There is a group of people in Canada who think that the way to deal with ISIS is to be nice to them or at the harshest, to ignore them. They believe to do anything but that is "Islamophobic."
The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) is committing a genocide of Yazidis and Christians. They are murdering men through slow, horrific forms of torture, and keeping captured women as sex slaves, subjecting them to more brutal abuse than was inflicted on captured Korean "comfort women" Imperial Japanese troops used to fill their brothels during the Second World War.
The leader of ISIS is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a Sunni cleric who holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Baghdad, and his group's goal is to impose a caliphate where Islamic Sharia is the legal system. It is from passages in the Koran which sanction the taking of women as slaves and the killing of infidels and apostates by which ISIS assumes its license to conduct its campaigns of conquest and extermination.
Most Muslims living in western countries and many in Muslim-majority countries eschew ISIS' interpretation of the Koran. But it is undeniable that Islam and the Koran form the basis of ISIS' inspiration. Egged on by Islamic clerics with promises of eternal paradise for "martyrs," thousands of Muslim men and a surprising number of women have flocked to swell the Islamic State's ranks and are willing to give their lives for its goals. In fact, there are numerous reports that there are lengthy waiting lists to become a suicide bomber for ISIS, since the supply of aspirant martyrs exceeds their ordinance and target opportunities.
History has repeatedly taught us that people who are not only willing, but are genuinely anxious to die for a vicious cause that seeks to dominate and impose itself on any person or place it encounters are not going to respond to negotiations or appeals to reason and tolerance. Over and over, history has taught us that the only way to cease the violence and blood lust of national ideologies like Nazism, Imperial Japan's ambitions, ancient Carthage's thirst for power, and that of ISIS, is to use force to neutralize their ability to commit aggression and atrocities.
However, being incapable of learning history's lessons is one of the distinguishing characteristics of radical leftist groups like The Toronto Coalition to Stop the War.
A sensible observer could come to the conclusion that military force against ISIS is the only way of containing their depraved campaign of terror and saving the lives of more Christians, Yazidis, Kurds, and Muslims who don't wish to prostrate to ISIS's extreme version of Islam, But the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War wants all Canadian troops abroad brought home and considers the use of force to contain ISIS as "Islamophobia." Fighting ISIS may indeed be Islamophobic if ISIS represents the true version of Islam, as the Islamic State claims.
But for the rest of us, the fight against ISIS is a campaign to save lives and stop an ongoing genocide.
On Saturday, the Toronto Coalition Against The War plans to demonstrate outside Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland's office with their imbecilic message that is a gift to ISIS' supporters.
The late Christopher Hitchens famously chided the media covering such groups, writing: "It is really a disgrace that the liberal press refers to such enemies of liberalism as "antiwar" when in reality they are straight-out pro-war, but on the other side." If you see coverage of this demonstration in the mainstream media that presents the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War as a "peace" group, it's not only an indictment of the media's stupidity, but their complicity in the enslavement and murder of thousands of innocents.
UPDATE (20/3/2016): UndercoverKitty went to the protest and took some photos. You can check out the Kitty's report HERE. As you'll see, the protesters were made up of a group of people who...what's the polite way of saying this?.. may have come to their political views as a result of birth defects, or having been dropped on the head as infants...?