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Canada Imprisons Christians – Are We Next?

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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Is Pierre Trudeau – by the terms of established international criminal law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – behaving like a criminal?  He has decided to imprison Christians for exercising freedoms of speech, worship, and peaceful protest. If he can imprison for resisting anti-freedom COVID restrictions and “transgender” harm to girls – is America far behind?

In a nutshell, Canada’s irreverent, constitutionally unrestrained prime minister has gradually – with audacity, vehemence, and impunity – gone after Canadians who resisted COVID lockdowns, anti-religious, anti-free speech actions, and now resist targeting Christian protestors.

Some will say “come on,” or “you must be kidding,” but the sad, hard to deny truth is that persecution, targeting of those of faith for a number of reasons happens regularly.

The highly disturbing part of this is to see Canada swept into the vortex, a country with whom we share a long border and history of respect for freedom. To see egregious suppression of core human rights – those found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – is sobering.

Incidents of explicit, indefensible targeting, then persecution, intimidation, arrest, humiliation, and imprisonment in Canada are so numerous they would fill a small book.  The expansion of government overreach and these incidents of textbook persecution comes from the top.

So common is the suppression of formerly uncontested freedoms in Canada that articles are – out of fear – everywhere. Even liberals and moderates, like boiling frogs, feel things getting hot.  The process has also been frighteningly methodical, started early and is accelerating

Worried titled abound, like “On the Brink – the Criminalization of Christianity in Canada,” “Thousands of Churches Raise Alarm…,” “Canada Deaf to Persecuted Christian’s Cries,” “Canada’s Crackdown on religious Freedom is a Wake-Up Call.” The list grows.

More disturbing than these fearful objections are credible US reports of Canadian anti-religious sentiment, indisputably discriminatory acts by Canada toward all faiths, Christian to Jewish and Muslim.

But now we see a harsher turn. We are beginning to see imprisonment and even alleged mistreatment of innocent religious protestors by Canada’s political police.  Americans need to wake-up, understand that oppression of rights, if not stopped, gets infectious. We need to take religious persecution across Canada seriously, if we do not want more of it here.

Some will say, it is already here. There are arguments for that view, but Canada is in worse shape. The latest mistreatment of Christian pastors across that country is genuinely arresting.

One leading case is pastor Artur Pawlowski, and his family – relentlessly persecuted for urging peaceful support for truckers who resisted COVID restrictions, holding peaceful religious services during COVID, protesting abuse of children with sexualization and gender-changes.

This pastor’s harassment, imprisonment, and ill-treatment by Trudeau is textbook persecution. It raises profound questions about Canada’s leadership, leaders anywhere who suppress these established freedoms, ignoring the law.

Some will stop me here, say “what law?”  Okay, here it is. “Crimes against humanity” – according to the UN – include “persecution against any identifiable group…on political…cultural, religious…” or other “grounds…recognized as impermissible under international law.”

In other words, legal actions may lie in international criminal law for a crime against humanity, notably not requiring a war for that leader to be adjudged to be acting like a war criminal. 

What would these include? How about violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which identifies as impermissible – and thus actionable – conduct that contravenes articles in that document, a document framed by 50 nations and conceived by Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Article 18 reads: “Everyone has the freedom to think or believe what they want, including the right to religious belief…and the right to publicly or privately practice our chosen religion, alone or with others.”

Article 19 reads: “Everyone has the right to their own opinions, and to be able to express them freely…with who we want, and in whichever way we choose.”

Article 20 reads: “We…have the right to form groups and organize peaceful meetings. Nobody should be forced to belong to a group if they do not want to.”

More could be said, but let us stop here. Canada is slipping into anti-Christian, anti-religious, anti-free speech, anti-self-defense waters – highly dangerous waters.

Mr. Trudeau is responsible domestically or internationally, and should be held accountable for violating basic, indisputable, and timeless human rights. But watch your six. What happens north of us can find its way south fast. Americans should never surrender these core rights.

Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.

