Canadians have been too politically correct. We hold "interfaith meetings" to make us feel better. But interfaith meeting between rabbis, imams, ministers and priests are about faith. And this isn't a matter of faith; it's a matter of politics.We're so goshdarned nice--and so flat out stupid.
For instance, read what the intellectual and spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheik Qaradawi has to say about interfaith dialogue. He cites Egyptian Islamic theologian Youssef Qaradawi to the effect that "We only carry out dialogue with [Christians] in order to find common grounds that serve as a basis for further action." Qaradawi mentions four of these "further actions":
1. Improving the image of Islam;
2. Converting Christians;
3. Rallying Christians against Israel;
4. Discouraging Christian leaders from supporting fellow Christians involved in conflict with Muslims. (Qaradawi specifically mentioned Sudan and the Philippines.)
This is from the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that is poised to seize power in Egypt following the "Arab Spring." Another wasted opportunity for democracy.
Back in Canada, our political leaders meet with "representatives" from the Islamist community who openly support Shariah law, and practise gender apartheid in their mosques (and now in our public schools).
Update: The interfaithy sheikh is laughing at you, credulous samosa-eaters.