Monday, December 14, 2015

Prime Minister's reaction to refugees arriving in Canada will be a highlight in world history

Syrian refugees are greeted by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) on their arrival from Beirut at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada December 11, 2015. After months of promises and weeks of preparation, the f

Newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a world-class lesson in compassion last night when he personally greeted refugees arriving at the airport:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a battery of politicians from across the political spectrum were on hand at the Toronto airport to greet the refugees.
“You are home,” Mr. Trudeau said to the first passengers to disembark after a 16-hour flight from Beirut on a Canadian military aircraft. “You’re safe at home now.” The premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, gave them winter coats.
Under a plan announced by Mr. Trudeau’s new government, a series of flights will bring 10,000 Syrian refugees into Canada by the end of this month and a total of at least 25,000 before March.
This is how you win the hearts and minds of Muslims worldwide. You welcome the fleeing victims of extreme violence, give them a new, safer life in the free world. He helped the refugees pick out their new winter coats to get them through their first Canadian winter. He addressed the media after the refugees arrived in a short but important speech that is a must watch. 
we keep hearing the republicans spewing American exceptionalism, greatest country in the world, we must lead  but when we see stories like this from other countries it draws a sharp distinction between what they say and who they really are.  if theses other countries don't look on us fondly you need only look to republican rhetoric and actions.  they feel there is no reason to apologize and made a big deal about Pres. doing so if he did somebody needed to.