Have you heard of Jihadi Jack? He’s a terrorist, and that’s the nickname the British tabloids gave him.
He was born Jack Letts, in Oxford. He converted to Islam, and went to the Middle East and became a terrorist.
Like so many terrorists, Jack was captured by Kurdish soldiers, and he sits in a prison now. The Kurds don’t really want him, and of course the Brits don’t really want him, either. But under our western understanding of citizenship, you have the right to come home — even if you’re a criminal, in which case you'll finish your sentence there.
But to Trudeau, terrorists are just like you and me. He said, "A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian."
You devalue Canadian citizenship by telling terrorists they can’t have it? That doesn’t even make sense.
Which brings us to the current moment:
Jihadi Jack renounced his British citizenship five years ago; and the British government only caught up now; and they’re following their laws; Jack isn’t stateless.
Now, as far as we know, Jihadi Jack has never set foot in Canada. He has nothing to do with Canada, never has. But his father once did, and so Jack apparently has inherited that Canadian citizenship, though he’s never used it. But boy, he sure wants to use it now.
It’s a perfect fit for Jihadi Jack, who admits he’s a terrorist.
This guy is a perfect fit for Trudeau. He reminds me of a cross between Joshua Boyle and Omar Khadr. Seriously — I could see this guy hanging out with Trudeau, smoking some pot in the Prime Minister’s office.
But folks — the election is just two months away. And this could be embarrassing — at least if something were to happen before the vote.
Canada 'disappointed' after U.K. reportedly strips Jihadi Jack of citizenship
Goodale slams U.K.'s 'unilateral action to offload their responsibilities' in case of dual citizen Jack Letts
So why is Goodale so mad? Isn’t this a point of pride for him and his boss?
But not too mad — yesterday, Trudeau refused to rule out helping him.
"Trudeau refuses to say if ‘Jihadi Jack’ is welcome in Canada”
“It is a crime to travel internationally with a goal of supporting terrorism or engaging in terrorism. And that is a crime that we will continue to make all attempts to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. That is the message we have for Canadians and for anyone involved,” Mr. Trudeau said.
Really? All attempts? They haven’t prosecuted anyone, that I’m aware. I mean, we know what all attempts mean — look at the dozens of meetings and people involved in Trudeau’s scheme to get the charges dropped against SNC Lavalin. That’s what “all attempts” looks like. Has Trudeau actually made any attempts to prosecute any terrorists here? He’s lying, just like Jack Letts.
In fact, Trudeau has made attempts to do the opposite — to bring this gem over here.
Speaking by phone earlier this month, a Canadian consular official assured Letts that Canada is "working to resolve" his plight, according to text transcripts obtained by CBC News.
We’re about to get ourselves another little terrorist. A creep — like Omar Khadr, like Joshua Boyle. We’ll pay him money, of course. We’ll strain our police resources even more. We’ll take the wrong side again — helping ISIS, instead of the Kurds.
But Trudeau will get some more Muslim extremist votes out of it.
Trudeau has been working on this file for months, maybe years.
He’s just a bit embarrassed that this is coming out before the election. But once the election is over — he’ll roll out the welcome mat.
Do you doubt it?
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