Monday, June 12, 2006

Canada and the Problem with Losing Perspective

"The GTA's alleged Islamist terror plot marks a turning point for this country. Even though nothing happened, it creates the fear that, maybe, something could happen. It changes the way we see things", writes Thomas Walkom in a compelling article in today's Toronto Star.

Walkom writes that this is not the first time Canada has dealt with terror: he mentions the Air India bombing and the FLQ 'crisis' and Canada's War Measures Act. As for our paranoia and fear, well that has happened before too, during the post-war spy trials which "set Canada's Cold War mood." So the big scare was on. Except in 1946, the bogeymen were Reds, not Muslims.

Read Thomas Walkom's Toronto Star article here.

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