Before even showing SDAMatt2’s video from Thursday’s episode of ‘The Michael Coren Show,’ here is a clip from BlackAndRight with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asking Bill Maher about a comment he made on his HBO show, ‘Real Time with Bill Maher.’
This is one of the few times I will agree with Maher. Like him, I do believe that fundamentalist Islam is a threat to Western society as it holds beliefs contrary to ours on various issues like freedom of speech and women’s rights. Is it Islamophobic to hold such views, to believe that there are Muslims leaders who preach Islamic supremacism? Not according to Tarek Fatah, who points to imams in Toronto, specifically Said Rageah, as proof of this.
I think it is pretty clear that there is a reason to be concerned. Both staunch liberals like Maher and moderate Muslims like Tarek think that Islamic fundamentalism is a threat to Western society. I do believe that action should be taken against those who preach Islamic supremacism from behind the veil of religious freedoms. Like Tarek said, deny these mosques charitable status if they preach the destruction of our society. Freedom of religion shouldn’t give someone the freedom to preach hate, to call for civil strife, nor to advocate for the destruction of our way of life.
This isn’t a political issue, it is a common sense one, and it is about time we as Canadian started using our own common sense when it comes to dealing with fundamentalist Islam… Frustrating…