The National Post used to be considered a place for serious conservative writers and for sober thought. For a long time they delivered but for the last while it has felt like the old post has been slipping away. Their news coverage went the way of the consensus media a long time ago. Their editorial pages though were hold outs.
I wonder if that can last with Jonathan Kay arguing that Florida pastor Terry Jones be kept out of Canada just in case something were to happen.
Innocence of Muslims wasn’t filmed by the U.S. government. But once it circulated on YouTube, the Muslim world branded it as a White House production. The reaction in regard to Canada would be similar if Jones performed one of his stunts — I’m thinking fire, but urine isn’t out of the question — with a Canadian flag and a few local hotheads grinning in the background.
Kay is arguing here that we need to stop someone from entering the country just in case they do something offensive, but not illegal, and that leads other people to violence. Welcome to The Sharia Post.
I really do hope that Jon has temporarily lost his common sense because if this is the new standard that he thinks Canada should operate on then why not just declare that we are no longer the Canada of the Charter, the Bill of Rights or the Magna Carta. That we have given up on the rule of law and will abide by the rule of the mob.