It’s clear from the reaction on Twitter that the debate we have in the West, whether Jihadism is the essence of Islam, or an aberration of a few extremists, is mirrored in the Arab world.
@ALE2756 clearly takes the latter view,
while @mazennino thinks Canada deserved what it got.
@NouredineHicham had a unique take, also unsympathetic to the Canadians:
@MarcoDentoo seemed to be on the fence; perhaps that’s why he used the hashtag #Islamic_Schizophrenia
@ElsayedWalid shares my own sympathy for the victim, and sadness at the effect this will have on the Canadian Nation.
Michael Isenberg is the author of Full Asylum, a novel about politics, freedom, and hospital gowns. Check it out on Amazon.com