February 27, 2019

Trudeau’s selective empathy on display again at vigil for Syrian refugees killed in Halifax fire

David MenziesMission Specialist

Seven children died in a horrible fire in Halifax recently and their father, Ebraheim Barho, remains in a medically-induced coma recovering from extensive burns. It’s a gut-wrenching tragedy to be sure, but there’s an odd footnote to this tragic event.

A vigil was held for the victims and lo and behold, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in attendance.

Perhaps some unofficial protocol in the PMO obliges the PM to attend vigils based on how many and the ages of those who died, but regardless, Mr. Trudeau thought it was prudent to be there.

Did I mention the family who endured this tragedy consisted of Syrian refugees who came to Canada in September 2017?

I wonder if Trudeau would have attended a vigil for a fire that had taken the lives of non-refugees.

In the meantime, CTV reports that the mother, Kawthar Barho, told local politicians and religious leaders that she wants to be reunited with family members living overseas because she has no other relatives in Canada — meaning, she wants them to be admitted into Canada as opposed to going back to Syria.

And apparently Justin has already contacted Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen about greasing the wheels regarding the immigration process.

When asked about the expedited immigration procedure for Mrs. Barho, Trudeau said while he can’t comment on specific cases (and then doing so):

“In heartbreaking cases like this we’re certainly looking at doing what we can to bring this family that has suffered such a devastating loss together.”

Fair enough, but in the department of “heartbreaking” cases, why didn’t Trudeau attend the vigil for 13-year-old Marissa Shen of Burnaby, B.C., allegedly murdered by a Syrian refugee?

When it comes to the tragedy file, Justin Trudeau continues to show he has selective empathy.

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commented 2019-02-28 13:12:53 -0500
Photo-op for sure. He didn’t show up at Marissa’s funeral for the opposite reason. It would have been a very bad photo op. The Syrian refugee community he brought here might be offended. Justin brought them here for votes after all. Some votes are more equal than others.
commented 2019-02-28 12:47:15 -0500
JANIE JONES commented 10 hours ago
Trudeau is a muslim. He portrays to be a muslim. Is showing muslim preferences.
He has shown Canadians and muslims alike how he can conjure up a new law, quickly pass it though without hardly anyone to notice.
Agreed, Janie. So why doesn’t one of the opposition ask him in the house? Too gutless, I suppose. Maybe Max will ask.
commented 2019-02-28 12:45:27 -0500
89 days of no hammers falling…for whatever reason.
commented 2019-02-28 11:59:13 -0500
Just think, if smoking nicotine was a habit practiced by white people only, then Trudeau would have removed all the taxes on tobacco long ago and probably had them made available for free for Senior Citizens. lol. He has to make room for all his Islamic friends somehow.
commented 2019-02-28 11:22:37 -0500
I guess Trudeau has to bring relatives here, brothers and cousins perhaps to start a new family in case the dad doesn’t make it. Having more children , I would think would be the best therapy. I hope mom demands a safer home.
commented 2019-02-28 11:18:40 -0500
It’s Trudeau or Canada, make your choice known.
commented 2019-02-28 10:07:08 -0500
My neighbour’s seven chickens died tragically last week, when a racist fox got into the hen house. We are expecting Trudeau to pay a visit at any time.

Either Trudeau attends all or none. Frankly, most people would prefer the latter.
commented 2019-02-28 09:16:51 -0500
Come on now. We all knew that Trudy would be there. It’s the perfect Photo-Op for him. Right up his alley. If this were a Canadian born White family, he would have ignored it. Yup, that’s our PM. Good for you Menzies, for reporting this. Now, has Trudy also attended to the family in Fredericton, that escaped their burning home? A Syrian refugee family of 8… Trudeau is truly a piece of work, and 100% predictable… This was a sad story, but I’d like to know how recent immigrants with such large families can afford these homes.
commented 2019-02-28 06:56:08 -0500
There isn’t a non-Canadian that he won’t shed a tear for. Canadians on the other hand are, well, there for the refugees and the illegal aliens who lie to get into our welfare system.
commented 2019-02-28 03:54:07 -0500
Al Peterson maybe John Wick was referring to personal problems solved with a little blue pill?
commented 2019-02-28 02:51:48 -0500
Trudeau is a muslim. He portrays to be a muslim. Is showing muslim preferences.
He has shown Canadians and muslims alike how he can conjure up a new law, quickly pass it though without hardly anyone to notice. I.E. DPA’s or rather, deferred prosecution, (SCN) Lavalin. So anyone in the future to become PM., (say of some type of cultish religious persuasion), could look back to the past for inspiration. Then, ‘Presto’, a new law could be born and no one would be the wiser, except for when that law would come to be used for a cultish discretion, then everyone would say—“When in the hell did that become law?”
commented 2019-02-28 02:19:13 -0500
88 days of no hammers falling.
commented 2019-02-27 20:57:05 -0500
Trudeau is…. uh mm…. What was that thing he called Peter Kent again?? Oh yeah! A piece of shit.
commented 2019-02-27 20:30:06 -0500
Jeezus. Why in heck should we be bringing the whole family over?
Not all tragedies involving human loss are equal in Trudeau’s Canada.
My heart goes out to this poor woman. If she wants her family, and I don’t blame her for wanting her family, she should go to them, but this is no reason to bring all her relatives to Canada.
Its never too early to start calling for Trudeau’s resignation. After the events of today, there is a laundry list of liberals going down.
commented 2019-02-27 20:22:07 -0500
Will he give his condolences to all the children that die because he said that nine month term abortions are completely acceptable. Talk about bad news, Trudeau is it.
commented 2019-02-27 20:14:09 -0500
The Dauphin is now stating that Sings Like a Bird experienced the SNC events differently.
commented 2019-02-27 20:04:02 -0500
This virtue signalling is not likely to be of any importance after today’s testimony by Wilson-Raybould. My guess Junior will not be facing the electorate in October, but will be ousted by the LPC shortly…they like the perks of power to much to stick to a severely wounded leader. More-now probably gone as well after her testimony.

But I guess it is comforting for Junior to revert to old habits.