How do we make the world safer?

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Is­lamic ter­ror­ism

In 2016, alone, Is­lamic at­tacks in the fol­low­ing coun­tries re­sulted in over 3,000 dead and in­jured, many of them com­pas­sion­ate and lov­ing Mus­lims: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bel­gium, Burk­ina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, France, In­dia, In­done­sia, Iraq, Is­rael, Jor­dan, Libya, Nige­ria, Pak­istan, So­ma­lia, Turkey, United States and Ye­men. The lo­ca­tions at which Is­lamic ter­ror­ist at­tacks were per­pe­trated in­clude: air­planes, buses, malls, night­clubs, restau­rants, the­atres and trains.

To turn our backs on th­ese facts to rely on cur­rent checks and bal­ances is un­wise. Pro­fil­ing is un­doubt­edly re­quired; how­ever, the ques­tion is, how do we fight Is­lamic ter­ror­ism with­out bring­ing hard­ship to Mus­lim friends and fam­ily? How do we make the world safer for ev­ery­one, Mus­lim and non-Mus­lim alike? Michael Feld­man, Dun­das

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