It’s been two weeks since Iranians took to the streets across Iran in protest. More than 20 people including children have been killed, over 3000 have been arrested. With a lull in protest activity following a crackdown by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRG), the Ayatollah’s fighting forces, now is the time for Prime Minister Trudeau to find his voice and use the levers available to increase pressure to support reforms that benefit the Iranian people.
It is with a heart filled with sadness we write to inform you of another attack on a church this Christmas season.
Today an armed gunman opened fired on a Christian owned store and a Coptic church before he was arrested by Egyptian authorities near Cairo this morning. 11 are dead, including one brave officer who gave his life protecting others from this deadly assault.
"When Adiba Dasni* arrived at Toronto Pearson Airport last February, after a 15-hour flight from Iraq with two sisters and six children in tow, the Prime Minister was not waiting at the airport to greet them. There were no camera crews, no volunteers waving little Canadian flags. In fact, the Dasni family’s arrival paints a very different picture from the one conveyed by news coverage of Syrian refugees arriving to open arms in 2015."