Canada’s “Public” War On ISIS

Canada’s “Public” War On ISIS

By N Oji Mzilikazi

November 22, 2014

It is one thing for Canada to join the “Coalition of the Willing” to combat the threat of ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (also known as ISIL), and another to boast of its exploits.

Far from impressing Canadians as to the contribution and “greatness” of the Canadian military, exposing its military operations could only fuel animosity among sympathisers of ISIS and further encourage Canadian recruitment to ISIS.

Didn’t anyone in Stephen Harper’s Conservative government or the Canadian military read Al Qur’an, Sura II: 190 – 193 that scripturally bless Jihad — justifies Jihad in defence?

“Fight in the cause of God, those who fight you” — it commands, and that positions the aggrieved to be an unrelenting enemy and to pursue blowback at home. Especially, considering that an official war against ISIS has not been declared.

The Canadian military ought to just do their thing and be quiet about it — until…

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