Musings —03.15.2016 08:30 AM—
TORONTO – A brazen knife attack that sent two Canadian soldiers to hospital was disturbing enough, but police sources say it was the attacker uttering the word “Allah” that prompted Toronto Police to call in terror experts.
Chief Mark Saunders told reporters outside of the federal building at 4900 Yonge St., north of Sheppard Ave., Monday that the male suspect used “certain comments” that were as concerning as the violent attack.
Ironically, the elder Trudeau was pretty good on this terrorist stuff. He didn’t screw around.
The son – as we saw have seen for years, now – finds it challenging. My sense is that he fundamentally believes that the usual response to terror – the one, ironically again, favoured by his own father – isn’t the right one. He may be right about that, but public opinion is not on his side.
Anyway. We are all grateful that the injured soldiers will be okay.
We would also be grateful, equally, for a government response on terror that is clear and coherent.
Like we always got from Pierre Trudeau.
UPDATE: And here is the accused. So, has anyone questioned the Prime Minister yet? There’s not much he can say, of course, but I suspect the Canadian Armed Forces personnel – who take their orders from him – would like to hear from him.
UPDATED AGAIN: Trudeau responds, here. Good. Would be no different with Harper.