The purveyors of political correctness will panic, but we must call things what they are, and marching for the beheading of someone for ‘blasphemy’ is unmistakably barbaric.
What word would you use for a mob of people protesting in favour of beheading an innocent women, for the supposed ‘crime’ of ‘blasphemy’ against Islam?
‘Barbaric’ probably springs to mind, and that makes sense.
It is totally barbaric.
And yet, much of the Canadian political class seems too afraid to use that word, and are unwilling to contrast that barbarism with the freedom we cherish in Canada.
Any objective, balanced, and fair-minded look has to acknowledge that there is a vast gulf between the idea we cherish in Canada of free expression, and what we see in many parts of the world, including among the mob in Pakistan calling for the beheading of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi.
The video of that mob can be seen below:
“VIDEO: Thousands of supporters of Islamist parties take to the streets of Karachi to protest Asia Bibi’s acquittal and call for her beheading. Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy was freed from jail”
VIDEO: Thousands of supporters of Islamist parties take to the streets of Karachi to protest Asia Bibi's acquittal and call for her beheading. Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy was freed from jail pic.twitter.com/zh24mV0TYM
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 9, 2018
On Twitter, Maxime Bernier rightfully called it ‘barbarism.’
“Radical multiculturalism is the misguided belief that all values and cultures can coexist in one society.
We must protect our society against this kind of barbarism.”
Radical multiculturalism is the misguided belief that all values and cultures can coexist in one society.
We must protect our society against this kind of barbarism. https://t.co/fTxurd1Sg7
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) November 11, 2018
It’s simply a fact. The attitudes of those who want a woman beheaded for ‘blasphemy’ are not compatible with Canada being a free society. And of course, many people in Pakistan embrace freedom, and many people from Pakistan come to Canada and embrace Canadian values.
Yet, rather than stand up for those in Canada and around the world who embrace freedom, the elites try to demonize anyone who has the guts to actually condemn barbarism, somehow acting as if avoiding acknowledging some of the horrendous attitudes that exist in the world, will somehow make those ideas magically go away.
But as we can see in the video above, those barbaric attitudes still retain immense power, and the Islamists aren’t going away anytime soon.
For Canada to remain free, we must have the courage to defend our values, and also make clear what is not acceptable in this country. We must call barbarism what it is, and make certain that it has ZERO room to grow or spread in Canada.
Asia Bibi – who is a legitimate refugee fleeing actual danger and oppression – should be given asylum in Canada, and more leaders should have the guts to do what Bernier did and call out barbarism instead of bowing down to political correctness.
Photo – Twitter