Canada, Playing Nice Doesn't Work
Canada had hoped that being perceived as a friend to Islam, they'd be left alone and not face a terrorist attack. Well, Canada has learned that trying to ignore or placate evil doesn't immune you from it. Canada is a fine example of how trying to be "nice" and making sure one doesn't do or say anything to offend Islam just isn't going to work.
The problem is that the elitist, left view of appeasement and political correctness makes it impossible to criticize any perceived minority even if they clearly violate laws, traditional mores, and values that are critical to Western civilization. Muslim extremists are not be held responsible for their evil and those who dare to criticize Muslims are declared racist. If we don't have the courage to stand up and declare that the extremist Muslim is wrong and evil, we are going to lose values inherent in our civilization. Already, Europeans are losing the freedom of speech(thought and inquiry) and expression (art and music), and the freedom of religion(to change religions or profess no religion). It's time to tell the elitist intelligentsia to go stuff it.