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You see some interesting paradoxes in politics around here..

As you may know, Naheed Nenshi is Calgary’s new mayor. There were a few headlines in the newspapers trumpeting that he was the first ever Muslim-Canadian to be elected as a mayor. I saw some people write in to those media outlets, and take some exception to the fact that the newspapers were doing this; why should it matter, they said, whether Nenshi was a Muslim or not, and why would the media seize on that aspect?

On the other side of that coin, we have the Blogging Tories co-founder wondering aloud why no one ever told him or anyone else beforehand that Nenshi was a Muslim – he […]

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