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Denise
Denise
11 months ago

A year or so ago America saw it’s own peaceful assembly of truckers, in support of the Canadians. The convoy picked up more and more trucks as they rolled toward D.C. It was peaceful, orderly and non-threatening. They were welcomed at a farmers home not to far from D.C. to park the rigs, and having been able to watch the whole convoy live stream, there was nothing but decent, hard working truckers many of whom had their families with them. The day they chose to drive into D.C. turned into the most asinine, cowardly actions from the so-called D.C. police who chose to barricade literally every entrance to downtown….along with armed police. The truckers never once caused problems, traffic back ups or any other threat. Yet they were treated like criminals, the “media” (see leftist propaganda!!) derided them, made typical ignorant jokes or just ignored them. Wouldn’t these blind leftists all the sudden go into a panic if they weren’t able to get groceries and necessary medications or other needed items. Gavin Newsome also forbid truckers from picking up goods at the docks and decided that rigs over 11 years old weren’t “roadworthy”! As if this leftist dictator knows anything about semis…or truth. This added to loaded ships off shore who weren’t allowed to dock!
We also watched the full, disgusting attack on Canadian truckers on Newsmax who aired the entire ugly episode, as their families were also there, the rigs were parked again in an orderly way. Many folks had barbeques, hot dog stands and families there to support them. Then Trudeau unleashed his armed “dogs” on them, riding large horses. These bought and paid for monsters literally rode these massive horses over mom’s holding their children, stomped pets, little kids trying to get away. We watched in disgust as one cop rode right over a woman standing on the sidewalk knocking her down! The truckers were led away in handcuffs being threatened with having their children taken away and pets that traveled with them in their rigs euthanized! He also had their trucks confiscated! Trudeau is a Hitleresque monster who should be put in jail for the rest of his ugly self serving life…sadly we’re seeing that same “mind” set in our once strong, free Constitutional Republic by wannabe dictators who will do anything and remove anyone (see the 24/7 attacks on Trump) who dares to interfere.
Once upon a time in a land almost forgotten a group of brave, no holds barred patriots established a nation unlike any in world history. They pledged their lives, honors and fortunes to win this country and succeeded. Patrick Henry a giant of a man made a statement that should pierce the souls of every American alive: “When a nation forgets it’s God, tyrants soon forge it’s chains.” Can I get an amen?

Elaine
Elaine
11 months ago

Good reason to SECURE OUR BORDERS NOW! With a Dictator on the North and the Cartel on the South, we need hypersecurity for our border. We also to clear out the pseudo Presidency and Administration with their dictatorial regulations and oath breaking dictates that does not follow the US Constitution.

Mal
Mal
11 months ago

This is exactly why our founding fathers created our 2nd Amendment.

Rob citizenship
Rob citizenship
11 months ago

These violations of international law by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — indicate that now is a great time for responsible Americans in positions of influence , to make it clear that religious persecution in Canada is wrong, it needs to stop. And it will not happen here in the United States of America. Great article Robert, Sort of in the spirit of the warning message that Paul Revere carried — certainly the same level of importance . This is the time to keep vigilant about what goes on up North. If I recall correctly part of the Canadian national anthem has the words ” Oh Canada, glorious and free ” in it. Well, this situation involving disregard for international law sure ain’t in the interest of anything that could be described as glorious or free. When a fundamental right such as religious liberty is threatened it is a time to think in terms of damage control , that is, to be at the ready , to be on guard , especially when this involves the neighbors just across the northern border.

Morbious
Morbious
11 months ago

The little worm wouldn’t dare try this on muslims. Also, remember that Trudeau, Obama as well as sleepy joe are symptoms, not causes. The causes are a rotting , morally corrupt populace that votes for a resonant voice or movie star looks. This is why we’re likely to see way more of newsome than we’d like.

Jeri
Jeri
11 months ago

Americans would do well to observe Canada and what is occurring. We are not far behind.

Glenn
Glenn
11 months ago

Thank God we live in a Constitutional Republic who’s constitution recognizes that our rights are given to us by God and secured by the Government. Governments don’t give rights, they give permissions, which can be rescinded at any time. Think what you will about Donald Trump and I’m no big fan of him personally, but he did leave us with a 6-3 majority of Supreme Court jurists who work hard every day to uphold our God given rights in the Constitution. Unfortunately, Canada and just about every other country in the world does not have this type of constitution. But we need to constantly be on guard against the soft totalitarianism that the Left in this country wants to foist on us. Thank you, AMAC for reminding us to stand tough against this coming wave of totalitarianism that has taken hold in Canada and would be here also if not for our constitution, our brave conservative Supreme Court jurists and a growing number of conservative Americans who aren’t going to take it laying down.

