Trudeau and Islam

61:9 It is He Who sent His Messenger forth with the guidance and the religion of truth, to make it triumph over every religion.

Like a modern day Muqawqis whose secret admiration of the Prophet facilitated the Muslim takeover of Egypt, the Prime Minister appears intent on leading us down a similar path, with the possible exception that his initiatives on behalf of the uber religion may reflect a desire to please beyond what is judicious or simply ignorance of what is at stake.

More Than a Hint of Islamophilia

The Liberals are funding hate. How else to describe the speakers at this Toronto convention? Speakers at Muslim Association of Canada gathering will include one who advocates the death penalty for homosexuality and another who says it's OK to beat your wife. Terry Glavin, The National Post, Dec 16, 2022.

The organizers of this large gathering of Islamists of all stripes received $3 million from the Federal Government. Trudeau was keynote speaker at one of these: the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference of 2012.


An Islamist attempts to impose his version of Islam on society, and a jihadist is an Islamist who attempts to do so by force … Political Islamists seek to impose their views through the ballot box, biding their time until they can infiltrate the institutions of society from within.

Maajid Nawaz, author of Radical, My Journey out of Islamist Extremism


Only a few days before Christmas 2012, the future Prime Minister of Canada was the keynote speaker at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference (December 21 – 23) at the Toronto Convention Center, the largest gathering of its kind in North America.

Karen Armstrong author of Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Times preceded Trudeau on the podium.

Why would Justin Trudeau lend his and his father’s prestige to a large proselytizing Islamic religious gathering whose speakers he joined on the podium praised scriptures which teach that what Christians would celebrate a few days later is blasphemy?

Was he simply pandering for votes? His actions following his election as Prime Minister would indicate that his presence at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in particular was more than a routine campaign stop.

This is also about celebrating our shared beliefs in justice, fairness, equality of opportunity and acceptance.

Prime Minister Trudeau in a video address to the 2015 Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference

There is a BIG difference between justice rendered on the basis of revealed truths (immutable facts revealed to a mortal by a god) and by laws which evolve over time to make justice more just. Is the Prime Minister by, in essence, putting secular law and the Sharia on an equal footing in an address to a gathering of the god-fearing betraying a partiality for laws ostensibly promulgated by a god, or is he simply unaware of the difference? Either way, it is cause for concern.

An Islamophile is someone who, while not professing a desire to take the Oath, betrays by his actions and/or words an admiration for Islam and what it stands for—or thinks it stands for.

The general picture is of a white liberal non-Muslim who equates any criticism of Islamic doctrine with bigotry, Islamophobia, or even racism … they deny any connection between heartfelt religious belief and Muslim violence.

Maajid Nawaz in conversation with Sam Harris, Islam and the Future of Tolerance, Harvard University Press, 2015

The Prime Minister's approval of exorbitant payments to Omar Khadr, Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Abou-Elmatti and Muayyed Nureddin betray a fondness for followers of the Prophet and could be considered further proof of his Islamophilia.

And what can you say about the Trudeau-sanctioned accusations in Motion 103 of Islamophobia and racism? Fits Nawaz’s characterization of an Islamophile to a tee?

The Gift

Ethics loophole keeps Aga Khan's gifts to Trudeau family secret

Unacceptable gifts don't have to be listed in public registry, says ethics watchdog's office.

CBC March 27, 2018

Unacceptable gifts are usually gifts whose monetary value exceeds the permitted amount. The recipient of such a gift can 1) return it, 2) give it to the nation or 3) simply pay the difference between what is allowed and the market value and keep it in the family.

For a man as wealthy as Trudeau, paying the difference and be done with it would appear to be the logical course of action. The problem here may be that the value of the item is in what it represents and therefore priceless e.g. a strand of the Prophet’s hair, a rare edition of the Koran etc.

Considering it’s provenance, we have to assume the gift has to do with Islam and may provide unwanted insights into the type of relationship our Prime Minister has with the Agha Khan and the religion the Ismaili leader must, like the icon he represents, and in accordance with Allah’s directive, strive to make triumph over every other religion.

Human Rights Devalued

Liberals overhaul citizenship test: Barbaric cultural practices out, respecting Indigenous treaties in.

The proposed new guide breaks down the responsibilities of citizenship into two categories: voluntary and mandatory. Voluntary responsibilities are listed as respecting the human rights of others, understanding official bilingualism and participating in the political process.

Ottawa Citizen, July 23, 2017

What is most troubling, considering the Prime Minister’s admiration for those who live by the Book, is the relegation of respect for human rights in the citizenship test to a voluntary responsibility.

First his approval of the niqab, even when taking the oath of citizenship, that allows new citizens to remain anonymous and apart for a lifetime if they wish, then Motion 103 and now this: devalued human rights.

Less worrisome, but perhaps further evidence of a pattern, is absolving those who live by a Book which considers secular governments and what they represent abhorrently unIslamic from a responsibility to participate in the political process.

Bernard Payeur

Updated Dec 24, 2022