(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to prefer spending his time – and your money – overseas.
While Trudeau was glad-handing with the communist dictator of Cuba, his government announced funding to a UN organization with open ties to Islamist terrorists.
On Wednesday, the Trudeau government announced it would send $25 million taxpayer dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an organization that is supposed to provide relief and social services to Palestinian people.
This may not seem out of the ordinary, since Canada funds all sorts of UN projects and schemes. But UNRWA is not just another UN agency.
UNRWA has, according to various experts, been infiltrated by Hamas members and sympathizers. Hamas is an Islamist terrorist group, as designated by the Government of Canada.
Unlike most other UN agencies, UNRWA employs highly partisan and radical ideologues. UNRWA employees openly support terrorism and routinely elect a slate of pro-Hamas, pro-terrorism candidates to run its official union.
UNRWA has a long and sordid history of supporting terrorism.
In 2002, an UNRWA ambulance driver was arrested by Israeli security services. The man, Nidal Nazzal, admitted to transporting weapons and explosives to Hamas terrorists using his UN-branded ambulance.
The agency promised to crack down on employees who openly work with terrorists.
And yet a decade later, during the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel, terrorists were caught on video storing weapons and launching rockets from UNRWA buildings.
When UNRWA schools and hospitals aren’t being used to hide rockets and launch attacks against Israel, they are being used to...(READ MORE)