Tony
Tony
11 months ago

This tyrant needs to be prosecuted. He is pure evil and needs to be treated as such.

anna hubert
anna hubert
11 months ago

Daddy taught him well

Thomas Melvin Crawford
Thomas Melvin Crawford
11 months ago

The one problem is, the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the polar opposite of our own Bill of Rights. Ours starts with the presumption that rights are granted by God, and that the function of government is to protect those rights. The UN assumes that rights are granted by government. If the government grants them, then the government can revoke them. Sadly, Mr. Trudeau’s actions are merely a logical extension of the basic set of assumptions on which they are based.

Bill Fleming
Bill Fleming
11 months ago

Trudeau, Macron of France and Gov. Newsom of Ca. are all graduates of Klaus Schwab’s (World Economic Forum) indoctrination program and have been coronated “Young Global Leaders” by the disgusting Nazi, Klaus, himself. Some of Klaus’ close friends and also Globalists are Bill Gates, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg and other multi-billionaires whose ultimate aims are to rule the world. They ARE the enemy !

PaulE
PaulE
11 months ago

We continue to see glimpses of our future from both western Europe and Canada, but do nothing to prevent it coming here. It is only a matter of time until there is a hard-core press here in the United States, by America’s own socialist / communist party, that being the Democrat Party, to emulate most, if not all, the same policies here. That has largely been the trend for the last few decades, with the exception of four short years two and half years ago. If recent history is any guide, we already know how the vast majority of the public will react when this does get imposed here. Which is of not encouraging.

Dave F.
Dave F.
11 months ago

America has something Canada does not have, and that is ‘States Rights’. Unlike Canada, the USA is basically 50 states that have agreed to work together, but we do not have to. Evidenced by the 2nd Amendment sanctuary states, and the anti-abortion trigger laws that kicked in. Missouri told the ATF to pound sand, and stay out, and they did. State laws are enacted that oppose Biden’s corrupt regime. Canadians are wishing they had what we have, the right to tell the Feds to shove it.

Phyl
Phyl
11 months ago

If the next election is stolen and Biden or whoever gets in office, we are next. Trudeau and the demoncrats are the same.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
11 months ago

Bad optics Canada

Bil Smith
Bil Smith
11 months ago

This louse has been on the loose since he was elected. His political defeat must be strengthen by Americans who really care about the safety, security and prosperity of our northern neighbors. The religious interests of this nation must be focused and brought to bear on helping rid this hemisphere of “leaders” like him.

Casey C Matt
Casey C Matt
11 months ago

One can only hope that a skilled long range marksman remains in Canada and refused to allow the confiscation of his/her firearms and can essentially take the salvation of his country into his own hands and cut the head off the snake leading this tyrannical government that has slithered its way into power in Canada.
If not for this then what? If not now, when?

Granny
Granny
11 months ago

Where there is EVIL; there WILL BE judgment! Be prepared!

Linda Sweet
Linda Sweet
11 months ago

Is it any surprise that Justin CASTRO (see photos of him side by side w/Fidel) clamping down on Christians? Communism/Marxism/Socialism are ideologies that are Godless slavery of bodies/minds and souls. May the Lord forgive us and strengthen us to change our national course NOW, before it is too late.

Barrett Smith
Barrett Smith
11 months ago

At one time I thought it would be nice if I could immigrate to Nova Scotia. No longer do I think that.

JLR
JLR
11 months ago

Don’t trust the UN declarations of rights. They only go as far as what the state declares lawful. The STATE does not have the power to grant rights, they are inalienable by nature and IMHO granted by God. If we begin to think about and discuss these things without clearly declaring the above we are beyond hope. We will be devoured by those who are hungry for power and then more of it.

The forgotten man
The forgotten man
11 months ago

Aldolf Trudeau needs to be removed along with his brethren, to be taken by the Canadian people and placed on trial by a people’s tribunal and hung. Trudeau has shown himself to be a depraved .narcissist.I could only surmise as to how this fiend was ‘elected”.

