No Nation Any Longer An Island of Peace
"Canadian citizens have rights and responsibilities. These come to us from our history, are secured by Canadian law, and reflect our shared traditions, identity, and values."
"In Canada, men and women are equal under the law. Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, 'honour killings', female genital mutilation, forced marriage or other gender-based violence. Those guilty of these crimes are severely punished under Canada’s criminal laws."
- Freedom of conscience and religion;
- Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of speech and of the press;
- Freedom of peaceful assembly; and
- Freedom of association.
Discover Canada -- Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
The citizenship guide that all newcomers to Canada through immigration and the refugee intake program are given to study, obviously takes the position that having read this outline of what it means to be Canadian and adapting to the values, the social culture and the law, nothing further needs to be done to ensure that the lesson is deeply imbibed, respected and followed in an effort to assimilate. Having been introduced to the theory and the expectation, there is no measure of follow-up.
When immigration authorities interview those expressing an interest in emigrating from their home countries to Canada, an effort is certainly made, admittedly on a superficial level, given time constraints, to determine how well applicants would appear to present as to their ability to 'fit in'. In the same token it is not quite possible in a brief interview to delve deep into the belief system and character of another person.
How then to determine whether that person has a tendency toward violence, harbours ill intentions, is misogynistic and inclined to indolence so as to be a burden on the welfare system? Much less whether the women he claims are his wife, his wife's sister, his own sister are not his multiple wives? It is true that medical tests take place and those who will be a further burden on Canada's universal health care system will be omitted. How to test for mental illness?
A recent poll asked Canadians a number of questions to attempt to determine the public pulse on universal Canadian attitudes toward immigration and the intake of refugees. Canada annually accepts roughly a quarter-million applicants for immigration. Of those polled, 78 percent felt immigration produces a better Canada, alternately makes little difference, while 83 percent felt we can enhance our own culture with adding those of others, and 79 percent felt that Canadian immigration figures are fine.
However, the CROP poll of Canadian attitudes toward immigration also found that 74 percent of respondents are in support of implementing "a test of values to identify (potential immigrants) who harbour 'anti-Canadian' values". Canadians are satisfied with the acceptance of a large number of people from other countries wishing to become Canadian residents and ultimately citizens in a country where freedoms are present that are absent in their countries of origin, since Canada has always been recognized as a nation of immigrants.
But a nation, nonetheless, with its own broad culture and system of values and laws upholding those values. In the last few decades the introduction of militant, fundamentalist Islamism, focused on traditional Islamist jihad where non-Muslim countries are seen as per the Koran as 'countries of war' while Muslim countries are 'countries where peace reigns', reflects the Islamist concept that any country and its people who refuse to surrender to Islam is at war with Islam, and Islam is pleased to return the compliment.
Canadian immigration authorities make an effort to allow into the country those deemed to be assimilable. In the past that was never a problem; by the second and third generation those entering and living in the country and obtaining citizenship were no different in their orientation and values than those Canadians considering themselves indigenous; not the real indigenous First Nations peoples, but those born generation after generation in Canada.
Within the Canadian Muslim population, more than any other previous wave of immigrants, cultural, ethnic and religious divisions of adversity have arrived into Canada. Moreover, Canadian-born Muslims representing a second and third generation have subscribed in small pockets to Islamist jihad, some becoming actively engaged in terrorism activities both within Canada and abroad. Little wonder that Canadians have become alert to the importation of adherences dangerous to the public weal.
Now that a surging refugee tide out of the Middle East, South-East Asia, North and Central Africa has descended on Europe and begun trickling through to North America, an added dilemma raises the prospect of infiltration by malign forces whose barbaric violence and propensity for bloody atrocities has riveted world attention on Islam. Canada is not immune to those forces infiltrating, and has experienced the fact that supporters and factions of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, two acknowledged terrorist groups, have made inroads in the country as they have elsewhere.
Now, the top countries of alleged persecution with refugee claims on the steady rise, are Syria, Pakistan and Iraq, into Canada. All of which countries are infamous, among others in the Middle East, for their proliferation of terrorist Islamist groups. All of them harbouring vicious ill-will against the West, and faithful to Islam's sacred scriptures calling upon the faithful to remember their duty to Islam, in engaging in jihad.