There was a meeting held in May between dozens of Canadian Muslim leaders and Canadian Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan.
This is how a McClellan spokesman Alex Swann described the meeting:
We feel it was constructive, positive.Here is how the meetings arranger, Adam Esse, described it:
If you talk, you remove a lot of misconceptions, a lot of misunderstandings.Here is what Aly Hindy, the head of Scarborough's Salaheddin Islamic Centre, says he told Minister McClellan:
If you try to cross the line I can't guarantee what is going to happen.Later, he said in a interview that police came to him and said "This is a kind of a threat." His response:
Our young people, we can't control.
... our women are the most valuable thing to us.
...for a Muslim, honour is more important than his life.
But it's for the good of this country.In a flyer that Hindy is distributing to mosques, he states:
And they said, "Do you know some of the names of those people you expect to cause some problems?"
And I said, "You just open the telephone directory."
We believe CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service ) should stop terrorizing us.Minister McClellan's post 7/7 advice for the Canadian people:
CSIS is powerless. CSIS has no authority over you.
If CSIS agents come to your door, do not open [it] for them.
Canadians must become "psychologically prepared" for such an attack.Ace of Spades HQ likewise recognizes terrorist threats as "good for the country." (Another link I botched. Sorry Ace, although it was only posted for 4 hours, far less than my unilaterally imposed 24 hr. grace period.)