TORONTO, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - 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
"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
"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
"To back away and run from this important fight would be dangerous and
"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
"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.
SOURCE One Free World International
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