Friday the 13th is “Jihad Day” in post-modern Canada.

by Brad Salzberg

October 13, 2023

Commenting on the state of society, former Conservative PM Brian Mulroney offered a salient observation: “Canadians are a moderate people,” or something very close to this.

For a majority of citizens this is largely the case. The “middle ground” is an aesthetic which applied to our society for at least a century. Apart from a run of terror-like behaviour in Quebec during the late 1960’s, ours has been a relatively peaceful nation.

Once upon a time, political fanaticism had little room for public expression. Radicalism was a problem found in foreign nations. Fundamentalist religion of any variety played a minor part in society.

Fast-forward to the present-day, and media consumers are privy to gems like this:

“Militant group Hamas has called on Muslims all around the world to stage a “Day of Jihad” on Friday, October 13th, 2023.”

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