Unless you live in a cave with no Wi-Fi, we’ve all read and seen the news this week about Paris; whether it’s print media or news, online or social media. A lot of expletives and opinions and opinions with expletives are being thrown around about religion and refugees. Regardless of your thoughts about Islam or Isis, the real issue isn’t so complicated. Let’s break it down to its basest form; this is, at its heart, simply a case of bullying. Isis is a bully who happens to be playing in a very large schoolyard that is the Middle East, albeit a murderous global bully.
Isis and their ilk are responsible for horrendous atrocities against every conceivable group. Men, women, children. Gay or straight. Jew, Christian, Muslim. Heads are quite literally rolling or being tossed off rooftops in the Middle East for the smallest of perceived infractions or in some cases no infraction at all. This brings us to the mass exodus of Syrians.
Syrians are leaving in droves for a better life in the west. Canada is set to receive 25,000 refugees in the coming months, but accepting refugees isn’t the answer. Racist! Heartless! Insensitive they’ll cry!
Most of the refugees fleeing are undoubtedly innocent civilians with no interest in mayhem or murder who need our help and support without question. But what if those who wish to do us harm use the mass exodus as a means to sneak in to any number of western countries? It’s been reported that more than one of the assailants in Paris entered France just this way. With 25,000 refugees being welcomed into Canada, it stands to reason Isis would use that as a potential Trojan Horse. If 1% of the migrants is radicalized, that’s 250 potential terrorists on Canadian soil. If just 1/10 of 1% is radicalized, that’s still 25 people. Too many.
Welcoming countless migrants does nothing to address the root cause. It only serves to upset everyone and plays directly into the bully’s hands. That’s what they want. You need to step up to a bully and put him in his place. Unfortunately for the pacifists that means boots on the ground and lots of guns, big ones. The only thing a murderous, cold blooded bully understands is a bigger bully. The Liberals and their supporters would have you believe that sending warm coats and Advil will somehow endear radical terrorists to Canada. It won’t. It doesn’t matter what we do or try to bribe them with, they hate our way of life and want us gone. Sitting around in a circle at a candlelight vigil singing “Imagine” won’t bring peace to the Middle East.
These refugees need their homes back. Canada needs to support her allies in the fight against radical Muslim terrorists. Pulling our jets out of conflict zones does nothing but weaken Canada’s position on the world stage. Our armed forces were not drafted. These are brave men and women who volunteered for duty knowing full well what they would be potentially walking into. To demand Canada remove its armed forces, (and give in to fear,) from active combat, diminishes what they do and the sacrifices already made by those who have given their lives in the line of duty. It is our job as a strong first world nation to defend those who can’t defend themselves. We must fight until every single refugee is no longer a refugee, but a free citizen in their own country. If we want to return to being the world’s peacekeepers then we first need peace. Radicalized Muslims are not people who can be reasoned with. They are evil murdering bullies and sometimes a bully just needs to be kicked back!