More Terror Outfits may get inspiration from Canada LTTE rallies.
Remember the Bush “shoegate”? That inspired a rain of "flying foot wares" all over the world - of various sizes and types - hurled at many politicians.
The organized LTTE supporters invasion of the streets of Canada and Other Western countries have the potential to become the source of inspiration to other Terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda. LTTE , a banned terrorist organization in many countries for getting into activities like drug trafficking, money laundering, use of child soldiers, suicide bombing and collection of extortion money from expat Tamils, could effectively and frequently paralyze the normal life in many cities of Canada, Australia and some other European countries. Many of the so called "protesters" were publicly carrying their "flags" , displaying the photos of LTTE terrorist leader Prabhakaran and were distributing LTTE supporting literature .The response from the law and order officials to these terrorist activities - at the best - was "lukewarm" or with "kid gloves".
We should not get surprised if other terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or Taliban organize similar "operations" in the West to have the political leverage they were lacking now and to get a "democratic" face to their terrorism.
After all it is from LTTE the other terrorist organizations learned the innovative idea of suicide west and belt bombs.
To the astonishment of many, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been allowed to flex their muscles in Ottawa, the heart of Canada's democracy. Citizens must understand the disturbing implications of this, and the pressing need to resolve resulting issues.
The LTTE -- the Tamil Tigers -- is a terrorist group that is banned under Canadian law. The organization claims to represent ethnic Tamils in the latter's struggle for dignity and autonomy in largely Sinhalese Sri Lanka. Tamils were for decades second-class citizens there, and many suffered ill-treatment at the hands of Sri Lanka's military. The civil rights situation might have improved over time, but now thousands of mainly Tamil civilians are trapped among their ostensible Tiger defenders as the secessionist war effort collapses.
Unfortunately for the Tamils, their cause was tainted by its affiliation with the Tigers. Thanks to the organization's penchant for mass-casualty suicide-bombings of civilian targets, and its use of child soldiers, Canada's Conservative government banned the LTTE in 2006.
Here in Canada, Tigers have also extracted "taxes" from Tamils, and are implicated in drug and other criminal fundraising.
Canadian Tamil shop owners have seen their premises wrecked for carrying insufficiently pro-Tiger literature. At least one Canadian politician has participated in a Tigers' flag-raising ceremony. And there are Tiger-affiliated street gangs in Toronto, where most of the hundreds of thousands of Canadian Tamils live.
Following similar disruptions in Toronto, LTTE supporters were heavily represented in the demonstration-cum-invasion of downtown Ottawa that began last week. Apparently without bothering to secure municipal permits for the protests, Tiger supporters laid siege to the national capital, their red LTTE flags casting shadows over Parliament itself. These disruptions periodically paralysed citizens' lawful and legitimate business in the Wellington Street area and other central Ottawa routes bordering on Parliament. The daily commutes of thousands were disrupted.
Bluntly put, this meant that Tiger sympathizers were illegally allowed to dictate the suspending of legitimate traffic and citizen access at will. Meanwhile, plentiful terrorist flags fly in an appropriately scarlet stream, some held aloft by children.
Supporters of a world-class terror organization thus made manifest what has already started to dawn on many Canadians: terrorist groups and their apologists are becoming confident about flaunting their increasing power and influence in Canada.
In all this, the LTTE's public taunting of Canadian law and standards was remarkable. So was the absence of a sense among protesters that the exercise was an insult to the parliamentary governmental system that declared the Tigers an enemy of humanitarian principles and Canadians' security.
In the spirit of the age, official statements indicate that officers responded to all this unlawfulness with "dialogue."