Canada’s new PM manages to commemorate the Holocaust without mentioning this one thing

Canada’s new PM manages to commemorate the Holocaust without mentioning this one thing

The Algemeiner picked up quickly on the pushback from critics, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, the left-wing Liberal who took over from Conservative Stephen Harper (of blessed memory) a few months ago, published his statement on international Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Startlingly, Trudeau put out a Holocaust remembrance statement that made no reference whatsoever to Jews or anti-Semitism.

Canadians flooded social media to express their disgust.



No mention of Six Million Jews murdered by the Nazis. Also interesting to note no reference to antisemitism sweeping Europe and the Islamist world.

Posted by Frank Dimant on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

As a number of his energetic critics noted, Trudeau seemed to be channeling Ayatollah Khamenei, who enlivened the Holocaust Remembrance with a video expressing doubts about whether it ever happened, and excoriating Jews, Israel, and all who support them.

Some detect a “closet Muslim” at work.

Canadians haven’t been appeased by the implication that Trudeau, making the social circuit in Davos recently, has had better things to do.

In fact, some of them aren’t high on Trudeau at all.

Which, as we have pointed out to your before, is true.

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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