OOOOOOOOOH, THE CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES ARE ABSOLUTELY A MENACE THAT MUST BE REINED IN AND STOPPED….WHILE SUCKING UP TO MUSLIMS FOR THE IMMIGRANT VOTE….AND THEN WHINES WHEN THEY FAIL TO ASSIMILATE INTO HIS LITTLE FRENCH UTOPIA…
Why right-wingers aren’t the scary ones
First posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:00:00 EST AM
Enquete is a great French CBC-TV show that has an unbelievable team of researchers and usually offers an informative perspective on public affairs.
Unfortunately, as often happens with the Crown corporation, it betrays a leftist bias and demonizes the political right.
Last week, Enquete journalist Brigitte Bureau tried to scare us with her report about the privileged access some evangelical Christians might have to Ottawa’s inner circle of power.
Opposition to abortion and gay marriage are presented as proof of the progress made by some obscure religious leaders. The report implies a Conservative majority would recriminalize the first and abolish the second, but it does not mention that a strong contingent of Conservative MPs are clearly opposed to going back to both issues.
The most troubling fact of the report is the choice made by the Bloc Quebecois to have Richard Nadeau, MP for Gatineau, lead their partisan attacks. Nadeau denounced the Tory government’s unconditional support of Israel. He also accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper of receiving a prize in Jerusalem last March in recognition of his hard work in defence of the Jewish state.
Neither Nadeau nor Radio-Canada mentioned, however, that last Sept. 4 the Bloc MP received the 2010 El-Hidaya plaque of appreciation from the Montreal Muslim Community Center, a centre described by Canadian Muslim author Tarek Fatah as “a hotbed of pro-Hezbollah activities in Montreal.” Hezbollah is classified as a terrorist organization by Canada.
Given his participation in a rally under the Hezbollah flag in August 2006, it is not surprising to see Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe come back to that Radio-Canada story during his General Council last weekend while his party was officially reopening the door to a coalition with the Liberals and the NDP.
Duceppe attacked the alleged association of Conservatives and evangelists by saying, “This ideological bias of religious fundamentalists is dangerous in a society.”
Where was Duceppe when his own MP, Meili Faille, had to reimburse the Muslim Association of Canada $6,000 for one of her trips to the United Arab Emirates. Very embarrassing for Faille, who at the same time supported the help this association gave the Muslim Brothers to build a mosque in Montreal.
He probably does not remember, either, that in October 2008 former Bloc MP Marcel Lussier argued in favour of the abolition of the anti-terrorism law and the recognition of Hamas, another Islamic organization classified as terrorist.
Duceppe may also have forgotten his MP of Lebanese origins, Maria Mourani, who in February 2009 sent all Canadian parliamentarians an e-mail with links to videos praising terrorist groups like Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade.
It flabbergasts me to see how ready Bloc MPs – and to an even greater extent federal Liberals – are to denounce people of Christian faith in the Conservative party and use them to scare those of us who do not believe in God by telling us how they do not share our values and have a social conservative agenda, while at the same time they are caving in to the most radical elements of the Islamists in the name of political correctness, Trudeau’s multiculturalism or – less openly – a few thousand Muslim votes.
The real threat to the equality of women, gay rights and our fundamental Western values might not be the ones the publicly funded CBC is presenting us.
– Duhaime is a freelance writer