There’s a longstanding and wrongheaded tendency here in Canada to view entire diaspora communities as one and united. For years we’ve become accustomed to reading news stories that reference, for example, the “Chinese community” or the “Muslim community”.
Sometimes the reports will be about cultural or religious celebrations that have little political angles to them. Other times, it will be about the political scene back in “the old country”.
It’s in the latter where this false and offensive narrative of the monolithic ethnic community quickly falls apart. And there is no better example of that than in the reactions to the recent U.S. airstrikes that killed Iranian government terrorist mastermind Qassem Soleimani.