Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to news of a Somali refugee’s terrorist attack in Edmonton by sharing a call to “end white supremacy” and insisting “our diversity is our strength.” 

On Saturday, a 30-year-old Somali national asylum seeker rammed into a police officer with his car and then got out and stabbed him repeatedly with a knife. The attacker went on to injure four more pedestrians by ramming them with a U-Haul truck. Additionally, an ISIS flag was found in a van he rented.

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Constable Mike Chernyk, an 11-year veteran, suffered “substantial injuries including stab wounds to his face and head and significant abrasions on his arms,” Edmonton Journal reports.

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Afghan-Canadian Muslim Minister Maryam Monsef took to Facebook after the attack to run cover for the attacker and throw out a bunch of meaningless platitudes insisting this attack makes Canada stronger:

Though the attacker was a Somali Muslim and the victim was a white police officer, she included multiple calls to “end white supremacy.”

Justin Trudeau shared the post to his own Facebook on Sunday and said he agrees entirely.

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“Well said, Minister,” Trudeau said. “Canadians’ resolve has been tested this weekend, but I know, as always, we will come through united. Our diversity is our strength.”

Commenters were not as thrilled:


Earlier this year, Trudeau chastised Trump for his quasi-Muslim ban and said that “Muslim Canadians are an essential part of the success of our country.”

“And I’m never going to shy away from standing up for what I believe in, whether it’s proclaiming loudly to the world that I am a feminist, whether it’s understanding that immigration is a source of strength for us and Muslim Canadians are an essential part of the success of our country today and into the future,” Trudeau said.

Courtesy of Information Liberation