Quite simply, the Conservatives have decided that she is a useful weapon in their re-election campaign. By scapegoating her while introducing their much-criticized new anti-terrorism bill, they hope to convince frightened voters that the Conservatives are their best hope against dangers of all kinds. But in doing so, they are instead actually jeopardizing the country's security. Stephen Harper and his minions are actually subverting the work of our security forces by alienating much of the Muslim community.
When it becomes about winning, not accomplishing - or uniting - everyone loses.
Altruism is selfishness that plans ahead.
When you refuse to recognize this - when you see yourself as "history's actors" - you aren't exercising power, you're neglecting the birthright of all humanity.