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Canada Refuses to Comply With Its Own Terror Law

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Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. Why won't he enforce the law to designate the IRGC a terrorist organization? (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. Why won’t he enforce the law to designate the IRGC a terrorist organization? (Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

B’nai Brith Canada is suing the Canadian government for failing to comply with a motion passed by its own parliament to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in its entirety, as a terrorist organization.

The motion was passed unanimously in the House of Commons in June 2018.

At a news conference in January, leaders of B’nai Brith, the Council of Iranian Canadians and the Justice 88 Campaign put the government on notice that they expected the motion to be implemented within 30 days.

In the meantime, the IRGC was responsible for downing a commercial airliner flying out of Iran last month, killing all passengers including 57 Canadians who were on board. Lies and deceit followed the crash.

Still no movement from the Canadian government, save the embarrassing bow and handshake Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bestowed upon Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a recent conference in Europe.

Meanwhile, The Globe and Mail just reported that Iran is making overtures to Ottawa asking to renew diplomatic ties. The outreach was made by none other than Zarif himself (shortly following the Trudeau handshake).

Zarif did not suggest reopening the embassy which has been closed since 2012, but rather taking smaller steps – such as, opening “Interest sections” in embassies of other countries.

Herein lies a serious problem for Canada. Word on the street is that these “interest sections” are where many of the subversive activities of the Iranian regime take place.

We know that the IRGC has already made inroads into Canada and infiltrated its corridors of power, which has been pointed out by many Canadian activists and dissidents who are appalled by the prime minister’s handshake with Zarif.

In the words of Michael Mostyn, chief executive officer of B’nai Brith Canada, who announced the lawsuit against the Canadian government, “The IRGC poses a very serious security threat to Canadians. Listing it as a terrorist entity in this country is necessary to deter this threat and reduce its ability to do harm.”

On the question of whether the IRGC is a terrorist organization, one only has to glance at their activities outside of Iran.

B’nai Brith reports, “(The IRGC) is tasked with protecting Iran’s brutal Islamist dictatorship and supporting its international terrorist proxies. Its principle objective is to fuel and fund terrorism. It suppresses Iran’s own people and is a serious public security threat throughout the Middle East and around the world.”

From the bombing of the Jewish community center in Argentina in 1994 to the killing of hundreds of U.S. service people and civilians in Iraq, the recent siege of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, conducting terrorist plots in Germany, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, it is clear that the IRGC deserves the designation of a terrorist entity.

This is not to mention the fact that the IRGC supports anti-Israel, anti-Semitic hate fests in cities around the world including the Al-Quds Day parade – an event that takes place every year across Canada and the Western world in which inciteful and hateful slogans against Jews and Israel are chanted without any shame or accountability.

The government needs to comply with its own laws. Even though the Canadian government is already sowing the seeds of totalitarianism, we are not a dictatorship yet.

 

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Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza is a spokesperson for Clarion Project and of president of Muslims Facing Tomorrow.

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