More willful ignorance from the dhimmis. “Change sought in definition of terrorism,” from the Globe and Mail, :
OTTAWA “” The federal government is considering changes to the Anti-Terrorism Act to make it clear police and security agents do not engage in racial or religious profiling.
Yes, horror of horrors, we can’t admit what’s in front of our faces and acknowledge that there are elements of Islam that are giving rise to violence and fanaticism.
And thus Canadian officials foreclose for themselves any possibility of understanding why such plots develop, how the plotters recruit, and how best to combat the challenge.
Justice Minister Vic Toews said last night he is troubled by the ATA’s definition of terrorism as an offence motivated in whole or in part for a “political, religious or ideological purpose.”
Never mind that it is all three: political, religious, and ideological. Why, that’s “troubling”!
As an opposition MP when Parliament adopted the ATA four years ago, Mr. Toews said he thought the motivation section of the definition would open the door to racial profiling.
Yes, it probably would. And to religious profiling. And, by the way, to the prevention of jihad attacks.
As Justice Minister, he told a Senate committee, he has seen no evidence that in fact the RCMP, CSIS or any other federal law enforcement or security agency has engaged in profiling.
Nevertheless, he fears the motive section “may be at cross purposes to Canadian values” of respect for human rights and equality before the law.
Equality before the law does not require willful blindness or tolerance of an imperialist, totalitarian, supremacist ideology.
Moreover, the definition might actually make it more difficult to prosecute a terrorism suspect if the authorities have to prove that beliefs motivated the crime, he added.
Mr. Toews said the Conservative government is open to dropping this portion of the definition and wants to hear the views of the Senate and House special committees that are reviewing the ATA.
Senator Mobina Jaffer, a Liberal, said members of minorities believe racial or religious profiling takes place, and the motive section feeds this distrust of the authorities.
Yes, I’ll bet that’s true. Let them turn in the jihadists among them, instead of letting them move among them freely as we have seen they did with these 17 jihad plotters recently arrested, and voila, trust will grow.