Douthitt
Douthitt
11 months ago

The USA only shares the continent with Canada. They do not have the rights we have. They have what governments allows.

eliz donald
eliz donald
10 days ago

pierre trudeau is dead and gone … years ago. credibility is out the door when you can’t even name Canada’s prime minister

Ryan
Ryan
18 days ago

Another freedom of speech whiner, “I can’t be a bigot without restriction anymore! I’m persecuted.” Finally, the world has grown up and become truly mature, realizing that any speech that is harassing in nature or leads to the harm of others (like your idiotic covid protests that exposed people to illness, you moron) is never protected, and religious speech gets no special pass. Your superstition deserves mockery and ridicule, and imprisonment if it leads to harm. Maybe it’s just time you quit believing this nonsense, welcome to real life.

Deb
Deb
28 days ago

We don’t persecute Christians or any other religion in Canada. You better look to your own affairs. There is very large and very frightening support for doing away with democracy in your country and replacing it with a Christian theocracy. Looks like you people are the ones heading for a dictatorship.

CarlS
CarlS
11 months ago

He will be judged in the end. He should pray for grace. I will for him

Chris Grodhaus
Chris Grodhaus
11 months ago

Finally all my previous posts have been posted. About AMAC censoring my previous posts, never mind. CHRIS

Gordon
Gordon
11 months ago

AMAC really needs to fact check before printing.
Robert Charles article is full of error and innuendo

Gordon
Gordon
11 months ago

Lots of comments…..not much understanding or wisdom or accuracy
Pierre Trudeau long since deceased ……and just for accuracy he was Justin Trudeau’s father.
Both have been “less than good” for Canada.
Consider this…….
With the current situation in our U.S.A. we might better spend our energy on correcting our situation and let the Canucks handle theirs.

Chris Grodhaus
Chris Grodhaus
11 months ago

?????

edward
edward
11 months ago

“Is Pierre Trudeau – by the terms of established international criminal law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – behaving like a criminal?”
HE IS ANOTHER COMMUNIST, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?!!!!! 

CHRIS B GRODHAUS
CHRIS B GRODHAUS
11 months ago

My previous post was censored, the one before that and before that. Don’t get on Canada for doing what AMAC and government and social media does.

Opinari
Opinari
11 months ago

The ignorant amongst us want not to work but be taken care of by government. It is not totally generational but it is considerable and scary. These persons vote and the govt is attempting to allow non- citizens, legal and illegal, to also vote. Many of whom were tantalized by Biden’s freebie give-aways to them of citizens’ benefits and privileges, to come here. Biden’s admin will do most anything to push their socialistic/communistic agenda to grab power.

Chris B Grodhaus
Chris B Grodhaus
11 months ago

My censored reply about being censored by AMAC was immediately censored. I give up. CHRIS B GRODHAUS

Chris B Grodhaus
Chris B Grodhaus
11 months ago

Looks like my previous post was immediately censored by AMAC.

Chris B Grodhaus
Chris B Grodhaus
11 months ago

I can’t believe the Canadians beat America to do things like that. I think that with countries like Russia, China Cuba, Venezuela, Belarus, Iraq Iran, Somalia etc. The human race belongs extinct. In my opinion. Now who will censor first? AMAC, Federal Government, various media platforms? CHRIS

Melvin Snodgrass
Melvin Snodgrass
11 months ago

So glad I don’t live in the 2nd-rate-world-power, 2-bit, commonwealrh of Canada.

Dee
Dee
11 months ago

Trudeau needs to be held accountable or crucified!

Terry ONeel
Terry ONeel
11 months ago

Revelations coming to pass.

PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
11 months ago

I’m curious to know when (though not under the current DoD under this administration…or maybe….) law enforcement and the military are going to embrace the part of the oath that we all swore to, to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC…” as we weigh that against the military taking its cues from the civilians in charge. It’s clear that the global elite and their satanic discipleship have already executed the “coup.” Is this not the reason our founding fathers wrote the 1st, 2nd and 4th amendments? I’d appreciate any feedback, for or against, from the readers, or the author.

J Racette
J Racette
11 months ago

It’s JUSTIN Trudeau who is the globalist marxist ruling Canada – not his grandfather Pierre Trudeau.

Gerald
Gerald
11 months ago

Closed Shops are a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 20.1
That’s why Right to Work should be the law of the land.

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