I've never been a big fan of Michael Coren. Actually, to a point, I think he's an utter asshole. But his recent comments on the shooting and bombings in Norway puts the man in a class of his own:
Tragic irony. The teenagers at the socialist youth camp on the Norwegian island who were victims of terror had just demanded that Israel remove the separation fence – the wall – that has saved any number of innocent, Jewish children from Islamic terror gangs. They also condemned Israel for, well, pretty much everything, and showed no empathy at all for Jewish suffering, and the experience of living with terrorism for more than sixty years. So sad, but so typical.What the real "tragedy" here is how utterly pathetic Coren is to even insinuate such a thing, let alone be allowed to publish it online, or anywhere for that matter.
Sure, every person is entitled to their opinion, no matter how block-headed that opinion is. I've got no beef with that. But Coren, who has a regularly aired TV show and writes for several groups, has to be held to a higher standard and regard than your run-of-the-mill fanatic, for which he seems to be miming on Canoe.ca. This guy has influence, and for him to put out such a line, an idea, is not only irresponsible on his part, but on the part of those editors that have yet to ask or forced him to take it down.
If there is anyone out there that deserves a good bout of censorship and protest, it's Coren. I for one plan on writing to the editors to point out how egregious his offense is, and how pathetic someone has to be to end up blaming the young victims of a mass shooting by an
I hope others follow suite.