February 08, 2016

Trudeau’s troubling worldview on full display in ISIS announcement: He doesn’t know who the enemy is

Brian LilleyArchive

Listening to Justin Trudeau speak to Canadians about the way we should view and discuss ISIS makes me wonder whether he knows that he won the election last October.

"There are those who think we should engage in heated, over the top rhetoric when speaking about ISIL and terrorist groups like them," Trudeau told the reporters gathered at the National Press Theatre on Monday morning.

Speaking in his best, ‘I’m reading you a bedtime story’ cadence, Trudeau said that Canada is stronger than ISIS.

"We see things in a different way," Trudeau said.

"ISIL would like us to see them as a credible threat to our way of life and to our civilization. We know Canada is stronger, much stronger than the threat posed by a murderous gang of thugs, who are terrorizing some of the most vulnerable people on Earth."

Well, how is that for heated rhetoric? Isn't that what Prime Minister Trudeau just warned us against?

Of course when he is speaking of those that want to engage in "heated, over the top rhetoric", Trudeau is of course speaking of the now defunct Conservative government that he and his Liberals defeated last October. Even four months into power and at a time of announcing his latest policy, one he has telegraphed for months, Trudeau can't help but take jabs at the Conservatives.

Then he turns to lecturing Canadians on how they must treat ISIS.

"Call us old-fashioned, but we think that we ought to avoid doing precisely what our enemies want us to do," Trudeau said. "They want us to elevate them, to give in to fear, to indulge in hatred, to eye one another with suspicion and to take leave of our faculties."

Get that? Don't give in to ISIL's demands that we eye each other strangely, with suspicion. Trudeau is of course warning against hate crimes without acknowledging that the vast majority of Canadians actually support continuing the bombing mission he just ended, a bombing mission to predominantly help Muslims escape the clutches of ISIS.

It is a progressive tic to constantly warn about hate crimes against Muslims even as year after year Jews are most frequently the victims of religious hate crimes and Catholic churches are the most common target of hate crimes against properties.

But Trudeau wasn't done, he had this to say about fighting back against ISIS.

"The lethal enemy of barbarism isn’t hatred. It’s reason. And the people terrorized by ISIL every day don’t need our vengeance, they need our help," Trudeau said.

Actually I'm pretty sure if you asked the people targeted by ISIS, they would say they want us to help them get vengeance.

I would have preferred that Canada's CF-18s continued to join our coalition allies in the bombing campaign against ISIS. Those bombing missions have been effective in disrupting supply lines, trade routes and in helping Kurdish forces take back territory.

But beyond that and beyond the announcement that Canada will triple our training mission (we shall see how that goes) I worry about Trudeau's worldview.

The comments he made about ISIS - how we should speak of them and what they are - leave me questioning whether he truly knows the enemy he is committing our soldiers to fight.


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commented 2016-07-18 15:32:38 -0400
Let me Inlighten you , YOU ARE THE ENEMY ‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
commented 2016-06-07 21:08:51 -0400
commented 2016-02-21 18:15:25 -0500
Why is it very time he speaks to the media he has that smirk on his face…….Time for him to wake up and stand up for Canada what he was elected to do…Canada needs to stand by all nato countries…..He’s like a kid in a candy store……
commented 2016-02-19 20:00:15 -0500
I`m sure our soldiers that hes going to send over are going to try and reason with isil by merely talking to them and say ah come on guys be nice, I`m sure they`ll listen and run away scared. Maybe Trudeau should be the first one over there to confront the bullies and thugs to see what kind of response they give. He may run and hide and cry trying to figure out why they won`t listen to him. What a load!
commented 2016-02-17 19:31:36 -0500
Jerry Crossman I once was a United Church member, but no longer as they do not like Israel re the law of God coming out of Israel, so dont really trust the United church of Canada with their BDS movment against Israel.
commented 2016-02-17 19:27:25 -0500
I think Isis must be laughing their heads of as Trudeau seems to have already taking leave of his faculties.
commented 2016-02-17 19:15:45 -0500
Incompetent twerp. Canada is NOT stronger with him as leader….he is a pathetic coward.
commented 2016-02-10 22:31:11 -0500
If he understood French he could hear what is happening in France
commented 2016-02-10 21:57:18 -0500
Sylvia I’m so glad you mentioned Christians being attacked and murdered by Isis you are completely correct in the fact that nearly no religion has criticized these barbaric acts do you realize that the united Church of Canada is on a hate speach watchlist for criticizing isreas treatment of Palestinians how backwards is that ??
commented 2016-02-10 21:49:50 -0500
Sylvia – I agree!
commented 2016-02-10 19:51:50 -0500
Israel is not yet targeted because it is not the time yet, as is there not a prophesy which speaks of "I shall gather all nations against Israel, and I myself will fight for her, so that the whole earth will behold my Glory and know that “I AM THE LORD” so since Isis knows Israel is well equipped to fight a nuclear war, it has to have the support of other nations on their side, now look to the Vatican whom once again is silent like in the second world war, to now have their main churches bombed or targeted, after all the coptic Chriistian in the middle east had their own pope.
commented 2016-02-10 19:02:26 -0500
This having our military in the middle East is a joke ask some question
1-who picks the targets last I heard Obama said all targets went through the Whitehouse
2- who supports Isis ?? Nice new Toyota trucks hey Ezra
3- why do we fund NATO that does not stop turkey from buying Isis oil ??
4-why do we not conemn Saudi Arabia for there support of wahabiests and there ongoing financial war
5-why has isreal not been targeted as they are Isis number one enemy ??
I have an open mind find me some answers but no excuses ,excuses are a lie
commented 2016-02-10 16:59:05 -0500
The Architect commented
@ Hyacinth
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a 50 billion times … politicians don’t exaggerate.

