Pakistan’s recent elections were widely denounced by many as fraudulent. Yet Ahmed Hussen and the Trudeau government are more focused on pandering to get votes.
Incoming Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party ‘won’ the recent elections in Pakistan.
Those elections were widely denounced as fraudulent.
But that’s not even the most concerning part.
During the campaign, Imran Khan expressed support for ‘blasphemy laws.
According to the Economic Times of India, “Pakistan’s politicians, including PM hopeful Imran Khan, are mainstreaming extremism by invoking hardline issues like blasphemy to get votes, analysts say, warning the tactic could deepen sectarian fractures and potentially spill into violence. The warnings come as Pakistan confronts anger over a new wave of militant attacks which have killed 175 people at campaign events ahead of nationwide polls on July 25. The country’s long-persecuted religious minorities are on their guard as a result.”
Disturbingly, “Khan, the cricketer-turned-politician who is the main challenger in the election, has caused concern in recent weeks with his full-throated defence of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, which carry a maximum penalty of death. It is a hugely inflammatory charge in Pakistan. The state has never executed a blasphemy convict, but mere accusations of insulting Islam have sparked mob lynchings and murders.”
So, Khan was elected under dubious circumstances, and has expressed support for Islamist-style blasphemy laws. And yet, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen failed to mention any of that in recent remarks about Khan:
Canada’s Citizenship Minister @HonAhmedHussen endorses Pakistan’s fraudulent elections as ‘amazing’ in which Military planted Playboy turned Islamist @ImranKhanPTI aka Taliban Khan as the puppet prime minister. For the cheering Islamists in the audience this was manna from Ottawa pic.twitter.com/rJbhn3uuOH
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) July 30, 2018
Yet again, the Trudeau government shows not only an unwillingness to confront Islamists, but a disturbing willingness to embrace them.
If Hussen and the Liberals truly believe there are votes to be gained by taking this approach, Canada is in more trouble than we thought.
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