I voted for you knowing you support Muslim rights and Muslim freedoms in Canada.
I voted knowing you did not agree with Bill C-51 and second class citizenship.
I voted knowing you would pull troops out of Syria.
I voted knowing you would accept Syrian refugees.
As a Canadian I expect you to help our fellow humans in Paris and to denounce terrorism. But I as a Canadian I expect you to hold fast to your morals and promises in the face of adversary and emergency.
As a human being I expect you to recognize the difference between terrorists and Muslim civilians. I expect you to recognize these violent brutalities we saw in France are exactly the circumstances Syrians face at home everyday and are running from.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Syrian refugee families when they arrived in Toronto. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne joined Trudeau in welcoming the refugees, helping them choose winter coats from a collection of donated clothing.
Japan must improve the living standards of its own people before it can consider accepting Syrian refugees, the prime minister, Shinzo Abe said, as he announced $1.6bn in new assistance for Syrians and Iraqis caught up in conflicts in the Middle East.
Abe’s consistent refusal to consider allowing even a modest number of refugees to relocate to Japan has prompted criticism of the country’s strict policy on asylum: last year, it received a record 5,000 applications but accepted just 11 people.
TURKEY, Istanbul : A Syrian woman begs with her children downtown Istanbul on July 16, 2014. Turkey is to take “drastic measures” to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into its biggest city Istanbul, including forcibly sending them to camps in the southeast, the city’s top official said Wednesday. Turkey, a vocal critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, currently hosts over one million Syrian refugees after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced an open-door policy for those fleeing the conflict. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC