There’s a debate in this country about whether or not we are at war with ISIS.
Trudeau was quick to come out in the early hours and state that what happened in Brussels was an act of terror and for that I’ll give him some credit. And later in a radio interview he did refer to “Islamic” terrorism.
But, where he and the Liberals continue to get a failing grade is in their refusal to say that we are at war with jihadists. They resort to word games and prefer to characterize what’s happening with ISIS as a ‘fight’.
Unlike our politicians, ISIS has been pretty clear in declaring that they’re at war with the West and their goal is to establish a world-wide caliphate. And they have identified Canada as one of their targets whether our current leaders like it or not.
It makes me think back to a time when we had a Prime Minister who wasn’t afraid to use clear language. Remember when Harper said that the international jihadist movement had declared war on us - on anybody who does not think and act exactly like them, saying that we would just have to face it and deal with it head on?
Canada will remain a target.
More than 100 Canadians are fighting with ISIS, over sixty have gone and returned.
Don’t think for a moment that what happened in Brussels can’t happen here.
This is war whether our current political leaders will acknowledge it or not.