Ha love it!! Thank you, still laughing.
commented 2016-02-10 13:51:46 -0500
“The lethal enemy of barbarism isn’t hatred. It’s a reason.” I’ve always said that if you’re being attacked by a wild animal that is dangerous enough to hurt you the only reason they’ll understand is the reason applied with a baseball bat.
Junior is paying back his muslim supporters in Quebec and his greenie friends but the rest of Canadians are clearly being told that the future Canada doesn’t belong to them.
Where do I sign up for western separation.
commented 2016-02-10 13:49:05 -0500
He doesn’t know who the enemy is?
Cripes, you’ve got to forgive him that – after all, the poor, silly, sheltered little tit doesn’t know what a day’s hard work is.
commented 2016-02-10 12:39:51 -0500
@ Hyacinth
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a 50 billion times … politicians don’t exaggerate.
commented 2016-02-10 12:23:21 -0500
Steve Saideman, “Why support combat but not do combat”

Butts and hand puppet boy Trudeau are hypocrites. Butts thinks people are going to continue to swallow his incoherent stupid no arguments. I hope Butts twitters often, so everyone can read his lame comments. He has already offered things Trudeau hasn’t spoken. It will be interesting to watch. I don’t know why we have to bother with pretty boy at all, its his ugly brother, Gerald Butts who is really running the show.
commented 2016-02-10 10:32:45 -0500
The Architect commented
I’m surprised the CBC had this to report.

Did you read the tweets?
@smsaideman honestly? Our view is equipping locals to fight has the best probability of success. And we’ve said that 10k times.
@smsaideman about 10 thousand times.
10:19 AM – 9 Feb 2016

10,000 times, really!! Butts is the power behind the throne (the little voice in Junior’s ear) and he can’t even tweet without flinging the bull. God help us all, Canada is in serious trouble.
commented 2016-02-10 08:40:11 -0500
I knew from before election day he was going to screw our country and just like Obama has done to America, this twit is doing the same to Canada. I tried as hard as I could to warn against voting this moron in, but here he is and look at the mess he’s got us in.
commented 2016-02-10 00:41:36 -0500
There once was a politician named Neville Chamberlain. He practised appeasement and soft flowery words with the Nazis right up until they invaded Poland. He went down in history as having a “famous piece of paper.”

Trudeau is following the same rhetoric and hopefully history remembers him the same way As it repeats itself. ISIL doesn’t care about your pretty words Justin. It’s time to fight.
commented 2016-02-09 22:50:09 -0500
It’s disgusting that the MSM protect this buffoon.
commented 2016-02-09 22:25:30 -0500
@ William Collins
I noticed that “so-called” statement immediately too.

@ William McDonnell
Nope – he’s just stupid.
commented 2016-02-09 22:24:30 -0500
What is the idea behind trudeau and obama only referring to them as isil while the rest of the world says isis? Is there some reason that imam demands that or what?
commented 2016-02-09 21:17:18 -0500
Andrea, nobody would ever see that on the CBC. They don’t report that stuff because they are part of the Liberal Media party.
commented 2016-02-09 21:15:59 -0500
At some point, JT will crack.

It is already suspected that he is an Islamist fifth-column operator, and he intends to create a base of operations for them in Canada. He has already applied the resources of the government at their disposal. More oever, George Galloway has shown interest in consulting with JT on the Middle East, particularly on Palestinian matters. It is only a matter of time before JT raises the ire of the US and they take action against him.
commented 2016-02-09 20:00:18 -0500
He is so completely deluded with visions of his own grandeur. It is true; he really believes that the ‘citizens’ of our nation are simple, feeble minded children that need Daddy’s guidance. He is buying his own propaganda. I am waiting for the day he has his full meltdown (from his obvious mental illness) and hope it’s on camera. I’d love to see how the CBC would cover his ass on that one.
commented 2016-02-09 18:34:23 -0500
When some one as shallow and empty headed as this, is planted as a leader, and replaces the best damned PM that this country has ever seen, you know that it took an immense effort of conspiracy to cover for him. I hope those that worked tirelessly to create the hysteria and lies about Harper, won’t have to suffer by having a loved one raped, or beheaded by those who are being treated better than our own citizens. Shame on the liberals, the MSM, Elections Canada and the funding machine, that evil terrorist hole, the UN.
commented 2016-02-09 18:17:14 -0500
Last week on AM640 here in Toronto a caller said that: “We need to give this kid a break.” Precisely. He’s a KID! And it would appear; a stupid one at that!