Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says "Islamicism biggest threat to Canada" & Tony Blair says "Iran is our Real Enemy"

It is refreshing to see that our northern border ally has too come to see the true threat facing humanity in the 21st century. It is also refreshing to see the visionary and bold former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom taking a clear stance against the illegal regime of the Islamic Republic - especially since he has strong influence with the Quartet - I am feeling more and more confident that the international community will soon stand more firmly with the Syrian people in assisting with their liberation and that this will trickle down to Iran when Iranians rise up en masse in approximately 2-years during their next round of fake Presidential elections when the people can use it as an excuse to spill in the streets - I have included both articles below:

http://www.businessinsider.com/tony-blair-iran-is-our-real-enemy-20...

TONY BLAIR: Iran Is Our Real Enemy

Adam Taylor | Sep. 9, 2011, 8:15 AM

 

In an interview with the Times of London  to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says that Iran is the real enemy.

He told the British paper:

“Regime change in Tehran would immediately make me significantly more optimistic about the whole of the region...”

“If Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons capability it would destabilize the region very, very badly.

“They continue to support groups that are engaged with terrorism and the forces of reaction. In Iraq one of the main problems has been the continued intervention of Iran and likewise in Afghanistan.”

Blair also said he approved of regime change in Syria. In his view, President Bashar Assad "has shown he is not capable of reform. His position is untenable. There is no process of change that leaves him intact.”

 

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/harper-says-islamicism-biggest-threat-cana...

Harper says 'Islamicism' biggest threat to Canada

CBC – Tue, 6 Sep, 2011

 

In an exclusive interview with CBC News, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the biggest security threat to Canada a decade after 9/11 is Islamic terrorism.

In a wide-ranging interview with CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge that will air in its entirety on The National Thursday night, Harper says Canada is safer than it was on Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaeda attacked the U.S., but that "the major threat is still Islamicism."

"There are other threats out there, but that is the one that I can tell you occupies the security apparatus most regularly in terms of actual terrorist threats," Harper said.

Harper cautioned that terrorist threats can "come out of the blue" from a different source, such as the recent Norway attacks, where a lone gunman who hated Muslims killed 77 people.

But Harper said terrorism by Islamic radicals is still the top threat, though a "diffuse" one.

"When people think of Islamic terrorism, they think of Afghanistan, or maybe they think of some place in the Middle East, but the truth is that threat exists all over the world," he said, citing domestic terrorism in Nigeria.

The prime minister said home-grown Islamic radicals in Canada are "also something that we keep an eye on."

Harper said his government will bring back anti-terrorism clauses that were brought in in 2001 but were sunset in 2007 amid heated political debate.

There were two clauses at the heart of the debate:

One allowed police to arrest suspects without a warrant and detain them for three days without charges if police believed a terrorist act may have been committed.

The other allowed a judge to compel a witness to testify in secret about past associations or perhaps pending acts under penalty of going to jail if the witness didn't comply.

Neither clause was used by police or prosecutors in the five years before they expired.

In October 2006, a parliamentary committee recommended extending the two provisions.

The Conservatives put forward a proposal to keep the measures in place for three more years, but the three opposition parties united to defeat the proposal in February 2007 by a 159-124 vote.

The rest of the legislation remained in force.

When asked by Mansbridge if he would try to bring those laws back, Harper replied: "That is our plan."

"We think those measures are necessary. We think they've been useful," he said. "And as you know … they're applied rarely, but there are times where they're needed."

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Comment by kris feenstra on September 9, 2011 at 11:10pm

Well, "Islamicism" certainly is an issue, but it's currently less of a threat to Canada than Stephen Harper himself.

Comment by Unseen on September 9, 2011 at 11:54pm

It's an even bigger threat across the pond where several European countries could go Islamic in a few decades: Spain and Germany, to name two. The UK has a burgeoning Muslim population as well. And Israel may end up with a majority Muslim population as well.

Comment by Albert Bakker on September 10, 2011 at 3:40am

What utter nonsense. I'm not a Canadian, but I think Kris Feenstra puts the priorities for Canadians in a proper order. I would understand the need to divert attention away from his failings.

As for Spain and Germany "going Islamic" in few decades, what a bizarre and utter nonsense. In Germany the population consists of about 5% muslims (immigrants of islamic countries are counted as muslims whether they are or not they are in fact muslim) and the majority of them are Turks. Turkey, a long standing US ally, might perhaps enter the EU, the US are pushing for this as a matter of fact.

