Friday, June 09, 2006

Terrorism In Canada, or The Wreck of the Multi FitzCulti

Toleration is a good thing in its place; but you cannot tolerate what will not tolerate you, and is trying to cut your throat.
--J. A. Froude

Canada's splendid law enforcement agencies are milking valuable intel out of the thwarted bombers and head-choppers they arrested:

Canadian terror plot reportedly included truck bombs
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Saturday that authorities had foiled a terrorist attack and said 12 men and five teenagers had obtained 3 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, three times the amount used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

But some police later said that although the suspects had sought to obtain ammonium nitrate, they actually had been delivered a safe substance instead during a sting last Friday.

Canadian blogger Kathy Shaidle puts it bluntly:

Regardless of whether or not immigration built this country, it may now destroy it.

Canadian society is obviously very robust, having endured and prospered even with its loose federal structure and clamorous francophone minority. But there is a difference between being an open society and being the world's biggest residential inn. Are we coming on to that dividing line, up north?

And memo to denialists: you can't dine out on Oklahoma City anymore. Ten years on, it's obvious that OKC was the proverbial isolated incident--not a manifestation of a worldwide, omni-hostile religious war.

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