Yesterday there was yet another terrorist attack in yet another major Western City, this time in Melbourne’s central business district. As these things go it was relatively low intensity … only one person was stabbed to death, but consider Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s, comments; he, very correctly, blamed the attack on religious extremism. “He said Australia was under threat by a “radical and dangerous ideology of extremist Islam” … [and he added] … “I am the first to protect religious freedom in this country, but that also means I must be the first to call out religious extremism.”“
He said that ““Religious extremism takes many forms around the world, and no religion is immune from it … But here in Australia, we would be kidding ourselves if we did not call out the fact that the greatest threat of religious extremism … is the radical and dangerous ideology of extremist Islam.”“
Can any Canadian imagine prime Minister Trudeau being so forthright and honest about a terror attack in Canada?
I know I cannot.