Why Has Trudeau Been Silent On Burkina Faso Attack That Killed Two Canadians?

Update: Trudeau has now commented, almost two days after the attack took place. Read it here.

Previous updates:


He tweeted about the horrible attack in Charlottesville, but why hasn’t he tweeted about two Canadians being brutally murdered?

After the Charlottesville attack, Justin Trudeau tweeted the following:

While I rarely agree with Trudeau, this was a good tweet. Racist violence and hate should be condemned, and the victims of that violence deserve support. Trudeau was right to make that statement.

However, why has he not tweeted anything about the attack in Burkina Faso that killed two Canadian citizens?

If Trudeau’s going to tweet about what happens to Americans, at the very least he should also tweet when something horrible happens to our own citizens.

That should just be common sense.

It’s been about a day since the Burkina Faso attack was first reported, and the two Canadians killed in the attack have been identified as Tammy Chen, and Bilel Diffalah. Tammy Chen was also pregnant, so three lives were truly lost in the attack. Innocent Canadian citizens were gunned down while sitting in a restaurant, so surely the Prime Minister should make a statement condemning the attack and sending the thoughts and prayers of our nation to their families.

It’s the least he can do. Even better would be tasking our security agencies with helping hunt down those who killed two Canadians and bringing them to justice on behalf of our nation.

Political motivations for Trudeau’s Twitter silence?

It is widely believed that the attack was carried about by an Islamist terror group, and Trudeau has rarely – if ever – uttered the phrase “Islamist terrorism.” Never mind the fact that the majority of victims of radical Islamism are Muslim people, and the majority of Muslims reject radical Islamism – Trudeau seems unable to see the nuance between criticizing a dangerous and radical ideology, and a broader religion.

Once again, Trudeau is letting political correctness get in the way of speaking up for Canadian citizens, and speaking out against hatred and violence. Truly condemning hatred and violence in all its forms means condemning it regardless of the ideology behind it, and speaking out for the rights of all people – especially our Canadian citizens – to live in safety and freedom.

Spencer Fernando


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