Some may argue that the two ISIS led terrorist attacks in Canada this week serve as a reminder that Canada should have refused to join the nation coalition to defeat ISIS. With the recent spur of events, one may be led to believe that Canada put the target on its own back. With fear amongst Canadians that they may be victims to the next terrorist attack, it is understandable that they will be quick to jump to conclusions.
Keeping in mind that an ISIS leader urged its followers to attack Canadians amongst other countries, including the most recent reminder to kill Canadians in a 42 minute video, with Canada’s best interest in mind, stepping in was the most reasonable approach. Regardless of whether Canada stepped in or not, ISIS would have eventually made its way here. Now accusations are being tossed around in all directions blaming the Harper government for getting involved with ISIS causing the death of two Canadian soldiers on our soil, the decision that was made was in the best interest for all of us.
How is a country expected to reason with so-called “Muslims” who behead innocent human aid workers, torture children, force women into slavery, and go against its own people? These ISIS members have a mission, and their mission is to take over the world. Whether Canada joined the coalition or not, Canada was on the ISIS hit-list and they’re coming after us one way or another.
Harpers “Canada will never be intimidated” speech is meant to be reassuring and comfort all of us who are in fear; however, I can’t help but feel the exact opposite. With radicalists running loose with rifles and running people over with cars; it’s hard trying to ignore the fact that you just might end up at the wrong place and wrong time. Despite Harper’s attempt at reassuring us that there is no imminent threat, with the current ISIS methods of recruiting jihadists, it may be a little scarier than he makes it out to be. ISIS targets young Muslims by brainwashing them using propaganda, they appeal to the vulnerable and lure them into thinking that they will be doing well in the eyes of Allah. With ISIS telling their followers to murder all the disbelievers, we need to be prepared fight back and defend ourselves. Every day there are many people converting to the ISIS ideology, and as the numbers grow the threat grows with it.
Harper’s speech after all of these events was lacking the passion necessary to promote Canadians to look after one another and to report incidents of radicalizations where they may see it. As the leader of Canada, Harper should have taken a firmer stance where he reassures the Canadians that diversity has always been a part of Canada and it will continue to be so freely, but at the same time advocate Canadians looking after one another like brother and sister and keeping a watchful eye of such lone-wolf incidents, whereby one of our brothers or sisters are harmed or lose their lives on Canadian soil.