Canada: City councillor apologizes, resigns after saying “it’s normal to be scared” of Muslims
Instead of quitting, Natalie Lemieux should have stood for truth and offered a more detailed and comprehensive explanation. She also should have been given a full chance to explain why she said what she did, and her opponents should also be given the chance to refute her. Her opponents, as is so often the case, would be stumped if they tried to refute her statement on factual grounds. But such dialogue and discussion has been all but removed from the public square out of fear of Muslims, the fear to offend them.