This is certain to be a waste of $35 million. It is just another manifestation of the willful ignorance of the West: people don’t turn to jihad terror because they believe it is their duty before Allah, commanded in the Qur’an and Sunnah; they turn to jihad because the non-Muslims haven’t been nice enough to them. A bit of “outreach” will do the trick. How long will these failed policies continue to be pursued, and how many people have to die, before Canadian authorities, and authorities all over the West, realize that this approach is not going to work, and that Muslims will continue to be “radicalized” as long as they continue reading the Qur’an, Hadith and Sira?
“Canada to fight terrorism by establishing new office of ‘Community Outreach,'” CIJnews, March 24, 2016
The federal budget for 2016/17 allocated $35 million over five years for the establishment of an Office of the Community Outreach and Counter-radicalization Coordinator under Public Safety Canada.
The budget highlights the need to “enhance our understanding of radicalization at home” but does not elaborate the sources of radicalization in Canada or why radicalization poses a potential and immediate threat to the national security.
The following are the relevant excerpts from the federal budget:
“ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY
“Threats to Canada and emergencies can arise in many different ways: through terrorism, organized crime, natural disasters or severe weather, to name just a few. The Government remains committed to ongoing work with provinces and territories on a number of important initiatives including supporting them in their efforts to take illegal guns off our streets and reduce gang-related violence; ensuring public safety officers have the support and treatment they need when facing post-traumatic stress disorder; and recognizing community heroes and supporting their families when tragedy strikes.
“The Government remains committed to repealing the problematic elements of Bill C-51. Following consultation, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness will introduce new legislation that strengthens accountability with respect to national security and better balances collective security with rights and freedoms.
“We need to have the right tools to take action when needed to keep Canadians safe. Budget 2016 includes several immediate measures that will support the safety and security of Canadians within our borders.
“OFFICE OF THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND COUNTER-RADICALIZATION COORDINATOR
“Success in countering radicalization to violence requires the support and participation of all levels of government and civil society. Budget 2016 proposes to provide $35 million over five years, starting in 2016–17, with $10 million per year ongoing, to establish an Office of the Community Outreach and Counter-radicalization Coordinator. The Office will provide leadership on Canada’s response to radicalization to violence, coordinate federal/provincial/territorial and international initiatives, and support community outreach and research.”
The Muslim lobby in Canada, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), welcomes the federal government’s creation of a new office to engage with communities on security and counter-radicalization matters….
“The NCCM has long maintained that Canada cannot arrest and spy its way out of the scourge of violent extremism….
Really? Why not?