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Opening Arguments

Tough guy

Huh. Apparently, you can call a terrorist a terrorist instead of "a suspect in an alleged incident of workplace violence."

Speaking for the first time since a gunman attacked parliament earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the week’s multiple assaults “a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.”

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“Fellow Canadians, in the days to come, we will learn more about the terrorist and any accomplices he may have had,” Harper said of Zehaf-Bibeau. “…We are also reminded that attacks on our security personnel and on our institutions of governance are by their very nature, attacks on our country, on our values, on our society, on us Canadians as a free and democratic people who embrace human dignity for all.”

“But let there be no misunderstanding: We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated,” the prime minister continued. “In fact, this will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts and those of our national security agencies to take all necessary steps to identify and counter threats and keep Canada safe here at home, just as it will lead us to strengthen our resolve and redouble our efforts to work with our allies around the world and fight against the terrorist organizations who brutalize those in other countries with the hope of bringing their savagery to our shores. They will have no safe haven.”

I dunno, though, maybe he went too far. "Will never be intimidated" and "no safe haven" sound pretty provocative. And where's his respect for Islam?


Larry Morris
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:03am

Kind of refreshing to hear that kind of candor - gee, I wonder where it went in our country ?

Frank Keller
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:29am


It was drowned by the tusami of Political Correctness. 

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:30pm

Terminology has changed.  When the Puerto Ricans shot up Congress in the 1950s they were called nationalists.