The manner in which crime and punishment have played out in two recent Canadian news items have me feeling like a stranger in a strange land.
Omar Khdar goes to war for al-Qaeda, tosses a hand grenade killing Christopher Speer and partially blinding Layne Morris. His “punishment” is a cheque for $10.5M plus a grovelling apology from the drama teacher currently playing the role of Prime Minister.
Contrast that to what happened to Toronto security guard Anthony James Kiss who when driving home one evening spotted a woman screaming as she ran for her life while a knife-wielding man quickly gained on her.
Kiss literally had a split-second to act and chose to place his car between the screaming woman and her assailant but in doing so, he collided with the man who died at the scene.
Watch as I fill in more details and look at the inherent dichotomy regarding the Khdar and Kiss sagas.
Our world is full of heroes and zeroes but how is it that a murderous Islamist terrorist receives an 8-figure cheque and an apology from the federal government because his rights were allegedly violated.
Meanwhile, a Good Samaritan potentially faces jail time because he had the audacity to get involved and save an innocent woman.
Yeah… I don’t get it either.