Muslim community not to blame for bad apples: Harper

By David Akin and Bryn Weese, Parliamentary Bureau

Last Updated: August 27, 2010 5:31pm

WHITEHORSE – Individuals, not communities, are to blame for homegrown terrorism, according to the prime minister.

Stephen Harper addressed the recent Ottawa and London, Ont., terrorism arrests Friday, saying he doesn’t believe they will inflame racial or ethnic tensions.

“Well, let’s be very clear: These are not the acts of a community. The vast majority of the people from this community, like the vast majority of all Canadians, want absolutely nothing to do with this and expect the government to vigorously pursue, and expect our police and security forces to vigorously pursue, anybody who dabbles in criminal, or worse, terrorist activity,” Harper said.

“Often, members of these communities help provide information to pursue these kinds of cases.”

Three men – two in Ottawa and one in London – were arrested earlier this week and charged with various terrorism offences, including plotting to make explosive devices and supporting terrorist cells in Afghanistan to attack Canadian troops.

The RCMP moved in to make the arrests Wednesday and Thursday when intelligence suggested one of the men was preparing to travel to the Middle East. According to RCMP officials, the alleged terrorist plot was still “months” away from any attack.

“The issue is that when there are people who are engaged in very bad action, we make sure that our security forces are on top of that and are taking action before any serious damage is done,” Harper said.


8 thoughts on “DISGRACEFUL….

  1. I like Harper. I don’t think he could have said it any other way and remained prime minister. I personally don’t think what he said is how he feels though, that’s just my opinion for now, I hope he don’t change it.

  2. I like him too, but this kind of dishonesty is exactly why Muslims have been able to take such a hold over the west…Bush made the same mistake by telling America all of this has nothing to do with the religion of peace…Look at Londonistan now…

    • Ignatieff is a Fiberal, they’ll whore themselves out to anyone to get a vote..Once in they rob us blind….And hand it immediately over to whomever we were told to be vigilant with….

      But Harper isn’t playing this smart…To clean up this mess the appeasement has to stop…

  3. Hrmm that was weird, my comment got eaten. Anyway I wanted to say that it’s fine to realize that someone else furthermore mentioned this as I had trouble finding the exact same info elsewhere. That was the first location that told me the answer. Thanks.

  4. What I wouldnt give to have a debate with you about this. You just say so many things that come from nowhere that Im pretty positive Id have a fair shot. Your weblog is fantastic visually, I mean people wont be bored. But others who can see past the videos and the layout wont be so impressed with your generic understanding of this topic.

    • Well here I am Jeff…I have a FINE understanding of Islam thank you very much…It’s a disgusting militant, legal, and political system that has no place in western civilization…

      So go ahead, start your debate..

  5. Yes, Jeff – I’m interested as well in your furthering the debate. Who knows? Maybe you’ll have something useful to add?

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