A House of Commons committee has voted unanimously to examine ways to expedite the refugee claimant process for the Yazidi ethnic minority in Iraq and Syria. This indigenous group is facing genocide at the hands of ISIS in territory held by them.
Under former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, ethnic and religious minorities like Yazidis and Assyrians were given priority in Canada’s refugee system, acknowledging they were under the most immediate threat from ISIS. The Liberals ended this when they took power, saying the idea of prioritizing refugees was racist.
The Trudeau Liberals are backtracking after a shameful week. Liberals voted down a Conservative motion to recognize the genocide taking place in Iraq and Syria only to have the United Nations call the mass extermination of minorities in ISIS held territories a “genocide’ the very next day. Now that the Liberals have their UN marching orders, the slaughter is a genocide and prioritizing refugees is the right thing to do. What a bunch of heroes.
Better late than never, I suppose.
In the west, liberals have no problem creating special classes of victimhood and special treatment for said victims. The western special victims classes suffer islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and racism. But when it comes to victims of murderous hate half a world away, liberals are unable to acknowledge that certain people are special victims.
To acknowledge the victims, the liberals must acknowledge the reality of the perpetrators.
And then the liberals would have to call themselves Islamophobic.