Trudeau's reelection campaign theme will be the biggest security threat facing Canada is white nationalism and Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives are it's enablers.
By Brian Lilley of Sun News MediaPM’S little white lie
Plays politics on terrorism again
Justin Trudeau wants you to know one thing: White supremacy is the greatest threat facing the world and all of his opponents are white supremacists or tied to them in some way. Now, neither claim is true. Not all of Trudeau’s opponents, especially not any of the mainstream elected officials are white supremacists. Neither is white supremacy the biggest threat facing the world, or Canada for that matter.
It’s what Justin Trudeau wants you to think because he is desperate.
When Trudeau was elected in 2015, I — along with most pundits — expected that he would be a two-term prime minister. It was a no-brainer: The Conservatives and NDP were looking for new leaders, Trudeau was personally popular, the media went light on him.
Well, now just a little more than six months before the next election and Trudeau is looking weak and vulnerable, which is why he is lashing out.
The problem is people aren’t buying it.
Not only have voters rejected the idea that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is a foamingat-the-mouth bigot, they’ve rejected the same claims against provincial conservative leaders like Ontario’s Doug Ford and Alberta’s Jason Kenney.
It hasn’t stopped Trudeau or his allies in the media from pushing the narrative.
I’m not saying that white supremacy or white nationalists — or whatever you want to call this sickening ideology — is not a problem, but it is not the bogeyman that Trudeau and company would have you believe.
And just recently, some of Canada’s allies told Trudeau and company just that.
As the Canadian Press reported this week, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland faced resistance when she attempted to insert language into a G7 communique calling white supremacy a global threat.
Not all of our G7 allies were on board and I don’t think it was just the Americans.
Then again, if you read Canada’s own annual report on terrorism, you would know this isn’t even the biggest threat in Canada.
The 2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada does list “Rightwing Extremism” as a threat but it is one of several.
And while it spends a little bit of time on groups that include white supremacists, it spends much more on other groups, including Sunni Islamist extremists, the biggest threat according to Canada’s intelligence agencies.
They have more groups to monitor, more plots have been busted and around the world it remains the greatest threat.
Just ask the friends and family of the nearly 400 people killed in Sri Lanka this past weekend.
The multiple attacks targeting Christians on Easter Sunday at churches and hotels are being blamed on Jihadists.
Those weren’t the only jihadist attacks last week.
On April 21, a dozen Malian soldiers were killed in an attack by an al-qaida-linked group. On April 20, a suicide attack on a government building killed at least 10 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Even in Cameroon, more than a dozen were killed and many more left homeless after a jihadi attack in the village of Tchakarmari.
None of these attacks, or the many others carried out last week, were by white supremacists or those who support them.
They were carried out by Sunni Islamist extremists, the same threat that Canada’s intelligence agencies spend most of their time dealing with.
Often with these groups, their victims are fellow Muslims that don’t meet the strict standards of the radicals.
But Trudeau won’t speak about that, he even gets other parts of the terror threat report changed for political reasons.
Yet when it comes to attacking his political opponents, the people that could unseat him come October, say like Andrew Scheer, Trudeau will make any wild accusation he can to try to win.
Let’s hope Canadians see past it.