New Canadian PM ignores Islamic nature of Paris attacks
Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau of the Liberal party, condemned the bloody terror attacks in Paris on Saturday that murdered over 129 people and were claimed by Islamic State (ISIS) – but ignored their Islamist terror connection.
Trudeau, who entered his post late last month, said in an initial official statement, “I’m shocked and saddened that so many people have been killed and injured today in several terror attacks in Paris, and that others were held hostage.”
“Canada stands to the right of France in this dark period and is offering aid. We will continue to work closely with the international community to help prevent such horrible and illogical acts,” said Trudeau.
In his statements, Trudeau completely refrained from referencing the the Islamist terrorists who conducted the attack, their motivations and ideology. He also did not mention how the attacks might affect the national security of Canada.
Under Trudeau’s new government, Canada has launched a new “balanced foreign policy” in the Middle East that includes a willingness to dialogue with Iran, and the Lebanese coalition government that includes the Iran terror proxy Hezbollah.
Trudeau has also announced that he is ready to settle 25,000 migrants from Syria; at least one attacker in Paris appears to have entered Europe via Greece as a “refugee” from Syria. Despite the attacks in Paris, Trudeau seems intent not to change his plans.
He likewise announced he would withdraw Canadian fighter jets from Syria and Iraq, where they had been fighting ISIS.
In April 2014, he condemned then Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a Farsi-language local paper of supporting Israel to gain Jewish votes – even as he called for rapprochement with Iran in the Canadian-Iranian paper.