Canadian police arrested 17 people on charges conspiring to commit terrorism acts in Canada.
But American politicians are not happy, wanting to tighten the border and saying that Canada is refuge for Islamic terrorists. The suspects were born in Canada, they were alledgedly inspired by Al Qaida. New York Rep. Peter King warned Americans to be concerned about Canada because its lax immigration policy had allowed the country to become a haven to a ''disproportionate'' number of al-Qaida members.
Such comments are inaccurate and an attack on Canada's immigration policies. Americans should be reminded that the terrorists that planned 9/11 were Americans and were inspired by Al Qaida.