September 04, 2015

WATCH: Stephen Harper's full response to death of Aylan Kurdi

Rebel Staff

On September 3, 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper commented on the drowning death of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when a boat carrying migrants capsized on its way from Turkey to Greece.

He expressed his sadness at the child's death, and reminded his audience that blame for this tragedy and the migrant crisis lies with ISIS.

Harper also talked about Canada's role in the military coalition fighting ISIS, and the humanitarian aid Canada is sending to Syria and elsewhere.

While Canada has "the most generous immigration and refugee" program in the world, Harper added that ideally, migrants wouldn't be driven from their homelands in the first place. That is where military intervention comes in, to stop this kind of violence at the source.

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commented 2015-09-07 19:59:05 -0400
This PM has got me in a quandary. I think that he is the best at representing Canada on the world stage. Responses like this just adds to his statesmen behaviour. He is a proponent to us firearms owners, respects us as law abiding citizens. The senator thing was nuisance only. Now if only C51 didn’t happen, I would absolutely want him again in the big chair.
commented 2015-09-06 00:39:18 -0400
Previous waves of Muslim refugees have shown their gratitude for a new start by forming “no go zones” for non-Muslims in European cities. They still believe that they have the right to rape unveiled women. They want to prohibit criticism of Islam while making threats against non-Muslims themselves. There is no reason to believe that this latest wave of Muslim refugees will be any different.
commented 2015-09-05 14:57:07 -0400
I wish The Party would stop using the name Aylan. The child was named Alan. He was three years old.
commented 2015-09-05 13:38:37 -0400
And are these refugees going to bring their wacky cult Islam with them…then will the call to bring sharia to our country increase? Will they abuse their wives in secret…and force them to hide their faces? Amongst all these refugees there will be a percentage who are radical Islamists…there’s no doubt about that And will more mosques be built for their “religion”? But if we don’t open our doors wide for everyone, then according to the left, Harper’s to blame…like he’s being blamed for that little boy on the beach.
commented 2015-09-04 22:26:02 -0400
Thankyou for this video. The words spoken by our Prime Minister were filled with emotion & compassion. I dare any “I hate Harper” lefty who has watched this to keep on attacking him with their rhetoric of ……Mr. Harper is mean…..he doesn’t care…..he has no emotions & on & on. Our Prime Minister gets it when it comes to the refugees. Yes, we are prepared & offer humanitarian aid & allow many to come to Canada, but unlike Justy & Mulcaire, the root cause has to be extinguished in order to solve the problem.
Adam Rule: Canada is certainly not to blame for the plight of these refugees. Why don’t you start with Obama who pulled all the troops out of Iraq despite what George Bush had predicted if that happened. He hated Bush so much & also to pump himself up as the big hero “not” that despite the warning he went ahead & that left a vacuum for the Terrorists to pursue their agenda. Enter ISIS this disgusting, savage, in humane piece of crap take advantage of the situation, because there were no troops there to fight back & this is where we’re at today.
commented 2015-09-04 21:53:53 -0400
Looking at a newspaper stand today in a corner store, I was amazed, truly gobsmacked at how little credit the msm give the average reader. How could so many papers and newscasts, be using exactly the same headlines, front pages, and shallow commentary.

The left, the media, Mulcair, Trudeau, THEY are the disgrace. Don’t tell me they are ignorant of the many other horrors involving children by the hands of ISIS. The death of a child is always extra gut wrenching, but as someone below pointed out, the only reason this one is getting so much air time is because it was a convenient weapon to bash Harper with.

What Stephen Harper had to say about it was a perfect response. I hope it has the desired affect. I hope the left go off looking for something shiny, somewhere else. Everything they try to come up with just sort of sizzles out, and for good reason.
commented 2015-09-04 19:51:24 -0400
It is a pleasure to listen to Stephen Harper speak. He sounds like what a Prime Minister should be like. Not the rantings and theatrics of the other two. To have to watch Mulcair stand there with his hands out and say we are doing NOTHING burns my butt. The disappointing thing is that Mulcair and Trudeau are using this tragic situation for political purposes.
commented 2015-09-04 18:51:11 -0400
Charles White said: “Hence Mr. Harper continues to surprise them.” Actually, I think it scares them based on the veracity of the attacks! The opposition, Socialist Media and lefties rant, but do not come across as sincere. Therein is the source of the fear!
commented 2015-09-04 18:46:43 -0400
DARCEY SMITH said: “Where was all this attention and grief when ISIS executed 74 children in early July this year.” Nobody could figure out how to pin it on Harper, and of course the lefties also want to avoid “insulting” Islam by making a fuss. After all, they are counting on Islam to destabilize western democracies enough, so the Socialists/Communists can take over! The PM is right. This problem must be solved at the source! Additionally it is improper to force out peoples who have lived in the regions for thousands of years! ISIS is evil, a representation of Satan currently walking the earth. No one is safe until they and their philosophy is utterly destroyed!
commented 2015-09-04 18:44:05 -0400
The aspect that stuck me the most about this video, was Mr. Harper’s sincerity of conviction. If you watch, he is not using a teleprompter on this talk; he stumbles, which is unusual. However, he is speaking from a core point of principle he believes in.

