Articles written by: Diane Weber Bederman

Drones: The West’s Best Ethical Response to Terrorism

But if it weren’t drones, history tells us it would be something else. Terrorism in the name of Allah has been a military tactic for at least 250 years. Americans, Jefferson and Adams dealt with Muslim terrorism in 1786-the Barbary pirates. They were told the right to kill non-Muslims “was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in the Koran…and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

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The Case of the Alternative Facts

March 4th there were two articles in the Globe and Mail that caught my eye. I contacted the public editor to share my concerns about what I call Alternative Facts bordering on Fake News. This happens when journalists cherry-pick facts or make them up. My favourite...

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Gagging on Islamophobic Motions

Can you imagine what would happen in our government-from local to federal-if there were Christian houses of worship across Canada calling for the murder of Jews? Now that you have imagined it, why are you not appalled by the lack of response from Mayor John Tory,...

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What values do we need to stop riots?

In 2016 David Brooks  wrote in the New York Times about the millennials’ turn to community and away from autonomy. There is a possibility, he wrote, that “our culture is built on some fundamental error about what makes people happy.” He was taken by the words of...

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Abortion-Torn limb from limb

A kangaroo “incubates” the fetus outside the body in her pouch for four months to a year depending on the type of kangaroo. I suggest that those in favour of abortion, on demand, any time, unfettered, take that “baby” out of the mother’s pouch and twist the head off. Or take scissors and cut the baby into pieces. That’s an abortion. How many of you would do that to a baby kangaroo?

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