All this arose from Garth's post, "In the Mosque", where he recounted his somewhat uncomfortable visit with members of the Muslim community in his riding.
In the comments section of his blog, Garth makes the following statement:
I believe the authorities were 100% correct in what they did, but there’s also a very good chance many of these young ‘terrorists’ were less dangerous than the punk street racers who have actually already taken lives.
Garth was obviously trying to say that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but the undertone is to minimize the seriousness of the allegations. Street racing and terrorism are not on the same level of concern at all. By Garth's logic, we should wait until Canadians are actually killed, and suspects are tried, sentenced and convicted before we get on our collective high horse, if I understand him correctly.
Sorry Garth. You lost me on that one. I have defended you before in this blog, but this time you are seriously out to lunch, on this issue and others.
BTW, great post at Dissonance And Disrespect on this topic.