The PM also announced that legislation is being brought forth to enable the victims of terrorism to sue the perpetrators in Canadian courts.
While introducing the award, Elizabeth Wolfe, a congress official, quoted extensively from previous statements by Mr. Harper, decrying anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.
"These are the words of a true defender of human rights," Ms. Wolfe said.
Mr. Harper, in his acceptance remarks, said he is "very troubled" that criticism of Israeli government actions in the Middle East "has become an intellectually respectable cover for anti-Semitic discourse."
He further criticized the "doublespeak" of political opponents who say they support Israel and then denounce it for defending itself when "attacked for the umpteenth time" by anti-Israel militants.
Now, let's juxtapose...
Juxtapose the Conservative sue-the-terrorism-perps legislation with the unacceptably submissive-to-the-Saudis attitude of the Obama Regime:
The Justice Department, in a brief filed Friday before the Supreme Court, said it did not believe the Saudis could be sued in American court over accusations brought by families of the Sept. 11 victims that the royal family had helped finance Al Qaeda. The department said it saw no need for the court to review lower court rulings that found in the Saudis’ favor in throwing out the lawsuit.The victims of terrorism are angry with the Obama Regime:
The government’s position comes less than a week before President Obama is scheduled to meet in Saudi Arabia with King Abdullah as part of a trip to the Middle East and Europe intended to reach out to the Muslim world.
“I find this reprehensible,” said Kristen Breitweiser, a leader of the Sept. 11 families, whose husband was killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center. “One would have hoped that the Obama administration would have taken a different stance than the Bush administration, and you wonder what message this sends to victims of terrorism around the world.”
Bill Doyle, another leader of the Sept. 11 families whose son was killed in the attacks, said, “All we want is our day in court.”
So much for Obama's meaningless, worthless chant, "Yes We Can". It's been replaced with "No We Can't, 'Cause the Terrorists Won't Let Us!"
Obama doesn't care about the 9/11 victims. Nor does the Democratic Party. They only care about the evil Saudis, who finance terrorism and Islamic imperialism worldwide.
OBAMA is also NO FRIEND OF ISRAEL. Those in the know are well aware that Obama favors the Muslims over the Jews of Israel. I wonder why?