February 20, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, and MP Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Safety, Border Security, and Emergency Preparedness, issued a statement following reports of Canadian “ISIS Brides” in Syria seeking to return to Canada:
“Recent media reports indicate that there are Canadian “ISIS Brides” in Syria seeking to return to Canada after leaving to support this genocidal terrorist organization.
“Any involvement in ISIS equates to complicity in genocide. Our first concern needs to be bringing justice to survivors. As it is also a crime to join a terrorist organization, any individuals associated with ISIS should face punishment to the full extent of the law.
“Nobel Peace Prize winner and Yazidi survivor, Nadia Murad, has been calling for justice for her people who have experienced genocide at the hands of ISIS. It is not enough to merely say “never again.” Canada must act to bring justice to those who have been complicit in genocide.
“In October, Conservatives put forward a motion calling on the Trudeau government to table a plan to immediately bring justice to Canadians who acted as ISIS terrorists overseas. In response, the government presented a short document with no concrete solutions to serve justice to those complicit in genocide. Justin Trudeau has failed to do what’s right and Canadians will pay for his mistakes. He has prioritized reintegration of these ISIS terrorists over justice for victims.
Canada’s Conservatives will continue to press the government to prioritize justice for victims of ISIS, like Yazidi women and girls who were enslaved at the hands of this terrorist group. We call upon the government to immediately serve justice to Canadians at home and abroad who joined ISIS, as they are complicit in genocide.”
For more information:
Office of the Hon. Michelle Rempel
Office of Pierre Paul-Hus