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.
— Kenster (@Kenster0007) January 28, 2016
— (((Ed Smith))) (@EdSmith288) January 28, 2016
@CIJNewsEN WTF??? Justin!
— Blue @ Neela (@viptandon) January 28, 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.
— David Lakhan (@DavidLakhan2014) January 28, 2016
Some detect a “closet Muslim” at work.
@CIJNewsEN he turns the day into a veiled lecture about tolerance for Islamic migrants. He's more secretly Muslim than obummer
— KGB Barbary Bard (@barbarybard) January 28, 2016
Canadians haven’t been appeased by the implication that Trudeau, making the social circuit in Davos recently, has had better things to do.
— Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 (@ezralevant) January 23, 2016
In fact, some of them aren’t high on Trudeau at all.
— Caroline Mackie 🇨🇦 (@JulyBluesky) January 25, 2016
Which, as we have pointed out to your before, is true.