Tarek Fatah (Read the whole thing):
When Ottawa decided to expel the representatives of the Ayatollahs from Canada, I thought most Iranian-Canadians would burst out in joy and celebrate the ultimate insult to their enemy.
I was wrong.
Some did rejoice, like the brave Homa Arjomand who led the fight against Sharia Law in Canada, but too many prominent Iranian-Canadians criticized Canada for taking on Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Even Iranian-Canadian broadcaster Jian Gomeshi questioned Ottawa’s decision.
Some have said they would not be able to go on family vacations while others suggested Prime Minister Stephen Harper had become a sidekick of Israel. Few voiced their opinions as Canadians; almost all spoke as if they were first and foremost Iranian.
It seems 30 years of Iranian brutality has paralleled 30 years of Canadian multiculturalism. A policy that asks newcomers to resist assimilating into Canada while encouraging them to cling to their “tribe.”