Al Qaeda Blames Canada

The National Post, which is Canada's answer to The Washington Times, claims that "an al-Qaeda strategist" has threatened Canada to remove its troops from Afghanistan or face a terrorist attack. Remarkably, this story appears on the same day that mass rallies were held across Canada demanding the withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan.

The story is written by Stewart Bell, who peddles this crap for a living. Bell writes,

"The threat, attributed to a member of the al-Qaeda information and strategy committee, condemns Prime Minister Stephen Harper for refusing to pull out of Afghanistan.

It also refers to Canada's "fanatic adherence to Christianity" as well as its purported attempts to "damage the Muslims" and its support for the "Christian Crusade" against al-Qaeda."

Canada's fanatic adherence to Christianity? You've got the wrong country, dude: only 21% of the country attends church on a regular basis.

Bell attributes this alleged threat from al-Qaeda to the SITE Institute, a US non-profit.

Of course, in the world of conservative crazy that The National Post speaks to, if al-Qaeda is opposed to Prime Minister Harper, Prime Minister Harper must be doing something right! Lest you reasonable people out there think this story is intended to deter Canadians from supporting the NATO mission, it is not. This story is intended to convince conservatives and similarly delusional individuals that Canada is under siege by people who "hate our freedoms," and that instead of withdrawing from Afghanistan, Canada should bolster its opposition to these evildoers.