March 04, 2016

Toronto police inspector's article on Paris terror attack doesn’t name Islam

David MenziesMission Specialist

In the most recent issue of Blue Line, a trade magazine for and about law enforcement, there’s a somewhat fascinating back-page column penned by Anil Anand, an inspector with the Toronto Police Service. 

The column, “A salute to our comrades in France” was inspired by the Paris terror attacks.

The author’s right that those attacks were a vulgar assault against a society that cherishes freedom and civilization but I found it disturbing that in that column, I saw a concerted effort to avoid identifying radical Islam.

The inspector wrote of “men of faith” who carry out heinous attacks on innocent people, careful not to single out the particular faith most associated with those who carry out such attacks.

Are we talking Budhists? Rastafarians? Scientologists? You’d never know if this column was your only source of information on the Paris attacks.

Are these men of faith part of the same club associated with jihad, fatwas, Sharia law and the suppression of women? If so, why does Inspector Anand avoid naming it?

It’s just another example of political correctness run amok – showing tolerance and reasonable accommodation to those who are the most intolerant and least accommodating.

It’s weird that as Inspector Anand justifiably rails against the cowardice of terrorists, he displays cowardice himself by self-censoring.

The picture accompanying Anand’s column shows several Parisians holding aloft an illuminated sign stating, “Not Afraid.”, but an Inspector with the Toronto Police Service seems afraid to name names and condemn those who carry out heinous acts of terror.

That kinda makes me afraid – not to mention pessimistic.

How can we address the world’s most pressing security crisis if even the agents of law enforcement in the west lack the courage to identify the root causes of that crisis?

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commented 2016-03-06 03:53:00 -0500
You notice that Marine Le Pen rarely speaks about the Jewish menace in the way her father used to do. In fact he toned down his own rhetoric considerably. Is not naming the Jews just a symptom of political correctness, or might it be a movement toward genuine tolerance?
commented 2016-03-05 17:01:05 -0500
Just another example of jihadi denial. I’ve noticed this coming up more and more. The narrative is that muslims aren’t violent, and therefore anyone who commits an act of violence in the name of Islam is, by definition, not muslim. They have to be mentally deranged, so it’s that derangement and not the faith or culture that’s responsible for the violence. I first heard this when all the islamaplogists were defending that asshole who shot up parliament (that poor, misunderstood boy, he just needed a hug, or a parka, or some kind of mushy feel-good thing). I was blown away at how stupid people can be, and how many of them there are! Therefore, Canada still hasn’t had an act of muslim terrorism on it’s soil, as that poor misunderstood boy was just acting on his mental instabilities and in no way can his actions be blamed on his faith. This, of course, comes after a dedicated effort to just not hear anything about his recording himself just prior to going on his shooting spree in the name of Allah, for injustices(?) committed by Canada overseas. It’s willful stupidity en masse, writ large. The over-riding narrative is that muslims are our friends, and we can’t ever EVER find fault with their faith, culture, or lifestyle so we therefore can’t find fault with their actions either. And the over-riding narrative over all is if conservatives hate it, we like it! These people would rather take their hatred of all things conservative to the grave, along with innocent victims, than make (or be seen to make any effort to make) any kind of consensus with us. And we’re the divisive ones.
commented 2016-03-05 02:15:00 -0500
If there is ever a revolution in Ontario, The OPP and the Toronto Police are well trained to survive as they have learned to retreat in all 4 directions; plus they are also the fastest to run backwards when they see a 1st Nations or a Muslim doing something wrong.
commented 2016-03-04 20:53:11 -0500
I knew something really stunk to high heaven when Trudeau was speaking in a debate referring to Mr. Obama with the greatest of respect as I know the full story of president Obama’s background his relationship with the Muslim brotherhood and the impeachable offenses he has committed, although at that point I hadn’t heard of Trudeau’s conversion to Islam yet, I had heard of his visiting Mosques in Montreal! I should have known there was more to it!
This is starting to look like very serious trouble heading toward Canadian people and I am becoming very concerned and alert, as more and more I am losing faith even in our Police forces across Canada! What is the good of a Police Force that is so afraid of Politically correct that they provide no protection or service toward Canadian citizens’? What the heck are we paying taxes for?
commented 2016-03-04 20:26:27 -0500
They are in Parliament,They are in the Police Force, They are taking over. With Wynne in charge, nothing surprises me, but a Muslim with a Gun is not a good combination.

Can you imagine getting a speeding ticket from a Muslim Cop, “I can write up this ticket, or we can drive to the nearest ally and have a little fun. Argue with me and I will blow your effin head of, Sir”

Canada is going down the drain, fast.
commented 2016-03-04 20:24:56 -0500
I know……. Let’s give this bedwetter a gun and put him in charge of a bunch of union goofs.
commented 2016-03-04 20:01:06 -0500
How typical of Toronto police.
commented 2016-03-04 18:35:52 -0500
I will never trust a police officer now. Thats what his political correctness got him. Its them against us now, got it.
commented 2016-03-04 16:36:46 -0500
Thanks for that ANDREW—- now I know where he’s coming from and where we are going to!
commented 2016-03-04 15:37:18 -0500
Here’s the asshole:

6 years on the job and this loudmouth is spewing about terrorists – Anand reads more like a Wynne “yes boy” than anything else.
commented 2016-03-04 15:37:17 -0500
Even if he isn’t a Muslim, once their skin is brown, they will all stick together. Methinks it’s because they secretly wish they were Anglos.
commented 2016-03-04 15:15:37 -0500
I’d like to know what the background of this author is. After all, the name does not sound as if it is of Anglo Saxon, French, Spanish, Italian, Greek.
Sounds like someone from India.