Canadian Prime Minister and liberal “darling” Justin Trudeau was severely mocked -and at times harshly criticized- for his recent visit to India; with his country’s Indian and Sikh community slamming the left-wing leader’s actions and clothing as “insensitive” and “stereotypical.”
The Canadian First Family’s visit was riddled with cultural and political mistakes from the start; with Trudeau’s wife unknowingly posing for a photograph with a Sikh separatist convicted of an assassination plot against a prominent Indian leader.
“Obviously we take this situation extremely seriously,” Trudeau said after the photograph. “The individual in question never should have received an invitation. As soon as we found out, we rescinded the invitation immediately.”
The criticism went from bad to worse, with many on social media mocking the Prime Minister’s choice of “traditional” clothing; saying “FYI we Indians don’t dress like this every day sir, not even in Bollywood.”
Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now? Also FYI we Indians don’t dress like this every day sir, not even in Bollywood. pic.twitter.com/xqAqfPnRoZ
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 21, 2018
— Mark O'Henly (@SeeClickFlash) February 19, 2018
BUSTED: Alleged Anti-Muslim HIJAB ATTACK Simply ‘Did Not Happen’
An alleged attack on an 11-year old Muslim girl as she walked to school in Toronto simply “did not happen” according to Canadian law enforcement, adding the anti-Muslim assault was a complete hoax and that the “investigation is now closed.”
The story made national headlines throughout Canada late last week, when the “victim” told local police that a man attempted to physically remove her hijab as she traveled to school with her younger sibling; attacking the child with a knife as he attempted to slash her religious head covering.
The 11-year old, her mother, and members of the Toronto District School Board held a highly-publicized press conference Friday, detailing the assault and describing the incident as a possible “hate crime.”
“These allegations were extremely serious and not surprisingly, they received national and international attention,” said a spokesperson for the Toronto police department.
“After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described in the original news release did not happen,” said their statement. “The investigation is concluded.”
Members of the school board released a brief statement on the incident, saying they are “very thankful that this assault did not in fact happen.”
Inside sources tell the CBC that the girl’s story fell-apart when investigators began probing the alleged assault, speaking with bystanders and sifting through closed-camera surveillance footage.
While law enforcement acknowledge it’s “very unusual” for an individual to make this sort of phony accusation, they confirmed the young girl will not face legal consequences.
KNIVES OUT: US ‘Allies’ TURN AGAINST TRUMP, Israel at UN
The United Nations voted overwhelmingly to “rescind” President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Thursday, symbolically condemning America’s decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel by a lop-sided margin of 128-9.
Among those who voted against the Trump administration were key American allies, such as the United Kingdom, France, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and others. The vote included 35 abstentions, most notably Canada, Mexico, and Australia.
The few who sided with the United States were Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Togo, and Micronesia.
The resolution harshly criticized President Trump’s decision earlier this month to officially recognize Jerusalem as the true capital of the Israeli state; affirming that “any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the holy city of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded.”
US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned world leaders ahead of Thursday’s vote that the US would be “taking names” of those who voted for the resolution, saying “on Thurs there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names.”