To let fear be my decision-maker, would be the day i would rather hide my own face in a burkha. I live in a naval seaport, 2nd only to Norfolk, VA, on the eastern seaboard. That is, for NATO fleet ops, and military personnel .. that's no secret.
But no one here is going to let the media frenzy whip us into a state of cowardice in which we refuse help to those who need it now. It's not the 1930s - the information highway demands our acknowledgement of the reality and urgency of the situation. We live beside, and work with, many people from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iran, and most Arab lands, and I will not see their brothers/sisters/cousins et al suffer without extending a helping hand. I for one am happy to be Canadian on this day in history.
Instead of contributing to the war machine, we are helping refugees and focussing our troops on training. So be it. Let us reclaim our Canadian values, and reject the cultural imperialism that threatens to wipe us from the world map. Vive le difference!