And so it gets the majority of the attention — not to the exclusion of other threats, but in proportion to their relative magnitude. But simply to acknowledge that the one is more threatening than the others is “Islamophobic.” “Harper: Islamist terrorism greatest threat,” fromÂ United Press International, September 6 (thanks to JW):
OTTAWA,Â Sept. 6 (UPI) — Prime Minister Stephen Harper sees Islamic terrorism as the greatest threat to Canada’s security, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday. Forget about the ‘Islamicism’ bit, its Islam, nothing but
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Ever since he embarrassed himself hopelessly for defending the profit of Islam for ‘marrying’ Aisha when she was six and consumating his marriage when she was nine he has come a long way. Looks like he’s more inclined to drop the whole thing these days and become one of us, after all:
In an exclusive interview that is to air in its entirety Thursday, the Conservative prime minister told theÂ CBCÂ he believes Canada is safer now than it was when al-Qaida terrorist cells attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. However, he said, “the major threat is still Islamicism.”
“There are other threats out there, but that is the one that I can tell you occupies the security apparatus most regularly in terms of actual terrorist threats,”Â Harper said.
He said while people think of Islamic terrorists as emanating from countries such as Afghanistan or the Middle East, “the truth is that threat exists all over the world” and home-grown Islamic radicals in Canada are “also something that we keep an eye on.”
The prime minister said his government intends to resurrect anti-terrorism laws that sunset in 2007, including one allowing police to arrest terror suspects without a warrant and detain them for three days without charges, and another permitting judges to jail foot-dragging witnesses in some instances.
“We think those measures are necessary. We think they’ve been useful,” he told theCBC.Â “And as you know … they’re applied rarely, but there are times where they’re needed.”