Israeli ambassador warns of Muslim threat

OTTAWA — Israel’s ambassador says he is concerned that the growing number of Muslim Canadians might cause a shift in this country’s Middle East policy. Alan Baker said Muslim communities have had an impact on the foreign policies of such countries as France, and he is concerned Canada might follow.

“The question is, how do you treat the results of this fact? Do you expect from these greater numbers that they will absorb themselves into Canadian society as Canadians or that they’ll try to push Canadians to adopt their own values and principles? And this is the gist of the problem,” Mr. Baker said in an interview.

Globe and Mail, 8 May 2008