Jihad. Islamic State. Terrorism. ISIS.
We all know exactly what these words are, what they stand for, and the implications behind following violent ideologies up to and including participation in terrorist activities.
No one would realistically invite a terrorist to live with them. No one would want one living next door. No one would want to pick an ISIS fighter out of the Middle East and plop them down in your backyard.
No one, apparently, apart from Justin Trudeau and his Liberal party.
On November 17th 2017, the Liberal party announced it’s plans to reintegrate Canadian citizens who had left Canada to fight on the side of ISIS or other terrorist organizations. It sounds so ridiculous that you might not believe it – but it’s true. This is one of the many steps Justin Trudeau has taken towards removing the protections and freedoms that we Canadians love and enjoy so much. Early in the year, the Liberal party voted to prevent “The removal of citizenships from those convicted of terrorism and terrorist acts”, actively preventing anyone who left Canada to fight with Isis from losing their citizenship or passport, a system that the previous Conservative government under Steven Harper had put into place due to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
When questioned in the house of commons on the following Monday, Trudeau had this to say to Opposition Leader, Andrew Scheer;
“We recognize that the return of even one individual may have serious national security implications,” Trudeau told Scheer, reading from a statement. “The government will also continue to carefully monitor trends in extremist travel, and our national security agencies work together to ensure that our response reflects the current threat environment,” Trudeau added.
The Liberals have launched the ‘Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence‘ which “helps to ensure that resources are in place to facilitate disengagement from violent ideologies.”
A 2016 report by Public Safety Canada acknowledged that returning “jihadis” may “have skills, experience, and relationships developed abroad that could be used to recruit or inspire individuals in Canada. They may also engage in terrorist financing, helping others to travel, or even planning attacks in Canada.”
Ironically, the minister of Public Safety, Ralph Goodale, confirmed that of the suspected 180 Canadians who left to fight for ISIS groups, 60 have already returned to Canada and were “under very careful investigation”
These are the same fighters who watched allied soldiers get burned alive by fire or acid.
These are the same fighters who shot at other Canadians and allies.
These are the same fighters who have terrorized millions of people worldwide for the last decade.
Mr. Trudeau, these fighters are not Canadians.
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