Video: Bare-chested Shi’ite self-flagellation reaches the streets of Toronto


For many years now, a medieval ritual is being enacted by Muslims on the streets of Canada to mourn the murder 1,400 years ago of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussain Ibn Ali in the Iraqi city of Karbala. Why couldn't John Tory or Jennifer Keesmat say the obvious and call a barbaric practice as 'barbaric'? The only candidate who did address the issue was Faith Goldy who has been portrayed as a pariah by much of the media elites and the political class.

The answer is the fear of offending Islam, a fear that has reached phobic levels.