On June 25 One Free World International President & Founder Rev. Majed El Shafie issued a statement in response to Justin Trudeau seeking to weaken Canada's commitment in fighting ISIS and looking to cozy up to Iran.
A dozen community organizations from across Canada have come forward in support of OFWI's statement and are calling on Justin Trudeau to reconsider his ill conceived positions.
ISIS has repeatedly stated they are targeting Canada and Canadians. Failure to fight ISIS where they are today will not only leave a path of destruction in the Middle East, but increase the threat and risk on Canadian soil.
Supporting organizations include:
- The Kurdish National congress of North America
- The Kurdish House Toronto & Vancouver Chapters
- Canada Christian College
- Christians United for Israel
- The International Center for Human Rights
- Women’s World Development Group
- Canadian Kurdish Centre
- Minority Assist Foundation and Support Centre Inc.
- Iranian Democratic Front - Canada Chapter
- Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council
- Coalition of Progressive Canadian Muslim Organizations
- Kurdistan Democratic Party Canada 7th Branch
For immediate release: June 25, 2015
TORONTO – One Free World International President and Founder Majed El Shafie released the following statement in response to Justin Trudeau seeking to weaken Canada’s commitment to fight ISIS while cozying up to Iran:
“On the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terror, Justin Trudeau chose to announce he would soften Canada’s commitment to fighting ISIS while extending a hand to Iran, one of the world’s most murderous regimes.”
“Pulling Canadian troops from the fight against ISIS to focus on humanitarian aide is naïve and will make the world a more dangerous place. If Justin Trudeau’s only focus is on humanitarians assistance, he will be dropping aid on dead people.”
“Without the military support of Canada and its allies, the Kurdish forces’ ability to fight ISIS advances would be weakened and would lead to further and certain deaths for Iraq’s Christian, Kurdish and Yazidis communities.”
“ISIS has repeatedly stated they are targeting Canada and Canadians. Failure to fight ISIS where they are today will not only leave a path of destruction in the Middle East, but increase the threat and risk on Canadian soil.”
“To back away and run from this important fight would be dangerous and wrong.”
“The Iranian regime’s horrible record of human rights abuses against Baha’i, Jews, Christians, LGBT people, political prisoners, and other minorities should not be rewarded with rapprochement.”
“Increased engagement of the Iranian regime only emboldens radical clerics to continue their tyrannical way of governing as they grow increasingly desperate for relief from the crippling economic sanctions.”
“Justin Trudeau needs to do more homework and should meet with the diaspora communities here in Canada to better understand how wrong and dangerous his proposals are.”
One Free World International (OFWI) is an international human rights organization based in Toronto, Canada, that focuses on the rights of religious minorities around the world and promotes tolerance, understanding and respect for diverse religious beliefs.