Mr. Mulcair just went automatically to the talking point the boy died because of Mr. Harper and only because of Mr. Harper. No sense of principle there, just the use of a dead child for political points.

Junior, of course, first went to his adoptive Mommy for approval, then came out with the same hypocrisy.

This is one reason Mr. Harper keeps surprising the regressive left, he speaks from principle. He can be as boring as he wants, the average Joe likes the fact that he does. Same as the Wildrose in Alberta has a steady, non-flashy leader who does not stray from his convictions.

But the regressive left and so-called political pundits don’t get this, because they do not have principles and assume no one else does either. Hence Mr. Harper continues to surprise them.
commented 2015-09-04 18:43:34 -0400
As a conservative, I have been critical of PM Harper and frankly I do see him as a Chretien era blue liberal, but on this issue he is absolutely right, and the fact is that the Liberal Party of yesteryear and even the NDP of yersteryear would have taken the same position that he is taking now. But since Jean Chretien and Ed Broadbent left office, the Liberals and the NDP have morphed into lunatic fringe parties that think any use of force is evil, even if it is combating evil such as the evil that has forced this family and tens of thousands of others to leave Syria and undergo dangerous migrations to safer countries. Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair are representative of the extreme lunatic fringe that has taken over their respective parties, while the Conservatives have at least maintained the level of sanity that would have characterized the Liberals and NDP two decades ago. So I hope Canadians will recognize this fact and re-elect the Conservative Party of Canada in this coming election.
commented 2015-09-04 18:12:49 -0400
Adam Rule, your tin foil hat might be on too tight.
commented 2015-09-04 17:53:32 -0400
The people who think Harper is to blame for this boy dying are most likely the same people that whenever you bring up Benghazi, they will yell things like “that is old news now” or “wtf did Obama and Hillary have to do with that”, even though there is now the theory that the Benghazi attacks were partly made possible by hackers breaking into Hillary’s email server and learning of the maneuvers and related directives sent to the U.S. diplomatic corps there. I find it very disturbing to see on Facebook and other sites people who simply choose to yell and swear and refuse to thoughtfully discuss something like this, because often they will contradict themselves in those instances.
commented 2015-09-04 16:30:05 -0400
A virtuoso response from PMSH, hitting all the right notes. The guy is a damn good leader, able to steer the campaign through rough spots, and indeed carry the whole Party on his back, if need be. It sure looks to me like the media has overplayed their “drowned boy” hand, and deserve to get a heap of backlash from their audience — do what I did this year, and cancel your tv and newspaper subscriptions !
commented 2015-09-04 15:51:28 -0400
Here is a link to a video for Jimmy, Terry and every other socialist that posts here to watch.

