With our allies and many other countries working together to track down ISIS fighters, the Trudeau government is refusing to put ‘Canadians’ who went overseas to join ISIS on a global sanction list used to track them down.
The Trudeau government never misses a chance to sign on to global efforts.
Except when those efforts are about fighting ISIS.
A disturbing new report has revealed that the Trudeau government is refusing to put the names of ‘Canadians’ who went overseas to join ISIS on a global list being used by many of our top allies to coordinate anti-terror efforts.
Here’s a key section of the report:
“The Canadian government insists it’s using “all available tools” to find, detain and convict citizens who have travelled overseas for the purposes of terrorism, but it hasn’t submitted a single name to the UN committee that maintains a sanctions list of international jihadists.
UN Resolution 2253 encourages all member states to actively submit the names of individuals and entities that support ISIS and al-Qaeda. British, French, German and American citizens all figure among the 256 individuals on the list.
Arab countries have provided the majority of the names, but many other countries including Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Bosnia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Indonesia and the Philippines have also listed citizens. Even the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago has a citizen on the list.”
And yet, Canada hasn’t put anyone on the list.
Christian Leuprecht of the Royal Military College, criticized the government’s decision to leave the list empty:
“There are countries here that are leading by example: the Americans, the British, the French, the Germans. Where is Canada in terms of supporting our major allies, leading by example and doing the right thing? It shows that Canada has been a follower, not a leader, when it comes to driving global intelligence exchange. And for a government that purports to be multilateralist and working through the UN, at a minimum you’d expect Canada to put some names on the list.”
Leuprecht is correct.
Usually, I’m no fan of Canada signing up to UN efforts.
However, the fight against ISIS is certainly a reasonable exception.
The fact that the Trudeau government refuses to add to the list raises some tough questions – especially in light of Justin Trudeau’s weak, naive, and quite frankly disturbing approach to Islamist terrorism.
Trudeau seems to believe that it’s wrong to fight against ISIS, and that ISIS fighters should be protected by the Canadian government.
After all, he has eased their path to return to Canada without facing arrest or deportation, he’s made it easier for terrorists to keep their Canadian citizenship, and he ended the anti-ISIS air combat mission.
Something is seriously wrong with this picture.