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Submitted by dds (Canada), Dec 15, 2005 at 12:57

(as a Brit would put it) ... but when you moved 'ere, you moved to a country which runs by a certain set of rules and traditions -- just like if I moved to your country. If you don't like it, you apparently know where the door is, and it opens both ways."

What people of other religions who move to a country of Christian traditions -- like the US, the UK and (despite the best efforts of its resident social engineers) Canada -- don't seem to realize is that even if the walls are plastered with crosses, full-color paintings of Jesus and Scripture quotes (particularly those dangerous subversive ones like, "Love the Lord thy God with all your heart ..." and "Love thy neighbour as thyself: on these hang all the laws and the prophets"), they still enjoy INFINITELY more rights and privileges of worship than a Christian does in Muslim countries.

Canada's own anality about "inclusiveness", "tolerance" and a desire not to be seen as racist cost over 300 innocent people their lives more than 20 years ago.

Sikh extremists blew up an Air India jet en route from Vancouver to New Delhi. The perpetrators have never been brought to justice: one suspect was killed in a police shootout a couple of years later in India, and two other suspects were acquitted earlier this year. Now, a major inquiry is about to get underway, after the Canadian government stonewalled the issue.

The fact is, the Sikh extremists were able to get into Canada in spite of evidence of their activities, and the sense one gets is that a lot of the reason for that is rooted in the belief that, if their activities were investigated and various hunches acted upon, someone would play the "race card" or say their religious freedoms were being violated. One senses that an inquiry -- more than 20 years after the fact --would turn up that all Canadians, having subscribed to the "inclusiveness" doctrine, are responsible for the disaster.
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