Some moderate Muslims in Canada are asking for help in preventing their youth from becoming extremists. This is a good sign:
OTTAWA—Canada’s Muslim community is asking for high-level political assistance, including the help of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to weed out extremists who are preying on young people.
“We’re not here to say we don’t have an issue. Of course we have an issue, but we can’t deal with it ourselves,” social worker Shahina Siddiqui, president of the Islamic Social Services Association, told a news conference yesterday.
“We are part of the Canadian society and so we demand that the Canadian society come forward and help us to root out this.”
All the alternatives to a large majority of Muslims helping to end the violence of the extremists are very unpleasant.