Tarek Fatah: "Why this socialist will vote for Harper" HT :TorontoStar.
For the past 50 years, my inner socialist has been my moral compass. It has guided me in politics and in my writing.From the first time I voted in Pakistan’s only truly free election in 1970, to the 2011 Canadian election, I have always backed the left.
I am drawn to Justin Trudeau’s Liberal plan in this election to invest in the country and to have the courage to admit the government will run deficits for three years.
I support Tom Mulcair’s NDP plan of offering working parents subsidized, $15-a-day daycare, as well as targeting a federal minimum wage of $15-per-hour.But this Monday, my tradition will be broken.
It’s not because I have drifted away from my social-democratic ideals or principles.
It’s because many Muslims like me, who are on the left in Canada, have been betrayed by our political leaders who have embraced Islamists to woo the so-called Muslim vote bank in urban centres.
For me, the only Canadian politician who has raised the alarm about Islamism in Canada and abroad, and the danger it poses to our future, is Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.
So even if some of the crops he wants to plant would not be my choices, I am glad he at least wants to insure the farm and the family survive.
Trudeau and Mulcair have dismissed the idea there is any threat to Canada from ISIS or Islamism.
Meanwhile anti-Islamist Muslims like me have been insulted as “Uncle Toms,” at the receiving end of unspeakable vitriol.
And it does not end there.
Today the Liberals and NDP not only say “fighting ISIS is not our problem,” they passionately defend the most vulgar manifestation of medieval misogyny, the niqab.
It’s as if Lady Liberty in Eugene Delacroix’s famous 1830 painting is no longer bare-breasted, but wearing the niqab.
Nearly 200 years later, Canada’s left is not merely betraying Lady Liberty, but the principle of equality itself. Hmmm.....HEAR ! HEAR ! Read the full story here.
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