Dear Mr. O'Malley, or may I call you Peter?
Thank you for your letter and your highly perspicacious questions. You write:
"Harper has now decided that Canada must play an important role in the centuries-long Shia-Sunni war within Islam. Well okay, but I'm unclear which side we're on. I think we're now Shias, right?
"Fact is, Canadians need to know the answer here, because under the new laws, if we promote support for the wrong warring Islamic sect, we could be subject to life in prison.
"Perhaps you could explain exactly why the sect we support is terrific, and why the sect we oppose should die."