Watch the video that Time Ball has in his article.
commented 2015-09-04 15:30:57 -0400
@ Ian. I’d say a bit of both, venting & serious. I can respect that Vlads comments were not PC enough for some, but to bad, he’s entitled to his opinion and if it upsets your sensibilities, you are entitled to play the victim card. Mulcair deserves to be called out. Using this boys death to smear the PM is a new low even for the NDP and should be unacceptable to everyone, particularly the feminists and leftys, but from them and the MSM we hear crickets. The Opposition parties ongoing disdain for our military and their missions are a continuing matter of record. It is dangerous and irresponsible. Thankfully our PM and most normal Canadians appreciate and understand our military’s service and commitment.
Personal attacks on Mulcair and Trudeau? I think by his actions and policies Mulcair shows his communist leanings and by the same measure Trudeau is a dim-twit and out of his league with Harper and Mulcair. I’m not even going to comment on Maggie other than to say, old news. Anyone that was alive during her tenure in 24 Sussex is familiar with her indiscretions.
commented 2015-09-04 15:28:23 -0400
The gentleman below must be speaking of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in his “the US government has funded and turned loose ISIS” comment. If so, I’m positively speechless.
commented 2015-09-04 15:00:57 -0400
I’m sorry. Too little too late Mr. Harper. You’ve involved us in a war that cannot be won and will not be won. The US government has funded and turned loose ISIS, now you want us to continue us to support you even though you endorse their efforts in the middle east? This so-called war on terror was purportrated by the elite that control the western governments to create this humanitarian crisis, have millions of refugees flooding into western countries, get on social assistance and collapse the middle class by increasing taxes to full d this whole operation. Mr. Harper, speaking as a middle class white man, to you I say, you f’ing hypocrite. How dare you lecture the nation on how wonderful your efforts have been, when the entire time you, through your cowardess and unwillingness to stand up to the war mongers in Washington D.C., have only helped to exasperate an already horribly desperate situation. They don’t want or need our pity. They don’t want or need our humanitarianism. What they want is to be left alone. Left alone to live their lives as normal human beings. Stop supporting the U.S. in this fight, get the hell out of there and maybe, just maybe grow a pair and stand up the powers that be and say, “Stop this madness”! Though I fear all of these words will fall on deaf ears as you are bought and paid for too. You don’t fool me with your mousy voice and quiet demeanor, your just as bad as the rest of them and I hope you and your comrades to the south all rot in hell.
commented 2015-09-04 14:31:51 -0400
Where was all this attention and grief when ISIS executed 74 children in early July this year.
commented 2015-09-04 14:29:15 -0400
Prime Minister Harper is the best prime minister Canada has ever had. Muclair and Trudeau lie and neither have true patriot love for Canada.
And Lissie May, go home to the US of A where you were hatched.
commented 2015-09-04 14:08:28 -0400
Peter, bang on about the P. M. Looking and acting and sounding like a true leader.
commented 2015-09-04 14:08:04 -0400
What a wonderful statesman and great PM and human being and a great representative of Canada on the world stage. As Canadians we should be very proud of him. I know I am.
commented 2015-09-04 13:45:07 -0400
Vlad Johnson and Greig McKinnon – are you just venting or are you trying to say something serious? Arguing by personal attacks is something that feminists and lefties do, not rational adults. Your rant – like feminist and lefty rants – contribute nothing substantial to advance the discussion and even worse – they help get a bad name. Please do not embarrass us like this again.
commented 2015-09-04 13:45:00 -0400
Vlad Johnson and Greig McKinnon – are you just venting or are you trying to say something serious? Arguing by personal attacks is something that feminists and lefties do, not rational adults. Your rant – like feminist and lefty rants – contribute nothing substantial to advance the discussion and even worse – they help get a bad name. Please do not embarrass us like this again.
commented 2015-09-04 13:44:24 -0400
When I listen to Trudeau speak, I hear nothing but rehearsed speech delivered in a phony way. No Sincerity, no world experience, no intellect.

When I listen to Mulcair speak I hear anger, and a lack of true understanding of the situation in Canada and around the world.

When I listen to Harper, I hear intelligence, compassion and experience.

It is obvious who is the real leader. It is obvious who is the only qualified candidate for the PMO.
commented 2015-09-04 13:37:57 -0400
Harper has the only realistic response to this crisis – help for the refugees combined with military action against ISIS which is causing the crisis in the first place. Like the cowardly Europeans, the NDP and the Liberals do not want to take on ISIS militarily which means in effect, they want to let ISIS keep on creating more refugees. The refugees are the symptom and not the cause. A proper, real bombing campaign is needed in addition to aid for the refugees. Why haven’t ISIS oil wells been destroyed along with its pipelines, electrical generation, communication systems etc? Sure, Canada can take in a few thousand refugees – but that will not solve the problem.
commented 2015-09-04 13:24:43 -0400
Those two dirtbag nazi-pigs – yes you MULCAIR YOU FKG COMMUNIST PIG ANIMAL and you dim witted troodo (offspring from a fk pig gang bang whore named maggie) – put this on Harper without a second thought about facts of what Canada has done.

This is a direct attack by PIG MULCAIR AND PIG TROODO on our military and those who die serving this country.