The Tale of Two Religions | Michael Coren | Catholic World Report
The West abuses Catholicism but remains too intimidated to stand firm against Islamic extremism.
In late September I went along to what was described as an “anti-blasphemy” rally in the middle of Toronto. It was in response to the notorious “Innocence of Muslims” movie trailer, which was shown on YouTube but watched by very few of the Muslim fanatics who murdered people, destroyed property, and generally fell into paroxysms of theocratic angst as a result. The demonstration took place opposite the US Consulate, and most of the manic yells consisted of condemnations of the United States and Israel, with one genius holding a large poster announcing, “Islam Condones Racism.” Actually it does, and Islamic societies are often grotesquely racist, but he had intended to say “Islam Condemns Racism.” I considered correcting him, but it was much more fun not to, and he’d probably have only said that language was part of a Zionist or Christian conspiracy.
As I was there with a film crew and covering it for my television show, there was a certain, if limited, safety. Nevertheless, I was barged, abused, and threatened. I spoke to dozens of the perhaps 2,000 people who were there. They called for laws protecting Islam from offense, wanted to arrest people who insulted Muslims, and screamed for the death penalty for the man who made the film. They denied that there was such a thing as a blasphemy law in Pakistan, claimed that no Muslim had ever said anything ill about a Christian or persecuted Christians, and generally displayed an invincible ignorance and malice. The brother of Omar Khadr was there. Khadr is the terrorist who killed an American medic in Afghanistan, and was then imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay. As he was born in Canada, Islamic and leftist activists were demanding he be brought back. His brother told me that he was proud of his sibling, who had done nothing wrong, and that he was a good Muslim. There were endless cries of Islamic triumphalism, anti-Semitism, and calls for violence.
Oddly enough, little of this was reported in the mainstream media in Canada, when there is ample evidence on film of what happened.