fast-forward to 2014, and we hear of civilians running toward the fallen soldier at the National War Memorial, instead of away from him, to safety; and, unforgettably, of an older gentleman who “€œwas only expected to stand around, dressed like the Wizard of Oz,”€ delivering the coup de grâce.

And being cheered for it.

It is probably too much to hope that through some freak mutation as yet to be determined, my countrymen have, in the space of a generation, been transformed from zombies to zombie hunters.

If you”€™re a Walking Dead watcher like me, it’s an unavoidable image, as one reads about barricaded MPs grabbing ceremonial “€œflag poles with the maple leafs on the end”€”they”€™d make pretty good spears,”€ and saying, “€œOK, if the son of a b***h is coming through the doors we”€™re going to make him pay.”€

Those prim asterisks are original to the news report, just so you know.

This is still Canada, eh?


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