Monday, February 19, 2007

Disturbing reality buried

Licia Corbella wrote in The Calgary Sun Fear of causing offence and wilful blindness will only end the day innocent Canadians die

Fear of causing offense and wilful blindness is rampant in many countries on both sides of the "pond".
... Fully 12% of Muslim Canadians polled by Environics said the alleged terrorist plot -- that included kidnapping and beheading the prime minister and blowing up Parliament and the CBC -- was justified.... So, let's err on the side of caution here. Let's subtract the margin of error -- 4.4% -- from 12%. That comes to 7.6%, so let's say, just to be really non-alarmist, we round that down to 7%. That still means 49,000 Canadian Muslims believe conducting a terrorist attack on their own country -- Canada -- is justified......In other words, the Environics poll indicates anywhere between 49,000 to 84,000 Muslim Canadians likely would view attacks on our oilsands development justifiable, and if that's the case, it's safe to assume some portion of those tens of thousands of people might be prone to carrying out such an attack.
And how many does it take to set off a bomb, or behead the Prime Minister.

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