Posts Tagged ‘jihadis

When did conservatives become jihadis?

- March 7th, 2011
Bob rae feb 24 2011 andre forget

Bob Rae recently refered to "jihadis" in the Prime Minister's Office during a news conference. ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY

There’s a strange thing going on with people on the left losing all sense of reality when they refer to people on the right as “jihadis.”

Bob Rae recently did this when he blasted the Harper government at a news conference. From David Akin’s report….

“Meanwhile, Liberal MP Bob Rae blamed the Oda controversy on Prime Minister Stephen Harper for creating a culture in his office where unelected political staffers — which he described as “25-year-old jihadis” — routinely overrule ministers, senior bureaucrats and senior diplomats.”

As conservative activist Stephen Taylor has pointed out, this wasn’t the first time Rae used the term.

Then this past weekend the Toronto Star’s Queen’s Park columnist Martin Regg Cohn came to the defence of his Liberal premier when he described Toronto mayor Rob Ford’s supporters as Islamic terrorists.

Dalton McGuinty thought he only had to worry about his Tory and NDP opponents on the campaign trail.

Now the premier faces a third foe this fall: Mayor Rob Ford and the army of loyal jihadis he claims to command in the “Ford Nation.”

via Cohn: Why Ford Nation won’t slay McGuinty – thestar.com.

So, is this a trend where the people who call for calm and serious dialogue deem their opponents Islamic terrorists? Because that’s what a jiahdi is, someone who uses terror to promote their twisted view of Islam.

Is anyone going to defend this?