From November 2002:
The tape was aired on the Arabic television network al-Jazeera on Tuesday. The voice [of Osama] on the tape names Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Great Britain and warns they will face reprisals for siding with Washington.
With the exception of Canada, citizens of all these countries have been targeted and murdered by Islamist terrorists.
A controversial Toronto imam warned Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan at a closed-door meeting to stop “terrorizing” Canadian Muslims.
“If you try to cross the line I can’t guarantee what is going to happen. Our young people, we can’t control,” Aly Hindy, the head of Scarborough’s Salaheddin Islamic Centre, recalls telling the minister at the May meeting she held in Toronto with dozens of Muslim leaders.
Of all the things one can say about Canadians and their government, "terrorizing" Canadian Muslims in any way, shape, or form isn't one of them.
I've lived in Canada for some years and never have I once seen Canadians talk rudely of Islam or Muslims (the number of times that Jews, Israel, and America are thrashed is a different matter). To read of such disgusting ingratitude towards one of the freest and tolerant nations in the world is appalling and revolting. To top it off, this imam, or more correctly this piece of turd thug, has the audacity to threaten Canadians.
The government attitude of lumping together the Islamists, the Islamist sympathizers and the non-Islamists as one big, and oh-so-peaceful Muslim community has got to end. This Islamist thug should be the first one to be kicked out of Canada for his implicit threat. Dialog or understanding with such a monster is not going to buy Canada any safety in the future. Instead, it'll earn her contempt from the Islamists in her midst.
The attack on Canada will come. Yes, even though there aren't any Canadian troops in Iraq. The fact that Canada is not overflowing with Sharia but instead is an open and free society and allows these heinous atrocities is enough excuse for Islamists. There is only one constructive avenue. Help the US and the Allies in finishing this wretched foe! It's about time for Canada to join the Anglosphere and fight against our common enemy.
More reactions from the Blogosphere:
Elder of Ziyon:
This is a variant of the old threat that the "Arab street" will rise up and do things out of the control of their leaders. It is all complete bull, of course, but Muslims seem to like this threat, because it has a history of scaring Westerners.
... it's good to see the Imam respecting the woman of his community. As he said, woman are the most valuable thing to them. The Moslem woman of Scarborough must be proud, for today you are *valuable things*. With a bit of luck, maybe tomorrow you might be referred to as *valuable slabs of consumable flesh*. Ah, to dream, equality is just around the corner.
This sort of thing makes me crazy mostly because it raises the human "reptilian" response function of my brain into high alert.
Read the last line of this post by the Flanstein.