Platform, Bozos and Rogues.
In the previous entries in this series, I have discussed how the Wildrose Party neglected Edmonton to the detriment of winning northern Alberta seats and how the issue of conscience rights and statements made by one candidate in particular were the deciding factors in the Wildrose loss on election day.
In this entry it is time to examine a few elements of the party’s platform and the how the bozo affect came into play.
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Normally, I am not a joiner. Following the crowd, for the sake of following the crowd, is not my thing. Most of my friends are left leaning in their politics while I lean a little more than a little to the right. So when I heard the chicks were going to start a little bit of a blogging club I chuckled. Well, I am chuckling no more.
@lindork, @Joanna_Farley and @JenBanksYEG and @TamaraStecyk are writing on racism and discrimination. The deadline is fast approaching. I am certain we are going to hear about their experiences of racism, either because one is Jewish, the other is Asian and so on. So I am going to give an opinion of racism and discrimination in this day and age.
My simple question is what drives racism and/or discrimination, and who are the real victims?
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Disclaimer: I have never, and will never judge a person based on the colour of their skin, their religion, or their sexual orientation. This article is to look at the history of a terrorist family, and nothing more. I make no judgements on Muslims, Jews, or Christians. This article is not about religious beliefs, beyond how they have been twisted by one group to the detriment of an entire people. Indeed, before even writing this article I am thinking religion will not enter into the equation.
In 1978 a young Muslim student, practising his religion but with more of a secular bent, emigrates to Canada from Egypt. While studying engineering at the University of Ottawa he joins a student group known as The Muslim Students Association. Just prior to joining this group he had married a Palestinian women. By the time he graduates from the University of Ottawa he is a firm believer in Sharia Law. He has gone from secular to radical in 3-4 short years. Simply stated, his eyes had been opened to the tenets of radical Islam.
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