Canada will burn (,) praise Allah.” Five words defacing a Toronto War Memorial on Remembrance Day, sent shock waves through the country. Memorials to our war dead have been vandalized before, but by petty thieves stealing metal plaques. This, however, was the first time hostility towards Canada was demonstrated, albeit with an Islamic angle.
Like most Muslim Canadians, I cringed at the implications of this act. How much more will the ordinary Canuck take before, as the Quebecois put it, they reach “le point de bascule.”