Why do hoax attacks get a strong response from those in power, while actual horrific crimes go unmentioned?
In late 2017, 76-year-old Sara Anne Widholm of Windsor, Ontario, was brutally attacked.
The assault on Widholm – a devoted member of Riverside Baptist Church – was so horrific that the surgeon who treated her, Dr. Balraj Jhawar, said it was the worst he had seen in 12 years of being a surgeon in Windsor. Dr. Jhawar spoke out publicly, as noted by the Windsor Star:
“For all of us who live here in Windsor, we can’t tolerate this. This is not just another assault,” Jhawar said at the time. The long list of injuries included multiple brain hemorrhages, a life-threatening blood clot, extensive skull fractures, and fractured vertebrae.”
Habibullah Ahmadi – now 22 years old – was arrested and charged with attempted murder. He’s still in custody and is set to go on trial this year.
As noted in the report, “The Christian faith was important to the Widholms. Alfred studied theology in college and was a missionary for 20 years.”
Notably, many of the same establishment politicians who were so quick to comment on other crimes – including non-crimes like the fake ‘hijab hoax,’ have been silent on the horrific assault against Widholm.
And the possibility that it was a hate-crime, which would have certainly been raised as a possibility had a person of another faith been attacked, has barely been discussed.
This raises the question: Why are politicians so willing to speak out about things that turned out to be a hoax, yet are silent on a real, horrific assault?
The answer that is probably coming into our minds is disturbing: It’s about political correctness. The same politicians who call themselves ‘feminists’ are silent about a brutal attack on a Canadian women. The same politicians who denounce hate and violence against other groups (which should certainly be denounced), are often silent when hate and violence is directed towards Christian Canadians.
We need to call out this double standard. All hate, and all violence should be condemned, no matter who it’s directed against. And the politicians who spoke out about a hoax yet were silent about the horrible assault on Widholm should really stop and think about what they’re doing.
Leaders need to stand up for all Canadians, not just some.