Spain used to be a Muslim country before the Catholics started a Blut und Boden cleansing of the country and made eternal fame with the Inquisition. Today it is about 75% catholic and Spain counts about 2% muslims.

Yes panic is in order.

Comment by Albert Bakker on September 10, 2011 at 3:47am

To count Israel (sans West Bank and Gaza I take it) as being in danger of ending up with a majority Muslim population betrays a sense of history that is, well in a somewhat tragic way humorous.

Comment by Michael Klein on September 10, 2011 at 7:23am

Yes...europe will go muslim any second now...wait for it, wait for it... just another second...

 

In realityland it could only happen after 2100, which is so far ahead that no respected demographer dares to calculate anything

Comment by Arcus on September 10, 2011 at 8:49am

I am admittedly not a big fan of this "Eurabia" theory which seems to be more conspiratorial than 9/11 truthers. The "threat" to Europe is only a large influx of Turks, Arabs, Africans, Persians etc, which, apart from their religion which we must marginalize and destroy, is a huge positive contributor to the future of the continent. Islam is an existential threat much like communism and fascism was in the past century. The fundamentalists of any ideology is a persistent threat. But most of the "muslims" I know are more secular than the "christians" I know. Most 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation hailing from muslim countries are actually atheists, well educated, and decent Europeans. It's the minority which refuse to integrate which cause issues.

Having grown up in a multi-ethnic environment there are certainly negative aspects of it I can harp on about, but on the balance of things it is always good to live in a pluralistic society. The unfortunate side effects include terrorism, but we have thousands of years of history in crushing it by reason as our main weapon backed up with force when it has come to it.

As the Canadian PM says, Islamic extremism must be fought against hard and Islam must be tamed and eventually removed. Christianity and other extremist ideologies might dethrone Islam one day as the largest danger to world peace, and it would be negligent not to acknowledge all the threats to the long period of comparable peace of the last 75 years. 

As for the Canadian PM being a larger threat than Islamic terror... C'mon, grow up. Political differences aside, he's not sending suicide bombers to Mecca or compensating families of terrorists. His worst "crime" is being the elected PM of Canada and having opinions some might not agree with.

Comment by james d on September 10, 2011 at 9:53am

i am a canadian, can you tell me exactly how Mr. Harper is a great threat to my country, the one that actually survived the latest world wide economic crisis under his leadership? the one country that continues to be stable economically and politically and is not being threatened by fundamentalist theocrats wanting to return to the bible for its source of foreign policy? please, we here in canada are waiting for the answer to our political problems to be solved!

 

thanks!

Comment by Sassan K. on September 10, 2011 at 10:00am

Arcus...you didn't touch on Tony Blair..

And thanks James for the reason and rationality in the flood of what often times seems like chaos.

Comment by Arcus on September 10, 2011 at 10:14am

@Sassan: Well.. many of the issues in the ME can be traced back to political maps drawn by British pens in British hands. That aside, I think Blair et al are pretty happy that the US is now the Big Bad Wolf and the whole region seem to have forgotten the Suez blunder.

I don't think allowing the Iranian kleptocracy access to nuclear weapons is a very good idea, though it would probably be worst for Saudi Arabia and Israel. The backlash of another Arab-Persian war would reverberate around the world, especially if it happens around where US troops are stationed. Though lately, I've seen some articles about Pakistan moving their bombs from their eastern border to their south western border. I wonder why.

It could become very interesting very quickly...

Comment by Unseen on September 10, 2011 at 12:56pm

It's not a conspiracy theory like the 9/11 truthers that birth rates among the Muslim populations in Europe exceed the more native populations by a great margin. I'm not against Islam per se but I'm against their attitude toward other cultures. I'd hate to see Germany, France, Spain, or the UK go Muslim and then have the more their "fundies" take over. That segment of the religion can dominate a country even while being a minority through terror, as the Taliban does wherever it is pesent. The Taliban is seldom beloved of the local populations.

 

Extreme Muslims take a dim view of previously existing non-Muslim culture, so what will be the fate of the great art in the museums of Europe under a fundie victory? How will Christians and atheists be treated?

 

These aren't minor concerns and they aren't racist concerns, though they can be part of racist discourse. They are practical concerns.

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