Michael Coren gives me reason #2,085:
I had a less than pleasant conversation last week with a Roman Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Toronto who had written a letter to a newspaper rejecting my views on some of the intolerant teachings of Islam. He thought I was far too harsh in my criticisms of the Muslim treatment of Christians. Of course, dialogue is never encouraging when it begins with “Now, listen to me.”
But things did become more fun, at least for me, when the fellow explained that “Of course I condemn what CSIS does.” I interjected that perhaps he meant ISIS. He wasn’t in a listening mood but did eventually concede that he was referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria rather than the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
After some rather fierce exchanges, he insisted to me, “You must remember that Christians kill Muslims too.” I asked when. “The Crusades” was his reply. But, I insisted, that was in the 12th and 13th centuries and was brutal, but was a reaction to Islamic violence and both sides were wrong. Totally different from centuries of Islamic persecution of Christians and other minorities, I continued, and the modern terrorism of the jihadists. It was, however, a largely pointless exercise.