What killed six men and wounded 19 more at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday night? I know this: The answer isn't "Twitter."
That’s not logically, physically, morally or legally possible.
And yet, 45-year-old Anthony Padula of Montreal was arrested.
Padula, who is pro-Muslim, got into an online argument with a guy who brought up sharia law and other Islamic practices.
So, in a weird attempt at reverse psychology, Padula replied:
I need u to tell me how do we stop sharia law, before it hits US shores? I can only think of killing innocent muslims while praying, you?
He’s mocking and caricaturing the Muslim critic’s point of view.
But police charged him with uttering threats, and public incitement of hatred against an identifiable group.
And as I showed you earlier, there are now 55 police in Quebec combing through Facebook and Twitter looking for mean words.
There's more to come, too:
Quebec City has the most conservative talk radio shows in Canada. They’re also hilarious, and they're one reason why Quebec City’s political culture is conservative.
So Liberal politicians, the CBC and Muslim extremists have decided these shows need to be “cleaned up.”
Just like Twitter and Facebook.
That’s what the Arabic word haram means — "unclean."
If you’re a Quebecker who doesn’t want to be silenced about radical Islam, you’ll need a cleaning — and maybe a visit by the police...
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