In these new videos below, Frontpage Associate Editor Christine Douglass-Williams talks to Frank Gaffney about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s disastrous trip to India for the G-20 summit, where Trudeau again made an international spectacle of himself.
The diplomatic fallout between the two counties since then has been equally disastrous, as Trudeau has now accused India of the assassination of a Khalistani separatist leader in June. The fallout is now erupting into a full-blown row — and the US and Australia have expressed “deep concern” about Trudeau’s conduct.
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In 2018, Jihad Watch ran the headline: Trudeau Exposed: A Leader Who Embraces Islamic Supremacists and Khalistani Terrorists
The icing on the cake was the invitation of criminal Jaspal Atwal at a formal dinner reception with Trudeau in India hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner, which heightened the spectacle of Trudeau’s visit. Atwal was sentenced to 20 years in a Canadian court for his part in the attempted murder of a visiting Indian state minister. Pictures of him posing with Trudeau’s wife Sophieat a banquet in Mumbai were also splashed across media outlets, and it emerged that his name made the guest list through the machinations of Liberal MP Randeep Surai.
Atwal is tied to the Khalistani movement, an outlawed group of Sikhs in India who are seeking to create a separate province in the Punjab region.
Mr. Gaffney and I addressed the strong Khalistani presence in Canada. A South Asian Monitor report two years ago accused Trudeau’s Canada of “blatantly condoning Khalistani terrorism.” Canada has the highest population of Sikhs outside Punjab, and they say that “Khalistan” does not represent them.
Some may be familiar with Khalistani terrorism from an inquiry into the Air India bombing of Flight 182, which was headed from Toronto to London in 1985. All 329 people aboard the flight were killed. The Babbar Khalsa, a Sikh militant and Khalistani separatist group, was implicated in the bombing.
In the interviews below, Frank and I also address Modi’s grave concerns about Canada’s role in facilitating Khalistani terrorists. Modi confronted Trudeau about this on the sidelines of the G-20. I also mentioned the gunning down of prominent Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June by two masked gunmen in the parking lot of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, and how the Khalistani movement immediately blamed India for his murder.
Nijjar was wanted by Indian authorities in connection with an attack on a Hindu priest in India, and had offered a cash reward for information leading to his arrest.
An important UPDATE following my interview with Mr Gaffney: Trudeau suddenly expelled top Indian diplomat Pavan Kumar Ra, after accusing India of murdering Nijjar. Trudeau’s act of diplomatic hostility took place before any investigation was conducted. In response, India expelled a Canadian diplomat.
The US has said that it is “deeply concerned” about Trudeau’s linking India to the killing of Nijjar:
“We are deeply concerned about the allegations referenced by Prime Minister Trudeau earlier today,” US National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson said in a statement.
Australia is also “deeply concerned.” As this story unfolds, expect Trudeau to try to explain his way out and end the backlash without providing any tangible evidence for his impromptu, serious accusation against India, which came two months after Nijjar’s murder, right after his second humiliating trip to the country, which was deemed “disastrous.” Trudeau has a reputation for secrecy.
My interview with Mr. Gaffney also included the growing link between Kashmiri jihadists, Pakistani intelligence and the Khalistani movement. There was also mention of China’s possible role with the Khalistan group, as the communist regime expands its activities in the region. In early August, China announced an expansion of its Belt and Road Initiative with its “all-weather ally” Pakistan for “regional connectivity.” This was in reference to its 60 billion (USD) China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) infrastructure project.
As it turns out, an influential Khalistan-supporting group called Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) recently reached out to China for support of the Khalistani movement’s separatist efforts. SFJ took advantage of the 2020 border clash between China and India at the Galwan River valley. Its leader, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a lawyer based in New York, stated ahead of the G-20:
The G20 Summit in New Delhi on September 9 and 10 would serve as an appropriate platform for China to announce the annexation of Arunachal Pradesh and endorse the Khalistan Referendum.
I discuss the Sikhs for Justice group’s goals in the video, as well as its deep connection to Khalistanis in Canada, and its rallying of support in other Western countries.
Trudeau has opened a can of worms as he continues to foment trouble with India, over an issue that could spark a division between the US and Canada. And all this is happening as the world realigns its political partnerships. Trudeau also repeatedly demonstrates his tendency to align himself with anti-democracy players.