Richards Report – November 27, 2017 – No Compassion for Victims of ISIS

No Compassion for Victims of ISIS

Imagine this scenario: a Canadian voluntarily flies overseas to join ISIS, actively engaging in combat against our soldiers and allies. The ISIS fighter comes back to Canada and the top priority of this Liberal government is to “reintegrate” the individual. This is what the Liberal government is making a priority. This plan is a serious slap in the face to our men and women in uniform and to our allies.

These are people who willingly got on a plane to join ISIS. These are people who enslaved and trafficked girls and women. These are people who have left Canada to take up arms against our country and our allies, fighting against what we believe in and engaging in acts of terror overseas. Our first priority when these individuals are found should be to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law and ensure that they do not cause any harm to our country. But it would appear that the Trudeau government has a different idea.

In Parliament this week, Prime Minister Trudeau confirmed that his government will “help them (Canadians who have joined ISIS) let go of that terrorist ideology”. That is not the response that Canadians expect from their Prime Minister. Can we trust this Prime Minister and his government with protecting Canadians if his first response to returning ISIS fighters is that they will receive reintegration services?

What exactly does the government mean when it says that it will reintegrate these people into our society? Once again, the Prime Minister was vague and did not provide any details on what a “reintegrating ISIS” program would look like. The answer Canadians expected would have been that the government will punish and prosecute each and every single individual through all possible channels. The Liberal government has once again showed that victims are an afterthought. Instead of looking for ways of how we can help the many victims of ISIS, the Trudeau government talks about how we can help ISIS fighters rejoin society.

Let’s take a look at some of the facts: this is the same Liberal government that reduced Canada’s contribution to the international coalition to combat ISIS earlier this summer. This is the same Liberal government that refused to join our NATO allies in combating the ISIS death cult. This is the same Liberal government that did not recognize that ISIS was committing genocide against Assyrians, Christians and others. This is the same Liberal government that did not want to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our friends and allies on this important mission.

We simply cannot trust this government to ensure the safety of Canadians or to support our allies.

Should the Liberal government help reintegrate ISIS fighters into Canada? Have your say at http://www.blakerichards.ca/have-your-say/have-your-say-isis-fighters-returning-to-canada/.