While Justin Trudeau has (reluctantly) referred to the Taliban in Afghanistan as a terrorist group, his Minister for Women and Gender Equality called them “our brothers.”
Maryam Monsef MP made the comments while speaking on a call with other ministers regarding the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan.
“I want to take this opportunity to speak to our brothers, the Taliban. We call on you to ensure the safe and secure passage of any individual in Afghanistan out of the country,” Monsef said.
Maryam Monsef just referred to the Taliban as “our brothers” pic.twitter.com/KEL5UYa3HO
— (@BryanPassifiume) August 25, 2021
She went on to say that if the Taliban wants to be recognized as a legitimate government in the future they need to act like one by respecting minorities and ending the violence.
Monsef’s comments were in prepared remarks, not in an off-the-cuff statement. It is also not the first time she has used the term “our brothers” to refer to the Taliban.
She made the same reference twice this week, including a reference to how the Taliban could become legitimate.
Conservative Leader, Erin O’Toole, was quick to criticize the comments made by Monsef:
“The language used by the Trudeau government is completely unacceptable. I think of the women and girls who are at risk,” he said.
Two things to note here. Firstly, the Taliban are a terrorist organization who will not care in the slightest what Monsef has to say about women and minorities, especially when it is common practice for them to execute those who disagree with their perverted ideology of throwing homosexuals from buildings, hanging those who commit infidelity, etc.
And secondly, for that reason, the Liberal Party should not be referring to them as “our brothers”. If you happen to be a minority that would be persecuted under the Taliban’s new regime in Afghanistan, you now know where the Trudeau Liberal’s allegiance lies, and it’s not with you.
(Photo credit: The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)