Justin Trudeau: Changing the Face of Canada Forever?
Justin Trudeau delivers his victory speech (Photo: Video screenshot)
Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is building his legacy as the Western leader who promotes Islam as compatible with Western secular societies and opens the door for massive Muslim immigration. These agendas of Mr. Trudeau and his Liberal government might be exploited by radicals to destabilize both the U.S. and Canada to the point where Canada develops into a security threat for the U.S.
The rapid influx of so-called refugees out of camps in Lebanon is also causing angst because of the manner in which this operation is being carried out (perhaps as many as 20,000 of the initial 25,000 are “pre-qualified immigrants”).
Canada is a multicultural society made up of many expatriates from troubled areas who came to Canada to escape tribalism and medieval cultures as well as threats to their personal freedom and safety. Now in Canada, we see a government that appears to be encouraging the kind of cultural changes and the promotion of ideologies of dictatorial regimes and regimes governed by Islamic sharia law -- things those who fled had hoped never experience ever again.
Changes to the immigration laws pose a threat to women and allow the possibility of abuses and loopholes that the former Conservative government had been trying to close. Changes to citizenship laws also invite abuses to family reunification laws and security.
With Mr. Trudeau opening the floodgates to those whose politics clash with liberal democracies and whose stated purpose is to change our way of life rooted in Judeo-Christian heritage, Canadians are rightly concerned about the impact and possibility of 50,000 people bringing their old way of life and the grievances associated with it to this relatively peaceful, freedom-loving nation – especially when as many as 94% of refugees prefer to stay in their own country and Canada can support 12 refugees in Lebanon for the same cost as they can support one refugee in Canada.
Americans, too, are concerned about the Canadian border and the fact that the rapid citizenship process will allow many of these “refugees” to cross into the United States with a simple visa or in some cases no visa.
Equally concerning is the reopening of Iran's embassy, which will allow their diplomats and spies to enter Canada where they have political immunity and will walk freely in our communities. In the past, these personnel created an atmosphere of horror and fear among the Iranian Canadian nationals.
This is in addition to the fact that an Iranian embassy in Canada opens a door to infiltration of Canada’s own security apparatus.
Moreover, it is inconceivable that Canada has normalized relations with the current regime in Iran without regard to the regime’s daily human-rights violations, executions of juveniles and state sponsorship of terrorism -- disregarding Iran’s international law violations and the welfare of the regime’s own population and those in it seeking reforms and greater freedoms.
The Trudeau government is also trying to stop the sorely needed Canadian east, west and south gas/oil pipelines, relying on unethical oil from Saudi Arabia and cutting off increased exports via U.S and British Columbia routes. This has depressed an industry which affects 40% of Canada’s resources and thousands of jobs. The pipeline could add billions to Canada’s economy and change the whole economic picture for Canadians for decades to come – also making Canada more energy efficient and independent.
At the same time, In addition, Canada is increasing its support of terrorist states and abandoning those who are looking to Canada for support– like Egypt and Israel.
In a video message to the annual “Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention” held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Mr. Trudeau said, “The Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention … is also about celebrating our shared beliefs in justice, fairness, equality of opportunity and acceptance. The work you do in communities across the country is what builds and strengthens our multicultural fabric.”
Trudeau has won the hearts and minds of Canadian Muslims by joining the maghrib prayer in Ramadan, defending women's right to wear the niqab, portraying Islamic values as Canadian, opening Canada's doors to massive Muslim immigration and stating that his mission is to educate Canadians that Islam is compatible with Western secular societies like Canada.
American lawmakers are worried. Trudeau's policy is being interpreted as gullible, mistaken and a golden opportunity for the radical Islamic movements to change the face of Canada forever.
As a Canadian from Iranian origin, I feel I have lost my Canadian identity since Mr. Trudeau won his majority Liberal regime in Canada.
Shabnam Assadollahi is a multi-award-wining Canadian human rights activist and freelance writer/journalist of Iranian origin who was locked up at age 16 for 18 months in Iran's most notorious prison, Evin. She has a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology. Assadollahi has worked extensively helping newcomers and refugees resettle in Canada. Assadollahi’s primary focus is on the Iranian community and world events effecting women and minority communities.