But there is something even more sinister and worrying going on in Canada. There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people who owe allegiance not to a country and certainly not to this country, but to a religion. Yes, yes I know I’ll probably be taken to a human rights commission, but my duty as a Canadian rather than a traitor means I have to speak out.
While the vast majority of Muslims in Canada are good citizens, when a survey was taken within the Islamic community about the so-called Toronto 18 Islamic terrorists, more than 10% of respondents supported their actions.
Let’s be conservative and say that 50,000 people believed terrorist attacks and the murder of Canadians was appropriate. Something I’d rather like CSIS to be aware of.
But we should not stop with religion as such. Are there Canadians who regard, for example, China, Pakistan, Iran or some other country as the place where their heart beats the strongest? Merely a question and surely one that does not make me extreme or unreasonable. Do we demand patriotism from our population or have we dismantled the very underpinnings that made Canadian patriotism possible?