Saturday, 8 September 2012

Jihad or liberty? The world faces Canada's choice

Israeli jurist Tzachi Hanegbi predicts the next 50 days will be "the most fateful in Israel’s history". That’s saying quite something. Canada’s expulsion of Iran’s diplomats (and recall of its own from Iran) is surely not unrelated.

Canada and Iran have had a tense history since Canadian-Iranian photographer Zahra Kazemi imprisoned in Iran in 2003. Even before, during Khomeini’s revolution in 1980, Canadian diplomats helped their US counterparts escape.

This is surely crucial to understanding why Canada has cut relations now. As humanitarian as their 1980 action was, it displayed a grasp of Realpolitik, in that Canada’s future depends far more on its powerful southern neighbour than a despotic middle-eastern country bristling with extremists.

Not that there aren’t extremists in Canada right now, thanks to its illiberally liberal human-rights infrastructure. Which is another reason for the parting of the ways – as Ezra Levant explains on Sun TV, politicians don’t want Iranian "diplomats" activating internal extremists who would undoubtedly export even more Jihad southwards.

Iran’s nuclear ambitions became public knowledge in 2005. Since then the West has used diplomatic pressure to try to manage the situation, in what amounts to the sort of policy of appeasement that gave Hitler’s military machine time to become strong enough to occupy its southern and eastern neighbours.

Should Israel fall, God forbid, it is negligent to assume that Iran would stop there and not use the Bomb as a means of prosecuting Jihad.

Personally, I don’t believe Israel will fall. Regardless of how you view Biblical promises regarding Israel, all you need to find out that the State of Israel’s would-be conquerors have a history of losing is an impartial history book. Other countries now need to face the question of where their loyalties lie – Iran, despotism and Jihad; or Israel, democracy and liberty.

Gerry Dorrian
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