Michael Coren writes:
It is entirely understandable when immigrant groups maintain their language, recall the achievements of their home nation or band together out of solidarity. This tends to dilute and largely disappear over time. Identification with places of parental origin also is completely natural. But second and third generation immigrants violently supporting regimes with which their adopted states are at war and calling for death and defeat for the country that gives them so much is a totally different issue and is unprecedented in modern history.
It is one thing to want to change aspects of the law, another to want to change the law itself. One thing to want to make one’s voice heard, another to want to silence other people’s voices. One thing to reform a culture, another to work for the destruction of that very culture. Equally it is one thing to criticize elements within the Islamic diaspora, another to attack all Muslims.
Sensitivity, however, must not drown out sensibility. Too many pundits argue that the debate about Islam is over. In fact it is only just beginning.