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Case in point: Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

“You should be looking out for the sprouting of mosques and Islamic centres. You should be looking out for the establishment of Islamic schools and anything that costs money,” she said via a video link from Boston. “Countries like Saudi Arabia and the oil-wealthy Gulf countries that have absolutely everything that money can buy, yet many of them choose, for their philanthropy, radical Islamic goals, institutions, activities, jihad.

“For the outside, for the non-Muslim, especially in the West where we believe in the freedom of religion and the freedom of conscience, when people come here and establish a network of schools, Islamic centres, mosques, it all falls within our freedoms and our laws but we rarely take an interest in the content of what is being preached and what’s being disseminated.”

Young Muslims searching for social identities and religious meaning are easy prey for radical clerics and others with an agenda, she said, “telling them, ‘Join the caliphate, fight for it.’

Number of Canadians who die from smoking cigarettes in the last four months (estimated): 9,000.
Number of Canadians who will die from suicide over four months (est.): 900.
Number of Canadians who were murdered over four months (est.): 132.
Number of Canadians who went to help ISIS in the span of three or four months: 75.
Number of Canadians who were injured by lightening over four months (estimated): 25-38.

A mere glance at the statistics shows these ISIS fighters aren’t a major issue. Yet that much reality was too much for Ali to grasp. Still is, in fact.

Dear Canadians, If you are in doubt before the polls close please vote for Stephen Harper. He is the strongest on fighting radical Islam.

OH NOES, THE MOOSLIMS ARE COMING TO STEAL OUR PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS. Ali sounds like some quietly racist Conservative fear-monger, which isn’t a coincidence. I’ll let Harper’s opponents get the final word here.

Canadians have turned the page on 10 long years and have rejected the politics of fear and division,” said Tom Mulcair as Canadians opted for change Monday night by electing a Liberal majority government led by Justin Trudeau.

[Trudeau] concludes with a story about meeting a Muslim mother who told him she was voting Liberal because “she wants to make sure that her little girl has the right to make her own choices in life, and that the government will protect those rights.”

“Canada was built by people from all corners of the world,” he says, an implicit repudiation of some of the Harper administration’s policies. “We believe in our hearts that this country’s unique diversity is a blessing bestowed upon us by previous generations of Canadians. Canadians who stared down prejudice and discrimination in all its forms.”

He says that Canadians “know in their heart of hearts that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian”. …

“We beat fear with hope, we beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together,”