Terrorism: Facing Reality

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When do we face Reality?

When do we face Reality?

"Alice, let us cut to the chase and start  facing reality soon.  Reality you say?  What's that? ....er...the reality we're going to have to face, preferably sooner than later? Get it? "

No, apparently some people do not get it.  Somehow it appears that politicians do not. Perhaps they live in a rabbit-hole or magic parallel universe where facing reality is politically-incorrect, distasteful, does not garner enough votes, or is not trendy enough.  Canadians see a recent terrorist attack as being a bit more than just troubling as Prime Minister Stephen Harper called it. The questionable response of ''politicians" in the Canadian House of Commons        ( --yes, that would the forum of leaders ) came yesterday when told that two Canadian soldiers in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, had been run over in a hit-and-run      — with a car driven by a known  Islamic convert; a known, radicalized fanatic.   Yes, you got it right. Attempted murder of Canadian soldiers by a 25-year-old radicalized Islamic fanatic who is (was) a known extremist.  Dear reader, read that twice. Do you, too, find that 'troubling' ? One of the soldiers has since died, the other remains in critical condition. After a 4 km police chase, the perpetrator  named Martin Rouleau  a.k.a. Ahmad LeConverti (  Ahmad the Converted ) who had " converted" to Islam  a year ago, tried to evade police and  rolled his car.  He was subsequently shot and killed.  A knife was involved. What was the "suspect"  intending to do, behead his victims also?  That barbaric concept too, is a little more than "Troubling". NDP opposition leader Tom Mulcair criticized Harper for even commenting. How helpful. Make some political points. After all, the upcoming election is a year away.... I digress. Well, okay, let's just all be 'politically-correct'  and not comment on that at all,  since Mr. Mulcair wants to be politically-correct, as he scolded,  "Let the police do their job, and then we'll know whether we're dealing with the type of situation they've described" Really. Well, Alice,  let's just get ourselves over to Timmy's and wait in line for a coffee and two muffins,  and then we'll  hop down the nearest rabbit-hole with the Mad Hatter,  and  be politically-correct first, before anyone is allowed to think,  make a comment, raise an ISIL  flag, or call Ahmad the known Jihadi  what he was, a terrorist who has now killed, and has been killed,  in Canada's first terrorist attack. "Troubling affair, is it not? " Yes, it is. Time to turn on the lights in the rabbit-hole,  stir the coffee, drop the muffins  and do the math, isn't it, Alice? Sometimes,  Alice,   2+2 = 4,  and yes, it may be  "troubling" —but it also happens to be fact. Canadians must soon begin facing reality —and also, are apparently due for a reduction in "political correctness".   # Is that Incoming I hear?FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

About Raymond Alexander Kukkee

A published author and freelance writing professional, Raymond lives and writes in Northwestern Ontario.
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2 Responses to Terrorism: Facing Reality

  1. The fallen Canadian soldier is an incident that is so horrific and saddening… Thank you for reminding us Raymond about priorities and how off-track much of the world has gotten. I think Alice’s head would be pounding (she’d have a big headache) if she was around today!

    • Hi Christyb, the Ottawa incident is another of the same–for which we should have been more prepared. Radicalized converts fully intending on pushing the agenda of ISIL or other fanatic elements from around the globe are out there, and there are still some 90 known individuals….. Priorities must be established and soon –the second incident simply confirms that requirement. Poor Alice. “:) Thanks for commenting, Christyb. ~R

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