Liberal MP Maryam Monsef Places Taliban Above Canadians In Statement To Media

Can Justin Trudeau still be elected prime minister for a third term on this basis?

“I want to take this opportunity to speak to our brothers, the Taliban,” Liberal MP Maryam Monsef said while delivering prepared remarks on August 25th, 2021.

Ms. Monsef is the incumbent Liberal MP for Peterborough-Kawartha. She is running to keep her seat in the upcoming 2021 federal election.

“In terms of the terminology, if you go to messages across the country, Muslims refer to each other as brothers and sisters,” said Monsef.

Such fascinating commentary this is. For Muslims to refer to each other as brothers and sisters seems reasonable. The underlying message, however, is worthy of serious contemplation.

Ms. Monsef's "brother and sister" statement fairly constitutes a reference to one's family. On this basis, what is to be expected from a Canadian member of parliament?

Fair to assume such commentary would refer to fellow Canadian citizens. These being the communities which MP's are elected to work for. On a local level, the intended parties are those living within a specific riding.

Based upon Monsef's statement, this is not the case. Rather, it is members of her religious community that take priority. Even to an extend that a militant Middle Eastern organization- the Taliban-- are referenced by Monsef to be "family."

Have we come to comprehend Maryam Monsef's personal worldview? Or at the least, how she perceives the social pecking order within our society?

First come religious brethren-- then come the rest. Talk about playing into a stereotype. The non-Canadian being the priority, the Canadian being  secondary--if they matter at all.

According to Wikipedia, Ms. Monsef was born MaryamMonsefzadeh.  She is listed as an Afghan Canadian politician-- suggesting dual citizenship status. She was born an Afghan citizen on November 7th, 1984. The date of her arrival in Canada was 1996. 

Monsef was elected as a Liberal member of Parliament at the same time that Justin Trudeau became prime minister. She has held four federal posts since then, including time spent as a member of the Liberal Cabinet. She was a first-term MP and just 31-yearsold when Trudeau first appointed her as Minister of Democratic Institutions. The position was abolished in November, 2019.

What a privileged political life Maryam Monsef has had during her time in Canada-- a "golden child" of the Trudeau government. In August, 2021, Canadians experience her degree of appreciations for her constituents, and our general citizenship.

The Taliban are her "brothers." Cultural Action Party have to wonder about the degree to which Maryam Monsef can "serve two masters" at the same time. Canadian voters deserve assurance that those elected to office will place our country as top priority.

Then again, her boss-man Justin Trudeau has yet to do so. Therefore, perhaps Maryam Monsef comes by this "honestly."

-- Brad Salzberg, CAP Founder (Est. 2016)