By Gary Gerofsky
Like the name “Kennedy” in the USA, the name “Trudeau” evokes warm feelings and fond memories within the “liberal” sector of Canadian society. They think of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as an intellectual playboy bachelor who eventually married a young, pot-smoking hippy-chick to start a family on Parliament Hill. On a more salient note, they also see him as a legal expert and visionary who patriated the Canadian Constitution, implemented multiculturalism, and promoted state-directed, French-language legislation across the country at great cost. For people who actually lived through the Trudeau era and those who are able to detach themselves from the make-belief world of leftism, the Trudeau years meant deficits, watching Trudeau visit his leftist friends such as Fidel Castro, tolerating arrogant leadership, and observing Trudeau’s use of the f-bomb against Canada’s western population as he plundered their energy reserves for the benefit of elites in Quebec and Ontario. Looking at his pragmatic side, Trudeau was hated in Quebec because he was a federalist (actually a progenitor of Quebec-centrism across Canada) who stood against the militant Separatists. He effectively dealt with nascent terrorism from Quebec by putting into place the War Measures Act to prevent further bloodshed (carried out by the Front de libération du Québec [FLQ] during the October Crisis of 1970) — beyond the kidnapping and murder of the Deputy Premier of Quebec, Pierre Laporte, and the kidnapping of British diplomat James Cross.
Trudeau raised a family and now one of his 2 remaining sons, Justin, also wants to be Prime Minister. He fathered Justin, Alexandre (Sacha), and Michel (1975–1998). He fathered Sarah with Deborah Coyne. Justin is not his father’s intellectual equal. Regardless of what one thought of Trudeau the “liberal,” he was a substantive and intelligent politician and thinker. His son, however, craves power without having put in the time to do any thinking. In the eyes of a star-struck electorate, his effective assets are his good looks, his boxing prowess, and his family name. His father was no Israel-supporter and perhaps Justin and his brother, who made a documentary from the Palestinian perspective, have been infected by their father’s biases. Pierre Trudeau once “took one of his cabinet ministers to the woodshed” to admonish him for his speaking up for Israel and the release of Russian Jews who wanted to escape to Israel. At over 40 years of age, I do not think that Justin is a diamond in the rough; he has, however, a huge ego in the raw with a silver spoon in his mouth that has been there so long that it is down to the nickel plating. His name carried him from his substitute drama teacher’s job to the position of Member of Parliament (MP) but he has not done anything of any importance in that position to deserve leadership of the Liberal Party.
Justin is making a name for himself during his current run for leadership of the Liberal Party as a friend to Islamists. Justin is seeking support this week from these special-interest groups, having accepted a speaking engagement on December 22nd at an Islamic conference entitled, “Reviving the Islamic Spirit,” with representatives from Hamas-supporting groups, fascists, Israel-haters, Muslim Brotherhood politicos, and all manner of sharia and jihad advocates. There are a range of speakers. Most are advocates for oppressive Islamic tenets, misogyny, anti-Semitism, religious rule over secular democracy — views contrary to everything that Canada represents and upholds. These speakers represent views contrary to his father’s legacy and wisdom. If alive now, Pierre would have enough intelligence to make the connection between the FLQ and terrorists like Hamas, Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other terror entities. Justin does not.
Does Justin Trudeau need this support from Islamists as he claims? No, by all accounts he is in first place to lead his party. If he is looking forward to the next election against the New Democratic Party (NDP) and Conservatives, his actions are alienating more of the Canadian population than he is attracting. Trudeau is getting a reputation for hysterics and for running off at the mouth before thinking through his strategy. Trudeau has demonstrated that he has time to curry favor with Islamists but he has no time to speak to concerned individuals in the media and in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic communities who see his attendance at “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” as strengthening the most radical Islamic crazies. Trudeau only speaks to news outlets that are favourable to his views and ardent supporters who refrain from asking real questions and follow-ups (like the leftist-genuflecting CBC state broadcaster). He disdains SUN News and treated a female reporter Faith Goldy with contempt and ignored her when she asked him questions about his appearance at the radical Muslim event. Trudeau sees the conference as an opportunity to capture the votes of young people, and he thinks that he is somehow championing multiculturalism. He is willing to tolerate the intolerable for the sake of votes. He tells reporters that those giving him a hard time are “intolerant” and are going against Canadian values.
What we see happening now is the step-by-step, stealth implementation of sharia and the Islamization of Canada. The Supreme Court yesterday ruled that Niqabs are fine when worn in the court under most circumstances. The stealth jihad is continuous and the Islamists view every small, incremental victory as a reward for their subjugation of Muslims and others.
Justin Trudeau is a great prize for the jihadists. His pedigree and his future prospects look very good as he reaches for the position of Prime Minister of Canada (or perhaps leader of the opposition). Most of the Israel-hate campaign carried out by the Left in Canada, within groups such as Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), seek out politicians and leaders to give credence to their hate and legitimize their Israel-demonization projects and boycotts. Justin is at the top of their list of stars to recruit to their hateful agenda.
I wrote to Justin (without a response) to ask him not to attend, but that if he did attend the “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” conference, I wanted him to tell the participants that anti-Semitism, religious-inspired hate for Israel, misogyny, and terrorism are unacceptable anywhere in the world but especially in Canada. He ought to remind Islamists that they are in a country that respects the separation of church and state. I believe that his attendance, regardless of what he tells them, is an automatic victory for Islamism. It is another case where non-radical Muslims have been thrown under the bus. The increased reporting of the event has already caused one supporter of Hamas, a group named Irfan Canada, to drop out. It is hard to fathom that a group of this low stature and moral standing would have the sense to stay away from such a congregation of totalitarian Islamists and yet Justin Trudeau remains committed to going through with his address for reasons we do not know but can only speculate.
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