Toronto, Canada boasts about being the world's most diverse city in the world's most diverse country! "Diversity is our strength!" says Canuck Prime Minister Just In Trudeau, at every opportunity. Canada doesn't have enough Muslims, says his Minister of Refugees and Immigration, himself a Muslim Somali "refugee". "Bring more, bring more!"
Canada is the country whose courts refuse to allow the phrase "illegal immigrants", because (they say), there is nothing illegal about being an immigrant, even if they cross the border at an unauthorized point of entry, in an "irregular manner". (See previous story.) And it's the country whose politicians are incapable of uttering the words "Islamic" and "terrorism" in the same sentence. Which is why none of those words have been used, even in a speculative manner, in connection with an incident which occured just a few minutes ago.
All Toronto police are saying, so far, is that they have arrested a driver -- no identifying details whatever -- after a white van drove along a stretch of sidewalk near a main intersection in north Toronto, striking a number of pedestrians. We have video!
Inspector Knacker initially said 8 to 10 people were hit. An eye-witness said that he saw at least four bodies lying on the ground, covered with orange tarps which would suggest that they were dead. The van was stopped by police and the driver arrested, which would indicate that this was no accident.
Was the driver a Mohammed? What was his motive? Who will be the first to suggest that this just may be an act of terrorism? Stay tuned!
UPDATED at 1350 - Toronto Deputy Police Chief sez 9 dead, 16 injured. Doesn't sound like an accident, does it. But cops and politicos are tight-lipped, even though the perp is in custody. Toronto Mayor John Tory refused to answer questions after his presser. Perhaps he was mindful of M-103 and didn't want to say anything which would smack of Islamophobia.