Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to the heart of Canada’s fight against Islamic State extremists to vow his “unconditional” support for the mission, telling troops that by fighting ISIL in Iraq and Syria, they are protecting Canadians at home.
Speaking in a cavernous hangar at a Kuwaiti airbase, Harper told the group of air force personnel that they are facing an “extraordinarily dangerous enemy.”
“Make no mistake: by fighting this enemy here you are protecting Canadians at home,” the prime minister said. “Because this evil knows no borders, and left uncontained, it will spread like a plague.”
He said the group’s goal is to launch an “orgy of violence around the world.