Why the double-standard?
When the Hijab Hoax first started getting reported, Justin Trudeau literally rushed to the cameras to make a statement.
He used the moment to smear Canadians as ‘islamophobes,’ and said it showed a problem in our country. Trudeau turned it into a global story.
Of course, we now know that the whole thing had been made up. But Trudeau never apologized for his lack of judgement or for his attacks on Canadians.
His quick response is a stark contrast from how he responded to the horrible story of a Syrian refugee Ibrahim Ali being charged with the murder of 13-year-old Burnaby girl Marrisa Shen.
He hasn’t responded at all.
No tweets, no press conference. The media coverage has also been far less than what was given for the hoax.
And that has not going unnoticed:
Here’s what Min Xie, a candidate for the Toronto District School Board posted on Twitter:
— Min Xie (@VoteMinXie) September 11, 2018
Xie’s comments echo what people across the country are wondering: Why is Justin Trudeau and the media so quick to respond to some crimes (even ones that turn out to be hoaxes), while completely ignoring/downplaying others?
After all, even if the Hijab Hoax had been real, it wouldn’t have been about the loss of a life. But in the case of Marrisa Shen, an innocent life was lost at the hands of a killer.
This double standard is an absolute disgrace, and Canadians deserve far better. We deserve a leader who will actually do what it takes to keep our people safe, instead of playing politics with everything.