The Corner

MILITANT ISLAMIST BOMB PLOT FOILED IN ONTARIO

But, as Roger L. Simon has noted, you have to read this New York Times story pretty carefully to figure out that’s what happened.

In the 7th paragraph, readers are reassured that the suspects “represent the broad strata of our society … Some are students, some are employed, some are unemployed.”

Finally, in the 8th paragraph, an official mentions that those arrested “appear to have become adherents of a violent ideology inspired by Al Qaeda.” That official, however, “said that there was no evidence of links between the two groups.”

The article also notes that Canadian intelligence “has bee criticized for unfairly and improperly singling out Canadian Muslims.

Clifford D. May — Clifford D. May is an American journalist and editor. He is the president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative policy institute created shortly after the 9/11 attacks, ...

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